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V 7, 1993 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 1 1 Preparing for the Synod: Karen A. Eberhart filial ' i >   'i iiiiiiii;  ............. i Eberhart mulls over a point being made during discus- at a recent meeting of the Synod Central Planning MILLER & MILLER "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" 424-9274 HAAS & SONS. INC. Excavating & Trucking *Dozing *Trenching *Stone *Gravel *Asphoh pitt System IL Water Jr, Sewer Lines *Residential and Commercial -,, 768-6450  ' ;'68-sao or 867-7789 ILl[ @1 (2 miles W on &8), fl0ubstedt Tom of 768-5518 Sheet Metal Inc. Industrial & Commercial Heating & Cooling Installation Sales & Service [422-9242 I rPatricia Koch 15 S. Third Avenue, Evansville NRTIVIT v POLLACK AVE. 476-7186 FRIED CHICKEN DINNERS SUNDAYS -- MAY 16 & JUNE 6 11 A.M.- 3 P.M. MRRKET - Julg 10 & 11 SPACE AVAILABLE m 476-1257 MRSS OF THE DERF SATURDAY, 5 P.M. -- BIBLE STUDY, 4 P.M. By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor Karen A. Eberhart "feels lucky to be part of the process" of helping to plan Synod '93. Eberhart, a teacher and musician in Evansville, is one of the members of the Synod Central Planning Com- mittee -- a group of clergy, religious and lay persons who have been meeting regularly for more than a year. Eberhart responded to a se- ries of questions from the Message. Her comments are used in the first of a series of articles about the people working toward the Synod. Eberhart is a member of the University of Evansville New- man Center. She also is active at St. Mary Church, Evans- ville, on the liturgy commit- tee and as choir director. Why did you say "yes" to involvement in synodal plan- ning? I love to organize and do long-range planning. I feel lucky to be part of the process that brings the Catholics of southwestern Indiana to- gether to celebrate the past and present, and to create a plan for the future. Describe your S.C.P.C. experience: I have experienced the di- versity and expansiveness of this diocese. I have met won- derful, dedicated Catholics. I have learned much about the bureaucracy of our church, and how people's perception of it can help or hinder efforts to change. Working with groups around the diocese, I have felt people's excitement and anticipation (as well as anger, pain and mistrust) over the whole synodal process. What are your hopes for Synod '93? I believe in an alive, vi- brant church. I hope the dele- gates (and all Catholics of southwestern Indiana) be- lieve that what they are doing makes a difference. I pray that more people see and feel, through the synodal process, their part in a church of prayer, love, service and cele- bration that continues to change and grow long past November 1993. Delegates look forward to the Synod By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor Synod delegate Carla Beck- man is looking forward to Synod '93 "to take an active part in the future of the Catholic Church and to repre- sent the youth in the area and their needs." Beckman is a member of St. Anthony Church, St. An- thony. She is one of 22 dele- gates, 15 to 18 years of age, who have sent in their "Synod Delegate Profile Form." As of April 30, 186 of the appointed delegates had re- turned the form to the chan- cellor's office in tile Diocese of Evansville. Of those who responded, 73 are male, 133 are female; 128 are natives of the diocese, 58 were born outside of the diocese. Of the delegates who re- sponded, 111 are married, 56 are single, four are widowed, and 15 are vowed religious. Occupations of the dele- gates include accountant, farmer, nurse, contractor, bank cashier, student, engi- neer, physician attorney, electrician and carpenter. Delegates who responded also listed their ministries, which included a wide range of church involvement: parish council member, lec- tor, R.C.I.A., Choir, St. Vin- cent de Paul, pro-life coordi- nator, Teens Encounter Christ, Altar Society, Boy Scouts, religious education teacher and Eucharistic minister, Funeral Homes Four ZIEMER'SHEAFS Convenient Locations EAST CHAPEL 800 S. HEQRON Vf. IUFFET :day, May 9 11 AM - 3 PM Ch Zlts" -" $12.95 Senior Citizens $11.95 "dren (3-10) -- $5.95 (under age 3) FREE (plus tax and gratuity) ^ Cheese & Broccoli Soup ' 'aeSar salad Tomato Mint Salad & Fruit Display Prime Rib Lemon Stuffed Sole "Chicken Cynthia "Fettucine Florentine Bean Almandine Oriental Blend , hies Whipped Potatoes with Gravy Wild Rice ' Assorted Homemade Breads Desserts ER FOR EVERY MOTHER ;ON INN, EVANSVILLE North  867-7999 i ili II I Miller & Miller Colonial Chapel Supports the Knights of Columbus MEMBERS Bernie Miller Gerald Miller Jon Miller t Greg Betz t Darren! Sroufe I I I [ '! II I Ill l PASTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE St. Anthony, a central city parish in Evansville, is seeking a Pastoral Associate to work in team ministry. Applicant should have Master's Degree in Pastoral Theology or related area. Desire to work as Spiritual Director for RCIA and Small Church Communities a must. Send resume and two letters of recommenda- tion by May 15, 1993 to: Mr. James West Chairman, Search Committee St. Anthony Parish Office 704 First Avenue Evansville, IN 47710 Answers as to why they want to be delegateta|so vary." : .... "I think this is an oppu- nity to renew and recommit ourselves," Mary Ann Miles of Boonville said. ?It is a time to be challenged and stretched on how we as a dio- cese continue to share that message of Jesus Christ with one another and pass it on to the next generation." Philip Todd of Loogooteo, a member of St. Martin Church, said, "I want to help shape the direction and efforts of the Church as we head into the twenty-first century." Charles E. Jones Jr., a mem- ber of St. Mary Church, Hunt- ingburg, said he wanted to be a delegate "to try to strengthen the Church as a whole and to especially con- centrate on passing on the true faith to our youth." Beverly Conner, a member of St. Boniface Church, Evansville, said "I, like thou- sands of Catholics in our dio- cese never volunteer for any- thing, but if drafted we serve faithfully. When the opportu- nity to fie a delegate was of' fered to me I accepted it gladly because I feel the synod is so very important and long overdue." Rosemary Hicks, of St. Benedict Church, Evansville, said that at first she thought being a delegate "would mean a lot of work with little response and without any real outcome. But she added, "'Even now I fool the Holy Spirit in our gatherings, and 1 am confident if we are open to each other and the Spirit, much  will come from this. I have always been