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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana March 1, 1991 III I I I I Vincennes enrollment in i i i i liB i Rivet pdncipal sees need to establish a middle school in Vincennes By MARY ANN HUGHES Message Staff Writer The Vincennes Catholic school system is healthy and growing and the Vincennes Catholic community needs to be looking at options for expan- ding in the near future, accor- ding to Arthur Politz, Rivet High School principal. In a recent report, Politz noted that enrollment is up at the two Vincennes Catholic schools, Rivet and Flaget Elementary School, and it's projected to rise 10 percent by 1996. Politz believes that the Parish praye00 program is underway By PAUL LEINGANG Message Editor Fifty-one parishes of the Diocese of Evansville have made a commitment to pray for vocations, according to Father David Fleck, diocesan voca- tions director. The ongoing prayer program is sponsored by the Serra Clubs of Evansville and Jasper, along with the Vocations Office. Organization of the effort began about a year ago, accor- ding to FatheFleck, towards a goal of developing programs in each parish for at least 12 hours of prayer one day each month. Parishes which have not yet for- mally established a day of prayer are still working toward the diocesan-wide effort, said Father Fleck, and members of those parishes continue to pray for vocations. "What is important about the program is that it goes on month after month," said Father Fleck. St. Theresa, Evansville, and Blessed Sacrament, Oakland Ci- ty, pray on the first of each month. St. John, Evansville, and St. John, Loogootee, pray on the second. On the third of each month, prayers are said at St. Benedict, Evansville, and St. Henry, St. Henry. Sacred Heart, Evansville, and St. Celestine, Celestine, pray on the fourth. Christ the King, Evansville, parishioners pray on the fifth. Good Shepherd and Holy Redeemer, Evansville, have prayers on the sixth. St. John, Newburgh, and Ho- ly Spirit, Evansville, have set aside the seventh of the month. On the eighth, it is Resurrec- tion, Evansville. St. Joseph, Jasper, and St: Martin, Chrisney, pray on the ninth. Holy Family, Jasper, and Sts. Peter and Paul, Haubstadt, have the tenth. Prayers are organized on the eleventh at St. Bernard, Gibson County. On the twelfth, at St. Mary, Sullivan, St. Joan of Arc, Jasonville, and Sacred Heart, Schnellvillo. On the thirteenth, St. Ferdinand, Ferdinand, and Nativity, Evansville. St. Francis Xavier, Poseyville, St. Martin, Whit- field, and St. Mary, Shoals, pray on the fourteenth. Mary, Help of Christians, Mariah Hill, "and St. Joseph, Vanderburgh See PARISH page 15 Vincennes community needs to spend the next year-and-a-half deciding what to do with this projected increase in student population. This good news comes following serious questions a couple of years ago about the survivability of the Vincennes Catholic school system. At that time, the Vincennes Catholic community rallied to save the schools. "The survival of schools in Vincennes is established," Politz sid. "We've made it! Now the question is growth and what to do about it." Politz notes that there is room for only one more classroom in the existing Vincennes school system and by the 1992-93 school year, "we may have need for classroom space." Because of this projected in- crease in the number of students, Politz is suggesting the establishment of a middle school which would contain grades five through eight. Rivet High School currently contains grades six through twelve and Flaget School contains grades kindergarten through five, plus a pre-school program. "We need to further develop I I our middle school into a pro- gram that meets the needs of students in grades five through eight, Politz said. "Since the 1970s, a move- ment has developed that says kids in grades five, six, seven, eight and nine have unique needs that set them apart from ,the traditional settings found in elementary and secondary schools. "Although we have the basic elements of a middle school now, we need to do more to ar- ticulate curriculum, time schedule and the use of our pro- fessional personnel." Politz has suggested renovating the empty school building on the Old Cathedral parish property grounds. He has also suggested renovating the school building at Sacred Heart parish. "The one thing I can prove is ,m that there will be an enrollment increase and we have to do something about it because we are out of room after next year. "What is significant is that we've established Catholic schools as something that are here and going to stay. It's not a question of survival now. It's a question of growth." r] Please patronize Message advertisers! COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE Autol Homel Fire & Life! 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