He is risen!

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night on the evening of April 3 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. The parish’s Catechumens and Candidates were received into full communion with the Church.

 

In this photo, Bishop Siegel lights the Paschal Candle, being held by Deacon David Rice, outside the Cathedral at the beginning of the vigil.

He is risen!

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night on the evening of April 3 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville.

 

In this photo, Cathedral Director of Music Jeremy Korba, left, parishioner Mark Valenzuela and Benedictine Father Godfrey Mullen, rector of the cathedral, sing the Easter Proclamation (Exsulset) as the Mass begins. 

He is risen!

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night on the evening of April 3 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. 

 

This photo shows those in attendance, who held candles during the Easter Proclamation.

He is risen!

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night on the evening of April 3 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. The parish’s Catechumens and Candidates were received into full communion with the Church.

 

In this photo, Bishop Siegel prays with those accepted into full communion and their sponsors during the Mass.

He is risen!

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night on the evening of April 3 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville.

 

Bishop Siegel kisses the Book of the Gospels following Deacon David Rice’s reading of St. Mark’s account of the Resurrection (Mark 16: 1-7).

He is risen!

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night on the evening of April 3 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville.

 

During the Liturgy of the Word, most of the lights in the cathedral remained off. They were turned on, and candles lit on the altar and around the sanctuary, during the Gloria.

He is risen!

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night on the evening of April 3 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville.

 

In his homily, Bishop Siegel called the Resurrection “the triumph of divine love.”

He is risen!

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night on the evening of April 3 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. The parish’s Catechumens and Candidates were received into full communion with the Church.

 

In the photo, Bishop Siegel blesses the baptismal water.

 

He is risen!

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night on the evening of April 3 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. The parish’s Catechumens and Candidates were received into full communion with the Church.

 

Gabriel Boeglin, who was baptized and confirmed during the Mass, receives First Holy Communion from Bishop Siegel.

 

Celebration of the Passion of the Lord, April 2, 2021

The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord occurred on Good Friday at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. During his homily, Bishop Siegel said that, on Good Friday, we “encounter the central act of mercy in all of human history.” The celebration included veneration of the Crucifix and a Communion Service.

 

In the photo, Bishop Siegel prostrates himself before the altar at the beginning of the celebration.

 

Celebration of the Passion of the Lord, April 2, 2021

The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord occurred on Good Friday at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. During his homily, Bishop Siegel said that, on Good Friday, we “encounter the central act of mercy in all of human history.” The celebration included veneration of the Crucifix and a Communion Service.

 

In the photo, Benedictine Father Godfrey Mullen, rector of St. Benedict Cathedral, chanted the Gospel account of the Passion of the Lord.

 

Celebration of the Passion of the Lord, April 2, 2021

The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord occurred on Good Friday at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. During his homily, Bishop Siegel said that, on Good Friday, we “encounter the central act of mercy in all of human history.” The celebration included veneration of the Crucifix and a Communion Service.

 

The photo shows those in attendance, who venerated the Crucifix from their seats.

Celebration of the Passion of the Lord, April 2, 2021

The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord occurred on Good Friday at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. During his homily, Bishop Siegel said that, on Good Friday, we “encounter the central act of mercy in all of human history.” The celebration included veneration of the Crucifix and a Communion Service.

 

In the photo, Deacon David Rice transfers the Blessed Sacrament from the place of reposition to the altar for Holy Communion.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 1, 2021

Bishop Siegel celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on April 1 at St. Benedict Cathedral. During the Mass, the bishop washed the feet of 12 people who attended the Mass, recreating Jesus’ washing of the apostles’ feet during the Last Supper. At the end of Mass, the bishop transferred the Blessed Sacrament from the altar to the place of reposition in the back of the cathedral. It remained there until the Good Friday celebration of the Passion of the Lord.

