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-cn, Evansville 4. The church interior, above, features a statue of the risen Christ. The school, below, is built of Indiana limestone Bottom right, Helene Hunter is the principal at Christ the King School Father Robert Deig, bottom left, was named pastor in 1987. His service in the diocese has" included work at parishes in Vincennes, Evansville, Washington and Haubstadt; he also served as superintendent of Memorial High School, Evansville for 15 years. " " g stones, pastor says rectory was purchased, i ! the school building committee were Herman Brown, Funke, Walter Hillenbrand, Ralph Hubert, Michael lacobs, John man  r., Hiram Wilson and Joseph Ubelh0r. nuarer attehded St. B eiiedict School, until the fall of 1949, when ',-classroom Christ the King School was opened with initial The school was staffed by Sisters of St. Benedict from ived in quarters on the second floor of the school of the present-day auditorium type church was Bishop Henry J. Grimmelsman in 1950; the church was in MaT 1952. continued. A convent was built in 1957; the second floor of converted from living quarters to more oom space. Y1962, school enrollment had climbed to 665. The establishment troy-Nativity Church relieved the overcrowding at Christ the King. -taer lames Rogers was appointed co-pastor with Msgr. Egloff in After Msgr. Egloff's retirement in 1972, Father Rogers was named first parish council was established that same year. ather E mar Wannemuehler was named co,pastor with Father t 1975. membership in 1975 was listed as 565 families. There were students enrolled in the school. Father Raymond Kuper was named pastor in 1977. Planning for tion under Vatican II guidelines had begun in 1975. Remodeling napleted in 1978. the i r all 1 e 1 1985, the convent became par sh cente ; by 1988, c ass s taught by lay teachers. ,, . 9i38, parish membership is listed as 160o; school enrollment is ,!,m both Chris the King and Nativity parishes.  : ' er Robert Deig was naned pastor in September 1987, ,when ' r'Kuper was auuointed diocesan director o the office of Catholic on., . See CHRIST THE KING page 11 CHRIST THE KING NEWBURGH I EVANSVILLE