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0 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana October 2, 1987 'A space apart' UE Newman Center is place for students, staff to come home to By MARY T. ELLERT Message Staff Writer First in a series on campus ministry There's a sign hanging on the wall in Sister Sharon Bittner's office at the University of Evansville Newman Center. It reads: "No matter what, no matter where, it's always home if love is them." That's exactly what the Newman Center is for many UE students and staff members -- a home. Sister Bittner, who is begin- ning her second year as Newman director, said she has been "letting people know that we are a welcoming place. We are here to listen." She has many activities planned for the new school year, including a noon Mass every Sunday at nearby St. Benedict Church, a bible study group and a half-hour radio spot onthe campus radio sta- tion once a month. Sister Bittner said she realizes the pressures put on college students today. They are confronted and challenged by people who may have dif- ferent lifestyles, morality and views of life. "The Catholic Church wants to help students Conlnued fxom page 6 State Hwy. 62. Speaker will be Father Barnabas Gillespie who will talk on "Mary's Pilgrimage of Faith." "Turn Your Heart Towards Home" videotape series, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7-8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Holy Redeemer Church, 918 W. Mill Rd., Evansville. The programs feature Dr. James and Shirley Dobson. Part two. Benedictine life weekend, Oct. 9-11 at the Convent Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand. Offered by the Sisters of St. Benedict for single, Catholic women who are eighteen and older and are con- sidering a vocation to religious life. The theme is "Benedictine Prayer." For more information, write Sister Patty Lasher, R.R. 3, Box 201, Ferdinand, IN 47532 or call 367-1411. Registrations are due by Oct. 4. Holy Family Fraternity Secular Franciscan Order meeting, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. at the Monastery of St. Clare, 6825 Nurrenbern Rd., Evansville. The novice class is at 1 p.m. t Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, at Holy Trinity Pro- Cathedral, Evansville, Sunday, Oct. 11 after the 10:30 a.m. Mass until 2:30 p.m. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed the second 'Sunday of every month. Living Rosary bus trip to Louisville, Ky., Sunday, Oct. 11. Sponsored by the Knights of St. John, First Regiment, Sixth District. Cost is $11/parson. Meet at the Kuester's parking lot on Diamond Ave., Evansville, at 8:15 a.m. For reservations, call Alvin Koressel, 424-7230. All money is to be in no later than Oct. 4. Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Monte Cassino Shrine, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m., one mile east of find themselves in the middle of all this. They're trying to do a lot. of things all at once," she said. "I hope we're here to help them as a resource -- a space apart from things to think, discuss and fill out the gaps in information which are always there. ' ' Sister Bittner is particularly pleased with the success of the noon Masses at St. Benedict Church which is just five blocks away from the Newman Center. "The people of that parish have been very welcoming, and we're enjoying beginning a working relationship with them in planning the liturgy," she explained. One of the highlights of the Mass is the performance of the "vibrant" music group, led by liturgist Karen Eberhart. Besides offering oppor- tunities for prayer and liturgy, the Newman Center also offers opportunities for service. Sister Bittner rattled off a list of local social service agencies -- rang- ing from Patchwork Central to the community soup kitchen -- in which UE students and staff mem'ers can volunteer. For laom information about the UE Newman Center, call Sister Bittner at 477-6446. St. Meinrad Archabbey on In- diana State Hwy 62. The title of Father Simeon Daly's address is "Now and At the Hour of My Death." "Chickens, Eggs and Other Questions" is the title of Father Donald Dilger's series of lec- tures/discussion sessions on the Gospel of Matthew. It begins Thursday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-noon or 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Catholic Center, Evansville. Future meeting times are Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12 and 19. Cost is $15. For more information, call the Activities Dept. at 424-5536. Program for the divorced and/or remarried, Saturday, Oct. 17 at Kordes Enrichment Center, Ferdinand. Presented by Sisters Lynn Jarrell and Nancy Reynolds, experienced canon lawyers. Cost is $15/person which includes luncheon. For more information, call Kordes at 367-2777. Holy Family Church Pre-Cana session, Sunday, Oct. 18, 12:30-7 p.m., 950 Church Ave., Jasper. Health YMCA trimnestics class, Tues- day & Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m. at Dexter School, Evansville. In- structed by Susan Rodgers, fourth grade teacher at Christ the King School. All Catholic school teachers are invited. American Red Cross multi- media first aid course, Oct. 5-12, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital, Huntingburg. Designed to meet the first aid needs of any person who happens to be the first one to arrive at an accident or is present during some type of a medical crisis. Topics covered include basic first aid, dealing with broken bones, heavy bleeding, artificial resuscitation and transporting victims. Cost is $20 which includes the textbook. To register, call 683-2121. 00vers00tv oF evansv00le Sister Sharon Bittner, O.S,B., stands in front of the University of Evansville Newman Center at 1901 Lincoln Ave., across from the campus administration building. - Message Photo by Mary T. EHert I Please patronize Message advertisers! I , FAMOUS BRANDS FOR LESS. 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