Page 1

It-----------'-------- _.",,,----------

t eanc



VOL. 39, NO. 22


Friday, June 2,1995





Southeastern Massachusetts' Largest Weekly



$11 Per Year


Five to be ordained to priesthood for Fall River diocese Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., will ordain five men to the priesthood for service in the diocese at II a.m. June 10 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. Ordained to the transitional diaconate in January, they are Rev. Mr. Joseph Jaroslaw Blyskosz, Rev. Mr. Marek Chmurski, Rev. Mr. Michael Joseph Thomas O'Hearn, Rev. Mr. Michael Scott Racine,

and Rev. Mr. Christopher Stanibula. Rev. Mr. Blyskosl Born May4, 1968, in Wlodawa, Poland, Joseph Blyskosz is the son of Jan and Stanislawa (Wawryszuk) Blyskosz. He has a younger sister who is a nurse. A native of St. Augustine's parish in Rozawka, Poland, where his family resides, Rev. Mr. Blyskosz

attended grammar and high schools in Poland and then' entered the Seminary of the Oblates of Blessed Virgin Mary in Obra in 1988. In 1992 he began studies at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, MI. He served summer assignments at St. Sta nislaus parish, Fall River, in 1993 and St. Mary's, New Bedford, in 1994. He served his diaco-

nate at St. Patrick's in White Lake, MI. Following ordination, he will celebrate his first Mass at 10:30 a.m. June II at St. Stanislaus Church. Concelebrants will include Father David West, his spiritual director from SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, and Father Dariusz Dudzik. a classmate and priest of the diocese of Norwich, CT. St.

Stanislaus pastor Father Robert S. Kaszynski will be homilist. The parish choir will provide music. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Rev. Mr. Chmurski Born July 28, 1964, in Domaniewice, Poland, Marek Chmurski is the son of Jan and Cecylia (Drozka) Chmurski; he has a brothTurn to Page 10

Pope calls all Christians to unity with bis'hop of Rome VATICAN CITY (CNS) - As a concrete sign of his commitment to Christian unity, PopeJohn Paul II has called for a m:w discussion of one of the thorniest issues dividing Christi'ans: the authority and ministry of the pope. In an encyclical letter on ecumen ism released May 30 at the Vatican, Pope John Paul said the unity of all Christians is God's will and is at the heart of the mission Christ entrusted to his followers. The encyclical, "Ut Unum Sint" ("That They May Be One"), ends 'with a call to "everyone to renew their commitment to work for full and visible communion" and with a specific exhortation to the world's Catholic bishops "to be especially mindful" oftheir mission and duty to work for Christian unity. The pope apologized for times when Catholics have contributed to divisions among Christians and for ways in which Catholics have contributed to other Christians' difficulty in accepting the ministry of the bishop of Rome. "The ca.thoiic Church's conviction that in the ministry of the bishop of Rome she has preserved, in fidelity to the apostolic tradi-

tion and the faith of the Fathers, the visible sign and guarantor of unity constitutes a difficulty for most other Christians, whose memory is marked by certain painful recollections," he wrote. "To the extent that we are responsible for these, I join my predecessor Paul VI in asking forgiveness," the pope said. When Christians enter into a dialogue with one another, he said, both sides must make an examination of conscience'because division "is an evil from which we need to be healed." "All the sins of the world were gathered up in the saving s'acrifice of Christ, including the sins committed against the church's unity: the sins of Christians, those of the pastors no less than those of the lay faithful," he said. Christians must enter into dialogue motivated by love and with awareness that mistakes were made and offenses committed by both sides, the pope said. "Legitimate: diversity is in no way opposed to the church's unity, but rather enhances her splendor and contributes gn;atly to the fulTurn to Page IO

MEMBERS OF parish stewardship committees attend a prayer service at St. John Ne'umann Church, East Freetown. (Studio 0 photo)

Time, talent, treasure are topics By Pat McGowan May 23 saw some 200 members of parish stewardship committees and some 30 priests gathering at Cathedral Camp, East Freetown, for discussion of ways in which church members can share time, talent and treasure with their parishes. The program began with a pre-

sentation to the priests at which they were invited t6 set an example to parishioners by their own sacrificial giving. Speaking was Father Thomas McGread of the diocese of Wichita, KS, whose own parish is an outstanding example of what stewardship can accomplish. Lay persons were invited to a following social hour at which

Bishop O'Malley spoke briefly., After a meal in Cathedral Camp's Neumann Hall and a prayer service at St. John Neumann Church, all reconvened to hear Father McGread's discussion of the stewardship concept. Saying that he himself had been introduced to the idea by two Turn to Page 10


Sociologist James. Coleman, Catholic school backer, (lies

The Anchor F:'riday, June 2, 1995

Correction The young man whose photograph appeared on page I of the Anchor for May 26 in connection with a "True Love Waits" program at St. Anne's Church, Fall River, was misidentified. He is Joseph Marciszyn, son of Celeste Warner and Stephen Marciszyn. The Anchor regrets the error.


Montie Plumbing & Heating Co. Over 35 Years of Satisfied Services Reg. Master Plumber 7023 JOSEPH RAPOSA, JR. 432 JEFFERSON STREET FALL RIVER 675-7496

Eastern Television


HOLY UNION Sisters general councilor Sister Mary Harrington (left) and superior general Sister PauI.ine Cowie, based in Rome, are visiting the Massachusetts provmces of the Sisters of the Holy Union.

.Holy Union leaders visit United States· Sister Pauline Cowie, superior general of the international congregation of Holy Union Sisters, and Sister Mary Harrington, a general councilor, are in the United States visiting the Fall River

and Groton provinces of the community and their houses in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York; Maryland, Kentucky and Florida. On their visits they will discuss the work of a recent General Council meeting.

Sales And Service

. Fall River's Largest Display of TVs RCA· ZENITH· SYLVANIA 1196 BEDFORD STREET 673-9721


295 Rhode Island Avenue Fall River, MA 02724


:~:~~~ ~ • Rosaries 1.1

• Gifts TEL. (508) 997·1165 Open-Mon•• Sat. 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

282 Union Street· New Bedford

"New EnyjAnd hospitality 'With a European Flair" .

Bed & Breakfast 495 West Falmouth Highway (Route 28A) PO Bo% 895 West Falmouth, Ma 02574

Open year round (508) 540-7232

Young Adult Ministry starts The Diocese of Fall River has To this end, Miller is forming a announced formation of a Young Young Adult Council to assist in Adult Ministry under the auspices program planning and execution. of Secretary for Youth Rev. George Possible activities include dances, E. Harrison in conjunction with - a rafting trip, a monthly liturgy, the Officefor Youth Ministry Servperiodic retreats and other opporices. It will be overseen by Bud tunities for prayer and reflection, Miller, youth ministry services talks by motivational speakers, coordinator. sports, picnics, a beach party, a camping trip and a young adult Young adult ministry is a Church convention. response to the needs of persons in In the near future a newsletter their twenties and thirties. It seeks will be distributed describing plans to foster their personal and spirit- for the summer and future months, ual growth and to involve them in and names of interested persons the life, mission and work of the are requested for a mailing list faith community. It also aims to now in preparation. To be included encourage this age group to work .or to submit the names of others for justice and peace and to live who might wish to receive the Gospel values in the world at large newsletter, names, addresses and as well as on the diocesan, parish telephone numbers may be called and personal levels. in to Miller at (508)676-6503 or Those implementing the new mailed to Young Adult Ministry, ministry will coordinate social, c/o Office for Youth Ministry spiritual, educational, cultural and Services, PO Box 1167, Fall River, MA 02722-1167. service opportunities for members.

14 parishes over 1994 total· The diocesan Catholic Charities Appeal has to date collected $1,944, 566.81, it has been announced by Rev. Daniel L. Freitas, Appeal director, who expressed the hope that the total would increase as final parish and special gifts reports are received and credited. Fourteen parishes have thus far surpassed their 1994 collection totals. They are, in the Fall River area, Notre Dame, S1. Anthony of Padua, St. Jean Baptiste, St. William, Santo Christo, St. Patrick, Somerset; and St. Louis de France, Swansea. For the Cape and Islands area, listed parishes are Our Lady of Assumption, Osterville; and St. Pius X, South Yarmouth; in New Bedford, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, S1. Francis of Assisi and St. Hedwig; and in Taunton, Holy Rosary.

"We are very grateful to all who have contributed and worked for the success. of the Appeal. both in the special gifts and parish phases," said Father Freitas. (Catholic Charities listings continue on page 11.)



For Salvation Father, as we proclaim the Virgin Mary to be the mother oj Christ and the mother oJ the Church, may' our communion with her S on bring us to salvation. Amen.

CHICAGO (CNS) - The late University of Chicago sociologist James S. Col.eman conducted ground breaking studies in U.S. education that shaped government integration policy and led him to argue that Catholic schools do a better job than public schools. Coleman died in Chicago of prostate cancer at age 68. He was best known for his pioneering 1966 study "Equality of Educational Opportlinity" - usually referred to simply as "the Coleman Report." It concluded that lower-class black children benefited academically from being in integrated schools. His research on race and education helped shape government policy on racial integration and school busing.' An extensive follow-up study he completed in 1975 concluded that whites moved out of public schools in massive numbers in places where school busing had been instituted to promote integration. His findings so challenged political views in sociological circles that some prominent members of the American Sociological Association moved to have him expelled, but despite pressures he stood by his conclusions. In 1982, in "High School Achievement: Public, Catholic and Private Schools Compared," he again challenged prevailing views by showing that Catholic 'high schools outperform public schools substantially. Using information collected by the U.S. Education Department, the study tracked achievement levels of nearly 60,000 lOt.h" and 12th-graders in more than 1,000 schools across the nation.. It found that among Catholic and public school student~ of sim-

ilar backgrounds, those in Catholic schools scored higher in academic tests, had significantly lower dropout rates, were 20 to 30 percent more likely to attend collt:ge and, once there, were considerahly more likely to succeed. By making extended comparisons between students of similar backgrounds, the study directly rebutted the then-standard argument that if Catholic schools were inferior or if they achieved higher success rates, it was by eli:cluding students whose backgrounds made them higher risks educationally. In a 1989 interview with U.S. Catholic magazine, Coleman, a non-Catholic, said his findings surprised him.' Like his earlier findings on school busing, his study angered many of his colleagues. But since then, numerous other studies have confirmed and reinforced his conclusions. Although the American Sociological Association never nominated him for president, its membership elected him to the post in 1991 by way of a massive write-in campaign. Michael Guerra, executive director for secondary schools of the National Catholic Educational Association, said, "What make:s Coleman extraordinary is he went where truth took him" - whether on race, on busing, or On Catholic schools. Coleman was "an extraordinary scholar" who "spoke courageously about the appropriateness of giving parents the opportunity to choose" their children's. st:hools, .Oue~ra a.dded .. "He felt C!ltholic schools were a tremendous gift to the country." Coleman is survived by hill wife, Zdzislawa Walaszek, and fOllf sons.

Christian Foundation head dies in Slllain KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CNS)Funeral services were held May 24 at Visitation Church in Kansas City for Jerry Tolle, a cofounder of the· Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. A former Jesuit priest, Tolle was killed in a car accident May 17 in Madrid, Spain. He was on the last leg of a monthlong trip to visit foundation projects. Also killed were two Spaniards associated with the foundation. A native of Kansas City, Tolle joined the Jesuits in 1951. He left the order in 1978 but while a Jesuit, he had served as a missionary in Belize and Honduras for 17 years. In 1981, he and three others established the foundation, a Catholic mission organization that serves the poor.' It works with more than 40 missionary religious orders and the local church in each area, giving direct aid for such projects as medical and dental care, schooling and nutrition assistance. The foundation is currently working in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, EI Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, InIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII11111111111111111 THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-020). Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River, Mass. Published weekly except the week of July 4 a nd the week after Christmas at 887 Highland Avenue. Fall River. Mass. 02720 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price by mail. postpaid $11.00 per year. Postmasters send address changes to The Anchor, P.O. Box 7. Fall River. MA 02722.

dia, Jamaica,' Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines, St. Kitts, Uganda and Venezue:.a. Tolle, as a foundation vice: president, worked primarily as director of its international programs. He is survived by· his wife, three children, mother and two siBters.

June SHARE set The SHARE program at St. Anne's Church, Fall River, will hold registration 10 a.m. to noon June 5 through 9 in the rectory basement for food packages to be' distributed II a.m. to I p.m. June 24 in St. Anne's School cafeteria. SHARE is a nationwide neighborhood food distribution program offering a package of 170r 18 items including frozen meat, fresh fruits and vegetables and assorted staples designed to supplement a family's regular food supply at greatly reduced cost. Participants are asked to register once monthly for one or more packages at a cost of $15 I~ach, payable in cash or food stamps, and to perform two hours of vol unteer service for each package. Then they return on the designated date to pick up the food. St. Anne's is one of nume:rous SHARE sites in the state,

T-his seminary promises jobs, pensions COI.U M BUS. Ohio (CNS) The $1.25 million oequest of a Toledo diocesan priest 10 the Pontifical College Josephinum will not only provide scholarships for seminarians but will also establish a fund for their retirement 40 yea,:s after ordination. Father Blase J. Cupich. president and rector of the Columbus college. said. "I believe we are soon to become the only institution of higher learning anywhere lhat promises both a job and retiremenl benefits!" . The Father Virgil J. Reidlinger Josephinum Seminarian and Clergy Support Fund was set up with money accrued through years of frugal living and skillful investing by Father Reidlinger. In addition to prO\·iding scholarships, the priest stipulated that 10 percent of the fund's income be set aside in a retirenH:nt fund for the next 40 years. According to Father Cupich. 13 Josephinum seminarians ordained this year also will be the first graduates to get a pension from the fund in 2035. provided they remain priests. They were given the good news at a banquet in late April. Born in 1910. Father Reidlinger was ordained in Toledo in 1939 and served in several parishes there until his 1976 retirement. He died last June. He was not an alumnus of the Josephinum. the only pontifical

The Anchor Friday, June 2, 1995

college outside Italy. and he visited the college only oncc. during a capital campaign in 1993, a year before his death. Father Cupich said he will never forget the day a retired and ailing priest wandered into his office, "His only request after I showed him around was that we say some Masses for him," recalled the rector, "because he knew he was dying," The bequest was a surprise. "He loved the pope and the priesthood a great deal," Father ('upich said. noting that Father Reidlinger saw the century-old college's Vatican tics as a reassuring signal' its staying power. He combined these loves and his concern for the retirement needs of priests in his gift. Father Reidlinger stayed with long-time housekeeper Charlene Spitan and her husband before his death. Mrs. Spitan,co-executor of his estate. said. "He was a good a nd holy priest who treasured his priesthood as a gift from <iod," According to The Wall Street Journal. the priest managed his annual salary of $6.000. plus family gifts of less than $50.000. into an impressive portfolio of growth stocks in such companies as Rob Evans. Coca-Cola, Cincinnati Bell. Ford. General Motorsand Hone\'well. Seminary officials. saying th~y lack Father Reidlinger's trading know-how. sold the stocks and invested in mutual funds.


Est, 1962

Religious Articles Books • Gifts Church Supplies


WORKING WITH Deacon Thomas Souza and Bishop Sean O'Malley (center) for the Catholic Charities Appeal in the Taunton area are, from left, Edward L. Pryor of S1. Paul's parish; Father Paul Caron, Immaculate Conception, North Easton; Adrienne Lemieux, S1. Jacques; and Msgr. Thomas Harrington, S1. 'Joseph's. (Hickey photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNS) BishopJames A. Griffin of Col umbus has vowed to speak out "from now until the millennium" about the primacy of the Eucharist in the faith lives of Catholics. Responding to "one of t he deepest concerns that I have. for the church today," Bishop Griffin announced a new informational campaign on the Eucharist at his Chrism Mass. He

said he had been disturbed by polls that indicate a serious decline in the number of Catholics who believe that Christ is truly present in the eucharistic bre'ad and wine. "A sense of urgency about this pivotal belief kept inserting into my prayers," he said at the Mass. "This ongoing campaign gives me a way. as bishop and teacher, to address a significant concern."






John C. LINDO & SON Plumbing & Heating Est. 1920

Lie. 10786

(508) 678-5571 "The Experienced Plumbing People" Pro viding a Full Line oj Plumbing & Healing Services

L.F~~~~~~~~_~~~ ...

Sunday, June 11, 1995 Litu"lfY 2:30 P.M. in the Connolly Auditorium Reception following. Public invited.

As he put it, a "wedge of distrust" has been left as a legacy of the James Porter affair. That w~dge further complicated an already cumplicated relationship between the press and the church. The time has now come to move beyond the pain and anger that accom· panied regional coverage of that poisonous scandal and establish a more normal relationship based on mutual tolerance, if not tutal trust. Important work needs to be done. Why add degrees of difficulty?

SACRED ART & RESTORATION Wall and panel paintings 00 Expert repair & repainting of cherished statues 00 Eastern Rite a specialty RIO NORTON ICONOGRAPHY



196 E. Main Street Norton, MA 02766

He pointed out that the Church doesn't expect preferential treatment, but it does hope for truth and fairness. While he doesn't believe in media bashing, he hopes the media doesn't believe in church bashing.

