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Friday, May 16, 1997

FALL RIVER, MASS.

Diocese has 56-year history of generosity In its 56 years, the Catholic Charities Appeal of the Diocese of Fall River has undergone dramatic growth since its first year when total contributions were $150,000. "Of course, that was in 1942," Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, Appeal director, said "and there would, of necessity, be: a considerable adjustment in the value of every dollar to be considered." Nevertheless, the generosity of the members of the Diocesan family over the years, abetted by the con~ tributions of friends of Catholic Charities in business, industry, and professional and civic organizations. has exhibited l~ncouraging growth. "The first time the diocese exceeded $1 million in the Appeal was 1976, the bicentennial year," Msgr. Harrington recalled, of the annual spring-time stewardship collection. "This year," the Director noted, "we surpassed the $1 million mark during our very first week of processing returns." While this is encouraging, the demands for funding from the many agencies, institutions and ministries benefited by the Appeal have grown accordingly. At the outset, the Catholic Charities Appeal funds were generally translated into "bricks and mortar," with the construction of nursing homes and facilities for special educational initiatives at various sites within the diocese. Presently, however, the proceeds of the Appeal provide programs and staff for direct care, personally available to families and individuals who present themselves for service provided by diocesan resources. "The construction of buildings was essential at one point," Msgr. Harrington observed, "but the

Area Leading Parishes $44,965.00 16,113.00 15.652.00 13.891.00 10,739.00

CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS AREA St. Pius So. Yarmouth $85,338.50 Holy Trinity. W. Harwich 31.653.00 St. Anthony. E. Falmouth 27,127.00 O. L. of the Assumption, Osterville 23,792.00 Holy Redeemer, Chatham' 21,415.00

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FALL RIVER AREA Holy Name. Fall River St. Thomas More. Somerset St. Stanislaus. Fall River Santo Christo, Fall River Espirito Santo, Fall River

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personal touch, as skilled and concerned people reach out to impact the lives of all who approach us in circumstances of need is so much closer to Christian spirituality and the values of the Gospel." Returns will be received at Diocesan Headquarters throughout the month of Mayas the 1997 Appeal continues. Those who wish to participate in the Catholic Charities Appeal are invited and encouraged to send contributions to the Diocesan Office, at 344 Highland Ave., Post Office Box 1470, Fall River, MA 02722. For information, call 676~8943. The current listing of leading parishes in the various deaneries of the diocese is given below:

ATTlEBORO AREA O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Seekonk Sl. Mary, Seekonk St. Mary, Mansfield St. John the Evangelist, Attleboro St. Mark. North Attleboro

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$28,161.00 23.972.00 16.848.00 14.627.00 13.690.50

NEW BEDFORD AREA O. L. of Ml. Carmel, New Bedford $33,095.00 Sl. Mary. So. Dartmouth 24,671.00 Immaculate Conception. NB 20,515.00 St. John the Baptist, NB 16,559.00 St. Julie Billiart, No. Dartmouth 13,630.00 TAUNTON AREA St. Anthony, Taunton $18,801.00 St. Ann, Raynham 15,889.00 Our Lady of Lourdes, Taunton 12.710.00 Immaculate Conception, N. Easton 11.240.50 St. Mary, Taunton 8.695.00

Last week in a letter to Mayor Edward Lambert and to members of the Fall River City Council, Bishop Sean O'Malley, OFM, Cap., presented his opposition to establishing a high stakes bingo hall in Fall River. Among reasons he cited were the adverse effect it would have on the bingo games that Catholic schools and other nonprofit organizations run as fundraisers and the moral concerns of an escalation in gambling. In light of this letter, which has been reported in secular media, and the subsequent discussion it has generated, the bishop has expressed some thoughts on how high stakes bingo may affect not only Catholic schools in the area, but also public education and the overall well-being of the community. It is well-known, he acknowledged, that Catholic schools rely on income from limited bingo games that are run by parent' volunteers and parishioners in parish basements and school halls. What is less well-known, he added, and usually not consid. ered, is fact of the savings Catholic schools provide to local public school budgets. Rev. William Garland, OSA, director of Diocesan Education, has determined, the bishop pointed out, that in Fall River almost 15% ofthe student population is enrolled in Catholic schools. Applying the Fall River per pupil cost oCa public school education to each city student attending a Catholic school adds up to some $6 million annually. This is what Catholic schools save the city of Fall River each year. In New Bedford, significant savings are also realized. There 12% of the student population attends a Catholic school, yielding a savings to the public school system of $4.5 million, based on the additional per pupil cost that would be incurred by the city if it had to cover the expense of educating those students. In the past 10 years, Catholic schools have saved taxpayers in those two cities well over $100 million in public education costs. Diocesan education officials add that this is a conservative estimate, reflecting only operational costs and not capital expenditures. As the bishop noted in his letter to city officials, "the greatest benefactor to the public schools in Fall River is the Catholic school system." Bishop O'Malley believes that the proposal to establish a major high stakes bingo hall in Fall River represents a major threat to school bingo income and therefore to the continued financial viability of diocesan schools. With most parents already struggling to meet current tuition payments, he said, any increase to compensate for bingo losses would likely result in declining enrollments and costlier public school budgets for Fall River and adjacent communities. In addition to his concern about Catholic education, the bishop mentioned the moral aspects of high stakes gambling. It will be without question, he said, "an unhealthy escalation of gambling in our locality." He noted that recent studies have indicated that Fall River and New Bedford have lower per capita incomes than other cities in the commonwealth, but that residents of both places are high on the list of lottery game consumers. "The: lottery has been described as a tax on the naive," he said, but it is really a tax on Turn to Page 13

Bishop appoints nine pastors, new Cathedral rector Bishop Sean O'Malley, OFM, Cap., has announced nine appointments of pastors, all effective June

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Father David Costa Born in Taunton, and the son of Horace J. and Barbara J. (Ewald) Costa, Father Costa was ordained June 22, 1985.

He has served as Pl!rochial vicar at St. Thomas More parish, Somerset, St. Mark parish, Attleboro .Falls, and St. Joseph parish, North Dighton.

Past diocesan appointments include the chaplaincy of Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, and assistant directorship of the Diocesan. Office of Youth Minis-

try. Currently Father Costa is director of Youth Ministry Services and chaplain of Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River. Turn to Page Three

First Parishes Serving their first pastorates will be Father David A. Costa, now parochial vicar of St. Joseph parish, North Dighton, who will be pastor of Sacred Heart parish, Fall River, while remaining chaplain at Bishop Connolly High School, also in Fall River; Father Mark R. Hession, now parochial vicar of St. Joseph parish, Taunton, who will become pastor of that parish; Father Horace J. Travassos, currently re:ctor of St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, who will become pastor or St. William parish, also Fall River; and Rev. Bernard Vanasse, now parochial vicar of St. Dominic parish, Swansea, who will become pastor of St. Pet~r paris1:l•. Pigh~9!11. ~ ., •.. .: _._.~~. _.j _FR. DAVID .COSTA

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Special Gifts $100

NATIONALS $MOO Rev. James F. Kelley, Dillingham, AK

Rev. Raymond A. Robida, Fall River Atty. Patrick K. Cunningham, Pawtucket Philip F. Tally, Providence

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Rev. Clarence D'Entremont, Nova Scotia, Canada Rev. James F. Lyons, Fall River

St. John the Evangelist Bingo, Pocasset

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Rev. Daniell. Freitas, Melbourne, FL

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$4,500 St. Pius XSt. Vincent de Paul . Society, So. Yarmouth .

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Sacred Hearts Community, Fairhaven

St. Patrick St. Vincent de Paul Society, Falmouth Great Rock Tractor Company, Bourne

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St. Elizabeth Seton Men's Club, No. Falmouth St. John the Evangelist St. Vincent de Pa'uISociety, Pocasset

$275 Holy Redeemer St. Vincent de Paul Society, Chatham

$200 Holy Trinity Women's Guild, W. Harwich St. John the Evangelist Women's Guild, Pocasset . St. Elizabeth Seton Guild, No. Falmouth St. Anthony Council of Catholic Women, East Falmouth

St. Pius X Bingo, So. Yarmouth

$175 Permanent Diaconate Community Diocese of Fall River

$125 ; Daher Family &Beatrice Howe, New Bedford

$1,400 St. Vincent de Paul Council Cape Cod & The Islands District

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NEW BEDFORD . Our Lady of ~t. Carmel $750 Rev. Antonino C. Tavares; $425 In Memory of M-M Guilherme M. Luiz; $300 James Perry; $250 Mrs. Rose Hendricks, Portuguese Prayer Group, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Anonymous; $200 Holy Name Society, Anonymous; $150 M·M Manuel Mendonca, M·M Hildeberto J. Sousa, Anonymous; $125 Anonymous. $100 M·M Arthur Caetano, Serafim Mello, M·M Eduardo I. Melo, Mt. Carmel Senior Associates, M·M HenriQue Rouxinol, M-M Jaime Silva Santos, Edmund Sylvia, M-M Arthur Vasconcellos, Anonymous. St. Mary $200 M·M Rene Carroll, M-M Gilbert Costa, M·M Wayne Martin: $180 ·M·M John H.LeBoeuf; $150 Mrs. Chester Gadomski, M·M John Freitas; $100 Helen Baillargeon, M·M Paul Bedard, M-M Gil· bert Butts, M·M Frank Camara, Mrs. Gas· ton DeBrosse, M-M Patrick Gannon, Kath· leen M. Kurowski, M·M Paul Marashio,ln Memory of Jesse Mathews, M·M Dennis Poyant, M·M Maurice Samson, Marilyn Collins. St. Lawrence $200Judge/Mrs. John A. Tierney; $150 M·M Walter Loveridge; $125 M-M Thomils J. Long, Mrs. John B. O'Rourke; $120 Dr./Mrs. Robert Small; $100 M·M Philip C. Beard St. Francis of Assisi $500 Rev. Albe~t J. Ryan, In Memory of Mr. Frank Garcia; $125 Mrs. Louis Bono; $100 Mrs. Anthony Armanetti, St. Francis of Assisi Men's League. Holy Name $1300 Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington; $500 M·M James F1ana· gan; $200 Francis Smith, M·M Roger Traham; $190 M·M Eric Erickson; $150 M;M Joseph Finnerty, M·M Salvatore Giammalvo; $100 In Memory of Martin & Helen Barry by Anna O'Neil, M-M Arnold Avellar, M·M Terence Beehan; Donald BU~kley, M·M Charles Cabral, Jr., M-M I.:.ester Chace, M·M Paul Coucci, M·M Joseph Dias, M·M Hugh Earley, M·M John Kavanaugh, M-M John Macedo, Sarah Murray, George Rogers, M·M Edward l. Smith, Jr., M·M Robert Sylvia, M·M Norman Torres . St. James $225 M-M Gerald Lewis; $200 James Mullin, Jr.; $100 M·M Patrick Baker, Mrs. John Callanan, Mrs. Daniel F. Dwyer, Richard C. Fontaine, Robert S. Hayes, Ms. Kathryn Mahoney, Mrs. Wilfred B. Rousseau, Mrs. Irene Schall, Mrs. Alexander Whelan, Mrs. Mary M. Worden St. Anne $1l00 Rev. Martin l. Buote iIiIIi:·... ···,'··... · .. ' .......

