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FALL RIVER, MASS., THURSDAY; MAY 7, 1981
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Appeal at. $411,278 The first reports from parishes thony M. Gomes, diocesan direcand special gift solicitors have tor of the Appeal, said: "We are increased the total of the Cath-. anticipating that every parish - 113 - will be on this year's olic Charities to $411,278.97. Honor Roll. We must have subSpecial gift solicitors are requested to make their final re- stantial increases in every parish to surpass last year's Appeal turns by this Saturday. Parishes will continue to make total of $1,210,087.65." The first parish to receive calls on parishioners not conHonor Roll status is St. Joan of tacted last Sunday. The parish phase ends on May 13. The Ap- Arc parish, Orleans, followed peal books wi1I be open for con- closely by Our Lady of the Angels, Fall River. tributiOllS until May 22 at 1 p.m., Leading parishes, parish totals the closing date for the Appeal. and special gift listings appear Parish Honor Roll on page two of this issue of The Parishes which surpass their Anchor. Next week's edition will 1980 final Appeal totals in' this include an eight-page supplement year's Appeal will be enrolled 路of special gifts and parish donaon the 1981 Parish Honor Roll. tions and listings will continue Last year, 105 parishes were on weekly until all have been pubthe Honor Roll. Rev. Msgr. An- lished.
Father Hoye's,agenda BISHOP DANIEL A. CRONIN greets participants in a Unit Day meeting for Marriage Encounter couples from coastal New England. With the theme "I Give You Me," the day was held at Bishop Connolly High School, Fan River, and included talks, sharing sessions and a Spanish-English Eucharistic liturgy. (Torchia Photo)
Maryknoll head By NC News Service
an interpreter with a television team from Chicago's WBBM, a CBS affiliate.
Maryk~oll Superior General Father James P. Noonan said "An investigation or search after a trip to EI Salvador that he wants an independent investi- for a missing person in EI Salvagation into the disappearance of dor at this time is truly very Maryknoll, Father Roy Bourgeois. difficult. I knew this and I spoke Father Noonan said EI Salva- of this very frankly with Presidor President Napoleon Duarte dent Duarte and I asked him if agreed to the search but the he would be willing to have an priest said he had been told by independent investigation . . . a U.S. official that it was not . and he said he would," Father Noonan reported in a May 2 likely. press conference. He had been Bishop Arturo Rivera D.amas, in EI Salvador for four days. apostolic administrator of the Diocese of San Salvador, voiced However, in speaking to the cautious hope May 3 that Father U.S. charge d'affaires Frederick Bourgeois, would be found alive. Chapin, ". . . he said it would The American priest disappeared probably not be very likely that April 26. But the bishop stressed such an independent investigathe lack of progress in a govern- tion would take place," Father ment search he requested. Noonan continued. "He did not Father Bourgeois, 38, had been rule out the possibility but said路 in EI Salvador since April 23 as it would not be very likely.
"I still do hope that an independent investigation team can be arranged, one that would be agreed upon by both governments (EI Salvador and the United States) and one that would be acceptable both to Roy's family and to our society," Father Noonan said. "I pray that we will have Roy back with us very soon but -if his life has been taken, his blood will have been given to the people of EI Salvador, a people that I realize he has learned to love very deeply. I also realize, knowing Roy, if that is what the Lord has called him to do, he would feel honored to have died so that true justice, love and peace might come to the fine people of EI Salvador." In a Sunday homily at his caTurn to Page Three
for a well-run ~eeting Father Daniel Hoye was viceofficialis of the Fall River marriage tribunal until 1977, when he was appointed to work in Washington with the iI.s. Cath路 olic Conference, where he is now an associate general secretary. He. was recently interviewed by the National Catholic News Service on the dynamics of successful meetings. His comments follow: Father Daniel Hoye has definite ideas about what goes into a well-run meeting. As associate general secretary of the U.S. Catholic Conference, Father Hoye facilitates meetings of the bishops. Respect for the abilities of each person you are working with is an essential for effective meetings, Father Hoye maintains. Describing the bishops' meetings as "heavily patience-oriented," he said the bishops disagree with each. other at meetings but they "disagree agreeably." Why? "Because they respect each other, as well as the office that each bishop holds. Without this basic respect, progress is hard to achieve
on anything," he aserted. Since "consensus is what meetings are about," the Taunton-born diocesan priest said it is important to be aware that "pure right or pure truth are not found in one position." People have to be willing to give. and ta~e at meetings. At the same time, people have to aI'cept certain givens. "You can't have a meeting to decide whether Jesus Christ ill God and man," Father Hoye said. "There's no need to discuss that today" it's a given. Instead, "you have to know why you are. meeting and what you want to achieve," the canon lawyer stated. Without a specific and workable agenda, "total frustration can result." He quoted a woman who told him recently that she wouldn't mind running for the parish council "if they did something, but all they ever do is talk." Father Hoye appreciates lJ chairman who keeps meetings on track. To do this, a chairman should summarize what has been said occasionally and also should Turn to Page Six
THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs., Muy 7, 1981
Leading Parishes AlTLEBORO AREA 11,145.00 St. Mary, Seekonk 10,456.00 St. Mary, Mansfield 7,943.80 Mt. Carmel, Seekonk 4,463.00 St. Mary, North Attleboro 3,895.00 St. Mary, Norton CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS AREA St. Pius X, So. Yarmouth 17,492.00 13,264.00 Holy Trinity, West Harwich 12,053.00 St. Joan of Arc, Orleans Our Lady of Victory, 9,718.50 Centerville Holy Redeemer, Chatham 9,065.00 I
FALL RIVER AREA Our Lady of Angels, Fall River Holy Name, Fall River Cathedral, Fall River Santo Christo, Fall River St. Thomas More, Somerset
16,879.70 14,891.50 13,048.00 9,441.25 8,151.00
NEW BEDFORD AREA Immaculate Conception, New Bedford 12,670.00 St. John the Baptist, New Bedford 7,476.00 St. Julie, North Dartmouth 6,643.00 St. James, New Bedford 6,468.00 St. Patrick, Wareham 5,468.00 TAUNTON AREA Immaculate Conception, North Easton
Parish Totals AlTLEBORO AREA Attleboro St. Mark Ma,nsfield-St. Mary North Attleboro St. Mary Norton-St. Mary Seekonk Mt. Carmel St. Mary
$1000 Sacred Hearts Community $500 Rev. Bernard J. Fenton Rev. Msgr. Alfred J. Gendreau Rev. James F. Kelley $400 Rev. Msgr. John J. Oliveira Rev. Msgr. John F. Denehy $350 Rev. Daniel E. Carey $300 Rev. Ubalde J. Deneault Rev. John T. Higgins $250 Rev. Msgr. Joseph R. Pannoni Rev. Hugh J. Munro J. L. Marshall & Sons, Inc., Seekonk $200 Rev. Msgr. Christopher L. Broderick Rev. Roland .a. Boule
$iOO Rev. William J. McMahon Holy Cross Mission House Rev. Normand J. Boulet $25 Rumford Steel Industries, Inc., Providence .
FALL RIVER $3000 Bank of New England, Brjstol County $450 Union Savings Bank
2,956.00 10,456.00 4,463.00 3,895.00 7,943.80
CAPE COD AND THE ISLA!'>iDS AREA 3,731.00 Buzzards Bay-St. Margaret Centerville-Our Lady of Victory 9,718.50 9,065.00 Chatham-Holy Redeemer 1,258.00 Edgartown-St.' Elizabeth 7,607.75 Hyannis-St. Francis Xavier North Falmouth-St. Elizabeth 7,216.00 Seton 12,053.00 Orleans-St. Joan of Arc 5,274.50 Osterville-Assumption Pocasset-St. John 3,439.50 17,492.00 South Yarmouth-St. Pius X Vineyard Haven-St. Augustine 2,560.00 Wellfleet-our Lady of Lourdes 1,060.00 West Harwich-Holy Trinity 13,264.00
FALL RIVER AREA Fall River St. Mary's Cathedral '13,048.00 Blessed Sacrament 1,825.00 6,462.50 Espirito Santo 2,051.00 Holy Cross 14,891.50 Holy Name 2,826.00 Notre Dame 16,879.70 . Our Lady of Angels 4,368.50 Our Lady of Health 2,540.00 Holy Rosary 2,858.75 Immaculate IConception 4,688.00 Sacred Heart 2,660.00 St. Anne 1,041.00 St. Elizabeth 3,199.00 St. John the Baptist 4,637.00 St. Joseph 3,000.00 St. Louis 5,363.00 St. Michael 5,411.00 St. Patrick 6,031.00 SS. Peter & Paul 4,279.00 St. Stanislaus 4,583.00 St. William 9,441.25 Santo Christo 1,872.00 Central Village-St. John North Westport-o. L. of Grace 5,683.00 Somerset 5,952.00 St. John of God 5,774.00 St. Patrick 8,151.00 St. Thomas More
$400 Jackson Company, Inc.
J. B. Travers Lu.mber Co. Gibmar Electric Co. Travis Furniture Co., Inc. Simon's Supply Co., Inc. Coffee Sam Industrial Caterers
$300 Jay Vee's, Inc.
$30 Sherwin & Gottlieb
SPECIAL GIFTS National
3,909.00 2,972.00 2,929.00 1,764.00
Sacred Heart, Taunton St. Joseph, Taunton St. Paul, Taunton' St. Peter, Dighton
$200 Edgar's Dept. Store John R. Braz Insurance Agency $150 Arkwright Finishing Div. United Merchants & Mfgrs., Inc. Chace Curtain Company, Inc, Fall River People's Cooperative Bank $125 D & D Sales & Service, Inc. $100 Dr. & Mrs. John Malloy Colonial Wholesale Beverage Corp. High Point 'Paper Box Fall River Shopping Center Associates Sacred Heart Conference In memory of deceased members and benefactors of Sacred Heart Conference St. Vincent de Paul Salvage Bureau - East Main St; Eastern Ty Sales & Service Ski House Mooney & Co., [nco Lavoie & Tavares, Co. $80 The Spectator $75 Almeida Electrical, Inc. Fall River Knitting Mills, Inc. $50 Boyer Paper Co., Inc.
