Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The rosary will continue to be prayed at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the St. Raphael Rosary Trail through October. All are welcome to join. St. Isidore Parish reminds you that a great way to prepare for Mass is to come early and pray the Rosary. The Rosary is being led before the 4:30 p.m. and 8 and 10 a.m. Masses. The Rosary begins 30 minutes before Mass. If anyone attends the 10 a.m. Mass and can lead, call or ask Father Jeff.

Celestine VFD open house

The Celestine Volunteer Fire Department will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Celestine Volunteer Fire Department. Soup, snacks and drinks will be served. There will be activities for kids of all ages. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a recognition of past fire department members, a blessing of the station and rescue truck, followed by a flag presentation.

This is the 40th anniversary for the Celestine Volunteer Fire Department serving the community and area. They invite the community to come check out their fire trucks, equipment and greet the new members as they meet the challenges of fighting fires today. 

Dubois Branch Library

Paint like Bob Ross: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Animal Tales: Creepy Critters, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. Limited seating.

Simply Simple and Delicious Holiday Entertaining: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Preregister by Oct. 21.

Pumpkin decorating: 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. 

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Stop by the front desk to pick up a copy.

Blood drive

A blood drive will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29. Sign up in the high school office if interested. Donors must be age 16 or older to donate. All 16-year-olds must have a signed permission form.

Kindness Board

Students making the Kindness Board for August and September at Northeast Dubois High School were Seth Smith, Atalie Atkins, Rachel Hemmerlein, Anna Schnell, Ben Schepers, Kayleigh VanPelt, Nicole Vonderheide, Payton Bowles, KariAnn Scherzinger, Maggie Poppe, Darrin Grigsby, Jordan Schweikarth, Austin Petry, Shelby Livingston, Gavin Knies and Ayane Mundy

License plates sale

The Northeast Dubois Lady Jeep basketball program is selling license plates for $10 each. Contact Andy Chinn if interested.

Streetfest meeting

A Streetfest 2020 planning meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill basement. Streetfest 2020 will be held Saturday, June 27.

Someone from all areas of the fest should attend to give a brief report on their plans and needs for the 2020 event. If you want to get involved with helping plan the fest for 2020, this would be a great meeting to attend and step up to help keep this amazing fest going.

This will be the last meeting of 2019, with monthly meetings to resume in January.

Items on the agenda include event goal setting and brainstorming, schedule review and brainstorming, entertainment discussion, new event ideas and brainstorming, chairperson and committee reports, openings for new committees and open call for new ideas and suggestions.

Jeep basketball fundraiser

The Northeast Dubois boys basketball team is offering barbecue dinners. The meals will be served carry-out from the Dubois Middle School from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.

There will be a choice of a barbecued pork chop, rib or chicken dinner. Meals include a baked potato and green beans for $12. All dinners are pre-sold and can be purchased from any Jeep basketball player, coach or manager. All proceeds go to support the Jeep boys basketball program.

All Souls Day Memorials

There are envelopes in the pews for you to make a donation to include your loved one. Place this envelope or one marked “All Souls Memorial” in the collection or turn into the parish office by Monday, Oct. 21.

All Saints Masses

Thursday, Oct. 31: 6 p.m., St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Friday, Nov. 1: 6:45 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church.

Friday, Nov. 1: 7 p..m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church.

St. Celestine Church shoot

The annual St. Isidore at St. Celestine fall shoot will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, on the grounds of the Celestine Community Club on Ellsworth Road. Shoot work schedules are available at entrances of the church.

Raffle ticket packets: Packets will be available for pick up in both churches. Help sell these tickets to spread the word about our event.

Theme baskets: Basket donations are needed. Contact Joyce Hulsman at 812-639-9441.

Cakes and pies: Needed for the indoor dining meals. They can be brought the morning of the event.

Pressure cookers: Bring pressure cookers to the parish office by the morning of Oct. 24.

Cleaning hens for dressing: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Celestine Community Club. Any help is welcome.

Cleaning chickens for dinner meals: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, Patty Burke residence. Help is appreciated; bring your scissors.

Youth Ministry

Grades five and six will have a youth gathering from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the St. Celestine Campus. A light dinner will be served.

Youth group meetings for junior high students will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at the St. Celestine Campus. The meetings will start at 5:30 p.m. 

High School youth group meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month at the St. Celestine Campus. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.

A National Catholic Youth Conference meeting for students and parents will be held at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at St. Celestine Hall.

Catholic Heart Work Camp

Catholic Heart Work Camp will be held June 21 through 26 in Nashville, Tennessee. The first 20 to sign up and pay will have a spot held. A waiting list will then start. Scholarships are available.

Rosie Stewart honored

Celestine resident Rosie Stewart was honored recently with the German Heritage Award sponsored by the Jasper German Club, the Sister Cities of Jasper group and the Jasper Partnership Commission. Her interest in genealogy, in history and in records led her to being named to this award.

People may know her as the clerk in the Records Library in the basement of the Dubois County Courthouse. Stewart not only can find information on a family name and descendants, but found for this writer information on students who attended Ellsworth and Bender one-room schools back in the 1930s.

Congratulations, Rosie. Keep doing what you love doing. She is the daughter of Dorothy and the late Frank Merter, was married to the late Elmer Steward, and has a son, Matt. Another son, Joseph, is deceased.

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