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PAGE 4 THE GUARDIAN, MAY 7, 1982 Renewal Program Continued from Pg. 1 organize ( too many meetings) and to change the attitude of the parish councils and priests (i.e., parish council says "Father will do it" or vice versa). Father Wilson had arrived by the time the two groups joined. His plane had developed mechanical problems so he was late. "I've found that most parish councils have had limited success," he said, "but there is hope there. The big question is lay ministry. Lay movements such as Cursillo, Marriage Encounter and the like must be kept active on the outside of the parish. They must be nourished within the parish by Scripture Study, etc." He continued, "Meetings must not be boring. The group should gather for a purpose. The council should have isolated groups working together and should pair a person with his interest...I believe the best adult education is a good homily." Lay Parish Council members then gathered with the priests in the Friday evening session. They also split into groups and came up with the common threads of community or family, spirituality, evangelization and more involvement. Father Walker responded by citing "burnout," or too extensive terms of officers and volunteers and vision, saying "a common one is needed for each individual parish." At the Saturday morning session, Father Wilson said, "There are two roles for priests in the parish -- priests and pastors. As a priest, he Jam the STAG Line EMMETT HOFFMAN Distributor '"Ihe VACATION CAIffI'AL  Arkansas" [ VfS hLt% POTTERIES RY'S ON SEE HISTORY'S OLDEST ART "WHITTINGTON AVENUE IN HOT SPRINGS -:;/  /,.0.tso,-262-2oo= .,. 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Arkansas 719(}I  A Z Numez One Cortez Hot S(m(Js Vdlaoe Arkansas 71901 ,-'.-'.." must have charism and togetherness by means of the Sacraments. As pastor, he must show leadership to enable laity to fulfill their ministry. His power comes from effectiveness." He said model long-range suggestions for parish councils have evolved from maintenance matters to pastoral matters. The council's vision must broaden to encompass world matters such as peace, nuclear arms, the ecumenical movement, etc. "The parish council should have a mission statement. This should set goals (three- Year limit) and policy (five- year period)," he explained. Father Wilson had charts of various types of parish councils, ranging from tiny parishes to larger ones. His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald spoke briefly at the meeting. "I think a parish council should help and make things grow," he said. "They should use the talents of people. I sense a true spirit of family at this meeting. There is a level of trust at which people laugh at and with each other and we have that here. I want to express my gratitude to you for attending." Information and other data were passed out to those at- tending at the conclusion of the meeting. This is to be used and results disclosed at a second convocation Oct. 8-9. A final one is scheduled April 15- 16,1983. What's Happening Here and There Around the Diocese LITTLE ROCK The Catholic Business Women's Club of Greater Little Rock will meet for dinner at 6 P.M. Monday, May 10, at the First United Methodist Church, 723 Center Street. The guest speaker will be Mary Frances Stonecipher on Color Co-Ordination. Mrs. Betty Jo Lock, president, will preside. MALVERN The South Central District Bishop Continued from Pg. 3 blessing of the Church-Hall in that community at 5:00. The zeal of Father John Riddell several years ago made this mission possible. The fidelity of Father Dienert, Pastor of St. Louis Church in Camden has kept it alive and well. Both through the funds raised on the local level, a gift from our mission funds and a gift from Catholic Church Ex- tension Society, this old home has been transformed into a place of worship, religious education and social func- tions. In the late evening, Bill Canino flew me back to Little Rock. Pray for the success of Mother Teresa's visit to our diocese. Your friend, + Andrew J. McDonald Bishop of Little Rock Abba House office, financial help, etc. "We never accept anyone who has money. The youngest girl we have helped was 14 years old and the oldest was 28. Most are in the 18-24 bracket and the majority have been unmarried," she said. The Grabhers have three children, a 10-year-old boy, Jeffrey; a four-year-old girl, Elizabeth, and a ll-month-old girl, Mary Theresa. "We haven't had any girls in the house since January," she said. "The reason is we just couldn't handle the work ourselves. We tried to obtain a housemother but had no success. State laws required someone be with the girls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "Then we decided to write to Mother Teresa. If she sends some of her Sisters here, it will be an answer to our prayers." Continued from Pg. 1 was further need." "Also, a lot of women come to Little Rock from rural areas for pre-natal care and often are afraid to travel back home because of fear of giving birth on the way. So we house them. They usually stay here about two weeks after leaving the hospital, too." She continued, "The house was in pretty sad shape when we got it. We've put in about $15,000 in repairs on plum- bing, electricity, carpeting, painting and the like. We have had a lot of volunteer help in painting and other work. "We got the house in August of 1981. It was purchased by an anonymous donor. We existed on faith for a long time, praying to St. Joseph for help. We also sent letters to let people know our need. And it seemed the money always was there when we really needed it." Pat said Bishop (Andrew J.) McDonald of Little Rock helped out immensely. "He obtained $5,000 from the Extension Society for us and contributed about $7,000 from the diocese. These funds helped us get started on repairing the house." She said the girls were referred to them by Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Birthright, Contact and often by individual girls who had been helped. 'We assisted close to 100 girls in the two years we have been in operation," she went on. "This wasn't only at Abba House, but also in their own homes, rides to the doctor's Hop Over To Council of Catholic Women will meet Wednesday, May 12, at 10 A.M. at St. John's Parish Hall. Registration fee is $1.50. Coffee and donuts will be served during registration which starts at 9:30 A.M. Mrs. Mildred Zinser, President of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, will be guest speaker. 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