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January 5, 1996 1995-- bined 10,000 high school stu- 30 bishops from 1995, four weekend were conducted by t8 Encounter Christ. of rn Indiana. 'eople attended annual diocesan at Holy Re- rch, Evansville. be e hn:SrP pre. Bishop Get- the Mass. Boettcher began du- ns Chairperson of the Council and served as 2,000 volunteers from area built 26 the Habitat for HOusing Blitz in ors included the Churches, in St. Philip ................................. eph Church, Van- tion Archabbot, the Lambert Reilly archabbot and at St. Meinrad Arch- el Buechlein liturgy. Heerdink, 78, diocese, died Was ordained to O.od by Bishop 1942. as the first dioce- of Schools, :or at St. Joseph County, Church, and St. Peter :is Allega, 79, Church, 1978 until his July 25. He priesthood J. Grimmels- Lt St. Mary and Washington; St. Peter, endel, St. Wen- ti, Evansville; , and bert "Bud, Wil- le, died Was ordained in Church, Was assigned and to St. 89, the long- time executive of the Catholic Education Foundation, died March 10. VOWS Providence Sister Carolyn Bouchard professed perpetual vows August 12 at St. Mary-of- the-Woods. Benedictine Sisters Anita Louise Lowe, Cathryn Francis Salla and Mary. Etta Kiefer made their final monastic pro- fession at the Monastery Im- maculate Conception, Ferdi- nand, on June 11. Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger was the main celebrant at the Eu- charistic celebration. On July 8, Benedictine Sis- ters Michele Francis Preiser and Susan Yochum professed first vows at the Ferdinand monastery. Postulants Kathryn Curtis and Kate Willegal be- came novices. Five women entered the community of the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand as pos- tulants. They are Briana Crad- dock, Trisha Engel, Jayn Lein, Macy Jo Marshall and Paula Wolff. ANNIVERSARIES During the year, priests and religious celebrated significant anniversaries. Golden anniversaries in- cluded Father Raymond Reising, ordained February 2, 1945. h Sheet Metal Inc. al & Commercial Heating & Cooling Sales & Service 422-9242 ! Koch 15 S. Third Avenue, Evansville AUTO TOPS . SEAT COVERS. BOAT COVERS STEREO SALES & INSTALLATIONS 254-3943 HWY 50 EAST, BEHIND UPS CENTER EUGENE WELt:', OWNER The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Msgr. Clinton Hirsch, or- dained February 2, 1945. Msgr. Roman Vollmer, or- dained August 26, 1945. Father Francis Allega, or- dained August 26, 1945. Father Jean Vogler cele- brated his silver anniversary on Feb. 28. Divine Word Father Ray- mond Kunkel celebrated the MUENSTERMAN'S FIRESTONE SERVICE, INC. 1400 W. Franklin Evansville, IN 424-5000 i i=1 i= i=1 peoples Trust Company SOUTH MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 191 LINTON, INDIANA 47441 ., ,. i ii iii fiftieth anniversary of his ordi- nation to the priesthood on Aug. 15. Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand who celebrated anniversaries of monastic pro- fession during 1995, included: 70 years: Sisters Engelberta Fuchs, Francille Heckel, Ger- maine Libs, Annette Mand- abach, Ildephonse Retzer. 60 years: Sister Mary Cos- mas Kress. 50 years: Sisters Catherine Beach, Mary Noel Franchville, Irene Hoehn and Mary Victor Kercher. 25 years: Sisters Agnes Marie Dauby, Ann Marie Howard and Rose Mary Rex- ing. Benedictine Sister Mary An- thony Rodgers of Queen of Peace Monastery in Belcourt, N.D., celebrated her sixtieth anniversary as a member of the Order of St. Benedict on June 4. Poor Clare Sister Mary Rose Edmond of Evansville cele- brated the golden jubilee of her vows as a member of the Order of St. Clare on March 19. Four Sisters of Providence with ties to the diocese cele- brated their golden jubilees in 1995: They included Sisters Elizabeth Ann Flori, Mildred Mary Sullivan, Martha Steidl and Laurine Haley. Among institutional anniver- saries celebrated in 1995 was the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand. Members and supporters of All Hallows Seminary in Dublin celebrated 150 years of Irish presence in the United States, at Old Cathedral, Vin- cennes. 9 APPOINTMENTS Richard Breon was ap- pointed President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Mary's Medical Center and the Seton Health Corporation of South- ern Indiana. Joe Cook was named Direc- tor of Campus Ministry at the University of Evansville. Donna Leader was selected as the first executive director of the Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana, Inc. RESIGNATIONS The resignation of James Corr, diocesan Director of Reli- gious Education, was accepted. COMMENDATIONS Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper received accreditation with commendations from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. NATIONAL POSITION Helen Boettcher, active in the Diocesan Pastoral Council and at St. Mary Church, Evansville, was appointed as a member of the National Advi- sory Council of the National Conference of Catholic Bish- ops. She was elected secretary of NAC. News events Among the news stories of 1995, with implications for the future, were the announce- ment of a Toyota plant near Princeton, the beginning of riverboat casino gambling at Evansville, and the controver- sial dismissal of Sister Carmel McEnroy from the faculty at St. Meinrad School of Theology in the Archdiocese of Indi- anapolis. I I I III II II ] I I I Wade Funeral Home 119 S. Vine Street, Haubstadt, IN 768-6151 Call about pre-need counseling. Robert J. Wade I I I I I III IIII Alan J, Wade I I I