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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 Seib d has a 'seconc' home" at Sacred Heart's cafeteria ES writer hearty aroma of chicken the air at ited one recent a comer of the base- Was 82-year-old who was oversee- of eight huge first person norning. the day was to which at all three of S. With her famous Martha is smile and her ts. a third grade rtha )er- need Rakes them all feel sOa]e of them don't I enough. teaching, that she knew remem- to eat, who their brothers and sisters were, and often, even who their par- ents were. "She remembered who had been out sick lately, who hadn't finished their lunch the day before, and who always got 'seconds.'" Martha began working at WCCS when her youngest daughter started high school in 1970. Her husband's niece was the cafeteria manager at Sacred Heart School. and Martha "came down here to help her for a couple of weeks. She (the niece) left to become a regis- tered nurse, and I'm still here." There have been days when she's made a few "boo boos," Martha admits, remembering the first time she had to make macaroni and cheese for a cou- ple of hundred students. "But we made it." The hardest part about her day is the early morning. "I wake up and think, 'I'm going to retire so I can stay in bed.' Then, I drag one foot out and then the other. That's how I get up every morning." The favorite part of her job is "' m Martha Seib oversees the preparation of chick- en and dumplings in the cafeteria at Westside artha has a loving way that is just perfect for those children who need She makes them all feel special. the baking because "it's a sort of soul food." She's seen many changes during her 27 years at the Sacred Heart cam- pus. When she first started, the school housed first through eighth grades. Now, Catholic Consolidated Primary School, Evans- ville. m Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes it's part of WCCS, and is attend- ed by pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. "I just love it here," she says. "I love being with these little kids." She ,and her husband, NicholK% recently celebrated their sixti- eth wedding anniversary. He's supportive of her working, telling her, "You raised your family; and you took care of me. Now, you can do whatever you want to do." She says the cafeteria has become her "second home." "l'm happy to be with these ladies, and with thIittle ehil - dren. I can't see myself ever retiring." Icago Mass as ( Lliy BILL BRITr in tl01tNsWSServic e January to head his native The LCago once the church at Holy Was the final 'as probably of Cardinal life. as a blur the pre- him in , Feb. 21 inau- Valdas ..... being elected )KGs. you 100' :ardinal caps busy week for archbishop country, Adamkus had lived for several years in the Chicago area. Cardinal George said he wanted his homily for his first Chicago Mass as cardinal to reflect his recent elevation and the current season of Lent. "In a sense the fancy dress, the red color, means that a cardinal is m n"" " a marked a , ne said, referring I ,, to a cardinal s robes. He is rather someone who reminds people that they must, with everything that is in them, surrender them- selves entirely to God. In fact, this whole affair, going to Rome, going to the ceremony, etc., I went t, i  HAUBSTADT ELECTRIC Licensed Bonded Insured Industrial, Commercial and Residential P.O. Box 405 TONY NAZARIO Haubstedt, IN 47639 812-768-5207 1-800-766-2787 I METAL Inelburg. along for the ride." He thanked his advisers and friends for making the trip to Rome so memorable. In spite of the "great ceremonies and events" that have marked his elevation to cardinal, he said that during this Lenten season we must begin to "create space." "What does it mean to be a cardinal?" he asked the congre- gation. "I don't know. I'll dis- cover what it means as time goes on. Only through living do we discover what this means." In the prelate's typical style, he greeted hundreds of Chica- go Catholics during a reception following the service. Some members of the con- gregation admitted that they didn't know it was Cardinal George's first Mass upon his return home, but felt honored that they were there. "I'm glad I came, but I had no idea it was his first Mass," said Paul Lautus, a parishioner at ttl Built with Quality to Save You Time & Money ESITRAHSHISSIONS Factory and General Office Hwy. 231 S., Jasper, IN (812) 482-1041 i i 254-4527 Holy Name Cathedral. "I'd like to wish him the best of luck and let him know we are behind him." Members of Cardinal George's family and friends also attend- ed, including his aunt, Lucille McCarthy Menth. Augustino Perez, a native of Mexico, who was visiting rela- fives in Chicago, said he wished the best for the new cardinal. "1 know he will be great for the people of Chicago," he told The New World, newspaper of the Chicago Archdiocese. BETHESDA, Md. 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