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M'E S SAGE i i 25 years of serving Catholics of southwestern Indiana VOLUME 26 NUMBER 25 February 23, 1996 WEST DEANERY EAST DEANERY -Lther James Sauer appointed to Holy Rosary E. Sauer has r of Holy l, EVansville. at St. BOonville, 5, will stc- tier in the at the large rille's East r resigned 'ivate rea- l pastorate sOraewhat still shocked that the bishop has asked me to take over that large parish," Father Sauer said in a telephone interview Monday. "I'm deeply honored that he trusts me to do it," he added Leaving the people of St. Clement makes him feel sad, Father Sauer said, but he was looking forward to working with the staff and people at Holy Rosary. "I believe that God speaks through the church," Father Sauer said. "And the church, represented by the bishop, is calling me to be pastor of Holy Research Item Weddings and funerals, how oRen have *rship survices or other activities in es, synagogues, or some non- Jewish ce 11% 20% 33% 35% Statewide Many times 13% Several times 21% Once or twice 34% Never 32% Rosary." Father Sauer said he hoped the people of St. Clement and Holy Rosary would be- lieve deeply that "as God gives the call, God gives the grace." Announce- ments about Fa- ther Sauer's ap- pointment were made at week- end Masses, Feb. 17 and 18, at Holy Rosary and at St. Clement. FR. JAMES E. SAUER ous parish, hool and diocesan as- signments." Bishop Get- telfinger said he also pledged his personal commit- ment to the peo- ple of St. Clement, "to work toward providing the capable and en- ergetic leader- ship they and all the members of our Catholic Church family so richly deserve." Father Sauer The effective date of the ap- pointment is Wednesday, April 24. Deacon Richard Preske has served as temporary adminis- trator of Holy Rosary. He con- tinues in that responsibility until the leadership transition is complete. "Father Jim Sauer is ener- getic and very capable, and I know he will serve well in his new position at Holy Rosary," Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger said in a prepared statement. "His commitment to ministry is obvious to those who have gotten to know him in his vari- was born Feb. 8, 1950, in Evansville. He is the son of John and Elnora (Greulich) Sauer. St. Joseph Church, Evansville, is the family's home parish. After seminary studies at St. Meinrad College, St. Meinrad, Ind., and at Innsbruck, Aus- tria, Father Sauer was or- dained March 25, 1977, by Bishop Francis R. Shea. Father Sauer has been asso- ciate pastor at St. Wendel Church, St. Wendel (April 1977 to July 1977), teacher at Washington Catholic High School, and associate at St. Simon Church, Washington (July 1977 to July 1980), and an associate at St. Theresa Church, Evansville (July 1980 to September 1987). Father Sauer was appointed Director of Continuing Education for Clergy in 1984. See SAUER page 3