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Father Firmus Dick, above, is already at work planning for the lsoth anniversaryof the parish, to be celebrated in the year 2,OOO. Father Dick was named pastor in June 1985, after previous asmgnments in Evansville, Loogootvv and Ferdinand, Plans are also in progress for the interior of the church, right, i With help from an anonymous parishioner, a new altar, pulpit and carpet will be installed. A statue of St. Bernard, below, has a place of honor. Text and Photos By Paul Leingang 0 $uhttC VINCENNES DEANERY SULLIVAN GREENE Rockport g00own There is civic pride in Rockport, the Ohio River commty where / pride, too, inthe religious community of Catholics, at the Rockport parish Father Joseph Kundek. According to a parish history published in 1970, families of John Kerstien, Joseph Bressler, Bernard.Herman parishes at Jasper, Ferdid, and neighboring region. The four families at Rockport in 1840 increase.:to : by "General Williamson but saw in honor of In 1875, they  :good Bernard, Sixty ormorechildren attended schoolin1912, with