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WORKING WITH CHAIRMAN John P. Urban and Bishop Sean P. O'Malley (center) for a successful Catholic Charities Appeal in the New Bedford area are (from left) Father Daniel W. Lacroix, Helena Tavares, Robert Rebello and Father Maurice O. Gauvin. (Hick(:y photo)

Appeal stands at $383,696 Reports from parish and special gifts collections have brought the current Catholic Charities Appeal collection to 5383,696.28. Collectors for both parishes and special gifts are asked to complete their calls as soon as possible and bring their reports to their respective headquarters or parishes. The parish phase of the Appeal closes on Wednesday, May 25, but the Appeal books will re'main open until 10 a.m" Wednesday, June 8

and reports received by that time will be credited to the 1994 Appeal. To assure such credit, from May 30 on reports should be brought in person to Appeal Headquarters at 344 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Rev. Da.niel L. Freitas, diocesan director of the Appeal said, "We are anticipating that each of our 112 parishes will report substantially increased donations to meet escalating needs and that our final total will surpass last year's figure of $2,226,973.22."

ROME (CNS) - Doctors say Pope John Paul II is recovering well from a thigh bone fracture and reconstructive surgery, but will need several weeks of recuperation before fully resuming his duties. "The pope is in good general condition, and I found him in great humor," Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said April 30, the day aft~r the pontiffs twohour operation. On Ma.y 2, the spokesman said the pope continued to improve and was beginning muscle-toning exercises in bed. In a tape-recorded Sunday blessing May I, the pope said he was sorry the accident forced him to postpone a planned trip to Sicily and miss the rest of the African synod. "The designs of divine providence are truly mysterious'" he said, his voice somewhat weaker than normal. In the days following the surgery, the pope met regularly in his hospital room wit A top aides toreview a revised scheduleJor the coming months. He was expected to remain in Rome's Gemelli hospital for 2-3 weeks. .The pontiff, who will be 74 May 18, fell getting out of his bathtub late April 28, breaking his right thigh bone close to the hip. DocTurn to Page Two



LITURGICAL DANCERS bring candles to altar at Dominican Academy Mass opening school's centennial year. (Gaudette photo)

Dominican Academy looks towards second century By Pat McGowan In an era that has seen the closing of all too many Catholic schools, it is a joy to know of one that is proudly celebrating its first 100 years, emphasizing that first in a way that leaves no doubt that it expects to be around for centuries to come. On April 24, blue ribbons tied to the wrought-iron entrance stair-

way of Dominican Academy on Fall River's Park Street signaled the beginning of a yearlong celebration that will climax in June 1995 with graduation of the academy's centennial class of eighth graders. Between now and then special events at the only Catholic all-girl grade school in Southeastern MasTurn to Page II

Forgiveness is only thing th:at makes sense, says Father Jenco By Marcie Hickey "In order to be pilgrims of peace we must make incarnate in our lives the love and forgiveness of Jesus-love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you," said Father Lawrence Martin Jenco, the Servite priest held hostage by Shiite Moslems in Lebanon Jan. 8.1985, to July 26.1986. "I try to make incarnate in my life the Sermon on the Mount," he said: "Blessed are the peacemakers." Father Jenco was keynote speaker for a peace and justice workshop by that title at LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro, April 30. Eight years after his release, now stationed at a seminary in Berkeley, Calif., and writing a book about the hostage ordeal, the priest is still searching for the meaning of the 19 months he was "chained to a wall," allowed "10 minutes a day to use the bathroom," and cut off from the outside world. For six months he was in soli-

tary confinement, then he was moved to other locations that he shared with several American hostages kidnapped by Islamic Jihad, which was demanding release of 17 terrorists held in Kuwait. Among those held with Father Jenco were William Buckley, a former CIA officer who died in captivity, and journalist Terry Anderson, in 1991 the last of the hostages to be freed. Father Jenco described the hostage experience as one of struggling to retain his dignity and identity while not giving in to anger and hatred toward his captors. He sometimes asks himself, he said, "Haven't I a right to my anger?" but ultimately, "we are called to forgive, we need to seek forgiveness ourselves. and the church must be a forgiving community." In fact, he expressed not bitterness but compassion for his guards, "pious followers of Islam" whose formal education ended by age 10. Hostages and guards faced almost

insurmountable cultural and religious differences, but the guards were not abusive and on occasion exhibited a seemingly incongruous affection for the priest they called "abuna," dear father. Father Jenco worries about their future and the prospects for peace in their part of the world if they cannot take the first step needed for reconciliation: "to understand what they've done and the hurt it caused." After his release Father Jenco

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met William Buckley's widow in Paris and she had just one question for him: "Why?" "I didn't have the answers then, and I still don't, said Father Jenco.

Flashbacks The situation in Beirut, torn by factional fighting between Moslem and Christian forces, deteriorated seriously between July 1984, when Father Jenco was asked to head Catholic Relief Services in the Lebanese capital, and his arrival there that October. "I had never lived in a world like that," he said of the daily barrage of violence. Before his kidnapping, he spent many nights on the floor in the center of his house, hoping the walls would hold against "the violence outside." "I wrote on the wall in black calligraphy: Dear God, I want to live." It was a prayer he would offer again and again in the long months of captivity that followed.

He recounted his kidnapping from a car in traffic in a congested area of Moslem West Beirut: "A tremendous violence came down the street; men rushed up to the car, automatic weapons blasting in the air. I said to [the driver), I am going to be kidnapped." Taken by the kidnappers to an isolated area and thrown into the trunk of a car, "my first thought was, I am going to die now." After an interrogation in which he learned that his kidnappers had mistaken him for his CRS predecessor, Joseph Curtain, Father Jenco was "taped up like a mummy-I thought they were wrapping me for burial." Instead he was lodged underneath a truck and transported to the first of his prisons. There is a Jewish proverb, he said, "that at times like this you cry, you sing, and then you remain silent." At the beginning of his Turn to Page II

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) - American Catholics who observed South Africa's first all:' race elections spoke of thejoy at polling stations across the nation as decades of racial segregation' ended. Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop John' Ricard described a ','kind of splendid chaos: people were in a festive mood at the birth of a nation." '1 n Port Shepstone, in violencetorn Natal province, Father Donald Mcllvane of Pittsburgh said "it was beautiful to see blacks and whites in line together ... a symbol of the new South Africlt as it moves into becoming a truly multiracial society." Holy Cross Father Oliver F.

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Williams of the University ofN otre Dame, Ind., a U.N. observer in Ladismith, in the Western Cape, said it was "almost a theological experience" seeing Afrikaner farmers bringing hundreds ~fbhick workers in to vote. "It seemed they realized apartheid was wrong, and taking their workers to vote was part of their redemption," said Father Williams, an associate provost at Notre Dame. "There was a theme of forgiveness and redemption," said Father Williams. Afrikaner farmers "are very religious people, and they were trying to right that wrong" of apartheid, he said. Sister Margaret Welch, a Sister of Charity of St: Eliza~eth and an attorney from Newark, N.J., noted that the lines of v'oters in Cape Town did not get smaller when it began raining April 27. "If you've waited your whole life to vote, rain's not going to stop you," she said. The seven South African bishops attending the special Synod of Bishops for Africa voted April 27 at the South African Embassy in Rome. For several of them, it was their first time voting.

v ATICAN CITY (CNS) Small Christian communities led by well-trained lay people working closely with priests are the key to spreading the Gospel message in Africa, say participants in the African synod. Making the church a true family, overcoming ethnic divisions and promoting justice and peace are essential parts of evangelization and can be realized most effectively through small communities, synod members said. At the end of the third week of the AprillO-May 8 special Synod' of Bishops for Africa, members listed some bf the items they wish to include in the synod's propositions to Pope John Paul II and the final synod message to the church as a whole. The most common calls, after the stress on building small Christian communities, were for easing or forgiveness of the foreign debt of African nations and an end to international arms sales to governments and rebel groups on the continent. Repeatedly throughout the synod, bishops spoke of the devastating social impact of government cutbacks to payoff foreign debts and of how the debt burden stagnates national economies. Africa's worst enemies "are weapons which feed bloody and destructive civil wars," said one working group report. "The accomplices of this situation are both the suppliers and buyers of we~pons." The small group reports were divided into the categories of proclaiming the Gospel; building small Christian communities; inculturation; dialogue; justice and peace; and the mass media. "For the African soul, God is a feast. For this reason evangelization must be presented as a festive celebration full of joy," said the Spanish and Portuguese group. Small Christian communities, like families, create a strong sense of belonging and help individuals find concrete ways to express their faith, several groups said.

. THE TOP HAT Award', recognizing outstanding service to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, is 'present~d to Msgr. ThOl:nas J, Harrington, pastor ofSt. Joseph's parish, Taunton, by John Connors, president oftheTa!lnton District Council of the society, as part of district celebration ofOzanam Sunday. The animal observance commemorates Frederic Ozanam, founder of the organization devoted to service of the poor through'the ,spiritual and' s;orporal works of mercy,' Ms~r. , Harrington is spiritual adyisor to the Taunton council. (Arikian, photo)

The bishops called for better preparation of community le,ld,ers, for training of priests that would stress collaboration with the lay leaders and for vigilance: to ensure that the small communities "avoid closing in on themselves," .Iosing contact with the parish and , diocese. One small group descrihed' inculturation as "a nuptial process where a culture takes on the values of the Gospel and the Gospel takes on the values of this culture in the life of the church." Most of the groups called ::or establishment of research and study centers in Africa to explore ways Catholic liturgy, spirituality, discipline and practice can become more African. In connection with inculturation, bishops repeatedly brought up 1,he problem of traditional African m.:lfriages that are not recognized by the church. One group said the synod should "start with an apology to all thCtse families denied the sacraments through a lack of understanding of their marital situation." The gro up caiied for a stu'dy of ways to allow greater access to the sacraments for all African Catholics, including those whose traditional mar~" riage ma~,not be recognized under church 'law. All groups stressed the impor. tance of promoting Christian un:,ty on the continent and of dialogue with Muslims to promote mutual understanding. On issues of justice and pea(:e, besides the debt problem and the need to stop arms sales, the bishops highlighted the church obligatii)n to promote reconciliation amO:lg conflicting parties and to suppclrt the rights and equality of women. "Promoting the African woman must be one of the priorities of our pastoral work," one group said. "One must give women integral formation so that' they can'become aware of their dignity and become competent for their mission in the family, in the church and in society." Secretaries of the small grou:~s along with 'Cardinal Hyacinthe Thiandoum of Dakar, Senegnl, synod recording secretary, combined the reports to develop nn initial set of propositions for the synod. They were presented to the synod May 2. The small groups will now meet to offer amendments to them, which will then he debated in a general assembly. A final vote on the proposition is expected today. Also May 2, the bishops heard the first draft of the synod message to the church with separate se,;tions addressed to African Catholics, the church in North America, and Europe, youths, women, priests and religious, African politicalleaders and the leaders of tt,e International Monetary Fund and World Bank. The drafting committee is amending the message based on suggestions coming from a general synod discussion and it is expected to be published before the synod closes May 8.. 1111I11I11111111I11I1I1111I1I!IIIIIIII1II1III1III1I1II1.1111111111111111 THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-020). Secon:! Class Postage Paid at Fall River, Mas!:. Published. weekly exc'ept (he week of July 4' and the week after Christmas at 887 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Mass. 02720 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese Fall River, ~ubscription price by mail, pqstpaiol $11.00 per year. Postmasters send address changes to The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River.MA,02.7.22. . ' ""


