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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 1 3 : : v:::::: =::? = ; ; : :   iiiii!ii!iiiiiU!i!/ilii!jiiii! !ii!  ?i !00!i!!i!iiiiiiiiiiii!:i !ii ,:  :!i  JIM and ANN CAVERA Small wisps of smoke rise from sometimes even steak waft on summer It's time to haul out the grill. One of the inherited from my father is an apprecia- preparation and consumption of grilled Dad owned a number of different They all required a complicated light- sent my brothers and me scurrying and newspapers. Half the fun was watching grill. With the invention of Grilled to pe00"fection lighter fluid and the electric starter, the whole process lost its attraction. Some 40 years ago, Dad brought home his first Weber; a covered, kettle type charcoal grill. For our family, the Weber produced meat, seafood and even vegetables that remain unsurpassed in my memory. Ann joins the story: Shortly after Jim and I mar- ried, a delivery man arrived with our first Weber, a gift from his parents, and so the tradition continued. Once, we invited friends over for a smoked turkey, our par- ticular grilled specialty. We put the turkey on in plenty of time, covered it and busied ourselves with other things. Shortly before the guests arrived, we peeked at the bird and were horrified to find it barely half done. I turned on the oven and handed Jim a pan from the counter. He hauled the turkey in to finish cooking it indoors. In the emergency, I forgot that the pan had been squirted with dishwashing liquid due to a prior use. Our guests arrived to find the turkey in the oven, simmering away in soap grav: We ate something else that afternoon; "crow" I think. Jim and Ann: Fortunatel}; for us, this type of gath- ering carries on hospitality in a Christian sense. Mis- takes are easily forgiven. From Abraham who served beef, milk and bread to the Lord under the oak tree at Mamre, to Jesus who grilled fish on the shore of qqberias, simple food served outdoors has been a sym- bol of friendship. Food cooked outside tells our friends that we like them well enough to put ourselves out a little, but that we'd rather focus on them than the food. Hospitality from our hearts and gratitude for those who come to share it fit in well with our faith. Our youngest son will be married soon. Recently, he asked if he could have his own Weber as a wedding gift. We were not surprised and more than a little pleased by his choice. By Jim and Ann Cavera Jim and Ann Cavera live and work in Evansvilh,. Their column is a regular feature of the Message. is entering religious life? Some trends reported in a series of I the topic, "Parish future, examining the parish staffing in the A recent study points reli- been work- or'schools. for perma- as members "um make multi-eth- to a recent religious orders Was called for by on Religious Life and Ministry in preparation for the World Day for Conse- crated Life, an international cel- ebration to be marked in the United States, February 1. "Persons who choose the con- secrated life stand as a special gift to the Church," said Bishop Joseph J. Gerry, O.S.B., of Port- land, Maine, Chairman of the Bishops' Committee on Conse- crated Life. "Their radical com- mitment of their lives reminds society of the highest values to which all are called. Their vows and promises testify to the shal- lowness of material things and the need to live simply, to the importance of fidelity in rela- ;today for religious lif00. : or Latin, ll are Asian. completed four years of college. in education; 26 work in education experience in parish ministry; 10 work in tionships with one another and to the need to seek God's will in all we do." The Commission conducted the survey to obtain a profile of people preparing for the vowed religious life. It looked at such aspects as education, ethnicity, demographics and today's rea- sons for embracing the life of a consecrated person. Data from 991 respondents were analyzed by noted sociolo- gist Dean Hoge, director of the Life Cycle Institute at The Catholic University of America. Because of the sampling sizes, Hoge estimated that information for women religious has a three percent margin of error and for men religious, a five percent mar- gin of error. With only 51 respon- dents from secular institutes, the institute's margin of error was estimated at 10-12 percent. Hoge's findings follow. * In the category of race, 16 percent of the men, 15 percent of the women and 40 percent of secular institute respondents identified themselves as His- panic or Latin. Five percent of the men religious, 3 percent of the women religious and none of the secular institute members are African American. Nine per- Homes Locations HIGHLAND CHAPEL 6300 FIRST AVENUE Dr. Jane A. 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In the survey, each respon- dent could list up to three previ- ous types of work experience. Of all possible fields of work, edu- cation was cited by the highest percent of people. For example work as a teacher, administrator, coach or guidance counselor was cited by 37 percent of men religous, 41 percent of women religious, and 30 percent of sec- ular institute members. Many respondents also worked in parish ministry. For example, employment in parish administration, religious educa- tion, and youth ministry was cited by 25 percent men reli- gious, 10 percent women reli- gious, and 23 percent of the members of secular institutes. The demographic analysis showed that the highest percent- ages of persons preparing for vows were bom and reside in the Mid-Atlantic (New York, New Shetler #/Storage Evansville, Indiana 812-421-7750 Jersey, Pennsylvania) and East North Central (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin) parts of the United States. * The overall age range is 18 to 74. The mean age for the men religious preparing for vows is 33.8; for women religious, 39.3 and for people in formation in secular institutes, 41.3. A large percentage of those preparing for vows reported that their current work is in the ministry of education, as teach- ers, administrators or guidance counselors (men religious, 16 percent; women religious, 26 percent; and secular institute members, 23 percent). The next largest concentra- tion was in parish-related min- istry (men religious, 25 percent, women religious, 10 percent; and secular institute members 23 per- cent). The third largest ministry for people in formation was as students (28 percent men reli- gious, 18 percent women for peo- ple in formation was as students (28 percent men religious, 18 per- cent women religious, 0 percent secular institute members). 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