(508) 285 9565 Free estimates, Time payments Geoffrey P. Moran, Founding member, Association for Consultants for Liturgical Space




Youth Retreat Director

Bishop O'Malley is a serious man doing serious work that has to do with feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, educating the young, caring for the sick, stilling the emo· . tions stirred by fear and insecurity. The press can help in the process or stand in the W<;lY. The bishop makes it easier for all of us to understand what's at stake. We can be our· selves but we had better be responsible at the Selme lime. Ken Hartnett is editor 01 The Standard-


01i fori~hS:;;~:Lac;:i~r Christian Living


The editorial above appeared in the Standard-Times of New Bedford on May 29. It is reprinted by permission.


Tribute for the ]esuitswho served at Bishop Connolly High School

Ken Hartnett

He closed his talk by pointing out that while there are differences, there are also goals to be shared, including the goal of pro· 1l10ling safe and secure and harmonious com· munities rooted in a sense of social justice.

428 Main St. • Hyannis, MA 02601

For your home or business.

Campaign for Eucharist

,B·ish:op",!buildirlg bridges on" World Communications Day eeti,ngs between reporters and edi· tors and clergy are invariably awk· ward affairs, and so it was to be expected that the crowd was a little stiff in West.port the other day when Bishop Sean O'Malley had media types in for lunch as part of the church's observance of World Communications Day. , Clergy and newspeople share the same planet, and usually that's as far as it goes. Newspeople live from deadline to deadlin~; the clergy have a longer time frame. News· people, by nature irreverent, are trained to simplify so they can squeeze complexity into a thin slice of news space or a few seconds of sound. The clergy inhabit a universe as ineffable as its creator. Complexity is their element. While newspeople doubt, the clergy believe. Newspeople accept that God may be in His heaven, but. they are in this world trying to find the lead in all the confusion against all the competition. Some tend to see the worst in humankind, especially if their own life has gone sour. Clergy can look into the heart of darkness and see a child of God. Newspeople try to live on the surface; they are orten embarrassed when forced back on their own spiritual nature, which is why so many news. people hate to go to church. The bishop didn't try to paper over differ· ences; he acknowledged them in the course of a refreshingly direct talk about half as long as a curate's Sunday homily in August. Ill.' had a message to deliver. And while his talk was brief, it was not without nuance, to use one of the bishop's words. Unless I misread the message, I think the bishop was asking for a fresh slart in the press-media relationship around here.




P.O. Box 2965 • Attleboro, MA 02703


. the moorins.-,·

the living word

To Teach the Truth Described in the Official Catholic Directory as an independent and Catholic coeducational liberal arts institution, Dominican College of San Rafael, C~lifornia, recently allowed Planned Parenthood to invite Gloria Steinem's partici'pation in a campus symposium. Such an action would gain little notice had it taken place at a secular school. But for a college professing to be Catholic, such an event was an outrageous defiance of all that the Church holds sacred. Especially in the wake of the recent papal teaching on the gospel of life, no school with even the slightest church affiliation should be supporting the "culture of death." The ordinary of the archdiocese, Archbishop John R. Quinn, voiced his strong objection to the event which, by the way, was a fundraiser for the group which has more than any other to promote abortion on demand. Stated the archbishop: "Dominican College has clearly and deliberately abandoned the Catholic identity and heritage which generations of selfless Dominican Sisters, dedicated lay faculty and faithful alumni made countless sacrifices to establish." As has been the case in many other Catholic colleges in the· country which have been handed over to a board of trustees, the archbishop's objection to the presence of Planned Parenthood on the Dominican campus was summarily dismissed . under the guise of academic freedom. Poor Thomas Aquinas must be rolling over in his grave(The very idea that Catholic schools can be independent from the Church is a non sequitur. A school has and maintains its Catholic identity only in and through the Church. As our Holy Father pointed out in an apostolic constitution, a Catholic university's relationship to the Church is essential to its institutional identity-. One consequence of this relationship is that such a university must recognize an}l adhere to the teaching authority of the Church in matters of faith and morals. Clearly in this particular situation Dominican College, like so many other so-called Catholic schools, opted for "independence" from the church. In this graduation season, it would be well if the Church in the United States proclaimed unequovacally that every Catholic university and college should make its identity clear and should state that Catholic.teaching and discipline influence all its activities. Any official action or commitment of a university should be in accord with such a commitment. The history of American Catholic education is perhaps one of the most glorious and notable achievements of an immigrant people. Far from the exclusive nature of their European counterparts, our schools gave every Catholic a characteristically American chance for a good education. Simply put, it is very hurtful to see our wonderful accomplishments besmirched by those who have benefited the most from them. The vision of the Church entrusted to Catholic universities has both cultural and religious importance because it concerns, as the Holy Father stated, "the very future of humanity." Our social order desperately needs to hear and kno~ the truth. To abandon this search and to establish arbitrary and contradictory standards in direct opposition to Church teachings is a grave dissension and one reflecting the sad state of our times. Let us hope and pray that all our Catholic colleges and universities will once again reaffirm their dedication to Him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. The Editor


OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER Published weekly by The Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River 887 Highland Avenue P.O. BOX 7 Fall River, MA 02720 Fall River, MA 02722-0007 Telephone 508-675-7151' FAX (508) 675-7048 Send address changes to P.O. Box 7 or call telephone number above



Rev. John F. Moore

Rosemary Dussault ~

Lp.ary PrP-55 - Fall



"Suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting." Acts 2:2

Brave new anti-life w'orld? B)' Father Kevin J. Harrington In his recent encyclical letter "Evangelium Vitae," Pope John Paul II calls for a return to "the Gosp~l of Life" to overcome a growing "culture of death." The encyclical's central tenet is an urgent plea to reverse world trends toward social acceptance and legalization of abortion and euthanasia - attacks on life at its weakest points. It is clear that in our own country this cultural conflict is a two-front war pitting the powerful against the vulnerable. . A caution that the Holy Father issues is worth considering: "Democracy cannot be idolized to the point of making it a substitute for morality or a panacea for immorality." This caveat was also a key component to his previous encyclical, "Veritatis Splendor" ("The Splendor of Truth").. AII cultural wars begin with a war of words before they become wars of actions. These wars are' fought in courtrooms and in the halls of parliaments and legislative bodies in modern democracies. There is a tendency among elected or.appoint~d members in a democracy to believe that morality is equal to what a majority of their peers can come to a consensus about. It is this moral relativism that the Holy Rather is. so adamently opposed to. A famous believer in moral relativism, the French atheist

Jean-Paul Sartre, protested against ing concep~s grow like a C,lncer. the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war And where are the most fertile criminals on charges of "crimes grounds for their growth but the against humanity," because they very areas where organized reliwere judged not by German law or gion has its weakest influencI:? Did French law but natural law, uni- you ever wonder why eutha.nasia versallaw. The trial assumed that laws are enacted or referendums such a universal moral law really taken like trial balloons in areas existed. Sartre contended that de- like Oregon or Washington or mocracies had no right to judge Holland or England? These are the the Nazis if all values were relative very areas where the practi.ce of to different cultures or different religion is the weakest. individuals. Such logic is morally One has to'be very far from. God bankrupt, intolerable, unendurato believe that an unwanted pregble and ultimately unlivable. Yet this is·the very logic adhered to by nancy is a threat to the freedom of . a woman which warrants violent the strongest advocates of euthanakilling and disposal of an unborn sia: child as if he or she was trash; or Among the basic truths conveyed that a terminally comatose in "Veritatis Splendm" is that God being is such an unreasonable burmade the moral rules, but not in an den on family and society that the arbitrary way. He inscribed them person deserves to die by dehydrain human nature. He is as much tion in the name of cost containthe author of the laws of human ment and under the euphemism nature as the laws of physical "death with dignity." nature. The law of love is inherent Thirty years ago I heard about in human nature just as the law of gravity is in the nature of matter. the epidemic of abortions in Ja.pan Matter was designed to attract as. and thought it could never happen human beings were designed to here! Euthanasia is per~itted in the Netherlands and abuses of it love. have spread like a cancer meta!,tasThe principal difference is that izing. According to the Dutch governwe can disobey the laws of our ment, more than 1000 pati,mts nature, but matter cannot. Human were killed by lethal injection beings alone have free will as well without request or consent in 1990 as moral choices. alone, and 9 percent of Dutch Only recently has the sanctity of deaths are doctor-induced. Sadly, life become so challenged as an the "brave new world" is already ethical cornerstone. Life-disaffirm- here!

The Holy Spirit: Pentecost's gift Acts 2:1-11 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23 "Lord send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth" (Ps 104). In remembering the first Christian Pentecost, we fervently pray in the refrain of the responsoriaI psalm that God'!; Holy Spirit may renew the world and the Church with the gifts of unity, peace, joy and forgiveness. The first reading from Acts describes the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples at the Jewish pilgrimage feast of Pentecost or Shabuoth, in fulfillment of prophetic expectations for the final age when all nations will know the God of Israel. Isaiah 66 speaks of God's coming in the following way: "For behold the Lord will come as a fire ... with a flame of fire ... I am coming to gather all the nations and tongues" (Is. 66: 15,18). As Peter will mention in his Pentecost sermon, the prophet Joel announced: "It will come to pass in the last days, God says, 'that I will pour out a portion of my spirit upon all flesh'" (Acts 2:17 fC). Luke's account of Pentecost has all these elements. The Spirit descends upon the group of 120 wouldbe witnesses with a noise "like a strong driving wind." Tongues "as of fire" part and rest on each of them, and the Holy Spirit enables them to speak in different tongues to Jewish pilgrims from most of the known world. In a symbolic reversal of the confusion of tongues at the tower of Babel (Genesis II), the disciples speak in understandable languages of "the mighty works of God." As Peter will proclaim in his Pentecost sermon, Jesus' death, resurrection and ascension have inaugurated the final age when all are called to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2: 14-41). In the second reading from I Corinthians, Paul insists that the Holy Spirit's various gifts are meant for the common good of the community and for the unity of what were previously divided groups. In Corinth some were using the possession of gifts such as tongues as a basis for claiming superiority within the c.ommunity. But Paul reminds the Corinthians that the one Spirit gives various gifts-wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, working miracles, prophecy, tongues and interpret-










Daily Readings



By DR. PATRICK V. REID ing tongues- for the building up of the whole community, not for the exaltation of the individual (12:4-11). He also uses the body of Christ metaphor to express the interdependence of all members of the community-Jews or Greeks, slave or free--on one another because they share a common baptism "into one body." The gospel selection is John's account of the gift of the Holy Spirit on E.aster night. John places alI the key saving events-the Resurrection, the ascent to the Father and the bestowal of the Spirit on the disciples-on Easter (see John 20:1-23). When Jesus appears to the disciples on the evening of that first day of the week, he has already ascended to the Father as he had announced to Mary Magdalene (see John 20: 17). He can now give them the gifts he had promised in the farewell discourse: peace, joy, and the Spirit/ Paraclete (see John 14-17). Twice he greets them with "Peace be with you" (see John 14:27). When the disciples see his hands and his side as proof that he was crucified and has now returned ' to the Father, they experience the' joy that Jesus had promised them (16:20-24). Finally, Jesus sends them' into the world as He was sent by the Father. He breathes on them and says: "Receive the Holy Spirit. If



HEATING, INC. Sales and Service for Domestic and Industrial Oil Burners



55 Highland Avenue Fall River. MA 02720



Letters are welcome but the edItor reserves the rIght to condense or edIt, If deemed necessary. All letters must be typed, sIgned and Include a home or business address (only the city name Is used In print). Letters do not necessarily renect the edItorial vle",s of the Anchor.


Coverage appreciated


Dear Editor: Once again, it is with a deep sense of gratitude that we send this message of appreciation to the Anchor and its staff. As I come to the end of my term as president of the Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Wpmen and renect back on the various events of that time, I feel that I must publicly convey my sincerest "thank you" to alI at the Anchor. The coverage of the activities of the Fall River DCCW has been excellent. Whenever we have submitted articles of interest to our members and the diocese, we can always rely on our diocesan newspaper to publish them. Your article on our recent diocesan convention is a perfect example of this fine reporting. The cooperation of the Anchor and its staff has been most gratifying. We know that the Anchor is widely read by the comments we have received as we have traveled the five deaneries of the diocese. Our members have been pleased with the news coverage we have received in the Anchor. It is unfortunate that we do not enjoy the same amount from other newspapers in the diocese. Very truly yours, Bella Nogueira DCCW Immediate Past President Fall River


June 5: Tb 1:3;2:la-8; Ps 112:1-6; Mk 12:1-12 June 6: Tb 2:9-14; Ps 112:1-2,7-9; Mk 12:13-17 June 7: Tb 3:1-11a,16-17a; Ps 25:2-9; Mit 12:18-27 June 8: Tb 6:10-11;7:1,917;8:4-9a; Ps 128:1-5; Mk 12:28b-34 June 9: Tb 11:5-17; Ps 146:2,7-10; Mk 12:35-37 June 10: Tb 12:1,5-15,20; Tb 13:2,6-8; Mk 12:38-44 June 11: Pry 8:22-31: Ps 8:4-9; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15

. ' , -.

you fogive men's sins:'ihey are for~ given them; if you hold them bound, they are held bound." As God "breathed" life into Adam in Genesis, Jesus is recreating the community of disciples with the gift of God's forgiving and life-giving power.

Saturday, June 3 at 4:30 Mass & 6:30 Talk in Theater Repeated Sun. June 4 at 12:10 Mass &2:00 Talk

VIETNAM VETERANS ECUMENICAL SERVICE Saturday, June 3 - 6:00 P.M. Fr. Philip Salois, M.S.

COFFEE HOUSE: BOB SYLVIA Saturday, June 3 - 6:'30 P.M.

HISPANIC HEALING SERVICE Sunday, June 4 - 2:00 P.M. Fr. Leo Maxfield, M.S. No Confessions June 5-6-7-8-9


ST. PEREGRINE Every Thursday • 9:30 A.M. ST. LOUIS CHURCH 420 Bradford Avenue • Fall River

__ ' &jeftdt~ft _ _ CAMPION RENEWAL CENTER June 18-24 June 26-30 July 17-21 August 14-18

Guided Retreat - Barry CaIn SJ Guided Retreat - Jim Walsh SJ Guided Retreat - BIII Sheehan SJ Guided Retreat - BIII Barry SJ

Directed. retreats: June 2·10, June 16-24, July 7·15, July 21·29, Aug. 4·12; Aug. 18·26 Campion is available for groups to conduct their own programs. For completeschedulecontact319 Concord Road, Weston,MA 02193; (617) 894-3199.

'FuudraisiDg Season is ~ere '6arDival C§ames: • Operated • ~ted • '6ustom ~ui1t • '6aroival cprizes • ~ny tjij,des • ~'day fParties

'Four Star ~usem8Dts.. (508) 238-3478 Singer & Composer of "We Are One Body"

Dana IN CONCERT Saturday, June 17 - 7:00 PM La Salette Shrine Outdoor Chapel 947 Park St. (Rte. 118) • Attleboro, MA (Rte. 95 South to Exit 5 - follow La Salette signs)

Tickets: $7.00 - Rain or Shine Limited Seating- bring lawn chairs & blankets






9~1 ..2000

Group rates available through La Salette. $5 if 20 or more - Call (508) 222-5410



Norris H. Tripp





550 Locust Street Fall River, Mass. Rose E. Sullivan William 1. Sullivan Margaret M. Sullivan

253 Cedar St., New Bedford 993-3222


J. TESER, Prop.




LANDSCAPE SERVICE 276 Meridian St. • Fall River



Th'e, road: to' recovery

Dedicated to bringing hope to In May, Msgr. Puma was named By the hopeless who are mired in pov- man of the year by the New Jersey erty and addictions, Eva's Kitchen Hospital Association for his vision and Sheltering Programs took root in bringing health to physicians so ANTOINETTE 12 years ago in Paterson, N.J. that they can remain healers them, Miracles do happen. Eva's place selves. BOSCO is proofof that! I talked to people like Joey, This story involves a priest Brian and Doris - all suffering Msgr. Vincent Puma - who dared from addictions when they came to "dream the impossible dream," to Msgr. Puma. To see these model for getting people .)ff welas he put it. ,vibrant, beautiful people helping fare that is human and full of Long dedicated to ministering others get back to life was beyond hope. Congress members, ,are you to the poor, Msgr. Puma, an in- impressive! listening? credibly youthful 68, gave me a Brian, close to finishing college Said Msgr. Puma, "We offer a remarkable statistic: "More than work in alcohol and drug counsel- continuum of care. If youj:.lst give 70 percent of our clients success- ing, works with the women. "They them food and shelter, you're doing fully leave Eva's programs as self- ' come in basically rundown, and we nothing. We have a six-step prosufficient members of society." watch them blossom," he' said. cess, in this order: food, Hhelter, He added, ','We have one of the "They leave here knowing how to medical care, rehabilitatio:n, then highest rates of recovery in the cook, dress properly, budget housing' in.transitional apartments state." money, take care of their kids." and, finally, a permanent home." , The "clients" are street people, It takes a year to get peop:le back , former prisoners, the poor and the on their feet, he explained. When homeless;,almost all are addicted leave, they've picked up the M SgT. Puma, is estab- . they to drugs or alcohol. pieces of their lives. "They've got Eva's is like a little boom town. 'lishinga"modelfor get- , some money, some education, and A major activity every 'day in the most have jobs," he added. main building, it :former convent, ting people off welfare With help from people like John is the meal brigade. that is hum'an and full Crima, a generous giver and presiAbout 500 meals a day are served dent of Eva's board, the ene-rgetic of hope. to walk-ins and to many of the 115 priest now has begun a major people living in the other nearby building project, a 50,000 square buildings rented by Eva's that are' foot, $~.5 million facility that will ,used as shelter's and halfway houses. Msgr. Puma said, "All go off put all his programs under one ' Of the 65 staff members, 35 are welfare when they come here." At roof. "in-house former clients," Msgr. William Simon, former U.s. secEva's, they have to work at a job, Puma said proudly. "Practically pay rent and save a set amount of retary of the treasury, has ph:dged everyone working here is a recomoney. "Many, have avoided res- $1 million to this project. vered a:lcoholic or addict." Rene Sacardote, who has worked ponsibility" previously. Among the workers are, three "They have to have a savings with Msgr. Puma from the: kitphysicians, in treatment themselves account" at Eva's place, he aclded . chen's beginning days, summc:d up for substance abuse:They treat the "With this system, many have , what is achieved there: "Ever:f day , homeless and the poor who 'come $5,000 or more saved" when they we experience the hand of G,)d in , to two trailers set up as small doc- , leave. our work." tors' offices at Eva's. Truly, I could feel it. Msgr. Puma is establishing a "

RIO-lARD S. AGUIAR. OWNER We are one of Fall River's oldest gardeners. Let us put over 36 years of experience to work for you. Contact us if you have a lawn problem or for a free estimate. Fully insured - No Job Too Big or Too Small


Charlie's Oil Co., Inc. • Prompt 24 Hour Service • Automatic Deliveries • Call In Deliveries • Budget Terms Available • Free EstImates You Never Had Service Until You Tried Charlie's : We're located at . ..

