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'[ E' S sAGE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 23 NUMBER 29 March 26, 1993 Vincennes community celebrates 200 years of formal education By MARY ANN HUGHES Vincennes Catholic schools Dr. Politz said the dinner Message staff writer The Vincennes community took a look at its past last week, pausing to reflect on 200 years of formal education in Knox County and taking the time to thank the reli- gious communities dedicated to providing that education. The week-long celebration, which began March 14, in- cluded open houses, a "Cele- bration of Education" dinner and an anniversary Mass. On March 18, the priests of the Vincennes area concele- brated Mass at the Old Cathe- dral for students at Flaget Ele- mentary School and Rivet High School. Representatives from the six religious orders who taught in Vincennes Catholic schools were also invited.to attend the Mass. They in- cluded the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the Sisters of Providence, the Sisters of St. Benedict, the Sisters of St. Francis, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and the Chris- tian Brothers. During the Mass, Dr. Arthur Politz. superintenden of the and principal at Rivet, said, "Today as we celebrate 200 years of Catholic education in Vincennes we especially rec- ognize the representatives from the orders who taught in these schools." As part of the celebration, a "Celebration of Education" dinner was held March 18 at Vincennes University for guests from the Vincennes Catholic schools, the Vin- cennes Community School Corporation, North Knox School Corporation, South Knox School Corporation, Knox County Lutheran School and Vincennes University. was an opportunity to ac- knowledge the "common mis- sion we share with our col- leagues in education. "We have a very compli- mentary relationship in this community. We have a differ- ent focus but a shared mis- sion." The roots of education in Knox County can be traced back to Dec. 21, 1792, when Father Benedict Flaget ar- rived in Vincennes and be- came the first permanent pas- tor at St. Francis Xavier Church. In the spring of 1793, he began the first formal school in the Northwest Territory. Bishop Steib named to Memphis; Will be second black ordinary WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope John Paul II has ap- pointed Auxiliary Bishop J. Terry Steib of St. Louis as bishop of Memphis, Term. When he is installed May 5 he will be one of only two black bishops heading U.S. dioceses. The other is Bishop Miss. The pope also accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Bernard F. Papp of San Antonio. Bishop Popp submitted his resignation when he turned 75 Dec. 6. The announcements were made March 23 in Washing- Joseph L. Howze of Biloxi, See Bl$1tOPpa&e 10, ,