Southwestern Indiana's Catholic Community Newspaper

Around The Diocese For July 25

By Mary Ann Hughes


Sharing God moments

An item in the bulletin at St. Joseph Parish in Jasper reads, “Many, if not most, of us have had times in our lives where God has seemed very near. His presence, His voice, His protection, His grace has touched us in a way that has made a difference. We may have been in Church or at home by ourselves or with family and friends and to our surprise God was there too for us.

“St. Joseph Parish would like to collect these stories of faith, these ‘God Moments’ and make them available for others to read and perhaps discover just how near and wonderful God is.

“Father [William] Traylor is overseeing this project so please send him your own ‘God Moments’ either by e-mail at or regular mail: 1029 Kundek Street, Jasper, IN 47546. If you do not want your name to be used that can be arranged but every submission must have a name attached.

“Let’s share our ‘God Moments’ so that God may be glorified and our Faith may be strengthened!”


Deacon anniversaries

The following deacons were ordained on Aug. 3, 2013.

Deacon William Consley, St. John Parish, Loogootee;

Deacon Paul Cox, St. Joseph Parish in Dale and St. Nicholas Parish in Santa Claus;

Deacon Dan DeCastra, Good Shepherd Parish in Evansville;

Deacon Jose Garrido, Nativity Parish in Evansville;

Deacon John Huether, Precious Blood Parish in Jasper and St. Mary Parish in Ireland;

Deacon William Keller, St. Bernard Parish in Rockport and St. Martin Parish in Chrisney;

Deacon Thomas Kirsch, St. Philip Parish in Posey County;

Deacon Richard Leibundguth – St. John the Evangelist Parish in Daylight;

Deacon Russell Maples, St. Boniface Parish in Evansville;

Deacon Joseph Siewers, Holy Cross Parish in Fort Branch and St. Bernard Parish in Snake Run;

Deacon Cletus Yochum Jr., St. John the Baptist and St. Vincent de Paul parishes, both in Vincennes.

Deacon Stephen Hall Jr. was ordained Aug. 3, 1985. He is retired.


Wonderful news

Father Kenneth Walker, pastor at St. John Parish in Loogootee, writes, “Recently, we received a wonderful surprise from Anna Lou Mathais and her family” who have donated money in memory of Ernie Mathias to be used for the project in front of the church. “It certainly will be a nice gathering space for us.”

He added, “The children of Virginia and Robert Toy told us that they wanted to donate the four marble benches in honor of their parents. The benches will be placed in the gathering area outside of the church.”

He thanked both families for their “generosity in making our new gathering area a reality.”


Knights donation

The Knights of St. John Commandery 345 in Haubstadt has donated $2,500 to St. Maria Goretti Youth Group and St. Vincent de Paul Society.



“We have a Facebook page for both parishes,” notes an item in the bulletin for St. Peter Parish in Linton and Holy Name Parish in Bloomfield.

“Please join the pages and post ideas, information, prayers, etc.”


Happy Birthday!

JoEllen Seibert, parish catechetical leader at St. Clement Parish, Boonville, celebrates her birthday August 4.