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Briefs The 00OuardJan Paul it read a Easter greeting in " 000ficial 00ublicati0n of lhe @i0cese 0f [2iltle q00ock to nearly persons in St. VOL. LXXI, NO. 16 APRIL 16, 1982 Square in Rome appealed to Britain Argentina to resolve Falkland Islands "while there is still John R. Roach of Paul-Minnesota, of the National of Catholic said in a letter to bishops that the may act on the amendment by late or early June, noting "significant already has nade on securing itutional protection Patrick Mary R.S.M., said original Mount St. Academy building in Rock, a massive k landmark at Boulevard and PICTUREI) IS the new $550,000 Bella Vista St. Bernard Church which was dedicated last Wednesday. The church has a seating capacity of over 400, ith tile latest sound system installed. A full h, wer level will he used for activities and meeting roonl with kitchen facilities. Streets for 75for yearS,demolitioniS Bishop McDonald Dedicates adding that the to demolish the rather than te it, was reached rears of studies. Wladyslaw a Polish has been arrested of possessing it" litera- ecording to a report in the Polish newspaper. ntucky General has approved restrictions on in the state, a requirement doct(n:s have the of parents before an abortion on under 18, the ral coming with majorities the Senate and Ileath, the first ambassador to the See in nearly 450 praised Pope John II's outspoken of human, rights in presented his credentials to Thomas W. Keller, of St. Theresa's Little Rock, will be the weekly Mass for Shut-Ins April 18, on Channel II. will be Don The lector will be Servers will be Loeb and Mike Music will be by Sister Meisner, S.C.N., Terry and Jean Church at Bella Vis Bella Vista -- His Ex- cellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald of Little Rock offered Mass and dedicated St. Bernard Church this past Wednesday at 4 P.M. St. Bernard parish was established June 17, 1980, with Father Bernard G. Malone as its pastor. Richard Prenger was the first council president and instrumental in obtaining names of Catholic families who were attending church ta Site services at St. Vincent DePaul. Mr. Prenger found that there were 100 Bella Vista Catholic families at- tending Masses in Rogers. St. Bernard's parish was organized and the first Mass was offered by Father Malone in the United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, which created an active sense of ecumenism for the past 17 months between the Methodists and Catholics. At present, there are 190 Catholic families, or 370 people, who will attend the new $50,000 church edifice and contents. Ken Wilkson Con- struction of Springdale was the contractor. Architect was Ed Dremmel of Fort Smith, assisted by parish lay-persons Jim Twombly and Wayne Bouslog. There will be an Open House Sunday, April 18, from 2 to 4 P.M. at the church located on Highway 279 West Bella Vista. An invitation is extended to the public to view the new church. Mass of Christian Burial Offered For Monsignor Joseph Gallagher Pine Bluff-- His Excellency obtained at Philadelphia Bishop Andrew J. McDonald schools, Mt. Carmel and of Little Rock offered the Mass of Christian Burial last Wednesday at 10:30 A:M. in St. Joseph's Church here for Monsignor Joseph A. Gallagher, 85, a priest in the Diocese of Little Rock for over 56 years, who died Easter Sunday, June ll, in Pine Bluff. Surviving is one nephew, Joseph A. McMahon, and two great nieces. Burial followed in Graceland Cemetery. A Rosary was said last Tuesday in St. Joseph's Church of which Msgr. Gallagher was a former pastor. Memorials are asked to be made to St. Joseph's parish. The son of the late Joseph V. and Clara Sweeney Gallagher, he was born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 5, 1896. His early education was i m Msgr. Joseph Gallagher Epiphany parochial schools and Roman Catholic High School. After graduation, he attended Holy Ghost Preparatory College and Temple University. Msgr. Gallagher came to Little Rock in 1920 and enrolled in St. John's Home Missions Seminary and was ordained May 21, 1925, in St. Andrew's Cathedral-by the late Bishop John B. Morris. His first appointment was to the faculty of St. John's Seminary where he remained for the next 20 years. He became the seminary's Vice- Rector in 1932. He was appointed Papal Chamberlain with the title of Very Reverend Monsignor in 1934 and raised to the rank of Domestic Prelate with the title of Right Reverend Monsignor in 1942. In January, 1945, he was appointed pastor of Christ the King parish in Fort Smith. In August, 1947, he became pastor of Immaculate Con- ception parish, also in Fort 'Smith. He was named Dean of the Northeastern Deanery in August, 1948. Msgr. Gallagher remained there for six