Boston auxiliary"bishop dies BOSTON (CNS) - Retired Bishop John J. Mulcahy of Boston, 71, died April 26 in Salem Hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage April 23. He had been in failing health with kidney disease for several years. In 1992, Pope John Paulll accepted his resignation as auxiliary bishop. Boston Cardinal Bernard F. Law celebrated the funeral Mass April 29 at Holy Cross Cathedral. "J ohn was always a mild-spoken gentleman who enjoyed people and loved sports," said Msgr. William Glynn, pastor of Holy Family parish in suburban Duxbury, who was in the same ordination class. "I don't think he ever had an enemy in the world." Ordained in 1947 in Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston, by then-Archbishop Richard J. Cushing, the bishop served for 15 years as associate pastor in two suburban Boston parishes. In 1962, he entered seminary work for II years, first as spiritual director of Cardinal O'Connell Minor Seminary, Jamaica Plain,

then as rector of Pope John XX III National Seminary, Weston. He was pastor of St. Mary parish in Lynn from 1973 to 1975, at which time he was appointed bishop. "John was all priest. He's been a wonderful friend since we were curates together in the '50s," said retired Bishop Joseph F. Maguire of Springfield. "He was always such a deeply spiritual fellow and yet so thoroughly human. I'll really miss him."

praye~BOX Our Lady of Brezje Mary, help of Christians, you show us how to be Christian, how to "hear the word of God and keep it" (Lk 11 :28). Help us to respond to God as you did, that his power work in us, that the Spirit form Christ in us, and that his mind, his heart, his will be ours. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. National Shrine chapel prayer




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Special ministers 'training sessions Training sessions for candidates for the office of special minister of' the Eucharist will take place June I at Holy Name parish, New Bedford; June 6 at Corpus Christi parish, Sandwich; and June 7 at St. John the Evangelist parish, Attleboro. AII sessions will begin at 7 p.m.

Continued from Page One tors replaced the head of the bone, where it fits into the hip, with a metal prosthesis. Navarro-Valls said the fall was a common mishap and he ruled out fainting or dizziness as the cause. Doctors said they did not plan any further medical tests on the pope, who is expected to make a full recovery. According to members of Gemelli's medical team, the pope would wait about 10 days before taking his first steps - being careful not to put too much weight on the right leg. He was to use a walker at first, then crutches and laoler a cane. The point at which a cane becomes unecessary depends on the individual, but doctors are optimistic about Pope John Paul's recuperative powers. "I n July he can go to the mountains and walk, but he certainly cannot ski. It would be good if he did some swimming instead, because the prosthesis needs muscle tone in order to function," said Dr. Gianfranco Fineschi, who performed the surgery. Fineschi said the operation had gone "more perfectly than one could imagine." The bone head was replaced with a long-life part as opposed to a cemented replacement that lasts only 10 years, and is routinely used in patients' over age 80. The pope has missed the final week of the African synod and will - miss a meeting of the world's cardinals May 9-10, unless it is rescheduled. The pope also had to postpone a trip to Belgium in mid-May. Cardinal Godfried Danneels of Brussels, Belgium, told Vatican Radio that the trip and the beatification of Father Damien de Veuster would be rescheduled, possibly for September. In the noon blessing broadcast by Vatican Radio May I, the pope seemed to take his latest health setback in stride. Commenting on the May I European celebration of Labor Day, he said he was praying for the many unemployed in a period of worldwide economic difficulty. He also thanked those who remembered him with messages and prayers. The Vatican said hundreds oftelegrams, phone calls and flowers had arrived at the hospital from religious leaders, heads of state and individuals.



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THE POPE at a recent meeting with U.S. youth, in Vatican City to pass on responsibility for the next World Youth Day to youth from the Philippines. (CNS/ Arturo Mari photo)

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Stonehill professor dead at 44 Father Richard Mazziotta, 44, an associate professor of religious studies at Stonehill College, North Easton, and a member ofthe Congregation of Holy Cross, died April 25 of complications from a brain aneurysm. The M~LSS of Christian Burial was offered for him April 29 at the college and interment was in Holy Cross cemetery on the Stonehill campus. He was superior of the Stonehill religious communit.y and a member of the Holy Cross eastern provincial council. He was a chaplain with the Massachusetts National Guard, holding the rank of major, and had assisted at parishes in Sharon and Brockton. A liturgical scholar who held a doctorate in ministry from Boston Universtiy, Father Mazziotta wrote numerous books and articles on prayer, the Gospel and eucharistic worship. At Stonehill. he had taught in the college writing program, coached the women's cross-country team and was a campus minister. His extracurricular activities included

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New Saints for Our Times It is well that we in the comfortable chl,lrch in America should pause to remember that we belong to a community that numbers martyrs among its members. Because we are living the "good life," we too frequently forget or ignore the God life to which we are called. So often we choose to overlook- the screaming headlines that tell us of man's inhumanity to man and lose our way in the silly, if not the stupid., A case in point is Rwanda. As the synod of African bishops continues to reflect on the life of the church on their continent, the realities of their homeland crash in upon them. Thousands , of Catholics are being slaughtered amid the carnage of tribal warfare. Three Jesuits have joined the g,rowing list of modern martyrs. Women religious have been slaughtered simply for being what they were. Devoted laypersons have been butchered in the very churches where they sought refuge. Even now new names are being added to the glorious list of such saints. Some will say the mayhem is a Third World problem, a missionary risk that should be expected in primitive societies. Most of us simply wish that.the horror would leave our television screens. But what we are now viewing in Rwanda is here to stay as long as we treat one another as poorly as we do. The ethnic cleansing of the former Yugoslavia differs little from what is taking place in the heart of Africa.The only real difference is in the color ofthe victims and for many that makes an unfortunate distinction. There are many who want the world to come to the aid of Bosnia. Few are concerned for Rwanda. This lack of empathy is a product of our so-called Western European civilization which even foday views Africa through colonial eyes. Even some of the so-called Christian efforts on the continent " were little more than tools of imperialistic governments seeking to put in place programs they considered appropriate for the native populations. Fortunately, however, there were also many missionaries who came to Africa out of love and longin'g to share the Good News. -' In fact, the story of Catholic missionaries to Africa is one of the most' incredible success stories of this century. Despite unbelievable obstacles, the Catholic Church· has achieved enormous growth on th~ continent. Of course,\ intercultural struggles continue, as evidenced in the current discussions of t~e synod of African bishops. But historically many missionaries have failed to accord sufficient importance to African culture and traditions. . Indeed, Christianity has been preached in an' exclusively western form and for generations has be'en' identified with European culture, causing the alienation of many Africans who then developed their own form of Christianity much as have many Latin-American communities. 'It was certainly the working of the Spirit among the fathers ofVatican II that moved them to study this situation and in Ad Gentes, their document on the missions, to call for a complete , uprooting of all vestiges of Christian cultural imperialism. , As the message of Jesus continues to win African' hearts" its success will indeed be assured through the intercession ofthose who have been so violently martyred in Rwanda. And may we in America respond to the plight of our African brothers and sisters in the faith by opening our hearts and minds to the needs of our universal church. The Editor


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No prophets, so we're it, nun tells priests WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (CNS) - The great prophets - Jeremiah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah,' Micah, Ezekiel - aren't around any more, so "there are only you and I," Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister told the National Federation of Priests' Councils, meeting last week in Williamsburg. - In her keynote address Sister Chittister, former prioress of the Erie, Pa., Benedictines and an internationally known speaker and author, preached a message of the priest as prophet - in an era of shortages and conflicting demands that sometimes make it seem as if just keeping the status quo is a task of heroic proportions. "We must decide one more time whether we and our church shall settle down now at the point where we have come and quit - satisfied with our successes or struck down by our losses - or shall we too pick ourselves up a'nd be wiIIing to throw ourselves away one more time?" she asked. She reminded priests that the Second Vatican Council called them to share the Gospel by preaching, teaching and- "dealing with contemporary problems." The Old Xestament prophets, she suggested, are living examples for today of what it means to be a priest and prophet. "It is our turn now - yours and mine - to be willing to be strangers in our own land: to be willing to stay where we do not fit, to be committed to say what is not welcome.... It is our turn now to speak a prophet's word in behalf of those who have no voice except . ours," she said.' , ' She cited Amos; who "prophesied to a world that was totally sat-

isfied with itself," a prosperous She calIed Isaiah a prophet irt "a Israel where "as far as the mer- period of massive military power" chants and the military and the when new military technology monarch were concerned, Yahweh posed new threats "of enormous was blessing Israel.... Amos cited proportion" towhole populations war crimes and tax foreclosures of innocent women, children, and 'failures at the gate' where elderly and disabled. elders met to mete out justice but Sister Chittister again suggested decided against the poor, while all modern paralIels, saying Isaiah the time worship went on at: the would be just as sickened today by shrines. the contrasts of wealth and squa.lor "And now and here, what would in Detroit, Port-au-Prince or the Amos see?" she asked. She sug- Philippines, by First World gains gested he would see "human bru- off Third World exploitation, or tality gone mad" in the ringing of by U.S. militarism. American church bells and play"Ezekiel is not here to call u~ to ing of organs as 55,000 Iraqi child- globalism; and Jeremiah is tiot ren died from the ,aftermath of the here to prod us to virtue rather Persian Gulf War alone - and as than orthodoxy; and Isaiah is not the embargo continued despite pre- here to warn us against militadictions that it would kill another rism," she said. "And Hosea is not 170,000 children under 5. here to alert us to the domesti,:a"Excessive violence is our stock tion of the church; and Amos is 'in trade .... The blood of our own ~not here to unmask the effects of children runs in our own streets ruthless affluence. because we have taught them vio"There are only you and I now, lence well.... Amos is a poet in who calI ourselves'religious, mindemand. But there is no Amos ister, priest, who can bring pr,~s­ npw. Now there are only you and ence to these things. And presence I," she said. may not be much, but it is all we She asked them to remember have.and it may be all that matters." Hosea, who "lived in a period and She asked priests not to get a place where the priests of the caught up in concerns of th,~ir temple themselves had become tamed and fattened on the spoils aging and lack of replacements. "The fact is that we do not hav\: a of the system.~' Reversing standard arguments vocation crisis," she said. She cited the numbers of you:rtg that call the religous opponents of various government policies poli- people giving' themselves to all ticizers of religion, she argued that kinds of other projects for the "it is a politicized religion that puts poor, in American inner cities and the flag of the country in its sanc- ,the Third World. They want to tuary and holy places; it is a poli- serve but don't see priesthood ,:>r ticized religion that buys its tax- religious life as a way to do that, exempt status with silence ... that she said.' cedes the teaching of the just-war "We have a crisis of significance theory to the commandl:r in chief and a crisis of spirituality," she of the armed forces." said.

