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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Tom Cici Jr. By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor Tom Cici Jr. enjoys working with young adults. "They are physically changing, socially develop- ing, emotionally and intellec- tually growing at a fast rate," he said. "I enjoy guiding their spirituality, teaching them some theology, and helping them integrate their beliefs: with their social practices of: family life, social involve- ment with classmates, and community activities." Cici, 36, was born in De- troit, Mich., but has lived in Evansville "since Kinder- garten," he said. He and his wife, Marion, are members oF Holy Rosary catechist accepts youth as unique Holy Rosary Church. Cici has served as a cate- chist since 1984, always at the junior high level. For the past two years he has been working with the eighth grade, where he currently has 16 students preparing for Confirmation. Cici also is adult advisor for the Junior High Youth Group at Holy Rosary Church, and he is an active member of Stephen Min- istries. At first, Cici recalled, he began as a substitute cate- chist. The next year, he was asked to be a full-time cate- chist, and he found he really began to enjoy working with the junior high students. "I'Ve learned to accept each student as:a young adult with their own individual needs and personalities," he said. A student recently presented him with a plaque that read, "Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for awhile and leave "footprihts on our hearts, and we are never the same." Mary Kaye Falcony, Who supervises Cici's teaching, said he is an outstanding cat- echist because of his dedica- tion, and because of his abil- ity to see that his young adult students "need a person from their religious community to reinforce our Catholic Chris- tian beliefs as well as listen to their needs and concerns as a teenage growing up in the 90s." Falcony noted that "Tom is always willing to be available for his kids whether it's teaching a formal class, chap- eroning a dance, going to a nursing home or even playing a volleyball game." She concluded, "I feel very fortunate that we have some- one like Tom at our parish who enjoys working with the junior high youth. Some indi- viduals have a difficult time relating to this age level but Tom seems to take them right where they are and to accept them as unique and special individuals." TOM CICI JR. :i: ::: First Communion at Holy Family Members of the 1993 First Communion class at Holy Family Church, Jasper, include, front row, Daniel Steffen, Lisa Erny, Doug Moorman, Lindsey Seger, Joseph Hofl, Kasie Knies, Ryan Ernst, Kathleen Tinsley, Tony Mehringer, Jenny Nicholson, second raw, Lori Schnell, Abby Kress, Jesse Wehr, Meghan Nehmer, Caren Helming, Michael Loner, Angela Schlachter, Nick Heichelbech, Daniel Murphy, third row, Nathan Rasche, Angie Giesler, Ryan Gutgsell, Ben Schmidt, Blair Sturm, Jared Scheu, Jami Sternberg, Cade Knies, fourth row, Beth Zehr, Brad Fleck, Chris Schmidt, Luke Keller, Jennifer Lueken, Michael Kluemper, fifth row, Andy Schnell, Matt Blessinger, Sarah Zoglman, teacher, Deacon Charlie Siefert, Father John Schipp, Jane Greenwell, Jeremy Hopf and Chad Erny. k[ ] Hi-Tech Sheet Metal!Inc. | Residential, Indusial & Commeral Heating & Cooling | Installation 5ales  ervice I I' 422-9242 I YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK | |Operated by Michael and Patticia K 15 S. Third Avenue, Evansville ] EREO SALES & INSTALLATIOI / 254-3943 FORD- LINCOLN- MERCURY [ 482SlE0 /| '0EUGENEWELP, OWNEREAST, BEHINE UPS CE Washington Auto Trim 27 Years Service STEREO SALES & INSTALLATIONS HWY 50 EAST, BEHIND UPS CENTER I I I II II II II MILLER & MILLER  "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" 424-9274 I III I III II II I I ] I II TFS Box 68 Montgomery, Indiana 47558 Donald [. Traylor President Phone: 486-3285 dl I I : ,Ed. L. MortuarY 101 North Meridian Washington, IN POST BI Custom "Free Quote" Thousands POST BU Complete you to build. Free backup service TRUSS Excellent Prices-AnY OVERHEAD Hundreds in METAL Over 29,000 Sq. In Any Length Cut To BEST l DEALERS DAVIESS CO. M Hyw 50 E, Cannelburg 4 mi. E I 81; YOU DOMINICAN OFHA Called to teach and the l-ir CDNT,4CZ' goslry Hawtboe, (914) 769-4794