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The Messa,qe -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Seeds and soil blessed at annual Rogatio By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor Bags of seeds and soil were blessed by Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger, at the conclusion of a Rogation Service and Mass in Ferdinand, April 21. The an- nual event was sponsored by the Catholic Rural Life Office and held at Monastery Immac- II Ulate Conception and St. Ferdi- nand Church. In his homily, Bishop Get- telfinger had asked the mem- bers of the assembly to think of themselves both as the sower of seeds and as the soil in which the seed is planted. "How do you sow?" he asked them. Then he pointed out how Jesus "sowed seed indiscrimi- II Ill I W00eh Daughters of Charity send invitation to 'stay home' The first "Gala Phantom Evening" is scheduled May 7, to benefit the poor and undereducated served by the Daughters of Charity. The event -- or rather, non-event -- is to cele- brate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the East Central Province of the Daughters of Charity, with its provincial headquarters in Evansville. "Members of the Foundation Advisory Council and a host of notable others will not be there," according to the invita- tion. "In fact, no one will be there. You will not mingle with peo- ple you barely recognize or don't know. You will not eat food from a toothpick, dress up in a fancy outfit, travel after dark, or struggle to find a parking place." The invitation requests a payment of $58.95 per couple. "Send us $50 and keep the $8.95 to treat yourself." Tables for more than 2 are available at comparable prices. Is St. Francis calling you? The Holy Family Fraternity, Secular Franciscan Order, is looking for more members. "From its earliest history, the Secular Franciscan Order has touched society from within and helped to change things by changing people," according to Mary Hartz, secretary of the fraternity. The fraternity traces its origins back to the Third Order of Franciscans, which was established in 1226. According to an account of thd saint's life, Francis heard Jesus tell him "to repair his house which is falling, in ruin." Francis began to reform his life. The Holy Family Fraternity meets at the Monastery of St. Clare, 6825 Nurrenbern Road, Evansville, on the first Sun- day of every month, at 2 p.m. The next meeting is May 1. Small miracles wanted Deacon Tom Sheridan of Napervil,le, Ill., is planning to write a book on small miracles. He is asking readers of the Message and of other Catholic newspapers to share their stories with him. He'said he is not looking for "a major miracle like water turninginto wine, or parting the Red Sea." He wants stories for his book about "something that seems unimportant -- ex- cept to you -- perhaps a healing, an insight, an event or even an opportunity." Deacon Sheridan is the author of two books, a daily news- paper writer, editor and columnist. Persons whose stories are selected will receive a copy of his book when it is published. Readers may send stories to Deacon Tom Sheridan, Small Miracles, Box 3003-120, Naperville IL 60566. First Continued from page 1 legislature. He was promoted to assis- tant city editor in 1960, to city editor in 1962, to managing ed- itor in 1969, and to editor and president in 1975. He was named editor of The Cincinnati Post in 1977, vice- president and general editorial manager of Scripps Howard in 1984, senior vice president for Newspapers and Publishing in 1986, and executive vice presi- dent in 1990. Burleigh has also served various national newspaper re- lated organizations. He was president of the American Soci- ety of Newspaper Editors Foundation, director of the As- sociated Press, chairman of the American Press Institute, and founding trustee of the First Amendment Congress. He has served as a member and chairman of the Press/Bar Committee of the American So- ciety of Newspaper Editors; and as vice-chairman and chairman of that organization's Freedom of Information Com- mittee. The St. Thomas More Soci- ety is an association of Catholic lawyers. The Red Mass gets its name from a centuries old tradition of using red vestments. II I s Box 6B Montgomery, Indiana 47558 Donald J. Traylor President Phone: 486-3285 III IIIII I I  I - i , i., t. .... . nately," offering redemption to any and all. Bishop Gettelfin- ger challenged the assembly to share their faith with others the way Jesus did. From another angle, the bishop noted that, "We all have a tendency to be soil with lots of weeds in it." The Rogation Service began at the Benedictine Sisters' monastery. Participants then processed to the parish church, while singing the Litany of St. Isidore, patron saint of farm- ers, and the Litany of the Saints. Benedictine Sister Kathryn Huber, Prioress, welcomed the participant at the monastery. Bishop Gettelfinger presided at Mass in the parish church. Fa- ther John'Boeglin, director of the Catholic Rural Life Office, and Father Philip Kreilein, pastor of St. Ferdinand Church, concelebrated the Mass. At the conclusion of the cere- monies, Bishop Gettelfinger blessed the bags of seeds and soil which people held in their hands. He told them to take the seeds and the soil back to their fields and gardens. The Rogation tradition dates back to the early church when people processed in prayer for favorable weather, protection from drought and storms, and for a fruitful harvest. Interfaith award given to Father Ted Hessburgh By TRACY EARLY Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) -- Holy Cross Father Theodore M. Hes- burgh, former president of the University of Notre Dame, was named the first recipient of what is intended to be an an- nual award for interreligious understanding presented by a new foundation honoring the Jate Rabbi Marc M. Tanen- baum. The award was presented April 20 before a packed house of more than 1,000 people at the New York synagogue, Park Avenue, where Rabbi Tanen- baum was affiliated. Former CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite was master of cere- monies. Rabbi Tanenbaum, who at- tended the Second Vatican Council and participated in discussions leading to adoption of the statement on relations with non-Christian religions, "Nostra Aetate," remained a leading figure in Jewish-Chris- tian dialogue until his death in 1992.  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