46 Oak Grove Ave., Fall Riyer ,

A'dvertture'.ot m-lsadventure?

orca/I . . .'


Get a Quick-and-Eas~ Auto Loan at Citizens-Union. Pre-approved financing is available for new auto loans. Transfer your payment from a Citizens-Union checking or savings account and reduce your rate by .25%.

Call 508·678·7641 Memher FDIC/DIF




The National Catholic Phannaclsts Guild oltho United States





202 Rock Sf. Fall River


Dear Dr. Kenny: Our 17-yearold son and three of his friends want to. go out west this summer. They have assurances that they can live with one of the boys' aunts, but no other plans. They have no jobs, just a naive attitude 'that everything will work out. My husband and 1 are very reluctant to let our son go. What do you think? Examine your reluctance: Does he give you reason to worry from past misadventures? Or is it a normal parental concern about when and whether to let a child take the next step? You took a risk when you let your son cross the street unassisted. ride his two-wheeler, walk to school alone. Each risk had a cost/ benefit factor. You weighed the danger again'st the gain in personal growth and self-confidence. Is he ready to travel west and. spend the summer away from your guidance? Ask yourself how he's doneso far. Are his' grade's acceptable? Does he do his chores? Is he alcohol- and drug-free? , Anticipating possible disasters may help you decide. What might go wrong? ' The car might break down. Is one of the boys a mechanic? Can they call someone for, help or advice? They might not Tind a job. Help , them' check out job possibilities in advance. Get literature from the local Chamber of Commer'ce. Get a recent newspaper. and look at the job ads. The aunt might not provide adequate supervision. Talk to the parents of the boy whose aunt will host them. Find out how responsible the aunt is.

Call and talk with the aunt. Find out what her house rules are. Share with her your concerns. Tell her you want tO'be called if there is any hint of drugs or alcohol. Thank her for offering to put up four teenage boys for the summer. That's quite a generous thing to do. You may 'Vish to offer to pay some room and board for your son.

Give your son credit for .being willing to take a chance. Rejoice that he feels capable of taking on the world., The general rule is that parents might consider contributing wha.t they would have paid if the boys were at home. The' boys themselves would be responsible for travel costs and other' expenses during theirtrip above and beyond room and board. Finally, give your son credit for being willing to take a chance. Rejoice that he feels capable of taking on the world. Suppose things go wrong and , that he stumbles. Matters don't work out. Isn't it better that he make his first mistakes while you are still aV;lilable with a safety net? Suppose his first major mishap comes after he is a way at college, after he is legally an ad ult. You might not be able to help him as well. As one coach said, we enjoy our successes and we learn from our


,. ;.


By Dr.JAMES&' MARY KENNY losses or mistakes. Parents are wise to give their almost-adult . offspring a chance to try their wings :before they officially leave home'. Then either way, adventure or misadventure, you stand to gain. Reader questions on family living and child care to be answered in print are invited by The KemilYs; 219 W. Harrison; Rensselaer,I,nd. 47978.

Stang class of '70 p~ans reunion Bishop Stang High School's Class of 1970 plans a 25~year rel:lnion Aug. 18 and 19. Activities will begin with an informal'Reunion Eve gathering 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the school in North Dartmouth. A golf outing is planned for Aug. 19, to be followed by a 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Julie's Church. A dinnerdance will be held that evening at Hawthorne Country Club. For r,~­ servations contact the Stang alumni office, 993-8959.

spfead over many months. A'n'i'ong tbc:m was anointing with the·oil of catechumens. This ano-inting remains an optional ritual during the adult catechumenate; or may be celebrated -several times as men and women prepare to enter the Catholic Church. Anointing children with the oil of catechumens is possible before the baptismal water is poured on them. but may be omitted ifjudged "pastorally necessary or desirable" (Rite of Baptism of Children. No.

More on who can be saved Q.ln connection with your recent column on the possibility of others besides Catholics being sa ved, were you seeking to persuade your readers or yourself that infidels, pagans and schismatics will go to beaven, along with the saints, angels and other Catholics? It is my absolute and certain

belief that only Catholics dying in tbe state of grace will 10 to heaven - no one else. The catechism and nothing else will convince me oth· (Maryland) A. I have quoted here only a couple of senten<;:es of a very long letter, with multiple citations of church documents. While I don't intend to deal with this subject at length again at this time, it seems to me this reader's comments need to be printed for two reasons. First, I received a number orIetters stating basically the same position and don't want to ignore them. Second, and more important, most Catholics are, I believe, unaware of how many self-proclaimed "real Catholics," lay people and even some priests, insist on this rigid position. with great damage to the reputation of the church. It needs saying that we as Christians and Catholics should be aware that many people of other faiths erWJ5e.

lIasically, let's deprioritize these words Taking a cue from Lake SuperiQr State University's "Words tQ Be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness," I asked readers tQ contribute to an annual "Uncle Dan's English ·Phrases, Words and Sounds to Be at Least Temporarily Suspended from Use in Catholic Discussions.'" Nominations tame in from all ~ver the country. John in East Falmouth, Mass., asks, "Is there any word more overused than 'basically''!'' Karl in Lake Mills, Wis., is fed up with "up" - as in heading up a commlttee or freeing up people, while you never heat of heading down, over or under a committee or people. Around maybe. Take it from me. though, "prioritize"basically heads up (whoops) the hot-button 100. Church leaders would be well-advised to erase "prioritize" from their computers, power word lists, pocket dictionaries and active vocabularies. Make it a priority. Problem is that you will have a hard time erasing "prioritizc" from most dictionaries because it's not a word. At least it wasn't. Neither was another top votc:-getter, "marginalization," until Webster Collegiate Dictionary caved in and gave it a SIOI in a recent edition. "The 'izes' have it," quipped Ira . from Madisoll. Wis. l!l; .claims a deacon recently asked ali usher to "hymnalize"the pews before Mass. Adding "de" to words (and sounds) ticks ·off yet more con-

THE ANCHOR - Diocese of Fall River -

Fri., June 2,1995


Our Lady's Monthly Message From Medjugorje May 25, 1995 Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina

51 ).

"Dear children, I invite you, little children, 10 help me, The reason this anointing is often through your prayers, so that as many hearts as possible come omitted in the baptism of infants, is because the oil ofcatechumens is close to my Immaculate Heart. Satan is strong and with all connected more with the baptism his forces wants to bring the. most people possible closer to of adults and the tendency of the By FATHER JOHN himself and to sin. That is why he is on the prowl to snatch Roman liturgy is to allow words DIETZEN and symbols to stand on their own more every moment I beg you, little children, pray and help and religions hear, and are under- and not be multiplied unnecessarily. me to help you. I am your mother and I love you and that is Thus. since Infant baptisms alstandably and unjustly hurt and why I wish to help you. con1iI~this type of message, -- ways include ano.in1iog_wl~h«)JY Thaukyou " chrism after the pouring of the and try to correct it as gently as we water, the first anointing, the one can. To repeat, this belief is not now you missed. can be legitimately OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER GROUP passed over. offiical Catholic doctrine. Q. I wa5 surprised to read your ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH • FALL RIVER,MA Furthermore, i-t is clear from his own writings that Pope John Paul response concerning the difference EVERY FRIDAY • 7 PM. in the dates assigned for the celeII doesn't believe it either. Q. We have had severa'zrand- bration of Easter ("pascha"). The Julian and Gregorian calenchildren baptized, but something ANNUAL different bappened lasl Sunday. dars have nothing to do with the The baptism booklet we have says two dates for the' celebrations. that the "oil of catechumens" is Those calendars, which presently differ by]) days, are relevant only applied before the water is poured for baptism. The priest did not do to fixed feasts. Easter is a moyable this. Was our lranddauzhter really feast. Thus, the two Easter feasts can baptizl'd? (Texas) A. Don't worry. From what you occur on the same day, a week apart or a month apart. say, the sacrament was surelyvalid The c:elebration of the great and in accord with church belief Sacred Heart Parish Hall paschal mystery historically bas and practice. )n the early centuries of the been a source of controversy not bury & Pine Sts. • Fall River Christian church, some ceremo- only between the Celtic and Roman nies now included in baptism were usage. In the Eastern tradition, Easter 1995 Musical esnnot be celebrated uRtii after the -THE HAUNTED THEATERPassover. (fyou haven't noticed, hundreds By of thousands ofEastern Christians, Catholics aDd Orthodox, Byzan• THE GHOSTS OF PAST MUSICALS • DAN tines, Copts, Ethiopians, Jacobites, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, etc., in the Western hemisphere, MORRIS use the Eastern reckoni~g. Oliver, West Side Story, Guys & Do//s The United States is not "our part of the Christian world." (Illinois) tributors: "defund.""derelativize," A. Thank you for writing. It's "defactionalize," "dehumanize." interesting that after all these cen· As one reader writes, "Let's twee- turies the ancient Easter controdie dee de, or maybe tw~edle de versy is still a tender subject. dumb." As olhersalso have pointed out, I say let's tweedle "dialogue." my words in that column were not Adult $6.00 Children $2.00 Overused, abused, misused and as accurate and sensitive to CathT1c1rets Available at the do« confused, scream the masses. Even olics of other churches as they sing and "'ce to remind people of the theater'a put glor. in the more reserved of notes, it is could have been. I apologize for described as lingual toxic waste. It that. taps an emotion in many similar to the one generated when a dentist pops out a IO-inch hypodermic. Richard from Des Are, Mo., for example, wonders if church professionals arc not tempted to define "dialogue'" as "'Let's keep talking; you haven"t agreed-with me yet." I FALLRIVER CAPECOn ATrLEBORO NEWBEDFORD would call "dialogue" the para783SLADES.T. 261 SOUTH ST. to MAPLE ST. digm of something, but alas, para59ROCKLAND ST. P.O. BOXM-s6.STA. HYANNIS digm has made the list. People are 2264180 m-m7 674-4681 m-4771 pooped of paradigm. Maybe "dialogue" could be the • ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM • INFORMATIONIREFERRAL poster word for the March of • ADOPTIONS Paradigms? • PARENTfSCHooL CRISIS Your cOlDIDen1:s are wdc:omed INTERVENTION PROGRAM • CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT by Uncle Dan, 25211 Meadow & PARENTING SERVICES • PREGNANCY • COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION Way, Arlinpon, Wasb. 91223. m


~ Friday, Jun~ 9 • 8:00 P.M. • Sunday, June 11 • 2:00 P.M.'



Our stewar dship our giving of ourselves and our r esources - binds us together as a community which lives out God's love in the world.




"TJlEANCHOR - Diocese of Fall RiVer -Fri.,"JIJ'ne·2, 1995

Father Darnien, the lep~~r priest, to be beatified Sunday

THE CHURCH built for the lepers hy Father Damien on his arrival on Molokai. Some alterations have been made over the years but much of the original work remains. (Msgr. M unroe photo.)

to arrest its progress, he, like many others, opted to stay on Molokai, because -they knew that many former patients who had returned to their families found themselves ostracized due to lingering fears of contagion. Brede eventually married another former patient and they had a healthy son and daughter whom they sent to Honolulu to be cared for by their grandparents so they could enjoy a normal life. This was ::l nquern follQwed by many former pattents, reSUltIng, lSre<1e Sa1<l, JD a constantly diminishing population in the former leper colony. When he came to the island, he said, there were 600 patients; as of last year only 82 remained, the youngest 52 and the oldest 98. They are cared for by 30 workers and ministered to by Father Arsene Daenen, also a Sacred Hearts Father from Belgium, who continues the tradition of Father Damien, while Franciscan nuns continue the work of their predecessor, Mother Marianne Cope, who arrived in Molokai in 1888 and remained there until her death in 1918 at age 80. We were told that the present facilities in Kalaupapa were fully developed in 1915, preceded in 1888 by a home for girl patients directed by Mother Marianne. Today's settlement is some three miles from Kalawao, a smaller hamlet where Father Damien worked until his death. Seven years before the priest's arrival in 1873, some 8,000 lepers considered incurable had been forcibly taken from other areas of Hawaii and left at Kalawao to fend for the'rniOelves with

uncaring attendants and inadequate food, shelter and. medical care. Lawlessness ruled: stronger pa~ tients preyed on the weaker, while By Pat McGowan children were physically and sexuThis is a story that has been waiting over a year to be written. ally abused and even Board of Whim my husband and I were in Hawaii in the spring of 1994, a Health workers robbed dying lepvisit to the island of Molokai was among our top priorities, ers of whatever money they might both to see it ourselves and to write about it in connection with have. Then came Father Damico. He what was then the rapidly approaching date for the beatificawas originally sent to the Hawaiian tion of Sacred Hearts Father Damien de Veuster, the "leper Islands as a repla<:ement for his priest," brother, also a Sacred Hearts priest, who had fallen victim to Then on April 29, only 15 where it was brought in 1936 at the typhoid fever. After eight years on request of then King Leopold III. other islands, where he was noted days before the scheduled befor building churches, Fatber Daatification in Belgium, Father Island Visit mien went to Molokai. namien's native land, Pope John A flight to Molokai begins with He found unbelievable condiPaul II fraelured his thigh and was a question from the Air Molokai sidelined long enough to make it .reservations agent: "How much do tions. Dying, uncared·for patients impossible for him to take the trip you weigh?" When one sees the were living in the open air and as planned. tiny 8-passenger planes that make , when they did die they were shoved NoW the ceremony has been the half-hour trip from Honolulu into shallow graves, often to be rescheduled for this Sunday. June to the neighbor island, one under- uprooted and eaten by wild pigs. 4, again in Belgium, and many stands why it's asked. On reaching Those supposed to be providing Hawaiians who had expected to the island, the plane descends a what little care was given refused breathtaking 2,OOO-foot lava cliff to allow the living patients to witness it last year will be on hand. At the end of the beatification to reach the area where Father approach the priest, so many hid Mass, the pope will present a pre- Damieo ministered; all right on a in undergrowth to catch a glimpse of him. cious relic, the right hand of Father windless day but distinctly nerveBut when Father Damico reDamien, to the present shepherd racking ifupdrafts are encountered. of the Honolulu diocese, Bishop Once safely on land, those on alized what was happen~ng, he Francis X. DiLorenzo; his imme- the Air Molokai flight were greeted stamped into the undergrowth to diate predecessor, retired Bishop by tour guide Jimmy Brede, 52, assure the people that his heart Joseph A. Ferrio; Sacred Hearts who told us that as a child in was full of love for God and for Father Joseph Bukowski Ill, su- Honolulu he had been misdiag- them and he was lhere to help perior of the Hawaiian province of nosed by a school nurse as having them. A strapping man weighing his community; and Sacred Hearts leprosy, now known as Hansen's' over 200 pounds and nearly six Sister Rose Henry Reeves. disease, and on the same day had feet tall, he was as appalled by the The relic will be interred July 22 been taken from his family and corruption of the lepers as by their in Father Damieo's original burial sent to MoJokai. Unfortunately, physical surroundings. He immeplace in Kalawao on the island of he later did contract the disease diately began working to improve their moral standards as well as Molokai, next to the church he from others on the island and helped build there. The remainder although within a few years of his their quality of life. of the priest's body is in Belgium, arrival sulfone drugs were found He. piped water into the Kala-

