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Summit set for pope, Gorbachev VAT1CAN CITY (CNS) - The table is being set for the first sum-' mit meeting between the head of the Catholic Church and the most powerful man in the Soviet Union" a country founded nearly 67 years ago on the premise that an atheis- . tic political system was the wave of the future. The menu for the historic meeting at the Vatican bet\Yeen Polishborn Pope John Paul II and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev looks meaty and plentiful. Church and' Soviet officials have said the topics are likely to include: -A papal visit 'to the Soviet Union. -Legalization of the Ukrainian Catholic Church as part of a general relaxing of religious restrictions. -Soviet efforts to achieve a stable peace in Lebanon and the entire Middle East. -Vatican support for Soviet international peace and disarmament policies. -Establishment of diplomatic relations. The meeting is sched uled to take place between Nov. 29 and Dec. I, during Gorbachev's state visit to Italy, and just before his two-day Mediterranean Sea cruise with U.S. President George Bush. The very fact of the meeting shows how rapidly the atmosphere of church-state relations has improved since Gorbachev came to power in 1985 with his domestic reform policies and flexibility Qn international issues. But it also is a success for Vatican patience and persistence in applying its 26-year policy of willingness to negotiate problems with Communist regimes, despite persecutions and long periods of being rebuffed. "We are always ready to dialogue. What was lacking was a partner. Now a partner exists," said Cardinal Agostino Casaroli, chief architect of the Vatican's East European strategy, in referring to Gorbachev earlier this year. In 1963 PopeJohnXXlll tapped then-Msgr. Casaroli for the delicate mission of resuming contacts with East European nations after the interruption caused by World War II and the subsequent rise of Communist governments. The purpose was to see if quiet diplomacy could give the church some breathing space in hostile environments. For the past 10 years Cardinal Casaroli has orchestrated the policy as secretary of state to the first pontiff from a Communist-ruled <;ountry. When the Vatican found partners, the dialogue produced results. Prime examples have been Hungary and Poland. Since 1964, the Vatican and Turn to Page Six



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'A'Thanksgiving JPrayd For p~ace ,and liberty, for food 'and raiment, fori' corn and wine,' milk and every kind of good fl,ourish . . ment, good God, I thank <thee. For ~enefits of (lir and l~ght, for useful fire a11d goodwater, I thank thee, good God. For benefits of friends, life, speech, for joy and health and every new day, J thank thee, good God. -BenjamIn Fra:nilHin

Pope wishes East ]lIerlin "justice, freedom, Ileace" VAT1CAN CITY (CNS) - As parts of the Berlin Wall were torn down, Pope John Paul II met with the city's bishop and later said he hoped reforms there would be made in "justice, freedom and peace." The events mark "a moment of great emotion and profound changes in Europe, which in aspecial way concern your people," the pope told West German bishops at the Vatican Nov. 13. "As a pastor who cares for the whole flock, I want to join in your prayers so that people's hopes are fulfilled in justice, freedom and peace," he said. On Nov. II, the pope met with

Summing up the general meetingofthe U.S. bishops held Nov. 6 to 9 in Baltimore, Father John F. Moore, Anchor editor, who attended on behalf of the diocesan newspaper, said it was "one of the better meetings." The editor described the bishops as "in tune with reality" and manifesting great concern for pastoral issues. He singled out in particular the bishops' attitudes towards abortion and AIDS. On abortion, in a resolution cailing for constitutional protection . of unborn life, the bishops said they recognized "that we, must hear the issues, the struggles and the anguish of women who face issues in a way that.we never will. As we continue to teach clearly and forcefully the moral evil of abortion, we must also - as our pastoral plan suggests - speak to them a word 'of understanding and encouragement. a word of solidarity and support. Both in word and deed we must inspire the entire community to help carry the burdens of all our sisters in need." Speaking with the authority of one who has been imprisoned several times in Operation Rescue initiatives, New York Auxiliary Bishop Austin B. Vaughan told his fellow bishops, said Father Moore, that he had never heard a woman say, "I'm gO,ing to have a 'fetal mass' - it is always 'I'm going to have a baby.' " The terminology points up the instinctive recognition of the baby's humanity, said the bishop; . The bishops recognized, said Father Moore, that they are "the only groupspeaking on abortion with moral and ethical authority." On the AIDS issue, he said, the

bishops upheld chastity over "safe sex" and pointed out that the "greatest single agency in the nation caring for AIDS patients is the Catholic church." In general, he added, the bishops' position on AIDS is "wonderfully compassionate. " In other activity at the meeting, held in Baltimore to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first U.S. diocese and bishop, the bishops called for foreign forces to leave Lebanon and unanimously endorsed a pastoral plan written by and for black Catholics. Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati began a three-year term as president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and U.S. Catholic Conference at the end of the meeting, replacing Archbishop John L. May of St. Louis. Elected vice president was Archbishop William H. Keeler of Baltimore, who had been secretary. Bishop Raymond W. Lessard of Savannah, Ga., was elected secretary for the two remaining years of Archbishop Keeler's term. The bishops also: - Unanimously approved a food and a~ricultural policy statement which criticizes domestic hunger as "morally intolerable," calls for every human being to have enough food, seeks broader ownership of farmland, asks federal programs to attain adequate farm incomes; promotes fair wages and working conditions for farmworkers, and encourages cooperatives and environmental stewardship. - Voted 225-18 to set guidelines for priestless Sunday worship. Vatican approval is needed before suggested services could be used. - Decided, 175-12, to ask that Turn to Page Six

Bishop Georg Sterzinsky of Berlin, whose pas.toral territory includes West Berlin and the communist eastern half of the city. No details of the private audience were made public. The same day, Bishop Sterzinsky sent a messagl~ to East German President Egon Krenz, expressing the hope that "all the reforms may be realized in the spirit of dialogue and understanding, without any recourse to viorence," Vatican Radio reported. On Nov. 9 East Germany opened its borders to free travel, and next Turn to Page Six

AT THE U.S. bishops' meeting in Baltimore, Bishop Daniel A. Cronin, right, meets with Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk, newly-elected president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S. Catholic Conference. (Kearns photo)






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WASHINGTO,N (CNS) - The head of the National Organization for Women Nov. 12 vowed her The cancer treatment center at group would build a "political St. Anne's Hospital, Fall RiveF, army" and "do everything in our has received three-year accreditapower," even go to jail, to keep tion by the American College of abortion legal. Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. But a few hundred yards away, a The hospital's Harold K. Hudner Catholic congressman told a small Oncology Center is the only health counterdemonstration of abortion care facility in southeastern New foes that "the debate for life will England with this approval. never go away in the halls of The accreditation recognizes that Congress." cancer patients receive the best Molly Yard, NOW president, possible local care. headed a lineup of speakers who The oncology center also particincluded gubernatorial candidates ipates in a nationwide cancer treatfor 1990, New York Mayor-elect ment and research program. The David N. Dinkins, entertainers, National Hospital Care Program ABOVE ARE chairmen of the various committees for the labor leaders and other political encourages participating hospitals figures. 35th annual Bishop's Charity Ball, to be held Jan. 12 at White's to promote consultation among The crowd, estimated at 150,000 of Westport. They are (from left) Mrs. James O'Brien, Jr., various cancer specialists. St. by U.S. Park Police, stretched presentees; Mrs. John MacDonald, cQ-chairman of decoraAnne's multidisciplinary approach from the steps of the Lincoln Memincludes support by radiation and tions; and Rev. Msgr. Anthony Gomes, director of the Dioceorial, around. the Reflecting Pool chemotherapy technologists, physan Council of Catholic Women and general chairman of the and toward the Washington Monsicians, tumor registrants, social ball. Also pictured are Mrs. Richard Paulson, co-chairman of ument. workers and pastoral ministers. A few hundred yards away, hospitality; Mrs. Stanley Janick, chairman ofdecorations; and Also at the hospital, renovations addressing pro-lifers, U.S. Rep. Mrs. Michael J. McMahon, hospitality chairman. The ball have been made in the surgical Robert Dornan, R-Calif., deplored intensive care unit. Newly installed benefits the Westport summer camps for underprivileged and the "insane things being done in state-of-the-art hemodynamic monexceptional children and other diocesan apostolates. the name of medicine. Not only db itors enable the nursing staff to we have abortion but they're using monitor patient's vital signs both fetal flesh (in research). We will at the bedside and at the centralhave our day in court." ized nursing station within the meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9, and preMsgr. Anthony M. Gomes, diHe recalled having been at the unit. ocesan director for the Bishop's sentees will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Memorial in 1963 for the The monitors chart blood pres- Charity Ball, has appointed Mrs. The ball. benefits camps for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr,'s sure, cardiac activity and oxygen Stanley Janick of SS Peter and underprivileged and exceptional famous "I have a dream" speech. and carbon dioxide levels without Paul parish, Fall River, to head children and other diocesan apos"That dream for America is kids the need of needles or probes. the decorating committee for the tolates. being protected, not killed. I Nurses can monitor patients on- 35th annual. ball. Sister Gertrude thought this was a country moving screen or print out charts for phy- Gaudette, OP, of Fall River, and forward, not a country glorifying sician consultation. Mrs. John MacDonald of Our death and sexual perversion," Lady of Grace parish, Westport, Dornan added. will assist Mrs. Janick. Cathy Deeds, who organized Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will be the counterdemonstration, said she the honored guest at the event, to and the 50 or so protesters were be held Jan. 12 at White's of' Scores of diocesan priests were not daunted by hundreds of thouWestport. concelebrants and Bishop Daniel sands at the abortion rally. The decorating committee will A. Cronin presided at the Nov. II "We know it's their day. They Mass of Christian Burial at Our did the big public relations job. Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, New Wejust wanted to have some local ONLY FULL·lINE RElIGIOUS Bedford, for John J. Oliveira, 73 .. people come out and talk about GIFT STORE ON THE CAPE A retired machinist, he was the the real issue ... child killing," she • Tree &Stump Removal • OPEN MON-SAT: 9-5:30 father of Msgr. John J. Oliveira, said. She added that participants • Trimming &Pruning SUMMER SCHEDULE VE, diocesan chancellor and epis• Tree &Shrub Planting OPEN 7 DA copal secretary, and the husband • Free Estimates ~of Celina (Cordeiro) Oliveira. • Full insured Msgr. Oliveira, principal celeMr. and Mrs.' Monsour Ferris, brant and homilist at his father's Sullivan's THOMAS WALSH ofSt. Anthony of the Desert MarMass, noted that his death came onite rite parish in Fall River, have Religious Goods 30 Weaver SI. the day the Berlin Wall was breach- been honored for their service to Swansea 428 Main 51. HyanniS ed. "As the wall that had kept church causes. 775·4180 Germans apart opened toJet them Ferris was named a Knight of John & Mary Lees. Props. ( meet, so the wall that kept my St. Gregory at a recent ceremony father from eternal life opened to at the church and his wife May admit him," he said. received the papal medal "Pro In remarks at the end of Mass, Ecclesia et Pontifice." The awards Bishop Cronin commented on "the were presented by Bishop Francis COME AND PREPARE YOUR HEART & SPIRIT strength of this quiet man" and the M. Zayek of the diocese of St. FOR THE COMING OF CHRIST AT CHRISTMAS joy he took in his family. Maron, which serves all Maronite In addition to his widow and Catholics in the United States. Msgr. Oliveira, Oliveira is survived Msgr. Norman J. Ferris, pastor by another son, Dr. Lawrence J. of St. Anthony of the Desert, is Oliveira of Mattapoisett, three Monsour's brother. SPONSORED BY THE NEW BEDFORD DEANERY daughters, Teresa Gaffney, North OF THE CHARISMATIC RENEWAL Dartmouth; Gloria Lima, South 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Dartmouth; and Celina Oliveira, Morley and the stepson of Cecilia New Bedford; two sisters, Anna E. Morley of Tiverton. Directed By: Adams and Mary Oliveira, both of A Navy veteran of World War Renewal Leader From St. Patrick's, Pwvidence, R.I. New Bedford; eight grandsons and II, he was an ardent sailor and several nieces and nephews. fisherman. In tribute to his love of the sea, his son, David L. Morley of Fall River, read John MaseTHEME field's poem, "Sea Fever," at his . "WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?" burial Mass. The Mass of Christian Burial In addition to his son, wife and AN ENCOUNTER WITH GOD was offered Monday at Holy Name stepmother, Morley is survived byChurch, Fall River, for David J. AT two daughters, Cynthia E. Murphy Morley, 64, who died Nov. 10. He of Somerset and Carolyn M. Pelowas the husband of Helen D. (Reinquin of Berkley; two brothers, hardt) Morley, a member of the 157 MIDDLEBORO RD .• EAST FREETOWN, MA 02717 Matthew T. Morley, West Wilof the Anchor. staff lington, Conn., and Leo F. MorFor 'nformation & Reservations Call Pat C'ifford A retired draftsman, he was a ley, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Fall River native, the son of the Elizabeth A. Greene of Ivoryton, 763-8874 late Lewis R. and Catherine A. 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were holding baby rattles to "rattle" their opponents' conscience "about babies who are the result of choice," She noted that thousands turn out every year for the annual March for Life held in January. Joseph Scheidler, director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, also attended. He told Catholic News Service the prolifers came to "rain a little bit" on their opponents'''party.'' He added that pro-lifers do offer options for pregnant women in need and that "nobody has to have an abortion because there's no help." The Washington abortion rights rally was one of about 120 events held in cities across the country as part of. NOW's "Mobilize for Women's Lives" campaign. The day opened with a "1,000 Points of Light" sunrise service near President Bush's vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine, and ended with a sunset vigil near Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Organizers of the abortion rally erected a tomblike memorial near the Washington Monument and placed wreaths and flowers there to remember six women they said had died from botched illegal abortions. To counter that, the American Coalition for Life put up 4,400 white crosses to create "a cemetery of innocents" on the Ellipse in \ front of the White House. Organizers said the crosses symbolized "the 4,400 children (who) have died in abortion chambers each day, day after day since 1973," the year of ~he Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion. One woman, who would identify herself only as Mary, told CNS, "I don't understand. I wasn't wanted either, but (guess I should thank (my mother) for not aborting me," The woman, a registered nurse' who works in a: health clinic at a shelter for the h'omeless, said she remembered when nurses were first asked ifthey wanted to participate in performing abortion. "I was against it then and I am now. They're not trash." A day before the abortion rally, several hundred Operation Rescue participants were arrested at a sit-, in at a Southeast Washington clinic.