$25 General Paper & Supply Co. A. Soloff & Son, Inc. Americana Travel Ray's Auto Radiator Works Somerset Lodge Grand Central Market Mrs. Francis E. Sulliva'n Cox Paper Co. Pacheco Brothers Friend's Music Shoppe Jerry's Westport Furniture Co. Grundy's Lumber Supply Co., Inc. East Main Hardware Hadley Insurance Agency Tom Norton Insurance Agency Atty. Bernard Saklad J. Fred Beckett & Son American Wallpaper Co. Nate Lions Mathieu Auto Body SterlingwaIe Corp. Quality 'Produce, Inc. China Royal Restaurant Metri-Card & Music Box Fairhope Fabrics, 'Inc. Economy Body & Radiator Works'
NEW BEDFORD . $350 American Press, Inc. $250 Old Colony Bank
Swansea Our Lady of Fatima St. Dominic St. Louis de France St. Michael Westport-St. George
7,783.00 5,194.00 6,468.50 4,517.00 4,916.00
NEW BEDFORD AREA New Bedford Holy Name 4,609.00 Immaculate Conception 12,670.00 Our Lady of Perpetual Help 2,305.00 St. Anthony of Padua 2,675.45 St. James 6,468.00 St. John the 'Baptist 7,476.00 St. Kilian 1,334.00 St. Lawrence 2,221.00 St. Mary 5,209.00 Fairhaven St. Mary 2,898.00 Marion-St. Rita ' 2,336.00 North Dartmouth-St. Julie 6,643.00 South Dartmouth-St. Mary 4,677.00 Wareham-St. Patrick 5,468.00 TAUNTON AREA Taunton Sacred Heart St. Joseph St. Paul Dighton-St. Peter North Easton-Immaculate Conception
$200 O. F. Hackett,' Jr. Associates $150 Dartmouth Finishing $110 Calvin Clothing Corp. $100 George Bernique and Co. Universal Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc. $75 States Nitewear $70 Cooper Insurance Agency $50 Paul and Dixon Potter's Funeral Home Walmsley and Hall, Inc. $25 Carter's Crystal Ice Company D. N. Kelly and Son, Inc. <Dahill Co., Inc. Fontaine Plumbing & Heating Lincoln Pharmacy P&D Mini Mart . Sadows Best Manufacturing Co. Capeway Sea Foods Considine Roofing Co. Davidson's Meat Products Shaws Supermarkets, Inc. Tootell Monument Works
CAPE COD $5000 St. Francis Xavier Bingo, Hyannis $1000 Our Lady of the Cape Bingo, Brewster $400 St. Patrick' Conference, Falmouth
3,909.00 ' 2,929.00 2,972.00 1,764.00 6,585.00
$350 St. John Conference, Pocasset $300 Our Lady of the Cape Conference, Brewster $250 Ladies Association of the Sacred Hearts, W. Harwich $125 Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Harwichpol1t $100 Sts. Margaret-Mary Guild, Buzzards Bay St. Francis. Xavier Guild, Hyannis St. Elizabeth Conference, Edgartown Wynne Oil Company, E. Falmouth $50 St. Anthony Couples Club, E. Falmouth Barrett Real Estate, E. Falmouth $35 'Atty. Arthur F. Rapoza, E. Falmouth $25 Foley From Falmouth, Realtors P. S. Furniture Co., Teaticket Doug's Country Florist, E. Falmouth Cape Cod Fireplace Shop, Waquoit Towne Cleaners, E. Falmouth Walker Oil Co., E. Harwich Hazelton's Gifts, Dennisport Whitney Wayside Furniture, Dennisport . The Sword & Shield Restaurant, Harwichport
THE ANCHOR Thurs., May 7, 1981
Father Roy is delegate
Only God "The church is in an excellent state when it is sustained by God only." - Blaise Pascal
CHICAGO (NC) - What the priest is, not what he does, will be the focus of more than 100 councils of priests across the nation at the annual convocation of the Chicago-based National Federation of Priests' Councils.
MIRAMAR RETREAT HOUSE
Father Richard Roy, secretary of the Fall River diocesan priests' council, will represent the diocese at the meeting. The 1981 NFPC House of Dele路 g.ltes according to the federalions executive board, "is asked to depart from the- focus of see-. ing the priest in terms of what he does. This House ,of Delegates is asked rather to look on the priest as a person." So, said Father Neil McCaul路 ley, NFPC president, the theme for the May 10-14 convocation, to be held in Memphis, Tenn., will be "Priest as Person." "Aspects to be considered," said Father McCaulley, "include the diversity of priestly ministry, support systems for priests and issue that touch our lives closely and yet often are not dealt wth - like sexuaEty, theological identity, celibacy and authority." The more than 160 delegates at the 11th annual convocation will hear speakers on personal development, human sexuality, spirituality, professional skillS and lifestyles.
Probe Continued from page one thedral May 3 Bishop Rivera called the priest's disappearance "another painful case" of attacks against the clergy. Six U.S. citizens hElve been killed in El Salvador, four women missionaries in December and two land reform advisers in January. Ten priests, mostly Salvadorans, and Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador were murdered in the last 18 months. Two of the missionaries were Maryknoll nuns. Duarte told CBS that the priest might have left of his own accord to seek out leftist guerrillas in the hills but Father Noonan, who flew to San Salvador to see officials on the (:ase, said such move by Father Bourgeois "would be utterly contrary to his mode of action." Father Noonan said at the press conference, "This incident in my own life and in the life of Maryknoll has brought us in much deeper solidarity with the people of El Salvador because what we have suffered in the last few days is unfortunately a common occurrence for thousands of families in El Salvador. "Many of them also have lost loved ones, have tried to find them as we are trying to find Roy. Very often they never succeed. When they do succeed, most often their succ:ess is a dead body. We will continue to do whatever we can, not only for Roy but for our brothers and sisters in El Salvador:'
Rev. Lawrence J. Poetz, S.V.D. Spiritual Director
1981 TOURS GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
THlRTV-THREE men from the Fall River diocese were exemplified as members of the Bishop Stang Class of the Bishop Stang Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus at ceremonies at Our Lady of Grace Church, Westport. Among province and assembly officials in attendance, from left, James F. Doherty; Martin F. McMahon; Joseph Arena, province master; Herve Forcier, Stang Assembly Navigator; Father Edmond R. Levesque, host church pastor; Joseph Freitas, PFN. (Torchia Photo)
Corpus Christi Mass set for disabled A Mass for the disabled and handicapped of the diocese will be offered by Bishop Daniel A. Cronin at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River. It will be coordinated with it similar Mass to be offered in Rome the following day, the feast of Corpus Christi, by Pope
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John Paul II. The papal Mass was planned in recognition of the United Nations proclamation of 1981 as the International Year for Disabled Persons; and the pontiff asked bishops around the world to offer similar Masses on the occasion of the Corpus Christi feast. A core committee planning the diocesan observance is headed by Father James Lyons, chairman of the Divine Worship Commission. Members include Msgr. John J. Oliveira, vice-chancellor and episcopal secretary; Msgr. John J. Regan, director of diocesan health facilities; Father George Coleman, diocesan director of educattion; Father Edmund J. Fitzgerald, director of pastoral care for the sick; Father Martin
Buote, director of Catholic Scouting. Father Joseph Viveiros, director of the Deaf Apostolate; Father Bruce Neylon, director of the Diocesan Guild for the Blind; Father Peter N. Graziano, diocesan director of social services; Father John R. Foister, Fall River fire department chaplain; and Father John F. Moore, editor of The Anchor. The committee will be enlarged as plans develop for involvement of the disabled and handicapped and organizations serving them in preparations for the diocesan Mass. It is noted that the Mass will be signed for deaf participants and that special areas of the_ Bishop Connolly gymnasium will be reserved for the blind and those in wheelchairs.
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WASHINGTON (NC) - The MIRAMAR American Agriculture Movement (AAM), the Catholic Church, PoRETREAT HOUSE lish-Americans and union memo BOX S bers are working together to DUXBURY, MASS. 02332 send food to Poland for distribution to hungry people. Call (1) 585-2460 Catholic Relief Services will act as the "coordinator, broker' . . . middle man," for the food distribution, according to Lynn . :dIlh dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dJl!IhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlhT dIlh~' Marshall, of the overseas aid agency of U.S. Catholics. Collection of the food will begin immediately, said Alvin Jenkins, a founder of the farmers' organization. The AAM hopes to send a million tons of food to Poland, where serious floods have curtailed potato and wheat crops. It will be the greatest food shipment in U.S. history, accordMAJOR PROGRAMS ing to Jenkins. The donated food will be colCO UN S ELI N G : ADOPTIONS lected in caseloads and taken to ~ Individual Marriage Family ~ American port cities where it r:: UNWED PARENT SERVICES INFORMATION I REFERRAL ~ will be picked up by Polish ships. REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT INFANT FOSTER CARE ~ AAM members have pledged ~ canned food and bushels of grain, Jenkins said, and food NEW BEDFORD FALL RIVER ATTLEBORO CAPE COD companies have been asked to ~ 398 COUNTY ST. 783 SLADE Sf. 32-34 SANFORD ST. 1441 RTE. 132 ~ match donations. Since the food ~ 997-7337 P.O. Box M - So. Sta. P.O. BOX 971 CENTERVILLE ~ can be more easily handled by ~ 674-4681 226-4780 771-6771 ~ the case, cash donations are ~ REV. PETER N. GRAZIANO, M.S.W., Diocesan Director ~ asked from individuals to offset shipping and storage costs. .~W7.W7.W7.W7.W7.W7.W7.W7.W7.W7.W7.~.W7.W7.W7.W7.W7.W7.IlliJ'.W7.W7.W7.W71~
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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs., May 7, 1981
the living word
An Endangered Species It seems that many would-be infallible critics of church life readily push aside the words of the present Holy Father, viewing them as just that, words. Locked in their esoteric world of self-separatism, these same people pour forth their unrealistic daydreams of what church life should be. The more they publish, the more seriously they take themselves. It would be well if these self-appointed church censors would take the time to read and digest some of the reflections of John Paul II. The more one studies his writings, the more one becomes aware of his unique insights as to the pastoral mission of the church. This is especially true regarding the priestly life. Coming to the chair of Peter from a pastoral background, the pope can not only pinpoint problems but is well equipped to offer solutions. This was most evident during his trip last year to Germany. In an address to the West German bishops, he zeroed in on a serious situation facing most bishops and priests in today's Western church. Realizing as he does the relationship that should exist between a bishop and his priests, the pontiff told the bishops, "Be lovingly careful of the unity of the presbyterium in each bishopric. What is expected and demanded from priests has increased in a very burdensome way." Referring to the shrinking number of priests, he brought to the surface a common problem when he counseled his hearers to realize "that ever more multifaceted spiritual intercommunication is necessary for priests in a society that is encompassed with an ever thicker net of social communications." The pontiff also warned that "many priests wear themselves out with work and some are very lonely and lose their sense of direction." Pope John Paul's pastoral insights should console and encourage the bishops and priests who are earnestly striving to bring the Good News to mankind. It should be more than satisfying to know that he who walks in the footsteps of Peter is himself a pastor who cares in a very special way for his priests. In l;l world that involves priests in a rainbow of roles, it is very easy for a man to be caught up in activity for its own sake. Very often such involvements can take him out of contact with other priests, drawing him into purely secular tasks. As a result, cases exist where priests have found themselves separated from the church itself. Under such circumstances, which are occurring with more and more frequency, it is necessary for all concerned to tackle the problem and seek its resolution. As the Holy Father so clearly stated, the bishop of a diocese should be the first to meet this challenge. The presbyterium itself should have sufficient internal strength to be a source of support for its members. But above all the laity should realize their responsibility to aid in pastoral ministry. It is doubtful that we will ever return to the days when most parishes had three or four curates in addition to a· pastor. Yet many lay persons, however unfairly, demonstrate by deed 'and demand that they think they are living in that world. As we continue to pray for vocations, as we try to develop the diaconate and various lay ministries, may all of us realize that the local parish priest is truly becoming an endangered species.