'Love eradicates boundaries Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48 I John ":7-10 John IS:9-17 My dog's afraid of thunder. Boomer usually disappears during storms, squeezing himself into very confining places -- either the narrow space between the stove and the wall or the small area between the sink and the cabinet. Close quarters seem to give him a sense of a security and help him weather the tempest. Some religious institutions act the same way when they're anxious. Surrounding themselves with restrictions, they believe the narrower the space they allow themselves, the more security they'll have. That's why thf: early Christian community is such a rare phenomenon. It confronted fear by throwing off restrictions, not by wrapping itself up in them. When pressed, it turned outward instead of inward. Jesus' first followers had lots to be anxious about. They not only faced a delayed Parousia, they also discovered that many of their fellow Jews with whom they tried to share the Good News rejected it. The time in which they were tQ teach about Jesus was increasing while their audience was decreasing. Yet, against common wisdom this tension eventually stirred them to expand their boundaries, not limit them.

May 7 1958. Rev. Raymond P. Levell. S.J .. Professor. Spring Hill College. Mobile. Alabama May 9 1940. Rev. J.E. Theodule Giguere. Pastor. SI. Anne. New Bedford 1941. Rev. John P. Clarke. Pastor. St. Mary. Hebronville May 12 1920. Rev. John F. deValles. Chaplain. United States Army 1986. Rev. Herve Jalbert. Retired Pastor. Blessed Sacrament. Fall River May 13 1955. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Osias Boucher. Pastor. Blessed Sacrament. Fall River

By FATHER ROGER KARBAN Luke partially wants his gospel and Acts to be a reflection on this process. He tries to show how a short-term religion, which began in the 30s,as almost 100 percent Jewish, has become almost 100 percent Gentile by the 80s. The general Jewish rejection of Jesus doesn't restrict the faith, it simply leads the early Christians community to discover a new direction in God's plan of salvation. The evangelist believes this radical change - which doesn't appear to be in the mind of the historical Jesus -was brought about by the Spirit's constant guidance and prompting. Knowing Luke's purpose helps us see the significance of today's Cornelius passage. This Roman officer is the first Gentile to accept Christianity without first having to become a Jew. "I begin to see how true it is," Peter marvels, "that God shows no partiality. Rather, the person of any nation who fears God and acts uprightly is acceptable to him." Even presuming the Spirit's prodding, the early church's openness to such a turnabout is still amazing. The reforms of Vatican II are nothing compared to those in Acts, yet some of us have been struggling with the former for over 30 years. That's why it's essential to read Acts against the background of today's second and third readings. They supply the reason for Christianity's strange reaction to stress. Both passages revolve around love, with 'the Gospel setting the tone. "This is my commandment,"

Jesus declares. "Love one another as I have loved you." Then, showing the depth of his command, he adds, "There is no greater love than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." The author of I John, reacting to misinterpretations of the Gospel, not only repeats the message, but adds another dimension. "Everyone who loves," he writes, "is begotten of God and has knowledge of God. The person without love has known nothing of God, for God is love." Then, in a line just beyond today's selection (verse 18 of the same chapter), the author adds, "There is no fear in love. Perfect love drives out fear..." Since both the biblical writers and modern psychologists define love as turning from ourselves to others, the reason for the early church's ability to discard restrictions is clear. Whet.her we study Jesus' actions and teachings or just simply explore recent psychologist studies, love always pops up in connection with security and insecurity.lfwe sense we're loved, and can return love to others, we're constantly able to reach beyond our fears and find fulfillment in life. And if our religious faith is rooted in love, there are no limits to what we can do. But many of us never experience our faith as love. Loaded down with structures, hemmed in with rules and regulations, our religion often seems to become a source of the fear it was originally intended to eradicate. Our alternatives seem to be obvious. Either we return to a biblical concept of faith, or we vie with Boomer for the tightest quarters possible.

Finest Virtue "Man's finest virtue is that of which he is unaware." -Shirat Yisrael

THE ANCHOR -- Diocese of Fall River -

Fri., May 6, 1994


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A gift, a card or maybe lunch A. I can offer three thoughts which rpight help you understand together on birthdays, baptism and the situation and reach some confirmation anniversaries, and so dec!sions. on, and being present for the sacFATHER raments themselves or home celeA confirmation sponsor accepts brations of these special events' the same responsibilities as a through the years are just a few JOHN J. . baptism godparent to help the one examples. receiving the sacrament, by word and example, to live up to his Third, many Catholics are surDIETZEN or her baptismal commitments, prised to learn that no confirmaunder the influence of the Holy tion sponsor is absolutely required Q. My daughter is a widow with Spirit. by general church law in the first a 12-year-old son who will be conplace. . Obviously, only another pracfirmed this year. The confirmation ritual (n. 5) ticing Catholic can fulfill those I understand that the sponsor and canon law (892) specify that , responsibilities since they, at least must be Catholic, but the boy is "ordinarily" and "insofar as it can very close to his uncle, a compas- ideally, involve modeling a full be done" a sponsor should be sacramental life. sionate, loving and caring man. Second, apart from being an chosen for the candidate. So there The problem is that this man is Jewish. His wife is a practicing actual sponsor, numerous ways may be no sponsor at all. Catholic and their children are The ritual also says that "parsuggest themselves by which the being raised Catholic. ' boy's uncle could recognize , ents may present their children for Why can't this man be my grand- the special relationship they confirmation." At the same time, son's sponsor? (New Jersey) , have. canon law states that parents may By


Dear Mary: My 10th grandchind will be born soon. I could certainly use your advice. This child's father, my son, is unmarried, 20 years old and in college. He wants little to do with the , baby's mother. The mother is a few years older, a college graduate with a good-paying job, iiving with another man hundreds. of miles away. She calls me frequently looking


The greatest non-issue of our, times has been put to rest. The Vatican has informed presidents of bishops' conferences worldwide that bishops may allow women and girls to serve at the altar. , This occasion calls for a POs! mortem analysis of the altar girl controversy. In the words of Psalm

not be confirmation sponsors (874 and 893). This has been interpreted to mean that parents may accompany their children to the sacramental anointing in the maimer of sponsors but would not be on record, for example, as sponsors. Perhaps something like this is possible in your grandson's situation. His uncle would "present" him for confirmation but not be an official sponsor. Ask your daughter to talk with their pastor. He wi.!1 tell her if this arrangement is workable. Q.l've just read your column on the change to "The Word of the, Lord" after Scripture readings at Mass. I have a similar question. Instead of saying "The Lord be with you," our priest says "The Lord is w.ith

you." Can priests make these changes? (Wisconsin) A. Without getting too involved in grammar, the Latin missal says simply 'Dominus vobiscum," literally "The Lord with you." This is common in Latin speech. The approved English tram;lation, to be followed in Englishspeaking liturgies, assumes the subjunctive or conditional "(may) the Lord be with you," somewhat as a prayer, rather than the more declarative form your pastor uses. . A free brochure answering questions Catholics ask ab,)ut annulments is available by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to Father John Dietzen; Holy Tl'inity Church, 704 N. Main St., Bloomington, III. 61701. Questions for this coluinn should be sent to the same address.

A'cknowledgingan unmarried' son's child for the emotional support missing from my son. This child is biracial, the main reason, I think, that my sO,n has not acknowledged to his sisters and brothers that he wiII soon be a father. He expresses interest in the baby to me and sometimes to the baby's mother. I told him that when the baby is born, I intend to have a real role in the baby's life and wiII tell the happy news to all our family. Until then I need advice about how to support and encourage my son (I frequently am angry with him because of his indifference to his child's mother) and how much support I should give the mother. (Ohio) A. You are taking a positive and caring ~pproach to your role of

when and how to teli his brothers grandmother in a difficult situation. I applaud your decision to ' and sisters. At the same time, you need not support your grandchild and the hide your activities. If you should child's mother. go to visit your new grandchild, While your anger and frustraand your other children ask where tion with your son are understanyou are gqing, you might tell them dable, there is little you can do to simply an,d directly. There is a fine change him. Your son is young, but important line between announcrather immature and clearly in a ing your son's information and situation beyond his depth. He discussing your own whereabouts., may well be indifferent because he does not know, what else to do. Under the present circumstances your son is not likely to playa You cannot make him become a significant role in this child's life. mature, responsible father and lectures probably will only drive him The mother and child are hundreds of miles away and, while the' mother further away from his responsibilities. would like emotional support from the father, she does not appear I do not think it is wise of you to likely to get it at this time. announce the birth within your As the grandmother, you can,be family. it is your son, not you, who is be'coming a parent and, right or a significant person for the mother wrong, I think it is his prerogative and child. Extend to them as much

love, friendship and emotional support as your time, resources and personal energy allow. Reach (Iut to this mother and child as you would to any other grandchild. Continue your interest as the ch ild grows. By becoming an involved grar.idmother, you accomplish several things. You .provide family support which this young mother needs and desires. You provide a model of caring and concern for your son which is far more powerful than criticizing him or lecturing him. You keep the ties to this child aEve should your son choose to take more responsibility later. Finally, you have the joy of sharing in the growth of yet anottier beautiful grandchild and his or her mother.

