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1995 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 17 andom acts of kindness in our diocese By MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer Last September, when Ph I lis Bes _ Y- nears encoura ed Catholic sch ...... g .. uvl principals to ]0In a "Random Acts of hess, - Kind- revolution, she had no idea where they would take her idea. At the August a t0rs' - -. dmlmstra- ,ueetmg, Beshears dl0cesa, .-_ . _ , the r- -'.uwector of schools. esentea each principal with the book Random published by each principal to which encour- unexpected and then to Lhe book's ideas chools. the has school I r has some- Beshears offered of an act of kind- in her she says, will out in my mind ) W00laee at t lays: v ., Holy Cross oest Jes:. -L graders are the Slca, Ju " ea% Ea._  stxn, Nancy, rChael ""Y, Uynthia, Anna, , -aura, Jessica, Carla. dN eu_ d.ieated s*..- - t R, arLd Sta x, uents, par- "' rnard S'c_x. u truly make uaOOl GREAT! JO0" t t Shepherd Stu A  greo- ,. dents: '>a thia--', right shine r e.d and s Wi?l be fine! Go to ZBter ''. Xou know what uA said tIIOLIc HAPPY "EI) y .... SCHOOLS ' -u re GREAT! ific ki:, grateful for this ter- Jesla he ergarten class. Ma :w aa p lYOU to continue Lt arn. Love, Mrs. b 0ra ar Saint Wen t ers, .... del Eghth ha, I Just W YU for a- anted to - em^_. u enjoyable ''orkeyFclI:ep up the .wtsQlsvesgdners are the d ' IZoa,._is " Ompson. P.S. Y aaie:'or I0 points on der'rpus Ch " __, re n . rlstl POlite  StUdents, You '?d Cre"'Perative lo erl.. IV, ) , veable c[a.g With" ,,really enjoy - I OI YOU) #, 4rs )J .... Sin- " Underliter le': Ie laeulty !liit ad Pare , Staff, Stu- his "aay o. an you for ti Year! ",s of kindness "s YOu'r _ OUr. principal Perl :t ist t iers'  e King Kinder- ciy  eel, are looking for- cti.Scho, )rating our lOOth tqes p] ' We have lots of ve, "g ea SUed. Thanks for .and every day " lecial *'he V-Team Lrth Grade. you for class. I love and heart." "A few years ago on my birthday, I was telephoned by our receptionist, Joyce, that there was a surprise down- stairs for me. Because it was my birthday, I didn't think that this was particularly un- usual. I brought the box up- stairs to my office. It was a long box from a florist. I was very excited that someone had sent me one of my favorite gifts -- flowers. "As I pulled the green paper away, I found one dozen long- stemmed red roses and a small card tucked inside the fragrant gift. The first was from a stu- dent that I had taught in the fourth grade nearly 10 years earlier at Holy Redeemer School. 'To a very special teacher,' it read. I was so touched that she had remem- bered me after 10 years, and even more that she had taken the time tp remember me on my birthday. Every year since, she has continued to remember my birthday. "This act of kindness was Happy Ads Corpus Christi First Graders -- Let's all be "STAR PERFORMERS." Have a bright and shining week. Make your work twinkle. Love, Mrs. Hodge and Mrs. Elsner one that will forever stand out in my mind and heart. Thank you, Jeanie, for making the ef- fort to show me your love, ap- preciation, and this kindness." Another example of a ran- dom act of kindness is offered by Wilma Hoerner of Evansville. "This act of kindness was done by my husband for com- plete strangers. "Yesterday, we were doing some last minute Christmas shopping. I went into the Ven- ture store on First Avenue and my husband waited for me in the van. "While waiting, he noticed the bell ringer for the Salva- tion Army. It was windy and cold and the bell ringer was wearing gloves. The lady with him was holding the cold metal door handle to open the door for shoppers. She had no gloves, so they were taking turns wearing his gloves. "When I returned to the van, my husband asked me to go back into the store to buy her some gloves. I purchased the THREE CHEERS to Christ the King students and par- ents!! Thank you for being so wonderful and making our first year memorable! Mrs. Graff and Mrs. Rohleder Sister Laura Marie thinks that Eric, Jacob, Danielle, Amber, Brad, Tommi, Wesley, Bobby, Kyle, Corey and Lee are super students. Fr. Boeglin for lighting up our lives. Sr. Nancy, Pam Bell, faculty and staff for supporting our children. Job well done! HFS Education Ministry. St, James students, teach- ers, and parents make our school #1. Thanks to Father Madden and the parish for supporting