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Page 12 June 6, 1998 ARKANSAS , CATHOLIC J Deacons Church for nearly 20 years. He said he cantoring and playing the guitar. be!ieves his strengths will be ministering '1 have been blessed with the gift of Continued from page 1 to "lapsed Catholics." music," he said. "I feel like the Lorc[ may began crying as he hugged his father, "In 1967 1 left the Church and in 1985 let me use it to help others." Deacon Dan Hennessey of Fairfield Bay, I came back to the Church," Bums said. He said he is considering focusing his during the kiss of peace. The elder man, "I was in Viemam and I got mad at one time on Hispanic ministry or prison min- who was ordained in 1981, is retired and priest ... I gave up on God but He never istry. "I'm still praying about what God was an influence on his son's decision to gave up on me." wants me to do in a specific ministry of become a deacon. After he reconciled with the Church on service," Papini said. "During the time he was ordained I Ash Wednesday in 1985, Father Placidus Papini's wife Andrea said she admiresthe wasn't active in the Church and I was Eckart, OSB, pastor of St. Boniface Church deacons and wives who have young children oblivious to what was going on in his life," in Fort Smith, asked Bums, "What are you because they made many more sacrifices. the newly ordained deacon said. going to do for God?" Burns' decision was "It was a journey," Andrea Papini said. After attending Cursillo, he said he to become a deacon. "The Lord continued to bless our lives." decided he would like to "emulate" his Many of the men said they have con-Bishop McDonald recognized the love father and become a deacon, sidered being deacons for several years, and support of the wives and children. Hennessey's young son, also named Deacon Richard Papini of St. John "You have been loving, kind and pa- after his father and grandfather, served as Church in Russellville said, "God planted dent," he said. "You will be there in their an altar server alongside the sons of Dea- the seed 18 years ago. In 1980 1 attended years of generous ministry." con Warren Baldwin and Deacon Richard Cursillo and a friend who was a deacon He told the men that it was not chance Patterson. was on the team The Holy Spirit contin- or "the roll of the dice" that they were The Mass also was emotional for Dea- ued to make it grow," Papini said. chosen to be deacons. con John Bums, who left the Catholic Papini ministered in the Church by '`The Spirit of the Lord fell upon you," .I Your opportunity to help a very poor child is much too important to miss. And Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA), an international Catholic sponsorship program can show you the affordable way. Through CFCA you sponsor a child for the amount you can afford. Ordinarily it takes $20 a month to pro- vide one poor child with the life-changing benefits of sponsorship. 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On Holy Thursday, Jesus took a towel and basin of water and washed the feet of his disciples. "Every time you pick up a towel, do more with it than dry your body or your hands," he said. "Let it be a daily reminder of your service to others." The deacons and their wives bega~ their three-year formation program i~ 1995 and attended weekend classes at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock ~" der the direction of Sister, Yvonne Lerner, OSB. The core staff included Dee WynO~ Deacon Tim and Dottie Massinelli and Deacon Bob and Marie Morris The order of permanent deacons was restored in 1967 by the Vatican. The first class of deacons for the Diocese of Little Rock was ordained in 1981. Deacons ser~e the Church through assisting the prieSt at Mass, baptizing, officiating at weddin~ preaching, distributing Communion ~' presiding over funeral and burial services~ They also are called to perform workS 0~ charity. Bishop McDonald said they should be "disciples of Jesus who came to serve, not to be served." J Convention Continued from page 1 will carry a cm~dle to represent the ,'light of Christ" in their uarish and one tee[I will car~w a bowl of water from their Par" i ish, which will be blessed and used d~" I ing a sprinkling rite. ~11 The parishes' order in the parade . ,, be according to the date the parish established. The last parish will be ~'. Cathedral of St. Andrew. ha May yo~ and adult leaders visited the Cathedr~ ~ light the convention caa]dle .... "To represent the diocese, we are brt~l~ ing the light from the Easter candle fr0~ the Cathedral to the convention to repl r sent our oneness with the great Churcl]," Enderlin said. ~id Tiffs year's com,ention sneaker, Da .. Kauffman of San Antonio, Texas, '[. , c tll~ discuss the theme, 'Explosion o~., Spirit.." Kauffman is a contempora .{' . af~u Cathohc songwriter and recording :, He performed at the World Youth DaY :, 1997 m Paris and World Youth DaY 1993 in Denver " Endcrlin said Kauffman will disc0 sharing the Spirit of God and n~ff0i~g one's gifts of God. to sh# The youth will have a chance ifl sldL~ their talents through music or '`you're On." Five parishes were choSOa Pe ,ff,.o,rm" 'It s their chance to share their ,, Ended" with the larger youth commtmity, . lat, saiduring the banquet Saturday awards will be handed out to outStan_ ~ youth and adult leaders. The Eagle of~ Cross award will be given to outSt~~'~or, senior leaders. The [)iocesan Youth ~, vice Award, which is being revived this ~ will be given to youth who have hel.W~ diocesan programs. The Outsta~dl~ Youth Merit Award is given to youth ~.~1 V/l'. helped on the parish level. The For ~0 and Youth Award is given to adultS ~ have worked in youth ministry for al~d than eight years. The Adult Service A"Ca.~, " "n O~" xs to those who have worked n ministry for at least three years. All aw,- , are given based on nominations. a~ w~