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WORKING FOR the Catholic Charities Appeal on Cape Cod and the Islands are area director Fatht:r Thomas Rita, pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption parish, Osterville, and (right) Philip Cardarophe of Corpus Christi parish, East Sandwich, with Appeal chairman Deacon Thomas Souza and Bishop Sean O'Malley. (Hickey photo)
Appeal stands at $420,182 Reports from parish and special gifts collections have brought the 1995 Catholic Charities Appeal to $420,182. Collectors for both parish and special gifts are asked to complete their calls as soon as possible and to bring their reports to their respective headquarters or parishes. The Parish Phase of the Appeal closes on Tuesday, June 6, but Appeal books will remain open until 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13. All
reports received by that time will be credited to the 1995 Appeal. To assure such credit, reports from May 30 on should be brought in person to Appeal Headquarters, 344 Highland Avenue, Fall River. Rev. Daniel L. Freitas, diocesan director of the Appeal and Deacon Thomas Souza, chairman, are anticipating that each of the 112 parishes in the diocese will surpass its 1994 total by a substantial figure and reach the 1995 goal of $2. 7 million.
Bishops oppose capital punishment restoration The Catholic bishops of Massachusetts have issued a statement opposing legislation regarding restoration of capital punishment. Its text follows: Once again, legislation regarding the restoration of capital punishment in Massachusetts, has been put before the Great and General Court. In the past (1982, 1984, 1985 & 1994), the four Diocesan RQman Catholic Bishops of the Commonwealth have publicly opposed such a move. This position remains the same in 1995. We affirm the traditional teaching of the Church that the state has the right to innict capital punishment in cases of extremely serious crimes for the sake of the common
good. It must be noted, however, that the Church has never taught that the state has an obligation to exercise this right. We do not believe that violence on our part can be a solution to violence, or that the taking of life, even of the guilty, can be an effective means to demonstrate that killing is wrong. In our judgm(:nt, stich killing perpetuates the culture of death Pope John Paul II spoke of in his recent encyclical, The Gospel of Life. In that encyclical. Pope John Paul II Turn to Page 13
At the 27th annual convention of the National Federation of Priests' Councils, held last week in San Diego, Calif., a quarter of the over 300 priests in attendance were pastors of two or three parishes, some as far as 75 to 80 miles apart. "A Wyoming priest at whose table I sat during the convention said he travels 150 miles to and from his parishes each Sunday," Father George Bellenoit, pastor of St. Patrick's parish, Somerset, told his daily Mass congregation this Monday. "Daily Mass is unheard of in many parishes in the southern and western parts of the country," he added, explaining that such parishes are cared for largely by sisters or lay administrators. In attendance from the Fall River diocese at the four-day program, in addition to Father Bellenoit, who represented the diocesan Presbyteral Council, were Father Marcel H. Bouchard, also representing the council; Father Marc H. Bergeron, diocesan representative to the national federation's executive board; and Father Edward J. Healey, a former member of the diocesan council. Priest Shortage Discussed At convention sessions, priests representing over 100 dioceses were presented first with an exposition of the priest's role in a drifting church, then with disquieting sociological data projecting a further dwindling of priest supply in the coming decade, and finally with a prescription for retaining their health through the crisis. Keynote speaker Chicago Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin told delegates that "what people need is precisely what we priests are uniquely equippl~d to provide," nourishment for the soul. The next day sociologist Richard A. Schoenherr, who has spent 30 years studying worldwide social changes affecting priestly life and ministry, said that he sees no end to the decline in numbers of active priests, projecting a total 40 percent decline from 1966 to 2005. And Loyola University at Chicago psychologist, Christian Brother James Zullo, theorized that priest burnout is a consequence oftoo little intimacy, not of overwork. Cardinal Bernardin, later awarded NFPC's annual presidential citation, said that priests "without focus or orientation" as to their Turn to Page 13
"Dominican Academy Celebrates the First Hundred Years - JOYfully Proclaiming the Truth!" At the celebration marking the centennial of Dominican Academy, Fall River (from top) procession enters St. Anne's Church; students form offertory procession. (Gaudette photos)
D A marks centennial A year of activities led up to an April 30 centennial celebration for Dominican Academy, Fall River. Bishop Sean O'Malley was celebrant of a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Anne's Church and a centennial dinner was held that evening at the Venus de Milo in Swansea. The only all-girl Catholic school in the diocese, DA, as it is affectionately known, was founded in 1895 by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena as a day and resident grammar and high school. Today it is a day school serving students up to eighth grade. A commemorative centennial booklet chronicles DA's history and features congratulatory letters from Bishop O'Malley, Domini-
can prioress Sister Annette Roach, OP (Class of 1947), principal Sister Diane Dube, RJM, Mayor John Mitchell and Congressman Peter Blute. "Over the past 100 years, many generations have benefited from Dominican Academy's dedication to the cultivation' of Christian values and the quest for the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the tradition of St. Dominic," Bishop O'Malley wrote. "Looking back at the many moments of grace that have been so apparent as we 'Celebrate the First Hundred Years: Joyfully Proclaiming the Truth,' may we offer our thanks to AImightly God and look ahead with confident hope that Dominican Turn to Page 13
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OBITUARY Sister Desrosiers The Mass of Christian Burial was offered Tuesday at St. Mary's Church, North Attleboro, for Holy Union Sister Doris Desrosiers, 63, who died May 5. The youngest of 16 children, she was the daughter ofthe late Joseph and Eva (Verrier) Desrosiers and was a native of Cambridge. She entered the Groton province ofthe Religious ofthe Holy Union ofthe Sacred Hearts in 1950 and was a first and second grade teacher in schools in Concord and Chelsea and also in Rhode Island and New York State. Her final assignment was at St. Mary-Sacred Heart Consolidated School in North Attleboro, where she served from 1969 to 1993. Sister Desrosiers is survived by four brothers, Romeo Desrosiers of Cambridge, Gerard Desrosiers of Walpole, George Desrosiers of Burlington, and Leo Desrosiers of Cambridge; four sisters, Emma Igo of Cambridge, Sister Alice Desrosiers S.U.S.C. of Taunton, Theresa Pollock .of Gold Coast, Calif., and Helene Theriault of Fountain Valley, Calif.; and many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.
~f:. MULTIPLE MICROPHONES before Bishop Sean O'Malley at a press conference represent some of the many news media in the Fall River diocese. Members of the print and electronic media have been invited to join the bishop at a May 23 celebration of World Communications Day. (Kearns photo)
Media meeting slated for World Communications Day A noontime gathering of diocesan officials and members of the media from southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands will highlight the first observance of World Communications Day in the Fall River diocese Tuesday, May 23, at White's of Westport. Each year Pope John Paul II asks bishops' conferences around the world to set aside a day to focus on the work of communications media in our society. In the United States this observance comes during the week of,May 21. Rev. John F. Moore, diocesan
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Secretary for Communications, has invited representatives of newspapers, radio stations, cable programming operations and television stations located in the diocese to join Bishop Sean O'Malley and diocesan communications officials to examine the vital role each plays in the community and to review mutual areas of concern. Bishop O'Malley will address the group and a question period will follow. Father Moore noted that the Church has often pointed out the importance imd influence of media. He believes that World Communications Day provides the opportunity to reflect on that and "to affirm the bonds of goodwill that exist between Bishop O'Malley, the diocese and all involved in media efforts in the region." Assisting Father Moore in planning the observance is diocesan communications assistant John .Kearns Jr. In a statement commemorating World Communications Day 1995, Pope John Paulll underscores the important role of communications media "in transmitting and promoting human and religious values" and the responsibilities of those who work in this field. He also appeals to communicators at all levels "to be fully aware of the great influence that they exercise on people." This year's 'message emphasized the role of cinema as a communicator of culture and values in light of this year's centennial celebration of that medium. In the nation and around the world, World Communications Day celebrations include special Masses for communicators, symposia, workshops and awards programs.
TRENT, Italy (CNS) - Wielding his cane like a maestro's baton and joking that he might not make it to the year 2000, an unusually spirited Pope John Paul II warmed up a rain-soaked crowd of young people in northern Italy. It was literally a case of throwing a way his prepared text -"You didn't want it," he said in mock scolding after a half-hearted attempt to begin his speech. He spoke to several thousand youths recentlygathered in the main square of Trent. Perhaps sensing that the young people needed some papal humor after waiting in a downpour for his arrival, the 74-year-old pontiff talked instead about skiing, the mountains'and what their mothers would say if they caught cold. "The storm soaked you. And tomorrow you'll probably catch cold ... my God! But 1 won't be around to see this, I'm leaving," he said. "Becaus'e if I stay your moms will come and say, 'You're the guilty one, you're responsible for the fact they got so wet,'" he said. After a hint from an aide, he added: "Thank God the Red Cross is here." The pope, who has been slowed up by his recovery from broken bones over the last two years, talked about the church's future and how much of it he may see. "Y ou all belong already to the third millennium. As for me, 1 don't know. Maybe. We'll see," he said. When the YO,uths chanted, "Long live the pope!" he shot back: "How long? How many more years?" The pope went to Trent to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the Council of Trent, which aimed to launch church reforms and respond to the Protestant Reformation. Ad libbing to the kids,
he said the church at the time was not suffering from a "sma!:. cold" but a serious illness. After talking briefly abclut the selection of their city for the 1545 council ("Why not Treviso?" he wondered aloud), he explained to the young people how the council had functioned. But the lesson didn't last long. "I see you've had enough on that subject," he said as he scanned the crowd, and started talking i Ilstead about the beauty of the town :;quare and its nearby mountains. That led niiturally to the ,subject of skiing, a favorite papal pastime in previous years. He asked if the young people were good Bkiers, prompting a loud, "Yes!" "Where do you go around here to ski? Adamello?" he said, citing the Alpine resort where he skied with Italy's president in 1984. Then he wondered whether the bi.shops at the Council of Trent knew how to ski and remarked, "Maybe better than we do." As the square echoed with the youths' cheers, he added: "I don't know if the Tridentine Council fathers would be happy with us." "Yes!" the young people shouted. "Maybe you're right. At least they'd be happy we preserved their faith," he said. The pope poked a little fun at the various lay movements popular in northern Italy, calling them different types of "cooking" with appeal to different tastes. He talked about an Italian youth pilgrimage in September and said he was already writing the sermon for the event, "because I'm farsighted." Before picking up his cane and "directing" their closing song, he told the young people: "Don't tell your colleagues, and above all the press, that the pope made jokes instead of making a serious meditation on the counciL"
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A T THE THIRD annual Public Safety Mass celebrated by Bishop Sean O'Malley at St. Mary's Cathedral for police officers and firefighters of the diocese, Fall River Police Chief Francis J. McDonald, Fall River Fire Department Chaplain Father John R. FoIster and Fall River Fire Chief Edward Dawson lead the line of march (top picture from left); bottom, Bishop O'Malley greets Swansea Fire Chief Peter Burke as he leaves cathedral. (Kearns photos)
Mother's Day marks 50 years of rosary devotion HaLLYWOOD(CNS) - Somewhere between World War II's European theater and its Pacific theater lie the origins of Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton's Family Theater. It started in May 1945, when Father Peyton, then ordained only four years, convinced the Mutual Broadcasting Co. to give him free time for a radio rosary for family unity and world peace, to air Mother's Day, May 13, 1945. Between the time the arrangements were made and the rosary was to air, Germany surrendered and President Truman declared May 13 a national day of thanksgiving. What had been a public service religious program at a low-rated time slot, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, became a program of major national importance. Father Peyton asked Thomas Sullivan, his wife and their daughter, Genevieve, of Waterloo, Iowa, to lead the on-air rosary. The Sullivans had gained the nation's sympathy when they lost their five sons in a World War II naval battle in the Pacific. A Mutual employee jokingly said to Peyton, "So you have the Sullivans. It's a wonder you don't get Bing." The comment sparked an idea in the priest. He picked up his phone in Albany, N.Y., and told the operator he wanted to speak to Bing Crosby in Hollywood. In less than an hour, during a break in filming "The Bells of St. Mary's," Crosby returned the call of the priest he had never met and who had no show biz experience himself. . "I want you to do a favor for the Blessed Virgin Mary," Father Peyton said, telling Crosby his presence on the show would entice 10,000 families into praying the rosary for family unity, a total end of the war and thanksgiving for the war's end in Europe. "You have me," Crosby said. Crosby wasn't the only one
Father Peyton lined up in a hurry. Cardinal Francis Spellman of New York gave a talk, Truman offered a recorded message and the Blessed Sacrament Parish choir in New York sang. More than .300 Mutual affiliates picked up the network feed. Several critics called the program the best of those celebrating victory in Europe. It led to one of the longest running weekly dramatic series on radio, "Family Theater of the Air," which ran on Mutual 1947-69 and featured such stars as Crosby, Bob Hope, Loretta Young, Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Shirley Temple, Pat O'Brien, Ronald Reagan, Rosalind Russell, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Durante, Don Ameche and Natalie Wood. Father Peyton also produced about 55 films and TV shows. Stars who appeared in them included Crosby, Miss Young, Frank Sinatra, Raymond Burr, William Shatner, Bob Newhart. James Dean in his film debut, and Grace Kelly, later to become Princess Grace of Monaco, in what became her last three films. The priest led more than 27 million people in prayer in rosary rallies in 40 countries on six continents, drawing 2 million people each in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Manila, Philippines. His billboard campaign, "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together," has appeared on more than 50,000 billboards in 134 cities in 37 states and has been seen an estimated 1.4 billion times.. In 1991,' Father Peyton started a "Rosaries for Russia" campaign with a goal to collect I million rosaries for people in the former Soviet bloc countries. Though he died in 1992 at age 83, his ca'mpaign has continued; more than 2 million rosaries had been distributed by early 1995. . Father Peyton is buried in the Holy Cross Fathers' cemetery at Stonehill College. North Easton.