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EAST FREETOWN St. John Neumann $250 M·M Corne-' lius Murphy; $200 M-M Martin Murphy; $150 M·M Elton E. Ashley, Jr., Barbara Smith; $120 M·M William J. Towers; $100 M·M Glen Fossella, In Memory of Yvette DeMoranville, M·M Arthur Blais FAIRHAVEN St. Joseph's $100 M·M John B. Davidson, James F.erris, Leslie D. Trott, 1r. MARION St. Rita's $500 M·M Francis J. Perry; $250 M·M DavidM. Prentiss; $200 Mrs. Joseph Kairys; $150 James & Eileen Canty; $100 Robert E. & Nancy M. Hart, Mrs. Theresa Dougall, M-M Charles Bur· nett, M·M John Perry . MATTAPOISETT St. Anthony's $250 M-M Maurice Downey; $200 Dr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Costa; $150 In Memory of Joseph W. Hurley; $125 M·M Charles Rodrigues; $100 M·M Edwin Allard, Dr. & Mrs. Den· nis Barley, M·M Wilfred Belanger, Dr. & Mrs. John Bender, Mrs. Real Breton, M·M Edmund Butler, Mrs. Charles Caires, M-M William Carter, M-M Frank Cooper, M-M Paul Downey, M·M John Gannon, Helen Gardner, J & CVan De Kerckhof, M-M Paul Levine, Dr. & Mrs. Thomas McCormack, Timothy Watterson & Cathleen .Dupont NORTH DARTMOUTH St. Julie Billiart $500 Thomas Sills; $400 Atty.lMrs. Edward J. Harrington, k; $200 In Memory of Shirley Babiec, Wilham Q. Maclean, Jr.; $150 M·M Oliver Cabral; $100 David Amaral, Jane M. Brightman, Louise Cabral, In Memory of John, Gloria & lillian Cordeiro Frank Cabral, Mary Mota &Marie Dugan, Bar- . bara Coonan, Kenneth C. Marshall, M·M Roger Peloquin, M·M Edward Rouxinol, John T. Ward, M-M William Winsper DARTMOUTH St. Mary's $1612 Rev. Walter Sulli·. van; $200 Capt. Daniel Stuart; $100 M·M William Ferguson, Shirley Perry, Mary Weigel, In Memory of Veronica O'Neill, M·M Charles Nunes WAREHAM St. Patrick's $300 M-M Roger T. Elli· .ott; $200 Helen A. Norton; $150 Mary Sa vigna no; $125 Kenneth R. & Elizabeth Ferreira, M·M Robert T. Reynolds; $120 Theresa A. Williams; $100 In Memory of Juli M. Babbitt, M·M Thomas Costello, John Cunha, M-M Richard Donahue, M-M John Durham, Mrs. Roy Franklin, John ......_

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New Bedford Catholic Woman's Club St.Anthony St. Vincent de Paul I, .Sll.ciety, fIIlattapoisett

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St. Patrick St. Vincent de Paul :;ociety St. Patrick Women's Guild

Sist~ts .of Charity of Quebec

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$100 Holy Namce Parish Guild Poyant Signs, Inc. St. John Neumann Women's Guir~, East Freetown Cabral·Lamoureux Funeral Home Knights of Columbus Damien Council, Mattapoisett

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Hallett Funeral Home, Inc., So. Yarmouth_ Hart Farm Nursery, Inc., Dennisport Holy Trinity Thrift Shop, West Harwich Our lady of Victory &Our Lady of Hope I Men's Club, Centerville . St. Joan of Arc St. Vincent de Paul . Society, 0rlea ns Stage Stop Candy, ltd., Dennisport Waystack Realty, Harwichport Thomas H. Peterson Realty, W. Harwich Falmouth Bark & Topsoil William"Bonito Construction

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Gilb.ert J. Costa Insurance Agency

$200 Oliveira Funeral Homes Lav'oie & Tavares Co., Westport

$100 Gendreau Moving Company Manuel Rogers &Sons Funeral Hilme, Inc. Santo Christo Federal Credit Union Boule Funeral Home

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Grenda, Anne M. Hunter, M·M Richard Manuel Camara, Jr., Francisco Correia, M·M George Bosh, Mrs. Jean Carter, M·M Kiernan, M·M Frank Krystofolski, Marie M·M Stephen Correia, M·M Aniceto Thomas Conlan, M·M "Jack Maloney. E. Murphy, Gertrude V..Richardson DeCosta, Maria Medina, jM·M Duarte $600 Gilberta & George Ringuette; TAUNTON Pedro, M-M Joseph Pimental, M·M Joseph $249 M·M Joseph M. Hodge; $150 M·M :' ~ousa, A Friend. . Robert E: Harris O,ur 'Lady of Lourdes $200 Cecilia .. O. l. of the Immaculate Conception St. John the Evangelist $450 M·M Reams; $150 Charlotte Dias; $100 Jen$100~M.M.DanieILeBrun. Thomas H. Cuddy, Jr.; $250 Dr./Mrs. nifer Smith, Deacon Robert Faria $100 Allan' Curley, M·M Allen Hatha· John J. 'Killion; $200 M·M John ~ostello, $500 Our Lady of Lourdes St. Vincent way M·M Mervell Cronin, M·M Luca Fantacci. de Paul Society; $400 Our Lady of DIGHTON one, M-M R. Russell Morin, M·M Edward Lourdes Bingo; $100 M·M Robert Mendes, St. Peter's $500 M-M William Men. O'Donnell, M-M Gilbert Rea, M·M Robert M·M Kenneth W. Perry doza; $100 M-M Norman Smith, William Rovzar, Joseph R. Spinale. Sacred Heart $500 M·M Brian Brown; Henry $175 Ralph Sears; $155 M·M John: $250 Bruce Blunt; $325 Rose O'Donnell; Mcintyre; $150 M·M Frederick Bartek; $200 Virginia Wade, M·M Anthony Nunes; NORTH DIGHTON $135 Arlene Doherty; $125 Jack D. $125 Mrs. John Kelly, Rita O'Donnell: St. Joseph $300 Daniel Hoyng; $250 Lamothe, M;M Richard Marsh: M. $100 Galen Rheaume, M·M Joseph Kuper, Armand Yelle; $150 Richard Lee; $125 . M Richard Doherty, M·M EariD. Kelly; M·M Edward Trucchi, M·MEvans Lava, Fra~k Phillipe; $100 Harold Chartier, $110 Donald Pelletier. M·M Oscar Maynard, M-M Charles Mans· Grace Murray, Paul Achtelik, Vincent $iOO Kenneth Anderson, M·M Edward field, Jr., Vivian Martin, M·M Robert Scully, Arthur Ennes Casey, Edward F. Casey, M·M John Martin. NORTH EASTON Cherecwich, M·M Earl Cruff, M·M John St. Mary $400 Dr. John Fenton; $300 Immaculate Conception $500 St. Vin. Dolan, Mrs. James Foley, Michael Terrence & Janet Dorsey; $250 Cathe· cent de Paul Society; $300 M-M Robert. Fredette, Mrs. William Goff, Julie H·am· rine McCarthy, John Rice, Janice Russell; Garrow; $200 M-M Albert Arruda; $150 mond, M·M Paul T. Harris, M-:V1 Peter $200 M·M Robert Drake, Mrs. Jeannette M-M Richard Rhodes; $125 Jean Larkin, Lynch, M·M Everette Medeiros, M·M George, Mary E. McNamara, Thomas Pa.ula Kane; $100 Dr./M Christopher Richard Nolan, M·M Daniel Nolin, M·M Russell; $150 Dr.lMrs. Charles Hoye; Corey, M.M Leo Harlow, Charles McJerome O'Brien, Mrs. Edmund Rainville, $125 M·M William Silva, M·M Robert Menamy, Robert Kane, M.M Philip M·M James Rocha, M·M Paul Hockett, Sullivan. Tarallo, M·M Daniel Dowd, M.M John Clara Rounds. $100 M·M Vince Barrett, Mary Bird, McEntee, M·M Edward Casieri, M·M John St. Joseph $250 M-M Robert Dubeau, James Chiesa, M·M William Clifford, McTernan, Loretta Campanella, M.M John M·M Leonard Pinault; $225 M·M Albert Katherine Galvin, Rose M. Gordon, Del· Campanella, M-M James Thrasher. Dumont, M·M Raymond Laferriere; $120 phina Granfield, M·M Joseph lannoni, Richard Boucher, M·M Mark Parsons; M·M Joseph Medeiros, Dr.lMrs. Joseph SOUTH EASTON $100 M·M Richard Audette, M·M Ralph Nates, M-M Gerald Peterson, James Reid, Holy Cross $500 M-M Steve O'Hara; Zito M·M Barry Sullivan, Dr.lMrs. William . $250 M·M George Tyrrell, John Whelton; Holy Ghost $600 Constant F'oholek', Watson. $200 M·M John Murphy, Charles Crow· ley; $150 Richard A. Alfonso, M.M James $400 Rev. Stephen B. Salvado'; $150 St. Jacques $1,200 Rev. Thomas E. .Mary Sullivan; $125 M-M George Ryan', · $125 Yvonne Labon te, Mau· Breton, Ms. Kathleen Cram', $100 Dr./M $100 Lewis Benson, M·M Charles ·Fox, Morrlssey; rice Larocque; $100 lillian Bannon, Rita Edgardo Angeles, Mrs'-Patricia Brophy, Mrs. Edward O'Keefe, M·M Roland Cameron, M·M Robert Leal, M·M Clive Ms. Mary Campbell, Mrs. Cecelia R. Tremblay, M.M Alfred Vaz, Sr.. Olson, M·M Wesley Schondek. Clark, M-M Paul Fitzgerald, Nancy G. Gustafson, Robert Kane, Louise McMa· SOUTH ATTLEBORO St. Paul $500 M·M Robert Bessette; $110 M-M Joseph Mastromarino; $100 hon, Mrs, John Oliveira, Jr:, M·M Daniel St. Theresa $1,100 A Friend; $500 Mrs. Carol' Baxter.Green,M.M Franklin O'Reilly, Mrs. Douglas Porter, M·M David 'M·M Michael Lewis; $250 AFriend; $200 Brown, M·M John Connors, Yvette De. Wallace, Rev. Francis Grogan M·M David Wagle, A Friend; $IS0 Mrs. mers, M·M Richard Hooben, Barbara RAYNHAM Esther Desmarais; $130 M·M Gaetan Monteiro, M-M Joseph Montleon, M·M St. Ann $600 Theodore Kapala; $400 Brochu; $100 Christine Clegll, M·M Harold Olson, M·M Wayne Pacheco, Pau· Thomas J. Whalen; $365 Ms. linda E. Joseph Iwuc, Arthur Mondor, M·M line Viera, M·M Clement Wade. Santoro; $300 M·M Edward Whelan; Anthony Mskalski, M·M Ernest Major, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary $1,300 $250 M·M William Tripp; $200 M-M PhilipJ. Morris, M·M John Casserly, Mrs. Conventual Franciscan Fathers; $100 Raymond Cooke, Ms. Michelle Taft; $150 Helen Sharples, M·M Ernest Jordan, James &Sally Ferreira, Mrs. Natalie Foss: M·M Joseph Bettencourt, M-M Patrick John B. Keane, M-M Raymond Gravel, M.M Gilbert levesque, Mrs. Anita Macie. Cady. . M-M Robert Joubert, M·M Boleslaw Rec, jowski, Mrs. Victoria Ulak. $100 M·M Paul Fountain, M·M Paul A"Friend. . $100 Mrs. FrancisG. Gorczyca, Mrs.' Gilchrist, M·M Edmun~ Goodhue, Jr., MANSFiElD Mary Tabak, Michael Tabak M-MAlfred .Mailloux, M-M William Mc· St. Mary $500 Dr./M Philip Sibilia; Caffrey, M-M Richard McDonough, M·M St. Anthony $1,081 In Memory of John McMullen, M.M James Mulvihill, $300 M·M Philip Crimmins, M·M Paul C. Ferreira-Santos Families; $500 In Grate· M.M Salvatore Oliveri, M-M Earle Parker, McAuliffe; $200 M·M Eric E. Butl~r, Mrs. ful Memory of John C, Correia; $250 Ms. Barbara Peck, M.M Robert Perkins, Edward Chace, M·M Brian Healy,. M·M Atty.lMrs. Joseph DeMello, A Friend; M.M Michael Scarlett, Deacon/Mrs. John William Reardon, M·M Stephen Scala; $200 St. AnthollY'S Prayer Group, A Welch. $155 Carl Garofano; $150 Mrs. Domenic Friend; $175 AFriend; $150 Aleixo Insur· Macaione; $120 linda Hagglund ance Agency, Inc., A Friend; $125 M-M ATTlEBORO $100 M·M Anthony R. Camelio, I~ichard Gary Enos; $120 Gordon A. Alvarnaz & St. Stephen $600 M·M Leo Roy; $550 D'Onofrio, M·M David A. Doucette, M·M Family, A Friend. St. Vincent de Paul Society; $150 M.M Thomas Dunn, M-M Raymond Goddard, $100 Cynthia Abreau, M·M Manuel Leo Sheridan, M·M Edward Lapierre; Attv.lM James Grady, M·M Thomas Gra· Medeiros, M·M Joseph. Amaral, M·M $125 M·M Normand P. Beauregard; $100 Turn to Page 10 . .... " " ... , ._.~ ... ~.;..;...-~'_ _~. . . . .~ . ~ ~ _ - = - - _