wao hamiel, planted crops, drawing on his youthful e perience as a Belgian farmer's S 0, and built houses and a church or the lepers, all the while battlin againsltheir pagan practices and t e widespread alcoholism. He eve had time to train a children's hoir to sing Mozart Masses, des ite frequently losing some. of his" 5t voices" to death. When he eelebr ted his first Mass at Kalawao, a ter providing a church in which t'1 offer the sac-

h~~~;~;g;;;~t:~~~~·;~tsid~"~h: building, looking jthrough the doors and window. He realized that the lepers wer reluctant to enter the church bee use their con· dition made it nece sary for them to spit a great deal. No problem. Father Damien prbmptly bored holes in the church floor and provided the patient~ with rolled leaves through which they could spit. ' He was careless risks to himself, working fro morning to night for his people aided only at nearly the end of his life by Mother Marianne and Tr ppist Brother Joseph Dutton, 'th whom he developed the Bald in Home for Boys. But Father Dami~n's life was to be short. He died I of leprosy in 1889, 16 years afte~ his arrival on Molokai. The stor~ is told that he announced his CO~dition to his congregation by b ginning a sermon wi$ the word: "We lepers." It took 43'years, ~ut by 1932the boys' home and aU other operations at Kalawao ~ere moved to Kalaupapa, where t!he weather and all other condition~ far surpassed those althe original colony. Today the Kalaupapa parIsh of Sl. Francis, of which Fathe~Daenen is pastor, serves all in th colony, while Father Damien's church of St. Philomena is now ~ mission where a parish Mass is ce~ebrated once a year on May 10, t~e date in 1873

on which the missionary arrived on Molokai. Occasionally, said Father Daenen, visiting priests offer Mass at other times. Six priests from the Fall River diocese had that privilege in the fall of 1993, when they were in Honolulu for a meeting of canon lawyers and took a side trip to Molokai. Msgr. Henry Munroe and Fathers Richard Beaulieu, Jay Maddock, Bruce Neylon, Rene Gauthier and Arnold Medeiros concelebrated Mass at Father n""""pn'f/ nwn ~It~r nnw beside a

window overlooking his original grave, where his relic will be reinterred next month. Discussing past and present conditions in Kalaupapa, Brede repeated that when he arrived on Molokai in the 19408, he was one of 600 patients, but that in his years on the island, thanks to the sulfone drugs, no one has died of leprosy, only of other causes. Fedend and state programs noW care for the few persons with arrested cases who have opted to remain in Kalaupapa.

Hach resident is entitled III S4S for groceries and to five pounds of meat per week. Cable TV is available and housing and repairs are provided at no cost. All residents need to do is provide their own furniture. In that regard, an exciting day comes twice a year when a freight boat arrives and the entire population gathers at the Molokai dock to see who's getting new cars, furniture and appliances. Father Damieo must be pleased indeed!





Stocks. Bon4s, Options 000

On All Exchanges

Mutual Funds or All Types Tax Free Insured Income Trusts U.S. Treasury Bonds & Notes IRA's •. Pension Plans Tax Planning RIT~INF~~ ANn TAX • • • • •

FINANCIAL PLANNING Estate. , , Trust and Portfolio Analysis



Account Executive

Certified Financial Planner

Quintal Bldg. at Lunds Cor.




FATHER DAMIEN with leper children on Molokai. (CNS photo from Damien Museum)

Caring for Those Do Can'l Care for Themselves ProViding free shelter and care to incurable cancer patients in our seven modem nursing homes. Many who enter our community have no prior nursing experieoce. but share a great compassion and delight at being able to help the suffering. We seek women who are full of love for Christ. and desire to join a religious congregation with a strong spiritual and commUnity life.

'fhe Dominican Sislers TOP, the front of Father

Damieo's tombstone; center,

FATHE DAMIEN, left, at age 33 in 1873, the year he went to Molokai; right. on his deathbed in 1889. (CNS photos from Damien Museum in H1no!ulU)


the back of the tombstone; bottom, Father Arsene Daenen, SS.CC., who continues the ministry of Father Damien to today's residents of Molokai. (McGowan photos; Father Daenen photo by Msgr. M unroe)

or U",wll.orne

Servants of Relief for Incurable Cancer 1ntetw1ed i" _/mowing nwrv! Cor/.ta;t Sr, Marie Edward, R~l)' Hill Home, 600 Linda AleOue, Hawthome NY 10532 D~ stnd /be aJlf/'Qtl !Jei1Jtl· alld 11'1' nil rollfurl ,Jl'Jt1




• Tel: 914-769-4794




""~=~~I----·--- - - - - - - - - - - - - . .~S#IImaf,."..,·~;.."HIIH_.,.....NY


.. ....""""."NfflYptt,NY· __ H"'How,~'A . o..U1IIJr/G«tttleo..lH-.,SI.,.1IN '"",....,H.... a-w.(OfI • ... ,..,.,~1WIl..... .Kt . OwZAa+rf""..".H....AdIlII-.GA

Five to be ordained Continued from Page One er, Krzysztof (Christopher). His native parish is Bartholomew, Apostle in Domaniewice. After attending grammar and high school in Poland, he entered the seminary at Lodz in 1987. He began studies at 55. Cyril and Methodius in 1991 and also attended a clinical pastoral education program in Providence. RI. He served his diaconate at Prince of Peace parish in West Bloomfield, MI. He will celebrate his first Mass at noon June 11 at St. Pius X Church, South Yarmouth, with concelebrants Msgr. JohnJ. Smith, Msgr. HenryT. Munroe and Father Pawel Swiercz, all of the Fall River diocese. A reception will folJaw in the parish center.

ipated in the annual diocesan Scout Retreat at Cathedral Camp and was also among diocesans who allended World Youth Day 1993 in Denver. Deacon Racine served his diaconate at 51. Lawrence's, where he will preside at a prayer service 7 p.m. June 9 in preparation for his ordination; all are invited. He will celebrate his first Mass 3 p.m. June J J at St. Lawrence's. Pastor Father John P. Driscoll will be homilist. Diocesan clergy concelebrating will include Fathers Thomas E. O'Dea, Henry Arruda. Albert Ryan, John J. Steakem and Richard E. Degagne. Rev. Mr. Racine's cousin, Permanent Dea路 con Leo W. Racine. will also participate. Music for the Mass will be<Ie<t-t>y-the -ctwirs-uf' St,-t~ . renee and S1. Francis of Assisi parRev. Mr. O'Hearn Born Feb. 29, 1956, a native of ishes and the junior choir of Holy Fall River and Sacred Heart par- Family-Holy NarneSChool. A recepish in thaldly, Michael O~Hearn is tion will follow at the Venus de Milo in Swansea. the son of Harold F. and Margaret T. (Mackey) O'Hearn. He is the Rev. Mr. Stanibula brother of Brian James O~Hearn Born Nov. 2, 1966, in Tomasand Patricia O'Hearn Cabral. AgraduateofBMC Durfee High zow Lubelski, Poland, Christopher School in Fall River, he entered Stanibula is- the son of Czeslaw Wadhams Hall Seminary College, and Janina (Darmochwal) StaniOgdensburg, NY,in 1981 and Holy bula and brother of Richard, WiApostles Seminary, Cromwell, CT, told, Stanley and Peter Stanibula. His native parish is the Church of in 1991. the Transfiguration in Rachanie, During his seminary studies he served assignments at Bethlehem Poland. He attended grammar and high retreat center in Nanimo, Vancouver Island, Canada. and at St. schools in Poland and in' 1986 Joseph's parish. Taunton, during entered the diocesan seminary at the summer of 1994. He completed the Catholic University of Lublin. a clinical pastoral education pro- He began studies at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in 1990. gram in Providence, RI. Rev. Mr. Stanibula completed a He served his diaconate at Holy Name parish, Fall River, where he pastoral year assignment at Our will celebrate his first Mass at Lady of Angels parish, Fall River, 11:30 a.m. June II. Homilist will in 1993 and 1994 and served at Cathedral Camp. East Freetown, be pastor Father Francis Mahoney. Concelebrants will be Father in the summers of 1993 and 1994. John J. McDermott, diocese of From September to December 1994 Burlington, VT; Father James he was assigned to Angels' Home Bursanich. diocese of Oshawa, for developmentally disabled adults Ontario, Can-ada; and, from the in Orchard Lake, MI. His activities have included a Fall River diocese, Fathers Barry Wall, Stephen Avila, James Me- pro~life prayer group in Poland, deiros, Charles Jodoin, Maurice serving as a seminary barber and Gauvin, Normand Boulet~ Deacon playing guitar for the children's O'Hearn's cousins, Fathers Gerald choir at Our Lady of the Angels. He served his diaconate at the Shovelton and William Shovelton;. and his classmate, Michael Racine. Church ofthe Holy Spirit in HighRichard Vadrine will be deacon . land, MI. He will celebrate his first Mass 3 of the Word and William Ragolla p.m. June II at Our Lady of will be deacon of the Eucharist. Both are from the diocese of La- Angels. Homilist will be Father Christopher Wtorek of Haddon fayelle, LA. Heights, NJ. Concelebrants will Rey. Mr. Racine include Father Dariusz Dudzik of Born July II, 1964, Michael the diocese of N orwich- and, from Racine is a native of New Bedford the Fall River diocese~ Fathers and St. Lawrence's parish there. John Gomes, Richard Gendreau He is the son of Donald and Bar- and Pawel Swiercz. Deacons will bara (Rock) Racine and the brother be John Branco of Our Lady of of Richard and Paul Racine and Angels parish' and Edward ZiemCathy Racine Sparks. nicki of Hartford, CT. Margie He graduated from Greater New Copeland and Victor Santos will Bedford Regional Vocational Tech- be lectors and music will be led by nical High School, .Bristol Com- John Lema and Irene Monte. A munity College and Southeastern reception will follow in the parish Massachusetts University. He en- hall. tered S1. ,Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, in 1990 and Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell, CT, in 1992. Rev. Mr. Racine served summer assignments at Cathedral Camp, East Freetown; S1. Thomas More parish, Somerset and Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River; St. Mary's parish. Norton. and Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro; and St. Paul's parish and Morton Hospital, Taunton. He was also a chaplain for Boy Scouts at Camp Cachalot in Carver. He has partic-

STEWAROSHIP panelists, from left, Father Lucio B. Phillipino, Father Thomas McGread, Edward Romano, Permanent Deacon Robert Pelland, James Riley, Carol Simons and Father Marcel Bouchard. (Studio D photo)

Time, taleut, treasure are topics Continued from page One

priests from Mobile, AL, who had adapted the Protestant system of tithing to the expanded idea of stewardship, the priest pointed out that stewardship is "a biblical word, used in 19 of Christ's par-. abIes." 06No one is asked to give more than anyone else," he said. All the panelists agreed that "stewardship is more than tithing, it's a way of life." Speaking of its time and talent components. Edward Romano poin~ed out that time is "giving of self to what needs to be done" and talent includes anything that 'lids the parish community, such as membership-in a choir, guild or other organization or contributing hand-crafted items to parish festivals or sales. Zeroing in on spiritual matters, Carol Simons answered a query as to how to get people to aUend Mass by saying that "If people feel the parish is their own. they'll want to be there. We must put the focus hack on God." Father McGread added that "If people get a letter asking them to come to church, many will respond, and if not that, sometimes a visit from a member ofan organization such as the Legion of Mary will motivate them.... "Prayer is the foundation ofany stewardship initiative," declared James Riley, adding that "a letter is good, a phone call is better and personal contact is best. We should go one-on-one; one soul at a time." What about children and tithing? Father McGread said children at his school receive a suggestion form. listing such actions as prayer. sacrifice and volunteer work. Youngsters can also be encouraged to tithe from the money they earn or from allowances. he added. Summing up the success of tithing in parishes, he said that one-third were wonderful. one-third were on the fence and the remaining onethird - "pray for them." Basically, he said, "'a steward is a manager, someone in charge." and that everyone is ultimately accountable to God for his or her use of time, talent and treasure. Discussing his experience in his own parish, which has 1900 families, including 600 one-person homes, Father McGread said in 35 years no one has taken him up on his promise that if anyone feels he or she has lost financial ground after a year of tithing, the parish would reimburse that person for the amount that had been given. He said that the parish has 740 members participating in perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sac-

r~ment aOO that over the vears seven yODlg men have entered the priesthooC and several are now seminariaIS. There are nearly 2,000 parishioners active in 51 different ministries lnd the average Sunday collection is $62,400. "We never have more than one envelope for collections." he said. explainin~ that parish funds take care of "~econd collections" for national cr diocesan appeals. In addition, :he 777 children in the parish scrool and the 226 parish teens in C.tholic high school have no tuition bills to pay. But tbe fact that drew applause and gasps of the teachers present was that lie parochial school principal dra"" a salary of $61,000! "And in 1994 we gave $400,000 to foreign and home mission:s.," cPll~~F"thet" McGread.

PInel Discussion

The prolfam ended with a panel

discussion with Father Marcel H. Bouchard, Director of Stewardship for the diocese, Father McGread. members of the Diocesan Stewardship CommiUee, and Father Lucio Phillipino, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, North Easton. as panelists. Asked how to start tithing in a parish, Father McGread responded that the pastor must believe in the concept or it won't work, and that the first thing to do is "start a spiritual committee of eucharistic people." He added that it takes from two to three years to begin a full-fledged program in a parish. Agn;eing with that was Father Phillipino, who has had a tithing program in his 1,600-family parish for three years. He reported 31 different active ministries in the par-

}riif~~~r.r..~~1lt standard that" "one-tenth is tbe Lord路s."

Call to unity Council of Churches' Commission ContilUed from Page One fillment of her mission~" the pope _on f'aith and Order. for a new said. At lie same time, he added, examination of "the question of a the search for Christian unity must universal ministry of Christian be a search for the truth about unity." Christ an4 his will for the comAccording to the Catholicfaith, he said. that ministry is to be exermunity ofbelievers. True C.uistian unity must in- cised by the pope, the bishop of clude a collman understanding of Rome and successor of 81. Peter the profes,ion offaith and the sac- who received his mandate directly raments a: well as bonds of com~ from Jesus. munion -between members of the While the pope called for dishierarchy,the pope continued. cussion on new ways the bishop of WhIle p-aising advances made Rome could exercise -his ministry in the ecunenical movement in the in the context of a reunited Chris30 years snee the Second Vatican tian church, he also emphasized Council, :specially the growing that without real power and aufrequency of ecumenical prayer thority, such ministry would be services end common work for ineffective and that unity with the justice anI peace, the pope said bishop of ROme is an absolute Christiam cannot be content with requirement for full Christian unity that. and therefore for eucharistic shar"The ulimate goal of the ecu- ing. menical novement is to reestab"The communion of the partiCulish full vi:ible unity among all the lar churches with the church of baptized," the pope said. Rome and of their bishops with To achcive that unity, he said. the bishop of Rome is - in God's agreemen1 must still be reached in plan - an essential requisite of several 81'UlS, including: full and visible communion:" he .- "The relationship between declared. sacred Saipture, as the highest The very real differences which authority In matters of faith, and prevent Christians from sharing sacred tridition. as indispensable aU the sacraments and giving uni路 to the int<rpretation of the Word ted witness of the' love and salva" of God." tlon found in Christ must not lead - The neaning ofthe Eucharist. them to give up their prayers and - Ordhation as a sacrament. work for unity, the pope said. - ChulCh teaching on Mary. "It is the first time in history that - The "aching authority ofthe efforts on behalfofCbristian unity pope and >ishops. have taken on such great proporPope Paul welcomed the tions and have become so extencalls of nany ecumenists and sive;~ he said. '"This is truly an Christian leaders, including the immense gift of God. one which 1993 worll assembly of the World deserves all our gratitude."

