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in compliance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Competent adult patients have the primary responsibility for decisions concerning their health and the corresponding right to refuse treatments which merely prolong the dying process. The sacredness of human life from conception through death must be recognized. Thus every ordinary effort must be made to preserve and improve human life, but medical techniques need not always 'prolong the natural process of dying. The Catholic Church, the bishops explain, is unalterably opposed to any attempt to legalize "mercy killing." Life belongs to God, yet one is not obliged to prolong life by disproportionate means (measures which offer no reasonable hope of benefit or involve excessive hardship). Euthanasia, the intent of which is to terminate human life, is Turn to Page I I



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Parishes to offer guide to Health Care Proxy Bill The Catholic bishops of Massachusetts are distributing 750,000 copies of a leaflet explaining the state's Health Care Proxy Law, enacted last year to validate documents naming an agent or proxy to make health care decisions for an individual if he or she should lose the ability to make such decisions. The leaflet, to be distributed through parishes, will assist Catholics in understanding the moral aspects of federal and state laws regarding health care decisions. In addition to the state bill, a federal law which became effective Dec. I requires all health care facilities receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding to advise their clients of their right to prepare "advance directives for health care decisions." Catholics who choose to designate a health care agent or proxy should ensure that their personal convictions will be faithfully adhered to and that the agent will act


By Bernard Casserly (Related feature on page 12)

FLOWERS are great but retired religious also need cash. Be generous this weekend.

Sister Mary Ambrosia was not feeling well, so she went for a check-up and discovered she had diabetes. Her doctor put her on a strict diet, ordering her, among other things, not to eat any cookies. "All my life I had to give up sex," she said, "and now, after 50 years in the religious life, I have to give up cookies, too?" After a sister working on the annual appeal for the national Retirement Fund for Religious (Dec. 7 and 8 in the Fall River diocese) told that story at Mass one Sunday, a parishioner told her she shouldn't tell it in church. "If I can't tell it in church," she replied, "where can I tell it." Where indeed, if not among the churchgoers who have benefited most from the sacrifices of a generation of d.edicated teaching sisters? Right here let me say that as a long-time activist in the Catholic

League for Religious and Civil Rights, I hate Catholic-bashing as much, if not more, than most Catholics I know. Still and all, if we Catholics can't bash each other when we deserve it, who can? For example, how come we Catholics are tightwads compared to our Protestant and Jewish siblings when it comes to supporting our churches. Although I question the reliability of some of the statistics on which this comparison is made, there is one figure about our skinflint nature concerning which I have no doubts. That is how penurious we are in aiding our retired religious, '---


DId you know that the average American Catholic gave 50 cents last year toward the retirement program for U.S. sisters, brothers and order priests? There are more than 50 million Catholics in the Turn to Page I I

These Santas deliver toys by motorcycle By Marcie Hickey With the likelihood of a white Christmas always in question, these Santas prefer motorcycles to sleighs for holiday deliveries. On a cool autumn day when the leaves hl!-d barely turned, the New England Vikings Motorcycle Club was already thinking Christmas. The 15t> members of the club, representatives of a dozen more motorcycle organizations and a" number of independent riders took to the pavement on a grey-skied Sunday afternoon for a "toy run" to benefit needy children through the Fall River District St. Vincent de Paul Society 'and the deanery Catholic Social Services.

The intimidating spectacle of the 280-bike throng commanding the highway and winding through streets in Westport, Somerset, Swansea and Fall River was somewhat mellowed by the teddy bears and doll accessories strapped to the handlebars of the roaring machines. The run began at Battleship Cove, Fall River, and ended at Kennedy Park, in the shadow of the city's St. Anne's Church. Santa Claus was in the lead, the trailer hitched to his motorcycle laden with colorfully-wrapped gifts. Each motorcycle aficionado participating in the run brought a new toy for donation, and as the

crowd gathered 400 gifts were passed to Santa and loaded onto a city firetruck, then taken to St. Bernard's parish, Assonet, for storage until distribution for the holiday. Recipients will include some of Catholic Social Services' current clients and needy families known to the Vincentians, said Fall River


Catholic Social Services director Mary-Lou Mancini, LCSW. The donations are a welcome boost, she said, because "times are so hard right now," and more people need assistance than did .last year. The Vikings, headquartered in Lakeville, began the toy run project four years ago. This is the second year the Catholic organizations will benefit, and both parties hope it will become an annual alliance. "It worked so well last year we decided to stay with them," said Ray Caron, vice president and toy run chairman for the Vikings. "Every year it gets bigger and bigger."

The Carons, Fall River residents who attend St. Anne's Church, have four grandchildren, said Caron's wife, Claudette. "Those kids want for nothing," said Mrs. Caron. "They have what they need, but a lot of kids don't. I grew up poor myself and sometimes went without things. I know how sad it is. Kids have to have something" at Christmas. The Virtcentians were represented at the event by district president Len Nicolan and vice presi c dent Leopold ThibllUIt. "I think it's a great thing they're doing, especially with the way the economy is," said Nicolan. This Turn to Page I I


FROM SANTA'S WORKSHOP to Kennedy Park: (from left) Fall River District Vincentians president Len Nicolan, Fall River Catholic Social Services director Mary-Lou Mancini, New England Vikings president Rob

Robinette, vice president Ray Caron, Vincentians vice president Leopold Thibault, Right: Santa and his helpers load donated toys onto a city firetruck. (Hickey photos)


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Msgr. Daniel Shalloo: a Thanksgiving blessing'

Fri., bee. 6, 1'991

Obituaries Jane E. Delaney Mrs. Jane E. (Burke) Delaney, 9 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Name 86, widow of Joseph R. Delaney, Church with burial in St. Patrick's who resided with her da~ghter in Cemetery, Fall River. Jackson Hole, Wyo., and was formerlya member of Holy Name parish, Fall River, died Dec. 2 in St. John's Hospital, Jackson, Wyo. Born in County Tipperary, IreBOSTON (CNS) - Cardinal land, daughter of the late Tobias Bernard F. Law of Boston celeand the late Ann (Lynch) Burke, she is survived by four sons, Bishop . brated a funeral Mass Nov. 27 for Joseph P. Delaney of the diocese . his mother, Helen Audrey Stubblefield Law, who died of respiof Ft. Worth, Tex.; Dr. Edmund T. Delaney of Salisbury, Md.; Dr. tory failure Nov. 24 after a long Daniel J. Delaney of Brunswick, illness. The concelebrated Mass took Me.; Dr. Thomas P. Delaney of place at the Cathedral of the Holy Olean, N. Y.; and by her daughter, Cross in Boston, with burial folMrs. Vance (Ann) Carruth. . lowing at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Also surviving are a brother, West Roxbury, Mass. John J. Burke, of County TipperMrs. Law, 80, had lived in West ary; 15 grandchildren; 14 greatRoxbury since her only son was grandchildren; and several nieces named archbishop of Boston in and nephews. 1984. He'r wake will take place from 2 Born Aug. 2, 1911, in Umatilla to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at County, Ore., Mrs. Law was raised Waring-Ashton & Coughlin, D. D. in Walla Walla, Wash., and marSullivan-Driscoll funeral home, 178 ried Col. Bernard A. Law in TorWinter St., Fall River; and the reon in 1930. He died in 1955. She' Mass of Christian Burial will be at taught first grade for 20 years and was an avid tennis player.

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Pope asks aid -for Haitians VATICAN CITY (CNS) Pope John Paul II has asked for greater international interest in improving the situation of Haiti's post-coup population. "Many inhabitants of this country, already tried by long years of extreme poverty, are now undergoing harsh living conditions," the pope said. He made the appeal during his Dec. I midday Angelus talk from his apartment window overlooking St. Peter's Square. The pope prayed that Haitians "soon see satisfied their legitimate aspirations for living conditions worthy of man, in a spirit of harmony and peaceful togetherness." The pope's talk came as thousands of Haitians continued fleeing by boat in an effort to reach the United States, 600 miles away. Many said they were political refu- gees forced to leave because of the persecution that followed the Sept. 30 military coup against the democratically elected president, Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Father Aristide was suspended by the Salesians in 1988 - before he became president - for refusing to obey the orders of his superiors to leave Haiti. The exodus situation has become controversial in the United States. The government favors repatriation, saying that the Haitians are fleeing for economic rather than political reasons. U.S. Catholic Conference and other religious leaders have asked the United States to open its doors to the Haitian boat people. The pope's talk also came as foreign ministers ofthe 13-member Rio Group, which includes Latin American and Caribbean nations, recommended that their presidents enforce a trade embargo against Haiti.

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Over 100 priests attended the Nov. 27 funeral Mass for Msgr. Daniel F. Shalloo, retired pastor of Holy Name parish, Fall River, founder and for 18 years general manager of the Anchor. The Mass, at Holy Name Church, was preceded Nov. 26 by a vigil service at which diocesan vicar general Msgr. Henry T. Munroe presided. "Many have been touched by Father Dan's healing hand and have been lifted up by his wit," said Msgr. Munroe at the service. Holy Name was crowded to the doors the following morning with delegations representing the organizations Msgr. Shalloo had served in his priestly life and parishes where he ha'd been assigned. Arrangements for music by members of the choirs of Holy Name and of St. Dominic's parish, Swansea, were made by organist Larry Poulin. Bishop Daniel A. Cronin was principal celebrant for the funeral Mass and Father John P. Driscoll, pastor of St. Lawrence parish, New Bedford, was the homilist. A close friend of Msgr. Shalloo, Father Driscoll worked with him for many years as an associate general manager of the Anchor. Commenting that the Anchor founder had put together its first issue in April, 1957, "with a pot of glue, a pair of scissors and a table and chair," Father Driscoll said that the paper had never missed a deadline, "although the close calls were too many to count." Recalling Msgr. Shalloo's "extraordinary kindness and rapierlike wit," Father Driscoll added that "for all his gregariousness, and his reaching out to those in need, he was an intensely private man." Nevertheless; he continued, Msgr. Shalloo "made very few concessions to his own weariness. There was always time for one more call, one more favor, one more piece of advice, one more hospital visit, one more problem, one more attempt to bring a person closer to God." Msgr. Shalloo was a voracious reader; and Father Driscoll recounted that on one occasion the Anchor staffessayed to clean out his car. "We took out 78 books," he said., The monsignor's death, only hours after he was felled by a mas,sive stroke, was an example of "the typical Shalloo way of managing things," said his friend. "Do things quickly, thoroughly, don't wait around, don't cause any inconvenience to anyone else. "Heaven," he concluded, "is richer for his presence and we are the better for his life of service to God and service to us." Speaking at the end of the funeral liturgy, Bishop Cronin said that the "presence of so many here today is evidence of the esteem in which Msgr. Shalloo was held." ONLY






The bishop singled out for special thanks Father Driscoll, the homilist; and Father Paul F. McCarrick, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Fall River, where Msgr. Shalloo initially lived following his 1987 retirement. "Father McCarrick showed much love and affection for Msgr. Shalloo," declared the bishop. He also expressed appreciation to Father Edmund J. Fitzgerald, director of Diocesan Health Facilities; to the staff of the Priests' Hostel, where Msgr. Shalloo spent his last months; to Father Francis L. Mahoney, who succeeded Msgr. Shalloo as pastor of Holy Name; and to Dr. John P. Malloy, Msgr. Shalloo's physician and close friend. Referring to the fact that the funeral took place the day before Thanksgiving, the bishop said Msgr. Shalloo's life was "among our Thanksgiving blessings."

