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NCYC needs volunteers

Organizers of the 2017 National Catholic Youth Conference need adult volunteers of all ages (18 ) to help make this conference an amazing experience for our young church! NCYC is Nov. 16-18 at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.   Every other year, 20,000 Catho...
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Discerning God's call

    Some months ago I was rummaging through a stack of books when I came across a list our oldest son and I had made 22 years ago. It included the positives and negatives of two colleges he was considering. He had put off the decision until the last possible moment because both schoo...
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Priests welcome Archbishop Thompson to Convocation

Priests welcome Archbishop Thompson to Convocation Priests of the Diocese of Evansville welcomed Archbishop Charles C. Thompson of Indianapolis to Clifty Falls State Park in Madson, Ind., for an Oct. 2 dinner in his honor. The dinner concluded the first day of the priests’ 2017 Convocation. Although this four-day gathering has not always been...
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sister Jane Michele-the face of Habitat to many

 Sister Jane Michele-the face of Habitat to many Ferdinand Benedictine Sister Jane Michele McClure lives her life to help those in need. With her, it’s “a God thing.”   As the major gifts officer for Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, she has performed her calling so well since 2005 that the organization’s execu...
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Let's all 'Share the Journey'

Pope Francis has called on us to join him in the “Share the Journey” campaign, which highlights the plight of those around the world who have been driven from their homes. He asks us to love our neighbor and travel with them as they seek the lives of dignity and fulfillment that God int...
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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest St. Matthew Parish in Mount Vernon will hold Oktoberfest in the parish parking lot from 6 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT on Oct. 7. All adults ages 21 and over are welcome. Tickets are $15 per person, and include entrance to the event, one adult beverage or soda, and live music from "The Caleb Cook Band." A &#...
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Thursday, October 05, 2017

2018 Pilgrimage for Life registration open

Registration is open for the Diocese of Evansville’s 2018 Pilgrimage for Life. The diocesan PFL is scheduled for Jan. 17-21, 2018.   Details are available now at http://www.evdio.org/pilgrimage-for-life.html.   The deadline for all paper copies of registration forms to be received b...
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Don't be a 'push-over parent'

Please don’t be a “Push Over Parent!” Research shows us that even though our children may never admit that our opinion matters to them, it does! As parents, we are their role models and are responsible for their well-being. Our job is to give them guidance and support. Without gui...
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Transgender: A wholistic perspective

Transgender:  A wholistic perspective Over the past couple of decades, the topic of transgender and gender-variant identity has reached the forefront in this country and beyond.  It is a deeply personal topic and, at times, a deeply divisive one.  It is one where individuals and entities often find themselves clashing in mora...
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Two answered prayers

Two answered prayers Editor’s note – Father Tyler Tenbarge is studying Canon Law in Italy. He has provided the following essay for The Message. We are grateful for his contribution. Please keep Father Tenbarge in your prayers.   It had been more than six weeks in Siena, Italy: a new city, a new role, a...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017