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER Fall River, Mass. 02722 675-7151 PUBLISHER Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, D.O., S.T.D.
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR Rev. Msgr. John 1. Regan
Rev. John F. Moore ~
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'The one that honors the mother is as one that layeth up a treasure.' Ecclus. 3:5
We nee.d our youth By Father Kevin J. Harrington This year 85 diocesan parishes will celebrate the sacrament of confirmation. Most have adopted the policy of confirming youngsters in the ninth grade. Unfortunately, after that point religious education and other avenues of parochial involvement of youth usually come to a halt through lack of student interest, parental involvement and parish programs.
Our young people are a precious resource. The sixties and seventies have shown us how disastrous is the philosophy of the "me-generation." It has led to large-scale neglect of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, the aging in membership of our lay organizations that have served the church so well and the disastrous decline of young people willing to serve as priests, brothers and nuns.
Service projects for confirmation candidates have proved quite successful in parishes that have implemented them. Shutins, nursing home residents and children with special needs have benefited from the presence of youthful volunteers.
With zero population growth already limiting the number of young people, we cannot waste any further time. As the num· bers of priestly and religious vocations reach a critical low point, we need a more active lay apostolate. The more involved young people are in parish programs, the more likely they are to become aware of possible vocations to the lay apostolate or to the priestly and religious life.
However, service projects become mere short-lived tokens of concern if viewed solely as a confirmation requirement. Both our yguth and those they visit would benefit from ongoing programs. Adult organizations striving to attract young members include many that regularly and admirably practice the works of mercy: for example, the Serra Club, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, Legion of Mary, Daughters of Isabella and the St. Vincent De Paul Society. Perhaps they should build for their own futures by initiating programs that can channel the energy of youth and the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the benefit of the church.
The past year has brought into focus the need for the church to respond with charity to the many needs that press so visibly around us. Social concern based upon balancing the budget has led to the cutbacks with which we are all too fami· liar. The Reagan administration and Proposition 2 y:! have made abundantly clear that the days of the Great Society are gone. There is a great need for dialogue and creativ:ity in forming programs that truly embody the charity so much a part of the diocese of Fall River. Each year
the Catholic Charities Appeal raises over a million dollars to service needs that would go neglected if all the church were concerned about were balancing her budget. Social co.ncern becomes true Christian charity when God is explicitly acknowledged as the source of all giving. Hopefully, our parishes will seize the moment to teach this to their young people by involving them fully in the life of the Christian com· munity.
[necroloQij) M.ay 9 Rev. J. E. Theodule Giguere, 1940, Pastor, St. Anne, New Bedford Rev. John P. Clarke, 19'U, Paslcl', St. Mary, Hebronvm~ ,May 12 Rev. John F. deValles, 1920, Chaplain, United States Army May 13 Rt. Rev. Osias Boucher, 1955, Pastor, Blessed Sacrament, Fall River
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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs., May 7, 1981
Mom says ... Mother's Day again, and I have a real treat 'for you. Every so often I'm im,ited to be part of a school';~ annual Reading Week, usually at the point where they're su;pposed to display a living author more or less, for the students' observation. Thus 1 was able to share an afternoon with a delightful group of 4th and 5th graders and the subject veered to parents. "Hey," 1 said to the group, "I have a Mother's Day column coming up. How would you like to help me write it?" They eagerly agreed, so 1 explained, "We mothers say lots of things to you. Some you hate to hear. Let's forget those. Some you like to hear. Will you take a couple of days to think about it and write down for me the phrases you most like to hear your mothers say?" Three days later, 1 received a bonanza from their teachers, papers loaded with comments kids love to hear from their mothers. There were five big
winners, mentioned over and over again. "1 love you." "Yes." "Time to eat." "You can go." "You can stay up late." Then they were many mentioned enough times to make a mother smile. Here they are: "Let's go to McDonalds (or out to eat)." "Here's your allowance." "I'll help you." "Your friend can spend the night." "I'm glad we have such a good daughter." "You can go out and play." "Sleep in." "How was your day?" "It's Saturday." "You are my favorite." "I don't care." "You were good tonight." "Help me bake a cake." "We're going to a movie." "We'll see about that." "You can stay home from school." "Have a good day."
Motht:~rhood, The word "motherhood" has dominated my lilfe for 31 .years. This year Mother's Day marks a great change in my life. My youngest child, 18, has joined his five brothers and sisters by leaving the nest, beginning to take his place in the world as an independent adult. At the time he was moving, I read a most thoughtfu] series of articles in the April issue of Psychology Today. They made me think how 1 approached motherhood back in the '50s, and how young women. are loaking at this state of life today. The articles are excerpts from a soon to be published book, "New Rules in American Life: Searching for Self-Fulfillment in a World Turned Upside Down," I was fascinated by one segment, "The New Norms of Domestic Life," in which author Daniel Yankelovich compares attitudes toward marriage and (:hildren in the '50s and the late '70s. Yankelovich reports that a study he conducted in the late '50s among single and married women in their late teens and early 20s demonstrated the strength of marriage norms back then. 1 well remember how we felt about marriage and having babies. As Yankelovich reminds us, women said they wanted three or more children and mothers pronounced themselves thoroughly satisfied as such. By the late '70s, a shakeup in the norms was unden:,able. Attitudes toward remaining single had flip-flopped. Whereas 80 percent of Americans in the '50s thought this an unnatural state, by the '70s some 75 percent said it was ~ perfectly va:lid way of life. Attitudes toward the permanenCe of marriage and living together without ma:rriage had changed greatly. Childlessness
was accepted as a valid choice (83 percent). 1 could not help wondering how today's young women, who may remain childless by choice, will feel in their 50s, knowing the option to pass on life biologically is no longer theirs. Right now, in my empty house, 1 am not lonely. 1 am beginning to pursue activities that always remained out of reach because my time went to my children. I am looking at my new life with some excitement. Yet I realize that my enthusiasm about being free for the first time is good only because the spaces in my house are not empty. They are filled with the memories and often the presence of children who are young adults. I have read that a backlash against the new norms is starting. Brides are back and women are having babies again. Some say the pendulum is swinging toward the disciplined, self-sacrificing ways we knew before America's affluent days, toward a traditional morality. Yankelovich says this is not so. "Tomorrow is not going to look like yesterday ... It is being shaped by a cultural revolution that is transforming the rules of American life and moving us into wholly unchartered' territory, not back to the lifestyles of the past," he writes. 1 am not one to panic over change. 1 am, however, mellowing enough to look back at my life, not in anger for its hard times, but in gratitude for its blessings. One of these, for sure, is the fact that in my youth, 1 did not have to break the patterns of my heritage and pioneer a new path for my womanhood. That came later - after the children - leaving me rich. Now I have choice and free-
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"I'm glad I have you." "You don't have to clean your room." "I've got a surprise for you." "You're great." "Hi, I'm home from work." "Let's go for a walk." "You're the best kid in the family." "Your friend can come over." "Do you want to go see Grandma?" "Someone's birthday is coming up." "Do you want a dog?" "Thank you." "You don't have to do your work today," "I'm sorry," "I'm glad you're my son," "You can have the rest of the ice cream."
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dom, limited, of course, by age. But I will also have the joy on Mother's Day of hearing six times over that I am loved.
