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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 1 1 ust 2, 1991 Golden Jubiliarians lemens and Malinda (Tenbarge) Schmitt will celebrate their ft ii ieth wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving ag. 11 at St. Wendel Church, St. Wendel. They were mar- ried Aug 12, 1941, at St. Wendel Church. They have four chil- |ten, Clement, Anthony and Donna, all of St. Wendel, and lary Jane Straub of Chesterfield, Me., and four grandchil- |ren. He is a retired farmer. IIII I II AUTO TOPS * SEAT COVERS = BOAT COVERS'" STEREO SALES & iNSTALLATIONS i I "Funeral PrePlanning Since 1940" i Miller & Miller J 424-9274 ,J,, ,, i 254-3943 HWY 50 EAST, BEHIND UPS CENTER EUGENE WELP, OWNER I Golden Jubiliarians Lee Joe and Betty Jean (Haas) Welp of Birdseye will celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiv- ing at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, August 11 at Sacred Heart Church, Schnellville. A dinner for the family will follow. An open house will be held for friends and relatives from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Schnellville Conservation Club. The couple requests no gifts. They were married August 11, 1951, at St. Anthony Church. They have seven children: Mary Lee Uebelhor of Fer- dinand, Shirley Messmer and Janet Daniel, both of Hunting- burg, and Ruth Vaughn, Jack, Theresa Gutgsell and Arnold Lee, all of Birdseye, and 18 grandchildren. The Welps are farmers; he also hauls livestock. Catholics JOHN MANGIN Owner Continued from page 1 parish schools. Only 20 per- The Decorating Corner cent of rural parishes and 31 121 E. Main percent of town parishes have their own schools, well below Washington, IN 47501 the national average of 45 Bus:254-7794 Home: 254-3087 percent. TWO DAY- WASHINGTON CATHOLIC SliMMER SOClIIL St. Mary's School Grounds SATURDAY, AUGUST I0, 1991 5:00-9:00 p.m. SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 I, 1991 ALL DAY - 200 West Main I SATUR00UST 10 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Flve 8,50 Games per hour 85 Games between $50 Games $1000 GAME AT 9:00 p.m. - Guaranteed - SUNDAY, A UGUST 11 I[,'lll  I DT-Ydl D] I  I  I =1 :,1 - Free Enledalnment - Impersonator BRUCE BORDERS Saturday6:30 - 7:30 p.m. GAMES - FOOD - ICE CREAM i ,L i ALL YOU CAN EAT Fried Chicken & Roast Beef Serving from 11:00 a.m.-2:D0 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Adults 85.50 Ages 6-12 82.50 Under 6 FREE Air-Conditioned Cafeteria Starting at 1:00 p.m. Five 850 Games per hour 85 Games between 850 Games $1000 GAME AT 5:30 p.m. $1000 GAME AT 9:00 p.m. . Guaranteed - RAFFLE I: [e] A 1:1  f; D] :l[elll I Ii 1, GAMES COUNTRY STORE HOMEMADE ICE CREAM HAMBURGER STAND 810,000 U.S. SAVINGS BOND DRAWING SUNDAY 9:00 p,m. FREE ENTERTAINMENT 11,11 P-'1,llh: kl SUNDAY 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. i RAIN OR SHINE (EVERYTHING UNDER TENTS) L--,.,....For..,... ..... The Benefit of The Washington Ca!holic Schools_ Finances have forced many schools in rural and small- town parishes to close in the past 20 or 30 years. Father Riley saw a plus side to the disappearance of schools in smaller parishes. "With no school, it doesn't take the energy that's directed in city parishes. Smaller parishes can direct their ener- gy toward other areas," he said. Father Joseph Biehler, who has spent 56 years as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in the small, rural community of Flush, Ken., said his life has become "much simpler" since the parish high school closed in 1966 and the grade school closed 10 years later. For 40 years he had been a teacher and coach as well as pastor and janitor, he said. But he noted that the school closings were related to the changing demographics of rural America. His parish still has about 100 families, only slightly lower than its peak of 110 in the 1940s. But he has far fewer parishioners. "In those days a family was a family, with six to 10 chil- dren," Father Biehler said. Today if you find a family with four, that's unusual. At one time I counted about 450 souls. Now it's closer to 280." He said nearly everyone in the parish was a farmer in the Use of: fetal tissue in federally funded research projects, but fell five votes short of the number needed to over- ride a threatened veto by President Bush. The vote was 274-144 to authorize $4.4 billion for the National Institutes of Health. Church donated Tsubame, a town famous across Japan for manufhctur- ing forks and spoons, has a new Catholic church donat- ed by the local supermarket. The supermarket chain bought land, paid for the construction of the church and offered it fo Bishop Francis Keiichi Sate ofNi- mata. In May, retired Ionn ac when 1930s and "40s, but today only half his parishioners aso! still vork farms, ti t:i Father Biehler, W.Ia..sti!.!