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Page 2 February 14, 1998 ARKANSAS q,9 CATHOLIC Founded In 1911 FBRUAlW |4, 1998 MASS FOR SHUrr-INs Father Placidus Eckart, OSB CELEBRANT Statewide 6 a.m. Sunday, kTHV, Channel 11 Pulasid County (Comcast) 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Cable Channel ! 8 Bates le 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Cable Channel 1 FayetteviBe 9 p.m. Sunday, Cable Channel 8 Nashvilb 6 a.m., noon, Sunday, KJEP, Channel 23 NEXT ISSUE Bishop offers suggestions on how to observe Lent this year. VERBATIM "A process of profound, fiaxlarcmn change in Cuba had already begun before the visit of the Holy Father. 1 think from now on the Church (in Cuba) will play an absolutely critical role in the economic, social and political change which is going on." Author Tad Szulc, whose hooks ude b raph of Pope John p=a !1 and Cuban President Fldei Casl . Dm You KNOW The Our Father is a unifying bond in Christianity, but it is Jewish in structure, it contains an Introductory address, three praises concerning God's glory and three petitions acknowledging human need. The Hall Mary is known as a devotional prayer because it evolved overtime from the pracltces ofmonks, nuns and laity. Marian devotion in the form of prayer didn't become popular until the 16th century. ------- DEADLINES -------- Arkansas Catholic welcomes sub- missions of news artides, colta'nns and obituaries. The deadline is noon Wednesday, 10 days before publlca- tion. Advertising deadline is noon Fdday, eight days before pUblication. To call (501) .012 PllLI6HEI. I~st Rev. Andrew l- ~Do~, B~ M~qAC4NG EDITOII ............ Daniel C. SU'aessle f.J~fCl ............................. -~ Malea Walters rllODIialON MANAGEII ......... Nancy C. Moo~ SECTION EiXtOII ................ Leslie M. O'Maliey CJiICULATION MANAGiUI ......... Angela M. Hess mEOLOGICAL COEBILB.TANT ........... Rev. Francis I. Malone, ICL Arkansas Ca~o~lc (USPS 853--320 ISSN 1057-8439) is published weekly (except the first Saturday in Jan., July and Aug.. and the last Saturday in Dec.), by the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas Catho//c, Inc., P,O. Box 7417, LJttte Pock, AR 72217-7417. Business hours are 8:30 - 4, ~y-Fdday, except foe Holy Days and national holidays, Arkansas Catholic offices are located In Morris Hall, St, John Center, 2500 N. Tyler St., 722.07. Phone numbers are (501) 664-0340 or {SOl) 664-0125; Fax (SOl) 6649075. An annual subscription is $15. PedodicaJs postage paid at Little Rod~, Ark. Postmas- ter: Send changes of address and Copy of label tO: Arkansas Carl~fic. PO Box 7417, Little Rock, AR 7Z217-7417 Adches~ Septice Requested. By Malea Waiters EDITOR The recently completed addition to Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Marche was a necessity for the growing parish and school. "The sixth grade was in our library. Eighth grade was in the old convent and seventh grade was in a portable building," said principal Carla Selig. "-l'hey said Our eighth graders haven't been in a regular classroom in three years." Bishop McDonald blessed the $1.4 million school and Family Life Center expansion during a special service Feb. 1. The schoolchildren presented the bishop with floral and spiritual bouquets, which included 1,000 prayers. "I'm going to be the holiest bishop in the world," he said. Today, fourth through eighth grades are located in the 27,000-square-foot ad- dition, along with computer and science labs and a 1,200-seat gymnasium. The parish office was moved from the rectory into the new building. Parishioners also have the use of two meedng rooms and kitchen. Selig said the library will now be used for its intended purpose and students will have physical education dasses in the gym. The former convent is scheduled to be used for a pre-kindergarten program and after-school care. =We have the potential to add four more classes. That's about 80 students," Selig said. The parish and school in the area ~!iii~iiii~,~' ii: / Bishop McDonald incenses the altar during the Exposition of the Sacrament at the blessing of the school addition and Family Life Center Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Marche. known as Marche, which located in North sions or if the parish could onb Little Rock, have seen a growth in the Mass each weekend. 1000s. In 1990 the school had 86 students. "I wanted to do it that way Today, 178 students are enrolled. The may have to serve as a place for parish grew from 265 families in 1990 to worship," Msgr. Malone said. 376 families in 1996. During the blessing, Bisho[ Pastor Msgr. Bernard Malone said the praised Msgr. Malone's service growing parish and the possibility of par- cese. ish clustering dictated how and where the 'qNhen the need arises, he says, building was built on the parish's 80 acres, send me,'" Bishop McDonald said. The current church seats 300. The gym- are contemporaries. We are both 74' nasium could be used for special occa- young." Racism within Church to be discussed during Lent By Malea Waiters EDITOR Lent is a great time to examine racist and discriminatory attitudes among Catholics, Sister Joan Pytlik, DC, said. "Racism in this state is the greatest in- justice," Sister Joan said. "It might be our biggest sin. We all have some of it in us." "As a Church, we are all one family. We have to learn not to be afraid of each other and love one another." As the director of the Social Action Office, Sister Joan assists the Diocesan Commission on Racism, which was founded in 1996 to address racism within the Catholic Church. The commission is hosting a six-week Lenten discussion series called "Racial Issues from a Catholic Perspective," which "Basically, you always know that will be held from 7-9 p.m. Mondays be- have a lot of differences, but you ginning March 2. The discussions will be that you have a lot of similarities. held in Fletcher Hall lounge at St. John main thread is Catholicism," Catholic Center in Little Rock. "It's hard to be prejudice to A $10,000 grant from the Daughters you know on a personal level," she of Charity makes it possible to offer the Wetzel, Beattie, Sister Joan and discussion series for free to any Catholic. commission members will lead The grant will also be used for facilitator weeks of the series. She said the training and scholarships to Any Town will allow Catholics of different and Our Town, two programs offered by discuss issues in a safe environment. the National Conference for Community said she would encourage Catholics and Justice. attend parishes predominant in one The discussion series was first held last to consider attending the series. Lent among the members of the com- "You can't change the world, buti mission. Gwen Wetzel, commission co- can change yodrself," Wetzel said. chairwoman along with Kathleen Beattie, The registration deadline is Feb. ] said the series allowed her to learn more To register or for more about others and herself. Sister Joan at (501) 664-0340. Since 1931 Hombuchen's Appliances Furniture Electronics (501) 327-6523 Harkrider & 2rid Sts. 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