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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Youth Nine teens are By ANN HUGHES ership gifts with their parish Message staff writer community." in the Dio- e have been to the 1995 All Star Team, according to Eppler, diocesan direc- youth and young adult The All Star Youth Is announced during XXX; which was at Holy Family n, director of education at Sts. Paul Church, Haub- recognition to, by, for, and All Star Youth Ambrose, arahill, Jason Gries, Brian Lannan, r, Maria John Silva and They :were se- each of the seven in the Diocese of and from the for Girl Scouts. said. the All Star :an opportunity v recognize and vast gifts that are !n their parish named to 1995 All-Star Youth Team 'Youth Team is Nof theparishes ot only is it a God's presence is also a direct to lead by their lead- The teams members are se- lected "because of their exam- ple of Christian youth leader- ship." Members of the 1995 All Star Youth Team include: * Jason Ambrose of the New- burgh Deanery. He is a mem- ber of St. Martin Church, Chrisney, and a senior at Her- itage Hills High School. He is the son of Roger and Bonnie Ambrose. Jason is "one of the most out- going and friendly students" in his high school and known for being "kind and considerate to all our students." Monisha Barnhill of the Evansville East Deanery. She is a member of St. Mary Church, Evansville, and a se- nior at Bosse High School. She is the daughter of Arthur and Tracy Collins of Evansville. Monisha was recommended for the award because she is "energetic, faith-led and hard working." She was lauded as a "capable young woman who is strongly motivated to realize her potential." Jason Gries of the Catholic Committee on Boy Scouting. He is a member at St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County, and a junior at Reitz High School, Evansville. He is the son of Bernie and Darla Gries of Evansville. Jason was nominated for his outstanding academic suc- cesses and his leadership abili- JASON AMBROSE MONISHA BARNHILL JASON GRIES ANTHEA KNAPP BRIAN LANNAN 3 ANDREW MESSMER Day XXX blends word, and community tins, the main speaker for Youth Day ' visits With participants following his talk. Message photo by Mike Woolsey ANN HUGHES, Message staff writer XXX, held last Sunday at Holy Family ", was an opportunity for teenagers of Evansville to blend "word, wor- according to Mike Eppler, diocesan and Young Adult Ministry. event was attended by over 600 teens and parishes throughout the diocese. The celebrated by Bishop Gerald A. Get- a dance, and a talk by Father Dan the head of Catholic Campus Ministry in his speech, Father Atkins "really the young people as far as where they the mystery of God. He wove the love of life. through our humanness surmction." "In the space of three hours, I have encouragement about vocations -- not and religious, but also marriage." MARIA MONTGOMERY ties through involvement in scouts and church activities. "He is a person interested in giving more than he expects to receive." Anthea Knapp of the Evansville West Deanery. She is a member of St. Philip Church, St. Philip, and a ju- nior at Mater Dei High School, Evansville. She is the daughter of Ed and Judy Knapp of Evansville. Anthea was recommended for the All-Star Team because of her leadership abilities which "go beyond the realm of normalcy" and her "spiritual and personal consciousness." Brian Lannan of the Wash- ngton Deanery. He is a mem- ber of St. Martin Church, Whitfield, and a senior at Loo- gootee Hills High School. He is the son of Kenneth and Jen- nifer Lannan of Loogootee. Brian was nominated for his "concern and daring for the well-being and comfort of the less fortunate." "Brian is always quick to offer assistance of time and tal- ents, regardless of age, race, social status or religious affili- JOHN SILVA JESSICA YAKE ation. Brian is always the first to volunteer to deliver goods and clothing at Thanksgiving and Christmas, not only to the people in our community, but throughout the county." Andrew Messmer of the Jasper Deanery. He is a mem- ber of St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand, and a senior at Forest Park High School. He is the son of Paul and Alice Mess- mer of Ferdinand. He was nominated because he is a "bright, articulate stu- dent possessing high moral standards, self-discipline and integrity." Maria Montgomery of the Catholic Committee for Girl Scouting. She is a member of Holy Name Church, Bloom- field, and a senior at Bloom- field High School. She is the daughter of Frank and Cindy Montgomery of Bloomfield. Maria was recommended for her leadership, not only in sports but in school. "She is a very high spirited girl with an excellent attitude." John Silva of the Princeton Deanery. tie is a member of St. Bernard Church, Gib6on County, and a junior at Gibson Southern High School He is the son of Frank and Roberta Silva of Fort Branch. John was nominated for the team because he has been a "sterling example of what it takes to be a leader of our parish CYO." Jessica Yake of the Vin- cennes Deanery. She is a mem- ber of Holy Name Church, Bloomfield, and a senior at Bloomfield High School. She is the daughter of Nell and Susan Yake of Bloomfield. Jessica is "very interested in her Church and its future" and she is "very interested in the participation of youth in their Church." During Youth Day, Haub- stadt DRE, Becky Epperson, was recognized for her =service to, by, for, and with youth." Eppler said this special recog- nition is given annually to an adult advisor "whose leadership example in the parish, and will- ingness to serve the greater Church  either in the deanery, or in the diocese -- affects many youth and assists other adult advisors.