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Tho00, 1 g S SAGI00 CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 25 November 29, 1991 Appointments for Blessed Sacrament, 00Phll ip ic hurches FATHER DAVID FLECK By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message Editor tnna sh leadership appoint- " nave b, for n, , Cell alllllltlllced Pk yessed Sacrament 'aUrch, 0 '. ' Phil' akland City and St . tp Church ' tlshe, r -., St. Plnhp,.by get v -,erald A. Gettelfm- E beaCon Richard Pre e oi vas . sk " t0rt V)lle was named pas- 8a, administrator of Blessed llavient Church. Father f St eck is the new pastor . ' miip_ Church. The ap- velntaie,.ts, announced at the two Parishes over the past ekend, are effective Dec. beaten Preske, 59, is an DEACON RICHARD PRESKE Evansville native and a grad- uate of Mater Dei High St:heel. He and his wife Joan have eight children. 'Tve been wanting to be in- volved in parish ministry for a long time," said Deacon Preske. tie and his wife have been active parishioners at St. Boniface Church, Evansville, where they established the parish's first lay lector pro- gram in the early 1960s. Since ordination, May 9, 1981, Deacon Preske has con- tinued his involvement with St. Boniface Church. He plans to continue living in Evansville while serving in his new assignment at Oak- See APPOINTMENTS page 5 NUMBER 13 I Official From Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger The Rev. David Fleck, Pastor of St. Philip Church, St. Philip, effective Wednesday, December 18, noon CST. Deacon Richard Preske, Pastoral Administrator, Blessed Sacrament Church, Oak- land City, effective December 18, noon EST. ii ii i i i Synodal planning ....... , .... Msgr. Charles Koch, Father Robert Bultmann and Father William Traylor, from left at table in foreground, are among priests and pastoral administrators who met with Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger and Diocesan Chancellor Sister Louise Bond, S.N.J.M., about plans for a diocesan synod. The meeting was at the Catholic Center, Nov. 20. -- Message Photo by Paul R. Leingang I III I Christine Knapp Composer says her songs come from the Spirit By PAUL R. LEINGANG, Message Editor ), a 1986 graduate of Mater Dei High School, contemporary Christian album. The first able at St. Theresa Church, Evansville, where Knapp will Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. " a hard time taking credit" for writing the songs, she said, in a interview. She said the songs are given to her by God. song will come into my head while I am driving," she said. stop and sing it into a jambox." song is "Never Alone"  which came to her after a rough ife, following a broken wedding engagement. She said she 'Chant with God at that time. ,u give them to me, I will use them to give you glory." eves, songs have been given to her that are "so clear that she is certain they come from the Spirit. excited about bringing her music -- a mixture that includes gui- and rock-and-roll  to the St. Theresa concert. She believes that tulle youths have not been as exposed to contemporary Christian youths of many other denominations. recently, Knapp was a staff member for Campus Crusade for orldwide interdenominational organization. She became inter- ms Crusade while she was a sophomore at Western Kentucky from Campus Crusade came to a sorority meeting," she ex- eaker helped her to find a personal relationship with God. God atarm's length," she said. Now, instead of a "Sunday describes her relationship with God as a lifestyle. Was raised in a strong Catholic home and attended Catholic said her parents gave her a strong foundation of believing in ity, to become aware that Jesus Christ has bridged the gap of sinful- ness, and to make a personal deci- sion to accept Jesus Christ. Knapp gradu- ated from Western Kentucky in May 1990, with a de- gree in corporate and organizational communications. She ;worked with high school stu- dents in San Diego, CaliL, as a staff member of Campus Crusade. She found California different from Indiana. Some statistics showed that only 20 percent of the high school students had ever gone to church, she said. There wasn't a church on every corner. In her work, she typically would meet with an established group of students such as an athletic team. She would tell them about God and in- vite them to contact her. Interested students met weekly for bible study in small groups, and monthly in larger sessions. The goal was not to get the students to keep coming to the meetings, | _ "I Wen, - .............. but to strengthen their involvement in their own church, she said. | aal e mrougl the system, and t became routine, sne sale ne oe | , agnes-" - - - " Knapp recently returned to Evansville to prepare for her January mar- | I lov,Sade Chalenp_ r at least, apathetic _.until the speaker from, Campus riage to a man she metat Western Kentucky through the Campus Crusade. | [",yes ale and -u n, er wlm a iour-pomt plan: to, uno.erst, anu mat, L, oa She is currently working part-time at the Family Book Store in Evansville, , | has a ptan mr me, to ac_nowmuge me smmmess oI numan " and speaking at Evansville area churches and to youth groups.