Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

Congratulations to these members of St. Isidore Parish as they participate in the Rite of Confirmation on Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Celestine Catholic Church at the Saturday night Mass at 4:30 p.m.

Members of the Confirmation class of 2019 are Carter Beckman, Parker Beckman, Payton Bowles, Trevor Buechler, Adelle Fravell, Blake Helming, Breanna Holden, Tanner Hurt, Dominic Knebel, Lane Knies, Madison Knies, Logan Lampert, Luke Lockard, Elijah Lueken, Nicholas Lueken, Gracie Mehringer, Logan Mehringer, Ross Mehringer, Hali Nesbitt, Olivia Rasche, Ty Riecker, Jazlyn Sander, Kari Ann Scherzinger, Blake Schroering, Jaxen Sermersheim, Jacob Tower, Cole Tretter, Courtney Vittitow and Nicole Vonderheide.

Mass change

The 4:30 p.m. Mass location changes to St. Raphael Catholic Church on Oct. 12.

Wisdom Day

Wisdom Day will be held Monday, Oct. 14, at the Huntingburg Event Center. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the program is from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Register by visiting www.evdio.org/events or calling 812-424-5536.

The emcee is Pat Koch. Presenters are the Most Reverend Joseph Siegel, Tim McGuire, Jason Recker, Matt Potter and Sister Anita Louise Lowe.

Appreciation dinner

The Knights of Columbus will host a Father Michael J. McGivney Priests, Deacons and Religious Vocations Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday Oct. 29, at the Huntingburg Event Center.

The public is invited to the dinner celebrating priests, deacons and religious workers who serve residents of Dubois, Spencer and Pike counties. The keynote speaker will be Paul Zielinski, Indiana Knights of Columbus state deputy.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meal is served at 7 p.m. Catering and decorations will be by Chef Tim Flick, owner of Fueled Strength Meals. Tickets must be purchased in through the parish office by Monday, Oct. 14. Cost is $20 per person.

Anyone wanting to show their appreciation to dedicated clergy and religious but cannot attend may want to consider a donation to the local K of C.

K of C goals

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus has as one of its goals to become the strong right arm of the church. To insure we meet that goal for our St. Isidore Parish, we need the support of dedicated Catholic men like you. If you are a practicing Catholic man 18 years or older, please consider a rewarding membership in our council. You will be glad you did. Contact any of our members or Kevin Schepers at 812-309-3447 or Ted Schnackertz 812-389-2529.

Discerning priesthood

Please continue to keep in your prayers Caleb Scherzinger and Chase Riecker.

Caleb is beginning his second year of Seminary at Saint Meinrad where he is discerning and studying to be a priest. Chase is in residence at the Father Deydier House of Discernment on the grounds St. Agnes Church and part of St. Boniface Parish in Evansville where Father John Brosmer is pastor. Father Tyler Tenbarge is coordinator at Father Deydier House.

The House of Do be open to the priesthood. Please keep them in your prayers.

If you would like to support them with a prayer card or gifts, their addresses are:

Caleb Scherzinger St. Meinrad Seminary 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad IN 47577.

Chase Riecker, Fr. Deydier House of Discernment  2701 W. Franklin St., Evansville IN 47712.

Preschool announcement

There will be no preschool this year on Sunday mornings at St. Isidore Parish. The preschoolers are encouraged to attend Mass with their families and participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses. Children’s Liturgy of the Word is for ages 3 through 5 not yet attending kindergarten.

St. Isidore calendar

Saturday, Sept. 28: 3:30 p.m., Reconciliation, SC; and 4:30 p.m., Confirmation Mass, SC.

Sunday, Sept. 29: 7 a.m., Catechetical Sunday, Reconciliation, SC; 8 a.m., Mass, SC; and 10 a.m., Mass, SR.

Tuesday, Oct. 1: 6 p.m., Reconciliation, SC; 6:30 p.m., Mass, SC; and 7 p.m., K of C  officer meeting, St. Joseph Room, SC               

Wednesday, Oct. 2: 6:15 a.m.-5 p.m., Adoration, SR;  7:30 a.m., Reconciliation, SR; 8 a.m., Mass, SR; 5:30-7 p.m., Junior High Youth Group, SC; 6 p.m., Youth Choir, SC; and 6 p.m., Rosary, SR Rosary Trail.

Wednesday, Oct. 2: 7 p.m., seventh-12th grade Religious Education Class, SC.

Thursday, Oct. 3: 8 a.m., Mass, SR;,  6:30 p.m., SR;  6:30 p.m., directors meeting, SC; and 7 p.m., Celestine Streetfest meeting, Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill.

Friday,  Oct. 4: 7:30 a.m., Reconciliation, SC; 8 a.m., Mass, SC; 8:30 a.m., First Friday Fellowship, Happy Hour;  9 a.m., game day, SC Dining Hall; and 4-9 p.m., Adoration, SC Adoration Chapel.

Saturday, Oct. 5: 3:30 p.m., Reconciliation, SC; and 4:30 p.m., Mass, SC.

Sunday,  Oct. 6: 7 a.m., Reconciliation, SC;  8 a.m., Mass, SC; 9:30 a.m., Mass, SR; and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Isidore social, SR.

St. Isidore Social

St. Isidore parish invites the public to attend the annual St. Isidore Parish Social from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at St. Raphael’s Parish in Dubois. Enjoy a family-style meal, as well as, carryout meals, a buried treasure tent, raffles, games, baskets and country store.

Northeast Dubois Corp.

Oct. 10 and 14: Parent-teacher conferences, Dubois Middle School.

Oct. 15 and 17: Parent-teacher conferences at Celestine and Dubois Elementary schools.

Oct. 17: Parent-teacher conferences, Northeast Dubois High School.

Oct. 29: Blood drive, Northeast Dubois High School. Sign up in the high school office if interested. You must be at least 16 years old to donate; all 16-year-olds must have a signed permission form.

Nov. 11 — End of first quarter.

Nov. 21-25 — Fall break, no school.

Nov. 22 ­— Staff professional development day; no school for students.

New Student Council members at Dubois Middle School are fifth grade, Carson Beck, Alli Betz and Lane Neukam; sixth grade, Keira Nesbitt and Matthew Messmann; seventh grade, Mya Ziegler, Makenzie Buchta and Gavin Wagner; and eighth grade, Payton Kline, Kenley Emmons and Lorelei Poppe.

Library crew members are Clay Fuhrman, Grant Goller, Kelli Merkel, Hannah Bachman, Noah Bachman, Madalyn Burgan, Emma Johnson, Madelyn Schepers, Abby Tower and Nigel Tretter.

Thank-you letters

Aden Thewes, a sophomore at Northeast Dubois High School, will be collecting letters, cards and/or colored pages to be distributed to veterans. Our Hoosier Heroes will be returning from Washington, D.C., the night of Oct. 5. During the flight back, the mail will be distributed to the veterans. If interested, mail items to 216 N. 1000E, Celestine IN 47521. For further information, call 812-661-0436.

Dubois Branch Library

My Big Person and Me: 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Preregistration required.

Keurig’s Korner: After school until 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

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.

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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