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Catholic Schools Week 'shares love and shows it off to community'

Catholic Schools Week 'shares love and shows it off to community' Reitz Memorial High School senior Grace Martin said her Catholic school community has never let her down. Martin, 17, said attending a Catholic school has allowed her to make a group of friends who share her values. “I never have to worry about being judged for my values or my religion becaus...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

'100 Picture Book Challenge' brings back story time for St. John Newburgh middle school

'100 Picture Book Challenge' brings back story time for St. John Newburgh middle school Can you recall the excitement as a kindergarten student when your teacher would ask the class to sit on carpet squares for story time? Remember the fun of hearing your teacher read aloud a picture book? Well today, Feb. 1, 2019, is World Read Aloud Day, but three teachers at St. John the Baptist Sc...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Senate panel hears testimony on reform of payday-lending industry

Senate panel hears testimony on reform of payday-lending industry One by one, they described the devastation that they believe one industry has inflicted on the most vulnerable people in Indiana.  They represented churches, veterans’ groups, social-service organizations and community coalitions from across the state. And when they met at the Indiana St...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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