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16 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana \\; November 4, 1988 16 diocesan D REs attend state convention Sixteen DREs from the Diocese of Evansville attended the Indiana state DRE conven- tion, held Oct. 12 in Indianapolis. "Weaving a Fabric of Faith" was the theme for the gather- ing. One hundred fifty religious educators from the five Indiana dioceses participated. Episcopalian priest Dr. John Westerhoff was the main speaker at the convention. He led sessions on "Community of Faith -- Body of Christ," "Liv- ing into Our Baptism," and "Celebrating and Living the Eucharist." Dr. Westerhoff is a professor at Duke Divinity School, a parish priest and author. He has conducted similar sessions at National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) conventions. According to an article in The Criterion, newspaper for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Dr. Westerhoff is not pessimistic about the faith of our children. "You can't be pessimistic and believe in God," he is quoted as saying. "We worry about the wrong things. If we really care about children, we should worry about adults and their faith. The real issue is to nurture and convert adults in the church. If we do that well, we won't have to worry," Westerhoff said. "Unfortunately, there are a lot of adults who want their children to have faith when they don't live the faith themselves." Westerhoff described the DREs gathered at the conven- tion as a "wonderful, exciting group of people. In many ways, the most progressive and im- aginative group in the church are the religious educators. They are on the forefront of th future -- always an exciting group of people to be with." The planning committee composed of 14 religious educators from around Indiana included Sister Mary Emma Jochum, associate director of religious, diocesan office of Catholic education, and Sister Mary Agnes Sermersheim, DRE at St. Joseph Church, Jasper. Other members of the Diocese of Evansville who attended the state convention include Sue Brames, Diane Braun, Sherri Cole, Cathie Conover, Eunice Cyr, Fronie Dilger, Marty Horn- ing, D. El. Marsili, Sister Jane McConnell, Sister Joan Miller, Beth Nord, Lisa Provost and Sister Iria Miller. !JiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiii',iiiiii!',iiiiii',ii', Americari National Bank Bicknell - Sandborn Vincennes Drive-in Facilities - Member F.D.I.C. A Full Service Bank Sister Mary Emma Jochum, associate director of religious education, diocesan office of Catholic education, chats with Dr. John Westerhoff, main speaker at the state DRE convention, held Oct. 12 in Indianapolis. --Photo courtesy of The Criterion Vatican ...................................... Continued [rom page 5. When he suggested that the rose to excuse himself, then invocation to Mary. pope bring pressure on the opened wide his arms and "in a - CARRIAGE INN On his way out, Bishop Brazilian president to imple- tone between admonition and Casaldaliga was told by a con- ment land reform, the pope joking" said: "You see, I'm not FAMILY RESTAURANT gregation official not to speak to pushed aside a folder marked such a wild beast." PARTIES SERVED' FAMILY STYLE journalists about his meeting. "Casaldaliga" to look at a map TUESNITESPECIAL The bishop replied that unless of the Brazilian region. "I never thought so," Bishop WED & THURS NITE SPECIALS 10 oz. New York Strip journalists are told the truth, " Casaldaliga replied. Wed. - Prime Rib Choice of Potato & Salad they are forced to invent. They spoke about the pastoral The bishop asked for a bless- Choice of Potato & SalAd $8.25 His 15-minute meeting with problems there. The pope ing for his people, especially $8.95 CALL FOR Pope John Paul II came three wanted to know if lay people the persecuted. Thurs.- C_.affish Fiddlers & Filets RESERVATIONS Choice of Potato 103 Gibson * Haubstadt days later, the bishop related, could read and write. The and Sa,.,  768-6131 He found his way to the pope's bishop suggested the pope visit "Above all, the persecuted," $5.35 office after passing through their region during his next the popesaid, giving it. courtyards, corridors and visit to Brazil, perhaps with a The postscript came several waiting rooms,, after greeting stop at a sanctuary at Trinidade. weeks later when Bishop "Where customers send their friends! " eight guards and presenting his "Trinidade, Trinidade," the Casaldaliga announced he pass four times, pope repeated the name aloud, would not sign the Vatican's t'.. Open nightly 61 9 p,m, The pope, speaking in fluent as if to mark it in his memory, statement, calling it an attempt Portuguese, invited him to sit The bishop referred to the to pressure him. The Vatican of- down and chat. He reminded statement he had been asked to ficially said only that it had 0000belh00P  Sen the bishop that "ad limina" sign, saying he took it as a sign reminded the bishop of his duty visits are not a pure formality, of mistrust. The pope replied: to follow church teachings and The bishop agreed, saying he But it can also be a demonstra- to stay out of other dioceses OLD US 231 SOUTH-,JASPER, IN-482-2222 appreciated the new style of tion of trust, unless he was invited. meetings that were taking place What happened next at first The next round of Brazilian   now. frightened thebishop, and later "ad limina" visits were He praised the pope's an- pleased him. He said the pope scheduled for 1990. - , - cyclical on social concerns, "Sollicitudo Rei Socialis." I HOLY J :]] HOLY FAMILY COUNCIL Meets at University of FALL FESTIVAL Evansville Newman Center 2nd 4th Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fr.TonyKissel, chaplain SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 New members invited. Call Doug Matheis Holy Family Church Grounds, Hwy 162 South, Jasper Grand Knight, 473-3107 i ,', , , -, CHICKEN and BEEF DINNERS Built with Quality I 11:00 AM-6:00 PM toSaveYou ] HUGE GIVE-AWAY $1 :: ;:' :;' :Te'& Money " 000 9 s lss,0,s $100 ATTENDANCE P RIZ E 00,v,n 0..o.r. ,r.. Every Hour Starting at 1:00 P.M. Factoryand General Office Hwy. 231 S. Jasper, IN {812} 482-1041 Sunday Masses 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 AM !