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E S SAGE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 21 NUMBER 41 JUNE 28, 1991 i ............. parish centennial, on page 5, : .... .... leachers, principals participating in newly-formed Operation Brainstorm By MARY ANN HUGHES do so many extra things. Message staff writer "This group is one of the most ex- citing groups I've ever worked with." Many teachers and ,principals from Beshears is hopeful that the Opera- iocesan schools area t taking a break tion Brainstorm committee can "'cre- is summer: they are working on ate a real stirring of interest in what peration Brainstorm, a newly- really needs to change. We have al- 0rrned committee designed to en- ready discussed the importance of lance our schools," according to availablity of staff development and Phyllis Beshears, director of schools, training in the latest successful teach- The Operation Brainstorm commit- ing techniques. We have decided that i ee was formed after Beshears heard we must offer more opportunities for diana University professor Dr. our teachers to find out what the lat- aharles Reigeluth. "'Dr. Reigeluth est thinking is in education today." tllked about "restructuring' schools She noted that "'it is imperative !I1 a way that I had not heard it ap- that our teachers keep themselves up- )roached before. I like his theory -- dated in the newest and latest re- that in many ways we have only search and techniques which can be aeen "tinkering' up to this point in used to meet the needs and interests aUr reform efforts. He suggested that of students today. :eachers and administrators should "'We are not teaching the same 'Orae together as a group and talk kinds of students that we did 20, 15 bout what major changes need to or even 10 years ago. We must keep ltke place in education, abreast of what works for today's After hearing Dr. Reigeluth, children. Using a straight lecture .eshears asked principals to suggest method of teaching, for instance, is as :he names of their most creative outdated for today's students as the ;eacherg for the committee, After the horse and buggy." lrst meeting, committee members The Operation Brainstorm commit- egan tellin other teachers about the tee will meet again in July, Beshears :ramitteeand Beshears received said, noting, "'with this group, the :ells from several teachers eager to sky is the limit. They are eager, will- lerve, ins to look at new and different ap- "I think it shows the great dedica- preaches to teaching, and happy to loll that we have in our teachers in share their ideas with one another. is diocese. Many people don't real- "'The hardest part in facilitating o how often our teachers choose to See TEACHF, RSpage 3 Official from Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger ev. Gregory Chamberlin, O.S.B., Pastor of St. Benedict Church, Evans- ville, effective August 28. Rev. Camillus Ellspermann, O.S.B., Pastor of St. Henry Church, St. Henry, .ffective August 28. Rev. David Rabennecker, O.S.B., Associate Pastor of St. Benedict Church ?ffective August 28. Assignments are announced For St. Benedict, St. Henry Father Gregory Chamberlin, O.S.B., has been appointed Paster of St. Benedict Church, Evansville, effec- tive Aug. 28. He succeeds Father Camillus Ellspermann, who has been appointed Pastor of St. Henry Church, St. Henry. Also appointed to St. Benedict Church is Father David Rabenecker, O.S.B., associate pastor. Father Rabe- necker is a newly ordained priest, a monk of St. Meinrad Archabbey. Formal announcement of appoint- meat in the Archdiocese of Indi- anapolis is expected soon, for Father Jeremy King, O.S.B., currently associ- ate pastor of St. Benedict Church, Evansville. Father Gregory Chamberlin, O.S.B., 52, is a native of Indianapolis. He was barn Oct. 12, 1938. He pro- fessed solemn vows Aug. 15, 1959, and was ordained May 2, 1965. Father Chamberlin has a master's degree in French, and taught French at St. Meinrad for 25 years. He served on the spiritual direction staff at St. Meinrad, worked in the development office, and was a member of the staff of the dean of students. Father Chamberlin has also held positions as dean of students and vice-rector at St. Meinrad. He was named pastor of St. Henry Church, St. Henry, in 1989. Father Camillus Ellspermann, O.S.B., 65, is a native of Evansville. He was born Dec. 18, 1925. He pro- fessed solemn vows Sept. 15, 1946, and was ordained May 30, 1950. Father Ellspermann has served as pastor of St. Benedict Church for 15 years. He plans to take three-week trip combining work and vacation, " before he leaves St. Benedict for his new assignment. Father Ellspermann taught at St. Meinrad Archabbey for 25 years. He came to St. Benedict Church in 1975 1 FR. GREGORY CHAMBERLIN. FR. CAMILLUS ELLSPERMANN as associate pastor. A year later, he and Father Albert Berling, O.S.B., were named co-pastors of the parish. Father David Rabenecker, O.S.B., See ASSIGNMENTS Page 9 ill ! ! I Page3 -- Church vandalism iiiii i Page 6 -- Bulletin Board i i I --- People Aro00d the Diocese II I II I III [ I I