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Plan,continued SCHOOLS OFFICE PHYLLIS BESHEARS, DIRECTOR Goal: To hire and retain well qualified, academically prepared, faith-filled, spiritually committed, and highly motivated administrators and teachers who are dedicated to the philosophy and goals of Catholic education. Objectives: - Toimplement a program for Catholic school administrators in the forma- on or.principles of faith formation in conjunction with Office of Religious quncatlon. We are investigating the Indiana Catholic Principal's Institute rl) program at Marian College to accomplish this objective. To continue to offer to Catholic school administrators a program in lead- ership and administration We are investigating the Indiana Catholic Prin- cipal's Institute (ICPI) program at Marian College to accomplish this objective. Goal: To develop a diocesan school evaluation instrument. Goal: To revise the teacher evaluation instrument for use by administrators. Goal: To stress values explicitly and consciously. Objectives: To provide workshops in conjunction with Office of Religious Education. Ca--tTlbegin to study the content and character of religious education in the ,v,,c SChools to measure the quality of "Catholic Identity" in our schools. Goal: To involve teachers in creative planning for a better school environ- ment and for greater achievement among the students. Objective: To offer training in mediation and dealing with violence. Goals in process for 1993-95 include goals related to hiring and retaining administrators and teachers, and also these goals: to organize learning expe- riences which foster reflective and/or critical thinking; to provide intellectu- ally and morally rich classroom experiences for all students; to stress values explicitly and consciously; to allow students to feel responsible for their own and others' learning; to acknowledge that parents are essential collaborators n the educational process; to employ discipline as an opportunity to teach students to be responsible for themselves and other human beings; and to in- volve teachers in creative planning for a better school environment and for greater achievement among the students. Media Center Goal: To develop a new section of videos entitled "Family Viewing" by September 1994. Objectives include acquisition of new videos for wholesome family enter- tainment, and drawing up a list of such videos already at the Media Center: Weekly checkout will be encouraged by DREs or individuals for parishioner viewing. Other goals of the Media Center include the preparation of a new catalog in 1996-97; assessment of needs at the Catholic Center and in parishes and schools; evaluation of media, curriculum, AV materials and equipment; pur- chase and circulation of updated instructional materials, providing courteous and efficient service to all who patronize the Media Center; ascertainment whether or not all materials and services are useful, and on target; and col- laboration with the Communications Office in regard to CTNA procedures. TRIBUNAL MSGR. CHARLES KOCH, JUDICIAL VICAR Goals related to marriage cases include opening and review of petitions in a timely fashion. Goals related to the backlo of cases include: m at the end of 1993 (TheA: TOnura cut down,, the backlog of 152 formal cases pend" g . oer ot formal cases pending at the end of 1992 was 170; at the end of 1B 993uT, 152. We hope to cut it further in 1994 and 1995.) th :-';= a opt to have the case filed through December of 1993 resolved b e,u ot December 1994. Y theU: Our goal is to have most formal cases comnleted within 14 months after  eltlon has been filed with the Tribunal. (That time period has been re- aUce I from 18 months.) e at lea I) Our goal ]s to issu st 13 formal Decisions a month or 156 a year. (The goal of the previous year was 10 Formal Decisions a month.) OFFICE OF STEWARDSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT JUSTIN CLEMENTS, DIRECTOR Goal: Establish the Diocese of Evansville as a total stewardship diocese. Objectives eveiop and implement a model for Parish Stewardship Conversion. fte, t:l'ent?rage a renewal of the practice of tithing or proportional giving The .nd treasure " ' in ertwined" one cannot speak about st^two objechves above are mextncabl t , . . " al Stewardship,, without including thing or proportional gwmg. Putting the plan i P'l. _ nto action Velopaen+ roJect began in early 1993 under the direction of the Diocesan De- POse o "',mce (now the O - hi and Develo ment The ur- -. f thi-. - ffice of Stewards p p ). p lo ' project . n, as it  was to estabhsh a model for parish stewardship conver- ttrneys to, aelped the five participating parishes along their respective  Ove tovw: r(1 total stewardship. A second group of five parishes has begun =ultional r"m u stewardship conversion, and by the end of 1994, three or four eVer- 6, ups of parishes will haveioined the orifinal ilot ou L ex" .  p gr p. Velopraent ,,:t!n.g programs and services of the Office of Stewardship and De- ,.e. These _' o, Vle stewardship education and promote the stewardship way of lp colural.Ucle the Brutd Society; Parish Stewardship Renewals; Steward- atholic Fo s in the Message; The Catholic Parishes Campaign (CPC); The Lated project adat!on of Southwestern Indiana, Inc.; and other Stewardship-re- etter on s su. ca, as a Lenten education series on the U.S. bishops' pastoral arasnp. OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION JAMES CORR, DIRECTOR Goal: Foster among all Catholics the realization that catechetical forma- tion incorporates the traditional elements of Word, Worship, Community and Service at all age levels. General Objective: Emphasize and promote the power of the Bible as proclaimed, shared, and lived in the conversion and faith formation of Church members. Specific objectives include enhancing ministers' knowledge and under- standing of Scripture; providing ideas and approaches for using Scripture in catechetical formation; and providing opportunity for various ministers to gather for in-service. Goal: Promote Church teaching that parents and guardians, in requesting baptism for their children, hold the primary responsibility for their chil- dren's faith formation. - Objective: To develop guidelines that include a theology of sacraments, :, . general principles for the pastoral preparation and celebration of sacra- ments for children with recommendations for parish and family dimen- sions. Specific objectives include providing information, guidelines, and re- sources for parishes in preparing for and celebrating sacraments for chil- dren in one source book; promoting effective and appropriate celebrations of sacraments for children; and promoting and assisting the proper func- tion and role of parents and parish community in sacramental formation. Goal: Accept the challenge of the American bishops "to give high priority to adult formation as the chief form of catechesis at all levels of the Church." General Objective: To develop a process to address the needs for ongoing adult formation. Using suggestions from educators throughout the diocese, a list of re- source persons has been gathered. The list includes persons with expertise in Church topics, and will be published along with guidelines for parish adult programs. More to come: Future issues of the Message will provide greater detail about each of the goals in the Diocesan P,l,:n, a report on the progress made in implementing the goals of Synod 93; and an account- ing of diocesan planning in 1994-95. Se00ces arket 9-5 rn Wear. P & clean- silk. taken till 1. UN]tI"ED  BANK / W 1111"11, m WASHINGTON-SHOALS-LOOGOOTEE FIRST FEDERAL Savings and Loan Assodation Washington & Loogootee (812) 254-2641 SAVINGS BANK, FSB 200 E. Van Trees St., Washington 500 Mare St., Petersburg Vincennes Bicknell - . Sandborn Monroe City, Princeton. Patoka Member F.D.I.C. Main street Pha.rmacy 217 E. Main St. Downtown Waslngton Phone: 254-5141 I.,iD D i i i ] MILLER & MILLER "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" 424-9274 III I II I IIII II YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR Position opening, as coordinator of youth ministry be- tween several parishes. Background in Catholic education or studies and some experience in Youth Ministry. is re- quired. Strong organizational skills required. Person must like and be supportive of youth in a multiculturat setting. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Send resume to: " " Youth MinistD" St. Joseph Church 600 E. Virginia St. Evansdlle, IN 47711 III I ] II II I I ] I I I I