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M E S SAG]00 \\;-t= 26 ars of serving Catholics VOLUME ' ="" .,,,VSTDEm, EASTA,E i * .,:ii..   % pastor at St. Joseph Church, Jasper, says the rosary Kristie Tieken from Washington during the March for Life For additional information and photos, see page 10. -- Messa Message circulation drive underway By PAUL IL LEINGANG Message editor Fehruary is Catholic Press Month in the Diocese of Evans- ville and throughout the United States. The annual drive for new and renewed subscriptions to the Message began with "Message Sunday," which was observed Jan. 26. The drive continues through the month of Februar): Most current subscriptions expire at the end of February; most new subscriptions will take effect on the first Friday in March. The price of a single subription, $17.50, is unchanged from last year. Subribers receive 51 issues of the Message, which is pub- lished every Friday except the Friday after Christmas. Several parishes in the diocese are "full circulation" parishes, that is, ever), registered home in that parish has a subscription to the Message. In a full circulation parish, where much of the paper- work is handled by someone at the parish, subscribers receive a discount. St. Martin Church, Whitfield, is the first parish to respond to the 1997 drive. Msgr. Carl Shetler is pastor of St. Martin, a full circulation parish in the Washington DeaneD: Parishes in the diocese use various methods of coordinating or supporting subscriptions to the diocesan newspaper. All sub- scribers are encouraged to follow guidelines suggested ira their parishes. Subscription envelopes are inserted into this issue of the Message. Some parishes also include subscription envelopes in the weekly packets. If no envelope is available, sub- scribers may send in the mailing label from the front page of this issue, or print their names and addresses on plain paper and send it, along xith the subscrip- tion fCv, to the Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansqlle, IN 47724-0169. Benedictine Sister Mary Etta Kiefer manages circulation. Sub- seribers may contact her at (812) . 424-5536 or toll-free in Indiana (800} 637-1731. direc- at that It Review lonymous gift to of Evans- Bishop Ger- announced approxi- Year-- was training of ious area in our Catholic !d Directors Committee to develop guidelines for the dissemination of these funds. The statement of purpose in these guidelines states that "the scholarship fund is to aid in the professionalization of Parish and Catholic School Catechetical Leaders. Funds are available to individuals who wish to pursue formal training in Religious Edu- cation and/or formational pro- grams which assist catechetical leaders in strengthening the teaching of the Catholic faith." Scholarships may be granted for courses on the undergraduate, graduate, or certificate level at institutions or agencies approved by the Grant Review Committee. As of December 31, 1996, a 0l Evansville: This edition is one of six issues Catholic household this year. Church member's contributions pays for these to Know little information on St. Blaise, whose Feb. 3. All that is known about him is the fourth century and was bishop of In approximately 316, he was exe- of Christians by the Roman martyrdom probably took place in was much more interesting, says of the theology, philosophy and canon ic University of America in Wash- Blaise, please turn to page 5. total of $69,000 has been award- ed to strengthen religious forma- tion in the Evansville Diocese. Twenty-two current and poten- tial parish catechetical leaders have been served through this generous gift. The scholarship fund pays a portion of the tuition cost with the individual and parish or ministry institution being asked to contribute a por- tion toward the individual's for- mation. With this investment from the Diocese, the parish and the individual in the profession- alization of lay catechetical lead- ers, all 73 parishes will have access to more effective and far- reaching religious formation pro- grams in the Catholic Schools and in out-of-school Religious Education programs. These leaders in religious education are receiving their formation and studies through St. Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Ind.; Brescia Col- lege, Owensboro, Ky.; St. Mary of the Woods College, St. Mary of the Woods, Ind.; Dayton Uni- versity, Dayton, Ohio; St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.; and Loyola University, New Orleans through the LIMEX (Loyola Institute for Ministry Exten- sion) program. This program is primarily for lay ministers who wish to fur- ther their education on site here in the diocese. In a recent brochure from Loy- ola Universi, LIMEX is described in this way: "Students meet in groups led by a Loyola-certified facilitator and engage in a series of three-hour sessions designed by Loyola faculty. Sessions involve a discussion of assigned reading, videotaped input by nationally known scholars, and other educa- tional interactions. LIMEX's edu- cational philosophy and curricu- lurn are based on sound principles of adult education and theological reflection. Each participant has the task of correlating, by means of the LIMEX reflection process, the four contexts of their ministry practice: the Christian tradition, the institutional, personal and socio-cultural contexts of min- istry." Currently there are two LIMEX groups weting in the dio- cese, one in the Jasper and Loo- gootee area and one in the Evans- rifle are New LIMEX groups will be formed during this coming year. Informational sessions will be held throughout the diocese at the following times and places: at the Catholic Center on Tues- day, Feb. 4 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. CST and from 7 to 8:15 p.m. CST; at St. Simon Parish Room, Washington, on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. EST and at St. Ferdinand Parish Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. EST. All of these sessions are repeats. Participants need attend only one. To register, please call Carolyn Mueller at the Catholic Center (812) 424-5536 or toll-free in Indi- arm, (800) 637.1731. LIMEX Information sessions scheduled Loyola University in New Orleans offers a masters degree or certificate at the masters level in Religious Education and Pastoral Studies hy extonsiom arship fund assists directors of religious education