Habitat’s 2019 Catholic Build underway
Volunteers from Evansville’s St. Boniface Parish begin work on the Habitat for Humanity 2019 Catholic Build Sept. 14. Work on the home, located on South Garvin St., will continue through the fall, and The Message will provide updates along the way.
Bishop Blesses All Saints Prayer Garden
Bishop Joseph M. Siegel blessed All Saints Parish’s new prayer garden and pollinator park during a Sept. 9 service at the St. Anthony of Padua Campus in Evansville. In this photo, Bishop Siegel blesses the Celtic cross that parishioners Roy and Laura Ackerman made and donated to the effort. Bishop Siegel commended those who developed the initiative and thanked them for their perseverance in seeing it through. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke attended, calling the garden “a gift to the local neighborhood, but also to the greater city.” All Saints Parish Council member Emma Jean Couture called it “a place where all can enter to renew their body and spirit.” The garden includes a prayer labyrinth with the Celtic cross at the center. Parishioner Tom Bogenschutz thanked all who were involved, especially highlighting Charlie Stocker, “the Garden guy,” for his contributions, and the Welborn Foundation, which helped fund the project. Bogenshutz said the pollinator park includes a seed mix of at least 16 different kinds of flowering plants.
The Message photo by Tim Lilley
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Unveiled Marriage Preparation Retreat
Twenty couples came together on Sept. 7 at the Diocese of Evansville Catholic Center to discuss Catholic Marriage at the September Unveiled Retreat. If you see a couple you know in this photo, take a moment to congratulate them! Special thanks to all of the participants; Father Zach Etienne for celebrating Mass; the Holtz's and Gries' for facilitating; Kathryn, Scott and the Catholic Center staff for providing all of the necessary prep; and the Holy Family Center for Life for taking the time to instruct on Natural Family Planning.