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June 7, 1991 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 Father Ed Schnur is ordained June 1 By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message Editor Father Edward Schnur was ordained a priest for the Dio- cese of Evansville by Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger, Saturday, June 1. Father Schnur's ordination was celebrated at the Pro- Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Evansville. Father Schnur, 37, is a native of Evansville and a member of Good Shepherd Church, where he celebrated his first Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, June 2. At the beginning of the ordination rite on Saturday, Dea- on Cyril Will called the candidate from the assembly, and Fa- i'* er David Fleck, diocesan vocations director, presented him to the bishop. The central rite of ordination was performed in silence as Bishop Gettelfinger imposed his hands on the head of the can- didate. Bishop Francis R. Shea and all of the priests in atten- dance also imposed their hands on his head. Father Kenneth Herr, pastor of Good Shepherd and Msgr. Clinton Hirsch, who has resided at Good Shepherd Church, 4 helped the newly -ordained priest vest in stole and chasuble. The new priest's parents, Harold and Margaret Schnur, along with Rick and Diane Hayden, brought up the gifts. The lectors at the Mass were Sister Joan Miller, O.S.F., and Carol Kahre. Deacon Ed Wilkerson proclaimed the gospel. The choir was under the direction of Tony Buccilli. Near the conclusion of the ordination celebration, Bishop Gettelfinger told the assembly that Father Schnur's promise to obey the bishop had already been tested. Bishop Gettelfinger .explained that the new priest's assignment had inadvertently en mailed earlier in the week. A phone message was quickly serlt, asking him not to open his mail The bishop then told the assembly what he had told Fa- ther Schnur moments earlier, that he had assigned him as as- SOciate pastor to the Catholic Community of Washington, with residence at St. Simon Church. In accord with ancient tradition, the candidate for ordination lies prostrate before the altar, as the choir and the assembly sing the litany of the saints. At this point in the ceremonies, the candidate has been instructed by the bishop and has promised obedience. Still to come is the laying on of hands, which is the central rite of ordination. - Message Photo By Paul Leingang Father Edward Schnur and Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger gather with the family of the newly ordained priest, in front of the altar at the Pro-Cathedral, following ordination ceremonies on Saturday, June 1. - Message Photo By Paul Leingang The newly-ordained Father Edward Schnur hugs his mother, argaret Schnur, at the Sign of Peace, above, during the ass of Ordination, Saturday, June 1. Below, Bishop Gettel- nger annoints the hands of the new priest with chrism. - Message Photos By Paul Leingang Father Schnur gives communion to his father, Harold Schnur, during the ordination Mass at the Pro-Cathedral. , YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK I - Message Photo By Paul Leingang Buehlers I.G.A. "The Thrifty Housewife's Source of Savings" QUALITY FOODS, MEATS HUNTINGBURG I Compliments Nass & Son Inc. FUNERAL HOME Huntlngburg, Ind. !