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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana , September i Pro-life postcards applauded: October plans ByMARYETTAKIEFER, tions, which are designed pri- OSB marily for Catholic viewers, and 1996-1997 Parish Pro-Life Re Message Staff are based on K of C guidelines. Posters, brochures, and presen- in the Diocese of Evansville: Parish Pro-Life representa- tations are available to interested tires gathered Sept. 10, at St. groups. Pro-Life parish represen- Evansville East Deanery Alvina Knust, Sacred Heart, Benedict School, Evansville, to tatives expect to view the video aita Hudecek and Betty Plump, Holy Trini- Newburgh Deanery celebrate their successful efforts in the near future. of the year and to gear up for The company of volunteers ty, Evansville: Dr. William Schmidt, Christ the Carolyn Annis, St. Martin,Chrisney; Respect Life month in October. engaged in Pro-Life ministry King, Evansville; Marge Dannheiser, Good Halter, and Bernie and Prox Kaz Shepherd, Evansville; Ruth Girten, Holy Newburgh; Doris Carter, St. Rupert, Prominent on the meeting received a blessing at the gather- Rosary, Evansville; Mona Redman, Holy Spir- Brush; Barbara Birchler, St. Bernard, agenda was an update on the ingfrom Benedictine Father Gre- national postcard campaign urg- gory Chamberlain, pastor of St. it, Evansville; Delores Shoemaker, Nativity, port; Mary Colliluori, St. Clement ing Congress to override the Pres- Benedict Church. Present also at Evansville; Martha Diedrich, St. Benedict, Boonville. Evansville; Sister Jane Nesmith, St. John, Princeton Deanery ident's veto of the Partial-birth the meeting was Rev. Msgr. Evansville; Beth Schutte, St. Joseph, Evans- Abortion Ban Act. Meeting facfl- Clarence Lindauer, chaplain at ville; John McMullen, St. Mary, Evansville; Mary Lefler, St. Bernard, Gibson itator Kristel Riffert, parish and Little Sisters of the Poor, and an Grace RobertsonfSt. John, Daylight. Debbie Schaefer, Holy Cross, Fort community services coordinator active volunteer in the postcard for Catholic Charities in the Dio- campaign. Msgr. aindauer was Evansville West Deanery Lutz, Sts. Peter and Paul Haubstadt; ( lotte Calhoun, Blessed Sacrament. cese of Evansville, announced the first diocesan Pro-Life direc- Joan Cooper, Corpus Christi, Evansville; City; Patrick and Patricia Singleton, St. that results in the diocese have tor for the Diocese of Evansville, Pam Wampler, Holy Redeemer, Evansville; cis Xavfer, Poseyville; Cathy Russell been positive, according to Rif- and was appointed in 1973, fol- Deborah Lintzenich, St. Boniface, Evansville; Joseph, princeton; Carolyn fert's records, from both large and lowing the Roe v Wade Supreme Jan Herron, St. Theresa, Evansville; Janice James, St. James. small parishes. A tally of cards Court decision. Winiger, Resurrection, Evansville; Betty Beck- Vincennes Deanery returned through Catholic Char- Speaking for Catholic Chari- er, Sacred Heart, Evansville; Carol Nurren- ities shows 16,884, or about 42 ties, Riffert honored each Respect bern and Deanna Goossens, St. Agnes, Evans- Susan Fortner and Phillis Haa percent of the cards distributed. Life minister present with cer- ville, Danny and Linda Kares, St. Joseph, Heart, Vincennes; Jeanne Leppert an "Originally I ordered 36,000 tificates of appreciation for their Vanderburgh County; Jackie Fehrenbacher, St. Earley, St. Francis Xavier, Vincennes sets, and thought that was too life-affirming volunteer work. Philip, St. Philip; Martha Breeze, Holy Angels, Matick, St. John, Vincennes; Mark many, but I kept running out of " The current Congressional sen- New Harmony; Pat Schmitt and Ann Nowaskie, St. Vincent de Paul, cards and had to order more. We sion is slated to close Sept. 28, Buchanan, St. Wendel, St. Wendel. Mary Pat Wells, Charles and Cara Olds. ordered about 40,000 cards for and according to the National Jasper Deanery Name, Bloomfield; Mrs. Betty Vash, St. distribution here,'Riffertsaid. In Committee for a Human Life