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December 3, 1993 The Message Monthly -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 7 Washington Catholic's fund drive The 1993 Washington Catholic Schools fund drive has officially begun; this year, Carol Templin and Charles Wickman are serving as co- chairpersons. The fund drive, entitled "In- vesting in the Future," has a goal of $576,000. This year, parents of children in the three Washington Catholic schools and parish- ioners at the two Washington parishes wilt receive information on the accomplishments of the schools over the last three years, pastor of St. Mary Church, Evansville, celebrates his birth- day Dec. 7. Father Earl Schmitt, a re- Niehaus IWard is given 'Pe Lave r, r nd Eileen Hebert lieha i ed the 1993 Father i :as'owhich is pre- They ers at t. An- reh, EVansville. sh COuncil chooses LWard Pleats; the awardaS raed rather Niehaus, p . athony, s from 1950 to tired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, celebrates his birth- day Dec. 8. He resides at 260 Shawcraft Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28311. Msgr. Michael Wolf, pastor of Holy Trinity Pro-Cathe- or at  dral, Evansville, celebrates his 973. birthday Dec. 8. bert CceDting ,L_ Father Firmus Dick, pastor hsp"aid'- ,e award, of Sacred Heart Church, ,,.L', -ur Once in m " Schnellville, celebrates his ;se t]'Y"less. XTL y hfe Ltngs, vo,. ]'aen you do birthday Dec. 9. e, n, t out o e" Go them out of "recei vine, ^an.y expectation t'-lr'all:h=:mething like this. Deacon anniversary He h ,-uie. ta Served a Thomas Lambert of St. tthel,arlsh, s _ s. c halrperson Clement Church, Boonville, t  brain;,. "apltal Imvro  was ordained a deacon Dec. 12, fthe" =Zlsh c- .. u presldent 1992. r....,ee, an  _. v- : ily Life.uncl! and Center tn Street Eagle Scout Chris Dilger has received the Eagle Scout Emblem. He is the son of Robert and Sharon Dil- ger of Jasper, and a member of Holy Family Church, Jasper. Liturgical Services Kristan Gilles Kautzman will be coordinating Liturgical Services at Good Shepherd Church, Evansville. Abbot elected The monks of St. Benedict's Abbey in Benet Lake, Wise., have voted Benedictine Fa- ther Leo Ryska to be the fifth abbot of the monastery. Abbot Leo assumed the posi- tion of administrator and supe- rior of the community last Janu- ary; he was a monk of St. Meinrad Archabbey. He taught theology at St. Meinrad Seminary, and served as Provost and Vice-Rector of St. Meinrad College from 1987 to 1992. Sunday - December 5 encel Appraisal Chicken Dinner & 900r_elody (World's Largest Youth Hand Bell Choir} Dinner: 11 am- 2 pm Adults - $5.00 (50 extra all white meat) Children under 10 - $1.00 {Includes dumplin's, vegetables, dessert & drink) Melody Bells: 2:30 pm losing IRANCE 991 [] 3635 Pollack Avenue Evansville according to Barb Graham. "Aside from Religion being taught five days per week in the classroom, other improvements include advanced placement classes in biology, English, anatomy and physiology; chem- istry, physics and computer courses are now offered; a pre- school is open, and music is now offered on all levels. General im- provements have been made on all three buildings." Carol Templin is a Washing- ton Catholic graduate, active at St. Simon Church, Washing- ton, and the mother of five chil- dren who graduated from the Catholic schools. Wickman is active at St. Mary Church, Washington, and also a graduate of Washing- ton Catholic. His daughter grad- uated from Washington Catholic and his son attends Washing- ton Catholic Middle School. Computers at St. James Thanks to members of the Computer/Technology committee at St. James School, St. James, students are using 11 new computers, and new print- ers. The new equipment was pur- chased "with the help of $1,500 from last year's PTA, $2,500 ac- cumulated from previous school fundraisers, and $14,600 from generous benefactors," according to Martha Render, St. ,lames principal. "Our goal for this year is to teach typing skills to the older students and to familiarize them with word processing." The school's older computers have been moved to the lower grades "so they will have more time on their computers as well." Computer/Technology commit- tee members include Steve Ralph, Helen and Ken Alvey, Elaine Rexing, Kelley Rex- ing, Debby Weis, Brenda Marx, Wendi Nurrenbern and Kay Beth Riney. Blue Ribbons at Memorial Jill Bradley and Kara Vozel received first place in the Mater Dei High School debate tour- nament Nov. 18. They are mem- bers of the debate squad at Memorial High School, Evansville. Marching Wildcats Members of the Marching Wildcats at Mater Dei High School, Evansville, received a strong Division 2 rating and a score of 67.85 at the Bands of America Grand Nationals in In- dianapolis. This is the highest score ever earned by the Mater Dei band. Corpus Christi's student council Laura Reising is the presi- dent of the student council at Corpus Christi School, Evansville. Julie Helmerich is vice-president, Christie Ul. rich is secretary, and Dustin Lannert is treasurer. Class representatives include Adam Siemers, Brandi Gilles, Margaret Halbig, Jessica Butler, Dan Musick, Carrie Goebel, Amy Muensterman and Jackie Helmerich. Best of Show Students at St. Benedict School, Evansville, made Christmas ornaments which were used to decorate a Christ- mas tree for display at the Festi- val of Trees. The tree won Best of Show in the elementary school division. Martha Creech helped organized the St. Bene- dict project. Please send information for SCHOOL NOTEBOOK to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. | Thanks/ i November 18 was a time to say 'Phank You" to Benedic- tine Sister Mary Celestin Maurer, principal at Good Shep- herd School, Evansville. Because the day had been desig- nated as a national day of appreciation for Catholic school principals, the faculty and students gathered at a special Mass in Sister's honor. Deacon Ed Wilkerson re. minded the students that "Sister is always there at the front door holding the door open and telling us she is glad to see us. She makes us feel good about ourselves. r -- Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes