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994 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Bishop's Forum-- fist goal of Synod 19.93 p in our diocese Catholics a ag of the sacra- Baptism, Con- and Eucharist, and the flowing therefrom. As ," it is a very se- iibility of mine. a clear chal- all of us in pas- to share with the the levels a clear in all its dimen- its communal nature, its sacra- and the responsibilities which participation in sacramental life. order. If, however, one looks a course for life, then it is possible It calls for all of us to teach by ex- pilgrims in faith are not only to be in- Our faith we must be formed 'in it. untold blessings make what possible. Our diocese overflows ngs! ByBISHOP GERALD A. GETTELFINGER Untold blessings First, and foremost, parents are the first teachers of their children. It is both a right and a responsibil- ity. All parents are to be com- mended for accepting this awesome role. You are indeed a blessing both to your children and to the Church. You teach by word and example the two great commandments of love. The parish family is an untold blessing to parents in assisting them in fulfilling their heavy re- sponsibility in teaching their chil- dren not only the truths of the faith, but also forming them in the Catholic Christian way of life both in the home and in the community. The larger church, through its committed and dedicated leadership assist the parish communities in providing human resources to assist both par- ents and parishes to meet the ideals of formation in the Catholic faith begun through the sacraments of initiation. This leadership is an untold blessing. Last week "you read about the enormous gift to assist all of us in meeting the challenges of passing on the faith to present generations and those to come. That gift is one that is now known -- it is told. The untold blessing is the person who was driven by the faith commitment that was made through the sacraments of initiation. Although this most generous gift of money will assist uncounted num- bers of Catholics, either directly or indirectly, the untold blessing is the example of giving selfless love for sisters and brothers in the faith. Not unlike this most generous anonymous donor are a very, very large number of catechists who give of themselves to assist parents in passing on the faith. Although many are parents themselves, they share most generously of their time and talent. They too are untold blessings. Walking alongside our faithful catechists are those bearing responsibility to form them for their most important task of passing on the faith to their charges by word and example. The parish directors of religious education and Catholic school principals are untold blessings as they assist pastors and councils to meet the community obligation to assist parents. We rejoice in the untold blessings among us which will continue to make the impossible, possi- ble. They are reflective of God's infinite love for His people. On behalf of all parents and all charged with responsibility for passing on the faith, we are most grateful to all of yo'u "untold blessings!" II 5 may have Masses at Giant's stadium and Oriole park FILTEAU States. Camden Yards, Baltimore's Newark, N.J., announced that to have the pope visit Sacred Service (CNS) II may cele- Giants ew Jersey and at Baltimore dur- visit to the ons and Unitecl The pope will visit Baltimore Oct. 23 and return to Rome from there, Archbishop William H. Keeler of Baltimore announced April 8. Details of the Baltimore stop were not yet finalized, he said, but it may include an outdoor papal Mass at Oriole Park at ;OIS COUNTY BANK NKrIONAt BANCORF t,,b,,r C STAR SERVICE BANK Suicidal? Feeling Ho[ HELP LINE -800-852-7279 confidential assessments and help! HEALTH CENTER HOSPITAL e;tltll (;;tl-_- (.''nl(-r .};sI)t'l. lii.li.iil.t at. 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He said he would also like Heart Cathedral in Newark. The pope is expected to stay at Cardinal John J. O'Connor's residence in New York all three nights of his Oct. 20-23 visit to the United Nations and United States. New York arcam ( - .................. munications alrecor ,Joe ph :' Zwilling said April 11 that the pope's planned meeting with See POPE page 12 Fr. Raymond Brenner of Resurrection Church, Evansville, IN Presents AN ITALIAN HOLIDAY TOUR Visiting Rome * Pompeii Sorrento Capri Assisi Venide * Florence November 7--- 18, 1994 $1,795.00 Per Person From Chicago-Double Occupancy This 12-day fully escorted tour includes first-class hotels in twin-bedded rooms with private bath, breakfast everyday and 5 dinners, plus trans- portation by deluxe air conditioned motorcoach. Air transportation by scheduled Sabena Belgian World Airlines jumbo jets. NOTE: A "Preview Meeting  (slide presentation) will be held Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Resurrection Church, 5301 New Harmon), Road, Evansville, Indiana For more information and to receive a free color brochure call: Father Raymond Brenner 812-96,3-3121