Three diocesans at R CIA Institute Representing the Fall River diocese at an institute for study of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults held last month at Mont Marie Conference Center, Holyoke, were Celeste Amaral and Hilda Pavao of Holy Ghost parish, Attleboro, and Laura VerGow of St. John the Evangelist parish, also Attleboro. The weeklong institute, sponsored by the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, included celebration of all rites involved in the RCIA program. 11111/11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111, THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-Q20). Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River. Mass. Published weekly except the week of July 4 and the week after Christmas at 887 Highland Avenue. Fall River. Mass. 02720 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price by mail postpaid $11.00 per year. Postmasters send address change;; to The Anchor. P.O. Box 7. Fall River. MA 02722.

Co][)troversy over Vatican AIDS parley VATICAN CITY (CNS) - A Vatican-sponsored international AIDS conference should have scheduled talks by victims, said several partil:ipants, including Car- . dinal John J. O'Connor of New York. Also supporting the view were two conference participants who publicly said they have AIDS and several people working in AIDS programs. Cardinal O'Connor said, "I would have done two things: include people with 'hands-on' activity, including persons with AIDS, and I also would have included periods for discussion and exchanges of views. " The cardinal spoke to journalists after people who tried to start floor debates were told by confer- . ence organizers that it was not allowed. People wanting to discuss issues with speakers should invite them

to side conference rooms, said what people with AIDS are like Archbish.op. Fiorenzo Angelini, and think." president of the Pontifical Council "Real needs of AIDS patients"are for Pastoral Assistance to Health practical support services as well Care Workers, on the first day of as medical attention, said Larkin, the Nov. 13-15 conference, which 34, a member of Catholic AIDS drew more than 1,000 participants .Link of London. "Church ethics are not in tune from 85 countries. Also on the first day, Father with the real situation of people John White, 43, an Irish member" with AIDS," said Father Javier ofSt. Patrick's Missionary Society, Barbero, who works with AIDS was taken from the conference hall patients in Madrid, Spain. after unfurling a banner saying, Priests must deal "not just with "The Church Has AIDS." the spiritual dimension of the He was allowed to return the AIDS patient but also deal with second day of the conference and the material, social and psychologwas hugged at the start of the ical needs," he said. morning session by Archbishop Robert Kunst, executive direcAngelini. tor of Cure AIDS Now, a service Father White, who tested posi- organization in Miami, said govtive for AIDS four years ago, said ernments, churches and private he raised the banJ:ler to protest the organizations must do more to lack of speakers with AIDS. meet the practical needs of AIDS Peter Larkin, who learned in victims. 1987 that he had AI DS, said he "AI DS is manageable. It is not was "tired of being told by others an automatic death trip," he said.

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themoorin~ A Reflection on 200 Years Last week the Catholic bishops of the nation formally celebrated the bicentennial of the establishment ofthe hierarchy of the United States. Unfortunately, for most of the population it was an unnoticed event. Dare it be stated that even in Catholic circles it was almost a nonevent. This is heartbreaking. The church in this country has a glorious, wonderful and spirited history. One wonders if we have become so jaded and mainstream that we feel we should forget our religious past in order to be accepted in the secular present? Are we so -Americanized that we've abandoned our roots? Have we so compromised our Catholic heritage that we no 'longer appreciate our history? Have we become so established as a church that we no longer feel challenged by our faith? Thes~ are strong questions and they demand thoughtful answers. In our acceptance of the good life which America has given us it is easy to take our historic past for granted and feel that all is well. If this be the case and, in many areas of our church, it does seem to be, is there any wonder why such an important celebration as our bicentennial is receiving mere passing notice. ' Catholicism is a significant faith in this nation, yet sometimes it seems dormant, especially 'in its ability to act as a significant catalyst in our social order. Perhaps as a church we are in a state of suspended animation which encourages hibernation rather than a steady presence in American life. Certainly we emphasize certain issues, but at the same time we should give full expression to the Gospel message at all times and in all situations. Our 200-year heritage includes controversy, action and great feats of faith. We can't nor should we ignore the great inhouse debates on trusteeism, Americanism and unionism that were such important factors in the first 100 years of church life. We must not forget the seven great councils of Baltimore, so often rid'iculesb~ today's liberals. Names such as Carroll, Ireland, Spalding, Seton, Gibbons, Cabrini and Hawthorne recall some of the granite cornerstones of American faith life. In 1789 the boundaries of the diocese of Baltimore were coextensive with those of the United States. Now in 1989 the aggregate structure of the church consists of 33 provinces, 150 suffragan sees and four Eastern rites jurisdictions immediately subject to the Holy See. This did not just happen. Each diocese, each parish has its own wonderful history, often ignored. If our present anniversary celebration is to be meaningful to our church as she ventures into a new century, we must throw off our mantle of apathy and inertia. It seems that at no time in our history have so many been so indifferent, and there is little doubt that mainstreaming is the cause of much' of our passivity. In our striving for acceptance as Catholics is America, we' have lost some of the spark of faith that was the driving force of the early church. Somehow we must relight that flame, stoke up the fire and rekindle the Spirit. Building on our wonderful inheritance, we can indeed anticipate a second spring. The U.S. Catholic Church is at a great crossroads. If we fail to read the signs and follow the right way, we wiUwander along a path leading nowhere. Once again we must realize that only He is the way and that, despite all difficulties, His is the only road to travel. The Editor


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Survey says media pro-choice WASHINGTON (CNS) - U.S. on the abortion issue even in terms media coverage favors people who of the ways they are willing to dewant abortion kept legal, accord- ' scribe the opposing sides in the ing to the Center for Media and debate," h,e said. Public Affairs, a Washington-based "Spokespersons favoring abor-. non-partisan group which studies tion on demand are given much how media treat social and politi-, more coverage than those who cal issues. oppose it and. interestingly, alIn news reports from Jan. I to though our opponents continue to Aug. 31, 1989. "the pro-choice side claim that the pro-life m()vement ·dominated" in stories about the is promoting an establishment of legalization of. abortion, and re- the Catholic religion, representaporters quoted "pro-choice acti- tives of the Catholic Church are vist sources" more than their pro- almost never asked for their opinlife counterparts "by a 5 to 3 ions in this issue," he said. margin," according' to a report He added that the report's findfrom the research center. ' ing "that women journalists are The center also found that: more biased in favor of support - Women reporters were more for abortion than their male counlikely than men reporters to em- terparts is of interest because most phasize the "pro-choice" position surveys of the general public show in their reports. women generally to be somewhat - TV reports respected the more opposed to abortion than wishes of abortion rights advo- that." cates to be designated "pro-choice," Results of the study, which but ignored the preference of the examined coverage of abortion by opposition to be called "pro-life," the ABC, CBS and NBC evening and instead designated them "antinews programs and in stories and abortion." . opinion pieces in The New York - The "pro-choice" side domi- Times and The Washington Post nated the legalization debate. cov- daily newspapers, were released in ered heavily in the news early in the October edition of Media 1989 as the Supreme Court pre- Monitor, a journal published by pared to rule on Webster vs. Re- the center 10 times a year. That productive Health Services. Inits July 3 decision, the high court gave states more power to limit access to abortion. - The pro-life position dominated stories on the status of Roe vs. Wade, with pro-lifers opposing the 1973 Supreme Court decision In Thanksgiving legalizing abortion. - The pro-life position also Almighty and merciful dominated stories on government God, we thank thee for the funding for abortion, with proyear just passed, for gifts of lifers rejecting use of public funds harvest, ~ortheloveoffam. for abortion; on debates on the J' morality of abortion, which proi1y andfriends and most of lifers denounced; and on when all for the gift of thy Son, human life begins, with most proour saviour and brother. lifers answering "at conception." We beg thy blessing on the Richard Doerflinger"associate d Y ear to come an peace in director for policy development of the U.S. bishops' Office for Proour land ,and in all the world, through Mary our life Activities, said the study "confirms some impressions we have Mother and Christ our had for a long time." Lord. Amen.

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edition was distributed to the public Nov. 3. In reviewing abortion 'coverage, the center found there was "a relative absence of in-depth treatment," and said that "this was particularly true of television," which, it said, "ran;ly went catalogi~g ongoing events." In noting all the persors cited in stories on abortion, the center found that "pro-choice and prolife advocates accounted for 42 percent of all sources quoted, by far the largest slice of the pie." It added that among these advocates, pro-choice persons were favored. It said "the pro-choice movement's advantage was aided by the high visibility of several organizations." Among them were the National Organization for Women, which led all groups by being Cited 75 times. Following closely was the National Abortion Rights Action League, cited 72 times; Planned Parenthood, 40 times; and the American Civil Liberties Union, "especially its Reproductive Freedom Project," 20 times. "By contrast, only two pro-life groups enjoyed high media profile _ National Right to Life (Committee) with 65 citations and Operation Rescue with 28," it said. ' Two "pro-choice" activists, Kate Michelman, director of the National Abortion Rights Action League, and Molly Yard, pres ident of the National Organization for Women, led the list of the 12 most frequently cited sources in articles on abortion. Other abortion rights activists on the,list included Norma McCorvey, who was "Jane Roe" in the original abortion suit; Eleanor Smeal, former president of the National Organization for Women; and Faye Wattleton, president of Pianned Parenthood Federation of America. Only two pro-life activists made the list, Dr. John C. Willke, president of the National Right to Life Co'mmittee, sixth on the list, and Randall Terry, organizer ofOper.. __ ~tj9.1) .Rescue, who was 11th.

A dinner a month Last year, my husband and I found ourselves childless on Thanksgivlng for the first time so we decided it was a good year to volunteer to serve the homeless at the Salvation Army's large and well-publicized annual dinner downtown.