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Self-Destruction The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council reinforced the principle that only with freedom can people turn themselves towards what is right. In our day, people prize freedom very highly and this is good. However, as the Council Fathers also observed, too many cherish freedom improperly, "as'if it gave them leave to do anything they like, even when it is evil." The tragedy of Oklahoma City is a perfect example of personal license. That which is innately wrong is never the choice of a truly free person. Indeed, true freedom is an exceptional sign of the image of God in man. Our times have rejected this concept, thus we struggle with the problem of evil at every level. From the hospital to the street, from the home to the school, the culture of death has been declared a free option and is degrading our social order. Somehow we have elevated, our "right" to do as we please to the level of a universal law while at the same time denying any responsibility for whatever the results of our actions may be. Warring militants and mad bombers are not far removed from the mind-set of doctors and other practitioners who advocate abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide. For years we have been seduced into believing that the only way is "my way." The cult ofthe individual has led to a society of isolated and independent persons. Such radical individualism condones assisted suicide, abortions, capital punishment and terrorism and considers such actions devoid of moral and ethical implications. Narrow in vision, it has no regard for the future or past. Only the "now" is real. As life issues that affect each one of us become the subject of political debate, let us not fall prey to the spirit of secularism. It is not right for politicians, judges or other public persons to become the gods who tell us what is right or wrong without consideration for natural or moral law. We are entering into what could be called a death-wish culture as we face the realities of euthanasia and assisted suicide., . This should su~prise no one. We 'have as a'riatiordegalized abortion and funded its supporters. Now the sick, elderly and, dying are at risk of becoming disposable puppets. The wellpublicized cases in Oregon and Michigan are just the beginning of a new push by the proponents of death. In fact, Dr. Kevorkian struck again on May 8 in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he assisted at his 22nd suicide since 1990. But he and others of like mind fail to recognize that the inalienable rights of the person depend neither on single individuals nor on concessions !11ade by society and the state. They are inherent to human nature and reside in each of us by virtue of our status as children of God. Despite opposition, we must never forget that every human being has a right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until the time of natural death. What we are witnessing in today's America is the'undermining of the very foundations of the state through civil legislation , that effectively denies the equality of all before the law. When the state does not place its powers at the service of all its citizens, the principles of government are in jeopardy. We are in for difficult and soul-searching days and that is as it should be. It is time for those who reject violence and untimely death to become aware of impending legislation and become actively involved in efforts to affirm life at every stage. The Editor
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now than you were four years ago?" This anger should not be We are all familiar. with the mantra of the 1992 Democratic dismissed as a natural fallout due Presidential Campaign, "It's the to manipulll.tion of the media by a economy, stupid!" However, dur- handful of talk show hosts. True, ing the last three years many issues these hosts can fan the flames but other than the economy have com- they cannot be held responsible peted for headline space in news- for starting the fire. Achieving a consensus has alpapers and prime time space on ways been a challenge in a democtelevision and radio. racy. Reasoned discourse free from Former President Ronald Reagan asked a question considered inflammatory and divisive rhetoric critical in his 1980 campaign to should be the goal of all political unseat the last Democratic presi- dialogue, but too often political dential incumbent, President Jim- debate can be equated with a quartz my Carter, "Are you better off. heater in that it generates more now than you were four years heat than it sheds light! States' manship is rare today. ago?" President Bill Clinton will Unfortunately, politicians oflate probably hear the echo of that question 16 years later in the 1996 seem more concerned with responding to their poll-talking adelection. The problem with that particu- visors than with shaping public lar question is that it defines gov- opinion through principled leadernment solely as a means of ership. They are frequently guilty of responding primarily to the achieving our own particular ends. It also encourages us to see other needs or wants of those with the people as obstacles preventing us deepest pockets and/ or the greafrom getting the fair share that we testability to perpetuate them in office. Not surprisingly, the "Contract feel entitled to. Nodoubtthe 1994 Congressional with America" succeeded in almost elections sent President Bill Clin- every area with the notable excepton a wake-up call that should not tion of term limits! Also, it should have been all that unexpected. come as no surprise that campaign After 12 years of a Republican reform has been sauteed on the presidency, the people expected back burner for decades and won't more of a change than President be touched again until after the Clinton has delivered. But the 1996 elections. Make no mistake, this commenproblem is that the government has much less control over our tary is meant as bipartisan critilives than most people would like cism. One of the most controversial issues of the 1996 campaign to believe. Perhaps a better question to ask will be abortion. Pro-life advoduring the next presidential cam- cates can hardly be blamed for paign would be: "Are you angrier being pessimistic when present Re-
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publican frontrunner Senator Bob . Dole publicly states that he is no more concerned as to whethe:r his vice-presidential candidatei:; for or against abortion than he would be Jf he or she were right or left-handed! The Dr. Henry Foster hearings with regard to his nomination as U. S. Surgeon General show u:; just how divided a nation we are on this issue. While President Bill Clinton is preaching civility in public discourse, his former Surgeon General, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, interviewed by Playboy maga;~ine, indulges in the worst forms of criticism of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Hc:lms and Speaker of the House f'i'ewt Gingrich. Democracy is being sorely te:;ted by a cynicism among the ele,:torate that manifests itself by eil:her indifference or irrational ange:r. Rather than pitting liberals against conservatives, we need to find a common ground based upon the belief that government ,:an make a difference but cannot change everything. The causes of . the failures that engender so much anger in our nation do not reside solely, as some liberals believe, with government for not design:ing a program 'that can make everything right. Nor do they res:ide solely in individual character defects that can be corrected by letting everyone sink or swim. Human beings are complex, so it should not astonish us to reali.ze that there are no simple answers to most of our problems.
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Daily Readings May 15: Acts 14:5-18; Ps 115:1-4,15-16; In 14:21-26 May 16: Acts 14:19-28; Ps 145:10-13,21; In 14:27-31a May 17: Acts 15:1-6; Ps 122:1-5; In 15:1-8 May 18: Acts '15:7-21; Ps 96:1-3,10; In 15:9-11 May 19: Acts 15:22-31; Ps 57:8-12; In 15:12-17 May 20: Acts 16:1-10; Ps 100:3-5; In 15:18-21 May 21: Acts 15:1-2,2229; Ps 67:2-3,5-6,8; Rv 21:10-14,22-23; In 14:23-29
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Love one another Acts 14:21-27 Revelation 21:1-5 John 13:31-35 "See, I make all things new!" (Rv 21:5) As nature struggles to new birth in the spring, we continue to celebrate Easter in joyful hope for the triumph of Jesus' new commandment of love. In the midst of our trails as Jesus' disciples, let us sing with hope the psalm response: "I will praise your name forever, my king and my God"(Ps 145). Luke's account of the conclusion of Paul's first missionary journey in Acts highlights both a need for perseverance in faith and a joyful hope for the successful spread of the Gospel. As Paul and Barnabas retrace their steps through Lystra, Iconium, and Pisidian Antioch, they encourage their disciples with this admonition: 'We must undergo many trials if we are to enter into the reign of God." To ensure the survival of these churches they install elders and "with prayers and fasting" commend them to tht: Lord. Their journey ends on a note of grateful confidence. After their return to the base community at Syrian Antioch, Paul and Barnabas recount "all that God had helped them to accomplish, and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles." Every image of John's vision in the second reading is meant to console the churches who are undergoing "many trials" for their faith. In contrast to the chaos and terror that haunt the visions ofthe beasts and the harlot Babylon (see R v 12-13, 17-19), this concluding revelation is marked by serenity and consolation. "A new heavens and a new earth" appear, as the old corrupted heavens and earth and chaotic sea pass away. Bloodthirsty harlot Babylon is replaced by a new Jerusalem, the holy city, which descends from heaven, "beautiful as a bride prepared to meet her husband." God's lIew world order will fulfill the saints' longing for God and victory over evil. A voice cries out from throne: "This is God's dwelling among men. He shall dwell with them and they shall be His people, and He shall be their God who is always with them. He shall wipe every tear from tht:ir eyes, and there shall be 110 more death or mourning. crying out or
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pain, for the former world has passed a way." (R v 21 :3-4) This Sunday's gospel from Jesus' farewell discourse in John also is filled with hope for God's glory in the midst of suffering. 1n the darkest hour of night as Judas departs to betray him (John 13:30), Jesus speaks of his Father's imminent glorification of him th,rough his cross and resurrection: "Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him." For the disciples Jesus' departure means that they are to <:ontinue to manifest God's love by loving one another as Jesus has loved them. "I give you a new commandment: Love one anotht:r. Such as my love has been for you" so must your love be for each other," (In 13:34). The only authentic sign of Easter faith and hope is the living of this command. "This is how all will know you for my disciples: your love for one another'c(Jn 13:35).
Sacred Heart Home plans fair Sacred Heart Nursing Home, New Bedford, Will present an information fair, "The Heart of the Matter," 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 19 in the home's auditorium. Those attending will have the opportunity to tour the facility, learn what services are provided, and meet those who give the care and membt:rs of residents' families. There will be more than 10 informatioll booths and free blood pressure checks will be given. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Ann Alves (ext. 23) or Maryann Cook (ext. 12) at 996-6751. 3~9 Summer Street,
The Diocesan Office of Family Ministry will offer a three-part seminar on "The Art of Communication," presented by Dorothy J. Levesque, at 7 p.m. June 7,14 and 21 at the Family Life Center in North Dartmouth. The topics will be: on June 7, "The Ingredients" for good communication; on June 14, "Language of Facts-Language of FeelingsLanguage of Love": Is it possible to really understand what others are saying? Will anyone ever hear what I'm trying to express?; on June 21, "Can Everyone Communicate?", a discussion of the reasons .why some individuals cannot (or will not) learn the art of communication. Walk-in registration will be accepted if space is available. Advance registration should be made by May 29 with the Office of Family Ministry, 999-6420.
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New UNICEF head UNITED NATIONS (CNS)Carol Bellamy, the new director of UNICEF, said she did not expect any change in the agency's policy on abortion or contraceptives. Speaking at a press conference at U.N. headquarters in New York, she said that UNICEF did not provide abortions or contraceptives. Ms. Bellamy, who was serving in the Clinton administration as director of the Peace Corps, began work May I as successor to James P. Grant, UNICEF director from 1980 until shortly before his death in January.
