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September 13, 1991 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana i Magic of Words 12 By FATHER JOSEPH L. ZILIAK Associate Publisher We don't walk our roads alone I wonder how much the seasons of' the year have to do with how we react to ourselves, our past, other people or other organizations? It seems as though the past few weeks have brought forth a certain number of situations and individuals, and I include myself, who are hav- ing or lead to deep, reflective thoughts. Is it the time of year? Am I alone in this ex- perience? Or are many of you working through ideas, hopes, plans, prayers or hurts? Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger spoke about his joy at seeing the twin spires of St. Meinrad Arch- abbey Church as his family brought him back to another year of studies at St. Meinrad. With all due respect to my former teachers and my bish- op, I usually felt a bit of a sinking feeling -- real- izing that this was another moment of decision. I certainly can recall how important the year of entering college was. I had a good time that summer, as I always did. I carried ice that sum- mer and enjoyed the opportunity of doing hard, physical work. With ice tongs slung rakishly over the shoulder thoroughly wet from the raw ice -- with an ice pick stuck proudly in a side hoister almost like a gunslinger, who would provoke an incident with this person? But it was a time of experiencing the devas- tation of poverty and the dependency of old age. Several of our regular customers in downtown Evansville were powerful examples of these traits. I had to come to grips with places of unhy- gienic remnants and heavy odors. My bass would not service those customers. I was driving. I was running around with classmates who spent their school year in Evans- ville high schools. It was a lot of fun. We cruised then, too, but as many of you remember we cruised up and down Main Street. August came and the days of reckoning for the big RETURN were near at hand. It was a time of prayer, I will admit. Above all, it was a time of realization that days of thoughtless fun and irre- sponsibility were to be things of the past. We were growing older. Classmates were making career and life deci- sions. Some were getting ready for marriage. Others going to work in a factory or some other life absorbing business. Some were going away to college. Some were remaining home for col- lege. I, too, had to decide. I chose to go back and continue the road toward the priesthood. Oh, I had to make that decision to persevere many times, but that end-of-summer seemed so very crucial. We don't walk our roads alone. That's what Robert Frost didn't allude to clearly in his poem. "The Road Not Taken." We walk with our Lord. We walk with our families. We walk with our friends. We walk with our teachers and mentors. Our deep, reflective moments today are part of that same style of living. The doubts, the pains, the wonderings, the hopes and dreams are still part of us today. But remember our Lord, Jesus, is with us. His Spirit will help turn the corners and take the steps over which we re- flect and agonize. Youth trip A group of first year high school students from St. Joseph Church, Dale, and St. Nicholas Chapel, Santa Claus, recently completed several days of work at and around the Mount Tabor Monastery in Martin, Ky. Group members, from left, Mindy Harms, BridgetShank, Greg Me- unier and Eric Braun, with their adult adviser, Karen Braun, were involved in activities rang- ing from street preaching to yard work, July 29 through Aug. 2. Your RED WING HEADQUARTERS RANEi'S SHOE STORE 320 E. Main- Washington "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" Miller & Miller 424-9274 iii Jill Ann White Administrator , -Jrl Hwy. 57 So, Washington, IN =rlr mm 812.254.4516 '1 Prairie Village Living Center i ..... 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Clinton Keown took a pass trom quarterback Adam Pruitt for a 65 yard touch- down. Nathan Jones ran 65 yards for a.second score. Mar- vin Johnson added a 55-yard run to make the final score 18-0. Regular league play is scheduled Sunday, Sept. 15. St. Benedict meets Christ the King/Holy Spirit at 1 p.m. St. Theresa/Holy Redeemer takes on the defending league champion, Holy RosaryGood Shepherd/St. John at 2:30 p.m. ILUMBER 104' EVANSVILLE SERVICE ]i il AND SHOPPING GUIDE FOR THE BEST PLUMBING SERVICE RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL (FREE ESTIMATES) GRANT PLUMBING CO. 484 S. GOVERNOR AT CANAL Ph. 424-2441 Spaldings Food Land 21 O0 Stringtown 1713 E. Morgan 41 1 S. Barker Visit Our Complete Delicatessen Prime Cuts of Beef i Evanslle Wet Heat & Piping Co. Inc. New & Used Boilers, Furnaces Repair & Replacement 424-0991 800 E. Oregon Carpet Cleaning SERVICE MASTER For Free Estimates Call 428-0900 sul00r Sales & Service TV & 2-Way FM 1916W. FRANKLIN STREET PHONE (812) 423-7849 Herman Goebel Motor Co. 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