Peace Masses set HONOLULU (CNS) - Two cathedral congregations separated by 4,000 miles of Pacific Ocean will celebrate Masses for peace to mark the 50th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. At noon in Hawaii Dec. 7 and at what will be 7 a.m. the next day in Japan, Bishop Joseph A. Ferrario of Honolulu and Bishop Joseph A. Misue of Hiroshima will preside over liturgies at their respective cathedrals - Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu and Cathedral of the Assumption in Hiroshima. At each service, the Bishops will read a joint plea for peace and reconciliation. Bishop Ferrario also sent letters to each U.S. bishop asking that churches throughout the United States "join with us on that day" in the prayer for peace. "May we ask the intercession of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, on the feast of her Immaculate Conception, for peace and reconciliation between all peoples and races in our times, particularly in the Middie East," he wrote. According to the Honolulu cathedral rector, Father Terrence Watanabe, the Japan Broadcasting Co. will broadcast the Hawaii Mass in Japan. Thejoint Mass was one of more than 40 military, religious and community events planned in Hawaii for the D,ec. 7 Jemembrance. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace also will participate in a statewide ringing of church bells at 7:55 a.m., the time of the attack.

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Quintal Bldg. at Lunds Cor. , AT NOV. 24 blessing of rebuilt Hook & Hastings organ at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, New Bedford, from top, Bishop Aurelio Granada Escudeiro of the diocese of Angra, Azores, wh,o presided at Benediction following organ concert, with Msgr. Luiz G. Mendonca, Mt. Carmel pastor. Between them is a portrait of Msgr. Antonio P. Vieira, pastor of the parish for 57 years until his death in 1964 at age 98. Center, Msgr. Mendonca presents a silver platter to Margaret Sylvia Souza, 81 today, who sang in the church choir from age 7 and was organist and choir director from 1954 until 1990. Bottom, young Dwight Thomas, organist at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Providence, who presented a program including works by Handel, Franck, Carvalho and Bach. (Rosa photos)




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Fri., Dec. 6,1991

the moorin~路 "Tora, Tora" As this nation reflects on the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor it does so with questions about the past and mounting fears for the future. ' Few believe that the attack of that awesome Sunday, December 7, 1941, was truly surprise. In fact, many social historians feel that it was planned to get America into active warfare. Already committed to the battle of Bataan, it was a mere matter oftime before there would be a formal declaration of war on the Axis. The curious set of poorly explained circumstances that brought the United States into the war ,have never achieved full credibility. There are far too many facts indicating that Pearl Harbor was plotted in much\the same way as was the bombing of Coventry in England~ At best, the situation represents a failure of American 'intelligence. But Japan's attack and the resulting slaughter of military and civilian personnel still and rightly occasion deep emotions in American hearts. Fifty years have not erased the horror of December 7, 1941. Too many of us remember that day of infamy and the empty places it created at family tables. Few can deny that today's Japan is the dominant force of the East. China, however massive, is still a tattered and medieval tiger. Japan rules the Orient. It also represents the greatest challenge to the United States. Not only are there trade differences that some feel can be negotiated, it is also the realization that there are profound cultural and political differences between our two nations. We have a trade deficit with Japan. We also have a lag of social understanding. Today's global communications network daily disseminates the picture of America to the world. It is no wonder that so many look upon our present situation as a cancer. Don't imitate the U.S.A., avoid it if you can, is a growing world attitude and it is polarizing people. While some walls are being torn down, others are being built in fearful and threatened minds. As Japan continues to expand its influence, it is creating an empire it never achieved in the days of World War II. The home front issues of education, domestic order' and social justice must begin to burn in the American heart. We cannot nor should we fight World War II all over again even if only in parliaments, and boardrooms. A renewed and revitalized United States will assure that the memories of yesterday will not become the realities of tomorrow. In some ways it ' seems our 50-year-old fear of Japan is still with us.


Msgr. Dan Shalloo


Webster describes a leprechaun as one of the wee people of Irish folklore who can reveal hidden treasures to anyone who catches him. In many ways this indeed describes the person and personality of Msgr. Dan Shalloo, the dynamic force behind the founding of this newspaper. Always on the move, he left people with the joy of laughter and a good tale. Because of him, the Anchor had indeed a foundation sure and firm. Together with his dear friends, Father John Driscoll, Hugh Golden, John Crowley, Rosemary Dussault and Pat McGowan, Msgr. Shalloo forged a team that made things work under sometimes most difficult circumstances. He loved the Anchor and all that went with it. As one of his successors, I feel I can safely say that God reserved a special place for Msgr. Dan Shalloo. And I hope He has a good ear for the stories He will be hearing.


"Thou shalt let him go free." Jer. 34:14

A new church court system?

WASHINGTON (CNS) - The Canon Law Society of America has proposed a new system of diocesan and regional administrative tribunals to protect rights of Catholics in disputes over administrative decisions in the church. Such spec;:ialized courts, though new to the church, would be an extension of the "due process" procedures of conciliation and arbitration developed by the society in 1969. Those procedures were adopted by the U.S. bishops later that year apd approved by the VatThe Editor ican in 1971. The proposed diocesan courts could be set up by bishops on their own authority, the report says, but regional courts would require Vatican authorization because, according to the proposal, they would be OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER I "empowered to render decisions Published weekly by The Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River' binding upon diocesan bishops." The new report, titled "Protec887 Highland Avenue P.O. BOX 7 tion of Rights of Persons in the Fall River, MA 02720 Fall River, MA 02722-0007 Church," was accepted by the Telephone (508) 675-7151 society at its recent annual conFAX (508) 675-7048 vention in San Antonio. PUBLISHER , The society asked its board of Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, 0.0" S.T.D. governors to release the document EDITOR GENERAL MANAGER as a study text for criticism and Rev. John F. Moore Rosemary Dussault refinement and as a set of norms ~ Leary Press-Fall River and guidelines that dioceses may use oh an experimental basis.


The report also includes the conciliation and arbitration procedures developed in 1969, revised to update and refine them in light of 20 years of experience and the new Code of Canon Law issued by the Vatican in 1983. 'In' the 1960s and 1970s, U.S. and Canadian canon lawyers took a lead in developing due process proced ures in the postconciliar church. These reflected what the report calls the "assertions of rights enjoyed by the Christian faithful within the church itself' that were "liberally sprinkled" through the documents of the Second Vatican Council. The procedures also reflected the mandate of the 1967 World Synod of Bishops, that in the postconciliar revision of the Code of Canon Law "the rights of each and every faithful must be acknowledged and safeguarded." As successive drafts of the new code were developed and refined in the 1970s and 1980s, they included a separate section on administrative courts largely developed by North American scholars. "These norms were inexplicably excised from the final text," the new report says, but adds that "the revised code still retains passing


references to administrative tribunals." Such references to administrative tribunals, without any provisions in general iaw establishing or governing them, suggest that "the establishment and regulation of administrative tribunals has been left to local churches," the report says. In their absence, the patq o'f redress open to anyone believing his or her rights have been violated by an administrative decision of a church official is called "hierarchical recourse," or basically an appeal to the bishop. The proposed norms for tribunals spell out rules of filing. and. handling a petition, personnel rules, rules for paying court costs and various principles governing cases tribunals can deal with. For exampie, they are to handle only cases involving a claim of injustice, and may not accept a case unless the petitioner has tried unsuccessfully toresolveitbymeanssucfiasgood' faith efforts at conciliation. . The report says that the references in canon law to administrative tribunals also "presume the existence" of appellate administrative tribunals, in effect inviting bishops to establish them.

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Baruch 5: 1-9 Philippians 1:4-6,8-11 Luke 3:1-6

By FATHER ROGER Do we sometimes give "fairy KARBAN tale" status to the founders of our faith? in the Judean wilderness revealed Because religion is so importhat their authors described their tant, we might stop thinking of mission in the same words! Now them as real human beings and when we look at the Baptizer bestow an ethereal quality to everyagainst his actual theological and thing about them - names, achistorical background, we see sometions, towns, histories. one who seems to have been a If we lean in this direction, we member of this famous Qumran should reflect often' on today's community! Gospel pericope. Luke writes it to Yet Luke is not the first to be so bring his readers back into the real concerned with history. Over 20 world. years before the third evangelist, Those impossible-to-pronounce we find Paul also trying to situate names are actually historical per- ' God's saving actions in our immesons and places: Tiberius, Pontius diate world. Pilate., Judea, Herod, Galilee, The Apostle carefully instructs Philip, Ituraea, Trachonitis, Lyhis Philippian community: "My sanias, Abilene, Annas, Caiaphas... prayer is that your love may more They are as real as George Bush, and more abound, both in underMichael Gorbachev, Moscow, Washstanding and wealth of experience, ington ... so that with a clear conscience and Once we calculate their time as caesar, procurator, tetrarch or blameless conduct you may learn to value the things that really high-priest, we can determine the matter. .." exact point in history when John Certainly it is appropriate and starts going ..... throughout the whole region of the Jordan, pro- necessary to express our belief in claiming a baptism of repentance poetic images, as Baruch does in our'first reading. The prophet uses for the forgiveness of sins ..." majestic and symbolic terms to Luke strives in 'his Gospel to proclaim his people's return from remove a "Never-Never-Land" conexile: "God has commanded that cept from our faith. Then, for every lofty mountain be made low, good measure, he attaches a second and that the age-old depths and part (the Acts of the Apostles) to gorges b e f i II e d to level his composition to show how Jesus' ground ... The forests and every life, death and resurrection only fragrant kind of tree have overrealize their purpose when the early shadowed Israel at God's comChristian community integrates mand .. ." But though we enjoy and them into its real everyday world. appreciate Baruch's lyric style, we Since 1946, John's proclamation, must still apply his oracle to the .. A herald's voice in the desert, cry" real world. ing, 'Make ready the way of the A reporter once heard one of Lord, clear him a straight path .. .''' world auto racing champion Phil has taken on much deeper historiHill's Ferrari crewmen say somecal significance. One of the first thing in Italian while carefully seven Dead Sea Scr'olls discovered inspecting his high powered engine. "Must be very romantic having such a beautiful language spoken in your pits," he commented. Quizzically looking up from his cockpit, Hill responded, "I don't know what you mean. He just said, 'Change the sparkplug!'" By nature we enjoy fairy tales and poetic language. But though SECOND WEEK such imagery can stimulate and inspire us to conquer great heights, OF ADVENT we still must get our hands dirty by raising the hood and searching for the bad plug. We might love to sit back and hear that ..... God is leading Israel in joy by the light of his glory, with his mercy and justice for company." But it is only when we get down to the nitty-gritty of our' faith and work to bring about ..... the justice which Jesus Christ has ripened .. ." in us, that Baruch's symbolic words are fulfilled. Luke certainly knows he is a STIR' UP our hearts, 0 herald of the wofld to come. But Lord, to prepare the ways he also knows the only way we of thine only-begotten reach that world is to become Son; that through his comdeeply involved in this world.


