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\\; By ANGELA MOORE Catholic News Service Ind. (CNS) -- Bishop said the 'Holy Angels are outward signs of people need- COnversion. 26 dedication "While cathedral and j i Th e Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 cathedral dedicated after general renewal said diocesan preparations for the third millennium, including "the sacrament of reconciliation, and indeed every Eucharist we celebrate, remind us of our need for ongoing conversion." He said the Gospel challenge of Jesus is reconciliation, "if we have anything against any brother or sister, if there is any racism or prejudice, any anger or grudge, any remnants of hatred or injustice." this altar will be forever conse- crated making them holy, visible signs of the mystery of Christ and his church, our conversion to Christ, effected through our baptismal consecration, needs ongoing attention." Built as a parish church in the late 1940s, Holy Angels was designated the cathedral after Gary became a diocese in 1956. But the church had not been dedicated as a cathedral. The special Mass, which drew more than 750 representatives from around the diocese, fol- lowed a $360,000 renewal begun last July. The work included general maintenance and win- dow cleaning; new sound sys- tem, track lighting and bap- tismal pool; and a new altar, set in the midst of the assembly and constructed from pieces of the old altar. In his homily, Bishop Melczek san 'Youth Day 36" moved to VU ANG is moving to ; estimates diocesan- Mike Eppler .Youth Day moved School in Center Def, a grou p from the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Ill., and a keynote presentation by Tim Pfau, from Springfield, Ill., on the theme, "What if God was One of Us?" Father Bernie Etienne will be the principal celebrant for Mass, with priests from the Vincennes area concelebrating. Father Bob Nemergut, chaplain at the Wabash Valley Corrections Center, will be the homilist. A meal catered by Grandy's will follow the Mass, and a vari- ety of social activities are planned after the meal, includ- ing basketball, swimming, vol- leyball, twister and a dance. The fee, payable at the door, is $12 per person and includes the  meal, entertainment and social activities. Bowling will be avail- able for an additional fee of $5. Youths under 18 must have a signed permission slip, available at the parishes. Vincennes Athletic Facility Sacred Heart Executive Inn Old Cathedral/ Rivet High School US 41 The bishop also said the dedi- cation should be a reminder of what it means to be a Christian. "As the light of Christ has been given to us, so must we be the light of Christ to others," he said. In addition to pursuing justice for the poor and oppressed, he added, "We must be heralds inviting family, friends, neigh- bors and strangers to feast with us at the table of Christ's word and Christ's body. "We must hospitably invite lapsed Catholics and the unchurched to repent and come to banquet with us at the memo- rial of the paschal lamb which is a foretaste of life everlasting," said Bishop Melczek. The cathedral renewal and reconstruction are part of an ongoing citywide evangelization effort undertaken by a cluster of five of the city's 12 parishes. Socorro Padilla, a parishioner at Sts. Monica-Luke, is a mem- ber of the cluster, "I think this is fantastic. The church looks beautiful," she told the Northwest Indiana Catholic diocesan newspaper. "I hope more people will come to visit our cathedral m our main church m to pray and simply enjoy the beauty." John Huerta, 15, a parishioner at Holy Angels "all of his life," said the cathedral's new look is refreshing. director of risen to early in the was made by to parish- ministry diocese. Scheduled to on Sunday, Vu Athletic will include by Ton "It livens everything up and Directions: Traveling north or south on U.S. 41, take the Hart brings a new touch to the Street Exit west toward the city. Turn right onto Second Street, church,", he said, The  , : continue across railroad tracks, and turn left into the VL r campus, was always beautiful but this .... The Athletic Center is on the right, really adds to it." c'h out to the people in your community, sure to include your chiren. A Littlelime Makes A Bicj Difference. already has The initiative has received at least five commitments of $1 mil- lion or more and other large gifts from both local and national cor- porations. Mayor Stephen Goldsmith of Indianapolis, honorary chair of the campaign, and Marilyn Tucker Quayle, national chair, joined Semler, Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein and other arch- diocesan leaders at the kickoff. Campaign funds will help build two new schools m Holy Angels and Holy Cross Central and lay the foundation for at least $9 million in endowments that will offer tuition assistance and other opportunities to the more than 1,000 children cur- rently on waiting lists to attend center-city schools. Catholic Charities agencies will receive $2 million in endowment funds to help ensure the continuation of pro- grams and services like youth outreach programs, counseling and emergency assistance. Another $2 million will provide capital improvements for facili- ties that house these programs and services. People ........ ....... .... we ............................... care about., Following is a feature in the Message, designed to help draw together the People of God in southwestern Indiana. Readers are invited to submit information about people who may benefit by some extra prayers and attention. * Holy Cross Brother Just Paczesn) 71, for- met principal at Memorial High School, Evansville, died Jan. 28. He joined the Brothers of the Holy Cross in 1943. He earned bachelor and master degrees from the University of Notre Dame. In 1996, he celebrated his golden jubilee of religious profession. Services were held Jan. 31 at St. Joseph Chapel in South Bend. ,, Services for Providence Sister Mary Rosalita Scanlon, 86, who died Feb. 1, were held Feb. 4 at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Sister Scanlon entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence in 1929, and made her final vows in 1937. She taught in schools staffed by the Sisters of Providence, including St. John the Baptist School, Newburgh, and St. John School, Loogootee. Services for Providence Sister Virginia Clare Nonte, 86, who died Feb. 5, were held Feb. 9 at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Sister Nonte was born in Celestine to Joseph and Mary (Friedman) Nonte. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence in 1926, and made her final vows in 1934. She taught in schools staffed by the Sisters of Providence, including St. Rose Academy, Vincennes, from 1950 to 1951, and Sacred Heart School Evansville, from 1962 to 196Z Survivors include a sister, Mar)' Louise Lorentz of Indianapolis, and a brother, Ernest Nonte of Jasper. Please send information for PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The e-mail address is Subject: PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publication. LIS (CNS) -- s Archdiocese a $20 million to lc schools in and for tuition services. and a Jan. 29 Capital and called ities of LLI Service brought in a total of $13.1 mil- lion in pledges and matching potential. Jerry Semler, campaign general chair and chairman, president and chief executive officer of American United Life Insurance Co. in Indianapolis, said the $13.1 million total includes $3.1 of a $5 million Lilly Endowment chal- lenge grant. He said the $3.1 million is tar- geted for the eight center-city schools. That sum that has helped the archdiocese secure commit- ments of more than $10 million for the "Building Communities of Hope" initiative. acese kicks off campaign to endow schools, charities