The Salvation Army has been serving sit-down turkey dinners to the hungry for many years. Through newspaper and television appeals, it invites volunteers to serve. We signed up and so, it seems, did half the metro area. The Army expected and prepared dinner for 1500 people but only half that number showed up. So we found ourselves in a situation where there was one volunteer for every two' guests. We got in each other's way,. stood around wondering what to do and were invited to eat the excess food ourselves. What happened? Every agency in Denver decided to offer dinner for the needy that day and the hungry couldn't eat everywhere. Once again, they were fa~ed with feast and then famine for the weeks until Christmas when they were fed again. I realize the publicity value in . feeding the hungry on Thanksgiving Day but why can't we spread it over a period of time, one organization serving on Thanksgiving,

another on the following Sunday and another a week later. . When we use Thanksgiving or Christmas to prove we care, we feel good about it. But if we really care, we feed people during the bleak times as well as holiday times. Like a women in Phoenix named Doriane Frick:. Bothered by the sight of the poor hanging around a park in·her city, she and several friends began bringing soup, sandwiches and fruit to the park every Wednesday where. about thirty .needy people awaited sustenance. This went on without fanfare for two and a half years. Then someone alerted the county health codes. These women were preparing food in their own homes or, as the health department put it, in uninspected kitchens. And that's a no-no. A county health spokeswoman justified the action. "If food is served on a routine, regular basis in an'organized way to a group of people, then that person preparing the food must observe health code standards." . Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but I serve food on a routine, regular basis from an uninspected kichen and no one seems to mind, especially if they're hungry. I'm happy to report that publicity over the Phoenix situation angered residents enough that the Wednesday after Frick and friends

Will wine hurt? Q. My husband and I are expecting a baby and are committed to giving this child the best possible start in life. We are aware, from literature and from a relative.who was a fetal alcohol syndrome baby, that alcohol can have detrimental effects on the unborn. Although a sip of wine, as part of communion, probably' has an insignificant amount of alcohol, I was not comfortable with the idea. A priest once indicated that the blood of Christ is an important part of this sacrament and should not be passed by. So my husband and I decided that I would fully partake of the Eucharist by dipping my host in the cup. At one recent Mass, however, the eucharistic minister looked startled and said, "Next time drink it from the cup." I shook my head and whispered "N 0," but was hurt and upset by what she said, and wonder if I had done something wrong. Your help will be much appre~ dated. (North Carolina) A. You deserve a lot of credit for your concern about your baby and I'm proud of you for that. Also your appreciation of the significance of communion under both species is admirable and fully in accord with the provisions of liturgical documents about receiving the Eucharist. Nevertheless, your eucharistic minister was basically correct. In accord with the sacramental sign of the Eucharist, the bread should be eaten and the wine should be drunk. Guidelines thus always indicate that both the bread and the cup should be "ministered," that is, given to the one receiving communion. You should feel no guilt. or deprivation, of course, if you are limited to receiving the host only during these months.

As you say, the amount of consecrated wine that you would consume by drinking is minimal. From what I have been able to learn, the few drops sipped from' the cup would be insignificant and would have no effect on the baby you are carrying. If you really wish to follow up on this, howeVer, it would be good, of course, to consult your own physician and seek his advice. Incidentally, in our parish and I believe in most others, we never attempt to correct or challenge people at the time of communion, except in the most extreme circumstances. Whatever needs'to be said can be said as effectively later. Or an announcement may be made, perhaps in the bulletin, if we see a consistent problem that needs correction. This can help preserve the dignity appropriate at communion time of the Mass. . A free brochure on confession without serious sin and other questions about the sacrament of penance is available by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Father Dietzen, Holy Trinity Church, 704 N. Main St., Bloomington, III. 61701. Questions for this column should be sent to him at the same address.


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shut down rather than face arrest, 125 food donors showed up at the park with casseroles, meats, and pies to serve thirty people. Wisely, the county health department absentl~d itself and I presume the weekly show of concern for the hungry goes on. At least, I hope so. The byword in Phoenix was, "Charity cannot be controlled by law." Nor, I add, should charity be determined by holiday. If it must, I respectfully propose that we feed the hungry every holiday: Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, and so on. At least then the hungry can look forward to a feast a month between December and November. If we aren't sure of the holidays, we can ask the merchants and Hallmark, who capitalize on holiday sales. But, bettf:r yet, we can emulate Doriane Frick and the many like her who feed the hungry throughout the year, sending our money and offering our time during the lean times as wellas at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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East Berlin Continued from Page One day began dismantling sections of the wall that had divided the city since 1961. In the next 24 hours, an estimated 2 million East Germans flooded' into West Berlin and West Germany to visit. The loosening of travel restrictions came as East Germany's communist leaders promised to introduce free elections and agreed to hold a special party congress to discuss reforms. The changes were made after more than 100,000 East Germans left the country in recent weeks to settle in the West. The moves were also part of a trend toward liberalization and political pluralism in much of Eastern Europe. The meeting of West German bishops and Vatican officials Nov. 13-14 was to discuss themes of priestly formation and religious education. Bishop Sterzinsky, who lives in East Berlin, cut short his'

visit to Rome to return home as' . the dramatic new events unfolded, and thus did not attend the Vatican meeting.

"Common front" VATlCAN CITY (CNS) - Religious groups must present "a common front" to gain access to the media in an increasingly secular world, said Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. The media will not recognize the importance of religion in human life unless they see '~men and women of faith" united in belief in a transcendent God and in the consequences of such belief," he said at a press conference to release a council document, "Criteria for Ecumenical and Interreligious Cooperation in Commun-' ications."

BISHOP DANIEL A. Cronin is among bishops leaving Baltimore's Basilica of the Assumption following the opening Mass of last week's meeting. (Kearns photo)

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Continued from Page One Hungary have been negotiating problems under a "small steps" approach. This has led to welloiled mechanisms for the routine papal naming of bishops, even though this requires government approval. Earlier this year the Vatican and Hungary formally decided to open negotiations for the establishment of diplomatic relations. In Poland, the Vatican and the government set up a working group to iron Ottt overall church-state relations while a parallel team of Polish bishops and government officials worked out practical problems. While the Communists were still in power earlier this year, these negotiations led to the legalization of the Polish church and diplomatic relations. Even though the pope and Gorbachev have yet to meet, there has been movement in Soviet churchstate relations. New bishops have been named in the Baltics and Byelorussia and the Soviet Parliament is considering a religious freedom bill. Last year a high-level Vatican delegation, led by Cardinal Casaroli, visited the Soviet Union and complained about religious restrictions directly to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials. The meeting between Gorbachev and the leader of the world's Catholics will take place less than two months after the pope flew over Soviet territory for the first time and sent Gorbachev a message imparting "the blessing of the Most High on all the Soviet people." The Vatican experience shows that a dialogue policy can work if someone else appears at the other side of the table.

on the formation of priests. Named Continued from Page One the Vatican approve any requests first and second alternates were from missionary territories to per- Bishops Daniel M. Buechlein of mit laypersons to pedorm mar- Memphis, Tenn., and James P. riages when no priests or deacons Keleher of Belleville, III. Bishop Keleher, chairman of were available. - Approved a 1990 budget of the bishops' Committee on Priest$31,655,756 for the NCCB-USCC, 'Iy Formation, warned the meeting , about $1 million higher than for of the "imminent demise" of col1989. By a 165-6 vote, they also lege seminaries in the United approved a 15.7 cents per Catholic States. Those institutions need levy on dioceses, and approved, financial support and the recruit141-29, the use of income from ing of more students, he said. The bishops approved a docureserves to meet 1991 spending if Durfee Falmouth necessary. ment on retreats for diocesan Attleboro~ National~ - Approved renegotiation of priests despite concern. that it an exclusive arrangement with the stressed psychological rather than Eternal Word Television Network spiritual development. Members Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. for broadcasting bishops' conferThey decided to draft a pastoral ence television programming. letter on stewardship to give Cath- Proposed that Rome autho- olics a better idea of giving, includrize substitution of "ustedes" for ing tithing; approved plans for a "vosotros" in Spanish liturgical retreat-style assembly next June texts used in this country. Ustedes 20-27 at the University of Santa is the common Spanish word for Clara in California. "you" used in the United States. The bishops celebrated the U.S. HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS)A sign of In adopting their statement on church's bicentennial at a Mass Archbishop John F. Whealon of the Middle East, the bishops said heralding the American church's Hartford has urged parishes and. that a sovereign Palestinian home- ethnic mix. Catholic groups to help resettle land should be negotiated. That The Mass was celebrated by some 20,000 Amerasian refugees should include protection of Israel's Cardinal Casaroli in the Baltimore and their families arriving in the sovereignty and territorial security. basilica. . United States within the next two A pastoral statement on AIDS Archbishop Pio Laghi, pronun- years. "There is a special need at opposed promotion of condoms cio to the United States, read. a this time because of the arrival of to lessen sexual transmission of Amerasians,"'he said. The Ameramessage from Pope John Paul II the disease. Sexual intercourse, it which said the bish'ops face "par- sians, treated as outcasts and called said, was only moral in heterosexticular challenges of our own time, the "dust of life" in their native ual marriages. both within the church and the Viefnam, are children fathered, The pastoral plan for blacks then abandoned by American serworld at large." endorsed proposals developed by vicemen who fought in the Vieta national congress of black Cathonam War. Perseverance lics in Washington in 1987. "If a man has any brains at all, Wntten after consulting with Faults j blacks in 107 dioceses, the docu- let him hold on to his calling:and "I can pardon everybody's misin the grand sweep of things, his This catechist teaches villagers in the north of Thailand how to ment deals with concerns over the turn will come at last." - McCune takes except my own." - Cato identity of black Catholics, minismake the Sign of the Cross. Daily many like him throughout the try and leadership within the black Missions witness to their neighbors, sharing their own faith and Catholic community and their renourishing the faith of others. A gift of $15, offered through the sponsibility to reach out to the Propagation of the Faith, allows a catechist to carry on such larger society. workfor one month. Won't you offer a village in the Missions Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy of Miami asked the bishops the gift of experiencing such witness? Thank you. for written comments on a pro- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - , posed pastoral letter marking the I The Society for I 500th anniversary, in 1992, of the , HE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH I discovery of America. I ...all of us committed to the worldwide mission ofJesus I In the first draft, the contributions of European missionaries are I I praised, but the treatment ofN ative Reverend Monsignor John J. 'Oliveira, V.E.¡ I 47 Underwood Street, P.O. 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"Catholic Education: Light for the Journey" was the theme of a recent convention of Chief Administrators of Catholic EducatIon, a section of the National Catholic Educational Assn., held in San Diego. Although disrupted because some delegates were called home due to the California earthquake, the meeting was able to complete its agenda. Present from the Fall, River Diocesan Department of Education were Rev. Richard W. Beaulieu, director; and Sisters Michaelinda Plante, RS M, and Ann Moore, CN D, associate superintendents of schools. Also attending was Rev. Arnold R. Medeiros, chaplain at Taunton Catholic Middle School. Among discussion topics were Spirituality for Administrators, Legal Aspects of Child Abuse and Managing Change.

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Guide for holidays issued to schools WASHINGTON (CNS) - A coalition of 16 national religious and educational organizations has issued a pamphlet on how public schools should deal with religious holidays. The guide, "Religious Holidays in the Public Schools: Questions and Answers," urges teachers to be "alert to the distinction between teaching about religious holidays, which is permissible, and celebrating religious holidays, which is not." Charles Haynes, project director for Americans United Research Foundation, said the pamphlet aims "to preclude some of the controversy" that occurs in December, when Christmas and the Jewish Hanukkah are celebrated. The guide says school districts should "neither promote nor inhibit religious belief or non-belief."

