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_ptember 20, 1991 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana ,X.round the Diocese 7 Curriculum at Washington Catholic There are several curriculum changes at tile three Washington Cath lic schools this fall, accord- ing to Fonda Joyce, wc superin- tendent. Students at Washington Catholic High School, Washing- ton, are offered calculus and ad- vanced algebra classes this years, she said. A human sexuality i)rogram, recommended by the diocese, is being offered at Washington Catholic Middle School. The program will be a component of the girls' and boys' health class in the seventh and eighth grades. The program incorporates parental involvement and will be '.lcoJne back chool Udents hohc Consohdated S i, at Westside Cat " " , evansville, participated in a welcome back all-school Mass ;ept. 13. Above, from left, Carl Miller, Kelly Krack and Y Funke carry flags and the WCCS banner into St. Boni- Church for the Mass. -- Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes extended to the sixth grade in the future. Students in seventh and eighth grade at lhe middle school will also have the opportunity to study Latin this year. At Washington Catholic Ele- mentary School, Latin and Spanish will be introduced; P.E., music and art classes are also in place, according to Joyce. MSU art show Mike Breidenbach, a 1989 graduate of Mater Dei High School, Evansville, has had his work accepted in the "Founda- tion Show and Exhibition" Art Show at the Murray State Uni- versity Art Gallery. The art show continues through September 27. Dressing up at Washington Catholic High Students at Washington Catholic High School and Mid- dle School, Washington, will have Dress-Up Day the first Fri- day of every month, according to William McKeon, principal. The theme will be "Special people respecting a special per- son," as the students honor a special person, Our Lord, McK- con said. Mass will also be celebrated every first Friday in the schools' chapels. Breakfast will be served following the 7:30 a.m. Masses Volleyball coach at MHA Mimi Hoefling is the new vol- leyball coach at Marian Heights Academy in Ferdinand. She says she hopes that the members of her MHA volleyball team will "enjoy the season, play as a team, and develop their God- given talents." PTG officers at Holy Family Gale Seger is president of the PTG at Holy Family School, Jasper. Kelly Schwartz is vice- president, Monica Jahn is secre- tary, and Peter Murphy is trea- surer. Directors include Brenda Wag- ner, Nancy Kluesner, Father John Schipp, pastor, and Sister Marilyn Schroering O.S.B., prin- cipal. alumni of Purdue University. Class officers at Resurrection Eighth grade class officers at Resurrection School, Evansville, are Andy Effinger, president; Joe Armentano, vice-president; Jami Folz, secretary; Christy Unified, treasurer, and Kim Fluty, year- book editor. MHA students participate in Education Ministry discussion group at Holy Family Four international students from Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand, met with an adult discussion group at the Dale United Methodist Church to dis- cuss Central and South America and several religious-social is- sues. Academy studeWs who partic- ipated were Yoli Arizpe, Eloina de la Fuente, Bertha Arroya, all from Mexico, and Leslie Fuentes of Caracas, Venezuela. The stu- dents were accompanied by Mary Harmeier, MHA staff member. Student council at St. Joseph, Vanderburgh Co. Newly-elected members of the student council at St. Joseph School, Vanderburgh County, in: clude: Grade eight  Lori Gries, Becky Will, Erin Smyth; Grade seven -- Peter Fehren- bacher, Amy Frey, Jessica Mar- tin; Grade six  Ryan Kempf, Jill Spaetti; Grade five -- Adam Raben, Jessica Wets. Please send information for SCHOOL NOTEBOOK to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. Mike Schwenk is chairperson of the Catholic Education Min- istry at Holy Family parish in Jasper. Lawrence Loner is vice- chairperson and Nancy Giesler is secretary. Members include: Shane Sturm, Sharon Mehringer, Fred Feltner, Mark Schmidt, Judy Freyberger, Diane Sergesketter, Rese Kress, Don Casper, Julie Giesler, Dan Balka, Father John Schipp, pastor, Father John Brei- denbach and Sister Marilyn Schroering O.S.B., principal. Prayer service at St, Benedict Students at St. Benedict School, Evansville, will have the opportunity to attend a weekly prayer service after school on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Edith St. Louis will be mod- erator. Pre-pharmacy scholarship Karen Ashworth, a 1991 grad- uate of Mater Dei High School, - Evansville, has been chosen to receive a pre-pharmacyschblar= ship provided by the pharmacy renovation in Loogootee l arishioners at St. John h ch, Loogootee, who have gr d to serve on the church )ation committee include: P; L! Butch, Linda Cropp, Lynn [}Q" llarbar  Wright, Jerry ?le, Mike Summers, Kay Ulnners, Larry Sargent, Mar- iliargent, Richard Burch and Fal h, r Leo Kiesel. pastor. ''e have a very beautiful hl rc:h here at St. John's," Father Kis,,l noted. "Our church is a heritage we can be proud of, a heritage we wish to pass on to following generations of Loo- gootee Catholics. "For church to remain a beau- tiful place for worship, we must be diligent in maintaining it. There are some obvious needs (paint) and other not so obvious ones (organ, windows) which need attention. We should soon be in a position financially to turn our attention to the renova- tion of our church." Happy Birthday[ Father Greg Spencer, associ- ate pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Evansville, celebrates his birthday Sept. 25. Father Joseph Clauss cele- brates his birthday Sept. 27. Father Philip Krielein of St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand, celebrates his birthday Sept. 28. Father Donald Spaulding of St. Raphael Church, Dubois, cel- ebrates his birthday Sept. 28. Father Lowell Will of Sts. Peter Church, Montgomery, and St. Patrick and St. Michael churches, both in Daviess Coun- ty, celebrates his birthday Sept. 29. Msgr. Thomas Clarke of H01y Trinity Pro.Cathedral, Evansville, celebrates his birth- day Sept. 29. Deacon anniversary Donald Haag of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Petersburg, was or- dained a deacon Sept. 24, 1983. Memorial Hospital contribution Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper has re- ceived a $500 contribution from St. Mary Church, Ireland, to- ward its new Pediatric/Adoles- cent Unit. The donation will be used to furnish the play therapy room of the six-bed unit. Marilyn Mundy, St. Mary's di- rector of religious education, pre- sented the check on behalf of Fa- ther Ken Betz, to Beth Sharer, Memorial's assistant vice-presi- dent of nursing. "We are very excited about this new addition to the hospital, and this money will help us reach our goals," Sharer said. Counselors from Catholic Charities will be able to meet clients in the center's rooms. The executive director of religious education will have his office on the main floor and the living room is being prepared as a con- ference room. Catholic Community Center of Washington The parish council at St. Simon Church, Washington, has approved the use of the parish's convent building for programs for the entire Catholic communi- ty of Washington. Parish Council at St. Celestine Newly-elected members of the parish council at St. Celestine Church, Celestine, include Jim Buechler, Charles Fleck, Gary Hasenour, Ror, e Rasche, Carolyn Schipp and Clarence Verkamp. Social Concerns at Holy Family Members of the Social Con- cerns Ministry at Holy Family See PEOPLE Page 9