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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana III I II I I January15,1988 I I Any questions? Members of confirmation classes at St. Joseph Church, Dale, and St. Nicholas Chapel, Santa Claus, met Dec. 30with Bishop Francis R. Shea and toured the Catholic Center, Evansville. Confirmation is scheduled February 7 at St. Joseph, according to Religious Education, Coordinator Sister Joan Miller, O.S:F., who says the meeting with the bishop grew from a student s question about whether they could met the bishop before Confirmation. Bishop Shea fielded questions -- many of them per- sonal -- about his family and about the way he spent Christmas; he also answered questions about how bishol are selected, and about retirement. The fourteen students crowded together in the bishop's office with Father Joseph Kirech, pastor, Sister Miller, Stella Bennett, St. Nicholas confir- marion class teacher, and Brenda Hagedoru. "They felt they had a chance to get to know the bishop as a person"said Sister Miller, about the experience, "and the adults who went along enjoyed the visit, too." Washington Contmffed rom page 4 few have received much education. In:addition, they have been accustomed in Vietnam to be- ing told they are Americans and belong in America with their fathers. But in the United States they are likely to be seen as Vietnamese. The first group of 65 Amera- sians and family members to leave Vietnam under the re- vised program arrived in Bangkok, Thailand at the end of December. Resettlement agencies will --Message Photos by Paul Leingang not be seeing the group until June, after an orientation in the Phillippines, according to Loretta O'Donnell, resettlement coordinator for the Diocese of Richmond, Va. Then some will join their American fathers. But, accord- ing to one estimate, that will only account for 3 percent of the young people. Many more -- with mothers, stepfathers, siblings, and sometimes even spouses and children -- will be resettled by voluntary agencies such as MRS. CAN YOU HELP? ,, VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED CI1424-2555 Birthright I I |1 ] Im i i CHURCH WINDOW RESTORATION & STORM GLASS _ WINDOWS AND TIFFANY-STYLE SHADES "DESIGNED, FABRICATED & REPAIRED tain=b la g=cJaltzes, eth,=. 1220 FIRST AVENUE., EVANSVILLE, It 47710 TIMOTHY L. DASSEL PRESIDENT PHONE: 425-8658 AREA CODE: 8t 2 r II I I I I II INSURANCE -- REAL ESTATE 464-5993 AUTO * HOME * FIRE " J For information on vocations contact: Father David Fleck, VocationS Office, 424'00i536 Ext. 111 The Official Commemorative Book on the Papal Visit This is the official volume commemorating | the Pope's historic visit to the United States | in the Fall of 1987. This beautifully bound I coffee-table edition includes the text of all "Building Up the Body of Christ" the major addresses and homilies of the = Pope with introduction and commentary by the National Catholic News Service. It is strikingly illustrated with over 130 full color photographs that provide memorable pic- tures of the Pope's visits to eight major cities from Florida to California to Michi- gan, This will be at once a substantial historic record and a beautiful keepsake for all those who treasure their memories of the Pope's presence in our country. The mes- sages from his official talks are timely and timeless, containing his usual profound and incisive thoughts that will be worth reading and re-reading. A cherished vol- ume that will provide inspiration' for years. At your local bookstore, or directly by mail. i9rot:irs press I 15 Oakland Avenue, Harrison NY 10528 | Please send me  copies of Pope John Paul II--A | Pastoral Visit to the U.S. for only $19.95, Enclosed i" my check plus $1.50 for postage per book. I understand the | book will be sent to me upon publication in late November. | Name | Address City, State, Zip (Please enclose payment with order) I I I POPE JOHN PAUL II [ Pastoral Visit to the United State: Nafional CalhotlC Nc, tmr Seic s Ignatius Press Now Available! ISPECIAL FEATURES I Over 130 full color pictures Major addresses and homilies of the Pope Inspiring step-by-step narrative of his trip An important historic record Large Deluxe coffee-table edition, only $19.95