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October 29, 1993 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indlana Junior Mental Health volunteers gear up for Christmas "It's not too early to begin Christmas Gift Lift Program. of Christmas," wrote Kremzar, volunteer di- ;Ctor of the Junior Mental Association. But she her statement back in September. Junior Mental Health has had a busy fall -with involvement in the Na- lal Public Education Cam- algn on Clinical Depression, praent and presentation screening at the University of South- Indiana, and visiting and patients at the State Hospital. public education cam- agn on Clinical Depression In April and continues raong the activities each 'reparation for Christ- year, the Mental of Vander- County sponsors a Gifts are provided to patients at Evansville State Hospital, outpatients at the Southwest- ern Indiana Mental Health Center, Evansville Psychiatric Children's Center, area nurs- ing homes, Tri-State Regional Rehabilitation Hospital and the House of Bread and Peace. "The spirit of volunteerism is especially strong among the Junior Mental Health Associa- tion," said Kremzar. "This group consists of teenagers from all the area high schools and middle schools," she added. "It is our hope to have each school participate in this year's drive." Persons interested may call the Mental Health Office at 426-2640, Helen Kremzar at 473-0029, Mona Macer at 477- 1353, Laura White at 476-6388 or Lori Culver at 477-0526. i i! i UI  v Student at Memorial High School, Evansville, clown for the Junior Mental Health o during the Fish Fry at the Evansville State Junior Mental Health Assocation volunteers from left, Kara Voze, Lori Culver and Trent Engbers, rehearse their skit "Into the Light" which was performed this fall throughout Evansville. The skit was written by Melanie Pulcini, a former JMHA president. Vigil Mass commemorates anniversary of sisters' deaths RUMA, Ill. (CNS) -- The five U.S. nuns killed in Liberia's civil war a year ago were "ordinary women who went about their ministry with passion and commitment," said the provincial of their order, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. The five Sisters Shirley Kolmer, Agnes Mueller, Kath- leen McGuire, Joel Kolmer and Barbara Ann Muttra -- were remembered bv family, friends and their order in a prayer vigil Oct. 23 and Mass Oct. 24 at the provincial motherhouse in Ruma. They were fbllow sisters and friends, said Sister Mildred Gross, the provincial, who wel- comed about 450 participants to the vigil. A private Mass for the order and the families of the victims was celebrated at the motherhouse the following day. On Oct. 20, 1992, Sister Joel Kolmer and Sister Muttra ST. PETER CELESTINE CHURCH SHOOTING MATCH were ambushed and killed by rebels while taking a convent worker to visit his family. Three days later, Sister Shirley Kolmer and Sisters McGuire and Mueller were shot to death outside their con- vent when rebels came looking for money and the convent ve- hicle. The two Kolmers were cousins. During the Ruma vigil, five young Liberian women aspi- rants, stood on a platform and sang about the five sisters they had kiown who were killed, "It just struck me." said Pauline McGuire, mother of Sister McGuire, "there arv fi\\;' asplrants, here now. and there were five nuns! who went there and were killed." Sister Kate Reid. an Adorer of the Blood of Christ, used the image of the candles held aloft during the prayer vigil to de- scribe the lives of the five sis- ters and the convictions they held until their deaths. Each woman, according to Sister Reid, shared their light with the people in their reli- gious community and the peo- ple of the world. With their candles lighting the way to the graves of the Sunday, q)ct. 31 At Celestine Community Club 9 Miles East of Jasper just off St. Hwy. 164 NEAR PATOKA LAKE five sisters in the mother- house's cemetery, people walked and sang softly, hold- ing each other for comfort and warmth. "Let us join together in this vigil service to remember, to =. ******$*$$$=g****@=g:g$***$** *****$*  Gauge HAM SHOOT starts at Noon 'Osed Shoot for BEEF QTRS. at 2 P.M. st. Choice -- ONE HALF DRESSED BEEF '.CFIOICE __ ONE HALF DRESSED BEEF FHER CHOICES ALL BEEF QUARTERS plus numerous other prizes I=RIEI3 CHICKEN OR SAUSAGE OR HAMBURGER DINNERS SERVED FROM 11:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M. rU.., R FAVORITE GAMES- 21 BEAUTIFUL QUILTS "Onveme at 10 00 A M Local Time E S T nce, last Mass : ..... (We DID NOT change time) celebrate their lives, and to give thanks," said Sister Gross. Before the vigil service, Sis- ter Gross told reporters about the "life that has sprung from (the sisters'} deaths." She said her order drew closer together in their shared grief and the bonds between the religious community and the families of the five sisters were also strengthened. Since the sisters' deaths, much has happened in Liberia, including a peace agreement signed on July 25 by all the parties in the conflict. 11 Catholic shrine of Lourdes are compatible with Islamic beliefs, said Dalil Boubakeur, director of the Muslim Institute of Paris. Judaism, meanwhile, ac- cepts miracles but does not believe in the curative ef- fects of holy places, said Charles Sulmani vice presi, dent of::the Central Consis: : tory of France, an umbrella group for Jewish organiza- tions. Both spoke Oct. 23 at an international medical congress at Lourdes on cures! and miracles. Seek streamlining Officials of the U'S: bish- ops' conference are prepar-! ing a plan that would make better use of canon law in dealing with sexually abu: sive priests, said Archbishop William H. Keeler of Balti- more, president of the Na- tional Conference of Catholic Bishops. U,S. bishops have sought more flexibility ia church law when it comes to defrocking known sex abusers among the clergy, Anglicans concerned Anglican Archbishop George Carey of Canterbury, England, expressed a fervent wish that the Church of England would not be torn over the issue of ordaining women priests. He spoke to , group of about 300 clergy and lay peop)e at the Angti "an Institute s convention ir 3olorado Springs, Oct. 23. Condemns bombing Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams condemned a botched and bloody" IRA bomb attack as u disaster The bomb killed 10 people and injured 59 in a Protestant area of Belfast. Oct. 23. The IRA said its intended target was a nearby meeting of leaders of an outlawed Protestant extremist group which it said has been murdering Catholics. Praises WYD '93 Top U,S. church officials met recently to discuss fol- low-up efforts to World Youth Day i993: Archbishop Wiliam H,