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LZ MESSAGE 25 years of serving Catholics of southwestern Indiana VOLUME 26 NUMBER 19 January 12, 1996 . ",,., -.:: y.  ;,. .,:,  .2a_- t |"11 II II 111111] II .....................  ..... 1 l r=ngs set on religious education proposal editor A. Gettelfin_ ck Oil a ion proposal. SPecial Dean- are Scheduled February. ProPosal to es- for Adult For- ld include in of what :,nOWn as the religious edu- )n, the office the respon- direction of Programs for Coordi- and ols. pre- :ngs, Bishop the idea during a "moment of opportunity" when several events came to- gether. One of the goals of Synod '93 called for development of adult fornmtion. A synod task force recom- mended that a new office be es- tablished to coordinate the tbr- mation and development of lay ministry in the diocese. Jim Corr, former diocesan director of religious education. resigned that position in 1995. hnmediate needs contin- ued to surface -- such as the fin'nmtion program tbr deacons which had been tenaporarily halted during the planning of the lay ministry office. In materials prepared for the special deanery hearings, Bishop Gettelfinger is asking participants to focus on two questions. One question con- cerns the establishment of a single office to provide diree- Research Item of the following things regarding of the world's bishops which took and 19657 the official ? " Yes "No Statewide Read any of the official Vatican II documents? 15% -- Yes 85% -- No tion for all adult formation; the second asks participants to provide recommendations as to how the Catholic Center offices might better assist local pas- toral leadership m meeting the responsibility for total reli- ous education. Special Deanery Hearings are scheduled as follows: Holy Cross, Fort Branch, for the Princeton Deanery, on Fri- day. Jan. 12, 1 p.m. St. John, Loogootee, tbr the Washington Deanery, Tuesday, Jan. t6, 7 p.m. St. Martin, Chrisney, fin" the Newburgh l)eanery, Wednes- day. Jan. 17, noon. Old Cathedral Parish Cen- ter, Vincennes, for the Vin- cennes Deanery, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, Jasper, for the Jasper Dean- ery, Friday, Feb. 9, noon. Corpus Christi, Evansville, for the Evansville West Dean- cry, Monday, Feb. 12, noon. St. Mary, Evansville. for the Evansville East Deanery, Wednesday, Feb. 14, noon. Each hearing will include a videotaped presentati(m from Bishop Gettetfinger. Ea',-h hearing will he faci!itated hy some of the mc.ml (,r ,:f" a task fi)rce, which has be(:',a working in the development of the pro- posal, Task tbrce members i- elude two DREs. two principai.- and two priests: Sister Geral- dine Hedinger. O.S.B., DRE at St, Clement Church, Boonvitle; Lynn Carie, DRE at St. John Church, Vincennes; Sister 'A little inspiration'-- Theme of Februrary Catholic Press month By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor "Do you sometimes get dis- couraged?" That's the opening line of a letter from Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifi- cal Council for Social Commu- nications at the Vatican. "Do you often think that you're the only person who wants to see the world a little better?" Archbishop Foley con- tinued. "Does all the bad news get you down?" vance of February as Catholic Press Month. "Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration" is the theme of Catholic Press month, and it is also one of the purposes of the Catholic Press, according to Archbishop Foley. New and renewed subscrip- tions to the Message will be encouraged and accepted dur- ing February, at parishes throughout the Diocese of Evansville, Individual subscriptions cost $17.50. Parishes which man- Archbishop Foley has writ- age circulation of at least 5 ten to support efforts-#f: peicent of their members i Catholic newspap through' entitled to a discounted rate of out the United States, in obser- $15 per subscription. Mary Celestin Maurer, O.S.B., principal of Good Shepherd School, Evansville; Dennis Bradley, principal of Washington Catholic; Father Ronald Zgamda, pastor of St. Mary Church, Washington, and Father Robert Bultman, pastor of St. Peter Ce- lestine Church. Celestine. Bishop Gettelfinger said the Lcilitators of the hearigs wilt report back to him the com- ments and recon'mlop.datio?s o|" the participants. Then Bishop Gettelfinger will make the deci- sion and comnmrficate it to the deans, the heamng participants and the dix.ese at large.