years until he was appointed pastor of St. Joseph parish in Pine Bluff in FJrst of Three Parish Renewal Meeting Slated Inside dic... of America set ration site. Page fi I, backers asked Page 8 d scheduled Page 8 can- t April 23-25. . Page 8 September, 1954. He served in that post until he retired Dec ......... == 29, 1972. After retirement, he resided in Benedictine Manor, Hot Springs. until July. 1981. He then went to a nursing home m Pine Bluff where he was living at th.e time of his death. During his stay at the seminary, he was dean of the Preparatory Seminary from Little Rock -- The first convocation in the Diocese of Little Rock Parish Renewal Program is slated Friday and Saturday, April 30-May 1, at St. John's Catholic Center. Friday sessions are from 1 to 5 P.M. and 7 to 10 P.M. Saturday meetings are 9 A.M. to noon and 1-2:30 P.M. The Friday afternoon session will have talks and discussion aimed at assisting pastors to clarify their own thinking, attitudes and values with regard to parish councils. The Friday night meeting will have talks aimed at giving participants a vision of what the parish could be and their vocation to play a role in the realization of that vision. The final meeting Saturday af- ternoon will consist of distribution of study and assessment materials and description of the goals to be accomplished in each parish before the second con- vocation. Guest speaker at each session will be Father Robert W. Wilson, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish, Fort Worth, Texas. He has written and lectured frequently on many aspects of parish. His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald issued a letter on the Parish Renewal 80's the Decade of the Family, The parish family takes in the priest, religious and families, all people who believe in one Lord, one faith, one baptism. Mutual love fosters the bond of unity among us as brothers and sisters in the Lord. From time to time, these bonds of love need re-examination; we need to rediscover what it means to be a part of the Christian Catholic family; we need to rediscover our own worth, the contributions that we can make, the noble calling to participate in the growth and mission of the christian family, our parish. To help you renew the bonds of faith and love in your parish family, our diocesan family has prepared a plan for parish renewal. The details are outlined in the brochure. In co-operation with your pastor and with the leaders of your parish family, we urge your full par- ticipation in the renewal ef- forts planned and prepared by our chancery personnel under the leadership of Father Richard Oswa Id. Commending you, your family, your parish family to See Parish on Pg. 4 Program. It follows: Ducats Available DearFriendsinChrist: " At Park Gate In the moment of our Little Rock-- For thosewho conception, God has called us haven't already purchased by name. Silently but joyfully, them, tickets at a special June, 1929, until 1934. In the we anticipate our birth some price of $6.50 will be available meantime, he held the office nine months later. Then, we at the gate for the diocesan- of vice-rector from 1932 until are welcomed into a family by wide Family Fun Day 1944. He was vocational mother, father, and other Saturday, April 17, at Magic director of St. John's for 20 brothers andsisters. Springs Park near Hot years, seeking candidates in Shortly after birth, our Springs. Philadelphia. mother and our father bring Father Richard S. Oswald, For a time, he served as us to the Church for our diocesan Family Life chaplain to Our Lady of Baptism. As the waters splash director, said the tickets may Perpetual Help Court, over us, we truly become be obtained by mentioning the Catholic Daughters of the children of the living God. At purchaser is attending the Americas. While at Pine that moment, our family is special event. Bluff, he was named Dean of enlarged. We become brother An anticipatory liturgy for the Southeastern Deanery. or sister to all in the Christian the Second Sunday of Easter community. For us, that will be offered at 4 P.M. by Msgr. Gallagher also community is called the His Excellency Bishop An- served in the mission at parish, drew J. McDonald of Little Cummins Prison and was The Bishops of the United Rock. the priest of Death Row there. States have designated the Diocese Hosts RegJonal Marriage Encounter Meeting Shown above are delegates from four states who attended a Region 6 Natioqal Marriage Encounter meeting in Little l{oek recently. A total of 33 delegates from Colorado. Texas. Oklahoma and Arkansas attended as did National Executive Couple Noel and Jo Mc('racken of Peoria. III. The group discussed ways of improving Marriage Encounter and issues of interest to ('hristian marriage and family life.