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Pope will serve church "as I()ng as God wills" VATlCAN CITY (CNS) - On May 17, Pope John Paul II anticipated his 75th birthday with thanksgiving for his life and faith and with a pledgl: to lead the Catholic Church "a.s long as God wills." "First of all, I renew before Christ the offering of my willingness to serve the church for as long as he wants, abandoning myself completely to his holy will," the pope said the day before his May 18 birthday.· . "I leave to him the decision about how and when he will relieve me of this service," he said in an apparent reference 10 the fact that other bishops must submit their resignations on their 75th birthdays. . In that regard, the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, said the canon law rule requiring bishops to submit their resignations at age 75 clearly does not apply to the pope, although he could choose to resign.

Other bishops discuss their personal situation and that of their diocese with the pope before he makes a decision on whether to accept their resignations, the cardinal said in an interview with the Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire. "But the Roman pontiff does not have a similar person to dialogue with. He certainly evaluates every circumstance, but in the end the weight of the decision must fall on him alone," the cardinal said. Cardinal Sodano said Pope John Paul is well aware of the challenges facing the church as it moves toward the year 2000 and is prepared to lead the church to the start of the new millennium. "The jubilee of 1900 was celebrated under the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII. He was 90 years old already," the cardinal said. "Yet with a strong and gentle paternal hand he brought the church . Turn to Page 13

TRUE LOVE WAITS: Joseph Warner and his parents Celeste and Jack Warner were among families of 18 teens in St. Anne's parish, Fall River, taking part in a May 14 "True Love Waits" pledge service inspired by the nationwide interdenominational chastity program. In the presence of their parents, the youths recited a commitment "to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate and my future children to be sexually abstinent from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship." Parents then gave their son or daughter a ring, to be given to his or her future spouse as a symbol of the "True Love Waits" pledge. (Studio D photo)

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Reports from parishes and Special Gifts collectors have brought the total of the 1995 diocesan Catholic Charities Appeal to $1,740,010.12, it has been announced by Father Daniel L. Freitas, Appeal director. Expressing gratitude to all contributors, Father Freitas said he hoped that the total would increase as final reports are received from parishes and Special Gifts. Parish Honor Roll To date, the following parishes have surflassed their 1994 collections: Fall River Area, Notre Dame, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Jean Baptiste, Santo Christo, Fall River; S1. Louis de France, Swansea; Cape and Islands Area, Our Lady of Assumption, Osterville; S1. Pius X, South Yarmouth; Taunton Area, Holy Rosary. LEADING PARISHES Attleboro Area O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Seekonk $3'6,244.00 St. Mary, Sel!konk 29,828.00 Turn to Page 13

DIRECTING THE CATHOLIC Charities Appeal for Cape Cod and the Islands is Father Thomas L. Rita, pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption parish, Osterville; Bishop O'Malley is honorary chairman of the Appeal. (Gaudette photo)

$500 Corpus ChristiWomen's Guild, Sandwich Great Rock Tractor Company, Bourne $200 St. Pius X Guild, South Yarmouth - St. Anthony Council of Catholic Women, E. Falmouth Sowiecki Funeral Home $150 $100 St. Anthony Couples Club, E. Falmouth Allan M. Walker &Co" Inc. $125 Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Wood Lumber Company, Falmouth $50 $100 St. Pierre's Shoes; Beauvais Bicycle Shop; Church Of The Visitation Ladies Guild, . Riendeau Funeral Home . . . N. Ea~ham Bishop Tyler Assembly Knights of Columbus CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS William Bonito Construction Co., E. Falmouth $1,500 Falmouth Council Knights of Columbus Corpus Christi Conferl)nce, Sandwich E.T. Mello, Electrician $1.000 Knights of Columbus Falmouth Toyota Mello Electric Company, Falmouth St. Pius X Guild, South Yarmouth Stone's Barber Shop, Falmouth $600 $50 IIIIiI Our Lady of Victory Conference, Osterville L'Alouette Restaurant, Harwichport; Com·

Special Gifts TAUNTON $350 Holy Rosary Church Sodality $300 St. Joseph's Women's Guild $275 St. Paul Conference $225 Polish American Citizen Club St. Maximilian Kolbe Guild, Holy Rosary Church $200 Holy Rosary Church CCD $150 Holy Rosary' Conference $125 _ Marcellus _ _IIIIiI M/M Lemaire

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Donald Levesque; $60 St. Vincent dePaul ~~~~i~~~~~ }~~~h~n S~~~o~f~:M RaySociety; $54 M/M Daniel Silvia; $50 $100 M/M Joseph C'allahan','Leonard H. Michael Moreira; St. Vincent dePaul Antonl'n Bedard' M/M Lou'ls Bouch d St. Doml'nl'c' $160 St. Doml'nl'c's M/M Society; Julia Harrington; $50 M/M John a r ; Women's GUI'ld' $100 M/M W'II' Phelan ', Mrs. Patrl'ck LeonarA', u M/M Rome 0 Bos, E se , , I lam. Josep h Kee fe; M/M James Harrington; Lynch; John F. Mahoney; M/M Forest Carty; $50 M/M James Carr; In Loving M/M Thomas F. Burke; M/M Michael M,'lls,' M/M Dale F. Tommer, Sr.,' M/M SOMERSET M fC emory 0 atherine G. & James P. Fox; Couglin; M/M Frederick B. McDonald; Leonard Alves; Ellen T. Berube; RobertJ. St. John of God $700 St. Vicent de Mrs. Eugene Orosz; Mrs. Isabel Papa; Mrs. Karen Goldstein; Mrs. Arthur Shea; Berube; M/M William Nugent Paul Conference; Judge & Mrs. Milton R. M/M Frank A. Connolly, Jr.; Dr/M Marie Silva; $200 Deborah Sousa; $100 Manuel M/M Joseph Vital; Marthe W. 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"S59·to"gra(Ju'ate'fromdiocesan high schools

MEDIA MEETING: Bishop O'Malley speaks to members ofthe local media, among them Father John Moore Anchor editor and diocesan Secretary for Communications, ~nd John Kearns of the Diol:esan Office of Communications., (Hickey photo)

Bishop, journalists atte~d' mE~dia luncheon By Pat McGowan "You were merciful Ito me," Bishop Sean O'Malley told some 60representatives of television, radio and print journalism at a media luncheon hosted last Tuesd'ay at White's of Westport by the Diocesan Office of Communications. The event was the first diocesan celebration of World! Communications Day, an annual observance emphasizing the importance the Catholic Church places on print and electronic journalism and forms of entertainment. The bishop's comment came at the end of a question period during which only' fleeting reference was made to the notoriou's"Porter" affair" that involv(:d a former priest of the Fall River diocese. "I don't believe in media bashing," he told the journalists. "I hope you don't believe in church bashing." Saying that he had "great love for the media," and appreciated its cooperation in covering diocesan news, the bishop noted that while serving in Washington, DC, he had founded a Spanish-language newspaper to serve the large Hispanic population of the archdiocese, and that when he was transferred to the Virgin Islands as coadjutor bishop and then became bishop, one of his first acts was to initiate a diocesan newspaper, then two television stations. On television, Bishop O'Malley commented that while preparing for the priesthood he saw no television for 20 years and when he became reacquainted with the

medium was "shocked to see how it had changed," with "more effort seeming to go into commercials than into programs." . Quoting an article by Father Avery Dulles, SJ, that recently appeared in America magazine on the topic of problems that arise betw~en the Church and the press, the bishop pointed out that whereas the Church's concern is with the mystery of God's presence in the world ~nd the redel11ptive activity of Christ, her members form a "motley crew" and the shortcomings of some can lay her open to criticism. She is slow to innovate he con~ . tinu,ed, while the pn;ss se~ks ,what is new; she wants harmony, but . . h con fl ICt IS W at makes headlines' she has a hierarchical form of government, but the press may see that as autocracy and may lionize those who dissent from her. Other points of difference may. include an.d media atti.tudes toward por~ography, abortion, capital pumshment and wholesale slash~ . ing ..of spcial welf~r.e· programs., . But both Church and' media seek' "safe, just, peaceful communities" . the bishop concluded, although they may differ on means of reach. ing that end.· Asked if the "Porter affair" had c~used a drop in clergy morale, Bishop O'Malley said it had been troubling but several measures have alleviated the· problem. He listed the recently concluded Em-' maus program for diocesan priests, the availability of support Turn to Page 10

Diocese of Fall River

OFFICIAL .His Excellency, the Most Reverend Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap., Bishop of Fall River, has accepted the nomination of the Reverend Columb~ Crotty, SS.Cc., Provincial Superior of the Sacred Hearts Commumty and has made the following appointments: Reverend William Heffron, SS.CC., Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Fairhaven. Effective June 19, 1995 ~ev~rend. David Lupo, SS.CC., Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph . Pansh In Fauhavcn. Effective August 2, 1995

The four diocesan high schools will award diplomas to a total of 559 students at this year's commencement c(:remonies. Bishop Sean O'Malley will preside at the graduations and present diplomas. Commencement at Coyle-Cassidy High School, Taunton, will be held at 4 p.m. June I. Laurel Goj is valedictorian and Amy Wong is salutatorian; both are from Taunton. Speaking at the graduation ceremony will be Dr. Jeremiah Lowney, a 1954 Coyle graduate. A Fall River native, Dr. Lowney is a dentist who now resides in Leban~n, Conn" and is founding president of the Haitian Health Foundation, which operates an outpatient clinic in Jeremie, Haiti. His wife, Virginia Lowney, RN, administers the foundation's Save . , a Family Program. Also attending the graduation will be Father Richard Beaulieu director of the Diocesan Depart: ment of Education; James McNamee, superintendent of diocesan schools; Coyle-Cassidy academic principal Dr. Donna Boyle; Taunton Mayor Robert Nunes, State Representat.ivl: Marc Pacheco; and Coyle-Cassidy chaplain Father John Denning, CSc. Father Denning will celebrate a baccalaureate Mass for the 158 graduates at II a.m. on graduation day at St. Mary's Church in Taunton. Bishop Feehan High -School, 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-020). Second Class ~oslage ·Paid ill Fall River. Mass. Published weekly excepl the week of July 4 and the week'after Christmas at 887 Highland Avenue. Fall River, Mass. 02720 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscriplion price by mail. postpaid $11.00 per year. Postmasters send address changes to The Anchor. P.O. Box 7. Fall River. MA 02722.



