December 30, 2021 – Constant Contact Update

Weekly Bulletins are available on our website.
Mass Times:
Friday, December 31 @ 4:30 PM
Saturday, January 1 @ 4:30 PM
Sunday, January 2 @ 7:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Fr. Zach Etienne and the Good Shepherd Parish Staff wish you blessed New Year.
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Confirmation 2022:
First session will begin on Sunday, January 9, at 9:00 am in the Cafeteria with the Candidate and parent. Anyone 16+ or at least a Sophomore in the fall of 2022 is eligible for this Sacrament. If there are any questions, please contact Sue Kroupa at skroupa@evdio.org
Please check our website daily for updates.
To sign up for online giving please visit our website…..
Thank you in advance for your donations.

December 17, 2021 – Diocese of Evansville Family & Life eNews Quarterly

OFFICE OF FAMILY & LIFE eNEWS Quarterly

January-March 2022

The Feast of the Holy Family falls every year on the Sunday after Christmas (this year, it will be the next day!) We pray to our Lord Jesus through the intercession of His Mother and St. Joseph for the protection of our families and for their blessing on us, especially upon those families suffering adversity at this time.  This is a wonderul opportunity to bless all families at Mass!
National Marriage Week will be observed February 7-14, 2022. 

  • The theme will be Called to the Joy of Love.
  • Plan a Mass and movie night for couples at your parish OR
  • Invite the parents of your school age children to a holy hour
  • There are other ideas like old board game night, card game tournaments OR
  • A good old fashioned Valentine’s Day dance for your married couples.

SHOULD WE DO SOMETHING AS A DIOCESE?  DROP ME A LINE AND LET ME KNOW

2022 Retreats
  • FEBRUARY 18-19, 2022 (TWO DAY RETREAT)
  • APRIL 22-23, 2022 (TWO DAY RETREAT)
  • SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 (ONE DAY RETREAT)
REMINDER:  ONLINE UNVIELED AVAILABLE ONLY BY PRIEST REQUEST AFTER JANUARY 1, 2022.
INTERESTED IN STARTING A SPONSOR COUPLE MARRIAGE PREP PROGRAM IN YOUR PARISH?  CONTACT the O.F.L. FOR DETAILS.
COMING IN AUGUST 2022!  LIFE GIVING WOUNDS IS A HEALING OPPORTUNITY FOR ADULT CHILDREN OF DIVORCE.
The HOLY FAMILY CENTER FOR LIFE provides Natural Family Planning Education in the Diocese of Evansville.
WHAT CAN WE DO IN OUR DIOCESE TO CELEBRATE THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES?  Drop me a line and let me know!
THERE ARE 58 INDIVIDUALS FROM THIRTY PARISHES AND TWO UNIVERSITIES REPRESENTED ON THE DIOCESAN ROSARY PRAYER MAP…IS YOUR PARISH REPRESENTED?  SIGN UP TODAY!
Is your parish aware that Project Rachel is available for those whose lives have been touched in some way by abortion?  This is a free resource to parishes through the Office of Family & Life
Walking with Moms in Need is a resource supported by our parishes, the Diocese of Evansville and the USCCB.  This map provides updated resource and location information.  We are called to the Gospel of Life and in this calling we support those in need spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
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NEWS RELEASE
TO:

FROM:

DATE:

RE:

Diocesan Pro-Life Directors, State Catholic Conference Directors

USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities

December 17. 2021

U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Denounces FDA Decision on Chemical Abortion Pill

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today they will eliminate the safety requirement of in-person dispensing in the Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for the chemical abortion drug mifepristone. The FDA’s action clears a path for the drug to be dispensed by clinics, medical offices, and hospitals through the use of online pharmacies or drug delivery services.

In response, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement:
“Every life is sacred: the lives of mothers and the lives of the unborn. Not only does this decision further the tragic taking of unborn lives but it does little to care for the well-being of women in need. Far from the accompaniment that women in crisis pregnancies deserve, this decision would leave women alone in the midst of trauma, often without any medical attention or follow up care.

“One of the essential tasks of governments is to safeguard the health and well-being of citizens. As such, the FDA ought to act to protect the lives and health of mothers and children, rather than merely succumbing to the abortion industry’s pressure to loosen safety standards.

“I call on leaders of every level of government to stand with women in need by promoting policies that recognize the value and human dignity of both mother and child, rather than further promoting the devastating tragedy of abortion.”