Concerts "should avoid programs dominated by religious. music, especially when these coincrutch to gain the sympathy of the cide with a particular religious holAmerican people, but abortion iday," the guide said. "Nativity should never be the answer even to Dear Editor: pageants or plays portraying the Several years ago t.he expression these horrendous problems and Hanukkah miracle are not approp- "pro-choice" was unheard of; at much less so to the millions more riate in 'the public school setting." performed simply as a matter of that time it was commonly known No Catholic organizations are as abortion. The activists felt that convenience. represented in the coalition but the Pro-choice wrongly assumes a it would be more acceptable to the U.S. Catholic Conference "particgeneral public by changing from woman's right to decide something ipated with the drafting of the abortion to pro-choice, but when that belongs to God's hands only. document." you witness demonstrations of Hugo Sorgi Father Thomas Gallagher, secrepro-choice rallies you always see Yarmouthport tary for the USCC Department of signs advocating abortion. Education, told Catholic News Those misguided good-living and Service that the pamphlet would moral people who say they are have needed the approval of the pro-choice but against abortion National Conference of Catholic are unknowingly influencing politDear Editor: Bishops' Committee on Education, ical figures and encouraging them We are all aware of the critical which is not scheduled to meet to change their belief in the sacredshortage of priests throughout the until December, after the time ness of human life. country. We must realize it is organizers wished to issue the It is wrong, terribly wrong: going to get much worse before it guidelines. because God created all human gets better. The brochure will go to every life with a free will and soul to I believe the Catholic laity has Study about religious holidays, public school district in the United know right from wrong, and to been thoroughly spoiled over the the pamphlet said, "does not extend . 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Diocesan. AID~ ministries aim to educate By Marcie Hickey "AI DS affects all of us," said a diocesan AI DS minister at a recent open house at the Catholic AIDS Ministry Office in Fall River. That simple statement is at.the heart of AIDS ministry, but it is a message very difficult to convey. The problem, said Sister Gretchen Gilroy, OFM, since September 1988 director of the Office of AI DS ministry for the Boston archdiocese,.is the "overwhelming fear and stigma" associated with the disease. Many people tend to associate AI DS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. exclusively with homosexuality and drug use, she said, but cautioned that those are "separate issues." AI DS is not confined to homosexuals or drug users, she said, nor does AI DS advocacy mean condoning such lifestyles. The function of the Fall River and Boston ministries is not only to provide solace to AI DS patients but to educate others both in preventive measures for themselves and in compassion. The open house offered information on resources available from the diocesan office and on the Boston archdiocesan program. Located at Catholic Social Services on Slade Street, the office is directed by Rev. Bruce W. Cwiekowski, coordinator of diocesan AIDS ministry and organizer of the open house, which was attended by the Catholic and Protestant chaplains of Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. by representatives of St. Anne's Hospital, also in Fall River, and by others involved in AIDS ministry and education, including permanent deacons and pastoral ministers of the diocese. The first part of the program .afforded visitors the opportunity to view literature and audiovisual resources availableJor loan to par-. ishes and other interested groups. Additionally, books on AIDS may be ordered through the office. After the examination of resources, Sister Gilroy spoke on her experiences in the Boston AI DS Ministry. A nurse who spent 13 years at Covenant House, a New York shelter for homeless youth directed by Father Bruce Ritter. OFM, Sister Gilroy said she considers AI DS

ministry phase in her career be monitored by a nurse and will in health and human services. have access to medical treatment. First and foremost, she said, Finally, Sister Gilroy said, the AIDS ministry must provide eduneed for parish staff education and cational programs for adults and sincere community response constudents at all levels. tinues to increase. She hopes to Through the archdiocesan office help parish,~s and diocesan AI DS of religious education, she said, ministers become more vocal in she has implemented sessions on their concem for AIDS sufferers. AI DS for older students, their' The stigma attached to the dis~ase, parents and religious education she reiterated, is so powerful that teachers. For the 144 elementary unless they know someone is and more than 40 secondary Cath- approachable, patients and their olic schools in the archdiocese she families and friends "won't even arranged area principal meetings pick up the phone" to ask for help. and regional AIDS education sesFather Cwiekowski, said that sions for elementary teachers. Two thus far tht: main thrust of dioceprograms conducted thus far have san AIDS ministry has been edudrawn 120 and 133 participants. cational. A five-part course on Sister Gilroy got varying repastoral ministry to AI DS patients sponses from high school princiand those at risk for the disease pals regarding AIDS education. was conducted earlier this year, "Some were already doing it, some and the same program is now were hesitant about it, some were being offered on Cape Cod. A avoiding it," she summed up. number of parish workshops are Nevertheless, she hopes to planned for the near future. introduce AIDS education into Father Cwiekowski noted his every diocesan school. It is best disappointment that AIDS minisdone by the teachers themselves, try information offered at the recent she said, because they have an diocesan rdigious education conongoing relationship with the vention was met with "a lack of students. interest." Further more, he said, She sees her own task as that 01 many people were "shocked to providing training and resources, including a National Catholic Edu- know the diocese was doing anything." cational Association curriculum Sister Gilroy said she sees a which can be personalized to the "grassroots response evolving" needs of individual schools. through "public prayer" and "colVery important in AIDS minislaborating and sharing resources, try is "the need to teach values and not just within the church but with standards," said Sister Gilroy. Her other groups." office stresses a bioethical "AIDS," she said. "calls us to approach, she said, emphasizing not only the physical aspects of the examine our own stereotypes and to get back to a more Christian disease but the ethical and moral issues associated with it. Use of tradition in relationships." However, she concluded, "we condoms or the dispensing of clean needles is never condoned, she can't expect people to respond if we haven't educated them." said. In addition to education, AIDS Further information on local ministry must offer support to resources may be obtained from health care workers, said Sister the Catholic AI DS Ministry Office Gilroy, concentrating more on at Catholic Social Services, 783 pastoral than on medical aspects. Slade St., PO Box M South StaMany needs of AlPS victims tion, Fall River, 02724, tel. are similar to those of elderly or 674-4681. shut-ins, she pointed out, citing Healing services for patients and such services as hot meals, transall affected by AIDS will be held at portation, shelter and companion7 p.m. Nov. 26 at St. Luke's Hosship. pital, 101 Page St., New Bedford, The Boston archdiocese plans 'and at 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at First Unito operate at least one shelter for tarian Church, 71 Eighth St., New homeless A I DS patients Sister GilBedford. A memorial service for roy noted. A converted wing of St. all who died of AI DS in 1989 will John of God Hospital, Brighton, it be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Grace is expected to open in March, with Episcopal Church, 422 County St.. a capacity of 24 persons who will New Bedford.

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Smalltow'n U.S.A. Over the river and through the woods, To grandfather's house we'll go; The horse knows the way To carry the sleigh, Through the white ~nd drifted snow.


The love of smalltown life that lies beneath the skin of every trueblooded American is remarkable, isn't it, in light of the decline of small farms and rural towns almost everywhere? Our belief in the natural goodFew verses capture the flavor of ness and love for neighbor that we traditional smalltown life in Amerassociate with these living places is ica more sweetly than Lydia Maria' larger than life, but it ranks right Child's famous song, "Thanksup there 'with home, flag, apple pie giving." a,nd Thanksgiving as a uniquely Our kids sang it year after year American institution. as our station wagon rolled over More than any contemporary the hills and through the woods of author or storyteller, Garrison Keillor has capitalized on our the Minnesota River valley on our holiday trek to their grandparents' enshrinement of smalltown life with home in rural Belle Plaine, M N. his multiplication of tales about Thanksgiving is most authentic Lake Wobegon, MN, his imagiwhen observed close to the land, nary home town. or farms or in small towns, surKeillor has moved his base to rounded by fertile fields at rest, New York City, but I fear his folcornstalks standing at attention, lowers will fade away if he changes and fat pumpkins ready for savory the locale of his stories from Lake pies, Wobegon to the jungles of ManIt seems most true to that first hattan, where everyone likes to visit but no one wants to live. Thanksgiving when it recalls our Pilgrim forebears giving thanks What life in a rural setting is like for God's generosity: a harvest of even today is well captured by the crisp apples, golden squash, tart unknown author of"The Litany of cranberries, a plump turkey, stout a Small Town." It came from potatoes, cider laced with cinnamon somewhere in the diocese of Fargo, and a medley of peas, beans and N D, and was reprinted in the lively carrots. column by Bishop Kenneth J.


Povish in the Lansing, MI, diocesan newspaper. "The litany begins:" Bishop Povish wrote, "You know you're in a small town when ... The runway of the airport is terraced. The polka is more popular than the disco on Saturday night. Third Street is on the edge of town. Every sport is played on dirt. You don't use your turn signal because everyone knows where you're going. Your child is born on June 13, and you receive gifts from the local merchants because yours is the first baby born that year. You dial a wrong number and talk 15 minutes anyway. You skid into a ditch five miles out of town, and the word gets back before you do. You miss Mass on Sunday and receive a get-well card on Monday. You write a check on the wrong bank, and it covers for you anyway."

NOT WEAK SISTERS: Belying the image of elderly nuns as frail creatures, these Dominicans in Michigan are enjoying a karate lesson. (eNS photo)

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, By Antoinette Bosco My friend had a rough week. Her 81-year-old mother needs a cataract operation and there was no one to help her except Pat. On one day alone Pat had to get her mother to two doctors' offices. She had long waits in both offices and never made it to work that day, missing urgent deadlines. Pat is not the only one having a major problem finding answers to how she is going to care for her mother and still maintain a job. I recently read statistics reported by Elderlife, a New Haven, Conn., company, saying that'at least 25 percent of the 100 million U.S. workers have some responsibility for elderly relatives. That number is expected to rise sharply by the year 2030 when the population over the age of 65 is expected to have doubled to nearly 65 million people, said Cassy Pollack, pr:esident of Elderlife, which provides elder-care services. Until now the urgent problem of the workplace has been child care, particularly in today's family of two working parents. A growing number of 'companies offer child care at the workplace, but this problem too is far from solved. Now the focus must take in the other end of the spectrum. We are living longer than ever. It is inevitable that many of us will not be able to care for ourselves in old age and will need the assistance of our children or relatives. Pollack says, "Elder care is expected to replace child care as the No, I workplace issue of the 1990s." Corporate America is realizing the problems. Surveys show that some 26 percent of corporations

with I,000 or more employees have some form of eldercare assistance, including family leave policies, dependent-care allowances and resource{ referral services. Pollack points out that "recent studies estimate that many workers spend 10 hours or more a week shopping, cooking or doing other tasks for elderly relatives. Abuse of sick and personal time, nonbu~iness related phone use and tardiness are often the result of an employee involved with eldercare responsibilities." ,

How great is the need for eldercare services? The Philip Morris Company has offered eldercare services for a year, and it reports that requests for that assistance exceed those for'child care by two to one. It is encouraging to see companies looking into this problem that so effects families. Elder care needs are carried mainly on the shoulders of the middle aged and the youngold. It is a burden 'carried with love, but on the practical side the sandwich generation will need all the help it can get. '

Healthy holida'y eating Choosing foods to eat during the holiday season can be difficult for people who watch their diets. The following recommendations may help you prepare your holiday meals: Fat I. Pre-plan your holiday meal based on the foods most special to you - avoid foods you can eat anytime - determine which foods are hardest for you to control. 2. Skim the fat from gravies, soups and meals after they've been refrigerated. 3. Replace lowfat/ whole milk for cream in recipes and coffee. 4. Take small portions at first; wait 15-20 minutes before deciding if you are still hungry. 5. Limit the amount of added fat in cooking and at the table: oil, sauces, butter/ margarine, whipped or fluid cream. 6. White meat is 'Iower in fat and calories than is dark meat. 7. Remember that exercise, such as walking, helps burn calories and is part of a healthy lifestyle.

Sugar I. Try reducing the sugar in dessert recipes by one-third. 2. For sweet potatoes / yams add orange juice and spices to baked or broiled'vegetable. 3. If you must avoid all added sugar, use recipes that call for artificial sweeteners. 4. Experimept with low or no added sugar desserts like diet puddings and fresh fruit. Salt I. Do not use the salt shaker at the table. Use herbs and spices to flavor food - a few pinches of salt in cooking is usually o.k. 2. Avoid processed foods where possible' - stuffing, biscuit and gravy mixes. " 3. Use fresh or frozen vegetables, canned or low-sodium vegetables. 4. Try low-sodium gravy mixes or use the natural juices of the meats. S. Check with your doctor before using salt substitutes.

The active North Attleboro' Councn on Aging is offering a mixed media painting class Wednesdays Dec. 6 through Feb. 7; a series of discussions on trains including a train trip, Mondays at 10 a.m.; an exercise program at 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Also in North Attleboro, a Knights of Columbus Christmas party from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at St. Mary's church hall. More information on all this at council headquarters, telephone 699-0131.

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Did yo'u know that since June it's been legal for tenants in state housing for the elderly and handicapped to keep a pet if certain guidelines are met. Massachusetts is the fifth state to enact such a law. Further information is available from the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica MA.

