Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

A bake sale to benefit Celestine Elementary PTO will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, after each Mass until sold out.

Anyone wanting to donate food items can bring them to Celestine Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 13, or to the back of church before the Masses. Bring only non-refrigerated items.

Flu shots

Flu shots are being offered after each Mass on Sunday, Sept. 22. Shots will be given at 8 a.m. in St. Celestine Catholic Church’s cry room and at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Catholic Church’s basement. Insurance cards will be needed. Blood sugar and blood pressure checks are offered for free.

Community yard sales

The Celestine community fall yard sales will be held Sept. 27 and 28. Anyone interested in having a yard sale can contact Kristy Buechler at 812-481-2251 no later than Monday, Sept. 23, to get their location on the map.

Confirmation students

A special meeting for all St. Isidore’s Confirmation students who are juniors will be held from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Reconciliation will be held at St. Celestine Church. Beginning at 7 p.m., a Confirmation dinner will be held in St. Celestine’s dining hall. Confirmation will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Celestine Catholic Church during the 4:30 p.m. Mass.

Dubois Branch Library

Genealogy Workshop: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, Genealogy Room.

Try it Night: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.  26. Preregistration required.

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.

Community club’s fundraiser

The Celestine Community Club is selling homemade raw dressing as a fundraiser. The cost is $15 per gallon. Preorders will be taken until Nov. 15. Dressing will be ready for pickup from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the kitchen of the club. Call or text Holly at 812-482-6775 or Cheryl at 812-630-1354. All proceeds will go to the continuing remodel of our Celestine Community Club. Thanks for your support! 

Rosary trail

The rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. every Wednesday through October on the rosary trail at the St. Raphael Campus. All are welcome to join.

Financial Peace University

FPU will be held at St. Isidore Parish (St. Celestine Hall, Celestine) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 6 through March 9. There is no class on Jan. 27. Make reservations for the class by calling the parish office at 812-634-1875. The cost of the kit will be $100 and allows everyone in your household to attend. Additionally, you can register online at https://www.fpu.com/1099529.

The lessons, all at 6:30 p.m., are:

Jan. 6: Baby Step 1 and Budgeting.

Jan. 13: Baby Step 2.

Jan. 20: Baby Step 3.

Feb. 3: Baby Steps 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Feb. 10: Buyer Beware: Feb. 10.

Feb. 17: The Role of Insurance.

Feb. 24: Retirement Planning.

March 2: Real Estate and Mortgages.

March 9: Outrageous Generosity.

Leadership help needed

Streetfest leadership with Celestine Streetfest/Community of Celestine Inc. needs several new leadership members to come on board before fall to help the current board members lead the 2020 Streetfest. All are welcome to join the leadership team of Glen Schepers and Marc Lampert.

Streetfest involves an outstanding pool of volunteers who make the fest happen with help from many to steer the event to success and keep the momentum going. The fest is very healthy with area chairpersons taking the lead on food/drink, finance, entertainment, advertising, sponsorships, promotions and so forth.

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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