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I we must 'ask, "Why this' tumult among nations, among peoples this useless murmuring?" One reason often given is the fear that altar girls will replace altar boys and eliminate a source of priestly vocations. Studies confirm that most men ,who enter the seminary were altar servers, but it is erroneous to believe altar girls elim,inate altar boys. Altar girls have helped revive some deteriorating altar server programs. Altar boys missing appointments . and coming late are shaping up due to the altar girls' presence. Ironically, people who think altar girls damage priestly vocations may

be overlooking how this role at the • prepared for it, when' they have altar might encourage women to nothing in reserve, ... when they 'consider religious life, to become cannot even envision what the new lay volunteers in the missions 'or to state might be." take steps to enhance their spiritInterestingly, the Vatican says uallife. that in dioceses that introduce Do we ever ask women lectors altar girls, people should be preand extraordinary ministers ofthe pared properly for the change. Eucharist a bout the spiritual beneRegardless' of the preparation fits derived from their ministry? offered, however, it appears from One has to wonder what the real some strongly negative statements issue here might be. Psychologist already made about the Vatican's Rosabeth Moss Kanter tells us; decision on altar girls that some "The downside of change are feelwill continue to fight the prac. ings of loss of control and heltice. , plessness in face of decline." Thus We will probably never see the change becomes an enemy. "It recent decree on altar girls fully implies loss when people are unaccepted. Perhaps there is good in

this. Diversity in our commun::ty prods us to keep refining the mea ning of our actions. Who knows, we might even see a call for' studies to spell out the spiritual blessings many women in' ministry experience that as yet are not known. Studies notwithstanding, I helieve the general consensus on the altat girl decree is that it signals a change the church had to make. It gives long overdue respect to women 'by allowing them to serve in a special way the God who dil:d out of love and respect for woml:n and men.

The memories of a mother By ANTOINETTE BOSCO

My two daughters and I often have fun sharing stories of motherhood now that they both have children. We decided that for Mother's Day this year we would make a list of some of our most memorabl<: incidents in our relationship. I recalled many expressions that cracked me up in the years when my brood was young. There was the day when the television set was acting up and Paul

told me, "The TV,is making ribbons." John's foot fell asleep one day and he told me, "My foot's sparkling." Mary fell against a tree when she was 4 and informed me, as she looked at her arm, "My skin is chipped." Margaret had acold and couldn't talk too well. "My voice is wrinkled," she said. One of my favorites was when Frank was 4 and he¡ had been thinking about death. Out of the blue he asked me, "Mom, if! died, would you cry?" I hesitated a minute, then said, "Of course. If I died, would you cry?" He thought for a moment and, then, with utter and baffling wis-

dom, replied, "If you' died' of old age, I wouldn't cry too hard." , When Paul was 4 he was playing with a toy truck when it broke. He started to complain that it was my fault the toy wasn't working. ' I had to tell him he was wrong and that it was his fault. To which he replied, "No, it's your fault because you bought the toy!" My favorite all-time story, though; is the Mother's Day when my son John was 8. It was about noon, and I was preparing a meal. John was out playing with some friends when he appeared with them at the door. "I have your.Mother's Day present," he said, holding something behind his back. With his four friends watching', John brought his arm around and handed me his pet snake. "Your

Mother's Day p~esent is that you can hold my pet snake for a few minutes," he said. Naturally, in my overwheimed state, I put ou't my hand and to'ok the snake, thanking JOl1n for his' thoughtfulness and consideration and remarking that I didn't th'ink any other mother got such a wonderful gift this Mother's Day. I sweetly returned the snake to him and he and his friends went back outdoors. I happened to glance out the window a minute later and there was my son, collecting money. Late.r I learned he had made a bet with his friends. They said his mother would never touch that snake. He said his mother would and bet them a quarter each. He won. My favorite Mother's Day card

was the one my son 'Peter sent me when he was 19 and in the U.S. Army. It was the size of a newsletter, with a name, "The Daily Tribute," and this was a special "Mother's Day Extra." I loved the front-page story. It reported that the Senate had proposed a four-day workweek for the mothers of the country. Of course, I didn't need an official notice; of how l1ard mothers work seven days a week! On Mother's Day you can't help remembering. My wish is that all mothers remember some of the fun times that come with this enormous job, and have a few laughs:

Rear View "Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our back."



How to choose a nursing home Thinking about a nursing home is never an easy task, and for that reason; most families wait...until the selection of a nursing home is done in a crisis 5ituatio'O. But wait· iog until a hospital discharge planner tells you to choose a nursing home is not the only alternative. You can start to think about, talk about and investigate nursing homes/much earlier. The choice becomes less stressful when "you do your homework before you need a nursing home," said Laura Faria, admissions director at OUf Lady's Haven, Fairhaven. Make the decision as you would any other important life decision: with thoughtfulness and care. While your parent or relative is ,----------stiU weff- enougli, She- .suggested, begin identifying nursing homes in your area and then calling oc visiting them, preferably with the relative who will need the care. Knowing that your loved one wants to live at a certain home will later help' ease the stress of placement there. Even when you leave the decision until an immediate need arises. there are some steps you can take to ensure that you select a good home for the person you love. Cecile Sanders, admissions director at Marian Manor, Taunton, agreed that visiting a home is an important first step. She advises potential residents and families "to observe the rapport between the staff and residents. Employees with c'afing and compassioriate attitudes can provide the care and support that a family member would:' As you walk through the home. ask YQurself the following questions: • Does the nursing staff speak kindly and respectful to the elders; do they smile and touch the resident·s band or arm when speakingl Do residents look relaxed and comfortable with the staff! Are the residents clean and dressed appropriately for a full day of activity and social interactions? • Takeagood look at the home's physical appearance. Is it cleat) and in good repair? Are the grounds well maintained? • Glance into some of the residents' rooms, sugges~ed Tina Barbosa, admissions director at Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River. Are they tidy and attractive? Do they seem "iQstitutionalized;' or homey and comfortable? • Does the home encourage residents to bring personal belongings. from home? According to Beverly Noiseux, director ofsocial strvicc at the Fall River lewish "fome [onhe Aged, an ideal home '''has a family-like atmosphere." • Take a deep breath. You would,;notlike your home to smell unp1easant, and neither should a nursing home. The home should not try to hide unpleasant odors with harsh or perfumed sprays. • Ask questions about the care and types of services. For exam· pie, what is the home's policy' for informing you of changes in your relative's medical care or condi~ tion? What is the nursing staff to resident ratio? Does the home provide opportunities for the family to meet with staff about a relative's care? Does the horne welcome family members

CARD SHARKS: Friends gather in the activity room at Madonna Manor for a fast-paced game of poker. Dennis Chaffee, far right, said, "1 come here to let John beat me." At last check, John Slack, far left, was winning. to participate in a loved one's care in non-clinical areas (such as combing hair. nail care, feeding)? Are such services as IVs and pain management available, or would a transfer to the hospital be necessary? • Ask about rehabilitative service$ (physical, occupational and speech' therapid) and how -residents make use of them. • Examine a monthly activity calendar or ask to sit in on an activity. Therapeutic activity departments provide residents with chances to socialize as well as the exercise the mind and body through modified games, sensory and memory experiences, crafts, special outings and socials. A well-planned schedule will offer programs for a variety of tastes and abilities. • Does the home have an active resident council or some type -of resident participation program that gives residents a voice in planning activities, airing concerns and recornmen9,ing changes within the home? Is there a stated policy that identifies residents' rights and respects residents' individual rights? • If worship is an important part of your family member's life, ask about religious services and other spiritual support services, often called "pastoral care." Spiritual care often provides another

dimension of caring and support for residents. • Tour the dining room, and note whether the tables are convenient for wheelchairs. Check to see if residents are receiving help with their meals as they need it. Do meals arrive. hot; do they look and smell ,appetizing? Ask aboul personal preferences: if your relative likes crackers and jelly as an afternoon snack, will he or she be able to get it? • [s there a family support group run by licensed social workers, where families can meet to share their feelings about having a loved one in a nursing home? Homes that value family input generally provide superior care because they listen and respond to specific needs and concerns. A nursing facility should become home to a resident. a place t'b grow and enjoy life rather than merely a place to live. The best way to assure that your loved one receives the finest care is to start planning now. More information about nursing homes is available from the Association of Massachusetts Homes for the Aging at 617-4467171 or the Massachusetts Federation of Nursing Homes, toll free at 1-800-CARE-FOR.

Adopt-A-Grandparent program allows lively intergenerational exchange To the untrained eye, firstgraders and nursing home residents have little in common. They seem to be separated by a lifetime of experience and memories. Yet the intergenerational program that brings together elders at Madonna Manor, North Attleboro, and children from the Joseph W. Martin School provides another perspective. "Seeing them work together, the six-year-olds and the 90-year-olds, is just beautiful," said Joni Marcoccio, the first grade teacher who initiated the program, A dozen students in her first grade class (along with their parents, who bring refreshments) visit the elders at Madonna Manor each month, after school. An intergenerational program with Madonna Manor is of personal interest tor Mrs. Marcoccio

because her mother, Vera Knowles, is a resident there. ··1 saw, how much my mom loved to have kids visit, and it just evolved from there," she said.Originally, nine youngsters attended the program, but now that number, along with the number of residents, is increasing, said Gary Poholek, activities director at Madonna Manor, ··The children bring so much joy to the residents," he added. At the first meeting, Mrs. Marcoccio's young charges had "no idea what to expect. and were very shy," she said. "Now~ when the students enter the activity room that is already filled with residents, they go over to someone that they know and say hi," she added. "The youngsters recognize and understand some of the needs of


