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January 27, 1989 'Nud! The Message-- for Catholic8 of Southwestern Indiana . I 11 Newburgh parish program offers new spirit to active, inactive Catholics By PAUL LEINGANG Message Editor "The greatest power in the world is Jesus," said the Catholic layman who is coor- dinating a program of "nudg- ing," at St. John the Baptist Church, Newburgh. Pat Ziemer is the coordinator, who speaks with faithfilled fer- vor and enthusiasm about the Message Classifieds I I1(1.1' WANI1:1) ATTENTION -- HIRING! govern- ment jobs -- your area. Many im- mediate openings without waiting list or test. $17,840-$69,485. Call (602) 838-8885. EXT. R4880. ATTENTION! GOVERNMENT HOMES FROM $1 (U repai0. Delin- quent tax property. Reposessions. Call (1) 602-838-8886 Ext. GH-4880. GOVERNMENT HOMES FROM $1 (U repair). Delinquent tax property. Reposessions. Call (1) 805-687-6000 Ext. GH-7984 for current rape list. ATTENTION -- GOVERNMENT siezed vehicles from $100. Fords, Mercedes, Corvettes, Chevys. Surplus Buyers Guide. 1-602-838-8885, Ext. A-4880. I:()R SALE FOR SALE: 12-foot and 7-foot beautiful solid golden oak church pews; 35 watt Realistic speaker system with 2 microphones. Call .St. Clements Church 897-4653. THANK YOU SACRED HEART of Jesus, Saints Jude and Peregrine and Our Blessed Mother for prayers answered. C.E.S. effort to give new spirit to the lives of active Catholics and to bring non-practicing Catholics back to the fold. Among activities planned over the next several months are a mission, a program of per- sona] contacts, small group bi- ble study, a programcalled "Companions on the Journey" for alienated Catholics, a charismatic Mass, a Latin Mass and a potluck dinner. The term, "nudging," comes from Father Henry Kuykendall, associate pastor. "I was reflecting on the Gospel story about the Good Shepherd," he said. He described the process, as he en- visioned it, when a shepherd decides to move the flock of sheep. "Most of the sheep can't hear the shepherd calling," said Father Kuykendall. "But they move along with the flock because another sheep kind of 'nudges' them along." "God calls each of us to follow him and nudge one another our of love for one another," according to plan- ners of the effort. "Each of us Buehlers I.G.A. "The Thrifty Housewife's Source of Savings" QUALITY FOODS, MEATS HUNTINGBURG Compliments Nass & Son Inc. FUNERAL HOME Huntingburg, Ind. has someone in our family, or a friend, or a neighbor, or some- one in our parish who needs a gentle nudging. We nudge through our prayers, our exam- ple, our sharing about how Jesus is active in our lives." The "nudging" process began late last year with the first discernment session for parish leaders, Nov. 12. Parishioners have been meeting regularly since that time, to plan for developing the process of 'nudging' during lent to bring people back to an active participation in their faith. "We are sad because so many are missing, many have wandered far from us, many are only passive spectators," stated a letter planned for mailing to parishioners, and signed by Father Kuykendall, Father Joseph Ziliak, pastor, and Sister Bernice Kuper, pastoral associate. "We are sad because so many seem to be alienated, hurt, angry, questioning, wandering to other churches," continued the letter. "Your family at St. John's wants you back!" the letter em- phatically stated. "Lent is a good time to come back. Lent gives you 40 days and 40 nights to pray, discuss, question. Share your own story. Lent gives you time to heal, reflect, forgive and be forgiven. lent is a time of preparation, a time to experience again the touch of Jesus Christ and the family of God in your life. "Your family at St. John's has begun a nudging process, a time of evangelization, a time to call back those who are miss- ing. In these coming weeks, and the coming years we will reach out to all who are missing or inactive, and call you to return. We may write you, call you or visit you but we will in- vite you back[ We are all com- panions on the journey. We need each other, you need us and we need you." "Companions on the Journey" is the name of one of the facets of the "nudging" planned for Lent. A "small group of friends" will be available for "Catholics who have been uninvolved" and for "Catholics who have wandered and want to return." "I have mixed feelings about being here," admitted Warren Lyon, a member of that small , , . I ............. I ...... I, , . group of friends, at a gathering Jan, 20. He went on to explain that although he was not a member of the parish and that he had chosen to marry outside the church, he hoped at some time to have all difficulties reconciled'i "I hurt," he said, and he pro- mised that he would "be there" to hear the pain of many others in the congregation who seek healing and reconciliation. Another facet of the Lenten program will be built on two evenings of discussion with Father Ken Walker of the diocesan Marriage Tribunal. According to the plans, Father Walker will deal with questions about separation, divorce, Holy Communion, annulments and remarriage. Another part of the "nudg- ing" process will be a Mission Week with Father Mike Hamel, on "Reclaiming Our Faith Through Signs and Symbols," scheduled Monday through +Thursday, March 12 rough March 16. A charismatic Mass will be celebrated April 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A Latin Mass is scheduled for noon, Sunday, April 23. "We are trying to create 'comfort zones,'" said Pat Ziemer, about the Latin Mass and the charismatic Mass. At least 16 bible study groups will be formed, to meet during the first four weeks of Lent, and another four weeks after Easter. "Pray without ceasing" is also an important part of the process, Ziemer said. The prayer network is a vital part of the process. vailable now! The 1989 Yearbook OF THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE Contains: - Addresses, phone numbers, names of priests and data about schools for every parish in the Diocese of Evansville. - A complete listing of Sunday, Holiday and Holy Day Mass schedules for all parishes in the diocese. - A listing of institutions providing services to Catholics in the diocese. - An alphabetical listing of name and address of every priest, religious sister and brother assigned to parishes, schools and institutions in the diocese. - A listing of diocesan priests according to the year of their ordination. - The names and phone numbers of members and directing personnel of every diocesan office. - And much, much morel In its 52 pages you will gain a better insight into the people, the organizations, institutions and activities that are a part of the life of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Evansville. Available for immediate delivery, you'll want to keep this informative resource handy for ready reference during the coming year, Hurry, the supply of the 1989 Yearbook is limited. Order your copy today while the supply lasts. Don't be disappointedl To receive your copy, send the coupon below with your payment to: The Meemge office, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169. The cost is only $6 per copy and includes all postage and handling charges. Order yours today! [llilililillliliilillllllllilill Fill out and mail with payment ($6 =) per copy) to: THE MESSAGE, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169 On/y $;6 0 per copy. Hurry, the supply is limited! NAME: ADDRESS: li CITY: I STATE/ZIP: I Please send me copy(ies) of the 1988 Yearbook. Enclosed is $.