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1989 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 11 Homily delivered by Archbishop O'Meara the Roman Pontifical. Arch- bishop addressed first the clergy and people gathered in the assembly, and then Bishop-Elect Gettelfinger. "Consider carefully the post- Below is the text of the .emily oreached b At- . . - Y :hbshop Edward T. O'Meara at ,e ordination of Bishop Gerald .4. Gettelfiner. The words of :e homily on the duties and responsibilities are "taken from Pastoral staff 1 tail of the pastoral staff of Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger shows  ] .anlb standing with the banner of victory. The staff, of oak, was E Signed by Father Donald Walpole, O.S.B., of St. Meinrad Arch- [ey. The carving was done by Brother Lawrence Schidler, E3 .B., a cousin of the new bishop. -- Message Photo by Phil Boger Built in 1825 for Noon Day Stage Coach Stop & Trading Post OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED AS THE OLDEST RESTAURANT IN INDIANA 12 MILES NORTH OF EVANSVILLE 1 MILE EAST OF US 41 ON OLD STATE ROAD IIi1.1' WANIIII) Dine in the Original Log Room that Abraham Lincoln was in -in November 1844 DINNERS SERVED b,/Ala Carte Menu or FAMILY STYLE for 4 orMore Draught Beer - Wine - Cocktails DINING ROOM SEATING 500 Serving Dinner from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday OLDEST ORIGINAL LOG INN tion in the Church to which our bishops. Respect him as a "brother is about to be raised, minister of Christ and a steward Our Lord Jesus Christ, who was of the mysteries of God. He has sent by the Father to redeem the been entrusted with the task of human family, in turn sent 12 witnessing to the truth of the apostles into the world. These Gospel and of fostering a spirit men were filled with the power of justice and holiness. of the Holy Spirit to preach the Remember the words of Christ Gospel and to gather every race spoken to the apostles: and people into a single flock to 'Whoever listens to you listens be guided and governed in the to me; whoever rejects you re- way of holiness. Because this jects me, and those who reject service was to continue even to me reject the one who sent me.' the end of time, the apostles "And now, beloved brother, selected othersto help them. By Gerald Gettelfinger, my close the laying on of hands which collaborator for so many years, confers the sacrament of orders you have been chosen by the in its fullness, the apostles Lord. Remember that you are passed on the gift of the Spirit chosen from among men and which they themselves had appointed to act for men and received from Christ. And in women in relation to God. The that way, by a succession of title of bishop is not one of bishops unbroken from one honor but of function. generation to the next, the Therefore a bishop should powers conferred in the beginn- strive to serve rather than to ing were handed down, and the rule. Such is the council of the work of the Savior lives in Our Master: the greater should time. behave as if he were the least, "In the person of the bishop, the leader as if he were the one with his priests around him, who serves others. Proclaim the Jesus Christ, the Lord, who message whether it is welcome became High Priest forever is or unwelcome; correct error present among you. Through with unfailing patience and the ministry of the bishop, teaching. Pray and offer Christ himself continues to pro- sacrifice for the people commit- claim the Gospel and to confer ted to your care and draw every the mysteries of faith on those kind of grace for them from the who believe. Through the overflowing holiness of Jesus fatherly action of the bishop, Christ. Christ adds new members to the "As a steward of the flock. Through the bishop's mysteries of Christ in the wisdom and prudence, Christ church entrusted to you, be a guides you in your earthly faithful overseer and guardian. pilgrimage toward eternal Since you are chosen by the happiness. Father to rule over his family, Gladly and gratefully, then, always be mindful of the Good receive our brother upon whom Shepherd, who know his sheep we are about to lay hands and and is known by them and who thus accept into the college of did not hesitate to lay down his HWY. 62 W. BOONVlLLE, IN OLD HWY. 41 N. 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