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T E S SAGE The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana VOLUME 25 NUMBER 6 October7, 1994 83 individuals will be inducted into Brutd 00-)oe&t:q By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor Robert Wichman, 72, has ea a member of St. Mary Washington, for all of He has served on the board and the ceme- board to name a few of to the parish. Wichman has a member of the parish 40 years." She and have been active St. Vincent de Paul So- kety',Fr the past several me Wlchmans have also people to church, Weuld not other- se have a way to get to :e Wichmans have been by their parish to members of the Brutd in 1994. They will be in a Ceremony on Nov. 20. Society is an hon- of southwest- Catholic lay per- been recognized parishioners as models of Christ- ship. The society by the Diocese 1990. Ons inducted into the receive the Simon The distinctive Society November 20 pewter medal was fashioned from the official diocesan stew- ardship logo which depicts the three stewardship Ts -- repre- senting Treasure, Time and Talent. The medal is named in honor of the first bishop of the Diocese of Vincennes. Persons nominated to re- ceive the honor come from all walks of life. Honorees this year include James Krodel of St. Mary Church, Sullivan. James and his wife Dana have one son, Matthew, three years old. James Krodel, vice presi- dent and trust officer for the First Bank and Trust, Sulli- van, has served as bookkeeper for the parish for the past six or seven years. He has also been ADAchairman and co- chairman, and was a member of the task force which recom- mended that the ADA (Annual Diocesan Appeal) change its name to the CPC (Catholic Parishes Campaign). In addi- tion to working with finances, Krodel says he also likes to help out when there is a need for maintenance at the church, too. Catherine Kavanaugh has been an active member of All Saints Church, Cannelburg, since 1937 -- when she and her husband Louis moved back to the area after a brief stay in Lawrenceville, Ill. A widow since 1990, Catherine Ka- vanaugh said she is the oldest member of the parish Altar So- ciety. She said she did not like to toot her own horn, but ac- knowledged that she had been (and continues to be) active in all parish activities, such as picnics, socials and the recent centennial celebration. Albinus and Mildred Wend- holt were nominated from St. Henry Church, St. Henry. In their 53 years of marriage all at St. Henry -- they have been active parishioners. Albi- nus Wendholt has been on the parish council; Mildred Wend- holt has been active in the So- dality and in quilting. They go to daily Mass whenever possi- ble. All told, 83 persons -- count- ing couples and individuals will be inducted into the Brut4 Society this year. The cere- mony will be held at Holy Re- deemer Church, Evansville, on Sunday; Nov. 20, at 2:00 p.m. A complete list, in alphabeti- cal order, follows: Methodius and Pauline Bartek, Corpus Christi, Evans- ville. James Bateman, St. John, Loogootee. Othmar Betz, St. Celestine, Celestine. Helen Boettcher, St. Mary, Evansville. Bernard Boyer, St. Joseph, Dale. John and Mary Margaret Bradley, St. Mary, Washing- ton. See 83 page 11 ille Catholic High Schools gathering information for future, planning It. LEINGANG needs in math and science, finding out what the schools needs have been determined, Message editor where student interest is on need and then deciding how to other facts will be gathered board members and at Mater Dei schools are hard look at the two facilities in After they find out to know, they'll plans for what to be examined of the build- needs, spiri- OpPortunities, and igh School, 774, of the main con- rding to Gerry tDi,, the physical .,ae building is at ne list for Herb ,al. Enroll- 569. Want to as- ent and future the increase and such items as laboratory equipment are re- quired. An outside consultant will also be involved, to help deter- mine educational needs, ac- cording to the principals. The information-gathering process was approved Sept. 15 by the members of the Evans- ville Catholic lnterparochial High School Board. Following the school board decisions, the two principals began to make contact with pastors of the parishes served by the schools. During October, board mem- bers planned to report on the process to parish councils or fi- nance committees at parishes in the area. People involved in profes- sional planning call what is going on a process of "Needs Assessment  and a Feasibility Study," Neighbors said. What it all boils down to, he said, "is go about responding to those such as, how much such plans needs." would cost, and how the money No specific building plans or might be raised to pay for curriculum changes have yet them. been proposed, according to Jane Perkins, school board president. Decisions in those areas will only be made after all of the information has been gathered. Perkins said that after the Neighbors said he hoped the information gathering would be completed by mid-winter. The information would be ana- lyzed in time to make a deci- sion on what to do by May or June of 1995, he said. Promoting religious life strengthens church, Pope tells world Synod By CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope John Paul II opened a monthlong examination of reli- gious orders by saying the church strengthens itself and increases its service to human- ity when it promotes religious life. At the opening Mass Oct. 2 for the world Synod of Bishops on religious life, the pope said the synod should help the church better appreciate reli- gious life andhelp consecrated men and women renewtheir commitment to the church and the world. Pope John Paul, walking See PROMOTING Page I0 EAST We14gV