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Bishop appoints' 'n'ioe pastors, ne'w' Cathedral rector Continued from Page One Father Mark Hession Father Hession was born in New Bedford, the son of Robert L. and Pearl (Genereux) Hession. He was ordained on June 16, 1984. After ordination, he: was an assistant in St. Joan of Arc parish, Orleans, then did graduate study in canon law at the Catholic University of America. He was subsequently parochial vicar at Holy Name parish, Fall River; St. Mary, New Bedford; St. Joan of Arc, Orleans; and St. Joseph, Taunton. His diocesan appointments include Vice Chancellor and Advocate and Defender of the Bond in the Tribunal, part time duties in the Chancery Office, moderator for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses, diocesan director of priestly formation and education, chaplain for the diocesan AIDS Ministry Office and chaplain at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He was a member of the Saint Anne's Hospital Ethics Committee in Fall River and is a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Father Vanasse Born in Boston, and the son of

Lucien E. and Catherine (Barry) Vanasse, he was ordained on May 13, 1978. Subsequently he served at St. Pius X, So. Yarmouth; St. Louis de France, Swansea; and St. Lawrence, New Bedford. In 1988 he was assigned to Holy Name parish, Fall River, as parochial vicar. From there he went to St. Anne's parish, Fall River, as technical assistant and then to Sacred Heart parish, Taunton, and St. Dominic, Swansea, as parochial vicar. Cathedral Rector Effective July I, Father Joseph M. Costa will become rector of St. Mary's Cathedral. Born in Fall River, the son of Joseph P. and Maria (Carvalho) Costa, he was ordained on May 14, 1977. He has been parochial vicar at Our Lady of Health parish, Fall River; .Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Seekonk; and St. John of God, Somerset. On the diocesan level, his appointments have included Fall River Juvenile Court chaplain, chairman oft he Presbyteral Council, assistant director of Diocesan Health Facilities, assistant to the Marriage Preparation Program in the Fall River area, and Secretary

Diocese of Fall River

OFFICIAL His Excellency, the Most Reverend Sean O'Malley, O.f.M., Cap., Bishop of Fall River, has accepted the nomination of th~ Reverend Gilles Genest, M.S., Provincial of the Missionaries of LaSalette, and has made the following appointment: Rev. Raymond Vaillancourt, M.S., Parochial Administrator of Our Lady of the Cape parish, Brewster. Effective May 12, 1997

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OFFICIAL His Excellency, the Most Reverend Sean O'Malley, O.F.M., Cap., Bishop of Fall Riv(:r, has announced the following appointments: Rev. George F. Almeida from Pastor of Holy Family pariSh, Taunton, to Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Swansea. Rev. David A. Costa from Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph parish, North Dighton, to Pastor of Sacred Heart parish, Fall River, while continuing as Chaplain of Bishop Connolly High School. Rev. Mark R. Hession from Parochial Administrator of St. Joseph parish, Taunton, to Pastor of St. Joseph parish, Taunton. Rev. Terence F. Keenan from Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Swansea, to Pastor of St. Mary parish, South Dartmouth. Rev. Bernard R. Kelly from Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Wellfleet, to Pastor of St. Joseph parish, Woods Hole. Rev. Jay T. Maddock from Pastor of St. William parish, Fall River, to Pastor of Holy Family parish, Taunton, while continuing as Judicial Vicar of the Diocesan Tribunal. Rev. William W. Norton from Pastor of St. Joseph parish, Woods Hole, to Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Wellfleet. Rev. Horace J. Travassos from Rector of St. Mary Cathedral pariS9, Fall River, to Pastor of St. William parish, Fall River. Rev. Bernard Vanasse from Parochial Vicar of St. DOminic parish, Swansea, to Pastor of St. Peter parish, Dighton. Effective June 18, 1997 'Rev. Joseph M. Costa to Rector of St. Mary Cathedral parish, Fall River. Effective July 1, 1997

for Community Service. He received a master's degree in social work from Boston College in 1986. Father Costa served at St. Vincent Special Education Facility in Fall River from 1984 to 1986, returning in 1989 as an administrator and in July 1990 being named executive director of the facility, a position he held until he stepped down from those duties late last year. He is presently completing a sixmonth sabbatical at the School of Applied Theology in Berkeley, CA. New Pastorates Present pastors who will be shepherding new parishes effective June 18 are Father George F. Almeida, now pastor of Holy Family parish, Taunton, who will now serve Our Lady of Fatima parish, Swansea; Father Terence F. Keenan, currently at Our Lady of Fatima parish, Swansea, who will become pastor of St. Mary parish, South Dartmouth; Father Bernard R. Kelly, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Wellfleet, who will move to St. Joseph parish, Woods Hole; Father Jay T. Maddock, presently pastor of St. William parish, Fall River, who will head Holy Family parish, Taunton; and Father William W. Norton, pastor of St. Joseph parish, Woods Hole, who will go to Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Wellfleet. Parochial Administrator Additionally, Bishop O'Malley accepted the nomination of the Reverend Gilles Genest, MS, Provincial of the Missionaries of LaSalette, and as of May 12 appointed Rev. Raymond Vaillancourt, MS, parochial administrator of Our Lady of the Cape parish, Brewster.

New bishops VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Pope John Paul II has named coadjutor bishops for two dioceses in Vietnam. According to the Vatican announcements, Father Pierre Nguyen Van Nho, the 60-year-old rector of the Stella Maris Seminary in Nha Trang, was named coadjutor bishop of Nha Trang. Father Joseph Nguyen Tich Duc, 59, a professor at the same seminary, was named coadjutor bishop of Ban Me Thuot. The appointment of bishops has long been a point of tension between the Vatican and the Vietnamese government, which continues to insist on approving nominations before they are announced.

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China's Wonderful Opportunity In the latter part of the last century, a revival of missionary efforts in China saw significant progress; but much of this work was totally eradicated by the invasion of China by the colonial powers. England, France, Russia, Germany, Japan and the United States wanted the country opened up to their mercantile interests. By the power of their armies and navies, they divided up China as they saw fit with no regard for the, Chinese themselves. In the 1890s China was defeated by Japan. The Boxer rebellion and the division of the nation into spheres of influence by the western powers were more than humiliating as step by step the very fabric of the old Chinese culture and tradition was torn apart and the Confucian dynasties which had ruled China for centuries were replaced by a puppet Western style form of republican government. China, in other words, was draggedj.nto the twentieth century.. But at the end of World War II, China found its independence renewed by a unique form of Communism which played upon the people's deep desire for self-government, free of Western influef!ce. By 1950 China was orie nation but so bitter was its remembrance of its troubled past that everything Western was regarded as imperialistic. Sad to say there was much truth in this attitude. Even the Church suffers from the inescapable Western influences involved in its missionary efforts in China. The multiplicities of indignities that were inflicted on China by the West were fuel for one of the most severe 'Communist purges in history. . The Communist efforts continue as the Western world attempts once more to view China as full of mercantile possibilities. However, there is a degree of nervous unrest underlying the policy, as evidenced in the current Hong Kong situation. With the return ofthis crown colony to China and Macao in two more years, mainland C~ina will once againbe ruled by the Chinese, as it should be, and' foreign troops will no longer be a factor in daily life. .,TI-IIS RENDITON OF PENTECOST IS EMBROIDERED ON A It has taken centuries for this to happen. Now-the Church 17TH CENTURY CHASUBLE AT A CHURCH enters into a new and most important ';phaseof China's AT THE FORMER JESUIT COLLEGE IN MUNSTER, WEST GERMANY. national destiny. One cannot deny that the unity of the nation PENTECOST SUNDAY IS MAY 18. was forged in the bloodbath of its unique brand of Communism. But one also sees that the tyrannical regime created by "Tongues of fire appeared, which parted and came to rest on each ofthem. such a system of government, is beginning to show. cracks. All were filled with' the Holy Spirit." Acts 2: 3-4 The people of China have been rushed into current affairs almost overnight. There can be little doubt that much of this has to do with economic factors. A thirst for the good things of life has rooted deeply and swiftly'in the soil of China. The next By Father Kevin J. Harrington cution: nor the good of the preser- strangest and most impressive phase of this reality which China must face centers on human As we approach anew millen-' vationof.lifeinalionfortheevilof natural creations including the liberties and fundamental individual rights. As China struggles the destruction of the animals on Leviathan, the monster that patrols nium, the age-old problem of evil to cope with its billions of people it must face the fact it cannot which it lives.~' the depths. He compels Job to see continues to riddle humanity. Even go back to its days of absolutism when a dictator ruled ,the ·after two world wars', nations of Aquinas~ assertion is that a cer- his self-centered concerns ·against masses with a· iron hand. tain amount of evil is unavoidable the' backdrop of the infinite and the world are far from peace. Jusand since God allows us .to have 'mysterious cosmos that i:; also As the Western powers remove their signs and symbols from tice is still a dream in our hind. Beyond the lmend'ing story of per-: free will there will always be mon- God's concern. China, we should resolve once more to negate all attempts at God is an artist whose universe sonal evil' the question of how strousabuses of this freedom. This imposedcoloni:lation. The West has waged too many wars in argument may seem trivial when is a revelation of his beauty. A and does one explain the pervasive the East. Both spheres have suffered greatly. It should be·'our placed against the backdrop ofthe master carpenter owns an abundevastating presence of evil in the firm resolve and our duty towork for the time when all war will world in the cosmic sense continues.' personal evil of the Holocaust or dance of tools which seems 'to the be completely outlawed by international consent. This goal . While many theologians have the cosmic evil of an earthquake or apprentice to be too many. For can be achieved w~~n the glo'hal family can safeguard on ,wrestled with this' problem, none terminal cancer; however, it is a God, nothing in the created order matter of perspective. ' is redundant, because from his has approached it so masterfully behalf of all humanity regard for justice and respect for rights. 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Look to the children for world peace By Father EQgene Hemrick on television, he went to his room "When God brings peace to the and wrote on a scrap of paper: world, he will do it through chil- "Peace, please do it for the kids." dren.... By the year 2000 we dream This caught the attention of the that every part of the: world will be Mary Anne Foun~ation and bepleading for peace and proclaim- came its rallying cry. ing God as its source:." It is a touching story. But will This dream and belief of Peggy the movement it promoted last? Is Stanton, president of the Mary this merely child's play compared Anne Foundation in Painesville, to .the high-powered diplomatic Ohio, is behind the present success' efforts responsible for keeping of the Kids for Peace Pilgrimage, world peace?] think not! which is a children's international Peace is needed in so many movement crusading for peace. areas of life: between nations; in The movement is founded on cities; in homes and schools and the idea that children, and not neighborhoods. adults, should be the principal Children dare to imagine things speakers for peace, An inspirational moment in th(: life of 4-year- we don't and, in doing so, remind old Tommy Tighe helped to crys- us to renew our imagination. Age and life have ,a way of wearing us tallize this idea. One day, after wat<t:hing violence down and conditioning us against

VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Here is the Vatican text of Pope John Paul II's remarks in English at his weekly general audience May 14. Dear brothers and sisters, Following my long-awaited visit to Lebanon, I express my gratitude to the president of the republic and to the civil and ecclesiastical authorities for their warm welcome and hospitality. In Beirut, I presided at the solemn conclusion of the special assembly for Lebanon of the Synod of Bishops and entrusted to the young people my post-synodal apostolic exhortation, titled "A New Hope for Lebanon." Young people are the hope of Lebanon and the church, and the implementation of the synod will largely depend on them. Lebanon has a long Christian tradition reflected in 'the presence of the Maronite Church and many other churches, both Catholic and Orthodox. Cooperation among believers, together with restoration of the centuries-long tradition of harmony between Muslims and Christians, must mark the present time of reconciliation and rebuilding after long years of conflict. Only in this way can the preservation of Lebanon's national and cultural identity be ensured. Let us pray that Lebanon, where Christ himself taught and worked miracles, will become aplace of tolerance, cooperation and peace.

imagining ideals like achieving peace. We begin to imagine that peace isn't possible. But if children think that way, it is only the result of learned behavior. Children see life for the first time, and they are not restricted by history and failures. How many , times have we been awestruck at the simplicity and depth of a child's insights and inspired to rethink our own views? Children are energetic, and even though they can wear us down, in a subtle way their energy energizes us. How often do they enter their parents' bedroom early in the morning, excited about starting the day when the parents would rather sleep on? If the effect is not always immediate, nonetheless a child's energy often is contagious, inspiring the parents to meet the new day with zest. This is the zest that is needed to make peace. Through their playfulness, children remind us that play is a very important part oflife. If we get too serious, we tighten up. Then any type of negotiation with others and imaginative thinking are stifled. As parents well know, children can be obstinate. This side of childhood reminds us of the need to be as obstinate as a child in pursuing peace. It is all obstinacy that won't stop or take no for an answer. Finally, children represent the spirit of innocence. My father was a Chicago fireman for 34 years. When we talked about the fires he fought, he always would come back to the time he had to carry a dead child out of a building. He never got over it because he felt that the child was so innocent and certainly didn't deserve to die. I think that the leaders of nations' could benefiit from a greater sense ofthe innocc:nce of children. Wars are started by people who have forgotten our innocent children. So, don't forget the children. Let the awareness ofthem instill in us the willingness and the determination to make peace and to live peacefully.

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JANE JANNELL and Joan Hazelhurst (far right) receive an icon from Bishop Sean O'Malley which they and their pastor, Very Rev. Gerald T. Shovelton, took to Holy Trinity parish, West Harwich. The icons, depicting the Holy Trinity, are to be enshrined in all parishes on Pentecost Sunday. (Anchor/ Mills photo)

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Ascerlsion Thursday Mass offered for Jubilee 2000 "great commissioning" By Christine Vieira Mills Anchor staff St. Mary's Cathed ral, Fall River, was abuzz with activity May 8 as churchgoers filled the pews in anticipation of the '7 p.m. Ascension Thursday Mass. Fathers Jon-Paul Gallant and Richard W. Beaulieu, chairpersons for the diocesan Jubilee 2000 committee, undoubtedly had their hands full coordinating the Mass. "It seems as if the preparations will never end," Father Beaulieu chuckled. Committees handled everything from camera crews and sound technicians to the beautiful music and exquisite lily and ivy altar decorations. As dozens of priests and deacons vested, chatting among themselves, the familiar scent of incense filled the sanctuary. Altar servers representing St. Stanislaus and the Cathedral parishes, helped each other robe and plaid-clad Catholic school students stood at the church doors eagerly distributing programs and prayer cards to the capacity crowd. Media stood by, officials paced anxiously. At the stroke of 7 Madeleine Grace fired up the organ, the horn section blared "Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise" and, with voices raised in song, Bishop Sean O'Malley's "great commissioning" of the diocese to spiritually prepare for the new millennium officially began. Pope John Paul II has declared the next three years a time of reflection on the Holy Trinity: 1997, the humanity of Jesus and baptismal commitments; 1998, the Holy Spirit and our appreciation of confirmation; 1999, God the Father, with a focus on reconciliation and spiritual renewal. In this vein, Bishop O'Malley offered the Ascension Thursday Mass as a means of commissio.ning members

of the Fall River diocese to a deeper reflection 'on the Gospel during the journey to the year 2000. "Announcing the Good News," the bishop said, "is the mission that Christ has given to us." He contrasted Jesus' two farewells, both on Thursdays: Holy Thursday, when he faced death and the violent separation that implies; and Ascension Thursday, when he was taken up into heaven to solidify a union between God and His people. The two good byes, the bishop explained, led to Pentecost when the apostles, charged with the Holy Spirit, began their ministry knowing that though Jesus had left them physically, he would always be with them in spirit. The bishop added, "Jesus said, 'Lo, I am with you always until the end of the age.'" The liturgy continued with a renewal, of baptismal vows as a recommitment to spreading the Good News Representatives from each parish in the diocese were presented with an icon to be enshrined in each church for the next three years. The icon represents the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, gathered after Jesus' ascension into heaven. The idea for the Icon of the Most Holy Trinity came from the Jubilee 2000 Committee, and prayer cards imprinted with its image and a jubilee prayer will be available in every parish. On May 18, Pel'!tecost Sunday, the parishes will enthrone the blessed icons in an appropriate place to serve as a reminder to all that the coming three years are a special time for personal and parish spiritual renewal. Many parishes are planning ceremonies~ processions and other activities to commemorate, the occasion.. As the Cathedral belIs rang out,

plumed Knights of Columbus added to the pageantry of the evening. But, as Permanent Deacon Maurice Lavallee pointed out, "Every celebration is big. It's [people's) presence here that counts. That's what really matters." Onward to the millennium!

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Diocesan nursing home happenings Shawn P. Baxter, MS, HSA, pies, intravenous therapies, care Elena Goddard, Sarah Goff, a registered and licensed occu- for the terminally ill, respite Mary Goosman, Elaine Gordon, pational therapist, is the new di- care, pastoral care and pain man- Melanie Hatch, Heather rector of rehabilitative services agement. Hickman, William Homer, for the Diocesan Health FaciliFor more information Elmer Ingalls and Lee Ingalls. ties system. about rehabilitative services at Also: Lee Jacobs, Rita Baxter will plan, direct, and any ofthe Diocesan Health F~- Kelleher, George Kelly, Cheryl monitor the rehabilitative ser- dlities, call Shawn P. Baxter, Lassey, Edith Lavoie, Irepe Lori, Helen -Madden, Brownell vices departments for Catholic tel. 679-8154. Memorial Home, Fall River; Madonna Manor Malone, Jay Malone, June Madonna Manor, No. Attleboro; National Volunteer Week was Mann, Liz McGinnes, Holly Marian Manor, a perfect time for Minke, Rev. Raymond Moquin, Taunton; and Our Madonna Manor Ann Marie Nicholson, Rev. Lady's Haven, residents and Frank Nilson, Dot O'Connor, Fairhaven. He staff to say thank Helen Olivier, Maurice Olivier, will work closely you to the dedi- Ann O'Neil, Betty O'Neil, with the skilled cated volunteers Jackie Ouellette, Anita Ouimet, therapists at each 'who give so Ruth Papineau, Leona Paquette, much of their Virginia Plante, Clair Roy, Doris home to maintain and create high time. Volunteers Smith, Edward Smith, George quality physical, perform a variety Smit~, Anna Stelmack, Julie of important Sullivan, Mary Tessier, Paul occupational and speech therapy functions at the Tessier, Zachary Thompson, Manor such as , Caitlin Van De Geisen and Eva services for residents who require transporting resi- Wojewoda. short-term or exShawn P. Baxter dents to and from For information about voltended care. activities, serving unteer opportunities at Ma"My primary role as director as Eucharistic ministeJ;s, <wd be- donna Manor, contact, Barof rehabilitative services is'to ing friendly visitors. ' bara Belyea, director ofvolu~ensure that rehab services are For this year's activities, vol- teers, tel. 699-2740. provided with quality and con- unteers were honored with' a tea Cat~'olic Memorial Home sistency within each facility,", and dinner party. During the Maureen Camara', a dietary said Baxter. "I look forward to events, volunteers received a supervisor at Catholic Memorial working with the Dioce~an certificate oLip- . . - - _ -__..,............,....-~ Horne, has been Health Facilities to constantly preciation and a named the Em,~ improve the care our homes pro- ,corsage. , pldyee' of the vide arid to spread the good 'Honored vol..Quarter. â&#x20AC;˘ I.:lfhe " Emword about our rehabilitative unteers', included .;.". services." Thelma Allard, ployee of the Baxter was previously em- Phyllis Andrade, .Quarter program ,is sponsored by ployed as the director of occu- 0 0 I' 0 thy pational therapy at Kent Hospi- A n g_e v i n e , , the nursing tal, Warwick, RI. He holds a Lucille Arcand, home's Embachelor of science degree in oc- Lynn Buchanan, ployee Recognicupational therapy from the Arne I' i c 0 tion Team. According to team, University of New England, Camara, Joanne Biddeford, ME, and a master's Carges, Santa leader Mary degree in health services admin- C hap I o' w , Anna Arruda, istration from Salve Regina Uni- M a u I' e e n personnel assisMaureen Camara tant, a different versity, Newport, RI. Ciombar, Marisa Baxter also is a member of Cuse, Shirley department is the American Occupational Darling, Elaine Davignon, 001'- ,spotlighted each quarter. EmTherapy Association, th~ RI othy Direnzo, Mildred Dooley, ployees are encouraged to nomiOccupational Therapy Associa- Niel Dupre, Doris Emond, Jean nate an individual from that detion, the Repartment and hab Organizagive a reason tions of RI for the nominaand the tion. Arne I' i can A resident of 'H e a I' t Somerset, Association's Camara has Stroke Comworked at mittee. Catholic MeDiocesan morial Home Health Facilifor 20 years. ties is sponDuring a recepsored by the tion in her Diocese of honor, she was Fall River. described as Accredited by loyal and the Joint hardworking. Commission She also reo.n AccreditaMARY DOUCETTE receives a certificate from Anne Ma....r....ie...K=el....1yu, ceived a certifitton of RN, C, during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Catho- cate of recogniHe a It h c a I' e lic Memorial Home. tion, a recognio I' g ani z a tion pin, a $25 tions, each home offers skilled Ferrara, John Ferrara, Muriel award and a reserved parking nursing, short-term and ex- Fitzgibbons, Ronald Fregault, space for three months. Volunteers at the home were tended care, rehabilitative thera- Doris Gagne, Doris Gagnon, r

