Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

Twenty-one beautiful homemade quilts will be available for sale or raffled off at the St. Isidore shoot at the Celestine Community Club on Sunday, Oct. 27.

The quilts can be viewed at the St. Celestine Campus Hall in Celestine on the following dates: 

Saturday, Aug. 3: 4 to 6 p.m. (Mass at 4:30 p.m.).

Sunday, Aug. 4: 9 to 10 a.m. (Mass at 8 a.m.).

Monday, Aug. 5: 4 to 6:30 p.m.  

Call the parish office at 812-634-1875 for additional information.


St. Isidore Parish will host a reception honoring Sisters Susan and Jill Reuber, who are siblings, on Sunday, Aug. 4, following the 8 a.m. Mass in the St. Celestine Dining Hall. Jill and Susan are the daughters of Paul and Linda Reuber of Celestine.

Pool, pizza party

The pool and pizza party will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Jasper Swimming Pool. Pizza will be served in the park.

K of C meeting

There will be a Knights of Columbus officers’ meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the St. Celestine Catholic Church Dining Hall. A regular business meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill basement.

Any Catholic gentleman interested in learning more about the benefits of becoming a K of C member is welcome to come to Happy Hour at 7 p.m. prior to the meeting or send an email to council13623@indianakofc.org.

Fest wrap-up

The Streetfest 2019 wrap-up meeting will start at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill basement. Someone from each area of the fest is asked to attend to give a report on what went great and what needs to be improved for Streetfest 2020. Free food and drinks will be provided.

Anyone wanting to get involved with planning for the 2020 fest should attend this meeting.

Blood drive

A blood drive is planned from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 11, at St. Raphael Catholic Church.

Pastor installed

Bishop Joseph Siegel will preside at the 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Celestine Church to install Fr. Jeff Read as pastor of St. Isidore Parish. A welcome reception will follow Mass in the Celestine Dining Hall. Sorry about the incorrect use of the parish name last week.

Jeep Booster golf scramble

The Jeep Booster’s golf scramble will be held at Lucas Oil Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The format will be four-person scramble teams by making your own team. Each player should turn in their handicap or average 18-hole score when entering your team. The cost is $60 per player, which includes entry fee, one mulligan and a raffle ticket. Contact Terry Friedman at tfriedman@nedubois.k12.in.us or 812-630-1699 for more information or to enter your team. Prizes will be awarded. Refreshments, burgers and brats are complimentary on the course. The deadline to enter is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Youth Appeal collection

St. Isidore Parish announces there will be a second collection Aug. 10 and 11 for the bi-annual youth appeal.

All money raised in the appeal is used to send the St. Isidore youth to various retreats offered by the Evansville Diocese. Examples of these are Teens Encounter Christ, Right to Life Pilgrimage, Source + Summit, Catholic Heart Work Camp and National Catholic Youth Conference. This past year, St. Isidore Parish sent students and adults to all of these wonderful events. This November they will be sending 15 students and adults to NCYC in Indianapolis.

Through your generous donations, these students and adults can attend these events for a third of the cost. Students will be speaking at all Masses. Those attending the Masses may donate Aug. 10 and 11 or send a donation to the parish office at any time. 

Parish events

Friday, Aug. 2: First Friday Breakfast and Game Day.

Aug. 3-5: St. Isidore Quilt Show, St. Celestine Dining Hall.

Sunday Aug. 4: Sisters Jill and Susan Reuber reception, St. Celestine Dining Hall.

Sunday, Aug. 4: Pool party, 3 p.m., Jasper Municipal Pool.

Wednesday, Aug. 7: First day of school.

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 10-11: Youth appeal and backpack blessing weekend.

Wednesday, Aug. 14: 6 p.m., Holy Day Mass, St. Raphael.

Thurs., Aug. 15: 6:45 a.m. Holy Day Mass, St. Raphael.

Thursday, Aug. 15: 7 p.m., Holy Day Mass, St. Celestine.

Saturday, Aug. 17: Father Jeff Read’s installation Mass and reception.

Wednesday, Aug.  28: Wednesday evening classes begin for grades 7 through 12, St. Celestine Campus.

Monday, Sept. 2: Labor Day.

Friday, Sept. 6: First Friday Breakfast & Game Day.

Sunday, Sept. 14: Catechetical Sunday.

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Confirmation practice and dinner.

Friday, Sept. 27: Confirmation practice with sponsors.

Saturday, Sept. 28: 4:30 p.m. Confirmation Mass, St. Celestine.

Sunday, Sept. 29: Sunday school begins.

Friday, Oct. 4: First Friday Breakfast and Game Day.

Sunday, Oct. 6: Social at St. Raphael Campus.

Friday, Oct. 11: Harvest Festival, St. Celestine Campus.

Saturday, Oct. 12: Mass location switch to St. Raphael Church.

Monday-Friday, Oct. 21-25: Fall break, no school.

Sunday, Oct. 27: Shoot at Celestine Community Club.

Celestine graduates group

The Celestine School Graduates Group will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Kelley’s Restaurant. The group includes students that graduated around 1958-1962 from Celestine School.  Contact Mike Humbert at 812-827-1590 for more information about the group and their gatherings. The group meets every three months.

School is starting

Northeast School Corp. schools will begin school on Wednesday, Aug. 7. For this final year at Celestine Elementary School, the staff consists of Tara Rasche, principal; Judy Haase, secretary; Lori Fuhrman, librarian; Melissa Fox, music. Classroom teachers are Christine Betz, Jami Gress, Jessica Leonard, Patricia Mehringer, Madison Mundy, Renae Rohleder, Denise Schroering and Jennifer Wright. Assistants are Diane Hasenour and Brenda Wildman. Cafeteria cooks are Shirley Schmitt and Teresa Knebel.

Dubois Branch Library

Library closed: Friday, Aug. 9. Reopen at 1:30 p.m.

Beginning line dancing for adults: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Preregistration required for each class.

Geri-Fit classes: 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays. Preregistration required for each class.

Chair yoga: 9-10 a.m. Fridays. Preregistration required for each class. No class on Aug. 9.

Technology help: 10 a.m-noon Fridays. No tech on Aug. 9.

First Saturday book sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

Genealogy help: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, Genealogy Room.

Friends of the Dubois Branch Library: 7-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12. 

Myths and Facts: The Reality of Immigration in Indiana and Beyond, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Preregistration required.

Free blood pressure checks: 10-10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

My Big Person and Me: 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 20 and 27; preregistration required.

Keurig’s Korner: after school-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 20 and 27. 

Family craft: 2:45-3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 23; preregistration required.

Family creativity time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, and 2:45-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29.

Common Scams Targeting Seniors: 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Preregistration required.

Bus trip

Dorothy Rasche and Clara Fromme are finalizing plans for a mid-September St. Isidore Parish bus trip to the Columbus area. Several places of great interest will be on the itinerary. Check this space next week for details.

Submitted items

Items for this column may be mailed to Kathy Bachman at 808 Eisenhower Ave., Jasper IN 47546; called to 812-482-2074; or emailed to kabachman@twc.com. Items need to be received by Wednesday night to be included in Friday’s column.

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