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0 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana July Books selling, Catechism workshops scheduled in Diocese By PAIfL R. LEINGANG Message editor The new Catechism of the Catholic Church continues to generate interest on the na- tional and diocesan scene. A presentation for diocesan cate- chetical leadership and two workshops are being planned in early September. James Corr, diocesan direc- torof religious education, said the diocese "is fortunate to have Father John Pollard !I t: N c,.v (." a t cc h i s m XXII. I " BRENNAN HILL and A six-session video series highlighting the key teachings in the new Catechism is avail- able from' Twenty-Third Publications. "The New Catechism: Catholic Faith Today" is the work of video script writers Brennan Hill and William Madges who follow the Catechism section-by-section, highlighting and explaining new material, giving practical examples and recommending other resources. The series is one of the scores of programs and pub- licationsdevoted to assisting readers toward greater understanding of the new Cate- chism. For more information about supplementary material, readers may contact reli- gious supply ores or the diocesan office of Religious Education. For information about the video series or a book by the same authors, contact Twenty-Third Publications at (800) 321-0411. available to us for inservice on the new Catechism." Father Pollard is the repre- sentative for Catechesis and Leadership Development of the United States Catholic Confer- ence Department .of Education. He has been working with the Bishops' Committee on the Im- plementation of the Catechism. Father Pollard was recently featured on a program pro- duced by the Catholic Telecom- munications Network of Amer- ica, a telebriefing for bishops and diocesan leaders on the Catechism. Corr has contacted priests, pastoral life coordinators, parish catechetical leaders and Catholic school administrators to tell them about the plans. Father Pollard will speak to diocesan catechetical leaders, and answer questions, at a meeting a St. John Church, Daylight, on Friday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Father Pollard will keynote two workshops for parish and school catechists and other adults, at St. John Church, Loogootee on Friday evening, Sept. 9, and at a location in Evansville on Saturday morn- ing, Sept. 10. Times and loca- tions will be announced. Meanwhile, sales of the new Catechism are brisk at reli- gious book stores in Jasper and Evansville. At The Son Shop in Jasper, Bev Mendel said sales are "great" and she is trying to get more copies. Soft have been temporarily and only a few copies remained, at the time telephone interview late last week. In Evansville, sales are brisk and "hundreds have been already sold at Cornerstone Catholic and Gifts. "I can't keep 'em said Anne Simms at the nerstone. "I have on the shelf. I sell them the box." Simms said buyers are wide range in age and background. Simms also carries catechism commentarieS' - sales of such suppleme material "have not off." She anticipates terest in commentaries people have had a chance delve into the 600-plus Catechism. According to a Catholic News Service third printing of the will provide a total of lion copies of the book to ers in the United States. Warrick Habitat organizing Churches, business and persons in Warrick County and surrounding counties are being invited to support the new Warrick County Habitat organization. Habitat's purpose is to build houses and sell them to families who cannot afford decent housing through conventional means. The Warrick County Habitat goal is to construct at least one house next summer. One of the first items on the group's agenda this year is acquiring land for Habitat houses. The group will meet at the Main Street Baptist Church in Boonville, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. Workshops planned for training servers Five workshops are planned in August for those who train altar servers, according to Father William Deering, diocesan director Of Worship. In a memorandum to pastors and pastoral life coordina- tors, Father Deering noted that "these are the workshops referred to by Bishop Gettelfinger in his letter [published last week in the Message] regarding 'all lay people' serv- ing at the altar." Workshops are scheduled at 7 p.m., at each of the follow- ing locations: St. Joseph Church, Parish Center, Jasper, Aug. 3. St. John the Baptist Church, Newburgh, Aug. 4. St. John Church, Loogootee, Aug. 17. St. Boniface Church, Evansville, Aug. 18. St. John Church, Vincennes, Aug. 22. Knights of Columbus install state officers New Indiana State Council officers for the Knights of Columbus were installed during the celebration of Mass at Gibault Home, Terre Haute, July 9. The new officers are: Worthy State Deputy, Eugene W. Hendrix of Seymour; State Secretary, Charles Maurer Jr. of Richmond; State Treasurer, Robert M. Wilcox of South Bend; State Advocate, Robert M, Lynch of Indianapolis; and State Warden, Leo Westrick of Greensburg. The Indiana Knights of Columbus  with members in the Diocese of Evansville and throughout the state -- con- trid more than $1.3 million and over 37,000 hours of work  church, community and youth activities. for publication U m st be mgned and must include a : daytime telephone number. Letters selected for publication may be i __q  D'O'W'N'T.O.W.N 301 'IN ST. , WNCENNE$. IN 47551 i i i - HAUBSTADT- ELECTRIC Licensed Bonded Insured Industrial, Commercial and Residential P.O. 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