******************************* HIGHSCHOOL VICE PRINCIPAL ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Bishop Feehan High School Attleboro, Massachusetts is seeking a leader committed to the school's vision of excellence for the future while upholding a tradition of superior academic achievement. Qualified candidates hold a masters degree and have had 5 years of some type of education administration experience. Submit letter of interest, resume and transcript by May 19, 1995 to: Mr. George A. Milot, Principal Bishop Feehan High School 70 Holcott Drive Attleboro, MA 02703 JEANNINE COST A
THE ANCHOR ~,Diocese of Fall River -路Fri路.~ May 12, 1995
'TIS THE MONTH OF OUR MOTHER: A little girl crowns a statue of Mary at a traditional May ceremony. (CNS/Callaway photo)
Communicating Church teaching By Father Eugene Hemrick
individuality they feel the church A study soon to be released is restricting, or are they making finds that Catholics don't leave the their own moral decisions because church even when they feel it is too the methods used to communi'cate authoritative and disagree with it church teaching are ineffective and on issues like homosexuality, di- young people are not getting the vorce and remarriage without an full story as a basis for their judgments? . annulment, contraception, aborMy guess is that the latter is tion and nonmarital sex. true. This is not to fault the milThe study was conducted by lions of outstanding teachers we Dean Hoge, William D'Antonio have. At fault is a pedagogy that is and Ruth Wallace at The Catholic out of step with the pedagogy University of America. young people encounter every time Among its many interesting findthey watch a fine educational proings, the study finds that women gram on television. through the ages were more comTNT's recent movie "Joseph" is mitted to the church than men, a magnificent example of televiand attended Mass more often. sion's power to educate about the They are more likely than men to Bible. Viewers entered into the want the laity to have the right to pages of the Bible and not only participate in matters regarding reviewed Joseph's story, but were divorce and remarriage. given an unforgettable lesson in . Young Catholics are likely to be the virtues,of courage, faithfulness uninformed on church teaching and brotherly love. and to lack a distinctively Catholic These moral values were artvocabulary. They are less likely to fully imprinted not only on the judge the rightness or wrongness minds of viewers, but in their of specific issues according to nat- hearts - thanks to producers who ural law. spent millions and expended Those with the ,most Cathoiic countless hours researching their schooling are more committed to material. the church than young Catholics Along another line, I recently without Catholic schooling. How- heard of a philosophy professor ever, 82 percent of all young Catho- who spent an entire night at his lics say that they should have the computer discussing one of the last say on such issues as birth con- pope's encyclicals with colleagues trol, 65 percent on nonmarital sex, around the country via theelecand 83 percent on divorcing and tronic highway. remarrying without a church anAs he described his experience, I nulment. ' wondered what would happen to : These trends are attribllted to a Catholics at odds with church "new lay Catholic" who is more teachings if they got involved like used to deciding for himself or that through the use of new techherself on all levels of societal nology and new pedagogy. . activity. Today's Catholics are experiencAs I read the study's highlights, ing and being influenced by powI wondered whether young people erful new pedagogies. This is part are making their own moral deci- ofthe new age in which the church sions in rebellion against what ' finds itself. they view as a strict church authorMy bet is that when the church ity or because they are relatively forms think tanks to capitalize on uninformed about church teach- the best of the new pedagogies, it will begin to narrow the gap beings. ) Are young Catholics' attitudes tween its teachings 'and those Cathbased on wanting to exercise an olics who find it too authoritative.
Father Tim O'Brien, an as- some parents - entering the By sistant at St. Francis Xavier priesthood as an answer to the parish in New Milford, Colin., vocations crisis facing most semi- ANTOINETTE naries today. was looking forward to celeFather O'Brien views it in less brating the first anniversary . cosmic, more personal terms, say- BOSCO of his ordination this spring. ing that the priesthood is "a really But while he has been a priest privileged position the Lord has for only a year, Father called me to." From what I observed" he IS Certainly, the older man brings O'Brien,44, can look back at "a different perspective and an doing just that. An older man in the seminary a career as a lawyer. extra dimension" to parish work, He worked for years as assistant said Father O'Brien. It's "clearly also grasps how easy it is for peovice president and trust officer at the fact that you have avery real, ple to fall into the trap of !.ecular the Second National Bank in immediate experience of what peo- values, he said. But men who entered young Saginaw, Mich. He loved that job, ple are struggling with day by day. "would have been priests for 17 or he says, and "could have stayed You know what it's like to get up 18 years before I entered. Their there - except for one thing. God at 7, go out to a job, get home witness to years of faithfulness is kept bugging me.'; tired," he said. not to be taken lightly," ht: comIn 1989, at age 38, he could no mented. "I also know I'm lacking longer say no to the call he had in the wisdom of exper:iences been hearing in various subtle ways . "I could have stayed they've had." for nearly 20 years. So he took the There appears to be a shift in the first steps that led him to the Pope there" - as assisprofile of men entering established John XXIII National Seminary in tant vice president seminaries. Statistics show that Weston, Mass., founded in 1964 one-third of them are older, over by Cardinal Richard Cushing of and trust officer at 30, said Father O'Brien. Boston to prepare "mature men" Father Robert Tucker, vocations a Saginaw, Mich., for the priesthood.. for the archdiocese of , There this experienced lawyer bank - "except for director Hartford, told me why he steered joined some 40 other professional one thing. God kept Father O'Brien to the Weston men. They included a teacher, anseminary. other 'lawyer, pharmaceuticals bugging me. " "He could have been smashingly salesman, engineer, banker' and successful. His willingness to give social worker. "We were strangers on a retreat up a very good career came from a And what does Father O'Brien sincere belief that there's more to in October, all opinionated as the dickens. But very quickly we bond- say? "It's a beautiful job, this work life. That's what came acros!i," he ed as a class and learned that the I do with people - sharing their .explained. He also told of hearing seminary had a lot to teach us," faith journey, their struggles, their "of Father Tim from two friends, joys, being present with people.... cancer victims in the hospital his said Father O'Brien. These men often are referred to I'm overwhelmed by the privilege." parish covers. They spoke (If his as "delayed vocations." Some obHe added that his .own struggle warmth, humanness and espedally servers view this phenomenon of is to be a true disciple of the Lord, his willingness to spend time with the older man - some widowed, to "live the call, and earn respect." them."
Marriage therapy Dear Dr. Kenny: I've been married for almost 25 years. We have six children. Unfortunately, I don't expect our marriage to last much longer. My husband has been going to the local mental health center for 15 years. I think he only goes there to get his medicine, and to hear them tell him to do what makes him happy. I've personally seen many marri~ges that didn't survive their kind of therapy. I asked him to go with me for marriage counseling but' he refused. I don't know what to do. Should I go into counseling? (Ohio) To benefit from maritaltherapy. both parties have to be concerned about the marriage. You say that your husband has refused to seek help'for the marriage. but continues to seek help for himself. For marital therapy to be effective. both parties have to want an improvement in the relationship badly enough to make some personal changes. From your letter. your husband does not appear motivated. You. however. do have a problem. YOI,l have a marriage that is close to ending. You should see a psychologist or social worker to help you come to grips with your various.options. How do you know whether a particular professional will do you any good? Select someone who has helped other people with similar problems. Check with your friends. Ask
your priest if he knows of a good therapist. You are surely not the only woman who has faced a marriage gone stale or confronted an emptying nest and found that her partner was not there for her. Once you have a recommendation from a satisfied client. here are more questions to ask 'your potential therapist:
Questions UJ ask yourpotentialtherapist: Should I stay in this marriage? If .I do, whatpersonal adjustments can I make to survive and grow?Marriage therapy's purpose is to help you make choices that will be best for all concerned. How long does it take'! Steer clear of a therapist who cannot give you an ed ucated guess. YQU don't need to be in therapy for 15 years. Good marital therapy should be brief. . What you need is a better understanding of yourself as you confront a difficult situation. Should I stay in this marriage? If I do. what personal adjustments can I make to survive and grow? Good marital therapy is stmc-
By Dr. JAMES &' MARY KENNY
tured. Poor marital therapy wanders. without an agenda. Life is short. Marriage thera py's purpose is to help you make choices that will be best for all concerned. Poor marital therapy talks endlessly about feelings. Feelings change regularly. and a discussion of them can go on forever. After listening to you. your therapist should be able to provide you with an agenda. He or she should be able to tell you how the therapy will proceed and toward what goal. If that goal is to help you feel better. find another therapist. Reader questions on family living and child care to be answered in路 print are invited, by The Kl:nnys; 219 W. Harrison; Rensselaer, Ind. 47978. Frequent Opportunities "Great opportunities to serve God rarely present themselves, but little ones are frequent." - St. Francis de Sales
National Nursing Home Week MAY IS A SPECIAL TIME at the four diocesan health facilities as residents and staffmark Older Americans Month and National Nursing Home Week, May 14 to 20. The facilities - Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River, Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven, Marian Manor in Taunton and Madonna Manor in North Attleboro - are coordinated by the Diocesan Health Facilities Office under direction ofFather Edmund Fitzgerald. All offer a wide variety of physical, spiritual, psychological and recreational services as highlighted in the following pages. .
goes home· • agatn Taunton resident Lillian Dds-coU can now stand, step and walk about her home with ner walker. No small achievement for an elder who several months ago was bed~
ridden after a bad fall due to a deteriorated hip. Mrs. Driscoll credits the thera' for helping her regain her inde~ pendence. She lived at the Manor for six months in the home's short~ term rehabilitation program. "I never thought I'd walk again. If [ didn't get good nursing care I wouldn't have made It,'' she said. (OAt first I couldn't get out of
bed, but then I was able to stand, step, and now I can walk again with my walker. I'm still slow, but I can trot into my bedroom and living room, and then out again," she
M.S.M., OTR/L, rehabilitation co-
as Mrs. Driscoll acknowledged. "The first few steps were awfully
painful, but I worked very hard because I wanted to get home. The nurse aides and sisters were crying
when I left. They said I brought a ray of sunshine and set a good example for other residents in the home." Care for short-term rehabilitation patients does not end when their stay in the nursing home
does. "Before Mrs. Driscoll left the Manor, our therapists visited her home to conduct a home evaluation. We made recommendations to her family about special equipment, services and modifications that would make her home more functionally accessible for her," said Mrs. Nazzaro. tlMarian Manor's done everything they can do to make it easier
The diocesan homes are able to accommodate individuals (borh older and younger adults) who require a shortterm rehabilitation program following a hospital stay. Therapists also help plan a comfortable transition back into the community following the rehab stay; from a home evaluation for safety and equipment needs to linkages with appropriate community services.
pists and nurses at Marian Manor
ordinator. lOWe develop an individualized treatment plan and make sure the resident gets the appropriate equipment such as a wheelchair or other device for walking." "Working with the nursing staff, the individual needing care, and his or her family members, we create a program to fit the needs of the individual, to attain and maintain optimal levels offunction and independence," she said. Rehabilitation is not always easy,
Below are described varioUs services offered at the diocesan
In addition to skilled nursing care, the diocesan homes offer a full range of rehabilitative services; -induding physical; occupational and speech therapy. Rehabilitative programs are designed to enhance and re-establish an individual's skills and abilities when they have been impaired through illness or accident.
"When a new resident enters the Manor, an assessment by the occupational and physical therapists ,begins," said Elizabeth Nazzaro,
Synopses of • servIces
REHABILITATION SERVICES: Informal exercise groups meet three times weekly at Catholic Memorial Home, where the above residents enjoy an activity with a "parachute."
Getting clients ttback on their feet" A broken hip and a stroke left Edward Peloquin, age 74, without the use of his legs and the control of his right arm. As a resident of
Catholic Memorial Home, Peloquin relied on the home's nurses and nurse aides for all of his personal care. After assessing Peloquin's condition. the home's rehabilitation staff considered him an ideal candidate for therapy. He began a program of physical and occupational therapy to help him reach the level
of independence he had before his illnesses. After two months of hard work in physical and occupational therapy, Peloquin can walk short dis~ tances with assistance using a walker and he can bathe and clothe his
upper body. Although Peloquin must still use his wheelchair to attend the Memor-
ial Home's activities, he can now use his own 'oot--power to "pedal n the chair. HIt makes m~ feel good that I can get around on my own. I didn't think I would be able to use my legs again, to said Peloquin. PeloqUin keeps a Uweight brafor me. They suggested replacing celet" in his room that he uses the carpet in my bedroom with tile when he needs to have better conand widening my door to malee it trol of his arm for grooming or easier for me to get along in my panicipating in activities. H'When wheelchair. Marian Manor even my arm is weighted, I can pia up made arrangements for therapists . objects and pur them in a box. I'm and called Meals-on-Wheels," said getting dexterity now that I didn't Mrs. Driscoll. have before," he said. "Slow but sure, I'm getting there." Turn to Page Eight
Rehabilitative Serviceo Catholic Memorial now offers a full range of rehabilitative services
(physical, occupational and speech therapies). Rehabilitative programs are designed to enhance and re-
establish skills and abilities that have been impaired through illness or trauma.
