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ARKANSAS CATHOLIC BISHOP ANDREW |. McDONALD GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY EDITION May 9, 1998 Page 19 uerwein took charge of the£reshmen, crustos. The other boys from St. n's, Joe, Bill, Gil, Ed were at his skle. Tony was not the smartest boy in dass. I d like to say that I was. Tony, ll0Wever, was a splendid, fearless leader. Iqe captained us in all sports: baseball, ach football, soccer, basketball, track. !Was the fastest runner at St. Charles. 0ay was kind and gentle, but very ¢ornpetitive. I don't think he would ncede anything, not even to his dear ther. Tony and I teamed up in handball. Were the house champions at St. hs, St. Mary, Paca Street, St. Mary, Park. We didn't have much sense regularly beat Father Chudzinkski Father Fives. In those days, during ,hs, t months before ordination at St. deacons could take a day off--- vSit museums -- travel to Washington Anthony Sauerwein (third from left) was a class officer in 1940. Clarksville as pastor. The setting was rural. Father Howard Bishop, a former pastor who had founded Glenmary, was dedicated to the evangelization of rural America. Monsignor succeeded the de- voted Father Miles McGowan, who is with us today, now 85 years old. An- other explosion of people occurred. Farm land gave way to beautiful homes 1,000 families -- then 2,000 families and more. The Holy Father recognized the good work of Father Anthony L. Sauerwein and named him a Prelate of Honor with the title of Monsignor° A beautiful St. Louis Church rose up to the sky. The focal point is the mosaic --St. Louis offering his crown to the thorn-crowned Jesus. The parish school numbers exploded. A parish center was constructed. The stress, the strain, the multiplicity of activities were upon him. Anthony had many able assistants, par- ,.._flgf day. Tony and I returned to Paca ticularly I recall Father Jim Barker and one-on-one handball on those in the Basilica on May 22, 1948. I was could start special devotions -- he could Father Jeff Dauses. At the time of re- Courts, It was grueling. Believe it or sent back to school for canon law. An- give instructions help the lame, the tirement, there were 53 active groups, beat him. However, I think it was thony was assigned to Holy Trinity in blind, the exceptional children. Anthony societies and organizations in the par- only time in his life that he let some- Glen Burnie. Msgr. Arthur Slade was has always been a no nonsense teacher ish. When he retired, the parish was befit him in sports. Tony, you can t the pastor. The place was exploding with --- an excellent, down-to-earth homilist, solvent and ready to leap into the mil- aa ay me today. " e people. Building programs, a new school Those years at Holy Trinity were 19 in lennium under the capable leadership .,Ordination to the priesthood cam consumed time and energy. Fund rais- number. I think several parishes have of Msgr. Joseph Luca. ,a too quickly. I was-ordained in Sa- ing, carnivals, turkey, chicken suppers, been spawned out of it. Beneath all of this activity lies a rea- Ga., May 8, 1948 Anthony and capital fund drives were all part of life. In 1968, Cardinal Sheehan assigned son for success; the beautiful, original ¢ • g¢ ,, Baltimore seminarians were ordained Msgr. Slade let Anthony loose. He Anthony to St. Louis Church in See Msgr. Sauerwein page 20 MOUNI- ST. MARY You have been a great friend and good shepherd to us all! Gratefully -- The MSM students, administration, faculty and staff you in Wishing the very best to you Bishop McDonald on your Golden Jubilee, you have served well in your ministry Ft. Edward Marley. and the parishioners of St. Joseph • Center Ridge