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St. Wendel, Pos St. Wandel parishioners are involved in a $150,000 maintenance project at the church, and another $150,000 con- struction project at the school. Church maintenance projects include a new en- tryway, top left. School plans in]ude a library and a computer room, with con- struction expected next Spring. Along with the funds, talent and time are also provided; the latest example is the "SWAT" team, or "St. Wendel's. Action Team." A new school sign, below, is one of their contributions. The group of 30 to 40 young couples felt a need to work together, according to Father Schroerin S, in praise of the the group's clean-up and fix-up ac- tivities. "They want to do things for the church, and they want to do things together." ST. WENDEL IIIIII I II Parish known for its 'whole-h, "Support" is the word that comes to mind, as the pastor of St. Wend Posey County line northwest of Evansville. "Support" is the same word found in a description of the parish writ tributed to whole-hearted mutual support." The first form of "support" came in 1841, from Wendel WaSsmer, wt building. By October, 1842, oak logs had been cut, prepared and fitted toge who donated the land, the 20 families in the area selected St. Wendelin The first 40 years of the parish are years of struggle. Ktly visitsd 1 Mary, Illinois, and by Father Deydier, who was stationed in EvanSville, Fatt plicated set of circumstances .- which involved a prison sentence,and a pro Wendel until 1846. Father Weinzaepfel was "framed," according to the parish history, af Court proceedings were complicated by thd priest's refusal to break "the se perjury, and the prosecutor admitted his anti-Catholic prejudice, but those a in the penitentiary at Jeffersonville, The parish history cites the uings of' States, .... who rebuked Governor Whitcomb of Indiana, until Father was ! During the absence of Father Weinzaepfel, Father Conradi Schneidex St. Wendel Catholic ChUrch, Pos Rural Route , Box 281 Evansville, Indiana 47712 (812) Pastor: ................................. : ....... 3 .... Permanent Deacon: ...................... . ............ Mass Schedule Saturdays: .......................................... Sundays: ........................................... St. Wendel School Principal: ..........................................