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Page 4 March 21, 1998 ARKANSA Knights in diocese dedicated to disabled Phil Hahn (far fight), state deputy, and Martin Roy (far right), state treasurer, present an $11,000 check to Steven Hitta, ARC director, and Cynthia Stone, assistant ARC director. ARC will use the money for two summer camps. More than 31 Knights of Columbus lected. Fifteen percent was donated to councils in Arkansas raised $71,000 to help Arkansas Retarded Citizens (ARC). The organizations and progtmns for mental amount -- $11,000 m will be subject to retardation, matching funds from other agencies. Phil Hahn, state Knights of Columbus The ARC money will be used for two deputy, said the money was raised in 1997 summer camps managed by the agency. through fund-raising dinners, golf tour- A third camp in 1998 will be held at naments, garage sales, fair booths and Henderson State University in Arkadelphia Tootsie Roll drives. Eighty-five percent of and will be sponsored by the university, the money raised will remain within the the Knights of Columbus, ARC and the community where the money was col- Frost Foundation. Only one meeting required You do not have to register to attend Select a time and location most convenient for you: I Tuesday, March 24Cherokee Village St. Michael 6:30 p.m. / 'I Thursday, March 26 Eureka S gs St. Elizabeth Parish Center 6:30 p.m.' I ! I Wednesday, April 1 Camden St. Louis 6:30 p.m. | ,13: l me J eph :::: ::: : : ::: ::30 PL: :::: ] ] Monday, April 20 Forrest City St. Francis of Assisi 6:30 p.m. | Monday, April 27 Mena St. Agnes 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 Helena St. Mary , 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 Fort Smith Christ the King 6:30 p.m. For more Information on this requirement, contact the Diocese of Little Rock Lay Ministry Office at (501) 664-0:$40 ext. 319. PROFILE OF FAITH By Carole Masters FORT SMITH CORRESPONDENT FORT SMITH --Bishop Andrew J. McDonald will make his annual visit to celebrate a Mass with the children of Im- maculate Conception School in Fort Smith March 30. However, this year is special and he will receive a special gift. To celebrate Bishop McDonald's 50th anniversary as a priest, Father Jose Tharakan has composed and produced an album of instrumental music especially for the bishop. This is the 46th album produced by Fa- ther Tharakan, a visiting Capuchin Franciscan priest from the state of Kemla in southern India. He is presently assisting at Immaculate Conception Parish. This is his first album produced in the United States. "Music is basic to me," Father Tharakan said. The 10 orchestral pieces on the bishop's jubilee album have melodies that he hopes reflect Bishop McDonald's personality, spirituality, and long life as a priest. Father Tharakan composed all the mu- sic with each instrument played individu- ally. A digital synthesizer was used for most instrument sounds. However some iustrumentals, such as a violin and voices, were performed live., The orchestra sound of the selections was produced by mixing these using a computer and digital re- corder. Father Tharakan said he likes to listen and play music that is relaxing and sooth- ing. His interest is mostly the classical music of both the East and West. He is on a quest for "spiritually stimulating sounds that express a sense of ascending to God." Father Tharakan was ord aed in 1994 at a Capuchin Franciscan seminary near his home. He served in missions in north- ern India and as an assistant school prin- cipal, giving classes, retreats and working with evangelizing media such as books, videos and music. He found his way to Arkansas after meeting Father John Antony, who was vis- iting relatives in India. Father Antony is assistant pastor of Christ the King Parish Father Jose Tharakan - ... in Litde Rock and told Father That'] Set of the great need for priests in the ugi | .see i .op McOon , visit our diocese and help wherever '| t. could be of service... . ,.it :,1 "g " g " I ,,... torate in psychology. "rhese are beautiful people herein[ they love me a lot as I love them [ ire he said. tit How long Father Tharakan the United States has not been 9 ,dl mined and is under the direcd#;|" 't Bishop McDonald .... ':i tl C! Father Tharakan does miss his.h [ "h.. and family, though. The state of lloT,.! in India is one of the oldest GaO.#j communities in the worldisIt ":i lized by St. Thomas and the St. Thomas the Apostolic Seminary,"] largest seminary in the world. In India, Catholics exist closely! Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims. Tharakan describes the Catholic faith as "very solid." "It is strict," he said. 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