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Q. I converted to the Catholic faith last Easter. At 40 years of age I feel on top of the world. I have been dating a divorced Catholic for over two years, and love him ve~y much. Now.l find out I'm pregnant. Abortion is out, even though I'm at high risk because of my age. I cannot marry the baby's father since I would be unable to receive communion. However, if we don't

Will the baby be able to be baptized into the church? I don't want an illegitimate child, yet I don't want to lose the opportunity fpr communion which is very important to me. ~ Can you help? I'm very confused. (Kansas) ,A. Perhaps I can help you resolve at least one problem. It is definitely possible for your child to be baptized in the Catholic Church, even though you and your friend are not married. Both cannon law and the Introduction to the Rite of Baptism insist that a priest cannot lawfully baptize a child unless he has some solidly founded hope that the baby will be raised properly as a member of the Catholic religion (Canon 868). Normally this requires at least

that one of the parents is a practicing CathoJic. It does not automat~ ically require that the child be living with two parents. In other words, if a priest is persuaded that the faith commitment and practice of a single parent is sufficient for this reasonable hope that the child will be nourished and raised in the Catholic, religion, there is no reason the child cannot be baptized. In fact, this is not at all unique. Children of single parents are often baptized in this type of situation. It would of course be valuable, for this among other reasons, to establish your membership and attendance in a parish, if you haven't done so already. Check on the pre-baptism requirements in your parish, and talk 'to a priest as the time approaches and ask his guidance. Q. Our discussion group was

talking about laypeople now leading many activities, including prayers in our parish. What about Benediction? (Indiana) A. According to the Ritual for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the ordinary minister of this ceremony is a priest or deacon. Before the end of adoration the priest or deacon blesses the people with the sacrament and places it back into the tabernacle. Ifthere is no deacon or priest, or if they are for some' good reason unable to officiate, the following persons may expose and repose the holy Eucharist for public adoration. I. An acolyte, that is one who has been installed in this role by the church, not simply an altar server. 2. A "special minister of Communion." 3. A member of a religious

community or of a lay association of men and women devoted to eucharistic adoration, if this individual has been appointed by the local bishop. These three groups may open the tabernacle and place the ciborium on the altar or pla'ce the host in the monstrance. At the end of adoration time, they replace the blessed sacrament in the tabernacle. 'They should not, ho'wever, give the blessing with the sacrament ("H oly Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass" n. 91). A free brochure answering questions Catholics seek ask about cremation and other funeral regulations and customs is available by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to Father John Dietzen, Holy Trinity Parish, 704 N. Main St., Bloomington, III. 61701. Questions for this column should be sent to him at the same address.

Being on the road 'with young children is no holiday By DOLORES CURRAN

Last Christmas, a young couple I know decided to drive 800 miles with their two toddlers to spend the holiday with grandparents and siblings. It was to be their' first Christmas reunion since the birth of their th~ee-year-old. Each took off a few days of work so they could spend three days visiting and four driving.

Christmas came on Tuesday so they planned to leave 'early the Thursday before. Then the day before their planned' departure, their new furnace developed a tic and refused to turn off, their baby developed a fever, and an arctic front began to move in. By the time they got the furnace repaired and the baby medicated, it was too late to leave so they decided to leave early Friday. They a woke to school closings anda forecast of 20 below for the whole of their 800 miles. They couldn't risk a long trip with a sick infant in such weather. \ "Here we were with days off, plans ana visions of fun' back

home, and no plans for Christmas' here," the young wife said. "It was a terrible holiday." My husband and I nodded in empathy. Twice, we went through the holiday visit to grandparents 500 miles distant. We refer to those years as our disaster Christmases. On both trips we had sick kids and bad roads. After the second, we asked the grandparents to spend future holidays with us, which they did. Traveling with small children is never fun but it can be a nightmare at holiday time. The hassles of travel are too many and even healthy children pick up the stress level of parents.

Flying isn't much e~sier than driving. Delays and bad weather are more common than rare. Twice in the past five years our airport closed December'23 and 24 because o(snow. Thousands were stranded. My heart went out to the families with small children sleeping on the floor, as shown on TV. An emergency announcement said that the airport shops had sold out of disposable diapers. One young couple interviewed said they had spent most their money on fares and presents and didn't have enough for food for two days in the airport, where a hot dog costs $1.75. Children suffer most during holiday travel. Already over-stimulat-

ed with Christmas hoopla, the ahports, icy roads, unfamiliar, beds and relatives simply add to their inner stress. What they need most is the quiet comfort of home with their own traditions. Yes, we would love to be together with grand'parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins at holiday time but we also long for a peaceful, enjoyable holiday where Santa Claus finds us in our own home near our own doctors and we can view the snow outside as pretty rather than treacherous. And, if our relatives don't understand this because they are always hosts rather than the travelers, maybe we ought to send them this column.

,Family is everything - isn't it? By ANTOINETTE BOSCO

All of us need a vacation now and then, sometimes even f~om our children. But I found something hard to understand in an article Robin Marantz Henig wrote about the "whole blissful month" she and her husband had when their two daughters were away at camp: "The experience, lovely as it was, was enough to shake my confidence in the family-centered life

that we and people like us have chosen. How devious a force is Mother Nature to drive so many of us to the very behaviors that are good for the species - procreating and'nurturing and sacrificing for a new generation - but run quite counter to the selfish best interests of the individual." Later I was glad to read she wasn't "sorry we had children." Yet, she concluded,'''Maybe my friends and neighbors are so stri'dent in their collective belief that路 'family is everything' precisely because they have, as I do, an emotional and intellectual investment in justifying their choices - and a nagging suspicion that there may be some other ways to live a life that could be just as meaningful."

If ever' there was ;{ calling that Her article appeared Nov. 3 in the would put you to the test when it New York Times Magazine. In mulling over what she said I comes to self-judgement about what kind of person you are, it is parentrealized I haye, since I was a kid, been a true daughter of my Italian ing. father, parroting what he said so It is a tremendous ed ucation often as I was growi ng up: "Antoi- and self-awakening, for as we help nette, family is everything." our children grow into their maturCatholics are taught from early ity, we are. at the same time, movcatechism classes the beauty and ing always into the next phase of importance offamily, starting with our own growth, much of it prothe Holy Family. pelled by pain and difficulty, along Your family gives you life, values, with love and joy. faith in God and, most of all; your .I've often asked myself whether first and permanent doses of love. I wish it has been different, that I Mrs. Henig, of course, is abso- had had a life where I could have lutely correct in pointing out how pursued my own dreams, marched difficult it is to be a parent. You to my own drummer? can't be self-centered and still give The answer always comes back, the nurturing required by parent. "Oh, no." ing.

As I have gotten older and seen my children as adults, I have learned something I couldn't have believed a few decades ago: that I actually did follow my dreams and march to my own drummer. It's just that now I understand clearly what these were and found them to be different from the dreams and drums I thought I wanted to pursue when I was young. I didn't gain the careers I might have chosen, the rest I might have coveted, the money I might have liked. But I lived in the school of love linked with immortality that is called family. And I learned why, as my father sai", family is everything.

Why' is one child so different from the others? By Dr. JAMES & . MARYr

KENNY Dear Mary: I am a mother of four children. The three oldest, 51, 43 and 42 years old, have never been in trouble with the law, have reared their children, who are educated and still furthering their education. My fourth child, 36 years old, has been a problem since age 5. When he was 9,'1 didn't know what to do, so I went to juvenile court

and begged for help. I was told he The fact is we do not know why cover his debts while lecturing the had to be arrested first. children from the same family can child about Irresponsibility. He is a brilliant young man, but turn out so differen!ly. As you have found, the best way he is in and out of prison. I refuse to deal with irresponsibility is to When your son was very small, to spend any money to get him let the adult child suffer the conseyou and your children certainly out. quences. Your refusing to pay bail My husband was in the hospital encountered great difficulty and for your child is a way to allow him for four years before he died. My sorrow. You must have been a to suffer the consequences of his son never knew his dad because he strong woman and mother to raise' actions. was 2 when his dad was admitted , your family during your husband's You are not helping your son to the hospital and 6 when he died. illness and after his death. lead an irresponsible lifestyle. You I would like to know why my You seem wise enough to know are not blaming yourself or others 36-year-old is so different from his that your son is an adult, and for his behavior. What can you do brother and sisters. - Indiana adults take responsibility for their for your son at this point'in his . You could probably find as many own behavior. Too often parents life? Probably not a lot. You can be answers to your question as there ,blame themselves when a child are people to anSwer it. You might acts irresponsibly. Then the par- available for him whenever he turns to you, not to' bail him out of equally well ask, Why do I have ents attempt to take care of the unpleasant situations but to sorthree children who have done so person as though he were still a row with him over his difficulties, child. They pay a child's fines or well in their lives?

encourage him in any posItive direction and simply remind him that you love him and always will. At this .point your son's behavior seems to offer little hope 'or encouragement, either for you or for him. Turn to your frie~ds or rehitives, particularly old friends who have known your family, for support and consolation about your son. Sustain yourself with prayer. Pray for your son, and pray for the gift of hope. God will never give up on your son. Don't you give up on him either. Questions are invited by The Kennys; 219 W. Harrison St.; Rensselaer, IN 47978.

Assembly for Life .:activityattheparishlevelisplanned for committee members and aposplanned tolate representatives in the spring.

The Anchor Friday, December 6, 1991

The diocesan Pro-Life Apostolate, directed by Father Stephen A. Fernandes, reports that 102 of the III parishes ofthe diocese now have a pro-life committee or a representative to the apostolate. A daylong workshop to strengthen

The assembly, to begin at 3 p.m., will be held in the SheratonBoston at the Prudential Center. Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York, chairman of the U.S. bishopS: Committee on Pro-Life Activities, will be keynote speaker.

