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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana N0vember 13, Following is one of a series of monthly features on cate- chists in the Diocese of Evansville. "Dedication, delight and enthusiasm" are the words used to describe Sharon Vogler, a catechist at Holy Name Church, Bloomfield. The words come from Pas- toral Life Coordinator, Sister Diane Fischer, O.S.B. "[ feel that Sharon deserves recognition as a catechist be- cause of her dedication, de- light and enthusiasm in working with our youth in the parish in all areas of cate- chests, service and recreation, and in developing our youth leadership and dedication to their faith," wrote Sister Fis- cher. "She works very hard at trying to get the youth to take on the responsibilities of leadership and commitment so that their faith is not just in classroom learning, but in Christian living, now and as thQy grow into adult life." Vogler, 31, is a native of Ireland. She was taught at I * schools in French Lick and Jasper before moving to New Continued from page 1 Speaking at the Mass, she called the martyred sisters a "seed that will produce fruit not only in the Liberian land, but in all the church and in all of our congregation." Sister Mildred Gross, provincial of the Ruma province of the order, called the "sudden and unexpected" deaths of the sisters "a tremendous loss to our province." "The hearts of all Adorers are saddened," she said by the "communal pain and the ii RAY'S Washington Auto Trim 27 Years Service FIRE & SAFETY Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service 117 Busseron Street Commercial and Residential MlCK RAY: Home: 882-4185 Shop: 886-4960 Pager: 885-7571 ill ii UnCo Coffee Services Total Beverage Distnbulor Indtarm - Illinois - Kentucky Sharon Vofller .... Bloomfield catechist stresses 'service to others' Bloomfield in 1986. She is employed by ResCare of Lin- ton, working in group homes for adults who have develop- mental disabilities. Since 1986, Vogler has been working with the youth of the parish and as a cate- chist. This year she has 12 high school students, grades 9 through 12, in religion classes on Sunday morning. As youth chairperson, she meets monthly with 26 young persons, grades 7 through 12. Vogler is a member of the Diocesan Youth Commission and has served as the Vin- cennes Deanery coordinator for youth since 1988. She has entered the Youth Ministry Certificate program in Indi- anapolis, in conjunction with St. Meinrad Archabbey and the Archdiocese of Indi- anapolis. Vogler made "TEC 4" which was sponsored by the Southwestern Indiana Teens Encounter Christ movement in the Diocese of Evansville. Vogler is president of the Holy Name parish council, and is involved in the dioce- san synodal process at the deanery and parish levels. As a catechist and leader of young people, Vogler "stresses service to others and to the parish as part of the program," said Sister Fischer. As an example, she noted that Vogler recently had members of her high school personal pain." Sister Gross noted a sad irony in the deaths of the women, saying they gener- ously gave of themselves for the poor and the powerless, but were "powerless in the end for their own defense." The provincial superior called the slain sisters "our first martyrs of charity." She said the teaths would not be the end "for them or for us." "Our sisters are at home with their God," she said. "Their spirits live!" religion class make cards for the individual members of the First Communion class. High School students also committed themselves to pray for their special child in the class as a prayer partner during this year. Vogler enjoys her work. "Each year I keep coming back because I love working with the youths' energy, ideas, faith and dreams for life," she said. V0gler said she misses in- teraction with the youth dur- ing summer, so when fall comes around, she is eager to get back with them. "Anything is possible for the youth," she said. "Al- though we usually think of youth rebelling, I find the youth here really caring," she added. "They still believe in their parents' guidance, too. I find the youth so refreshing." Students find her "down- to-earth" -- according to one of them, Kelly Stieglitz. She described her teacher as "a very caring person who re- lates well and listens to us, is fun to be with, and is a peo- ple-person." Another student, Jessica Yake, said, "Sharon is one of the most kind and caring per- sons I've ever known. She's always willing to help any- one, anytime." Yake added, "She's also someone I can al- ways trust." VeRier said the hardest thing to do was to give the K of C 565 2901 West Maryland Full Menu Wed., Fri., Sat. 5 -- 9 p.m. Catering Call 423-2734 SHARON VOGLER youth the freedom to take leadership, to let them take hold of things and get them done. "It's so easy and tempt- ing to take control and see that the things get done, but I need to let them do it and to take the leadership," she said. Vogler said her goal teach young persons that are the ones who need the initiative. If they that, they will be prepare life and for being the Church and the nity in the future. RUXER FORD - LINCOLN - MERCURY JASPER 482-1200 : !!' American National Bank Bicknell - Sandbom Vincennes Drive-in Facilities - Member F.D.I.C. A Full Service Bank i i i i HAU BSTADT ELECTRIC AUTO TOPS. SEAT COVERS. STEREO SALES & INSTALLATIONS 254-3943 _, HWY 50 EAST, BEHIND UPS CENTE EUGENE WELP, OWNER NOW AVAILABLE 1993 00t*earl3ook of the Cat]lolic Diocese of Eva:ttsville 46 V of Coffees and Teas I" 24-HOUR WHATE]JER YOUR TASTE, | 1| Industrial, Commercial k---, WECANMATCHITw" $7.50 ,.lc :ed-up a l Cathohc Center. ,fm der..you 536, I You, RED WING I ..-,.,.,*7""- - Or rs today. 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