Neri, Bicknell. addition to her figures, she said, Amendment, it is during the final Rose Rasche, St. Peter Celestine, Celestine; Washington Deanery were those cards from southwest two weeks of this month that Sheryl Pund, St. Joseph, Dale; Daniel and Indiana which were delivered Congress will address the Presi- Mary Ann Bettag, St. Ferdinand, Ferdinand; Peggy Padgett, St. Joseph, Bramble; directly to Washington Congres- dent's veto of the Partial-birth Steve Uebelhor, St. Mary, Huntingburg; Randy Jones, St. John, Loogootee; Ann sional offices. Abortion Ban Act. Lindauer, St. Mary, Ireland; Judy Rohleder, St. Peter, Montgomery; Carl Brochin Riffert reported that many Parish Pro-Life representa- Holy Family, Jasper; Pat Hedinger, St. Joseph, Peter and Paul, Petersburg; Dorothy hundreds of cards have, been tives in the Diocese of Evansville, Jasper; Charlene Kern, Mary, Help of Chris- gan, St. Michael, Daviess County; placed in the hands of other as they plan strategies for tians, Mariah Hill; Jeanette Jahn, St. Anthony, Delaney, St. Patrick, Daviess County; Christian churches locally, mak- Respect Life month, are hoping St. Anthony; Rosemary Hildenbrand, St. Houis, St. Mary, Shoals; ing the effort one of even greater that the message, Respect Life, Henry, St. Henry; Ethel Kissel, St. Nicholas, Mary, Washington; Helen Bennett, impact. Riffert called attention can become a victory cry before Santa Claus; Martha Seger, Eileen Nelson and Washington. to the fact that state-wide, the the first of October. Diocese of Evansville was one of only three dioceses in Indiana that managed a postcard satura- O am Family Shelter tion of parishes. While parishes in all dioceses participated in the zan campaign, only three of Indiana's five dioceses led central distribu- tion and tracking efforts. Riffert also ohserved that her tracking system was less effective than Ozanam Family Shelters is a not-for-profit organization providing a planned, because of the many dif- clean, quality shelter and meals for homeless families in the tri-state ferent distribution and collection methods used in loealparishes. In other meeting concerns, Jim Ozanam has two locations in Evansville, housing a total of 18 families Goebel of Knights of Columbus told the group 00bout Shelter I Shelter II tional materials developed by the K of C for youth and youth rain- St. Anthony's 1100 Read Steet istry. Goebel stated that these Center for Family Life Evansville, IN 47710 materials are being offered to "713 Second Avenue parochial schools in the area. The K of C video promoting sexual Evansville, IN 47710 * abstinence is now being used in ....... the schools in conjunction with presentationshyKofCmembers Ozanam provides an array of services including: and auxiliary. The same pro- grams are offered to public Family Advocacy Program Support Groups schools; however, Goebel indieat- Counseling Life SkillsHomeless ed that the public,schools are Prevention Project slow to schedule such presefita- Community Referrals Health Screening and Health Education Parenting Classes Educational Programs "Over 50 Semi Loads in Stock" 36" cov. #1white from $41.95 sq,& up During the past year, Ozanam has served approximately eig (1a colors slightly higher) homeless individuals, two-thirds were children. Despite federal #2metal ....... $26.95 to $37.95 sq. corporate funding cuts, Ozanam is continuing to expand homel #3 metal ....... $18.95 to $29.95 sq. 5Vand 1-1/2"galv.ln Stock prevention programs to assist residents in achieving life mana OVERHEAD DOORS skills fostering long-term independent living. In order to provide Over 300 in Stock 9 x 7 Insulated.: ..... : ......... $239.81 continuing beneficial services to the homeless, your financial TRUSS RAFTERS greatly needed. To facilitate your assistance, an envelope is provided Any  up to 10o'span this issue. Thank you for your past and future support. POST BUILDING PKGS Any Size  Call for Free Quotes DAVIESS CO. METAL SALES Deacon Bob Ha Hwy. 50 E., Canr,rourg. President of the 4 mi. E. Montgomery 812-295-4229 '