Leading Parishes As of May 29, 1995 ATIlEBORO AREA O.l. of MI. Carmel, Seekonk SI. John the Evangelist, Attleboro SI. Mary, Mansfield SI. Mary, Seekonk SI. Mark, Attleboro Falls

$42,752.00 33,055.00 31,761.00 29,828.00 25,656.00

CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS AREA $93,097.00 SI. Pius X, So. Yarmouth 46,781.50 Our lady of Victory, Centerville 43,299.00 Holy Trinity, W. Harwich 41,405.00 SI. Francis Xavier, Hyannis 32,010.00 Christ the King, Mashpee FALL RIVER AREA Holy Name, Fall River SI. Thomas More, Somerset SI. John of God, Somerset Santo Christo, Fall River SI. Louis de France, Swansea

$36,907.00 25,710.00 23,547.00 22,946.00 18,526.00

NEW BEDFORD AREA O. l. of MI. Carmel, New Bedford SI. Mary, So. Dartmouth SI. Mary, New Bedford SI. Julie Billiart, No. Dartmouth SI. Patrick, Wareham

$43,530.00 28,748.00 23,183.00 22,540.00 21,442.00

TAUNfON AREA Immaculate Conception, N. Easton SI. Joseph, Taunton SI. Ann, Raynham SI. Anthony, Taunton Holy Cross, S. Easton

$21,115.00 19,326.00 18,859.00 18,087.00 15,597.00

Parish Totals

Immaculate Conception Notre Dame Our lady of the Angels Our lady of Health Sacred Heart SI. Anne SI. Anthony of Padua SI. Elizabeth SI. Jean Baptiste SI. Joseph SI. Louis SI. Michael SI. Patrick SS. Peter & Paul SI. Stanislaus SI. William Santo Christo Assonet-SI. Bernard Somerset SI. John of God SI. Patrick SI. Thomas More Swansea Our lady of Fatima SI. Dominic SI. louis de France SI. Michael Westport Our lady of Grace SI. John the Baptist

10,024.99 13,298.00 11,495.75 42,752.00 29,828.00

CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS AREA Brewster-O. l. of the Cape $27,160.00 Buzzards Bay...,...SI. Margaret 8,887.00 Centerville-O. l. of Victory 46,781.50 Chatham-Holy Redeemer 31,044.00 East Falmouth-SI. Anthony 30,175.00 Edgartown-SI. Elizabeth 4,065.00 Falmouth-SI.路Patrick 31,957.00 Hyannis-SI. Francis Xavier 41,405.00 Mashpee-Christ the King 32,010.00 Nantucket-O. l. of the Isle 10,860.00 North FalmouthSI. Elizabeth Seton 29,090.00 Oak Bluffs-Sacred Heart 5,015.00 Orleans-SI. Joan of Arc 25,769.00 Osterville-As$umption 22,431.00 PocassetSI. John the Evangelist 28,430.00 Provincetown6,113.00 51. Peter the Apostle 31,116.00 Sandwich-Corpus Christi 93,097,00 South Yarmouth-SI. Pius X WellfleetOur lady of lourdes 5,605.00 West Harwich~ Holy Trinity 43,299.00 Woods Hole19,134.99 SI. Joseph

ATIlEBORO AREA Attleboro Holy Ghost SI. John SI. Joseph SI. Mark SI. Stephen SI. Theresa


Mansfield-SI. Mary North Attleboro Sacred Heart SI. Mary Norton-SI. Mary Seekonk MI. Carmel SI. Mary

$ 8,652.00 33,055.00 8,953.50 25,656.00 8,989.00 15,195.50

FALL RIVER AREA Fall River 51. Mary's Cathedral Blessed Sacrament Espirito Sarito Holy Cross Holy Name Holy Rosary

NEW BEDFORD AREA New Bedford Holy Name Assumption Immaculate Conception MI. Carmel Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Our lady of Fatima Our lady of Perpetual Help Sacred Heart SI. Anne SI. Anthony of Padua SI. Casimir

$ 8,169.50 4,868.00 12,399.00 4,346.00 36,907.00 18,451.00


Speci31 Gifts NATIONALS




Franciscan Province of the Immaculate Conception

Gold Medal Bakery



Staff Of SI. Vincent's Home

Rev. James F. Kelley


$1000 Rev. Clarence J. d'Entremont, Canada

Waring-Ashton路Coughlin-D.D. SullivanDriscoll Funeral Directors

Holy Rosary Women's Guild Jackson Company, Inc.

$100 Chaves Market Atty/M Robert J. Marchand Meyer, Regan &Wilner Fall River Paper &Supply Company

$75 Sunbrand

Somerset Medical



Colonial Wholesale Beverage Corp.

Rev. Justin J. Quinn

Parishes TAUNTON St. Jacques $50 M/M James Desrosiers; M/M Stephen Grundy; Corinne Wagner St. Mary $400 Dr. Joseph & Dorothy Nates; $300 Joseph & Gail Sousa; $200 Janice Russell; $150 John Rice; $100 Peter H. Corr; Mary McManus; Bruno & Jean Mozzone; Thomas Russell; W.W. Smith; $75 William & Joan Clifford; Daily & Maryann Hill; $50 In Memory of Bernardine Alexander; G. Harold Crowley; M/M Eduino DeSousa; Margaret Dorsey; Joseph & Dorothy Lane; Joan M. Leonard; Dorothea McGovern; Mrs. Antone Pontes; George & Carolyn Powers; Margaret Reilly; Harry & Miriam Sullivan; Ronald & Mary Lou Taurazas; Gerald & Joanne Tripp; Armand &Helen Yelle; $500 In Memory of Rev. Walter J. Buckley; $250 In Memory of Michael J. & Irene L. Connolly; $200 Katherine Galvin; Eileen Martin; Evelyn A. Rice; $100 Rose M. Gordon; Joseph & Anne Medeiros; Louis & Elizabeth Raposa; Chester & Nancy Stankiewicz; $75 Vince & Ann Barrett; Ernest & Elizabeth Medeiros $50 Margaret Chaisty; Rita F. ChaistyLynch; Cheryl Furtado; Chris &Catherine

Gover; Catherine Hansen; Irene's Gift & Frame Shop; Mary Ann Mozzone; Mrs. Gail Saxon St. Anthony $250 SI. Anthony's SI. Vincent de Paul Conference; $200 SI. Anthony's Holy Rosary Sodality; $100 M/M Stephen Correia; Jose Loura; Humberto Jacinto; $75 Beatrice Pereira; $50 Margaret Aleixo; Manuel Medeiros; M/M Joseph Pimental; Maria F. Correia; Francisco Gaspar; M/M Manuel Oliveira; Edward Cabral; M/M Antonio Borges; Severo Alfama; M/M Arthur Cabral Jr. $1000 Arley Merchandise Co.; $300 M/M Jose H. Medina; $250 SI. Anthony Conference; SI. Vincent dePaul; Anonymous; $100 Donald Nunes; Dolores Nunes; Hilda Wyat; M/M Leonard Rocha; M/M Antonio Leite; M/M Manuel Medina Our Lady of Lourdes $100 Charlotte Dias; Cecilia Reams; $75 Theresa Kwaiter; $50 M/M Alfred Rogers; M/M William Kenney, Jr.; M/M Robert Tutino; M/M Joseph Figueiredo St. Paul $200 DCN/M John Schondek; M/M James Duffy, Jr.; $150 Alan Thadeu; $100 Dr. Robert Levesque; $50 Gertrude Dermody; M/M Manuel Oli-

23,547.00 16,067.00 25,710.00 17,304.00 15,738.00 18,526.00 11,514.00 14,743.00 15,879.50

$14,708.00 2,883.00 19,792.00 43,530.00 2,026.00 8,647.00 8,328.00 5,137.50 4,482.00 6,087.20 4,155.00

SI. Francis of Assisi SI. Hedwig SI. James SI. John the Baptist SI. Joseph SI. Kilian Sl.lawrence SI. Mary SI. Theresa AcushnetSI. Francis Xavier East FreetownSI. John Neumann FairhavenSI. Joseph SI. Mary Marion-SI. Rita MattapoisettSI. Anthony North DartmouthSI. Julie Billiart South Dartmouth-SI. Mary Wareham-SI. Patrick Westport-SI. George


5,164.00 2,333.00 10,151.00 18,414.50 8,797.00 2,421.00 15,539.00 23,183.00 6,844.00 5,841.00 13,760.00 12,270.00 6,295.00 3,757.00 13,801.50 22,540.00 28,748.00 21,442.00 10,432.00

TAUNTON AREA Taunton Holy Family Holy Rosary Immaculate Conception Our lady of lourdes Sacred Heart SI. Anthony SI. Jacques SI. Joseph SI. Mary SI. Paul Dighton-SI. Peter North Dighton-SI. Joseph North EastonImmaculate Conception Raynham-SI. Ann South Easton-Holy Cross

SI. Francis Xavier Women's Guild, Hyannis

$250 Lawrence Lynch Corp., Falmouth

$200 Knights of Columbus, SI. Pius XCouncil, South Yarmouth

$150 Nantucket Sportslocker, Nantucket


$ 9,237.00 8,220.00 8,352.00 13,657.00 10,786.00 18,087.00 11,463.00 19,326.00 13,004.00 10,215.00 6.070.00 9,416.00

21,115.00 18,859.00 15,597.00

TAUNTON $500 Montfort Fathers, Dighton J. Frank Conley Funeral Home, Brockton

$300 Sacred Heart Conference

$275 Mechanics Co-Operative Bank Holy Cross Conference, South Easton

$150 Robert Kane Funeral Home, South Easton

American Wallpaper Company; Catholic Association of Foresters, Our Lady of Fatima Court; Catholic Association of Foresters, Our Lady of Victory Court

Our Lady of Victory Men's Club, Centerville SI. Patrick Women's Guild, Falmouth




Mike Lamb, Inc., Nantucket; Sophisticated Junk &Antiques Co.; Spirit of Jesus Prayer Group, Hyannis; Sullivan's Religious Goods, Hyannis

Italian Naturalization Club; People's Savings Bank, Brockton; SI. Jacques Council of Catholic Women; Fred F. Waltz Co., Inc., Harrisville

$100 Richard A. Alfonso; Cecelia R. Clark; M/M Timothy Connor; Mary Edmonston; M/M John K. Ford; Robert Kane; Mrs. David Hyatt; Kathleen M. Kyer; M/M Fredric MacLennan; Louise McMahon; Albert Ray Mullaly; Lawrence Pasalacqua; M/M Harold Smith; DIM Guy A. Spinelli; M/M Paul Sullivan; M/M Robert Tarallo; 'M/M James Tuominen; M/M Walter Turley; M/M George Tyrrell

ATTLEBORO St. Stephen's $100 M/M Raymond Laurie; $50 M/M Robert E. Richard; Leonard Rathbun; M/M W. Lawrence Heagney


$700 Rev. Arthur K. Wingate

5,605.00 11,823.00 13,615.00 1,939.00 10,833.00 13,628.00 12,242.00 3,977.00 8,464.00 8,020.00 3,913.00 11,451.00 8,544.00 9,279.00 16,466.00 12,809.00 22,946.00 9,352.00

$500 Falmouth Lumber Company veira; M/M Robert Jose; M/M Richard Bart; M/M Philip Roberts Our'Lady of the Holy Rosary $75 M/M Joseph Arcikowski & Family; $54 Michael P. Ciaglo; $50 Atty/M Richard Patenaude Immaculate Conception $111 M/M James Brennan; $60 M/M Andrew Isaacsen; $50 M/M Ramo Riva St. Joseph $400 M/M Thomas Santoro; $200 M/M David Bisio; $100 M/M Humberto Moitoso; M/M Stephen Joiner; MlM John Costova; $50 Forence Nixon; James & Alicia Rusconi; M/M Edward Pirozzi Sacred Heart $200 Marjorie Kelly; $125 M/M Horace Costa; $100 M/M Evans Lava; M/M William Tokarz; M/M Monsour Hanoud; M/M Diego Olivencia; M/M Leo Benoit Jr.; $60 Bruce Blunt; $50 Edward Smith; M/M Robert McClellan; Eileen MacCarthy; M/M Joseph Bullock NORTH DIGHTON St. Joseph $100 Arthur Costa; $50 John A. Mello; M/M Henry Conaty SOUTH EASTON Holy Cross $365 George Buckley; $300 Mary E. Nathan; $250 Deacon/M George H. Zarella; $200 William Cafferty; Dorothea DeFeo; Mrs. Frederick Dolloff; Dr/M Edward O'Brien; $150 M/M James Fisher; $120 M/M Joseph Struzik

$75 Harold Bergeron; $60 M/M Irving Vase; $55 Robet Connors; $52 M/M Philip Gilbride; $50 M/M Arnold E. Amirault; M/M Charles Barbato; Dr. Thomas Berry; M/M Stephen Bliss; M/M Clar路 ence Boucher; Ann C. Bourgeois; M/M Andrew Carbone; Norman DeCost; M/M William Fleming; Sadie Frizardo

$50 M/M Thomas Gallagher; Mary Gentile; M/M Paul Gomes; M/M John Hayes; M/M Donald Henderson; M/M Alan M. Huffenus; M/M Frederick Lally; M/M Richard T. Lawler; M/M Hadley LeClair; M/M John Lynch; M/M Joseph Macrina; M/M Joseph MacDermott; M/M Joseph Mastrorilli; M/M William Matthews; MlM William J. Meehan $50 Helena E. Murphy; Margaret McCabe; Blanche & Louisa McCann; Dorothy McMahon; Mrs. Rainy Nasif; Mrs. John T. Oliveira, Jr.; M/M Richard Slein;路M/M Maurice Soares; M/M Mark Stallings; M/M Stanley Szymanski; Barbara Toomey; M/M Anthony Traficanti

$100 SI. Peter Conference, Dighton Fatima's Herbs & Gifts, East Taunton

St. Joseph's $120 Richard Boucher; $100 M/M .Alfred Pelissey; $50 M/M Thomas Cqleman St. John the Evangelist $200 M/M Robert Rovzari $150 M/M Paul Scanlon; $125 DCN/M Drinkwater; $100 Martha J. Anderson; M/M John Cherecwich; In Memory of Patrick J. Duffy; M/M Robert M. Fife; M/M Stephen Fontes; Mary Friedman; M/M Egino Savioli; M/M Paul Silvia; Peter Silvia; Karen Singelais; $75 M/M Frank C~rroccia; M/M Donald DesVergnes; Elizabeth C. Nazzaro; Mrs. Alfred Paille $70 M/M Robert Stoops; $60 M/M John Carty; $55 M/M Guido DiFilippo; $50 M/M Joseph Botelho; Helen Bruen; M/M Michael Costa; Kevin Cryan; M/M Joseph DeStefano; M/M Mark Ferruccio; M/M Roger E. Forget; M/M Gerard Gagnon; M/M Paul Garon; M/M Walter Gasior; M/M George J. Geisser; Edward Healey; Marieange Kirouac; M/M Paul Lorincz; M/M Alfred Lortie; M/M Robert MacDonald; MlM James Martins; Dorothy O'leary; M/M Richard Pires; M/M Glenn Pyne; M/M John Shea; M/M Robert

Turn to Page 12

Sweeney; Theresa Wade; Mrs. John Walsh; M/M Gary Wheelock Holy Ghost $300 M/M John A. Caponigro; $100 Dr/M Rudolph Pierce; M/M Alfred Vaz Sr.; $60 M/M Leon O'Brien; $50 Mrs. Alfred Carvalho; M/M Carl Fritz; M/M Richard Kettle; Jacqueline DaSilva; M/M Charles Fox

M/M Richard Johannis; M/M Joseph H. Karis, Jr.; M/M Paul Lennon; M/M Alfred Musson; Dr/M David Quigley; M/M John Searles; Mrs. Manuel Silva; M/M Neil Sullivan; M/M Dennis Taylor; M/M Keith Garvin NEW BEDFORD