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https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248601/archbishop-cordileone-grieved-by-disrespectful-responses-to-pope-francis-curbs-on-traditional-latin-mass
https://www.catholicnews.com/centennial-of-a-murder-the-priest-the-klan-and-a-wedding-remembered/
https://youtu.be/jdaz1dnu4PM
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pittsburgh-live-fetus-organs
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/what-the-antichrist-will-be-like-according-to-st-john-henry-newman
https://www.ncregister.com/cna/catholic-gymnast-simone-biles-says-she-is-pro-choice-in-social-media-post
https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/reflections-on-the-church-and-america-s-new-religions
https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/here-we-go-again-hhs-new-war-on-religious-freedom
https://aleteia.org/2021/12/16/religious-hospitals-argue-for-liberty-in-transgender-mandate-case/#
COMING SOON!  MARRIAGE MATTERS
Called to the Joy of Love:  National Pastoral Framework for Marriage and Family Life Ministry

Letters to Pharmaceutical Companies

In the documents listed here, the Vatican urges everyone concerned for the sanctity of life to protest the use of abortion-derived cell lines and advocate for the development of vaccines with no connection to abortion. To make it easier to take this action, we provide the following sample letters to pharmaceutical companies that are using abortion-derived cell lines to produce and/or test vaccines.

Volunteers always Welcome(and needed)
  • (NEW) Facilitators for Life Giving Wounds (Support for Adult Children of Divorce)  This program is beginning in 2022.  A group of 5 persons, who are themselves adult children of divorce, and a chaplain is needed to help bring other adult children of divorce the healing peace of Christ in their lives.
  • Unveiled Marriage Preparation Retreat Facilitator Couples
    • 1 Facilitator Couples needed
    • There are always 2 Facilitator Couples per retreat
    • Weekend food and lodging expenses are covered
    • The UNVEILED marriage preparation program is a clearly defined step by step process agenda.
  • Parish Sponsor Couples
    • Parish level sponsor couple programs are opportunities for parishes to wrap around and celebrate their young adults as they prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage.
  • Natural Family Planning Presenter Couples  Married couples who are trained or are using Natural Family Planning are needed to tell their stories and impart the NFP message to High School students and engaged couples.
  • Respect Life Coordinators are needed at about 1/2 of the parishes in our Diocese.
Contact me at egirten@evdio.org if you have questions about any of the above or are interested in volunteering for any of these ministries
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December 17, 2021 – Constant Contact Update

Weekly Bulletins are available on our website.
Donations for Tornado Victims
On behalf of Bishop Siegel, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Evansville would like to provide some guidance for individuals, parishes and other groups that would like to support the recovery and relief efforts for those impacted by the tornadoes and severe storms that devastated many areas, including Western Kentucky.
Catholic Charities USA is currently raising funds to help those Catholic Charities agencies impacted by the tornadoes. Donors may donate online at https://www.catholiccharities.us/campaign/ccusa-disaster-relief/c353051 or by mail to Catholic Charities USA; 2050 Ballenger Ave. Suite 400; Alexandria, VA 22314. Please note Tornado Relief on the memo line of the check.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Owensboro has also established a tornado relief fund to assist tornado and storm victims in their Diocese. Donors may donate online at https://owensborodiocese.org/give/ or by mail to Catholic Charities; Diocese of Owensboro; 600 Locust Street; Owensboro, KY 42301. Please note Tornado Relief in the memo line of the check.
We would prefer that individuals, parishes and other groups contribute to the relief efforts through one of the above channels.
If you have additional questions, you may contact me at (812) 423-5456 or by email at dtownsend@evdio.org.
We pray that those impacted by these storms find peace, comfort, and hope.
CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES:
December 24 @ 4:30 PM & 10:30 PM
December 25 @ 9:00 AM
NO Saturday 4:30 PM Mass
December 26: 7:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Confirmation 2022
First session will begin on Sunday, January 9, at 9:00 AM in the cafeteria with the Candidate and parent. anyone 16+ or at least a Sophomore in the fall of 2022 is eligible for this Sacrament. If there are questions, please contact Sue Kroupa at skroupa@evdio.org.
Job Opening: Evening Janitor Position
Good Shepherd Catholic Church & School currently has an opening for a part-time janitor, Monday-Friday working 29 hours per week, approx. 6 hours per day. Evening shift, starting around 3:15 p.m.
Please call school office if interested at 812-476-4477 or 812-477-5405.
Please check our website daily for updates.
To sign up for online giving please visit our website…..
Thank you in advance for your donations.

