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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana April Saint Meinrad to host CACD Special Olympics Apri The twenty-seventh annual Special Olympics will be held on the Saint Meinrad grounds, Sat- urday, April 19. Saint Meinrad's Special Olympics is sponsored by the Cooperative Action for Com- munity Development (CACD), a social service program run by the students of Saint Meinrad College. The day's activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a parade of the ath- letes and volunteers. This year's Grand Marshal will be Archabbot Lambert Reilly. One of the Spe- cial Olympians will light the Olympic torch that will remain burning throughout the day. More than 200 mentally and physically challenged children and young adults are expected to attend and participate in the games. In addition, approxi- mately 100 volunteers will assist the Olympians and the organizers during the day. Nine events are scheduled, including the 50-meter dash, 400-meter relay, softball throw, shot put, and standing-and run- ning-longjump. Events are also scheduled for those who need the assistance of a wheelchair. St. Meinrad monk releases collection of liturgical music Benedictine Father Tobias Colgan has recently released a collection of religious music designed for use in liturgical cel- ebrations or as an aid to per- sonal prayer and meditation. Titled Gentle Shepherd after his well-known hymn of the 1970s, the nationally released collec- tion includes songs, hymns, psalm settings and Gospel accla- mations. Father Tobias is currently executive secretary and special assistant to Archabbot Lambert Reilly, at St. Meinrad Arch- abbey. He professed vows as a monk in August, 1971, and was ordained a priest in May 1982. He has served his monastic communi- ty as choirmaster, cantor and conduc- tor of the schola cantorum. He plays the organ, recorder and guitar. Father Tobias is an Illinois native, who has written and published dozens of songs, two previous cassette collections and several song- books. Gentle Shepherd is available in com- FATHER TOBIAS COLGAN, O.S.B. pact disk, stereo cassette and choral songbook at The Abbey Gift Shop at St. Meinrad, at The Cornerstone in Evansville, at other religious product outlets, or directly from the publisher, Oregon Catholic Press (1-800- LITURGY}. Participants will receive ribbons of accomplishment immediately following each event. This year's sponsors include McDonald's of Jasper, Tell City, and Boonville; Coca Cola of Jasper; Novus Services, Inc., which will provide T-shirts for the participants; Frito-Lay; Hol- land Dairy; and many individ- ual donors. Participants in the games come from schools located in Spencer, Perry and Dubois coun- ties. Volunteers assisting in the games include members of the student body, faculty, and staff of Saint Meinrad College and Saint Meinrad School of Theolo- gy, as well as individuals from the surrounding counties. Students from Saint Mein- rad, under the leadership of Chair Jason Weiss, a senior i from Kent, Wash., coordinate the Special The S point of a year's This is especially bers of the S mittee, who spend two to three hours visiting, tutoring, physically and young adults. The public is port and by attending Sai Special Olympics. held in the grassy behind the Abbey: accessible through Road 545 available in the lot near the soccer Guest House upper ing lot. In the event games will be r ! .li Prominent scout leader dies March Ann Van Meter, a youth minister and scouting leader, died March 29 of natural causes. She was a dioce- san youth ministry leader, serving as the chairperson of the Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and the Religious Emblems Chairperson. "Ann was, by far, a great Scout," said Mike Eppler, diocesan director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. SCHNELLVIL00 I I II IIII FOR COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE FISCHER ELECTRIC INC. SCHNELLVILLE, IN 389-2418 "She was humble, committed, and she always kept all of her promises. Ann was a person of honesty and integrity, no matter what circum- stances and issues came her way. "The Diocesan Catholic Com- mittee for Girls Scouts will sore- ly miss her." She received the highest hon- ors for scouting leaders: the St. Ann Award and the St. Elizabeth Seton Award. Both awards recog- nized her 25-plus years of service. Survivors include her hus- band, Jack; five daughters, Cindy Kerchief of Boonville, Cheri Gerkin of Vincennes, and Connie Baehl, Carrie Falken- stein and Christa Van Meter, all of Evansville; four sons, Steve i - Ed.L. Lee_ Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-3612 I i I Scott and Stuart, all of Evans- Evansvil ville, and Spencer of Fort St. Branch; a sister, Alma McK- dren, and eethan of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; two Services brothers, David Wagner of St. JameS Brother Leo Forgette dies Services were held April 1 for Christian Brother I,eo Fabius Forgette, 81, who died March 27. From 1949 to 1959, he served as a teacher and principal at Central Catholic High School in Vincennes. lie professed his final wws as a Christian Brother in Winona, Minn., in career, he guidance trator. Survi ers and Alberta. versity in /: