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Jp February 8, 1991 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana I Sarah, Bob, Renee and Jacob Koressel explain why they believe in Catholic education during an all-school Mass at St. Boniface Church, Evansville, for students at Westside Catholic Con- solidated Schools, Evansville. -- Message Photo by Mary Ann Hughes UEBELHOR & SONS Used Cars & Trucks WAS/IS 87 RIVIERA ................. $10,995/$8,495 87 CENTURY ................. $5,995/$4,795 87 CADILLAC BROUGHM ...... $11,995/$8,995 89 CADILLAC BROUGHM ..... $19,995/$17,495 89 CAVALIER CONV ......... $11,995/$10,495 89 CAMARO RS .............. $11,995/$9,995 89 CORVETTE CPC ......... $26,995/$24,750 89 BERETTA GT ............. $10,995/$8,995 86 CHRYSLER LEBARON 4 DR.. $6,995/$5,395 88 SUZUKI SAMRI 4 X 4 ........ $6,995/$5,395 85 OLDSMOBILE 88 4 DR ....... $6,995/$5450 88 OLDSMOBILE 4 DR ......... $9,995/$8,350 88 OLDSMOBILE 88 ........... $7,995/$6,350 79 C-60 DUMP TRUCK ......... $6,995/$4,950 78 CHEVROLET C-20 .......... $4,995/$3,495 89 3/4 TON .................. $11,995/$9,995 SOUTHERN INDIANA'S NEWEST TOYOTA DEALER Uebelhor & Sons Toyota ttlghwoy 731 S. -- Jasper -- 482.2222 or 1-800-937-USA1 "Where Customers Send Their Friends, Since 1929'" Tradition WCCS family explains why they believe in Catholic education and Catholic schools By MARY ANN HUGHES Message Staff Writer Last Friday, during a student Mass at St. Boniface Church in Evansville, Bob and Renee Koressel explained why they send their two children, Sarah and Jacob, to Westside Con- solidated Catholic Schools and why they believe in Catholic education. "We have chosen Catholic schools for our children," Bob Koressel explained, "because of tradition, dedication and obligation." "Catholicism is deeply rooted here on the Westside and in my family," Bob said, noting that his family abounds with the traditions of Catholic mar- riages, Catholic baptisms and First Communions, and family members who have attended Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Evansville, "My grandfather attended St. Ph!lip's, my grandmother St. James. My father attended St. John's in Newburgh and he graduated from Memorial. My mother grew up across the street from St. Agnes and took her instructions there. Morn and Dad were married in St. Agnes Church; I was baptized at St. Agnes and later attended school them. "It gives me pleasure to know Sarah and Jacob are being taught in the same school 25 years later. I am sure they will have the same positive ex- perience in Catholic schools. "Renee and I were married in this very church nearly 13 years ago. Again, it gives us pleasure to know Sarah is attending Mass here. "This is our tradition." His wife, Renee, then noted that the word "dedication" means to set apart and con- secrate to a holy purpose. This dedication means teaching children about Jesus Christ, the Church, and how we all fit in, she said, adding, "We are try- ing to do that as a family and we feel that is what WCCS is." She believes that the purpose of Catholic schools is to teach students to become good Chris- tian adults who will carry out the Catholic tradition. Bob Koressel then explained that he believes parents have an obligation to give their children love, shelter, food, clothing and an education. However, Catholic parents have an addi- tional obligation and that is "to provide our children with a good Catholic education." "And we gladly do it," he noted. First grader Jacob Koressel told the students, faculty and parishioners at the Mass, "I like Catholic schools because I get to pray and go to Mass," His sister, Sarah, added, "I think Catholic education is the best there is." Westside Consolidated students share their thoughts on Catholic schools During Catholic Schools Week, students at the three Westside Catholic Consolidated Schools in Evansville shared their thoughts about the benefits of attending Catholic schools. Here is a sample of their work: ings and that's what our school is all about. Beth Ann Sears Because they care about everyone, are all friendly, especially the teachers, and we learn about being Catholic and how we should act. Amy Andrews Because of First Communion. Jacob Schiff Because you learn about your religion. Also you cat] talk about God without getting yelled at. Abbey Davis Because I can get a better education here. The teachers are more strict and push us to work harder. This school has a more disciplined system that] public schools. Jill Baumgart Because you leant more about Jesus's miracles that he worked, and that he cared enough for us that he gave up his life. Aaron Distler Because I think I Could become a better person and also because sometimes I like going to church. And I like listening to the stories about Jesus. Jackie Gibson Because teachers are nice, no food fights in the cafeteria. We can read silently in the morn- SINCE 188B Schum Monuments, Inc. OAL. NDANA 937-4921 i ,i i The teachers are a lot nicer than at public schools. You will get a better education attd a bet- ter understanding of Cod and Jesus. The kids are much nicer here than at public school and all my friends attend Catholic schools. Jason King I learn about Cod and acting it out with my friends. Sadie Crofts We learn about Jesus and Mary. Laura Stephens The teachers are nice and smart. They know what they are doing and they sometimes let us study and talk # little bit. But we have to get ore' homework done or they get MAD. Mike Greenwell I can read in church. Bryan Benke The teachers teach about Jesus Christ and His followers, and I like that. Jason Feldhaus We are in a safe environment that enables us to learn without fear. Jamie McFadden Because ot the great educa; ]ion and academic standards. Matt Werner "Funeral Pri00-Planning Since 1940" Ii Miller & Miller 424-9274 There is a lot less people here than public schools, and there is not as nmch drugs and hoods as there is in public schools. I also think that if you apply for a job in the future, people will know you went to a good school, and may accept you rather that someone who wvnt to a public school. They know kids from Catholic schools are brought up well! Lisa Feldhaus I tbel the education is better than a public school. And also nt a Catholic school I feel safer, because a public school is not as strict, so more peopfe get in trouble. Nicole Dressel My parents went to a Cathodic school. Julia Murray I attend a Catholic school/or an education. 1 think people receive, abe, tter education from (:atholic schools. Malt Boehman It is a challenge which will help me it] the fiture, Also, the teachers can make a boring class seem like fun. Andy Tieken 7"Ira people here are kind and treat you with respect. Angie VanNess I feel it is imperative to be hmght in a loving era'it, ,,;m,,nt. I cat] grow htto a well-educated. tvsponsible adult. Andy Moore We get a little bit more discipline than public schools. I also like it becaus, the, teacher has enough time tJ help in- dividuals privately. Erin Willem If you get a bad grath, or don "t understand they just don't let you get what you get. They help you understand and get a better grade. Marcella Happe