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0 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana August 5,' New Orleans diaconate meeting sets stage for world gathe ' By FLORENCE L. HERMAN Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS (CNS) -- The Vatican Congregation for the Clergy's plenary session next year on the permanent di- aconate is being enthusiasti- cally anticipated by the world's deacons, said the congrega- tion's secretary at a gathering in New Orleans July 20-23. Archbishop Crescenzio Sepe spoke to the first-of-its-kind meeting of permanent deacons since the order was restored after the Second Vatican Council. In preparation for next year's plenary session, the world's bishops were sent a questionnaire asking for spe- cific information about the per- manent diaconate in their dio- ceses, he said. About 1,300 replies had been received, which, Archbishop Sepe joked, "is the first time a questionnaire from the Holy See received such a response." But, he added on a serious note, the response illustrates the interest in the diaconate. The information will be pub- lished eventually as a docu- ment that "will be applied uni- versally" for the good of the diaconate, he said. Archbishop Sepe said the Oc- tober 1995 plenary session is a logical follow-up to the 1990 world Synod of Bishops on priestly formation. Vatican II focused a great deal on bishops and the laity but said little about priests and deacons, he said. Since then the 1990 synod, an apos- tolic exhortation and the publi- cation of a "Directory for the Ministry and Life of Priests" have addressed priests' needs. He predicted the plenary ses- sion would serve a similar pur- pose in expanding on the role and concerns of deacons. Another speaker, Auxiliary Bishop Curtis J. Guillory of Galve- ston-Houston, urged deacons to reread their rite of ordination. "It is rich and inspiring," he said. "Don't lose sight of your ministry or you will wander around spiritually dry." Being effective in the world means deacons have to be deeply rooted spiritually, Bishop Guillory said. "Evil forces of the marketplace can cut him from his spiritual roots." He said a quick fix, or what he calls "microwave spiritual- ity" where "you say a quick prayer and hope everything will be OK," won't work. He en- couraged the deacons to take the time, energy and re- flection necessary to develop spiritually. "It's not just reading, attend- ing Mass," he said. "It comes from wrestling with the word of God day in and day out. It comes from listening to God in the marketplace It comes from the courage to respond to the Word of God." "Spirituality comes over a long period of time," Bishop Guillory said. "But you need this when the strains and stress of ministry come about. Without a deep-rooted spiritu- ality you will be racked apart. You will not have an answer or the courage to take a stand." He urged them to seek out places and ministries beyond their parishes where they can help their diocese and the uni- versal church, particularly in offering a multicultural con- nection to the church. "Deacons and their wives have the opportunity to impact the multicultural church be- cause of their presence in the marketplace and because of the activity that revolves around families," he said. The conference, which drew about 850 deacons and their wives from the United States, Europe and Australia, was co- sponsored by the U.S. bishops' Committee on the Permanent Diaconate as a result of the deacons' initiative. Other sponsors were the Na- tional Association of Permanent Diaconate