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1997 The Message- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 7 d the Diocese a hand of St. John traveled Mexico, recently with Father John and the Missionaries Cross. During their they painted class- and built a chapel. to Mexico were parish youth Jill Bridgewater, Sutton, Melissa Wag- Stephanie Sutton, Tia Jill Matthews, Jen- Kluesner and Mike Center ty has begun concern- Center at St. Peter Church, Celestine, to Father Robert }astor. first committee to be Feasibility Com- Members include Rose 3 & MORE Ilete Floral Service SERVICING ALL AREA HOSPITALS & FUNERAL HOMES 424-8931 545-7296 Bob Jacobs Franklin St., Evansville Rasche, Tom Schneider, Tama Stemie and Jenny Butler. Happy Birthday! Father James Rogers, a retired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, celebrates his birth- day Aug. 25. He resides at 801 N. Shortridge Rd., Apt F4, Indi- anapolis IN 46219. Father Christopher O'Brien, a priest of the Diocese of Evans- ville, celebrates his birthday Aug. 28. He resides at 5850 Cameron F/ora/Des00 Fresh Flowers. Silk Arrangements Gift Items 207 N.E. 5th Street Washington, Indiana 47501 (812) 254-7200 'Z,.-,,m -.- -- -- __:'- : ..... i Y. JOSEPH CATHOLIC Abl[) Run, Apt. 1415, Alexandria VA 22303. Father William Schwenk, pastor of St. Boniface Church, Evansville, celebrates his birth- day Aug. 29. Anniversaries of ordination Happy Birthday! Mark McDonald, principal at Holy Rosary School, Evans- ville, celebrates his birthday Aug. 25. Anna Bruggenschmidt, prin- cipal at St. Philip School, St. Philip, celebrates her birthday Aug. 28. Msgr. Roman Vollmer, a St. Anne's Sodality retired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, was ordained a priest Shirley Schmitt is the new Aug. 26, 1945. He resides at Regi- president of the St. Anne's Sodal- na Continuing Care Center. 3900 ity at St. Peter Celestine Washington Ave., Evansville IN Church, Celestine. 47714. Sara Hochgesang is 4ee-pres- ident, Judy Schroering is vice- president, and Iris Gadlage is treasurer. : EMETERy MAUSOLEUM Since 1871 Catholic Church surrounds the sacred rites with the most beautiful of and the most consoling of anointings and blessings. Therefore, it ost fitting that the bodily remains of our loved ones, made sacred by sacraments, should be placed in peaceful surroundings. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery 2500 Mesker Park Dr. Evansville, IN 47720 Phone (812) 423-1356 42 years Congratulations to Julitta and Don Flick, parishioners at St. Joseph Church, Vanderhurgh Count}; who are celebrating their forty-second wedding anniversary. Please send information for AROUND THE DIOCESE to Mary Ann Hughes, The Mes- sage, P.O. Box 4169, Evans- ville, IN 47724. The e-mail address is message@evans- Subject: Around the Diocese/ The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publi- cation. St. Agnes opens cornersiOne box Parishioners at St. Agnes Church, Evansville' t a glimpse into 1909 recently, according to Father Raymond Kuper, pastor. "For 87 years, a small copper box slept quietly in the corner- stone in the northwest corner of the Old School building, Over the many years,  by thousands of persons, hundreds of times, it kept its secret to it, ll., Then, on July 20, the box was opened and "tight filled i inmost space for the first time since it was placed in the build- ing .' The box contained a photo of the then reigning Pope Plus X. Father Kuper noted, "This pope was later deelared lobe a saint and is remem- bered as the 'Pope of the Eucharist.' He urged frequent, even daily Communion. He also lowered the age of First Holy Com- munion to the age of reason.  A financial report of St. Agnes parish for 1909. at year was a good one. It showed an income of $5i863,31, with expens- es of $3,781.99." ....: . .... : :: : Two coins, dated 1903 and 1905, bearing a liberty head sur- rounded by 13 d m: with e  aumeral V A hand-written }faded to be I J I r II IH II I I I I Wade Funeral Home 119 S. Vine Street, Haubstad|, IN 768-5210 Call about pre-need counseling. Robert J. Wade II I I I Alan J. Wade III I EAST CHAPEL Four s s HEBaON AVENUE Convenient Locations