Diocesan seminarians gather for 2021 fall retreat

Diocese of Evansville seminarians gathered for a fall retreat Aug. 8-10 at the Catholic Center in Evansville. Bishop Joseph M. Siegel celebrated Mass, and many priests of the diocese concelebrated with him. Shown in the photo are Father Tyler Tenbarge, front row left, Diocesan Vocations Office; Father Sudhakar Bhastati, administrator of St. Peter Parish in Montgomery; seminarian Keith Hart; seminarian Jacob Schneider; seminarian Nathan Folz; Father Benny Alikandayil Chacko, pastor of Annunciation Parish in Evansville; Father Tony Ernst, administrator of St. Francis of Xavier Parish in Vincennes and St. Philip Neri Parish in Bicknell; Father Jeff Read, back row left, pastor of St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in Celestine; Father Jack Durchholz, pastor of St. Clement Parish in Boonville; seminarian Phillip Rogier; seminarian Aaron Herrenbruck; Bishop Joseph M. Siegel; seminarian Nick Biever; seminarian Chase Riecker; Father Zach Etienne, pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Evansville; and Father Anthony Govind, administrator of Christ the King Parish in Ferdinand. Seminarians who were unable to attend were Clint Johnson, Tyler Underhill, Caleb Scherzinger and Bradley Gehlhausen.

The Message photo by Megan Erbacher