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THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 5, 1982 PAGE 3 !erd-osUe: :nhl Tapes Available of Liturgies for Father McDonnell bffered as a farewell - lThe tape of the ter tlth,e tape of the Mass e. so0e s, the tape of the e wo the Cathedral are the e[_ $2.00 each. Bet- ,10 and 4:00 from hrough Friday, call to Iripture Studies :hink [ (501) 664-0340, to I asker order; or you can ord bsarae office at P. O. _._5, Little Rock, 72217. To reduce eromease send your of- tom Vith your order. ;. should be made add "Scripture Studies, )me .fLittle Rock "If you SublCopy of the homily, __.Your request to CDonald p. O. Box le Rock', Arkansas Onted for you the ! events surrounding ! to St. Peter the laan Parish in Home and to the Yellville. On that afternoon, I :k in Little Rock time to go to the Rock funeral the rosary for Rowland, a girl who lost her assailant. The oc- sorrowful, tender What strength to mothers. Etta tobviously received ion from our sorrowful Mother Mary who stood beneath the cross when her son Jesus died. ON MONDAY morning, I assembled with the priests, religious and people in St. Patrick's Church, North Little Rock to bid a final farewell to Kelley Michele. The church was filled beyond capacity. Abbot Raphael DeSalvo, a relative, offered the Mass. Deacon Paul Boeckmann who gave time and energy to .the family during the cms]s proclaimed the gospel. Father Ray Rossi, another relative and Father Burke the pastor concelebrated with us. I was given the privilege to offer the homily. The text came from the words of Our Lord to the disciples of John, "Go tell John, 'the blind see, the lame walk, the poor have the gospel preached to them.'" Even though nothing human can assuage such grief, we did remind those assembled that Jesus had touched Kelley's eyes and she could now see; He touched her ears, she could now hear; all of us are consoled because we now know where Kelley Michele is. The North Little Rock Police Department should be commended for the way in which they helped us move the long funeral procession through the city, across the bridge and to Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock. "O all ye who pass by the way, attend and see, if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow." In the evening, I had an op- portunity to visit with the family once more. Quietly and peacefully, we let God's grace do its work to mend and to heal the hearts that have been broken. JOE DOLAN Insurance Agency "Mr. Insurance" All Lines of Insurance (501) 842-2431 England, Ark. key part Ladd's Furniture Co. Fine Furniture for Less TELEVISION STEREO APPLIANCES Phone 229-3205 Dardanelle, Ark. , tho debts and CLU Insurance u Idg- I STEVE PINTER CENTURY 21 PRO REALTY 9020 Chicot Road 568-3939 888-2913 Office Home MAUMELLE - Nice 3 BR, 2 BA, Rock & Cedar. Master BR suite has WBF. Large living den also with WBF. Dbl. garage. $69,500, good terms. I TUESDAY WAS a warm sunny day. Leo Hiegel, Norman Schmuck and I drove from Little Rock to Morris School for Boys at Searcy. Our Franciscan Brothers also had someone to offer back to the Lord, Brother Leo Bauer. Only last August, we celebrated his 60th year of religious profession. Throughout these years, most of them served in Searcy, he was the baker. In the homily, we dwelt upon the virtue of humility, so wonderfully exemplified in the life of Jesus and in the life of St. Francis. Brother Leo was not given opportunities to do great things for the Lord. Un- selfishly, over a period of sixty years, he did little things well in the name of the Lord. His memory and his gentleness will be hallowed for many years to come among the brothers and the students. To his blood brother, Brother Lambert, we offer our sympathy and prayers. When I met Brother Lambert on the occasion of the funeral, he simply said, "The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." When I returned to Little Rock around 2:00, I