Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

Congratulations to two local athletes who have advanced to the state round of the 2020 Knights of Columbus free throw challenge.

Carson Beck (10-year-old boys) and Macey Harrison (14-year-old girls) won their age groups at the Southwest regional competition held in Newburgh on Feb. 16. They will compete at St. Theodore Guerin High School in Noblesville at the state championship on March 1.

Both students attend Northeast Dubois and began their journey by winning the local round presented by Good Shepherd of the Hills K of C Council #13623 at Dubois Middle School before advancing to District and regional competitions.

Game night

There will be a game night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the St. Celestine Dining Hall. Join in for a night of adult fun and fellowship. All are welcome.

There will be a blessing and scripture reading at 6:30 p.m., and then the games will begin. There is no fee for the game night. The Knights of Columbus will provide snacks and drinks. There will be card games and board games available to play.

Dubois Branch Library

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24.

Little Explorers: 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29; preregistration required.

Paint Like Bob Ross: Majestic Mountains, ages 18 and older, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

Brisket, pulled pork dinners

The Dubois Community Park Committee will sell brisket and pulled pork dinners on Sunday, Feb. 23. Dine-in or carryout dinners will be served between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Dubois Community Park Center. The menu will consist of brisket or pulled pork, baked potato, green beans and slaw. Cost per plate is $12. Bake sale items also will be available. All proceeds go to Dubois Community Park. For more information, call Denise Friedman at 812-678-2535.

Upcoming Ultreya

Join the parish at its upcoming Ultreya at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the St. Anthony Room of the St. Celestine Parish Center to hear how God is working in Cassie Beyke’s life. People do not have to have made a Cursillo weekend to attend this inspiring event.

Ash Wednesday

Mass times are scheduled at St. Isidore Parish for Ash Wednesday on Feb. 26. St. Raphael Catholic Church will hold Mass at 6:45 a.m. and St. Celestine Catholic Church at noon and 6 p.m. There will still be Wednesday religious education evening classes from 7 to 8:15 p.m. that evening.

Way of the Cross

The Way of the Cross will be held at 6:30 p.m. Fridays (Feb. 28 and March 6 and 13) during Lent at St. Celestine Catholic Church. St. Raphael Catholic Church will meet after the 8 a.m. on Mass on Wednesdays, March 20, 27 and April 3.

Celestine Elementary video

A picture slideshow video is being made for Celestine Elementary to showcase the school’s history through the years. Anyone who has pictures or keepsakes they would be willing to share to include in the video may contact Joni Hopf at 812-661-0838 or jonihopf@yahoo.com by Feb. 29.

Parish bus trip

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Monday, May 4, for the first St. Isidore Parish bus trip of 2020.

Destinations will include New Harmony, Mount Vernon and the west side of Evansville. Departure will be in late morning after an early lunch at home.

In New Harmony, the group will see a film and village models to orient everyone to the history of the town. A step-on guide will accompany the group for a tour. The tour will include some of the buildings that remain from the early settlements, the roofless church, the labyrinth and the National Historic District.

After a few hours in New Harmony, travel will continue to Mount Vernon, the county seat of Posey County. An early evening meal will include a sandwich wrap and chips in a restaurant overlooking the Ohio River. Travelers will then head to Evansville.

On Evansville’s West Side, Father John Brosmer is pastor of St. Boniface Parish which consists of three campuses. The group will visit with Father and see the grotto beneath St. Boniface Catholic Church. Participants will then go to the Sacred Heart campus about 1 mile away to attend the church’s regularly scheduled Monday evening Mass with Father Tyler Tenbarge and see the Fr. Deydier House of Discernment where a number of young men from the Evansville Diocese live while discerning whether they have a vocation to the priesthood.

Following this full day of activities, the group will return to Celestine late in the evening. Look forward to more details next week. For more information, contact Clara Fromme at 812-639-9327 or Dorothy Rasche at 812-678-4098.

D of I card party

Daughters of Isabella Jasper Circle 140 will host its annual card party at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Moose Lodge 1175 Family Center, 2507 N. Newton St. Admission is $2 per ticket. Participants should bring their own cards and games. Coffee and dessert will be served. Food and drinks will be available.

Streetfest meeting

A Streetfest 2020 planning meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 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.

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

Additionally, if you have anything you want to talk about before the meeting there will be an officers’ planning meeting a few days before the public meeting. Contact Tony Buechler for more information.

The committee asks each of the main organizations that play major roles (and will receive future distributions from the profits) have one or two members on hand to take notes and report back to their organizations. These include the Celestine Community Club, Celestine Park, Knights of Columbus, Northeast Dubois PTO, Celestine Volunteer Fire Department and St. Isidore Parish.

Sheephead tourney

The one-night sheephead tourneys on Fridays will continue March 6 at the club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., plays begins at 7 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available.  The tourneys are open to the public. 

Parish fish fry

St. Isidore Parish will hold a fish fry on Friday, March 6, in the dining hall of St. Celestine Campus. Serving of the fish dinners will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m., or until gone.

Cost is $10 per plate. Meals will consist of catfish fillets, German fries, green beans and bread. Homemade desserts will be served for dine-in only. A drive-thru or dine-in will be available.

Proceeds will benefit the religious education program of St. Isidore Catholic Church.

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