Diocese of Fall River -

Fri., May 6, 1994


Nursing homes plan events In observance of National N ursing Home Week May 8 to 14 and Older Americans Month. numerous activities are planned for May at the four diocesan health facilities: Catholic Memorial Home. Fall River: Our Lady's Haven. Fairhaven; Marian Manor. Taunton; and Madonna Manor, North Attleboro. International adventures await Memorial Home residents through "armchair travel" to various nations by way of videos. refreshments and discussions. Also, all of the home's 300 residents will participate in "Special People, Special Places;' a .timeline project for which resident's will s14bmit pictures depicting important events in their lives. Other activities are: May8. 1:30 p.m.-May Crown----Tn--g; R-esIdcMs-wttt march tt'fa-procession to crown the' statue: of Mary in the chapel. Refreshments follow. May 9. 10:30 a.m.~National Nursing Home Week opening ceremony with ··parade of countries:·' Residents will march outside under flags from various nations as 80 balloons are released. Dave Valerio will provide entertainment. May 9 and IO-"Over 90" display. Families of residents over 90 years old will submit memorable photographs to be displayed with information about the featured seniors in the· solarium. May 9. 2 p.m.-Anita 8< Her Sweethearts will perform a Broadway review. May 10-Portulal Day with coffee and malasadas 10 a.m .. armchair travel 10: 15. 2 p.m.--=·'Oh, the Places I've Been" bingo, with cards imprinted with names of countries instead of numbers. May II-ItBly Day with coffee and zeppoles lOa. m.. armchair travel 10:15. 1:30 p.m.-Over 90 Tea for residents age 90 or older and their families; guests will view a slide show of the phqtos submitted for the ··Over 90" display. May II and 12, 10:30 a.m.Olympic Competition. Four stations will be set up in the activity room for competitions in bowling. horse shoe toss. golfing and fishing derby. May 12-[reland Day with coffee, Irish scones and jam 10 a.m .. armchair travel 10:15. 'May 13-Cauda Day with armchair travel 10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m.-Olympic Awards Ceremony. Winners will receive ribbons and certificates. 2 p.m.-International Social with Canadian strawberry rhubarb pie and entertainment by Chuck Dee. 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111

the elders," said Mrs. Marcoccio. ··For instance they have learned to .peak loudly and slowly, and·to hold a cup of punch 'for the resident. until they have take it. The children and thc elders have learned to accept each others' strengths and weaknesses," she said. Mrs. Marcoccio feels that firstgraden can benefit from a community service project because it ·'shows them an extension of life beyond their own walls and the walls of the school. They've learned tfiat elders sti1llike to play games and sing songs:' The children finish the schoolyear project in June, and Mrs. Marcoccio is trying to encourage parents and' children to visit residents during the summer.

A highlight ofthe month at Our Lady's Haven is the Senior Heal,th Fair, free and open to the public, 2 to 4 p.m. May 12. It will feature information on health, nutrition and fitness topics as well as tips on choosing a nursing home. health care proxy/advance directives. and Medicare! Medicaid. Health food samples and refreshments will be served. For more information call Laura Faria at 999-4561. Other events are: May 8. 9 a.m.~Mother·s Day celebration with Mass followed by refreshments. May9. 10 a.m.-Nationa' Nur.. ing Home Week opening ceremony with address by Fairhaven selectman John Roderiques and performance by Fairhaven High School band. Noon-pizza lunclteon an([bingo wIth -g-uests tromBrandon Woods nursing home. May 10. 9 a.m. to noon-WBSM radio personality Stan Lipp ,!ill conduct a live broadcast from the nursing home's auditorium. iricluding interviews with Senator Mark Montigny and Haven staff. 1:30 p.m.-Over 90 Tea for residents age 90 or older and their families. May II. 6 p.m.-Italian Nilht with spaghetti dinner. May 12. 1:30 p.m.-Western Day with country entertainment and line dances taught by dance instructors. May 13. I:30 p.m.-Royal Ball musical social. King and Queen of Nursing Home Week. chosen 'by residents and staff, will be honored. May 29, 2 p.m.-piano COl1C,rt by Juliette La Pointe. Marian Manor's event are: • May 8, noon-Mother's Day Luncheon following ]0:30 a.m. Mass. May 9, 2 p.m.-Senior Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Miss Taunton and resident council president Je~sie Colpitts will release balloons and Mayor Robert Nunes will attend. Olympic events include fishing derby, ring toss and shuffleboard. May 10,2:30 p.m.-Sinl Alonl with entertainer Dave Valerio. May 11,12:30 p.m.-Volunteer appreciation luncheon. May 12. 2 p.m.-Wheelchair volleyhall (residents vs. statO, followed by ice cream social. May 13. I 1:30 a.m.-Circus Day with a cookout. candy, peanuts. popcorn and entertainment by clowns. May 16,2 p.m.-Senior Olympics Closing Ceremonies with distribution of awards, follow~d by pizza party. The schedule for Madonna Manor is: May 8, 10:15 a.m.-Mother's nay Mass; corsages will be distributed before the service. . May 9, 2 p.m.-Daughters or Isabell. Will sponsor bingo. -May 11. noon-Garden Party Luncheon, 3:30 p.m.-Adopt-aGrandparent Garden Workshop. First-graders from the Martin School win visit residents and participate in a s.eed-planting workshop. May 12, 2 p.m.-Over 90 r ... May 16, 7:30 p.m.-Sinl Aloal with Merryl Chabot, who continues the monthly activity begull five years ago by her late husband, Rev. Adrien Chabot. May 23, 6:30 p.m.-Fashions or the World video and slide show by Alicia Zadrogan, a M~nor volunteer and former activity director.




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As a Mother's Day tribute to mothers ofthe diocese, the Anchor presents the abridged text of an address given in February by Mother Teresa of Calcutta atthe Nation". Prayer Breakfast in Wa~hington, DC. Let us thank God for t-he opportunity he has given us today -to _ have cot'he here to pray together. We have come here especially to pray for peace. joy and love. We are reminded that Jesus came to bring the good news to the poor. Hr had told us what is that good news when he said: .. MY peace I le;1ve with you, my peace I give unto you." He came not to give the peace of the world which is only that we don't bother each other. He came to give the peace of heart which comes from loving - from doing good to others, . And God loved the world so much that he gave hisson -. it was a giving. God gave his son to the Virgin Mary, and what did she do with him? As soon as Jesus came into Mary's life, immediately she 'Went in haste to give that good news. And as she came into the house of her cousin, Elizabeth, Scripture tells u<; that the unborn child - the child in the womb of Elizabeth - leapt with joy. While still in the womb of Mary - Jesus brought peace to John the Bapti~t, woo Jeapt for joy in the womb of El11.abeth. And as if that were not enough. as if it were not enough that God

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the Son should hecome one of us and bring peace and joy while still in the womb of Mary, Jesus also died on the cross to show that greater love. He died for you and for me, and for that leper and f.or that man dying of hunger and that naked person lying in the street, not only of Calcutta, but of Africa. and everywhere. OUI sisters serve those poor people in 105 countries throughout the WQ~ld. Jesus insisted that we love one another as h.e loves each one of us. Jesus gave his life to love us and he tells us that we also have to give whatever it takes·to do good to one another. And in the Gospel Jesus says very clearly; "Love as I have loved you." ' Jesus died on the cross because that is what it took for him to do good to us ~ to S3ve us from our selfishness in sin. He gave up everything to do the Father's will to show us that we too must be willing ·to give up everything to do God's will - to love one another as he loves each of us. If we are not willing to give whatever it takes to do good to one another. sin is still in us. That is why we too must give to each other until it hurts. It is not enough for us to say:"1 love God:' but I also have to love my neighbor. S1. John says that you arc a liar jf you say you love God and you don't love your neighbor. How can you love God whom you do not see, if you do not love your neighbor whom you see, whom you touch, with whom you live? And so it is very important for us to realize that love. to be true. has to hurt. I must be wiUing



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other,'" And what this poor person said is vcry true. These poor people maybe having nothing to eat. maybe they have not a home to live in, but they can still be great people when ttiey are spiritually rich. When I pick 'up" a person from the street, hungry, l give-him a plate of rice. a piece of bread. But a person who is shut out, who feels unwanted, unloved. terrified. the person who has been thrown out of society - that spiritual poverty is much harder to overcome. And abortion, which often follows from contraception, brings people to be spiritually poor. and that is the worst poverty and the most difficult to overcome. Those who are materially poor can be very wonderful people. One evening we went out and we picked up four people from the street. And onc of them was in a most terrible condition. I ·told the Sisters: "You take care of the other three; 1 will take care of the one who looks worst." So I did for her all that my love can do. I put her in bed, and there was such a beautiful smile on her face. She took hold of my hand. as she said one 'word only: "Thank you" - and she. died. I could I)ot help but examine my conscience: before her. And I asked: "What would 1 say if I were in her place?'" And my answer was very simple. I would have tried to draw a little attention to myself. I would have said: "I a~ hungry. 1 am dying, I am cold. I am in pain," or something. But she gave me much more - she gave me her grateful love. And she died with a smile on her face. God in the Family We are not social workers. We may be doing social work in the eyes of some people. but we must be contemplatives in the heart of the world. For we must bring that presence of God into.your family. for the family that prays together. stays together. There is so much hatred. so much misery. and we with our prayer. with. our sacrifice. are beginning at home. Love begins at home. and it is not how much we do. but how much love we put into what we do. And so here I am talking with you. I want you to find the poor. here, right in your own home first. And begin love there. Be that good news to your own people first. And find out about your next~ door neighb()rs. Do you know who they are1 Because J Ulk so much of giving with a smile. <Jnce a professor from the tinited Stues asked me: "Are you married?" And I said: "Yes, and I find it s<>metimes very difficult to smile at my spouse, Jesus, because be very demanding - sometimes." This is really something true. And there is where love comes in - when it is demanding, and yet We-call give it with joy. If we remerr.ber that God loves us. and that Wt can love others as he loves us. :hen America can become a sigr. of peace for the world. From here, a sign of care fur the weakest of the weak - the unborn child - m llst go out to the world. If you )ecome a burning light of justice and peace. in the world. then reaJy you will be true to what the fOUllders ofttris country stood for. God bless you!


to give whatever it takes not to harm other people and, in fact, to do good to them. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in and I bring injustice, not peace. to those around me. lt hurt Jesus to love us. We ha ve bcen created in his image for greater things, to love and to be loved. We must "put on Christ" as Scripture tells us. And so. we have been created to love as he loves us. Jesus makes himself the hungry one. the naked one, the homeless one. the unwanted one. and he says. "You did it to me .... On the last day he will say to those on his' right, "Whatever you did to the least of these. you did to me. and he will also say to those on his left. whatever you neglected to do for the least of these. you neglected to do it for me." When he was dying on the cross. Jesus s.aid. "I thirst." Jesus is thirsting for our love, and this is the thirst of everyone. poor and rich alike. We all thirst for the love of atbers, that they go out of their way to avoid harming us and todo good to us. This is the meaning-of true love. to give until it hurts.


