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&apos;00hoM E S SAGE i SPECIAL SYNOD SECTION -- FEBRUARY 1993 i Parish Synod Assemblies held in diocese By PAUL R. LEINGANG the future. Message Editor One parish, for example, listed"Living the Faith as the number one pastoral issue. nt in their re- That parish currently addresses the issue by Parish Synod Assem- having a full time religious education direc- tor, focusing on the family and maintaining tort forms, collected at the chan- and romoting a Catholic school. Recom- future action were focused mpor- onthe parish adult education program I faith from womb to tomb, of teaching from pope. mmended for bishop, priest and person in the pew." t. John Church, Newburgh, pqrtshioners JUdy Lopez, Jim Wilsbacher and Clint i Walker, above, study the primary issues before discussion at their ParishSynod;% Assembly, held Sunday, Jan. 24. Billand : Mary Stevenson, above right, examine etr copies of the primary issues printed ! the Message, at Resurrecrtion Church, Evansville, on Sunday lan. 24.. At right, Steve King, Joann Rentchler, Joe Seib and Ron Breivogel, members of St. Clement Church, Boonville, enjoy a lighter mo. ment during discussion of the issues at their Parish Synod Assembly, held Thurs. day, Jan. 21. -- Message Photos by Paul R. Leingang Deanery Synod Assemblies scheduled Feb. 20-21 BYPAUL R. LEINGANG Up to five representatives should be done about them. statement -- was expressed and Newburgh Deanery at p Message Editor , arish representa w bein - t" es are Sy ChOsen at the Parish the  Assemblies _ to go to 10]ieseaery Synod Assem- c121.'aeduled on Feb. 20 are being chosen at each parish. Deanery participants will decide what are the most im- portant issues for their dean- cry. They will also make rec- The top issues listed by parishes included Living the Faith, Family, Parish Priest Shortage, Stewardship, Heal- ing and Reconciliation, Lay Leadership, Hospitality and Fellowship, Youth Ministry, Outreach, Shortage of Reli- gious, and the Expections/ Role/Supply of priests, dea- cons andreligious. Other concerns were Evan- gelization, Administration and Management, the Role of Women, and Justice -- in short, every one of the top ten issues identified at earlier meetings and published in the Message, showed up at the top or near the top of the concerns of at least one parish. Also mentioned was an item not on the published list -- concern about "more equal distribution of priests to parishioners in the diocese." (An additonal concern -- about the diocesan mission by a synod task force mem- ber. The suggestion was made that the phrase, "We the peo- ple of the Diocese of South- western Indiana," should be followed by the words, "in union with the Holy Father." A complete reporting of the work of the parish assemblies will take place at the Deane Synod Assemblies. The following assemblies will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. local time: Evansville East Deanery I Memorial High School, Evansville Evansville West Deanery, at Mater Dei High School< Evansville. Jasper Deanery, at Precious Blood School, Jasper. Princeton Deanery and Vincennes Deanery at Rivet High School, Vincennes. On Sunday, Feb, 21, the Washington Deanery Assem- bly will be held at Washing- ton Catholic Elementary School, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. EST. I I On the Schedule i ii ii i i i i i Sunday of Prayer for the Synod, Sunday, Feb. 21.. Regular Mass readings are from Seventh Sun, i day in Ordin .ary Time. Retreat Day for dmcesan employees, Friday, Feb, 26. All diocesan offices will be closed. (Emer- I gency calls will be taken.) : .....  k II I ] I ] IIII I i I I II .