GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC PARISH
2301 N STOCKWELL RD • EVANSVILLE, INDIANA 47715-1849
PHONE 812-477-5405 • FAX 812-469-2907 • gsparish.org
Our parish consists of the Catholic Churches of Good Shepherd & St. Theresa, along with Good Shepherd School. The Catholic Community of Good Shepherd strives to live Christ's word daily by our commitment to worship, stewardship, faith formation, Catholic schools, family and social outreach.
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Pope Francis has named Most Rev. Joseph M. Siegel, Auxiliary Bishop of Joliet, Illinois, as the sixth Bishop of Evansville. Please see the official announcement below.
Pope Names Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Siegel as New Bishop of Evansville
October 18, 2017
WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Bishop Joseph M. Siegel, up until now Auxiliary Bishop of Joliet, as the new bishop of Evansville, Indiana.
The announcement was publicized in Washington on October 18 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Bishop Siegel was named Auxiliary Bishop of Joliet, Illinois, by Pope Benedict XVI on October 28, 2009 and was ordained a bishop on January 19, 2010 by Bishop Peter Sartain.
He was born in Lockport Township on July 18, 1963 and is the youngest of nine children. He attended St. Meinrad Seminary, Indiana, where he completed his college education. He was then sent to the North American College in Rome (1984-1988), attending the Gregorian and Angelicum Universities.
Bishop Siegel was ordained a priest for the Joliet Diocese in 1988 and then completed his Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois.
Assignments after ordination include: associate pastor, St. Isidore Parish, Bloomingdale, Illinois, 1988-1994; associate pastor, St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Plainfield, Illinois, 1994-1998; parochial vicar, St. Mary Nativity Church, Joliet, Illinois, 1998-2000; parochial vicar, Cathedral of St. Raymond, Joliet, Illinois, 2000-2004; pastor, Visitation Parish, Elmhurst, Illinois, 2004-2009. In July 2011, Bishop R. Daniel Conlon appointed Bishop Siegel as his Vicar General.
Bishop Siegel has served as a member and chairman of the Presbyteral Council and was appointed to the Diocesan Board of Consultors. He also served as director of Continuing Formation for Priests, a member of the Diocesan Vocation Board, the Priest Personnel Board and Dean of Eastern Will County.
At the Catholic Conference of Illinois, he served on the Executive Committee and was chairman of the Catholics for Life Department. He chaired the Steering Committee for the Joliet Diocesan Year of the Eucharist and Eucharistic Congress and has been a member of the Bishops’ Respect Life Advisory Board. He is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and a member of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.
The Diocese of Evansville, Indiana, comprises 5,010 square miles. It has a total population of 512,870 people of which 76,218, or 15 percent, are Catholic.
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We are very excited to announce that Good Shepherd Catholic Church will be hosting a “Concert for Peace” on Friday, November 3 at 7:00 pm. Louis Canter, OEF brings over 40 years of music ministry with him as he strives to spread his ministry of hope and harmony to parishes around the country. He has many compositions published with ILP and OCP (publishers of the Breaking Bread hymnals), as well as two CD’s of prayerful music. This concert will include many songs written and composed by Louis and fellow musician Jim Hughes. The concert is free, and a free-will offering will be taken to support their ministry and other programs at Good Shepherd. Mark your calendars and come join us for this special evening of prayer and music.
Once again, we are blessed to host this year's First Year Pre-Theology students from Saint Meinrad School of Theology for three consecutive Wednesdays for their field education experience and introduction to parish life. Six class members visited Good Shepherd Catholic Church and School on Wednesday, November 11th.
Front Row (Left to Right):
Evan Stone - Archdiocese of Louisville, KY
John Francis Marconi - Diocese of Little Rock, AR
Nick Zummo - Diocese of Springfield Cape, MO
Back Row (Left to Right):
Father Zach Etienne - Diocese of Evansville, IN
Christopher Grief - Diocese of Owensboro, KY
Andrew Williams - Diocese of Mobile, AL
Tyler Huber – Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN
Revamped Website Launched!
The Indiana Catholic Conference launched a new/updated website recently. You can check it out now at www.indianacc.org We hope you like the new look; find the web pages useful and easy to use as well. You can also follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. If you aren’t signed up to receive our I-CAN Updates, please sign up now!
Many Catholic colleges offer secular and religious degree programs, encouraging Catholic students of all backgrounds to stay connected with their faith. However, with over 250 Catholic colleges in the country, it can be difficult for Catholic students to narrow down their decision.
Our team at TheBestColleges.org is here to help with our 2017 guide to choosing a Catholic college. In addition to connecting students with accredited Catholic colleges, this resource provides tips on what questions students should ask to find a school that fits their needs.
As a trusted voice in Evansville’s Catholic community, we know you work hard to keep individuals engaged in Catholicism throughout life. Catholic colleges are making their own contribution in providing a wide selection of academic programs in a religious environment. You can help your your student members to stay connected by following this link ! Together we can help your your students find a Catholic college that fits their needs.
Thanks for reading! We appreciate your time and consideration.
Outreach Team - TheBestColleges.org
Holy Cross is a small school, but it provides opportunities for greater involvement given its location next to the University of Notre Dame, where students are able to take classes as part of their tuition. Furthermore, we are also unapologetically Catholic in our mission and want to provide students with a faith based environment where their knowledge and love for God can deepen and lead to personal transformation. I hope some of the students you work with may be interested! For further info, our website is: http://www.hcc-nd.edu/.
Additionally, we also have a summer program known as Saints and Scholars, which is an academic week-long experience (students receive college credit) comprised of students from throughout the country who learn and discover new ways for bringing theology into professional life and practice. This experience costs $375 (scholarships are available for those who cannot afford it) and is all inclusive (housing, meals, transportation). Students select from a track of their interest which incorporates Theology into other disciplines and topics such as Media, Science, Business, Public Health, Sustainability, or Human Rights. After engaging in academic based discussions in the classroom, they visit a local business and see firsthand how current professionals are incorporating their faith into their lives.
More information on the program can be found here: http://www.hcc-nd.edu/saints-and-scholars/. New dates will be posted by the end of November.
Holy Cross College
54515 State Road 933 North, P.O. Box 308
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0308
W: 574-239-8310 / C: 484-515-0965