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A The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiaha 3 ian Life Center marks tenth anniversary It, LEINGANG Message editor Christian Life Is celebrating its tenth service to the commu- house on 4, from 1 to 3 Ann Gries, director of said people will be old Poor Clare which now houses of the nomination available and the Office &apos;n are co- ;he ninth annual Teacher Bishop Ger- will an- of the dliae for nomina- 8. To obtain a contact the 424-5536. nine different ministries. Donors may also be able to see the windows they "adopted." The old monastery building has approximately 370 win- dows, which until recently were 370 opportunities for heat to escape into the winter out- side. Now, some 330 windows have been "adopted" by donors and upgraded. Plaques near each window thank the donors or the persons the donors wish to honor. The old monastery building was given to Bethel Temple in February 1986, by a Bethel Temple member, Jim Lud- wyck. He had purchased the building, intending to use it for commercial purposes, but had changed his mind and donated it to be used as a site for inner city ministry. In 1990, Bethel Temple turned over ownership to a 20- member board of directors, with 12 different churches rep- resented in the board member- ship. Gries said the center now works with "just about every denomination" -- including 53 MILLER & MILLER "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" 424-9274 Catholic and other Christian churches from the tri-state area. Cooperating churches work in various ways, She said. Some help with finances, some send volunteers. Some do spe- cial events, such as St. Bene- dict Church in Evansville which has an annual ,Undie Sunday" to collect needed items for the center. The Christian Life Center tries to serve the needy from the tri-state area, according to Gries. She said that one of the ministries, the New Life Home, serves pregnant teens from a much larger area. It may be hard to measure the positive impact the center has on people's lives, but Gries has statistics which measure the services performed at the center, by staff, volunteers and contributors. A total of 2,500 more peo- ple were served in 1995, com- pared to 1994, with meals:, clothing and other services. Meals served in 1995 were 26,601. Individuals and families receiving clothing: 10,546. Clothing items distributed: over 92,000. The Food Pantry served 2,852. ICE ,: St, Anthony, Indiana PHONE 326-2321 i send their friends!" Open nightly til 9 p.m. & Son .OLD US" "  Gee TOYOTA 231 SOUTH JASPER, IN 482-2222 L  FIRST FEDERAL Savings and Loan Association Washington & Loogootee RESTAURANT SPECIALIZING IN DELICIOUS GERMAN FOOD PRIME RIB CHARBROILED STEAQK COUNTRY FRIED CHICKEN SEAFOODS SALAD BAR BANQUET ROOM FOR PRIVATE PARTIES FOR ALL YOUR CATERING NEEDS, CALL " 482-2640 '< Hwy. 162S. 393 3rd. Ave., Jasper, IN i 000tlr Will... way to say thanks to 9aa / 9or last will an2 testament can he n e/ougnt statement ff what you pprec& f mast in flour lffez--- bequest to help educate pn?sts at Sto aint einra? 5emt'na /s a yaaY nk O o ? foryou r Faith a q Y to waq Pss #on to those whojCo/law yv_ ill .n,o .--0r.oro, n. 0.0 n,.ra, Seminary, Saint MeinracI, IN 47577 or call (800) 682-0988. The Career Clothing Bank helped 103 individuals get clothing to wear for job inter- views. The Evansville Crisis Pregnancy Center (located away from the old monastery at the Medical Arts Building), performed 858 pregnancy tests. A program to help needy persons with rent, utilities and emergency needs -- in ex- change for their volunteer work at the Center -- helped 300 individuals with a total of $11,643. Grace House provided a residence for 21 homeless women. The New Life Home, a ma- ternity home for unwed teens, had seven residents. The biggest change in ten years, Gries said, is "all the programs we have added. We started With the clothing bank and the New Life Home. As more needs were seen, we added new programs." To a-question about new needs in.the community, Gries responded without hesitation: "One real big need is some kind of an after care program for pregnant teens." She said girls who choose to keep their babies often dro p out of school and don't have any kind of sup- port. Gries would also like to see. the development of what she calls "a Christian-based coun- seling program" in the city, and she hopes in the future to open a West Side crisis preg- nancy counseling service. To help pay for bone marrow transplant The family of Debbie Dockery in Evansville has planned two fund raising events to help with the costs of the bone marrow transplant she needs. Debbie is the daughter ofJackand Gayla DockeD', and the sister of Lisa Golini and Mona Winiger. A letter from family members describes the need: "Debbie has recurrent breast cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant. She has been accepted at Duke Univer- sity Hospital for the procedure. Insurance has refused to pay for it and she must have $75,000 before treatment can be started. Money is needed by Feb. 9 and time is running out." An "All you can eat Pancake Breakfast" will be held at the MacDonalds fast food outlet at Eastland Place, Evansville, on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 7 to 10 a.m. A card party is planned at the cafeteria of St. Theresa Church, Evansville, on Monday, Feb. 5, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for each of the events may be obtained at the door, or by calling Gayla Dockery at 476-8843, Lisa Golini at 853-9508, or Mona Winiger at 985-7603. Family members said donations nlay be made to the Debbie Dockery Fund at any of the Citizens Banks. Following up on Women's Issues The Women's Issues Task Force of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Ind., will sponsor "Women Connecting: Beijing and Beyond," a workshop on the Fourth World Con- ference on Women which was held in Beijing, China, in September 1995. The workshop will be held at the Catholic Center, Evansville, on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9:00 a.m to noon. It will include a brief report on the Women's Confer- ence, according to Franciscan Sister Rose Lima Frerick. She said there will be an opportunity to discuss the official gov- ernmental commitments, and deternfine ways that they can be implemented at the local level. The fee for the workshop is $3, payable at the door. Reminder: Project Rachel is available Project Rachel is a healing outreach of Catholic Chari- ties of the Diocese of Evansville, for women who have had an abortion. 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