Attleboro, will graduate 180 students at an II a.m. ceremony June 3. Megan Collins of Wrentham is valedictorian and Erin McHale of Seekonk is salutatorian. Graduates and underclassmen will be honored at an Academic Awards Night 7 p.m. May 30. Seniors will have a Class Day June I with a baccaluareate Mass at 10 a.m., followed by dedication of a class tree. Senior Recognition Night will be at 7 p.m. for graduates receiving scholarships and special awards. Yearbooks will be distributed and the seniors will be enrolled in the Feehan Alumni Association. June 4 is the graduation date for the Class of 1995 at both Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, and Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth. Bishop Stang will hold its 33rd commencement at 2 p.m. The salutatorian, class president James Olden, will give a welcoming address, and class valedictorian Mark Oliveira will give his address during the ceremony, at which 132 students will receive diplomas. The baccalaurete Mass will be at 6:30 p.m. June 3 at St. Julie Billiart Church in North Dartmouth. Senior scholarship awards will be presented after the Mass. Judge Mary McCauley Manzi, a probate and family court judge, Will speak at Bishop Connolly High School's graduation 4:30 p.m. June 4. There are 89 students in the graduating class; the valedictorian and salutatorian were not yet announced at press time. The baccalauret~ Mass will be held 7 p.m. June 3 at Holy Name Church, Fall River, with principal Father John P. Murray, SJ, as celebrant and Father' Robert J. Levens, SJ, superior of the Jesuit community, as homilist.

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An NRA Embarrassment In the wake of the Oklahoma bombing and the beefing up of security at the White House and other federal facilities, one , would think that the National Rifle Association would tone down both its rhetoric and assertiveness. Its recent insulting statement that federal gun control agents were nothing more than "jackbooted government thugs" demonstrates its disastrous position in the face of and despite the violence of paramilitary gun-toting fanatics. Former President George Bush was more than correct to resign from the NRA in protest against its defamation of federal agents and President Clinton should be 'supported in his statement that such positions give "aid and comfort" to cri"minals. One can be certajn that those in the NRA who supported'its statement are encouraging the highly armed rightwing militias that have formed throughout the nation. Such organizations could well be described as constitutional disasters and should not be approved by any American who upholds this nation's democratic way of life. Such armed groups may well include some who wish to overthrow our government and impose 'their own brand of dictatorship on the nation. Even in a so-called free society such outfits have no place and should be outlawed. However, the position on gun possession upheld by the NRA gives such paramilitary groups the legitimacy they seek. This should not be allowed and should be averted through legal action by the'Congress and courts. What adds insult to injury is that the NRA has really not ,retracted it's statement concerning legitimate correctional and policing agencies. At its recent national convention, it continued its attack on such government departments. In its search to call the government to account, it see!J1s to have no concern for its own accountability. We should remember that it began simply as a sporting organization with gun safety, hunting and target practice as its principal concerns. Now it has wandered_ far those issues and it is this deviation that has placed it in its present dubious position. Its involvement in the political process, its lobbying efforts and its outrageous national statement have tarnished its image as a sporting group. In fact one could say that its leaders are "poor sports." Given the realities of American history, there will always be those among us who will feel th~t a gun is necessary to survival. To those of such a mind, weapons become tools to ensure their freedom and rights and the individual becomes a mini-arsenal of democracy. This frame of reference aids and abets those fanatics who wish to form their own armies. In their madness, such people see enemies everywhere and this is certainly something we can do without in today's America. Violence begets violence and can lead to revolution. The antics of paramilitary groups across the face ofthe land clearly indicate that they constitute a real and present danger to their fellow citizens. We are all at the same risk as were the innocent , victims of Oklahoma City. Perhaps out of all of this madness we might come to our senses and give real democracy a chance to survive. All citizens should increase their awareness of the many dangers that threaten the United States from within and take peaceful action at the polls to thwart those who would reduce this , country to a fascist state. The facts face us starkly in the rubble ofO~lahoma City. The Editor


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Cardinal disagrees with retirement NEW YORK (CNS) - Clirdinal John J. O'Connor of New York has voiced disagreement with the canon law that requires bishops to submit their resignations when they reach age 75. ' "If it were within my authority, I would change that law," he said in an interview in Catholic New York, the New York archdiocesan weekly. Cardinal Q'Connor was interviewed about his and the pope's 75th birthdays. The cardinal was 75 on Jan. 15, and the pope on May 18. Cardinal O'Connor, who has submitted his resignation, which has not yet be<;n accepted, also said he opposed suggestions that Pope John Paul II ret'ire. He expects him to continue serving many years. "There's no question at'all in my mind that he will celebrate midnight Mass in Bethlehem in the, year 2000," the cardinal said. The pope, who will be 80 that year, has said that he has ambitious travel plans leading up to 2000, including hopes for a trip to the Holy Land. Canon 401 says a bishop who reacHes the age of 75 "is requested to present his resignation." A 1985 commentary produced under the auspices of the Can'on Law Society of America and pub-

lished by Paulist Press says the preliminary draft of the new code would have made the resignation mandatory, but for unknown reasons was changed so that it now "does not strictly require a bishop to retire." It also says this is the first time in history that such a regulation has been set forth for the entire episcopacy.



A Prayer For Mothers ,God the Father, through his Son, the Virgin Mary's child, has brought joy to all Cllristian mothers, as they see the hope of eternal life shine on their children. May He bless all mothers. They thank God for the gift of their children. May they be one with their children in thanking Him forever in heaven, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.


Another canon, No. 538, says a parish pastor who reaches 75 "is asked to submit his resignation." Catholic New York quoted Cardinal O'Connor as saying, "J: have never believed in the 75-year-old rule for priests and for bishops." He said he respected the New York archdiocesan policy on retirement of priests at 75, but had made exceptions from time to timt:. "I would have to say I'm grateful that the Holy Father made the decision that I stay," he said. Cardinal O'Connor reported on a luncheon discussion with the pope he had" after his resignation was refused. And he intimated that he expected the pope would leave'him in New York for some time. , The cardinal said he now'felt , free to launch some new archdiocesan initiatives with the (:onfidence he would be around to) follow through. He said he hoped to .ma~e 1996 a year of evangelization ill the l,lrchdiocese and to undert2,ke a special vocations program. Cardinal. p'Connor also, told the newspaper that he planned to do more writing, which coul.d include taking up one of several offers he has had for his memoirs.

Love is the echo of God's life in us

love you'bore me'before the world began." (17:24) As we work for unity within the Roman Catholic Church and among the various Christian denominations,let us remember that it will never be achieved through the force of political power nor by the shrillness of acrimonious debate, but only through the sign of love modeled on the love of Jesus. Jesus' concluding words are: "To them I have revealed your name, and I will continue to reveal it so that your love for mc~ may live in them. and I may live in them." (17:26)

Acts 7:55-,60 Revelation 22: 12-14,16-17,20 John 17:20-26 On this Sunday between the feasts of Jesus' Ascension and Pentecost. the liturgy calls us to unity with both the risen Jesus and one another in the love of God. In this age of religious. racial. and social factionalism we are challenged in the concluding words of the second reading to pray for the coming of Jesus' Kingdom of love: "Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!" Luke's account of Stephen's martyrdom in Acts highlights the deacon's fearless commitment to following Jesus, even to the point of forgiving his ex{:cutioners. In the previous section of Acts, Stephen testifies in a long speech before the Sanhedrin that, as Jesus himself had said (Lk 21:5-6), the temple is not a permanent institution and that the execution of Jesus was simply thl~ culmination of repeated rejections of God's prophets (Acts 7:2-53). Infuriated by Stephen's charges. the council drags him out of the city and begins to stone him. In his death Stephen is united ~ith the risen Jesus. Filled with the Holy Spirit, he sees the glory of God with Jesus. as the glorious Son of Man. standing at God's right hand. Like Jesus. Stephl:n prays and hands over his spirit with the words: "Lord Jesus. receive my spirit" (see Lk 23:46). Finally. in imitation of his master, Stephen forgives his murderers. as he cries out in a loud voice, "Lord. do not hold this sin against them" (see Lk 23:34). Stephen's death does not stop the preaching of the gospel; on the contrary, it sets in motion the spread of "the Way" beyond Jerusalem. Despite the persecution which breaks out against the church in Jerusalem. the gospel is preached through the ministry of Philip and Peter in Samaria. Judea and Gali-

Daily Recldings May 29: Acts 19:1-8; Ps 68:2-7; In 16:29-33 May 30: Acts :W:17-27; Ps 68:10-11,20-21; In 17:1-11a May 31: Zep 3:14-18 or Rom 12:9-16b; Is 12:2-3,4b6; lk 1:39-56 June 1: Acts 22:30;23:611; Ps 16:1-2,5,7-11; In 17:20-26 June 2: Acts 25:13a-21; Ps 103:1-2,11-12,19-20; In 21:15-19 June 3: Acts :~8:16-20,30­ 31; Ps 11:4-5,7; In 21:20-25. Vigil of Pentecost: Gn 11:1-9 or,Ex 19:3-8a,1.6-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or JI3:1-5; Ps 104:12,24,27-30,35; Rom 8:22-27; In 7:37-39' June 4: Act~; 2:1-11; Ps 104:1,24,29-31,34; 1 Cor 12:3b-7,12-13 or Rom 8:817; In 20:19-23: or In 14:1516,23-26

