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September 8, 1989 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Around the Diocese 7 .., Up, up and away! First graders at Good Shepherd School, Evansville, started their first day of school with a balloon lift. They are the students of Lynn Scheessele. -- Message Photo by Mary Ann Hughes 31 years of service to our diocese Lorraine Smith has given 31 years of service to the Diocese of Evansville, according to Msgr. Charles Koch, judicial vicar in the diocesan Tribunal office. She is currently working as a secretary in the Tribunal Office. Her service to the diocese began in 1958 when she began working at Regina Pacts Nursing Home in Evansville. In 1960, she began doing office work for the diocesan Office of Education. She has also worked for the Chancery Office and the Catholic Education Foundation as well as serving as secretary for Bishop Francis R. Shea. She began her present job with the Tribunal in 1975. "She has been an asset and she has made a significant contibu- tion," Msgr. Koch said. "I hope she knows her years of service are appreciated." She is the mother of three children, and a member of St. Boniface Church, Evansville. Happy Birthday! Msgr. Maurilius Bilskie of Ho- ly Rosary Church, Evansville, celebrates his birthday. Sept. 13. Father Edward Schneider of St. Joseph Church, Princeton, celebrates his birthday Sept. 12. St. Celestine's Parish council New members of the parish COuncil at St. Celestine Church, Celestine, are Joe Brosmer, Scott Iies, Jack Hasenour, Terry I}eKemper, Margaret Buechler and Maurice Schroering. I FORD _ i LINCOLN Religious education Fronie Dilger will be coor- dinating the religious education classes at St. Anthony Church, St. Anthony. This year's religion personnel includes Sister Jovita, Sister Ebba, Kathy Klein, Lillian Beckman, Sue Brames, Rosie Biessinger, Kenny Blessinger, Joan Braunecker, Florence Kordes, Jim Wehr, Sue Wehr, Jim Brames, Elaine Brames and Marita Hasenour. Parish social Parishioners at St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County, expect a profit of $30,000 from their summer social which would be an "all time best." Religious education coordinator The board of education at St. Joseph Church, Van'derburgh County, has selected Anne Simms to be the religious educa- tion coordinator for the 1989-90 year. 45th anniversary Wilbert and Kathleen Weiss will celebrate their 451_5 wedding anniversary on September 14. They are members of Holy Cross Church, Fort Branch. New officers in Shoals New officers of the parish council at St. Mary Church, Shoals, are Bruce Hawkins, president; Dick Howell, vice- president; Robert Horsting, secretary, and Chester Lee Har- ding, treasurer. Altar Society officers Alice Boyd will be serving as president of the Altar Society at St. Mary Church, Shoals. Jane Hovis is vice-president. Martha Farhar is secretary and Alice Jones istreasurer. Chaplain Candidate program Second Lieutenant Eric Russ is currently served in the Chaplain Candidate Program of the United States Air Force. He is spending seven weeks at Hahn Air Force Base in West Germany. His primary responsibility will be assisting the staff chaplains on base. After completion of the chaplain candidate program, he will return to the North American College in Rome, Italy, to begin his final year of theology. He is the son of Eugene and Anita Russ of Ferdinand. St. Clement's Parish Council Vicky Harpenau has been elected president of the parish council at St. Clement Church, Boonville. Mary Greer will serve as vice-president. Michelle Vollmer is the newly elected secretary. Laurie Schnur, Bernie Meyer, Becky Schnur and Sister Geraldine will be committee members for the Stewardship of Time and Talent program this fall at the parish. i RUXER FORD - LINCOLN - MERCURY i i Waiting patiently Leah Behme waits for her class to go outside for a balloon lift. Leah is a first grader at Good Shepherd School, Evansville. -- Message Photo by Mary Ann Hughes Director of Schools has poem published A poem written by Phyllis Beshears, director of schools for the Diocese of Evansville, has been published in the "Catholic School Administrator," a newsletter published monthly. "A Principal's Prayer." work and life. Through me, light the fires of en- thusiasm which suffocates worry with confidence. Through me, motivate those who have lost the spark for learning and teaching. And then, Lord, fill me with pride and love for the work I do so that my joy will permeate this office, this building, and this world, and others will know you and your love through their con- tact with me. It is time for school again, Lord. It's such a busy time, a hurried time, a scary time. Sometimes the only prayer you hear from me is a quick 'help me, Lord,' whenever I'm so worried and perplexed, and I feel that I'll never get my desk cleared, or the teachers hired, or the deadlines met. Catch me and hold me tightly, Lord, and slow me down so that I will know the important tasks before me. Help me to know that smiling and hand-shaking, and hugging, and comforting those around me is important work also. Give me a power which calms and nurtures, soothes and mends. Send to me those students who need extra love and a boost for their self-esteem. Guide to my office the worried beginners and those who are ex- perienced but bored with their And my I never forget to look for you in everyone I meet during this school year and all the years that you may have planned for me in the future. I thank you for the great challenge and opportunity of be- ing an administrator in a school and a system where we strive to TEACH AS YOU DID m You, Lord, Jesus, our best model -- our best TEACHER/Amen. St. Wenders SWAT Club Through the SWAT Club at St. Wendel Church, St. Wendel, an athletic committee has been formed to help supplement the sports program at St. Wendel School. Committee members are Rick Kissel, Mike Martin, Ralph Schickel, Bob Faver, Jim Knapp, Elise Koester and Doris Arnold. I Please patronize Message advesersi I ,. i i i James Jett & Associates, Inc. life - health - home - IRA .retirement planning 473--4005 514 S. Green River Rd. Evansville IN 47715