December 16, 2021 – Constant Contact Update

Please check our website daily for updates.
To sign up for online giving please visit our website…..
Thank you in advance for your donations.
Weekly Bulletins are available on our website.
Donations for Tornado Victims
On behalf of Bishop Siegel, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Evansville would like to provide some guidance for individuals, parishes and other groups that would like to support the recovery and relief efforts for those impacted by the tornadoes and severe storms that devastated many areas, including Western Kentucky.
Catholic Charities USA is currently raising funds to help those Catholic Charities agencies impacted by the tornadoes. Donors may donate online at https://www.catholiccharities.us/campaign/ccusa-disaster-relief/c353051 or by mail to Catholic Charities USA; 2050 Ballenger Ave. Suite 400; Alexandria, VA 22314. Please note Tornado Relief on the memo line of the check.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Owensboro has also established a tornado relief fund to assist tornado and storm victims in their Diocese. Donors may donate online at https://owensborodiocese.org/give/ or by mail to Catholic Charities; Diocese of Owensboro; 600 Locust Street; Owensboro, KY 42301. Please note Tornado Relief in the memo line of the check.
We would prefer that individuals, parishes and other groups contribute to the relief efforts through one of the above channels.
If you have additional questions, you may contact me at (812) 423-5456 or by email at dtownsend@evdio.org.
We pray that those impacted by these storms find peace, comfort, and hope.
Confirmation Classes
Classes will begin on January 9, 8:30-10:30 AM in the cafeteria.
Job Opening: Evening Janitor Position
Good Shepherd Catholic Church & School currently has an opening for a part-time janitor, Monday-Friday working 29 hours per week, approx. 6 hours per day. Evening shift, starting around 3:15 p.m.
Please call school office if interested at 812-476-4477 or 812-477-5405.

December 15, 2021 – Constant Contact Update

**No Daily Mass Thursday, Dec. 16 due to Fr. Schipp’s funeral**
Please check our website daily for updates.
To sign up for online giving please visit our website…..
Thank you in advance for your donations.
Weekly Bulletins are available on our website.
ARISE!
Arise! Christmas
Get your Christmas Scrip!
SCRIP will be available after Masses THIS WEEKEND, online, and in the parish office next week. We will return to selling after Masses on January 8.
Office hours for Dec 20- 23:
Dec. 20: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dec. 21: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dec. 22: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dec. 23: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This is a great fundraiser for our parish and school.
Keep scrip in mind when trying to find a gift for you family and friends.
Birthright of Evansville Collection
Good Shepherd’s Knights of Columbus is collecting for Birthright, a non-profit that focuses on assisting low-income pregnant women, infants and young children. The collection box is in the Narthex now until Dec 26. Needed items: Diapers up to size 5, pull ups, infant care items, clothing up to size 4, pacifiers, bottles, hooded bath towels and wash cloths, and baby toys.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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Christmas Mass Times:
Christmas Eve: 4:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Christmas Day: 9:00 AM
There will be NO Saturday evening Mass (4:30 PM) on December 25. Sunday Masses will be as normal 7:30 AM & 10:30 AM.
Fr. Zach Etienne and the Good Shepherd Parish Staff wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

November 23, 2021 – Constant Contact Update

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MASK UP! AGAIN
We are masking up again for church and school. Please be aware when you come to weekend or weekday Mass you will be required to wear a mask. We continue to have hand sanitizer available at the entrance of church.
Please be respectful of those around you. Thank you for your cooperation.
Thank you, Good Shepherd Staff
Wednesday, daily Mass @ 7:40 AM
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day Mass @ 9:00 AM
Advent Reconciliation, Sunday, Nov. 28 @ 1:00 PM
NEED CHRISTMAS PRESENTS,
BUT HATE SHOPPING? SCRIP IS FOR YOU!
Scrip is a wonderful way to support our school and parish, it is our ongoing fundraiser. Please see our website for a current list of gift cards on our website: www.gsparish.org and click on the scrip tab. We also have ecards that can be loaded on your phone. If you would like more information about this, please email Connie at kcsermie@gmail.com.
Scrip Tips
 Now is the time!!
If you don’t have an account  set up for scrip, this is a great time to set one up. You can take advantage of earning higher rebates during Dazzle Days. Special rebates will be good on all types of gift cards, but you only get them if you order online. You can still pick the cards up at the parish office or at the weekend masses, you do not have to ship to home.
If you don’t want to set up an account, this is still a great time to earn by using scrip for paying for the gifts, or as the gift itself! Start the habit of using scrip (school family or not) and help the parish as well! Remember scrip can be used at RMHS too!
Try to plan early so we have time to get the gift cards shipped here, if we don’t have what you want already.
Contact Connie if you have any questions!
Phone: 812-431-8053
Text: 812-431-8053
ADORATION TIMES:
Every Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
&
2nd Wednesday of every month 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
Please check our website daily for updates.
Weekly Bulletins are available on our website.
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Catholic Retreat Opportunity for Men