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In Dennis, volunteer Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clauses are being sought to participate in a December telephone program for children. Information is available from Andy Rogovin, 394-8300, ext. 60. The town's Council on Aging has available tips on winterproofing homes and avoiding hypothermia, as well as updated information on new Medicaid nursing home regulations. Call the council at 385-5067.

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At The Anchors, headquarters of Edgartown Council on Aging, an all-day Christmas party is planned, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Music, holiday readings" special refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus are on the agenda. SHINE, Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, is a service offered Martha's Vineyard residents having problems with medical claims. For assistance, call 627-4369.

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,The Harwich Hikers are among groups sponsored by the Harwich Council on Aging. Members meet at 10 a.m. each Tuesday for a walk of three miles or thereabout. Additions to the group are welcome. Other activities include exercise, bridge, knitting, bowling, singing, painting and stamp collecting. Information on all: 432-4422, 10 a.m. to noon; 2 to 4 p.m. weekdays.

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In Mansfield, a Thanksgiving dinner for seniors will be served at I p.m. Nov. 23 at St. Mary's parish. Reservations can be made with Judee Harrington, 339-4621. Tips on estate planning will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Council on Aging, 255 Hope St.

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The Swansea Council on Aging will host its party for November birthday celebrants from 1 to 3 p.m. on the 29th at 458 Ocean Gr9ve Ave. Each birthday person may bring a guest. The council has available Homestead Act forms for those 65 and over seeking protection of their residence from legal seizure.

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Striding Seniors at Rehoboth Council on Aging, 320 Anawan St., tel. 252-3372, do their striding at 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Line dancing, sewing, a widowed support group' and regular foot screeni'ng are among activities of the Chatham Council on Aging. Mammograms will be offered from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 27 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 28. Information on all programs: 945-1534.

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. Sunday bus service is available in Fall River, providing transportation to senior citizen housing complexes, parks, shopping areas and hospitals. Among Council on Aging programs are' hot meals, taking of identification photos, blood'pressure readings, legal aid, operation of senior centers, transportation and information and referral services. More information: 674-6720.

My>thanks for Thanksgiving By Dr. James Kenny At Thanksgiving, like so many other Americans, I take a few moments to review the highlights of my past year and to express my gratitude in some way for my "gifts." This year, my thank-yous seemed more than merely personal and I would like to share them with our readers. Thank you God, for Alcoholics Anonymous. Each semester, in my alcohol education class, we have an open AA meeting and eight to 10 recovering alcoholics share their stories with me and my students. Having once hit bottom, there are no masks, no false pretenses. Each of the meetings is like a "happening" for me. In no other circumstance have I witnessed such candor, such maturity, such humility, such grace. The people are open and honest and I love each one of them dearly. I feel privileged to share their stories and their wisdom. Thank you, God, for fpster parents. I was honored last month to be the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Indiana Foster Care Association. If, at one time, foster parents took mostly small babies, no more. Now they often take troubled teens.

Many of the teens are from neglectful and abusive homes. Rather than act grateful, the teens often continue to misbehave, as if to .strike back at a society that has not dealt kindly with them. Foster parents bear the brunt. They take criticism from the youths, from the natural parents and sometimes even from the welfare departments. This is "tough love" at its finest. Not only do these foster parents attempt to maintain firm limits with unruly teens, but they keep on loving when there are few others to support them. Hug a foster parent today. Thank you, God, for La Leche League and all the love and warmth that the league generates. It promotes good mothering through breast-feeding. Twenty-five years ago its members were the true women's libbers, a minority voice in a male-dominated medical establishment, teaching women how to breast-feed and supporting those who wished to do so. Today, breast-feeding has the unequivocal endorsement of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics as the best way to feed and nourish a baby. But the league does so much

more. As the Beatles sang it, the three L's stand for "lo\te, love, love." Mary and I were speakers at the July La Leche League conference in Anaheim, Calif. What a marvelous opportunity to be around so many wonderful women who love so unconditionally, so physically and so much. I felt loved too. I thank you, God, for Public Interest Resource Groups (the PIRGs) and all other like organizations, whose staffs work for so little pay to save our environment. One of our sons worked for PIRG in Massachusetts and we learned firsthand about the endless picketing, lobbying and fund-raising necessary to change laws and attitudes and fight pollution. Good planets are hard to find. I thank you for the dedicated people who are working so hard against greed and thoughtlessness to preserve the one we have. Finally, I thank you for my health, my .family, my life itself planted here in the 20th century, and for keeping life interesting. Reader questions on family living and child care to be answered in print are invited by the Kennys, ' Box 872, St, Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

People: handle with ~y Antoinette Bosco One day recently a man came into the offices of the newspaper where I work and began to make a small scene. He was offended and angry that no photographer had shown up for a special event -he had orchestrated, and demanded to know why his event was ignored. It was clear that no one was paying attention to him. Then someone said, rather rudely, "We don't send photographers for flag raisings." I sensed_his hurt feelings. At that point I left my office, i!ltroduced myself to him as the executive editor and invited him to come in and tell me his problem. It turned out that the affair had been a memorial for his deceased wife, who had been active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies' Auxiliary. He had gotten a statewide honor for her. and officers of the VFW came to the cemetery for the services, which had inchided a flag raising. As he talked it became very clear that he was not concerned about publicity for the event. This was a remembrance for his wife, who had died a year earlier. He told me they were known for always' being together. They always held hands, he said, clasping one hand over the other to show me. The man was not ~eally there to complain, I realized: He was here to cry out his love story and I was glad I had taken the time to listen. . I assured him we would do a follow-up story, probably timed for Veterans Day. People might think he deserved a brushoff. Unpleasantness is sometimes unavoidable. But the truth is, most of my life I have been concerned about never wanting to hurt someone's feelings. This stems back to an incident that happened to me in the fourth grade. That year a boy in my ~lass was extremely disruptive. He was not noisy or cruel. In fact, he was quiet. He just had a way of doing things which were upsetting to our teacher, who saw a lot of harm

coming to him if he did not stop his sneaky ways. Then one day he came to class late, escorted by the principal. Mother Superior gave him, in front of the whole class, a little speech about discipline and then, surprisingly, asked us what we thought of our classmate: Hands shot up, and as she acknowledged them, one by one his faults were listed. "He steals my homework." "He talks back to Sister." "He tells lies..... He chews gum in class." The comments went on and on. I sat there, wanting to be part of the action, racking my 9-year-old brain to see what complaint I could come up with. Then I had it. I raised my hand, and said, "He always scratches the blackboard with the chalk and laughs when it makes us shiver."

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I was suddenly ashamed. Then mother said softly, "I let all you children talk about him because I was waiting, hoping, to see ifanyone, just one of you, would say something nice about him." Her words stunned me. My sense of shame for joining in the beating burned into me permanently. The experience taught me to take care - a lot of care - before responding strongly to the negative side of another person. To this day my tongue becomes paralyzed if I have to say something I think is going to hurt another person. It is a pause that buys time, forcing me to examine honestly if my act is necessary, reminding me to pray a moment for God's help in seeking that honesty.

We havf: a silent grace at Thanksgiving, Lord. Not silent, soundless. Ryan leads. Thank you for Ryan.

lmperfection "Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them." - St. Francis de Sales




But anyone who can pray her little boy into health has to be pretty special. So what if she slurs her signs when she talks to Ryan. Thanks for making her tough enough to realize deafness is not the end of the world and that good mothers don't live their lives totally through their children. She and her husband obviously have taught Ryan through their example that being hearing impaired is a challenge, not a handicap . And thanks too, Lord, for our family. Ryan might not know until he's older how much he has taught us about the mystery offamily and ,how often he has helped us sharpen our focus on what is important.


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Thank you, Lord, for Ryan By Hilda Young It's Thanksgiving, Lord, and it's about time I thank you for my nephew, Ryan. Oh, I know he's not perfect, but anyone who can fight cerebral meningitis and win - especially at the age of 3 - has to be pretty special. He's 13 now and has taught us .that losing your hearing is a small price to pay to be alive in such a glorious world. So what if he wears hot pink tennis shoes and fluorescent headbands. As a matter offact, I am predicting he will be a teacher. Last week he taught me how to say, "That's not nice" in sign language, a skill I will be able to use the next time someone cuts me off in traffic. Over the years he has helped me relearn how soft the inside of a kitten's ear is, how good a tree smells when you press your nose against the bark and how much fun it is to negotiate through the house looking through a magnifying glass. Thanks, Lord, too for Ryan's mother. Oh, I know she's not perfect. I should. She's my little sister.


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VATICAN CITY (CNS)- The Catholic Church is entering the 1990s with an ambiguous picture regarding priestly vocations. On the positive side, the huge drop in the number of priests that characterized the 1960s and early 1970s has ended. Also, the number of ordinations and the number of major seminarians are on the rise. On the negative side, the annual decline in the number of priests continues, although it. is smaller. The reason is that the ordinations are not, keeping pace with the n.umber of priests dying or le'aving the active ministry. .> Added to this is an ever increasing.' number 路ofCatholics. This means the workload for ex'isting priests is rising yearly. Vatican officials analyzing worldwide church statistics interpret the figures as a positive sign that the vocations crisis is over and headed for an upturn soon. They emphasize the rising number of ordinations and downplay the negatives. When the negative factors are considered, statistics show that at best the church is headed for aplateau in the 1990s where the number of priests will level off, but not increase. But a significant upturn. in the number of 'priests could occur as the church enters the 21 st century if the rapid rise in seminarians continues. , The official figures on vocations are provided by the Vatican's Central Office for Church Statistics, which gathers the data from local ecclesial jurisdictions. Because of the volume of information to be processed, the figures are usually a year behind. The latest worldwide information, made public by the office in late July, is for 1987. The bottom line provided by these figures is that the number of priests has been steadily declining in the 1980s.路 There were 402,243 priests in 1987. That is 11,357 less than'in 1980, and 643 less than in 1986. The primary result of this decrease is that the ratio of priests to Catholic population, which was one per 1,895 in 1980, has widened to one per 2,182 in 1987. This situation overshadows what has been a healthy and steady rise in the number of ordinations, especially of diocesan priests. There were 5,227 diocesan priests ordained in 1987, compared to 3,860 in 1980. The ordination of religious order priests has been rather stable, going from 1,927 in 1980 to 2,024 in 1987. In 1980 there were an average of 8.43 major seminarians per 100,000 Catholics. In 1987 the ratio was 10.3 per 100,000 Catholics. If this trend continues, the longrange vocations picture is bright, and the number of priests and the ratio of priests to the Catholic population should be on the up-

swing as the church moves into the 21 st century. In terms of ordinations of diocesan priests, the increases are significantly large in the traditionally Catholic areas of Europe and South America and in the budding mission lands of Africa and Asia. European ordinations rose 39 percent from 1980to 1987.ln 1987 there were 2,345 ordinations of European diocesan priests, the highest of any continent. South America registered a 110 'percent rise in diocesan ordinations for the same period, from 335 to 704. The rise in Asia was 29 percent, , from 562 to 726.

In Africa, the increase was 43 percent, from 397 to 569. Poland has led the world in diocesan ordinations throughout the 1980s: Its steadily increasing numbers reached 725 in 1987. The United States bucks the trend of filling up major seminaries' with more students. The number of U.S. major seminarians dropped from 7,488 in 1980 to 6,408 in 1987, a dip of 14 perce,!)t. Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia are, by contrast, expe~ riencing a rapid rise of major seminarians. Poland, with about 18 million fewer Catholics than the United States, h<id 5,798 major seminarians in 1987.

