Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

All public masses continue to be canceled. Fr. Jeff will live stream weekend Mass at 9 a.m. Sunday via Facebook at www.facebook.com/saintisidoreparish/. Past videos of Masses are at www.facebook.com/pg/saintisidoreparish/videos or on our YouTube page at /www.youtube.com/channel/UCfoKfvuITvhvS83XaZsK_KQ. All weekend Masses are posted on the website at www.saintisidoreparish.com. If you are using the Facebook app, search for St. Isidore Parish.

The church is still open, just please spread out within and use sanitizers when arriving and leaving.

Fr. Jeff say a live streaming Mass everyday day around the usual time. He is doing private Mass inside his rectory, praying for all and for the specific Mass intention of the day. The only exception will be Saturday’s Mass. He will be saying Saturday Mass in the morning for the Mass intention; it will not be live streamed.


As the Pandemic closures continue for our area, these Celestine businesses invite you to call them and arrange for meals to go, specials and pizzas: Happy Hour Sports Bar and Grill, 812-481-2400; Kelley’s Restaurant and Bar, 812-634-1323; and Sander Catering, 812-634-1018. Also call Sander Processing for all your over-the-counter and special meat needs at 812-481-0044.

Vacation Bible school

St. Isidore is going to postpone the vacation Bible school that was to be held June 15 through 18.

A one-day VBS will be held before school starts and a two-week notice of the date will be given. They will end the day with a family dinner and Mass.

Any further information will be included with the religious education registration packets that will be mailed in May.

Please join the Religious Education remind system to get updates — 81010 Message Line: @kc79 Cassie Beyke & Glenda Reckelhoff.

First Holy Communion

St. Isidore Parish has postponed First Holy Communion planned for May 2 and 3 until fall.

An email has been sent to First Communion parents giving them two dates in September. Parents are asked to inform the parish if they would be unable to participate on either of the dates.

First Reconciliation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Nursing home residents

Many St. Isidore Parish residents living in nursing homes would enjoy getting a card or letter to let them know you are thinking about them and wonder how they are doing during the lockdown of their nursing home. 

Residents from the Celestine area living in nursing homes are:

Brookside Village,  1111 Church Avenue, Jasper, IN  47546: Leonard Heeke, Paul Striegel and Willie Stemle.

Legacy Living, 1850 IN-56, Jasper, IN 47546: Art Kempf.

Scenic Hills at the Monetary, 710 Sunrise Drive, Ferdinand, IN  47532: Ardella Pieper.

Please contact Kathy Bachman at kabachman@twc.com to add a name to this list. Please include the nursing home in which the person is living. 

Submitted items

Items for this column may be mailed to Kathy Bachman at 808 Eisenhower Ave., Jasper IN 47546; called to 812-482-2074; or emailed to kabachman@twc.com. Items need to be received by Wednesday night to be included in Friday’s column.

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