Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

Make plans to attend the annual St. Isidore social and dinner on Sunday, Oct. 6, held at the St. Raphael’s Campus at 5564 E. St. Raphael’s St., Dubois. A Mass will be held at the special time of 9:30 a.m. that morning with the social beginning at 10:30 a.m. and running until 3 p.m.

Meals will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fried chicken or roast beef dinners will be served family style or carryout. Mock turtle soup will be sold by the bowl or bulk. A hamburger stand will be selling sandwiches and drinks. The grand raffle drawing will be held at 3 p.m. and has a grand prize of $1,000.  There will be a special quilt drawing at 3 p.m. Also available that day will be a shuttle service as well as bingo, country store, buried treasures, games for all, pumpkin patch, theme baskets and a quilt raffle.

Mass change

The Saturday 4:30 p.m. Mass location changes to St. Rapael 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 advance through the parish office by Monday, Oct. 14. Cost is $20 per person.

Anyone wanting to show their appreciation 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 at St. Agnes Church grounds 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 Discernment is basically the step before seminary where men discern and pray about continuing into seminary. The world needs good and holy men to 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 held 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.

Family of the month

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council has selected the Charles and Rose Glendening family as the family of the month for October to thank them for their service to the parish and the local community

Farmer Harvest Festival

The St. Isidore Fall Harvest Festival will be held Friday, Oct. 11, on the St. Celestine campus. Dinner will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the St. Celestine Dining Hall. Fried chicken and drinks will be provided.

Bring a carry-in dish if attending the festival. Members with last names of A through K are asked to bring salads; L through R, dessert; and S through Z, bread, potato or fruit.

Activities for the evening include corn pit (6:30 p.m.), pumpkin painting, face painting and games (7 p.m.) and great pumpkin hunt (18 months through fourth grade). The outdoor movie will begin at dark; bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Make reservations for the dinner by Monday, Oct. 7, by calling the parish office at 812-634-1875 or texting 812-639-0379.

Sign-up sheets are available at the main entrance of the churches. The public is invited.


Adoration will be cancelled at the Celestine campus on Friday, Oct. 11, due to the Harvest Festival.

4-H achievement party

The Celestine 4-H clubs will be holding the year-end achievement party at Pluto’s Pizzeria for bowling at the French Lick Hotel on Sunday Oct. 13, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The whole family is welcome for pizza. Anyone needing a ride, contact Sue Hoffman at 812-630-9537.

Dubois Branch Library

My Big Person and Me: 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Preregistration required. Not meeting on Oct. 22.

Keurig’s Korner: After school until 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Not meeting on Oct. 22.

Geri-Fit: 9:15-10 a.m. Wednesdays. Preregister for the month.

Technology help: 10 a.m.-noon Fridays.

First Saturday book sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

James Whitcomb Riley visit: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

Adult Craft: Halloween Blocks, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. Reserved for adults only; preregistration required.

Elementary and family creativity time: candy corn canvas painting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, and 2:45-3:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

Library closed: Monday, Oct. 14.

Trick-or-treating: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. 

Northeast Dubois Corp.

Oct. 11: End of first quarter.

Oct. 11-25: Fall break, no school.

A blood drive will be on Tuesday, Oct. 29. 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.

Parent-teacher conferences will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, and Monday, Oct. 14, at Dubois Middle School.

Parent-teacher conferences will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, at the high school.

Celestine and Dubois elementary schools will hold parent-teacher conferences on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and Thursday, Oct. 17.

Band competitions

Oct. 5: Springs Valley.

Oct. 12: Preliminaries.

Oct. 26: Finals.

The band competed Saturday at Floyd Central. Winning the drum major award for the third week in a row was Northeast Dubois Band Drum Major Ayane Mundy. Congratulations Ayane.

Shooting matches

The Celestine Community Club continues their weekly Wednesday night shooting matches until Thanksgiving eve on Nov. 29. The doors open at 5 p.m., the kitchen opens at 6 p.m., and the closed shoot begins at 8 p.m.

Recently the kitchen has added a few items to the menu. Along with the traditional fried chicken or fried fish dinners, gizzard or livers dinners, breaded tenderloins, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, French fries and slaw, other items being offered are soup, chicken and dumplings and fried potatoes with gravy.

Check out the club’s Facebook page on items that may be added temporarily. The public is invited to enjoy a meal at the club.

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