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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 1996 Continued from page 1 the church and former rectory, and construction of a new priest's residence. • Vincennes parishes: Refur- bishing an 1884 school building, on the same city block as Rivet High School, estimated at $384,000. • Old Cathedral, Vincennes: Restoration of the church, esti- mated at $235,400. • Christ the King Church, Evansville: A multi-purpose building, new classrooms and a computer lab, $1.2 million. • Resurrection Church, Evans- ville: Seven classrooms, office space and a multi-purpose facil- ity, $1.8 million. • St. Joseph Church, Dale: A new parish center, estimated at $550,000, with a parking lot, lighting, landscaping, walkways and stairs. Ground was broken on March 30. The 10,000 square foot building will include 12 classrooms for religious educa- tion, an office, a kitchen, and a large assembly room capable of seating 350 persons at tables. • St. Mary Church, Evans- ville: A Parish Ministry Center was dedicated in July. • St. Wendel, St. Wendel: Asbestos removal and renova- tion of school. Projects under consideration during 1996 included: • Holy Name Church, Bloom- field: A feasibility study was underway for more classrooms. • St. Peter Celestine, Celes- tine: A new parish center. • St. Joseph Church, Vander- burgh County: A combination gym and multi-purpose build- ing. • St. Clement Church, Boonville: Looking at possible construction of new church. • Renovation and expansion of Mater Dei and Memorial high schools. • St. Joseph, Jasper: New HVAC system. • Corpus Christi Church, Evansville: Feasibility study for church renovation and a school addition. • Holy Spirit Church, Evans- ville: Master planning efforts looking at a new multi-purpose building. • St. Philip Church, St. Philip: Looking at possibility of new church building. • Good Shepherd Church, Evansville: Plans underway for a school addition. • St. John the Baptist Church, Newburgh: Plans for a multi- purpose center, school addition and finishing the church base- ment. • St. Agnes Church, Evans- ville: Considering replacing the old school with multi-purpose building and additional class- room space. Assignments, appointments During 1996, Bishop Get- telfinger announced the follow- ing assignments for priests in the diocese: • Father Francis Bauer, retirement. • Father William Deering, pastor of St. Bernard Church, Gibson County, and Blessed Sacrament Church, Oakland Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger participated in groundbreaking ceremonies for a new church and classroom building at Precious Blood Church, Jasper. who now attend the in the posed the • Link two to be served oneP one pastoral other staff. • Cluster with two priests staff. buildings to The W the first of the in the for future staffing deanery, is projected to havel available in 2005. Parish Holy Spirit ville, celebrat anniversary. City, continue duties as diocesan Director of Worship and the RCIA. • Father William Dietsch, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, Poseyville. • Father Bernard Etienne, pastor of St. Joseph Church, Princeton, continue as diocesan "Director of Vocations. • Father Kenneth Herr, sacra- mental minister at St. John Church, Evansville, continue as Chaplain at Memorial High School, Evansville. • Father Brian Holtz, associ- ate paster, Holy Rosary Church, Evansville. • Father James Koressel, pas- tor of St. Clement Church, Boonville. • Father Earl Rohleder, pas- tor of Holy Angels Church, New Harmony. • Father James Sauer, pastor, Holy Rosary Church, Evansville. • Father Edward Schneider, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Petersburg. • Father Gregory Spencer, pas- tor of St. Mary Church, Shoals, and of St. Joseph Church, Bram- ble. • Father Kenneth Steckler, associate pastor, St. Joseph Church, Jasper. Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger delivers his "State of the Dio- cese Address" to an assembly of parish leaders and diocesan staff at Good Shepherd Church on Nov. 24. -- Message photo by Paul R. Leingang Other assignments and appointments included: • Msgr. Kenneth R. Knapp, Dean of the Evansville East Deanery. • Father Francis Schroering, Dean of the Princeton Deanery. • Benedictine Sister Geral- dine Hedinger, diocesan Direc- tor of the Office for Adult For- mation. • Sister of the Blessed Sacra- ment Jane Nesmith, pastoral life coordinator at St. John Church, Evansville. Deacon Robert Hayden resigned as pastoral life coordi- nator at Blessed Sacrament Church, Oakland City. Future parish staffing In 1996, the Future Parish Staffing Task Force projected that 44 priests will be available for parish ministry in the year 2005. To care for the Catholics Education In May, Stel Holy Family received Year Award. 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