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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana |--[ Alaska Archbisiop Francis an- ordain Scott a married former minister, to c priesthood this g In The Catholic his weekly arch- lewsletter, Arch- he received from Pope John to or- orage bishop to ordain married former minister exceptional recog- a three- faith, mar- ministry,- said. entered in June e age of 37, after as pastor of Methodist 17, 1955, in Or- Was baptized a but raised said he had al- to Catholi- entered the rnent of the Dame, d cure laude classics, Ger- at Notre ded Weekly and room- ,so met Maria In 1978 they Theodore then Notre presiding at the univer- ed Sa- ' HOME 00S00RA- " FARM NCE SERVICES i SINCE 1913 cred Heart Church. Mrs. Medlock, a Catholic, taught at a Catholic parochial school in Orlando in 1978-80 while her husband worked as an account executive for Mer- rill Lynch. In 1980 they returned to Notre Dame so Medlock could enter law school. In 1982-83 he was co-director of the Notre Dame Legal Aid and Defender Association, and in 1983 he earned his doctorate in law. While in law school he began to discern a call to ordained ministry. In 1983 he entered Duke University Divinity School, graduating summa cum laude in 1986. While at Duke he served as a student pastor of a small United Methodist Church. His personal mentors in his theology studies were Carmelite Father Roland Murphy, a lead- ing Catholic Old Testament scholar, and the Rev. Geoffrey Wainwright, a famed British Methodist theologian and ecu- menist who has long been a leading figure in Catholic- Methodist theological dia- logues. After taking up his pastorate in Lisbon, Medlock also took his state bar examination and was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1987. "Scott and Maria Elena be- came an ecumenical couple," Archbishop Hurley wrote. "She completely supported him in his Methodist ministry and was involved in activities in the Methodist family. He in turn completely supported Maria Elena in her Catholic AGENCY DENNIS K. FELDHAUS PP CO. 8UPPUES & RACTING CONSTRUCTION, JASPER LUMBER CO. COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE Ph: 482-1125 RT. 4, JASPER 00bon Christian Books & Gifts Bey & Charlie Mendel, owners (812)114-771 416 Jadcson St JaspetN4746 all those who love Jesus and his special gathering of Auxiliary Legionaries called an "Acies." 2 P.M. EST, Sunday, March 24th St. Mary's Catholic Church 609 Cherry St., Evansville, Indiana. I'lOmilist: Archabbot Lambert Reilly, O.S.B. tPlo ctse COme and make or renew your consecra. n to OUr Blessed Mother and attend a reception later in the adjacent Pager Hall. the diamond jubilee of the Legion of Mary! faith, raising and educating their three children as Catholics. On Saturday night Scott accompanies Maria Elena and the children to Mass; they attended his Methodist service on Sunday." The Medlock children are Aaron, 12; Matthew, 10; and Angela, 7. Medlock, who increasingly felt a call to Catholicism and Catholic priesthood, began to look for a sponsoring bishop in the fall of 1989. He contacted Archbishop Hurley in October 1991. In June 1992 he left his Methodist pastorate and Arch- bishop Hurley confirmed him as a Catholic. That August he moved to Anchorage and began working for the archdiocese while going through a formation program developed locally with the help of the staff of Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Ore. Archbishop Hurley told Catholic News Service he has had Medlock work in a variety of positions -- in parish work, the chancery, hospital chap- laincy and most recently as youth minister at Covenant House in Anchorage -- to fa- miliarize him with church life and institutions in the archdio- cese. He also taught American Catholic history for a semester at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage. The archbishop said that be- tween Medlock's ordination to the diaconate March 19 and his ordination to the priest- hood this Summer, he will be assigned to preach at the Catholic parishes in and near Anchorage so that the people will get to know him. Medlock will be the first married priest in Alaska, Arch- bishop Hurley said. But he said elsewhere in the United States at least two other mar- ried Methodist ministers and more than 50 married Episco- pal priests have become Catholic priests following their conversion to Catholicism. SCRIPTURE SEARCH By Patrlcla Kasten MARY, MARTHA, LAZARUS Gospel for Sunday, March 24, 1996 John I I : 1-45 Following is a word search based on the Gospel reading for the Fifth Sunday of Lent. A Cycle, the story of Lazarus' resurrection. The word clues are left to right in the order in which they appear in the reading. THE SISTERS SENT IS ILL ILLNESS DEATH OF GOD GLORIFIED LOVED MARTHA LAZARUS LET US GO MARY SAT BROTHER WILL RISE 1 KNOW LIFE NEVER DIE WEEPING A STONE LOUD :ACE CLOTH LET HIM GO L E T H I M G 0 J 1 D D R T A S T 0 N E S D ! 0 E D H J 0 0 D I E S K G V S S E N L L I M N N F E Q S P S L F C D 1 0 0 N B M D U I D F P T W B W ! L L R I S E D A A R D S ! 0 A L E T U S G 0 P F L V Z W D E E Y T T E G D E A T H N C R D H L 0 U D L B T Y W A S E D P 0 D A H T R A M F R (c) 1996 Air Publishing Co. I I ' HIGHLAND CHAPEL Four s3oo FIRST AVENUE Convenient Locations ii I I