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Around The Diocese For June 6



Father Brenner says ‘thanks’

In the Pastor’s Corner in the newsletter at St. Joseph Parish in Jasper, Father Ray Brenner writes, “First of all, I want to say THANK YOU for all the prayers offered for me with my heart episode.

“I am doing cardiac rehab. And I have renewed energy. Please continue to pray for me.”

He added, “I want to thank Father Traylor for stepping up to the plate with the extra load placed on him with my heart attack.”


Happy Birthday!

Deacon Thomas Kempf, St. Agnes Parish, Evansville, celebrates his birthday June 12.

Father Attila Fröhlich, associate pastor at St. John the Baptist Parish, Newburgh, celebrates his birthday June 13.


National competition

Three former Holy Family School students, Kendyl Weales, Abby Gress and Leah Mauder, have qualified through the Jasper High School Business Professionals of America Chapter to compete at the national levell


Happy Birthday!

Marilyn Satkamp, parish catechetical leader at Mary, Help of Christians Parish, Mariah Hill, celebrates her birthday June 11.

Jenny Mayer, parish catechetical leader for Sacred Heart, St. Agnes and St. Boniface Parishes in Evansville, celebrates her birthday June 14.


Martin County anniversaries

Congratulations to couples in Martin County parishes celebrating June anniversaries.

• St. Mary Church, Shoals: Mike and Sandy Divine, 48 years; Richard and Margaret Asbell, 45 years; Earl and Barbara Boyd, Jr.; 51 years;

• St. Martin Parish, Whitfield: Marion and Janet Neal, 59 Years; Carol and Wes Crays 57 years; Doyle and Rita Elliott, 51 years;

• St. John Parish, Loogootee: Jim and Marilyn Burch, 58 years; Bob and Elaine Carrico, 47 years; Paul and Alice Weisheit, 50 years; Tom and Linda Wagner, 51 years; Jack and Rita Butcher, 60 years; Rich and Judy Kluesner, 46 years; John and Judy Walker, 49 years; Gary and Phyllis Tedrow, 46 years; Joe and Vernita Williams, 40 years; Evan and Anna Marie Hand, 40 years;

• St. Joseph Church, Bramble:  Bill and Jenny Strange, 53 years.


New staff

Maria Gramelspacher will become the Health/PE teacher next year, according to Benedictine Sister Karlene Sensmeier, principal at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. “She comes from Franklin, Ind., where she taught at the local high school.

“Mrs. Wright has accepted a position in Huntingburg, which is in her home town.”


Happy Birthday!

Michelle Brandle, principal at Precious Blood School, Jasper, celebrates her birthday June 13.


A note from Mount Vernon teacher

Stephanie Schaefer, a fifth grade teacher at St. Matthew School in Mount Vernon, writes in the parent newsletter “As many of you know, I am getting married this June.  My fiancé and I bought a house on the east side of Evansville.  With this purchase, came a lot of hard decisions.  One of the decisions we made was for me to find a job closer to home.  I was recently offered a second grade teaching position at my former grade school, St. Benedict School, which will allow me to be closer to my new family.

“This was not an easy decision for me to make because I absolutely love St. Matthew.  You and your children have made my years at St. Matthew so wonderful.  I am going to miss everything about St. Matthew, especially your amazing children.”