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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Continued frompage 1 ate pastor of St. John Church, Vincennes. Father Gordon Mann will move from Jasper to Washing- ton. Father Mann, currently associate pastor of St. Joseph Church, has been appointed associate pastor of St. Simon Church. Father John Boeglin, 44, is a native of Haubstadt. St. James Church is his home parish. He was born Jan. 22, 1950, the son of Hugo and Mary Louise Anger- meier Boeglin. After studies at St. Meinrad Seminary and in Innsbruck, Austria, Father Boeglin was ordained Sept. 1, 1978. His first assignment was associate pastor, St. Theresa Church, Evansville. Father Boeglin was ap- pointed associate pastor of St. John Church, Newburgh, in July 1979. He has served as pastor of St. Celestine Church since Oct. 29, 1987. Father Boeglin has also served the diocese as a mem- ber of the Priests' Senate and the Council of Priests, and as a diocesan consultor. Since 1980, he has served as diocesan director of the Rural Life Conference, and in that capacity has led the effort to revive diocesan observance of a Rogation Service. During his years at St. Ce- lestine, he has authored a book on the history of the parish and the Celestine area. He has worked to change the name of the parish to "St. Peter Celes- tine Church," and he has brought attention to the parish with a large, outdoor Christ- mas light display. Father Boeglin's new ap- pointment, to Holy Family Church, is effective Wednes- day, July 20. Father Robert Bultman, 53, has been pastor of St. Francis Xavier, the Old Cathe- dral, since July 1, 1986. Dur- ing his years at the historic parish, Father Bultman guided construction of a new parish center. Father Bultman was born April 21, 1941, the son of Sylvester and Marie Eddleman Bultman. Sacred Heart Church in Vincennes is his home parish. After studies at St. Meinrad Seminary, Father Bultman was ordained May 13, 1967. His first assignment was as assistant pastor of Immaculate Conception (St. Mary) Church, Washington, and as part-time teacher at Washington Catholic High School. In 1969, he was assigned to teach at Rex Mundi High School, Evansville, and to serve as assistant at Corpus Christi Church, Evansville. He was named Chaplain of the Young Christian Adults in 1970; he began teaching duties at Mater Dei High School in Evansville, in 1972. From 1975 to 1976, Father Bultman was Permanent Dia- conate Director for the diocese; he also was administrator of Moly Angels Church, New Harmony, and full-time teacher at Mater Dei. Father Bultman was named associate pastor of St. Joseph Church, Jasper, in 1977; pas- tor of St. Matthew Church, Mount Vernon, in 1979, Pastor of St. Simon Church, Washing- ton, in 1981, and paster of Old Cathedral in 1986. He also served the diocese as a member of the Priests' Per- sonnel Board from 1978 to 1981, and as Personnel Direc- tor from 1979 to 1986. His new appointment to Ce- lestine is effective Wednesday, July 20. Father John Emge, 68, has served parishes in Jasper, Washington, Vanderburgh County, Cannelburg, Evansville, Boonville, Peters- burg, Loogootee and Vin- cennes. Father Emge was born Jan. 7, 1926, the son of Emil and Della Gorman Emge of Evansville. He was baptized at St. Benedict Church, Evansville, and confirmed at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Haubstadt. After studies at St. Mary's College, St. Mary's, Ky., and at St. Meinrad Seminary, he was ordained by Bishop Henry J. Grimmelsman, June 30, 1950. His first assignment was assis- tant pastor of St. Joseph Church, Jasper. He was named assistant pastor of St. Simon Church, Washington, in 1954; as assis- tant pro-tern at St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County, in 1957; administrator of All Saints Church, Cannelburg, in 1959; and pastor of St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County, in 1968. Father Emge was appointed associate pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Evansville, in 1971; co-pastor of St. Clement Church, Boonville, in 1976; pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Petersburg, in 1980; associate pastor of St. John Church, Loogootee, in 1981; as- sociate pastor of St. Simon Church, Washington, in 1984, and associate pastor of St. Francis Xavier, Vincennes, in 1986. Father Emge has also served the diocese as chaplain of the Washington Legion of Mary, chaplain of the Evansville Deanery of Catholic Women, and dean of the Newburgh Deanery. Father Emge's date of retire- ment was May 1. Father Raymond Kuper, 56, has served the diocese as a teacher and school superinten- dent, and at various parishes. Father Kuper was born March 22, 1938, the son of Louis and Anita Schuetter Kuper of Jasper. St. Joseph Church is his home parish: After studies at St. Meinrad Seminary and in Innsbruck, Father Kuper was ordained March 14, 1964. His first as- signment was assistant pastor, St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdi- nand, and teacher at St. Ferdi- nand High School. In 1968, Father Kuper was named Superintendent of Rex Mundi High School; while con-. tinuing as superintendent, he was also named assistant pas- tor of St. Theresa Church in 1968, and Holy Redeemer Rev;: Robert S.Bultman Rev. Raymond L. Kuper, Pastor, St. Agnes Church, EvansvilIe Rev. John H. Schipp, Pastor, the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier cennes, effective July 20. Rev. Edward C. Schnur, Pastor, St. Bernard | Rev. Gordon Mann, Associate Pastor, Rev; Robert S. Nemergut, Associate Pastor, Rev. John P. Emge, retirement request accepted, effective May L Church, in 1969. In IV[arch 1970, Father Kuper was appointed Superin- tendent of Evansvill.e area schools; in June 1972, he was "appointed Diocesan Superin- tendent of Schools. During his work in diocesan education, Father Kuper resided at St. Mary Church, Christ the King Church, and Holy Rosary Church, all in Evansville; He returned to Christ the King Church as pas- tor, in June 1977. In July 1987, he was ap- pointed Director of Catholic Education, a position he held until his most recent assign- ment to St. Bernard Church, Rockport, in August 1989. Father Kuper has also served the diocese as a mem- ber of the Priests' Senate, Council of Priests, Diocesan Consultor, priest representa- tive on the board of Catholic Charities, and Judge for the Diocesan Tribunal. His new appointment to St. Agnes Church is effective Wednesday, June 1. Father Gordon Mann, 34, was ordained June 6, 1992, by Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger. Father Mann, a native of Evansville, studied for the priesthood at St. Meinrad Sem- inary, and at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Ill. Father Mann was born May 30, 1959, the son of Carl and Dolores Therrien Mann. Christ the King Church is his home parish. Since his ordination, Father Mann has served as associate pastor of St. Joseph Church, Jasper. His new appointment to St. Simon Church, Washing- ton, is effectiveWednesday, June 1. Father Robert Nemergut, 53, is a native of Bridgeport, Conn. He was born May 13, 1941, the son of Stephen and Helen Miron Nemergut. Father Nemergut was or- dained April 22, 1977, by Bishop Francis R. Shea. He had studied for the priesthood at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, Conn.; St. Mary's, Baltimore, Md.; Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Fortune See NEW page 3 FATHERJOHNBOEGLIN FATHER RAYMOND KUPER FATHER EDWARD SCHNUR FATHER ROBERT NEMERGUT FATHERROBBBT FATHEI' *lL|* 'r