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/ Page 12 March 7, 1998 ARKANSASC, gCATH0t .! Msgr. O'Connell l~. M~. O'Connell, a licensed commer- County Chapter of the American Red Cross. "Itwas quite achaUenge,"he said. "I] cial pilot, was a member of the Civil Air Arkansas readers voted him "Man to convey to these young men, many ] Continued from page 1 Patrol in the 1950s. He was instrumental of the Year in 1954. own age, the necessity of being of servia| Catholic "orators" growing up in Pennsyl- in bringing in the Strategic Air Command But his dedication to the priesthood them in the priesthood. I recognized] van~ But when he arrived in Litfle Rock base to the Jacksonville area. and assisting those studying to be priests responsibility to do that. It became a~_ to attend St. John Seminary, he said, "I "He s such a pleasure," Anna Lucich is what most Catholic Arkansans know sion that we out in the No. 1 oosition Wl find the incamati, on of all ,these people in said. '~I wanted him t,o have a wonderful,, Msgr. O'Connell for. our life as we were serving th'e Churd~I" - -- ' James Edw~, d O Connell. life. He deserves it. He s been a sweetheart. ~ ~j Msgr. O Connell attended Litfle Rock ,In an interview at his home, Msgr. Rite Dorothy Gillam, a parislaioner of{ College after a priest from his hometown O Connell reminisced about his days as Continued from pag,,e 1 Bartholomew Church in Little ll0~ " of Brockton, Mass., became its president, rector and as pilot, was the sponsor of Jolynn Gibson, .~. !/ He later went on to attend St. John Semi- He learned to fly after becoming will be on a "sp!ritual high after the was not raised ina'Christian fai~ ---- nary and was ordained on Feb. 5, 1933. friends with the founders of Central Fly- Easter vigil Mass. `you will also make, the Gibson said this Easter will be speC] 1" "It was after he came here that some of us ing Service in Little Rock. journey into suffering and sorrow, he for her. | .L came down fi~m the East," Msgr. O'Connell "A lot of people flew with me because said. "Your success is that you persevere "My daughter is Catholic," she said. ~'here were sometlfing like 15 of us they had confidence in me as a priest in the traditions of the Church. If you are "She came home from college and~] By that came down. Four of us were ordained." that I would be probably more safe to fly faithful to God all the years of your fife, vited me to go to church with her."j PA~ For the past 25 years Msgr. O'Connell with," he said. God will always be there. You can never, Pearl Herman, also of St. Barthol0~1 has lived in Little Rock with Col. Stan and While serving as rector and performing never outdo the generosity of God."Parish, was co-workerJanetteJones' ,L " " " I Lll Anna Lucich. The Luciches befriended the other diocesan duties, Msgr. O'Connell was Those converting to Catholicism make sor. She invited me to church and 1~ ~. priest when he was the air force base chap- active in the community, serving as presi- the decision through support from a rela- it," she said. Jones was a Baptist. l dent of the Urban League of Greater Litde tive or friend. Some chose the Catholic "It's an interesting religion,"Jones ~ c Rock and chapter chairman of the Pulaski Church after years of soul-searching, of Catholicism. "It's wonderful." Gilts tor first communion. Guardian Church Go Sto, (501) 372-2582 409-411 West 7th Street Little Rock. AR 72203 CATHOLIC SUPPLY First Holy Communion is a special time in a young person's life. Make their big day extra special with memorable keepsakes from Catholic Supply \ CALL TODAY FOR A FREE COPY OF OUR FIRST COlVHRUMON CATALOG! Includes 24 pages of Gifts. Bibles, Rosaries-- Even dresses & Veils!! 5851 Chippewa Street Saint Louis, Missouri 63109-1498 SSlOn. Your opportunity to help a very poor child is much too important to miss. 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