HYANNIS . St. Francis Xavier $500 Dr/M Paul J. Canniff; $300 M/M William Nayl'lr; $200 Joseph Beecher; M/M Bertrand Fournier; Harold & Barbara Jarvis; M/M David Selfe; $150 Robert L. O'Brien $100 M/M Leo J. Berand; Mary A. Crimmins; William J. Doherty; Mary HanNuestra Senora De Guadalupe $100 non; M/M J0 hn J. McConne II ; M/M ATILEBORO FALLS Eduardo & Teresa Cores; Carmen G. T' h M A I'ff $50 M/M Arth C' Saint Mark $200 M/M Paul Lenahan; Guerrero Imot y CUI e; ur ai$100 M/M Mark Mcinerney; M/M Norado; Theodore Holmes; Ita P. MI:Carthy; man Rogers; M/M James G. Connors; St. Francis of Assisi $500 In Memory William A. Murray; M/M John R. O'Neill; $80 M/M John P. Kearney; $75 Dr/M of Mr. Frank Garcia; $50 M/M Robert K. M/M Robert J. Potvin; Cyndi & Joe James DeWitt; M/M Bernard Gamache; Bradley; Deborah C. Grace; M/M Henry Rausch; Marilyn Snow; M/M Robert E. $60 M/M Stephen Milewski; $55 M/M K. Healy Stauble; M/M Anthony M. Viola Zane Jakuboski St. Kilian $54 William & Dorothy NANTUCKET $50 M/M Ronald Bazinet;· Earl J. McCarthy St. Mary's $170 M/M Walter Folger; Lavin; M/M Patrick J. Downing; M/M Leo Stjames $50 MlMEdwin F. Spencer $150 M/M Francis Santos; M/M John Lacasse; M/M James Magnan; M/M Holy Name $150 George Rogers; $100 O'Neill; $115 M/M Richard Ryder; $100 Peter Bloznalis; M/M Michael Kummer; John Correia; M/M Lorenzo Grieco; M/M M/M John O'Connor'; M/M Arthul' Butler; M/M Alan Waugh; M/M Edward Armon; Edward L. Manley III; M/M Antonio M/M Thomas Ryder; Annette Stackpole; M/M William Sanford; M/M James John· Mendes; M/M Robert Sylvia; $50 M/M M/M Charles Flanagan; Hol,jgate's son, Jr. Joel Caya; Deolinda Cunha; M/M Manuel Laundry; M/M James Egan; M/M Richard SOUTH ATILEBORO DeMedeiros; M/M Joseph R. Langevin; Mack; M/M Richard Callahan; Mrs. Rolf St. Theresa of the Child Jesus $100 Marie G. Robinson Sjolund; M/M Malcolm Crosby; M/M Mrs. Dolores Sweeney; $50 Annette DucSt. Anne $100 Laura Goulart; $50 Robert McGrath, Sr.; Nantucket Pharo los; M/M Robert Dussault; M/M Robert Mrs. Conrad O. Desmarais macy; Barbara Colliander; M/M Joseph Laliberte; M/M John Mannix St.Lawrence $100 M/M Anthony FerGrochowski; Adele McKeever; Henry Huyser NORTH ATILEBORO reira; M/M Thomas J. Long; Dr./M WiIChristthe King $775 The Urban Fam· $80 Cecilia Dauphine; $7!i M/M St. Mary's $500 Mrs. John Smith; liam Walsh; $70 Joseph Pierce; $50 Mrs. ily; $500 The Long Family; SI. Vincent Richard Kotalac; $50 Kenneth McAuley; $135 Mrs. Louis Donley; $60 M/M Nor- Henry Bishop; M/M James Corbett & dePaul Society; $365 The Greelish Fam- M/M John Flores; M/M William Pew; man Brisselle; $50 Geroge Jacobs; SI. Paul Corbell; M/M Antonio Melo; M/M ily; $250 Desrosiers Family; $200 M/M. M/M Arthur Desrocher; U. McAuley; Mary's' Youth Group; M/M John Larner; Martin E. Treadup Frederick Langa; M/M Howard Lane, M/MWiliiam EIIi~; M/M John Fel!; CharM/M Gregory Farrington; M/M Mark H. $175 Sheriff/M David R. Nelson; $100 Thurston Family; Bartek Family; $150 ron Ranney; Patrick Newport; M/M Dale Vandenberge , M/M Theodore J. Calnan; M/M Walter Marie Lewando; Elizabeth Tyminski; MlM Wal'ne', Melvin Cardos', Geracoine~ .. Mello', $200 M/M George Geo BaIc; h S'Imonett'I Famlly . Sacred Heart $400 M/M Gerald Loven'd ge; J0 hn SuII'Ivan; $55 M/M James ChSt. Anthony S M/M RI'chard Sylvl'a', Edmund Ramos Sr.', '54 E arette; I. Anthony's Conference $125 M/M R b 0 O $ Duquette; $200 M/M Warren Boehling; ee; lizabeth O'Connor; $50 M/M S.V.D.P.: $100 Dr/M John Bender; Dr/M 0 ert osch;$100 M/M Richard Pardi; Richard Herman; M/M Barbara Shannon; $150 M/M Dennis Manuel Lima; Mrs. Mary J. Tobiassen; J K Andrew Carmichael; M/M Anthony Fran- . Francis McGarvey Dion; $120 In Memory of Roger N. Char- Patricia M. Walsh ames earns; MlM John McGarrie; chi; Courtemanche Family; Sweeney pentier; $100 M/M Ernest BUCk; Celeste St. John the Baptist $500 In Memory $54.50 M/M Robert Furtado; $50 M/M Family; Lebel Family; Joan Shields; FitzFALL RIVER Charpentier; M/M Harry Cooper; M/M of Elaine Ferreira; $100 In Memory of Howard Chadwick Jr.; M/M Alden Coun- gerald Family; Howell Family; C. Brown Saints Peter and Paul $100 M/M Maurice Dargis', Gerard Desilets', M/M Joseph C. Motta', $50 AFr,'end', Kathleen sell; Mary Dempsey; M/M John Johnson; Family; James B. Kelly III; McNutt Fam- Joseph Stankiewicz; $50 Ruth Huwarth; M/M Robert Lawrence; M/M Donald '1 H SS P t & P I CYO Edmund Macksoud; M/M Richard Paradis' Caucci; M/M Frank Machado M . 0 1M W S l Y ; yde Family; Tracy Family; Farrelly e er au $50 M/M Raymond Alger; Linda arvin; r illiam Muldoon r.; M/M Family Santo Christo $100 Santo Christo Bardsley; M/M Robert Bartlett; M/M St. Anthony $100 Anonymous William Quinlan; M/M Louis Vaudry Jr. $60 M/M Costabile Cipullo; $50 The Federal Credit Union; 1995 First Com· Donald Charlebois; M/M Normand Clout· Our Lady of the Assumption $100 NO~TH DARTMOUTH Monroe Family; The Malta Family; Mary munion Class; Holy Name Society; SI. ier; M/M Richard Deschenes; M/M Albert Mary Charade; M/M Thomas Lopes; $50 St. Julie Billiart $100 MlM Bernard and Margaret Hogan; M/M John Carey; Vincent dePaul Society; $75 Augllstinho Desilets; M/M Harold Edgar; Catherine M/M Joseph Jacintho Buraczenski; M/M Joseph Medeiros; Bourgeault Family; Smith Family; Anne J. viveiros; $60 Joao & Maria Raposo; Gagne; M/M Normand L'Homme; M/M Our Lady of Fatima $250 Paul C. PelM/M Leona'rd F. Souia; Dr/M Douglas Goler; Lee Family; Helen McCarthy $50 M/M Dennis Silva; Manuel & Helena William Mournighan; M/M Stanley Pod- letier;$100 Louis Leblanc; The Key Man Vrona; $75 M/M Andrew D. Quinn; $50 CHATHAM Viveiros; John. & Elvira Monte siadlo; M/M Philip Richardson; Lillian St. Hedwig $240 Anthony & Edith Carmen Brisson; M/M Oliver M. Cabral;' Holy Redeemer $425 Holy Redeemer St. Joseph $200 M/M Russell Pichette; Seymour . Silva; $100 Ralph J. Saulnier; Janine M/M Raymond Coderre; Jo-Ann Cordeira; Guild; $300 M/M Richard Maranhas Mary Whillaker; $100 Paul Boulall; Dou· M/M Marcel L. Dumont; M/M Richard $500 Rev. Richard E. Degagne; $240 Lemieux; John L. Mello; $50 Statia LaFleur; M/M Michael Letourneau; M/M FALMOUTH ble T. Corp.; $50 M/M Leonardo CabeEdward Romano; $200 M/M James DuAdamowicz; Walter Twarog Raymond Souza; M/M Edmund Tavares; St. Patrick $2000 Friends of SI. Tho- ceiras . lude; $109 Sacred Heart Youth Group; Our Lady of Perpetual Help $1000 M/M Gilbert Tavares; M/M Mark Vitone mas; $500 John J. O'Connor; M/M Corne· Sacred Heart $250 M/M John H. $100 M/M Ronald Achiri; M/M Brian Conventual Franciscan Fathers; $500 lius Shea; $250 M/M Richard L. Kinchla; O'Neil; $200 M/M Peter Healel'; $50 ,Coyle; $50 M/M William Barry; M/M Olph Bingo; A Devout Friend of OLPH; WAREHAM $100 Dr/M Richard Abisla; Anna Baraldi; Raymond F. Powers; M/M ArtllUr J. Daniel Lampron; M/M John MacDonald; $300 Special Intention; $100 Special St. Patrick's $500 SI. Vincent dePaul M/M Thomas Donahue; M/M W. Leo Belanger; M/M Jimmy McRoy M/M Jeffrey Richard; Mrs. Gertrude Roy Intention; M/M Felix Witkowicz;.$75 M/M Society; $200 M/M George Barrett; $150 Stanford; M/M Paul, A. Volk; $75 M/M Immaculate Conception $100 1mMANSFiElD Boleslaus Arabasz; $70 Special Inten· Ronald C. Biever; John Reed Family; In Edward Perry; $60 Phyllis Childs maculate Conception SI. Vincent de Paul. St. Mary's $500 Dr/M Philip Sibilia; tion; $60 In Memory of M/M Walter PiorMemory ofthe deceased members ofthe $50 M/M Robert Carter; M/M Ber- Society $300 Thomas Kearns, Jr.; $100 M/M kowski, Jr. &Wayne Crouch; Mrs. Theresa SI. Vincent dePaul Society; $100 M/M nard Cassidy; Mrs. Leonard Cusak; M/M S EI' b h$250 H I N S . Christopher L. Brundige; M/M Donald Crouch & Family; $50 Frederick Kalisz, Joseph Cardoza; M/M Leslie P. Cross; Arthur Doyle; M/M Arthur O'Keefe; Jean t. IIa et 0 y ame Ilclety; · E C J M/M M't h II K M R ' Leona Duarte; M/M Michael Galavotti; C M $150 Holy Ghost Society; $100 Daniel & r.; Ice oczera; 1M obert . axwell; Louise M. McManus; John J. Margarida Barbosa; $95 Charles ,~ HelBunavlcz; Mrs. dward hace; M/M Thomas Guilmartin; Mrs. Edward Jame· Koczera; M/M Walter Polchlopek, Jr.; Dr/M Thomas Geagan; Mrs. Oliver Silva; Moylan; Ms. M.L. Waggelt; In Memory of ena Andrade son, Sr.; M/M Todd Johnston; M/M Stanley Stankiewicz M/M Robert Sylvester; $70 M/M Robert Maurice T. Wring . Edward G. Lane; M/M James Lucas; Klocker St. Patrick $750 Rev. Willi. m G. M/M William Murphy', Michael O'Dwyer', Our Lady of Mt. Carmel $300 In $50 M/M Antone Cordeiro, Jr.; Joseph EAST FALMOUTH Campbell; $100 SI. Patrick Womens Guild; Memory of Guilherme/Maria M. Luiz; V. C·rlml,. M/M Joseph Gonsalves; Mrs. R. M/M Thomas E. Rogers 297 St. Anthony's $250 McMenamy's Sea- $50 M/M Kenne th Carr $ Friends of MI. Carmel; $200 M/M M. Lac k'Ie; 0aVid . G. Murphy; MI M Mat- food; $200 James F. Boudreau', M/M 60 M/M Dennis Lebon', $50 M/M St. Louis $100 SI. louis W(lmens $ Virginio Macedo; James Perry; Friend; h M h MR' James Betts', M/M Joseph N. Kuzdzol·,. t ew utc; 10M Mark ogers, SI. Charles Dodson; $150 M/M Manuel S. Guild', $50 Theresa Ryan $150 M/M'Paul Joseph Macedo; Portu-' P . k' Y h M/M Alan J. McKenna; M/M William guese Prayer Group; Friend; Holy Name atnc s out Group; Diane VanFleet White, Jr.; $100 Mrs. Rita Bartel; M/M St. Jean Baptiste $260 A Friend; Murray; Mrs. William Palanza; M/M Paul Society; $125 A Friend; $100 M/M Ralph Cox; M/M Fred Freeman; Mary $100 M/M Bernard Paquette; A Friend; Sullivan; M/M John Wilkinson; Mrs. Arthur Caetano; M/M Carlos G. Frazao; CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS Little; M/M Charles Mahoney; M/M $65 Maurice Milot; $50 Cevia Dube; .Kenneth Yarletts M/M Manuel Mendonca; MI. Carmel SOUTH YARMOUTH Joseph Paruti; M/M John A. Reina; M/M M/M ~rian Hayden; M/M Robert Geldron , NORTON Senior Associates; Manuel J. Rapoza; St. Pius Tenth $1250 M/M Douglas Arthur Lima; F. Br'adley Stumcke,Jr.; $75 S A $100 B St. Mary's $150 M/M Abel RodriQu'es', Murray,' $200 M/M John Murphy', $100 Arthur Monteiro; M/M Daniel L. Pacheco', t. nne Irene orges; $50 M/M HenriQue Rouxinol; M/M HildeLucl'ano & Marl'a Santos' M/M J h $55. Patrick & Colleen Corcoran', $50 berto J. Sousa; MlM Serafim Mello; A M/M Thomas Butler', M/M Charles $50 M/M William Burke; M/M Joseph Tavares ,0 n . M/M James R. Barney . Friend Berghaus; Paul & Patricia Dempsey; Costa; Marilyn Priebe; Sisters of Holy " OfSMEoEuKnOtNcKarmel $500 St. $60 In Memory of M/M Antonio Felix; M/M Carlo~ B. Lima AFriend; M/M Jose Our Lady Vincent dePaul Society; $300 M/M Cha- Manuel Medeiros; $50 M/M James AIres I Brett; $240 M/M Frank McCabe; meida; M/M Francisco Bettencourt; M/M $225 M/M John J. Mulvey, Sr.; $200 Joao S. Cabral; M/M Alsuino B. Cordeiro; M/M Alan Humphrey; M/M Robert Miller; John Costa; M/M Jose de Jesus; Evelyn $100 James Araujo; M/M Richard Costa; Hendricks; M/M Stephen Macedo; M/M Dr/M Stephen Falco; Knights of Colum- Antone Monteiro; M/M Francisco Morbus; M/M Kenneth Miller; M/M James gardo; M/M Eduardo I. Melo; M/M AntoRisko; M/M Edward Squier; M/M Ste- nio Miguel; M/M Emidio D. Raposo; M/M phen Dunn; $75 M/M Glenn Larrabee; .. Victorino DaSilva; M/M Peter Vincent; $55 M/M Michael O'Connell M/M Fernando Xavier; A Friend; M/M $50 M/M David Agostini; Mrs. J. Ern- Manuel Branco; M/M Manuel Macedo; est Beauregard; M/M John Enright; M/M M/M Jose Mare; M/M Nuno Moniz; Lucia Bernard Gorman; M/M Paul Jannetti; Oliveira; M/M Albino DaSilva

St. Mary $100 Mark A. Quintal; M/M Gilbert Bulls; Henry G. Fortin & Jane Martin-f.ortin; In Memory of John, Muriel & George Patten; In Memory of Peter & Martha Quirk &Family; $50 M/M William R. Silveira; M/M Carlton Spooner; Mrs. Sidney Jenkinson; M/M Arthur Caron; Dr/M Manuel G. Camacho EAST FREETOWN St. John Neumann $250 M/M Gilbert Champagne; $200 Marguerite Dionne; $150 M/M Robert C. Smith; M/M Mark Pepin; $100 Theresa Rita; $80 M/M Lowell Dawson; $60 M/M Robert Barlow; $50 M/M Jose Gonsalves; M/M Joseph Medeiros; Nancy Raczka; M/M Norman Gauthier FAIRHAVEN St. ·Mary $50 John & Robin Botelho St. Joseph's $250 M/M James Hono· han; $100 Mrs. Joseph Charade; M/M Arthur Frates; $50 Mr. Maurice Burke; M/M Jean·Charles Ducharme; M/M John staffon; Mrs. Helen Sullivan; Mrs. Michaela Wojcik ACUSHNET St. Francis Xavier $150 Walter M. & Zoraida C. Bohn; $100 James M. &Mary K. Lopes; $50 Alida Y. & Violet Boucher; Gabriela C. & Rogerio F. Cunha; Rene & Mary Pepin; George & Carol Blouin; Mary Beth & Vincent Plourde; Alice S. Veary; Diane & David Gagnon; Antone Souza Family; Susan & Jose Teixeira MATIAPOISETT

WOODS HOLE St. Joseph $500 John & Maureen Harrington; $200 Dr. Thomas & Judy Sbarra; John & Judy Magnani; $125 Steve & Carol Wagner; $100 Eleanor Nace' ORLEANS St. Joan of Arc $500 Edward Johannemann-, John A. MacLellan; $200 M/M Richard Mclaughlin; $100 Jane Klimshuk; John McGillicuddy, M.D.; M/M Bernt Rathaus; M/M Robert Robida; Frank Ulyan; $60 John & Lisa Gauthier; $50 Teresa S. Brown; Paul Foley; M/M Timothy Led Duke; M/M John McLoughlin; M/M James McNally; M/M Richard Ronan; M/M James F. Salmon POCASSET. St. John the Evangelist $150 Peter F. Brady; Patricia Heath; $100 M/M Nor· man Therriault; M/M Hubert Thomas; $50'MlM Peter Milner . BREWSTER Our Lady of the Cape $50 John Holt PROVINCETOWN St. Peter the Apostle $75 Richard Cappotto; $50 M/M David Roderick MASHPEE

