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.l00ugust00, 1992 -- ,or C.tho,ics o, Sout,w..tem,od,.n. 13 lithe Bells of St Mary s will be ringing in Sullivah y PAUL R. LEINGANG sary celebration " according Message Editor to the book. "The new church ' completed in'i980 and reli- ! ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' $| A new bell tower will be gious education center con- adicated at St. Mary Church, structed in 1982 occupy the ulhvan, on Saturday, Aug. 15. A parish pitch-in dinner, Jnbn house and Bingo will !Ollow dedication cere- monies. St. Mary's is celebrat- ag its 125th anniversary. All ice cream social, with tospel music provided by - lrea churches, is planned for the Friday before the dedica- ;: tion. On the Sunday follow- '- :ling dedication, Mass will be o. :Celebrated at the city park, - where a parish picnic will be !lehl A stained glass window fron the old St. Mary's !hurch has been installed in : prominent location in the ew bell tower. A book published by the Parish to commemorate the :aniversary is dedicated to iAnna Kaiser Spencer for her | :any years of service to the .[:larish, and to Mabel Springer =::ho "inspired us to complete | ithe 'bell tower project' by her ] ignificant gift to pay for the restoration and electrifying of the bells." Robert A. Brown of Prairie Creek researched and wrote the parish history for the COmmemorative book. "The ringing of the bells of t | t. Mary Catholic Church . . .  | Vill be a highlight of the ,  qUasquicentennial anniver- ', ]  K of C 565 , ; 2901 West Maryland l I Full Menu c Wed., Fri., Sat. 5 -- 9 p.m. r  Catering Call 423-2734 ,11 | ! . il 1 L 1 , I 71 t ! 1 1 site of the 'old' St. Mary church constructed in 1898 on Jackson Street. The first Catholic church built in 1867-68, was located on the corner of Olive and Depot Streets. "The bells from the 1898 church were removed and stored at the Verdin Company in Cincinnati when cost cut- ting measures for the building project caused the elimina- tion of the proposed bell tower. Now, as the final step, the bells have been electrified and will be housed in a 50- foot bell tower surmounted by a 25-foot cross. The real- ization of this project is due to the generosity of all Catholics in Sullivan County. In 1992 completion of the bell tower symbolizes 125 years of devotion to the Catholic faith." The book also chronicles the history of the mission churchesassociated with St. Mary Church. St. Ann Church was established at Shelburn in 1912; it was closed in 1978. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church was also estab- lished in 1912, with a church built in 1913 serving the Catholics in the area until it was closed in 1982. St. "Joan of Arc Church, Ja- sonville, with a church built in 1908, is currently a mis- sion church of St. Mary's. Fa- ther Kenneth Graehler, pastor of St. Mary's, celebrates Mass on Saturday evenings at Ja- sonville and on Sunday * F -4-': - mornings at Sullivan. Father Graehler was named pastor in July 1991, succeed- ing Father Richard Wilde- man, pastor from 1987 to 1991. Earlier pastors include Father Jean Vogler, 1986 to 1987; Father Raymond Bren- ner, 1978 to 1986, and Father Henry Bilz, 1945 to 1978. Parish history credits a pas- tor at the turn of the century, Father James L. Bolin, as being instrumental in provid- ing the three bells named "Jesus," "Mary" and "Joseph." The same bells from the old church, now in their new tower, will once again be ringing at St. Mary's in Sullivan. WASHING TON CATHOLIC SUMMER .OCIAL00 . SATURDAY SUNDAY AUGUST 8, 1992 AUGUST 9, 1992 St. Mary's School Grounds - 200 West Main 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Six $50 Games per hour $5 Games between $50 Games $I000 GAME AT 9:00 P.M. * Guaranteed SUNDAY DINNERS ALL YOU CAN EAT Fried Chicken & Roast Beef - Serving from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Adults $5.50 -Ages 6-12 $2.50 - Under 6 Free Air Conditioned Cafeteria Carry Out Available RAFFLE $10,000 IN U.S. SAVINGS BONDS DRAWING SUNDAY 9:00 p.m. Starting at 1:00 p.m. Six $50 Games per hour $5 Games between $50 Games 61oo0 GAME AT 6:00 P.M. $1000 GAME AT 9:00 P.M. Guaxaateed HOMEMADE QUILTS GAMES COUNTRY STORE HOMEMADE ICE CREAM HAMBURGER STAND CARRIAGE RI'DE FREE ENTERTAINMENT The Msrlins SUNDAY 6:30-7:30 p.m. LIVE AUCTION 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. GAMES - FOOD - ICE CREAM ST. MARY CHURCH, SULLIVAN RAIN OR SHINE (Everything Under Tents) For The Benefit of The Washington Catholic Schools THE OLD ST. MARY CHURCH, SULLIVAN PLUMBING SERVICE RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL (FREE ESTIMATES GRANT PLUMBIb CO. 484 S. GOVERNOR AT CANAL Ph. 424-2441 Carpet Cleaning SERVICE MASTER For Free Estimates Call 428-0900 Evansville Wet Heat & Piping Co. Inc. New & Used Boilers, Furnaces Repair & Replacement 4244)991 800 E. Oregon Sales & Service "IV & 2oWay FM 1916 W. FRANKLIN STREET PHONE (812) 423-7849 Herman Goebel Motor Co. " NEW OR USED CARS;, Wipers the best deals are ms@ Trade up or down Bank Financing 2001 W. Delaware = ' ; 423-7759 M & S : :: Fire & Safety Equip. Co. lnc, ! Over 25 years sales and service in the Tri.state 870iE: Franklin 424-3863