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el, Posey County Ls 'whole-hearted mutual support L as the pastor of St. Wendel Church describes the parish on the Vanderburgh- ,scription of the parish written in 1946. "Their successes in all enterprises are at- from Wendel Wassrner, who donated a plot of ground as a site for a church ut, prepared and fitted together for the first church building. In honor of the man rea selected St. Wendelin as the parish patron. f struggle. ]zly visitsd been made to the area by Father Czackert, from St: tationed in EvanSville. Father Roman Weinzaepfel arrived in 1840, but a com- a prison sentence.and a president's wife -- kept him from active work at St. ing to the parish h/story, after a dispute over the validity of a marriage contract. ;t's refusal to break "the seal of confession." His accuser eventually admitted his holic prejudice, but those admissions came only after the priest spent 11 months istory cites the urgings of "Mrs. Polk, the wife of the President of the United ldiana. "until Father was finally freed by him." 1, Father Conradi Schneiderjans became the first resident pastor. A frame house See ST, EL page 11 I I endel Catholic Church, Posey County Rural Route 7, Box 281 Jville, Indiana 47712 (812] 963-3733 ........... :4 ...... ,3 ............ Father Raymond Schroering .......... : ......................... Joseph Blankenberger Mass Schedule .............................................. 6:30 p.m. ...................................... 7:30.9, 10:30 a.m. St. Wendel School ......................................... Ann Friedman I Father Raymond Schroering, above left, was named pastor in August, 1981. Deacon Joseph Blankenberger, above right, was ordained in May, 1977. At left, from left, Sister Frances Clements, O.S.F., tutors students and teaches music; Ann Friedman is principal at the school; Sister Irma Arnold, O.S.F., teaches first grade. Malcolm Adler, below, is the custodian. The church interior, left, was extensively remodeled during the pastorate of Father James Pfeitfer. He added the pulpit, far left, in 1929. ther Pfelffer added the organ/a steam fur- nace, ceiling frescoes, and art windows imported from Germany. The church building, center', is in Posey County, at the border with Vanderbursh County. Parish boundaries take in about equal amounts of the two counties. Photos By Barbara Paul Text By Paul Leingang