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The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 Boeglin is seek- Peter Celestine Church, Celes- estions requested for diocese's jubilee from priests life coordinators for celebrate the of the es- Diocese of tine, is the chairman of a com- mittee working on developing a plan for the celebration. He re- ported the progress of the com- mittee at the March 29 meet- ing of priests and pastoral life coordinators, held at the pastor of St. A vocations" camping experience g the Seventh and eighth of Evans- invited once Outpost -- the awareness Father David Vocation team in March to s; principals, workers persons. noted that a most from the i a sig- parish or attends the group. are planned completing grades, COmpleting the three for the seventh and three the sev- enth and eighth grades. All of the sessions are "in- tended to offer the unique op- portunity for youth to spend a couple of days living with a re- ligious woman, seminarians and other young adults com- mitted to the Catholic faith," according to Father Fleck. The camp is located near Lincoln State Park and the planned program includes group building activities, swimming and recreation at Lincoln State Park, as well as camp-related outdoor activi- ties. The cost is $45 per camper. The fee includes six meals, transportation, and admission to Lincoln State Park for swim- ming. The fee, along with a re- quired permission slip, should be mailed to the Vocation Office by May 20. The Outpost is also available for parish and group use, for selected afternoon, evening or overnight stays. Arrangements for servers' outings, parish youth activities, parish staff meetings or similar activities may be made with the Voca- tion Office. insured and Residential P.O. Box 405 - MERCURY I JASPER 482-1200 I SERVICE )! Home! Fire & Life! Service Agent L. Will Ins. Agency Inc. Street 425-3187 Catholic Center. Among suggestions received are the following: publish a brochure for chil- dren, telling the history of the diocese, celebrate an outdoor Mass, carry a cross in process from city to city in the diocese, ask parishioners for their suggestions, have speakers, workshops at several churches, big-name entertainers as part of the celebration, produce a video to mark the occasion, trace the history of parishes no longer active, publish a prayer written for the celebration, to be used in people's homes. Another suggestion involved learning the proper way to pre- serve documents and other items of historic significance, at each parish and institution. Father Boeglin noted that the year-long celebration will begin on Nov. 11 the fiftieth anniversary of the day Pope Plus XII established the dio- cese in 1944. A committee has proposed publishing a book about the aiocese following the year of celebration. Photographs and information about the various activities of the year would be included in the book. A logo and a theme are being developed. Council of Priests elects officers Father James Koressel, pas- tor of St. Joseph Church, Princeton, is the new chairman of the diocesan Council of Priests. Father Koressel is the council's representative from the Princeton Deanery. Other officers recently elected are the vice-chairman, Father David Martin, pastor of St. Simon Church, Washing- ton, and the secretary, Father David Fleck, pastor of St. Philip Church, St. Philip. Fa- ther Martin represents the Washington Deanery; Father Fleck is an appointee of the bishop. Other members of the Coun- cil of Priests are as follows: Msgr. Leo Conti, a member of the Clergy Assistance Pool, Evansville East Deanery; Father David Nunning, pas- tor of St. Wendel Church, St. Wendel, Evansville West Deanery; Father Gregory Spencer, pastor of Mary, Help of Chris- tians Church, Mariah Hill, Jasper Deanery; Father Joseph Ziliak, pastor of St. John Church, Newburgh, Newburgh Deanery; and Father James Blessinger, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Vincennes, Vincennes Deanery. Father James Endress of Evansville serves on the coun- cil as an app0intee of the bishop. Father Endress is di- rector of operations for the Diocesan Tribunal. Benedictine Father Gregory Chamberlin, pastor of St. Benedict Church, Evansville, represents religious priests. Ex officio members of the council are the vicar general, Msgr. Kenneth R. Knapp, and the judicial vicar, Msgr. Charles J. Koch. Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfin- ger is president of the Council of Priests. $1 milliorR, Continued from page 1 and ministry formation. St. Mary-of-the-Woods offers an associate's degree or a bache- lor's degree in theology, reli- gious education and minfStry. St. Meinrad offers a master's degree in theological studies in pastoral ministry. Participants may seek cer- tificates and masters' degrees in religious education through the Loyola Institute for Min- istry Extension Program, known as LIMEX. Ten to 17 persons meet with a local facil- itator, using professional videotapes prepared by the Graduate faculty at Loyola. Parish catechetical leaders may receive certification from the United States Catholic LABLE Vincennes Catholic Schools 1792 -- 1992 Two hundred years of permanent pastors and Catholic education in Knox County, Indiana Purchase your copy today. You will receive this 120 page hardbound book, tracing 200 years of Catholic education in Knox County. Pictures and sketches complement the text,which has been prepared by Dr. Walter Rinderle and Richard Day, with the assis- tance of Dr. David Grundman, Carol Bousley, Bonnie Sanders and Ed Schnautz. This attractive book was commissioned to raise funds for the Christian Educational Foundation of Vincennes. d copy of Vincennes Catholic Schools: 1792  1992. $20 to cover the cost of the book, shipping and handling. ,i STATE .____ ZIP and $20 to the Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evans'ille IN 47724-0169 L,,t, ,, ! r, , . , Conference, upon completion of a program which includes Sys- tematics, Scripture, Religious Education and Moral Theology. Improving religious educa- - tion for Catholics of-all nes was a major concern of the del- egates of Synod '93, Corr noted. The million dollar gift will help the diocese make great strides forward in im- proving religious education, he said. Corr said he had visited the parishes of the diocese last summer and fall, and he had come away with the clear un- derstanding of the value [pas- tors and parish life coordina- tors] place on effective religious education." He said he had also heard an additional concern, "for contin- uing adult formation programs and for involving parents in the religious formation of their children." Corr said he was working to develop a viable plan to bring about the kind of religious edu- cation development pastors and parish life coordinators grams. And now, because the generosity of the anony- mous donor, "it includes the necessary resources to carry it outf Corr said he expected 25 to 30 catechetieal leaders.could be receiving the first scholar- ships, starting as soon as tliis summer. Eligible persons /re practicing Catholics presently serving in paid or v01untder Church ministry for at least one year who desire to srve professionally as a parish or school catechetical leader A Grant Review Committee @ill accept requests,: and then make recommendations to the bishop for final appro,'al of funding. != Ed. L. Lee = i ! Mortuary I ' 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-3612 I I H I III II II II I ] I I I I I MILLER & MILI;FR ",4 family name you can trust" 424-9274 I II I I I Ill I II I I | FUNERAL HOME Pre-planning__ Because you care 425-2896