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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Parish winners named in Serra Club essay co r Stadents from 24 parishes in the Evansville area partici- pated in the 1996 Serra Club essay contest. Individual school winners include: • St. Boniface, Evansville: Kim Le, Lelia Johnson; • Sacred Heart, Evansville: Mike Moers, Julie Lehman; • St. Anthony, Evansville: Kara Marver; • St. Agnes, Evansville: Jackie Tillman, Andrew Schroeder; • St. Benedict, Evansville: Kate Will, Ben Coomes; :o St. Theresa, Evansville: Francine Ruder, Tammy Won- der; • St. Philip, St. Philip: Beth Stofleth, Jacob Boehman; • Holy Rosary, Evansville: Mike Fiedler, Emily Scheessele; • Resurrection, Evansville: Laura Knapp, Katie Raben; • Holy Redeemer, Evansville: Sara Gries, Carla Waller; • St. James, St. James: Joshua Ziliak, Jimmy Kissel; • Christ the King: Erin Kre- mer, Kelly Alsip; • St. Joseph, Princeton: Mandy Sedlacek, Aaron Gach; • St. John the Baptist, New- burgh: Stephen Auton, Jason Provence; • Corpus Christi, Evansville: Cara Messmer, Katie Dewig; • Sts. Peter and Paul, Haub- stadt: Sara Zimmerman, Rhonda Sherer; • Good Shepherd, Evansville: Leslie James, Emily Weber; • St. Wendel, St. Wendel: Justin Voelker, Lisa Dilger; • St. Matthew, Mount Ver- non: Susan Hoehn, Craig Po- lage; • St. Joseph, Vanderburgh County: Mitch Happe, Jason Hall; • Holy Cross, Fort Branch: Cheryl Kiesel, Becky Kiesel; • Holy Spirit, Evansville: Emily Waller, Carrie White; • St..Bernard, Rockport: An- drea Mickus, Brock Symon; • St. Clement, Boonville: Kimberly Brown. Eighth graders from 24 Evansville area parishes participated in the Serra Club essay contest. Attending the annual luncheon are, from left, B ter Mary Celestin Maurer, principal at Good Shepherd School, man, religion teacher at Good Shepherd, Leslie James, a student at Good winner of the essay contest; Lisa Dilger, a student at St. Wendel School, test runner-up, and Ann Friedman, principal at St. Wendel. Message photo by Adult Recogniton Award given to Suzanne Webb Suzanne Webb, campus minister and religion teacher at Washignton Catholic High School, was recognized with the St. John Bosco Adult Recogniton Award at Youth Day 32. Webb was recognized for her ministry to, with, by and for youth at Washington Catholic and in the parishes in Washington. Youth Leadership Award presented to Katie Russell Katie Russell, a member of St. Joseph Church, Princeton, was recognized with a Youth Leadership and Service Award at Youth Day 32. Russell has served the Youth Team -- the youth advisory group for the Diocese of Evansville -- as the Chair of the Liturgy Committee. She has also been active in organizing many youth activities. Affinity Card continues to provide funds Almost $6,000 has been added to the total earned by the Affinity Credit Card for schools in the Diocese of Evansville. One-half of one percent of card purchases is collected by the dio- cese and distributed to the schools in each deanery. In the period ending Dec. 31, 1995, $1,541 was earned for the East Evansville deanery; $1,772 for the West Evansville Deanery; $702 for the Jasper Deanery; $523 for the Newburgh Deanery; $421 for the Princeton Deanery, and $393 for the Washington Deanery. Since the Affinity Card began, card holders have chaged $11,080,045, providing income to diocesan schools totalling $55,400. Council of Priests terms underway Currently serving on the diocesan Council of Priestsare the following: President, Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger; Chairman, Father David Nunning, who also represents the Evansville West Deanery; Vice Chairman, Father Joseph Ziliak, who repre- sents the Newburgh Deanery; and Secretary, Father Gregory Spencer, representing the Jasper Deanery. Members include Father Henry Kuykendall, Evansville East Deanery; Father James Ko- ressel, Princeton Deanery; Father John Schipp, Vincennes Deanery; Father William Dietsch, Washington Deanery; Benedictine Father Gregory Chamberlin, representing religious priests in the diocese; Father James Endress and Father David Fleck, bishop's appointees; Msgr. Kenneth R. Knapp, vicar general; and Msgr. Charles J. Koch, judicial vicar. Washington Auto Trim 27 Years Service Thanks given for diocesan contributions A check for $19,440 has beer deposited in the Retirement Fund for Religious account, ac- cording to a letter of thanks from Sister Janet Roesnener, C.S.J., national director. The money will be used to provide retirement grants to eligible congregations in June. Contributions totalling $13,762 were acknowledged by the Campaign for Human Develop- ment. Jim Collins, director of Catholic Charities for the diocese, was the director of the dioce- san campaign, which is described as "an instrument for the empowerment of God's poor." Contributions totaling $28,142 from the Diocese of Evansville were made to Operation Rice Bowl in 1995. 'Sock it away for HCA' Msgr. Clarence Schlachter, Mission director for the diocese, is encouraging school chil- dren to "Sock it away for HCA." The Holy Childhood Association is asking students to choose an old sock from home to use as their offering container. Or a class might use one sock and "watch the sock bulge from sacrifices that will make a difference in the lives of other children." HCA money is used for medicines and equipment and other needs of children growing up in poverty. Msgr. Schlacter challenged students in the diocese to contribute $6,500 in the Lenten 40 days. Jubilee audio tapes to be available Audio tapes of the Diocesan Jubilee Celebration will be available in early March, accord- ing to Justin Clements, diocesan director of stewardship and development. Videotapes will not be produced, because of the small number of advance orders. Audio tapes, which will be priced between $5 and $10, will be produced during the week .eft March 4. Persons who made advance orders will be contacted. Others interested may con- itact the Office of Stewardship and Development, Diocese of Evansville, P.O. Box 4169, :Evansville, IN 47724-0169. Telephone (812) 424-5536 or toll free in Indiana (800) 637-1731. MILLER &: MI "Funeral Pr Since 424 COMPLETE INSURANCE Auto! Home! Fire & Life! Your Personal Service Agent ! James L. Will Ins. AgenCY 1925 W. Franklin Street Funeral Homes Four " Convenient Locations ZIEMER-: ' " 800S. HEBR RUXER FORD - LINCOLN - MERCURY AUTO TOPS. 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