By DR, PATRICK V, REID lee (Acts 8:1-40; 9:31-43). Even Saul. who is present at Stephen's death, will be converted from a persecutor of those who follow "the Way" to the "chosen instrument" who will carry Jesus' name before the Gentiles (Acts 9: 1-30). The second reading is a series of prophetic oracles from the conclusion of Revelation. Jesus, as the Alpha and the Omega, warns John that he is coming soon and then the righteous will be rewarded. In the early Church, the nearness of Jesus' coming is regularly tied to exhortations to be faithful to the Christian way of life. In our own time, such warnings challenge us to believe that God is not "far off" 'but very much concerned with the ethical and social issues which we face. Only fidelity to the gospel will enable us, in the words of Revelation, to "wash" our "robes so as to have free access to 'the tree of life and enter the city through its gates." ..' The reading concludes with a mutual summons to "come." Righteous Christians are invited by the Spirit and the Bride (the glorified Church of martyrs) to come to the eucharistic celebratiori: "Let him who is thirsty come forward; let all who desire it accept the gift of lifegiving ~ater." Theyin turn pray to the Lord to com.e: I. Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!" Only those who long for the completion of Jesus' kingdom belong at the eucharistic feast which celebrates the future messianic banquet, The gospel reading is the conclusion of Jesus' prayer to his Father at the end of the farewell discourse in John. In it Jesus prays that we. those who have come to believe through the disciples' words, may be one as he'and the Father' are one. This is the goal of Jesus' mission in John's gospel. His act of love in laying down his life reveals thl: glory of God's love for humanity. Now that glory is to be given to the community of his followers. "I have given them the glory you gave me that they may be one, as we are one-I living in them, you living in me-that their unity may be complete. So shall the world know that you sent me, and that you love them as you loved me." (In 17:22-23) The basis for this unity is the indwelling of God's own love. the eternal love the Father has for the Son. "Father, all those you gave me I would have in my company where I am, to see this glory of mine which is your gift to me, because of the

"O.L.ofSecurity" guarded school GROTON, Conn. (CNS) Mary is many things to many people, and on May 13 for a Catholic school in Groton she was Our Lady of Security. A 5-foot statue of Mary outside Sacred Heart School foiled a teenager's attempt to reach the roof of the school, according to maintenance worker Michael Comeau. The 16-year-old was scaling the statue, which is about four feet from the school building, as a way to climb onto the roof, Comeau told The Catholic Transcript, newspaper of the Hartford Archdiocese. But the youth slipped, and the nearly 300-pound statue fell onto his legs} pinning him to the ground. . In an attempt to summon help, the boy screamed and threw rocks at the school building, breaking tw.o windows and waking up neIghbors, who notified police. The police apprehended the unsuccessful climber at about 2 a.m. May l3,-according to Groton Deputy Chief of Police James Schmidt, after he had been pinned under the statue for about two hours. The teen, who suffered minor bruises to his legs, was charged with trespassing. "The Virgin Mary was protecting the school," Comeau remarked. "I think the boy was more embarrassed than anything else."

Holocaust center founder dies MIAMI (CNS) - Adrian Dominican Sister Mary Trinita Flood, 77, a leading Catholic educator who founded one of the world's largest Holocaust documentation centers, died May IS from lung cancer. Her funeral Mass took place May'l7 in the chapel of St. John Vianney Seminary in Miami. She had been academic dean at the semihary since 1981. A Chicago native, she had been registrar and later president of Miami's Barry College, later Barry University. She was also secretary gen~ral of her community. In 1979 she spearheaded a campaign to establish the Holocaust center on the campus of Florida Internatioll;al University in Miami. Sister Flood was first president of the center's board of directors. The center has recordings and other data gathered from survivors, liberators and rescuers of the Holocaust death camps, providing data for scholars and information for government investigations. It also conducts seminars for schools and educates youths on a nonsectarian, nonpolitical basis.


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Overcome evil with- good Still, there was a redemptive side of the news that I think needs emphasis. Even while the news media emphasized the escalation of militant hate groups in America, we saw compassionate Americans at work. There were the workers digging thrQugh the debris of the federal building, the people preparing meals for them, those who gathered to pray and so many across the country sending messages of sorrow and love. These scenes gave me hope.

TCMS honors graduate Taunton Catholic Middle School has named Dr. Richard R. Renaud a 1995 NCEA Catholic Elementary School Distinguished Graduate. Dr. Renaud was a member of TCMS's first graduating class in 1972. He attended Coyle-Cassidy High School, Holy Cross College and Tufts Medical School anq is now an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Addressing the student body after receiving the award, Dr. Renaud said he hoped they understood how important their family is in suppQrting them and that the good examples given by their fam-

er, a loving mentor and a true friend. May the love, hard work and dedication she has shared be a constant source of strength and blessing for her in the years to come." Mrs. Theroux /las been a choir member for 39 years, a catechist for 22 years, a hospital volunteer, a eucharistic minister, and a Third Order Dominican novice. She has assisted in French radio and TV broadcasting with her husband, Deacon Bernard G. Theroux. The couple, who celebrate their 35th wedding l,lnniversary July 4, have four children, Roger Theroux, Diane Berube, Dr. Marc Theroux and Rev. Denis Theroux; and three grandchildren, Neil Berube and Paul and Michelle Theroux.



While the news media focused on the hate writings of, extremists, many books on the best-seller lists landed heavily in the category of inspiration' and spirituality. For. the few hate-fill.ed people who unleash death, so many come forward to fill the world wil:h love. Sometimes I wonder if Satan gets unleashed because he has to in April's wake, we try to destroy all the goodnl:ss that should switch our truly exists. I recall something in a book called "The Search for the focus to the good' Beloved," by Jean Houston, that found in these trying gave methat idea. She wrote about the "'sunset times. Even while effect," explaining that "when old the news media traditions, politics or institutions are about to fade out, they generemphasized the ally cut loose with a blazing rush escalation of hate of activity that belies their c:oming mortality." groups, we saw In my fantasy moments, I: like to compassionate believe that the escalation of hate we're now experiencing is the "sunA mericans at work. set effect." Could it be that Satan, For th,efe~ hateknowing he will soon be overcome the power of the good in this " by ,Jilled people who earth, is now pulling out all the unleash 'death, 'so stops, rushing us with evil ill order to get us to focus on the evil. rather many come forward than the good? to fill the world Our challenge from Jesus has always been to overcome evil with with love. , good. Let's not get so swept into - - - - - - - - - - - - - - the bad news and fear generated by evil that we feel defeated. Our , Perhaps, in April's wakt<, we call is to work even harder to be should switch "our,;to·, tht; ,.",gQP9, §O .t.ha~ ~Ns b~~om~:s and . good ,fou~d i~~tJ:ttese; tryi~g}ip1es. stays God's world. . "

TCMS PRINCIPAL Kathleen Simpson pre~ents Distinguished Graduate Award to Dr. Richard Renaud, Class of'72.

St. Jean Baptiste School, Fall River, expressed appreciation to Lorraine Theroux, a seven-year faculty member who is retiring. Mrs. Theroux has taught in Cath-· olic schools for 31 years, serving at Jesus Savior School, Newport. R.I., ' and St. Anne's School in Fall River before coming to St. Jean's. "Lorraine has been steadfast in preparing and meeting the multilevel demands of the kindergarten curriculum," said a statement from St. Jean's School. "In a special and prayerful way, [she] is adept in the sharing of doctrine, tradition and worship of the Catholic faith which she so dearly loves. "The entire St. Jean's School and parish community extends their love and appreciation to Mrs. Theroux for being an outstanding teach-


Foster care problems Dear Mary: W eha ve thought about becoming foster parents. However, in recent news reports many problem cases and even tragedies' concerning children seem to involve children in foster homes. Are many foster parents poor parents or are the problems so overwhelming that they lose their cool and do foolish and, hurtful things? -Iowa

Foster parents. are often in the news. ,One factor may be their news value. The foster care situation is always mentioned whenever there is a problem..In the many, many serious cases that do not involve foster " home~, ther~}s, no mention that this ch'ild was not in a foster home. Foster-parent abuse may be rare, but when it occurs it makes the news. When a foster family does make the news with a serious problem, the follow-up is usually a politician condemning "the system" and all its participants, and promising reform. Thus foster-care abuses receive attention out of proportion to their ~ctual occurrence. One reason forahuse in foster homes may' be that the foster parents are sometimes relatives. Since foster care is meant to be temporary, and reuniting the family is the goal, the most suitable home may "~'-:~ be a relative. BIG STORY: Retiring teacher Lorraine Theroux has big The same stresses which taxed fans at St. Jean Baptiste School. the biological family may also tax

the foster family. However unfortunate, the problems associated with such placements should not lead us to throw out the baby with the bath. The idea of keeping children within ·the extended family when possible is sound.


time. Alternately the caseworker can decide to remove a chile! when hel she determines the placement is not going well. • Most foster parents take thejob because of love of childrer;" sympathy for children in crisis or a desire 'to extend themselves to Children in foster care may be children in need. Some fost'~r parmore troubled than a decade ago: ents hope to become adoptive parmore rebellious, more delinquent, ents. They take children in the more emotionally disturbed. Somehope, with no guarantees, that the times foster care is used as a last child will become eiigible for adoption. resort to avoid an institution. Despite the problems, foster Foster parents include people families are usually carefully,_ like my friend Betty, who bad up screened. They receive home visits ' to eight foster children at a time, from the agency they plan to serve, us~~lly teenage girls, and continued disclose their personal situation in her work until two weeks ;)efore extensive forms and questionnaires, her death from cancer. swear annually that they have never 'I think of the 60-somt:thing be'en child abusers and do not do couple, retired with their children drugs. Foster parents study first raised, who took two little foster aid and take regular continuing' girl~ and ultimately adopted them education in the form of work- because they had nowhere dse to shops and courses. go. "We'll only be 80 when they're When they have difficulties, they 21," the new mO,m laughed. can turn to the foster child's caseDo not let bad press discourage worker for advice ~nd support. you if you want to give of yourGood caseworkers know well both selves' as foster parents. You will the children and foster parents. meet other foster parents and find Finally, when foster parents and they are great people. a child are not doing well together Reader questions on family livfor any reason, the parent can ing and child care to be answered request the agency to remove the in print are invited by The Kennys; child. In a crisis, the child can be 219 W. Harrison; Rensselaer, Ind. removed nights, weekends, any- 47978.

