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E S SAGE By PAUL R, ].INGA_NG Message editor Diocesan jubilee celebration begins November 11 ceremony of the of the Dio- of Evansville will be held Basilica of St. Francis the Old Cathedral, in on Friday, Nov. 11, p.m. EST. ceremony will be held Years to the day, that Pope established the dio- 1944. Gerald A. Gettelfin- preside at the Vespers , which will incorporate forms of prayer With readings from his- have been in- every parish in the Also invited are repre- of other faiths, the educational rest groups. hipp, pastor said the he open to the cautioned that limited. celebration _ one for many thousands to attend _ is Roberts Stadium on Oct. 22, 1995. Plans also include a an attrac- map of the dio- Cards which will be distributed throughout the dio- cese, and a continuing series of articles in the Message. Each parish has been asked to designate one person to serve as a representative -- to receive ideas and suggestions from a diocesan committee, on possible ways to observe the Jubilee Year. Parishes are being encour- aged to write or update their histories. People at parishes and insti- tutions throughout the diocese will be asked to pray for the diocese, this portion of the Peo- ple of God, on "50 Sundays Prayer Days." Educational opportunities will be presented during the year on parish histories and on the notion of "re-founding" which is contained in the Ju- bilee theme. The theme selected for the year is "Celebrating a future re-founded on our heritage, our strengths, and our faith." The notion of "re-founded" in- cludes a return to the foundation of the diocese -- with all of the enthusiasm and energy which accompanies a new venture. The Jubilee Prayer gives thanks to God "for calling us who make up the Diocese of Evansville to share in your family banquet that we might be nourished with the Bread of Life and the cup of Salvation." lie 00erninarian Jack Durchholz will be ordained deacon November 19 Ry "'MUeL 2"LEINGANG ate degree at the same time. Joseph Church, Evansville, on bishop wants to put me." He 9e editor He has earned his bachelor's Nov. 27. He will be ordained to added, "I have learned during the priesthood, for the Diocese of Evansville, at St. Joseph Church, on June 3, 1995.) Durchholz plans to complete his semester work and his seminary education before Christmas. He will be assigned as deacon in the diocese, until his ordination to the priest- hood, at Good Shepherd Church, March 18, 1995. In response to an interview question about what he would most like to tell the people of the diocese, or to ask of them, he said he wanted to "ask for prayers. I need that most.  Jack has worked during his summer months at the Out- post, at Resurrection Church in Evansville with Father Ray- mond Brenner, in a clinical pastoral experience (CPE) pro- gram at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, at All Saints in Cannelburg and St. Mary Church in Daviess County with Father Frank Renner, and at St. Joseph Church in Princeton with Father James Koressel. As for his assignment as a priest next year, he said, =I'm quite open to wherever the the five summer assignments, that there are good people everywhere." m O} .qo _= _n ml i-- In 3 L II I I I degree in Religious Studies, and is about to complete the course work for Masters in Di- vinity, at the end of the cur- rent semester. He considers his seminary years "the best years of my life" during which he learned a lot about himself and his faith, and deepened his relationship with God and with others. Jack will be ordained a dea- con, at Sacred Heart in Wis- consin, on Nov. 19. His mother, his twin brother, and his for- mer pastor, Father Kenneth Herr, will assist him in getting vested during the ceremony. Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger will ordain him, along with five other theology students from various areas in the United States. Jack will return to Evans- ville for a brief Thanksgiving vacation -- during which he will serve at the altar for the first time as a deacon, during the ordination of Brian Holtz of Evansville to the diaconate. made a Cur- oon he'll be a a priest nt toward the its beginning Very spiritual me," he said of Weekend in a re- from of Theol- Wisc. rny own," that, it was my Search out ways COme alive for He first consid- diaconate. hopes and David team decided to is the son of Martin One older sis- of Evansville; a of Evansville; tive at Good Shepherd Church, Evansville, where Jack went to elementary school. He gradu- ated from Memorial High School in 1976, and then went to work on the Durchholz Brothers family farm. The Durchholz Brothers on the farm now are Jim and Jerry, and five cousins who are "like brothers  according to Jack. They are John, Larry, Tony, Bob and Albert Durch- holz. After 13 years on the farm, and a short while after his Joe, Cursillo, Jack entered the pre- (Holtz, a theology student at ,. erry of Evans. theolo ro ram at Sacred Mundelein Seminary near ', " thor gYp g ",, Chhol-  . Heart. He began working on Chicago, will be ordained a ' ,. ,..  family is ac. an undergraduate and gradu- deacon at his home parish, St. ii