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Page 16 June 1 Z, 1999 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC I I order to believe in Christ. We are the 1~r" feet imperfection that walks the earth.. There is no possible way to clean up your I entire life, to clean up your entire act bef0~e | God. God wants to do something with your | life right now. You have rights, privilege | and responsibilities in the name of the | Father,, in the name of the Son and the H01y [ Spirit.' ! Justin Green of St. Joseph Church [ Tontitown adfifitted he was reluctant to | come to the convention this year, but he | said he was glad he came. lie said he, i learned from Nims that "everything Cog [ creates is good.' } Leo Brandmeyer, a youth leader fror | St. Francis of Assisi in Fairfield Bay, said la [ brought six students to the convention. | "N',,m~ stressed that all of God's creatiOntS | equal, Brandmeyer said. "No matter w l~ 1 age, financial situation or whether we 100 | alike. Nims told the kids in God's creation, I we are all equal. The focus is we are n0! [ alone in the world, and in the end we need [ to tleat everybody as though we are one. , I ,,In closing, Nims offered what he calico I a popcorn' prayer, when he asked eve~ [ one to close their eyes and think of people who had changed their lives Then, one-by" [ one, they started saying those names 0tit [ loud. Finally, Nims said for everyone to ~.Y [ in unison one person who has made a dl- [ ference in their lives. | I Confinuedfrompagel Continued from page 1 gathered to "discuss the formation of a chap- they all understood. Students from Rogers lains' group, led the group in a song and dance skit that The group was debriefed on grief coun- enlivened the entire audience. seling by members of the National Vinee Nims, diocesan director of youth Organization for Vicdm Assistance, who and young adult ministry in San Jose, Calif., respond to accidents around the country, gave the keynote presentation. His music The meeting was organized by the Attorney and message touched the lives of not only General's Office. the youth but also the adult leaders. "Somehow, someway this ministerial The ~-year-old youth director captivat- Rogers teens perform a spiritual rap alliance, the police department...should ed his audience with his promise of God's song to bring the youth convention par- somehow be able to notify the local clergy love through good times and bad. He ticipants to their feet. immediately of tragedies, whether it's a talked about the devastation he and his wife boating accident, car wreck or plane crash," experienced when they lost a child. Then said, "I was at church at an ordinary Mass Jegley said. he told what it was like when they both lost one day, and when the priest was breaking Jegley was one of the first clergymen to their fathers. "But," he said, "it makes it the bread, I felt something like really respond to the plane crash. He said he was much easier to think I have a 'Heavenly intense love. It's one of those things you appointed by Bishop McDonald to make Father' with my dad in heaven, and I know just don't want to end." contacts with two downtown hotels, as much as my dad loved me; God loves me Nims suggested that someone in each Doubletree and Excelsior, where victims' infinitely more. God recreates us in every group write down the Scripture, Ephesians families and survivors were staying.Jegley experience." 3:14-21 and share it, which he says, was asked by the Excelsior Hotel to be avail- Arkansas teens shared their experience "Everyone has a mission." able tar people as they checked into the of God in their lives. He asked them to recall a time in their hotel on Wednesday. He also offered his Mary Post from Sacred Heart in life when there was a life-changing decision assistance to members of the airlines' Morrilton said, "Last summer at a retreat they had made. GOd keeps telling us He's CARE team. when I really needed God a lot in my life I right here with us. "Our bishop was way ahead of every- saw Jesus' face in the Eucharist."'~/ou are as ready as you will ever be," body else in thinking about how to Cody Bennett from Immaculate HeartNims said. 'There is no time in your life you respond,'Jcgley said. of Mary in Marche/North Little Rock will be exactly the way you need to be in Since 1931 Appliances Furniture Electronics (501) 327-6523 Harkrider & 2nd Sts. Conway KORDSMEIER FURNITURE Since 1924 1023 Oak St. SMITH'S COUNTRY CLUB DRUGS 5114 Kavanaugh Blvd. Little Rock (501) 663-4118 R. H. Saxton Advertise in ARKANSAS CATHOLIC Call (501) 6 0125 CATECHETICAL MINISTRY DIRECTOR The Catholic Diocese of Mem- phis seeks a director of catec- hetical ministry to oversee catec- hetical ministry in all parishes and schools in the diocese. Respon- sibilities include formation and nurturing of catechists for all age levels, including adult formation. Qualifications: Practicing Roman Catholic, masters degree in relig- ious education / theology pre- ferred. Experience as parish DRE preferred. For complete job des- cription or application, contact: Fr. Albert Kirk, Secretary Department of Education PO Box 341669 Memphis, TN 38184-1669 (901) 754-7146 fax (901) 754-0102 YOUTH MINISTER We are a parish of about 1300 families and are in need of an energetic, full time youth minister who will help develop and lead a vibrant, God filled program for our youth. A degree in theology, education, or psychology is pre- ferred. Education requirement may be waived for a person with satisfac- tory, verifiable experience. Please submit a resume with a letter explaining your goals, philoso- phy, and vision for a youth pro- gram along with income require- ments to: Deacon Ray Brust, Immaculate Conception Church, P.O. Box 1866, Fort Smith, AR 72902-1688. (501) 783-7963. with Medicare or insurance... money on diabetic supplies. (Medicare also pays for male impotency products) For more information call J Come to the REI EATS & WORKSHOPS HEALING GRIEF AND RITUAL GRIEVING April 16-18, 1999 , ,,~ , This program will examine the SK",~I needed to communicate effective~yl with someone who is grieving. Each par- I ticipant will develop skills to be an effec" I tive support for those in the grievlngl process. The program includes pray_e/I and liturgy. DONATION: $12o I DIRECTOR: Christine Swanberg. HEALING FAMILY LOSSES May 14- 16, 1999 We are a composite of patterns, def initions and wounds that have bee handed down through our family tqlst( ry. Participants will explore family cly functions, co-dependency and addK tlons. The weekend Includes iorayer an- liturgy. DONATION: $12b [ DIRECTOR: Margaret Hensen. I I These two weekend presentations are ,O I part of the HEALING FAMILY RELATION~,I SHIPS program, under the sponsorship o~ The National Institute for Inner Healing' The program is operated by the socl,e~ I of the Missionaries of Mercy, Iocatea "', I ClOlOrado Springs, Colorado. Reveren~] Jarema is Founder, Spiritual Directr', I Diocesan Formaton Director onO I Bishop's Liaison to the CharismdtlCl Renewal. For information and complete 1999 schedule: Utile Portion Retreat & Training Center at MORE Mountain 171 Hummingbird Lane Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632 Phone: (501) 253-7379 Fax: (501) 253-2640 Webslte: http;//