Foster-parent abuse may -be rare, but when it occurs it makes the news.

Msgr. Kelly's tenure begins June I. A priest of the diocese of Worcester, he succeeds Father Cornelius McRae, who has accepted a post as spiritual director at the North American College in Rome. The seminary, established in 1964, prepares "second career" candidates for the priesthood. It currently has 63 seminarians from acroSs the lJ nited States. Msgr. Kelly was ordained in Rome in 1963. He holds a licentiate in sacred theology from the Gregorian lJ niversity in Rome and a doctorate in religious studies from Catholic lJ niversity in Washington. He was executive director of the National Catholic Educational Association's religious education department for 12 years, and director of religious education for the Worcester Diocese. The author of a book, "The Mystery We Proclaim," he was a member of several committees responsible for the writing and implementation of the "Catechism of the Catholic Church."

BaptisRl: • • ImmerSIon or infusion? Q. With regard to renovation plans for our church, the priest is determined to put in a baptismal font large enough for adult immersion. Referring to the difference between immersion and the usual pouring of water, hl~ said:"A strong sacrament makes for a strong Christian. A weak sacrament makes for a weak Christian." Are you going to tell me that the hundreds of souls who have been baptized here by pouring water were weak Christians? Many parishioners were upset by that statement. (Iowa) A. The basic truth I believe your priest was driving at is accurate but I think his conclusion about the quality of an individual's faith went be:yond what he could possibly know. The new Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that sacramental celebrations are "woven from signs and symbols. In keeping with the divine pedagogy of salvation [that is, God's way of teaching us abollt his work of saving the human rac:e), their meaning is rooted in the work of creation and in human culture" (No. 1145; brackets added). From the beginning, the church has taken that idea seriously. The genuineness and re:cognizability of material elements used in the sacraments (oil, water, bread, wine, words and so on) are essential if they are to be real "signs" of what Christ accomplishes in us through these rituals. ' During the first 800 or 900 years of Christianity, for example, bread used in the Eucharist was the same or nearly the same: as people ate at other meals. The: symbolism of Christ "feeding" us spiritually in this sacrament was obvious. Similarly, Christians were familiar with a number of images about the meaning of baptism. Through it we "put on a new self," like a new garment (Colossians 3: 10). We are "enlightened" and taste "the good word. of God" (Hebrews 6:45). The most central image, however, was the one indicated by Jesus in the Gospel of John (3:5): We are "born of water and Spirit." That's the way Paul saw baptism. We were "buried with him (Jesus) through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life" (Romans 6:4). Immersion of people being baptized (standing in water, which is then poured over the head of the baptized) was sec:n as a fuller expression of this burial and new birth. It continUl~d in the church until aboutthe 14th century. However, early Christian art and literature show that, even in the first decades, baptism by pouring water over the head ("infusion") was also acceptable. Over the centuries, attempts to define what was "absolutely essential" in the sacraments caused loss of many of these stronger symbols. Eucharistic "bread" became small white wafers, for example. One first communicant, asked whether he believed the bread became the body of Christ, replied, "I believe it is the body of Christ, but I don't believe it was bread!" The church today is attempting

By FATHER JOHN DIETZEN to revive awareness and use of . genuine, meaningful signs in sacramental liturgies. Eucharistic bread, for instance, should look like "actual food" (General Instruction of the Roman Missal No. 283), and in baptism immersion is "more suitable as a symbol of participation in the death and resurrection of Christ" (Christian Initiation, General Introduction, 1969, No. 22). Most everyone I know who has witnessed this form of baptism has been deeply moved by its powerful symbolism of the meaning of baptism, and of our initiation into the family of Christian believers; but both immersion and infusion are lawful for the Catholic celebration of baptism. Baptism by pouring only, while it does not carry the same weight of sign and symbolism as immersion, is not what one could call a "weak" sacrament. Neither, as the church's experience proves, does it necessarily produce only weak Christians.

Rare survivor

Weston seminary gets new rector WESTON. Mass. (CNS) Msgr. Francis D. Kelly has been named rector of Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston,' where he has been a professor of systematic theology since 1992.


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Youth congress to tackle violence WASHINGTON (CNS) Bishops nationwide have been asked to select two youth leaders to represent their diocese at the second National Youth Congress, to be held Nov. 16-18 in Minneapolis. The ideal delegates are described as teenagers who will be high school sophomores or juniors in November and who show leadership and commitment to participaring in the event. The congress theme, "To Stand Against Violence," is part of a national Catholic youth initiative by the same name. The congress will include presentations and discussions on anti-violence among bishops and young people.

Delegate responsibilities include participating in parish and diocesan pre-congress gatherings on anti-violence methods and agreeing to bring home anti-violence strategies designed by the congress. The congress is being sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry with the support of the U.S. bishops' laity committee and its subcommittee on youth. It will be held in conjunction with the National Catholic Youth Conference, which is expected to draw about 7,000 young people. The first congress, held in 1991 in Indianapolis, dealt with racism, subst.ance abuse and appreciating the gift of human sexuality.


HIGHWOOD, III. (CNS) Mike Mocogni, a s\lfvivor of the Nazis' Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany, believes his Catholic faith got him through the ordeal. "I think God wanted to keep me here for some reason," said M()cogni, 71, who attends Mass regularly in suburban Chicago. He was among the prisoners whose liberation 50 years ago was captured in a famous photo taken by Margaret Bourke-White for Life magazine. Dressed in prison stripes, the emaciated men crowd against a barbed wire fence and stare at the off-camera American tanks rumbling toward them on April II, 1945. Published later in a book, the photo was captioned "the livingdead." Hetold The New World, Chicago's archdiocesan newspaper. that he believes the others in the photo died years ago and that 35 fellow liberated Italians all died by 1952. He is the rare survivor.


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POPE JOHN PAUL II has transferred Bismarck, N D, Bishop John , F. Kinney to St. Cloud, MN. Bishop Kinney, 57, gained national attention as chair of the U.S. bishops' ad hoc committee on sexual abuse. He succeeds Archbishop Jerome G. Hanus, who was named coadjutor archbishop of Dubuque, lA, last year. Born in Oelwein, lA, Bishop Kinney was ordained to the priesthood in 1963 for the archdiocese of St. Pa ulMinneapolis; He was named an auxiliary ofSt. Paul-Minneapolis in 1976 and to, Bismarck in 1982.

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FATHER MICHAEL R. COTE, 45, a native of Sanford, ME, and ordained to the priesthood in 1970,

has been appointed auxiliary to Portland, ME, bishop Joseph J, Gerry. Father Cote has been pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Auburn, ME.

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CARDINAL WILLIAM W. BAUM. 68, returned earlier this month from the Vatican to Washington, DC, to celebrate his 25th anniversary of episcopal ordination. Now head of the Apostolic Penitentiary at the Vatican, he previously headed the Congregation for Catholic Education. As major penitentiary, he heads the court that can absolve persons from sins or censures reserved to the Holy See. The cardinal was ordained bishop for the Spring-

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BISHOP THOMAS L. DUPRE, 61, was installed May 8 as bishop of Springfield. He had been a Springfield auxiliary since 1990 and diocesan administrator since his predecessor, Bishop John A. Marshall died last July. In his installation homily, he pledged to work against violence, to make service of youth a speciaJ priority and to address financial problems and the diocese's shortage of priests. .

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BISHOP FRANCISJ.GREEN, 88, a bishop since 1953 and bishop of Tucson, AZ, from 1960 to 1981, died May II. As leader of all Arizona's Catholics for 21 years until the formation of the diocese of Phoenix, he introduced changes prescribed at the Second Vatican Council and expanded the church's role in providing social and human services in the state. .

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BISHOP JEROME J. 'HAST-' RICH, 80, a bishop since 1963 and head of the diocese of Gallup, NM, until his retirement in 1990, died May 12. His diocese included three Indian reservations and the largest population of Native Americans in the nation and he was noted for his work on their behalf, overseeing establishment and development of Navajo as an official liturgical language and in "1986 receiving as his coadjutor and successor Bishop Donald Pelotte, the first Native American bishop in the nation.

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CARDINAL LUCAS MOREIRA NEVES, 69, of Sao Salvador do Bahia, Brazil, has been elected president of the Brazilian bishops' conference, the largest such conference in the world. He worked at the Vatican from 1974 to 1987 and had a significant role in 1986 meetings of Pope John Paul II, curial officials and representative Brazilian bishops, addressing such issues as liberation theology.

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ARCHBISHOP CHRISTOPH SCHONBORN, 50, a Dominican, has been named coadjutor with right of succession to Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer, 75, of Vienna, Austria, who has been accused of sexual activity with seminarians during the 1970s while he was director of a seminary. Archbishop Schon born has been an auxiliary of Vienna since 1991 and was secretary of the Vatican comniittee that wrote the new catechism.

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ARCHBISHOP DEREK WORLOCK, 75, one of the most influential figures in the English Catholic Church for the past 25 years, has submitted his resignation to the pope. He has served the



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POPE JOHN Paul II has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of Santa Ana, El Salvador, to head the archdiocese of San Salvador. He is the first member of Opus, Dei to head the archdiocese. , Diocesan administrator Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chavez told worshipers during his traditional Sun,day homily that the archdiocese should "prepare itself for a new stage in its rich history." Archbishop Saenz, who has been serving as apostolic administrator of the Salvadoran military ordinariate, was born in Cintruenigo, Spain, Nov. 16, 1932. He has worked in EI Salvador since 1962, three years after being ordained to the priesthood for Opus Dei, a personal prelature - or church jurisdiction - without boundaries. He was named auxiliary bishop of Santa Ana in 1984. Archbishop Saenz said he would continue the work of Archbishop Rivera Damas, but would change the format of his Sunday sermons, traditionally used by his two predecessors for denouncing human rights abuses. "The homily is not for making political denunciations," he said on national TV. Deputy Foreign Minister Victor Lagos said the government was "very pleased" with the Vatican's decision and hoped the new archbishop would "return the Catholic Church to its true role." An April 22 edition of the conservative national newspaper, EI Diario de Hoy, carried a front, page photograph of Archbishop Saenz.