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Dear Editor: The most endearing title 0111' Blessed Mother cherishes, we are told, is that of Our Lady. The church designates Mayas her month, encouraging loving tribute to our heavenly mother. During the Lenten and Paschal seasons we find her first our sorrowful mother, holding her son in her arms, yet with the dawn of the first Easter she becomes our mother of joy with the hope and promise of everlasting life - giving to each of us that same hope. How fitting then during May to honor her by her holy rosary, the family Angelus, a pilgrimage to La Salette, a private triduum of thanksgiving, recitation of her beautiful Memorare by St. Bernard or the traditional crown路 ing of roses, as in many churches. Any expression of devotion to her or to her son echoes through eternity and has its lasting reward as you are drawn closer to her ,heart as a special child of the most blessed of all mothers - Our Lady. Mrs. Jean Quinn South Dartmouth
Children don't matter The country is looking upward these days, and who could blame it? The big whoosh at Cape Canaveral and all those "right stuff" exchanges between Columbia and mission control seem to give a lot of people - although not everybody - a big lift. It makes them think "America can do things" and it also takes their minds off what America can't do - things like keeping its president from being shot - or keeping guns away from 4-year-olds, one of whom, over the weekend in Washington, shot his 9-year-old cousin with a handgun he found under a pillow. The space shuttle is an expensive escape, mind you. Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., says the tab will be $18 billion. And there are those unreconstructed earthlings, New York Mayor Edward J. Koch, for example, who just don't buy the argument of astronaut-turned Republican Senator Harrison Schmidt, that it will bring "peace and civilization" to outer space, when so many believe it is simply extending the Cold War to the cosmos. Still, it is possible to hope that some of that "hang-the-expense" adulation that encapsulates the spacecraft will, like the tiles that came loose, fall upon the earth, specifically upon the Republican majority of the U.S. Senate, which recently distinguished or disgraced - itself by voting against the restoration of $6 million in funds for immunization against childhood diseases. Did it vote against saving children from the ravages of measles, diphtheria, whooping cough and, worst of all, polio? Yes it did. On April 2, 54 Republicans, with only two dissenters, said the cut must stand. Fourty-four Democrats said the. money, which is nine-thousandths of one percent of the $60 billion budget of the Department of Health and Human Services, should, in the name of human decency, be put back. The dissenting Republicans should be named: Sen. Paula Hawkins of Florida and Sen. Charles Mathias of Maryland. They perhaps have seen polio victims. Polio victims do not enjoy the weightlessness of astronauts. The lucky ones wear heavy braces. Those not so lucky will spend their lives in wheelchairs. If Dr. Jonas Salk had been born earlier, they would be walking around today. The $6 million, as it happens, represents the exact amount of the cost set by the Communicable Disease Center for the total eradication of measles. Sen. Dale 'Bumpers, D-Ark., who led the losing fight, admits he is emotionally involved. When he was governor of Arkansas,
his wife, Betty, took on the problem of childhood immunization. Within two years she had brought the state from the lowest rating to second among states that protected its children from childhood diseases. She helped persuade Jiminy Carter to embark on a federal program, which has operated, since 1977, with a 90 percent success rate. He spoke with special feeling about the ravages of measles. "Measles can leave you blind. It can impair your hearing. It can do brain damage ... I want everybody here who votes against this amendment to understand the implications of what he or she is doing." Freshman Sen. Dan Quayle, R-lnd., was the only one who rose to defend, or even explain, his vote. He is, of course, he said, for freeing children and their parents from the avoidable horrors of once-common childhood afflictions. He is the father of three himself. And, of course, he said, the Senate will end up doing the right thing. It was just that Bumpers' outrage was not "timely," The senator from Arkansas can bring his fire and eloquence to the full membership of the Labor and Human Resources Committee, which freshman Quayle assured the chamber, "will not say 'no' to these worthwhile programs," Why, Health and Human Services Secretary Richard Schweiker had already rescued immunization from the lime-pit of "block grants" - that device whereby the federal government washes its hands of responsibility, turns over the dough to the states and doesn't notice if a governor decides he needs traffic cops or public relations aides more than non-lethal shots for children. All that Quayle was doing, protests an aide, was protecting the process. Apparently, 53 other Republicans felt they could explain to their constituents that they were protecting the "budget-reconciliation process" instead of children. To the GOP leadership, obviously, it was the high-water mark in party discipine. To Bumpers, it was the low point in callousness, and he plans to use every opportunity to get the Republicans on record as favoring - or at least opposing - a return to the good old days of epidemics of childhood diseases. 路Hawkins and Mathias at least bore witness to the importance of substance over procedure. They at least will not have to face the unspeakable awkwardness of having to explain to a mother why her child can never hope to grow up to be an astronaut because ,"the budget reconciliation process" comes first.
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Legion of Mary offers members prayer, action By Alice Beaulieu (This is the first of a May series of articles on the Legion 01 Mary.)
Today many ask how the Christian's obligation of being a lay apostle can be fulfilled. First, to be a. Christian is to be a missionary, meaning that one should share the faith with others, not merely live a personal faith. This can be achieved by .everyone, if each person lives his or her daily life according to God's will. From the shut-in to the busy housewife, from the student or professional person to the factory worker, all can play an important part in the mission of
Aid asked VATICAN CITY (NC) - Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, president of the pontifical council "Cor Unum," has issued an "urgent appeal to all the people of God" for aid to the people of war-torn Lebanon. "Cor Unum" is the papal umbrella agency coordinating international Catholic relief and development aid. Catholic Relief Services, overseas aid agency of U.S. Catholics, also has relief and development projects in Lebanon.
New provincial Sister Kathryn Miller, CSF, has been reelected provincial minister for the St. Anthony province of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. The province includes the area from New England to Pennsylvania and in the Fall River diocese staffs St. Mary's Hom!!, New Bedford. Sister Kathryn and four councillors will be installed in ceremonies set for July 15.
the church to save souls. "Prayer changes things" is a familiar expression. This is exactly what can happen when we offer our daily works and prayers to God. Prayer can win grace for a soul in a time of need, and it is one way a person can be an apostle, a follower of Christ. Second, the apostolate can involve adding action to. prayer in, for instance, the works of mercy, such as visiting the sick and lonely in hospitals, nursing facilities or at home. Other active works use a more direct approach, such as in teaching CCD or visiting families with the intention of sharing the faith or inviting them to parish i.nvolvement. The next article will explain how the Legion of Mary fills the apostolic needs of prayer and action.
CFM leaders A:MES, Iowa (NC) - Gary and Kay Aitchison, members of the national board of the Christian Family Movement since 1973, have been chosen the new president couple of the organization. Parents of five sons, they have been in CFM for 15 years. Gary Aitchison is a member of- the faculty of Iowa State University; Kay Aitchison is completing a book on the theology of marriage. CFM has "had a big impact on our life," said Gary Aitchison. He said he foresees increased importance for the family ministry and outreach in years ahead, especially as governments are less able to help families in difficulty. "Families really have to help one another. That's what we're saying these days," he said.
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MANY YEARS OF CHURCH service were recalled at the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Rogissart, seated. They are residents of Sacred Heart Home, New Bedford, where Mr. Rogissart was employed prior to retirement, while Mrs. Rogissart was housekeeper at Sacred Hearts rectory, Fairhaven. Father Stephen A. Fernandes, standing left, their grandson and associate pastor of SS. Peter and Paul parish, Fall River, concelebrated a Mass of thanksgiving for the couple at which they renewed their' wedding vows. Among those in attendance was Marcel Rogissart Jr., a son. (Torchia Photo)
Once again world asl~s 'will there. ever be peace? By NC News Service The death of Bobby Sands and the following fierce rioting in Ireland has forced many to ask once again: will the Northern Irish question ever have a final answer? The present conflict in Northern Ireland is the latest stage in more than 300 years of English involvement in Ireland, dating back to 1169 when Normans in England were asked for aid in a feud between Irish clans. Firmly established by the late 17th century, English rule over all of Ireland lasted until 192 I. However, beginning on Easter Monday, 1916, Irish rebels fought a guerrilla war against the police and British regular and irregular troops (the "Black and Tans," so called from the uniforms they wore) until 1921, when Britain and Irish representatives signed a treaty granting a measure of independence to the 26 counties of southern Ireland, which became the Irish Free State. In 1949, the Irish government enacted a law naming the state the Republic of Ireland and withdrawing from the British Commonwealth. In 1920, while guerrilla warfare waS still going on in Ireland, the British Parliament, conceding to demands of the predominantly Protestant northeast section of the country, established Northern Ireland. The six
counties in the province were considered the largest area in which British loyalists could sustain themselves. Northern Ireland has a popu-' lation of 1.53 million, of whom more than 1 million are Protestlmts. Catholics constitute 94 percent of the republic's population of 8.1 million. After the settlement of 192021-, governments in Northern Ireland discriminated against Catholics in jobs, housing and voting on the ground that most Catholics, favoring Irish unity, ~ere disloyal. In 1968 and 1969 non-violent demonstrations seeking civil rights for Catholics in Northern Ireland aroused loyalist anger. Counter-demonstrators attacked the mostly Catholic civil rights demonstrators, while police, almost entirely Protestant, stood by. In 1972, Britain dissolved the Northern Irish Paliament and has ruled the province directly since then, with the exception of five months in 1974 when shared power between Catholics and Protestant was tried and brought down by a Protestant general strike. Meanwhile, the complex tangle of politics, economics and religion in Northern Ireland continues to puzzle onlookers, one of whom said, "Anyone who thinks he understands the situation doesn't know what's going on."
Continued from page one conclude discussions at an appropriate time. The dynamic behind meetings changes depending' on their size, Father Hoye pointed out. When meetings are very large, the chairman usually has to be more aggressive. On the other hand, in small meetings, people are freer to react to each other more informally. Father Hoye mentioned that the committee process can take a long time when people want to deal very carefully with '.I. particular topic. For instance, committees of the bishops spent a year choosing one title - the "1982 B~shops' Assembly for Prayer and Reflection on Episcopal Ministry in the United States." The title "sets the tone;' he noted, clarifies the purpose of the assembly. Meeting at St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minn., he explained, the bishops will reflect as 1 group and individually on their ministry and its implications for the 1980s and 1990s.
Details of papal trips are given VAHCAN CITY (NC) - A Mass each day; and meetings with the International. Labor Organization and the World Council of Churches will be among highlights of Pope John Paul II's six-day visit to Switzerland May 31 - June 5. The visit will be the pontiff's 10th trip abroad as pope. It will include visits to the Benediction abbey of Einsiedeln and to the Sachseln hermitage of 15th century ascetic St. Nicholas of Flue, as well as a meeting with theology professors at the University of Fribourg. It has also been announced by the bishops of England, Wales and Scotland that the pope will visit Great Britain from May 28 to June 2, 1982. The visit will take him to London, Canterbury, either Coventry or Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and York in Eng-. land, Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland and Cardiff in Wales. Its ecumenical high point will be the pope's trip to Canterbury ito meet Anglican Archbishop Robert Runcie of Canterbury and leaders of the other Christian churches in Britain. During his stay the pope is also expected to see Queen Elizabeth II, who paid a visit to him at the Vatican last October.
