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1994 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 7 Diocese General Chapter in Oldenburg the Chapter Steering Committee at the Sis- rancis, Oldenburg, include, front row, Fran- Robbie Pentecost, Marie Werdmann, sec. Emmett Lawrence, Barb Piller, Natalie third row, Therese Gillman, Lynn Lineback, Annata Holohan, Sue Bradshaw, Pat Bi- Lindsey and Bridget Arnold. Sister Claire a member of the committee. Two international speak- ers have been invited to the first session of the General Chapter, held by the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg beginning February 11. The first session, the Ses- sion for Affairs, will focus on the challenge of interdepen- dence, and how this issue will influence the lives and ministries of Sisters in the 21st century. Sister Rose Fernando is a native of Sri Lanka and a 'Franciscan Missionary of Mary. She received her the- ology training at Lumen Vitae in Belgium in 1965 to 1967. In 1992, she received her master's degree at the Marykno]l School. After spending 12 years in Rome as a General Coun- cillor, Sister Fernando is currently the coordinator for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation for her Institute. Maryknoll Sister Maria Rieckelman was born and raised in Cincinnati. She re- ceived her M.D. from Mar- quette Medical School and completed a residency in adult and child psychiatry at the University of Hawaii. Early in her medical career, she provided health care to refugee poor in Iorea and Hong Kong. As a psychia- trist, she focuses on wholis- tic development add cross- cultural integration for missionaries around the world. The second session at Oldenburg, the Session for Election, will be held April 5 through April 10. during that time, a new team of leaders will be elected to further the corporate thrust of the Sisters of St. Francis toward authentic interde- pendence in their min- istries. of a kindergarten Blood Was recently of Jaycees. mcipal Ron for "her pro- ability to , not only educa- tzes Catholic Works on the s at Precious Mary Church, y! Marilyn lcipal at St. day r Dei lag team at School, lrentwood, 'nament held ,rapions were Scheu. to Aaron ird place Folz, Me- Schu. ;Iso Won the nning 12 Nur. Dan ,n Inkeno Nick Todd n, Matte Winner. on the 10- tional Re- A new abbess ..... ..... at Monastery of St. Clare Poor Clare Sister Anna Scheessele has been elected abbess in triennial elections held January 14 at the Monastery of St. Clare, Evansville: The following Sisters were also elected: Poor Clare Sister Mary Joseph Higdon, vicaress. Poor Clare Sister Mary Martha Blandford, first coun- cillor. Poor Clare Sister Jeanne Maffet, second councillor. Poor Clare Sister Mary Veronica Jonkier, third coun- cillor. Happy Birthday! Father Eugene Schroeder, pastor of St. Theresa Church, Evansville, celebrates his birth- Special visitors day Feb 7 Father James Sauer, pastor Life in Tanzania in East Africa was the focus of the day of St. Clement Church, last week at Corpus Christi School, Evansville, thanks to a Boonville, celebrates his birth- visit by three monks from St. Meinrad. Brother Flavian day Feb. 8. Father Raymond Brenner, Schwenk's sister, Katie Schwenk, teaches at Corpus pastor of Resurrection Christi, and he brought two seminarians who are from Church, Evansville, celebrates Tanzania to her school for a visit. Brother Jacob and his birthday Feb. 12. Brother Ildefonce talked with the students about life in Father Ron Zgunda. pastor Africa. Above, Katie Schwenk tries walking with a basket of St. Mary Church, Washing- on her head -- African style. She is helped by Brother Fla- ton, celebrates his bilhday Feb. vian and Brother Jacob. 12. -- Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes Deacon serve Tourney Jan. 15. Champi- ons were B.J. Hauke, Brad Happe, Tom Jankowski and Ken Hisch. Second place finish- ers were John Werner, Greg Raben, Chad Carr and Mike Schoeder. Kris Schnur re- ceived fourth place. SIAC Champions were Brad Turner, Scott Rogge and Greg Schuble. Runner-up included Kevin Head, Aaron Gerth, David Scheu and Andy Me- Donald. Third place went to Joe Armentano, Philp Zen- thoefer, Tim Ritzert, Jeff Mc- Durmon and Brandon Cox. Brad Folz took fourth place.  Spelling champs at Resurrection Michael Backes will repre- sent Resurrection School, Evansville, in the Vanderburgh County Spelling Bee. He is the winner of his school's spelling bee. Chris Austin placed second and Mary Smither placed third. Students in the primary grades at Resurrection also par- ticipated in a spelling bee. Win- ners were Melanie Knapp, first place, Melissa Schnur, second place,and Brandy Sparks, third place. See SCHOOL page 12 anniversaries Cyril Will of Good Shep- herd Church, Evansville, was ordained a deacon Feb. 10, 1990. Joseph Schapker of Resur- rection Church, Evansville, was ordained a deacon Feb. 10, 1990. Charles eifert of Holy Family Church, Jasper, was ordained a deacon Feb. 10, 1990, Thomas Holsworth, Dia- conate Coordinator, was or- dained a deacon Feb. 10, 1990. 60 years Congratulations to Harold and Edna Goebel, members of Sacred'Heart Church, Evans- ville, who recently celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniver- sary. Published Father Stephen Lintzenich, pastor at St. Mary Church, Evansville, has published an article in the Trustee Educator entitled "The Challenge of Depth Education in Religious Organi- zations." In his article, Father Lintzenich describes his experi- ence as a Church consultant working with Evansville's Holy Spirit Parish Pastoral Council. New officers at St. Joseph Dean Schaefer is the newly elected president of the Altar So- ciety at St. Joseph Church, Evansville. Other Altar Society officers include Jenny Sande. fur, vice-president, Sarah Hin. ton, secretary, and Dorothy Martin, tl easurer. Billy Cook is the president of the Men's Club at St. Joseph. Henry Hinton is vice-president, Richard Jackson is secretary, and Brad Mueller is treasurer. Anniversaries at Holy Family Congratulations to couples at Holy Family Church, Jasper, celebrating wedding anniver- saries: Leon and Betty Epple, 43 years; Francis and Mary Guatemalan monastery receives grant The Sisters of St. Benedict of Queen of Peace Monastery in Coban, Guatemala, were re- cently awarded a grant of $10,000 from the International Foundation in Butler, New Jer- sey. The grant will provide par- tial support for the establish- ment of a Center for Native Crafts at the monastery in Guatemala. The Center for Natives Crafts has as its goals to preserve en- dangered native Indian crafts, to provide the most needy of the native Guatemalans with a means to earn money while of. firming the gifts of their her- itage, and to provide a small amount of financial assistance to the monastery. Queen of Peace MonasteD:.s a dependent monastery of Monastery Immaculate Con. ception in Ferdinand. It was founded in 1978, 13 years after the first Ferdinand Benedictines travelled to Guatemala as mis, sionaries. Please send information for AROUND THE DIOCESE to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4189, Evansville, IN 47724, The deadline for copy is 9 a:m. the Friday before publication. Administrato r 24'54456 rairie Village lying Center