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Navidad 2016

Navidad 2016 Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo,     El evento navideño, la Natividad del Señor Jesucristo, experimentamos la esencia de la bondad, la belleza y la verdad. En nombre del Bishop-emeritus Gerald A. Gettelfinger y yo les deseamos a todos una temporada de navidad llena d...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016 Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,     In the Christmas event, the Nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ, we experience the essence of goodness, beauty and truth.  On behalf of Bishop-emeritus Gerald A. Gettelfinger and myself, I wish all a Christmas Season filled with joy, grac...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tradition of the Nativity scene dates to St. Francis of Assisi

Tradition of the Nativity scene dates to St. Francis of Assisi Have you wondered how the custom of setting up a Nativity scene in our Churches and homes started and became a part of our Christmas celebration each year?   This tradition goes back to the year 1223 when Francis of Assisi realized that the spirituality prevalent in the Church at that tim...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Catholic Charities Giving provides Christmas blessings

Catholic Charities Giving provides Christmas blessings The cold wind couldn’t keep the smiles off the faces of the students helping unload packages from the vehicles at the Catholic Center.  Students from St. Benedict School in Evansville volunteered on Dec. 13 and 14, helping to unload, sort, label and deliver gifts for the Catholic Chariti...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Resident and his family build Nativity stable for University Nursing and Rehab

Resident and his family build Nativity stable for University Nursing and Rehab After more than 125 years of service to Evansville, the Little Sisters of the Poor announced in 2012 that they would be leaving the area and the ministry to the sick and elderly they had maintained in their nursing and rehabilitation home, which is located just across South Harlan Ave. from St. Ben...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

2016 The Message Coloring Contest winners announced

2016 The Message Coloring Contest winners announced The Message received 1,649 entries for the 2016 The Message coloring contest from students throughout the 12 counties of the Diocese of Evansville. The annual coloring contest is open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade in Catholic schools, parish religious education programs, home-scho...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sister and students make music together

Sister and students make music together Benedictine Sister Susan Ann Necas wants her students to know their lives are important. As the music teacher for about 500 students at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Jasper, she has the formula to make it happen. “I believe that God gave them all their talents, at different levels,”...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sister Corda connects students with the Lord

Sister Corda connects students with the Lord Ask Benedictine Sister Corda Trouy, in her 56th year of teaching religion education, how long she intends to keep going and she chuckles, “Some people call me the Energizer Bunny. But we stay young here at the monastery, with God’s grace.” She also credits the teaching itself...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Grief and the Holiday Season

The experience of grief during the holidays can be overwhelming, devastating, paralyzing and isolating for some family members. Facing the holiday without the loved one(s) you have been used to enjoying it with can create a void and possible dread. How will we cope? What traditions do we hold on to...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ordination marks historic moment for the Diocese of Evansville

Ordination marks historic moment for the Diocese of Evansville We celebrate yet another historic moment in the life of this local Church known as the Diocese of Evansville.  It seems only fitting that the ordination of our first Latino priest should take place on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas.  While this occasion m...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016