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1996 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 th D 32 diocesan teens receive St. Maria Goretti Youth Awards HUGHES writer in the Dio- have re- St. Maria Goretti according to diocesan director adult rain- were an- Day 32, Feb. 11 at St. in Evansville. e awards, as the All-Star was changed to Goretti, a youth the Church," Church rec- as a holy person, to encourage to follow that ex- A. Gettelfin- St. Maria a Shining example to be faithful relationship with of the St. Maria Flynn of the Mait Schaeffer and Lupe Schaeffer of Evansville per- form as mimes on a Eucharistic theme, during Youth Day 32. Evansville West Deanery. He is a member at Holy An- gels Church, New Harmony, and a junior at Mount Vernon High School. He is the son of Charles and Tamara Hoehn. He was nominated for his work as a "reliable worker for the church, which ranges from Campus minister and theology teacher delivers the keynote address at Youth 11 at St. Benedict Church, Evansville. -- Message photo by Mike Woolsey :her of Christ Evansville, High e. She is the and Mickey lnated for her to activi- ather youths," g extremely : InVolving her- an activity." e Bradley of of St. Peter lery, and a Catholic agton. She is and ated for her and loving ys giving and giving a strong are evi- day actions I'Ioehn of the cleaning out gutters to dyeing Easter eggs for the church egg hunt. He mows the church yards and helps with landscap- ing." "Seth represents the best qualities of an exceptional Catholic young man." Kelly Seib of the Princeton Deanery. She is a member at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Haub- stadt, and a senior at Gibson Southern High School. She is the daughter of Ron and Martha Seib. She was nominated for being "very active in our parish" and for being a "leader for any planned activity." "She is a good example to other young people, active in her school, a top student in her class and a good example of God's love in action to others." Melanie Niehaus of the Newburgh Deanery. She is a member at St. John the Baptist Church, New- burgh, and a senior at Castle Message photo by Mike Woolsey Youth Day 32 was a great day, with the promise of leading toward even better Youth Days in the future; ac- cording to Mike Eppler, diocesan director of youth and young adult ministry. Eppler estimated that there were 500 to 525 young persons and adults participating in the Sunday afternoon and evening event at St. Benedict Church, Evansville, Feb. 11. Featured speaker Bob Bartlett, a campus minister and religion teacher from Minneapolis, Minn:, talked about chastity and commitment in relationships. "Going all the way is being up at 2 in the morning with a sick baby," Bartlett told the crowd packed into the school auditorium. Participants then moved to the church for Mass with Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger presiding. Dinner followed Mass, and the party continued with a dance, karaoke and basketball, High School. She is the daugh- ter of David and Carol Niehaus. She was nominated for her "willingness to volunteer her time for any project" sponsored by the parish youth group. "Melanie is a very dedicated young lady, who is always will- ing to give her time to others. She is very committed to her family, her church, and her community." Aaron M. Jahn of the Jasper Deanery. He is a member of Holy Family Church, Jasper, and a senior at Jasper High School. He is the son of James A. and Carol L. Jahn. He was nominated for his deep faith and leadership "with peers, in the parish and in the community." "Aaron has the strength of his convictions, while remain- ing open to God's Spirit." Jeffrey Othmar Betz of the Jasper Deanery. He is a member of St. Peter Celestine Church, Celestine, and a senior at Northeast Dubois High School. He is the son of Edwin and Judy (Schroering) Betz. He was nominated for his "outstanding leadership. He never hesitates to volunteer," and is "one of the finest teens." Keith Scheessele, who was selected by the Diocesan Catholic Committee for Scout- ing. He is a member of St. John the Baptist Church, New- burgh, and a senior at Castle High School. He is the son of Damien and Mary Lee "Mimi" Scheessele. He was nominated for his "willingness to volunteer his time for any project." "Keith is a very hard work- ing young man, who is always willing to give his time to oth- ers. He is committed to family, his church, and to helping oth- ers when and where he is needed." Students who were nomi- nated for the St. Maria Goretti Youth Awards also included: Douglas Bromm, St. Mary, Huntingburg; Jackie Perry, Marian Heights Academy, Fer- dinand; Kamie Schipp, St. Fer- dinand, Ferdinand; Angels Dickson, Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand; Theresa Donis, Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand; Bradley Fischer, St. Joseph, Jasper; Christa Fromme, St. Peter Ce- lestine, Celestine; Abby Lam- part, St. Peter Celestine, Ce- lestine; Michael Gray, Holy Angels, New Harmony; Tim Head, Holy Redeemer, Evansville; Kathy Meyer, Holy Angels, New Harmony; Libby Melton, Christ the King, Evansville; Rachel Heaton, Christ the King, Evansville; Beth Clodfelter, St. James, St. James; Kristine Drury, St. John the Baptist, Newburgh, and Jaime Gasaway, St. Marin, Chrisney. Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger greets teens during the Youth Day Mass. Message photo by Mike Woolsey I e St. Joseph, Jasper, plans "Organ, Trumpet and Hymn Fireworks  Steven K. Shaner, a 1982 honors graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Va., will be the featured artist at an organ concert, Sunday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. Shaner holds a master's degree in sacred music from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, and has studied organ and church music on the doctoral level at the University of Illi- nois in Champaign and at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. He is the full-time minister of music and principal organist at the parish. Shaner will be assisted in the concert by narrator Jeanne Campbell, trumpeter Dale Las- siter and the 35-voice St. Joseph gallery choir. The program will include works by J.S. Bach, W. Boyce, D. Busarow, D. Buxtehude, D. Locklair, R. Powell, C.M. Widor and D. Zipoli. Three festival hymn settings with organ, trum- pet and choral descants will be sung by the choir and audience. The concert,which celebrates the new Holtkamp pipe organ at the church, is open to the public without charge.