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1098 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 1 5 JIM and ANN CAVERA things that mothers save? Tucked of bureau drawers and musty clos- e from juice cans, clothes recipe holders, paper plates stuck holders, as well as numerous that have kept Elmer in the glue business favorites was a carefully crafted blue, with a piece of sandpa- words "scratch my back" writ- grade scrawl. This prize hung over the Cav- a way for mom to strike matches Mother's Day to light the burners. If this doesn't date us, nothing will. Soon after we were married, Morn Cavera sent a box of mementos to us. (Mementos are precious trea- sures that look like junk to other people.) Included were several spiritual bouquets. These, we are sure, were invented by some good Sister in the '50s. She must have been delighted with herself for finding a way to tug at a mothers' heartstrings while she made certain her little charges kept sending up prayers. Each construction paper card featured a carefully col- ored, hand drawn bouquet on the outside. Every flower bore the name of a prayer. What mother could resist a card that promised, "with all my love, five Hail Marys, four Our Fathers,and two Novenas for you, Dear Mother." We doubt any such fragrant bun- dle has ever seen the inside of a Catholic mother's garbage can. That's why a box of these found their way to our doorstep some 25 years ago. We can't bear to throw them out so they remain in a box in one of our closets, presumably increasing in value each year. In one corner of our kitchen hangs a piece of bark with glued on acorns, straw flowers and maple seed "helicopters" from a long gone tree. As a kindergart- ner, one of the kids won a prize with this creation in a school art fair. It has been hanging in this same comer for many years. Over the front door is a pine cone wreath of similar vintage. This was fashioned long ago by a foster son who still calls us on special days. That's the way it is with children. They come and go, but not completely for we have kept pieces of their hearts with us. Mothers know that the day will come when their children will leave for places of their own. A mother with mementos has proof that her children have hearts wise enough to fashion gifts of love. Years later, some mothers box up these priceless gifts and send them off to their children. No matter who the children have become, a mother always remembers who they really are. m By JIM and ANN CAVERA Jim and Ann Cavera live and work in Evansville. Their column is a regular feature of the Message. Clergy assignments listed by city, parish LEINGANG editor in Evansville a pastor _ the first in the Evans- following parish assign- recently in the and Princeton of Father as pastor of Nativity church- 'appointments in the Die- May 2 and 3. will have f them Evans- also have a new Medical Center chaplain, Father returns to the : .ministry. His Is " effective 3. lus Dick, 70, will active ministD; Father Dick has of Sacred Heart Church, Schnellville, since 1988. An appointment has not yet been announced for Tony Ernst, who will be ordained a priest of the diocese, May 9. Following are the appoint- ments, listed in alphabetical order by city. a0ne!burg ........................................ All Saints Church will be under the pastoral care of Father Joseph F. Erbacher, who will also serve as pastor of St. Peter Church, Montgomery. Father Erbacher has been pastor of St. James Church, Haubstadt, since 1997. Father Lowell Will, current pastor of St. Peter, Montgomery, and All Saints, Cannelburg, will be the new pastor of St. Mary Church, Washington. Both appointments are effec- tive Wednesday, July 8. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand, will be associate pastor of Holy Redeemer. Both appointments are effective Wednesday, July 8. The current pastor of Holy Redeemer, Father William Wargel, will be on sabbatical. Father Wargel has served as pastor of Holy Redeemer since 1986. A new church building and a school and parish addi- tion were constructed during his pastorate. Holy Spirit's new pastor will be a neighbor, Father Henry L. Kuykendall. He will contin- ue to serve as pastor of Nativity Church, as he' has done since 1990. Father Michael T. Madden, pas- tor of Holy Spirit since 1997, will be the new pastor of St. Matthew Church, Mount Vernon. The appointments for Fathers Kuykendall and Madden are effective, Wednesday, July 8. Evansville ....... Haubstadt ...... Holy Redeemer's new pas- tor is Father Ronald Zgunda, currently pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Washington. Father John J. Durchholz, cur- rentlv the associate pastor of St. i d (812) 254-2641 1500001t SAVINGS BANK, FSB 200 E. Van Trees St., Washington 500 Main St.. Petersburg St. james Church will be in the pastoral care of Father Ken- neth Betz. He leaves his current post at St. Mary Church, Ire- land, where he has served as pastor since 1982. Father Joseph F, Erbacher, pastor of St. James since 1907, i Dr. Jane A. Hormuth Chiropractic Physician 474-0704 HornJth Chiropractic IIc. 1111 S Green River Rd., Suite 104 i Religious Education opening Parish (Evansville's norlh side) is accepting appli- of Religious Education serving both our K-8 Religious Education Program. The Religious Edu- includes programs for pre-schoolers, and students Application deadline June 1. Obtain applications and/or submit r6sum6 at the Holy Office, 918 W. Mill Rd., Evansville, IN 47710 St. Mary's new pastor is Father Donald K. Ackerman, effective Wednesday, July 8. Father Ackerman has served as pastor of St. John the Baptist Church, Vincennes, since 1986. He has also served as dean of the Vincennes Deanery since hd ecl starting in 1997. His new assign- ment is in the Jasper Deanery. St. Mary's long time pastor, Father Kenneth Betz, will be the new pastor of St. James Church, Haubstadt, effective Wednes- day, July 8. Both appointments are effec- Spirit Church, Evansville, since tire Wednesday, July 8. 1997. Father Joseph M, Swartz, cur- Ireland rent pastor of St. Matthew, will become the new pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Vin- cennes. will be the new pastor of St. Peter Church, Montgomery and of All Saints Church, Can- nelburg. Better Safe Than Sorry! of Gun Safes, Home Safes ",SAFE CO., ,NC. p & Offk:e Safes Green River & Vogel ' Rd.. Evansville. IN 800-838-0808 497-8660 i Montgome00 .................... St. Peter's new pastor will be Father Joseph E Erbacher, who will also serve as pastor of All Saints, Cannelburg. tie has been pastor of St. James Church, Haubstadt, since 1997. Father Lowell Will moves to St. Mary Church, Washington. Both appointments are effe:- tire Wednesday, ]ulv 8. Mount Vernon St. Matthew's new pastor wiU be Father Michael T. Madden, who has been pastor of Holy , i MUENSTERMAN'S FIRESTONE SERVICE, INC. 1400 W. Franklin Evansville, IN 424-5000 J i i|  i i Hi Tech Sheet Metal Inc e Residential, Industrial & Commercial Heating & Cooling Installation Sales & Service I 422"9242 ,! Operated by Michael and Patricia Koch 15 S. Third Avenue, Evansville i i DUBOIS COUNTY BANK MEMBER OLD NATIONAL BANCORP Member FDIC YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK Schnellville ............................ Father Ralph H. Schipp, chap- lain at St. Mary's Medical Cen- ter, Evansville, since 1991, is the The current pastor, Father Fir- mus Dick, will retire, effective May 31. Father Schipp's appoint- ment is effective Wednesday, June 3. Vincennes ........................................ r " Sacred Heart's new pastor . will be Father Joseph M. Swartz, who has served as pastor of St. Matthew Church, Mount Ver- non, since 1990. St. John the Baptist will have a new pastor, Father William Traylor, who has served Sacred Heart as temporary administrator in recent months. The former pastor of St. John, Father James Blessinger, was appointed pastor of Corpus Christi Church, Evansville, ear- lier this year. Washington Father Lowell C. Will is the new ptor of St. Mary Church, Washington. Father Will has been pastor of St. Peter Church, Montgomery, since 1991, and also of All Saints Church, Can: nelburg, since 1997. Father Ronald Zgunda, cur- rent pastor of St. Mary, will be the new pastor of Holy . Redeemer, Evansville. Both appointments are effec- tive Wednesday, July 8. i i L_ I i 1 II WASHINGTON ALIGNMENT  ivan, Sho 8 Slmt,s,v (81g) 254-4222 Wally Kaiser