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0 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana September ; -- Magic of Words -- Answering the call to provide a study program By FATHER JOSEPH ZILIAK COLUMNIST Sunday school for Catholics? Wouldn't that be something! For some time, at least four years, we wanted to institute a type of study ] program "for adults and older youth within the Sunday morning sched- ule. Our Mass schedule was so tight, only an hour and a half be- tween Masses, that we felt the idea was not feasible. We felt we could not expand the time between Masses and still provide the num- ber of Masses we needed for our parish. We sat on the idea and looked forward to the day when we would have a larger worship space. Our new church holds 818 persons while the for- mer space accommodated 520. We thus cut back one Mass on Sunday morning and opened up a greater time element for study time. We held off doing anything during the summer months to allow for the fluid nature of people's schedules. The date we set for beginning the new approach was Sunday, Sept. 19. That was last Sun- day. Our second Mass on Sunday morning is at 8:45 a.m. The third one is at 11 a.m. The Parish Council approved the new times before we went into our new church. Instead of the second Mass at an easy to remember 9 a.m., we opted for the 8:45 a.m. to give us 15 extra minutes for our study and reflec- Golden Jubilarians Alvin and Mildred (Garvey) Anderson of Evansville will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at St. Benedict Church, Evansville. Their children will host a reception for invited guests following the Mass. The couple was married Oct. 2, 1943, at St. Mary Church, Evansville. They are the parents of six children: Susan Anderson and Barbara Rettig, both of Cincinnati; Nancy Vaught of Evansville; Ed Anderson of Newburgh; Vince Anderson of Evansville, and Ralph An- derson of Newburgh. They have 12 grandchildren. Mr. An- derson retired in manufacturing and engineering from Whirlpool in 1981 after 44 years. ii  D'O'W'N'T.O'W'N 301 MAIN ST. * VINCENNES. IN 4759' ii ii tion time. The plan was to have the session begin shortly after 10 a.m. and last for some 45 --50 minutes depending on the flow of discussion. Those attending the earlier Mass could stay immediately afterward. Those who come to the 11 a.m. Mass could come early for the class. We spoke about the program on the Sunday prior to Sept. 19. Two of our people also gave witness talks on their need for time and study in developing their faith. On Saturday,' Sept. 18, we held a half day of" recol- lection. We started with the 7 a.m. Mass. Then coffee and donuts. The first session began at 8:15 a.m. We used a video that.many may be familiar with, namely Scott ]-Iahn's witness of his journey from a Presbyterian minister to a faithful and happy member of the Catholic Church. Similar to the story of John Cardinal Newman, it was while studying the Catholic faith and tradition that the Spirit moved Hahn from within to seek a home in the Roman Catholic tradition that the Spirit moved Hahn from within to seek a home in the Roman Catholic tradition. He gives a powerful witness. Following reaction and reflection on the video we presented the dream again that was to begin the next day. We wanted the Spirit to help us in presenting God's ways and His Word to many of our people as possible. Some 63 persons into the Elizabeth Room for the first session. had chosen to begin with a five part series on enting. We are using a 20 minute video and that with discussion. The session begins with and time for talking. Prayer begins tual presentation time. We are just beginning, we intend this now to go on weekly. The that people attend as they are able. If they miss session, we don't want them to feel that they've ] out entirely and thus should not return. By the Elizabeth Room people do not have to leave church building. Several problems have One is that the number attending makes crowded conditions. We'll go with smaller week to see if that helps. Otherwise we seek larger quarters, or break off into two Another problem comes from the children adults. We provide babysitting for those three old and younger. But we also have others older that. We provided them with a video topic. We aren't satisfied. We'll give this to our gious Education people to help solve the This is an opportunity for an expanded: religious instruction for the young ones. Maybe some other parishes can do this, can do it even better, we pray. It's another way! provide spiritual nourishment to our so strapped for time during the other days week. Special Jubilarians Edwin and I-Iermina (Wilmes) Stallman of Ferdinand will celebrate their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand. A dinner will follow for the immediate family. The couple was married Oct. 1, 1938, at St. Ferdinand Church. They are the parents of five children: Adrian of Livingston, Ill., Irma Jean Lin- dauer, deceased, Jack of Washington, Rosemary Denu of Dubois, and Angela Uebelhor of Ferdinand. Mr. Stallman is a retired welder and iron worker. Peoples Trust Company SOUTH MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 191 LINTON, INDIANA 4744" 1 ....................... : : iiii ,iiid :  hH':i ;i i;,:ii ii : : Buehlers I.G.A. "THE THRIFTY HOUSEWIFE'S SOURCE OF SAVINGS QUALITY FOODS AND MEATS Also Huntingburg and Oakland City BECHER & KLUESNER FUNERAL HOME Downtown Chapel, 214 E. 7th North Chapel, 33rd Newton i KREMPP LUMBER CO. WHOLESALE BUILDING MATERIAL DIS- TRIBUTION & GENERAL CONTRACTING YARD CONSTRUCTION 482-1961 482-6939. JASPER LUMBER CO. COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE Ph: 482-1125 RT. 4, JASPER Washir Continued from page "We're going to need rative support and concepts for develo said. 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