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I M E S S CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 19 NUMBER 47 JULY 28, 1989 Priests anoint air casualties at Sioux City By JOE MAHER Catholic News Service SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) -- "It was a ne from hell," said Father Mark chaine, one of 10 Sioux City priests o arrived minutes after United iflines Fho'ght 232 from Denver .t hiCago crashed at the Sioux City alr- ;!ertaJnJUdly9,riknilinegarn;;00th. an 100 peo- There were a lot of casualties .... We anointed conditionally all those we Could reach," Father Duchaine said. 'I _, t was a horrible, horrible thing .... I a my (sacramental) oils and I knelt, Prayed, anointed and absolved. I really . I(I ' n t have any idea of the hme. You .OPerate on automatic pilot, your mind Is numb.,, ,Msgr. Frank Brady of St. Francis Qaurch said the first thing he did "was rake the Sign of the Cross over the scene and said, 'Dear God, please bring Yo mercy upon these people.'" 'It was unbelievable," he said, swaalling images of dead bodies "still Pped into seats .... I would guess re were 30 bodies along the ru,,nway here the plane first came down. Sioux City nriests, ministers and 0L ., r er volunteers quickly gathered at the port, hospitals, an Air National Uard commissary and a local Catholic See PRfESTS page 5 Journey to Appalachia Young people from St. Joseph Church, Dale, St. Joseph Church, Jasper, and St. Nicholas Chapel, Santa Claus, travelled to Appalachia to offer their time and service as volunteers. Another group from Holy Redeemer Church, Evansville, also went to Appalachia this summer. Pictured above from St. Joseph, Dale, are Chris Balbach, Shelley Balbach, Angie Clark, Justin Crews, Jennifer Fritz, Vicki Fritz, Joe Harper, Ashley Hoffman, Mary Payne, Don Alan Snyder, Mike Troth, students; Rita Snyder and Father Joseph Kirsch, chaperons. From St. Nicholas is Jannessa Stein. From St. Joseph, Jasper, are Jeff Burress, Damon Dillon, Matt Fleck, Stacey Fromme, Bob Herzog, Angie Klee, students; Sandy Harville, Cheryl Herzog and Beth Nord, chaperons. Francie Ward is from Evansville. Story and more photos on page 9. --Photo supplied by Beth Nero C J New Newman mmmtry director appointed at University of Evansville By PAUL LEINGANG Message Editor tp Sister Jody O'Neil, S.P., has been ap- inted director of Newman ministry at ae University of Evansville, Vansville, Ind. SiSter O' ' ' Neff s appointment fol]owea aationwide search for the position rrnerly held by Sister Sharon Bittner, .S.B. di was co-director of the of campus ministry in the Diocese of Rockford, II1., where she has served in a variety of diocesan cam- pus ministry posts over the past ten years. "We are very excited to have a. woman of her talent and campus minstry experience come to Evansville," said Father Anthony Kissel, director of Newman ministry in the Diocese of Evansville. "She brings a wealth of experience, strength as an administrator, and a Gospel vision that we really need," said Full-time director named for Christian Education Foundation By MARY ANN HUGHES Message Staff Writer  l Bousley has been hired as the time director of the Vincennes ,1,, Stian Education Foundation. .r main responsibilities will be to t iinate all CEF fund-raising ac- tt lec r es' following up and directing col- ons of pledges, processing _the Ad')Pt'a'Student and CEF scholarship Uo,14ests and communica- maintaining , With the Vincennes-area parishes. V ve wil}, keep the schools open in ,ennes, Bousley said, adding, "we at going to continue the tradition Ler Gibault started in the 1700s." "l  Vincennes Catholic community ha8 ltl Q !arge number of Catholic school the 1 and she is hoping to build up e alumni associations, as well as loping a St. Rose Academy Alumni Society, which would have a yearly get- together and Mass. "We need support and prayers too, not just money," she said. The Christian Education Foundation cuently consists "mostly of men," Bousley said. She is hoping to develop an auxiliary for women and "get them involved too." The CEF offices have been moved to Rivet High School, Vincennes. The Foundation has been in existence for the past 17 years and has raised a half million dollars, which has "all gone back into the Catholic school system in Vincennes," Bousley said. Before accepting the position as CEF director, she served as librarian for five years at Rivet High School; she has been connected with Catholic schools in Vinceno_es for thepast 16 years.. SISTER JODY O'NEIL, S.P. Father Kissel. He said he had received 25 to 30 "very high quality applications" for the position. Sister O'Neil has a bachelor's degree in art education from St. Mary-of-the- Woods, and a master's degree in religious studies from Mundelein Col- lege in Chicago, Ill. She is a member of the Catholic Cam- pus Ministry Association and the Na- tional Association of Diocesan Directors of Campus Ministry. In 1979, she was appointed campus ministrer at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill., and Highland See CAMPUS page 15 On the Youth Day XXI -- Details, on page 3. Theological consultation -- Background on a bishop's trip, on page 4. Serra International -- Comments from the convention, on page 8. Guest column -- Getting and keeping, or Caring and sharing? on page 11. Missionary in Zimbabwe -- Story, on page 14. I [ [ I [ I I [m