Vatican document calls for fight against racism UNITED NATIONS (CNS)ence to that section, Cardinal Etch~ Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, presegaray said every word had been ident of the Vatican Council for "weighed in truth and in charity." Justice and Peace, recently called However, the cardinal warned that "certain forms of antiracism" for efforts by the world community to combat a resurgence of could themselves become racist. racism. The seminar also included an address by Maj. Gen. Joseph N.. "Never since the end of World War II has the demon of racism, Garba, Nigerian ambassador to. that we thought exorcised at Nuremthe United Nations and 1989 U.N. berg, shown such vitality," CardiGeneral Assembly president. Garba said he was happy to be making his nal Etchegaray said in a speech at the United Nations. "We are living first address as president at a semiat a time when even what is selfnar sponsored by the Catholic evident needs to be publicized, Church. proclaimed and even shouted "I say so not only because I am a aloud, if we are to accept it." practicing Catholic," he said, "but The cardinal spoke of racism as also because the ~heme of the "rising again and again from its , seminar ... is of crucial importance to expanding the frontiers of human ashes, and creeping in more or less everywhere in. both glaring and understanding and racial harmony, more subtle ways." . which, in turn, could contribute "Few will admit to it, however, positively to promoting peace and , , so discredited is the word (racism)," justice in the world." he said "yet who has not caught himself or herself saying, '. am not racist but .. .'? And this 'but' unveils attitudes that are related to or lead to racism in its purest form." . , Cardinal Etchegaray gave the VAT1CAN CITY (CNS) - The principal address at a seminar on Vatican and Hungary are ready to the Vatican document "The Church begin formal negotiations to reesand Racism: :roward a More Frat- tablish diplomatic relations, said ;'ernal Society." ,Joaquin Navarro-Valls, Vatican The racism document, the first press spokesman. of its kind by the Vatican, was Navarro-Valls said the Vatican's issued by the Justice and Peace willingness was communicated in Council last February. a letter by Cardinal Agostino CasaCardinal Etchegaray said the roli, papal secretary of state, to racism document did not seek to Hungarian Prime Minister Miklos provide "an atlas of those countries Nemeth. The spokesman did not that are plagued by racism today" say when talks would begin. but "a topology of the forms of Diplomatic relations were brokracism." , en after World War II with the He noted, however, that the coming to power of a communist 'document identified South Afri- government. can apartheid as "an extreme case" Establishing relations would where change was "absolutely nec- make Hungary the second Waressary and urgent," In an apparent saw Pact nation to have such links . allusion to economic sanctions with the Vatican. Earlier this year, against South Africa, the docu- Poland established diplomatic rement endorses "appropriate ex- lations. ternal pressure." And in a referPoland and Hungary are currently moving aViay from Communist Party rule to a more Western-style multiparty system. L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, published a frontpage editorial praising the desire to reestablish diplomatic relations and said the Vatican was ready to begin talks. The pope is tentatively scheduled to visit Hungary in September 1991.

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The Answer "U ntil every person lives in dignity, no one can 'live in peace." -Anon.

IN A VATICAN post office first, these three stamps were issued Nov. 9 to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S. hierarchy, the first time a national hierarchy has been so honored. From top, Baltimore's Basilica of the Assumption; Archbishop John Carroll of Baltimore, the nation's first ordinary; Baltimore's Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. The values are in Italian lire. (CNS photo)

Pope offers Mass for deaf-mutes TREVIGNANO ROMANO, It- the pope said in a sermon. He aly (CNS) - Pope John Paul II, asked his congregation not 'to beduring a recent visit to the birth- come discouraged by difficulties." place of Italy's "apostle of the The deaf participants came from deaf-mutes," celebrated a Mass all over Italy for the papal visit. translated into sign language for The homily and Mass were signed several hundred deaf-mute persons. from the altar by a nun and a During a trip to Trevignano priest. Romano, about an hour north of Rome, the pope drew attention to the work of Father Tommaso SilVATICAN CITY (CNS) -: Pope vestri, an 18th-century Italian who developed new teaching methods John Paul II said a close analysis of the 20th century's unparalleled for deaf-mutes. prosperity shows it to be "distorted The pope said today's deaf-mutes still face communication obstacles and unbalanced," leaving out'most but have obtained "surprising . :>f the human race. The pope, in a results" in overcoming their handi- recent talk to economic and social experts at the Vatican, said the cap. ". want to express my apprecia- situations of poverty had reached tion for the perseverance with which "catastrophic" proportions in some they battle against these limits," areas.

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J.(CNS) - There is "no area more confused or confusing" than case law on the religion clauses of the First Amendment, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said at a recent symposium at Seton Hall University marking the 200th anniversary of the signing ofthe Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. He was commenting on remarks by Joseph M. Lynch, a Seton Hall law professor, who spoke on "Madison's Religion Proposals eNS, UPI photo Judicially Confounded." DR. NOVELLO Madison intended not only to protect believers in God from having their rights violated, Lynch said, but also to protect the rights of non-believers to their freedom of conscience. Lynch argued that .because of Supreme Court interpretations, the WASHINGTON (CNS)-PresiFirst and 14th Amendments now dent Bush announced Nov. I that protect the non-believer at the his choice for surgeon general is expense of the believer: ' D~. An~onia C?ello N ov~llo, 45, a . HIspamc Amer,lcan who IS a health Among other freedoms·, the First, executive with expertise in AIDS Amendment protects the free exer-·.· cise of religion while forbidding the Congress from establishing a state religion. The 14ih Amendment forbids states from lessening the privileges or immunities of citizens of the country or from depriving-citizens of the equal pro- . tection of the laws. "The court has moved from separation of church and state to the separation of God and states, at· least in public schools," Lynch said. The high court'sdecisi'ons in dealing with schools, he added, are not consistent. Lynch suggested the court reevaluate its precedents. Scalia, a Catholic, agreed on Lynch's point, adding that the Supreme Court is "not even on the road to some consistency" in the religion arena.

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"We [the Supreme Court] can't protect you against sustained forgetfulness of fundamental rights," Scalia said. "We don't come from Mars. We are drawn from that same society [that has forgotten fundamental rights], and are as subject to the same misperceptions as anyone else." Scalia praised the writers of the Constitution for the structure they developed to keep a balance 'of power between the three branches of government and to protect the exercise of individual rights. "It is these structural protections that ultimately make the Bill of Rights workt he said.

Since the actual place of residence of BRADFORD GOODKNIGHT is unknown. We cite BRADFDRD GOOD KNIGHT to appear personally beforl! the Tribunal of the Dioc,ese of Fall River on Monday, November 20.1989 at ID:30 a.m. at 887 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Massachusetts. to give testimony to establish: Whether the nullity of the marriage exists in theSIMMONS·GOODKNIGHT case? Ordinaries of the place or other pastors having the knowledge of the residence of the above person, Br,ldford Goodknight, must see to it that he is properly advised in 'regard to this edictal citation. Jay Maddock Judicial Given at the Tribunal. Fall River, Massachusetts, on this 8th day of November, 1989.


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MORNING HAS BROKEN Morning has broken like the first morning, Blackbird has spoken like the first bird; Praise for the singing, praise for the morning, Praise for them springing fresh from the Word. Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven, Like the first dewfall on the first grass; Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden, Sprung in completeness where his feet pass. Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning, Born of the one light Eden saw play; Praise with elation, praise every morning, God's recreation of the new day. Recorded by Cat Stevens. From Psalm 30:5 and sung to an old Gaelic melody. LET'S TAKE A BREAK from the Top 40 to think about Thanksgiving. To help focus on this important American holiday. I chose the traditional G!lelic melody "Morning Has Broken." In the 1910s, Cat Stevens made the song popular: It reminds us of the many gifts present in our world. . For many of us. and certainly for todais youth, life ca'n be rushed and' hectic. Many teens handle a schedule that includes

school. work and athletics. In addition, they attempt to carry on a social life. At times. all this activity may be necessary as young people fulfill responsibilities and work' toward the dreams that' add meaning to life. However no one should let the 'pressing demands of life shut out the gifts each day contains. If you have ,not 'paused today, and noticed' God's presence in the world around you. then perhaps


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Senior Kristen E. Perry has been named the top Century III leader at Bishop CODllolly High School, Fall River. She is now eligible to compete with winners around the state for one of two $1,500 college scholarships and an all-expense paid trip to the national Century III Leadership Conference in Colonial Williamsbu~g, Va., in March. State delegates will compete for a $10,000 scholarship prize. The Century III program is designed to recognize student leaders who show a strong interest in

Espirito Santo School' The students of Espirito Santo School; Fall River, invited· their city councilors to an informal break- . fast on Tuesday in celebration of National Geography Week. The awareness week allowed students to examine their local geographical situation and to explore the vital components of their local environment: land, air, water, energy resources, plants and animals. . A light meal was served as students shared with city council members some of their local environmental concerns, discussed 'their efforts in improving .local conditions and sought help for difficulties that remain.

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the future of America. Perry was chosen on the basis of leadership skills, academic success, school and community involvement and a current ,events examination.

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Members of Connolly's advanced placement chemistry classes attended a Nqv. I symposium on forensic sc,ience at the Boston Museum of Science as a part of National Chemistry Week, Oct. 29 to Nov. 4.

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First term report cards will be distributed Monday at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River. A sports awards night honoring fall season student-athletes will be held Monday evening.

Bishop Feehan Newly elected freshman class officers at Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, are Tony Cipriano, president; Cory Almeida, . vice-president; Meredith Doyle, secretary/ treasurer.

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Fifteen Feehan music departmerit students participated in Tuesday's Southeast Massachusetts District Festival Auditions at M ilton High Scho.ol. Vocalists were Colleen Kelly, Mary Christine Johnson, Kerri Simoneau, Catherine Choberka, Rachel Padoll, Kathleen Cassidy. Also Patricia McLaughlin, Hope Denieule, ~a­ ria Tarantino, Jennifer Dissinger, Bryan Shurtleff. Instrumentalists were EriDl) H(jag and Jennifer Wilson, vioiin; Lynne Yoting, flute; Marc Cote, guitar. ' '

get to. know much more about one another.' '. Four students from St. Joseph's Soin'ething similar can happen School, Fairhaven, have been sewithin 'the context of dating. If you lected winners of $50 U.S. savings Paul O'Boy, Feehan assistant and. your' friend do nothing but bonds in:a Respect Life contest principal, will be honored for 25 partake of passive entertainment, sponsored by the New Bedford By .such as watching a moyie' or a chapter of Massachusetts Citizens years of service to the school at an hish roast on Nov. 24. O'Boy has video, the two of you probably will for Life duTing October. TOM served as a teacher, administrator not fi.nd out much abo'ut each Elizabeth Booth, grade .1, suband athletic director 'and has been other. mitted ·a winning dra\Ving, and head foo'tball coach since 1967. Nor will you find out a great LENNON , Christopher Lague, grade 5, won deal about each other if your dates for his composition. Winning , focus too exclusively on some kind poems submitted by Seth R. Corof sexual activity. Then, sex is reia, grade 7, and Kathryn Negri, GOD'S ANCHOR HOLDS likely to become so absorbing that grade 8, will be published ina other facets of your friend's perQ. Do you think dating is the lots oflaughter and good-humored future Anchor. sonality are neglected and you do best way to get to know someone? comaraderie made for a,very enjoynot learn much about his or her (Iowa) able meal. total being. A. About' a month ago four Afterward we watched two young people invited me to come videos. Although we enjoyed these So how can you make your to one of their apartments for movies: conversation almost died dates into more successful gettingdinner. out. There was little interch'ange of to-know-you ventures? Good food,. lively ,conversation, ideas and feelings, and we didn't If you and your friend talk up a storm over hamburgers and a milkshake, go ona hike, play min.iature golf or go swimming, you are likely to learn more about how you each react to situations, idea~ F~NERAl HOME and feelings. J. TESER, PrQP. 550 Locust Street You can also learn more about Fall River. Mass. RESIDENTIAL each other at a party, a picnic or a INDUSTRIAL Rose E. Sullivan family gathering where you have William J. Sullivan ,. COMMERCIAL Margaret M. Sullivan to meet and talk with a variety of 253 Cedar St., New Bedford people. . . ' 672·2391 , 993·322'2 .Y ou can find out more ~bout each other if you bothjoin in some kind of service work for the community, parish or school. . Some would say that maybe the best way to get to know a person - yourself included - is to have a , BISHOP STANG High S.chool teachers Jean Revil and hot argument. You may find out whether or Jacq'ueline McCarthy and volunteer Gertrude Vessella (from X-RAY OUALITY~'IPE FABRICATION not you and the other person are .left) feed pennies into a counting machine as part of the North SPRINKLERS. PROCESS' PIPING rigid in the heat of an argument or, Dartmouth school's penny collecting competition to supplePLUMBING. GAS FITTING. HEATING worse, harsh and unfo~givi~g, ment the school budget. Over. $2,300 has been raised so far. Be aware, however, that getting :32 Mill Street (Route 79) P.O. Box 409 The first" of 22 homeroom teams and one team of teachers to know a person is an ongoing Assonet, MA 02702 without homerooms to collect one mile of pennies (that's process. People always are devel84,480 coins) will be treated to a spring picnic hosted by the 644-2221 oping and changing - and constantly full of surprises. team in last place.