"Working with the nursing staff and the resident, the rehabilitation department creates a program that will enable the resident to achieve the highest level of independence possible." said Lauren Simon, rehabilitative services coordinator. Many elders use rehabilitative programs as a transition between a hospital stay and returning home. However, rehabilitative therapies are important even in long-term care settings, according· to Ms. Simon. "Many elders might just accept a loss in ability, but when residents can do things for themselves on their own, they have higher self.-esteem," she said. Each component of rehabilitative services supports an individual as he or she takes those important first steps toward independence. Physical therapists concentrate on restoring and improving func~
tional mobility by strengthening muscles, improving motion, balance and coordination. Individuals receiving physical therapy are also retrained for walking, managing stairs, getting in and out of bed,
and using assistive devices where appropriate.
An occupational therapist addresses daily living activities and helps the individual move towards levels of independence in dressing, dining and personal hygiene. Exercises and techniques focus on movement of the arms and hands, and the uSe of assistive devices. The speech therapist's goal is to restore communications slc:ills (such as speech and listening, cognitive retraining, functional abilities and alternative communications methods) when an individual has had neurological impairment, head injuries or removal of the larynx. Swallowing difficulties are treated by establishing a safe,swallow program and educating staff, families, and residents on feeding strategies to reduce risle of aspiration. Lauren Simon, the Memorial Home's physical therapist and rehabilitation coordinator. is a Swan-
sea resident. She holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University and is a member of the American Phys-
ical Therapists Association. She worked previously at Charlton Memorial Hgopital. Also part of the team are Linda Albee. occupational therapist; Lauretta Irene Seggelin, speech-language pathologist; Eleanor Gail White, physical therapy assistant; and nurse aides Rosemary Rego,
Fatima Melendez and Claudia Martin.
Long-term residents of the home also enjoy the benefits of therapies that help them improve upon existing abilities. Personalized therapy plans can help a person attain greater levels of independence and activity - a goal for everyone, . no matter what the age.
Pain Management Services Pain, whether from a terminal illness or a chronic condition such as arthritis, can radically alter the quality and dignity of one's life. As part of their overall mission of caring, the diocesan homes have a serious commitment to recognizing, addressing and alleviating the pain of the men or women in their care. The goal is to allow each resident to "live every day as comfortably as possible," said Sandra SylVia, RN, director of nurses at Out Lady's Haven. As the concepts of pain man· agement broaden, all diocesan homes are learning and apply. ing some of the newest tech· niques and approaches to pain care. Madonna Manor and Out Lady's Haven have contraco with local Hospice provider, to admit their terminally i] patients when community· based care becomes too diffi· cult or burdensome for famiLl caregivers. Turn to Page Eight
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Continued frolll Page Seven Mrs. Nazarra worked previously as rehabilitation program manager for Advanced Re~ab systems, Boston. and as chi~f occupational therapist at St. JQseph's Hospital.
In addition to those residents who are terminally ill, there are many more residents who are suffering from chronic pain. The symptoms may be obvious or very subtle. Through training and awareness building, nurses are being encouraged to assess residents __ .1
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Kickoff, 10:15 a.m. May 15 rirst and third grade students
from Holy Name School, Fall River,
GREEN THUMBS: Catholic Memorial Home resident Marjorie Farrell (left) and therapeutic activities assistant Celeste Dw:los transplant flowers during a meeting of the Green Thumb Club.
Therapeutic activities expanded at CMH Catholic Memorial Home's therapeutic activity department offers a wide range of large and small group activities, one"'on...one visits, sodals, special celebrations, enter... tainment, arts and crafts, remotivation and discussion groupSy and art programs. The home also offers bingo, outings, movies and fairs. Now the home is expanding the department to include more activities specially designed to meet the needs of functionally challenged residents, those who have physical or cognitive limitations or who are unable 'to leave their beds. HFunctionally challenged residents need activities that are specifically targeted for their needs, activities that stimulate their five senses and get them moving," said Anne Cabral, the home's therapeutic activities director. "Since our challenged residents don't regularly enjoy attending activities offered in other parts of the home, we need to bring meaningful activities to them," she said. Therapeutic activity staff now conduct more programs directly on residential units, rather than in the home's central activity rooms. Specialized programs will be available each morning and afternoon. The activjty department's goal "is to keep aU of our residents active and interested in life," said Mrs. Cabral. "Some residents might be harder to reach, but still need social interaction and stimulation. Any reaction, sometimes even a blink or turn of the head can be significant." The new therapuetic programs are:
CARE MANAGER: Deborah Osw:h explains the care manager program to Ywnne Methe and Germaine LaPointe, sisters who lille at Our Lady's HalJell. ,
Alzlw;'l1l'r's Support Group
The Bethany House Adult Day Health Care will extend Marian Manor's care for elders into a community-based setting. Restoration and renovations are already underway to make the building handicapped accessible and fully operational for the planned September opening of the center.
their years of experience. Events are: May Crowning, 2 p.m. May 14 Residents will crown the Blessed Mother with flowers in the chapel; a social will follow at 2 p.m. National Nursing Home Week
New England Si ai Hospital and Rehabilitation Ce rer, Stoughton. Nancy DeSouz is coordinator at Our Lady's Ha en. A Mattapoi... sett resident, sh holds certifica~ tion in gerontolo .cal nursing from the American N rses Association and is also the aven's assistant director of nursing services and case mix/Medicare coordinator.
Since its opening in fall 1993, the Msgr. Considine Special Care Unit at CatholicMemorial Home continues as a source of comfort and secutity for the 43 men and women who call it home. The insights and information gained through caring for these individuals have also helped staff provide more meaningful activities and surroundings for residents with dementia in the other diocesan homes.
Daytime health care programs for elders help them improve their health and maintain their independence. The program will offer socialization, nursing services, therapeutic programs, activities and nutritious dining. Referrals to the program are currently being accepted at Marian Manor; call 822-4885 for more information.
Sprinll Social, 2 p.m. May 17 Residents will enjoy an after..
"Caring for Life, from Genera.. tion to Generation" is the theme given this year's celebration at the Memorial Home. Events will pay tribute tol_." the1..wisdom and knowl~ _.J __ ._ .... __ -J ....l..
Adult Day Health Care
Older Americans Month.
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The Alzheimer's Community Support Group, led by Considine Unit social workerJohn Rogers, meets monthly to assist people who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia at home.
and distribution to guests of a booklet of advice ufr,om one gener~ acfon to another" compiled by residents.
from Lesley College. At Madonna M~nor, Cindy Ber-
create pain management programs. Treatments might range from a regular dose ofTylenol to the newest techniques in therapeutic touch and massage. "We have found this to be a very positive process," said Cynthia Pelczarski, RN, nursing directorat Marian Manor. "The results for our residents are encouraging: they are finding comfort."
Staff and rel!lidcnts at the four diocesan health facilities have nu.. merous events planned to celebrate National Nursing Home Week and
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Diocesan homes plan celebrations
Travelinll Aquarium eart
Green Thumb Club
The cart contains a tropical aquarium relaxation video ofcolorful fish and realis... tic aquarium soundsj seashore props such a$ shellsj ocean sounds relaxation tapes; arts and crafts supplies; an'd: educational
Residents care for plants and herbs in a traveling hydroponic greenhouse, in which rocks and water that contain dissolved nutrients sustain plants instead of soil. Residents will also plant seeds and seed...
lings in window boxes. Books will be avail-
Bible Study Offered twice monthly and led by Sister Richard Ryan, the program includes music, readings, discussions and trivia games.
able for residents who want to read about .and discuss plants. '"Wake Up" Sensory Designed with the specific needs of the
will visit with residents for the last cime before summer vacation. The children and teachers will receive certificates ofappreciation for their participation in a year..long inter~ generational program. Entertain..
ment will be provided by Rainbow the Clown and Rodney the Puppet and keyboard player Dave Valerio. Staff Baby Afternoon, 1:30 p.m. May 16 Staff members will bring rheir children to visit with residents.
May Tea Day, 6:30 p.m. May 16 The confirmation class of St. John ofGod parish, Somerset, will serve, tea and pastries to residents,
noon in the solarium with enter...
tainer Paul Ashley. "Through Our Eye.: Residents," May 18 A morning display of memora...
ble photos of residents and short
May 18 Families are invited to share in an afternoon of reminiscing and
fun with residents age 90 or older. lee Cream Social, 2 p.m. May 19 Residents and staffwrap up nursing home week with a make..your... own",sulldae event. Staff will dress according to Disney~theme.
ae;;t~"'~b~~tt;th~1ic"U;morT~I May 14
Residents age 93 and older will
be honored. Olympic Competition,
10:15 a.m. May 19 Residents compete in bowling, horseshoes and fishing. Celebration Social, 2 p.m.
May 15 A balloon release will mark the opening of National Nursing Home Week. Taunton Mayor Robert Nunes and state Rep. James Fagan will attend the ceremony, at which the Coyle-Cassidy High School jazz Olymp~c Games,
and shuffleboard. lee Cream Social, 2 p.m. May 18 '50s Theme Luncheon, noon May 19 Poodle skirts and duck tail hairdos will make a comeback as staff dress in '50s style clothing and burgers and milk shakes are served.
Madonna Manor May 14 Corsages will be distributed to all ladies in the home; Mass will follow in the chapel. Nursing Home Week Mass, 10:15 a.m. May 15 A Mass for staff and residents will celebrate Madonna Manorls
2 p.m. May 17
Event:s include fishing, ring toss
Our Lady's Haven Mother's Dav Mass, 9 a..m.
family members and staff. Studio C will entertain.
continuing mission ofquality care.
uThrough Our Eyes: Employees," May 17 A morning program in the solarium will display results of a survey
D. of I. Binllo, 2 p.m. May 15 Daughters of Isabella will hold
Families are invited to attend the Mass, at which flowers will be dis..
bingo for residents and provide the prizes.
Kickoff Ceremony, 10 a.m.
which asked employees to describe their favorite memories of working
with the elderly, why they've chosen the profession, what they have learned from and what they have to
offer the elderly. Over Nineties Tea I, 1:30 p.m. May 17 . Residents ages 90-92 will be feted at a tea party which their families are invited to attend. The pro...
gram will include a slide show accompanied by Erik Thompson
Staff Coffee Social, 9 a.m. May 16 Victorian Tea Party, 2 p.m. May 16 Residents under 90 years old and their families will have after.. noon tea. Garden Party Luncheon, noon
May 17 Residents and staff will enjoy a luncheon, prepared by the home's managers, amid flowers and top-iary arrangements in a HVictorian garden" setting.
tributed. Refreshments will follow. May 15 State Rep. Robert Koaera, whose mother is a Haven resident, will visit with a proclamation from the
Statehouse and speak about the Haven's. 50th anniversary.
King and Queen Ball, 1:30 p.m. May 15 Entertainer Ray Smith wfll provide dancing music as last year's
National Nursing Home Week King and Queen pass the honors to the
1995 winners. The new royals will be guests of honor at socials and functions for the rest of the week. Banquet, May 16 A delegation tram the Haven will join other area nursing home residents or the 15th annual National Nursing Home Banquet at
White's of Westport. Stro1ling Guitarist, 1 p.m. May 16
Music Expres8ion Residents tap out rhythms to music, repeat lare the five senses. Items on the cart will rhythms played by the activity sraff, express relate to a specific theme, such as Easter or music physically through movement, and . " . songs. sprmg. remlOlsce a bout f avonte Therapeutic activity staff plan to modify the programs to meet different individuals' needs and abilities. Some of the new progrllllll5'will be added to the activity schedule for all residents of the home.
Roger Chartier will entertain at
the home. Student Vi.it, 1 p.m. May 17 Seventh-graders from St. Joseph's School and a Fairhaven High School music group will visit to entertain and enjoy games and refreshments.
Dinner Dance,S p.m. May 17
For more information, calli or visit anyone of the Diocesan Health Facilities: Catholic Memorial flQme 2446 Highland Aveâ€˘., Fall River 679-0011
Marian Manor 33 Summer St., Tal1I1tqp
In honor ofOur Lady's Haven's 50th anniversary, residents will en~ joy a dinner dance in the main din~ ing room. Residents' families are invited to attend the dance, for which Dave Valerio will entertain.