our work. Mrs. Render Mrs. Goeltz's 2nd graders are #I. We are learning so much and having fun! Keep up the good work!! Christ the King Daisies, Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts are TERRIFIC! We love you! Your leaders Catch the Spiritl Holy Re- deemer fifth grade -- you're the best! Mrs. Flake To all the 4th Graders at WCCS: We think you are the greatest! Love, Mrs. Halbig, Mrs. Schopmeyer, Mrs. Mesker Third Graders at Corpus Christi are so kind. Matter of fact they are the top of the line. Ms. Schwenk St. Wendel 7th Graders, Hopefully the remainder of the year will be fun and reward- ing. Mrs. Hunter Holy Cross Fourth Grade You're a super class! We've had lots of fun this year and will have even morel Mrs. Con- nie Grabert Corpus Christi's Third Grade Class Certainly does outshine any brass. If this ad they do read A treat they will receive. The most important thing about St. Philip's 4th graders is that they are very very spe- cial to their teacher Mrs. Shirley Clements Three cheers for Holy Cross fifth graders  Ryan, Chase, Jessica, Josh, Travis, Kyle, Elizabeth, Lynda, Danny, Susan. You'r e the best! To all my wonderful stu- dents. It's a pleasure coming to school each day. Thank you! Mrs. Wilderman I would like to thank the second grade students, parents and teaching staff at Christ the King for making my first year successful. Ms. Mindy McWilliams MHA-- MHA -- MHA -- MHA "It doesn't get much bet- ter than this" BUT; we are try- ing! Thanks from your principal Mr. Mathena WCCS First Graders are the BEST! I'm very proud of youl Love, Mrs. Cutrell St. Joe students are AOK! Keep up the good work. We love you and care about you! St. Joe Teachers 6th Graders, You are a GREAT class!! Keep up the good work. Mrs. Spahn St. Wendel Fourth Graders, I hope you have had a great year so far. Let's make the rest See HAPPY page 19 warmest and best pair of gloves that I could find for her. They were both so apprecia- tive. "My husband's actions didn't surprise me, because this isn't the first time he has done a random act of kindness for complete strangers." Students at Washington Catholic High School, Wash- ington, also reported an in- crease in their "random acts of kindness." The journalism stu- dents recently submitted a list of kindness performed in the high school: * Don Mattingly, Brian Hathhorn, and Ryan Welp were caught loaning their reli- gion books to those who didn't have theirs. Clint Underhill offered to carry Suzanne Webb's box of books up the stairs. Tracy Och has been caught helping with tons of office work during her lunch period. David Barnett was caught treading water on his own time so that little kids could jump off the diving boards at the pool. Jennifer Wichman was caught loaning her comp book to Brandi Stallman. Nick Purdue and Brian Norris were caught helping Holly Stevens purchase and set up the new Macintosh Per- forma 530. Todd Fuhs was caught in the act of helping a man with a broken down car. Fuhs drove the man around to find car parts and then to the man's home. This took about three hours of Fuh's time that day. Gabriai Baumgardner was caught cleaning up somebody else's mess in the cafeteria. When Delana Overton was on crutches, Ellen Wagner helped her with her books. Billy Nolley and one of his friends helped two women push a boy in a wheelchair up a hill on a rainy day. The girls volleyball team bought the girls soccer team balloons for the sectional. The girls J.V. volleyball team bought the seniors' bal- loons for Senior Night. Clinton Underhill, Eric Abel, Kara Foster, Dustin Mar- tin, Rebecca Ausborn, Cassie Daily and Holly Stevens hung curtains in the chapel. National Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17 A national Random Acts of Kindness Day has been sched- uled for February 17, according to the editors of Conari Press. The book, Random Acts of Kindness, was published by Conari Press. Suggestions for observing the day include: * Encouraging students to remember the people who dont normally receive any recognition like the school janitor, the school nurse or the principal's secretary. Donate time at a soup kitchen, day care center or visit a blood bank. Tell your boss that you think he or she does a great job. Have everyone in your office draw a Random Acts of Kindness buddy out of a hat and do kind things for them that day. 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