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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

Ordenación al Sacerdocio Homero Rodríguez

Ordenación al Sacerdocio Homero Rodríguez Celebramos otro momento histórico en la vida de esta iglesia local conocida como la Diócesis de Evansville. Parece apropiado que la ordenación de nuestro primer sacerdote latino tiene lugar en la fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Patrona de América. Mientras esta ocasi...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bishop ordains diocese's first Latino priest

Bishop ordains diocese's first Latino priest Bishop Charles C. Thompson ordained the Diocese of Evansville’s first Latino priest on Dec. 12 at St. Benedict Cathedral. Father Homero Rodriguez becomes the third priest ordained in the diocese this year, joining Father Tyler Tenbarge and Father Ambrose Wanyonyi. Just before conferring the...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Two women make first profession of monastic vows

Two women make first profession of monastic vows Sister Lynn Marie Falcony and Sister Lisa Marie Schutz made their first profession of monastic vows on Dec. 3, officially joining the community of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Ind.   Sister Lynn Marie, a native of Evansville, Indiana, is the daughter of Mary Kaye and Joe Falcony.&...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Prayers for those at the mall

Prayers for those at the mall The coffee is hot, the curtains are open, and the flicker of the candle is the only illumination in the room.  This is how I begin most of my mornings: in silence.  Waiting to hear from God – waiting to begin my work.  My prayer, my work, during this time of Advent typically ha...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Haiti parish suffers major flash-flood damage

Haiti parish suffers major flash-flood damage Days after returning from a mission trip to their “twinned parish,” members of the Haiti Outreach Ministry at St. Joseph Parish in Vanderburgh County learned that their St. Jacques Parish in Plaine de Nord, Haiti, suffered nearly catastrophic damage from flash flooding.   Ministry...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016