Our Town: St. Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council will sponsor a fellowship breakfast in the St Celestine Dining Hall following the 8 a.m. Mass this Sunday. All are welcome to join in for some great food and fellowship. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, eggs, German potatoes, biscuits and gravy, and fruit salad. A freewill offering will be taken to help purchase sonogram machines placed throughout Indiana to deter abortions.

Northeast calendar

Feb. 14: Northeast Dubois High School homecoming.

Feb. 17: No school.

Dubois Branch Library

Upcycle It: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20; preregister by Feb. 14.

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.

Eighth-grade meeting

There will be a very important meeting for all eighth-grade students and their parent(s) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the high school cafeteria. Graduation requirements, graduation pathways, diploma options and the course request process for the class of 2024 will be discussed. During the school day on Feb. 21, eighth-grade students will be visiting the high school for freshmen orientation.

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.

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.

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.

K of C ceremony

The ceremony for joining the Knights of Columbus is changing dramatically for 2020, the first major changes in many years. The new exemplification of the three primary degrees of membership in the K of C (Charity, Unity and Fraternity) are now done together in one 30-minute ceremony that will be held in church with all Catholics, including spouses and children, are welcome to attend. 

Good Shepherd of the Hills Council 13623 will be offering this new ceremony at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in St. Celestine Catholic Church. Catholics are encouraged to witness the new ceremony and remind themselves of the purpose of the K of C. This may be the first offering of the new ceremony in the state of Indiana. Any practicing Catholic male can join the K of C and help be the strong right arm of the Church, but notice of intent to join is needed by Thursday, Feb. 20. Anyone planning to attend may call Grand Knight Robert Rasche at 812-678-4098 or the parish office.

Streetfest 2020 sponsorships

Celestine Streetfest 2020 has mailed out sponsorship requests to area businesses. If you want to support the fest as an individual or as a family, or if you are a business but did not get a sponsorship letter, call Ashley Seger at 812-630-4924 or email ashley.seger25@gmail.com. Review the sponsorship levels and letter by visiting http://bit.ly/streetfest2020. Donations need to be turned in by April 15 so they can be listed on all materials.

Area fish fries

A list has been prepared of area fish fries. Dinners are dine-in. It will be noted if carryout and drive-thru meals are available.

• Feb. 28: Dubois Community Club, 5-7 p.m. Advanced tickets needed, call 812-309- 8258; or purchase tickets, German American Bank or Dubois Hardware.

• Feb. 28: 4-7 p.m., Divine Mercy-St. Anthony.                

• Feb. 28: 4:30 p.m., Holy Trinity-Holy Family, drive-thru.

• March 6: 4:30-6:30 p.m., St. Isidore Religious Education, St. Celestine Campus; drive-thru, dine-in and carry-out.

• March 13:  6 p.m., Celestine Community Club and shoot.                 

• March 13:  4:30 p.m., Holy Trinity-Holy Family, drive-thru.

• March 20:  6 p.m., Celestine Park-Celestine Community Club and shoot. 

• March 27:  6 p.m., Celestine Community Club and shoot.

• April 3: 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus-Celestine Community Club and shoot, drive-thru.   

• April 17: 6 p.m., Celestine Fire Department-Celestine Community Club and shoot.

ISSMA ranking

The Academy for Innovative Studies Diamond in Evansville hosted the Indiana State School Music Association’s voice solo and ensemble on Feb. 1. Adrienne Betz, daughter of Michael and Christine Betz, earned a Gold Division (superior) ranking. She advances to the State Solo and Ensemble Festival to be held in Indianapolis.

Submitted items

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