Also among upcoming activities is participation i,n the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Assembly for Life on Jan. 17, the Sunday before the 19th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

Share In The Spirit ofthe LaSalette Fathers & Brothers FAMILY AFFAIR: Sister Mary Paule Beauregard and her nieee,SisterMary-Jeanne Beaw-egaftl,-OOth-Dominicans-

of St. Catherine of Siena, teamed up to staff a booth at last year's Citizens' Scholarship Foundation Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair. The 1991 fair takes place from to a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at BMC Durfee High School, Fall River, and the aunt-niece combination will be on hand with their specialty, handmade aprons, and many other craft items. (Gaudette photo)

The time has come . Dear Editor: Approximately 50 years ago, when television made its debut it was acclaimed as one of the greatest inventions of all time, a powerful educational tool with a great potential to benefit our society. But instead television, motion pictures, videos, and magazines ofthe pbptilar culture" have promoted immorality by continually portraying casual extramarital sex, explicit bedroom scenes, nudity, etc. as normal and acceptable. No wonder promiscuous behavior is thriving both in our youth and adults. It's time for our elected officials, organized groups and the citizenry to put pressure on the TV networks and get laws enacted restricting .this contagious immorality. The first amendment states freedom of 'Speech, which means the free expression of ideas in words, not degrading physical exhibitions or vulgarity. The time has come for parents to 'instill in their children a real sense of moral decency and respect for themselves and members ofthe opposite sex so that they and the future of our country will not be destroyed from within by the corruption of our most sacred values and standards. Hugo Sorgi Yarmouthport

Two lists Dear Editor: I was happy to see Jean Roma's letter (Anchor, Nov. 22). She is a beautiful person and well a ware of what is going on in our world today, especially concerning our children. I would like to list the for,gotten words oftoday's vocabulary. They can still be found in a dictionary. I also list forgotten persons. Words: No, Thank You, Excuse Me, Obedience, Morality, Courtesy, Abstinence, Chastity. Persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, the Holy Spirit, Maryour mother, Joseph, Jesus' earthly father, Mom, Dad.

The persons who read the Anchor are undoubtedly famifiar with these words and persons. It is unfortunate that those who should read these lists seldom or never read the Anchor. Loretta G. Daucette East Falmouth

This Child "They went in haste and found Mary and Joseph and the baby lying in the manger; once they saw, they understood what had been told them concerning this child." . - Lk 2:16-17

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Advent resolutions By Dan Morris So, you ask, what does losing 10 pounds have to do with Advel\t? You asked the right person. I have tried to lose 10 pounds so many times that you might call me the Don Quixote of the diet set. I lose three pounds, sometimes even five, then become incredibly impatient or bored (or psychologically hungry). Then I bail. Summary: I resolve, I try, I (ail, I qujt, I feel guilty. It's the whole (as opposed to skim) truth. The Advent connection? Too often I do the same thing with Advent. I want to do all the spiritually nurturing things I know

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should be done. I do a few. Yet typically I cave in along the line somewhere. I become so remarkably caught up in preparations for the pagan aspects of the feast that preparation for the spiritual feast becomes catch as catch can. My resolution this Advent is not to become paralyzed by past inadequacies or numbed by guilt. I atn not going to be demoralized (right hand in air, typing left-handed) because my past Advents have not been what'they could have been. And I am going to be on the lookout for ways to help prepare me and my family for Jesus' birth. . Resolved: We will set aside time for family prayer that may not be missed because offootball games, last-minute shopping, Christmas parties, baby-sitting jobs or TV specials. Resolved: I will not let my teenagers get away with subtle intimidation when they emit "this is cornball" vibes. Resolved: I will give priority to reading my younger children Bible stories over writing perfunctory Christmas notes. Resolved: I will begin each Advent day with a simple prayer for the wisdom to see Jesus in the faces of my wife, my children, my friends - and in the faces of people it seems hard to like or who do not like me. Resolved: I will thank Mary's son every day of Advent for loving me as I am and for being there to pick me up no matter how many times I mi~ht stumble. .'I.,



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IIMake ready the way of the Lord, clear him a straight path. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be leveled. The windings shall be made straight and the rough ways smooth, and . all mankind shall see the salvation of God."

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"Seeing their faith, Jesus ' Can you visit a shut~in, said, 'My friend, your sins a hospitalized person or We make time for the are forgiven yoo.' " an AIDS sufferer this holi~ shopping. We make time day season? Remember for the decorating. We him or her with a card, a make time for the wrap~ gift, baked goods or a bit .ping, the mailing, the of holiday decoration to cooking and cleaning. brighten the day. Will we be too weary on In this season of prepa~ Christmas morning to wel~ ration for Christ's arrival, come the OJ.ild? Resolve many parishef schedule to make time each coming penance servic~s with op~ day for quiet prayer and portunities for lindividual meditation on what this reception ofthe sacrament. Christmas means to you. Make an effort to attend a service or to t(jlke advan~ tage of regularl~ scheduled confession ti1(nes before Christmas Da~ arrives.

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"A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed

with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars." In honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the unborn, could you welcome a little one into the world by putting Birth~ right or another crisis preg~ nancy assistance organiza~ tion on your Christmas list? Maternity and baby clothes and assorted baby items are always needed.

"Happy the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked, .. He is like a tree planted near running water, that yields fruit in due season, and whose leaves never fade." Research and discuss with your family the sym~ bolism of the Christmas tree. You can bless your tree with a prayer found in today's issue,ofthe Anchor.

102 Marian Medalists t·o be honored Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will award the Madan Medal to 102 .members of the Fall River diocese outstanding for service to their parishes in the context of an evening prayer service at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Cathedral. The names pf the recipients follow. Where a city is not named, the parish is in the same city as the deanery designation. Fall Riv~r Deanery Mrs. Alice Leite Arruda, St. John of God, Somerset; Mrs. Yvette T. .'



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Bay; Ms. Yvonne Sylviil, St. Elizabeth, Edgartown. New Bedford Deanery Miss Lauretta Beauregard, St. Anthony of Padua; Matthew Albert Charbonneau, St. Francis' Xavier, Acushnet; Mrs. Phyllis (Leo) Ciborowski, O.L. of Perpetual Help; Mrs. Pearl (Anibal) Enos, O. L. of Fatima; Charles D. Finn, St. Anthony, Mattapoisett; Mrs. Sophie (Jacob) Gajewski, St. Casimir. Mrs. Katherine F. (Matthew) Hart, S\. Mary, Fairhaven; Dr. James R. Hayden, St. Julie Billiart, No. Dartmouth; Mrs. Jeanne(Mead) Hickey, 51. Rita, Marion; Charles Jodoin, St. Theresa; Robert F. Lagasse, 51. Mary; Dalpha R. Lavallee, St. Lawrence. . Mrs. Dolores (Joseph) Lentz, St. Mary, So. Dartmouth; Mrs. Constance Levasseur, St. Joseph; John E. Macedo, Holy Name; Edward Metivier, Jr., Sacred Heart; Felix R. Monteiro, O.L. of Assumption; Mrs. Alida D. (Robert) Muir, St. John Neumann, East Freetown. Mrs. Melanie Muir, St. Anne; Mrs. Juliette C. Parent, St. George, Westport; Miguel Pimental, Immaculate Conception; Mrs. Ethel (Hadley) Rowe, St. Patrick, Wareham; Seraphim Salvador, St. John Baptist; Gilberto M. Tavares, O.L. of M t. Carmel. Mrs. Edna V. (Russell) Tripp, St. John Baptist, Westport; Joseph John Wajda, St. Hedwig; Harry Young, St. Joseph, Fairhaven. Taunton Deanery Miss Clementine Bzdula, Immaculate Conception; Joseph Enos Castro, Holy Family, East Taunton; Mrs. Sadie FrizadO, Holy Cross, South Easton; Mrs. Laura (George) Goulart, St. Peter, Dighton; Henry M. Guglielmo, St. Joseph; John L. Keene, St. Jacques; John J. Kelly, Sacred Heart.

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Mt 17:10-13

"l assure you, though, that Elijah has already come, but they did not rec~ ognize him, and they did as they pleased with him. The Son of Man will suffer at their 1tands in the same way." St. John of the Cross ( I 542~ 159I), cofounder of . the Discalced Carmelites and a great mystic, was given credit for his ac~ complishments only after his death. We often fail to recognize the importance of those around us. Today make an effort to acknowl~ edge the accomplishments or good qualities of some~ one you have ignored or disliked.

Walter Kosinski, Holy Rosary; Robert McLaughlin, Immaculate Conception, No. Easton; Mrs. Shirley Mary (Nelson) Meunier, St. Joseph, No. Dighton; James S. Moura, St. Anne, Raynham; Mrs. Lydia (Erasmo) Perez. St. Mary; Mrs. Janet Reese, St. Paul; Thomas A. Souza, O. L. of Lourdes.

tSiiE Dec. 7 1976, Rev. Thomas F. Daly. Retired Pastor, St. James, New Bedford 1977, Rev. Ambrose Bowen, Retired Pastor, St. Joseph, Taunton Dec. 8 1940, Rev. John F. Broderick, Pastor. St. Mary, South Dartmouth Dec. 9 1983, Rev. Rene Patenaude, O.P., Retired Associate Pastor, St. Anne·s. Fall River, Director of Youth Activities

Dec. II 1959. Rev. Edward L. KiJligrew. Pastor. St. Kilian, New Bedford Dec. 13 _ 1972, Rev. Reginald Theriault. O.P., St. Anne's, Dominican Priory. Fall River

1990-91 was a gteatscliool year.:.94% of our pduatel continued their education atcolleges 8Ilduniversiliesacrossthe United Sta&esandCanada...the National Honor Society inducted 31 new mrmbers...two suc:cessful dnma produetions...the Foreign Language Cub hosted the flJStlDremational Day in conjunclion with Bristol Community CoUege...the Law Team posted a 2-1 nwk in Massachusetts Sta~ Mock Trial Competition... two thUds of the senior class putic::ipated in Community Service projects serving 30 different agcnciesintheGteater Fall Riverareaand the sunoundingc:onununitiel..Jour students were named as National Merit Commended Students.•.one student wu named u a Presidential SchoIar... League Championships for the Girls Soc:cerTeam and the Girls Track Team...the Boys Cross Counlly 1eam took the City of Fall River Ctampionship Cup...the Hockey Team took the City Championship Cup... six vanity teams qualified for state toumament play (Girts Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girts VoUeybUi, Hockey, Boys Tennis•.Gids Tennis)...Cara McDennott won rhe State HeptathIon and broke the State Heptathlon Record by over 100 points... we celebrated our2Sth Anniversary...