Grand Binllo, 1:30 p.m. May 18
Madonna Manor 85 N. WashingtOn St., N. Attleboro 699-2740
Our Lady's Haven 71 Center St., Fairhaven 999,4561 .
Area nursing home residents are invited to attend a special bingo.
CHAT WITH CHAPLAIN: Father William Babbitt, chaplain at Madonna Manor, talks with Charles Gaudette.
ices for elders, the new care
manager program at Our Lady's Haven will offer advocacy, referral and coordination of care for elders living independently in the greater Fairhaven community. As care manager, Deborah Osuch, B.S.N., M.A., will assist older people and their ~~--~~~.
related arrangements. After visiting with elders in their homes, Ms. Osuch arranges for the services they need to remain living in the community for as long as possible. She can also help coordinate services after a hospital or nursing home stay.
band will perform.
Olympic winners will receive ribbons at a social with entertainer
Mother's Day Mass, 10:15 a.m.
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Home. Residents will also offer . Employees, residents and their their personal reflections on aging. families are invited to attend the Over Nineties Tea II, 1:30 p.m. Mass, to be followed by a luncheon. May 18 Opening Ceremonies, 2 p.m.
functionally challenged individual in mind, the sensQry cart contains items that stimu~
THE ALZHEIMER'S Support Group for community members caring for lOlled ones with the disease meets 12:30 to 2 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at Catholic Memorial Home. i
Over N lnetiee Tea, 2 p.m..
Student Chorus, 1:30 p.m. May 19 Hastings Middle School Chorus will entertain residents and staff.
Therapeutic Activities Gardening! Art! Music! Cooking! Activity programs in diocesan nursing homes are much more than bingo and birthdays; they're designed to be both fun and therapeutic. Therapeutic activities help residents keep active and maintain their interest in the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual aspects of life. Programs encourage individuals to express themselves in ways they "might not have thought possible or to explore new interests. Some forms of therapeutic activity may also allow residents to work through and resolve personal issues. Therapeutic activities include craft workshops, intergenerational programs, music and reminiscence therapies, sensory programs, pet visits, exercise and modified sports like volleyball and bowling, and relaxation programs.
Pastoral Care A hand to hold, a shoulder for support, a heart to share a prayer. Pastoral- or spiritual - care can be as important to residents as the kind and gentle care of a nurse. Pastoral care ministers to the mind and soul and recognizes the spiritual aspects of healing. Pastoral care providers visit residents daily to offer a smile, friendly chat or prayer. They also work to ease the transition between life's stages for the many residents and families in their care - be' it the transition to the nursing home, resolving a personal issue, or providing comfort in the final hours of life.
The Anchor Friday, May 12, 1995
Receiving • communion on the tongue Q. When and why did the church originate reeeiving communion on t,he tongue? It does not seem likely that lhe bread was distributed in this manner at the Last Supper. (Illinois) A. You are right. Communion was received in the hand for about the first 1,000 years of Christian history. It was only in the Jate Middle Ages, generally in the 10th and 11th centuries, that the change was made, about the same time that the use of unleavened bread became common in the celebration of the Eucharist. The reason seems to have been a feeling that receiving directly in the mouth was somehow more reverent. ~this ~-the- preetiee-m receiving communion very infrequently. perhaps once a year or less, had become well accepted. Reception ofthe Eucharist by any· one but the priest had become so rare that missals of that period don't even mention communion by lay people. Related to this decline, various
Likes book, Anchor Dear Editor: After reading Antoinette Bosco's column, which I always enjoy, in [the April 28] Anchor, I was so impressed by her remarks about Father Fredetle's book, "His Power Is Among Us: The Story of a Healing Ministry," that I purchased it. It is all she says and I found it to be very inspiring. I thank you and her for letting us know about this pre· dous book. Pearl Brannon Attleboro P.S. I also enjoy your column and Father Harrington's and all of the Anchor. Thank you.
May 13 1955, RI. Rev. Msgr. Osias Boucher, Pastor, Blessed Sacrament, Fall River May 16 1941, Rev. William McDonald, SS., St. Patrick, Falmouth 1960, Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. Joseph Sullivan', P.R., Pastor, Sacred Hean. Fall River 1981, Rev. Arthur C. dosReis, Retired Pastor, Santo Christo, Fall River May 17 1951, Most Rev. James E. Cassidy_ D.O., Third Bishop of Fall River 1934-51 May 19 1941, Rev. Thomas Trainor, .Pastor, S1. Louis, Fall River 1988, Rev. Arthur C. Levesque, Pastor, OUT Lady of Fatima, New Bedford
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WEARINESS may occasionally overtake him, but Pope John Paul II looks forward with zest to the third millennium. (eNS; Reuters photo)
Mothers are made of Pope anticipating year 2000 mystical clay despite physical limitations There is no doubt in mind
By FATHER JOHN J. DIETZEN customs developed with the intention ofemphasizing the separation and distance between God (Jesus Christ) and ourselves. Receiving communion on the tongue was one of them. The elevation duril1l.g Mass, introduced into the Hturgy much Jater (about the year 1200) was another. The same reason, a sense of reverence as well as history, inspired a return to communion in the. hand in our oWn century. Sticking out one's tongue is not usually considered a sign mf respect in our age; extending one's hand was again seen as a si gn of openness and aGC@ptanc@gfthegiftGodghireslls
in the Eucha,rist. Our present 'ritual for receiving in the hand ils patterned after that prescribed im the Jerusalem Catecheses about. the year 400. Not everyrone has the same feelings about thlis, of course. Thus the church today provides the option for each communicant.
By DAN MORRIS
VAT1CAN CITY (CNS)- Age 75 brings retirement fof innst bishops, but for Pope John Paul II it has brought new pastoral ur· gency. The pope, who celebrates his 75th birthday May 18, has heen slowed physically over the last few years and looks his age. At a meeting with pilgrims in early May, for instance, he read his talk slumped in a chair with one eye squinted shut, his strands of white hair ruffled bya spring breeze. But despite his stooped body, Vatican observers have noticed a growing papal determination to settle old issues ~nd embark on major new projects. "He's much less interested in the smaller administrative "details. I don't think he's working any less, but he's concentrating on the things that are important to him," said a senior Vatican official. Those include life·and-death issues such as abortion and euthanasia. an overall strengthening of the church's missionary outreach and an ambitious program of syn· ods and ceremonies to mark the start of Christianity's third millennium. Far from a slowdown, several Vatican curial departments are reporting an increase in workload as these and other projects take shape. On a personal level. too, the pope at 75 seems more determined to speak his mind. What some describe as a more "combative" papal style was evident in 1994, when the pontiff almost singlehandedly whipped up opposition to a proposed U.N. document on popUlation control. Several times, warning that the document could codify a ueight to abortion," he let his anger show. The high-level delegation he sent to the U.N. conference in Cairo, Egypt, won important concessions
- a process that has encouraged him and his aides as they prepare for another possible showdown over similar issues at a September U.N. conference on women. The pope's last two encyclicals, on moral truths and pro-life issues, have also demonstrated greater willingness to challenge attitudes and behavior in contemporary society. Significantly, his latest doc· ument was addressed to "all people of goodwill"; the pope has deliberately sought to widen his audience over the last couple of years, and Vatican officials say he will continue to do so as the year 2000 approaches. He is successfully exploring new media in an effort to get his messages across to the general public, with a best-selling book and a rosary CD in the last year. Part of the pope's new approach is his desire to close debate on cer· lain controversial church issues. His 1994 letter expressing a definitive "no" to women priests was one example; another is his repeated insistence on priestly celibacy in the Latin-rite church. The pope plans to devote more time and effort to ecumenism and interreligious relations over the next few years. A major encyclical on Christian unity is in the works, and he has outlined a string of meetings with various faiths and religions to usher in the third millennium. As a world trayeler, his white tornado pace hss been slowed by broken bones in recent years. But even if he has to limp or shuffle, the pope has shown he is deter· mined to continue his pastoral pilgrimages. He is marking his 75th year with trips to Asia. Poland and the Czech Republic, Belgium, Slovakia, the United States and four African countries. Reporters covering the Vatican
that anyone of my three sons would throw a cross-body block on a bulldozer if it even curled a lip at their mother. (But for me I'm sure they'd just yell, "Watch out, Pop," real loudly.) I am awestruck by my 80-yearold mother-in-Jaw, who gave birth toand raised 11 children. Interest· ingly she says, "Y ou know - even at my age - if I'm in a pickle, I think. 'What would my mother do now?'" On Mother's Day I invariably recall a marriage-preparation class (called Pre-Cana in the olden days) comment by our priest-instructor: "The father is the head of the famHy•.and the mother is the heart of the family." Being a with-it man~of-the-'70s (early '70s, I might add), I raised my hand and glibly tried to bring Msgr. Dinosaur up to cultural speed: 11111111111111111111111111I1111111111111111111111111111111111I111111111
have noticed that along with the pope's more focused sense of priorities, a more relaxed style occasionally surfaces. He lS more apt to put aside prepared texts when meeting with groups. or just relax for minutes at a time and listen to the pilgrims singing at weekly audiences. When he twirls his cane as a prop and jokes about his.age, pilgrims glimpse a pope who can laugh at himself - at lesst a little. No one at the Vatican is seriously talking about retirement, altbough sources ss~ the pope has not ruled it out as an' option, for the future. But in 1994, after his thigh bone operation, he told his doctor he had to get well because "there is no place for a retired pope." Judging from his daily work schedule, which still hegins at dawn and goes till night, and his plans for the future, the pope means those words.
"Men no llonger just bring home the bacon, lMonsignor. They can be nurturimg parents just like mothers." His respomse was, "Road apples, son." In fairnes;s, I was onto a good notion. I jwst had the '~just like mothers" Palrt all wrong. OK, the bacon part, too. I was dumb. So, sue me. Three SODIS and a daughter later I can say wirth bedrock confidence that God clreated mothers from some powertful and mystical clay. . I have seeen my wife's touch do things that multidegreed specialists in wide-Iranging medical fields only wish thley could do. If medical! science could tap into the healing power of a mother's caress, we \Would lunge to a new and uncharrted plateau in health care. Even tho)ugh my mother died some years, ago. I frequently find myself thinlking, "Wouldn't Mom like to see tlhis?" Or "I can hardly wait to tell IMom ..... I keep thle heavy wool sweater my mother made me in the hall closet - 8.1 functional personal relic. I love: putting it On in cold weather wheen I go outside for an armload of Jfirewood or to retrieve the newspawer. My mother and I connect in an almost prayerful way. Despite Ihow few details the Scriptures p,rovide us about Jesus' mother, we !still find it remarkably easy - evem compelling - to form a relationshlip with her. I know a monsignor who would even say Jesus is thee head of the church, and Mary iis the heart. No argument here. Your connments are welcomecl by Dan Mlorris, 25118 Meado,", Way, ArOn.on, Wasb. 98223.
