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PAGE 6 FEBRUARY 5, 1988 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC ................................ ':: :""' '!ii i"""" "ii " if' i iii ""' : iii!(i L! i!iii iii(i iii : : : : :!(!(!(i(!iiiiii ::ii i!i ii ::iiiiiL:::::iiL::iii:::iiii `.:iiii:::::J L:!iiiiiii :::iiiiiiiiiii!i!ii!iii! iiii!!Ii!i!iiiiiii!iii!i ii i iii!i :iiiiiiiiiiiiiiL: : iiiiiiiiiiiiiii !! L. . iii.:.: . . .iii. .:.:. .:ii i : iii iiiiiiiiiii i ! i i!` .ii !L.:`: i By Sister Henrietta Hockle, OSB Superintentent of Catholic Schools The 1988 theme for celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, Feb. 7-13, is "Catholic Schools Share the Spirit." In Arkansas, Catholic schools have been sharing the Spirit of faith-filled communities for nearly 150 years. According to Scripture, Jesus said: "If anyone thirsts, let that person come to me. Let the person who be- lieves in me drink." In another Scripture reference, we read, "From within that person, rivers of living water shall flow." John's Gospel tells us that Jesus "was referring to the Spirit, whom those that came to be- lieve in Him were to receive" (John 7:37-38). Contemporary believers in Jesus have that same Spirit within them. It is the Holy Spirit that acti- vates and enlivens the people and the work of the Church. People who learn and teach in Catholic schools in Arkansas share that Spirit with one another, with their parishes, and with their corn- Sister Henrietta Hockle, OSB. religion program through the im- pressing in some way the int1 plementation of the new Religion beauty of God in works mad1 Curriculum Guide, developed last human hands (Constitution oOI year for elementary grades--Kinder- Sacred Liturgy, No. 122). t garten through eighth. The cur- ,According to Reverend Steg O Brien, Executive Director, Cll riculum guide for teaching religion in the high schools is being de- NCEA, Catholic schools continU veloped this year. It is hoped that t;adition by teaching studentsl the committee will have it ready forp eciation of ancient, traditi1 the publisher during the summer and contemporary art, and byI months so it will be available for dis- couraging students in their own tribution by the opening of the fall expressions of life of the term. within them. This year s celebr In addition to the development of acknowledges the wonderful the curriculum guide for teaching present in our Catholic schooli religion in high schools, a second dents and invites them to usel committee is working closely with talent to create and appreciate[ the diocesan school office and the talent of others. [ diocesan religious education office to During this spring semester,, update the recommended list of reli-dents in Catholic schools will[ gion textbooks to be used in the dio- making preliminary plans for cese. , year-long celebration, to begin This year s theme for the celebra- fall, in Arkansas. A celebrati0 tion of National Catholic Schools the arts will be featured during A Week emphasizes one particular way year-long observance to empla] that Catholic schools share the Spirit, the contributions made by Ca01 namely through the arts. The schools to the growth and devil" Church has said that "of their na- ment of the Church and to the Superintendent of Schools, is munities. They share the Spirit be- working on plans for the 150th An- ture, the arts are directed toward ex- for 150 years. cause, they. reach beyond, themselves niversarg Celebration to com- m service to others m hundreds of t 0 ni _el th fir t memora e the o_e n of e s ! different ways, Catholic school in thestate.The From the ~/'~A~,"~I'f--~ J" The religion program in Catholic year-long celebration will begin Office of the Bishop lr-'k )is schools includes both education and with the ooenin of the 1988-89 formation, based on Gospel values school year'. - and the teachings of the Church. Emphasis is being placed upon the Catholic Schools Sharethe Spirit one of us. We are bearers of On the First Pentecost Sunday, good news of Jesus. Jesus sent back to the world the first I am glad to salute and recob , resurrection, the gift of the Holy our diocese. Our schools are I -liKed.t= -- "-- # fruits of His passion, His death, His National Catholic Schools Weel I / \ Spirit. For ten days, the apostles Spirit-filled Our schools as inttr" I .,, _,, I Ilfo Oatlxolte prayed and fasted in preparation for parts of our church share in th.tlt, [ ) Itelev'l On II that gift. The Spirit empowered of the Holy Spirit. Princil rt) these men to go out and preach the teachei-s, parents and students x' ummxilz . good news of Jesus and salvation tounder the inspiration of this szq'q r- the ends of the earth. The Spirit gift. I changed these men. No longer were We thank God the Father for[ Ul they afraid. They were filled with gift of His Son Jesus We than l3( knowledge, with courage and with Lord Jesus for the gift of the L OF Q zeal. Spirit. May the Holy Spirit con Over and over again throughout to gmte the fire of divine q SC " / the centuries, our Church experi- among allassociatedwithou] ences renewal. The gift of the Spirit lic schools in Arkansas. _ ""JJ_ is given to the Church and to each Your friend, ,,-- /371 . Bishop of Little Rock Love / 0 / /I Two words of wisdom. for your son's educabon... --', 8UBI AI]O - w [s-[ ___cRoSS - "-1 1 4 .72o/S AOAr-,EMY Your search for excellence is answered 24-hour educational advantage. For "[[~,'~*"~(~'1~ | here, in a fully accredited, college- cornplote information, write: | preparatory school for boys, grades Principal, Subiao Academy m ~ | 9-12. Operated by Benedictine monks Box lOe Sublaco, Arkan~am 72865 Designed by : JOSHUA HARRISON L over 100 yea,s, Su iaco o,ers a or (S0 )