M/M Lawrence Newell; M/M Thomas ~:~~~ ~02c3';7$930 Court Our Lady Queen of Bailey; Edward Dunleavy; M/M Ronald Murphy; M/M Paul Sullivan; Mary A & WEST HARWICH M.ary J FaII a; Th omas Was; I h $50 J0 hn Holy Trinity $200 M/M Bemis Boies; Savage; Theresa Occhiolini; Mrs. FranEileen Ryan; $150 M/M Ed Goggin; $100 ceis Mahoney; M/M Hubert O'Neil; M/M John J. & Margaret M. Brassil; Mrs. VinAnthony Chiulli; Susan Goodrich cent Fleming; Marilyn Sullivan; Nicholas OSTERVILLE 'Zapple; $50 M/M Timothy Clifford; Robert Our Lady of the Assumption $200 . H. & Kathleen B. Conroy; M/M Paul Thomas B. Hartigan; $150 John Shields; Cuddy, Jr.; Elizabeth A. Donohue; M/M $100 M/M Robert C. Dauer; M/M Kevin Robert Fileti; Herbert L. Gumpright; M/M Donnelly; M/M Edward A. Mason; Mrs. Thomas Halpin; Mrs. Raymond Inman; William Thompson; John VanAmsterdam; M/M Anthony Marra; Mrs. William H. $50 Eileen Huiley; Catherine Moriarty; Merigan; M/M Robert McLaughlin; M/M Kathryn O'Connor; M/M David Pina Pina


tin,~~~eMD~~~r$y1~~e~~:e·,RO$~~t ~~~

Raymond Thibault; M/M Roland Masse; Aime Durette; Pauline Levesque Holy Name $200 Mrs. Arthur Smith; $125 M/M Nicholas M. Christ; $100 M/M Herman R. Mello; M/M Santi DiRuzza; M/M Gilbert Reis; $75 M/M Joseph F. Doran; $50 M/M Roger F. Suilivan, Jr.; M/M Robert J. Accettullo; M/M Robert Masterson; In Memory of William J. Shea; M/M John Medeiros; M/M John Donnelly, Jr.; M/M Richard Condon; M/M Maurice Brisson Turn to Page 13


Laity seen future of Church by Father Murnion SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (CNS) - With their numbers and influence growing in the United States, "the laity are the future of the Church," Father Philip Murnion told 200 persons attending a lay leadership conference sponsored by Immaculate Conception School of Theology in South Orange. He offered a vision of lay leadership rooted in the Second Vatican Council, which "gave priority to the full people of God as the context within which to understand the specific roles of the clergy, religious and hierarchy." Father Murnion, director of the National Pastoral Life Center in New York, cited several reasons for coming lay prominence: the Vatican II shift in understanding of the d'aity's role; the increased dependence on lay persons because of fewer church personnel; and the influence of Catholics in world affairs. He emphasized that "real education and formation in the faith" are necessary to unleash the power ofthe laity. He said this will involve respecting people's autonomy to form their own consciences and decide their own lives while respecting their discipleship enough "to offer them the full message and demands of the Gospel," with its implications and consequences for them. He said that study of the future of Catholic laity would have to consider "the commitment of Catholics to church teaching and life, to church community and responsibility, to our sacramental tradition, perspective ~nd cqmmuniqn with one another." Father Murnion said a Pastoral Life Center study had indicated that of 20,000 current half-time parish workers who are paid, 60 percent are lay persons and 40 percent are religious sisters, who "will increasingly be replaced by laity." He said many parish ministries and diocesan social action programs "will increasingly be in the hands of laity," who say they lack the education and formation for such responsibilities. The priest said he seei people concerned with building their own parish communities through various ministries rather than building institutions of the entire church. "In a sense," he said, "we would call it a shift in part from order to ministry, from entering holy orders or religious orders regardless of ministry, to taking on ministry regardless of the place or institution within which it will be done."

Enough not done ROME (CNS) - Hunger and malnutrition continue to claim the lives of tens of thousands of people daily because of a lack of justice and solidarity in the world, the World Food Program directortold Caritas Internationalis. Catherine Bertini, head of the UN food aid agency, spoke at a general assembly of the international organization of Catholic charities. "H ow can we speak of the sanctity onife when during the short time we have been together today nearly a thousand young children died because they were poor and malnourished?" she asked the 400 people attending the assembly in Rome. "We have a moral obligation to feed these children," she said. "We have not yet done enough."

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

PARISHES St. Anthony of Padua $50 J.L.S. Video Productions Blessed Sacrament $50 Parishioner; In Memory of Helen W. Lapointe ASSONET St. Bernard $250 M/M Peter Conrod; $100 M/M Robert Barboza; M/M John Zeb; $75 M/M William Boulay; $50 M/M John Piekos; M/M Maurice Beaudoin; M/M Dennis Read; M/M William Simmons SOMERSET St. Patrick $50 M/M Guy Borges; M/M Clifford Clement; M/M William Hart St. John of God $400 Holy Rosary Sodality; $375 Women's Guild; $250 Altar Servers; $60 M/M Luis A. Silva; $50 M/M Jose Amaral; M/M Jose Labao; M/M Manuel F. Oliveira; M/M Firminio Cabral; M/M Antonio Alberto; M/M John Rodrigues St. Thomas More $100 M/M Ernest A. Mizher; Frederick J. Ducharme; $50 M/M Jeff Reilly; M/M Arthur Roy SWANSEA St. Michael $50 Ronald Desruisseaux; M/M Joseph Goyette St. Dominic $100 Barbie Lomas; $50 In Memory of Annette & Norbert Cousineau; Mrs. Olivia Sousa $100 SI. Vincent de Paul Society; M/M James M. Baker DDS; $50 Mrs. Henry Bird St. louis de France $100 Herve Lagasse; $50 M/M Gerald E. Costa

SPRING HAS sprung during the Easter season, and it's taken root at St. Peter the Apostle parish, Provincetown, in an altar display of beautiful blooms.


discusses. church role in media age ALTAMONTE SPRING, Fla. (CNS) - If the church is to remain relevant, it must learn about and use "this new communications age" that demands sharp awareness "for reading the signs in a new way," Florida's Catholic leaders were told. If current images of the church as presented in the mass media continue, warned Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, a Mission Helper of the Sacred Heart, "I believe the church will be irrelevant in the 21 st century." She commented during a recent statewide symposium for Catholic leaders on evangelization. culture and Catholic identity sponsored by the Florida Catholic Conference. The bishops and 15 to 20 leaders from each of the state's seven diocl:ses attended the symposium. 'q am a firm believer that the church should define its image within the media culture, and not have the media define the church," said Sister Zukowski, president of Unda, a worldwide association for Catholic communicators and broadcasters. "The problem is the church is stuck in the Gutenberg age while our youth are in the audiovisual, multimedia, highly sensate age that is rapidly l:volving," she said. She urged symposium participants to think about how to conduct adult religious education, teacher training and other progress using CD-ROM laser disks. interactive television and othel multimedia technology Another speaker, Purdue University sociology professor James Davidson, discussed how efforts

to promote ecumenism may dilute "the things which make Catholicism unique." "We have trashed everything holy," he said. "The church and God were brought to our level, and we have lost a sense of the sacred and a sense of awe about God." After the Second Vatican Council, Catholics began to identify themselves as Christians, not Catholics. They lost some of the fla vor of their Catholicity, the richness of the faith their parents and grand parents experienced, according to Davidson. "The church gave us permission to raise our children in a different way, and we emphasized volition rather than obligation. "Mass became an outward sign of faith expression instead of the obligation ofthe good Catholic." Davidson said those in the younger generation who question church authority don't necessarily reject it. "The Trinity may not affect your life on a day-to-day basis," he said, "but whether or not you practice birth control does." Father Michael Himes, associate. theology professor at Boston College, said Catholicism is uniquely equipped to dialogue with the world's secular cultures because it has resources available to no other culture. "We are not telling the world it is wrong," he said. "We are saying you are right and you don't know how right yo~ are. We can show you [the world] even deeper resources for living these values."


WESTPORT. St. George $200 St. Vincent de Paul Society; $100 Jeanne L. Lavalle; $50 M/M Edward St. Onge; M/M Carlos Moniz; M/M John Tavares; M/M James Dubreuil; M/M David W. Cunha St. John the Baptist $100 Dr/M Michel Jusseaume; $75 Frank & Cynthia Rosa; $50 MlM Richard Manchester


Our lady of Grace $52 M/M Rene Lachapelle, Jr.; $50 Sheryl Nowak; M/M Robert Tremblay; M/M Donald Clements Special Gift. & parish listings will continue to appear weekly in order received by the printer until all have been listed.

June 3 1991, Bishop James J. Gerrard, Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Fall River June 4 1920, Rev. Louis J. Terrien, O. P., Dominican Priory, Fall River 1949, Rev. Jose P. d'Amaral, Parochial Vicar, Santo Christo, Fall River 1979, Rev. George Daigle, Pastor, Sacred Heart, North Attleboro June 5 1954, Very Rev. Thomas J. McLean, Pastor, St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis 1970, Rev. Msgr. Louis Prevost, Pastor Emeritus, St. Joseph, New Bedford . June 6 1993, Rev. Cornelius J. Keliher, Former Pastor, St. Mary, North Attleboro June 8 1961, Rev. John S. Czerwonka, Assistant, St. Stanislaus, Fall River June 9 1945, Rev. Timothy J. Calnen, Pastor, S1. Joseph, Woods Hole 1966, Rev. Joseph S. Larue, Pastor, Sacred Heart, North Attleboro

Reliable Fuel Company Mass. 508-676-8585 R.I. 401-624-2907 Offices at 550 Fish Rd" Tiverton

Diesel Fuel Heating Oil Gasoline Automatic Delivery Budget Plans Sales, Service & Installation of Oil Heating Systems

agree that our company is the "Undisputed . Leader" in Pictorial Directories! Now, the opportunity to join a winning team is yours. We are looking for a career minded person to represent quality products to Pastors/Churches. State-of-the-art Kodak Prism system gives you the sales advantage. Paid three-month training, commission, bonus, gas allowance. Health/life ins., paid holidays/vacation. ESOP program makes you an owner. Why workfor "someone else" when you can work for yourself! Call 1-800-821-4365, Ext. 852 on 6/4 6/6. United Church Directories. EOE

Bishop Feeha~:;"High",Scho'bl' 'y



ATTLEBORO' -' Me'gan lins is valedictorian and Erin McHale'is salu'tatorian for the Class 'of 1995; which' 'graduates tomorrow at ani I a,m, ceremony, Miss Collins, daughter of Mr. and'Mrs. William Conins of Wrentham, plans to attend Fordham University in New, York and major in journalism, At Feehan' she received the Bausch and Lomb Science Award and the Xerox' Humanities Award; she' was also 'a National' Merit Commended Student. She participated in theNational and Spanish National. honor societies; the Math Team;serving as captain her senior, year; and Students Against Driving Drunk, serving as,secretary and,then president. , Miss McHale'is the daughter of' t~ilh\ :.. ·.l~,\~:t'h:\f tiu~" ~i('lh,'),,'l.·· Mr. and Mrs, Joseph McHale of '!ft; .. it;: ;':,'<1,1: bif! j'h'i ,l1!(';'O!i [(:if!i(" u{ Seekqnk. Sh~ plans to major in lt~ d<i\l(' .. :.:.~ nu :u:dd ,{jr.i t;'tl'!t!r'i Engli,sh at Gt;orgetown University. She has received awards for excellence inEnglish, French, his~ REBECCA FERNANDES of Holy Family-Holy Name tory, mathematics, t~eology ~nd School, New Bedford, received the John Twe'edie Award at the science, She was named a Fairfield Seapex St'aJ1lp Exhibition. One of "5 students from grades 4, 5 , University Pre~idential. Scholar and and.6 who completed projects for the show, she s4bmitt,ed a received tne 1994 Holy Cross Book, Award. She earned, magna cum collection ofChristmas stamps from around the world. laude honors on the National Latin Exa'rri' and' distinction in the


C'oyle~Cassidy 'High "

TAUNTON .....:.. Coyle and Cas-

,Bishop Connolly FALL RIVER - Twenty-nine meida, president ofthe J>ortugues'e outstanding foreign language. stu- honor society; and Sofia Millham, dents at Bishop Connolly High secretary of the Spanish honor School were recently inducted into . society. . , foreign language honor societies: School chaplain Father Donald the Societe Honoraire de Fra'n- MacMillan, SJ, gave the address cais, the Sociedade HononiI:ia , and congratulated the inductees Portuguesa and the Sociedad for their accomplishments. A reHonoraria Hispanica. ception followed in the Jesuit . Mrs. Susan Silvia, foreign lan- residence. ' With the sponsorship ofthe forguage department chairperson welcomed guests at the induction cere- eign language department, students mony and introduced principal in the language honor societies run Father John P. Murray, SJ, who Connolly's ~entor Program, a foreign language program for stugave the invocation. Mrs. Silvia, dents in area Catholic elementary, Mrs. Carole Cordeiro and Mrs. schools. Suzette Andrade presented certificates to the inductees, Commencement Performing the induction in Jodie Rene Pietruska is valeFrench, Portuguese and Spanish dictorian and class president Jenwere Lili Ibara, president,' and nifer Lynn Rezendes is salutatoKeelin Garvey, secretary; of the rian for the Class of. 1995. Both French honor society; Lisa AI~ will speak at graduation.



s~dy seniors Christy Chaves of

MAN AND WOMAN of the Year atCoyle-'cass'idy High' School are J,effre¥ Ladino and Christy Chaves', who received the awards from headmaster Michael Donly.

La~gu;i~ A~t's ~l~~,pi~i,: ,hon'or~"?~\he 19'9:s,~atio~al

Nationa'l Latin Competition,' , , , , .: ; , ' E~aml,natl~n.,David GhlOrse reShe has been a 'member of the celved and'summa National and Latin National honor cum latid.e certificate, Silver ~edals societies as well as the French and maxima cum laude certIficates National Honor Society, for w~ich , ,went to Marisa Cure and Jennine she was treasurer and then co- Harper. pres!dent. She has been ~ice Seana Murphy earned a m.~gna president of the JUnior Classical cum laude certificate. Cum laude League, certificates went to John McBrine, Her school activities have, in- , Kara Svendsen' and Mary :Fitzcluded basketball cheerieadlOg, patrick.:"" student g~v~rnment, ,yearbook, Jenn,ine Harper and Michael campus mlOlstry" Envlronmenta~ CassidY,represented the Latin dass Group, and committees for Home- at,the annual Cl,assics Day at Harcoming, dances, Rally / Spiri.t, a~d" _, vard Univ,ersity.,. the prom. She served ~s a Big SIS- " ' , ' , . . . ter and school tour gUide. , " , Hablt,at Habit She also participates in CYO Spanish N~tional Honor Sodety and is a 'church lector, Easter Seals membersfrqm F.~ehan's Juan Carvolun~eer and Junior Rotarian. los ,I.Chapter, .participated ill an Senior .Jason Der~sa of .FoxAttleboro project of Habitat for bor~ received a ,SpeCial NatlOna,l, I1uml;lnity. , Ment Scholarship, renewable for The 2I,stu~ents, chaperoned by f~ur years o~ under~rad~ate stuteachers Joan Dro~nis and V~nessa dies at Amencan University. SpeMolloy worked In two shifts of cial sch.olarships, spons,or,~d by fQ.ur hO,urs each to help restore ~n companies and c~rporahons, are ,old house Which ,was moved to ItS a~arded to candidates. wh? a~e present .site iri .downtown Attlehigh per~ormers bU~ not flOahsts ~n bora, whe,re it ~ill become a home ' the Ment Scholarship for three Hispanic families. The competitIOn,. students, d,isposec;l of unused surLatm Awards plus drywall, cleaned and installed Seven Feehan students earned insulation.