USCC objects WASHINGTON (NC) - The U.S. Catholic Conference is objecting to a new Senate broadcasting deregulation bill that would automatically renew a TV station's license if it has not violated communications law or slacked off in serving the public. The bill would also preclude competitors from seeking the station's license and would extend license periods from three to five years.
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Fatima rit4es begin Fric:lay
A novena to Our Lady of Fati· ma will begin at 7 p.m. Mass tomorrow at Our Lady of Fatima Church, New Bedford, under sponsorship of the paris:n and the diocesan unit of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima.
Miss Loya, considered by Blue Army leaders one of the top lay authorities on the mElssage of Fatima, has lectured s::nce 1954 on the message as "the peace plan from heaven." The New Bedford talks will explain the "peace plan" and continue with slides illustrating the Fatima apparitions and depictin1?; presentday ceremonies at the Portugal shrine. . Father William Babbitt, associate pastor at Our Lady of Fatima, said the novena, c:ombining the Pilgrim Virgin program with the Fatima devotions, will be "one powerful thrust to acquaint people with the 'peace plan from heaven' and to allow those who are now living the message of Fatima to come togE:ther and pray for the intentions of world peace, better morals B.nd better home life."
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A statue of the Pilgrim Virgin will be brt>ught to the church by the Fairhaven chapter of the Men of the Sacred Hearts at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, immediately prior to Mass. Services of Mass and novena prayers will continue throughout the week, concluding Saturday, May 16, with the solemn departure of the Pilgrim Virgin statue. Special events during the novena will include an outdoor procession Wednesday, the anniversary of the first Futima ap'parition, and a slide lecture on Fatima and the Blue Army at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15, by Miss Natalie Loya of Yonkers, N.Y.
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MEMBERS OF ST. PATRICK'S parish, Falmouth, attended a Passover seder ceremony conducted by Rabbi Earl GroHman (left) of Temple- Beth EI, Belmont. Steve Hill of Falmouth, (center), was- cantor and Father James A. McCarthy, right, pastor of St. Patrick's, was host for the event. Rabbi GroHman, author of 12 books on death, divorce and suicide, is a pioneer in the fields of crisis intervention and thanatology. (Poisson Photo)
Cursillista study day M'ay ·17 The some 4000 men and women of the Fall River diocese who have experienced the Cursillo weekend are invited to attend a day of study and awareness to be held Sunday, May 17, at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River.
Following Father Genest's address, 20 social concern workshops will be presented. on topics as diverse as child abuse and Marriage Encounter. The day will conclude with a
Eucharistic liturgy at St. Mary's Cathedral. Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will be the principal celebrant, with priests from throughout the diocese as con· celebrants.
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The day will culminate a yearlong celebration of the 100th WASHINGTON ~NC) - Ang- dress at the National Press Club, diocesan Cursillo. With the lican Archbishop Robert Runcie . he called for negotiations to ban theme "Come, Celebrate the of Canterbury, leader of the tactical nuclear weapons and to Gifts of Cursillo," it will feature worldwide Anglican (Episcopal) adopt nuclear non-proliferation as keynote speaker Rev. Gilles Communion, called here for a measures, for a complete ban on Genest, M.S., founder of the ban on nuclear weapons and for nuclear testing and steps to limit Cursillo movement in the Fall Christians to counter the "lies chemical warfare, and for pledges River diocese. Father Genest is and prejudices which are the by each government that it will now Family Life Bureau dire~· soil and seed of violence." not be the first to use nuclear tor of the diocese of Columbus, In a three-point proposal to weapons. Ohio. . governments, outlined in an ad-
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and called for laws allowing them to work legally in the United States (most are from Mexico), for adequate living and working conditions and for just pay for their work. . He cited his experiences at the camp. "The pouring rain helped to highlight the deplorable conditions in which these men live," the bishop wrote: "They use black plastic tarps or trash bags to shield themselves from the rain. Night and day, they are exposed to the open elements which are at their worst during the rainy season. There is no place where they can get warm or dry their few clothes. They cook over open fires ar.d there is no electricity or refrigeration. Raw meat is strung on a line under a tarp to protect it from animals. There are no sanitary facilities and no means for a warm bath or shower. "They also live like hunted animals, fearful that the immigration authorities ('migl'a') will raid their campsites. They cannot go to local markets or stores for supplies for fear of being picked up, so they must depend upon the black marketeers ('faqueros') to supply food and other necessities at inflated prices," he wrote.
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VATICAN CITY (NC) -- Sexual sins are not the onl~, "sins of the flesh," Pope John Paul II said at a weekly general audience. All evil acts are ..impure acts," he sai~. "It is significant that Paul (in his letter to the Galatians), when
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Emphasizing that the New Testament contrasts what is of the flesh with what is of the "According to the words of spirit, he said that it is unforChrist" in the Gospel of Mat- tunate that today's anthropolothew, he added, "true purity' gical and ethical categories tend (and 'impunty' as well), in the to consider sins such as jeal-, moral sense' is in the 'heart' and ousy. bickering and envy "sins comes from the human 'heart,:"· of the human spirit instead of
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DETROIT (NC) - The president of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians told those attending the association's fourth annual convention that church musicians are underpaid and underappreciated at most parishes.
The National Association of Catholic Chaplains designated the convention a musical liturgy training session for its members and assisted in preparing a special. program for hospital chaplains.
Father Virgil Funk stressed the need for church musicians to work under contract.
The convention offered 66 workshops on a variety of musical and non-musical topics,
The contract would spell out the worth of that musician to the parish community, Father Funk said. If a parish is unable to pay a musician what he or she is worth, he added, the money not paid should be «;onsidered a donation by the musician to the parish.
A major address was a joint presentation by Dominican Father Matthew Fox, professor of theology at Mundelein College in Chicago, and Elaine Rendler, director of liturgical arts at Georgetown University in Washington, on "The Art of Ministering Pastoral Music."
More than 4,000 church musicians, singers, dancers, artists and liturgists packed Detroit's Plaza Hotel April 21-24 for the meeting. Participants came from almost every state as well as from Canada and the Netherlands. Among those representing the Fall River diocese were Glenn Giuttari, director of music for St. Mary's Cathedral; Geraldine Boles, director for St. Francis Xavier parish, Hyannis; and Father Kevin Tripp, director of pastoral ~inistry at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford. Father Tripp was a convention speaker, discussing administration of the sacrament of the sick in both church and hospital settings. Giuttari termed the meeting a "moving experience," singling out for special mention the liturgical dancing accompanying many of the convention Masses. "The whole program gave me a long range vision of the many faces of the church," he said.
The Dameans, recording and performing artists who are also priests, talked and sang on "Pastoral Music - A Liturgical Art." They also performed during convention liturgies and at many informal jam sessions that took place during the days and nights of the meeting.
I'm having fun, they can have fun with me they should want to sing." The convention's coordinator, Elizabeth Dahlslien, said the four-day meeting was designed "to help persons learn about the liturgy, have fun and affirm each other in their work." Ms. Dahlslien, the association's chapter formation coordinator, said musicians experience "a lot of loneliness" in their normal work. "They're one of a kind in the~r. parish and sometimes they're the only ones who know anything about music," she said. Besides the reaffirmation that church musicians receive from meeting with their peers at the convention, she said they also hear about new ideas and practical suggestions for their work. "And that's the ultimate purpose of this convention: to improve music on the parish level."
Steven Holly, an 18-year-old ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. organist from Brunswick, Ga., said he came to the convention - Redemptorist Father Norman so he "could help combine the J. Muckerman, editor of Liguorliturgy of the word with the lit- . ian magazine, is the 1981-82 president of the Catholic Press urgy of the music." Association of the United States He plays for a Catholic and a and Canada. Baptist church in Brunswick and The new vice-president is said that at the convention he learned that the organist is a Msgr. John P. Foley, editor of minister. "I can make or break The Catholic Standard and the service," he said, adding: "I Times, Philadelphia. Father Owen F. Campion, set the mood and the people respond. That makes me feel im- editor of the Tennessee Register, Nashville, will serve as CPA portant. treasurer. "I also learned not to be afraid, to express emotions durThe new officers will be seat· ing my music. I can inspire peo- ed at the annual convention, beple by enjoying what I do. If ing held in Cincinnati this week.
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The fourth in a series of Par· oish Renewals will take place this month. Further information is available at the rectory. Parish women are invited to a Mass and installation of officers of the Catholic Women's Club at 6 p.m. Monday, May 18. Dinner will fonow at the Stable, Rochester. Reservations may be made at the rectory. A workshop for the widowed, separated or divorced will be beld from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the parish, under direction of Father Edward, OFM, and Dorothy Levesque.
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ing 9 a.m. Mass Monday. The Women's Guild will meet in the CCD center Monday, May 18. The rosary will follow 9 a.m. Mass each morning of May. Father George E. Harrison will conduct an evening of recollection for teachers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27. ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER First communicants will rehearse at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the upper church. The saCJ~ament will be received at 2 p.m. Sunday. Elections will be held and a slide show will be presented at a Home and School Assn. meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May
HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER
Children will receive first communion at 9 a.m. Mass Saturday. New Women's Guild officers will be installed Tuesday, May 19. A 6 p.m. Mass will be followed by a banquet at Independence Harbor, Assonet. Reservations may be made with Mrs. Edmond Audette, 678-9529.
