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ARKANSAS CA'fl-IOI MARCH 10, 1991 PAGE 5 icates ;.it Jacksonville - St. Jude parish shared a day of celebration on i,. Sunday, Feb. 17, as the new Edu- k ~ cation Center was dedicated and for nd blessed by Bishop Andrew J. ~Oi McDonald. Following a Mass concelebrated by Bishop McDonald, Rev. James R. Savary, pastor, Rev. Thomas Sebaugh and Rev. Edward Colohan, the 9,200 square-foot tae building was dedicated. The Cen- ter consists of 11 d,assrooms, a media center, director s office and ?~ Workroom. Cost of the addition Was $400,000, funded by pledges and parish fund-raisers over several year Arnold Vadney chaired the l~uildin~ Committee, Robert BiShOp Andrew d. McDonald blesses new Schelle architect and Thomas center with Rev. James Savary, pastor, and Iqarding was contractor, acolyte Patrick Smith. "- Send local news to: Morrilto= Video -kansas Cad c carrying Catholic P.O. Box 7417 Little Rock AR 72217 Bimaingtm~ AL- Eternal Word Televi- sion Network (EWTN) has announced that Morrilton Video, Inc., is carrying the Cathofic cable network 24 hours a day on Channel 14. EWTN, America's largest religious cable network, features family~riented, spiritual- COVINGTON rowth programming from a Catholic perspective. EWrN is also carried on cable in Conway 1053 Front Street and Springdale. C0nway (5011 329-3357 One of the most modem and Culknan, AL - A weekend vocation re- best equipped roofing companies treat for women, college age or older, is in the South...Knownfor planned for Mar. 22-24 at Sacred Heart our technical expertise Benedictine Monastery here. The retreat is designed to provide time for prayer and reflection and to allow women to see for themselves the ordinary life of a woman SP. Loyola Schmucld, OSB, receives service award By Sr. Pierre Vomter, OSB Fort Smith - St. Loyola ~hmucki, 84, received the 1990 Service To Mankind Award from the Hanging Judge Sertoma Club recently. The award is given annually to honor an individual who has significantly contributed to the betterment of the community. Barbara I_scallen, activity director at New Haven Nursing Home in Van Buren, sub- mined the award nomination. A native of Switzerland who came to America in 1913, Sehmucki assisted sick members of her then-home parish, Sacred Heart in Charleston, during the 1917 flu epidemic. "When I was very young, I realized that the needs are so many and the response too few," she say~ "My entire family always cared for the needs of the sick." In January of 1924, an 80year old widow who belonged to the same parish had fallen on the ice and broken her hip. The lady asked for a member of the Schmucki fam- ily to come into her home and care for her. Young Clara, as she was known by her baptismal name, was elected to go. This was her first experience with tend- ing the ill and injured. This continued until her 18th birthday, at which time she begged her mother for permission to enter the convenL Her sisters Otfilia and Alfreda were al- ready members of the same convent. Schmucki, who has been a member of St. Scholastica Monastery for 65 years, was a classroom teacher in Arkansas, Texas and Missouri for 57 years. In some of these schools, teaching duties also induded serv- ing as principal, spearheading a canning kitchen and initiating hot lunch programs Admnsas Caflmac hakansas Galholic religious to ask questions about it, and to learn more about its meaning by talking to sisters and by sharing in their daily prayer and work. The retreat is an invitation to explore religious life today and its possibili- ties for single Catholic women who feel called to seek a doser relationship with God Sr. Loyola Schmuckl, OSB, accepts award from Dennis Tibbets, presi- dent of Hanging Judge Sertoma Club. for the needy. Scripture studies, summer vacation Bible classes, visiting the elderly, serving as refgions education coordinator, and serving as receptionist at the Area Agency on Aging were among her other services, As a retiree, and with a Master's in El- ementary Education from St. Mary College in Leavenworth, KS, this "Recycled Sister," as she is often introduced, is on the profes- sional staffofProject Compassion, Inc., and key person at Covington Court Nursing Home. She also is arts and crafts director in area nursing homes, tutors students in foreign language, is active in Scripture classes and in the cursillo movement. Mayor Ray Baker read a Proclamation from the (~ty of Fort Smith pr(xlMming Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1991, as Sr. Loyola Schmucki Day. (The Southwest Times Record and The Wea n Poa amthbt to this story.) and who are attracted to a lifestyle centered on prayer, community and minisuy. There is no cost for the weekend. The retreat will begin Friday evening, Mar. 22, at 7 PM and will conclude Sunday, Mar. 24, at 1 PM. Deadline for registration is Mar. 20. For more information, contact Sr. Bemadelle Sachs, OSB, Sacred Heart Monastery, Cunman, AL, 3.5056, (205)7S4-4622. Since 1931 327-6523 and Si cond Streets in Conway Hwy. 365 Mayflower, AR 470-0721 Tim Benton,P.D., Member 0 of St. Joseph's in Conway 00000000000000000 "G/v/rlg Fau/kner CourI good ban/dng since 1933..." Conway, AR Member FDIC KORDSMEIER FURNITURE Since 1924 1023 Oak Street Downtown Conway, AR 72032 t, '. t. , * "' ....... t~ "