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20 May 9, 1998 BISHOP ANDREW J. McDONALD GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY EDITION ARKANSAS CATHO Page ........ l ..... I. Jl ]HIll III I [ I Ir IIIIIIr I1'11 I I ' I I H [ [I[I . I I I ] ]'. ] I Msgr. Sauerwein Continued from page 19 St. Louis Church remained intact. Ado- :- ration of the Blessed Sacrament has been the order of the weekend, day and night. God's people in prayer: children, young people, mothers and fathers, older people quietly kneeling in prayer. The church at prayer is the effective means of reach- ing the throne of God. The church at prayer anoints the good works, the chari- table deeds, the preaching, the Mass, the administration of sacraments, the music and song all good in themselves, but truly spiritually effective when God anoints them through the prayers of the faithful people. In the same little church, Monsignor promoted devotion to Mother Mary. He never lost devotion to her holy rosary -- sometimes as many as three rosaries a day. When the liturgy allowed it, Mon- i]~ ., Bishop McDonald (first from left) and Anthony Sauerwein (second from left) were the treasurer and president, respectivelY' of their St. Charles College Class of 1943. threw open the Bible -- "put aside He looked at Edward, 'yes'. He looked 60 years. Tony always said to me, ",Andy, signor always offered the Mass in honor immoral conduct..." I opened the Bible at Anthony all were blest with the if it weren't for you offering me y0Ut of the Blessed Mother. ,He promoted and my eyes fell upon the second read- call the prophet and Sister Julia, talent, your speaking ability, your devotion to her because '... never was it ing. After that, I diligently searched the however, singled out Anthony, who did tience, I would never have made it as known that anyone who fled to her pro- Scriptures for the first reading and for not raise his hand. Anthony, put your priest and as a preacher of God s word. tection or sought her intercession was the Gospel reading, hand up, don't you know -- don't you Today, I want to declare with aurhoti left unaided..." She is Mother of God, Let s look at the reading from the realize that God is calling you!" On that daiidn to papal authority: Indeed, Mother of Jesus, Mother of priests, Old Testament. The Book of Samuel. day in the spring of 1937, the prophet " give me some talents. Indeed, G0a Mother of us all. The year was 1937. "The Lord said to anointed Anthony and the Spirit of the did make me taller than Anthony, thi " In preparation for this homily, I picked these Scriptures. You hear of religious fundamentalists who open their Bible, scan the page and get the mes- sage. St. Augustine was not a funda- mentalist, but that's what he did. He Samuel, 'Fill your horn with oil ... I am Lord rushed upon him. ner than Anthony, and indeed, better sending you to St. Martin's parish When I threw open the Scriptures, looking. However, if I have any skill school. I have chosen my candidates for my eyes fell upon 1st Thessalonians. Paul this pulpit today, if I have been able t0 prodmm God s word for almost 50 Y . priesthood among those eighth graders.' writes about preaching. Before I get into " ' Sister Julia presented the boys, one-by- this Scripture, I would like to setde a -- 24 in my native city of Savann l one. The prophet looked at Gilbert 'yes'. question which has been in dispute for Ga., and 26 years in the beautiful II C h S t~ t S J [] [] All the parishioners of St. Paul the Apostle Pocahontas PaRishioneRs oF St. Cl ichacl in ChcRoRcc Village pRao FoR the protection oF and blessings FoR Bishop AndRctu ]. CDcDonald on rhc occasioD oF his Golden Jubilee Congratulations Bishop McDonald Our prayers are with you come visit -- the "greens' are in good shape! St. John the Baptist Parish Malvern J Bkshop McDonald We congratulate you on the 50th anniversary of your ordination May C.,-od bless you BRAY SHEET METAL Tile ,9 Slate Roofing (501) 375-8229 Heating & Ventilating Syste Gutter Work 1508 Scott St. Utile Rock J