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Around the Diocese for March 30, 2018

Around the Diocese for March 30, 2018 Happy birthday! Father Ron Kreilein, pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Rockport and St. Martin Parish in Chrisney, celebrates his birthday on April 6. Darin Knight, principal at Mater Dei High School in Evansville, celebrates his birthday on April 10. Megan Howington, principal at St. Philip school i...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Newburgh student's cupcakes help fill 'Rice Bowl'

Newburgh student's cupcakes help fill 'Rice Bowl' Third-grader Alexa Meunier of Newburgh decided she wanted to do something special as part of her fundraising effort for Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program this Lent. Her Mom, Cori, said Lexi originally wanted to go through her room gathering up items for a yard sale. “We talked...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Source and Summit: 'Who do you say that I am?'

Source and Summit: 'Who do you say that I am?' On March 16,500 people (including our 140-member team) descended upon Mater Dei High School to spend their weekend with Christ. Each day, we celebrated Mass, prayed the rosary, and had the opportunity for confession. We enjoyed skits and dance battles between Source Summit Chaplain Father Jerry Pra...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rogation Day Mass is April 10 at St. Clement, Boonville

Rogation Day Mass is April 10 at St. Clement, Boonville Bishop Joseph M. Siegel will celebrate the Diocese of Evansville’s 2018 Rogation Day Mass at 6 p.m. CDT on April 10 at St. Clement Parish in Boonville. Father John Boeglin, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Jasper, serves as the Diocesan Rural Life Director. He provided The Message with a look...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

KU Students choose 'Alternative Spring Break'

KU Students choose 'Alternative Spring Break' It doesn’t take long to make a difference. Student volunteers from the University of Kansas may have only been in Evansville from March 17-25, but the impact they left is tangible.  Alternative Breaks is a student-run service-learning organization operated by a group of undergraduate stu...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mission group visits Haitian parish

Mission group visits Haitian parish In rural northern mountainous Haiti, students walk unpaved dirt pathways for up to two hours in order to attend school at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Dupity – an extremely remote area in northwest Haiti accessible only by a single unpaved road, 12 miles from the nearest development. For the...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Seeing Christ in the poor

Seeing Christ in the poor Helping the poor has long been a passion for Sister Donna Marie Herr, a member of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand.  As the coordinator for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry & Office of Emergency Assistance in Evansville the past 10 years, she is in a great spot to assist th...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sister My Huong Pham transfers perpetual vows to Sisters of Providence

Sister My Huong Pham transfers perpetual vows to Sisters of Providence Sister My Huong Pham finally feels at home. “I feel bold and official,” she said, “a Sister of Providence.” For Sister My Huong, a process that began three years ago came to completion on Feb. 25. On that day, Sister My Huong transferred her perpetual vows to the Congregatio...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sister Jody O'Neil takes part in 'tasty' art project

Sister Jody O'Neil takes part in 'tasty' art project An email Sister of Providence Jody O’Neil received in October was all the Providence she needed. Sister Jody’s longtime friend, Susan Tingley, had contacted her asking if she would be interested in taking part in the Coca-Cola Bottle Sculptures public-art project, a major part of the br...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

SOURCE SUMMIT retreats draw more than 520

SOURCE   SUMMIT retreats draw more than 520 The 2018 SOURCE SUMMIT Retreats – one for young people and one for adults – drew more than 520 people to Mater Dei High School and Corpus Christi Parish, both in Evansville, over the weekend of March 16-18. Mater Dei hosted the weekend retreat for youth and young adults (ages 13-24), an...
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018