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TheM E iii i i CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 21 NUMBER 32 APRIL126 1991 Hi !!! F00irst 'Teens Encounter Christ' weekend scheduled for July 20-22 By PAUL LEINGANG Message Editor The first "Teens Encounter Christ" veekend in the Diocese of Evansville in recent years will be held in July. A TEC Is scheduled July 20-22 in a former School building at Mary Church, Ireland. The TEC is being planned with the assistance of a group of people from the bi oce:e of Owensboro, where the move- tent is active. Help has also come from the Diocese of Belleville. Several TECs were held in the Diocese of Evansville about 20 years ago. Persons who were involved at that time are being encouraged once again to show their support. The Southwestern Indiana TEC board Was recently formed, under the guidance of Rick Etienne, diocesan director of youth ministry. The date and tOcation of the July TEC in Ireland were finalized at a ineeting of the board T]lursday, April 18. Ed Zoglman of Jasper is the chairman o! thq board Other officers include E"an.,ville residents Sue  Waller, tr,,,asurer, and Marilyn Ward, secretary. Lthe' Joseph Kirsh, pastor of St: Joseph mrc h, Dale, is the spiritual director. A TEC is similar to a Cursillo. A team f Speakers and workers is selected to cad a group of "TEC-ites" through a Week,nd experience of Christian com- I nunity. Typically included on the team - e young persons and adults, !y-per- sons and religious, a married couple and a priest. TEC is designed for teens and young adults ranging from second semester high school juniors to age 21. Adults may also participate as observers. A team is currently being selected for the July TEC at Ireland. Several new team members from Southwestern In- diana will be paired with experienced team members from Western Kentucky. Planning for the July TEC, and for the " establishment of a board to govern TEC activities, began last summer. A group of youths and adults met with ex- perienced board members from Bowl- ing Green, Ky., who offered to help establish the Southwestern Indiana TEC. Steering committee members decided March 7 to establish themselves as the governing board. Zoglman was selected as chairman. Committees are currently being form- ed to handle applications, materials and supplies, team selection, publicity and TEC reunions. Application forms for the July TEC or for future weekends are available from parish youth ministers or from the Youth Ministry Office at the Diocese of Evansville. Persons who have made a TEC, and who want to find out how to get involv- ed once again, may contact parish youth ministers, or they may also con- tact Ed Zoglman, 958 West 36th Street, Jasper, Ind,, 47546 .................. Beacon Project brings high school educators into area businesses Eight teachers donned safety glasses and hair-covering bonnets after school one day last week. They were getting first hand experience of the business and work environment at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Evansville The tour of manufacturing areas, din- ner and discussion were part of what is known as the "Beacon Project."The name is derived from Business Educa- tion Awareness Conferences. The eight educators -- five from Memorial High School and three from Mater Dei High School -- made one of 18 similar visits to business and in- dustry scheduled this year. "It was designed to bring Mater Dei and Memorial high schools' faculty members into the work place to share ideas with local business leaders and to learn more about the work environment for which they are preparing their students," said Glenda Ossenberg, development director for the high schools. The cost of the program has been underwritten by a grant from G-.orge Koch Sons. The project itself is in its se- cond year of, operation. Participating in the project this year are George Koch Sons, Citizens Na- tional Bank, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sigeco, Whirlpool, Indian Industries, Diversitech General, Sunbeam Plastics and P.P.G Industries. The educators who were on the tour Thursday, April 18, toured the sales and manufacturing areas of Bristol- Myers Squibb. They donned safety glasses and hair-covering.bonnets to enter the processing areas, where they saw the production of baby formula, steroids and other items. Following their tour they heard from company representatives Lewis Plane and Donald Stone, who hosted the group for dinner and discussion in a private dining room. Plane is manager of professional employment. Stone is See BEACON page 3 Catholic officials praise Bush's plans for 'revolution' in education WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic of- ficials praised President Bush's new education plan, but some expressed concern about where the money will come from to pay for his proposed "revolution" in the U.S. educational system. "This plan shows that education has been raised to a higher place in the na- tional agenda," said Sister Catherine McNamee, president of the National Catholic Educational Association and a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. "It is a very encouraging step in the right direction," said Mercy Sister Lourdes Sheehan, secretary of the U.S. bishops' Department of Education. "We will be watching very carefully to see that the money for his plan does not come out of established programs. We want to make sure that our Catholic school students continue to receive the services they have been receiving." Catholic educators also said they ex- pected the plan would come under fire by groups advocating the complete separation of church and state. Bush's plan calls for giving parents choice in education whether in public, private or religious schools. Bush has already asked for $200 million to encourage school districts to offer pa'ents more choices in selecting schools. The U.S. I)epartment of Educa- tion also will spend $30 million on choice demonstration projects. The supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus called the president's choice plan "a ray of hope" for private school , parents. "More and more today such parents are forced to bear severe financial burdens in exercising their constitu- tionally guaranteed right to send their children to the schools of their choice," said Supreme Knight Virgil C. Dechant. Americans United for Separation of Church and State said choice in educa- tion is a misleading term. "Parochial and other private schools take only the students they want to take," said the organization's executive director, Robert L. Maddox. "Only they have any 'choice' when it comes to ad- missions." "It is bad enough that President Bush wants to use tax dollars to pay for religious schools," Maddox added. "But he compounds the mistake by us- ing federal funds to pressure school See CATHOLIC page 12