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Around the Diocese for Feb. 1

Around the Diocese for Feb. 1 Happy Birthday! Deacon Michael Helfter of Holy Family Parish in Jasper celebrates his birthday on Feb. 3. Father Gene Schroeder, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Vanderburgh County, celebrates his birthday on Feb. 7. Father Jim Sauer, administrator of St. Matthew Parish in Mount Vernon, celebrates his...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

'Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed'

Each year, I look forward to celebrating National Catholic Schools Week.  As a diocese, we recognize the value of Catholic education and support our families and schools in educating our young people so they can reach their full potential.  We acknowledge the vital role of parishes, pasto...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Catholic Charities receives $75,000 United Way grant

Catholic Charities receives $75,000 United Way grant Editor's Note:  Shown in the accompanying photo, during the presentation of the United Way Grant to Catholic Charities, are Mike Vogel, left, Catholic Charities Board of Advisors president; Annie Shackelford, Catholic Charities Coordinator of Office Operations; Tracy Gander, Catholic Char...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Heritage Federal Credit Union Sponsors Catholic Charities' Boots4Work Program

In 2015, while conducting due diligence on another program idea, Catholic Charities staff members became aware that many individuals turn down job offers because they could not afford the work footwear required by employers.  Within 60 days, the Boots4Work program was up and running!  Her...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

St. John the Baptist Newburgh new house system to create sense of belonging

St. John the Baptist Newburgh new house system to create sense of belonging On the first day back to school after Christmas break, classes were canceled for St. John the Baptist Newburgh middle school students. But Principal Elizabeth Flatt had a good reason. Similar to what the fictional character Harry Potter experienced in J.K. Rowling’s popular book series, stude...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

St. Benedict Cathedral: 'remade by the grace of God'

St. Benedict Cathedral: 'remade by the grace of God' Editor’s note: Beginning with this feature, The Message will publish stories about the projects underway and planned across the Diocese of Evansville that have been made possible, at least in part, by the “Stewards of God’s Grace” campaign. These features will appear in all-...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

New book chronicles St. Benedict Cathedral Parish's first century

New book chronicles St. Benedict Cathedral Parish's first century Copies of a new book, “A History of Saint Benedict Cathedral: The First 100 Years,” are being distributed to registered families of the Evansville parish, thanks to the generosity of supportive parishioners. Books are also available for purchase from a limited supply. The pari...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Marian Educational Outreach to use grant to train teachers, create 'Cultures of Inclusion'

No two students learn in the same way, according to 17-year veteran special education teacher Jamie Broeker. To reach all pupils, Broeker said educators must use a variety of learning techniques. Broeker is a K-5 special education teacher at Annunciation School at Holy Spirit campus. She recalled l...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Source Summit Retreat to offer fun, faith-filled weekend

Source   Summit Retreat to offer fun, faith-filled weekend If you’re searching for a renewed spirit and a closer relationship with Jesus, look no further than the Diocese of Evansville’s annual Source Summit Retreat. Youth and young adults 13-24 years old are invited to spend a weekend at Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville from April 5-...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

House bill would outlaw brutal later-term abortion procedure

House bill would outlaw brutal later-term abortion procedure Sue Liebel had just completed the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., last week when her focus turned back to Indiana. The longtime pro-life advocate was asked to comment on a bill introduced this month in the Indiana General Assembly that would ban dismemberment abortion, the method of choi...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019