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January 18, 1991 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Around the Diocese IIII 7 Academy's language immersion Students at Marian Heights u Academy, Ferdinand, in French and Spanish classes, recently participated in a Foreign Language Immersion Week. The 27 French students were housed at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and the 36 Spanish students lived at the Methodist Camp in Santa Claus. Only French and Spanish were ' spokenin the respective immer- sion programs. The week was planned to allow the students time to experience a second language by speaking with fluent speakers where only the foreign language was spoken. Sister Mary Philip Berger, MHA language department chairperson, coordinated the program. Holy Family's foundation Gifts and pledges to the Holy Family Catholic School Founda- tion have reached $291,263. 'Wiley and the Hairy Man' The student production 'Wiley and the Hairy Man' has been cast at Memorial High School, Evansville. Actors include: David Flick, Garrick Brinkmeyer, P.J. Halter, Angie Evans, Eric Beane, Jason Blair, Jason Broshears, Kate Buckman, Gideon Douglas, Stacey Johnson, Maria Peter, Michelle Reine, Eric Titzer and Chris Wolk. The student assistant director is Ben Bailey and the stage manager is Maria Dickinson. Performances will be held Feb. 9. Leadership seminar Melanie Pulcini will represent Memorial High School, Evansville, at the three-clay Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation Leadership Seminar in In- dianapolis in May. Carrie Wenger is the alternate. Mater Dei's Teens for Life Eight students from Mater Dei High School, Evansville, will be attending the annual March for Life'in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20. The students are members of tile school's Teens for Life group. They are Tom Kirsch, Cathy Kirsch, Nicole Martin, Dana Wright, Angela Canada, Karen Tenbarge, Mandy Mosby and John Allison. Washington Catholic students say "thanks' Sixth graders at Washington Catholic Middle School, Washington, attend- ed a retreat, which was developed and implemented by Sister Yvonne Etienne O.S.B. and Father Bernard Lutz. The following are letters of appreciation written by the students following their retreat: Dear St. Vincent de Paul Society, Everybody had a great time at the retreat. We ate and played some games. Thanks a lot for giving the money for making this possi- ble. Maybe some time we could do it again. Thanks, Steven Collison Dear Kim, I just wanted to thank you for sparing your time to come help with our fun and exciting retreat. I had a wonderful time, and enjoyed your company. You made me think, am I doing what God wants me to do. I have been helping my mom take care of Andrew, my baby brother. The most exciting and fun thing there was when we went outside and thought about God. Sincerely, Nicholas Snow Dear Father Lutz, I am glad that you were there. You did lots of nice things. You talked to us, you were my group teacher and a helper. Thanks for spending you time on us. Nick Cramer Dear Mr. Etienne, You were the best leader of that day. I loved the story of St. Francis you told. The story of the kid's lunch you told was sad, but I think you did the right thing. We ap- preciate you making the retreat possible. I hope we will do this again. Mark Brothers Dear Sister Yvonne, Thank you for planning the retreat for us. We really appreciate it. I also want to thank you for being my group leader. I hope you had fun. I had a lot of fun. I hope we do it again sometimes. The things we did were fun and interesting. Thanks. Sincerely, Mandy Hauser Dear Sister Yvonne, Thank you for taking the :time for the retreat. I had fun. I hope you did too. I en- joyed having that time to talk to God. I felt close to God. I hope you have another retreat. Your Friend, Jeremy Thompson St. Philip's speech team Members of the speech team at St. Philip School, St. Philip, placed second out of seven schools. First place winners were Mandy Crowe, Elizabeth Verkamp, Kellie Reidford, Kim Wildeman, Jill Fehrenbacher and Rick Stevens. Second place winners were Kellie Scott and Sarah Kitsch. Third place winners were Anne Stofleth, Melanie Buchanan and Jessica Beck. Please send information for SCHOOL NOTEBOOK to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publication date. Book Fair Rita Barnett sells books to Brian Theroff during the Book Fair at Washington Catholic Elementary School. "Author, author" Donnie O'Brian, a fifth grader at Washington Catholic Elementary School, reads a story he has writ- ten to Washington Catholic first graders. Sullivan's bell tower The parish council at St. Mary Church, Sullivan, has approved the idea of building a bell tower in celebration of the parish's 125th anniversary in 1992. The council members include Ed Carmichael, Ray Haas, Lucille Hardwick, Bob Hughes, Harold Morgan, Nick Morgan, Rose Matteson, Jeanne Stacy and Celesta Thompson. Long-range planning at St. Matthew Members of the Long-Range Planning Commission at St. Mat- thew Church, Mount Vernon, in- clude: Father Joseph Swartz, pastor, Sister Patricia Endicott S.P., principal, Nick Volz, Art Winiger Jr., Steve Dausmann, Mary Jane Almon and Tom Hoehn. St. Joseph's anniversaries Congratulations to couples at St. Joseph Church, Evansville, celebrating wedding anniver- saries: Leroy and Mary Singleton, 40 years; Gene and Lorine Tennis, 40 years; Agnes and Glennis McClure, 49 years; Martin and Gladys Roth, 53 years. St. Theresa's anniversaries Congratulations to couples at St. Theresa Church, Evansville, celebrating wedding anniver- saries: Peter and Eva Studer, 47 years; Paul and Margie Gardner, 45 years. Donation Bob and Jane Durcholz have donated the stained glass win- dow above the priests' sacristy at St. Anthony Church, St. Anthony. 40 years Congratulations to Jack and Mary Gilbert of St. Mary Church, Sullivan, celebrating their for- tieth wedding anniversary. Development program The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will be participating in a national development educa- tion program, funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. The sisters will be attending a series of four seminars, each devoted to a particular aspect of development, including strategic planning, fund raising vehicles and strategies, communications and public relations, manage- ment and accountability. The program is presented under the auspices of the Leader- ship Conference of Women Religious. Happy Birthday! Father John Boeglin, pastor at St. Celestine Church, Celestine, celebrates his birthday Jan. 22. Father Eugene Heerdink, a missionary in Columbia, South America, celebrates his birthday Jan. 23. His address is Parroquia Catedral; Calle 6, 7-23; Zipa- quira, Columbia, S.A. Father Joseph Kane, pastor at Precious Blood Church, Jasper, celebrates his birthday Jan. 23. Father James Lex, retired diocesan priest, celebrates his birthday Jan. 23. Father Clarence Schlachter of Evansville Celebrates his birthday Jan. 21. Please send information for PEOPLE to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publication date.