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Schroeder Family Completes Third Year



Jim and Amy Schroeder and their five children have completed year three of their tour of churches in the Diocese of Evansville. They said, “As in prior years, we continue to have new visitors join us and old ones return.”

In 2014, the family visited St. Rupert Church in Red Brush, St. John the Baptist Church in Newburgh, St. Martin Church in Chrisney, St. Joseph Church in Princeton, St. Mary Church in Evansville, St. Mary Church in Sullivan, St. John the Evangelist Church in Daylight, Sacred Heart Church in Schnellville, St. Bernard Church in Snake Run, Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Haubstadt, St. Boniface Church in Evansville, and St. Clement Church in Boonville.

Their plans for 2015 include visiting Sacred Heart Church in Evansville, St. Francis Xavier Church in Poseyville, St. Anthony Church in Evansville, St. Mary Church in Ireland, St. Agnes Church in Evansville, St. Raphael Church in Dubois, St. Peter Church in Linton, St. Joan of Arc Church in Jasonville, St. Joseph Church in Evansville, Sacred Heart Church in Vincennes, St. Philip Neri Church in Bicknell, and St. Joseph Church in Dale.

The family chooses churches based on their founding dates. Their first church visit was to the Old Cathedral in Vincennes. Sacramental records began there in 1749, making it the first Catholic church in the state of Indiana.