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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 1 3 delegate present for feast of St. Benedict at St. Meinrad of St. Benedict Benedictine Archabbot Time- vital concern of preparing fu- anniversary of of St. Meinrad made espe- by the pres- Agostino lC pro- cl States. Cacciavillan is diplomatic States. Jhop was the and homilist at the Eucharist )ay which was ke Benedictine from St. faculty and and sem- es of St. Teas TASTE, CH IT : Evansville 422-1833 thy Sweeney said the commu- nity at St. Meinrad was very honored to host the Pro-Nun- cio, especially for the feast day. "For some decades now, it has been our custom to invite a prominent Church leader to celebrate with us the Feast of St. Benedict or the Feast of St. Meinrad. "Benedictines, by their vow of stability, have always in- serted themselves for life into a given geographic area. It is important for us to be re- minded of the larger Church and for the larger Church to be personally aware of the pres- ence of St. Meinrad! Certainly the representative of the Holy Father is one who, by his very presence, reminds us of the larger Church." During the reception which followed the Mass, members of the Benedictine community, students and guests had the opportunity to meet the Pro- Nuncio. "Given the presences of our seminary school and the Box 68 Montgomery, Indiana 47558 Trsylor Phone:486-3285 QQQO000000000000000 - -m_ o o o o o o o o o o o o o _o o o _o ooO our' ViSIOn .. eO eO oO Catholic School I(K-8/240 students) in .e oQ trrnel, Illinois is seeking a principal with .e eO leadership ability and strong interper- eeee mQ 8kills to share in the vision of our e 00 o0 Carmel community. The suc- ee candidate will be one who continues to == oO Our children, parents, and staff to acade- -e oO and model a caring attitude through ee"e ture priests and Church lead- ers, it is important for the Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to be per- sonally acquainted with the physical location and the peo- ple who are engaged in this im- portant work for our Church." The Benedictine community of St. Meinrad was officially dedicated 140 years ago on March 21, the Feast of St. Benedict, and consisted of four monks, one Brother candidate and two Oblates. At that time, the monastery was a simple log cabin. The day of the bless- ing began with a solemn High Mass by Father Joseph Kun- dek in Ferdinand, and then a procession to the site at St. Meinrad. More than 1,500 stood in the pouring rain as Father Kundek blessed the monastery. The Benedictine community currently consists of 140 monks. "We pray that God grant us at least another lt0 years to be of assistance," said Archab- bet Timothy, "not only to our Church, but to our neighbors here in southern Indiana." Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, apostolic pro.nuncio to the United States visits St. Meinrad Archabbey for the Feast of St. Benedict. Above, are Archbishop Cacciavillan and Benedictine Archabbot Timothy Sweeney. an parish of 1100 families on POSITION AVAIIABLE Northside seeking director of CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY Education to continue fine reli- SCHOOL PRINCIPAL n programs (pre-school -- ST. THERESA SCHOOL EVANSVILLE 10 month/yr, position begins in K Elementary School Support staff Enrollment of 251 . State of Indiana Accredited tlary range beginning at .Facultyofl2 B.A. in theology or religious Salary commensurate with education and experience d. M.A. preferred. Applica- by May 1. Send application Candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic and to: hold or be eligible for a valid Indiana Elementary School Administrative License. DRE ministry applications, For application please contact: Catholic Schools Of- er Parish, 918 W. Mill Rd., rice, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169 (812) Indiana 47710. For informa- 424-5536 I:r. Bill Wargel, 424-8344. Application deadline: April 29, 1994 II , and teachines of Jesus Christ = ho ' " "  from 1991 to 1992, according to ica, down 0.2 percent, and the el Is firmly committed to long-range the Yearbook of American and Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and healthy fiscal management. Salary eeoc r- Position begins July 1, 1994. =e e : rch Committee St Mary's =: eSUrneto Sea .o . r IL 2 63ee 714 Chestnut St Mt Ca mel, 6 8 ee '3-ale3 g: tttee )e ======================== OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION By INDIANA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE NEW YORK (CNS) -- Mem- bership in most of the 15 largest U.S. Christian denomi- nations was stable or increased Canadian Churches 1994. Among the top 15, only two showed losses -- the Evangeli- cal Lutheran Church in Amer- Indiana residents who are not registered to vote have until April 8 to register to vote in the May 3 primary election. They may register at their county clerk's office. Other Hoosier residents who New Yearbook of churches shows membership stable or increasing down 0.53 percent. The largest gain numerically was in the Roman Catholic Church, which reported nearly a million more members from 58,267,424 in 1991 to 59,220,723 in 1992 -- for an in- crease of 1.63 percent. Highest reported rates of growth among the largest de- nominations were the National Baptist Convention U.S.A., with a 2.5 percent increase, and the Mormons, with an in- crease of 2.16 percent. Among Canadian churches, however, three of the top 10 showed membership losses, in amounts ranging from 1 per- cent to 5 percent. They were the United Church of Canada, Presbyterian Church in Canada and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Five did not provide new yearly figures and only two the Mormons and the Cana- dian Baptist Federation -- re- ported increases. The yearbook, an annual publication prepared under auspices of the National Coun- cil of Churches, is published by Abingdon Press in Nashville, Tenn. The bulk of the book is de. voted to an alphabetical direc- tory of U.S. and Canadian tell. gious bodies. The listings include a brief historical, doc- trinal and structural descrip- tion of each church, its head- quarters, officers, main organizations and, where ap- plicable, main territorial divi- sions such as dioceses, synods or conferences. may need to register are those who: lived in the precinct at least 30 days, changed an ad- dress, have not voted in the last four years, or who will be 18 on or before the Nov. 8 elec- tion. Registered voters who iden- May 3, or send in an absentee ballot, will be voting for the party's candidates for the fall general election. Up for (re)election in Indiana are all congressional representatives and one senator, and from the Indiana General Assembly, all tify with a particular political representatives and half of the party and go to the polls on "::'  '' : .... Notice of deadline for registering to vote in primaries