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December 11, 1987 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 Super volunteers I Strong cameraderie developed between Catholic Center volunteers Loretta Hsathcolte, Frances Dodp end FrendIIs Payns have voluntwred in the diocesan Treasurer's Office for nearly five years. Here, they are preparing a parish stewardship mailing. -- Message Photo by Mary T. Ellert For information on vocations contact: Father David Fleck, Vocations Office, 424-5536 Ext. 111 JOSEPH DOESN'T H BUT HE HAS A SISTER care for those entrusted to them. Won't you celebrate the birth of Christ by helping sisters wh9 care for our brothers and sisters in the mis- sions. Send a Christmas offering today to the Propagation of the Faith. This infant, named Joseph, has loving care because a young woman in the Missions has given her life to Christ as a Sister. The Propagation of the Faith helps support mission sisters as they I q I "/tax" Diooan ME.ion Of',== I II  P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, Indiana 47711 ' II m Yes! I want t- o helpa Mission Sister. Enclosed is my Christmas gift: I D$5 [-]$I0 [--]$25 F-] $50 [-]$100 ['-1 Other $ [------- --'--] | _m Special Gifts are needed too! [] $250 [] $500 [] $1000 II I [] I would like to be a monthly donor! I I Name -- I -  - I Please ask missionaries to remember my intentions at Mass 089- I EVV Your gifl is tax deductible By MARY T. ELLERT Message Staff Writer Always smiling. That's how Mary Kirsch, assistant treasurer for the Diocese of Evansville, describes three volunteers she works closely with. Frances Dodge, Loretta Heathcotte and Francille Payne have been helping the Treasurer's Office with the its Bishop's Fund mailings for nearly five years. Recently, they have taken on the added responsibilities of preparing the parish stewardship materials for mailing. Even though they receive no monetary compensation for the hours they spend stapling, folding, labeling and sealing, they never complain. "They're always as joyful as can be," commented Kirsch, who added she's never seen one of them "come in without a smile." The women have developed a strong camaraderie during the years they have worked together. Their time spent folding papers and stuffing envelopes is spiced with jokes and conversations about their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Heathcotte was quick to point out, however, they "don't do any gossiping -- at least not bad gossiping!" "It gets me out of the house and gives me a chance to laugh and joke with somebody who can take a laugh and a joke," smiled Dodge. Dodge, 76, is a member of Holy Redeemer Church, Evansville. She has six children, 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is involved with many activities at Holy Redeemer, including quilting, working on the parish newsletter and fixing meals after funeral services. Even cataract surgery couldn't keep Dodge away from her duties as a volunteer. She went to the Catholic Center to work, even though she was still under her doctor's care. Heathcotte, 72, explained one of her reasons for volunteering. "My conscience bothers me that there's work that needs to be done and I'm just sitting at home being unhappy," she said. A member of Sacred Heart Church, Evansville, Heathcotte is also actively involved with the Evansville Circle Of the Daughters of Isabella. She helps at the D of I social events and with the monthly paper, "The Crown." She has four children, 11 grandchildren and "11/3" great-grandchildren. "Age doesn't make a bit of difference to me," said Payne, the oldest df the three at age 79. "It's how you feel!" Judging from the amount of volunteer activities she is involved with, she must feel pretty good. Payne, an active member of St. Agnes Church, Evansville, has seven children, 42 grand- children and nine great- grandchildren. She is very in- volved with parish quilting pro- jects and is a member of the D of I. Payne especially enjoys her working on the Bishop's Fund. "It's good to see the good ADA (Bishop's Fund) is doing for the diocese/' she said. "That's the nicest part." Payne, Heathcotte and Dodge have been working around six hours a week on the steward- Ship mailings. Their work load will increase to at least 30 hours a week in January when preparations for the Bishop's Fund are in full swing again. Kirsch said she doesn't know how the Treasurer's Office would complete the steward- ship and Bishop's Fund mail- ings without the help of the three volunteers. "They're super!" she re- marked. "I'm glad God put them into my life!" Coloring contest winners Good Shepherd School, Evansville, age 8. Grades 3-4: Katey Andrews, St. Benedict School, Evansville, age 9. Third place winners are: Kindergarten: Kathryn Hauschild, St. Philip School, Posey County, age 6. Grades 1-.: Mike Torrence, Holy Rosary School, Evansville, age 7. Results from the second week of the Message Christmas color- ing contest are printed below. First place winners are: Kindergarten: Adam Werne, Holy Family School, Jasper, age 5. Grades 1..: Amanda Egen, St. John the Baptist School, Newburgh, age 8. Grades 3-4: Kelly Poag, Holy Spirit School, Evansville, age 10. Grades 3-4: Jennifer Graf, Second place winners are: Washington Catholic Eleman- Kindergarten: Kristen Jones, tary, age 9. St. John the Baptist School, Week three winners will be Newburgh, age 5. ' announce in the Dec. 18 issue Grades 1..: Denise Will, of theMessage. /Z ' Funeral Homes ] Four Convenient ,Locations 'WEST CHAPEL 3033 W. MARYLAND ST. !