Directors, the Native American Deacons Association, the National Association of Dea- con Organizations, the National Association of African-American Catholic Deacons, the National Diaconal Institute for Continu- ing Education and the National Association of Hispanic Deacons. Several other members of the bishops' committee spoke on subjects such as pastoral ministry and preaching in a multicultural society. Work- shops were held on family life issues; the rights and obliga- tions of deacons; and pastoral skills and types of ministries. One session for wives with members of the bishops' com- mittee raised the possibility of a separate organization of dea- cons' wives. Like the various tions for deacons, would have to develop women's initiative, Dale J. Melczek, the bishops' diaconate tee and apostolic of the Dic Bishop Melczek pope's visit with deacons ing his 1987 U.S. the time the d ceived the value in me with deacons from country to share ences and support: He added that the committee has a mandate ! supportive of the me their wives and " t "and their minis ry, value in having thel leans gathering present for th Miller & Colonial Supports the : Knights of ColumbUS MEMBERS Bernie Miller. Gerald Miller Jon Miller Greg Betz , Since 1968, the Indiana Newman Foundation has provided financial and program development for Newman Centers and Catholic ministry program On college campuses throughout Indiana. We gratefully acknowledge the following 5147 Carrollton Avenue campus ministers and their dedicated service to the mission of enriching+and Indianapolis, IN 46205 {317J 283-4285 continuing the Catholic faith in the lives of college students. Serving Catholic Higher Education BALL STATE UNIVERSITY HUNTINGTON COLLEGE St. Robert Bellarmine Parish TRI-STATE IYNIVERSI'IY St. Francis of Assisi Parish - Newman Center St. Mary Parish/St. Peter & Paul Parish Carol Merkel St. Anthony Parish Revs. John Kiefer. Pastor; Dr. layne Ahearn, Carol M'erkel 1-219-982-5057 Rev. Robert St. Martin Campus Minister. 1-219-483-3661 Masses: Sat. 6:00 pm; Sun: 8:00 am.,lO:30 am; 1-219-665-2259 1-317-288.6180 Masses: Sat: 5:15 p.m.; Sun 8:30 am, 10:30 am, St. 2nd Sun. of month 7:00 pm College Chapel Carol Markel Masses: Sat: 5:30 pm; Sun: 7:30am. 9:00 am, 11:00 Mary's. Sat: 5:00 pro; Sun: 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 1-219.483-3661 am, 6:30 pro; LaFollette Hall - 9:30 pm 10:30 am St. Peter & Paul MARIAN COLLEGE Masses: Sat: 5:30 pro; Sun: 7:30 am. & +, BErHEL {IJ.,EGE INDIANA INSTHITrE OF OLOGY Office of Campus Ministry I0:00 am. Office of Catholic Campus Ministry Sr. MaryBeth Martin PHMC Rev. Henry Beck, O.F.M. UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE 1-219-422-5561, Ext. 288 1-317-929-0355 Newman Center ' Sr. Margaret Michael King 1-219-259-5754 Masses: Sun: 8:15 pro, St. Anne's Home. Masses: Sun: 11:00 am, 9:30 pm Sr. Jody O'Neil, S.P. Masses: Check local parish schedule. 1-812.477-6446 S  BtrrLER UNWERSITY INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY/ROSE IRJLMAN OAKLAND CITY COLLEGE Masses: Sun: 1:00 pm Neu Chapel Fell & ,!: St Joseph University Parish Newman Center Rev. Martin Day, OFM Cony Blessed Sacrament Church Semester Only Rev. Don Quinn 1-812-232-6088 UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS 1-317-283-7651 Masses: Sat 5:00 pro; 7:00 pm Rose Huhnan 1-612-749-4474 Office of Campus Ministry Masses: Sun: 12:30 pm Atherton Center Masses: Sat: 6:OO pro; Sun: 9:00 am Rev. Donald Quinn Rm. #326 INDIANA UNIVERSITY 1-317-632-4378 St. Paul Catholic Center PURDUE UNIVERSITY Masses: Sun: 9:00 p.m.; Wed.: 12:15 p.r., CALUMEt COLLEGE Rev. Robert Sims St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center University Chapel Office of Campus Ministry Sr. Mary Montgomery, S.P., Pastoral Associate Rev. Patrick Click Roy. Ernest Krentz 1-812-339-5561 1-219-473.4350 Masses: Sat. 6:30 pm; Sun: 6:OO am, 9:30 am, 11:15 1-317-743-4652 UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAMS Masses: M-F 8:30 am Campus Chapel am, 5:30 pm MasseS:pro, 9:00Sat: pm7:00 pm; Sun: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 4:00 SacredRev. RichardHeart Warner,Church C.S.C. 1-219-239-6536 XA .PuuE uNrwRS AT Mamas: Sat: S:00 ore" Sun: 8:00  %%, DEFAUW UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE SAINT FRANCIS COLLEGE Football Game'Wkends On lyl, u,, St. Paul the Apostle Parish Campus Ministry Office Office of CethQlic Campus Ministry 11:45 am. Vigil Mass schedule van,,- 1-317-653-5678 St. Marybeth Martin, PHJC Rev. Jeremiah J. Cullinane Football game weekends. Masses: Sat: 5:15 pro; Sun: 8:30 am, 1-219-481-6994 1-219.434-3260 11:00 am Masses: Sun.: 8:15 p.m., St. Anne's Home Masses: M-F: 7:00 a.m.; Thurs.: 12:10 p.m.; UNIVERSIY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA - EARLHAM CULLF, GE INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY AT Sat.: 8:00 a.m.; Sun.: 9:30 a.m. Office of Campus Ministry Mr. Mark Messmer SL Andrew Parish INDIANAPOLIS Rev. Robert Mazzola Newman Center SAINT JOSEPH'S COLLEGE 1-612.464-1871 - - erlCa studt 1-317-962-3902 , Rev. Don Quinn Campus Ministry Office Masses: Sun: 11:30 amhlV,d" 'n  este- IVlasees: Sat: 6.'00 pro; Sun: 10:00 am, 6.O pm 1.317.632-4378 St Linda Kors, CS.C. Housing Re: Room ],m  or-- Masses: Sun: 4:00 pm 1-219-866-6302 only. FILANKLIN COLLEGg Masses: Sun: 9:30 a.m,, 9:00 pm when classes are UNIVERSITY OP VINCENNES St. Rose of Uma Parish INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST in session. P,v Dan Mahan Cardinal Newman Catholic Center Office of Cempus Ministry Mr. lerrell Harville ,4ule, 1-317-733929 Rev.1.219.B84.1211Charles Niblick ST, MARY COLLFAE 1-812-885-5394 - -'es far  Masses: Sat: 5:00 pm; Sun: 8:00 am, 10:45 am; Masses: Call for schedule Office of Cempus Ministry Masses: TBA & check local par, 1st & 3rd Sundays, College Chapel, 6:00 p.m. Sr. Mary Bressil C.S.C. INDIANA UNIVEFITY.SOUTH BEND 1-219-264-5390 VALPARAISO UNIV'. ,.I o,udent cent,,d GO6H] COLLEGE Office of Catholic Campus Ministry Masses: Sun: 10:45 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and St Theresa of Avila C_.tttot, ,,! Betsy P" ' St, John the Evangelist Parish St. Margaret Michael King 9:00 p.m. Rev. Douglas Mayer, unapt= ....... Sr Margaret Michael King 1-219-259-5754 Campus Minister 1-219-259-5745 Masses: Check local parish for schedule SAINT MARY-OF.THE.WOODS COLLEGE 1-219.464.4942 10:30  Masses: Sat: 5:30 pro; Sun: 8:30 am, 11:00 am Office of Catholic Campus Ministry Masses: Tues. : Sat: 5:15 pro; sun: INDIANA UNIVERS1TY-SOtrHtEAST Judith Conoyer HANOVER COLLEGE St. Joseph's Hill Catholic Church WABASH COLLEGE Catholic Community Center Dan Endris, Newman Center Ministry Coordinator 1-812-535-5161 Newman Center Rev. John Meyer 1-812-945-0354 Masses: Sat. 11:30 am and Sun. 10:00 am Church Rev, Paul Graf 1.612-265-4166 Masses: Sat. 5:30 pm; Sun: 8:00 am. II:OO am of Immaculate Conception: Daily: 11:30 am 1-317-362-8105 Sparks center Masses: Sun: 7:00 pm Brown Chapel MANCHESTER COLLEGE and Sun. 8:00 pm Student Chapel Masses: Sun: 5:00 pro, Check individual campus ministry offices for other Masses scheduled on campus during the sch