Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The church decorations will be taken down on Sunday, Jan. 12, after the 8 a.m. Mass at St. Celestine and after the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Raphael. Any help to get this done would be appreciated.

Sheephead tourney

The Celestine Community Club will host a one-night sheephead tourney on Friday, Jan. 3, at the club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., play begins at 7 p.m. One-night tourneys also be held on Fridays, Feb. 7 and March 6. Food and refreshments will be available. The tourneys are open to the public. A special Sunday tourney will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. with play beginning at noon.

K of C meetings

There will be a Good Shepherd Knights of Columbus council officers meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, in St. Celestine Parish Hall. The next regular business meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill lower level. Any Catholic gentleman interested in learning more about the benefits of becoming a K of C member is welcome to come at 7 p.m prior to the meeting or send an email to council13623@indianakofc.org.

Daughters of Isabella

Daughters of Isabella Jasper Circle 140 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in Room 301, St. Joseph Parish Center.

Membership dues for 2020 are now payable. The dues are $20. Members with last names A through K are asked to send their $20 check with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Betty Mehringer, 1744 W. Ackerman Road, Jasper, while members with last names L through Z are asked to send their check and envelope to Chris Schuetter, 2452 N. Mill St., Jasper.

All Catholic women are invited to join the Daughters of Isabella Jasper Circle 140 in the parishes of St. Isidore, Divine Mercy, St. Mary’s Huntingburg, St. Mary Ireland, Precious Blood, Holy Family and St. Joseph. Contact Regent Marge Beckman, Vice Regent Kathy Schneider or any member for information.

Distinguished Service Award

The Celestine Park Inc. will host the 28th annual Distinguished Service Award at a brunch at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in the Celestine Dining Hall following Mass. The Celestine Park Inc. would like to recognize individuals who are nominated by the community who have shown great commitment, pride and dedication.

To nominate a Celestine resident, please fill out a form and mail to Celestine Park, Inc., Attn: DSA Chairman, P.O. Box 211, Celestine IN 47521. Forms are available at church entrances.  All nomination forms must be received no later than Monday, Jan. 14.

Trivia night

Trivia Night is planned for Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Celestine Community Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. Contact Connie Matheis at 812-634-1875 to register a team of eight. Cost is $15 per person or $120 per table. All proceeds benefit the youth of the parish. A cash bar and snacks will be available. Come out for a fun night of trivia and fellowship.

Free throw competition

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council is hosting a free throw competition on Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Dubois Middle School Gymnasium.

Doors open for registration at 12:30 p.m., with the competition set to start at 1 p.m. Any boy or girl between the ages of 9 through 14 is eligible to compete (age is as of Jan. 1, 2020).

There will be divisions for each age group, with separate groups for boys and girls. A trophy will be given for the winner and they will advance to district Knights of Columbus competition in February. A random drawing will be held for attendance prizes. Past winners will advance and win the state competition. There is no cost to participate and anyone in the local area may enter. Any questions can be directed to Jarrod Beck at 481-1999.

4-H meeting

The Celestine Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H Club would like to remind everyone that the 4-H enrollment target date is Wednesday, Jan. 15. Enroll through the county website at www.extension.purdue.edu/dubois.

The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Celestine Community Club. There is not a meeting scheduled in January.

Youth ministry

Grades seven and eight: Youth group gatherings for junior high students have changed for the month of January due to the first Wednesday of the month being the holiday. Students will meet on Jan. 15.

Grades nine through 12:  Youth group gatherings will meet the second week on Jan. 8.

Grades five and six: Youth group gatherings for grades five and six will be held on Jan. 29 right after school at St. Raphael’s. Connie will be at the Dubois Middle School at the end of the school day to meet them and walk to the church. A snack will be provided. They will be ready for pick up at 5 p.m. in the St Raphael Catholic Church basement. The youth ministry will meet from 6 to 8:15 a.m. at St. Celestine Catholic Church.     

St. Isidore Parish mission

Dynamic speaker and author Ken Yasinski will lead a two-day parish mission at St. Isidore Parish designed to help answer life’s most meaningful questions. The mission is planned for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at St. Raphael and at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Could there be more to our faith experience, than what we have come to know? Why have I been created? Where is Joy found? Does my Catholic faith matter? This mission is Catholicism in everyday simple language that will make relevant the timeless truths of our faith. Come be inspired to live your full potential in life. Want a free introductory talk by Ken? Text the word FREETALK to 44222.

Dubois Branch Library

Library closed: Monday, Jan. 20.

Winter reading challenge: through Jan. 31.

Community engagement project: through Feb. 13. Collecting supplies for SIRS.

Keurig’s Korner: After school until 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For middle and high school students.

Geri-Fit — Wednesdays from 9:15–10 a.m. Gentle chair and standing exercise with light weights for seniors. Bring your own 2-pound weights and a stretch band. Sign up for the month on the Jan. 8 calendar listing or call the library.

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

Chair yoga: 9:15-10 a.m. Fridays. Sign up for the month on the Jan. 3 calendar listing or call the library.

First Saturday book sale: 10 a.m. Lots of great books, audio books, and DVDs at amazing prices.

Little Explorers (infants through age 6 and caregivers): 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4. Stories, craft, and free play fun. Preregistration is required.

Crafting for Adults: Perpetual Calendars, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.  Make your own wooden reusable calendar using paint and scrapbook supplies. Reserved for adults only. Preregistration is required.

Read the Library Book Club: 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9. Explore your library with a different genre every month! Choose your own book from that genre and share your thoughts with the group. This month bring a favorite book to discuss. This is a new event for the library.

Cooking on a Dime: 10 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11, 18 and 25. Learn how to make meals at home for just $1 per serving or less. Register for one or all three sessions to learn how to plan, shop and prepare meals that won’t bust your budget. Each session will be unique and have foods to make and sample. Preregistration is required by Monday, Jan. 6.

Genealogy Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 in the Genealogy Room. Have questions, need help with your research, or want to talk to others working on their family trees? Come by and get the answers you need.

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