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Washington Catholic High School 2020 Commencement

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Farewell to Vicki Eichmiller, Executive Director of St. Vincent DePaul Society

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Restoring the Chapel of our Sorrowful Mother in Ferdinand

This photo of the Chapel of Our Sorrowful Mother was taken in 2015, and it was the inspiration for a group of Christ the King parishioners to form Friends of the Chapel and begin taking steps to restore this iconic and historic structure. If interested in learning more, contact Diane Hoppenjans at 812-367-2908 or 812-631-2007.

Editor’s note: As reported in this story, Christ the King Parish in Ferdinand has received a $100,000 Indiana Historic Renovation Grant to go toward restoration of the Chapel of Our Sorrowful Mother in Ferdinand. Kathy Tretter, editor of the Ferdinand News and a member of the group spearheading the restoration effort, provides this report on the chapel, its history and its future.

Photo by Eric Tretter, special to The Message

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Several young people received First Holy Communion on July 19 at Our Lady of Hope
Parish in Washington. They posed for photos in two groups in order to practice appropriate
social distancing. Shown in this photo are Abraham Rincon, first row left, Chelsea
Garcia, Esme Ruth Swartzentruber, José Ortiz, second row left, Marlene Cruz Mora, Oscar Mora López, Luis López, Giovanni López, Our Lady of Hope pastoral associate Yvonne Evans, third row left, pastor Father Paul Ferguson, parochial vicar Father Juan Ramirez and teacher Kelli Barnard. Submitted photo

First Communion — Our Lady of Hope Parish, Washington

Several young people received First Holy Communion on July 19 at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Washington. They posed for photos in two groups in order to practice appropriate social distancing. Shown in this photo are Abraham Rincon, first row left, Chelsea Garcia, Esme Ruth Swartzentruber, José Ortiz, second row left, Marlene Cruz Mora, Oscar Mora López, Luis López, Giovanni López, Our Lady of Hope pastoral associate Yvonne Evans, third row left, pastor Father Paul Ferguson, parochial vicar Father Juan Ramirez and teacher Kelli Barnard.

Submitted photo

Shown in this photo are Yami López, first row left, Leonel López, Clare Ringwald, Cristian López, Dominic LaGrange, Ben Wolven, Mía Bene, pastoral
associate Yvonne Evans, second row left, pastor Father Paul and parochial vicar Father Juan. Submitted photo

First Communion — Our Lady of Hope Parish, Washington

Several young people received First Holy Communion on July 19 at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Washington, and they posed for two photos to practice appropriate social distancing. Shown in this photo are Yami López, first row left, Leonel López, Clare Ringwald, Cristian López, Dominic LaGrange, Ben Wolven, Mía Bene, pastoral associate Yvonne Evans, second row left, pastor Father Paul and parochial vicar Father Juan.

Submitted photo

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St. Mary, Ireland, celebrates new church

Following the June 28 Dedication Mass for the new St. Mary Church in Ireland, Brescher Filming & Photography, LLC, of Jasper flew its drone to get some aerial photos of the new church under the light of a setting sun. The Message gratefully acknowledges their help in covering the Dedication Mass, which we featured in our July 3 issue.

Photo by Brescher Filming & Photography, LLC, special to The Message