"I'll bomb the damn thing"
THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., May 12, 1995
Mother Angelica, Cardinal O'Connor speak at Religious Life Institute MUNDELEIN, 1.11. (CNS) Mother Angelica, founder of the Eternal Word Television Network, got an award and an enthusiastic welcome from nearly 1,000 people at the Institute on Religious Life;s conference in Mundelein. Bishop James C. Timlin of Scranton, Pa., institute president, presented the group's Pro Fidelitate et Virtute award to Mother Angelica, praising "her life of prayer, penance and sacrifice" and her work with the cable TV network, based in Birmingham, Ala. "Long before Pope John Paul II called for new evangelization, Mother Angelica was evangelizing Catholics and non-Catholics by her books and television network," said the bishop. He also lauded her "unwavering defense of the faith and loyalty to the Holy Father" and her "marvelous example of love for the church and our Lord Jesus Christ." "For the first time in my life," said Mother Angelica, "I'm speechless." But she explained the secret of EWTN's success by paraphrasing the Gospel, "The Lord says, 'Go out! - without script or shoes or pennies in your pocket!' You don't wait around for a committee. He' wants that total, absolute dependence on his providence." Confiding that she enjoys a good fight, Mother Angelica said she told the Lord recently, "I think I'm getting flabby - I need another cause." So she has begun protesting the controversial movie "Priest" and promises to put together a "Millstone of the Year Award" program about movies for her viewers this summer. A member ofthe Poor Clares of the Perpetual Adoration, Mother Angelica recounted a conversation she had years ago with a priest who asked her to have three bishops on EWTN. She refused, stating, "I own the station." When the priest indicated that her lack of cooperation might impede her station's longevity, she replied, "I'll bomb the damn thing before I let you have it." Other speakers at the institute's conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein included New York Cardinal John J. O'Connor; Franciscan Sister Eva Maria Ackerman of Alton, 111., the Vatican's press contact for the English-speaking press at last October's Synod of Bishops on religious life; and Dominican Father Brian Mullady, theology teacher at Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell, Conn. The institute is a national educational and informational organization, founded in I ~74 to serve religious communities "by fostering a more effective understanding and practice of the church's teaching on religious life." Cardinal O'Connor said his talk was from a paper he submitted to last year's Synod of Bishops to raise topics that he felt "were not discussed nor articulated" during the synod. "Religious should return to their original work in the classroom and in the hospitals and stop doing
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MOTHER ANGELICA makes a point during her talk at Religious Life Institute conference. (eNS/ Dougherty photo) these things that resemble 'social work," he said. The cardinal also stressed the importance of wearing habits as "a sign in the streets." While acknowledging that bishops "must have the wisdom of Solomon" in dealing with issues concerning religious orders, he asked that their judgments be determined "not by a desire for popularity or the imperatives of political correctness, but by the best interest of souls." Father Mullady opened his talk
on "Eclipse of the Supernatural in Religious Life" by describing a monastery in the East that has become a hotel because of a "lukewarm community that fell apart." "The religious habit is not merely a medieval garb, it is a wedding garment, and original sin seems to be the forgotten doctrine," he said. "Thank God we have a catechism again, for I've been trying to return to what they taught in religion classes in high schools 40 years ago."
Maria Goretti story available on video SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (CNS) - In a dark Italian prison cell Alessandro Serenelli had a dream that changed his life one wintry night. Maria Goretti, the young peasant girl he had viciously murdered eight years earlier, appeared in his dream and handed him 14 glowing lilies, one at a time - one for each stab wound she had suffered at his hand. From that incident comes the title, "Fourteen Flowers of Pardon," for a one-hour videotape documentary of the life, death and canonization of St. Maria Goretti. In 1902, at age II, Maria gave up her life rather than surrender her purity to the advances of Sere~ nelli, then 19. Before she died she forgave him. Serenelli, sentenced to 30 years in prison, showed no remorse until 1910, when he had the dream of Maria. Afte:r that h¢ acknowledged for the first time that the fault was all his and that he killed her because she refused to submit to his wishes. From that time, he was a model prisoner. After his release from prison he became a lay Capuchin tertiary and porter at a Capuchin monastery. Meanwh~le:, devotion to Maria
Goretti had spread around the world. When Pope Pius XII canonized her in 1950, the crowd that flocked to St. Peter's Basilica for the ceremony completely filled the huge square in front of the church. Further information on "Fourteen Flowers of Pardon" is available from thl! Mercy Foundation, 7373 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, tel. 602-922-2726, FAX 602-9912606.
Month's mind Mass for Father Lord A month's mind Mass will be offered at 5 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Holy Name Church, Fall River, for Holy Ghost Father Norman F. Lord, who died Easter Sunday in Palm Springs, Calif. A Fall River native, he had ministered in East Africa, and in various United States parishes of his community, most recently to Native Americans in San Jacinto" Calif. All are welcome at the Mass, especially members of the Durfee High School class of 1935, of which Father Lord was a member, said Fred Dolan.
PRO-LIFE ROSARY RALLY Saturday, May 13 -1:30 PM Speaker: Joseph Riley of Massachusetts Citizens for Life Celebrant: Bishop Sean P. OIMalley
COFFEE HOUSE: JON POLCE Sat., May 13 - 6:30 PM / Cafeteria MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION Sunday, May 14· Brunch Buffet ·10:00·11 :30 $5.00 Adults/$3.50 Children 12:10 Celebration of Eucharist 3:00 Marian Devotions
HAITIAN PILGRIMAGE DAY Sunday, May 14, 10:00 AM BIBLE STUDY Wednesday, May 17 - 10:00 & 7:15 Rev. Joseph Ross, M.S.
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Centennial Continued from Page One Academy will continue this fine tradition for the second hundred years. Ad Multos Annas!" Sister Dube called the 100th year" A year of transition, a year of hope!" "May this unique school continue to serve the needs of the everchanging population of our area by cultivating Christian values and a quest for truth for many years to come," the principal wrote. tOO-Year History Sister Mary Bertrand Sheridan, foundress of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, arrived in Fall River from Carrollton, M0, in 1891. The Park Street land on which DA now stands was purchased in 1894 and construction of a convent began. An article from the July 1945 Vox Dominica marking the Academy's 50th anniversary recounts its early years: On March 7, 1895, His Excellency, Most Rev. Matthew Harkins, Bishop of Providence, presided at the opening of the new convent and formally blessed the house. On the following clay, the Academy opened with seven pupils. The first boarder to register was Mrs. John Clorite (Falkma Girard). The first day pupil was Mrs. Ernest Lariviere(Albertine Bourget). Very Rev. Mother Bertrand, foundress of the convent, was assisted by Mother Gertrude and 14 sisters... Even with such a small enrollment on the opening day, Mother Bertrand insisted on a regular course of study and discipline. Perhaps it is a reflection of her foresightedness 'and ability to organize such a school that the Academy has succeeded so well in preparing its students to assume their proper place in society. The first pupils to register as boarders the following summer were Mrs. Ulric Collette (Minnie Adam) and Mrs. James C. O'Brien (Lucie Adam). In September, 30 pupils were admitted... No formal ceremony was held in connec:tion with the 50th anniversary of the Academy, but no such ceremony is necessary when the record is written in the heart and mind of every girl who has been privileged to receive her early education at the academy which is so rich in the tradition of Dominican teaching. In 1902, Lena Crowley became the first grad uate of the high school. That year. enrollment numbered 100, including 13 boys. Boys were enrolled into the early 1940s, when the number of girls became so large that boys could no longer be accommodated. The centennial booklet lists various other notable events of the Academy's history: the visit of the first bishop of the newly-formed diocese of Fall River, Bishop Stang, in 1904; the death of Mother Sheridan in 1915; founding of the Alumnae Association in 1916 by Mother Gertrude Roney. That year, expansion included a larger chapel, an auditorium, several classrooms, a recreation room, two dormitories and an infirmary for boarders. A fire in July 1925 caused extensive damage, but the sisters worked
THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River--Fri., May 12. 1995
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CENTENNIAL GREETINGS: At Dominica'n Academy centennial celebration, Bishop Sean O'Malley greets Dominican Sister Theresa of Jesus Bouchard, 89, who was prioress general for 18 years, taught French at the Academy, and still aids students in the library. (Gaudette photo) diligently to assure classes would featuring student and alumnae resume in September. Renovation choruses. The conclusion of the cententook a full year, with alumnae aiding in the effort with a raffle and nial liturgy includ'ed rousing renditions of school songs, including tag sale in downtown Fall River. In 1931 the tradition of white the alma mater by Sister Kathleen caps and gowns for high school Murphy; OP, '41: Stand up and cheer your graduation was initiated, continu.alma mater ing until thl: high school closed in And let your voices sound her 1971. praises. In 1940, drama classes, library In DA's name we'll always instruction, the opportunity of try joining an orchestra and retreat The grandest place near programs were added to the curGod's blue sky. riculum, and a yearbook and alumAnd to the front we'll send nae association scholarships were our banner established. For in this hallowed home In 1954, the traditional boardof learning ing school closed and a separate Is whl:re we belong. prep school was established for Stand up and cheer your girls preparing for religious life. alma mater A new library' and classrooms For it's the grandest place on were added in 1957, and in 1965, earth. with enrollment at 565, the first We're sure in everything we public telephone was installed in do the school. DA will come a-smiling In 1971, the last year before DA through. and other high schools merged For Veritas leads on to glory into Bishop Gerrard High School, And 'neath the truth we'll DA high school students took top march along honors in the state for science pro-. And as we sing the highest jects, a senior won first prize in the heavens statewide high school art contest, Echo back our song. and cheerkaders took top honors in their annual competition. The last senior class graduated in June of that year. Computers were introduced at WASHINGTON (CNS) - The the school in 1976, and in the Supreme Court has let stand a 1980s many alumnae began join- U.S. District Court ruling that a ing the DA faculty. Patricia (Ody- Bloomingdale, Mich., public high necky) Pasternak, Class of '65, school had to take down a picture became the first lay principal in of Jesus that had been in the hall1986. way for 30 years. In 1988, the kindergarten class Without comment. the court - today's eighth-graders - put May I declined to hear an appeal together a "Touch the Future" by Bloomingdale High School over time capsule to be opened for the a Feb. 3 order by U.S. District centennial. It was opened this year Judge Benjamin Gibson to remove during Catholic Schools Week. the picture. A .Home and School A'ssociaSenior Eric Pensinger had sued tion was formed in 1988 and in the school to demand the picture 1989 the alumnae association, be taken down, saying he thought which had been inactive, was reac- its presence indicated the school tivated. Also, the academy com- saw soml~thing wrong with him pleted the diocesan accreditation because he is not Christian. Gibson said the school's display program. In 1990, DA celebrated its 95th of the picture could "subtly coerce birthday with a father-daughter students to acquiesce to the prodance and a production of ''Cin- moted religion" and therefore was derella." A hot lunch program was unconstitutional. The school disinstituted, as Well as an annual trict had argued that the picture Walk-a-thon and a National Jun- offered no religious message and raised no problems over separaior Honor Society Chapter. Centennial events, which began' tion of church and state. On Ft:b. 28, Supreme Court with an opening liturgy last March, included an alumnae lawn party in Justice John Paul Stevens refused September, a student/ alumnae to postpone Gibson's order pendbasketball game in October, and, . ing the full court's decision on in March, a fashion show and whether to accept the case. The "Yesterday and Today" concert picture was removed in February.
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Continued from Page One identity suffer a "feeling of malaise" debilitating both to them and to those they serve. He cited the popularity of Gregorian chant albums and of a bestselling book, "Care ofthe Soul" by . Thomas Moore, to show "a gnawing hunger for the food of the spiritual," adding "at this very time we priests must reclaim our identity as bearers of mystery and doctors of the soul." The cardinal continued: "To demythologize the language of the priest as only one minister among many is flying in the face of something that lies in the blood and bones of the deepest religious instincts of human beings." To Schoenherr, who directed the most extensive demographics study of U.S. priests ever done, the major problems facing the priesthood are recruitment of candidates and retention of those ordained. He noted as possible trends affecting the situation a shift from dogmatism to pluralism in world views; change from a transcendentalist to a personalist construction of human sexuality; decline of a Eurocentric Catholic church and the rise in worldwide inculturation of Catholicism; decline of male superiority and rise of female equality as embodied by feminism; decline in clerical control of church affairs and the rise oflay participation embodied in lay movements; and decline in sacramentalism and rise in Bible-based worship embodied in the liturgical movement. Changes regarding the priesthood find .priests no longer exercising absolute monopoly over Catholic ministry, said Schoenherr, and in his view such monopoly wiJI not be regained. He foresees optional celibacy for priests legitimized "amid conflict [but] routinized within the next two or three generations." Speaking on "Caring for the Pastoral Leader and Ministry in a Time of Scarcity: A Wellness Concern," Brother Zullo contended that the supposed priest shortage "depends on one's interpretation." He cited the huge numbers of laity eager to be trained to undertake ministries heretofore the exclusive domain of the priest but noted also that many priests are searching for self-identity as they see so many non-priests taking charge of parishes. He discussed "survival sickness," resulting often from a priest's inability to perceive a connection between his negative feelings and his physical health. Trained inthe days prior to Vatican Council II to offer a stoic response to those feelings, he said, a priest may "privatize his solutions," often resorting to workaholism to ease his pain. He stressed that priests cannot do it alone and must seek help from "soul mates," support groups, communities, families, work colleagues, professionals and political allies "like the NFPC." Also offered at the convention were workshops on "Cultural Orientation Program for International Ministers," conducted by Jesuit Father Allan F. Deck of Loyola Marymount University; "Communities ofSalt and Light: Exploring the Social Mission of the Parish," by Richard Fowler of the U.S. Catholic Conference Department of Social Development and World Peace; "Professional Ethics
and Pastoral Ministry," by Sulpician Father Richard Gula of St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, CA; "Immigration Issues from a Faith Perspective," by Mercy Sister Marilyn Lacey of the Catholic Charities office in San Jose, Calif.; "Multicultural Collaborative Ministry," by five priests from the San Diego diocese; "Parishes and Ministers in Transition: Moving Creatively through the Tension," by John Reid of Seattle; and "Financial Management and Planning Issues for Priests," by Frank Bonnike of the Catholic Church Personnel Group Benefit Trust. Father G. Nick Rice of LouisviJIe, in his president's report, discussed pending research projects by the federation on priestless parishes and priests' retirement.
