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ThoME s,sAC, E CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 23 NUMBER 6 October 9, 1992 !2:!:: :!!2 i '::ii  ,\\; ,i,  ,:, ::! : i : i :':!I .: 2 % iin the day to hoist the steeple w church will be dedicated . ,, Student enrollment is up at Catholic scnoo in diocese By MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer Elementary school enroll- ment in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Evansville has jumped from 5,146 students in 1991-92 to 5,170 students in 1992-93, according to Phyllis Beshears, director of schools. Secondary school enrollment has also increased from 1,531 students enrolled in 1991-92 to 1,590 students enrolled in 1992-93. "It is very exciting to see our enrollment figures going up," Beshears said. "I azn de- lighted to see it. "I believe that more parents are realizing that sending their child to a Catholic school is a very good invest- ment. As parents we spend money on many things for our children, A'Catholic school education is a wise in- vestment because it lasts a lifetime. The Christian values and discipline taught, along with strong academics, are certainly more than worth the (:()st of the education. "'I think that parents mm;t become increasingly respon- sible for changing our world. The choice of a good educa- tion for the, Jr child or chil- dren is a great place to start With the, way the' family structure has cimnged so dra- maticallv in the last several years, I {hink that we as par- ents must make a commit- ment to spend more time with our children and realize that the choices we make about education really do count. "Last year we made a con- certed effort to let people in our diocese know the good news about Catholic schools. We will continue this mes- sage during this school year as well. "Through better marketing efforts we are allowing par- ents tile opportunity to know that we are alive and well. Our schools can help them in the overwhelming responsi- bility of parenting. We want them to work with us to in- sure that their child learns and is happy. We want to help parents pass on the Catholic Faith to their chil- dren. We believe that when we have parents as partners, we in Catholic schools can offer the hest way for all of this to happen." [-lere are the, 1992-93 stu- deut em'(llment tigur:s: There are 46 students en- rolled at Mater Dei High School, Evansville. with a freshman class of 148 stu- dents. Seven-hundred-and- three students are enrolled in Memorial High School, Evansville. There are 197 stu- dents in the freshman class. One-hundred-and-nirm stu- dents are e.nrolled at Wash- ington Catholic tligh School, Washington, with a freshman class of 25. Rivet Middle School and Rivet High School in Vin- cennes have a combined en- rollment of 153 students. The freshman class has 26 stu- dents. Flaget Elementary School in Vincennes has a student enrollment of 258. Seventy- three students are enrolled in the pre-kindergarten program and 31 students are in kinder- garten. One-hundred-and-six stu- dents are enrolled at Wash- ington Catholic Middle School and 236 students are enrolled in the Washington Catholic Elementary School. Thirty-five students are en- rolled in the kindergarten program and 35 students are in first grade. Tile two Catholic elemen- tary schools in lasper have a conll)iie(l stud(.qtt enrolhnent of 475. lt',)t Family Sch(}(}] has 276,sttidelltS enrollod; Precious Blood has 199 stu- dents this fall, There are 28 students enrolled in the kindergarten program at ttoly Family School and 37"stu- See STUDENT page 3 ),trx i i I i i i and devotion has P # : MARY ANN HUGHES, Message staff writer . $6, and we had to:live off Ihat. We were mor, but:-v man who has lived nearly 90 years. He .never misse v an he looks ,to I ;ouldn't for about his marriage that Duncan remembers i Mke ;. There were times when Iworked 16 or 18 hours a me when I got home," Golden Jubilee Celebration at Good file; the Duncans and hundreds of other couples onored for their commitments who have.been their sixty-ei ghth wedding an-- were both 17. William remem be rs meeting a girl saw in my life. I thought, 'she's going ything else but her." those loan sement dozen pig's feet for a ( Well, that was moat, I m een pth00r in ied rai feet , Mary gave b uld, It DX U