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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 FR. FOSTER  fm page 2 . SYlvester Loehrlein in Innsbruck by March 18, Patrick Foster, Clauss ordained on Cathedral in Bishop Henry J. May 26, 1956. , Sylvester "Sy' m Evanston, has served as of St. Anthony, and Good Shepherd, asville, of Sacred and of St. He held 'uunseling posts at r Dei high He was a State Hos- at St. Mary's Med- His set- Church has ministry. He t]ernard, Gib- Chris- Evansville. FR. DEERING FR. CLAUSS FR. BUSCH In 1990, he was appointed pas- tor of St. Peter, Montgomery, as well as St. Michael and St. Patrick in Daviess County. He currently serves as pastor of St. Rupert, Red Brush. • Father Patrick Foster, born Oct. 5, 1930, served as an assis- tant pastor at St. Francis Xavier (the old Cathedral)in Vin- cennes; and pastor of Holy Name, Bloomfield, St. Wendel, St. Wendel, Holy Spirit, Evansville, and administrator of Nativity, Evansville. Since 1991, he has been pastor of St. Joseph, Jasper, and Dean of the Jasper Deanery. • Father William Deering, born March 16, 1930, served as assistant at St. Boniface and St. Mary, Evansville; and as pastor of St. Patrick, Daviess County, St. Boniface, Evansville, Evansville, and HolyRosary, Evansville. He was a teacher at Mater Dei High School, Evansville; he has also served as Director of Continuing Education of Clergy, Director of Permanent Diaconate and Secre- tariat on Worship, and currently is the diocesan Director of Wor- ship and the RCIA. • Father Joseph Clauss, born Sept. 27, 1930, served as assis- tant pastor of St. Mary, Wash- ington and of Holy Spirit, Evansville; he taught at Memo- rial High School. He was pastor of St. Mary and St. Patrick in Daviess County, and superin- tendent of the St. John High School, Loogootee. He was later superintendent of Washington Catholic High School. Father Clauss was named pastor of Resuri'ection, Evansville, in 1975; of St. Peter in Mont- gomery and of St. Patrick and St. Michael in Daviess County in 1986. He took a leave of ab- sence in 1990 and retired by rea- son of permanent disability in 1992. He resides in Cherry Val- ley, Califi • Father August A. Busch, born March 4, 1930, has served as assistant pastor at St. Simon, Washington, and at St. Joseph, Evansville. He was appointed principals named for fall HUGHES Writer and the dioce- o! schools as principals in the Diocese aCCording to Phyl- diOcesan director ".rgesketter has at Holy Evansville, SERGESKETTER REITMAN HALVERSON has been at Christ the currently Director principal at E' al Lsville. currently religion at o1. From at Holy Vansville, and she taught at Evansville. Lelor de- gree in elementary education in 1966 from St. Benedict College, Ferdinand, and her master's de- gree in 1992 from Indiana State University. • Reitman has taught reli- gion, social studies and practi- cal arts to junior high students at Good Shepherd School, Evansville, since 1983. From 1973 to 1976, she taught at Sts. Peter and Paul School, Haubstadt, and from 1976 to 1978, she taught at St. Anthony School, Evansville. e Funeral Home Vine Street, Haubstadt, IN 768-6151 about pre-need counseling. Alan J. Wade She received her bachelor's de- gree from the University of Evansville in 1973, and her mas- ter's degree from'UE in 1975. * Halverson begins duties this 68 • Montgomery, Indiana 47558 Or Phone: 486-3285 pastor of St. Martin, Chrisney, in 1965; of Good Shepherd, Evansville, 1970; of St. Celestine, Celes- tine, in 1984; and of St. Bernard, Rock- port, in 1988. He was appointed coordinator of the Clergy Assis- tance Pool in 1989. 35 years Celebrating 35-year anniversaries are the following: • Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfin- ger, ordained a priest May 7, 1961. • Father Donald Ackerman, ii pastor of St. John the Baptist, Vincennes, ordained March 18, 1961. • Father Paul Roos, pastor of Mary, Help of Christians, Mariah Hill, ordained May 27, 1961. • Father Albert Scheller, pas- tor of St. Vincent de Paul, Vin- cennes, ordained May 27, 1961. Two priests observe 25 years of priestly service. • Father Michael Allen, asso- ciate pastor of St. Joseph, Jasper, was ordained June 5, 1971. • Father William Dietsch, pas- tor of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pe- tersburg, was ordained Decem- ber 18, 1971. Staffin fall at Holy Spirit School after serving as diocesan Associate Director of Schools for four years. From 1981 to 1992, she taught English, social studies and reli- gion at St. Benedict School, Evansville. She holds a bachelor's degree ih English education from Ari- zona State University, and a master's degree in secondary ed- ucation from Indiana State Uni- versity. Continued frompagel and parish life coordinators lation trends and resources.., may be broadened. and personnel." * Existing leadership is the The future, as envisioned, basis on which to build. may include "a liberal use of In regard to sacramental life, deacons, lay and religious they listed the following values: parish life coordinators and * The sacramental life of the pastoral associates, along with Church must be preserved. proficient youth leaders, music * People's spiritual life is and liturgy coordinators and re- paramount. ligious ed directors." • Weekly access to Eucharist In preparing their recom- is the minimum acceptable, mendations, the task force In regard to the planning members gathered the concerns process, values included such ofparish leaders and developed items as using broad-based con- a list of"Values to guide future sultation, sensitivity to parish staffing priorities." Among history, reasonable driving dis- them: tances and a willingness to • All the baptized are called combine existing communities to ministry and share the mis- were needed. sion of the Church. They said future planning • To be a parish, there must had to take into account the be a designated leader ap- total diocese. They said "ira- pointed by the bishop, porting" priests is not a viable • The use of lay ministers option. WCCS to restructure grade level locations By MARY ANN HUGHES that the expansion and incorpo- Message staff writer ration of the pre-school will help WCCS to maintain a capacity The School Board at Westside enrollment for kindergarten. Catholic Consolidated School, "Additional benefits will allow Evansville, has voted to follow this campus to focus on early recommendations which involve childhood development. Imme- restructuring grade level loca- diate plans are for an additional tions and incorporating Sacred four- and five-year-old session, Heart's pre-school program into with the possibility of increas- WCCS. ing the three-year-old class Martha Render, WCCS prin- size." cipal, explained that the "new These changes will be effec- arrangement includes the pre- tive for the 1996-97 school year. school expanding into the school The year-long study was led building on Sacred Heart cam- by Dr. Robert Boyd and Dr. pus. Kindergarten will remain Greg Ulm, professors at Indiana at Sacred Heart. The other State University in Terre building assignments will be Haute. grades one through four at St. The purpose of the study was Agnes campus, and grades five to "determine ways to insure through eight at St. Boniface.  steady enrollment, market the The existing pre-school pro- quality education that WCCS gram at Sacred Heart Parish provides, and to set goals for will now be under the jurisdic- readying students for the tion of WCCS. "The study saw twenty-first century." People we care about... Following ts a feature in the Message, designed to help draw together the People of God in southwestern Indiana. Readers are invited to submit information about people who may benefit by some extra prayers and attention. • Services for Odelia Turk, 85, were held May 17 at St. Theresa Church, Evansville. She is the mother of Pam Goergen, secretary at Memorial High School, Evansville. Mrs. Turk was a founding,and charter member of St. Theresa Church. Survivors also include a sister, Zita Will of Evansville, and three grandsons. Please send information for PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724.