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Family Traditions

    With Memorial Day right around the corner, it is nice to look forward to time with family and friends and to participate in ongoing family traditions. A family tradition is something that is recreated year after year.  Each holiday is special in its own way and can be celebr...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A look at the history of Our Lady of Fatima

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to the three children at Fatima, Portugal, where the Blessed Mother appeared once each month from May 13 until Oct. 13, 1917.  On the continent of Europe World War I was raging.  This war would cost Europe an entire...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

2017 Summer Social List

2017 Summer Social List The Message invited parishes in the Diocese of Evansville to submit information about summer socials in 2017. Responses are published here, or available in pdf form to download by clicking here.  MAY May 27, Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Vincennes, “Des Fraises” Strawberry...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sister Christine lights up lives

Sister Christine lights up lives It’s no wonder people break into a smile when they see Benedictine Sister Christine Marie Fendel.   Her visits to the homebound, senior citizen centers and area nursing homes are all about being upbeat, positive, and bringing joy.   As coordinator of the ministry to the sick and eld...
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

An honored life

 An honored life The sixth Southwest Indiana Honor Flight took more than 80 veterans of World War II and the Korean War to Washington D.C., on May 6; but to hear him tell it, no other veteran has lived a life more fortunate than Army veteran Don Tepool, Sr. Tepool and his family are members of Annunciation Parish....
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Volunteer opportunity for Catholic women

Women in Service to Our Communities – formerly known as Women in Service to Appalachia – will host a weeklong service project from July 8 through July 15 at Lotts Creek Community School near Hazard, in Southeast Kentucky.  Volunteers will live in rustic dorm-style housing wit...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

36th Annual Holy Cross History Conference is June 1-4

36th Annual Holy Cross History Conference is June 1-4 The Holy Cross History Association will hold its 36th conference June 1-4 at the University of Notre Dame. Presentations during the event will include: A digital presentation about the Sisters of the Holy Cross during the Civil War, biographies of notable priests and accomplished brothers, and v...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fatima at 100

Fatima at 100 VATICAN CITY (CNS) – While conversion and prayer are at the heart of Mary's messages at Fatima, Portugal, the miracles and unexplained phenomenon that accompanied the events of 100 years ago continue to intrigue believers and nonbelievers alike.     The 1917 apparitions of Mar...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Daughters of Charity serve historic medical mission in Louisiana

Daughters of Charity serve historic medical mission in Louisiana Editor’s Note: Beginning in the late 9th Century, the Daughters of Charity provided groundbreaking medical service in Louisiana to victims of Leprosy. The Message is grateful to the Daughters for providing this account of the Sisters’ landmark service and the accompanying photos, all co...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Anxiety and Standardized Testing

The pressure children feel from standardized testing can cause feelings of stress and anxiety.  While low levels of anxiety can motivate students to study and perform well, severe anxiety can make it difficult for students to go about their daily activities.   Some students experience phy...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017