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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

Why Choose Catholic Schools

Among the reasons why parents choose Catholic schools for their children is “strong moral values.” This statement is backed by a report by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University. Another study by the University of Pennsylvania reveals “success i...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

St. Clement unveils mural by local artist

St. Clement unveils mural by local artist St. Clement Parish in Boonville unveiled a priceless addition to its religious education wing on Sept. 10 - a mural painted by Oakdale Elementary art teacher Elyse Rumble.  Rumble, a parishioner of St. John the Baptist parish in Newburgh, was approached a year ago by Katie Vollmer, religious e...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Family provides a witness to committed love

Family provides a witness to committed love     For 52 years the descendants of Oliver William and Clara Rose (Peter) Hagedorn have traveled the roller coaster hills of Perry County, Ind., on Sunday of Labor Day weekend to celebrate a day of food, fun, and family. The reunion, which has evolved over the years, is a staple on t...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

St. Vincent and Catholic Charities to host Gift Card Drive for hurricane victims

St. Vincent and Catholic Charities to host Gift Card Drive for hurricane victims St. Vincent and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Evansville have announced that they are partnering to host a Gift Card Drive to support victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Community residents may contribute gift cards (as listed below) at the St. Vincent Medical Center parking lot (drive-th...
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Indiana Catholic Bishops' Statement on the Rescission of DACA Executive Order

Indiana Catholic Bishops' Statement on the Rescission of DACA Executive Order The Catholic Bishops of Indiana support all DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) youthand call upon Congress to act responsibly to provide protection and legal status for these young personswho are contributing to the strength and prosperity of our nation. The decision to end DACA onlybrin...
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Friday, September 08, 2017