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16 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana October 30, 1987 I The Media Center Diocese boasts large colleOion of religious education material By MARY T. ELLERT Message Staff Writer It's no wonder people may feel a little overwhelmed when walking into the Catholic Media Center. The facility has mounds of movies, rows of records, stacks of slides and volumes of videotapes -- to name just a few of the items available. Where do you begin to find something? Just ask Marylou Ulrich, coordinator of media services at the Catholic Center, 4200 N. Kentucky Ave., Evansville. For the past 10 years, Ulrich has been helping Media Center patrons find exactly what they need to supplement their ministries and education pro- grams. Last year, the total cir- culation was 8722 -- around 35 items a day. "I'm told we have the largest Media Center in the whole area," said Ulrich, who pointed out that on occasion, people from Chicago, St. Louis, Ken- tucky and Illinois have called her to locate hard-to-find materials. In the list of official policies and procedures, the Media Center is described as a "resource library and instruc- tional media center for all per- sons engaged in ministry, par- ticularly the ministry of educa- tion. It serves as a religious education reference center for the public." One must have a Catholic Media Center card in order to check out materials. Cards are issued free of charge to in- dividuals sponsored by parishes and institutions. The charge for checking out items other than written materials varies. Although a large number of patrons are priests, sisters, DRE's and diocesan school teachers, 34 percent of the agencies which utilize the Media Center are not Catholic, according to Ulrich. She noted many Lutherans, Baptists and Episcopalians frequent the facility after hearing "through word of mouth" about the large selection of religious education materials on hand. "Everybody loves our Media Center," she smiled. Ulrich has noticed the number of videotapes in cir culation has "more than doubl. ed" during the past year. She attributes this trend to the fact that cassettes are less expensive and more parishes and school, now own their own recorders. Currently, there are over 159 sets of videotapes which ad- dress a number of subjects rang- ing from babysitting to the Bi- ble; sexuality to the Sacraments. In addition, there is a variety of "modernized equipment" available for rental and for viewing tapes in the Media Center. "I'd really like to see more people educated in audio- visual usage so they would feel more comfortable using all the things available here in the Media Center," said Ulrich. Vernette Weis, DRE at Corpus Christi Church, Evansville, calls Ulrich the Media Center's "best asset." She explained, "Whenever you need something and can't find it, Marylou offers suggestions and Catholic peace activists convicted KANSAS CITY, Mo. (NC) -- Two Catholic peace activists were convicted Oct. 22 in federal court in Kansas City of conspiracy and destruction of government property for attack- ing a nuclear missile silo with sledgehammers Aug. 5. The two, Joseph Gump, 60, a retired chemical engineer from Morton Grove, Ill., and Gerald F. Ebner, 37, a Catholic Worker member who staffs a shelter for the homeless in Milwaukee, were freed on bond, pending sentencing four to six weeks after the trial. They faced maximum Penalties of 15 years in prison I  PARTY & DANCE 8PM I[ su.D,,v All 00[NGtES ii iIu ii I I II II Ill HUNTINGBURG II III Buehlers I.G.A. "The Thrifty Housewife's Source of Savings" QUALITY FOODS, MEATS HUNTINGBURG I Compliments Nabs & Son Inc. FUNERAL HOME Huntingburg, Ind. | i i .i and fines of $500,000. They acted as their own defense counsels during the jury trial and said they were not surprised by the verdict. Gump and Ebner are members of the Transfiguration Plowshares, part of a loose-knit coalition of nuclear weapons opponents who engage in civil disobedience using the name Plowshares. options. Her knowledge of the material is just superb." In her 20 years at Corpus Christi, Weis has checked out volumes of materials for retreats, adult education, the RCIA and grade school and MARY LOU ULRICH though she has used the public library on some occasions, everything she has "needed or wanted has been at the Catholic Center." The Media Center hours are 11 a.m..5 p.m., Monday-Friday high school CCD classes. Even or by appointment. Ulrich has i I compiled a complete catalog of Media Center items and specialized lists of materials relating to RCIA, social justice issues, the Sacraments, Advent, Christmas, etc. For more infor- mation, call her at 424-5536, Ext. 42. ELECT RUTH WALDEN CITY CLERK I Support The Removal Of Parking Meters From The Downtown Streets. PAID FOR BY CAMPAIGN TO ELECT RUTH WALDEN COMMITTEE H()LY FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Holy Family Church Grounds, Hwy 162 South, Jasper CHICKEN and BEEF DINNERS 11:00 AM-6:00 PM HUGE GIVE-AWAY- $1,000 $100 ATTENDANCE PRIZE Every Hour Starting at 1:00 P.M. Sunday Masses 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 AM