 

In the photo, Bishop Siegel incenses the altar at the beginning of Mass.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 1, 2021

Bishop Siegel celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on April 1 at St. Benedict Cathedral. During the Mass, the bishop washed the feet of 12 people who attended the Mass, recreating Jesus’ washing of the apostles’ feet during the Last Supper. At the end of Mass, the bishop transferred the Blessed Sacrament from the altar to the place of reposition in the back of the cathedral. It remained there until the Good Friday celebration of the Passion of the Lord.

 

In the photo, Benedictine Father Godfrey Mullen, rector of St. Benedict Cathedral, served as homilist. He said, “the elegant lessons Jesus teaches the apostles (during the Last Supper) prepares them for a whole life of Christian ministry.”

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 1, 2021

Bishop Siegel celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on April 1 at St. Benedict Cathedral. During the Mass, the bishop washed the feet of 12 people who attended the Mass, recreating Jesus’ washing of the apostles’ feet during the Last Supper. At the end of Mass, the bishop transferred the Blessed Sacrament from the altar to the place of reposition in the back of the cathedral. It remained there until the Good Friday celebration of the Passion of the Lord.

 

After the homily, Bishop Siegel washed the feet of 12 people who attended the Mass.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 1, 2021

Bishop Siegel celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on April 1 at St. Benedict Cathedral. During the Mass, the bishop washed the feet of 12 people who attended the Mass, recreating Jesus’ washing of the apostles’ feet during the Last Supper. At the end of Mass, the bishop transferred the Blessed Sacrament from the altar to the place of reposition in the back of the cathedral. It remained there until the Good Friday celebration of the Passion of the Lord.

 

In the photo, Deacon David Rice incenses those in attendance.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 1, 2021

Bishop Siegel celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on April 1 at St. Benedict Cathedral. During the Mass, the bishop washed the feet of 12 people who attended the Mass, recreating Jesus’ washing of the apostles’ feet during the Last Supper. At the end of Mass, the bishop transferred the Blessed Sacrament from the altar to the place of reposition in the back of the cathedral. It remained there until the Good Friday celebration of the Passion of the Lord.

 

In the photo, Bishop Siegel transfers the Blessed Sacrament to the place of reposition.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 1, 2021

 

Bishop Siegel celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on April 1 at St. Benedict Cathedral. During the Mass, the bishop washed the feet of 12 people who attended the Mass, recreating Jesus’ washing of the apostles’ feet during the Last Supper. At the end of Mass, the bishop transferred the Blessed Sacrament from the altar to the place of reposition in the back of the cathedral. It remained there until the Good Friday celebration of the Passion of the Lord.

 

In the photo, the bishop incenses the Blessed Sacrament and the place of reposition. 

 

Diocese of Evansville Chrism Mass, March 30, 2021

Bishop Joseph. M. Siegel celebrated the diocesan Chrism Mass on March30 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. During the Mass, the bishop and priests of the diocese renewed their vows, and the bishop blessed the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens and the Sacred Chrism. They will be distributed to parishes across the diocese for use in the coming year.

 

More than 45 priests of the Diocese of Evansville process into St. Benedict Cathedral at the start of the March 30 diocesan Chrism Mass.

Diocese of Evansville Chrism Mass, March 30, 2021

Bishop Joseph. M. Siegel celebrated the diocesan Chrism Mass on March30 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. During the Mass, the bishop and priests of the diocese renewed their vows, and the bishop blessed the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens and the Sacred Chrism. They will be distributed to parishes across the diocese for use in the coming year.

 

In the photo, Deacon Garrett Braun, who will be ordained to the priesthood on June 5, incenses the book of the Gospels before proclaiming the Gospel reading.

Diocese of Evansville Chrism Mass, March 30, 2021

Bishop Joseph. M. Siegel celebrated the diocesan Chrism Mass on March30 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. During the Mass, the bishop and priests of the diocese renewed their vows, and the bishop blessed the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens and the Sacred Chrism. They will be distributed to parishes across the diocese for use in the coming year.

