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10 The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Server policy established, family worship emphas i Conpleting a process that began last year, Bishop Ger- ald A. Gettelfinger has ac- cepted the recommendation of the :Diocesan Pastoral Council,:., regard to serving at the ali ar. The document, which w !:recently mailed to all parish # in the diocese, in- cluded  icouragement for "family volvement" at parish lil cal celebrations. Follol is the text of the policy bf'-- a portion of the guideli; Policy In the Catholic Diocese of Evansville, lay persons, be they men, women, boys, or girls, are permitted to serve at the altar in keeping with dioce- san liturgical guidelines. Guidelines No distinction should be made between the functions carried out in the sanctuary by men and boys and those car- ried out by women and girls. The term "altar boys" should be replaced by "servers." The term "server" should be used for those who carry out the functions of the instituted acolyte. Servers should be mature enough to understand their re- sponsibilities and to carry them out well and with appro- priate reverence. They should have already received Holy Communion for the first time and normally receive the eu- charist whenever they partici- pate in the liturgy. Servers should receive proper formation before they mill First place/ Members of the fifth and sixth grade volleyball team at Westside Catholic Consolidated School, Evansville, won first place in the season tournament at Mater Dei High School. The team includes, from left, Andrea Dick, Sarah Flake, Amanda Carrico, Katie Mull, Lynn Tenbarge, Carrie Krack, Amanda Feldhaus, Kelly Merkel and Katie Bradley. Jane Dick and Gary Merkel are coaches. ,0ErrHW'ST 1  HAUBSTADT j, ELECTRIC FOR COMPLETE Licensed. Bonded. Insured ELECTRICAL SERVICE "'"   l Industrial, Commercial and Residential PO Box 405 FISCHER ELECTRIC INC. 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Montgomery 812-295-4229 i begin to function. The forma- is suggested tion should include instruction sons. The cassock on the Mass and its parts and used because the their meaning, the various ob- "street" dress for jects used in the liturgy (their cleric. (The alb names and use), and the vari- the ankles.) ous functions of the server dur- ::: ing the Mass and other liturgi- Other cal celebrations. to immediate Servers should also receive appropriate guidance on main- posture. taining proper decorum and at- The document tire when serving Mass and that"girls are not t0 other functions, the exclusion "family involvement i The guidelines also included aged." various instructions, including The document the following paragraph: that "father and children can be Attire: The vestment for exeTcise the minist servers which is strongly sug- which they have gested by the National Confer- nated and trained ence of Catholic Bishops Mass in order that (NCCB) is the alb (white). This worship as family," U.S. delegation to visit discuss inclusive lang By JERRY FILTEAU and editor of Catholic News Service of New Revised sion of the Bible. Four U.S. Scripture scholars which uses inclusive -- two of them bishops -- are had received to meet in Rome this January gical use by the with counterparts named by United States the Vatican on the use of Eng- from the Vatican lish inclusive language in for Divine Worshi] Scripture and the liturgy. Sacraments, but The consultation stems from Vatican Congre a Vatican decision last year to Doctrine of the reverse its former approval of withdrawal liturgical use of two inclusive- -- Jesuit Father language Scripture transla- Clifford, professor'( tions in the United States. An- tament at the other inclusive-language text School of adopted by the bishops for bridge, Mass. liturgical use has been sitting Bishop in Rome awaiting final ap- suit Father proval for more than two secretary of the years, lical CommissioI Bishop Donald W. Trautman named head of the of Erie, Pa., head of the U.S. egation. But he delegation, told Catholic News know as of Jan. ! Service by telephone Jan. 9 would participate on that some details of the meet- can side. ing were still being worked He said that out. Lynch, NCCB But there are to be at least tary, and Msgr; two days of full meetings be- Detscher, tween the U.S. group and the Secretariat for designated Vatican partici- would accompany pants during the period Jan. gation to Rome as 18-21, he said. He said he was The U. flying to Rome JatL 17 and re- tion on inclusive turning Jan. 22. announced Nov. Apart from basic facts of William H. who and when, he said he more, NCCB could not comment on the He said pending meeting because of a Ratzinger, Vatican-imposed rule of confi- nal congregatio dentiality, to the The U.S. delegation is to two met in Rome consist of: ber, just after neWS: -- Bishop Trautman, chair- the doctrinal man of the National Confer- told the ence of Catholic Bishops' Com- to rescind its mittee on Liturgy. He is also a liturgical use metnber of Committee for the language ScriptO Review of Scripture Transla- English. tions, the other main NCCB At immediate" committee involved in the texts already issue, and is a theologian and U.S. Scripture scholar who taught and a biblical studies in the 1960s by the and '70s. the entire NeW Auxiliary Bishop Richard dard Version of J. Sklba of Milwaukee, chair- the revised Book man of the Committee for the the New i Review of Scripture Transla- Also involved tions, also a Scripture scholar " is the revised who taught biblical studies be- Bible LectionarY, fore he was made a bishop, the U.S. Franciscan Father Fran- still held up in cis A. DiLella, a Scripture pro- the worship fessor at The Catholic Univer- not given the sit). of America in Washington mation of the