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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana May 3, 1991 Rogation participants pray for the earth Rogation Service participants process from Convent Immaculate Conception to St. Ferdinand Church. A b0wl: of water, packets of seeds ial(l soil, and l)rayer for tbe earth -- thc'se were some of the elements of a "'Rogation Servi(:e," at Ferdinand, q'hurs- day, April 25. The Rogation Service at Ferdinand bas become an annual diocesan event since the drought of 1989. The ser- vice is the contemporary equivalent of the traditional "Rogation Days," which origi- nated in the fifth century-- as days of penance and prayer for a bountiful harvest and protection against evil. This year, about 250 people gathered in the convent chapel, where they were greeted by Sister Eileen Reck- elhoff, O.S.B., monastery assistant. Also involved were .13ishop Gerald A. Geltelfinger an(t Father John Boeglin, (tio(:esan rural life (lire(:tor. Parti(:il)ants t)rayed the tra(li- tional litany of Saint lsidore, patron saint of Catholic rural life. The prayers were for a good harvest, that people would be generous with the harvest, and for (:are of the land. Following the service at the convent chapel, participants walked in procession to St. Ferdinand Churcla. During the procession, the Benedic- tine sisters led the partici- pants in singing the litany of the saints, which included the patron saints of all of the parishes in the diocese. About 50 more people had gathered at the church, join- ing those who came in pro- (:ession for Mass. Concele- l)raling wilh Bishop Gettelfinger were Father Con- rad Louis, O.S.B., (:haplain at Mariln Heigllts Academy, Father John Kant, pastor of St. Ferdinand Church, Father Gregory Spencer, associate pastor of St. Ferdinand Church, and Father Boeglin. The people were blessed with water, sprinkled over them with a sprig of cedar. After Communion, small bags of seeds and earth were blessed. Those who gathered were reminded that farming as dangerous occupation, prayers were offered for their patience and their safety. ?:/7) Jl i:; . ii ii  IfYoffll T00l00ey,.We'll Talk Nloney._ Specifically, we'll talk to you about guaranteed regular payments with more available in bonuses for raising our line of turkeys. The parents of Perdue turkeys will be direct- ly responsible for the quality of Perdue's birds. It's a standard of quality that's helped make Per- due the leading bird in the Northeast for over 15 years. That's why it's so important to us. And Perdue achieves that quality through research done in our genetics division and years of carefully controlled breeding. It's so imortant that the houses our birds grow in are energy efficient, mostly automated structures that give the farmers who grow them the chance to produce superior quality turkeys with less work and no experience. Perdue's ser- vice people provide the expert training and the technical support to start a turkey operation and to maintain it. Our turkey program requires an average of six to eight hours work a day. The contracts with our producers give them steady, dependable paychecks that provide them with protection from bad weather and fluc- tuating prices and give them a positive cash flow from day one. The contracts with our producers are only part of Perdue's.commitment to the Indiana and Illinois area. We've invested over $30 milton in upgrading the Washington-Indiana operation, and plan to expand our program over the next several years. Perdue is already the leading brand of poultry in the Northeast and the recognized industry leader. What we want is a few good farmers who have the same sense of commitment and quality who'll help us meet the growing demand for our birds. If you'd like to learn more aboiat a Perdue turkey operation, we'd be glad to talk turkey with you. Return the coupon today, or call Per- due in Washington, Indiana, at (812} 254-4030 or 1-800-654-6972. r =''- ------""-''-''--"1 I I'd like to learn more about a Perdue turkey operation. | i Name I Address City State Zip " .I i [ I 1-800-f$54-69792, i -,- i-,-- i i i i i i  iJ ! : !':!' i' i:ii i:)i !iiiiil ii ,: : i