Bring the Child Back For this I appeal in India and I appeal everywhere- "Let us bring the child back:' The child is God's giff to the family. Each child is created in the special image and likeness of God for greater things - to love and to be loved. In this year of the family we must bring the child back to the center of our care and concern. This is the only way that our world can survive because our children are the only hope for the future..As older people are called to God. only their children can take their places. But what does God say to us? He says: "Even if a mother could forget her child. I will not forget you.l have carved you in the palm of my hand .... We arc carved in the palm of bis -hand; that uohorn child has been carved in the hand of God from conception and is called by God to love and to be loved, not only now in this Jife, but forever. God can never forget us. I wiB tell you something beautiful. We are fighting abortion by adoption - by care of the mother and adoption for her baby. We have saved thousands oflives. We have sent word to the clinics. tothe hospitals and police stations:

•• Please con't destroy the child; we will take the child." So we always have sOl1.eone tell the mothers in trouble: "Come, we will take care of you, ~ will get a home for Y(lur cl1i1d .... Ald we have a tremendous demand from couples'who cannot have a dild ~ but I never give a child to <: couple who have done somethin~ not to have a child. Jesus saic, "Anyone who receives a fhild in mv name, receives me." By adoptil"lg~ a child, tl1ese couples receive Jesus but. by aborting a child, a couple refuses to receive Jesus. Please don't kill the child. I want the child. Please give me the child. 1 am willing to accept any child who would be aborted and to give that clild to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by Ute ~hild. From our children's hone in Calcutta alone, we h~ve savd over 3,000 children from abortIOn. These children have brought su:h love and joy to their adopting puents and have grown up so full d love and joy. I know tlat couples have to plan th.eir famB, and for that there is natural farrily planning. The way to plan the family is natural family planning. ·rot contraception. in destroying tn.e power of giving life, through colltraception. a husband or wife is dcing something to self. This turns de attention to self and sO destroys The gift oflove in him or her. In loving. the husband and wife must tllrn the attention to each other as happens in natural family planning. and not to self, as happens in contraception. Once that living love is destroyed by contraception, abortion follows very easily. I also know that there are great problems in the world - that many spouses do not love each other enougl1 to practice natural family plannirIg. We cannot solve aU the probiens in the world, but let -us never bring in" the worst problem of alt. and. that is to destroy love. Andthis i·s what happens when we tell people to practice contraception and abortion.. The poor are very great people. They can tead us so manybeautiful things. Gnre one of them -came to thank us fOi teaching her natural family planlling and said: "You people who have practiced chastity. you are :he best people to teach' us natuml family planning because it is J'lothing more than ~lf-eontror out of Jove for ~ach

Father Jenco Continued from Page One captivity, "first. wept, then I sang 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' and for the next six months I remained silent," chained to a wall alone in a room. "Of course you have flashbacks," he said, recalling moments when he thought he was about to die. During the kidnapping, when his blindfold was brietly removed, Father Jenco looked at his<:aptors "eyeball to eyeball." "I was too naive to be a hostage," he said, for he didn't realize that "it was the rule that if you see them, you are dead." Another time he was accused of being a CIA spy, because someone thought the fillings in his teeth were "transmitters." And once "a man stood on my head and began to sq\Jash me." The fight, he said, was not only against death but against "your whole identity being destroyed." As Terry Anderson would later recall, Father Jenco and his fellow hostages drew strength from his identity as a priest. Father Jenco celebrated the Eucharist daily with ' small bits of bread. As the Moslom guards said their designated prayers to Allah five times a day, Father Jenco recited his own prayer, "Abba, Father, I love you much and Jesus is Lord." Sometimes, though his utterances were not so patient: "I am not Job, I want to go home now!" He used his chains or a knotted string as a rosary, inventing his own mysteries as well as the traditional. He formulated his own "litany of saints from people who touched my life.'" These pract iCI:S baffled their captors, Father Jl:nco said, yet the guards were respectful, even allowing Anderson privacy to go to confession to the priest. Observing Father Jenco's "rosary," one oCthe guard.s gave him his own beads, an IslamIc chaplet of 33 beads There were other acts of kindness, he recounted, as when, after celebrating Easter Mass blindfolded, he felt something placed in his lap. It was a bouquet of flowers. In the summl:r of 1985 Father Jenco was held with David Jacobsen, Thomas Sutherland, Anderson and Weir. The latter was released in September and the others thought they would be 'released by Christmas. Then on Christmas Eve they learned that was not to be. the next day, the guards "brought in a cake and sang Happy Birthday, Jesus," Father Jenco recalled. The hostages were allowed access to radio and newspapers and to write letters home-leUers that were never mailed. But the words of one of those letters - reading in part that his family must forgive as Jesus did in saying, "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do"-unexpectedly came back to him in July 1986, when the hostages were being moved again. Father Jenco learned he would not be going with the others. "Are you going to kill me now?" he asked the guards. "No," they said, "you are going home." One of them recited, word for word, the letter Father Jenco thought had been mailed months ago: "Father, forgive them ..... "It was his way of asking forgiveness," Father Jenco said. The priest was taped up for another ride under a truck, then released in a deserted area In his first moments offreedom,



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the "images" he retains from being a hostage is "the eyes of Jesus looking at me, eyes of tenderness that said 'Do not be afraid.''' For Father Jenco, the man who abhors violence and hatred and speaks always of a merciful and loving God, forgiveness is the only

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thing that can make sense of his ordeal. "We must be peacemakers in daily life by living the love and example of Jesus" and by nonviolently resisting evil, he said. "We must love as He asks us to love unconditionally." ,

,.., FATHER JENCO speaks with a workshop participant at LaSalette Shrine. (Hickey photo) Father Jenco lay on the grass, his skin bleeding as he peeled off the . tape, and recalled singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as he saw the sky for the first time i~ a year and half. . "Now," he said, "when. hear the words •By your cross and resurrection you have set us free:. think of that moment." The last Scripture passage he had read in captivity, Ezekiel 36, says in part, ". will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you," and indeed this was a moment of transformation, said Father Jenco. Forgiveness was a key part in that transformation, he declared.

Another of his guards had directly asked him, "Do you forgive me?" Father Jenco said he told the young Moslem, "I was not to hate you, I was to love you," and "I asked for his forgiveness" for feeling anger toward him. "He didn't understand that." Terry Anderson did. Describing the priest after his own release, Anderson told Catholic News Service, "One thing about Father Martin is that when you listen to him give a blessing or say grace, he always refers to a kind and gentle God, because that's what he is, a kind and glentle man." Father Jenco described one of

. Dominican Academy alumna Mary Little, who gave the Continued from Page One sachusetts will include an alumnae first reading entirely from memory, lawn party, an "over-the-years" and moved by Father Oliveira's Glee Club concert and an April homily. Noting that it was appropriate 1995 anniversary Mass to be celethe Mass should be offered on brated by Bishop Sean O'Malley. And marking over half a century Good Shepherd Sunday, he said of association with the academy, that "for 100 years the family of Dominican Academy has been pro1944 graduates ,will meet June 12 at the Fall River Country Club for claiming truth with a shepherd's care and concern. a golden anniversary dinner. ".Jesus goes beyond other On April 24, Father Robert A. Oliveira of the Diocesan Depart- shepherds, laying down his life for ment of Education was celebrant his sheep and the sisters of Dominof a kickoff Mass for the centen- ican Academy for a century have nial year.. Because the academy laid down their lives in service to chapel was too small to accom- their students." Quoting poet T.S. Eliot who modate the students, parents and alumnae in attendance, Mass was wrote, "Some people measure life by small coffeespoons," Father offered in the school auditorium. It was hung with banners, one Oliveira declared "N ot the Dominmade by every class from kinder- ican Academy sisters!" "The most satisfying thing in garten to grade 8. Each was inscribed with the centennial slogan, life," he added," is to see a child "Joyfully Proclaiming the T'1"uth," walking confidently and know that but each interpreted it differently, you set her or him on that path; from appealing photographs of .that's what the sisters have done the kindergarteners, the youngest for 100 years. They are icons of the seekers of truth, through such Shepherd's loving heart." Centennial Committee presentations as a birthday cake, A committee planning centenhandprints of fourth-grade students, a birthday card to the a- nial 'events is headed by Patricia cademy and paper-doll cutouts rep- Pasternak, a former principal and a 1965 graduate. Members are resenting each child in first grade. Helen Miller, the present princiAlso on display was a montage of academy photographs dating pal; John Travers, academy music from 1906, including a 1949 pic- director and parent; Sister Louise ture of Grace Taylor, well known Synan, OP, a 1950 graduate; and to diocesan educators from her Patricia Crane Ramsay, a 1964 many years of service in the Dioce- graduate and academy director of development. san Department of Education. The entrance procession for the Intention Not Enough kickoff liturgy included parents, "To be always intending to live a past academY principals, alumnae, present students, and teachers, new life, but never to find time to Creativity Center director Sister set about it; this is as if a man put Gertrude Gaudette, with sketches offe~inganddrinkingand~ee~ for a new academy sign and a ing from one day and night to community member bearing a another, till he is starved and desstatue of St. Dominic. They were troyed." - John Tillotson followed by students bearing candIes to the altar in a gracefullitur~' CATHOLIC CHARITIES gical dance. Massgoers were astonished by


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Catholics, Disciples reach agreement on church's nature WASHINGTON (eNS) - The Roman Catholic Church and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have reached an important agreement on the nature of the church and its essential "communion," accordil18 to a new document released by the. Vatican. "We are now sure that in confessing together that the church is 'communion,' we are in agreement on a very crucial issue, which is not isolated from many c:entral issues of the faith," says the report of the second phase ofthe Roman CatholicDisciples of Christ international dialogue. Dialogue participants - 14 representatives of the Disciples of Christ and nine Catholics - in fact have "come to 11 very important agreement concerning the nature and mission ofthe church," it adds. "The church of God is that part of humanity which through faith and in the power of the Holy Spirit responds to God's plan of salvation revealed and actualized in Jesus Christ," it states. "Consequently, it becomes the community of all those who in Christ, by the gift of God, arc: bound into a communion with the Father and with one another." "\t's a ground-breaking, historic text," said Christian Brother Jeffrey Gros, the NCCB secretariat's associate director. Noting the importance that Catholics and Disciples attach to the Eucharist, the document declares that "although they have differences in the understanding of the Eucharist, they are one in the conviction that the communion willed by God takes on a specific reality at the Lord.'s Supper." While finalizing the work of the dialogue's second phase, the document also notes some important points still need to be discussed. Among them, the report states, is "an issue which requires to be explored by all the churches and communities in dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church: the primacy of the bishop of Rome and the affirmation that it is founded in the will of Christ for the church."