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GEORGE KELLY, Edith Lavoie and Mac Camara were guests at a tea party in celebration of National Volunteer Week at Madonna'Manor, No. Attleboro. All are volunteer members of a line dancing group that entertains at the nursing home. Other volunteers honored honored at a prayer service and appreciation luncheon cel.. were: Leonora Azeredo, Iria ebrating National Volunteer Bennivedse, Ann Birch, Olivia Week. Collectively, volun- Cabral, Doris Cabucio, Irene teers logged over 3371.75 Castonguay, Michelle COi~velo, . Helena Costa, Lois Cottam, hours in service to the home. Voh.mteers give their time in Mary S. Cunha, Mary Doucette, a variety of ways from helping Lionel Dupont, Lu.cille residents in the therapeutic ac- Font~ine, Leda Franc'Deur, tivities an<;l ryursing departments Claire Griffin, Barbara Lee, to w,?rking behind the scenes in Claudett,e Martin, Cecile Masse, the business, staff development Francis W. McGreavy, Ann Beth , and medical 'records offices. Moore, Claire Moris~:ette, Helena Costa, a r~sident of Lillian Morissette, Roger A. Fall River, received special rec- Pelisier, Helene Reddy, Marjorie ognition for having volunteered Rezendes, Hilda Rose, Margathe most hours to date - 437 ret Roy and Grace Taylor. hours. All participants alsoreFor more in/ormation about volunteering 'at Catholic Memorial ceived certificates of appreciation and a thank you gift for their Home, contact Sister Margaret ,continuing commitment to the Therese Jackson, O. Corm., assis-, tant administrator, tel. 679-0011. home and its 300 residents.

Local Sisters of St. Joseph , celebrate golden jubilees Three Sisters of St. Joseph with ties to the Fall River Diocese were among 13 religious who celebrated their 50th anniversary in the Congregation last Sunday at" Mont Marie in Holyoke. They were Sisters Lucille Bertrand, SSJ; Irene Comeau, SSJ; and Cecile Poitras, SSJ. . Sister Bertrand, who resides in Fall River, is a teacher assistant at Montessori School of the Angels there. She taught at many schools in the Fall River Diocese including St. Jean Baptiste and Blessed Sacrament, Fall River; St. Michael, Ocean Grove; St. Louis de France, Sw~nsea; and St. Therese and St. Anthony, both in New Bedford. She also drove sisters to appointments at Mont Marie and was infirmarian at Blessed Sacrament, Fall River. She entered the Congregation from St. Joseph parish, New nedford. . Sister Comeau also resides in Fall River and is a teachl~r at Montessori School. Prior to that she taught in the diocese at Blessed Sacrament, St. Roch, St. Matthew, St. Joseph Prep and Dominican Academy, all in Fall River; St. Michael, Ocean Grove; St. Louis de France, Swansea, and St. Joseph, New Bedford. She is the daughter of Mrs. Claire Comeau of Fall River and enb~red the Congregation from Christ the King parish, West Warwick, RI. Sister Poitras resides in Plaquemine, LA, where she is pastoral associate at St. Clement parish. In the diocese she has taught and been a special education teacher in New Bedford, Fall River and Swansea. She entered the Congregation from St. Anne'par,ish, Fal,LRiver. > . >. I

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Corpus Christi library, East Sandwich, welcomes all· comers By Patricia Stebbins Librarian, Corpus Christi p:arish East Sandwich Corpus Christi, East Sandwich, is a parish that is vigorously combating the tide of media obscenity, immorality and violence by providing good reading and viewing materials for children and adults. Founded three years ago, the parish library has the goal. of counteracting the unrelenting barrage of objectionable material "out there." It currently has about 2500 books, over 200 videos and 100 or so audiotapes. Excellent periodicals are also available, including "Inside the Vatican," "Columbia" and "Catholic World Report." The library area provided by former pastor Msgr. George Coleman is cheerful and cozy, with carpeted floors, pillows for kids to sit on, bright draperies, rows of walnut bookcases, a round table and several comfortable chairs forthose who come in to rea.d or do research or homework in a comfortable setting. A skylight provides daytime light and a special feature is a wall clock made by a parishioner. The constantly increasing book collection includes works on Scripture, prayer, family life, health, pro-life, death and dying, Christology, Mariology and church documents. Also available are biographies and autobiographies, books for children and young adults and the Catholic Encyclopedia. The library is in constant use by priests, parishioners

and religion teachers, with the latter able to assign reports and research projects to students, confident that needed materials will be available. Members of other parishes are also welcome to borrow books; and visitors from other dioceses have in several cases requested assistance in starting their own parish libraries after visiting Corpus Christi's. Videos feature many classic and contemporary films as well as a large assortment of Bible stories for young children (and they watch them over and over!). Videos dealing with Marian apparitions a~e also available, as are many on teenage chastity, pro-life and natural famUy planning. Recently a parishioner donated funds to buy a new computer and printer which are being used to establish a data base of all library materials, keep track of all expenses, purchases and donations and store correspondence for 'library committees and fundraisers.

The present pastor, Father Marcel Bouchard, strongly supports the library and is called on for advice as it reaches in new directions. Library Guild members have, for example, helped develop celebrations for various liturgies and devotions. Parishes considering opening a library can be encouraged.by the fact that the Corpus Christr operation has been self-supporting from its beginning, with all books, furniture and other materials donated by parishioners. To assist parishes that might like to begin libraries, the Corpus Christi Library Guild offers a 38page booklet on the subject for a donation of $5 to cover printing and postage costs. Additionally, Patricia Stebbins, the librarian, will meet with interested pastors and parishioners to answer questions or to speak on forming a library. She may be contacted at the library, 324 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., East Sandwich 02537.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-·Fri.,May 16, 1997

St. Stanislaus $1150 Rev. Robert S. Kaszynski; $425 A Friend; $400 Anne Joerres; $300 AFriend; $240 M-M Michael Souza; $200 Denita Tremblay; $175 Dr. & Mrs. Joseph McGuill, Jr.; $150 Alice Kret, M-M Thomas Cournoyer, Mary Pypniowski, Walter Pypniowski, M-M Joseph Quinn; $125 AFriend; $120 M-M Adrien Perry; $100 In Memory of Joseph Gromada, M-M Steven Rys, Yvette Murphy, George Moura, M-M Scott Mitchell, M-M Raymond Madore, M-M Stephen Kulpa, Jean & Edward Couto, M-M Joseph Cichon, Judy Rebello, M-M Raymond Romagnolo, Lisa & Dan Faria, M-M Rogelio Caballon, Claire Goncalves, Holy Rosary Sodality, M-M Thomas Drewtt, A Friend

DREW D. WARD, (fourth from right) lay director of the 1997 Catholic Charities Appeal, poses for a picture with his family and Bishop Sean O'Malley, OFM, Cap., at the prayer service held last month at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, to open this year's campaign. (Anchor/ JoIivet photo)

Teaching abstinence

Obscure welfare provision allows funding WASH INGTON (eNS) - A ing information about safe sex or little-known section m:ar the end contraceptives. of the new federal welfare law will "Teaching the social, psychoprovide up to $87.5 million a year logical, and health gains to be over the n~x~ five years for educa- realized by abstaining (rom sexual tion programs on sexual abstinence. activity" must be the "exclusive It iso'ne of several provisions in purpose" of educational and motthe welfare overhaul package aimed ivational programs eligible for the at decreasing out-of~wedlock grants. the law states. births. especially among teens. The lawalsQ rt;qllire~ participatAccording'to Peter'van Dyc'k, ing programs - to be:determined an official of the Maternal and at the state level - to teach: Child Health Bureau. which will - That abstinence from sexual administer the money, II $50 mil- activity outside marriage is the lion federal allocation will be dis- expected standard for all schoolbursed in formula gran,ts to states age children and the only certain andotherjurisdictionsonOct.lof way to avoid out-of-wedlock fiscal years 1998-2002. pregnancy, sexually transmitted How much each state gets is diseases, and other. associated determined "by the proportion of health problems.' poor children in the state to the - That a mutually faithful proportion of all poor children in monogamous relationship in the the nation," van Dyck told Catholic context of marriage is the expected standard of human sexual activity, News Service. Under this formula, the District and that sexual activity outside of Columbia will get $120,439 of marriage is likely to have harmful I ' I d h " I ff t the $50 mi'III'on, wh'lle Call'fornia psyc h ooglca an I' YSlca e ec s. - That bearing children out of will get $5,764,199. And for every $4 of federal money, van Dyck wedlock is likely to have harmful said, there has to be a nonfederal consequences for the child, the match of $3 from states, localities, parents and society. . h foundations, compa'mes or ot er In additio.n, qualifying programs private sources. must teach young p e 9ple how to A much-awaited draft version reJ'ect sexual advances, how alcoof the bureau's guidelines to states hoI and drug use increases vulnerId d concernl'ng the appll'catl'on process a. b'I' 0 sexua a vances, an I Ity t was mailed during the week of how important it is tQ attain selfFeb. 10, said van Dyc:k. Though sufficiency before e.ngaging in only states and jurisdictions may sexual activity. apply for the funds, he added, the Given these criteria, "there aren't guidelines also were sent to many many programs out there that groups and organizations that have would qualify," said Ann Guthrie requested them. Hingston, national program direcApplications are dUl~ July 15 at tor for Best Friends Foundation, a the bureau, which is part of the Washington-based organization U.S. Department of Health and that she noted "would definitely quall·fy." Human Servl·ces. "The explicit goal of the abstiBest Friends is a character-buildnence education proC',rams is to ing program for ado'lescent girls t change both behavior and com- that includes abstinence education. Since it was founded in 1987 by munl'ty standards for the good of the country," according to a backElayne Bennett, Best Friends has ground paper of the Human Re- worked with 600 Washington-area sources Subcommittee of the House girls from their fifth-through 12thCommittee on Ways and Means. grade years, using positive peer Republican lawmakers - in- pressure to help them "decide to c1uding North Carolina Sen. Lauch postpone sex and reject alcohol Faircloth, who introduced the pro- and drugs," Hingston sal'd . vision in the Senate version of the Hingston said one study"showed welfare bill - crafted it specifi- a I percent annual pr¢gnancy rate F' . I . ,C;:.QIJ.l..- -., . . B cally to exclude among ,rlen d' ....... ~..J ~ ~..; ..a....L.LJ.prosranlscontalnJ. .i.lt..4 ~ -.. j" J, .1 ..l~~ .. ' j .a J. " J _~ Jest ~ . J .I J.S•. ~lr.~., f~ ~ J

