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I III St. Philip Church, Posey County 3500 South St. Philip Road Mt. Vernon, Indiana 47620 (812) 985-2275 Pastor ......... Father Eugene Dewig Mass Schedule: Saturdays ........ 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Sundays ........ 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. St. Philip School Principal ..... Sister Bernadine Nash, O.S.U. DRE .................... Joan Stolz Father Eugene Dewig, above, left, was named pastor in 1974, but rS connections with the parish are traced to a much earlier date. His grandmother was.baptized at St. Philip in 1661, his The school Proud, prominentparis visible landmarks in P The proud and prominent buildings of St. Philip bali Today, the church with its steeple, the rectory, the school Cathol!c community. Such was not the case in the eorly i 'In the early 1830s there was much religious blstry 125th anniversary. "Catholicity, because of a general anti- Father Czackert, a Redemptorist priest from Illinois, was celebrated in the homes. Father Deydier was assigned to Assumption Weinzapfel, ministered to the. Catholics in the area Father Weinzapfel established churches at St. County in 1842. Religious bigotry is listed as the reason Confession-- a charge she admttted was untrue the hegira ad the con ea St. in threa, ttholic feeli as the first Evansvilh ot Dewtg is a sister of the pastor. i6 '9 The original high altar donated by Elizabeth Deig is incorporated into the design of the church interior as it is today, r/ght. he At donated, too, for the log, himself provided the aitar, windows, doors The first Mass was offered Sept: 12, 1847. The parish grew rapidly. A one-room school some early ass/stance from George Loesch and A.T. planning for a new church in 1857, but it was his to St. Philip after Father Weinzapfel left the area, to at St.