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The Messags -- for Cstholics of Southwestern Indians Why do you want to be a delegate to Synod &apos;93? Some selected As a, lay person we all have plan and provide for the fur- gathering that can be filled the Parish Faith Family of Sa- implemented the privilege and responsibility to be involved in our Church. It is very important to be able to have a voice in the direction our diocese will take in the fu- ture. -- Tom Goergen Holy Redeemer, Evansville Because the Church is very important to me and I see as. pects of our Church permeating all : ur :lives and all of society i /in'i]ne tay. Participating in the Synod is one way that l can " t to help our Church benefit al '0 lives. . .? y: :L2, Curt Gramelspacher  <".;/?-:" >: St. Joseph, Jasper ::: The Church is very impor- taltt to me. I feel that the church is, or at least should be, the most important organiza- tionin-our lives. It would please me greatly to have a pos- itive influence on this institu- tion. " ' -- Michael Halter Y - C -" St. John, Newburgh The Church has a tremen- dous responsibility to not only the communities within our .diocese, but the world Each parish is a building block, a foundation. It is on these levels which we must begin. Building unity among our parishes and solidifying our mission as a " dicese will serve to better our !'cities and our world. I would like to do my part to make our Church as compassionate and as CKrist-like as possible. " : ..... - :' :' :"  Jerrell Harville St. Meinrad Seminary, St. Meinrad I am interested in becoming  : trpe active within the diocese ,::and I feel that being a Synod delegate would help strengthen my relationship within the ,. Church.  ' j r  " L -- Amy Hasenour , Holy Cross, Fort Branch . . ! want to represent St. John's ,parish and actively participate in this infrequent opportunity ' "to plan as a diocese for the next ' veral years. I am pleased to ' acpt this challenge, on behalf of our parish family. -- Gary Heek " . .... - ' St. John, Newburgh I would like to be more in. ". i tlved with the Church, to find outwhere the church is going in the future and to be a part of : this decision. -- Andrea Herr  St, John, Newburgh When I was first asked to be a delegate l thought that this would mean a lot of work with little response and without any real otitcomes. Even now I feel the Holy Spirit in our gather- ing s and I am confident if we are open to each other and the Spirit much good will come from this. I have always been in awe of what the Spirit can ther building up of God's King- with hope as we witness to the dom here in Southern Indiana, Living Presence of God in each we have to be open to all the other. wisdom available. I'm excited -- Sister Catherine Kelly, D.C. to be a part of that. St- Mary's Medical Center, -- Vickie Hillenbrand Evansville St. John, Newburgh Because I realize that as a small parish we could be next on the closing list and I love our parish and want to see it continue and flourish. I feel that if we work together we can keep the Catholic faith alive and eventually overcome our shortage of priests and bring people back that have strayed. -- Alberta Hochgesang Sacred Heart, Schnellville Hoping that by my participating in the Synod and expressing our parish's opinions and needs it will help get oth- ers to participate in parish activities and get back to the basic religious education and continuing this education at home -- Eileen Hochgesang St. Henry, Ferdinand I want to help shape and plan a vision for the future. I want to be a part and share in a common effort to promote the Diocese. Brian Holtz St. Joseph, Evansville ..... !. would like to be a delegate to the 1993 Synod to share input and vision with faith- filled people in our diocese, dis- cerning its strengths and needs. I receive from the Church diocese, I have a need to return what I can, how I can. The Synod offers me the opportunity. -- Marty Homing Christ the King I think it will be a really neat experience to be involved with other members of the Church in the policy making process of the Church through the Synod. -- Gertrude Howard St. Anthony, Evansville Monastery Immaculate Con- ception is located in the Diocese of Evansville and many of our Sisters minister in this diocese. Each of us (diocese and monastery) wants a faith and spirituality that is the living presence and activity of Jesus in our world today. To do this we need to collaborate with Christ and one another to make the human race more truly God's family and brothers and sisters of one another. -- Si,r Kathryn Huber, O.LB. Monastery Immaculate Conception cred Heart Parish to represent