ST. DOMINIC. SWANSEA
An anointing service fOI' elderly parishioners will take place at 5 p.m~ Thursday, May 21, in the church. Supper, served at the center by the parish youth group, will follow. Music will be by the Folk Group. Reservations may be made with Sister Evelyn Dailey, RSM, 675-7992. A dance for students in grades 7 through 12 will be held from 7 to 10:30 tomorrow night. in the parish center. Junior high school students will have an evening of recollection from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday in the center and church. A living rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, in the church. Cursillistas, charismatks and Marriage Encounter couples are invited to a Mass at 7 tonight. A social hour will follow. ST. MARY. NORTON
Catholic Guild inst;illlation ceremonies will take plac:e at 9 a.m. Mass Sunday, May 17. Refreshments for members, all women of the parish and friends will follow. The guild's annual banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Theodore's Landing, Plainville. It will be open to friends and all parish women. Reservations may be made with Irene Gustafson. SS. PETER & PAUL, FALL RIVER
The rosary will be recited preceding 4 p.m. Mass each Saturday of May. Sister Mary Denisita will speak at a Women's Club communion breakfast to follow 9:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, May 17. The meal will be prepared by parish men, led by Atty. Robelrt Marchand, and all parish women are welcome. Reservations may be made with Alice Marum. ST. FR4\NCIS XAVIER, HYANl'tfIS
The sacrament of confirmation will be jldministered at '7:30 tonight. Refreshments will follow in the Msgr. Thomson Center.
Interviews are being conducted for the positions of counselors and assistant counselors l1.t Our Lady of the Lake and Cathedral Camps. Applicants for counselors must be 18 or over and for assistants must be 16 or over. Further information is available at telephone 763-8874 or from P.O. Box 428, East Freetown 02717. The annual Altar Boys' Day will be held Wednesday, July 1. Information on arrangements will be sent to diocesan parishes. DOMINICAN THIRD ORDER, FALL RIVER
Third Order members will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home, 1600 Bay St., Fall River.
Under sponsorship' of the Women's Guild, Father Joseph Gildea, SJ, will conduct a day of recollection for women of the parish from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Participants should bring a sandwich. Dessert and beverages will be served.
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Couples from the Fall River diocese are invited to participate in a Marriage Retorno prayer weekend May 15 to 17 at Our Lady of Peace Center, Narragansett. Information is available at the center, 401-884-7676. Among weekend members will be Father Alfred Winshman, SJ, of Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River.
The rosary will be led by a priest of the parish at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the home of Jenny Costa, 79 Brushwood Dr., Somerset, in preparation for the Holy Ghost feast. All are welcome. The Holy Name Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the rectory meeting room.
SACRED HEART, TAUNTON
Confirmation will be administered at 6 p.m. Mass Saturday by Msgr. John J. Regan, episcopal vicar.
The Women's Club will conduct a living rosary and May crowning ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday in the church. A social hour will follow in the parish hall. ST. STANISLAUS. FALL RIVER
The solemnity of St. Stanislaus will be observed tomorrow with special Masses at 8:30 a.m. in Polish and 6:30 p.m. in English. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed throughout the day, beginning with ~ holy hour at 7:30 a.m. The youth ministry will follow the evening Mass with an evening meal at Gregg's restaurant to which all parish young people are invited. A Mother's Day liturgy will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, with flowers for all mothers. The program will be coordinated by youth ministry members.
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New officers of the Ladies of Ste. Anne Sodality will be in-stalled at 7 p.m. Mass Wednesday, May 20. The program will continue in the parish hall with an address, "Nutrition for the Modern Woman," by Susan Hladik of the dietary department of St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested by Sunday, May 17, and may be made with Diane Pelletier. 0
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The Bread of -Life charismatic prayer group will sponsor an acTdress on Social Justice in Latin America at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May· 15, by Sister Romano Pina, SSJ. Sister Pina is a degree candidate at Brown University. Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. the group will hear an address by Sister Perpetua Lester, R.S.M.,o of the pastoral team of Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. Guests are invited to a strawberry festival to be sponsored by the Women's Guild at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, in the parish hall.
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All are one
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By Father John J. O'Callaghan Remember the movie, "Network?" The hero announced that he was really mad and wasn't "going to take it anymore!" He urged others who felt that way to shout it to the world. And they did! The scene was uproarious. But it hit home. I've watched the TV rerun with a roomful of people who clapped and shouted along with the cast.
They were protesting red tape, impersonal treatment and the rat race they felt forced into. I think the film taps some very live emotions. A lot of us are frustrated, helpless and angry about aspects of our lives over which we feel we have no control. There is much to depersonalize us. Government is big, companies and stores are big, people can easily feel like "unpeople." - How many of us know the salespersons who sell us food or clothing? - How many have ever met their state legislators, much less their U.S. senators or representatives? - Do we know our mail carriers by name? Our children often go to large grade schools, huge high schools, enormous coIleges. Often they begin to feel like numbers, not persons. We easily get lost in the mob, our individuality swaIlowed up, our personhood diminished. This can even happen at church and is particularly wrong, because our God never loses us in a mob! "Oh, Lord," the author of Psalm 139 cries, "you know everything I do! You see me, whether I am working or resting; you know all my actions!" It's true. Our God is not distant but near, not merely our all-powerful creator but our loving parent. What loving mother treats her children impersonaIly? What good father relates to his family except as individuals? Could God do any less? We believe in this kind of God. Our liturgy tries to embody that belief. In the Mass we commemorate individuals who have fought the good fight and won - the saints, in all their diversity of origin, life styles and characteristics. We listen to Scripture tel1 us how God loves each of us "with an everlasting love." We pray for persons by name. We try, as we exchange a sign of peace, to mean the wish we voice for our neighbor. We want to carry these liturgical rituals into our everyday lives. If we're conscious that God calls us each by name, we'll do our best to personalize our deal· ings with one another. We'll become advocates for those most liable to be treated impersonTurn to page thirteen
ADVOCATE Gloria Chavez of the United Neighborhoods Organization in East Los Angeles, Calif., discusses housing and health concerns with residents of a low income area. (NC Photo)
Social ministry as By Father Philip J. Mumion Christians are often advocates for justice. Confronted by society's great needs, parishes and their people are frequently caIled on to fulfill the role of one who pleads the cause of another an advocate. An advocate may be one who simply helps another obtain services to which he or she is entitled. This may involve obtaining adequate public services for low-income persons. It may mean seeking benefits for unemployed parents or aiding refugees. An advocate may also make authorities aware of needs. He or she may support the cause of others in the haIls of government, the courts or business. Advocates wear many other hats: 1. Members of St. Joseph's parish, New Hope, Minn., have participated in bail. hearings for the poor, defending their right to fair treatment. 2. Sisters in the South Bronx of New York have helped parishioners deal with the' housing authority. Once the people learn how, they are enlisted to help others. 3. Many persons are asking what their Congress people are doing to aid the hungry of other countries.
4. Some parishioners are seeking ways to assure adequate medical care for pregnant women and migrant workers. 5. Parishes have chaIlenged political candidates on their specific plans to serve the community. 6. Some religious communities and dioceses are making use of their status as stockholders to chal1enge corporation policies they regard as justice problems e.g., hiring practices, job
benefits, wages or company practices in foreign nations. 7. Other dioceses and parishes have joined in boycotting the products of certain food or manufacturing corporations, judged to foIlow unjust practices. Because so much of human life has come under the control of impersonal forces, there is a great need to try to make institutions serve people. Sometimes simple actions Tum to Page Thirteen
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By Sigmund J. Mikolajezk Transients come to St. Malachi Parish in Cleveland every Monday for a weIl-balanced dinner. Often it is their only decent meal of the week. For Knights of the road, for alcoholics counseled in the parish Samaritan program, for the needy children who are given shoes and mittens, St. Malachi is like a lighthouse, rock-steady in a sea of need. St. Malachi is unique, two distinct parishes with separate finances and boards. The territorial parish comprises some 400 persons from the immediate neigh-
borhood, many on fixed an limited incomes. The second was approved by the diocese in 1975 as. a nonterritorial parish. The community of St. Malachi, according to pastor Father Paul Hritz, includes "many people who are looking for a sense of belonging" and takes in many coIlegeeducated and professional people. "Sunday liturgies are central for the community," the focal point from which ''all other activities flow," explained Father Hritz. He said the neighborhood parish deals primarily with local Tum to Page Thirteen
know your faith
The caIl to the life of Christ was a heady experience for the first Christians. It opened up hitherto undreamed of possibili· ties, including escape from the pressures of a twisted society and a chance to achieve authentic humanity. Within the Christian commun· ity, the people could become integral human beings. One aspect of this was the elimination of distinctions based on nationality, social status and sex. Paul enunciated the principle of Christian liberation in Galatians Chapter 3: "AIl of you who have been baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with him. There does not exist among you Jew or Greek, slave or freeman, male or female. All are one in Christ Jesus." However, exhilarating experiences often lead people to wild enthusiasm which ignores reality and prudence. The Corinthians seem to have been susceptible to this, translating liberty into license, idealism into destructive unrealism. Many apparently decided to change their status and Paul had to bring them back to earth. "The general rule is that each ·one should lead the the Lord has assigned him, continuing as he was when the Lord caIled him" (Chapter 7: 17). NaturaIly this rule admitted of exceptions and was not meant to be normative for all times and places. However, in their present situation, Paul explains, Christians should do nothing disruptive to society. Mere external changes in social structures reaIly made no difference. (One suspects that the prospect of the Lord's expected imminent return also made changes in social status seem pointless.) For instance, Jewish Christians were not required to undergo surgery to reverse their circumcision, nor did gentiles have to seek it. As Paul saw it, all that mattered was keeping the commandTum to page thirteen
For children By Janaan Manternach Paul and Barnabas arrived in Jerusalem in the evening. The whole church there welcomed them back. The apostles and other leaders greeted them warmly. Paul and Barnabas reported the great things God had done through their preaching. They told of the many gentiles or non·Jews who were becoming foIlowers of Jesus. This news upset some of the Pharisees who had become followers of Jesus. "AIl gentile converts must be told to keep the law of Moses," they argued. "Only those who live nike Jews can become Christians." Their words led to heated arguments among the Jerusalem Christians. The Pharisees argued that from the beginning al1 who folTurn to Page Thirteen
A Verdclde E A Vida Dirigida pEllo Rev. Edmond Rego
A Hora Presente Nao e exagerado afirmar que a Igre ja de hoje vive urna das horas mais importantes da sua hist6ria, ern que estao ern ]ogo: As maiores possibilidades de ser cristao ern todos os niveis, nurn mundo que esti a atingir a maturidade no dominio tecnico, cientifico, econ6mico, social e cultural. As mais profundas crises como resultado de urn c:onfronto decisivo que, a partir do mundo e de si pr6pria, vern par ern causa nio ji aspectos aned6ticos, mas a sua pr6pria base ao nivel do dogma, do moral, da vida, da disciplina. Tens6es intra-eclesiais que nos 0brigam a des~ertar de toda'a letargia ou conformismo ern que nos encontrarmos de verdadeiramente queremos substituir como cristaos. o nosso Credo pade permanecer tao inviolivel que permitiu a conexistencia das mais subtis lucubr96es intelec tuais teol6gicas e da ignorincia de grande niirnero de pessoas quanto ao fun darnentos cristaos. A nossa ftpraxe" foi tao elistica que permitiu a coexistencia de urn lega lismo infinitesimal e ate pietista com o desprezo dos deveres mais sagrados para com 0 pr6ximo. A nossa Fe pade estar tao instalada que nos temos considerado de bern com Deus, credores de premios a tantos por cento, uma vez curnpridos os requisitos quase-bancirias de urn intercimbio espiritual. o nosso Evangelho tern side frequen temente tao do:mesticado pelas nossas consciencias que, ern vez de nos lan9ar na luta, dia a dia, nos felicitava cada domingo pela nossa comodidade e egOl.smo. ~, pois, salutar que a hora presen' te da Igreja seja inquietante, que nos obrigue a sair do caseiro e fingido, que enfrente em n6s: o que somos como cristaos,. o que de facto valemos como tais, o que estamos dispostos a dar para chegar a valer tanto como podemos sere Mesmo que isto envolva 0 risco pouco desejivel de ter de enfrentar urna extrema direita, corn um pe no travao, e urna ex' trema esquerda corn 0 pe no aceleradorj da possibilidade de ultrpassar 0 limite do exactoj de falta de perspectivas para urna adequada valora~ao total. ~ Por outro lado, 0 que verificamos a escala da Igreja representa apenas urna manifesta9ao da colossal convul9ao em que se debate todo 0 mundo. para 0 inusitado despertar de urna imprevisivel nova fronteira da hurnanidade. . ou para 0 seu desmoronamento, ern vl.rt~de de_~ manejo d;struidor do potenClal atoml.co, bioqulmico, ciberneti. co, etc. A.respon~ibilidade da fe, que recl; rna ho]e de nos urna atitude de mixima sensibilidade e realismo e que nao nos deixemos dominar pelo triunfalismo.
