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10 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Registration continues for Beginnings and Beyond Four tracks are planned, to suit ministers and musicians, volunteers and pa!d staff, with a choice of what to attend. The institute is co-sponsored by the North American Forum on the Catechumenate and the Diocese of Evansville. Partici- A "Beginnings and Beyond Institute" is scheduled at Mar- ian Heights Academy, Ferdi- nand, June 19 through 24. "Be- ginnings and Beyond" is for anyone involved in some way with the Christian initiation for adults and children. Retirement fund for religious collects $25.5 million in '93 appeal formula that takes into ac- count the order's size, its fi- nancial need and the average age of its members. Nationwide, 167 of the United States' 188 dioceses participate in the collection. Those not participating either operate their own fund drives or had started local collections before the national appeal began. The Retirement Fund for Re- ligious was established to run for a 10-year period and de- signed to offset a dire financial crisis facing men's and women's religious orders. WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Retirement Fund for Reli- gious appeal conducted last December collected more than $25.5 million, making it the second largest sum since the collection started in 1988. The top amount, collected in 1990, was $25,595,976, com- pared to the 1993 figure of $25,509,204. About $150 mil- lion has been contributed since the campaign's beginning. Proceeds of the 1993 collec- tion are being distributed to 647 orders throughout the country. Grants range from $300 to $660,000 based on a On retreat Katie Becker, Juliette Hawa, Ashley Vezzoso and Richard Martin take a break during a Confirmation retreat at Christ the King Church, Evansville. Pilgrimage to Betania, Venezuela Hosted by the Queen of Peace Ministry July 13 -- 18, 1994 Cost: $750 round-trip from Miami Discount: 10 % for 25 or more; 15 % for 40 or more pants at most similar insti- tutes have included liturgists, pastoral musicians, pastors and associates, catechists, Catholic school principals and teachers, members of the cate- chumenate team and sponsors. The institute "uses an adult formation process which in- vites participants on a journey of conversion through presen- tations, reflections, skill-build- ing experiences and celebra- tion of adaptations of the initiation rites," according to a publicity brochure. Track I is for ministers of initiation with little training in preparing people for initiation. Track H is for experienced ministers -- with a minimum of three years experience, prefer, ably in a year-round ini- tiation process. Track III is for ministers who wish to work with chil- dren of catechetical age. * Track IV is for liturgical ministers who want to explore the role of music throughout the initiation process. Institute team members in- clude pastoral ministers, litur- gists, catechists, musicians and theologians: Father Michael Field is asso- ciate pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Turnersville, N.J. Father Field's doctoral dissertation focused on imple- menting the adult initiating process in a "resistant" parish. Jerry Galipeau is Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Mar- celline Church, Schaumberg, Ill. He has worked throughout the United States and Canada with the implementation of the order of Christian initiation of adults and the process adapted for children of catechetical age. Jacquie Jambor is Director of Formation for St. Mary of the Lke Church in White Bear Lake, Minn. She is responsible for adult formation/education and ministries of Christian ini- tiation and Re-Membering Church. Maureen A. Kelly is associ- ate director of the North Amer- ican Forum on the Catechume- nate. She has been catechetical advisor for Silver Burdett- Ginn. She has worked in parish and diocesan offices. and is the author of many books and articles. Father Philip Seher is pastor of St. William Church in Cincinnati. He has been in- volved with Christian initia- tion for more than 12 years, and has given numerous work- shops related to the initiation of adults and children. Participants will pay a regis- tration fee of $50 and tuition of $150. Participants who stay at Marian Heights will pay $200 for double occupancy lodging, or a $130 commuter facilities fee. To register, or to obtain more information, contact Fa- ther William Deering, Director of Worship, at the Catholic Center, (812) 424-5536, or (800) 637-1731. Visit the site of the Blessed Virgin Mary's continuing ap- I pearances to thousands, particularly on Saturdays, Sundays and feast days. July 16 is the feast day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Drink the healing waters of Betania, referred to as "The New Lourdes, where countless incredible cures have oc- curred. Maria Esperanza, the visionary at the Church-approved Marian apparitional site of Betania, allegedly experiences the mystic al gifts of bilocation, healing, prophecy, the stigmata, and others. View the "MIRACLE OF THE HOST" at Los Teques A priest will accompany the tour. For more information please write or call (ASAP) Mary Parker, R.R.2, Box 18, Washington IN 47501 (812) 254-2646 or (812) 963-5678 I I Road closed, Outpost open Indiana Highway 162 is to be rebuilt this  ..... construction work will not shut down the Outpost, to Father David Fleck. Father Fleck, pastor of St. Philip Church, St. the director of the 'diocesan vocations team. the diocesan camp experience for vocation awareneS Lincoln State Park in Spencer County. Father Fleck said he has been meeting Highway Department to discuss continued camp, which will be provided by the state ...... tion work. Ladies Auxiliary gives to Seminarla The Sixth District of Indiana, Ladies Auxiliary, St. John, collected $670,13 at a recent meeting for! san seminarians' fund. The Sixth District of posed of members from Washington, Vincennes, St. Wendel and Evansville. Other charitable projects receiving support nization are Marian Day School, Little Sisters and the Albion Fellows Bacon Center. Father August Busch of Evansville is the for the auxiliary. Wilma Riedford of Onflessonk's Tommy the Tommy the Bear, the long time mascot Diocesan Camp in Southern Illinois, died Camp Ondessonk. The famous Tommy was, thousands of campers and visitors and was out the United States. The black bear arrived at the camp and could not have he was a resident of Camp Ondessonk for nearly A limited number of Jsummer camp openings and some funds may be available for nancial need. Special weekend programs are for campers' parents at the St. Noel Center. : For information, call (618) 695-3590 .... CYO summer camp avail00 The Catholic Youth Organization of the dianapolis is finalizing plans for its 1994 Program, for boys and girls ages 7 to 17, Framasa in Brown County. Camp benefits include building positive counselors and other campers as well as skills, horsemanship, archery, canoeing, sports, arts and crafts, games, e leadership development and teamwork. :: For more information, contact the cYO Stevens Street, Indianapolis IN 46203. Call Find a pen-friend in "The best way to make contact with to start the friendly exchange of letters son in Germany," said Adolf Lang, ternational Catholic Correspondence fangen, Germany. Lang said that the passing of possibility of uncensored letter e ity has brought hundreds of requests froth. countries. One-third of these ask fc Interested persons should send selves -- name, age, hobbies, postal address. Write to: International dance, Attention Mr. A. Lang, Veilchen Wallerfangen, Germany. Indiana DRE convention pt Franciscan Father Jack Rathschmiq will lead the first session of the Indiana tion, at the Holiday Inn North, They plan to assist participants to attain a tive and to discover ways to enhance the tween the family and the parish John Roberto, a nationally known istry and founder of the Center for ment, will present the second session. I-Ie p ticipants to understand the factors which formation within the family. Lisa Provost of Evansville will lead sessions, on "Faith Formation in the Family" The theme of the convention is Filled Church." AUTOTOPS Washington Auto Trim 27 Years Service HWY 50