Dear Editor: Many thanks for carrying a special memorial article [Anchor, April 28] on Patricia, director of Catholic Social Services of Attleboro, who passed away several months ago. From the first day she began her ministry in Catholic Social Services until the day of her death, the Church was enriched with her de:ep faith and professionalism. Pat's range of service covered the gamut from clinical therapy to community outreach within the Attleboro Deanery. She was an invaluable asset to the Church in healing both the hurting individual and a hurting Church in most painful moments. To be in her presence was to be in touch with a person in love with the Lord and Church. Catholic Social Services has lost a stalwart woman of the Church. Thanks be to God her legacy of social ministry pro'vides the Chun;h with· a firm foundation on whil:h others can build. Rev. Peter N. Grazianci Pastor, St Mary's parish Mansfield 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111II

Following Archbishop Ri~era Damas' death, EI Diario de Hoy ran a sustained campaign against the appointment of Bishop Ro!:a Chavez, who is disliked by business sectors and rightist politicians. U.S. Jesuit Father Dean Bractley, who works at Jesuit-run Central American University said Archbishop Saenz's appointment represents "a questioning of the recent ~radition of pastoral concern in El Salvador."

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Cambodian counselor joins social services staff' By Marcie Hickey When Soeur Hou, the newest member of the counseling staff at Fall River Catholic Social Services, assists members of the area's Cambodian community, he understands their problems from personal experience. Having earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education and counseling, Hou is putting his professional skills and personal background to work for the agency that helped his. own family in 1984 when its members arrived in the U.S. as refugees. He and his wife .Samy Sok now parents offive children -and his parents and two brothers came to this country, sponsored by a church in Richmond, VA, from a refugee camp in Thailand after fleeing civil war and then the 1978 Vietnamese invasion ofCambodia. Shortly afterward, the family joined friends in Fall River. Catholic Social Services provided some practical aid - clothing, food, agency referrals -- but more importantly, said Hou, they provideq "spiritual help." Six years ago, Samy Sok worked for Catholic Social Services for a time, helping with translation and settlement of recent· Cambodian arrivals; she now works for the Fall River school dl:partment. Hou, meanwhile, honl:d his English with ESL classes, studied psychology and elementary education at Bristol Community College and went on to earn a mastl~r of ed ucation and counseling degree from Cambridge College in 1994. Now a case manager at Corrigan Mental Health Center in Fall River and working an additional 10 hours a week for Catholic Social Services, Hou is dedicated to helping Cambodian immigrants come to terms with their painful past and easing their transition to life in a new country and culture. Mental health services are a vital need in the Cambodian community, yet few agencies have addressed their unique situation to any great extent, said Hou, adding that Cambodians thl:mselves are not likely to seek such services due to a cultural stigma attached to

having mental or emotional difficulties and a lack of familiarity with the concept of social services. In Cambodia, "when people are afraid, when you are in trouble, there is no one to help." There is no such thing as a "mental health services provider or social services provider. This [concept] is new to Cambodians," said Hou. He envisions an'ambitious program to begin with screenings of the 2,000 to 3,000-meqtber Cambodian community of the area to promote services and assess who needs or wants them. Cambodians "have been through killing fields, war, hunger, refugee camps," said Hou, and, these refugees are dealing with "psychological pain, grief - you. can never forget." In addition to war-related trauma, there is the ""djustment, the cultural shock" of coming to America, he said. Problems such as depression, alcoholism and domestic violence may arise. "In Cambodia, [those with] mental health problems are stigmatized," Hou explained again. "My job is to help people with this selfdefeating behavior, try to correct faulty thinking," and help clients become aware that psychological problems "are an illness that can stop you from functioning in society" but which can be corrected. "You have to respect these people" rather than "make them feel guilty or shamed." The Fall River Dioqesan Catholic Social Services has been aiding Southeast Asian refugees since the mid-1970s with money, food, clothing and furniture. But beyond this, Hou said, many Cambodians come to this country with another basic need - that of learning to build friendships and trusting relationships. The Cambodian people, he said, have an 800-year history of "war, hunger and oppression... they have lost everything; they are trying to find an identity." Hou described the results of a decade of turmoil, the civil war of the early 1970s between the government and Khmer Rouge, followed by the "cruel and barbaric" communist regime of Pol Pot: families

were separated, education and religious practice eliminated. Most of the population was sent to labor camps to clear jungle and forest which covered half the country; hardships and executions claimed a million lives. "They not only destroyed human beings but their cultural background," Hou said. One was to have loyalty only to angkr, the absolute ruler, Pol Pot. . Hou's own story is typical: at 18, he was sent to a labor camp to do farm work. Even worse than the lack of food and harsh treatment, he said, was isolation: "you were not allowed to have' a girlfriend; you could not choose your marriage partner. You were not allowed to have friendships," the assumption being that anyone socializing was conspiring against the government. In the camps, "there was no sick leave, no vacation, no human service agency, no medical proVider. If you were too sick to work, they [would] kill you," Hou recounted. . When Vietnam invaded Cam-' boqia in 1978, field workers of the labor camps escaped by the thousands. Hou was among those fortunate enough to be reunited with his family, though he had lost a brother and a sister in the war. With his parents and remaining brothers he escaped in 1979 to Thailand, where he met his future wife in a refugee camp. Hou now hears similar stories from Cambodians who come to Catholic Social Services for help. In screenings for counseling, he said, potential clients are questioned about trauma in their personal history, their family history and relationships, and their problems as immigrants. Among services planned or already underway are counseling, psychoeducational classes, group therapy and psychiatric referrals. Hou is himself an inspiration and proof positive that Cambodian immigrants "can learn to cope with their problems... we are survivors."



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Pope walks tightrope TRENT, Italy (CNS) - In praising the Council of Trent and the Second Vatican Council in the same speech, Pope John Paul II tiptoed on delicate ground; trying to calm fears of some that the teachings of Trent were no longer valid in an ecumenical age, being superseded by Vatican II. . Trent was a major event in church history which "traced the great paths of the church for successive . centuries" and its teachings retain their value, he said. The papal assessment was given at a ceremony in Trent last month that commemorated the 450th anniversary of the council called to deal with the Protestant Reformation and widespread abuses and immorality within Catholicism. One of those worried prior to the pope's speech was Archbishop Giovanni Sartori of Trent. The Trent anniversary was useful "to put back into perspective the absurd historical evaluation, flourishing here and there in these past decades, of the great event," he said. This evaluation "would try to present Vatican II not as a development, but ... as a cancellation of the great doctrinal and spiritual patrimony realized at Trent," he 1st CLASS TOURS TRIPS OF A UFETIME Rev. J. Joseph Kierce, D. Min. Author & Producer of The New England Passion Play "THE CHRISTUS"

wrote in the April 23 Vatican newspaper, L'Ossl;rvatore Romano. The councils are "connected to each other, even a distance of four centuries," he said. The documents of Vatican II cite Trent more than any other ecumenical council, the archbishop said. Also expressing worry in the same issue of L'Osservatore Romano was Walter Brandmuller, theology professor at the University of Augsburg, Germany. "The sacrifice of the Council of Trent to ecumenism" could mean "the loss of Catholic identity," he said, noting the doctrinal definitions of Trent on a variety of theological issues. There are "circles that are propagandizing about saying goodbye to Trent," Brandmuller said. "Everything that has been defined by an ecumenical council becomes part of the deposit of faith, and, therefore, irreversible," said Brandmuller. Neither Brandmuller nor the archbishop identified those they believed were trying to erase Trent. The pope, while praising Trent, said the church must now take inspiration from the rebirth of Catholicism spawned by Trent to apply Vatican II's teachings to today's problems. Regarding ecumenism, the contemporary task is to examine Trent's. teachings with Protestants and come to a deeper understanding of them, thus opening the door to Christian unity, he said.

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VATICAN CITY(CNS)~ Pope John Paul II recently met with the widow of Oskar Schindler, the German businessman creditedwith saving hundreds of Jews from Nazi gas chambers. and thanked her for the couple's efforts during World War II. During the meeting Emilie Schindler invited the pope to come to Jerusalem to inaugurate a memorial for the persecuted, which is to be established in the couple's honor. However, the pope's longstanding wish to visit Jerusalem has been frustrated by political problems. Mrs. Schindler, 86, said afterward that the inauguration date would depend on the pope. A Catholic who has lived in Argentina for 46 years, she said she was very moved by her meeting with the pontiff.

Priest mugged BROOKLYN, N.Y.(CNS)- A Brooklyn church's reconciliation room, usually a place of welcome and comfort, became the site of a brazen noontime robbery, as an 85-year-old priest was mugged while he was hearing confessions. Mitchell Threat, 34, was later arrested for the mugging of Father Raymond ,Dundon. A homeless man, he was found at an abandoned building a few blocks from 51. Vincent Ferrer Church, where the robbery took place. His criminal record includes jail sentences for burglary and theft.