Salve Regina Donaldson R. Boord of Marion and Christine Mello of Swansea were the freshman and sophomore recipients, respc:ctively, or Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Awards at Salve Regina University's annual Honors Convocation. About 150 students were recognized for excellence in scholarship, campus leadership' and community service at the Newport, RI, university. Honor cords - 60 cum laude, 35 magna cum laude and 13 summa cum laude - were a warded to this year's graduating seniors. Junior Sheryl Lynn Grant of Fall River received the Secondary Education Department Award.

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PAUL J, Parente, chairman of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, Mrs. Parente and Father Stephen B. Salvador, diocesan Scouting chaplain, were among those in attendance at National Catholic Committee on Scouting biennial conference held last month in Albuque:rque, NM.

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Three from diocese attend national Scouting parley Father Stephen 8. Salvador, diocesan Scouting chaplain, Paul J. Parente, Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting chairman, and his wife, Anne Parente, were among some 300 persons from across the nation attending the 1994 biennial conference of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting held last month in Albuquerque, NM. With "60 Years of Multicultural Youth Ministry" as its theme, delegates approved a new Ad Allare Dei religious emblem program for Catholic Boy Scouts and adopted new requirements for the Pope Paul VI recognition program for Scout units. Speakers at the four-day conference included Bishops George K. Fitzsimons of Salina, KS, and Robert J. Carlson of Sioux Falls, SD, outgoing and incoming committee advisors; Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan of Santa Fe, NM; Rev. Richard Rohr, author, lecturer and founder of the Center -for Action' and Contemplation in Albuquerque; and District Judge Petra J. Maes of Santa Fe. Workshops and seminars dealt with various aspects of improving the ministry of regional and diocesan Scouting committees. . The national committee, composed of lay and clergy volunteers from every U.S.diocese, aids members to use Scouting as a means of reaching Catholic Scouts and Scouters on thl: spiritual level through such programs as retreats and award programs. In his conference address, Bishop Carlson challenged delegates to involve themselves in vocational

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By Charlie Martin


By Christopher Carstens tranquilizer for a worried parent. What is this? You say you're "If he takes the time to call," your going out, and your parents turn mom will tell herself, "everything must be OK." into cops. -If your frie'nds ask you about "Where are you going? When are you coming home? Why do the calls, just tell them the truth. you need to be gone so long? "My mom's a worry freak. I call , her to keep her off my case." You'd better be on time!" - Be in on time. By the time YOu Why don't your par~nts trust are 10 minutes late, they'vedecided you? As unbelievable as itmay sound, that you've been,taken to the hoswith a little understanding on'your pital in coma or been kidnapped' part you can get your fQlks to let by a gang of skinhead terrorists. you come and go pretty much at Come in on time and they never get the chance to cook up all those will. First, never forget your parents' worries. ' The guaranteed benefit is that need for a sense of safety. A lot of scary things happen to teens these when y~u come in on time, they'll let you stay out later. If you regudays. I 'speak as' a parent who 'has larly show up on time for your II raised tw~ teenagers and as a ther- p:m. curfew, it's easy for them to apist who has spoken w,ith thou- let you stay out till 12 for a special ' sands of parents. Youdolks worry event. - When you get home, don't from the moment you leave till the just go to your room and close the moment you come back. ' If you want the freedom to come door. Check in 'with your folks, and go as you choose, ,help your and talk for a few minutes. It does parents feel safe when you're away., ,wonders for calming them down, Here is a simple plan, Follow these and it gives you a chance to prove steps, and in a few weeks the suspi- that you're sober. -Finally, don't mock your parcious grilling will fade away. -Discuss your plans with your ent's trust. If 'you go out and parents; don't just announce that smoke dope, hang out with gangsyou're going out. The "It's none of ters or steal from stores, it's inevityour business:' attitude is guaran- able that they'll find out sooner or later. Then your trust is shot, and teed to generate an interrogation. - When you're out, even if it's you're back to the hostile questiononly for a few hours, call in and let and-answer game. But if you play it right, you can your folks know you're OK. A 30second, "Hi, Mom, I'm ~t the have your freedom and independ-' . movies with Tim" is the surest ence.

Come to my window Crawl inside Wait by the light of the moon Come to my window nl be home soon I would dial the number Just to listen to your breath And I would stand inside my hell And hold the hand of death You don't know how far I'd go To ease this precious ache And you don't know how much I'd give And how much I can take Just to reach you ,Just tO,reach you, Keeping my eyes open I cannot afford to see Living lonely promises That litnow that I can't keep Nothing fills the blackness That has seeped into my chest ' Just to reach you ,Just to reach you .' I don't care ,what they think I don't care what they say , . What do they know About this love anyway


Holocaust memories are horrIble had a last chance to say goodbye By Tracie Vieira' Abraham Landau of New Bed- to his grandmother, sister, broth-' ford recently caine to speak to ers, or his mother. He was taken to confirmation students and seventh- concentration camps where he and eighth-graders at St. Mary's spent the next 5 1/2 years of his parish, New Bedford. Mr. Landau life. Through these years he witis a survivor of the Holocaust nessed the cruelty, horror, and unbelievable killings of six million beginning in the year 1939. Jewish men, women and children He was taken from his family and tossed into a truck full of boys plus millions of others. Every day he faced gas chambers, age 10 to 15. He was only 12 years old when he witnessed the shoot- crematories, poisons and burning ing of his mother a few hundred . flames, wondering if he too would yards away from him. He never be chosen to die. He had three bullet wounds in his leg and still worked, even with a broken arm. He was beaten and stepped on and yet, still believing in God and hope, he determinedly fought for his life. There was starvation, and any amount of food given was chemicalized to weaken the energy of people. Although the Holocaust is now over, Mr. Landau is left with terrible.. horrible memories including the number imprinted on his left arm-141282. ' To see other illustrations and witness other accounts of those who 'survived die'Holocaust, you can'visit the National Holocaust Museum in .Washington, D,C. where many 'artifacts lie, TraCie Vieira is an eighth-grader ,_ .... ,q{St.Mary'sSchool, New Bedford~ TRACIE VIEIRA ~.

Written and sung by Melissa Etheridge (c) 1993 by Island Records Inc. MELISSA ETHERIDGE reShe hopes he will "c~me to minds me of a female Michael my window" and thus symbolize that their relationship has a Bolton. Her soul-sounding "Come to My Window" packs new start. So how does one reach a perthe same type of emotional intensity found in many of Bolson who doesn't want to be ton's songs. . reached? Or, to phrase the Etheridge's current chart hit question differently, when describes a woman's efforts to should one accept that there is reach out to a man. Unfortuno wl;ly left' to renew a relationnately, he appears to reject her ship? love. ' These are difficult questions with no sure 路answers. Much But she refuses to give.up on the relationship. She. tells him depends on why the other perthat "you don't k'now how far son has chosen to distance himseif or herself from a gift of .I'd' go to ease this precious love. ach.e." Nor does he realize "how much I'd give and how much I When current circumstances can take just to reach you." are the problem, some path to

healing the hurt may devc'lop. Examples of such circumstances would be a recent contliet or argument, an unfair deci:;ion that has hurt one or both i ndividuals, or an unforeseen cha.nge of events, like a surprise job or school transfer. While such concerns are not easily' resolved, they do a[!ow for honest dialogue. We ,;an work through the fear, anger or other painful emotions and thus rediscover the good within the relationship. Such an outcome requires patience and perseverance. Other obstacles to love pr,esent deeper problems. Some :Individuals feel unworthy or undeserving of love. Others have experienced emotional trauma in the past,such as a路 form of abuse. ' Then there is the person who has not developed a strong sense of personal identity ,and thus does not know what he or she wants in life. In these and si~ilar sitU.itions," the work of becoming open to love must be done by the individual, not in the relationship. Healing is needed f(lr the hurt before enough truBt exists to enter a loving rela., tionship. The person who wants t,) . give his or her love can remain caring toward the other individual. Yet, what must be realized is that no one possesses thl: power to make another persoll accept love that is offered. Most likely - in cases whet, the work of opening up to love lies in the person, not the relationship - the one rejecting the offer of love is not ready to be in a committed love relationship. It is not easy to understand why another cannot be reached with the gift of love. ' What the person offering love can do is to ask God to guide both persons to discover what each one heeds in o,rder to give and receive love, even if this ultimately is to found in a different relationship. Your comments are welcomed by Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.

D-Day essay contest offered for teens In commemoration of the 50th anniversary ofthe D-Day invasio.n of Europe, Congressman Peter, B1ute is sponsoring an essay contest for high school students in the Third Congressional District. , Entrants are asked to submit a 500-word essay on "What D-Day means to me." Two winners from each high school in' the 3rd Con~ gressional District will be invited' to attend a D-Day dinner on June 6, at Our Lady of Grace Church in Westport with D-Day and World I War II veterans. , The two top ~ssays, chosen by a panel of veterans, will be read at the dinner. 路For additional information on the essay con'test, 'or if you are a D-Day or World War II veteran and would like to attend the dinner please call Congressman Blute'~ ,THIRD路GRADERS at St.' Josep~'s School, Fairhaven Fall River office at 675-3400." " planted a tree April 28'in memory of.maintenance man Hank

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FIRST PLACE WINNERS in the Our Lady of Lourdes School art fair are from left Jessica Vieira, Victoria Vieira, Ana Andrade, Stacy Pacheco, Tiana Baroni a~d Rober~ Thompson. Among science fair winners are fourth-graders Gretchen Perry and David Monty.