Bishops Continued from Page One reminded us that only God is the master of life. He further stated that cases calling for capital punishment "are very rare, if not practically non-existent." We understand the mounting pressure there is in our Commonwealth for passage of this legislation. We, however, are concerned that the exercise of this right, in our society at this moment in time, wiJI feed into the escalating cycle of violence which all of us deplore. We maintain that society has a serious responsibility to find the best means to foster protection for its citizens and regard for the law. We are not convinced that the restoration of capital punishment, of itself, affords an adequate response. Moreover, we recognize that the application of this penalty historically has impacted more adversely the poor and minorities. In its stead, we advocate swift and sure justice and appropriate sentencing for the protection of all people. We renew our call for both prison and judicial reform in the Commonwealth. Any reasonable doubt concerning the imposition of capital punishment should be resolved in favor of the right to life possessed by each and every human person. tHis Eminence, Bernard Cardinal Law Archbishop of Boston tMost Reverend Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap Bishop of Fall River tMost Reverend Daniel Reilly Bishop of Worcester tMost Reverend Thomas Dupre Bishop of Springfield
Seminary closes' MADISON, Wis.(CNS)- Holy Name Seminary will close at the end of this school year, Bishop William H. Bullock of Madison announced. The 31-year-old institution, one of nine high school seminaries left in the country this school year, was the second to announce that it will not reopen next fall. The Los Angeles archdiocese announced last October that it would close Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary at the end of the current academic year. Last fall nine schools had a combined enrollment of 1,226 students. , â€˘â€˘ ~.,)'!
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NORTH DARTMOUTH Students participated in a week-' long celebration of Earth Day in science classes and with activities including poster drawing, political action and a prayer service, all coordinated by science teacher Rose Grant. The students also heard from a panel of environmental experts: Carol Russell of Westport-Rivers . Vineyard spoke on "Preservation of Massachusetts Farmland and Open Space"; Stang graouate Molly Fontaine of New Bedford City Hall the Buzzards Bay Coalition spoke on "Chemical Pollution of Our Waterways"; and Gay Gillespie of the Westport River Watershed Alliance discilssed "What Is a Watershed and Why Protect itT' Robert Arnold and Chris Cut-' ting explained the Clean Air Act, and keYl10ter Steve Collings of Com Electric discussed "Saving the Osprey." Pride Poster Pr~v~i1s Bishop Stang's poster, "Proud To Be in the Right Hands," .~on first place in the School Pride Po,ster Competition during School Pride Week activities at the North Dartmouth Mall. Entries had to be collaborative works co~pleted with colored markers. Stang's .artists - John Olsen, Robert and Steve 'Rebello, John Bolger, Charles Green, Dan Poisson, Jason Roy, Amy Niederberger and Brian Zajac - earned a $200 prize for the art department, which department chair Gary Rego says will be used to purchase art supplies. Educator of the Year Nominee Sophomore Kendall Anague has nominated religious studies and health teacher Keith Holbrook for the Educator· of the Year Award given by The 21st Century, a monthly journal of reviews, nonfiction and fiction written entirely·
by teens for teens. It reaches more sixth annual Bishop Stang Aucthan 200,000 high school stuQents tion, "A Starry, Starry Night," held at Century House, Acushnet, in New England and New York. Atlague submitted his nomina- last month. Final proceeds have not yet been tion letter to the Newton-based publication after librarian Nancy calculated but are expected to exAnn Mulcare issued forms to ceed $20,000. . Master of ceremonies Rep. Peter classes last winter. Sixteen educators will receive certificates and Blute spoke abolit the value of Catholic education and his days at $250 prizes in the .competition. Atlague's nomination letter reads St. John's Prep in Shrewsbury and Boston College before turning over in part: the proceedings to auctioneer John At one time I worried about George Jr. fitting in at a Catholic school Among donated items, a cockwhere I knew very few kids. I tail party for 20 hosted by Katheeasily could have done things rine Buckley may have been most just to be accepted but, with coveted. Mrs. Buckley's late hushis guidance, I chose to be band, Dr. Arthur Buckley, chaired more like he is... the original campaign to build Mr. Holbrook is a big, Bishop Stang High School and strapping person you would was honorary chairman for the expect to be a man without recently completed Capital Cam- . empathy. He is not only compaign. passionate, caring and kind, Other donations included two but a hockey coach as well. second-row orchestra seats to Les Usually those traits don't apMiserables, Red Sox tickets,autoply to a coach! He has been graphed sports items, and the "Bag tough when he's had to, but he of Money." Fillecl with donations also genuinely cares about·his -throughout the. auction, the bag players outside the rink. Mor. went for $1100; the final cash con-Holbrook believed in.me when tents remain a secret. I didn't believe in myself. He' gave me the courage and deter~ minati'on . to be the best in Regin~ .school and out. Please _conNEWPORT, RI ~ United States sider this very modest man for Ambassador to the Vatican Ray-. your award as I feel he demond L. Flynn will bring greetings serves it more than aflyone. on behalf of President Clinton at WINNING POSTER: Ross McLain of DeSoto, Texas, Of the nomination Holbrook the May 14 commencement exersaid, "I feel awed. This is what created this prize winner for The Christophers' ~nnual poster cises. Ambass,!-dor Flynn's daughteaching's all about. You can't put conte~t for teens. (CNS photo) ter, Nancy, isa member oJthe-grad-. a price onthaifeeling.It's the kino uating class. of impact a teacher and· coach hopes to have on a student. That's why I teach."
Starry, Starry Night Founder and chairperson Maureen Sylvia Armstrong, '82, welcomed the largest crowd yet <;Ind secured the most donated items in the history of the event for the
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EARTH DAY UNIFORM: First-graders at Our Lady of Lourdes School, Taunton, display hats' made of recyclable materials as part of Earth Day activities. Other projects included creating posters and poems and planting. Our Lady of.Lourdes ,students also contributed $250, sent to Catholic Charities USA by principal Sister Mary. Margretta Sol, for victims of Oklahoma City bombing.
C.hristophers give awards in teen poster contest
NEW YORK (CNS)- A Texas teen took first place in The Christophers fifth annual poster contest for high school students, whose entries showed concern for their own and the world's future. The Christophers, marking their 50th anniversary year, asked students to depict the theme, "Y ou can make a difference." More than 1,400 teens from 49 states and Puerto Rico submitted. posters on such topics as the environment, violence, drunk driving, drug abuse and AIDS, as well as volunteerism and the need for education and faith. Eight contest winners were announced in April. First prize of $1,000 went to Ross McLain, a senior at DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas. His poster contrasted a little boy with a bright flower against a gray city, including an appeal to "Beautify Your World." Stephanie Krygiel, a senior at Parkway South High School, Manchester, Mo., took second prize of $500 with her colorful celebration of individuality. Third prize of $250 went to senior Lia Lane, of E.W. Clark High School, Las Vegas, fOf her poster depicting a teenage girl volunteering as a tutor. Five other students received honorable mention awards of$50. "!t's encouraging to see such insight and creativity from today's youth," said Father John Catoir, director of The Christophers, in a statement announcing winners. "These teens allow us to see the world through their eyes - Ii world that has some serious prob-'
lems," he noted, "but also has many individuals who have the power and the ideas to change things for the better." Students entered cartoons, rr.,osaics and collages done in media ranging from oil and acrylic paints to charcoal to photographs. p()S~ ters were judged on theme expre:ssion, originality and artistic merit: The Christophers, a nonprofit organization founded in New York' in 1945, use print and broadcast media to further the Judeo-Christian concept of service to God and all people. The organization's muchquoted motto is "!t's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
Schools opened HIALEAH, Fla. (CNS) - A week after visiting detainees at fle U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba, Miami ArchbishopJohn C. Favalora dedicated the first of several archdiocesan schools designed to help newly arrived Cuban children adjust to life in the Unitt:d States. The first Varela Center is housed in the former convent ,:>f Immaculate Conception parish in Hialeah. Classes started there March 13, and by the end of March, two more centers had opened - one for high school students at St. Benedict parish in Hialeah and another for elementary school students at St. Brenda n parish in Westchester. The archdiocese plans to open other centers as more refugee children arrive.
By Charlie Martin
UNTIL THE END OF TIME When I was young and The world belonged to me I thought that love Meant pain and jealousy It was a cross on my shoulder Oh Lord, now I feel So much older Time had a way of making me see M]' lonely life has taken Its toll on me Now I feel the emptiness And I don't want To live like this Now I've heard stories, I'Vll heard songs Telling me believe my heart, Don't wait too long But words they don't ring true Until there was you Never willi lose This heart's desire Ever willi feed Our love's fire Only when I know That you'l be mine Until the end of time How do I trust what I'm beginning to feel How deep, my soul, How much can I reveal I'm lost in love's mystery Caught between time and eternit]' Now there's a door That opens wide Slowly I will find my way And reach inside But I couldn't make it through Until there was you And when I see The light of love shine In your eyes when They meet mine Only then 111 know That it's you and I Until the end of time Writlen by M. Jones/L. Gramm/B. Turgon. Sung by Foreigner (c) 1995 by Rhythm Safari
FOREIGNER had many great songs quite a long time ago. Now you have a chance to get acquainted or reacquainted with their great sound through their recently released CD, "M r. Moonlight." Getting airplay off the new
disc is "Until the End of Time." The song describes how a person's experience of love and relationships can evolve over ti·me. When the person in the song was "young and the world belonged to me," love was mostly
"pain and jealousy." Apparently, this attitude brought him only"emptiness." Now he knows that "I don't want to live like this." While he doesn't tell us what changed in his approach to love, he recognizes that something is different in his cunent romance. He is less cynical about love's possibilities and even believes that"it's you and I until the end of time." Clearly, certain attitudes can sabotage the happiness brought into our lives by loving relationships. Let me discuss some of those attitudes. I. Expecting the relationship to make you happy. Genuine happiness comes from within a person. While being in a caring, affectionate and enduring relationship often adds to our happiness, it will not make up for what is lacking in our own life. Looking for someone else to make you happy neVl:r works. 2. Failing to like and enjoy yourself. Liking the person that you are is a challenge for many of us. Yet self-love is the foundation for any relationship. When we are not kind, understanding, forgiving and appreciative of ourselves, we are not likely to bring these qualities into a romance. 3. Being jealous and possessive. Such behaviors are rooted in fear and mistrust. They lead a person to treat another in controlling and Q1anipulative ways. Conseq'uently, being jealous steals a way the fresh air of life between two people. Fear stifles the relationship. 4. Holding on to angers and resentments. All of us get hurt in relationships. However, couples that talk about hurts without dishing out blame move past these emotional injuries. Getting stuck in resentment erodes affection. We all make mistakes. Most of us also ha ve attitudes toward relationships and behaviors that need to be addressed and changed. . We can use our mistakes as avenues for learning. Then we realize what the song asserts, namely, that there is a "door" to lasting and satisfying love. Your comments are welcomed by Charlh: Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.
"Busiest week" WASHINGTON (CNS) .- A _ closed-door meeting with President Clinton on moral and religious values. a breakfast meeting with the District of Columbia mayor and installation of his new auxiliary bishop - all in three days .. -made for the "busiest week of the year" for Washington Cardinal James A. Hickey. "It was an extraordinary three days." the cardinal told the Catholic Standard. Washington'sarchdiocesan newspaper. He said the president and the mayor were "very cordial" and that both meetings were "fruitful and pleasant." In addition, he presided at the ordination of Bishop William E. Lori, Washington's new auxiliary bishop. The cardinal had what he called a "wide-ranging discussion" with President Clinton in the Oval Office, along with White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta. The next day, he met with Mayor Marion Barry.