FUTURE SCHOLAR? Little Albert Surial plays with the cross of Bishop Macram Max Gassis of Sudan during commencement ceremonies at The Catholic University of America in Washington. The bishop was at the university for his nephew's graduation. (CNS photo)

U.S. Catholics top 60 million WASHINGTON (CNS) - The number of Roman Catholics in the United States passed the 60 million mark this year, according to the 1995 Official Catholic Directory. . The total of 60,190,605 represents an increase of about 330,000, or half a percent, over the 1994 figure of 59,858,042. Based on annual reports from all U.S. dioceses as of Jan. I, the new directory shows: - Enrollment increases in Catholic high SChools artd in high school and elementary religious education programs but slightly fewer students in Catholic colleges and elementary schools. - Decreases in diocesan ,priests, religious priests, seminarians and religious sisters, but slight increases in religious brothers and permanent deacons. - A drop in infant baptisms, adult baptisms and marriages, but a rise in first Communions and confirmations. The 2,020-page directory includes name, address and phone listings of all Catholic dioceses, diocesan agencies, parishes, schools, hospitals, religious communities, national organizations and other institutions, and an alphabetical index of all U.S. priests. It also features institutional and ordained and religious personnel statistics on each diocese. The 1995 statistical summary reflects the widely reported continuing decline in the number of priests and religious serving the U.S. church. But an increase in religious brothers represents a notable exception and break from recent trends. At the beginning of 1995, according to the directory, there were

6,578 brothers, up 68 from the 1994 total. The number of sisters dropped from 94,431 last year to 92, 107 this year. Diocesan priests dropped from ,33,204 to 32,834 and religiousorder priests dropped from 17,116 to 16,717. The statistics count all priests and religious, including those who are ill, retired or otherwise unavailable for Julltime ministry. In Chicago, for example, 293 of 1,010 archdiocesan priests were retired, sick or absent at the start of the year; in New York it was 230 out of 935. The number of seminarians recorded, from high school through the end of theological formation, was 5,083 this year, a decline of 643 from last year. The reported number of priestly ordinations dropped from 633 last year to 522 this year. The number of permanent deacons grew about 2.2 percent, from 11,123to 11,371. Catholic health and social services agencies reported serving a total of more than 75 million patients or clients. Among the largest figures were nearly 54 million patients served by Catholic hospitals and more than 18 million people assisted by Catholic social service centers. The nation's 235 Catholic colleges, which over the past decade have had a net enrollment increase .of more than 100,000, recorded 656,905 students this year, a drop of 8,000 from last year. Catholic high school enrollment increased by nearly 20,000, to 652,054.. Elementary schools enrolled

Continued from Page Three groups and the "c1eri~il fraternity" of priestly friendships. In response to other questions, the bishop cited ecuml:nical initiatives and noted that he :had recently become the first bishop to. address members of Temple Beth EI in Fall River. Several letters that later appeared in the Fall River Herald News described the warm reception he had received. On the subject of a possible married priesthood, he saw no change forthcoming in present Church policy that priests should be unmarried; but he noted that at a recent dinner for former diocesan priests, they were encouraged to bec:ome active in affairs of their parishes. Noting the presence of some Polish' priests in the Fall River diocese, the bishop explained that not all are needed in their native land, which has 'expc:rienced a sharp rise in vocation:; since the Cold War, therefore they have come to the United States. "We are open to priests from other countries," he added. He also noted that five men will be ordained for 'the diocese next month and that "35 young men are now studying for us." He was also asked if the diocese contemplated having its own TV channel. "If I had to choose, I'd take a radio station ove:r TV," he responded. "Radio reac:hes more people." On Catholic e:ducation, he reported that the diocese has 10,000 children in CathoLic schools and 40,000 in parish Christian Doctrine classes. He sai,d that the diocese opened two schools on Cape Cod last year, and has no plans to close any schools. The problem, he added, is tuition costs and the fact that many students need financial aid. On the Church in general, the bishop commented that the situation "waxes and wanes" but that "everyone has a hunger for God and I'm not worried about having to fold up our tents." The bishop was introduced by Father John F. Moore, Diocesan Secretary for Communications, and John E. Kearns Jr., assistant for media relations, welcomed those in attendance. The closing prayer was offered by Father Francis T. McFarland, director of the Television Apostolate of the Boston archdic)cese. 11111I111I11111111111111I111111I111I1I1I11111111111111II111I1111I1111111

2,023,976, about 9,000 fewer than last year. Enrollment ·in parish-based religious education programs grew by some 8,000 at the hig:h school level, to 798,072, and by nearly 50,000 at the elementary level, to 3,401,284. There were 1,029,694 infant baptisms and 7~,332 adult baptisms, a drop of about (i,OOO in each category. The number of already baptized adults received into full communion with the Catholic 'Church was 75,684, down about 8,000 from last year. The number of first communions rose about 8,000, to 820,648, while confirmations went up more than 30,0.00 to 608,828. The number of marriages dropped 10,000, to 305,385. The church recorded the deaths of 462, 151 Catholics, about 4,000 more than last year.




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Faye Dunaway preparing to join the church WASHINGTON (CNS)- Faye Ounaway said she's "always had an affinity" for the Catholic Church throughout her life. Now she's acting on it. The Oscar-winning actress is taking classes to convert to Catholicism, Just when it will happen is up in the air, given her work schedule that takes her from time zone to time zone. "There are Monday night classes in LA." that she is unable to go to regularly because of her on-location shooling schedules, Ms. Dunaway said. But wherever shc~ is, "I do spiritual work every day. I go to Mass in whatever town I'm in." Forexample, in New York, from where she talked to Catholic News Service in a telephone interview, she likes going lo St Jean Baptiste and St Ignatius Loyola churches, "My son (14-year-old Liamj is Catholic. His father [Terry O'Neill] is Catholic," Ms. Dunaway said. "It's something I want to do." "It takes a long timc~ to do this journey," she added. "The catechism is hard." Ms. Dunaway currently stars opposite Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando in "Don Juan DeMarco."1 n January, she starred in an NBC made-for-TV movie, "A Family Divided," in which she played the Catholic mother of a son who admits to a role in a fraternity house gang rape. Ms. Dunaway won the Academy Award for best actress for her role as a power-driven network executive in "Network." She garnered b.est actres~ nominations for playing a mysterious woman with a past in "Chinatown" and bank robber Bonnie Parker in "Bonnie and Clyde." The role in" A Family Divided" found favor with her because "I have a 14-year-old son" and she wanted him to see her play "a woman who stands fOlr something." After the disappointment of a last-minute shelving in the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Boulevard" followed by a lawsuit against Webber - Ms. Duna.way has been' splitting her time be,tween television and motion pictures lately. She was in New York to shoot a film with a director friend of hers. Then it was off to Toronto to film a guest appearance on "Anne of Avonlea," seen on the Disney pay cable channel.

God wills

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., May 2(1995

Sisters celebrate anniversaries Five Sisters of St. Joseph who ministered in the Fall River diocese for many years and now reside at Mont Marie, Holyoke, are among sisters to be honored June 13 for significant anniversaries in religious life. Sister Henri Joseph Bedard

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TABLEAUX PLAYERS: In costumes created by Claudette Armstrong are participants in the Dioce:san Council of Catholic Women convention tableaux "Mary: Woman of Many Faces," which depicted various apparitions of the Blessed Mother. From left are Bianca Neto as Our Lady of Bonneaux, Belgium; Christine Dolphe, 9ur Lady of Fatima, Portugal; Maria Alveiro, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico; Sun Cha Lee, Our Lady of Akita, Japan, and Hama Bienvenue as Sister Sasagawa~, to whom Our Lady of Akita appeared; Karen Mello, Our Lady of Pontmain, France. Also included but not pictured was Our Lady of Medjugorje, portrayed by. Heidi Waring. (Lavoie photo)

Homeschool meeting, conventions set The Catholic Homdchool Association will hold an informational meeting 7 p.m. June 16 at Espirito Santo parish center, Fall River. Topics will include getting a homeschool started, curriculum, homeschooling in a large family, learning disabilities, socialization for homeschool students, high school homeschooling, and support groups. A speaKer panel will be available to answer questions. The Catholic Homeschool Association was formed ,this.;year to dispense homeschoolinformation, bring Catholic homeschool parents together for events, and form Catholic homeschool support groups. For information about the meeting call 672-0248. A list of homeschool resources is available; send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Catholic Homeschool Association, P.O. Box 4336, Fall River 02723-0403. Homeschool Conventions Five regional Catholic homeschooling conventions/ curriculum fairs are planned for the summer of 1995. Unaffiliated with anyone Catholic curriculum or educational philosophy, the conferences will offer practical guidance and spiritual support for homeschooling and Catholic family life. The fifth annual National Association of Catholic Home Educators (NACHE) convention will be

May 28 1982, Rev. Lionel A. Bourque, Former Chaplain, Cardinal Cushing Hospital, Brockton May 30 1929, Rev. Jordan Harpin, O.P., Dominican Priory, Fall River 1937, Rev. Edmond J. Potvin, Pastor, St. Jean Baptiste, Fall River 1950; Rev. James M. Quinn, Pastor, St. John the Evangelist, Attleboro 1993, Rev. Robert T. Canuel, St. Anne's Monastery, Fall River May 31 1964, Rev. Vincent A. Wolski, OFM Conv., Pastor, Holy Cross, Fall River

marks 80 years in the congregation; Sister Marie Germaine Charron marks 70 years; and Sisters Germaine Gendron, Elizabeth Marcotte and Jean de la Croix Marcotte celebrate 65 years in the congregation.

Covenant House branches out


Continued from Page One across the threshold of our century. He was a great pope." Cardinal Sodano was one of six cardinals who were invited to join Pope John Paul for lunch May 18. "There was a birthday cake, but who knows which of the many cakes was chosen," said Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls. A number of cakes and other desserts, in addition to hundreds of telegrams and faxed messages from heads of state and religious leaders, were delivered to the Vatican. When Navarro-Valls joined the procession of Vatican officials personally giving the pope birthday greetings, a small group of people from India was singing "Happy Birthday." The pope joined in, keeping time with his cane, tHe spokesman said.


held 'July 7-8 at Towson State University, Baltimore. Information: Bill and Lisanne Bales, (703) 349-4314. The Northwest Family Education Conference will be held July 14- 15 in Seattle; information: Julia Fogassy, (206) 725-9026. The Southern California Catholic Family Education Conference will be held at the University of San Diego July 29. Information: (619) 525-7743. Date and 101:ation have not yet been announCI:d for the Midwest Catholic Home Education Convention. Information is available from Steve DiCarlo, (606) 4317059. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Carmelite Shrine in Munster, Ind., is the site of a conference to be held June 17; information: (219) 8457393 or (708) 438-2701. Details about the conferences will be published in NACHE's quarterly, The Catholic Home Educator. For further information about homeschooling, contact NACHE, P.O. Box 420225, San Diego, CA 92142.


