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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana July 15, 1 . Following is a feature in the Message, designed to help draw together the People of God in southwestern Indiana. Readers are invited to submit information about people who | Third printing brings Catechism to 1.5 million copies WASHINGTON (CNS) gone well beyond expectations, scribes nonfiction and techni" cal material in a paperback The third printing of the "Cate- "From what I've heard from chism of the Catholic Church" the co-publishers, sales are format. may benefit by some extra prayers and attention. Father Eugene Dewig, pastor at Sacred Heart Church, Evansville, was scheduled to undergo angioplasty surgery at Welborn Hospital, Evansville, this past week. Father Dewig experienced chest pains on July 9. Services for Marie G. Russler, 88, of Evansville, were he|d July 1 at Sacred Heart Church, Evansville. She died June 29, She is the mother of Marylou Ulrich, diocesan coordina- tor of Media Services. Services for Veronica E. Ziliak, 95, were held July8 at St. Boniface Church, Evansville. She died July 5. She is the step-mother of Father Joseph Ziliak, pastor at St. John the Bapist Church, Newburgh. for PEOPLE WE CARE ughes, The Message, P.O. Box IN 4 7724. I I I I which was bigger than the first printing -- will boost copies in circulation to nearly 1.58 million by the time the books roll off the presses in late August. The third printing, 646.000 copies, was ordered July 8, adding to the first printing of 566,250 and the second print- ing of 375,320. At least three more print- ings will be ordered before the year is out, said Daniel Juday, director of the U.S. Catholic Conference Office of Publish- ing and Promotion Services. The USCC lined up 15 co- publishers of the English-lan- guage version of the catechism to meet the expected demand. That demand, Juday said, has Memorial fund to be established The Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana, Inc., plans to establish an endow- ment fund as a memorial for Ronald C. Baumgart, diocesan treasurer, who died unexpect- edly June 21. Baumgart was 43. He was the first lay person in the his- tory of the diocese to serve as treasurer, a position defined by Canon Law. Among Baumgart's major in- terests were the Catholic schools in the diocese. According to Justin Clements, diocesan director of stewardship and development, the diocesan foundation plans to establish a memorial endow- ment fund, with the interest earned by the fund being dedi- cated to Catholic schools. Clements said that no formal action to establish the fund had yet been taken. The Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana, Inc., is a diocesan foundation which was incorporated in 1988 under the leadership of Bishop Francis R. Shea, and vhich was approved and fully acti- vated by Bishop Gerald A Get- telfinger. The foundation board of di- rectors is composed of lay and religious leaders who oversee investment of the foundation's assets Contributions for the Ronald C. Baumgart memorial endow- ment fund may be sent to the diocesan foundation, in care of the Diocese of Evansville. For more information, con- RON BAUMGART tact the foundation office, (812) 424-5536 or (800) 637-1731. DRE Convention planned on 'Families of Faith' "Families of Faith: Spirit- filled Church" is the title of the 1994 Indiana State DRE Con- vention, to be held Oct. 4 to 6 at the Holiday Inn North, Indi- anapolis. Franciscan Father Jack Rathsehmidt and Gaynell Cronin will lead the first gen- eral session, to assist partici- pants "to attain a family per- spective and to discover ways Get the Message every week! If you want to join our thousands of subscribers through- out the Diocese of Evansville, here is a special mid-year offer. Clip this coupon (with your mailing address on the back) and send it with $10 to The Message P.O. Box 4169 Evansville, IN 47724-0169. You will receive the Message every week through February 1995. III to enhance the partnership be- tween the family and the parish community," according to a publicity brochure. Father Rathschmidt i provincial superior and forma- tion director for the Capuchin Franciscans of New York and New England. Cronin is a wife and mother of four children, a parish DRE for 20 years, and a writer and speaker on cate- chetics and family ministry John Roberto, founder of the Center for Youth Ministry De- velopment, will lead the conven- tion's second general session. Among breakout sessions is one to be presented by Lisa Provost of Evansville, on "Faith Formation in the Family." For more information, con- tact James Corr, diocesan di- rector of religious education, at the Catholic Center. (812) 424- 5536 or (800) 637-1731. DUB01S COUNTY BANK MEMBER OLD NATIONAL BANCORP Member FDIC YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK RUXER FORD - LINCOLN - MERCURY JASPER 482-1200 IIII III I Hi-Tech Sheet Metal Inc. Residential, Industrial & Commercial Heating & Cooling Installation Sales & Service 1422-9242] Operated by Michael and Patricia Koch 15 S. Third Avenue, Evansville I I I I very high in their traditional ways of distribution -- direct- mail sales, the catalogs," he said, "and through religious bookstores and commercial bookstores." Paperback versions have been printed at a 3-to-1 ratio to the hardcover version, Juday said. The paperback catechism made its first dent on USA Today's bestseller list July 7, zooming from 232nd to 40th place. USA Today says it ranks all books -- regardless of hard- cover or paperback, fiction, nonfiction and how-to -- by sales at 3,000 "large-volume, diverse-content" bookstores na- tionwide. In the July 11 issue of Pub- lishers Weekly magazine, the catechism placed first among all religion trade paperbacks and third among all hardcover books. "Trade paperback" de- Many catechisms in c05" mercial bookstores bear the Liguori imprint as co-PUb" lisher, Juday said. Kirsten Erker, a publicis'["t Liguori, said that in the Ilror full week of its availabihty, L, catechism hit: UPI's -- No. 4 and No. 6 on list, based on sales of two c0" publishers' versions. -- To 10 trade paper for the , P,  m 100 for the a erDacK ana lup * . u P P . enb0Oo hardcover m the Wald chain. -- No. 8 paperback and No. 17 hardcover in the BO rders chain. ,,in -- No. 8 in trade PaPv;.i, Barnes & Noble's mall 1: sion, and Top 10 religion m  superstore division. 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