Taunton and Jeffrey Ladino <if New Bedford were·named Coyle and Cassidy Womana'nd Man of the ,Year in the annual Honors Night ceremonies May 18, Both were selected by the faculty based 'on academic performance, extracurricular involvement, service' ,work in and outside of the Coyle and Cassidy 'community, and spirit and dedication to the, school. . Acc,ompanying each,award is a $500 J,oseph Scanlon Memorial S'cholarship, given in memory of Scanlon, the long-time teacher, coac'h, and friend at the school who p.assed away in 198 I. The awards were 'given by Scanlon's wife, Louise, and by Coyle 'and, Cassidy headmaster Michael J. Donly: Miss Chaves has been involved with the Coyle and Cassidy Food Pantry for ,three years and served as its student coordinator in her senior year. She h~s been a Leadership Assembly officer during this past year and has worked on the Discipline Committee. Miss Chaves has won previous service awards for her'work at Coyle and Cassidy and has been the recipient of an academic letter,. She 'also has been a two-year member of the Portuguese Honor Society. She will attend St. Anselm College. Ladino has been a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. He is, the 1995 recipient of the Army Scholar/ Athletic Award and won a National Honor Society scholarship, He earned academic honors in computer science, physics, religion, and mathematics. He was named to the United Sta~es Physics Team and was a National Merit Commended Student for 1994. He was a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Division III champioship hockey team and was four-,

year member of the varsity team, He will attend Northeastern University. Uriderclassman honors went to Vanessa DeMarco of Berkley as the Outstanding Junior; Melissa Chaves of Taunton, Outstanding Sophomore; and Timothy Barney of East Taunton, Outstanding Freshman.' , Coyle and Cassidy Service Awards for outstanding extracurricular activity went to Robert Kinney and Mary Beth Crowley of Middleboro, Laurel Goj of Taunton, and Ryan Almeida and'Nicole Saccone of Brockton. Headmaster's Service Awards, given for school service. were presente'd to Melissa Cote of Somerset, Mary Gibbons of Plymouth. Thom'as' Souza of Taunton, Michael Fournier of Somerset, Lisa Ce'litamore of North Easton, Melissa Simas of Taunton, Justin Frye of East 'Bridgewater, Brian Kourtz of Raynham, and Steven Matos of Taunton. Three parents were honored for outstanding dedication and service to the school: Laurie Stroll of Berkley, Robert Silvia of Raynham, and Paul Thompson of Bridgewater. The National Honor Society awarded its annual scholarships to members Jeffrey Ladino and Laurel Goj. Thomas Souza and Jesse Morrison of Bridgewater were awarded the Music Parents' Assocation Scholarships. The Army Scholar/ Athlete Awards were ,given to Jeffery Ladino and Mary Catherine Savard of Middleboro. The 1995 issue of the' Venture, the Coyle and Cassidy yearbook, was dedicated' to Anthony S. Nunes, the outgoing Coyle and Cassidy dean of students who will be taking over as, principal at Bishop Connolly High School in July. In making their dedication, the

graduating seniors said of Nunes: ..... Although Mr. Nunes firmly enforced the rules, we appreciated that he ,dealt with us fairly Hnd always listened to all sides of the stor'y before reaching a decision, For many of us, he went that extra mile to help us when we had problems. "Mr. Nunes often reminded us that his .mail) goal was not to discipline us. but to reinforce in us the Christian values oftoleran,ce, moderation, concern for others, sl:lf, resp'ect, and self-discipline, We know tha~ because of M~. Nunes' guidance and concern, we willleHve Coyle and CaSSidy High School better ab1e to be responsible, contributing members of society." Weightlifting Three members of the Warrior Weightlifting Club placed at the recent ADFP A New England States Powerlifting Championship. , Andrew Lofgren earned second, Casey Medas third ;ind Ryan Bullard fourth place in the Teenage Division. The three, along, with Kevin Avilla, qualified for the ADFPA's Men's Teenage/Junior National Championships to be held July 8 and 9 in Sharon, P A. The Warrior Weightlifting Club is coached hy Bruce Lynch. '

Enrollm,ent Up CINCINNATI (CNS) - For the third consecutive year, enrollment in Catholic schools nationwide has increased, according to officials of the National Catholi.c . Educational Association. Siste:r Catherine McNamee, NCEA preHident and a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 'said that enrollment increased by 41,000 during the 1994-95 a<;ademic year. Currer..t enrollment in the country's 8,300 ' Catholic schools is 2.6 million, In Catholic high schools, enrollment is over 600,000 student's. .

By Charlie Martin

BELIEVE I believe in love It's all we got Love has no boundaries Costs nothing to touch War makes money Cancer sleeps Curled up in my father And that means something to Ine . Churches and dictators Politics and papers Everything crumbles Sooner or later But love I believe in love It's all we got Love has no boundaries No borders to cross Love is simple Hate breeds Those who think difference Is the child of disease Fathers and sons Make love and guns Families together KlII someone Without love Without love I wouldn't believe In anything That lives and breathes Without love I'd have no anger I wouldn't believe "In the right to stand here Without love I wouldn't believe B couldn't believe in you And I wouldn't believe in me Without love I believe in love I believe in love I believe in love Wrillen by Elton JohnjTaupin Sung by Elton John (e) 1995 by William A. Bong tid.

THE TITLES of two current chart hits feature the word "believe." Elton John's is titled simply "Believe," while Blessed Union of Souls makes a debut in the¡ Top Forty with "I Believe." Both songs give us something to think about as we reflect on the purpose of love in our lives.

This wâ&#x201A;Ź:ek, I'll focus on John's new cassingle. The song's viewpoint is best summarized in these lyrics: "Without love, I wouldn't believe in anything that lives and breathes.... Without love, I wouldn't believe, I could n't believe in you and I wouldn't believe in me."

Inner-city schools have friend in Father Weise MOBILE, Ala.(CNS)- Father Thomas D. Weise has rarely, if ever, backed down from a challenge, especially if it comes as an answer to prayer. "About three years ago, I asked myself what God might want me to do with the rest of my life. I was healthy, successful as a priest, pastor and social work ad ministrator, and naturally, a fundraiser," he said. His answer surprised even him: Save Catholic schools, especially those in the U.S. inner cities. Since then, he has been setting up the Catholic Outreach Reserve Foundation, or COR, which was incorporated in January. "I have met with corporate executives, congressmen, bishops, and bureaucrats, industrialists, bankers and bus drivers, from New York to Nevada," the priest said. The times have not been kind to

Catholic schools, especially in inner cities, where aging facilities and a lack or loss of vocations have hit hardest, he said, adding .that tuition costs are often prohibitively high, and financial aid, when available, is 'often limited. But as the priest sees it, money is not the only answer. "I would suggest a new way of thinking about our Catholic inner-city schools," he said. He thinks they should be seen as "centers of artistic and scientific learning" that draw the most creative minds, set the standard, and become "models of excellence in education." Current research indicates that inner-city Catholic schools are already succeeding not only in fighting the dropout battle, but in giving students tools needed to overcome disadvantaged backgrounds. "Three years ago, after 31 years as a professional social worker,

Few will contest the importance of love. But what does it mean to believe in love? Further, how does an individual specifically act when he or she believes in love? Consider these points when assessing how much your belief in love influences your life: I. Those who believe in love see more good than bad in life. Indeed, personal disappointment and hurt may enter your life. Yet, when you believe in love you do not allow the hurt to become your sole focus. Rather, the goodness of the Creator, the God who always seeks to support us, is experienced and, if need be, rediscovered. 2. Those who believe in love care about their individual life's needs. They appreciate the personality qualities that make each of them the person that they are. Consequently, they. take time to create happiness for their lives. They do not expect others to make them happ'y if they do no.t exert their own efforts toward this goal. 3. Those who believe in love are slow to judge others. They realize that our earthly journey is filled with learning. Some lessons are learned through our mistakes. Because of this awareness, they practice compassion toward themselves and others. 4. Those who believe in love are just as willing to receive love as to give it. When they are hurting, they don't pretend that everything is OK. Instead, they ask for the support, the understanding or the forgiveness needed for their emotional healing. 5. Contrary to what the song says, those who believe in love draw"boundaries" between themselves and others. They recognize where their lives begin and end, and thus, they do not get entangled in others' problems. Rather, they stand ready to care and listen as others discover how to grow beyond current difficulties. Undoubtedly, this list. could grow. Yet, what is more important is your own response to the song's theme. What difference does it make that you believe in love? Your comments are welcomed by Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.

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

By Amy Welborn Sometimes it takes only one simple question from a student to get a class rolling. "Should I play with a Ouija board?" a student asked in my religion class. This prompted an outpouring of questions and stories about the occult. Someone knew of a house where he swore there were ghosts. Another spoke of messages revealed through a Ouija board that he swore proved to be accurate. The students were fascinated and, even more important, strikingly willing to accept these tales as truth. Several days later, a student came to my class with a different story. "I was slain in the Spirit last night," she said. I knew what she meant. But the other students did not, so we explained what being slain or resting in the Spirit meant.


Bible!" she declared, "Who could believe all of this?" The same girl bounced into my class one morning with a book given to her by a friend who happened to be a Hare Krishna. It was all about reincarnation and the adventures of the Hindu gods. "This is really neat!" she insisted, "I stayed up all night reading it!" The girl's eyes were blank when 1 tried to point out her inconsistency. Why are young people automatically critical of the tradition they've been raised in, and so cred ulous about the exotic and the new? It is natural and normal for teens to question the understanding of the world they've received from parents, teachers and church. What concerns many people involved in the spiritual formation of young people are those minds and hearts that are closed to the possibility of finding anything of meaning in the church they were raised in. It's not really their fault, either. Too many of my students see faith as nothing but obligations, rules and abstractions that have no more meaning to them than the theorems in their geometry books. To these young people God is an idea, not someone who loves them passionately and can change their lives. Why do they think this way? Because that's how God has been presented to them. But everyone has a spiritual side, as my students' interest in the occult and Eastern religions attest. Everyone yearns for a power that gives life meaning. The danger teens, parents and their teachers need to be aware of is that when we have not introduced young people to God in a compelling way - one that helps them see God as the source of love and life - they are at risk of being drawn to another power that is willing and eager to take God's place.

She'd been to a prayer meeting in her church. In approaching the altar, when those involved had laid hands upon her, she'd fallen to the ground, unable to move, filled with a sense of deep peace. There was a brief silence in the classroom, a few giggles, then a question. "H ow hard did they push you to make you fam" "Nobody pushed me," the girl , quickly responded. "It was God's power. I was resting in God's power." The other students were still doubtful, and I couldn't help contrasting their skepticism about the possibility of God's power acting in someone's life with their quick willingness to accept the truth of tales about ¡the occult. arid 21 of those years as a Catholic 1 had another student once who . pastor, I concluded that the salva- was raised Catholic but despised tion of this nation ... had to do religion class. "I'm allergic to the with-the survival of the largest and most effective private school system in the world," Father Weise said. Much of the inspiration for his work comes from a local source. When Most Pure Heart of Mary School, an inner-city school in Mobile, was faced with possible closure a few years ago, Father Weise helped form its "survival committee." Success in gaining local corporate support for the school planted the seeds for his national vision. He has been knocking on doors of corporations across the country that he sees as prospective donors and has been visiting inner-city schools that might be future beneficiaries of COR. Further information on COR is available from Father Weise at P.O. Box 850415, Mobile, AL KINDERGARTENERS FOR A DA Y: Sixth-graders at 36685-0415 or at St. Vincent de St: Anthony's School, New Bedford, spend "a day in kinderPaul Church, 14 M St. SE, Washgarten" as a fundrasier for leukemia victims. ington, DC 20003-35'11.

~ I


THE ANCHOR---':'Oiocese of Fall River-Fri., June 2: 1995

ST. JOAN of ARC, ORLEANS Parishioner Matthew Daigle will receive the Eagle Scout Medal at a Court of Honor to be held June 3 at Cape Cod National Seashore.


& AWARENESS DAY, FR The annual Public Safety Education and Awareness Day will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Heritage State Park. Included will be live demonstrations, informational displays, food and entertainment. Bishop Sean O'Malley will bless pleasure crafts. Families will be able to choose a booster seat, bike helmet or "Safe Fit" after completing one of two safety minicourses. Safety Seat Training will be offered at noon and Bike Rodeo at I p.m. Children may bring their bikes to the latter to have them registered with the police department, which can then trace the bikes if they are stolen. Families are encouraged to register early in the day for these courses as participation will be limited. SEPARATED/DIVORCED CATHOLICS, NB \ Support group meeting 7 to 9 p.m. June 14, Family Life Center, N. Dartmouth. SACRED HEART, N. ATTLEBORO First Friday celebration tonight with theme"Empowered By the Spirit"; sched ule includes: intercessory prayer6:30 p.m., liturgy 7 p.m., programs in church hall 8 p.m., coffee and socializing 9· p.m. Adoration· will follow, continuing until 3 p.m. tomorrow.

persons are invited to submit their weekly parish bulletin and news items of interest to Steering Points, the Anchor, P,O. Box 7, Fall River, MA 02722.

LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO. This weekend, the LaSalette Shrine Christian Action Group will continue its series of "Choose Life" weekends with discussion on the topic "Pre-Born." The theme will be explored in the homily of the 4:30 p.m. Massand a 6:30 p.m. talk in the Shrine theater tomorrow; the program will be repeated at 12: 10 p.m. ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN Mass and 2 p.m. talk Sunday. Mass of anointing for elderly and The LaSalette Coffee House will shut-ins of the parish community 2 present Bob Sylvia, a "one man . p.m. June II. . band," 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Shrine cafeteria. Ecumenical service for Vietnam veterans, led by Father Philip Salois, MS, 6 p.m. June 3. Father Salois is chaplain at the Veterans Hospital in Jamaica Plain and a Vietnam veteran himself. . Workshop on "Healing Within Family Relationships" 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10, Shrine theater. Sister Philomena Agudo, FM M, a pastoral psychologist and former administrative coordinator of the Shrine's Pastoral Counseling Services, will lead the program. Preregistration requested. Information: 222-5410. NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS' DA Y Newly-diagnosed as well as longterm survivors of cancer are invited to a celebration noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at The Oncology Center, 480 DANA, international ChrisHawthorn St., N. Dartmouth. The program will include a barbecue, tian and Irish music artist,· testimonials from cancer survivors, . music, face painting and magic tricks, will appear in an outdoor conprizes, and information and resour- cert at LaSalette Shrine, Attleces for cancer survivors. RS VP: 1-800- boro, 7 p.m. June 17. The 497-1727. composer of "We Are· One ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON Body," theme song of 1993 Parishioners Joseph and Manuela World Youth Day, she also Andrade and their daughters Rachel and Shannon were named Plymouth appears on EWTN and has Bay Girl Scout Family of the Year.

OUR LADY'S RELIGIOUS STORE Man. - Sat. 70:00 - 5:30 p.M.



673-4262 936 So. Main St., Fall River

ST. THERESA, SAGAMORE Afternoon of recollection for women June 12, St. Theresa's Chapel with confessions heard 2:30 to 3 p.m: and after 5 p.m. by a priest from Opus Dei. SECULAR FRANCISCANS, W. HARWICH St. Francis of Peace Fraternity ·annual visitation meeting 2 p.m. June II, Holy Trinity Church, W. Harwich. Father Cornelius Kelly, OFM, will celebrate Mass and speak on" Anthony of Padua: Saint for All Seasons" in honor of the upcoming 800th anniversary of the saint's birth. Anne Martinous, SFO, New England Regional Minister, will preside at reception ceremony of nine novices. Business meeting and refreshments will follow. Rosary recited at 1:30 p.m. for end to abortion. Inquirers welcome. Information: Dorothy Williams, 394-4094. ST. MARY, MANSFIELD All night vigil of prayer for priests residing in the diocese will begin with 7 p.m. Mass June 16 followed by Exposition until 7:30 a.m. Mass June 17. Mass for graduating high school seniors 10:30 a.m. June 4; refreshments fellow in parish center. ST. LOUIS, FR Women's Guild potluck supper ending this season's meetings 6:30 p.m. June 7.

O.L. VICTORY, CENTEUVILLE . Michael J. Kelleher has received the Guild's Father Tom MI:Morrow Scholarship of $1,000 and Michael J. Medeiros has received the $500 Vincent and Rose Curran Scholarship. O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER Guild has a warded $1,000 scholarships to: Tracy Greene, Ithaca College; Sally Knight, University of Maine; Stacy Monks, Catholic University; and Brian White, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION, FR Homeschool information meeting 7 p.m. June 16, Espirito Santo parish center. RSVP preferred. Information: 672-0248. ST. ANTHONY of the DESERT, FR Mass and healing servic:e with Father William Bab6it 2:30 p.m. June II. CVNA, ATTLEBORO The Friends of Hospice foundation awarded a $4,990 grant to Hospice of Community Visiting Nurse Agency, 141 Park St., Attleboro, to cond uct a series of support groups for children grieving t he loss of a loved one. For information on the bereavement group call Patricia Potter, 1-800-220-0110.

sung for Pope John Paul II. The performance will be held rain or shine, and lawn chairs and blankets are suggested to supplement Shrine seating. Information: 222-5410.

ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO .Healing service and Sunday Mass WIth Father William Babbitt 2:30 p.m. June 4. ST. PATRICK, FALMOUTH Food sale 9 a.m. to I p.m. Saturday, June 3 will benefit Habitat for Humanity.




675-7151 OR FAX 675-7048 This Message Sponsored by the following Business Concerns . in the Diocese of Fall River FALL RIVER TRAVEL BUREAU DURO FINISHING CORPORATION GILBERT C. OLIVEIRA INS, AGENCY GLOBE MANUFACTURING CO.

1 AT A WASHINGTON, DC ceremony inducting new members of the Knights of Malta, Cardinal James A. Hickey stands with, from left, inductees Richard Lafrance and ·Dr. Roger Lacoste (top picture); below, from left, Dr. LacosN~, previously inducted Knight of Malta Patrick Cantey, Bishop Sean O'Malley, also a Knight, and Richard Lafrance stand before St. Matthew Cathedral, where the induction ceremony took place. The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order ,of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta traces its origin to a groujp of men who maintained a Christian hospital in the Holy Land in the 11th century. Over the years the order assumed military duties while continuing its care of the sick poor. Although founded in the Holy Land, it shifted its headquarters to tht~ Greek island·of Rhodes in the 14th century, becoming a sovereign power with its own flag, money and naval force. Forced to abandon the island by the Turks in the 16th century, the order moved to the 'island of Malta for over 200 years,finally making its headquarters in Rome in 1834.Today members are active in hospitals and other charitable works in some 100 countries.


REV.MR.BLYSKOSZ REV.MR.CHMURSKI REV.MR.O'HEARN REV.MR.RACINE REV.MR.STANIBULA MEMBERS OF parish stewardshipcommitteesattend a prayerservicea...