WASHINGTON (CNS) - Five years after Covenant House was shaken by scandal and financial crisis, the private, Catholic agency for homeless and TUna'way youths has launched a new program in Washington. At a reception for supporters in the ornate Senate Caucus Room, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton said the work of Covenant House is a reminder that "caring about STEWARDSHIP:


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children is not a political or ideological issue." Mrs. Clinton, who served as honorary chairperson of the event, said she was happy to be part of an activity that affirms "that children, all children are part of who we are a$ a nation." Honorary co-chairs were Senate Majority Leader Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., and House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., neither of whom attended the reception.


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Fall River Area $34,017.00 Holy Name, Fall River 25,710.00 St. Thomas More, Somerset 22,602.00 St. John of God, Somerset 21,726.00 Santo Christo, Fall River 17,776.00 Holy Rosary, Fall River


Capll & Islands Area St. Pius X, So. Yarmouth $91,532.00 Holy Trinity, W. Harwich 38,185.00 D.L of Victory, Centerville 37,701.50 St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis 32,970.00 Corpus Christi, Sandwich 31,116.00 New Bedford Area O.L of Mt. Carmel, N.B. $38,090.00 St. Mary, So. Dartmouth 28,093.00 St. Mary, N.B. 20,543.00 Immaculate Conception, N.B. 19,792.00 St. John the ,Baptist, N.B. 18,414.50 Taunton Area $18,859.00 St. Ann, Raynham 17,121.00 St. Joseph, Taunton Immaculate Cone., N. Easton 16,880.00 14,825.00 St. Anthony, Taunton 12,096.00 01. of Lourdes, Taunton

HEALING SERVICE Sun., May 28 - 2:00 PM La Salette Prayer Group Healing Ministry

MARIAN DEVOTIONS Sun., May 28 - 3:00 P.M. Rev. Leo Maxfield, M.S.

BIBLE STUDY CLASS Wed., May 31 - 10:00 & 7:15 Rev. Joseph Ross, M.S.


HULA' HAPPENING: Kindergarten students at S1. Anthony's School, New Bedford, hula in 'a classroom re"'creation of Hawaii. The students "traveled" far and wide during their stIJdy of transportaion. '

SEA VIEW: Studentsfro'm St. Margaret;s'Scho'ol; B'UZi' zards Bay, e'xplor:~ an interactive touch-t'ank at the, Woods, Hole Oceanographic Institute. The students returned from the field trip with wet sleeves and much more knowledge about starfish, crabs, clams, lobsters and other marine life.

THE,FIRST ,COMMUNION class at St. Joseph's School, Fairhav,en, participated in a retreat day, led by Father Patrick , Killilea;, and principal Sister Muriel Ann Lebeau, ss.cC., as final preparation for the Sacrament. The day included prayer, p*eadand banner making, singing, and a closing' ceremony at which the children received a'stole an~ c,andle. The students are (front row, from left) Katelin Aiello, Tr(:vor Reuss, Courtney McNeil and (back row, from left) Peter Ber,geron, Kendra Isaksen and Brian Bevilacqua.

POSTER POWER: Leslie Metro ,of Acushnet, a fifthgrader at Holy Family-Holy , Name School, New Bedford, received honorable mention on the state level in a National Arbor Day poster contest and also earned first place in a class Earth 'Day poster con, t<."I"'I* ,iiI \. :;i.~ '*$; :" \->-.J...._.. test. Teacher Suzanne MadDOPPLER EFFECT: Meteorologist Eleanor Vallil~r:足 ,CROWNING MOMENT: Bianca Baroni and Nathan den had all her fifth-graders Talbot shares, the myst~ries of Doppler radar with Tom Pereira', 'kindergar~eners at Our Lady of Lourdes School, submit entries in the Arbor" McGarry (left) and Ryan Almeida, members of the CoyleTaunion;c~own the Blessed,Mother in a school ceremony for Day contest, themed "Forests Cassidy High Schoo(Weather Club, on their recent ,tour of the month of Mary. ' " Are Special-Trees Are Too." 'National Weather Services pffices in Taunton. "






By Charlie Martin

I LIVE MY LIFE FOR YOU You know You're everything to me And I could never see The 'two of us apart And you know I give up every rule And no matter what you do I promise you my love I build my world around you I need you Like I've never needed Anyone before I live my life for you I wllnt to be by your side In everything that you do There is only one thing Tha.t you can believe is true I live my life for you I dE!dicate my life for you Know that I would die for you Well our love will last forever And I would always be with you Thl~re is nothing we can't do As long as we're together Just can't live without you And I want you to know That I need you LH.e I've never needed An.yone before I build my world around you And I want you to know I need you Lilke I've never needed Anyone before Written By Levert)路/Snare. Sung by Firehouse (c) 1995 by Sony Music Entertainment

FIREHOUSE is back on the charts with "I Live My Life for You." While I like their sound, there's not much I can agree with in the song's message. The song describes how to lose oneself in romance. Initially, the idea might sound appealing. Yet, a person who does not possess a sense of self doesn't

TCMS TAUNTON - Taunton Catholic Middle School principal Kathleen Simpson was a. speaker at the recent National Catholic Educational Association convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, giving a 75minute presentation on the structure and success of the middle school. Eighth-grader Danielle Hamler was among 32 students honored in a national Credit Union essay contest. She received honorable mention and a $50 savings hond for her essay on "The Person 1 Admire Most," in which she described the career of Ben Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Fifth and sixth grade students attended a performance in the school parking lot by Perfection on Wheels, a stunt cyclist who entertains with a focus on bike safety and drug awareness. Seventh- and eighth-graders attended a Periwinkle Theater performance of Halfway There at Taunton High School. Produced by Sunna Rasch, the play was inspired by her work at a drug rehab center, where she ran a poetry writing workshop for recovering teenagers and young adults. TCMS held its fourth annual

really have much at all. The fellow in the song wants to build his world around his romantic partner. He tells her that "I need you like I've hever needed anyone before." He wants to "dedicate my life for you" and "be by your side in everything that you do." Some people lose touch with

common sense once romance colors their vision. To avoid setting aside your good judgment once romantic love enters your life, consider the following suggestions. 1. Don't drop your friends. When the rush of romantic emotiQn hits our bmin cells, we . sometimes forget t.o keep contact with others who are important in our lives. These friends were significant in your life before falling in love, and you will want them to be there if the romance fizzles. Don't let romance give you tunnel-vision. Friends are one of life's greatest treasures. 2. Contrary to what the song states, don't spend every moment with this one: person. You were an individua.l long before you became part of a couple. Attend to interests outside your new relationship. 3. Learn about the other per- . son's goals. How do they compare' with your own? If there are possible conflicts, start talking now about these areas of difference. 4. Be especially cautious路 if the other person doesn't have individual goals, or if he or she wants to assume your goals. Such an attitude could mean that this person wants to find all his or her happiness within the romance. This expectation places a heavy burden on the relationship 路and minimizes its chances for success. 5. Carefully observe how each of you approaches personal integrity and matters that involve your values. Do you agree on what constitutes appropriate and ethical behavior? Don't ignore clear disagreement on such matters. Falling in love is one of life's best experiences. However, it should not cost you your own identity, values or goals. Go slowly in love. Listen attentively not only to what you feel but also to what your mind tells you. Your comments are welcomed by Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport,. IN 47635.

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., May 26,1995


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TOP GRADUATES at Coyle-Cassidy High School, Taunton: valedictorian Laurel Goj, left, and salutatorian Amy Wong.

. Coyle-Cassidy High School Laurel Anne Goj is valedictorian and Amy Y. Wong is salutatorian for the Class of 1995 at Coyle-Cassidy High School, Taunton. Miss Goj, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Goj of Taunton, will give the valedictory address at commencement June 1. President of the National Honor Society in her senior year, she received the NHS Scholarship. During her years at Coyle-Cassidy she has been a Junior Rotarian, recipient of the Harvard Book Award and a National Merit Commended Student. She earned magna cum laude awards on three National Latin Exams. She participated in volleyball and tennis, serving as co-captain of the tennis team this spring; the Christmas Gift Shop; and the school's annual talent show. She will attend Smith College,

Northampton, as a STRIDE Scholar and major in chemistry. Miss Wong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wong of Taunton, will address her classmates at the baccalaureate Mass June 1. A National Merit Commended Student, Miss Wong has also received the Holy Cross Book Award, Framingham State College History Award and National French Exam honors. She has been a member ofthe National and French National honor societies. She will study pharmacy at Northeastern University. Junior Eric Hager of Middleboro is one of the top 50,000 scorers among the more than one million students who took the 1994 PSAT/NMSQT last October. He is in contention for National Merit honors as a Commended Student or Semifinalist for a National Merit Scholarship.

Bishop Connolly High School

FALL RIVER - Miriam C. Laranjeira of Fall River and Richard Sisson of Portsmouth, RI, have been named Bishop Connolly High School's Teenagers of the Year by Fall River Elks Scholarship Mass on May 9. The and Tracy DeEscobar. The schol-路 Lodge 118. They received scholarMass is celebrated in memory of arships were presented by princi- ships, trophies, and certificates of William M. Halpin and Helen pal Kathleen Simpson and Coyle- achievement at the Annual Elks Regan Lysaght, in whose names Cassidy headmaster Michael Youth Activities Award Dinner scholarships are given to eighth- Donly. on May 6. graders who will continue their Donly and Dr. Michael Lysaght 'Miss Laranjeira has been inCatholic education at Coyle-Cas- presented the Lysaght Scholarship volved in student government, to Matthew Chmura. The award is serving as class secretary in her sidy High School, Taunton. The Halpin Scholarship, given given for scholastic performance junior year and student body preson the basis of academic success, and Christian citizenship, to a stu- ident in her senior year. She is a good citizenship and financial dent who graduated from St. two-year member of the National need, went to ~ohn Manganaro Mary's School in Taunton. and French National honor societies. She is also a member of the Direction of the School Committee, the Prom Committee, The Mentor Program and the Speech & Debate Team. She is a Letter Winner for the winter and spring track and the cross country teams. She also received the Xerox Award. Miss Laranjeira plans to attend either Middlebury College or Georgetown University. Sisson served in student government in his junior and senior years as class treasurer. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Ski Club. He is a four-year member of the basketball squad, being named an EAC All Star two of those years. He is Bishop ConSCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED: Dr. Michael Lysaght nolly's all-time leading scorer and rebounder. (left) and Coyle-Cassidy High School headmaster Michael He is a Regional (New England) Donly congratulate Matthew Chmura, recipient of the Helen winner of Wendy's Heisman Award Regan Lysaght Memorial Scholarship at Taunton Catholic and the male winner of the Dave Cowens Achievement Award for Middle School.

