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1998 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 11 iil Sponsors for confirmation candidates By FATHER JoHN DIETZEN Catholic News Service ur granddaughter will be confirmed both my wife and me as sponsors, to hurt our feelings by choosing )riest said no, another priest said it too many people and the bishop said you can give us an answer. (Penn- All three persons you consulted are just assumes that one person, at confirmation sponsor (Canons consideration, particularly in larg- it could complicate procedures, and even space, if those confirmed had more than one sponsor. I said "one person, at most" because, unlike bap- tism, a confirmation sponsor is not absolutely neces- sary at all. The confirmation ritual and canon law, respectively, specify that "ordinarily" and "insofar ,-is it can be done" a sponsor should be chosen for the candidate. You and your wife can explain to your grand- daughter that you thank her for wanting both of you, and that neither of you will be hurt, whoever she asks. Question: Our daughter is applying for an annulment after a terribly abusive marriage. Her husband now will have nothing to do with her. According to church law, must an annulment be mutually agreed to? Can an annulment be granted to one spouse when there is proof that the other spouse did not ful- fill his or her marriage vows? (North Carolina) Answer: An annulment requires reasonable proof that one or both of the spouses was, from the beginning of the marriage, incapable of true mar- riage consent, and/or of the community of life that Christian marriage involves. This incapacity for a valid marriage may show itself in a lack of the prop- er intentions, or in some emotional or psychic crip- pledness that made a true marital union impossible. The one who initiates the request for annulment is called the petitioner; the other person is the respondent, who is always invited to offer his or her thoughts about the marriage. Respondents cannot block the annulment, how- ever. If they refuse to answer or just don&apos;t agree with the process, the process still goes on, and a decision will be made without their participation. It is good to note that, from what I said above, simple breaking of marriage vows is not sufficient grounds for a declaration of annulment. A free brochure answering questions Cattmlics ask about annulments is available by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to Father John Dietzen, Box 325, Peoria, Ill. 61651. Questions for this column should be sent to Father Diet- n at the same address. d to celebrate 150 years d Church, Ferdinand, will 150 years of continuous use of building and the dedication of completed Spiritual Life Cen- y, July 12. of the present church Was begun by Father Joseph Kun- !845, and was first used in 1848. log churches had become too the Baptist celebration June 24 of the Poor Clare Monastery, pray for the parishes of the sville on the feast days of patron saints. The Poor Clares St. John the Baptist churches and Vincennes on Wednes- 24, the celebration of the birth- John the Baptist. Center observes summer hours Center offices of the Diocese are open throughout summer, , With one exception N work hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with & MORE ,ral Service SERVICING ALL AREA HOSPITALS & FUNERAL HOMES 931 96 Evansville a half hour for lunch instead of the one- hour lunch period observed on other week- days. Seeks opportunity for disabled The National Organization on Disability has launched a campaign to enhance greater religious opportunity for Ameri- cans with disabilities. The group seeks the commitment of 2,000 congregations of all faiths to welcome people with disabilities as full and active participants by the Mil- lennium. For more information, contact N.O.D., (202) 293-5960, TDD (202) 293-5968, or e- mail Mission Doctors group seeks volunteers Mission Doctors Association has been helping physicians and their families fol- low their calling to serve God in mission hospitals of Africa, Papua New Guinea and Thailand since 1959. Volunteer physi- cians typically serve for two to three years, following a nine-month training program. For more information, visit the web site, M & S B,tu.,sa# v... so,, Large S Fire & Safety ,s= _x. 3:( MORa , Equip. Co. Inc. s"'s'os, ".eco..,.c v.. Over 25 years sales and Green River & Voge; " service in the Tri-state Rd.. Evansvdle, IN ,#,- 670 E. Franklin 424-3863 800-638-0808 497-8660 ii i HIGHLAND CHAPEL Four Convenient Locations 6300 FIRST AVENUE i Catholic Consolidated Preschool POsitions, full-time or part-time, developmentally and daycare ministry, available for 98-99 9 Early Childhocxi Associate Degree or CDA Send r6sum6 to: Martha Render, Principal 1620 Glendale Avenue Evansville, IN 47712 Golden Jubilations Norbert and Verena (Hopf} Schroeder will celebrate their fifti- eth wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 11 a.m. June 28 at Precious Blood Church, Jasper. An Open House and reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Knights of Colum- bus, Jasper. The public is invited. They were married June 8, 1948, at St. Joseph Church, Jasper. Their brothers, Msgr. Othmar Schroeder, Father Sylvester Schroeder and Msgr. Linus Hopf, officiated. They are the parents of four children: Margaret Vest- weber of Skokie, Ill., Thomas Schroeder of Washington, Father Eugene Schroeder, pastor at St. Theresa Church, Evansville, and Patricia Schroeder of Wauwautosa, W'ts. They have seven grand- children, and one great-granddaughter. r ' MARIAN HEIGHTS ACADEMY FERDIN.D, INDIANA Math and science (chemktry) teacher(s) needed for 1998-99 =aool year at a girls' multicultural, college-preparatory boarding and day ,Joi, operated by the Sister= of St. Benedict. Send resume to Sister late Ann Brcca, OSB, Principal, Marian tttilt= Acadcsy, 812 E. IOtb Strt Fndimnd, IN 47532-9240 FAX: 812-J7-21211 E-maih <ndut@thcdeme.oq. Or call 1112-367-1411,  2801. i '- L All You Care To Eat Buffet Dining BANQUET ROOMS AMAILE .,.,,,,,,ava, PRE-ARRANGED AMISH TOURS FLEA MARKET EVERY TUES. & WED. 486-3977 Browse The Village Shops Just off Hwy. 50 Every Monday Seniors receive 15% o.! in Montgomery, IN : I L I [111111 L i I I I 31 I I IIII , r , .....