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October 11, 1996 The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana I III Stephen ministry training under way in Jasper By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor Stephen Ministry training is in swing at St. Joseph Church, to Mary Evers- man, coordinator of education. Seven new Stephen ministers are meeting every Thursday evening at the parish center. Persons already active in the meet once a month. an said that 36 per- SOns are currently active in the process. After successfully com- pleting training, each of them received the name of a person or persons to visit. The names are kept confidential, so one Stephen Minister usually does not know who another Stephen Minister is serving. People who receive regular care from the ministers include residents, persons survivors of suicide, and widowers. Stephen visit them "to extend and are there to listen to 1," said Eversman. Stephen Minister discov- situation which needs pro- attention, referrals are Eversrnan noted. Ministry was started 11 years ago, when John Davidson was pas- that time, hundreds of ople have received regular and care. sions for new min- are scheduled each year d'September to Febru- Completed with a session at Kordes Center, Ferdinand. New assignments are made, and the new ministers begin their service. During their weekly meetings, the new people discuss various topics, typically concentrating on improving their listening skills. One of the most important skills needed for Stephen Ministry is BUILDING NK, FSB gton ., Petersburg MUENSTERMAN'S FIRESTONE SERVICE, INC. 140(] W. Franklin Evansville, IN 424-5000 Kimball International Jasper, Indiana RUXER FORD . LINCOLN . MERCURY JASPER 482-1200 X/OUg FAMILX/ PHARMACy Stratan's Pharmacy City'Wide Delivery 413 Locust Street John end Judy $tratman 425-5293 Oak Ill. Pharma Prescri .... cy ,, puon pecialists ' rtWy. 6: and N. Welnbach Ave. LARRy SCHULTHEIS, Prop. 425-4422 8 Please Support Message Advertisers. PAUL'S PHARMACY Paul Mayer, Owner 2345 W. Franklin St. 425-4364 Plaza Pharmacy Newburgh Plaza Shopping Center Fast Prtmcflption brvice Ken and Rebecca Hacker 853-7141 3 to "keep your mouth shut and listen," said Benedictine Sister Mary Jane Kiesel. She and Mary Ann Seng are co-coordinators of Stephen Ministry at St. Joseph. On Oct. 3, new ministers watched a videotape of a pre- sentation by the Rev. Kathy Ben- der, which was produced by Stephen Minisitry headquarters in St. Louis. During their monthly meet- ings, the active ministers may hear a presentation on a topic of general interest. At the Oct. 3 session, ministers listened to a parishioner, Judy Schneider, who discussed alcoholism. After the monthly general ses. sion, active ministers break up into small groups for a process they call "supervision" -- to dis- cuss their ministry and to help each other solve any problems which may have arisen. Agnes Schuler is coordinator of super- vision for the parish. Judy Schneider, above, speaks to Stephen Ministers at a monthly meeting, at left, held in the parish center at St. Joseph Church, Jasper, Oct. 3. -- Message photos by Paul R. Leingang 16 'one step closer to sainthood' VATICAN CITY (CNS) Before entering the hospital Oct. 6 for an appendectomy, Pope John Paul [I placed 16 people one step closer to sainthood. Pope John Paul beatified the Irish founder of the Christian Brothers, two women religious who headed institutes for fami- lies and children, and 13 Polish Catholics, whom he declared martyrs for the faith. The pope used the occasion to address current problems in Nm;thern Ireland, where an abandoned cease-fire has led to renewed violence and dimin- ished prospects for peace. Of the 6,000 pilgrims from around the globe who came to town for the beatification cere- 1' FIRST FEDERAL Savings and Loan Association Washington & Loogootee D.O.W.N'T'O'W'N 301 MAIN ST. VINCENNES, IN 47591 i i A national Roman Catholic magazine needs people to telephone for subscriptions locally. Commission only. Lay Supervisor, Mr. Hill: 1-800-488-6033 Leave message when to contact and number. mony and related events, 3,500 were from the Republic of Ire- land to witness the beatification of Brother. Edmund Ignatius Rice, who started the Congrega- tion of the Christian Brothers in Waterford, Ireland, in 1803. Beatification is a papal decree that follows a lengthy investi- gation of the candidate's life, writings and good works. Fur- ther procedures after beatifica- tion can lead to canonization. A martyr is someone who has been found to have voluntarily suffered death for the faith or for some Christian virtue. Being declared a martyr also can be a step toward canon- ization, and it relieves the requirement of proof that mir- acles occurred through the intercession of the prospective saint. People we care about... Following is a feature in the Mess ,f, designed to help draw together the People of God in southwestern Indiana. Readers are invited to submit information about people who may ben- efit by some extra prayers and attention. Father Francis Bauer isnow residing at Owensville Convalescent Center, P.O. Box 396, Owensville IN 47665. Please send information for PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT to Mary Ann Hulhes, The Message, P,O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. I I ij iiii iiiii i ii St. Rupert Church 1244 W. Red Brush Rd. * Newburgh, IN Annual Spot Shoot Sunday, October 13, 1996 At the church grounds, located 3 miles northeast of Alcoa. Signs Posted. Activities begin at 11 am 12-gauge guns only - guns available $1.00, $2.00 & $5.00 rounds. Prizes: CAS H , HAMS, TURKEYS Plenty of food * Kids' Games, Sweet Shop s Bingo White Elephant Sale Raffles (Giving away a quilt, cash, and a 12 GA. Remington Automatic shotgun) ii i t i iiii ii I I -