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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Need a "ob? Ill I Special ministry at Good Shepherd links jobs with workers By MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer The way Deacon Ed Wilkerson sees it, a parish is like a family. He says that when one of his three daughters needs a job, he will do everything in his power to help her get one. In the same way, through his work as Pastoral Associate at Good Shepherd Church, Evans- ville, he helps parishioners find work. "It's a clearinghouse kind of concept," he explained. Every so often, a note will appear in Good Shepherd's bulletin reminding parishioners who are out of work and parishioners who are looking for workers to call the parish office. Deacon Wilkerson keeps a file of both job openings and job seekers, and he tries to put them together. He offers potential employers Worth mentioning Carol Everett to speak at Crisis Pregnancy Center banquet Carol Everett, a former abortion clin- ic owner who now works to educate pea- ple in pro-life causes, will be the fea- tured speaker at a benefit for the Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Evansville Christian Life Center. Everett will be the keynote speaker at the annual din- ner, to be held at the Vanderburgh County Auditorium Gold Room, Thurs- day, Nov. 14. Everett, who had an abortion herself in 1973, and who had ownership interest in two abortion clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, said she experienced a change in her life when she came to know Jesus Christ as her .personal savior in 1983. Since that time, she has offered her unique ex-insider per- spective on the abortion industry in public presentations in the United States, Canada and Australia. The Evansville Crisis Pregnancy Center offers free preg- nancy testing with no appointment necessary, free counsel- ing, a 24-hour telephone crisis line, residential care, health and assistance referrals and training and education. For more information, contact "(812J 423.9222. VIP CLEANING SERVICE COMPANY, INC. Y Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning Y = Mention this ad and receive a 10(/; discount = 428-4188 "Where every customer is a VERY IMPORTANT PERSON" Genesis study group, book, available The Evansville area Community of Churches is sponsoring an interfaith group, to view and discuss the public television series on "Genesis." Meetings will be held on Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., on Nov. 3 and 10 at Adath B'nai Israel Tem- ple, 3600 Washington Ave., Evansville, and on Nov. 17 and 24 at the new multi-purpose room of Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 601 North Boeke, Evansville. Resource guides are available for the scheduled discussion, or for individuals and religious groups for their own use, from the Community of Churches. The paperback books include Christian, Jewish and Islamic perspectives, and are available at no cost from the Community of Churches, 414 Northwest Sixth Street, Evansville, IN 47708. Telephone Barbara Gaiss- er, (812) 425-3524. Please see "Genesis" book review, page 10. Cable TV offers 'Caring for Mom and Dad' Ways that adult children can care for their aging parents without experiencing "caregiver burnout" will be explored in the live program, "Your Aging Parents: Caring for Yourself to Care for Morn and Dad," an hour-long program on Odyssey, a national cable network formerly known as the Faith and Val- ues Channel. The program is sponsored by the Alumni Association/Alum- ni Continuing Education of the University of Notre Dame, Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. CST. Mass schedule change reminder The 7:30 a.m. weekday Masses at the Pro-Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Evansville, have been discontinued. The mid-day Mass will continue be scheduled at 12:05 p.m. Editor's note: New information, including the weekday Mass schedule at parishes throughout the diocese, is currently being prepared for publication in the 1997 Diocesan Directory and Yearbook. I I II I I I I I Funeral Homes EAST CHAPEL Four soo s. HEBRON AVENUE Convenient Locations II i H iii I I i i "good, solid people." To those out of work, he can offer "something to get them back into the work force, and anything is better than having idle hands and no income." Deacon Wilkerson says he knows from first-hand experience what it's like to be laid off or out of work, and through this min- istry he has seen how employ- ment is "more than a financial issue. It's tied to self-esteem." One of his surest sources for jobs has been his pastor, Father Ted Tempel, who "knows what is going on all over town." The best jobs aren't found in newspaper ads, Deacon Wilkerson said, not- ing that he has learned about jobs "through networking. People hire people they know, and we want to be a part of that process." Overall, the response from the parish, both from potential employers as well as the unem- ployed, has been very positive. "They let us know that they are about to lose their jobs. They realize people do care about them, that we are a family." He added, 'qNe are putting into action what we say we believe about being a community and being a family. I believe family values involve things like cam- mitment, loyalty, port. "If one of my of work, I'd be her, and we do parish. There is the' we are connected. families do." 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