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Officials from the town of North Attleboro and from Madonna Manor nursing home gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial recently to dedicate the planting of two trees. The nursing home offered to donate the trees to the town after haying to remove four older oak trees earlier this year to make way for a new patio on the North Washington Street side of the building. "We're pleased that we were able to arrange for the dedication as part of the town's Veteran's Day activities," said Martha Daneault, Manor administrator. She noted that the choice of trees is most

appropriate, as the oak symbolizes strength while the beech represents honor. "The donation of the trees to a veterans memorial is very pleasing to our residents. a number of whom are veterans or wives of veterans - most notably Herbert Hayes, 101, who is a veteran of both World Wars," Mrs. Daneault said. Pizza for 300 Papa Gino's Restaurant recently delivered pizza for 300 to the residents' dining room at Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River. Renovations to the nursing home's kitchen area have resulted in some creative· meal planning and rearranging of work space to

Fifty years ago You qualify as a senior citizen if you can remember where you were and what you were doing on Dec. 7, 1941, a half century ago. The 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is tomorrow. Few events in our lives are so dramatic and so important that everyone of an age to understand can recall vividly the exact circumstances ofthe moment they learned of them. Remember Pead Harbor? When Japanese planes began their Sunday morning attack on sleepy blue Hawaii, the first report crackled over our radio around I p.m. when we Casserlys were relaxing at the end of our traditional Sunday dinner. The brief report broke into the homespun music of Pearl and Ade, who promoted the sale of bedroom "suites" for the New England Furniture Co. Neither we four brothers, nor our mother or sister, dreamed that we young men would all be in uniform within the next few months. . World War II stole five years out of our lives. Joe flew bombers over Europe; Jim worked in cryptography on Saipan; Bob sailed the Atlantic in the Coast Guard; and I recruited at home and shipped out in the merchant marine. Pearl Harbor triggered a major disruption in our lives, and we siblings love to reminisce about

those incredible years when we gather together. In retrospect it was an adventure, because we came home-when so many of our friends did not. Our memories of those years need to be preserved, I tell my younger siblings, as a big brother should. Our children need t9 know what their parents did in the last World War, and we now have tape and video recorders to make the job easier. What a great Christmas present to our children for posterity would such a record be! What I wouldn't give to have such a record of my parents' and grandparents' lives! The attack on Pearl Harbor was more than the date of American involvement in WWIl;.it marked the end of the Great Depression. Some historians claim it ended in 1939, when the war began in Europe and U.S. industry started rehiring to build arms for the Allies. Whatever is right, from the stock market crash in 1929 till the war began, this nation experienced the greatest economic collapse in its history. At its peak-or depth-in the winter of 1931-32, one-fourth ofthe work force was unemployed. It may be even more important for our children to learn what it was like to grow up in a major depression than to find out ho~ we won the war. I think we Casserlys spend more time recalling how

ensure the continuity of food service. "Papa Gino's offer to provide the pizza for [the] noontin:te meal was a real treat for the residents and a tremendous help for us," said Alice Considine, director of nutritional services. The logistics of preparing and delivering the 50 large cheese pizzas were handled by Carlos Viera, manager of the Papa Gino's on EIIsbree Street in Fall River. Earlier in the week, the home's activities department transformed a picnic-style luncheon into a "Teddy Bear Picnic" and carried the theme into the day's entertainment activities.



we managed to survive without a father, without work, without decent clothing and without transportation. How we did it is a marvelous story of love, faith, hard work, a strong Catholic education and two "maiden" aunts who helped out. It's a story that many seniors can tell, because the Great Depression affected even those with jobs. The depression of the 30s was worldwide, but it almost brought the United States to its knees. We Casserlys were on our knees regularly, anyway, and we learned how to survive in ways that our children can learn from. A nation that forgets its history is bound to repeat its mistakes. Those of us who survived both a tragic depression and the last World War have an opportunity and an obligation to record those times forever. Pearl Harbor, which marked the end of one era and the beginning of another, should remind us to act now, before our memories fade and our descendants an; left with little more than boxes of old letters and unmarked black and white photos.


MOTORCYCLE TOY RUN: Santa leads the pack; motorcyclists gather in Kennedy Park; the Mancinis show off their ma~hine. (Hickey photos)

These Santas deliver toys by motorcycle Continued from Page One bike run is a great asset to the children of the surrounding community. We're very fortunate to be the recipients." He added that the charitable

work helps counteract stereotypes about bikers. "People think all . they do is cause trouble. Obviously that's not true." Mrs. Mancini and her husband topped that compliment with the

sincerest form ohiattery: last year's toy run was "so much fun," she said, that the couple bought a motorcycle and joined the Vikings - even acquiring a pair of the club's trademark leather jackets,

Don't forget Sister Continued from Page One country; last year we gave $25 million. That's nothing to sneeze at. In fact, according to my limited records, it is not only the most given in the annual drive to aid our aging religious, it tops any national collection sponsored by the American bishops. The Campaign for Human Development used to lead all other Catholic fund campaigns, but the Retirement Fund for Religious now leads the pack. At a half-dollar per Catholic per year, what does that say about our generosity? Does it mean that we affluent Catholic Americans, who lead all other religious groups in family income;- have forgotten how we got where we are? To cite just one figure, Catholic family income averages $38,535; Protestants average $33,982. Older Catholics, who control most disposable income, were

educated (at least half of us) in the Religious Retirement Fund Catholic elementary schools. And last year came from mote sources those schools were made possible than the campaign. Direct· gifts only because of teaching sisters came from individuals and organwho earned barely .subsistence izations. ' wages. The T ri-Conference Fund office, Now the average age of all nun~. which directs the campaign and is 65, and those less than minimum . supervises its fund disbursement, wages have made it impossible fpr works in many ways to guide finan~ them to take care of themselves in cially-strapped communities. Pooltheir old age. Was that the result of ing resources, selling properties, poor planning - or trust in God? auditing infirmaries, developing Whatever, those chickens have self-insurance, fund raising and come home to roost. A 1985 sur- consolidating facilities are some of vey reported by the Wall Street the steps. Journal showed that U.S. religious These actions have helped conorders were at least $2.5 million gregations increase their cash assets short- of being able to meet the by $1 billion between 1987 and needs of their retired members. 1989, according to Retirement OffWith some sisters forced to use ice director Sister Mary Oliver food stamps, the bishops launched . Hudon, SSND. a IO-year campaign to help solve Besides the low wages earned by the problem. The trouble is, nobody our teaching sisters, the huge deficit likes special collections. Bishops . was caused by other factors; no don't, pastors don't, and people In Social Security until 1972, the the pew don't most of all. decline in religious vocations and The $25,597,000 contributed to the escalating cost of medical care.

which feature - you guessed it -a fierce-looking helmeted Norse·man. - This year, gifts in hand, the Mancinis were toy run insiders, insisting that by next year they'd One fact alone is shocking: There are now more women religious over 90 than under 30. Nevertheless, Sister Mary Oliver is optimistic. She sees the problem being reduced to "manageable proportions" after six more annual collections. Consider for a moment what might happen -if each Cath.olic donor simply doubled his or her 1990 contribution to the fund. The sisters would have $51,194,000 to work with instead of half that amount. What a marvelous way of saying thanks to those who dedicated their working lives to educating us in what was once the biggest nongovernment school system in the world!

have the Vincentians and this reporter riding the route.

The Secret "Find a need and fill it." - Ruth Stafford Peale

Proxy Continued from Page One never permitted under any circumstances. An agent designated as a health care proxy may never be authorized to deny basic services of personal hygiene and the administration of pain medication. The so-called "living will" presents difficulties because it must be formulated about future conditions, the circumstances of which cannot be known in advance. In the past, the Massachusetts Catholic Conference has opposed living will legislation for this reason, and, because it is excessively legalistic. However, the conference does not oppos~ the Health Care Proxy Law, which it sees as superior to living will proposals.

Ball presente_e committee named Thirty-eight young ladies representing 38 parishes of the diocese, will be presented to the Bishop Daniel A. Cronin, at the 37th annual Bishop's Charity Ball at White's of Westport on Jan. 10. Proceeds from the ball benefit exceptional and underprivileged

children' in summer camps and other charitable apostolates of the diocese. Rev. Daniel L. Freitas, ball diocesan director, has named Miss Claire O'Toole of Fall River as chairperson of the presentee committee. She w'i11 be assisted by Mrs. Joseph Belanger, Fall River: Mrs.

Harry Loew, Attleboro; Miss Dorothy Curry, New Bedford; Mrs. James H. Quirk, South Yarmouth; and Miss Adrienne Lemieux, Taunton. The presentee program allows each parish in the diocese to select a presentee once every three years.

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NEW BEDFORD area planners for the annual Bishop's Ball include, from left, Mrs. Clarence Dutra, president of the New Bedford District Council of Catholic Women; Miss Dorothy Curry, presentee committee; Rev. Maurice O. Gauvin, assistant area-director for the, ball; and Victor Rebello, usher. The winter event will take place Jaq. 10 at White's Restaurant, Westport.

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,.Appeal' for retired'religious By Sister Mary Noel Blute, RSM

RETIRED SISTERS of the diocese: (top photo) Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena of Park St., Fall River, retired from teaching at St. Anne's School and Dominican Academy, Fall River, and St. Francis Xavier School, Acushnet. Front row, from left: Sisters Theresa of Jesus, Marie Diane, Mary Loretta, Marie Mancini and Francois Marie. Second row, from left: Sisters Mary Thomas, Marie Constant, Marie de la Croix, Andrew Mary, Estelle, Angele (infirmarian), and Mary of the Trinity. , Below, Holy Union Sisters administrator Sister Helen Carpinelli, center, and retired sisters at Sacred Hearts Convent, Fall River: (from left) Sisters Marie Lina Nadeau, Joseph Dolores Ashworth, Agnes Jerome Kenney and Carmen Joseph Casalduc. (Gaudette and Hickey photos)

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There are about 48 religious congregations of men and women within the Fall River diocese. Each member contributes significantly to the good of our People of God. Also within the diocese are six central offices for congregations: four for women and two for men religious. Each congregation must care for its elderly and ill members. For generations, this presented no difficulty because there were always new young religious to replace the retired, and their income was shared with the community. But with the decline in the num': ber of young religious and the increased cost of health care, congregations are having a difficult time caring for their needy members. Only in 1972 were religious able to enroll in the Social Security program in this country, and not all congregations did enroll.

Dominican Sisters ' A recent visit to the priory of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena on Park Street, Fall River, revealed that there are 15 sisters in the'infirmary, II of whom are in their 90s. Twelve of these sisters are former teachers in the diocese, representing about 450 years of service at Dominican Academy and St. Anne's School, Fall River, and at St. Francis Xavier parish, Acushnet. The infirmarian, Sister Angele, is a former prioress general and director of novices for her congregation. She recalls that in the summer of 1941 St. Francis Xavier School in Acushnet was slated to close because the parish did not have the money to keep it open, not even to pay the small stipend for eight religious. But Mother Madeleine, then the prioress general, did not want to see the school close, so she asked Sister Angele and three other sisters to teach double grades and Sister Angele to act as principal as well. Financial arrangements with the parish were on a "whatever you can afford" basis. The situation lasted five years until World War II and the Depression had passed. In later years, a new school was built, and St. Francis Xavier School is still in operation today, still with some Dominican sisters.