For children Continued from Page Thirteen lowed Jesus were Jews. Jesus himself was always a Jew. The apostles and the whole Jerusalem community observed the law of Moses. Why shouldn't new converts do the same? Paul and Barnabas argued that God was calling many non-Jews to become Christians. What counted was faith in Jesus, not Jewish laws. The missionaries said they had baptized many gentiles without making them live like Jews. The argument was so important that the apostles called a special meeting to decide whether the church would remain exclusively Jewish or would welcome anyone who sincerely believed in Jesus. Peter spoke first: "Many gentiles now accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. They received the Holy Spirit just as we did. Why then should we place on them the burdens of Jewish laws? We Jews are saved by the grace of Jesus Christ. So are the gentiles." Peter sat down. Then Paul and Barnabas rose up. They recounted the wonderful things God was doing for Gentiles through their ministry. Finally James, the leader of
Steady Continued from page twelve problems, while the community gets involved in wider issues. The free Monday dinner program sees the groups working together. It is St. Malachi's most popular and visible social concerns program. Other social concerns projects include a Rainbow Club for youth, which offers Saturday activities, and a support group for elderly residents of nearby high-rises. Kay Vine, chairperson of the community's steering committee, said its main purpose is to sensitize members to local and national needs of people. It has supported efforts of the Farmworkers Labor Organizing Committee in a tomato pickers' four-year strike against growers and is formulating a position on draft registration. It plans to sponsor seminars with speakers involved in the peace movement to explain alternatives to registration.
All are one Continued from Page Thirteen ments and loving God and one's fellow humans. Even slavery. was not an obstacle to Christian commitment. Paul did not condone it but he realistically assessed the actual situation. The ecomomy of Corinth depended on slave labor. An attempt by the Christian minority to overthrow the system would have been foolhardy. People's hearts had to change, then the system would change. In the meantime, all Christians were "slaves of Christ," committed to serving him in freedom and love. That gentle yoke could be borne regardless of one's status in society.
the Jerusalem church, spoke: "Our Jewish prophets agree with Peter, Paul and Barnabas. Our Scriptures teach that God's plan has always been to reach out to everyone who seeks him. We have no right to cause God's gentile converts any needless difficulties." The whole council agreed. From now on, non-Jews could officially become Christians without having to live like Jews. Paul was thrilled. He looked with pride at his role in the council. Later he boasted to the Galatian Christians how the council had agreed with him. "I went to Jerusalem to explain my teaching," he wrote. "I wanted to be sure my message agreed with what the apostles taught. They did not ask me to change anything of what I preached. They agreed with me completely and even recognized that I had a special mission to the gentiles, just as Peter's mission was to the Jew. "We shook hands in friendship. They said they would preach to the Jews. I was to go to the gentiles."
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Unpeople Continued from Page Twelve ally - people whose lives no one shares in a special way. Certain people come easily to mind: the aging, especially widows or widowers, the childless, orphans, divorced, the poor, the physically/or emotionally handicapped. But remember that a person not in one of those categories may feel depersonalized. One's work may cause that feeling and living situations can also be very impersonal, especially in a big city. Recognizing this, we Christians need to reflect on ways we can bring our liturgical hopes and prayers for one another into our everyday lives. If we do this, we're doing a lot to spread the good news that because we are loved by God as individuals, we are given power to be true sisters and brothers to one another.
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BOBBY VEE, rock star of the 50s and 60s, does a benefit concert with two of his sons at SS. Peter and Paul School, St. Cloud,Minn., where two of his children are pupils. Vee, a convert, has lived in St. Cloud with his wife and four children since last August. He said he moved from Los Angeles to give his children the benefit of small town living. All are in Catholic schools. (NC Photo) DIANA ROSS sings about a person consumed by a love relationship, but now realizing her mistake. She intends to reassert her individuality and freedom.
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IT/5 MY TURN I can't cover up my feeings in the name of love Or play it sate, for a whlle, that was easy And, If llving for myself Is what I'm guilty of Go on and sentence me, I'll still be free. It's my tum to see what I can see I hope you'll understand this time's just for me Because it's my tum, with no apologies I've given up the truth to those I'Ve. tried to please But now it's my tum If I don't have all the answers Well, at least I know I'll take my share of chances 'Cause there ain't no use in holdln' on When nothln' stays the same So I'll let it rain 'Cause the rain ain't gonna hurt me And I'll let you go Though I know that won't be easy. It's my tum with no more room for lies For years I've seen my life through someone else's eyes And now it's my turn to try and find my way And, if I should get lost, at least I'll own today.: Sung by Diana Ross, Written by Michael Masser and Carole Bayer Sager, (e) 1980 by Colgens-EMI Music, Inc., Prlncestreet Music, Uniehappell Music Inc. and Begonia Melodies, Inc.
We often find this attitude after a love relationship breaks apart. A wider perspective on life .returns. But the maturing person understands that a love relationship should not take such a toll. We all need space for our own needs, friends and interests. People need to realize that no one person can fulfill their needs. The balance among one's own needs, the other person's needs and the needs within the relationship for growth, take time to work out" Infatuation may happen quickly or easily, but love takes time and work. S1. Paul said it best. He pointed out that love always frees another, including ourselves. Emotional need, sexual gratification and jealous possession often come into a relationship disguised as love. But only love sets us free to be our best selves. After a time, we should be able to tell the difference.
Values By Cecllia Belanger There's nothing wrong with wanting to make a contribution to the world, but when one wishes to be center-stage at all times, it becomes unhealthy. There are people whose desire to "get to the top" lives with them waking and sleeping. They are driven by the desire to "be important." When a drive becomes a •sickness, it is time to evaluate the situation: you are called to be who you are, not what society or your peers tell you that you should be. Make your name by being who you are and doing what you can. Best of all, be a loving person. If someone tells you that what he or she is doing is more important than you, don't let that thought control you. Such a person is merely revealing immaturity and shallowness. You must stand by your own values. Values are so often thrust at people by the culture, their peers, even their own families. Values can scream at a child: "Take this job. It will pay you more money." Never mind whether the child is happy in the job or not. No wonder many suffer from despair, alienation, loneliness. No wonder there are suicides. Do we realize that we are sabotaging each other to make ourselves first, to make more money, to make a name for ourselves? This is a national problem. "Be not conformed to this world:' nor allow the world to rule your life or drive you to despair. God's love is not narrow or limited, it is absolutely radical, reaching all the way to where you are, unhampered by considerations of race, religion or social status.
CoyIe-Cassidy Students enjoyed a "Magical Mystery Tour" program this morning featuring the concert choir of Holy Family High, New Bedford. A Jim Jam is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday. After the success of their production of "My Fair Lady," the cast has formed a drama club. Officers are Renee Rodrigue, president; Donna Hoye, vicepresident; KelH Moran, secretary; John Michael Rogers, treasurer. Congratulations go to Richard Andrade, '75, installed as an acolyte in pre-Easter ceremonies at St. John's Seminary, Brighton; and to Sister Young Soon Choo, '76, professed as a Dominican Sister of the Presentation last week" at the community's Dighton provincial house.
