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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 1995 Administration I March, Bishop Gettelfin- ger announced a new adminis- trative structure for diocesan office management. * Kenneth W. Krasavage was appointed to oversee and supervise all offices and func- tions of the Catholic Center op- erations. • Msgr. Kenneth R. Knapp completed his service as Mod- erator of the Curia, and as- sisted in the transition at the Catholic Center. He continued as Vicar General and was named pastor at Christ the King Church, Evansville. • Judith Neff was appointed Chancellor, replacing Holy Names Sister Louise Bond. Assignments, appointments During 1995, Bishop Get- telfinger announced the follow- ing assignments for priests in the diocese: • Msgr. Kenneth R. Knapp, pastor, Christ the King Church, Evansville. • Father Michael Allen, as- sociate pastor, St. Joseph Church, Jasper. • Father James Brune, re- tirement, with residence at Villa Maria, Evansville. • Msgr. Leo Conti, retire- ment, in private residence, Evansville. • Father Robert Deig, pas- tor, St. John Church, Daylight. • Father Jack Durchholz, as- sociate pastor, St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand. • Father Bernard T. Eti- enne, diocesan Director of Vo- cations, residence at St. Joseph Church, Jasper. • Father Brian Holtz, associ- ate pastor, Resurrection Church, Evansville. • Father Anthony Kissel, pastor, Holy Angels Church, New Harmony, continue as Catholic Chaplain and as a Professor at the University of Southern Indiana. • Father Mark Kurzendoer- fer, Sacramental Minister, St. Thomas Church, Vincennes; continue as chaplain and teacher at Mater Dei High School, Evansville. • Benedictine Father Micheas Langston, administrator at St. John Chrysostom Church, New Boston. • Benedictine Father Ed- ward Linton, associate pastor at St. Benedict Church, Evansville. • Father Gordon Mann, pas- tor, St. Martin Church, Chris- ney, and Moderator, Saint Nicholas Church, Santa Claus. • Father Robert Nemergut, associate pastor at St. Francis Xavier Church, Vincennes, and jail ministry. • Father Paul L. Roos, pas- tor, Mary Help of Christians Church, Mariah Hill. • Father Gregory Spencer, administrator, St. Joseph Church, Bramble, and a mem- ber of the staff of St. John, Loogootee, with the Rev. Leo C. Kiesel serving as Moderator of the collaborative ministry; residence at St. Joseph, Bram- ble. • Father Jean Vogler, pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Evansville, resignation ac- cepted. • Deacon Joseph V. Sturgis, pastoral life coordinator at St. Thomas Church, Vincennes. In 1995 Bishop Gettelfinger also appointed Father James Sauer and Father James Ko- ressel as co-directors for Min- istry to Priests. Convocation Eighty-five diocesan priests and Benedictine priests work- ing in the diocese traveled to Barkley Lake in Kentucky dur- ing September for a convoca- tion. Father Frank McNulty, a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, served as presenter. Parish Celebrations In January, parishioners at St. Mary Church, Washington, celebrated the rededication of their church with a Mass of Thanksgiving offered by Bishop Gettelfinger. The rededication followed a three- phase renovation project which began in 1992. In June, the renovated St. Benedict Hall at Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdi- nand, was blessed. In August, parishioners at St. Martin Church, Whitfield, gathered for a rededication cer- emony. The rededication fol- lowed extensive renovation on the church building, which was damaged during a 1990 tor- nado. In October, Bishop Gettelfin- ger blessed the renovation at St. Simon Church, Washing- ton. Catechist dinners In May, two Catechist din- ners were held in Evansville and Jasper. Kathy Hendricks, catechetical advisor for Silver, Burdett Ginn Religion Divi- sion, was the featured speaker. Schools In May, Providence Sister Joanna Brown received the 1995 Teacher of the Year Award. Bishop Gerald A. Get- telfinger presented the award at the Teacher of the Year ban- quet in Evansville. In May, 319 seniors received their high school diplomas in the four Catholic high schools operated by parishes in the Diocese of Evansville. Another 26 seniors graduated from Marian Heights Academy, a private Catholic high school operated by the Benedictine Sisters at Ferdinand. Valedictorians included Michael Mouzin, Rivet High School, Vincennes; Brandi Stallman, Washington Catholic High School, Washington; Jason Funk, Memorial High School, Evansville, and Leanna Werner, Mater Dei High School, Evansville. New principals in the 1995- 96 school year included: • Benedictine Sister Jane Ann Breen, Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand. • Martha Render, Westside Catholic Consolidated School, Evansville. • Deidra Schleicher, Flaget Elementary School, Flaget. • Dennis Bradley, three Washington Catholic schools, Washington. • JoAnn Layman, St. James School, St. James. • Richard Kapiszka, Rivet High School, Vincennes. Linda Eberhard was named Assistant Principal for Cur- riculum and Instruction at LinCo Coffee Services Total Beverage Distributor Indiana-Illinois.Kentucky 46 Varities of Coffees and Teas WHATEVER YOUR TASTE, WE CAN MATCH IT Washington,.,.544409 Evansville 422-1833 Memorial High School, Evansville; Del Schiavone was named Assistant Principal for Student Services at Memorial. In September, there were 5,187 students enrolled in ele- mentary Catholic schools in the diocese; 1,669 students were enrolled in secondary schools. Wrestlers from Mater Dei High School, Evansville, won the state wrestling title, coached by Mike Goebel. Memorial High School girls won the state title in tennis. Catechumens, candidates Parishes reported that a total of 343 catechumens and candidates for full communion were initiated into the church during ceremonies on Holy Saturday. Brut00 Society Sixty-seven new members of the Brut6 Society were initi- ated at Holy Family Church, Jasper, on Nov. 19. During the sixth annual award ceremony, Bishop Gettelfinger presented Simon Brut6 The Brut6 lished by the dioce acknowledge a for exemplary ardship as dividual members in the diocese. Youth Nine teenagers cese of to the 1995 Team during which was They are Jason isha Barnhill, Anthea IZmapp, Andrew MesSl Montgomery, Jessica Yake. Becky religious eduC Peter and Paul stadt, also for her "service to, with youth." Youth Day Aug. 11 at H0 Church, for the day was, Against ViolenCe. 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