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The Message N for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana June 3, '/'' ! :,i :!i', i  ,, ,ii:!'iiii ii ' iii ! i!i ' i designedto help Readers'a invited to submit information about people who may benefit by some extra prayers and attention ......... 27 parishes reach, exceed CPC goals Three more parishes have reached their goals for the 1994 Catholic Parishes Cam- paign, according to Justin Clements, diocesan director of stewardship and development. Twenty-seven parishes have now reached or exceeded their goals. There are 73 parishes in the Diocese of Evansville. The new parishes on the list are St. Theresa Church, Evansville; All Saints Church, Cannelburg,'and St. Mary Church, Daviess County. Other parishes reaching their goals were publiShed in previous issues of the Message. Letters to the editor are welcome Letters to the editor are welcome. Letters submitted for publication must be signed and must include a daytime telephone number. Letters selected for publication may be edited. Schnellville confirmation class writes poem Members of the confirmation class at Sacred Heart Church, Schnellville, wrote he poem, entitled "Since I Met Jesus," during a workshop. Since I Met Jesus I used I used I used I used ! used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used I used to be shy, but now I smile and say Hi. to lack confidence, but now I show a lot more sense. to sin a lot, I still do, but I also pray more too. to be sour, but now I have power. to be wild, but now I'm mild. to be mean, but now I dream. to be dumb, but now I'm fun. to be afraid in the dark, but since I met Jesus I'm not. to be afraid, but now I have it made. to not want to pray, but now I do everyday. to not be nice, until I met Jesus Christ. to think going to church was a pain, but now I never complain. to hide away, but now I know I want to stay. to be afraid, but now I'm not, because I know Jesus loves me a lot. to have a temper and I would get mad, now I don't and I get glad. to not know Him, but now I love Him. to sin, I still do, but now I seem to win. to have fits, but now I'm a hit. to cry and crawl, but now I stand tall. to be negative, but now I'm positive. to be afraid of being rejected, but now I open myself up and I'm accepted. to talk a lot, and I still do, but now I also listen too. to think church was a bore, but now I don't want to leave its door. to worry about my grades, but with Jesus" help not as much these days. to be scared of new places, but now I like meeting new faces. to drive mom and dad up with wall, but not as much these days at all. This is the end of our poem. Thank you, Jesus, for bringing us home. i: i I ! i! : : ii! Nineteen students at Sacred Heart Church, Schnellville, were c Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger on April 24. They are, front row, left, Tara Sara Kordes, Rachel Schneider, Kelly Yocum, Crystal Persohn, Amy Welp, Fischer, second row, left, Eric Englert, Andrea Loepker, Theresa Betz, Clint mins, Julie Cummins, Jill Hauser, Rhonda Betz, Mark Knust, Cathy Mike Verkamp, Adam Glendening and Nick Adams. THANKS! for supporting our May Fest, the first social of every year, our Lenten Friday Fish Frys and our First Friday Chicken & Dumpling Dinners See you Firday, September 9, for the next Chicken & Dumpling Dinner Marian Family Day celebration is June Volunteers are organizing a podium. Providence Home. celebration of "Marian Family Day" at Providence Home in Jasper on Sunday, June 25. Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger will preside at the outdoor Mass. "This day was designed to be a Family Day where all the ac- tions before, during, and after the Mass will honor the Holy Family, the families of our dio- cese and the families of the world," said Walter Thompson, a Dale resident. Thompson is one of the volunteers coordi- nating the planning. The main celebration will take place in front of the St. Joseph Grotto, on the grounds of Providence Home. Thomp- son said a riser platform is being built for the altar and Seeking Director of Liturgical Music St. Simon Church, 315 NE 3rd Washington, IN 47501 (812) 254-2883 ii i Thompson said the singing and instrumental group, "Voices of Praise," will provide glory and praise music, start- ing at 3:30 p.m. At 4 p.m., Bishop Gettelfin- ger will open the celebration with a prayer and speak to the participants about family val- ues. Eight young people will carry a statue of the Blessed Mother on a special platfbrm. Bishop Gettelfinger will bless the statue and five families from various parishes will lead the decades of" the rosary. After the rosary, the statue will be carried in a "Holy Fam- ily Procession" of the partici- pants around the grounds of Jill Ann White Administrator Hwy. 57 So. Washington, IN 8812.2544516 rairie Village iving Center said all parishes in have been invited to family to represel parish, and to church banner used '93. The banners w! played on either sl altar during MasS. Those who want to' the full 15 rosary Will meet 15 utes after MasS, at of God Grotto. Thompson urges persons to bring lawn chairs for predicted a verY would be attending" Parking will b nearby streetS, he no parking spaCe Providence Hm e" suggested that the to the celebration walk in off Bartll tween Ninth a Streets. ALIENATED CATHOLICS? If you have wandering family members or friends, invite them to Nativity's "Companions on the Journey" which welcomes back wander- ing Catholics every Thursday Night from 7-9 p.m. (Call Dottie at 476-7186). UNBAPTISED OR UNCHURCHED? Come any Sunday beginning June 5 at 9:45 am, (after coffee and donuts) to our inquiring sessions (ask any questions you've ever wanted to ask.) Call Dottie at 476-7186 NATIVITY CATHOLIC CHURCH 3635 POLLACK AVENUE