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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 page 1 will pay for every employee, whether or chooses to re- The cost per eli- eployee is $2,200 for the ept. 1, 1995 through ligible employees are vcho Work 30 or more hours a week. The medical benefit package was developed by a committee of business and insurance experts under the direction of Msgr. Kenneth R. Knapp, vicar gen- eral. Pat Freeman, who operates a business insurance and finan- cial consulting company in Evansville, consulted with the committee in developing the medical benefit proposal. Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfin- ger took the committee pro- posal to the Diocesan Finance Council, the Priests' Council and the Diocesan Pastoral Council. After their consulta- tion the policy was approved and ratified. Schedule of Insurance Meetings (For employees of Churches, Schools and other employers in the diocese) gh School ria gh School Cafeteria Evansville Tuesday July 11 7 to 8:30 p,m, 7 to 8:30 p.m. "The Catholic Diocese of Evansville will maintain a medical insurance fund in order to make available to all full time lay employees a medi- cal insurance benefit," the pol- icy stated. The meetings scheduled around the diocese will cover enrollment and discussion of available medical benefits, ac- cording to Cox. He said there are some additional pre-tax voluntary benefits that will be available to eligible employees. The additional benefits irclude dental coverage, group term life, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance. Coverage for: Monthly rate: Employee only $185.00 _ E_ mployee and gpouse ..... -$2-731-0-()" Employee and Child - $245.00 Family $32900 - t aptist Church Newburgh 2atholic School Patrician Room Washington Tuesday July 18 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday I Aug. 2 ] 7 to 8:30 p.m. Coverage for: Employee only Employee and Spouse $314.00 Employee and Child $ Family $J7 To be paid by employing entity: Employee only Monthly rate: Religious need $6.9 billion for retirement funds c News Service (CNS) -- Orders and women reli- to add $6.9 bil- retirement funds o COver expected aging members, Reicks told June 16 dur- spring meeting in more is needed orders now have set aside in retire- at figure double set aside 10 said Sister Reicks, of the Tri- Office, bishops' con- the national con- raen and women re- St. Joseph Sister Janet Roesener, director of the stich as promoting the collec- terminating it in 2007, or con- tion. In response to a question about why Canadian and Euro- pean nuns do not seem to be facing retirement funding problems similar to those of U.S. nuns, Bishop Galante said that until recently practically all U.S. dioceses and parishes paid nuns only small living stipends for their work, while teaching nuns in Canada and Europe generally are paid reg- ular civil service salaries by the government. The bishops received written reports that analyzed in detail the implications of terminating the national collection in 1997, tinuing it indefinitely. Sister Roesener said most leaders of religious orders "hope the national collection efforts continue because of the magnitude of the problem." She said that nationwide data from orders on the well el- derly, those in need of assisted living and those requiring in- firmary care shows that "the total cost of care for a retired religious averages about $16,800 a year." The collection "provides only about $400 a year for each reli- gious age 60 and above; yet it is a help and it shows a total office, outlined steps religious orders have been taking to handle retirement needs and the role that the bishops' yearl3 national collection for retired religious has played. Their report was presented as advance information to help the bishops prepare for a deci- sion on the retirement collec- tion when they meet again in November. Bishop Joseph A. Galante of Beaumont, Texas, chairman of the bishops' Committee on Re- ligious Life and Ministry, said the collection, due to expire in 1997 unless the bishops decide to continue it, brought in $26.8 million this year. Sister Roesener said 96 per- cent of that went directly to or- ders for retirement needs and only 4 percent was used for ad- ministration and other needs, STOCKS *II1/ MONEY-MARKET FUNDS .. and much morel . Edward D. Jones & Co/ THOMAS A. RUDER 00.00ei'ving investors for 19 years! Ave. (812) 473-0225 DINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES ly Parish in Rural/Suburban Indiana near Louisville, practicing Catholic for established posi- of Youth Ministries, Responsibilities in- education and other programming for grades Possible growth in Young Adult area. Experienc degree or Certificate in Youth Ministry Compensation commensurate with educa- rience. Search re-opened. Address inquiries to: Search Committee St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church 3033 Martin Rd. Floyds Knobs, IN 47119 RESPOND A.S.A.P AVAIIABLE JULY 1, 1995. $185.00 church response to the need," she said. In the discussion that fol- lowed several bishops spoke strongly in favor of continuing the collection; . :: : ...... :  " Archbishop Daniel E. Pilar- czyk of Cincinnati, a former president of the bishops' con- ference, urged bishops to work on programs to upgrade the salaries or stipends nuns re- ceive for their work. He joked that there should be no concern that the yearly collection will be discontinued because "our conference has never had any experience at cutting out a collection." J