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pared with a 26 percent rate among girls in the same grades across District public schools:' The Washington program currently administ(:rs the Best Friends curriculum _ incorporating discussions, presentations, fitness, mentoring and recognition - in II publi~,sch0C!ls,?ineip Washington two ili\Marylayd, ~d operates as a national traming center for Best Friends'. programs involving about 2,000 girls in 14 other cities nationwide. Hingston, who was aware of the abstinence education grants, said Best Friends in Washington, which is funded by foundations and private sources, has no plans to apply, especially since the annual federal grant to the District of Columbia is "minimal." But she said otht<r Best Friends' programs now receiving some state funding are interested. f' "I they decide locally to apply to the county and can generate otherfundinglrom the states or companies or foundations, (the grants) could be very helpful," she said. I But, she noted, e,veryone's immediate concern is getting the guidelines. Interest in abstinence-only sexuality education has grown considerably, said Richard Tompkins, director of education and research at the Medical Institute for Sexual Health in Austin, Texas. The institute is a private, nonprofit organization that provides

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Mot.her Teresa to attend Eucharistic Congress CALCUTTA, India (CNS) _ 'Mother Teresa; who was confined to bed and a wheelchair for some eight months, has been described by her doctor as "fit for travel now" and plans an international tour during May and June. The 86-year-old founder of the Missionaries of Charity was in and out of hospitals beginning last August and underwent an angioplasty last November, her third in five years. "She is well and fit for travel now," said Mother Teresa's card iologist, Ashim Kumar. However, a Missionaries of Charity nun and a qualified nurse will accompany h l' h' Mot er eresa Qn er Journey, reported UCA News, \in Asian church news agency based in Thailand. "I am going to Rome," Mother • 27 Teresa told UCA News Apnl , adding that the main purpose is to attend the final vows ceremony for 30 nuns of her order there. M"ISSlOnanes . 0 f Ch anty . sources said Mother Teresa lefi for Rome M 15 d '11 d th 46 h ay an WI atten e t International Eucharistic Congress in Wroclaw, Poland, scheduled for May 25-June I. She also plans to visit Missionaries of charity houses in Poland. Just prior to her departure, she attended the final vows of 29 Missionaries of Charity nuns in CalM 10 d f' f cutta on ay an Irst vows 0 other nuns May I I.

Tompkins. "Our primary focus is on the twin epidemics of teen, outof-wedlock pregnancy and sexually transmitted dis~ases." "I'm much better," Mother Tompkins said he gets many Teresa told UCA News in a loud calls "from parents who want to . and clear voice, cheerful and walkhave a standard for evaluatmg . use ding steadily and unaided sex-education programs b eIOg f M"on the first-floor balcony 0 the ISSlOnin their schools." O thers come . aries of Charity motherhouse. She from school distncts t hat nee d also stopped to bless children seek. help in evaluatmg or d" eSlgnmg . ing her prayers. sex-education programs. "s af 'IS a message th a t has Mother Teresa wassuperiorgene sex . . failed in our view," he told CNS. e:al fr~m the fou~dlO.g of the MI~"We need to have a higher stansl?nanes of Chanty .. n 195~ until d d" mid-March, when Sister Nlrmala ~,', ar ',I' '(,; .,~'., ~ .,..'t"""\.l"~._"!:\';.""'.i....~_<~"""""' " '.'~' 'ol'",,'41,,'''''.4''"j,;J,t 4Il __

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No intervention WASHINGTON (CNS) - The U.S. Supreme Court April 28 declined to get involved in a continuing dispute over restrictions on protests at· a Florida abortion clinic. Without comment, the high court rejected a request to intervene in lower court orders defining where protesters may picket near the homes of abortion clinic employees and where they may approach patients and staff near the AWare Women Center for Choice in Melbourne, Fla. The high court in 1994 ruled that the Florida judge was correct in ordering protesters to stay 36 feet away from the clinic, but that other parts of his injuction limiting activity within 300 feet of the clinic went too far. The state judge later issued orders allowing only some picketing near the homes of clinic employees. But protesters asked the Supreme Court to reject those orders, saying limits on their actions at employees' homes violate their free speech rights and the Supreme Court's 1994 ruling.

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EWTNprograms will honor solemnity of Corpus Christi and Jubilee 2000 BIRMINGHAM, AL - Eter- of Christ in the Eucharist, with nal Word Television Network various testimonies from individ(EWTN) will air several programs uals around the world, will air on in honor of the Solemnity of Cor- June 1,5 p.m. Also scheduled for pus Christi, the Body of Christ, on June I, an edition of "The Best of June I. Additionally, beginning Mother Angelica Live" will feature June 6, the network will highlight Father Groeschel discussing the current series with specific empha- presence of Christ in the Eucharist. sis on the Great Jubilee Year 2000. On June 6, on a program called In preparation for the solemnity "The World Over," host Raymond celebration, EWTN is presenting a Arroyo will travel to Rome to give five-part series hosted by Father a preview of the Jubilee CelebraBenedict J. Groeschel, CFR, titled tion and highlight how the Vatican "In the Presence of Our Lord." is preparing for this occasion. The series, which examines the Janet Smith will be the featured truth of the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, will air on five con- guest on "Mother Angelica Live" secutive nights, May 28 through .on June 10. She will discuss the Millennium Organization Project June I at 9 p.m. (MEP). MEP's essential purpose Live coverage of the Solemnity is to tr'ain teams of evangelist of Corpus Christi Mass will air on across the counfry who will preJune I at 8 a.m. from Our Lady of sent co'nferences on themes suitathe Angels Monastery in BirmingpIe for three years of preparation ham. An encor.e presentation will for the millennium. These conferair on June 2 at 12 a.m. ences will be' available on the "The Father's Gift," a documen- ; diocesan and, parish level, for Catholic organizations, universitary examining the true presence ties, colleges and high schools.

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WORKERS CARRY a large image of Pope John Paul II through the streets of Beirut last week in preparation for his arrival in Lebanon. The pope brought a message of recondliation on his first trip to the Middle East. (eNS/Reuters photo)

Pope makes historic visit to LebanOJl

.s>f people on the ,streets. The pope By John. Thavis is tremendously happy," said papal BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNS) spokesm!in Joaquin Navarro- Val1~. Fro'ri1~n altar built upon the rub- . He called it a "miracle" visit. ble of war, Pope John Paul II From the moment his plane urged Le~a,nese to put aside their Viewers shoul<.! check local listdifferences and remake their coun- touched down May 10 at Beirut's E~.A·5075 ings for the times the millennium try into a model of Christian- airport, the pope appeared satisfor current listings. fied to have finally arrived in programs will air. Muslim harmony. . The papal appeal capped a 31- Lebanon and the Middle East. He hour visit that prompted an out- told the country's leaders that he pouring of good will by hundreds came as "a friend who wishes to of thousands of Lebanese Chris- visit a people and ~upport them in their daily journey." . , , tians,and Muslims.•' " "Allah iuberekum!" ("God bless "Spirit of God, pour your light you!") tht; pontiff ·said 'in Arabic. and your love, into humalJ heart~ Lebanese President Elias Hrawi, a , . to achieve reconciliation between Christian, welcomed the pope as individuals, within families,' be. tween neighbors, in cities and vil- "the image qf hope .for all LebaOh adorable and Divine Will, behold me here before the lages, and within the institutions nese peopl~:" The crowds greeted immensity of Your Light, that Your eternal goodness may open of civ'il society'" the pope said at a him simply as "el Baba" - Arabic f~r "the pope." to me the doors and make me enter into It to fonn my life all in seaside Mass May II in downtown The pope later held private talks Beirut. ' You, Divine Will. Therefore, oh adorable Will, prostrate before with Hrawi and other government Your Light, I, the least of all creatures, put myself into the little An estimated 500,000 people FlAT P poured into the Mass site, a landofficials. The politicians, in remarks y, group 0 f t h e sons an d d augh ters 0 f our S upreme . rosfill created with the debris of buildto reporters, focused on the polititrate in my nothingness, 1 invoke Your Light and beg that It ings destroyed in the 1975-90 con- cal aspects of the pope's visit, in clothe me and eclipse all that does not pertain to You, Divine flict, and authorities said it was the particular expressing satisfaction Will. It will be my Life, the center of my intelligence, the largest crowd ever assembled in at earlier Vatican statements favorenrapturer of my heart and of my whole being. I do not want Lebanese history. ing Israeli withdrawal from ~outh­ the human will to have life in this heart any longer. I will cast it Unprecedented security was de- ern Lebanon. away from me and thus form the new Eden of Peace, of happiployed, with some 20,000 soldiers In a similar vein, some Chrish hall h and police placed along the pope's tians used the papal' visit as an ness and 0 f love. With It I shall b e always appy. I s ave a route and at events. Despite appreoccasion to urge withdrawal of singular strength and a holiness that sanctifies all things and hensions, the entire'visit <lccurred Syria's 35,000 troops from Lebanon coriducts them to God. , without incident. and an end to what they see as Here prostrate, I invoke the help of the Most Holy Trinity, To a country that still bears the Syrian interference in political life. that They permit me to live in the cloister of the Divine Will inner and outer scars of factional The pope, however, steered clear and thus return in me the first order of creation, just as the fighting, the pope brought a healof a detailed discussion of internal creature was created. ing message and carefully avoided and international political issues, reopening old wounds between instead issuing a general call for Heavenly Mother, Sovereign and Queen of the Divine Rat, religious and political communities. Lebanese sovereignty and indepentake my hand and introduce me into the Light of the Divine At a brief ceremony following dence. Will. You will be my guide, my most tender Mother, and will the Mass, the pope presented his He said Lebanon should become teach me to live in and to maintain myself in the order and the 194-page apostolic exhortation on "ever more democratic, in the full bounds of the Divine Will. Heavenly Mother, I consecrate my Lebanon, a final synod document independence of its institutions whole being to Your Immaculate Heart. You will teach me the that sketched out pastoral reforms and in recognition of its borders, doctrine of the Divine WUl and I will listen most attentively to for the church and pledged coop- which are indispensable conditions eration with Muslims. Your lessons. You will cover me with Your mantle so that the But more than the document to guarantee its integrity" as a nation. He was a little more speinfernal serpent dare not penetrate into this sacred Eden to and speeches. the pope's presence entice me and make me fall into the maze of the human will. was the big story for the massive cific in his post-synodal document, referring to the "threatening" occuHeart of my greatest Good, Jesus, You will give me Your crowds - Christians and Muslims pation in the South and the conflames that they may burn me, consume me, and feed me to - who lined the streets of Beirut tinued presence of other nonform in me the Life of the Divine Will. to cheer him as he rode through Lebanese soldiers. Saint Joseph, you will be my protector, the guardian' of my their neighborhoods in his glass- . The pope held brief talks with walled popemobile. Christians heart,'andwill keep the keys of my will in your hands, You will waved papal flags, veiled Muslim leaders of Lebanon's three Muslim keep my heart jealously and shall never give it to me again; girls held greeting signs with the communities - Shiite,Sunni and Druze - who spoke favorably of that I may be sure of never leaving the Will of God. cross and the crescent moon, and the papal visit and. a!tended the My guardian Angel, guard me; defend me; help me in.everyon every block well-wishers pelted Mass as guests of honor. thing so that my Eden may flourish and be the instrument that the .pope's vehicle with fistfuls of The pope said interreligious diadraws all men into the Kingdom of the Divine Will. Amen. flower petals. "Even the church organizers were logue was essential for Lebanon, (In Honor of Luisa Piccarreta 186&1947 Child of the Diuine Will) not expecting such a warm wel- in order. to demonstrate that "reli_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _...... .c<?me a.nd this _enprmous number gious convictions are a source of