Bishop Connolly High School Students in George Angelo's environmental biology class at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, recently hostcd an Earth Day program to which students from local Catholic schools were invited. The "Go Green" day consisted of lectures, workshops and displays presented by Connolly students. Student projects on recycling, horticultural centers, trail systems, fish habitats, hydroponics, butterflies, bird habitats and other topics were on display and information on key environmental issues and living an environment-friendly lifestyle was distributed. Students also had the chance to see some wildlife, including a baby alligator, chameleons, iguanas and snakes. Senior Amy Hess of Middletown, RI, has belm selected as a first-place winner on the state level in the 1993-94 United States Institute of Peace national peace essay contest. She receives a $500 scholarship and is invited to attend the awards program in Washington, DC, June 18 to 23. It will include meetings with prominent individuals and public officials, sightseeing, a role-playing simulation dealing with U:."I humanitarian efforts in Somalia, and banquet at which the national winners of $10,000, $5,000, and $3,000 scholarships will be a.nnounced. The Connolly sailing team made a strong showing in their first regatta of the spring on the Charles

Mt. Carmel School On April 13, eight seventhgraders and seven eighth-graders were inducted into the new Junior Honor Society at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School. New Bedford. The chapter was cstablished by seventh grade teacher Michael Bernier. Membership is based on scholarship, citizenship, service, leadership and character. Elected as officers were president Derek Medeiros, vice president Amy Sousa, secretary Paula Morris and treasurer Edward Medeiros. All are eighth-graders. The other inductees were: For grade 8: Cathy Alcaidinho, Dario Gra,'ato, Nelia Melo. . For grade 7: Karen Brizida, Jennifer Claudino, Marina Figueredo, Kerry Jorge; Monica Lcbre, Amy' Oliveira, Paula Santos, Liza Sousa.

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River in Boston. Covahne Fides Scholastic Sailing Association and Michael Bailey competed in trophy. the A-Division, placing fourth. The lacrosse team remained unAngela Allpress and Peter Bates defeated after a 6-5 victory over placed third in the B-Division. Portsmouth Abbey April 29. Goals Their combined scores gave Con- . were scored by Chris Jusseaume, nolly the third-place New England Eric Reis and John Reilly.

Coyle-Cassidy High School Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, inducted 24 new members into Jean Baptiste Debrabant Chapter of the National Honor . Society during the 35th annual ceremonies April 26. The new members join the 23 current members to form one of the largest chapters in the school's history. In addition, new members were welcomed into the Spanish, French, and Latin honor societies as well as the Portuguese Honor Society, which celebrated its first induction ceremony with the installation of19 charti:r members. Coyle and Cassidy's Humberto Cardinal Medeiros Chapter is only the second chapter established in the United States. Laurie Poyant of New Bedford, outgoing NH S vice-president, read a history of the National Honor Society and the school's chapter. New officers were installed by faculty moderator Stacy Goyette and Mark Estrella of Assonet, outgoing Honor Society president. New officers are president Laurel Goj of Taunton, vice-president Justin Frye of East Bridgewater, secretary Mary Catherine Savard of Middleboro, and treasurer Robert Kinney of Middleboro.

Forty-four students were inducted into the Spanish National Honor Soci'eiy by faculty moderator William Breen, and the French Honor Society welcomed seven new members. They were installed by moderator Sister Laurette DeChamplain, SUSC. The Latin Honor Society, led by faculty moderator Kristen DeMoura, also welcomed seven new members. The guest speaker for the evening was Bishop Connolly High School principal Rev. John Murray, S.J. The highlight of evening was the presentation of honorary memberships certificates to the Cardinal Medeiros Portuguese. Honor Society. The <;ardinal's sister Natalie Medeiros Souza and two of his brothers, Manuel Medeiros and Leonel Medeiros, were honored guests of the school on the occasion ofthe opening of the Cardinal Medeiros Chapter. CC's dean of students, Anthony S. Nunes of Taunton, also received an honorary membership into the society. It was Nunes who started the Portuguese program at Coyle and Cassidy more than 10 years ago.

HONORARY MEMBERS of Coyle-Cassidy's new Portuguese Honor Society, Cardinal Humberto Medeiros Chapter, are, from left, Anthony·S. Nunes, founder of the Portuguese program 'at the school; a~d the cardinai's siblings, Mannel Medeiros, Natalie Souza,and Leonel Medeiros. Victor'M.. Augusto, far right, is the society's moderator.

Students at Our Lady of Lourdes School, Taunton, recently held their annual Art and Science Exhibit. Students in grades K-5 submitted art work, and fourth- and fifth-graders also contributed science projects. Local artists Joan Hickey and Elizabeth Owen judged the children's art work. Six first place, 12 second place and 18 third place ribbons were awarded. Winners of the science fair were Monica Vieira and Nelson De Barros. Second place went to David Monty, Gretchen Perry, Julie Gilbert and Danielle Miller. Third place winners were Dawn Shepley, Linsey Boyd, Rebecca Harper, Kelly Marra, Robert Thompson and Amy Boivin.

St. James-St. John Grades 7 and 8 at St. James-St. John School, New Bedford, recently held their annual science fair. Projects were judged by professors and graduate students from UMass-Dartmouth. Eighth grade winners were: first place, Cathleen Furtado, "MilkIt Does a Body Good"; second place, Daniel Mitchell, "What's on You: The Study of Acid Rain"; third place, Ann Signorella, "Mechanical Advantage."


Seventh grade winners were: first, Matthew Arruda, "Does the Shape of a Steamboat Affect Its Speed?"; second, patrick Bagana, "Magnetism"; third, Jennifer Harrington, "How Do Horizontal and Vertical Sundials Compare?"

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End of the season Mass 6 p.m. May 18, St. Pius X parish center, S. Yarmouth; dinner will follow at Union Station Restaurant.lnformation: Dee Santos, 775-3371.






Immaculate ConceptIon pansh" FR,. women's guild will host neighborhood Living Rosary with Bishop O'Malley as guest 7 p.m. May 9. Participants will be women's guilds ofSt: Anthony of the Desert, Notre Dame, Espirito Santo, Holy Rosary and St. Anthony of Padua parishes~ Refreshments follow.

St. Mary's prayer group will host regional prayer groups for Pentecost Mass 7:30 p.m. May 26, parish center. Refreshments follow. Information: Rita Beaudet, 399-7519.



Adoration of Blessed Sacament following 7 a.m. Mass today until 9 a.m. Mass tomorrow. Cenacle prayers at 8 a.m. tomorrow. May devotions 7 p.m. Tuesdays this month in main church.

Fall River, Somerset and New Bedford letter carriers will collect food for local soup kitchens and food banks on Saturday, May 14. Residents may leave non-perishable foods by their mailboxes on that day.

May Fellowship Day lOa.m. May 7, Christ the' King Church, Mashpee; registration 9:30' a.m. Child care provided. '

MCFL, CAPE Cape Cod chapter of Massachusetts Citizens for Life monthly meeting 7 p.m. May 17, Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod, Rt. 132.

ST, JA'CQUES, TAUNTON Sister Rita Thibault will celebrate her 50th anniversary of profession at 10:30 a.m. Mass May 22, followed by brunch.

SEPARATED/DIVORCED,NB Support group meeting '7 to 9 p.m. May II, Family Life Center, N. Dartmouth. A video on surviving depression will be shown.

ULTREYA A diocesan ultreya for all cursillistas will be held 7: 15 p.m. May 20 at Bishop Stang High School, N. Dartmouth.

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NICOLE SCHWALM, a third-grader at S1. MarySacred Heart School, North Attleboro, recently received a citation from Governor Weld for her third place finish in the state competition ofthe 1994 International Aviation Art Contest. Nicole, whose poster was themed "Flying Saves Lives," depicting a helicopter rescue, is congratulated by principal Alberta Goss. CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB, FR

Annual meeting 7:30 p.m. May HOLY NAME, NB 10, Holy Name School hall, FR. Ann Baker will speak and baby gifts will be collected at a women's Two scholarships will be a warded to guild shower for Birthright 7 to 9 . children of members. The nominating committee will submit its slate of p.m. May 9, parish hall. officers. Entertainment will be provided by Smith School of Da'nce, Westport; students age 13 to 17 will MINISTER OF perform ballet,jazz and tap, directed LITURGY AND MUSIC by owner Kim Bernier.

Knights of Columbus Pro-Life Rosary Rally sponsored by St.John's Council 404 2 p.m. tomorrow. Dr. Joseph Stanton of Needham, a founding member of Americans United for Life and Massachusetts Citizens for Life, will speal:. The program will continue with praying the rosary and a 4:30 p.m. olltdoor . Mass. CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB, NB Haitian Pilgrimage Day May 8 Annual meeting 7:30 p.m. May with registration beginninglO a.m., II, Wamsutta Club, County St., bilingual Mass in French and EngNB., with entertainment by a myslish 12: lOp. m. Deacon Alfred Geneus tery guest. will be homilist and music will be provided by"Les Amis de Marie" of ST. JAMES, NB Newark, NJ, and the Haitian AposPro-life committee is establishing a lending library and seeks materials tolate of Nyack, NY. The afternoon on relevant topics. They may be will include 2:30 p.m. rosary a.nd 3 p.m. Benediction with Rev. Ronald brought to the rectory. Beauchemin. Day of Recollection on Leisure and Sabbath 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 with Rev. Fernand Cassista of Shrine staff. Mass will be celebrated at 4:30p..m: T,he program is geared for persons who feel stressed by Man. ' Sat. 10.'00 . 5:30 P.M. ," calendars, meetings, work or chores. GIFTS Preregistration requested by lv1ay 16. . CARDS Information: 222-5410.

Stonehill College is seeking a campus minister for a full-time ten month position. The campus minister will serve as part of a five-member campus ministry team and will coordinate music and liturgy. Responsibilities will include serving as a member of the worship committee, coordinating worship, selecting music, playing the organ at all campus liturgies, training ministers, and organizing and 'diiecting the Chapel Chofr. The campus minister will work in a predominantly Catholic environment and '~ill need to idEiMify with and valye the college's Catholic heritage. Qualifications: Master's degree in liturgy preferred; a minimum Bachelor's degree in' Music; proficient.organist/pianist; experienced in working with cantor, 'choir, instrumentalists 3(1d assembly.


Send cover letter, resume, and th;ee professional references by June 10; 1994 to: Reverend Daniel J. Issing, C.S.c., Director of Campus Ministry, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, North Easton, MA 02357.



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National Youth Day 1994 with the theme "Y outh: It's Our Move," ,1 followup to World Youth Day 1993, will be" held at McNichols Sport,; Arena in Denver, CO. Aug. 4 to 7. Presenters will include Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priest~: for Life; Father Paul Marx. founder and president of Human Life International; Father Ken Roberts, inlernationally acclaimed lecturer and author with a special ministry to youth; and Dan Lynch, national guardian of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Youth and young adults ages 13 to 35 are invited to attend. For more information contact National Youth Day. P.O. Box 612410, San Jose, CA 95161; tel. (408) 955-9935. fax (408) 955-9940.


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