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Father Jim Koressel celebrates 50 years of ministry

Father Jim Koressel celebrates 50 years of ministry During his June 9 Mass of Thanksgiving for 50 years of priestly ministry in the Diocese of Evansville, Father Jim Koressel recalled a line from the 1997 Oscar-winning film “As Good As It Gets.” Rude, obsessive-compulsive author Melvin Udall (played by Jack Nicholson) tells waitress Caro...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Bishop blesses and dedicates Nativity Chapel

Bishop blesses and dedicates Nativity Chapel Bishop Joseph M. Siegel blessed and dedicated Holy Rosary Parish’s new Nativity Chapel during a June 4 evening Mass in the chapel. Holy Rosary Pastor Father Bernie Etienne told The Message that weekday Masses will be celebrated in the chapel, and weekday Eucharistic Adoration will take place...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Kids hone STEM skills at Camp Invention

Kids hone STEM skills at Camp Invention Complete with a bedazzled dark blue cape, purple mask and gloves adorned with the words: “fly, go, stop,” Holy Rosary Catholic School third-grader Stella Raben and her fellow campers battled the “Plagiarizer,” a villain Raben said was out to steal everyone’s ideas unle...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

St. Philip, Holy Redeemer name principals

St. Philip, Holy Redeemer name principals When students return to the classroom at Holy Redeemer and St. Philip schools in August, two new faces will serve as leaders of the Diocese of Evansville Catholic schools. Andrea Dickel was named the new principal of Holy Redeemer in Evansville, and Katie Benton will serve as the interim principal...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sgt. Carl W. Mann Sr. is buried at Arlington

Sgt. Carl W. Mann Sr. is buried at Arlington ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) – As World War II veterans and world leaders gathered on June 6 at the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy, France, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, one highly decorated veteran who took part in that Allied invasion was laid to rest in an Amer...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Mater Dei Theatre announces 'Matilda the Musical'

Mater Dei Theatre announces 'Matilda the Musical' Matilda the Musical will make its Evansville debut courtesy of a creative collaboration between Mater Dei Theatre and Studio Vibe. The show will run June 20-22 with four performances. Winner of 50 international awards including four Tony Awards® and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards®...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sisters of St. Benedict elect Sister Anita Louise Lowe as prioress

Sisters of St. Benedict elect Sister Anita Louise Lowe as prioress On June 4, the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, elected Sister Anita Louise Lowe as their 14th prioress. Sister Anita Louise will begin a six-year term of office with a formal installation ceremony at Monastery Immaculate Conception on July 13. She succeeds Sister Barbara Lynn Schmitz...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Bulletin Board for June 14

Bulletin Board for June 14 Send information to Bulletin Board at least 10 days prior to publishing date. Entries may be repeated if space permits; entries may be edited; all times are local times. Mail information to Bulletin Board, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169; e-mail message@evdio.org. General Interest Sundays...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Around the Diocese for June 14

Around the Diocese for June 14 Happy Birthday! Deacon Richard Preske, retired, celebrates his birthday on June 24. Happy Anniversary! Father John Pfister, Parochial Vicar at St. John the Baptist Parish, Newburgh, was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 2017. Father Jerry Pratt, Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish, Jasper, was...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Father Dilger offers thanks for 60 years of ministry

Father Dilger offers thanks for 60 years of ministry Father Donald Dilger offered a Solemn High Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary Church in downtown Evansville on June 2 to commemorate 60 years of ministry in the Diocese of Evansville. Father Dilger, 88, was ordained to the priesthood in March 1959. Hundreds of people from across our 12 counties, incl...
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Thursday, June 06, 2019