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At the Holy Union Retirement Center at Prospect Place in Fall FOR THE CHILD WHO IS WAITING River, four religious are represenPlus you will,receive the personal satisfaction of You can make visible GOD'S LOVE. tative of the Holy Union Sisters at ' helping a child in need. (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, EI Salvador, the facility. Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Sister Lina Nadeau, formerly Let the little children come unto me. Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Philip- , - Sister James Helena, taught CCD ' -Mark 10:14 pines, India, Kenya, Madagascar). in Holy Family parish, Taunton, r--before entering the convent in 1935. ----------~----------------------, I She taught for over 55 years, in I would to share my blessings with those in need.: Fall River at St. Michael's, Sacred I • would like to s p o n s o r . I Heart and Holy Name School, 1 Boy 0 Girl 0 Teenager 0 Handicapped 0 Child in Most Need I where she also served as principal. I"" Elderly Man 0 Elderly Woman' 0 Aging In Most Need 1 She is quite mobile, due, she says, I.

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"to the excellent care I receive and the loving concern and prayers of 'my former pupils, my friends and the" sisters." Sister Joseph Dolores Ashworth, a Fall River native, entered religion in 1928. She taught at St. Mary and Immaculate Conception schools in Taunton, then was director of novices for and later librarian at St. Michael's School, Fall River. After 53 years in education, she retired in 1982 and con~ tinues to serve by collecting and sending clothes to Sister Barbara ~alsh, SUSC, who works with the poor in Appalachia. Sister Agnes Jerome Kenney entered religion in 1924 and taught in Maryland, Alabama, New York and Rhode Island as well as at St. Mary's School, Taunton, where she served for 30 years. After a total of 60 years as an educator, she retired in 1986. Sister Carmen Joseph Casalduc, born in Puerto Rico, has been a member of the Holy Union Congregation since 1942. She taught in Argentina and at the former Sacred Hearts Academy in Fall River. In 1972 she began s'ervice to the H ispanic people of New bedford and later continued her apostQlate in Clinton and Springfield. She retired in 1979. I The Holy Union facility has become a center for volunteering, visiting and socializing for active Holy Union Sisters in the area. This creates an excellent sense of community. . , The story of these two infirmaries can be repeated with slight variations for each of the congregations serving our diocese. Their maintenance, of course, is costly but with the help ofthis weekend's appeal for the Fund for Retired Religious our elderly and ill religious 'men and women will continue to be lovingly cared for.


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CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE Advent penance service 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. WIDOWED SUPPORT AttiebofCI area meeting 7 tonight, St. Mary's parish center, N. Attleboro. Gifts for shut-ins and ChristO.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE mas refreshments asked. Father WilGrade I R.E. students of both , liam Babbitt will celebrate Mass. NB OLVand OLH will attend an Advent area meeting and potluck supper 7 class 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Dec. 9, OLV p.m. Dec. 9, St. Kilian's rectory, 306 church. OLV/OLH Guild meeting Ashley Blvd., NB; for dates and noon Dec. 9, parish center. times of future meetings contact Family Life Center, 999-6420. ST. FRANCIS of ASSISI, NB CCD students' trip to LaSalette SEPARATED/DIVORCED Shrine Dec. 16; permission slips due CATHOLICS ' by Dec. 9. Women's League is sponNB area meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. soring parish giving tree; gifts desigII, Family Life Center, 500 Slocum nated on ornaments will benefit SouthRd., N. Dartmouth. Video on "Christeastern Mass. Transitional House mas Love" featuring Leo Buscaglia. for Homeless Veterans and Harmony Information: Louise Reinsch, 991House and Wrap House. 4019. Attleboro area Christmas social 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 22, si. Mary's,recST. GEORGE, WESTPORT tory, N. Attleboro. Reception for Maria,n Medal recipient Juliette Parent 4:30 p.m. K. of C. Sunday, center. Bible study, 7 p.m. 'Falmouth Council813 Knights of, center. Youth ministry Columbus Robert Goffin Club meetChnstmas party 6:30 to II tonight, ing 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Christmas party church hall. Advent reflection nights for children 14 and under 4 p.m. . Dec. II and 18. Dec. 14; Santa will distribute gifts followed by potluck supper and ST.STEPHEN,ATTLEBORO Yankee gift swap for adults. ParticiMeeting for those interested in pants call Jim Curtis to specify ages family Christmas caroling 7 p.m. AT TOP, LaSalette trees ablaze with lights. Cherry of children attending. Sunday; carolers will visit shut-ins pickers are used to place the highest lights. Bottom, a display on a night to be specified. Reception ST. MARY, NB by Sister Gertrude Gaudette, OP, incorporates this year's Fesfor Marian ,Medal recipient Frank . Lectors' Advent evening of reflectIOn 7:30 p.m, Dec. 10, chapel, folGousie after II a.m. Mass Sunday. tival theme. lowed by Christmas social in parish APOSTOLATEFORPERSONS center. All lectors should attend; WITH DISABILITIES RSVP Mary Vigeant. Women's Guild Christmas Mass I p.m. Dec. IS, Christmas meeting 7 p.m. Dec. 9, St. Vincent's Home, FR; Christmas will offer a Christmas concert at 3 Absolute magic: the moment parish center; sign-ups will be taken social and dinner will follow at Venus and 7:30 p.m. daily in the shrine's when 150,000 lights pierce the winfor Christmas outing to Rotch Jones de Milo, Rt. 6, Swansea. All who People's Chapel. Duff Museum and Garden to be ter night at LaSalette Shrine, Attlebring a child are asked to bring a held I to 4p.m. Dec. 20; participants Annually, new attractions are boro. wr,apped gift with the child's name may invite a guest not in the guild. on it to be presented by Santa. found among the light displays. It's magic shared by the pasAdults are asked to bring a wrapped CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB, NB New this year are giant poster sengers on some 1000 tour buses gift for Yankee swap. Dinner will be Christmas meeting 7:30 p.m. Dec. bdards that bear the illuminated annually and by half a million an international buffet. Reservation II, Wamsutta Club, County St., words of the 0 antiphons, prayers other visitors from as far away as deadline: Dec. 9. Information: AposNB; presentation on Christmas antraditionally recited Dec. 17 to 23 Japan. tolate for Persons with Disabilities, tiques by Henry Callan. preparation for the feast of in 679-8373 (voice) or 679-4277 (TTY). They converge on the 10 acres of EMMAUS/GALILEE Christmas. The work of Sister Attleboro coun'tryside decorated ST. JOHN EVANGELIST, Galilee monthly reunion 7 p.m. Gertrude Gaudette, OP, director ATTLEBORO each year by the LaSalette BrothSunday, Neumann Hall, Cathedral Ladies Guild meeting Dec. 10 Camp, E. Freetown; Advent proers, aided. by shrine maintenance· of the Creativity Center in Fall River, they join other creations of (rescheduled from Dec. II), school gram. personnel and hundreds of volun-, hers, including a Jesse tree with hall, Hodges St. Donations of new teers. Old Testament symbols of the cominfant wear will be given to Bir- STONEHILL COLLEGE, N. EASTON Now in.its 39th year, the Festithright of Attleboro. Coupons will ing Messiah, a Christmas crib in Advent service of Lessons and val of Lights, the largest of its kind be collected for Vincentians to disthe form of an Indian tepee and a Carols sponsored by Stonehill Colin the nation, has as its 1991 theme tribute. Plans for 1992 will be dischildren's garden that displays a cussed and members will be enter- , lege campus ministry 4 p.m. Sunday, "Sing, 0 Earth, of Mary's Son," Christmas alphabet. Chapel of Mary. Music minister: tained by an unexpected guest. word's taken from a new ChristThe LaSalette lights shine from Daniel Lamoureux; carols by chapel ST. FRANCES XAVIER, mas song by Father Andre Patechoir and lessons by members of 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday through ThursHYANNIS naude, MS, better known as FaBrockton and Easton communities. day and from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday Adult enrichment 7:30 p.m. Dec. ther Pat. 'LaSalette's own singerand Saturday. They will continue 17, church; Father Jim Fitzpatrick O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER composer, he is a well-known conConfirmation I day of recollecthrough Jan. I and parking and will explain the Mass, followed by, cert artist in the New England celebration of the liturgy. Transpor- tion 10a.m. t05 p.m. tomorrow with admission to the shrine are free. Rite of Acceptance at 4 p.m. Mass. area. tation: Sister Cora Marie McGuire A practical question often asked Mass and healing service 7:W p. m. 775-6200 or 775-0066, or Deaco~ This year's visitors, in addition by shrine visitors: How much is Dec. II with Father Richard Lavoie, Dick Dresser, 775-5389. Christmas to the spectacle of the lights, will your Christmas electric bill? MS, a member of the Association of pageant rehearsal I to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 slide show with the message To that, Father Richard Delisle, view a Christian Therapists and a healing and 14, church basement; grades I that the earth walked by 'Mary's shrine administrator, has one anminister since 1976. Music by River through 5 children may participate. Son is sacred and not to be polswer. of Life. Information: Christine VadeInformation: Alice George, 362-6906, "Yoll don't want to know." luted by mankind, and Father Pat boncour, 385-2465. or Nancy Hopkins, 362-2823. Parish , family Christmas party sponsored by Hyannis ultreya 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, parish center. Confirmation candidates commitment ceremony 10 a.m. Mass Sunday. Night of Prayer for Life and Eucharistic Adoration 9 to II p.m. Sunday. CAPE COD ATTLEBORO FALL RIVER NEW BEDFORl> VINCENTIANS, FR 261 SOUTH ST. 783 SLADE ST. 10 MAPLE ST. 59 ROCKLAND ST. Communion breakfast following HYANNIS P,O. BOX M - SO. STA, 8:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, St. John of God Church, Somerset; Bishop Dan226-4780 997-7337 771-6771 674-4681 iel A. Cronin will be principal celebrant and homilist. • INFORMATION/REFERRAL' • ADOPTIONS D. of I. St. Patrick's .Circle Daughters of • CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN • PREGNANCY SERVICES Isabella, Somerset, meeting 7 p.m. Dec. II, Somerset Old Town Hall. A DEVELOPr-.1ENT • PRISON MINISTRY Yule buffet will follow. Santa will be on hand for gift exchange and sing• CATHOLIC AIDS MINISTRY • REFUGEE RESETTLEMENl: along. 10 organizations have been • ST. FRANCIS RESIDENCE FOR WOMEN designated to receive holiday dona• COUNSELING tions. Absorbent materials are needed • INFANT FOSTER CARE • SOCIAL ADVOCACY to make ,pads for cancer patients. Information: Mary Sullivan, Bella SPECIAL APOSTOLATES SPONSORSHIP: Nogueira. APOSTOLATEFORPERSONS ST. JOAN OF ARC, ORLEANS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Evening Guild meeting 7:30 p.m. WITH DISABILITIES SOUP KITCHEN Dec. II, church basement. Members asked to bring a wrapped used gift APOSTOL~TE FOR SPANISH,SPEAKING for Yankee swap and three or four, pieces of baked goods for refreshREV. PETER N. GRAZIANO, LICSW ments. Information: Sue Schwebach, Executive Director 240-2652.