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the 'b~by'~ ~ie'~,'~';vali~~- ~ttitude toward adultery, some rough language. O,PG 13 ' "Next of Kin" (Warner Bros.): A savvy Chicago cop (Patrick I "Swayze) is reminded of his hillbilly toots 'wnen his younger brother Symbols l~ollowing film reviews Masterson) and her boyfriend (Bill Paxton) is brutally murdered indirate both general and Catholic (Kevin Dillon). As they nervously duringa".~ob takeover of his comFilms Office ratings. which do not await the arriv!ll of the chilq, the .pa'ny. When, their older always coincide. characters interact tentatively and (Liam Neeson) comes to' town tQ General r2ltings: G-suitable for deal with conflicting emotions. The avenge :th'~ death;the cop is pulled , general viewing: PG-I3-parental older couple are one-dimensional between the路 law and his back~ guidance strongly suggested for chilnoble human beings; the younger woods family's eye-for-an-eye j usdren under 13: PG-parental guid- couple are refreshingly non-stereo- . tice. Attempts to contrast the codes ance' suggested: R-restricted. un- typical. Abortion is never an issue" of.ethics empowering the feuding suitable for children or young teens. but adoption is not shown as an hillbilly clan 'and the feuding Catholic ratings: AI-approved for easy solution for the childless cou- mobster clan, but the film's' children and adults: A2-approved ple or as an easy way out for the numerous plot gaps, ethnic caricafor adults and adolescents: A3pregnant teens. May impel, teens tures and deterioration into vigapproved for adults only: A4-sepanot to become sexually active. ilantism weaken the effort. Much rate classification (given films not Minor rough language laced with profanity, several scenes of grisly morally offensive which. however. sexual innuendoes. A3,PG 13 . violence. O,R require somE! analysis and explaila- ' "Worth Winning"(20th Century "Second Sight" (Warner Bros.): tion): O-morally offensive. Fox): Stupid, a.dolescent male fanDim-bulb. comedy about a Boston Catholic ,ratings for television tasy about a shallow TV weather- detective team (John Larroquette movies are those of the movie house man (Mark Harmon) who is bet 'and' Stuart Pan kin) who exploit versions of the films. by his best friend (Mark Blum) the abilities of a psychic (Bronson that he can't propnse matri'age to Pinchot) to solve cases. In an three women in three months and effo'rt to track down the kidnapped be accepted. Since the guy's friend cardinal of Boston, the goofy gumis a psychiatrist, the bet is sup-' . shoes 'must work with a feisty Please check dates and posedly to teach him a lesson young nun (Bess Armstrong) who times of television and radio about love and commitment, but ultimately leaves the church to programs 'against local listis really an e'xcuse to demean tame the team's resident male ings. which may differ from women for sexist fun and games. chauvinist (Larroquette). Silly and路 the New York network schedThe heel gets his comeuppance, senseless storyline. Some rough ules supplied to The Anchor. but is shown to be much more language, mild innuendo. sympathetic than his female gui- A3,PG "", ",." "e ,. nea pigs (Maria Holvoe, MadeTV Films New Films leine Stowe, Lesley Ann Warren). Sunday, Nov. 19, 9-11 p.m. EST Irresponsible sexually promiscuous (ABC) - "Outrageous Fortune" "Animal Uehavior" (Millimeter activity, some profanity laced with (1987) - Bette Midler and Shelley Films): A muddled romance sexual vulgarities. O,PG 13 Long as aspiring actresses who between a sincere music professor "All Dogs Go to Heaven"(Uni- singlemindedly seek revenge when (Armande Assante) and a spacy ted Artists): Dark, disappointing they le!lrn that they have been psychology professor (Karen animation set in the Louisiana betrayed by the same man with Allen). She's too caught up with Bayou circa 1939. Charts the death whom they have been having 'her interspecies communication reand redemption of a rogue Ger- simultaneous affairs. Negative stes~arch with a chimp to relate in a man shepherd ~voice of Burt Rey- reotyping of women, a casual attiman-woman context. With its dopey, implausible script; and' nolds) bumped off by his business tude toward sex and tough language leave no room for genuine miscast, overwrought characters, ' partner (voice of Vic Tayback), who briefly goes to heaven and comedy.O,R this is an insufferable and humorThursday, Nov. 23, 8:30-11 p.m. cons his way back to life with the less attempt at screwball comedy. EST (CBS) - "Superman II" threat that next time he'll go to Minimal rough language, some hell. Out for revenge, he turns his (1981) - Exciting, romantic and sexual innuendoes. A3,PG life around by giving his love to an often very funny sequel has three "Gross Anatomy"(Touchstone): nasty villains from Krypton who adorable orphan (voice of Judith A serio-comic look at the trials Barsi) in search of a family. The show up to wreak havoc just as and tribulations of first-year medorphan is the only shining light in Superman (Christopher Reeve) ical students with focus on an gives up his powers in order to this predictable, derivative fantasy obnoxious dass clown (Matthew make love to an ordinary mortal with unappealing lead characters. Modine) whose natural brilliance Some cartoon menace and dra- (Margot Kidder). The special enables him to do well despite his matic moments of life-and-death effects, especially the climactic smirking, cavalier behavior. His battle above the streets of New AI,G danger. Gross Anatomy dissection team York, are very effective. Unfortu"The Little Mermaid" (Disney): and professor "(Christine Lahti) nately, 'some of the violence is Enchanting animated adaptation inspire his overnight, unlikely rather intense and the sympathetic of the Hans Christian Anderson transformation into a promising of premarital sex between portrayal about a feisty young fairy tale physician-cum-responsible human mermaid (voice of Jodi Benson) the principals makes it inappropbeing. Tensionless plot; unappealriate for youngsters. A3,PG who falls in love with a human ing, one-dimensional characters. prince. The music is exhilarating, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2-3:30 p.m. Some rough language laced with are delightful, the the characters EST (CBS): "The Care Bears Movie vulgarities off-camera sexual liaiunderwater animation is magical, II: A New Generation" (1986). son between unmarried protagoand the ending is, hopeful and True Heart Bear and Noble Heart nists. A3,PG 13 happy. Children will love its Horse venture from their home on "Hawks" (Skouras): A British enterprising female heroine who is a mission to a summer camp to black comedy about two termifaced with typical parental presteach a couple of self-centered nally ill men - a manic British sures and must learn to take youngsters the virtue of caring and lawyer (Timothy Dalton) and a responsibility for her own choices. sharing. Animated fun for young depressed U.S. football hero AI,G " children. (Anthony Edwards) - who team Friday, Nov. 24,10 a.m.-12 noon "Look Who's Talking" (Triup for one last adventure in an EST (CBS) "Snoopy, Come Home" Star): Lame comedy about an unAmsterdam bordello. They're sidemarried career woman (Kirs.tie (1972). Disappointing animated tracked by two offbeat, refreshing women (Janet McTeer, Camille Alley) who accidentally conceives feature from the Peanuts gang of Charles M. Schulz that uses aima baby wi.t.h her married 10'ger and Cod uri) who impel the men on a iess skits to pad out a sacc.harine then searches for the perfect father positive journey of self-discovery. Quirky, poignant comedy about for her son: The baby "talks" to story of Snoopy's visit to his origideath and dying. Much vulgar the audience (voice of Bruce Wil- nal owner, a little girl who is in the hospital. The result lacks author humor, profanity laced with sex- lis) as he evolves from sperm and Schulz's characteristic humor and embryo through birth and toddler ual innuendoes, nudity in a kinky stages. He voices a sarcastic view intelligence in dealing with the litsexual's路etting. A4,R of life and also has a potential dad tle joys and anxieties of childhood. "Immediate Family"(Columbia): (John Travolta) picked out. The AI,G Predictable, bittersweet look at film vulgarizes the process of conthe problems faced by a middleception (shown close-up under - - .... -.- ...... class couple (Glenn Close, James opening credits), trivializes childWoods) who want to'become parbirth and makes a fantasy out of GOD'S ANCHOR HOlDS ents. Through an open adoption single parenthood. The up-close arrangement, they meet a 17-yearlook at fertilization may jolt some. - --- -old unwed mother (Mary Stuart Vulgar sexual humor, some from I


FOUR STUDENTS' were recently inducted into the National Ho~or Socie~y at Coyle-Cassidy HighSchool, Taunton. Pictured from left academic principal Dr. Donna Boyle; NHS chapter president Stacey" Sanborn; new members Michelle St. George, Deborah Raul, Anne Giovanoni and Christina Pinto; faculty moderator Marie Angeley.

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By Linda Rome I thought loneliness was something I would outgrow like baby . teeth or adolescent pimples. At 15 lonely was a way of life: It had a salty taste and was heavy with substance and meani"ng. At 39, it's a condition -like an ingrown toenail and just about as frequent. Still; it's painful when it happens, especially since I thought an attentive husband, three children, good friends and a loving God would shield from its sting. Some of us need more companionship than others, some need more solitude, but we all feel lonely at times. What do you do about loneliness? How do you act? What do you know about loneliness and vou? I. When I'm lonely I: a. Read a good book, or even a bad one. b. Go to a movie, preferably a comedy. C. Eat a whole bag of candy. d. Throw a party. 2. I blame feeling lonely on: a. Myself. b. The way others treat me. c. Not being loved by someone special. d. Human nature. 3. To me loneliness is: a. A choice. b. A condition. c. A feeling. d. A way of life. 4. I combat loneliness by: a. Getting involved in a project I've been putting offfor a long time. b. Shooting baskets or riding my bike for hours. c. Volunteering to help someone else - even if it's washing my mom's car. d. Talk with a good friend. 5. Sometimes I enjoy that lonely feeling sO I: a. Listen to sad songs of lost love. b. Take a long walk and wonder about my future. c. Close my bedroom door and write long poems I would never show to anyone. . 6. What brings on an attack of loneliness for you? a. A good friend moving away. b. Endings like the end of the school year or even worse, the end of vacation. c. Not being included in the activities of a group you feel you belong to. d. Beginnings like g{)ing to a new school or joining the swim team for the first time. 7. I feel loneliest when I'm: a. Alone. b. In a crowd of people I

don't know. c. In a crowd of people I know. 8. I think being lonely and being alone are two different things. Yes or No? 9. Which quotation best describes your attitude toward loneliness? a. "What really can any of us know about any of us, and why must we make such a thing of loneliness when it is the final condition of us all? And where would love be without it?" John O'Hara, novelist. b. "Why should I feel lonely? Is not our planet in the Milky Way?" Henry David Thoreau, author. c. "The 'long loneliness' of life can only be mitigated by true community: We know him in the breaking of bread, and we know each other in the breaking of bread, and we are not alone anymore" Dorothy Day, the Catholic social activist who cofounded the Catholic Worker Movement.

PATRICK SWEENEY, a junior at Coyle-Cassidy High School, Taunton, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Worcester Polytechnic Institute for his high score in the institute's recent invitational mathematics meet. He is a member of Coyle-Cassidy's math team, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society and has earned letters in cross-country and track.






