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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana July 2, Evansville East Deanery " Continued from previous page St. John, Daylight St. John Church was founded in the Warrick County com- munity of Elberfeld in 1868. The original church was sold in 1985 and demolished as the area was strip mined. For 20 months, Mass was celebrated at the McCntchanville United Methodist Church -- until the new church was coin pleted in 1987, at Daylight in Vanderburgh County. The parish in Elberfeld had a school from the earliest days. New schools were built in 1926 and in 1955. Enrollment topped 200 in the years before the mines closed in. In recent years, the parish has doubled in size. Among descriptive terms are "youthful," "middle to upper middle income," and "much Protestant influence." Among areas needing attention, according to the parish profile, are ministry to young mar- ried couples and service to unmarried young people. Parish organizations include Youth, Women's Club, Men's Club, St. Vincent de Paul, and Altar Society/Rosary. St. John the Evangelist 5301 Daylight Drive Evansville, Indiana 47711 (812) 867-3718 Pastor: Rev. James Brune Pastoral Associate, DRE: St. Joan Miller, O.S.F. Financial Manager: Joseph Seib Parish Secretary: Cecelia larboe J St. John Father Herman Mootz came to Evansville in 1940 to start St. John Church as a parish for the Black Catholics of Evansville. No geo- graphic territory was defined. The church building was dedicated in May 1941. The parish was named in honor of the patron saint of a major benefactor, John H. Fendrich. The school was completed in 1955. Later, and until 1983, it was the location of Marian Day School. Boundaries were defined for the parish in 1953. In 1967, the parish was defined as an "apostolic center" without boundaries. Boundaries were restored in 1978. St. John 617 Bellemeade Avenue Evansville, Indiana 47713-1707 1812) 424-9261 Pastor: Rev. Earl Rohleder Parish Assistant: Mary L. Smith Deacon: Lancaster Dew Jr. J Today, the central city church is described as a parish where "liturgies are friendly and spirit-filled." Parishioners are of Afro-American culture. There are many elderly and some youths. Among areas that need development are employment and youth activities. Parish organizations include Young Adults' Club, Legion of Mary, 12-Step Group, and Ladies of St. Peter. St. Joseph The Romanesque St. Joseph Church in Evansville was dedicated in 1924. The parish goes back to 1905, when Father Patrick H. Rowan was named the first pastor. The first combination church and school building was completed in 1906. A new school was built in 1955; a gymnasium, in 1956. Ascension School, at St. Anthony parish, opened in 1987, for stu- dents from St. Joseph and neighboring St. Anthony Churches -- then closed in 1988. In the parish today are many retired people on fixed incomes. There are many rental homes, so there is a changing population. Among areas that need development are "more jobs and more job training" and the "need for landlords to keep property. Parishioners at St. Mary Church, Evansville, built a school first, in 1866. The new church was dedicated in December 1867, and first used on New Year's Day, 1868. The rectory and a combination girls school-convent were built in 1871. St. Joseph 600 E. Virginia Street Evansville, Indiana 47711 (812) 422-5668 Pastor: Rev. Eugene Schroeder In residence: Rev. Kenneth Walker Pastoral Associate, DRE: Sister Agnes Marie Dauby, O.S.B. Pastoral Associate, Music Minister: Jeffrey Ward Youth Ministers: Mike and Terri Fonner, Steve and Donna Fonner Parish Secretary: Evelyn Bethel J J St. Mary , , , ,, Parishioners at St. Mary Church, Evansville, built a school first, in i I 1866. The new church was dedicated in December 1867, and first I used on New Year's Day, 1868. The rectory and a combination girls school-convent were built in 1871. St. Mary Church, recently restored, is the oldest standing Catholic Church in the city. Parish territory now includes Buckner Towers, Kennedy Towers and portions of the inner city. According to the parish profile, 70 percent of the parishioners live outside of the geographical bound- aries. Fifty percent are single, divorced or widowed. Areas that need development are health services, services to the elderly, youth and young adults, and a bereavement/welcoming committee. Among the words used to describe the parish are "all age groups," "low to high income," "little to best education," "diversified culture," and "hospitable." Parish organizations include senior citizens, St. Vincent de Paul, Cursillo and Clabber Club. St. Mary Church 609 Cherry Street Evansville, Indiana 47713 (812) 425-1577 Pastor: Rev. Stephen P. Lintzenich Pastoral Associates: Sister Darlene Boyd, S.F.C.C., Joann Resch DRE: Mary K. Manger Music Minister: Karen Eberhart Financial Manager, Parish Secretary: Mary Shepard, Dorothy Frazier J I II II I III Correction The staff listing for the Princeton Deanery parish of St. Bernard Church, Gibson County, was inadvertently omitted from the Message June 4. Following is the parish listing. St. Bernard Church, Gibson County R.R. 2, Box 115 Fort Branch, Indiana 47648 (812)7534568 Pastor: Rev. Francis Bauer Deacon: Stephen Hall Jr. DRE: Patricia f/all Youth Minister: Mary Allen Music Minister: Marcia Reising Update The staff listing for the Princeton Deanery parish of Blessed Sacrament Church, Oakland City, also in- cludes the following: In residence: Rev. Felix Prrske I II] I I II II III II I I I I I I I I I II