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August 16, 1991 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana I I I II II I Msgr. Hirsch honored by family at retirement party By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message Editor Msgr. Clinton F. Hirsch, 73, celebrated his retirement With a Mass and reception at- ended by members of his aily,.at Sarto Retreat OUse, Evansville, on Sun- day, Aug. 11. Msgr. Hirsch recently teared from his residence at Cood Shepherd Church, EVansville, to Villa Maria, the diocesan home for retired priests in Evansville. During his 46 years of priesthood, Msgr. Hirsch has Served tile Diocese of Evans- ,=ville in many ways, including chaplain of St. Mary's Hospi- tal and Seton Manor, pastor, Vice-chancellor, diocesan COnsulter, a member of the riests' senate and personnel Oard, vice-officialis and au- ditor of the diocesan tribunal, defender of the bond, director of diocesan operations, chan- cellor, diocesan administra- tor, diocesan coordinator for the Indiana Catholic Confer- ence, director of due process, vicar for religious and vicar general. Msgr. Hirsch was born April 5, 1918, in Poseyville. The son of the late Rose (Zili- ok) and John Hirsch entered St. Meinrad Seminary in 1933. He and Father Ray- mond Reising were the first priests ordained for the Dio- cese of Evansville. Fathers Hirsch and Reising were ordained by Bishop Henry J. Grimmelsman on Feb. 2, 1945, less than three months after the diocese was established. Msgr. Hirsch attended the Catholic University of Ameri- ca, Washington, D.C., from 1945 to 1947, when he re- ceived his licentiate in canon law. He was named a domestic prelate and given tile term of address, "Monsignor," by Pope Paul VI in November 1967. In addition to his work in diocesan administration and in the tribunal, Msgr. Hirsch also served as assistant pastor of Assumption Cathedral and temporary administrator of the Pro-Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, both in Ev- nasville; pastor of Holy Cross Church, Fort Branch, and ad- ministrator pro tem of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Haub- stadt. When Bishop Paul Leibold of Evansville became Arch- bishop of Cincinnati in Octo- ber 1969, Msgr. Hirsch was elected by the diocesan con- suitors as diocesan adminis- trator -- the position he held until Bishop Francis R. Shea was named the third Bishop of Evansville on Dec. 10, 1969. Msgr. Hirsch officially re- tired on April 30. He contin- ueson a volunteer basis as defender of the bond, at the diocesan tribunal. Msgr. Hirsch pauses to smile as he recounts a story from one of his experiences in 46 years of service to the Diocese of Evansville. Msgr. Hirsch was honored by diocesan employees Aug. g, and by about 80 family members on Sunday, Aug. 11. President-Rector reappointed at St. Meinrad Father Eugene Hensell, .S.B., has been reappointed resident-Rector of the Col- t !ege and School of Theology .by St. Meinrad Seminary s board of trustees. It will be his second term, starting June 1, 1992 and extending through May 1997.. "Father Eugene has gained the respect of faculty, staff nd students, said Archab- , ot Timothy Sweeney, O.S.B., In announcing the reappoint- rnent. "He is a man of vision, With a deep commitment to the work of seminary educa- tion," the archabbot contin- aed. "The Board of Trustees and I are convinced he is the right person to lead our Semi- aary schools in this challeng- Ing decade." St. Meinrad Seminary con- "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" Miller & Miller 424-9274 Fr. Eugene Henseil, O.S.B. -.. i . i i ! i St. Vincent- Vincennes PICNIC Sunday August 25 Fricassee 11:00 a.m. till??. Bowl & Carryout $10 per gal. - $2.50 per quart $1.00 per bowl Chicken Dinners Serving 11:00 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults - $5.00 Children under 12 - $2.50 Family Games & Entertainment . Country Store Flea Market Novelty Booths Fun, Games, Concessions and Entertainment for ' Young and Old HIGHLAND WOODS ' H,__ART STREET,, ROAD "f MI. S.E.,OF VINCENNE S sists of two schools: a College of Liberal Arts and a School of Theology. The School of Theology also offers graduate degrees to priesthood candi- dates and training for lay men and women involved in vari- ous ministries of the Church through its summer session and continuing education programs. Father Hensell, 49, is a na- tive of Logansport, Ind. He is an alumnus of the seminary who earned his bachelor's de- gree in English in 1965 and his Master of Divinity from St. Meinrad in 1969. Father Hensell also holds a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Biblical Languages and Literature from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Me. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana in 1969. He served as the director of campus ministry, chairman of social heritage and instructor of theology at Notre Do'me College in St. Louis from 1971 to 1975. He taught scripture at Fontbonne College in St. Louis from 1976 to 1978. Father Hensell entered the monasteryat St. Meinrad in 1979 and made his solemn profession of vows in 1982. He has taught courses in scripture in the School of Theology since 1979. He served as Vice-Rector of the college for five years. In April 1989 he was elected to his current position, President- Rector of both the College and the School of Theology. Father Jeremy King, O.S.B., appointed pastor of archdiocesan churches at Fulda and Siberia Father Jeremy King, O.S.B., associate pastor of St. Bene- dict Church, Evansville, has been appointed pastor of St. Boniface Church, Fulda, and administrator of St. Martin of Tours Church, Siberia. The appointment is effec- tive Aug. 28, and is for a peri- od of six years. The appointment was made by Archbishop Edward T. O'Meara of Indianapolis. Father King will reside at St. Boniface Church, Fulda. Bbth parishes under his care are near St. Meinrad Arch- abbey, in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Father King, 43, is a native of Jeffersonville, Ind. He was born on Sept. 4, 1947, the son of Jim and Dorothy King. He entered St. Meinrad in1961 and made his solemn profes- sion in 1974. He was or- dained to the priesthood on April 20, 1975. The young Benedictine I I JASPER SER VICE AND SHOPPING GUIDE Buehlers I.G.A. 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Habitat houses are sold to low-income families on an interest-free basis. The majority of the materials and labor for building the homes is donated or made available at a substantiallly reduced price. The Global Horizons Commitee is comprised of seven persons from the dio- cese who attended a training institute. The Global Hori- zons Institute is a nationwide system of education dedicat- ed to making justice issues a significant aspect of church ministry.