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12 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana - This is Commitment Weekend for Catholic Parishes Cam By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor This is "Commitment Week- end" for the 1994 Catholic Parishes Campaign. There are many differences this year, ac- cording to Justin Clements, but much is the same. The name of the campaign is new -- to emphasize the rea- son for having it. The purpose ues the central part of parish life. Clements said that even on this weekend when "trea- sure" gets a lot of attention, it is important to emphasize that stewardship involves all of God's gifts. Parishes in the diocese are assessed a certain amount of money each year to pay for work of the diocesan church -- the things that no one parish has coordinated parish cam- paigns to help parishes raise the money they need. This year, as in previous years, any money a parish raises above and beyond the assessment is returned to the parish. So far this year, almost $52,000 has been rebated to parishes from the 1993 cam- paign. This year, 58 parishes are process involves a more per- sonal approach in asking for parishioners' support. Clements said about a half- dozen of the 73 parishes in the diocese have already conducted a "Commitment Weekend." Some parishes chose to have You Can their Most parishes campaign on the Easter and ask fore ment from Second which this April 17. of the Catholic Parishes Cam- paign is to help parishes meet their financial obligations for the work of the diocese, and to raise additional funds for their own purposes. Clements is the director of the Office of Stewardship and Development. That is a new name for his office, designed to reflect the new direction given by Synod '93. One of the synod goals was to make the diocese "a total stewardship diocese." Stewardship is "a way of life rooted in the fundamental Christian belief that God is the source of all," Clements said. A pledge of money is "an expres- sion of your stewardship of treasure," Clements explained. "But that portion of your gifts and blessings you return in gratitude to God through your stewardship of time and talent us just as important and neces- sary -- perhaps even more than your money," he added. Several groups of parishes have begun to work toward making such stewardship val- Pope,, Continued from page 5 youths in the New York Arch- diocese, announced March 29 by Cardinal O'Connor, is likely to take place at St. Joseph's Seminary Oct. 22. Zwilling declined to discuss any other possible papal events in New York, saying plans were not yet final. While details for every site of the papal trip were not yet worked out in early April, the main outline of the visit seemed to be shaping up like this: -- Thursday, Oct. 20: Arrival in New York from Rome. Spend the night at the cardi- naps residence. -- Friday, Oct. 21: Visit .United Nations in morning and address General Assem- bly; visit Newark Archdiocese in afternoon, with possible stops at Giants Stadium and Newark cathedral; return to New York for night at cardi- naps residence. -- Saturday, Oct. 22: Meet with young people at St. Joseph's Seminary; other events not yet decided; spend night at cardinal's residence. -- Sunday, Oct. 23: Fly to Baltimore; possible stops at Oriole Park for Mass and at old and new cathedrals; leave U.S. for overnight flight back to Rome. .... ;4 LinCo Coffee Sewices Total Beverage Dl=flrlbutof Indiana - Ifllnol= - Kentucky 46 V d Cofl and T i TEVERVOU"iSTE.'. I':'.C.TCHrr I' w,,m,==m.,.+=. I "+.,,-.---.. - + Em.m, lk422.+Im! or group of parishes could do using a new "Success Model for alone. Since 1982, the diocese Parish Campaigns." The new Mater Dei High School ,pr. 2, 22, 23 at 7"0p.m. & Awr. 24 at 2:00 p.m. St. Ben's Auditorium, 930-$. Harlem Ave. Adults $.O0/Students and enlors/$4.00. II 426-2258 or 464-0051 for tickets. TRUST  AGRI-BUS ,( 39th Paid for by treasurer -- Pat Carter, 1600 WilloW, + Don't think for a moment monks are only found in history books. COME & SEE ... How Benedictine monastic life is lived at Saint Meinrad. COME & SEE ... how work, prayer, time for oneself, and time with others fit together. :+ COME & SEE ... how God has called so many different kinds of men to live as MIGHT YOU BE ONE OF THEM? Come and see. "Come & See" Week at Saint Meinrad Archabbey May 29- June 5, 1994 If you are a Roman unmarried, and thinking upon the Rule of St. male the ages of 20 and 30, of shared prayer and work based spending a week with us. + t For more information and an application, write or call: Fr. Kurt Stasiak, OSB, or Br. Maurus Zoeller, OSB saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN 47577-1010. 812-357-6302