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II I I Bishop Shea's Coat-of-Arms The Latin phrase "Benedicamus Domino" means "Let us bless the Lord." This was selected for Bishop Francis R. Shea's coat-of-arms to express an ideal, a program of life and the spirit of the bishop. On the left of the bishop's coat-of-arms is the crescent over an embankment to represent the walls of the city which are above two wavy, thick lines representing the waters of the Ohio River. This side represents Evansville "the Crescent City" which is the cathedral city in which Bishop Shea resides. The right side includes a fleur-de-lis which is part of the coat-of-arms of the Shea family of Kerry, Ireland. The upper portion is a reversed crescent with gold and blue checks from the coat-of-arms of St. Francis Xavier, baptismal patron of Bishop Shea. The pontifical hat covers the episcopal cross and is an official insignia for the rank of bishop. The hat has six tassels on each side in green; the cross is gold. The design was executed by W.F.J. Ryan of Ryan-West Company of New York City. We, as the students and faculty of Holy Family School, wish to thank you for your years of service to the Diocese of Evansville. We especially thank you for your visits to Holy Family Parish and School. We wish you God's blessings now and always. Students and Faculty Holy Family School, Jasper Thank you, Bishop Shea The priests, sisters, staff and parishioners of St. John the Baptist Church, Newburgh, give thanks to Almighty God for your presence in our midst these past 19 years, Bishop Francis Shea. May God continue to bless you with good health of mind and body. May you remain in our midst for many happy years. Ad multos annos! Father Joseph Ziliak, Pastor St. John the Baptist Church Newburgh, Ind. St. Mary's Parish in Huntingburg, Ind., expresses their sincere thanks to Bishop Shea for all his many acts of kindness to our Parish Community over these past years. We also recognize his labors on behalf of the Diocese, during his time as Bishop. May God continue to sustain you in your labors for the good of the Church. Be assured of a place in our prayers. Best wishes and sincere thanks! St. Mary Parish Huntingburg, Ind. As a leader of the People of God in our diocese, you Bishop Shea, have served as a servant in the Lord's ser- vice. Personally, I have experienced your support and af- firmation in the Religious Education Programs, both on the diocesan and local level. The confirmands always delighted in having their picture taken with you and then compare your height with theirs. We are blessed to have you for our dedicated Shepherd of the flock. Sister Corita Hoffman, Director of Religious Education St. Francis Xavier Poseyville, Ind. I have had several unique oppor- tunities as a woman in ministry within the Diocese of Evansville. I have pioneered in areas that previously women dare not trod. In each of these ministries, Bishop Shea has been one of my most loyal supporters. He has been more than Bishop Shea to me; he was been Friend, confidante, motivator, and partner. He has challenged me and en- couraged me to become all I could become as a woman in leadership posi- tions. I am truly grateful for all that he has been to me personally, but especial- ly, all that he has been for the Church of the Diocese of Evansville. I pray that God continues to bless him in all that he does in the future. I will certainly miss hirh! Sister Terence Knapp Pastoral Administrator Holy Name Church Bloomfield, Ind. We will miss you because you have been a great leader, a good teacher, a server of God and a friendly person. Theresa Lennartz Holy Rosary School Evansville, Ind. Just a note to say thank you for the last 19 years of service to the Diocese of Evansville. You certainly have a lot to be thankful [or. We wish you "Good Luck" as you begin your years of retirement. Sincere]y, CCD Teachers and Students St. Joseph Church, Princeton Our Theology teacher told us you were retiring. My morn said you have spent your life helping other people. Even on bad days, this must make you feel good. Stacie Marley Memorial High School We are grateful for his celebrating our Jubilee with us this summer even though he had other celebrations to attend. May God bless you Bishop Shea. Sister M. Annelle Lil's, O.S.B. III II I I I t t 0 t "