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10 Year The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 ers, Mary Ruth Krack, Geral- dine Hedinger, Jennifer Miller, Ruth Ann Schmitt, Jennifer Dippel and Marilyn Schroering. Four Sisters of Providence celebrated their golden ju- bilees. They were Sister Joseph Louise English, Sister Charles Louise Kluesner, Sis- ter Marie David Schroeder, and Sister Catherine Alberta Kunkler. Sister Mary Gabriel Thoma O.S.C. celebrated her golden jubilee as a Poor Clare Sister June 30. Sister Mary Renee Cun- ningham celebrated her silver jubilee as a Sister of the Little Company of Mary, July 21. Jubilee celebration Over 800 people attended the diocesan jubilee celebra- tion at Good Shepherd Church, Oct 6, which hon- ored couples married 50 years or more. Bishop Gettelfinger presided at the Mass. In his homily, he told the couples and their families that they were signs of fidelity to the world. He encouraged the couples to tell their stories to their children and he told the chil- dren to ask their parents questions about themselves and about their families. Schools In January, entertainer Bill Cosby performed at a benefit for the two. Evansville Catholic schools; $30,000 was raised. The Catholic Education Foundation, Diocese of Evansville, began its annual fund drive in February. Its goal was set at $110,000. Mater Dei High School, Evansville, was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The accreditation followed a visit by a 15-member team from North Central. In May, Sarah "Sally" Sny- der, a second grade teacher at Flaget Elementary School in Vincennes, was named the 1991 Teacher of the Year. She received the award from Bishop Gettelfinger during the Teacher of the Year awards banquet at the Catholic Center in Evansville. Snyder received the 1991 Teacher of the Year Award because of "her extraordinary commitment to children, Flaget School, Old Cathedral parish and the community of Vincennes." Twenty-nine teachers were nominated for the diocesan award.which is sponsored by the Message and the Office of Catholic Education. Three-hundred-seventy- nine seniors in the five Catholic high schools in the diocese received high school diplomas in May and June. Valedictorians included: Lori LaGrange, Washington Catholic High School, Wash- ington; Sarah Traylor, Rivet High School, Vincennes; Kelly O'Neill, Memorial High School, Evansville, and Karen Ashworth, Mater Dei High School, Evansville. Fonda Joyce was named su- perintendent of the three Washington Catholic schools and four new principals were hired for the 1991-92 school year. They included: Dennis Bradley, Washing- ton Catholic Middle School and Washington Catholic High School; Sister Patricia Endicott S.P., St. Joseph School, Princeton; Sister Christine Kempf O.S.B., St. Matthew School, Mount Vernon; Karen Riordan, St. Theresa School, Evansville. Debra Harrington was named assistant principal at Mater Dei High School, Evansville. The 1991 fund drive goal for the three Washington Catholic Schools was set at $550,000. Co-chairpersons of the drive, which takes place every two years, were Father David Martin and Father Ronald Zgunda. In August, the 29 Catholics schools in the Diocese of Evansville kicked-off a year long Discover Catholic Schools promotion, which in- cluded a diocesan-wide penny collection and an 18- foot Discover Catholic Schools float. In September, 6,441 stu- dents were enrolled in Catholic schools in the dio- cese. This included 1,378 stu- dents in the four diocesan high schools. Around the diocese The former convent at Memorial High School, Evansville, was remodeled to serve as a home for retired priests. The home was named Villa Maria. The Sisters of St. Bene- dict of Ferdinand approved a change in name from Convent Immaculate Conception to Monastery Immaculate Con- ception. A year-long celebra- tion of the monastery's 125th anniversary was announced Dec. 9. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper began a $14 million expan- sion and renovation program in 1991. Seton Residence, a home tbr retired and infirm Daugh- Student council at Holy Family Members and sponsors of the student council at Holy Family School, Jasper, include, front row, left, Nick Werne, Diane Seng, Leslie Hildenbrand, Adam Jahn, Travis Luebbehusen, back row, left, Judy Linette, sponsor, Brad Kluesner, Travis Erny, Deborah Seng, Abby Mehringer, Eric Vollmer and Denise Miller, sponsor. i DEWI(00; BROS. PACKING CO. FRESH MEAT BEEF AND PORK HAUBSTADT, INDIANA ters of Charity, west of Evansville, was dedicated July 6 by Bishop Gettelfinger. Parish celebrations In 1991, parishes celebrating anniversaries included: St. Joseph parish in Van- derburgh County, celebrating its 150th anniversary. The celebration included a family picnic, a history play and the publication of a parish his- tory book. Parishioners also built a house for Habitat as part of the parish year-long celebration. St. John Church, Evansville, celebrated its fifti- eth anniversary May 4. Bishop Gettelfinger presided at the Mass and a new altar was dedicated. Parishioners at St. Mary Church, Ireland, celebrated the 100th anniversary of their parish on Sept. 15. Bishop Francis R. Shea celebrated Mass. The parish hall and reli- gious education center at Mary Help of Christians Church, Mariah Hill, was dedicated June 23. St. Mary Churt Evansville kicked 125th anniversary W Mass Dec. 15. Holy Family pa Jasper, celebrated its anniversary with a and dinner. Or "Msgr. Schroeder honor of the the late Msgr. Schroeder. The Message. Susan Winiger joine staff of the Message as tive assistant to the editor. During 1991, the observed Discover Schools with a featuring a Catholic "Readers of the will have the special nity during the next months to 'discover C schools,'" ex F Leingang, Message e, "Each issue will one of the schools in cese, to learn more significant aspect of cism in southwestern ana." . f Golden JuMlarlans Robert L. and Mabel 'Vernie' (Young) Lawrenl:,ff Evansville will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anni:t with a Mass of Thanksgiving January 11 at St. Be[Jla/, Church, Evansville. A reception, buffet and dance will t I The couple was married Jan. 3, 1942, in a double we!!, with Lucille (Zeber) and Edward Fechtmeister, in St. i[i face rectory. They are the parents of two children, Roa0y Jr. of Newburgh and Linda J. Overfield of Evansvi!lea have four grandchildren. He is a retired tool and die for Whirlpool Corporation. "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" Miller & Miller 424-9274 Support Catholic schools bY using the Tradition Card. A percentage of each purchase you make using the Traditio goes to support Catholic education. Call 464-3322 or extension 322 for details. Issued by Citizens Bank.