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Lending a hand The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana UE students spend their spring break in Appal Twelve students at the Uni- versity of Evansville spent their spring break volunteer- ing their service in McCreary County, Kentucky, as part of the Christian Appalachian Project's Work Fest '94. Each day began with break- fast at 7 a.m. and morning prayer at Cumberland Fall State Park. Students and staff from each of the 10 participat- ing schools were divided into work groups composed of nine to 12 workers. In the evenings, the group heard presentations revolving around three themes: Ap- palachian culture, reflections from present CAP volunteers, and the history of CAP. Sister Jody O'Neil, coordina- tor of the service trip and di- rector of Campus Ministry at U.E., noted, "You could hear a pin drop when Father Belting, the 70-year-old founder of CAP, spoke recounting the 40- year history of the organiza- tion. "He told stories and shared his vision by challenging every student present to consider as- suming leadership positions 'in his/her respective church." Sister O'Neil said that the time in McCreary County was well spent. "Not only did we ac- complish renovation at various work sites, but we spent qual- ity time with fellow workers from other colleges and with the families who homes we were repairing." One group of students was assigned to replace the front porch and insulate a home. "Upon completion of our tasks, we presented (the homeowner) Elvie with a CAP sweatshirt which each crew member auto- graphed. Elvie in turn pre- sented us with a beautifully handcrafted quilt, complete with each of our names deco- rating the surface." ,> i', ,izl Kathy Scott applies siding to a home in Kentucky. i Q Students from the University of Evansville who spent a week working in Appalachian included, front row, left, Sherri Liles, Elaine Kuhn, Sarah Thielman, Heidi Boener, Michelle Martin, Yauel Karmazyn, back row, Sister Jody O'Neil, Kathy Scott, Wesley Maynard, Becky Potmas, Michael Martin and Abby Barnes. Practicing family stewardship COMMENTARY By MSGR. CLARENCE SCHLACHTER NORTH 2120 1ST AV 426-2311 Our Holy Father's 1994 Lenten message focuses on the importance of charity for fami- lies, both those who give and those who receive. He reminds us that, faced with the crises afflicting our world -- families unable to afford housing and food, children seduced by drugs and exploited, the elderly and disabled made to feel useless we cannot sit quietly on the sidelines. The family is under attack. The Pope asks families who are fortunate to share width those whose resources are few, and to share not out of their surplus, but out of their sub- stance. They are asked to share with others as freely as God has shared blessings with them. As parents introduce children to the communion of goods, the family grows in soli- darity with those who have less. That we are a global family with God as our Father is cen- tral to our faith. And there's a Catholic organization called the Holy Childhood Association (HCA) that goes a long way to care for the young members of our family, who are without parents. HCA goes all the way around the world to be family for children who have none. Children like Vincent, who was born with club feet. Vincent's mother couldn't ac- cept his deformities. When he was only eight months old, she abandoned him in a market- place in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. A stranger brought Vincent to Upendo Or- phanage, which is supported by HCA. Little Vincent, who had been so cruelly rejected, found a loving home among the Sisters at Upendo. They arranged for surgery to correct his feet, and helped him through the long process of learning to walk. He is a happy boy and is very affectionate to- ward the sisters who care for I MILLER & MILLER "Funeral Pro-Planning Since 1940" 424-9274 him. You know what's unusual about HCA? All the money the Association sends to help chil- dren in developing countries is contributed by other children. Last year alone, HCA kids in the U.S. raised $2.8 million for children in need. Families can support the work of the Holy Childhood as its young members bring hope to children around the world. To find out how, contact HCA Diocesan Director, Rev. Msgr. C.A. Schlachter, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville IN 47724-0169. SINCE 1888 ! Schum [ Monuments, Inc. DALE, INDIANA 937-4921 Your RED HEADQUARTERS RANEY00 SHOE STOP00 320 E. Main. Washh00gton IIII II DONUT BANK 00ak00rg. t. Co,fee S.oc. 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