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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 ic history book to raise money, give thanks .... ceremony in members of Btian Educational raise money and according to Wal- , c0-author of the ears of Permanent Catholic Schools sold at event, held at Parish Cen- going to the Founda- help Rivet :Were autographed A. Gettelfin- Rinderle and and cover de- traces the history of the Catholic presence in the Northwest Territory and Knox County from the early 17806 to the present day. Jesuits and French priests were the first to bring religion and education to pioneer settlements. These missionaries were "overly-educated for the job," according to Rinderle. Some were professors at prestigious European universities who had to face a host of obstacles: "the fever-ridden climate of Vin- cennes, frontier indifference to religion and education, hatred of Catholics, racial prejudice toward Indian and Black con- verts, antagonism between French and German settlers, and the extreme poverty of Knox County." Yet, they persevered, said Rinderle. They brought more missionaries from Europe, in- cluding the Sisters of Provi- dence, the Holy Cross Brothers and Priests, and the Benedic- tine Priests; from other parts of the United States, they brought the Sisters of Charity, the Benedictine Sisters, the Franciscan Sisters and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. "All lived in utter poverty; many died quickly of disease," Rinderle said. "Few were thanked for their efforts." Religious leaders formed the first schools in the territory. Father Flaget founded the first vocational school in the mid- west in 1793. Father Rivet founded the first free public school in 1795. The book traces Catholic ed- ucation from those early days to present times. Rinderle said that the book- signing ceremony was also a time to thank the many reli- gious orders for their years of service: 149 years by the Sis- ters of Providence, 81 years by the Sisters of St. Benedict, 54 years by the Sisters of St. Francis, 24 years by the Chris- tian Brothers, 11 years by the Eudist priests, seven years by the Holy Cross Brothers and five years by the Sacred Heart Brothers. Mother Theodore Guerin and Bishop BenedictFlaget are depicted on the'cover. , ,, i   ...... i! ! t ettelfinger A' preaches to scouts and adult leaders at Mass, March 20, anua Boy Scout Retreat at St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Ind. The  etreat was "Christian Family Life." It was sponsored by the Diocesan on Scouting, and organized by the CJk.C.D. (an association of St. Attending the three-day retreat were 110 scouts and 48 adults. was later surprised to receive the St. George National Emblem, by Diocesan Scout Chaplain Jack Thompson. Bishop Foley appointed to Birmingham (CNS) -- named David E. Id, Va., as *gham, ishop Ray- June he Diocese Mo. 'gostino Cac- Pro-nuncio to announced 22 in 64, has been of Richmond a priest of cese that. was born n Worcester, to Wash- z he r, George F. assistant to from t St. Charles Md., in Foley was the Wash- ington Archdiocese May 26, 1956. Over the next three decades he held a series of parish posts. He was made archdiocesan sec- retary for clergy in February 1986, shortly before he was named auxiliary bishop of Richmond. Ordained a bishop June 27, 1986, Bishop Foley has been vicar general of the Richmond Diocese since then, moderator of the curia and Catholic Char- ities trustee since 1987 and chancellor since 1990. is seeking a qualified person to serve as DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Send resume to: DRE SEARCH COMMITTEE Holy Family Church 950 Church Avenue Jasper, IN 47546 MAY 1 DEADLINE I Bishop Gettelfinger signs a copy of the book, "200 years of Permanent Pastors and Catholic Schools in Knox County, Indiana," during the celebration March 20. Medical Arts Pharmacy 3700 Bellemeade Avenue Phone 477-1532 Donald Gutzweiler City-Wide Delivery i Duncan's Riverside Pharmacy Prescription Service Drugs - Suodnes Cosmetics Magazines - "We Deliver" Corner Riverside and Governor Evansville 422-9981 iiiiiiii Stratman's Pharmacy City-Wide Delivery 413 Locust Street John and Judy Stratman 425-5293 I PAUL'S PHARMACY I Paul Mayer, Owner 2107 W. 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