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10,1995 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 Diocesan priests honor six jubilarians February 2 Priests of the Diocese of to the priesthood in 1945, dur- Poseyville, recently celebrated Evansville gathered Feb. 2 to ing the first year of the Diocese " celebrate the fiftieth anniver- of Evansville. saries of four diocesan priests Msgr. Clinton Hirsch and and two Benedictine priests. Father Raymond Reising were About 80 priests attended the the first two priests ordained event, held at the Catholic for the diocese, on Feb. 2, 1945, Center, Evansville. by Bishop Henry J. Grimmels- The six men were ordained man. Both priests, natives of Father Eric Lies and Father Raymond Reis- behind the head table" with Bishop Gerald A. at the dinner held in honor of priests cele- fiftieth anniversaries. Message photo by Paul R. Leingang ts a feature in the Message, designed to help the People of God in southwestern Indiana. invited to submit information about people who SOme extra prayers and attention. for Mary Boeglin, a member of St. St. James, and the mother of Father John , PaStor at Holy Family Church, Jasper. Marie Jochim of St. Francis Xavier Church, is in the Columbia Nursing Plaza following .a brain tumor. Sister Leta Zeller, pastoral associate at St. Marie, who is mentally-handicapped, en- ng cards and is very fond of cats. Columbia Nursing Plaza; 621 W. Columbia 47710. ' ...... Manuel and Marie Jochim, also members information for PEOPLE WE CARE Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box IN 47724. BOx 68 Montgomery, Indiana 47558 TraYlo r Phone: 486-3285 Washington Auto Trim 27 Years Service & MILLER "A family name you can trust" 424-9274 ST OF SCANDINAVIA 1=" COPE" .... visiting n.. "HAGEN RANDERS OSLO 'J'nu COUNTRY. BERGEN STOCKHOLM Ft. (July 13-- 26) $2,695 Hosted by Fr. Joseph L. Ziliak Optional Add-on 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS T, PETERSBURG/HELSINKI (July 26--- August 1) $950 For Brochure: Ziliak 625 Frame Road Ih, IN 47630 (812) 853-6181 Msgr. Clinton Hirsch, Benedictine Father Alban Berling, Msgr. Roman Vollmer and Father Francis It. Allega pose for a group picture before dinner at Sarto Retreat House. -- Message photo by Paul R. Leingang Medical ,,, Continued from, page 1 the additional premium re- quired. Full time lay employees electing coverage in the Dioce- san Plan may exercise an op- tion to purchase coverage for their spouse and/or depen- dents. In prepared remarks, Bishop Gettelfinger said that the most positive impact of the proposed policy "will be the compliance of our Diocese in meeting the obligation in social justice to our full time employees." He added, "This policy will bring consistency throughout our diocese so that this em- ployee benefit is portable to other diocesan entities within I ill the diocese. "This policy will also sharpen the focus of church leadership in facing the issues that accompany hiring of staff members without compromis- ing our ohligatianainjustioa .......... "Initially, this policy will be most difficult for those employ- ing entities that have not to date provided such a benefit to full time lay employees. "For those for whom the ne- cessity of medical health insur- ance is not currently being met, by addressing the com- mon good of all, this can be ac- complished." Bishop Gettelfinger said that the action he proposed was the result of an obligation: "As Bishop of the Catholic Dio- AUTO TOPS, SEAT COVERS BOAT COVERS STEREO SALES & iNSTALLATIONS 254-3943 HWY 50 EAST, BEHIND UPS CENTER EUGENE WELP, OWNER ) II I I I DUBOIS COUNTY BANK MEMBER OLD NATIONAL BANCORP  )c YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK I All You Care To Eat Buffet Dining FAMtL Y STYLE DINING AND A-LA CARTE CRAFT & GIFT SHOPS SPECIAL TY SHOPS ANTIQUE MINt MALL o BANQUET ROOMS AVAILABLE PRE-ARRANGED AMISH TOURS 486-3977 =- =. Just Off Hwy. 50 In Montgomery their anniversaries with family and friends. Msgr. Roman F. Vollmer and Father Francis R. Allega were ordained Aug. 26, 1945. All but Father Allega are currently retired, and reside at Villa Maria in Evansville. Fa- ther Allega, 80, was born Sept. 1, 1915. He is a native of Vin- cennes, and currently serves as pastor of St. Thomas Church, St. Thomas, near Vincennes. Msgr. Vollmer is a Jasper native, born May 6, 1920. Father Ray Reising was born Aug. 1, 1919. Msgr. Clinton Hirsch, oldest of the group, was born April 5, 1918. Fathers Alban Berling and Eric Lies professed vows as Benedictine monks on Aug. 6, 1940, and were ordained priests Feb. 2, 1945. Father Alban was born in Bluffton, Ind., and grew up in qlndianapolis. He is currently the senior priest in residence at St. Anne Church, Morgan- field, Ky. Father Eric was bornOct. 13, 1919, in Aurora, Ill. He is a calligrapher, and currently serves as Pastoral Assistant, Archabbey of St. Meinrad. iiii I cese of Evansville, I ambound by the mandates of social jus- tice, the Code of Canon Law and the Administrative Direc- tives given to bishops in the exercise of my pastoral min- .Jatry.].rovidea mdical jn, suranee benefit for our employ- ees." Policy options were dis- cussed at open meetings with priests, pastoral life coordina- tors and lay leaders through- out the diocese. Bishop Get- telfinger said his proposal was "a modification of policy op- tions presented" at those meet- ings. "After three years of grap- pling with this most difficult issue, it is time to move for- ward in unity and common purpose," the bishop said. "It is my intent to establish the pro- posal as policy unless there is new and compelling evidence that such a policy would not meet the intended goals." Book .................. Continued from page 1 toward something invaluable what we might call a new way of being, a new reality, a new appreciation of something eternal." Mundy asks and answers the reader's question: "What will actually happen on your prayer-walks? Often you will hear the maOqe in the mur- murings buried inside your heart. And once in a while, you will realize those murmurings are coming not only from your heart -- but from God's heart. Following the introduction, Mundy takes the reader through five steps: Retreat; Re, Think; Remember -- and Re, invent; Repent; and Return, Repeat. The book concludes with some suggestions for the reader, and a bibliography rec- ommending additional reading.