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14,1992 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 11 | The following fi,,ature, one f.e series on catechists in the Fiocese of Evansville, was by the staff of Nativ- Church, Evansville. Father Kuykendall is the At Nativity Church, we are hted and proud to fea- ire two of our catechists Your RED WING HEADQUARTERS RANE00SSHOE STORE 320 E. Main- Washington 'Hans and Jim' Adult catechists bring knowledge and faith to discussion at Nativity who serve in this ministry as a team: Hans Bauer and Jim Schmitl. Hans and Jim do the team teaching/facilitating for our Adull Scripture Study every Sunday, September through May, as part of our total parish Sunday School program, which is primarily Lectionary-based. Bauer and Schmitt will begin their third year in September. Hans anti his wife Phyllis have been members of Nativ- ity Church for about 14 years. They have three adult chil- dren -- Eric, John and Christina. Bauer is an electrician em- ployed at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. His rich spiritual background and ex- perience include three years involvement as group leader in RENEW, several courses in Scripture study with Father Donald Dilger, on-going par- ticipation in Cursillo, and a lot of weekly personal study of the Scriptures. HAUB STEAK HOUSE PRIME STEAKS - SEAFOOD -CHICKEN (1) 768-6462 LARGE PARTY ROOMS Haubstadt, Ind. il o, SELLING?  ] We wou, be happy to perform a  i II Market Va,ue Appra00sai of your II I ili prope.y exp,.in o.r Ii I |[ INSURANCE  REAL ESTATE Cathy Helfrich | 464-5991 42s-so:,9 KREMPP LUMBER CO. WHOLESALE BUILDING MATERIAL DIS- TRIBUTION & GENERAL CONTRACTING YARD CONSTRUCTION 482-1961 482-6939 JASPER LUMBER CO. Buehlers I.G.A. I I "THE THRIFTY HOUSEWIFE'S I SOURCE OF SAVINGS" ! I QUALITY FOODS AND MEATS i .. Huntingburg and Oakland City I BECHER & KLUESNER ]1 FUNERAL HOME ! I Downtown Chapel, 214 E. 7th IL Nrth Chapel' 33rd Newtn ,, COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE Ph: 482-1125 RT. 4, JASPER Illl I)O$I|ION AWAIABIE EXE(IIJI[IWE DIIIE(IOII Catholic Education Foundation of the Diocese of Evansville  Part-time position. Major responsibilities are to plan, organize, implement and participate in annual fund- raising campaigns. Please send complete resume before August 28 to: CEF Search Committee P.O. Box 4169 Evansville, IN 47724-0169 'I'II.\\;NK Y()I  I I HANSBAUER "Being an electrician is my job and work, but studying and sharing the Scripture is my delight and enjoyment," he said. His involvement with Scripture has not been an overnight development, but he said it has grown, de- veloped and evolved over the years, with God seemingly giving him a real guiding hand all along the way. Schmitt, who works for NCR Corporation, has been a member of Nativity church since its beginning in 1963. He has four adult children Janet, David, Rick and Michael -- eight grandsons and three more grandchildren on the way. Schmitt also has a rich spiritual background and a wealth of experience working with youth and adults in vari- ous parish programs. He coor- dinated and directed RENEW at Nativity. He also became involved in Cursillo, which he says has "added a whole new dimension for growth and faith" in his life, What he enjoys most about this ministry is the "opportu- nity to share what he has learned and read about Scrip- ture and also to experience himself learning and growing through the sharing that takes place in the group  espe- cially as they apply the Scrip- ture to their own daily lives and personal struggles." "We are so fortunate to have two wonderful men in our parish such as Hans and Jim to serve in this adult cate- Washington Continued from page 4 Some may be unable to pay off that debt before having to start worrying about funding their children's education, he said. Lopez, too, said he hears' more and more "horror sto- ries" about "kids that have mortgaged their souls to get through college and then often a professional school." On a more optimistic note, Paul Carney, director of en- rollment management at the University of Dallas, thinks opening up loans to the mid- dle class will help. Thank You St. Jude, for prayers answered. T.B. & D.B. Thank you St. Jude for a favor granted. RPH. & JIM SCHMITT chetical ministry," said Sister Jane McConnell, O.S.F. Sister McConnell is the pastoral as- sociate and director for spiri- tual formation at Nativity Church. "They are very solid in knowing and sharing the cor- rect Catholic teaching and understanding about the Scriptures so as to guide our adults in a good, enriching way, and avoid a shallow or fundamentalist view," she continued. "My wish would be that every parish could have two persons such as Hans and Jim, who are so en- thusiastic and so capable, to facilitate Adult Scripture Study as they do. They are a joy to minister with!" Generally, i2 to 15 adults gather for Scripture study each Sunday at Nativity. Re- source books include the Bible and an adult Sunday Lectionary study book, "Sea- sons of Faith," from Brown Publishing Company. Other resources suggested include the book, "At Home with the Word;" monthly booklets, "Share the Word," "The Word Among Us," "Living Faith;" a leaflet "Sunday by Sunday," and Father Dilger's weekly, column in the Message. Bauer shares some of his knowledge about the context of the Scripture readings each Sunday. Schmitt helps to lead the discussions and the Scripture sharing in the group. At the University of Dallas, he said, the average student's parents make between $40,000 and $50,000 and have three or four children in school, many of them in parochial schools. He says the greater access to loans will help the univer- sity "get the students we want in terms of background, character and leadership." The reality is "the govern- ment is getting out of the grant business," Carney said. "As Catholic universities, we have to be looking less to the federal government and more to our own sources,"  D'O'W'N'T'O'W'N 301 MAIN ST. ,, VINCENNES. IN 47591