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fraternity and to show that harmonious coexistence is possible." In an evening rally Ma.y 10 with young Christians at a Marian shrine in Harissa, the pope urged Lebanese youths to "tear down the walls" of past resentment and rivalry among various pol.itical and religious factions. He acknowledged their current social and economic problems, but said that with Christ as a guide, "e,.,erything can change." The .crowd 'of about. 20,000 'youths, however·, wanted t-he pope to know·they were not ha,ppy with the current political polic:ies of the Syrian-backed government, which many say has margiriali2ed Lebanese Christians. They in·terrupted his talk with applause and chants of "Freedom! Freedom!" One youth gave a speech that criticized in detail the government's human rights record and the political "deceptions" experienced by Christians. At his Mass and in individual encounters, the pope offered prayers for all those who suff,ered during the factional fighting, especially people who lost loved ones, as well as the poor, prisoners, refugees and "all those suFfering in body or spirit." In particular, he prayc:d for an end to the "great sufferings" of the people of Tyre and Sidon in southern Lebanon, whe:re Israeli troops have frequently ca.rried out strikes aimed at local militias. He received a gift of bread from four Lebanese orphans and watched as a group of widows dressed in black released white dov,:s. Lebanese media expressed the wish that the pope's presence would highlight the country's 'rebuilding effort in the eyes of the world and perhaps spark international assistance. That hope was shared by Msgr. Robert L. Stern, ht:ad of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, who sat near t he papal altar in Beirut. He said the pope's arrival appeared to hav,e unified much of Beirut. "This is a country th,lt hasn't had a peaceful event in years. It's such a wonderful change to see people together on the streets, welcoming the pope, in places where, a few years ago, they were shelling each. other," Msgr. Stern said.


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Continued from Page One the poor." Rather than a panacea for economic woes, he continued, gambling ultimately causes additional hardship for families who are already struggling with economic deprivation. "This is why I feel it is inappropriate for the Church in any way to be a beneficiary of high stakes gambling," he said. Bishop O'Malley noted that he understands the importance of a strong local economy and in the southeastern Massachusetts region, the diocese itself is no small factor, employing 2000 persons in its many ministries, nursing homes, offices, and schools with mo~;t teachers and ancillary staff now lay men and women. It is unfortunate that Catholic schools have become dependent upon bingo revenue for financial assistance, the bishop remarked, hoping that "better stewardship and other alternatives will supplant this method as a source of revenue." Until then, though, he added, Catholic schools rely on bingo fundraisers to continue offering a quality education to our city youth. We collaborate with public schools in this important mission, he concluded, and, in doing so, help them realize monetary savings.

women could fill ordained roles, preach and exercise authority as well or better than men, and had a right to these positions. Woodward objected that these arguments were "missing the point." His article was concerned with the "alienation of men," he said. "They're not in the church." He said that in den'ominations such as the Episcopal Church there were increasing numbers of women and homosexual men serving as priests. And he argued that they would not attract young males into the church, thus he would argue from a sociological standpoint that ordination of women was not prudent. The Rev. Susan Harris, a panelist who serves on the staff of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, said it was important for girls to know that all the church opportunities open to boys will be open also to them. A woman in the audience argued that the percentage of women in congregations and various positions in the Catholic Church was less significant than the fact that males were always in control. The question, she said, is "who's in charge?" Robert Keeler, a Newsday ,reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize last year for an extended series on a Long Island Catholic parish, was moderator. He raised questions about the quality of preaching in Catho.Iic churches and suggested it could be improved by allowing women to preach, even if not ordained. Steinfels said that she did not feel called or qualifie~ to preach, and that she has. turned down prea~hing invitations ~hC; receives from.time to time.. But she suggested ~h'!-t the church could give women positions of power without ordination. She agreed that many peo~le' were

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country, basketball, winter track, spring track, Connolly Mentor program, National Honor Society, N, H.S. Tutor, French National Honor Society, Drama Society, Community,Service program, Medical Explorers program (Newport), St. Lucy's Youth Ministry and has volunteered at Hathaway Elementary School.

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! THIS BRAVE soul senior John Skober of Swansea, was one of many students, faculty and staff who donated blood recently. Coyle Cassidy High School collected 61 pints for the American Red Cross.

Coyle-Cassjdy: winners, honors,

Coyle and Cassidy High School i!1 Taunton is celebrating selection of four of its student-athletes to the Bay Colony League coed allstar swim team. On the team are junior Julie Callahan of Berkley, sophomore Mark Hanson of Bridgewater, and freshmen Kevin McGrath of Plympton ~nd Brian Galvin of Taunton. They helped lead the Water Warriors to four wins in sevcm meets in their inaugural season. .' Before breaking for its April vacation, the Coyle and Cassidy community rolled up its sleeves to help the American ~ed C.ross with a donation of 61 pints of ~Iood. Many Coyle and Cassidy juniors and seniors, along with numerous faculty arid staff members, kept the tables fill~d throughout the day. The Coyle and Cassidy Leadership Assembly coordinated the effort, led by faculty ,moderator Jess'ica MacDougal. Bishop Sean P. O'Malley made his annual pastoral visit on April 16, celebrating M~ss for the students and staff. He was joined by chaplain Rev. John Denning and director of guid~nce Rev. Genero Aguilar. Concelebrating the li,turgy were more than a dozen alumni WALKING STICK in hand, senior Dan Botelho surveys and area priests. Also assisting at the road ahead as he sets out on the Bishop Connolly High the Mass ~as Deacon Thomas School, Fall River, Walk-a-thon. The event was held to raise Souza. Music was provided by funds' for additional computers and for bleac'hers for the low~r Lucille Marchetti, Sister Ellen McCarthy, Kristen. Voccio, Kathleen fields at the school. George, and the Coyle and Cassidy Chorus. J~nina' Pa~lowski and' Mark Mos~s proclaimed . Scripture at the Mass. Leadership Assembly president' Melissa Chaves'presented the bishThe fpurth and sixth grade stu- has been established in the name op with a painting of an outdoor dents of the parochial schools of of Fall River Bishop Sean O'Mal- shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, Fall Riv~r have joined with their ley. Bishop O'Malley 'met with while se~ior class president Kerrie public school counterparts,to par- these special fourth grade wiimers Jean Angeley gave him a Class of ticipate in the American Dream from parochial schools on May 1997 T-shirt signed by 'all of the ChallengeScholarshipProgram. Wmners 12, to co'ngratulate and inspire seniors. from every school willjoin together these sfudents to continue their St:nior Taryn Carbone of Midon May 18 at' 1:00 p.m. in the education.and become productive dleboro has been awarded a fourNagle Auditorium at Durfee High members of the community. Win- year renewable $8,500 PresidenSchool to receive their certificates. ners of these scholarships are, tial Scholarship by Assumption Scholarships of $100.00 will be Lindsay Rousseau, Dominican. College, Worcester, president, Dr. reserved in, their names for their Academy; Jennifer Fitzpatrick, St. Joseph H. Hagan. She was recogcollege educations. Anne's School; Christina Gomes, nized by. Dr. Hagan as an "aca-. Special scholarships that have St. Jean Baptiste School; Matthew demically talented and achieving been set up as part ofthis program Luzitano, Holy Name School; high school senior." bear the names of prominent Fall Andrew Bellamy, Notre Dame For the third year in a row, River leaders or are memorials to School'; and Evan' Gonc81o, St., CQY~· ,and: .~as~idYI·,has. ,1\-, s~te local heroes. One such 's~ho(a~sh'iP' Michael's School, all in Fail Riv'e'r." honoree on the National Spanish

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Exam. Senior Kelly Karsner of Raynham received an honorable mention plaque, on the state level, for'her performance on the Spanish V test. Karsner was also the school's winner on the Spanish V exam. Other winners included Spanish IV Angela Saltalamacchia of Taunton and Irene Gutierrez of Berkley; Spanish III Stephanie .Miranda and Eric Perez of Taunton; Spanish II Kristen Engstrom of West Bridgewater; and Spanish I Adam Turner of Bridgewater; and Jennifer Brown of Wareham. Six students have won medals in the 1997 National Latin Exam competition. Junior Anne Goj of Taunto'n won a gold medal for her Summa Cum Laude performance on the Latin III-Prose exam scoring 38 out of 40 points. Silver medals, Maxima Cum Laude, went to Craig Medeiros and Elizabeth Chase of Middleboro, Justin Schmeer of West Bridgewater, Jessica Andrade of Lakeville, and Marcie Awalt of Berkley all coming on the Latin I test. . Magna Cum Laude kudos were earned by Jeremy Funke, Heather Baylies, Declan,Healey and Alison deAbreu of Taunton, Brian Dobrowski,of Brockton and Charles Berube of Somerset. Diana Rodriques, Danielle Hartung and Erica Allard of Taunton, Corinne Zamaitis and Joanna Gately of f\:1iddlel:lOro, and Lauren

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0" RocK ani Role Making Your Way in the World By Charlie Martin Catholic News Service

STEP BY STEP Well Ihere's a bridge And there's a river That I stili must cross As I'm going on my Journey Although I might get lost, And there's a road I have to follow A place I have to go Well no one told me Just how to get there But when I get there I'll know Because'l'm taking ,It Refnlin: Step 'by step Bit by bit Stone by stone Brick by brick .. Step by step Day by day All by my own And tlils old road Is rough and ruined With many dangers Along the way So many burdens Might fall upon me So many troubles That I have to face But I won't let My spirit fall me I won't let my spirit go. Until I get . To my destination I'm going to Take It slow, because (Repeat refrain) Don't give up You got to hold on To what you got Don't give up You got to keep on moving Don"t stop Yes, I know you're hurting I know that you're blue I knc)w you're hurting But don't let the bad things Get 10 you You can make It (Repeat refrain) All o,n your own Go your own way I'm taking it step by step Stone by stone Brick by brick I. Step by step Day by day All on your own Go your own way Go your own way Written by Annie Lennox. Sung by Whitney Houston. Copyright (c) 1996 by Arlsta Records, Inc. , LET'S SA Y you have an imfew people understand this goal. portant goal. Let's also say that How, then, do yOIl continue

reaching for your dream? Where do you find the drive to keep working at it? Whitney Houston's "Step By Step," her second hit cassingle off "The Preacher's Wife" soundtrack, deals with these questions. The song speaks of the goal as "a road I have to follow, a place I have to go." No one has told the woman in the song "just how' to get there." Yet she is determined. She walks this road "step by step, ... day by day." Having goals adds direction and meaning to life. All of us can look inside and 'see what deeply interests us. We need to recognize whllt our life's passion is and where it is leading us. Once we recognize what our. goal is, how do we reach out for it? Consider these suggestions: 1. Work toward the goal step by step, day by daY: Do something each day. that 'can bring you closer to. the g'oal. 2. Trust God and trust yourself. Your goal is signifiCant. It is a big part of who you' are, of who God made you to be. It is especj~lly ,important to trust God arid trus't yourself if others are naysayers, refusing to believe your goal can be attained. Ask God each day to help you see the' step-by-step actions that will bring you closer to your goal. 3. As the song suggests, you may feel alone at times in reaching for your goal. Keep sharing your dream with others, telling them what you want to become, until you find those who will support you in your efforts. 4. When discouraged, admit it, but don't let it defeat you. Instead, craft a new plan. Consider mistakes or failures as temporary detours that assist you in designing a better road map to success. 5. Make the whole process fun! Celebrate minor steps along the way. Keep seeing the final goal in your mind. Imagine what it will feel like to reach it. Both your sense of fun and these mental visualizations will help to keep'you working." ' Sure,there is a risk involved in setting lofty goals. Yet you are an individual, a distinct image of the divine. Dare to further create th'e life that God gave you! You'r comments are aIways welcome. Please address: Charlie Martin, 7125· W 200S, Rockport, Ind. 47635.