BUCKLEBEAR: Corissa Gaboriau and Brendan Medeiros, prekindergarten students at St. Anne's School, Fall River, learn some seatbelt safety tips from the school's Bucklebear puppet.
THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., May 12, 1995
By Amy Welborn . No one likes to be rejected. The teen years in particular can be marked by a strong need for acceptance by one's peers and a fear of being rejected by them. But believe me, it's a big relief to move past that stage and know that as long as you're true to yourself and your conscience, other people's opinions of you don't matter. I wish Jay would learn this lesson. Jay is good-natured. He's an average student who moved to my area from the Northeast in his junior year. Plenty of kids in his school would readily accept Jay into their groups and social life. They're open and welcoming, and interested in many of the same things he is. But Jay hooked up with a different crowd. Jay plays baseball and there's a small group of players Jay considers his buddies. Earlier this year, Jay was suspended because these guys convinced him to "shank" (pull down the pants of) another student in front of the whole school at a pep rally. They've taken the hubcaps off his car. Twice. They regularly hide his books. Whenever he voices his opinion in class, they roll their eyes and try to sneak in some rude comments along with a "Shut up, Jay" before being called down by the teacher. Jay was suspended again recently because he allowed himself to be pinned against a wall and have his leg hairs burned with a lighter by his "friends." He wouldn't tell who did it. With all of this running through my mind one afternoon, I made Jay stop working on a makeup test for a moment. "How can you say those guys are your friends, Jay?" He shrugged. "I don't mind it." "Honestly, Jay, in 10 years are you going to look back at this time and say, 'Yeah, those were the good old days.''' Jay laughed and admitted he wouldn't. "But you still think they're your friends? Friendship is about caring for another person. Do people who care about each other do the things they're doing?" "I guess not. Maybe." I tried one more angle. "If you were a father and your son came home to you and told you what his 'friends' were doing to him - 'Hey Dad, today they took my hubcaps off.' 'Today they burned my leg hair.' - what would you say to your son?" "I'd tell him not to let them do it," Jay responded seriously. Of course. But I could see that a big part of Jay couldn't or didn't want to make the connection.
"Jay, if you wouldn't want your son to go through this, why do you submit yourself to such treatment?" Jay shrugged again. "I don't know. They're my friends." So I tried one more time. "They're not your friends. This is not good-natured teasing. This is malicious." I looked into Jay's eyes. "Being a part of this group isn't worth the hurt I know you feel." Jay was silent. I don't know if I helped or not. There are only a few weeks left in the school year, and after that Jay can start over when he goes to college and find some friends worthy of the name. And maybe someday Jay can learn a lesson that many of us need to learn too: Being accepted by a group isn't worth the price of your dignity or self-worth. It's too high a price to pay. 1st CLASS TOURS TRIPS OF A LIFETIME Rev. J. Joseph Kierce, D. Min. Author & Producer of The New England Passion Play "THE CHRISTUS"
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...... PILGRIM VIRGIN STA-TUE Pastoral Visitors of Holy Trinity Church, W. Harwich, will sponsor visit by Pilgrim Virgin statue May 20-27 at Eagle Pond Rehabilitation/Living Center, Dennis. Rosary will PARISHES be prayed 7 p.m. each evening by" pastoral care visitors, residents and tieri; M/M Peter Leddy; M/M Carlo guests. Todaro; Mr. Clarence Couey; M/M Kurt SAINT ANNE'S HOSPITAL, FR Schweinshaut; MlM Thomas Taylor; M/M An Ostomy Fair offering the Arithony Rezza; MlM Thomas Slowey; CATHEDR'AL CAMP, opportu~ity to view n,ew ostomy Mrs.-Arline Johnson; M/M Norman PinE. FREETOWN products and standard appliances soneault; M/M Frank Ward; M/M Michael Registrations 'for summer camp will be held 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow in Croke; Mrs. Elizabeth Sturdy; M/M are now being accepted. Open house the Nannery Conference Room of Edward McCrory; M/M Stanley Linowski; June 18. Information: 763-8874. Clemence Hall. Cynthia Arruda, RN, M/M Frank Spinale CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE Enterostomal Therapy Nurse, will A Mass of Remembrance will be discuss various ostomy topics, inTAUNTON held 10 a.m. May 21 for children lost cluding stoma and skin care manImmaculate Conception $100 M/M recently or years ago by miscarriage, agement. Representatives of supply. Manuel Coelho; M/M Daniel Lebrun; stillbirth, abortion or as newborns. companies will also be available to M/M Thomas Leonard; Mr. Allen F. CurFamily members may enroll the answer questions. Information: Ms. ley; $75 M/M Allen Hathaway; $50 Mrs. babies in a book of remembrance Arruda, 674-5600 ext. 431. Agnes E. Cabana; M/M Robert Johnson; from which their names will be 'recited Michael Kenny, RRT, director of M/M Ernest Camara during Mass. pulmonary services, -moderated the "Who Is Responsible for session, St Jacques $1,200 Rev. Thomas E. OFFICE OF AIDS MINISTRY Indoor Air Quality Problems?" at A family support group will meet Morrissey; $100 M/M Mark Bissonette; 7th annual New England Environ3:30 to 5 p.m. June 19 and July 31 in M/M Paul Ferris; Maurice Larocque; mental Expo May II at the World room -128 of Clemence Hall at St. M/M Wesley Schondek; M/M Daniel Trade Center in Boston. Anne's Hospital, FR. Wildes; $80 Yvonne Labonte; $60 M/M LEGION OF MARY Frederick Andrade; M/M Raymond BeauD. of I. NB Mass in honor of Edel Quinn, Hyacinth Circle 71 Daughters of Legion of Mary envoy to Africa' vais; Marie Rocheleau; $55 M/M Gerard Burgess; M/M Maurice Guay; In Memory Isabella will meet 7:30 p.m. May 16, recently declared venerable by Pope of Henry & Dorothy Haskell; Alma PelletHoly Name Church hall. John Paul II, will be held 7:30 p.m. ier; $50 Therese Blain; M/M Gerard May 17, St. Anthony's Church, MatST. ANNE'S, FR Bonenfant; Rose E. Cayer; MlM Michael tapoisett. Recitation of rosary will Pro-life holy hour following II :30 Grundy; Rosianne Lincoln; Paul Ouillette; precede Mass at 7 p.m. and refresha.m. Mass May 19. The holy hours ments will be served afterward. Louise T. Powell; M/M Paul Rego; M/M will continue each third Friday. James Shea, Jr.; M/M Robert Souza; SEPARATED/DIVORCED CATHOLICS, CAPE M/M' Roger Yelle MULTICULTURAL HEALTH Support group meeting 7 p.m. COMMITTEE Our Lady of Lourdes $500 SI. Vincent May 21, St. Pius X parish center, S. The St. Anne's Hospital M ulticulDe Paul Society; $300 Holy Ghost Society; Yarmouth; video on "Spiritual Rectural Health Committee wiil sponOLOL Feast Committee; $200 Holy Rosary overy from Divorce and Separation" sor a program on the topic, "To lay Sodality; Louise M. Perry; $150 The will be shown. Newcomers welcomed down the welcome mat, or to pull it Corner Flower Shop; $100 M/M Manuel at 6:30 p.m. Information: Judy, 362out from under them; the historic Medeiros; M/M' Robert Mendes; Mary 9873; Paula, 385-2693. response toward immigrants enterParker; M/M Thomas Souza; M/M Ronald ing Fall River," 4:30 to 6 p.m. May DCCW, TAUNTON 18, Nannery Conference Room, .Taunton District III of Diocesan Pires; Paul Camacho; M/M Jose Correira; Clemence Hall at the hospital. PresCouncil of Catholic Women will OLOL Confirmation Class; enter will be Philip T. Silvia, Jr., install officers at a 6:30 p.m. Mass $50 M/M Joseph Mello; Violet Amaral; June 8, celebrated by district modPhD, history professor at BridgeMary Muino; M/M Edwin Pinheiro; M/M water State College and member of erator Father Thomas Morrissey at Kenneth Perry; Manuel Botelho; Manuel St. Paul's Church. Dinner will folSt. Anne's Hospital board of diV, Phillipe; Rev. Mr. Robert Faria; M/M low at Fireside Grille in Middlerectors. George Silva; M/M Joseph Silveira; M/M Advance registration required; in- ' boro; reservation deadline May 25. John Baptiste; M/M Joao Coelho; M/M Information: Jean Arikian, 823-2636. formation: community and social Jose Moitoso; In Memory of Parents; work services, 674-5600 ext. 2270. The new officers are president AnnaM/M Manuel Cabral; M/M Gilbert Coute; mae Schondek, vice president Lucille LETTER CARRIERS' FOOD Couture, treasurer· Mary Jo Foley, ,M/M Vasco deBarros DRIVE recording secretary Maureen PapiFall River and Somerset mail carDIGHTON neau, corresponding secretary Thereriers will pick up nonperishable foods St. Peter's Church $500 M/M James sa Rogers. left at mailboxes May 13 for donaMurphy; $300 Harold Mendoza; M/M CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH tion to local food banks. William Mendoza; $100 M/M Normand Pro-Life Adoration and holy hour Fournier; Mrs. John Sloan; M/M Norman PAX CHRISTI, CAPE COD 10 a.m. May 19, concluding with "Exploring Nonviolent AlSmith; $50 M/M Normand Morin; M/M Be'nediction at 5 p.m. ternatives to the Violence Within Us Michael Perry; Robert Rose, Jr. O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER and Arou'nd Us" is topic of monthly Lower Cape Ultreya meets 7:30 NEW BEDFORD meeting 7:30 p.m. May 15, Our Lady tonight in parish center; all welcome. of Victory R.E. center, Centeryille. Our lady of Perpetual Help Parish SS. PETER AND PAUL, FR Members participated in an April 17 $1000 Anonymous; $200 SpeciallntenPro-Life Committee will collect to May 12 fast led by Bishop Thotion; $100 M/M Lionel Dubois; Special mas Gumbleton during the nuclear- baby items for Catholic Charities Intention; $60 In Memory of Frank and and Birthright this weekend in basNonproliferation Treaty conference. Rosalie Jeglinski; $50 M/M Rodney Cejka; sinet by the altar. CURSILLO, FR M/M Edward Dabrowski; M/M Thad ST. ANTHONY OF DESERT, FR Cursillo Movement Leaders' Irzyk; M/M Mitchell Koczera; Special Sacred Heart of Jesus/ImmacuSchool 7:30 p. m. May 17, Bishop Intention; M/M Joseph Michalski; M/M late Heart of Mary charismatic prayConnolly High School, FR; all er community members, will have welcome. Father Vincent Nagle of the MisCATHEDRAL CENTER OF sionaries of St. Charles Borromeo, RENEW AL, E. FREETOWN campus minister at Bristol ComHoly Name School, FR, 8th grade munity College, as a speaker at 7:30 retreat May 15. tonight, following a 7 p.m. cena;cle ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, meeting at which the rosary· and SWANSEA other prayers will be recited. A sim, St. Anne's Sodality Mass 7 p.m. ilar schedule will be followed FriMay 17 followed by meeting and day, May 19, when the speaker will buffet in church hall. Senior- choir be Father Benito Lagos of the Instiwill entertain. tute of the Incarnate Word.
THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., May 12, 1995
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K. of C. FALMOUTH Knights of Columbus Council813 will dedicate a memorial to abortion victims following the II :30 a.m. Mass June 4, St. AnthonY's, E. Falmouth; reception will follow. John Dias seeks volunteers to assist at Special Olympics Games in Connecticut on Saturday, July 8. Business meeting with nomination of officers will be held 8 p.m. May 16. George'Cettley, Sr. was named Knight of the Year at a recent communion breakfast. SECULAR FRANCISCANS St. Louis Fraternity invites all to attend Mass and meetings held 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays at St. Louis Church, 420 Bradford Ave., FR.
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___,.IIJ TOWN IN'A BOX: Second-graders at Atchison Catholic Elementary School in Kansas show off part of their awardwinning collection of items that depict their hometown. Weekly Reader magazine chose the school as one oftwo grand prize winners in its "Geoportrait" contest for Earth Day. (CNS photo)