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Resources you can use to Stand for Life

The Diocese of Evansville offices of Catechesis, Education, Family Life, Hispanic Ministry, and Youth and Young Adult Ministry have collaborated on resources you can use to Stand for Life. In lieu of a 2021 Pilgrimage for Life, and as a way of expanding prayerful participation in pro-life activities, these offices have developed prayers, videos and other elements that anyone can download and use. They are available now at evdio.org, the homepage of the Diocese of Evansville.

St. Mary Parish in Ireland recognized and honored its
newest Bruté Society inductees during the 10 a.m. Mass on
Jan. 3. Pastor Father Joseph Erbacher, center, stands with
honorees and Mass servers in this photo. St. Mary’s newest
Bruté Society inductees include Jesse Bachman, Scot and
Mandy Harris, Tom and Denise Miller, Mark and Marlene
Schroeder, Leonard and Connie Spellmeyer, and Marvin
and Audrey Wehr. Marlene Schroeder was not present for
the photo. Congratulations all, and thank you for your
service to St. Mary Parish!

Bruté Society inductees

St. Mary Parish in Ireland recognized and honored its newest Bruté Society inductees during the 10 a.m. Mass on Jan. 3. Pastor Father Joseph Erbacher, center, stands with honorees and Mass servers in this photo. St. Mary’s newest Bruté Society inductees include Jesse Bachman, Scot and Mandy Harris, Tom and Denise Miller, Mark and Marlene Schroeder, Leonard and Connie Spellmeyer, and Marvin and Audrey Wehr. Marlene Schroeder was not present for the photo. Congratulations all, and thank you for your service to St. Mary Parish!

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Students and staff from Holy Trinity School in Dubois County recently performed a
Christmas program that was recorded and shared with Holy Trinity families in accordance
with current COVID-19 restrictions. Shown in this photo are vocalists Jude Kuczynski,
front row left, Lilly Bajorek, Molly Knies and Stella Temple, program director Ann Nagy,
back row left, and instrumentalists Alivia Kluesner Hohiemer and Kate Eckerle Orff. Holy
Trinity facilities manager David Underwood wrote and performed an original Christmas
song, “Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Emmanuel!” The song is in memory of former Holy Trinity
student and Girl Scout Isabelle Meyer, who died in a tragic 2019 accident at Camp Koch.

Holy Trinity Christmas program

Students and staff from Holy Trinity School in Dubois County recently performed a Christmas program that was recorded and shared with Holy Trinity families in accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions. Shown in this photo are vocalists Jude Kuczynski, front row left, Lilly Bajorek, Molly Knies and Stella Temple, program director Ann Nagy, back row left, and instrumentalists Alivia Kluesner Hohiemer and Kate Eckerle Orff. Holy
Trinity facilities manager David Underwood wrote and performed an original Christmas song, “Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Emmanuel!” The song is in memory of former Holy Trinity student and Girl Scout Isabelle Meyer, who died in a tragic 2019 accident at Camp Koch.

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The women’s group at
Evansville’s All Saints
Parish recently participated
in the “Adopt a Hallway
Angel Program” at
Columbia Healthcare
Center, located just east of
the parish’s St. Anthony
Campus. The women’s
group filled 20 Christmas
gift bags for residents of the
nursing home based on
wish lists the residents provided. All Saints parishioners also donated an
abundance of items, so the women’s group was able to fill 20 additional gift bags. In the
photo, All Saints Women’s Group member Wilma Spaulding helps prepare the gift bags
for distribution.
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Women’s group ‘adopts a hallway’

The women’s group at Evansville’s All Saints Parish recently participated in the “Adopt a Hallway Angel Program” at Columbia Healthcare Center, located just east of the parish’s St. Anthony Campus. The women’s group filled 20 Christmas gift bags for residents of the nursing home based on wish lists the residents provided. All Saints parishioners also donated an abundance of items, so the women’s group was able to fill 20 additional gift bags. In the photo, All Saints Women’s Group member Wilma Spaulding helps prepare the gift bags for distribution.

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During the Epiphany Anticipatory Mass, Jan. 2 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish’s St. Nicholas
Church in Santa Claus, Liam, Parker and Preston Ward portrayed the three wise men who traveled from the east to present gifts to Jesus, the newborn King of the Jews. Shown with them
are Deacon Jim Woebkenberg, left, and Father Donald Ackerman, who celebrated the Mass. Submitted photo

'We Three Kings'

During the Epiphany Anticipatory Mass, Jan. 2 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish’s St. Nicholas Church in Santa Claus, Liam, Parker and Preston Ward portrayed the three wise men who traveled from the east to present gifts to Jesus, the newborn King of the Jews. Shown with them are Deacon Jim Woebkenberg, left, and Father Donald Ackerman, who celebrated the Mass.

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