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Habitat for Humanity of Evansville honors Del Welte

Habitat for Humanity of Evansville honors Del Welte Delbert “Del” Welte was a man with a big heart who loved to help people, according to his wife. Since 1999, Welte volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Evansville. Thelma Welte said Habibat was a large part of her late-husband’s heart. When they first met, Thelma said she saw h...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Scott Britt retires after 27 years as diocesan associate treasurer

Scott Britt retires after 27 years as diocesan associate treasurer Scott Britt is excited not to have deadlines. For as long as Britt can recall, his work always revolved around deadlines: month-end, quarterly-end, year-end and audit – you name it. After 27 years as the Catholic Diocese of Evansville’s associate treasurer, Britt retired on Dec. 17. And...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Karen Wittgen Cain joins Treasurers staff

Karen Wittgen Cain joins Treasurers staff For Karen Wittgen Cain, accepting a job with the Catholic Diocese of Evansville was like coming home. Cain joined the diocesan staff in the Office of the Treasurer as Associate Treasurer on Nov. 19 – just days before Thanksgiving. Cain comes to the diocesan staff from Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Benedictine Sister Mary Leon Kiesel dies

Benedictine Sister Mary Leon Kiesel dies Benedictine Sister Mary Leon Kiesel, 84, of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, died on Dec. 16  at the monastery. Sister Mary Leon was born on Oct. 18, 1934, in Fort Branch, Ind., the third of eight children of Leo and Lorene (Martin) Kiesel. She entered the Sisters of St. Benedict...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Benedictine Father Benedict Meyer dies on Dec. 14

Benedictine Father Benedict Meyer dies on Dec. 14 Benedictine Father Benedict Meyer, 91, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, died on Dec. 14 at the monastery. He was a jubilarian both of profession and priesthood.  He was born in Cedar Grove, Ind., on Sept. 24, 1927, and was given the name Charles Anthony at his bapti...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations continue

Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations continue Celebrations of the Dec. 12 Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe continued across the Diocese of Evansville through Dec. 16. Early celebrations Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated Mass in English and Spanish on Dec. 9 at our Lady of Hope Parish in Washington. The Message published coverage of that Mas...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Around the Diocese for Dec. 21

Around the Diocese for Dec. 21 Happy Birthday! Deacon Kenneth Johanning celebrates his birthday on Dec. 31. Deacon David McDaniel of Holy Family Parish in Jasper celebrates his birthday on Dec. 31. Donna Bradley, Parish Catechetical Leader at St. Peter Parish in Montgomery, celebrates her birthday on Dec. 31. Tim McIntosh, Princ...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Bulletin Board for December 21

Bulletin Board for December 21 The Message Holiday Schedule This is the final 2018 issue of The Message. The Message will not publish issues on Dec. 28, 2018, and Jan. 4, 2019. The first 2019 issue will be published on Jan. 11. Information for publication in the Jan. 11 issue should arrive no later than Jan. 2, 2019. General Int...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Bishop announces diaconate ordinations

At the conclusion of the 10 a.m. Mass on Dec. 9 at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Washington, Bishop Joseph M. Siegel announced, with “great joy,” that he will ordain Diocese of Evansville seminarians Martin Estrada and Juan Ramirez as deacons on March 2, 2019. Our Lady of Hope Parish will...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Parishes honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

Parishes honor Our Lady of Guadalupe Latino communities in several parishes across the Diocese of Evansville are celebrating the Dec. 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady of Hope Parish in Washington welcomed Bishop Joseph M. Siegel for Mass on Dec. 9, which was followed by a luncheon and celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. T...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018