1995. He plans to attend Tufts University. The Teenager of the Month P'rogram is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to bring recognition to outstanding youth in the area. Teenagers of the Month are selected by a panel of youth in each participating high school within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring Lodge on the basis of multiple achievement, citizenship, scholarship and leadership.

CCD students aid sick child Seven third-grade CCD students from Our Lady of Hope Chapel, West Barnstable, a mission of Our Lady ofYictory parish, Centervil1e, recently held a yard sale to help the Knapp family of Harwich, whose 2 1/ 2-year-old son Michael has cancer. Third-graders Casey Buss, Adam Cook, Brandon Gil1espie, Spencer Jackson, Domenick Persuitte, Jason Riley and Tara Woodbury each enclosed a personal note and photo when sending their $165 in proceeds to Michael. Mrs. Knapp has promised to send the children a video of her son, who is too frail to meet them in person.



THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., May.26, 1995

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FIRST FRIDAY CLUB, FR , Mass will be held 6 p.m. June 2 at St. Anthony of the Desert Church celebrated :by Msgr. Norman J. Ferris with assistance of Deacons Dr. Andre 'Po Nasser and Donald Massaud. A meal will follow in church center; Deacon Massoud will speak on "Perpetual Adoration." Informa,tion: Paul Dumais, president, 673-7675. LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO Father ,Andre 'Patenaude M.S., (Father Pat) and Lucille Marchetti will perform in the Shrine's Coffee House 6:30p.m. tomorrow. Father Patenaude has a music and healing ministry and travels frequently to perform concerts. Ms. Marchetti coordinates music ministry at the Shrine and is a' teacher at Coyle-Cassidy High School, Taunton.


SANTO CHRISTO, FR HolyGhost Feast June 3-4: festivities begin 7 p.m: June 3 with entertainment by the band Nossa Senhorados Remedios from Bretanha, SI. Michael, Azores. Pentecost Sunday Mass will be celebrated at noon June 4, followed by the traditional crowning ceremony. Procession will follow and ,afterward sopas do Espirito Santo will be served at parish center. Outdoor festivities begin at 3 p.m. with entertainment provided by the Senhor da Pedra Band of New Bedford. Mr. and Mrs. La,urenio Verissimo are festival chairpersons. VINCENTIANS, TAUNTON Monthly Mass 7:30 p.m. June 5, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taunton; meeting will follow in church hall. MASS. OFFICE ON DISABILITY Americans with' Disability Act informational training I to 4 p.m. June 6, White's of Westport. No charge. Registration: phone, 6799210; fax, 677-2377. ST. THOMAS MORE, SOMERSET ;Graduation Mass for high school seniors II :30 a.m. Sunday; those planning to attend shou'ld leave name and number at rectory, 673-7831 .. CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH , This year's high' school and college graduates are invited to the II :30 a.m. Mass and a brunch to follow on June 4. ST~ JULlE,N. DARTMOUTH

High school seniors are invited to a graduation Mass 4:30 p.m. June 10; pizza will be served afterward. Reservations required by June 7; information: Father Jim Medeiros, 993-2351. ST. LOUIS, FR Intercessory prayer and meditation 7 p.m. Mondays.

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CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES, NB CSS has initiated Project Visibility to recruit and train persons with disabilities and their family members for placement in community organizations; information: Lorraine M. Phenix, 997-7337. SACRED HEARTS C'ONVENT, FAIRHAVEN Crowning of Our Lady with procession and Benediction 3 p.m. May 29, convent church of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Immaculate, 382 Main SI. All welcome. HOLY TRINITY, W. HARWICH 24-hour Exposition of Blessed Sacrament will follow 9 a.m. Mass June 2 and continue until 8:15 a.m. Benediction prior to morning prayer and Mass June 3. Adoration is held each first Friday. ' D. of I., ATTLEBORO Alcazaba Circle 65 Daughters of Isabella will meet 7 p.m. June I, K. of C. Hall, Hodges SI. ST. ANTHONY of the DESERT, FR Exposi'tion of Blessed Sacrament noon to 6p.'ffi. with holy,hour 5 to 6 p.m. J~ne 4, SI. Sharbel Chapel, 300 North Eastern Ave. Exposition also held 9 a.m. to midnight Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesda'ys. O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER Deacon Frank Camacho will lead an Introduction to the Bible program, meeting 9 a.m. Tuesdays June 6-27 in the parish center; to register call the deacon at 394-5023. CATHEURAL, FR Father Michael Onyekwere, ordained May 18 in the Virgin Islands, will celebrate the 10 a.m. Mass May 28. He served at SI. Mary's Cathedral two summers ago. ST. ANTHONY, MATTAPOISETT High school seniors will gather for the II a.m. Mass Sunday; Mary T. Flood, president of SI. Anthony's Guild, will award scholarships. Memorial Day Mass 9 a.m.; prayers will follow at SI. Anthony's Cemetery. BIRTHRIGHT, CAPE COD Volunteer training will be conducted soon; information: 771-1102, 775:9414. LaSALETTE CENTER, ATTLEBORO "Reclaiming Your I~ner Child" retre'atJune 16-18, Castle, LaSalette ,Center for Christian Living. The program will address co-dependency and concerns of adult children of alcoholics. Leader will be Gloria Jane Legere, founder/director of Inner Healing Arts in Worcester, who has worked as a private therapist, pastoral counselor and hospital chaplain. Information: 222-8530.


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TOP HATAWARDS: The New Bedford District Council St. Vincent de Paul Society presented the Society's highest honor, the Top Hat Award, to four members following an Ozanam Sunday Mass April 23 at"St. Julie Billiart Church, North Dartmouth. Recipients were (from left): Robert Rebello, president of the Immaculate Conception Conference and supervisor of the Salvage Bureau; Leo St. Aubin, pre~;ident of the St. Lawrence Conference; Ethel Hayes, accepting for her late husband Vincent J. Hayes.of the St. Mary's, South Dartmouth, Conference, who was organizer of the Salvage Bureau and a past president of the district conference; and Norman Gonsalves, past president of St..Julie's Conference and district corresponding secretary. Presenting the awards were: Father Henry Arruda, spiritual advisor, and Matthew Martin,. district president. (Boyce photo) ,

Hospital to offer oncology education The Hudner Oncology Center at Saint Anne's Hospital, Fall River, will offer an educational series providing a medical overview of cancer treatment options and advice on managing their effects. Sessions will be held 4 to 5:30 p.m. on eight Wednesdays, May 31 through July 26, in the hospital's Clemence Hall Nannery Conference Room. The topics and presenters are: A Medical Overview of Cancer, Richard Hellwig, MD, chief of oncology; Understanding Cancer Treatment and Managing Its Effects, Part I: Chemotherapy, Susan O'Brien, RN, MS, OCN; Part 2: Radiation Therapy, Susan Gagnon and Stuart Berman, MD; Nutrition and Cancer, Carol Hazen, chief nutritionist; The Emotional and Psychological Impact of Cancer on the Individual, the Family and Its Effect

Holy Ghost Feast planned in Taunton Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Taunton, will hold its annual Holy Ghost Feast June 10 and lion the parish grounds. Festivities will begin 7 p. m. J'une 10 with transfer of the Holy Ghost Crown from the church to the shrine house. The musical group The Sailors will provide entertainment until 10 p.m. The traditional procession in honor of the Holy Spirit will form on c.!1Urch grounds at 12:30 p.m. June II and begin at I p.m. Music will be provided by the Taunton City Band and SI. Anthony~s Band of Fall River. Game booths, food, and activities will 'follow with entertainment by The Sailors until the feast closes at '10 p.m. with drawing ,of names of seven families to host the Holy Ghost Crown in their homes for next year's ·feast.

on Intimacy and Communication, Fred Ba~bosa, MSW, LICSW, and Ann Mitchell, MSW, LICSW; A Spiritual Response, Sistc:r Lorna Riordan, OP; Financial Avenues and Medical Coverage, Don Vinette, Social Security Administration, and Advance Directives, Curt Wilkins, director of community and social work services at Saint Anne's; Re-entering the Mainstream - Cancer Survivorship, Sandy Pacheco, American Cancer Society, and Barry Brown, MSW, LICSW. For information conta,:t Fred Barbosa or Ann Mitche.lJ, 6745600 ext. 2270.

Holy Cross to host theology convention More than 250 theologians from the United States, Canada and other nations are expected to attend the 41st annual convention of the College Theology Soc:iety at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, June 1-4. The theme of this year's meeting, "Religion, Ethics ar.:d the Common Good," will be addressed in plenary sessions by ethicists Lisa Sowle Cahill, David Hollenback and Stephen Pope from Boston College; Maura Ryan ,)f the University of Notre Dame; and Alejandro Garcia-Rivera from the ·Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Participants from Worc:ester colleges include Marc Le.Pain, Assumption College; 'Mary E. Hobgood, Alice L. Laffey~ David J. O'Brien, and Joanne Pi,erce, Holy Cross; and Thomas Shannon, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. . . Besides the,plenary session, participants will have their choil:e of about 60 panel discussions and other presentations during the conference. For more informaltion, contact convention coordinator Alice Laffey at 793-3359.



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