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;. 00'.ensus, parish profiles, diocesan census, tell the By PAUL R. LEINGANG, Message editor Holy Spirit Church had the highest number of baptisms and St. John Church in Evansville is the smallest parish -- both in territory and in population w in the Evansville East Deanery. The total population of the parish is 783, according to the 1990 census. The land area is only .2 square mile, With almost 84 square miles, St. John the Evangelist, Daylight, has the largest territory of the parishes in the deanery. The parish in Daylight is the only parish in the deanery that is not in the city of Evansville. The largest parish, counting registered families, is Holy Rosary Church. Next is St. Benedict Church. tions last year -- 65 infant baptisms and 11 adults initiated for a Holy Rosary Church had a total of 75 -- 66 infant baptisms and initiated. According to the census data which includes all people, not onl the youngest population is at Nativity, Holy Spirit and St. Mary in that order. Christ the King Church has the oldest. Data listings for Holy Trinity Church are "not applicable" on the Trinity was established without territorial boundaries, to serve ing or visiting in downtovn Evansville. Holy Trinity Holy Trinity Church was founded as a German national parish, and dedicated on Pentecost Sunday 1851. A 208-foot bell tower was added in 1873, but fire from a stroke of lightning destroyed the landmark church on Palm Sunday 1950. The present building was completed in 1957. The church was designated as the "pro-cathedral" when As- sumption Cathedral was demolished for downtown development. Both Memorial and Mater Dei High Schools trace their origins to educational efforts begun at the parish. The parish today serves the downtown area. Many parishioners are elderly, representing a mixture of cultural backgrounds. Christ the King Pro-Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity 219 N.W. Third Street Evansville, Indiana 47708 (812) 422o5150 Pastor: Rev. Msgr. Michael O.J. Wolf DRE: Angela Martin CRE: Carolyn DiLegge :i  , Christ the King Church was established in 1941. It was the last parish established in the Diocese of Indianapolis in the territory that was to become the Diocese of Evansville three years .later. A temporary frame church, blessed in 1942, served the first 75 families. The present-day au- ditorium-style church was dedicated in May 1952, and renovated in 1978. The school opened in 1949, relieving crowded school conditions at neigh- boring St. Benedict Church. Enrollment at Christ the King grew to 665 by 1962, when nearby Nativity Church was established. The parish is described as "geographically compact" in a quiet redential neighborhood. Parish organizations include youth, Women's Club, Men's Club, Pro-Life Group, Scouts, School Parents Association, St, Vincent de Paul, Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus, Be- reavement Group, and Alcoholics Anonymous. Good Shepherd Good Shepherd Church was es- i tablished as a parish in 1955 in "Father Hannigan's Bean Patch" as parishioners called the site se- lected for the church. Father James Hannigan was the founding pastor. The first Mass in the parish church was celebrated on Trinity Sunday, May 24, 1959, and the new school opened in Sep- tember of that year. The new Good Shepherd church building, completed in 1991, is one of the newest church buildings in the diocese. The parish is in a growth area of the city, according to the parish profile. The area population includes a high percent- age of young families, a large number of apartment dwellers, and some rural and farming families. Among areas that need development, according to the pro- file, are school bus service, ministry to singles and young adults, and various support groups. Among the words describing the parish are "hospitable" and "great volunteers." Parish organizations include youth, women's club, young adults' club, scouts, School Parents' Association, St. Vincent de Paul, Bereavement Group, and Cursillo. Good Shepherd 2301 Stockwell Road Evansville, Indiana 47715 (812) 477-5405 Pastor:. Rev. Kenneth Herr Deacon, Pastoral Associate, DRE: Ed Wilkerson Deacon: Cyril Will Youth Minister:. Denise Krivokuca Music Minister:. Karen Pierson Parish Secretary: LaDonna Nalin Good Shepherd School Principal: Sister Mary Celestin Maurer. O.S.B. 2301 Stockwell Road Evansville, Indiana 47715 (812) 476-4477 Continued on next page Christ the King 3109 Bayard Park Drive Evansville, Indiana 47714-2602 (812) 476-3061 Pastor: Rev. Robert A. Deig In residence: Rev. Msgr. Charles Koch Youth Minister: Lisa Horning Music Minister: Sandy Ring Parish Secretary: Betty Jo Knapp Population and Holy Trinity Christ the Family Summary Evansville King Evansville Total population Pop. per square mile Land area, square mile By sex: Mate Female 'Age: Under 5 yrs 5 to 17 yrs 18 to 24 yrs 25 to 34 yrs 35 to 44 yrs 45 to 54 yrs 55 to 64 yr 65 to 69 yrs 70 to 74 yrs 75 and over Mean age White Black Am. Indian, Eskimo, Aleut Asian or Pacific Islander Other Race Hispanic origin (any race) Persons in households In family households In non-family households Persons in group quarters Institutionalized persons Others in group quarters Total Families Catholic Households: Census Households registered Individuals registered Infants baptized last year Adults initiated last year Persons confirmed Funerals Liturgical Min: Lectors Eucharistic Ministers Song Leaders Altar Servers Hospitality Staff: salaned Volunteers Catechists Rel Ed: Pre-sehool Elementary ,i., , High School ii Christ the King School Principal: Helene E. Hunter 3101 Bayard Park Drive Evansville, Indiana 4 (812} 476-1792 ": Good Shepherd Evansville (Not appficaple) 86 101 340 4 I 7 , m 6 2 w 8,714 3,960 2.2 10,239 747 13.7 3,971 46% 4,899 48% 4,743 54% 5,340 52% 507 6% 631 6% 1,237 14% 1,560 15% 752 9% 1,148 11% 1,472 17% 2,038 20% 1,162 13% 1,586 1 5% 813 9% 1,026 10% 863 10% 824 8% 509 6% 515 5% 353 4% 342 3% 1,046 12% 569 6% 41.3 8,002 634 0 74 4 43 7,955 6,376 1,579 759 711 48 2,275 827 586 1,579 25 9 26 19 26 60 9 37 100 92% 7% 0% .85% .05% .49% 91% 73% 18% 9% 8% .55% 20 55 36.7 9,757 274 54 154 0 37 10,041 7,771 2,270 198 185 13 2,787 618 1,883 40 6 6 6 33 55 7 25 89 7 6 12 40 64 10 i 95% 3% .53% 2% 0% .36% 98% 76% 22% 2% 2% .13% 19,407 3,396 8,772 41 lO,S00 1,443 3,320 1 1,655 3,350 I 3,087 1,831 1,731 ; 889 763 '. 8 / 17,717 91 1,337 796 7 .Zg '!i 3,222 "2,, : : 357 2t I ' 357 1,339 67 5 11 150