Bethany Retreat House


Weekend Retreats for Men

Men’s Retreat, February 11-13, 2022

In Defense of Truth and Faith: Our Catholic Calling

Challenging times call for challenging remedies. In a day and age when “good is called evil and evil is called good” (Isaiah 5:20), we must learn to be committed in our pursuance of and living the Truth that our Faith demands of us. The Sacraments aid and support us in this regard, while the lives of the Saints show us the way. Come and be part of a challenging Men’s Retreat with a strong cultural message.
Retreat conferences will be given by Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM. Fr. Wade is a member of the Fathers of Mercy, a missionary preaching Religious Congregation based in Auburn, Kentucky. Ordained a priest during the Great Jubilee Year 2000, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Catholic Thought from the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Toronto, Canada and his dual Master of Arts and Master of Divinity Degrees in Theology from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut.Fr. Wade is currently the Assistant General and has served as Director of Vocations and Director of Seminarians for the Fathers of Mercy.
SCHEDULE
Friday, February 11
  • 4:30 PM Arrive
  • 5:30 PM Welcome & Orientation (Meeting Room)
  • 6:00 PM Dinner (silence)
  • 7:00 PM Conference 1, “In Pursuit of Revealed Truth” (Chapel)
  • 8:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament / Confessions
Please maintain a prayerful silence.
Saturday, February 12
  • 7:30 AM  Breakfast (Silence)
  • 9:00 AM  Conference 2, “Embracing Divinely Revealed Faith” (Chapel)
  • 11:00 AM Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (Confessions after Mass)
  • 12:00 PM Lunch (Silence)
  • 1:00 PM Conference 3, “Strengthened by the Sacraments” (Chapel)
Please maintain a prayerful silence until dinner.
Saturday, February 12 (cont.)
  • 2:00 PM Time for Confession, reading, resting, reflection, walking, etc.
  • 3:30 PM Divine Mercy Chaplet optional (Chapel)
  • 6:00 PM Dinner (Silence)
  • 7:00-8:30 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions (Chapel)
Please maintain a prayerful silence.
Sunday, February 13
  • 7:30 AM Breakfast (Talking)
  • 9:00-9:30 AM Conference 4, “Remaining Steadfast in Times of Crises: Saintly Examples” (Chapel)
  • Break
  • 10:00 AM Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Departure following Mass
COST

FULL WEEKEND: $200 (Friday evening through Sunday morning,
all meals included; limited to 25 retreatants)
SATURDAY ONLY (limited to 5 retreatants): $75 (includes all three meals for the day)
Registration is complete when we receive your check.

Enjoy walking the trails, praying, resting…

OPEN TO ALL CATHOLIC MEN, 18 YEARS AND OLDER.

TO REGISTER:
Click the ONLINE REGISTRATION link BELOW
OR

CALL 615-446-2063 and/or E-MAIL bethanyretreat@op-tn.org.

REGISTER FOR MEN’S RETREAT
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Diocese of Evansville – Permanent Deacon Program

Is Christ Calling You To Become a Deacon?

God is calling on each of us to serve one another in charity and love.  Some men are receiving a particular invitation from God to serve Christ and His Church in ordained ministry as Permanent Deacons.

Deacons have a unique identity as neither a lay person nor a priest.  Through the sacramental grace of Holy Orders, deacons are conformed into the image of Christ the Servant.  In communion with Bishop Siegel and his body of priests, deacons serve to build up the community of faith among God’s people through Word, sacrament and especially works of charity.

Our diocesan permanent deacons have greatly enriched our diocese by offering their lives in service in many of our parishes, hospitals, correction facilities and nursing homes as well as through outreach ministries to the homeless, the poor and hungry and the lonely and through many other ministries of charity.

If you might be interested in learning more, there are information meetings at the Catholic Center in Evansville on Saturday, December fourth at 9:00 AM and January eighth at 9:00 AM.    For more information contact Deacon Tom Evans by e-mail at tevans@evdio.org or reach out to the Deacon Council, deanery representatives below.

South Deanery:
Deacons John McMullen and Tom Evans
West Deanery:
Deacons Mark MacDonald and Tom Evans
East Deanery:
Deacon Charlie Johnson.
North Deanery:
Deacon Cletus Yochum

Final Candidate Inquiry Form