One Body "Although we who belong to the church are scattered throughout the world, although we speak different languages, have different cul~ural backgrounds and are citizens of different nations, 'beca\Jse there is one bread, we who are many are one body.''' - Pope John Paul II
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By Bill Morrissette
portswQtch Diocesan School Hurlers Excel One-hitters by a pair of pitchers for diocesan schools in the Southeastern Mass. Conference were among highlights of last week's conference baseball. In both instances the victims of the superb mound pE!rformances suffered their first losses of the season. On Tuesday, April 28, Tony Spencer limited Bourne to one hit, struck out nine batters .and walked four while his BluE! Wave mates pounded the offerings of two Canalmen for nine hits in a 6-0 shut-out, the first victory for Holy Family and the first loss for Bourne in Division Three this season. The loss dropped :Bourne from a first-place tie with Old Rochester, the latter stm undefeated (4-0) entering this week in Division Three play. The other stellar mound performance was by Bishop Connolly High's Jeff Palmer in leading the Cougars to a 6·1 win over previously undefeated New Bedford Voke·Tech and II four-
way tie for first place in Division Two. Jeff gave up only one hit, a solo homer by Ron Ryan with one out in the first inning. He then retired 17 batters in a row before giving up a walk but the recipient of that free ticket to the initial sack was erased via a double play with the result that Palmer faced only 22 batters, one more than the possible minimum, in the entire game. Connolly's 6-1 victory over Yoke-Tech in that contest dropped the New Bedford team from undefeated status and sole possession of first place into a firstplace tie with Connolly, Case and Dighton-Rehoboth. 'In a week in which there were several outstanding pitching performances, Jimmy Frenette of Old Colony Regional Yoke pitched no-hit ball in his team's 6-0 victory over Sacred Heart of Kingston in a Mayflower League game. Jimmy struck out eight and walked only one as he went the distance for Old Colony.
Key Conf:erence Games Today This afternoon Voke-Tech is host to Dighton-Rehoboth in a contest crucial to the pennant hopes of both schools. The VokeTech team met Case, on the latter's diamond Tuesday. Today, Connolly visits Fairhaven and Stang is host to Dartmouth. In Division Three action today's key game has to be CoyleCassidy at Old Rochester. Other games in that division today are' Seekonk at Bourne, Diman Yoke at Westport and Holy Family at Wareham. Division One games have Attleboro at New Bedford, Barnstable at Falmouth, Dennis-Yar-
mouth at Taunton and Durfee at Somerset. All three divisions have full four-game cards on Saturday. Bishop Feehan is home to Connolly, Westport is host to Holy Family, Bishop Stang is at Dighton-Rehoboth and Coyle-Cassidy visits Seekonk. Other conference games Saturday ar.e. Falmouth at Attleboro, New Bedford at Barnstable, Somerset at Dennis-Yarmouth; Taunton vs. Durfee at Somerset High School, Yoke-Tech at Dartmouth, Old Rochester at Bourne, Wareham at Diman Voke.·
North Attleboro Double Winner North Attleboro High School teams took first place in tlle J. J. Kelly Memorial Relays for Boys and the Val Muscato Rel~IYs for Girls held at North At1:leboro High School with over 600 entrants sponsorship of the Hockomock League. North (Attleboro compiled a total of 98 points in winning the Kelly Relays for the first time, misplacing Mansfield whi<:h was seeking its sixth straight crown. After North Attleboro it was Stoughton 79, Canton and Mansfield, 66Y2, King Philip 59, Oliver Ames 39, Foxboro 25, Franklin 8. Sharon did not compete in this event. With 95 points North Attleboro successfully defended the Muscato Relays championship it won last year. Oliver Aml~s was second with 63 points followed by King Philip 51, Mansfield and Stoughton 42, Canton 33, Foxboro 26, Sharon 7, Franklin 5. The Dennis-Yarmouth Invita-
tional track meet for boys is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday and the State Coaches track meet for girls will be held at the same time at Brockton High School.
tv, mOVIe news Symbols following film reviews indicate both general and Catholic Film Office ratings, which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for gen· eral viewing; PG-parental guidance sug· gested; R-restricted, unsuitable for children or younger teens. Catholic ratings: Al-approved for children and adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved for adults only; B-objectionable in part for everyone; A4-separate classification (given to films not morally offensive which, however, require some analysis and explanation); C-condemned.
New Films "The Hand" (Warners): A successful cartoonist (Michael Caine) loses his drawing hand in a freak accident and then imagines that it is pursuing him and threatening those who anger him, especially his restless wife (Andrea Marcovicci). "The Hand" achieves some scary effects, but it is gloomy and depressing, with cardboard characters. Because of graphic sex and violence, it is rated B, R. "King of the Mountain" (Universal): This banal movie pop music and free-lance road racing, within a single anemic plot involving a romance between a singer and a mechanic who loves to race his Porsche down mountain roads. Because it depicts an illicit affair, it is rated A3, PG. "Secondhand Hearts" (paramount): Robert Blake and Bar-
Bp. Walsh is 90 MARYKNOLL, N.Y. (NC) Maryknoll Bishop James E. Walsh, who spent 12 years in prison in communist China, passed his 90th birthday April 30 without any special observances at his own request. "The best thing people could do for me would be to do nothing at all," Bishop Walsh said to a friend before the date arrived. Everybody has birthdays," he added. Bishop Walsh was among the first group of Maryknoll missioners to go to China in 1918. He remained there until 1936 when he was elected superior general of the mission society. He returned to China in 1948 as head of the Catholic Central Bureau in Shanghai.
The Hockomock Baseball League opens the second-half of When the Communists took its schedule Saturday with Can- power in 1949 the bureau was ton at Sharon, No. Attleboro at closed, but the bishop stayed in Stoughton, Mansfield at Frank- Shanghai. lin and Foxboro at King Philip. . He was arrested on Oct. 19, Monday's games have Oliver Ames at No. Attleboro, King 1959, tried for espionage and Philip at Canton, Franklin at sentenced to 20 years in prison. Stoughton and Foxboro at Mans- Soon after he was jailed, illness field. necessitated his transfer to the prison hospital.
Look to Parishes "There is continuing evidence that most people of the church look primarily to their parishes in their desire to deepen their union. with Christ and responsibility for one another." Bishop Edward O'Leary, Portland, Maine
He was released in 1970. The bishop leads a quiet life at the Maryknoll seminary in New York's Westchester County. He takes his meals in the seminary cafeteria with the other residents, exercises by walking around the grounds and maintains a strong interest in China.
bara Harris star in this story of two people who have had more than their share of unhappiness. She's a widow with three children; he's a self-described bum. He marries her when he's dead drunk but then faces up to his responsibility and they find happiness on the way to California. The movie's heart is -in the right place but it suffers from uncer.tainty. One moment we're supposed to laugh at the principals and ,the next take them to our hearts. Vulgarities and a homosexual encounter earn ratings of A3, PG.
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Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase are teamed in this comic melodrama about a feisty librarian and a police detective who foil a plot to assassinate the pope during a visit to San Francisco. Frequently very funny and maintaining enough tension to be enjoyable as a thr.iIIer too, the movie is above-average entertainment. Some crude and suggestive dialogue and a casual attitude toward premarital sex, however,give it A3, PG ratings. , Religious Broadcasting Sunday, May 10, WLN£. Channel 6, 10:30 a.m., Diocesan Television Mass. "Confluence," 8 a.m. each Sunday, repeated at 6:30 a.m. each Tuesday on Channel 6, is a panel program moderated by Truman Taylor and having as permanent participants Father Peter N. Graziano, diocesan director of social services; Rev. Dr. 'Paul Gillespie, of the Rhode Island. State Council of Churches; and Rabbi Baruch Korff.
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HUNTINGTON, Ind. (NC) Our Sunday Visitor, a national Catholic newspaper, has offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who can prove allegations made against the Catholic Church by anti-Catholic publications. The newspaper, which was launched in 1912 with a $1,000 reward for proof of the antiCatholic charges of that time, will pay $10,000 for proof of any . of 14 charges made by Jack T. Chick against the church in three evangelical comic books pro-' FATHER ANDRE PATEduced by the Chick Publishing NAUDE, MS, and the ReconCo.
MINA O'CONNOR (left), a director of Greater Fall River Birthright, pours coffee for Susan Anderson, speaker at a' seventh anniversary ~elebration for the area chapter. The occasion was marked by opening of a new Birthright office at 1139 County St., Somerset. It and the Fall River office at Clemence Hall, St. Anne's Hospital, will have the same telephone number, 675-1561, which may be called at any time for confidential pregnancy help. (Torchia Photo)
Among' Chick's charges: ....:... Catholics cannot be loyal to the U.S. government because they owe tempora; allegiance to the pope; - The pope interferes with American politics; - Catholics are forbidden to read the Bible; - Immorality [s common in monasteries and convents; - Girls are forced to join religious orders against their will; - Catholics believe that the pope should rule in a temporal way over the world.
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CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL Diocese of Fall River 1942 - 1981
Fortieth Annual Appeal For Help .
"A Lot of P'eople Are Depending on You" For the Works of Charity, Mercy, Social Service and Education to All People in the Southeastern Area of Massachusetts ... The Appeal provides care for all regardless of Race, Color and Creed .•. The Appeal is supported by Fraternal, Professional, Business and Industrial Organizations. Special Gifts Phase 'April 20 to May 2 Parish Appeal May 3 to May 13 Sunday, May 3 12 Noon to 3 P.M.
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The Appeal provides care for the Unwanted Baby, Youth, Engaged Couples, the Sick, the Poor, the Elderly, Family life, Education and many other peopl,e in need.
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A native of St. Jean Baptiste parish, Fall River, where he attended the parochial school until entering the La Salette high .school seminary, Father Patenaude, known musically as "Father Pat," is presently director of La SaJette Shrine, Attleboro. He has cut siJ';. record albums and has been heard on radio and television as well as in hundreds of concert appearances. His major interests include ecumenism and the charismatic ministry.
VATICAN CITY (NC) Pope John Paul II h'as issued one of· his bluntest attacks ever on artificial birth control. Speaking to participants in the Catholicsponsored Congress for the Fam· ify of Africa and Europe meeting in Rome, the pope defended natural family planning, quoting Pope Paul's VI's encyclical, "Humanae Vitae," (Of Human Life) on the topic and saying: "The design of the creator has provided the human organism with structures and functions to assist couples in arriving at responsible parenthood." - "How sad it is to note that the spirit of so many men and women has drifted away from this. divine plan!" he said. "For so many men and women of our time," he added, "new life is looked on as a threat and something to be feared." The congress for tl:e family, which drew medical, theological and other family specialists from all over Europe and some 20 countries in Africa, centered particularly on the various dimensions of natural family planning - using the woman's natural biological rhythms in planning children. Natural family planning received a strong endorsement from the 1980 World Synod of Bishops, which met in Rome late last year and reaffirmed church teaching that artificial means of birth control are in:rinsically wrong.
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