Iteering pOintl '. ST. ELIZABETH SETON, N. FALMOUTH Berea vement support group meeting I to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at a leader's home; topic:" How to Help Ourselves Through the Holidays." Information: Miriam Chader, 548-8665, or Esther Martin, 563-6807. Youth group Christmas party after 5 p.m. Mass Sunday; potluck supper and dance. Practice for young people's Christmas Eve concert 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7,14,21, church hall. ST. THOMAS MORE, SOMERSET Grade 7 Twilight Retreat Dec. 10. Registratio'n deadline for adult bible study series is Dec. 9. Reception for Marian Medal recipient Joan Cuttle at rectory following the 3 p.m. service at Cathedral. ST. PAT-RICK, SOMERS'ET Reception for Marian Medal recipient Ted ~eonard 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, pansh center. St. Patrick's Fel~owship meeting 7 p.m. Sunday, pansh center. Sister Belmira Oliveira, SUSC, will speak at 4 p.m. Mass tomorrow and 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday on religious retirement fund collection. NOTRE DAME, FR .Sister Helen Carpinelli, S USC, will speak at all Masses this weekend about religious retirement fund collection. An additional daily Mass is celebrated at II :30 a.m. throughout Advent. Parishioners invited to make symbols for parish Jesse Tree. Women's Guild Christmas party 6:30 p.m. De.c. II, White's of Westport; reservation deadline Dec. 8; information: Gert Chouinard. Altar boys' installation Mass II :30 a.m. Sunday; rehearsal I p.m. tomorrow. Youth group advisors meeting 10 a.m. Sunday, church hall. ST. ANNE, FR Jesse Tree ceremony at 10 a.m. Mass Sunday. BREAD OF LIFE PRA YER GROUP, FR Rev. Robert S. Kaszynski, diocesa.n liaison with charismatic groups, will speak at 7:30 tonight for the Bread of Life Prayer Group, meeting at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fall River. MilSS will follow. ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN Sister Anne Marie Ryan, OP, will speak at all Masses this weekend about collection for retired religious. SACR,ED HEART, N.ATTLEBORO Women's. Guild giving tree gifts may be placed under tree at Masses Dec. 9 and 10, 16 and 17 to benefit New Hope, Inc. ST.JOSEPH, NB Prayer meetings 7 p. m. Dec. 4 and 18; prayer group Christmas party 7 p.m. Dec. II. Seniors' Christmas party I p.m. Dec. 12, school hall; 'information: 999-5754. Home and School Christmas party I to 4 p.m. Sunday. ST. PATRICK, WAREHAM Youth group general meeting Dec. 10. Jr. CYO meeting 7 p.m. Dec. 12, ' room I. First year confirmation enrollment ceremony II :30 a.m. Mass Sunday; candidates will assist and ~ing at Dec. I ~ Christmas tree light109 at Forestview Nursing Home. ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA Help is needed in wheeling residents at Country Gardens Nursing Home to chapel for Mass at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. "Persons Are Gifts" confirmation program 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Giving tree gifts may be left with Jeanne Nadeau by Dec. .21. ST. J0I!N EVANGELIST, POCASSET' New, unwrapped Giving Tree gifts for children 17 and under may be left under tree before Dec. 15. ST. PIUS X, S. YARMOUTH Spanish-English Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe will be offered at 7 p. m. Dec. 13.



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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Dec. 6, 1991

By Charlie Martin


By Linda L. Rome


This is one of those columns meant to be cut out and sent anonymously to offenders: to those people who treat you as if you are invisible. You know who I mean: - The grocery clerk who "doesn't see" you when you want to buy your skin medication and starts to check out the mother with toddler who has stacked her items up on the counter behind you. - The nun who talks to every adult in the vestibule after Mass, but doesn't recognize that you want'to volunteer to help out in the nursery because 'she "didn't see" you standing there. - Then-there's the dinner guest who is visibly surprised when you try to interject a comment pertinent to the conversation. I've been guilty of this behavior myself, and I call it part of the invisibility factor. It reflects an old ethic: youngsters should be seen and not heard., Children, however, often are smiled upon tolerantly when they interupt a conversatiC!n or tug on someone's skirts for attention. It's teens who receive the dose of intolerance. So how do you shed your cloak of invisibility? First, realize you have a right to be recognized. Every person deserves to be treated with courtesy and respect, and you're no different. Second, mentally prepare your' comment or question. When I lived in Germany, my German wasn't fluent, and when I went to the bakery to buy bread I missed my turn'to place an order, over and over, because I couldn't get out the

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words quickly enough. I learned to praytice what I wanted to say in my mind until the words just popped out. Third, be persistent,. Say "excuse me" or"ls now a good timeT' or"l believe I was next" or whatever polite phrase you must use in order to catch the person's attention. Don't give up, and don't give in to the urge to be rude. Fourth,. speak so you can be heard. Too often teens speak so tentatively, so quietly, that an adult who may not be listening can't hear them. Finally, recognize many adults aren't accustomed to talking with teens. Many of us (I' hope) will outgrow this bad habit. In the meantime, you may have to help . us become more aware. Now to, the c1ip-and-send part. Adults have an obligation to teenagers that too often we do not fulfill. Teens are in the' awkward transition between chilo hood and adulthood. They are constantly trying themselves out in new situations, and it is our obligation to help them, How? Include tht;m in conversation. Ask their opinion and listen with respect to the reply. Challenge them with new ideas, but don't demand they adopt your position. <Jive them credit for the hard work they do. Recognize their talents and encourage them. Applaud when they succeed. Dust, them off when they try but fail. Treat teens like th~ accomplished people they are, and you may discover more than duty. You may find new perspectives. broader horizons, and 'new friends.

Sometimes we make it harder than it is We11 take a perfect night And fill it up with words we don't mean Dump sights best unseen And we wonder why we are feeling this way Sometimes I wonder if we really feel the same Why we can be u'nkind ' Questioning the strongest of hearts That is when we must start, Believing the one thing' That has gotten us this far That's what love is for To help us through it That's what love is for Nothing else can do it Melt our defenses Bring us back to our senses Give us the strength to try once more Baby, that's what love is for Sometimes I see you and You don't know why I'm there And I'm'washed away , By emotions I hold deep down inside Getting stronger with time It's living through the fire And'holding on with desire Believing is the one thing That has gotten us this far Written by Michael Omartian. Sung by Amy Grant.(c) by A &'M Records Inc. AMY GRANT fans may be confused. For a long time, she was one of the reigning princesses of Gospel music. Then her albums "Unguarded" and "Lead Me On" told fans something was happening. Her latest album "Heart in Motion" confirms the change. Amy has gone pop. Her current hit off the new album is "That's What Love is' 'For." The album's first two releases, "Baby, Baby" and "Every Heartbeat" made me

wish that Ms. Grant would stick to Gospel. This song is better, both musically and in what it says about relationships. When relationships hit rough times, we discover if the love is real. When the pretense and the willingness to please fade, or when stressful situations complicate our lives, then two people find out just how genuine their love is. T~e song reminds us that when hurt enters a relationship, "that is when we must start

believing in the one thing that has gotten us this far." We need to ask ourselves: How can my response be loving? Could love make a difference in how we get past this pain? The song suggests that we let love "melt our defenses" and "bring'us back to our senses." This is worthwhile advice, yet diffic'ult to follow in the face of painful conflict. To give love a chance to do this, consider how to talk about the hurt: I. Find a way to defuse your anger, hurt or other strong feelings. Take a walk. Do physical exercise. Call a friend. Most times, nothing helpful occurs when two people are feeling defensive or under the grip of intense emotion. 2. Affirm to the other your desire to resolve the dispute in a fair respectful way. Ask the other to engage with you in constructive problem solving. Make an agreement to avoid all sarcasm, verbal put-downs or bickering comments. 3. Take turns listening. Look at the situation from each other's point of view. Make no attempt to solve the problem at this point. Instead, build the bridge of understanding to ~ach other's feelings and perceptions. 4. After this, brainstorm and write out all possible solutions. Be creative. Do not judge the value ofeach other's suggestions. 5. Negotiate for a mutually agreeable solution. This is to build a consensus that may'not arrive at exactly what either person wants. Yet talking in this manner can safeguard the love between two people and help their relationship to win. Since all true love is of God, love aims at respecting each person's dignity, even when we are in conflict with the other person. , However, some relationships only appear to be formed of love. It sometimes takes difficult times to find out the truth of what we share with another. Comments are welcomed by Charlie Martin, R.R. 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.

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St. John Evangelist School, Attleboro, will host a blood drive Dec. 22 in search' of a bone marrow donor for leukemia victim John Nicholson. Persons between ages 18 and 55 willing to give two tablespoons of blood for analysis are needed. If the initial sample is compatible, more testing would be required at a later date.

* * * * The advent season is being observed at SJ E with Jesse Tree decorations, praying the'O Antiphons, and Advent wreath prayers each Monday and Wednesday morning.. The annual science fa~r will be open to the public from 6:30 to ,8:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Students in grades 5 through 8 should bring their projects to the gym before school on Dec. 10. The Attleboro Arts Lottery will bring Fred Garbo to perform at the school at I p.m. Dec. 13. Garbo is better known as Sesame Street's Barkley the Dog. 28 second graders will receive the sacrament of reconciliation for the first time on Dec. 14. Grades:3

through 8 students will receive the sacrament on Dec. 16. Kindergarten students will present a Christmas play, "God:s . Rai~bowPromise", on Dec. 19.

On the up and up NEW YORK (CNS) - Church, membership is up, giving is up, and praying is up, according to the 1991 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, issued by the National Council of Churches. The stats show that in 1989 total U.S. religious membershi))Hncreased somewhat faster thanH1e total population for an incre~se of 1.5 percent, while the population grew 0.9 'percent. Roman Catholicism and several conservative denominations, including evangelical churches, recorded membership ,r,'vt.II"YJNG THE VIsiON: pastor Father Edmund Levesque (second left) and principal gains. While many mainline ProtSi~~(..;~tf,~ile'Lebeau, CSC, (second right) of St. Anthony's School, New Bedford, recently estant bodies reported declines, r~eiv~d'j{~.rHficateof accreditation from Bishop Daniel A. Cronin upon completion of phase , most were less than I percent.


'lue ()ffhe~~~!t.b,ol's "Verifying the Vision" self-study process. Last month's ceremonies were

a,tt~n.Qeq.:~'1J(~culty, students and their families, with ~he Diocesan Department of Education "The greatest saint is the one ,,~r>\~pre~e.Rt~d<~y .Father Richa~d W. Beaulieu, director, and Sister Michaelinda Plante, RSM, who at the end is the most vanaSSOCIate supenntendent of dIOcesan schools. quished."--Paul Claudel '

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. in our schools Bishop Stang Students, faculty and administrators at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, were busy the days before Thanksgi~ing preparing meals - and not Just their own. Led by the student council, the Stang community with the help of an anonymous "angel" who donates the turkeys, prepared a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the Market Ministries in New Bedford. The students gathered the "fixins" for the meal, while faculty, staff and administrators cooked the t'urkeys. Wednesday morning the chefs brought the turkeys to school where students de-boned and carved them. Potatoes were peeled and cooked, stuffing was prepared, vegetables were readi~d and the dinner was transported vIa school vans to Market Ministries of New Bedford ready to be served on Thanksgiving Day. This annual tradition affords the Stang community an opportunity to say "thank you" for their many blessings.

