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2 Ill I II The Message Monthly -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana September 4, 1991 I I ence" at home, in the parish and in the civic community. In regard to the Church, or to your faith, who has influenced you? Who would you like to influ- ence?' Five members of the St. Theresa youth group, called together bv Sister Jennifer Miller, O.S.B., at the request of the Message, gave the following answers. . ...., .. , . ... ,, ...... , Sarah Adler, 16, is a junior at Mater Dei High School. She participates in cross country at school, and is president of her parish youth group. People who have influenced me are "My parents and a teacher I had last year. My parents influ- enced me by the way they brought me up. Sometimes you don't realize it, but theY were always looking out for US." The teacher "helped me to understand things and gave me confidence in myself." The people she would to influence are "my friends." Chad Engelland, 16, is a sophomore at Memorial High School. He is active in speech, debate and thespian activities at school, and in his youth group. "A combination of a lot of people" had an influence on him. including his parents andhis confirmation sponsor who "not only practices his faith but fol- lows through with it: he is active in the community. The same with my parents: they teach me by practicing their faith." Mary Engelland, 13, is in the eighth grade at St. Benedict School, where she is president of the student council. Influencing her are her "par- ents, who have raised me by their example, and taught me to do right." Chris Goergen, 14, is a freshman at Memorial High School. He is active in freshman football at school, and in his parish youth group at St. Theresa, Evansville. Among the people who have influenced him is "Sister .... Jennie, by being so nice and kind. She's always there for you." A person he would like to influence is "my little niece." Rich Rickard, 17, attends North High School. He is vice- president of his parish youth group. "I have been influenced by my godmother. If I could influ- ence someone, I would try to in- fluence my best friend." Support Catholic schools by using the Tradition Card. A percentage of each purchase you make using the Tradition Card goes to SUxtP ePrerrt Catholic education. Call 464-3322 o 1-800-777-3949 e e 322 for details. Issued by Citizens Bank. 1. The House of Breadand Peace is a shelter for homeless women and children in Evansville area. This organization is looking for another house, preferably in a rural area. If you know of a vacant house or home for sale that might be suitable, contact Sister Joanna Trainer, O.S.B., at 425-6754. 2. Take special notice of the television shows you watch this week. To what degree violence incorporated into the programs? Become more aware of how violence is used ir TV, movies, videos, music and other media. Do you need violence for entertainment? Share what you have learned about violence with one or two people. 3. Take a walk through your parish property pushing a person in a wheel chair to serve accessibility. Share your findings with the buildings and grounds or maintenance committee. , 4. Plan a family night at home. Start a family album or scrapbook for each child or member of the family. 5. Make a confidential, mental list of people you don't like and pray for them each day. Ask what it is in yourself that keeps you from loving them. 6 Participate in the CROP Walk for World Hunger. Twenty-five percent of money raised is useti to alleviate local hunger. Register at tZIoly Redeemer Church, Evansville, on Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m. The world around us Commentary by Jim Coy- ference was established to as- "Alerts" all through the h era, Indiana Catholic Confer- sist us in learning about the islative season. ence Coordinator for the Die- issues that impact our lives As an ICC Networker, I cese of Evansville and the lives of those around asked to read this us. It does nat dictate whom The end of the summer we are to support in any elec- tion, pass it on to someol means the political conven- tion. It does officially repre- else, and to make my opini t tions are over and now we sent the Indiana Bishops in known to my government start that intensive bombard- public policy matters. These representatives by ment of political advertising matters include laws passed in a letter. The ICC pravil that leaves many of us con- by the state legislature and me with the tools I fused and frustrated. What decisions made by govern- make my voice heard (1 are we to believe? Where' is ment agencies and officials naInes and addresses of the truth? How do we know if on how to implement those we are doing the right thing laws. In short, the ICC exists representatives and their tl in our choice of candidates? to influence, to affect, and to free numbers). It seems If someone offers vou an easy help shape laws or decisions simple. It is! And best of answer to these questions, be in the light of Gospel as an ICC Networker, I careful for there is no short- principles, like I am doing cut in our search for truth, keep the gospel values The Church offers us some How does this affect me as in the world. simple guidelines but these a voter and concerned involve work on our part. We Catholic? Like most people, I The ICC needs your are encouraged to: don't have the time to sort 1. Learn about the candi- through all the accounts cam- There are no meetings to dates and the issues, ing out of Indianapolis and tend. You can be a 2. Offer support to candi- Washington in order to get at worker" in the comforl dates we choose, the heart of a particular issue, your own home. For in 3. Vote on November 3rd, The ICC staff does this far me lion call Judy Neff and. and sends me "Updates" and 5536 or (800)637-I731. 4. Encourage others to vote. All of these guidelines are takenfromauuiquepointof0000lloer00Miller view, that of a Christ fol- lower. This is what separates CO nial Chapel us from others. The Indiana Catholic Con- Supports the Knights of Columbus Ed. L. Lee MEMBERS Mortuary Bernie Miller Gerald Miller 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-3612 Jon Miller a Greg Betz Darren Sroufe I 15/o Senior Discount ]r 00*t[It Every Monday o.oo...,...c.,, 812-486-3977 Flea Market Every "rues & Wed. 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