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0 The Message B for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Synod Continued from page 1 5 at St. John the Baptist Church, Newburgh. Father Etienne's first assignment was to St. Joseph Church, Jasper. Assignments, appointments During 1993, Bishop Get- telfinger announced the follow- ing assignments for priests in the diocese: • Father Earl Rohleder, pas- tor of St. John Church, Evans- ville. • Father Robert Nemergut, a member of the Urban Ministry Team in Evansville. • Father John Breidenbach, pastor of Corpus Christi Church, Evansville. • Father Wilfred Englert, pastor of St. Joseph Church, Evansville. • Father Kenneth Herr, chaplain and teacher at Memo- rial High School, Evansville. • Father Eugene Schroeder, pastor at St. Theresa Church, Evansville. • Father Theodore Tempel, pastor at Good Shepherd Church, Evansville. • Father Bernard Etienne, associate pastor at St. Joseph Church, Jasper. The bishop granted leaves of absence to Father Robert Temme and Father Joseph Kirsch; he accepted the resig- nation of Father John Kane. Other assignments and ap- pointments included: Deacon Robert A. Hayden, was named pastoral life coordi- nator of Blessed Sacrament, Oakland City. Deacon Richard Preske, ac- cepted a position at Holy Rosary Church, Evansville. John Thompson of New- burgh was appointed Diocesan Chaplain for all scouting activ- ities. In 1993, Bishop Gettelfinger accepted the resignation of: • Sister Mary Emma Jochum as diocesan Director of Religious Education. • Bernard Kayzak as Direc- tor of Catholic Charities. • Richard Etienne as Direc- tor of Youth Ministry. Benedictine Father Stephen Snoich return(.,d to St. Meinrad Archabbey after almost 16 years at St. Benedict Church, Evansville. New churches, facilities • Parishioners at St. John the Baptist Church, New- burgh, participated in the dedi- cation of their new church building March 27. During the dedication, Bishop Gettelfinger said, "Just as you were made a temple of the spirit in Baptism, in that sense we are about to make this place sacred." * Parishioners at St. Nicholas Church, Santa Claus, announced plans to build the newest church in the diocese. A three-year pledge drive got un- derway with a goal of $750,000. • St. Francis Parish Center, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, the Old Cathedral, Vincennes, was dedicated May 2. • St. Anthony parish in Evansville continued raising money for its $688,000 restora- tion project. The new bell tower at St. Mary Church, Sullivan, rises from a skeleton of steel, encased in brick, and with a cross. The addition was completed in 1993. • A St. Vincent de Paul Store opened in November on Evans- ville's west side. Celebrations • St. Peter Church, Mont- gomery, observed its 175th an- niversary with a week-long cel- ebration beginning in June. Holy Cross Father Edward A. Malloy, president of Notre Dame University, was the main celebrant and homilist at the 175th anniversary celebra- tion Mass June 29. • The community of Celes- tine celebrated its 150th year of existence. Highlighting the celebration was a visit from a 40-member band from Wagshurst, Germany. • St. Thomas Church, Knox County, observed its 150th an- niversary Sept. 5. • St. Vincent's Day Care in Evansville marked its seventy- fifth anniversary in 1993. World Youth Day On Aug. 9, 184 youth and adults left for a nine-day trip to Denver, Colo., for World Youth Day '93, which was highlighted by Pope John Paul II. Although the trip was marked by unplanned stops for medical treatment along the way home, the pilgrims had a "very positive experience," said Richard Etienne, diocesan di- rector of youth ministry. Religious Education • Six-hundred-twenty-five catechists attended a Catechist Recognition Dinner May 17 in Evansville, and four-hundred- twenty catechists attended a dinner May 18 in Jasper. Incarnate Word Sister Martha Ann Kirk, a nation- ally-known storyteller, pre- sented stories from the Bible through a dramatic presenta- tion at the two dinners. • James Corr was named the diocesan Director of Religious Education. Corr has worked as director of religious education in the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, and in the Diocese of Al- bany, N.Y. Corr was recommended by a search committee, and ap- pointed in July. He and his wife Grace ("Betsy") have four children. Schools In October, the i made that the Catholic schools mentary and School, would at least In March, and Rivet High cennes, ce i - The parish center at St. Martin Church, Whitfield, occu- pies a location near the church building. 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