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By Amy Welborn Prejudice? In my school? .Never. After all, we're a Catholic school. You know, we're Christians. Yeah, right. . Students in my school were recently asked to describe any racism or ethnic prejudice they could dis~ cern among their classmates. . "Oh, there isn't anY,"'one girl piped up without hesitation. "Afte.r all, we only have a couple of black students, so there?s no one here to be' prejudiced against." Strange logic. It took a few minutes, but the young woman eventually understood that her example was probably strong evidence for the presence of preju. dice, rather than against it. Once past that, students were quick to present examples of everyday speech and actions expressive of prejudice. Hispanic students regularly arc referred to as "wetbacks" and "orange pickers." . Students reluctant to spend their money are called "Jews." And in this enlightened age, the infamous "n-word" is by .no means a thing of the past. Its pervasive use in rap music doesn't help, Some students revealed that their parents have forbidden them to date across racial lines and have instilled a wide variety offears and judgments in their minds. Prejudice isn't just a matter of race, ethnicity or gender, either. Stereotypes run wild in the high school world, a fact that makes it really hard for kids to be themselves. Do any of these sound familiar? - Athletes are stupid, - Cheerleaders are airheads. - Boys in drama or music must be gay. - Academic achievers are nerds, What can be done? After a week or so of discussion, the students were given an assignment: Devise a strategy to tackle one of these problems. It has to be realistic and specific. The results were imaginative and specific. Some students addressed the

problem of a rather homogeneous student body. Why don't more minotities attend our school? they asked. They then designed a llyer for recruitment purposes. What about gender stereotypes? A couple of girls grappled with those tensions and emerged with a program for the student body in which successful businesswomen would be invited to come and speak on their experiences, giving all, male and female alike, examples of what women achieve in the work world .. Another group of students came up with a whole series of llyers they'd distribute 'to the students, a series to be titled "The Truth About .. ," Each llyer presented facts about various groups within the school -~ drama kids; cheerleaders, the alternative crowd --- and' ended with a plea for tolerance. It's sometimes difficult for young people, so insecure about their own identities, to be open-minded and tolerant of others' differences. It's easier to laugh, joke and prejudge than to take the risk, get to know another person and perhaps find yourself changed in the process. As one boy said to me: "I feel better just hanging around people who are like me. Why do you want to force me to be around people I don't have anything in common with?" It's not a matter of forcing anyone to be friends or best buddies with anyone else. No, it's simpler than that. The real world is a big and complicated place, much bigger than your own neighborhood, school or church. Part of education is learning how to get along in that diverse world. You can't hide in a shell forever. Besides. aren't you a little bit curious? Aren't you fascinated that there are so many different people with such varied life experiences out there? Why would people want to limit themselves in such a world, closing in rather than opening up to the richness that every person offers?

alternate source of help for teenagers. Priests:, re well trained in confidentiality. They are excellent resources for people who need a trusted listener. Sharing feelings with a priest can be therapeutic and can result B~trayal of a brother or sister to a in finding help for a brother or parent seems like a rotten thing to sister. do: But fear often drives siblings to While teenager chemical dependaction when they see how danger": ency rages on in a home, brothers oui> the progression of this disease and sisters may express anger and is. resentment. It is common for them Going to one's parents with the to exclaim: "Why are you doing bad news of reality is easier said this to us?" or "All mom and dad than done. Often parents them- think about is you. What about selves are frantic with worry and me? What about the rest of us?" unapproachable to a frightened The anger and even hatred that teenager. The entire family is now brothers and sisters feel can express involved in a coverup that ulti- itself in feelings of guilt. "I should have told mom and dad a long mately will explode. tiine ~~.~~er:s o~" t~~,,~I~~~J ,a,~7..:~,~ .. .• • iago." • ~ , ~

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OUR LADY OF THE CAPE, BREWSTER There will be a Pentecost service May 18 from 2-3:30 p.m. led by Rev. Raymond Vaillancourt, MS. It will include Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, a healing service, blessing of oil, and praise and worship. For information, call 385-9746 or 255-8546. OFFICE OF AIDS MINISTRY Embracing the Mystery, a service of healing and remembrance for persons living with or affected by HIV or AIDS, will be held at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, at 2 p.m. on May 18. ST. JOSEPH, NO. DIGHTON A Health & Safety fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4·p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the parish hall on Spring St. SACRED HEART, NB A new prayer group is being formed and will meet May 15,7 p. m. in the church basement. All welcome' to come to honor, worship and praise God. DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA, NB Members will hold a business meeting at 7 p.m., May 20, in Holy Name CCD Center, New Bedford. Hyacinth Circle Daughters of Isabella will hold their annual communion breakfast May 25 following 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Name Church, New Bedford. Lisa M. Gulino, director of Adult Education, will be the speaker. For reservations, call Frances King, tel. 992-2479

LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO The Coffee House will feature Wayword, a duo comprised of Dean and Dave Meueller on May 24, 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. For information, call 222-5410. The cafeteria is handicapp~d'accessible.

OUR LADY'S CHAPEL, NB All are invited to participate in a solemn Eucharistic procession in New Bedford on June I, solemnity of Corpus Christi. The schedule for the day is as follows: Mass at Our Lady's Chapel at 8:00 a.m. followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 2:00 p.m. the procession will leave from the chapel at 600 Pleasant St. at I:40 p.m. Catholic youth, 3rd orders, sodalities, pro-life, pious unions, guilds and all such organizations are encouraged to march as a group under their banners. All groups wishing to do so are ask~d to contact Fra. Bonaventure Maria at the chapel, 996-8274. . SEPARATED-DIVORCED CATHOUCS SUPPORT GROUP There will be a meeting May 18 at St. Pius X parish life center, So. Yarmouth, beginning with welcome at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. The topic will be "Self-Image." Information: tel. 255-0170. ST. FRANCIS FRATERNITY St: Francis of Peace Fraternity will hold its monthly meeting on . May 18 at Holy Trinity parish, West Harwich. Inquiries are welcome. Call Mae Hall at 432-5772.

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VOCATIONS OFFICE High school students: The next vocation gathering will be held on May 18 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart rectory, Fall River. This morithly gathering is open to young men in high school who are interested in Christian service, and possibly considering a vocation to the priesthood. It is a casual gathering where Evening'Prayer is prayed, followed by discussion and refreshments. If faith is important to you and you want to 'strengthen it, this evening is for you. Information: Father Craig Pregana, Vocations Office, tel. 675-1311 or Email at FR VocationOffice@Juno.com. BRISTOL ELDER SERVICES, FR The open enrollment period for the Senior Pharmacy Program will end on May 30, 1997. Applications postmarked on or before this day and mailed to the Central Verification Unit in Watertown, MA, will be processed for the benefit year beginning on July I, 1997. Elders who miss the deadline will have to wait until 1998 to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria and application procedures, contact Bristol Elder Services, Inc. at 675-210 I or I ~800-427-21O I. CATHEDRAL CAMP, E. FREETOWN The Hispanic Apostolate will mark the vigil of Pentecost from 4 to 10 p.m. tomorrow with Rev. Benito Lagos as director and Bishop Sean O'Malley, OFM, Cap., as speaker. A convocation for seminarians is scheduled for May 18 through 23 at the camp retreat center. Directed by Msgr. John Smith, it will have 22 participants. Also at the center will be, the monthly renewal day for priests, to take place May 20. .WIDOWED GROUP, FR There will be no May meeting of the Fall River Widowed Group because of the Me~orial Day holiday. Members will attend the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral on June I. The next meeting will be on June 23. For information, call Annette, tel. 679-3278.

Pax Christi, Cape Cod, to host Parish Program information se~~sion Pax Christi strives to contirbute to the creation of a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform structures of society. Pax Christi USA commits itself to peace education and promotes the gospel imperative of peacemaking in the Catholic Church in the United States. Founded in 1945; Pax Christi's first mission was to promote reconciliation between French and German Catholics after the destructive violence of World War II. 50 years later, Pax Christi International remains a voice of re'conciliation and heali'ng. It is a growing global voice, an international movement speaking from the experience and vantage point of 22 countries on four continents. It has a consultative 'status as a N on-Governmental Organization (NGO) at the United Nations. On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Pax Christi International, Pope John Paul II issued the following statement - "Movements Ii ke yours are precious. They help draw people's attention to the violence which shatters the harmony between human beings which is at the heart of creation. They help to develop conscience, so that justice and the search ·for the common good can prevail in the relations between individuals and peoples. These are the foundations for lasting peace. I bless you, and all the members of Pax Christi whom you represent. Through your words and your life, the world may

The Mass for Life celebrated by Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York, which opened the 1997 Pro-Life Convention in Fall River, will air next week on local cable channels in the following communities: Barnstable, Chatham, Dennis, Harwich and Yarmouth May 18, 8:30 p.m. and May 23, I:30 p.m. on channel 3; New Bedford • ~ay 18,'25, 10:30 a.m. on channel 47; Norton,'Somerset and Swansea· May 16,3 p.m., May 20, II a.m., May 21, 8:30 p.m. on channel 10.

recognize that peace is a gift of God; that peace is possihle for the world in Christ, our Pas;over and our lasting peace." Pax Christi USA, a national section founded 25 years ago, welcomes membership from diverse traditions and works in partner-' ship with concerned people on a variety of issues. But its vision grows out of the faith and teachings of the Catholic Church. Members are committed to raising consciousness in fellow Catholics through outreach and education. They address such issue:; as nonviolence, war, minority rights and all unj ust and oppressi ve structures. Pax Christi means Peace of' Christ. Members take veTl' seriously the mandate of Jesus to share the gift of peace, to be peacemakers. Inspired by Sister Patricia McCarthy and Father Joe Costa, the Cape Cod group started during Lent of 1993 with four members. Four years later there are 14 committed people and others with limited involvement. Meetings take place every third Monday of the month year round, in the centrally located Our Lady of Victory Church, Centenille. The members come from seVf:n different parishes from across Cape Cod. Meeting announcements are sent every month to 12 parishl~s on the Cape and are published in the Steering Points sections of The

Anchor. Pax Christi members are involved in many differcnt ministries in their home parishes: Eucharistic ministry, lectoring, religi.:>us education, choir; pastoral Visiting; witnessing of peaceful conflict resolution at work; parish work for housing for the homdess and .food pantry; prison ministry (R EC), Cursillo; political advocacy letter writing, and pro-life: action. All parishes on the Cape are invited to an information meeting on Pax Christi and its Parish Sponsor Program. Join Wi to hear a presentation by Phyllis Turner Jepson, th~ PC-USA Local/ Regional Coordinator, on May 19, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Saint Pius X Church in So. Yarmouth.

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