16. THE ANCH'OR-Diocese or'Fall River-Frl.; Nov. 17, 1989

·ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN , 'SACRED HEART, ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO Meeting for grade 10 parents, stuEvening of song and praise with N. ATTLEBORO dents and sponsors, 7 p.m. Sunday. Thanksgiving celebration, 7 p.m. Gloria Saulnier, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, 13 Wednesday. Students in religious High St., N. Attleboro. Two teachers ORDER OF ALHAMBRA education are asked to bring food are needed for grade 5 CCD, MonMonthly meeting of. region one for Thanksgiving baskets on Mon- day nights; contact Father Ralph Council of Caravans, 7:30 p.m. Dec. day. Volunteer workers needed to Tetrault. I, Loyola Hall, College of the Holy represent the parish during La- FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING Cross, Worcester. Regional director Salette's 36th annual Christmas FesBen Pasquariello of EI Nazir CaraThe Men of the Sacred Hearts of tival of Lights, Nov. 23-Jan. L Infor- Jesus and Mary of the N B area will van 132 of Arlington will preside mation: Roland Dubuc, 695-5778. and region one council will be the PUBLICITY CHAIRMEN celebrate the Feast of Christ the BIRTHRIGHT host for the evening. king, Nov. 26, St. Mary's Church, are asked 10 submit news items lor Ihls CATHEDRAL, FR Falmouth office, 161 Spring Bars 'column 10 The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall Pies for the Poor: parishioners are Fairhaven. Adoration of the Blessed ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, and Rd., offers help, understanding River, 02722. Name 01 city or town should asked to donate a can of pumpkin, Sacrament, 2-3 p.m., Mass at 3 p.m. SWANSEA love to distressed pregnant women. be Included, as well as lull dates 01 all activsquash or apple pie filling before ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN No religious education classes from Information: 457-0680. . ities: Please send news 01 luture rather Nov. 19. On Nov. 22 parishioners than past events. Note: We do not normally Nov. 19-26. Confirmation students' Youth fellowship night at the NOTRE DAME de LOURDES, carry news 01 lundraising activities. We are will gather at the Cathedral School YMCA, grades 7-12, 7-10 p.m. retreat, this weekend. Holy Hour, FR happy to carry notices 01 spiritual proto bake pies to be distributed to Fall 7:30 tonight. The Colonial Navy of Confessions will be heard a half . River soup kitchens on Thanksgiv- tomorrow. Information: Sara Rangrams, club meettngs, youth projects and' Massachusetts will participate in the som, 997-0734. The parish thanks similar nonprollt activities. Fundralslng hour before weekend Masses. Night ing morning. Those interested in , the anonymous donor of $500 to the 9:30 a.m. Mass Nov. 26. 'proJects may be advertised at our regular of Christmas music and song, 7 p.m. baking are asked to contact the St. Joseph's Endownment Developrates, obtainable Irom The Anchor busiST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA Dec. 17. ness oltlce, telephone 675-7151. priests. Family Mass for catechism ment Fund. It will be used to buy a Women's Guild monthly meeting, ST, STANISLAUS, FR On Steering Points Items FR Indicates students and families, II :30 a.m. computer for the school. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, parish center. All Fall River, NB,lndlcates New Bedlord. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Sunday. members are asked to attend this CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE 11:30a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Women's ST. MARY, SEEKONK ST. JAMES, NB important meeting. Children's Mass, Open house to view new parish Grade I class Mass, 10 a.m. Sun- Guild membership tea, 2-4 p.m. SunCYO meeting, 12:30 p.m. Sunday; complex, 2-5 p.m. Dec. 3; the public 10 a.m. Sunday. Children will be day. Confirmation class folk Mass 5 day, McGovern's Family Restaurant. members will attend the New Bed- is invited. Thanksgiving Mass, 7 bringing in baby food for donation p.m. Nov. 26. Baskets for canned ST. PATRICK, FR ford High School production of p.m. Wednesday. Dedication Mass, to Birthright. Children not in CCD Eighth gradeCCD liturgy, 9 a.m. gOQds drive will remain at all church Frankenstein following the meeting. 3 p.m. Nov. 26. Sacristans are needed may bring something also. Christdoors until Thanksgiving. Women's Sunday. All CCD children and parSt. Vincent de Paul Society meeting, to take care of the church and chapel mas meal for the elderly, sponsored Guild meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday, ents welcome. Donations of linen, 7 p.m. Nov. 29,parish center. by Confirmation II students, 6 p.m. sanctuaries on a rotating basis; towels, medical supplies and iron parish center. Dec. 8. Information: Claire Carty, information: Louise Snyder, ST. MARY, NB skillets or pots are needed for the 672~OI40 by Dec. 3. The parish conParish Thanksgiving celebration 428-6325. HOLY NAME, FR gratulates Mr. and Mrs. Manuel CYO basketball, seniors practice Haitians; contact Betty and Ruth is planned for 7 p.m. Monday, the ST. LOUIS, FR Sousa, who celebrated their 60th 9 p.m. Wednesdays, CYO hall, Ana- Murray, 678-5866. first anniversary of the dedication of Thanksgiving liturgy, 9 a.m. Thurswedding anniversary last week. wan St. Information: Skip Topo- ST. PATRICK, SOMERSET the new parish complex. Active re- day. Active participation of pariChildren participating in the lewski, 675-5846. Choir is accepting servists from any of the service shioners is invited through personal CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH new members; see Larry Poulin or Thanksgiving liturgy on Wednesday branches are invited to be part of the petitions, special readings and offerChange of time for St. Theresa's Sister Claudette after Sunday Mass- will practice 9-11 a.m. tomorrow Tribute to America Program to be ings of fruit and vegetables during Choir rehearsal: now at 6:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.l1}. Monday. presented at the Thanksgiving serv- presentation of gifts. es. Tuesdays. The Thanksgiving Comice; leave name and phone number ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, FR SEPARATED/DIVORCED munity Dinner will be held beginat the rectory. Retreat renewal proCouncil of Catholic Women meet- CATHOLICS ning with a 12: 15 social Thanksgivgram information: Normand Letening 7 p.m. Nov. 21, Father Reis Hall. ing Day at· the Human Services Cape Cod and Islands monthly dre, 998-1849. Bible study and prayer Christmas party plans will be made. Building, Sandwich. Volunteers will meeting 7~9 p.m. Nov. 19, St. Pius X group meets Monday evenings in deliver the feast to shut-ins 1:30-2 parish center, Barbara St., S. YarWIDOWED SUPPORT Memorial Chapel. All welcome. p.m. Reservations must be made by mouth. Dorothy Levesque wil speak FR meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 28, Nov. 17. Volunteers are needed fora on Coping with the Holidays. InforJULIE BILLIART, ST. Sacred Heart parish hall, Pine St., variety of tasks. Information: 888mation: 771-4438. N. DARTMOUTH Women's Guild members at FR. 3799. Donations may be sent to Pastoral Council meeting 7 p.m. N B support group meeting, 7-9 St. Thomas More parish, Som"Thanksgiving," Sandwich Food Sunday, rectory. Students in grades p.m. Nov. 27, Family Life Center, N. erset, will participate in"AmerPantry, PO Box 1824, Sandwich, 1-7 are asked to bring food donaDartmouth; open discussion. Inform~ 234 Second Street ica Remembers," a program 02563. Confirmation II,' session 2 tions to religious education classes ation: 994-8676,998-1313 . Fall River. MA 02721 . sending holiday cards, letters meeting 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Father on Sunday for distribution to needy ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT ~WebOffset and/ or oVerseas service Clinton Hall. Teen Activity Group families on Thanksgiving. _ _ _ Newspapers Thanksgiving Eve Mass, 7 p.m. personnel. The campaign is coafternoon of bowling, I:30-4:30 p.m. O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE Foods to be used at Thanksgiving ~ Printing & Mailing ordinated through the "Dear' Sunday; meet in St. Theresa's Hall. St. Vincent de Paul Society meetmeals will be blessed. A regular IIIIIIiiIIIiI (508) 679-5262 Information: 888-5763. Abby" newspaper column. weekday Mass will be celebrated . ing, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Parish counAPOSTOLATE FOR PERSONS The guild will adopt an overcil meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, parThanksgiving morning. , WITH DISABILITIES seas unit and will shortly be ish center. Barnstable biannual O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER Outing to Old Sturbridge Villages, household hazardous waste collecnotified as to the number of Youth ministry meeting for grades . tomorrow. Volleyball and baskettion, 10-2 p.m. tomorrow, Barnstapersonn~l involved. A box fOr Second Class First Class 9-12,6-8 p.m. Sunday, lower chl!-rch. ball, 10 a.m-noon Saturpays, Salvable Middle School. Information: cards, letters and smaU gifts will Carner Route Coding First Class Presort Inner Healing workshop led by .775-1120. The parish congratulates tion Army Gym, 290 Bedford St., be available in the church foyer Dorothy de Grandis Sudol, author Fr.lnformation: 679-9210 (V /TDD). Third Class Bulk Rate Zip Code Sorting Herb and Ruth O'Connell as they from tomorrow through, Nov•. and lecturer on alcoholism, divorce, Sign language Mass, 9:30 a.m. SunThird Class Non Profit List Maintenance celebrate their 50th wedding an, and childhood fears and resent26and items should incillde the , days, S~. Anthony of Padua Church, niversary. All TO USPS SPECIFICATIONS ments, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 2. retlltn.. address.ofdonors. FR, only when hearing impaired PETER AND PAUL, FR SS Faith and light community meeting, persons are present. American iternsshouldhe wel1'Yr~R / ..." Cheshire labeling on Kirk·Rudy 4·up Students of SS Peter and Paul 2-4 p.m. Sunday, lower church. Foundation for the Blind Job Index .Mailing costs wil1bepaj~. labeler. And Pressure Sensitive Labeling School will be dismissed at 11:30 information: 1-800-232-5463. the Women's Guild, which~rges ST. JOHN EVANGELIST, a.m. Wednesday to begin their Inserting. collating. folding. CATHEDRAL CAMP, POCASSET parishioners and friends "to help • Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving metering. sealing. sorting. addressing. E. FREETOWN Monthly Cursillo ultreya, 7:30 spread Christmas JOy tOith!!)se Masses, 7 p.m. Wednesday and 8 sacking. completing USPS forms. St. John of God, Somerset, youth tonight, parish center. Parishioners serving our country ov¢rS~lls Thanksa.m. Thursday. Items for _ direct delivery to Post Office retreat; Le Repos Weekend retreat are asked to bring canned goods for giving tables will be blessed. Food and away from 'their families . ' , Printing, , . We Do It All' with Anna Maria Smidt, today distribution to the needy to Masses donations will be collected by the St. this holiday season~" through Sunday. Diocesan deanery this weekend. Applications for boys' Call for Details (508) 679-5262" Vincent de Paul Society this weekand service committees day of recolECHO weekend, Dec. 1-3, available end. lection,9 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow. St. in parish center. Theresa, New Bedford, junior high DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA twilight retreat, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Hyacinth Circle 71 meeting 6:30 ST. WILLIAM, FR p.m. Nov. 21, Mass for deceased Vincentians, Women's Guild and' members at Holy Name Church, CCD program members will join in Mt. Pleasant St. NB. Talk will folcelebration of the Thanksgiving Eve low at Holy Name CCD center by liturgy, 6 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Louise A. Freeman, home econoSociety will- collect canned goods mist. Topic: Focus on Fats. and non-perishable foods to be distributed to needy families during the ST. PEtER THE APOSTLE, holiday season. PROVINCETOWN The public is invited to the blessST. ELIZABETH SETON, . ing of a new organ andcarillon, 4-5 N. FALMOUTH p.m. Sunday. Refreshments wil~ folCharismatic prayer group meets low in the church hall. The carillon 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the church. was donated to the church by the the Carriage House for the homeless late Mary Hackett. needs volunteers to provide child care for infants and toddlers while ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON mothers attend workshops, 10-11 :30 Grade '2 parents' meeting, 9:30 a.m. weekdays; information: Beth a.m. tomorrow, church hall. StuSlama'n, Mary 'Lou Holland, 564dents will tour the church with their 6485. teachers during the meeting. ChildOur Subscribers Check Our Ads ren's liturgy, grades 4 and 5, 8:30 ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, NB Women's League meeting, 7:30 a.m. Sunday. After Mass the stuand Attend Activities Around the Diocese dents will present the annual Beatip.m: Monday; Louise Dion will give tude Plays. Calix meeting, 6:30 p.m. an arts and crafts demonstration. , Sunday, parish center: final plans Parishioners are asked to bring for the Christmas pilgrimage of canned goods and other non-perishThis Message Sponsored by the Following Business Concerns in the Diocese of Fall River prayer will be made. New Hope able foods to Masses this weekend. invites volunteers to help staff the FALL RIVER TRAVEL BUREAU GLOBE MANUFACTURING CO. Thanksgiving baskets will be dishotline for battered women; infortributed to needy families by the SI. DURO FINISHING CORPORATION GILBERT C. OLIVEIRA INS. AGENCY mation: 226-4015. Vincent de Paul SOciety. GEORGE O'HARA CHEVROLET-CADILLAC

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