Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

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.

Also on Wednesdays during Lent at St. Raphael’s Church, the Way of the Cross will be held after the 8 a.m. Mass.

Dubois Branch Library

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.

Free throw contest

Congratulations to Carson Beck and Macey Harrison who have advanced to the state round of the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Challenge. They won their age groups at the Southwest regional competition held in Newburgh on Feb. 16 and will compete at St. Theodore Guerin High School in Noblesville at the state championship on March 1.

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.

Desserts are needed

Desserts are needed for the Religious Education fish fry on Friday, March 6. Desserts may be cookies, brownies, pies, cakes or a favorite dessert that can be placed with meals for dine-in and pick up.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Northeast Dubois High School on Monday, March 9. Anyone interested in donating should sign up in the high school office.

Lenten food drive

The St. Raphael and St. Celestine Conference of the St. Vincent De Paul Society is holding a Lenten food drive during Lent. Boxes are in place at the entrances of both churches.  Donations will be delivered to the food bank. Monetary donations will be accepted.

Gold Division ranking

Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis hosted the Indiana State School Music Association State Solo and Ensemble vocal performance on Feb. 22. Adrienne Betz, daughter of Michael and Christine Betz, earned a Gold Division (superior) ranking. Her performance song was titled “Laurie’s Song.”

Family of the Month

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus has selected the Steve and Marla Sander Family as Family of the Month for March to thank them for their service to the parish and the local community.

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. At the Artisan Bliss Restaurant, which overlooks the Ohio River, the meal will include a sandwich wrap and chips. (At a later date, it will be asked the type of wrap and specialty ice cream to order.) 

On Evansville’s West Side, Fr. John Brosmer is the pastor of St. Boniface Parish, which consists of three campuses. Participants will visit with Father and see the grotto beneath St. Boniface 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.

The total cost of the trip (coach fare, food, tips and donations) will be $65. Anyone signing up and later realizing that they cannot go, they are to understand that $30 of this amount will be transferrable to someone else, but not refundable, due to contracted amounts that must be paid.   

For further information or to make reservations, contact Clara Fromme at cfromme@fullnet.com or 812-639-9327 or Dorothy Rasche at 812-678-3001.

Community yard sales

The Celestine community spring yard sales date will be April 17-18. People interested in having a sale may call Kristy Buechler at 812-481-2251 no later than Monday, April 13, in order to get their house on the map.

Submitted items

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