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October 16, 1987

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October 16, 1987 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana i Around the Diocese 7 UE Award Each year the University of Evansville gives an award to high "schools whose graduates have the highest grade point average while freshmen at the university. This fall, Memorial High School, Evansville, received the award. Gerry Adams, principal of Memorial, received a plaque at a Univeristy of Evansville banquet for area principals and counselors. Memorial High School has received the award five times since 1979. Student president Angle Ray is student council president of Rivet High School, Vincennes. Hi-Lights for sale This is the first year the student newspaper at Mater Dei High School, Evansville, is being of- fered by subscription. The cost for one semester is $2.50 and the 'cost for a year is $5.00. Fall meeting Marian Heights Academy Board of Directors approved the academy's 1987-88 operational budget at the fall board meeting. Board members heard reports on the Reading and Writing Pro- gram being set up across the school's curriculum and of the cultural activities scheduled for the Humanities Program. First place Sherri Beshears, a freshman at Memorial High School, Evansville, won first place in the senior division for a vocal solo at the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival. She is the daughter of Phyllis !People homecoming Over 300 parishioners from both St. Joseph Church, Dale, and St. Nicholas Church, Santa Claus, attended a parish "Homecoming" Oct. 4, accor- ding to Sister Joan Miller. The day began with a "Program of Welcome" for the new pastor, Father Joe Kirsch. Sister Miller said parishioners performed a series of songs, both in English and German, to ac- quaint Father Kirsch with the history of both parishes. A carry-in dinner was then held, followed by games for adults and children. St. Martin's Catechetical Sunday was celebrated at St. Martin Church, Martin County, October 4. Msgr. Carl Shetler annointed the HUNTINGBURG Buehlers I.G.A. "The Thrifty Housewife's Source of Savings" QUALITY FOODS, MEATS HUNTINGBURG Compliments Nass & Son Inc. FUNERAL HOME Huntingbur 9, Ind. A special day Students at St. Wendel School, Posey County, celebrated the "pride in being American citizens" during a program for the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution. Beshears, Assistant Director of Schools for the Diocese of Evansville. Congratulations Memorial High School Tigerette choreographers Crissy Kessler, Rachel Hamilton and Bertha Langley were presented a trophy for being the most ad- mired team at the Super Star Dance-Drill Team Camp. Student Council Tim McBride is president of the student council at Christ the King School, Evansville. Ryan Brownlee is vice-president. Jacob Wilson is secretary and Glen Muehlbauer is treasurer. Carlos Domingo and Kierstan Wollenmann are also on the stu- dent council. Constitution contest As part of the Bicentennial of the Constitution celebration, Ho- ly Rosary School, "Evansville, recently held a Constitution Essay Contest for seventh and eighth grade students. Students who were awarded trophies were Li Dominguez, grade seven; Heather Campbell, grade eight, and Jim McCabe, grade seven. New officers The Education Commission at Resurrection School, Evansville, has elected new officers. Stephen Moore is president and Carolyn Ennis is secretary. Martha Vet- Wayne, Mary Armentano and Faye Goebel are also members of the commission. Jl catechists for this year's religious education classes. Catechists are Becky Arvin, Diane Arvin, Grace Arvin, Judy Bledsoe, Brenda Burch, Roberta Burch, Lee Christmas, Debbie Christmas, Jane Davis, Jennifer Lannan, Ken Lannan, Cathy Todd and Phil Todd. There are approximately 70 students in grades kindergarten through twelve in the classes. Happy birthday Father Thomas Kessler, chaplain of Memorial High School, Evansville, celebrates his birthday October 19. Youth officers The Youth Commission at St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand, elected new officers for the year. Brett Schuler is the president and Rubble Hamilton is vice- president. Chris Hamilton is treasurer and Belinda Fischer is secretary. Sister elected Sister Jane Becker has been elected a Councilor of the Federa- tion of St. Gertrude, an organiza- tion of 15 Benedictine priories throughout the United States and Canada. Sister Becker is with Convent Immaculate Conception, Ferdi- nand. She is a clinical psychologist who serves as i associate dean of students and staff psychologist at St. Meinrad School of Theology. Sabbatical Two sister missionaries from Convent Immaculate Concep- tion, Ferdinand, are on sab- batical for the coming year. Sister Mary Joan Scheller, who has served in Guatemala for the past 11 years, is enrolled in the Institute of Religious Formation at St. Louis University. Sister Barbara Jean Lueh- behusen, a missionary in Peru since 1973, is a attending Clinical Pastoral Education program at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville. New officers Sister Mary Schmidt is presi- dent of the Dubois County Teachers' Association. Sister Dolorosa Hasenour is vice- president. Congratulations Congratulations to couples at St. Theresa Church, Evansville, as they celebrate wedding an- niversaries: Basil and Henrietta Morgan, 51 years; Leo and Odelia Turk, 51 years; Ray and Margaret Baumgart, 50 years; and Fred and Agnes Herr, 47 years. Edmund and Mercedes Brosmer of Holy Family Church, Celebrating Pete Werner, sixth grade teacher at St. Benedict School, Evansville, rings out in celebration of the United States Constitu- tion during the opening day of constitutional activities at the school. First place Jenny Effinger, a first grade student at Resurrection School, Evansville, received first place in a fire prevention poster contest. She was awarded a trophy and the poster was displayed at West Branch Library, Evansville. Reunion Nineteen graduates of St. Rose iii i i i Jasper, are celebrating their fif- tieth wedding anniversary. Parish council Pat Bezy is the new president of the parish council at St. Mary Church, Sullivan. Harold Gene Morgan is vice-president. Bob Holmes is a new member of the council. Annual donation At their fall meeting, the Sixth District Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of St. John, voted to con- tribute $600 to Missions for Masses. This is an annual donation. Youth volunteers Jill Kempf, Brian Voges and Julie Heeke are volunteering their time as ministers of hospitality for St. Joseph Church, Jasper. More than 40 students attended an organizational meeting of the new parish Youth Council. Parish council George Lythgoe has been re- elected president of the parish. council at St. Joseph Church, Jasper. Jack Rumbach is. vice- president. Jerome Schneider is secretary. Academy, Vincennes, attended their fiftieth class reunion star- ting with a Mass in the Old St. Rose Chapel, behind Old Cathedral. Celebrant of the Mass was Father Peter Dora, whose mother graduated from the class in 1937. Sister Mary Imelda, a member of the graduating class, gave a memoriam for deceased class members. Stephen Ministers Mary Ann Seng and Dotty Vogler, Stephen Ministers at St. Joseph Church, Jasper, attended a Stephen Series Leaders' train- ing course at Loyola University, Baltimore. Founders' Day The Sisters of St. Benedict held their annual Founders' Day din, ner at the Convent Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand. The din- ner commemorates the founding of the Benedictine community 120 years ago. Charles Johnson, vice- president for Lilly Endowment, was the guest speaker. Daughters of Isabella New officers for the St. Ferdi- nand Daughters of Isabella are Dorothy Vaal, regent; Lorotta Weyer, vice-regent; Bernie Fromme, financial secretary; Catherine Synder, recording secretary and Beverly Schulthies, treasurer. Please send information for PEOPLE to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47711. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publication date.