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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 15 JIM and ANN CAVERA a frosty winter Saturday to make a quick trip to the store. scraper and cleaned off the every wife knows, of the windshield have to be We headed with him seeing clearly, and through a glare of ice. I winced r oncoming car as I squinted Soon I turned to Jim How can you drive if l can't seep and said, "How can you drive if I can't see?" We laughed because after more than 30 years of marriage, there are a lot of places where we both have to see in order to get where we're going. Just as I like to see, even when Jim is driving, he likes to be helpful in the kitchen before company arrives. His gentle, guiding comments usually include: "Do we need this many vegetables?" Or, "Are you sure this is good and done?" We know this type of married behavior is common because not long ago in a restau- rant we overheard a couple at a nearby table describing their recent vacation. The husband said, "We went 1,500 miles in three days. She did all the driving. I just held onto the wheel." We knew what he meant. And, we doubt such behavior is ne: Think of Mrs. Noah and the ark. Surely she must have stood by with helpful comments like, "Do you have to build it THAT big? Are you sure God said two of ALL of these animals? Did He really say FORTY days of rain?" Marriage is an ark, too. We build it beam by beam, sometimes smashing a thumb or two. Then we use it to shelter ourseh, es and our children from life's worst storms. We walk side by side, yet independent. How man), of us still remember the piece from Kalil Gibran about the pillars standing together yet apart that somebody read at every other wedding in the six- ties? Weaving our lives together, independent, yet dependent, we watch the road ahead for each other, asking gentle questions, lending our eyes aS ears to each other. By now we are well aware of theiholes in the road. Sometimes we drive around them other times we plow right through. Neither of us n drive very well when the other can't see, ' By ANN CAVERA Jim and Ann Cavera live and work in Evansville. Their column is a regular feature of the Message. 7' ntioning ..... .... speak at Right to Life Banquet be the guest speaker at the Spring to Life of Vanderburgh County, is a former presidential candidate, "turer. Over 2,000 at the banquet, to be held at persons are available at $120 per person. A special event for teens, and fun, will be held in conjunc- main event. Teen tickets are $5, with limited to 300. tion, contact Right to Life (812) Lenten Prayer Breakfasts of Evansville are spon- yer Breakfasts, open to men of and up," according to Deacon Traylor will speak on "The Year of  Preparation for the Millennium," at Church, Evansville, 'on Saturday '. 7 a.m. Reservations: (812) 477-5405. Archabbot Lambert Reilly will speak Because of Jesus," at Holy Family on Saturday, April 4, at 7 a.m. 482-3076. be taken at each location to benefit de Paul Food Pantry. anniversary celebration Family Movement in the planning a reunion for any- the movement over the past 1998 Reunion will be held at Sts. Church, Haubstadt, Sept. 20. its fiftieth anniversary at a jubilee conference, to be held July 1-4, 1999, at the University of Notre Dame. For more information, contact Paul and Jane Leingang, 2151 Bayard Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47714. On the Dean's List at St. Meinrad i 'iii !,i :: :: i,::!!ii! :ii !i!!  JASON GRIES Jason Gries of Evansville has been named to the Dean's List at St. Meinrad College for studies completed in the fall semester of 1997. Gries, 22, is a psychology major in his sophomore year. He is a mem- ber of St. Theresa Church and a graduate of Memorial High School, both in Evansville. He ' is the son of David and Sue Gries. Brad Kluesner, a freshman from Jasper, has been named to the Dean's List for studies completed at St. Meinrad last fall. Kluesner, 19, is a member of Holy Family Church, Jasper, and a graduate of Jasper High School. He is the son of Ed and Nancy Kluesner. To be placed on the Dean's List a full-time student must earn a grade point average of BRAD KLUESNER at least 3.50 on a scale of 4.0. Gries and Kluesner were among 26 students named to the Dean's List for the fall 1997 semester. CPC helps form lay leaders The diocesan Office for Adult Formation pro- rides screening and training of people preparing to assume leadership roles in the 70 parishes of the Diocese of Evansville. Benedictine Sister Geraldine Hedinger is the director. ':, Sixty-four students are currently enrolleiin for- mal lay leadership programs leading tnder- graduate or advanced degrees. " Other activities include spiritual formation, sup- port and resources for Directors of Religious Education, Pastoral Life Coordinators and pro- fessional and volunteer catechists in Catholic schools and parishes throughout the diocese. The Office for Adult Formation is supported by the Catholic Parishes Campaign. Subscriptiona to This issue of th first of 51 issues for many subscribers, but it isnot too lateto send in your request. Send your name and address, including parish affiliation, and $18.50 to the Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169. Yearbook lists updated Statistics The Catholic population of the Diocese of Evansville is 88,903, according to the latest statis- tics reported in the 1998 edition of the Yearbook of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville. That number is a drop of 294 from the previous year, when parish membership totaled 89,197. The yearbook lists clergy, religious, parish and school staff, names and addresses, dioce- san offices and staff, and a range of statistical information. Copies may be purchased at the (atholic Center for $7.50, or by mail for $9. Contact the Office of Communication, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169, or phone (812) 424-5536. I '" March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 424-so0o 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. _- CATFISH FILETS or baked, large, boneless, cash filas, ! rabread or our famous cheese biscuits & &ssert $6.00 &. youth over age l 0 Family Buster! lild, (under 10) with 1 adult small fish & all the same fixins) . NATIVITY ;5 Pollack Avenue r Road & Vann Avenu 476-7186 WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS @lmU..SOU' For southwestern Indiana and northeastern Kentucky Jennifer Fox Nikki Luford Bill Greene Jim Greene 301 B S.E. 21st St, Washington, IN 47501 800/206-0420,812/254-5768 FAX 812/254-5766 Need help with your computer systems or network? 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