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.

70th National Day of Prayer celebrates ‘unity, belief in God’

 

Rev. Veltri Taylor of First Ebenezer Baptist Church, at the podium, takes a moment to laugh at the 70th National Day of Prayer. Bishop Joseph M. Siegel is pictured behind her.

Eberhard thankful for Newburgh Catholic school and Indiana’s voucher program

 

 

 

 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series highlighting the 10th anniversary of Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program

Mayor Winnecke presents Key to City to Bishop Siegel and diocesan staff

Good Shepherd kindergartners celebrate annual ‘QU wedding’

Catholic-based education important to Obenchain family

 

 

 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series highlighting the 10th anniversary of Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program.

Reitz Memorial names Christian Mocek new President

Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program benefits Kunkler family

 

 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series highlighting the 10th anniversary of Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program.

During a recent Sunday Mass at St. Mary Parish in Ireland,
10 Senior Girl Scouts received the Spirit Alive Award. Nine
are members to Girl Scout Troop 357 in Ireland, and one is
a member of Troop 490 in Huntingburg. The young ladies
diligently worked through all of the requirements of the
Catholic Award from June through December 2020. The
program afforded them opportunities to learn and experience the Holy Spirit in an abundance of ways: The Holy
Spirit Alive in scripture, in the Catholic Church, in prayer
and in their lives. They visited a perpetual adoration
chapel; completed a service project for their local BOSCO
house; and visited St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville for
an amazing morning with Benedictine Father Godfrey
Mullen, cathedral rector, all as part of this wonderful program. The young ladies were all working toward their confirmations over the same year and are so grateful for the
opportunies. Shown are Spirit Award honorees Kella
Lichlyter, front row left, Mallory Krapf, Taryn Schmitt,
Rachel Hollinden, Zoe Hollinden, back row left, Brianna
Williams, Madison Heim and Cheyenne Scherle. Honorees
Karleigh LeMond and Brenna Hildenbrand are not pictured. Congratulations to all!

Spirit Alive honorees

During a recent Sunday Mass at St. Mary Parish in Ireland, 10 Senior Girl Scouts received the Spirit Alive Award. Nine are members to Girl Scout Troop 357 in Ireland, and one is a member of Troop 490 in Huntingburg. The young ladies diligently worked through all of the requirements of the Catholic Award from June through December 2020. The program afforded them opportunities to learn and experience the Holy Spirit in an abundance of ways: The Holy Spirit Alive in scripture, in the Catholic Church, in prayer and in their lives. They visited a perpetual adoration chapel; completed a service project for their local BOSCO house; and visited St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville for an amazing morning with Benedictine Father Godfrey Mullen, cathedral rector, all as part of this wonderful program. The young ladies were all working toward their confirmations over the same year and are so grateful for the opportunies. Shown are Spirit Award honorees Kella Lichlyter, front row left, Mallory Krapf, Taryn Schmitt, Rachel Hollinden, Zoe Hollinden, back row left, Brianna Williams, Madison Heim and Cheyenne Scherle. Honorees Karleigh LeMond and Brenna Hildenbrand are not pictured. Congratulations to all!

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MEO holds Grab-n-Go Gala

Members of the All Saints Parish men’s club assemble the Grab-n-Go dinners during the May 1 Marian Educational Outreach Grab-n-Go Gala in the parking lot of Evansville’s St. Boniface Church. As they picked up their Mexican dinners, customers could buy raffle tickets, MEO T-shirts and participate in the Wine Pull.

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The Women’s Group of Evansville’s All Saints Parish gathered recently to fill mugs with
sweet treats for homebound women parishioners. They attached a beautiful prayer card to
honor Mary for the month of May. Women’s group member Peggy Epley, who provided
this photo and information to The Message, said, “We hope this simple act of kindness
brightens their day and reminds them that they are in our thoughts and prayers.” Shown
are women’s group members Epley, left, Wilma Spaulding, Jerri Hatfield, Sharon Vogler,
Janie Allen, Nancy Reinhart and Fatima Seib.

Remembering homebound parishioners

The Women’s Group of Evansville’s All Saints Parish gathered recently to fill mugs with sweet treats for homebound women parishioners. They attached a beautiful prayer card to honor Mary for the month of May. Women’s group member Peggy Epley, who provided this photo and information to The Message, said, “We hope this simple act of kindness brightens their day and reminds them that they are in our thoughts and prayers.” Shown are women’s group members Peggy Epley, left, Wilma Spaulding, Jerri Hatfield, Sharon Vogler, Janie Allen, Nancy Reinhart and Fatima Seib.

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Mater Dei Wildcats ‘Roar for Life’ during Celebrate Life Day

Mater Dei High School students listen to Indiana Republican State Sen. Jim Tomes, far left,  during an April 28 Celebrate Life Day assembly. The special assembly was a way for students and the entire school community to stand up for life. Guest speakers included Mater Dei Priest-Delegate Father Ed Schnur; Indiana Republican State Sen. Jim Tomes; Right to Life of Southwest Indiana Executive Director Mary Ellen Van Dyke; Jason Gries, who shared experiences he and his wife have had with adoption; and Mater Dei theology department chair Greg Schaefer.

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Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated a Mass of Candidacy on May 6 for four Diocese of Evansville seminarians, formally recognizing them as candidates for ordination to the priesthood. Shown after the Mass hosted by Christ the King Parish’s St. Ferdinand Church in Ferdinand, are Seminarian Nick Biever, a son of Annunciation Parish of Evansville; Seminarian Philip Rogier, a son of Christ the King Parish; Bishop Siegel, Seminarian Clint Johnson, a son of Holy Cross Parish in Fort Branch; and Aaron Herrenbruck, a son of St. Clement Parish in Boonville. Rogier begins Second Theology this fall. Biever, Herrenbruck and Johnson begin First Theology in the fall.
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Bishop celebrates Mass of Candidacy for seminarians

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated a Mass of Candidacy on May 6 for four Diocese of Evansville seminarians, formally recognizing them as candidates for ordination to the priesthood. Shown after the Mass hosted by Christ the King Parish’s St. Ferdinand Church in Ferdinand, are Seminarian Nick Biever, a son of Annunciation Parish of Evansville; Seminarian Philip Rogier, a son of Christ the King Parish; Bishop Siegel, Seminarian Clint Johnson, a son of Holy Cross Parish in Fort Branch; and Aaron Herrenbruck, a son of St. Clement Parish in Boonville. Rogier begins Second Theology this fall. Biever, Herrenbruck and Johnson begin First Theology in the fall.

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