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June 6, 1969     Arkansas Catholic
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PAGE 2 THE GUARDIAN, JUNE 6, 1969 Architect's Sketch of New Good Counsel Church Liturgical Norms Bring Singular Appearance Little Rock -- The new Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, on which construction work began last week at 12th and Jackson Streets will have a singular ap- pearance, in keeping with new concepts of church design. The $264,000 edifice, with a seating capacity of 600, will be square, 93-feet on a side, and will include a 20 by 30 foot meet- ing room, an adult library, and a cry room that will double as a chapel for dally Mass. Its ex- terior will be brick to approxi- mate the appearance of the near- by parish rectory and school. Leo Hiegel of the Little Rock architectural firm of Weaver and Hiegel, who designed the church, describes it as follows: "The new church has beenplan- ned to meet the needs of the new liturgical norms resulting from Vatican Council II. "The nave, or main body of the church, will be in the shape of a square. The sanctuary area, which will include both the altar of sacrifice and the altar of res- ervation of the Most Blessed Sac- rament, will be located off center at the front of the nave, thus allowing space for the parish choir at the front of the congregation on one side of the sanctuary. Opposite the choir on the other side of the sanctuary will be an open floor area without pews which can be used for groups of visit- trig clergy, persons adoring the Blessed Sacrament, or persons attending services in a wheel chair. This area will be furnished with moveable kneelers and chairs. "In addition to being a House of God as a place for the reser- vation of the Blessed Sacrament, Plymouth---FINEST SERVICE ANYWHERE-Chrysler Let Our Courteous, Experienced, Factory-Tralned Chrysler Mechanics Service Your Plymouth Dodge Valiant Chrysler ImNrlal ROSS-WRIGHT CO. 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Father Sweeney and his father were killed shortly after 1 P.M. May 29 while they were driving to Little Rock with the priest at the wheel. Mr. Sweeney's pet dog also was killed in the crash. The other car was southbound and its two occupants were injured. They are Duane Allen Swanson, 23, and Surley Benard, both of Hope. At Memorial Hospital in Hope, Benard was reported in critical condition. Father Sweeney, the first to die of 10 Arkansas priests who are natives of Texarkana, was born in the border city July 20, 1932. He received his elementary and high school educations at Provi- dence Academy, and he attended Texarkana College in the summer and fall of 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in December 1950, and saw ser- vice in Texas, California, Flor- ida and Korea. He was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant. He entered St. John's Home Mis- sions Seminary in September, 1954, and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Fletcher May 31, 1962. Father Sweeney was assigned to the faculty of Catholic High School three months after ordination. Sub- sequently, he served for two years as chaplain of the Newman Foun- dation at the University of Ar- kansas, where he received a Mas- ter's Degree in history in 1966. Returning to Catholic High, Father Sweeney became head of the Social Studies Department and an assistant pastor at Our Lady of the Holy Souls parish, Little Rock. He was secretary of the Catholic High athletic depart- ment and founded the Catholic High Boosters' Club. He is survived by his mother, Ruth, and a brother, Sgt. William Sweeney of Fort Lee, Vs. His father had been a lifelong resident of Texarkana. He was a sales representative of the Nel- son Printing Compmly, a member of Texarkana Council, Knights of Columbus, and a past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 399. Mr. Sweeney is survived by his wife, Ruth; three brothers, A.D. Sweeney of Shreveport, La.; Joe O. Sweeney of Memphis; and George E. Swee- hey of North Hollywood, Cal., and one sister, Mrs. Mary O'Brien of Tucson, Ariz, in addition to a son, Sergeant Sweeaey. Published Weekly by The Guardian Press, Inc., 2500 N. Tyl er$ Entered as second-class matter March 21, 1911, at -Me4* office of Little Rock, Arkansas, under the Act . March 8, 1897. ' Second-class postage paid at o " " Little Rock, Arkansas SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: $5.00 the year in the United Canada $6.50 - Foreign $7.50 The Guardian is the official publication of the Diocese of Little Rocg proved its worth during the many years of its existence. It merits hearted support of the priests and people of the diocese. With this goal, as an instrument of Catholic Action, can be achieved. ALBERT L. Bishop of EDITOR MONSIGNOR THOMAS L. KEANY, Ph.D. Mount St. Mary's Academy, Little Rock, Ark. 722,07 MANAGING EDITOR BUSINESS MANAGF MR. WILLIAM W. ODOINELL MR. AUGUST PROBST. JIL Address All Departments P. O. Box 7417 Telephone MO 6 "0 FOREST PARK STATION -- ZiP CODE 72207 J Business Hours 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through FridaY. Ci0' Saturday, major National Holidays and Holy Days of Obligation. Savary CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Lawrence P. Graves gave the ab- solution. A number of clergy, rel- atives and friends were also pre- sent, Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock. His Excellency Bis- hop Albert L. Fletcher gave the absolution. A Rosary service was conducted May 28 in Rumph Mort- uary by Father Strock. Mr. Savary was a retired em- ployee of Rock Island Railroad, Little Rock and MacMillan Ring- free Oil, Inc., El Dorado. He was a member emeritus of American Society of Traffic and Transporta- tion, Inc., and the Association of Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners. Since his retire- ment, he operated the Savary Traf- fic Consultant Agency of El Dorado. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. He was past president of the Catholic Men's Club of E1 Dorado and past Deputy Grand Knight of Council 5099, El Dorado. Born April 18, 1899 in Pine Bluff, Mr. Savary was the son of Joseph D. and Mary Elizabeth McManus Savary. He had lived in El Dorado for the past 19 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Evedna Savary of E1 Dorado; two daughters, Mrs. EvecLna Little Rock and Mrs. Grimaldi of Kansas City, sons, Father Savary of West MemphiS; ter, Mrs. Margaret Mayer amount, CalLL; two Mrs. Frances and Mrs. John T. Beach, Calif.; two half Bert Parker of Little Robert Parker of HoustO and nine grandchildren. Active Baser, Henry de la Leo Tauer, F. A. pfeffer Moellers, Duke Sullivan, A. Savary and Leland Jr. Charter a Bus: HENRY Any size Bus school bus to luxury ditioned coaches. HOUSTON - BUS LINES ARROW COACH 2713 W. 10th M0 Termites? Pests? Call TER00IINIX! 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