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J V The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana State of the Diocese will be called to fill. i Pastoral L,ife Coordinators serve parishes Nicholas, Santa Claus; Deacon Joseph Sturgis at St. Thomas, Knox County, and Sister of the Blessed Sacra- ment Jane Nesmith at St. John the Apostle, Evans- ville. Sister Mary Terence Knapp was the first woman to lead a parish in the Diocese of Evansville, when she was appointed to Holy Name Church, Bloomfield, in 1983. Since 1990, Sister Knapp has been the pastoral life coordinator of St. Nicholas Church, Santa Claus. Sister Knapp was born May 30, 1929. She entered Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand in 1946, and professed her vows in 19951. Her service to the Church has included teaching and religious edu- cation positions at the parish and diocesan level. Sister Diane Fischer was born Oct. 20, 1936. After entering Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdi- : nand in 1954, she professed vows in 1956. Her service to the Church has included various teaching and parish SISTER JANE positions in the Diocese of Evansville. Her recent DEACON JOSEPH STURGIS NESMITH, S.B.S. assignments have included Holy Angels, New Harmo- ny, where she was pastoral associate from 1986 to 1991. She was appointed to Holy Name, Bloomfield in !991. Deacon Joseph Sturgis is the only deacon currently serving as pastoral life coordinator. In recent years, however, several deacons have held such positions, including Deacon Donald Lahay who was pastoral life coordinator of All Saints Church, Cannelburg and St. Mary Church, Daviess County. Deacon Richard Preske and Deacon Robert Hayden have served assignments as pastoral life coordinator of Blessed Sacrament Church, Oakland City. Deacon Sturgis was born Feb. 27, 1933. He was comptroller of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., until his retirement in 1994. He was appointed to St. Thomas Church in 1995. Sister Jane Nesmith is the newest pastoral life coor- dinator in the diocese. She was appointed to St. John the Apostle in August, and installed at the parish in Evansville in October. Sister Nesmith was born Jan. 10, 1947. She entered SISTER DIANE SISTER MARY TERENCE the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1964, and pro- FISCHER, O.S.B. KNAPP, O.S.B. fessed first vows in July 1967. She has served as a teacher, campus ministry coordinator and pastoral Four parishes in the Diocese of Evansville have pastoral life coor- associate for youth ministry; her work has taken her to dinators. They are Benedictine Sister Diane Fischer, at Holy Name, assignments in Lake Charles and New Orleans, La., Bloomfield; Benedictine Sister Mary Terence Knapp, at Saint and in Seattle. We have an the services of Directors of Religious of our parishes• gesting have its own available to it son. We cannot ex teers to properly untrained vo is to be unjust to the the students they vide professional training are to prepare catechists  and local level. With those who are so say that good will and enormous effort are must support their proper training lest as teachers We have wonderful in our diocese. for the effecti particularly cipals who are principals. To be a trator is not enough. to have the proper Catholic faith if they Catholic school There are Catholic who aspire to be Catholic tradition to pursue the path to of these are m offer their services • ' ., cons, servants. We have enjoyed manent deacons Since I came in 1989, those who were m subsequently diaconal service. I also J program of diaconal such time as there renewal ofdi We currently have 22 our diocese. It had been my Priests Continued from page III • Father Robert L. Kress, professor, Dept. of Theolo- gy, Bellarmine College, Louisville, Ky., 1996. • Father Raymond L. Kuper, St. Agnes, Evansville, pastor, 1994. • Father Mark& Kurzendoerfer, Mater Dei High School, Evansville, chaplain; member of Diocesan Vocations Team; Sacramental Minister, St. Thomas, Vincennes, 1995. • Father Henry