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January 13, 1989

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January13,1989 im I TheMessage -- forCatholicsofSouthwestern Indiana III I II II I I Walter Bowman, Mater Dei principal, makes a point during a planning meeting Jan. 5. Among school principals, educators and volunteers participating in the discussion are, at left, Charlotte Bennett, principal at St. John School, Newburgh, and at right, Judy Blankenberger, principal at Resurrection School, Evansville. Under discussion were the plans for "Celebrating the Tradition" at Roberts Stadium, April 27. -- Message Photo by Paul Leingang Continued from page I Students will assemble at 10 sibilities with Father Kuper for a.m. to celebrate Mass, accord- the second hour of the morning ing to the plans of the steering event; Scott Whitehouse, prin- committee. Governor Bayh will cipal of Corpus Christi School, be featured during the second Evansville, responsible for hour of the morning logistics; and Jean Harl, celebration. Evansville, in charge of More details about the pro- promotion, gram for the second hour are ex- pected to be announced at a later date, according to Father Kuper. Parents and Catholic school supporters from throughout the diocese are also being invited to join students and teachers for the celebration. A n else like a freight train iiii i Tornado strikes in Vincennes area By PAUL LEINGANG Message Editor Mass had just concluded Saturday evening and the parishioners were still in their pews when a tornado struck St. Vincent de Paul Church, Highland, according to Msgr. Roman Vollmer, pastor of the parish near Vincennes. Msgr. Vollmer said he had just walked from the altar to the vestibule at the end of Mass when he heard the noise " "that tornado noise that sounds Twenty-two million tiny preborn babies are dead, just because the U.S. Supreme Court didn't have the courage to stand up for human life. This decision must be overridden. We must pass the Paramount Human Life Amendment now. Will it take another 22,000,000 dead babies before America has the courage to say"'no?" Join the American Life League in the fight to protect all God- given human life. AMERICAN LIFE LEAGUE-PUTTING LIFE PRINCIPLES INTO ACTION! like a freight train." The wind and rain were so powerful im- mediately after the tornado touched down that the people inside the church could not push the doors open to get out- :side, according to the pastor. : "And then the power went out, and the only light we had in the church was from the votive lights and other candles," said the pastor. He said that some of the men i.n the church eventually managed to get the doors open. They ran to their cars, then RESPOND TO THE CENSUS IN THE NEXT ISSUE Mrs. Judie Brown, President American Life League, P.O. Box 1350, Stafford VA 22554 (703) 659-4171 drove up as close as they could to the protective archway out- side the church, to pick up their passengers. Damage to the church building was relatively minor -- some roofing shingles were blown off -- but an old bus barn was demolished, a portion of the garage roof was ripped away and several trees on parish grounds were uprooted. Inspecting the damage im- mediately after the storm was limited to what could be seen by flashlight, said Msgr. Vollmer. With no power or telephone service at the church or the rectory, he went to spend the night at a hotel in Vincennes. Power and phone service were restored by 7 a.m. Sun- day, when he returned to the parish for the usual schedule of Sunday Masses, he said. The tornado also flattened a grain bin on a nearby farm owned by the parish. Doors on a farm equipment shed were damaged by the force of the wind. The tornado which caused widespread damage in several communities in Illinois touched down approximately two miles north of St. Thomas Church, according to Father Francis Allega, pastor of the Knox County parish near Vincennes. St. Thomas Church was not affected, but the homes of some parishioners were damaged, ac- cording to Father Allega. St. Lew dies Jan. 8 Services for Sister Inez Levy, D.C., 80, who died Jan. 8, were held Jan. 12 at Seton Manor Chapel, Evansville, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Sister Levy entered the Daughters of Chity in 1928 and served in the business and admitting offices of numerous Daughters of Charity hospitals in Milwaukee, Chicago, Nashville, Tenn., and Birm- ingham, Ala. In her later years she worked in pastoral care in hospitals in Indianapolis and Montgomery, Ala. She retired to Seton Manor in 1986. Surviving are a brother, Rene Levy of Metairie, La., and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Levy of Thibodaux, La. Please patronize Message advertisers! FOR COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE H.G. FISCHER RT. 1 ST. ANTHONY