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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Christmas Store makes plans for 20th The Christmas Store is an and 7, St. Mary's Church Parish Center will be deco- rated and turned into a gigan- tic shopping area for lowin- come and needy families. They can shop for certain clothing styles and colors and appropri- ate sizes for their children as well as choose from a variety of toys and household items on display. Dozens of volunteers annual project that is ffnan- cially supported by /area parishes and is coordinated through Catholic Charities Bu- reau. This is the Christmas Store's 20th year of operation, and it will serve approximately 350 families this year repre- senting over 1,400 individuals. This year on December 6 from parishes throughout the area help in stocking the dis- play tables, client assistance, or carrying bags. Most volun- teers truly enjoy the experi- ence and return to help year after year. Each parish is given a num- ber of applications based upon their history of usage. It is en- tirely the decision of the parish representative (or committee) as to which families within their parish may attend the Store. Once approved, the ap- plication form then becomes the family's "ticket" for admis- sion on one of the two desig- nated days. There will be no fees charged to any family or individual going to the Store. All mer- chandise given at the Store is brand new and it costs approx- imately $50 to provide the items listed below to a typical family of four. Each child re- ceives, at minimum, pants (sweatpants or jeans), shirt, socks, underwear, gloves, toothbrush, and a toy. Each adult receives a shirt, hat, socks, toothbrush, and a per- sonal care item. In addition, each family receives, at mini- mum, a towel, washcloth, blan- ket, shampoo, deodorant, soap, and toothpaste. Our Buying Committee works all year long and does an outstanding job Christmas Store at the lowest which is why' we are; provide so much family for only $50. port is needed to Christmas Store can to operate and gifts for families would probably have at Christmas. Also, are always welcoml needed. If you donating time please contact your resentative or call Catholic Charities B 423-5456. Acting out Staff members at Sts. Peter and Paul School, Haubstadt, presented the "Three Little Pigs" to students during Story Day Oct. 15. Above, are cast members Kathleen Meyer, Mary Alice McDonald, Karen Kyle and Kim Elpers. Show and Tell When kindergartener's at Holy Redeemer School, Evans- ville, began studying community helpers, Zachary Moore volunteered to bring his father to school for show and tell. When Fireman Gerald Moore arrived he was accompanied by firemen from Evansville's Fire Station No. 9 and the station's new fire truck. The students had an opportunity to sit in the driver's seat, watch the ladder extend and re- treat, and to blow the truck's horn. Buehlers I.G.A. "THE THRIFTY HOUSEWIFE'S SOURCE OF SAVINGS" QUALITY FOODS AND MEATS Also Huntingburg and Oakland City iiiiii ii I BECHER & KLUESNER FUNERAL HOME Downtown Chapel, 214 E. 7th North Chapel, 33rd Newton -KREMPP LUMBER CO. WHOLESALE BUILDING,MATERIAL DIS- TRIBUTION & GENERAL CONTRACTING YARD CONSTRUCTION 482-1961 482-6939 JASPER LUMBER CO. COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE Ph: 482-1125 RT. 4, JASPER All of us committed to Jesus' worldwide Last year, there were a record number of ordinations to the priesthood in the 1,745. Also last year, 13 major, preparatory and minor seminaries opened in Africa Those facilities, the more than 78,000 young men studying for the priesthood, and men and women studying for the Religious life depend on financial assistance collected next-to-last Sunday in October. In his message for this year's celebration, Pope John Paul II asked for prayer and from the world's Catholics on World Mission Sunday. He noted some of the "gre needs" in the Missions: "the building of churches and chapels .... the formation and support of candidates to the priesthood and also catechists..." The Holy Father called faithful to be open to contribute to the "Fund of solidarity', through which the Society for! Propagation of the Faith seeks to meet the needs of missionary activity." Monsignor Clarence A. Schlachter, Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Diocese of Evansville, expressed gratitude for the extraordinary generosity of this country on World Mission Sunday. "Such continued generosity is imperative to su positive growth in the Missions and to meet the great material needs of the Young local churches," he said. Bishop William J. McCormack, National Director, noted, too, the continued vitalit work of the Propagation of the Faith which was established in 1822 by a young French woman, Pauline Jaricot. "Hers was essentially a spiritual apostolate, calling for daily and personal sacrifice for the Missions," he said. "Her'prayers and pennies,' to use tion, came from the poor girls who worked long hours for a pittance in the silk factories Lyons in France. Their sacrifices became a major support in the development of the here in the United States." Intergral to the celebration of World Mission Sunday is the collection specifically ety for the Propagation of the Faith, Bishop McCormack observed. In the United cent of the offerings made by Catholics on World Mission Sunday is for the pastoral gelizing programs of the poorest faith communities in Asia, Africa, parts of Latin the islands of the Pacific through the Propagation of the Faith. The remaining portion: vided as follows: 40 percent for the missionary work of our own home missions in the States through the American Board of Catholic Missions and nine percent for Catholic Near East Welfare Association The Society for the Propagation of the Faith provides basic support for the local Asia, Africa, the islands of the Pacific and remote regions of the Americas. The Society grants aid for the maintenance and support of seminarians and local Religious communities; for the formation of the laity, in- cluding catechists; for the con- struction of churches, schools and clinics, and when needed, for disaster and emergency aid. Lord, our faith in you sus- tains us. You confont us in sor- row, you hold us when we are afraid, you put your hand upon our pain. Today, we hear again your call to us to be your mis- sionaries to all the world, invit- ing the poor, and the children, and the burdened to believe in you, to accept the new life that you offer, to rest in your love. Bless us as we give of our- selves today and everyday. Bless us with the gift of gen- erosity, so that we may think of others who need to hear your Good News. Bless us with the gift of such deep faith that it is no longer ourselves who live, but Christ in us. Use us to extend your love to those near us and around the world. Make us your missionaries, here, today, right where we are. May God Bless You Always, Monsignor C..4. Schlaehter i :! ! ii!i: if!i!! i (, ! '  i 'I, :iii i   !!:i  ill i:::! i  iii! I !! i i !i ::  :i  /:  ii:!!ii!i(i i?! i i ;   :: i ifi00 i!i'iii00iiill :! iiiii/i;:i00ii:i00ii!!:!i' , i -ii i : iil (i  i :?! i! I !i ! : ii : i '