Kuykendall, Nativity, Evansville, pastor, and diocesan coordinator, Catholic Ministry of the Deaf, 1990. • Msgr. William A. Lautner, first superintendent of Mater Dei High School; retired, 1993. • Father John W. Lefler, retired, 1994. • Father James J. Lex, retired, 1990. • Msgr. Clarence J. Lindauer, retired, 1985. • Father Stephen P. Lintzenich, St. Mary, Evansville, pastor, 1983. • Father Sylvester Loehrlein, St. Rupert, Rod Brush, pastor, 1991. • Father Bernard A. Lutz, Holy Cross, Fort Branch, pas- tor, 1991. * Father Michael T. Madden, St. James, Haubstadt, pastor, 1984. • Father Gordon Mann, ordained, 1992; St. Martin, Ch.dsney, pastor, and St. Nicholas, Santa Claus, mod- erator, 1995. • Father David A. Martin, St. Simon, Washington, pastor, 1995. • Msgr. Omer F. Meyer, former diocesan treasurer; currently senior consultant to the treasurer; Sacred Heart, Evansville, associate pastor. • Father Robert S. Nemergut, SL Francis Xavier, Xrm - cetmes, and Corrections Ministry, 1995. • Msgr. Jerome M. Neufelder, former diocesan Chan- cellor and Diocesan Director of Operations; currently assigned to St. Meinrad, School of Theology. * Father David H. Nunning, St. Wendel, St. Wendel, pastor, 1991; Dean of Evansville West Deanery, 1995. • Father Christopher O'Brien, retired. • Father Raymond G,. Roising, Rotired, 1984. • Father Frank G. Renner, All Saints, Cannelburg, and St. Mary, Daviess County, pastor, 1992. • Father James H. Rogers, retired, 1979. • Father Earl Rohleder, Holy Angels, New Harmony, pastor, 1996. • Father Paul L. Roos, Mary, Help of Christians, Mariah Hill, pastor, 1995. • Father James E. Sauer, Holy Rosary, Evansville, pastor, 1996. • Father Albert J. Scheller, St. Vincent de Paul, Vin- cennes, pastor, 1992. • Father John H. Schipp, St. Francis Xavier, Vin- cennes, 1994. • Father Ralph H. Schipp, St. Mary's Medical Center, chaplain, 1991. • Msgr. Clarence A. Schlachter, retired, 1996; con- tinuing work as diocesan Director of the Propagation of the Faith, Mission Office. • Father Edward P. Schneider, former pastor of St. Francis Xavier, Poseyville; Sts. Peter and Paul, Peters- burg, 1996. • Father Edward C. Schnur, St. Bernard, Rockport, pastor, 1994. • Msgr. Charles T. Schoettelkotte, former diocesan director of Catholic Charities, former editor of the South- western Indiana Edition of the Register; retired, 1991. • Father Eugene Schroeder, St. Theresa, Evansville, pastor, 1993. • Father Francis Schroering, Sts. Peter and Paul, Haubstadt, 1991; Dean of Princeton Deanery, 1995. • Father Raymond A. Schroering, retired, 1990. • Father William M. SchWenk, St. Boniface, Evans- ville, pastor, 1990. • Msgr. Carl A. Shetler, former pastor of St. Martin, Whitfield, and St. Mary, Shoals; current, St. Martin, Whitfield, pastor, 1996. • Father Donald E. Spaulding, St. Raphael, Dubois, pastor, 1978. • Father Gregory D. Spencer, St. Joseph, Bramble, and St. Mary, Shoals,pastor, 1996. • Father Kenneth R. Steckler, ordained, 1996; St. ,,,,, ..................... # Joseph, Jasper, associate pastor, • Father Joseph M. Swartz, St. non, pastor, 1990. • Father Theodore G. Tempel, ville, pastor, 1993. • Father Timothy A. Tenbarge, St. nell, pastor, 1990. • Father William A. Traylor, P Mercy, American College Catholic Belgium, 1992. • Father Bernard J. Verkamp, • Father Hilary F. Vieck, and moderator, Holy Name, • Father Jean F. Vogler, • Msgr. Roman F. Vollmer, retired, • Father Kenneth J. Walker, 1988. • Father Robert J. Wannemuehler, z • Father William J. Wargel, Evansville, 1986. • Father Richard J. Wildeman, Vanderburgh County, 1991. • Father Lowell C. Will, gomery, and pastor, St. Patrick in Daviess County, 1991. • Msgr. Michael O.J. Wolf, Cathedral, 1971. • Father Ronald Zgunda, pastor, ton, 1991. • Father Joseph Ziliak, pastor, 1987; Dean of Newburgh Deanery, Benedictine priests from St. as pastors of four parishes in the • Father Gregory Chamberlin, Benedict, Evansville, 1991. • Father Camillus EllspermSnn ..... Henry, St. Henry, 1991. • Father tom, New Boston, 1995. • Father Plus Klein, O.S.B., ingburg, 1987. , , ..... :