went immediately to the chapel in Fletcher Hall so that I could offer Mass for the Diocesan School Board assembled for their quarterly meeting with Sister Henrietta. Since it was the Feast of the Bishop and Martyr, St. Polycarp, I speke to them concerning the education and formation of young christians to die for the Lord. Since the gospel spoke to us of the need for childlike simplicity to enter the kingdom of heaven, I spoke to the necessity of a restoration and a preservation of these virtues in our lives. Before the day was over, I met with those charged with the financial administration of the diocese. In the evening, I sat quietly at home and awaited the much needed season of Lent. FOR SEVERAL years, I have offered Mass on Ash , Wednesday in our high schools. For a few years, at Catholic High and Mount St. Mary's; for a few years at the schools .in Morrilton and by the body of priests to help me in clergy assignments. In the afternoon, in spite of the snow, Father Richard Oswald and I drove to Hot Springs to St. Mary's Church. At 4:00, the priests of the deanery assembled with us to hear the presentation of Rosalind Rinker on conversational prayer. Then, we crossed the street to the Majestic Hotel for supper and to the assembly of the faithful at 7:00 in the evening for a similar presentation. In spite of the bad weather, more than a hundred people came to hear these unusually simple yet profound conversations on how to pray. While the rest of the group returned to Little Rock, I spent the night at St. John's Church in Hot Springs. The hospitality of Father Bauer and Father Gould was generous and warm. ON FRIDAY morning, when I awoke, the snow continued to fall. At 8:00, the children came along with many adults to the church. We stood at the altar of the Lord and rekindled within our hearts the virtues which qualify us for the kingdom, simplicity and innocence. It is always a joy to offer Mass with the happy combination of the young and the old present. After breakfast, I went to the Good Shepherd Sisters, St. Michael's School. I enjoyed the opportunity of visiting with these children who come for day care and for class. I challenged several students to a game of Tic Tac Toe and failed to win any of them. I was inspired as I witnessed the love and dedicated service of the sisters to the children in these schools. In spite of the continued falling of the snow, I drove slowly back to Little Rock. In the afternoon, we were to have an assembly of priests with Rosalind Rinker, but the snow prevailed and the meeting was canceled. In the evening I welcomed the chance to visit Father Groff and Father Kettler at St. Vincent's Hospital. Saturday was a day of leisure until 1:00 in the af- ternoon. At Robinson Auditorium in Little Rock, Rosalind Rinker presented a program to people in all walks of life from 1:00 until 4:30. In has been deep and strong through adversity and ill health. In our Cathedral, under the inspiration of God's grace and the instructions of Father Jesse Cheney, she embraced the faith, was Confirmed and received her First Holy Communion. "Let us rejoice and be glad." In the afternoon, Leo and Mary Hiegel drove me to Pine Bluff. We went first to the Davis Convalescent Home to visit our oldest and well loved priest, Monsignor Gallagher. It was my first visit since his favorite "recruit" Father Mac had died. Monsignor gave me a picture to get enlarged. The picture was taken last summer when the Serra Club invited us to Hot Springsfor a picnic. In the picture are Monsignor, Father Blitz, Father Mac and me. Then we went to St. Peter's to celebrate the 75th an- niversary of the Altar and Rosary Society. Father Clem Mathis, the smiling pastor was there to greet us. Then, there was the "surprise of the Spirit," Father John LeBauve, S.V.D. Father John served as pro tem pastor of St. Bartholomew in Little Rock last year. He was in Pine Bluff to open the Lenten Mission for the parish. What a delight? We