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MESSAGE 25 years of serving Catholics of southwestern Indiana VOLUME 26 NUMBER 30 March 29,1996 WEST Cc.,ANEAY EAST DEANERY i plans Holy Easter services LEINGANG A. Gettelfin- at Holy Week urgies at six le Diocese of Year. Compli- is the be- Savings of the Sunday ttelfinger will s on Passion at Sa- Vincennes, EST. will be oly Rosary le, on Tues- 30 p.m. CST. representa- the dio- , and in his col- 22, Bishop the gen- will ass on Holy St. Joseph on April 4, I-Ioly Thurs- ay, and the Easter Vigil are one liturgical celebration, according to Fa- ther William Deering, diocesan director of RCIA and Worship. In a recent letter to parishes, Father Deering emphasized that the liturgies are not to be repeated on any of the three days. Funeral Masses are not per- mitted on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. If there is to be a fu- neral on these days, the presider uses the Liturgy of the Word and the Rite of Farewell. The season of Lent ends be- fore Evening Prayer of Holy Thursday, according to Father Deering. The Paschal Triduum begins with the Mass of the Lord's Supper. No other Mass or commu- nion service is permitted on Holy Thursday, except in a case of extreme necessity, and only then with the bishop's written approval. On Holy Thursday and Good Friday, the Eucharist is dis- tributed only during the liturgy, but may be brought to the sick at any convenient hour, according to Father See BISHOP page 2 Pope easing back to work after illness "prudence" suggested by his doctor. In place of his weekly gen- eral audience March 20, the 75-year-. old pope addressed pilgrims and visitors from his apartment window. Reading brief talks in several lan- guages, he looked less tired Service !Ty (CNS) -- from problems, John begin re- With the r happened to the diocesan written about last fall, at the time for the diocese? maps of the diocese, includ- all the churches and weekend Mass recently been completed and will be in- April 12. That issue of the Mes- to every known Catholic household in e Research Item at do you think it is important to support Statewide Very 15% Quite 14% Somewhat 32% Not very 21% Not at all 18% llees e 11% 11% 33% 25% 21% than he had three days earlier during a beatification liturgy. The pope fell ill with a mild fever March 12 and, except for his abbreviated appearance at the beatification ceremony and a blessing afterward, spent the next several days resting under his doctor's care. The Vatican said the pontiffs gen- eral health was good, but that he was suffering from an un- specified digestive problem. Speaking to reporters March 20, Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said the pope did not have the flu or an infection. He said what the Vatican has described as a "fever syndrome of a digestive nature" involved a number of elements, includ- ing temperature, tiredness and bad digestion. "Many of these, including fever, have now disappeared. One can understand if some tiredness remains," the spokesman said. "As of today the pope will re- sume his activity, progressively and with the prudence sug- gested by the doctor," he said. The pope was being treated by his personal physician, Italian Dr. Renato Buzzonetti. Speaking for about 15 min- utes to several thousand peo- ple gathered in St. Peter's Square below his apartment window, the pope said their meeting was "a little unique." The general audience normally lasts from an hour to 90 min- utes, and is held in the Vatican audience hall or the square. "I thank you for your pres- ence here and for the support of your prayers," he said. It was the pope's only allusion to his health. The pope then spoke about St. Joseph as a model for fa- thers, workers and the whole church. "He was the loving guardian of Jesus and MAD'; he is an ex- ample of the silent diligence with which we must all serve God and neighbor," he said. The pope had to postpone a trip on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, to the Italian city of Siena. The Vatican resched- uled the visit for March 30. Navarro-Valls said the pope planned to deliver his Sunday Angelus blessing and talk on March 24 from his apartment window, but would probably cancel a scheduled visit to a Rome parish the same day. He said he thought the pope would be able to hold his regu- lar general audience on March 27, then travel to Siena three days later. On March 31, Palm Sunday, the pope was scheduled to begin a week of intense liturgi- cal activities culminating with a Good Friday Way of the Cross, an Easter vigil and Easter Mass. The Vatican has given no indication the Easter events would be pared back. 11 i:i =.