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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Silver anniversaries in Ferdinand. June 1; r Two members of the Sisters of St. Benedict will celebrate silver anniversaries of their religious profession on Saturday, June 13, at Monastery Immaculate Con- ception, Ferdinand. They are Sisters Dolores Ann Kiesler and Jenny Schmitt. Father Bernard Etienne will preside at the Eucharistic cele- bration in the Monastery Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Benedictine Sister Maria Taste, will be the homilist. A public reception for relatives, friends and members of the religious community will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in Madonna Hail. Music will be provided by the Monastery Combo, a group of Ferdinand Benedictine sisters who play SISTER JENNY SCHMITT popular music. Sister Dolores Ann entered the Monastery from St. Michael Parish in Bradford, Ind., in 1971. SISTER DOLORES ANN KIESLER She made her final profession in 1980. She has been assistant profes- sor of English at Concord Col- lege, Athens, W. Va., for the past three years. Previously, she was an instructor at Sullivan College in Louisville., a teacher at Mater Dei High School, Evansville, and a teacher at Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand. She earned a doctoral degree from Southern Illinois Universi- ty at Carbondale, a master's degree from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, and a bachelor's degree from Brescia College, Owensboro. Sister Jenny was born in St. Wendel, and grew up in Haub- stadt. She is the daughter of Jerome and Martha (Hertel) Schmitt of Haubstadt. She entered the Monastery from Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Haub- Continued from page 1 English-speaking Benedictine women, which is sponsored by the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses. She is a certified facilitator and trainer in Simplex Creative Prob- lem Solving. From 1991 to 1995, she served as special projects coordinator for the Sister' devel- opment office. She was director of Kordes Enrichment Center from 1984 to 1990, and interim director from 1996 to 97. From 1983 to 1985, she was director of on-going formation. From 1973 to 1982, she was associate voca- tion director for the Diocese of Evansville. She also taught in schools in the diocese, including Mater Dei High School, Evansville, 1967 to 1974; Marian Heights Academy, 1962 to 1966, and St. Theresa School, Evansville, 1956 to 1962. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Dayton, a master's degree in biology from Indiana Universi- ty, and a diploma in theology from Regis College, Toronto. She also spent a sabbatical year at the North American College in Vat- ican City. : ! i : i!iii !i Benedictine Sister Joella Kidwell is congratulated by members of her community after being elect- ed prioress of Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand. Continued from page 1 Once it is published, the new U.S. Lectionary will replace the three Lectionaries current- ly approved for U.S. use, all dating from the early 1970s and based on the 1970 edition Following is 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. SISTER MARY ELIZABETH WILDEMAN Poor Clare Sister Mary Elizabeth W'fldeman celebrated the golden jubilee of her profession of vows on May 16. Sister's nephew, Father Richard Wildeman, was the main celebrant at the Mass of Thanksgiving. Con-cele- brants included Father August Busch and Father Harold Hammerstein. Sister Wildeman said, "God has blessed my day of the Jubilee. Praise God Alleluia!" Robert Cox, diocesan Treasurer, is recuperating at his home following back surgery on June 6. Please send information for PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, Re. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The e-mail address is Subject: PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publi- cation. of the Latin Lectionary. The Pittsburgh meeting will feature the shortest time in pub- lic session since the bishops opened their meetings to th media in 1972. Only the morn- ing and afternoon sessions June 19 will be open business ses- sions with the press and other observers present. The other two sessions, the afternoon of June 18 and the morning of June 20, will be executive sessions, open only to the bishops and a few select staff. Msgr. Dennis M. Schnurr, NCCB-USCC general secretary, said the shorter total meeting time and the shorter time in pub- lic session this June simply reflect the amount of business at hand. "We do not have the number of documents to be discussed and voted on (that there usual- ly are)," he said. i _... (812) 2,f%2641 SAVINGS BANK, FSB 200 E. 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