 

Deacons, in the foreground of the photo, listen to Bishop Siegel’s homily during the Chrism Mass. 

Diocese of Evansville Chrism Mass, March 30, 2021

Bishop Joseph. M. Siegel celebrated the diocesan Chrism Mass on March30 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. During the Mass, the bishop and priests of the diocese renewed their vows, and the bishop blessed the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens and the Sacred Chrism. They will be distributed to parishes across the diocese for use in the coming year.

 

In the photo, Bishop Siegel blesses the Sacred Chrism.

Diocese of Evansville Chrism Mass, March 30, 2021

Bishop Joseph. M. Siegel celebrated the diocesan Chrism Mass on March30 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. During the Mass, the bishop and priests of the diocese renewed their vows, and the bishop blessed the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens and the Sacred Chrism. They will be distributed to parishes across the diocese for use in the coming year.

 

In the photo, priests of the Diocese of Evansville filled the space behind the altar. They were socially distanced from each other and wore face masks.

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Parishes, schools and other groups celebrated Stations of the Cross across the Diocese of Evansville during Holy Week. In this photo, Father Alex Zenthoefer, left, joins members of Communion & Liberation for Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the old Evansville Mental Hospital grounds along Lincoln Ave. Father Alex serves as chaplain of the ministry. Submitted photo

Stations of the Cross

Parishes, schools and other groups celebrated Stations of the Cross across the Diocese of Evansville during Holy Week. In this photo, Father Alex Zenthoefer, left, joins members of Communion & Liberation for Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the old Evansville Mental Hospital grounds along Lincoln Ave. Father Alex serves as chaplain of the ministry.

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As part of the celebration of the Year of St. Joseph, St.
Bernard Parish in Rockport and St. Martin I Parish in
Chrisney prepared a St. Joseph Table for the March 19
Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The food collected was donated to local charities to help
feed those who are struggling to make ends meet. St.
Joseph, Lover of Poverty, Pray for us!

Celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph

As part of the celebration of the Year of St. Joseph, St. Bernard Parish in Rockport and St. Martin I Parish in Chrisney prepared a St. Joseph Table for the March 19 Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The food collected was donated to local charities to help feed those who are struggling to make ends meet. St. Joseph, Lover of Poverty, Pray for us!

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Parishes, schools and other groups celebrated Stations of the Cross across the Diocese of Evansville during Holy Week.  Deacon Robert Mattingly Of St Boniface Parish sent this photo, which shows Stations of the Cross on Good Friday morning at St. Joseph Cemetery in Evansville. Submitted photo

Stations of the Cross

Parishes, schools and other groups celebrated Stations of the Cross across the Diocese of Evansville during Holy Week. Deacon Robert Mattingly of St Boniface Parish shared this photo with The Message, which shows Stations of the Cross on Good Friday morning at St. Joseph Cemetery in Evansville.

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Holy Rosary students now greeted by new ‘guardian angel’

When Holy Rosary School students, teachers and staff returned to school after Spring Break, they had a new greeter as they walked into the building. On March 26, Eric Ridenour, local chainsaw carver, continues work on transforming Holy Rosary's old poplar tree trunk into an angel. On March 29, the angel was nearly complete, aside from some finishing details. Father Bernie Etienne, pastor of Holy Rosary Parish and Diocesan Vicar General, expressed his gratitude to the Holy Rosary Men's Club who “generously underwrote the cost of the work of the carver.”

Click here for more information on the carving.

 

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Parishes, schools and other groups celebrated Stations of the Cross across the Diocese of Evansville during Holy Week. This photo shows eighth-graders at St. Philip School in Posey County during their Holy Thursday celebration of the stations. Submitted photo

Stations of the Cross

Parishes, schools and other groups celebrated Stations of the Cross across the Diocese of Evansville during Holy Week. This photo shows eighth-graders at St. Philip School in Posey County during their Holy Thursday celebration of the stations.

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