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January 8, 1988 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Question Corner 13 Q&A By FATHER JOHN DIETZEN NC News Service Columnist Doing the best you can under difficult conditions Q. I have multiple sclerosis and accompanying problems. This past year I have been in and out of the hospital and when home I am limited to vary- ing degrees. My confusion is about attehdance at Mass and receiving the Eucharist. When I am totally in- capacitatod, I can accept father or a lay eucharistic minister bringing me the Eucharist. But the times I can be up and about, walking or going out by car for appointments, I feel I must make the effort to at*and in person. I live alone and in order to get to church special arrangements must be made. I cannot say from week tO week what my condition will be. I want to follow what I should do but I am not certain what exactly this is, I don't want to burden others unnecessarily. --Pennsylvania your , what I and go to:Mass. Even if you call at the last minute to tell them among other things regular reception of the you will or will not try to go, they wilt sacraments whicll is essential tO the Catholic life understand, the baptized child will be expected to live as he or They know you are doing much for your she grows. parish and for others by offering your prayers and Canon law {No. 874} says a sponsor must "be sufferings for them. a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the sacrament of the most holy Q. Please tell me whether a divorced Catholic Eucharist and leads alife in harmony with the can be a godparent. I have heard many stories of faith and the role to be undertaken." persons being divorced and remarried and being a sponsor at baptism. The introduction to the Rite of Christian Initia- One person said the church says no. Another wYS it is allowed if the person is in good standing plains, are added sp ith the church. Could you clarify this? --New ts and another, to being ed in this sort CAN YOU HELP? Call 424-2555 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED Birthright You'll get a handsome return on deposits in a Savings Account at the place where you make the difference. m00at the diffcr0000 FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT OF THE UNITED STATES BACK YOUR INSURED SAVINGS AT THIS INSTITUTION Special jubilarians Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Worland celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 27 at St. Philip Church, Bicknell, with a Mass of Thanksgiving. A reception was hosted by their children. Mr. Worland and the former Mary Theresa Halter were married Jan. 23, 1923 at St. Thomas Church, Vincennes. They are the parents of 11 children, James, Paul, Daniel, elan, Bob, Earl, Steve, Jerry, Jeanine, Rose and Betty. They have 56 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Funeral Homes Four Convenient Locations /..J .,.,. J ZIEMER'SHEARS EAST CHAPEL 800 S. HEBRON AVE.