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Stang has scheduled a placement test for 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow. All eighth grade students interested in attending Bishop Stang should take the test. The testing fee is $10 which will be paid that morning. There is no preregistration. Applications will be distributed at the placement test. For students unable to attend Dec. 7, there will be an additional test offered at 8 a.m. Dec. 14.

Coyle-Cassidy Once again this holiday season, Coyle-Cassidy High School, Taunton, is extending its efforts to help the needy in the area and in the world. The National Honor Society is holding its school-wide Toys for Tots drive for Christmas gifts. New toys .and repaired used ones will be package<!, some to be turned over to local agencies while others will be sent to the poor children of Appalachia. The school observed the 18th annual Fast for a World Harvest Day on November 21. The day, sponsored by Oxfam America, featured a prayer service in the school's foyer and a simple rice meal for participating students and faculty members at lunchtime. Information on the world's hunger situation was posted in the foyer, and students signed up to pledge their help during the observance. Money raised went to Oxfam America in Boston. The annual Christmas food basket drive began November 21 and will conti~ue until Christmas vacation. Students \ViII bring in different food items and money will be collected to purchase each needy family ~ Chri~tmas turkey.

V.a. UUJll.J;·"~IIi.~a "".~"ft r.~ ...:Ii~n.a-I-I.u~S:": aU SPOKANE, Wash. (CNS) ~ , Bishop William S .. Skylstad of Spokane has revised diocesan P?Iicy to allow baptized Cathohcs who have reached the age of discretion - about 7 - to be confirmed. Past Spokane diocesan policy had prohibited ~eceptio.n of confirmation pribr to entry Into eighth grade.

FEEHAN HEALTH department chairperson Patricia DeGrinney, right, and guest speaker Sue Mansfield of New Hope, who talked to students about abusive relationships.

Bishop Feehan High School Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, held homecoming festivities during the week of Nov. 12 to 16. On Tuesday students and faculty dressed in Feehan colors, green and white. Wednesday was a "twins" day with participants coordinating their outfits. Thursday was "dress up" day, and on Friday participants wore sweatshirts from their favorite colleges. A homecoming reception for students and faculty members was held Nov. 14. All were invited to participate in an annual bake-off and share their favorite desserts. The annual college bowl competition was held Nov. 15 under the direction of Christopher Servant. The event pits the four classes against one another ,in answering questions devised by the faculty. The winning class then takes on the faculty. This year the junior class was victorious. Homecoming concluded on Nov. 16 with a parade of class floats, the Feehan v. Somerset football game, and a memorial Mass for deceased alumni benefactors and faculty of Fe~han'. . • • • • Feehan has been enhancing its health curriculum with guest speakers. Recent visitors were Adam C, a college student and recovering alcoholic; and Susan Mansfield of New Hope, an organization offering counseling for persons in abusive relationships. New Hope's four-faceted community program involves counse~ing for children and adult SU~VIvors of rape and incest; a hothne, shelter and legal counsel for battered women; a treatment program for batterers; and educational outreach to local elementary and high schools. New Hope has sent representatives to Feehan for the past three years to educate studen~s through question and answer sessIOns about the nature of abusive relationships, . particuiarly date rape. Ms. Mansfield discussed with students how alcohol reduces abil.ity to make healthy choices and told the'm that vi<;tims~)[wit.n~~ses -ofany type6fvioieilce may call the' New Hope hotline, 695-2113, at . any time... '. . .' " Health is a required course for every student during all four years;· at Feehan. 'Health"department ob-· jectives are to help students develop a positive self-image, educate them about the dangers of substance abuse and addiction, give them the. skills they need to avoid and refuse participation in unhealthy and

risky behaviors, and explore the process for healthy decision making. Often classes take the form of group counseling sessions where students may share experiences that are troubling them or which require a decision. Patricia DeGrinney chairs the health department, which also includes faculty members Nancy Mowry, Leo Charron, and Edward Gagnon.

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Sister Mary Enda Costello, RS M, Feehan English teacher and yearbook moderator, presented two workshops on yearbook writing at a Nov. 15 high school journalism conference at Northeastern University. Sponsored by the Yankee Press Education Network, the conference was led by professional writers, editors and graphic designers and experienced scholastic journalism advisers who offered guidance for those working on high school yearbooks. Under direction of Sister Costello, the Feehan yearbook, The Flashback, has regularly won national recognition for its copy and layout. , Science teacher Sheila Fisher is working with Attleboro High School under a joint math and science grant to foster computer use in the science lab. Mrs. Fisher is working toward a masters degree in physics and will be a presenter at the National Science Teacher Association's an.nua~onvention in March.

Grades 4 through 8 students from St. Mary's School, New Bedford, plan an Electronic Field Trip to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution this month as part of their ongoing study of the Jason Project. "Jason," a remote-operated vehicle that can transmit a live picture from the ocean depths, was developed by Woods Hole scientist Dr. Robert Ballard and his team, who have found such underwater treasures as the Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck. St. Mary's science teachers Sister Rhea Quintin, Debra Letendre and Jeanne Mendes attended an October training session at the . Oceano,graDhic Institution which introduced preparatory curriculum for the field trip. During the trip, students will participate in a live broadcast of "Jason" via satellite from the Pacific Ocean near the Galapagos Islands, 600 mile,S off the coast of Ecuador. Students are excited about their planned encounter with the creatures of the deep sea. "It's a good project and it tells you how deep something can go under water," said fourth grader Matthew Boucher. Fifth grader Justin Brodeur said he can't wait to see what's under the ocean because he plans to become a marine biologist. "I like the Jason Project very much. I can't wait to go. It's going to be the best field trip ever!" said sixth-grader Jason Correia. Recent liturgical celebrations were an All Saints Day Mass on Nov. I and a parish Thanksgiving celebration Nov. 25. For the former, students dressed as saints and told the story of the person they were portraying. For the Thanksgiving Mass, students were picked by the liturgical committee to represent the 50 " states in acknowledgment of the quincentenary of the arrival of Columbus in the New World. Another recent activity was a living rosary at which the joyful mysteries were dramatized and narrated by students from grades 4 through 8.

Taunton Catholic Middle School Taunton Catholic Middle School principal Kathleen Simpson has announced student council officers for the academic year: Melissa Simas, president; Melissa Chaves, vice president; Meghan McCaffery, secretary; Alan Medeiros, treasurer. Homeroom representatives were also named and will represent their classmates at civic and social functions and will plan functions from dances to liturgies. In past years they have made donations to UNICEF, the Taunton Food Bank and the soup kitchen and have served as greeters and hosts for many school-sponsored events:

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HOMECOMING Clowns: freshmen Christopher Flynn, left, and Charles Sydor marched forStudents Against Drunk Drivingin Feehan:s homecoming parade.

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Indian Mission School Seeks Christmas -Miracle sE!i£~!..Says mOREAU, NM -With the approach ofChristrnas, VeryRev. DOuglas A. McNeill ("Fr. Doug" to his friends) has cause for both ~joicing and concern.

Fr. Doug's cause for reJoicing is the Indian Mission's spanking new "Miracle Van" that many friends helped earn for the school through Campbell's Labels for Education program!


"We call it our 'Miracle Van' because we knew when we started saving for it that it would take a miracle for a school our size to earn it," the Brooklyn-born priest declares. He says he daily gives thanks for (and remembers in prayer) all those who shared in the hard work ofthe labels project.

Fr. Doug's cause for concern is the struggling Indian Mission's critical finanelal need. "Right now, I'm praying for the miracle we need for the funds to assure we can keep our school open and meet othercritical needs of our American Indian neighbors'" Fr. Doug declares. In his 17th year as Mission Director, the Irish priest is at the helm of a nearly 50-member strong corps of dedicated lay missionaries. Some of the missionaries serve as teachers in the Mission's fullyaccredited school, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Academy and some help carry out the other work of the Mission, including bringing both food and water to aging

Prayers, Donations Urgently Needed


Many friends htHped Fr. Doug and students collect 975.000 Campbell's labels to earn this new "Miracle Van" for the IneUan Mission school. Fr. Doug is praying now that Anchor readers' hearts will be touched to send an urgently-needed gift as the school faces a financial St. Bonaventure Indian MiWon Director Fr. Dou~ McNeill and Sch<d Principal Sr MicheDe emergency. Geerken, M~, are picturedwith a grOUJ) orstudents mfront ofthe"MiracleVan" that my friends helped the ~on Schad earn through Campbell's Labels for Education Program. .

Navajos living in abject poverty in remote areas of the barren Reservation which has been often compared to an emerging "Third World" nation. Many dwellings have dirt floors and no water or electricity. Fr. Doug acknowledges that new lay missionaries often ask, "Father" is this America?" For all help the Mission is able to provide, the priest gives credit to lay missionaries, who, he said "can stretch a dollar farther than anyone else I know." Gifts to St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School are taxdeductible. The school also qualifies for "Matching Gifts."

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • Dear Anchor Reader, . . . • •• •• ·I'm turning to you for your urgent help. I'm praying you will join me this Christmas in a partne.rship of prayer, love • • •• •• and concern. : • • : •

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My ~rgent and serious problem is the plight of destitute families and aging First Americans here on the Eastern Navajo Reservation .. . and the future of our Mission school boys and girls. I cannot turn my back on the despair bred my near-Third. .. and your Wor 1d poverty, so I'm begging for your prayers . help. I cannot turn my back on starvation and malnutrition, so I am begging for your prayers . .. and your help. I cannot turn my back on a new generation of American Indian boys and girls I see as condemned to lives of hopelessness without an education, so I am begging for your prayers . . . and your help.



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( ) Please check here if you would like to receive a specially-designed, gold-plated Good Shepherd Pin as a token ofappreciation for your gift of $100.00 or more. You will be enrolled as a member of our 1992 Good Shepherd Club for whom Mass is offered on the 15th of Mch month. ( ) Please check here if you would like to receive an authentic Good Shepherd Sandpainting as a token ofappreciation for your gift of$200.00 or more. Yow will be enrolled as a member of our 1992 Good Shepherd Club for whom Mass is offered on the 15th of Mch month. ( ) Please check here if you would like to receive a sterling silver cross/set with twrqwoise, made by our local Indians, as a token ofappreciation for your gift of$35.00 or more. It is a uniqwe piece of jew.eJry Y0!4 will wear -- or give - with pride.

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Brooklyn- born Fr. Doug McNeill with a group of students

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