were treated to a stirring mission sermon. I regretted that I lived so far from Pine Bluff. I would have appreciated such stirring homilies for a week. At the end of Mass I Henry Lienhart Any size Bus available from school bus to luxur air conditioned coaches. HOUSTON-BIGELOW BUS LINES kRROW COACH LINES 2715 W. 10th 666-9891 I congratulated the ladies of the Altar and Rosary Society under the leadership of Mrs. W. M. Bentley. These ladies care for the sanctuary, pray the rosary and feed the poor. After Mass, we went to the parish hall for the receiving line, for refreshments and friendship. While I stayed close to friends, I firmly stood two yards away from the cookies. Mrs. Bentley was presented a plaque for ten years of faithful leadership. I was given an offering for the poor. In the late evening, we enjoyed a light supper at Shoney's with Father Mathis. I encouraged him and he was delighted to tell us about the visit of his sister from the mountains of Austria this past Christmas. We returned to Little Rock with joy in our hearts. I dreamed of "un- eaten" cookies. Your friend, + Andrew J. McDonald Bishop of Little Rock Edward t. Hoyt AGENT AUTO, LIFE, FIRE AND HEALTH INSURANCE Office 753-0834 Home 982-3031 "The Saturday Bank" the evening, I visited the sick '1 t  it Jig t  . ,lltl  I00IUlLASKI BANK Conway. Since I offered Mass in the hospital and watched l INSTITUTIONAL I; for our students in connection the marvelous basketball DISCOUNTS I _ &NO TRUST COMP&NY UFFICE: Pierce at "R' Street - 661-7700 with the feast of the Im- game to bring the season to a 661-7890 maculate Conception, I was conclusion between Arkansas : SOFTBALL AND : 10901 - free to go to our Cathedral at and Texas Tech. 12:05 for the blessing and dis- TZ kEED tribution of ashes. Thechurch ON SUNDAY, Iwentto the : BASEBALL EQUIPMENT need for true forgiveness and 12:05 and to receive into the  11 reconciliation among us so Church Ann Gunterman and '.i F|NI SIgL[CTION ] Jl .,,.d ; that we will be found worthy her son, John Christian. Ann Pocahontas, Ark. e of the forgiveness and the has been a choir member for a :  " mercy of the Lord Jesus. In number of years. Her faith /LOW\\;   " " , the afternoon, I was delighted ----- to meet Miss Rosalind Rinker, ' .   ROfild Sgnig[ Chlgn [I a lady of deep devotion and [ h,r,, -Z,. | 1 11 I Ih, ad ,,tart (m their in'rnnanent-lil'e 1 11 prayer. Under the spon- I in,uram.e program. I II sorship of our Scripture I .k ,.,. a,,,, U,.t,,,. ,.i..'. V,,.. I CanSuppJementJncome [IStudies Program, Rosalind j ,,,,,.,-,,... ,., .... J . JSTARLIrrrERINGSER1Ct[  ,. .. ,i00inker is presenting iAllSla00 I ,11 ing Advertising Contracts for II workshops on conversational ,  ] NICE! IIAST! REASONABLE! [ J['-."l J I1 L I I prayer. In the evening, I  I J , JERSEYS(,.CAPS, UNIFORMS. /" .lE.# ,l-/" -[ -'e.. ; ]l- e Guardian ,, agonized with basketball fans Ji n I I as SMU made a desperate | You re in good hands. I   --"OFOR-- .,0,,, ,,,-, , ,,*, [/effort to spoil the Razorback I AllstatelnsuninceCornpany. I in Greater Little Rock I| seasOn" |/ When I awoke on Thursday :1 'Y" SAVE AT STAR! |esum' to:, l/morning, the skieswereladen :1 _ Bosob*ll and softball uniforms, jer- ]1 J/with snow. The flakes had not . seys, caps, hose, undershirts, gloves, |/Yet started tO cme dOwn  6, mitts, chest protectors, log guards, W.W. O Donnell, K.S.G. |/when I stood at the altar of the IP " L", batter helmets, shoes, bases, home lip MonagingEditor |/Lord and offered Mass. - " JJThroughout the morning, I "''' ..... ,.,.c .... ptionPorl,h I ' " plates, bats (wood and aluminum), 1 P.O. Box 7417 iI however, generously, the I JERRY COOKE I   resin, scorebooks, bolls, worm-up jackets, lettering. Little Rock, Ark. 721 17 II snow fell. During those same I Sears-McCall Mall. NI,R I ] -]l hours, I sat in consultation I Bus. 753-4326 I " 1]7507 Baseline Rd.- 568-5180 'J with the priests freely chosen [, Res. 753-3342 | "r"4t  4t'"f" ''t"'L''t t 4  4'" q"