them in this important dioce- san endeavor. I feel a need to be a vital part of a larger church. -- Franciscan Sister Carol Ann Mause Sacred Heart, Vincennes I would like to find opportu- nities to bring health care ser- vices and resources from our Catholic hospitals to our accomplish. - " ' --Rosemary Hicks ' parishes. : St. Benedict, Evansville -- Jay Kasey ,  . ... Holy-Redeemer, Evansville I feel very strongly in the fact that each of us has a piece of , the wisdom. Each one of us had an understanding of God and '  the Kingdom that no one else has. In order for this diocese to I believe the 1993 Synod is an opportunity for our Church to come together as the People of God-to review our history and to vision our future. It is a I want to be a delegate to the Synod to help shed light on the church's strengths as well as to address areas in which it can improve. -- Robert Mehringer St. Benedict, Evansville I think this is an op- portunity to renew and recommit ourselves. It is a time to be chal- lenged and stretched or how we as a dio- cese continue to share that message of Jesus Christ with one another and pass it on to the next generations. -- Mary Ann Miles St. Clement, Boonville I was asked by Memorial Hospital of Jasper, Ind. to be a delegate-it is my prayer that I may in some way help in providing a "Catholic and realistic solution to problems presented to the Synod. Bernard P. Kemker St. Joseph, Jasper I want to be and integral part of the future plans for the Church, and to implement the necessary changes to insure that the present and future gen- erations remain true and loyal to our faith and want to be a part of it instead of having to be a part of it. -- Georgia Kerswick St. Mary, Evansville I would like to be a delegate because I feel that it is impor- tant the views of the Church's teenagers are heard. Now more than ever is it necessary for young people to know that the Church is willing to listen to their concerns. -- Laurie KJein Holy Rory, Evanmville I feel very privileged to have been a part of the Synodal Planning Process. These are ex- citing times for the Catholics in the Diocese of Evansville. This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to spreading God's Kingdom and make our Church more Christ-like. Just being together as a diocese brings inspiration and strength. I wouldn't miss it! -- Patricia Koch St. Nicholas, Santa Claus The Synod is a rare opportu- nity to participate in planning the future of the diocese. Ken Krasavage St. John, Newburgh I feel privileged to be a dole. gate. I am being called forth by I've been a vital part of the diocese for the past 20 years. I've experienced times of growth and of stagnation in the diocese throughout these years. I want to have an active part in shap- ing the life of the local church for years to come. Sister Joan Miller St. John, Daylight I want to be a part of meet- ing the challenges within the church; as well as with finding .... ways to spread and toshare our Catholic faith with a world that needs the Lord so desper- ately, -- Ann Minis Sts. Peter and Paul Haubstadt I would like to be a delegate to the 1993 Synod because I feel that I can make a difference in the decisions make to better our faith and the future of our church. -- Amy Mischler St. Simon, Washington growth of our There is a need volvement on members I wish to Michael's parish. St. I would like to vision that can church of ana into the 2000. I feel encourage input of vowed the development ship. I want to be able to be a part in making the church ready for the twenty-first century and to put forth the thoughts and ideals of lay persons especially of the younger groups, in a way to benefit all the community, -- Michael Mohammed St. John, Vincennes As a member of the newest parish in the diocese, I want to be more a part of the Church. Being a mother of 3 (ages 5, 10 and 13), I want to be more aware of our religion in our lives as well as be an active example for them in the church. -- Mikie Mundy St. Nicholas, Santa Claus Newman Center- I am pleas ed t Church's response of our people- the divorced people, the reaching out and I want to be changes St. John There are so many changes that will be made in "the Church dur- ing the next several years, and I would like to have some input as to what I think should be considered and To represent parish using my Contribute as (I was on the in Davenport, It worked with ond marriage St. ., To reach ple, young and needs and to ings of the St. It is an whether the con dress as leaders are in fact St. 1 Kings 19 was not found or earthquake, softest changes in the same I can listen to dings of the ward these they may be.