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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana September 14, 1990 I I II I Ill Ill Ill I " I I I I II Ill Ill Student enrollment reaches 6,626 students By MARY ANN HUGHES. Message Staff Writer Student enrollment in the 31 Catholic elementary, middle and high schools in the Diocese of Evansville has hit 6,626 for the 1990-91 school year. This includes 1457 students in the four Catholic high schools in the diocese. This year's enrollment figures were supplied by the Catholic Education Office; 1989-q0 enrollment figures are from ptember, 1989. Thf are 70 fewer students on,. ,t the high school level t} , >,or, including 65 fewer Sldetts at Memorial High S, ho,'i i1 Evansville. This fall, 6:2 ,.udt:nts are enrolled at Mmrial Mater Dei High School kept exactly the same enrolhnent as last year with 514 students. Rivet High School in Vin- cennes has 155 students en- rolled in grades six through twelve, five fewer students than last year. Washington Catholic High School has 116 students enrolled, nine more students than last year. At the elementary and middle school levels, 15 schools had an increase in their enrollments over last year. -- Christ the King School in Evansville picked up an addi- tional 29 students to make a total of 212 students. Thirty- seven students are enrolled in the kindergarten program. -- Good Shepherd School in Evansville has a total student enrollment of 144 students; 18 kindergarten students are enrolled. -- Holy Rosary School, Evansville, has an increase of nine students, with 345 students enrolled in grades kindergarten through eight. -- Holy Spirit School, Evansville, has an increase of four students, with a total stu- dent body of 192 students. There are 25 kindergarten students. -- St. Benedict School, Evansville, has 326 students enrolled; 26 students are kindergarteners. -- St. John the Baptist School in Newburgh has 252 students enrolled, an increase of six ment of 152 in grades one through eight. -- Holy Redeemer School in Evansville has 311 students enrolled; 30 students are in the kindergarten program, -- Resurrection School on Evansville's Westside picked up 17 new students, for a total of 210 students. Thirty students are enrolled in the kindergarten program. -- St. Joseph School in Vanderburgh County has 152 students enrolled; 18 students are in the kindergarten program. -- St. Philip School in St. Philip has 237 students en- rolled this fall, an increase of five students over 1989-90, There are 21 kindergarteners. -- St. Theresa School in Evansville has a total of 240 students, two more than last year. Twenty-six students are in the kindergarten program. -- St. Wendel School in St. Wendel has 177 students enrolled in grades one through eight. -- Westside Catholic Con- solidated Primary School in Evansville has 123 students enrolled this year; 121 students were enrolled last year. There are 40 kindergarten students. -- Westside Catholic Con- solidated Intermediate School in Evansville has 152 students enrolled in grades three, four and five. Westside Catholic Con- solidated Junior High School in Evansville has an increase of three students, with a total of 151 students enrolled. -- Holy Cross School in Fort Branch has a student enroll- ment of 89 students in grades one through five. -- Holy Family School in Jasper has 271 students en- rolled; this is seven more than 1989-90. Thirty-four kindergarten students are enrolled. -- Precious Blood School in Jasper has an additional 24 students enrolled this fall, with a total of 155 students. There are 28 kindergarteners. -- St. Bernard School, Rockport, has 128 students enrolled; eleven students are in the kindergarten class. -- St. James School at St. students. -- St. Joseph School, Princeton, has a student enroll- ment of 150 students, an in- crease of five students. Eigh- teen students are enrolled in the kindergarten program. St. Matthew School in Mount Vernon has 125 students enrolled; fourteen students are in the kindergarten class. -- Sts. Peter and Paul School in Haubstadt has an additional 10 students enrolled this fall, with a total of 174 .students. Thirty-three kindergarteners are enrolled this fall. -- Flaget Elementary School in Vincennes has 229 students enrolled in its program, which includes a pro-school and grades kindergarten through grades five. This is an increase of 27 students over the 1989-90 school year. -- Washington Catholic Elementary School has 278 students enrolled; forty4ive students are in the kindergarten program. -- Washington Catholic Mid- dle School has a student enroll- ment of 91 this/fall. You've Waited Long Enough/ students. There are 28 James added a kindergarten kindergarteners, class with 17 students this fall. -- Corpus Christi School, The total student enrollment is Evansville, has a fall enroll- 106 students, an increase of 28 $105,000 is donated to !Priests'Retirement Fund By PAUL LEINGANG Message Editor Recent donations of more than $105,000 to the Priests' Retirement Fund have brought the diocesan total to $2.6 million, according to Msgr. Om:i ''Meyer, diocesan treasurer. Many of the recent donations are in response to a special issue of the Message and a letter from Bishop Gerald A. Gettel- ifinger:imiled directly to ifamilies in the diocese. Justin : Clements, diocesan director of development, said 2,515 such gifts have been received, with donations totalling $105,218. Bishop Gettelfinger met with potential donors to the retire- ment fund at 13 meetings throughout the diocese during Lent. Clements said 536 gifts have been made to date as a result of those meetings, with cash and pledges totalling $442,880. Earlier phases of the retire- ment fund campaign had sought $1 million from leader- ship donors, and an additional $1 million from parishes and of- fices in which priests were assigned. Based on expert actuarial ad- vice, an endowment fund of $3 million, was set as t}ie !gOal of the retirement fund, according to Clements. As of Monday, Sept. lO, the treasurer's office reported that donations totalled $2,604,606.36. Additional pledges have been made tow ares, the goal, said Clementsi' Interest earned to date is not included in the total. Joe Rhodes Sheriff Public Affairs Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, and 22 year veteran, Indiana State Police , Governor's Task Force on Drunk Driving Evansville Organized Crime Strike Force Recipient Youth Services Awards, 1989 Indiana State Police, 1988 Indiana Kiwanis Club Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Certified Instructor, Burglary Investigation Paid for by committee to elect Joe Rhodes, Jim "Tiger" Ritter, Chairman.