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PAGE 6 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC JUNE 24. Catholic | Rosemary McCormick holding the first "Volunteer of the Year" award. (Deborah Hilliard) Little Rock - Rosemary McCormick has received the first annual Arkansas Catholic Wolunteer of the Year" award. She was honored at a dinner recently with the staff Arkansas Catholic and pre- sented with an engraved silver tray and a coffee cup bearing the Arkansas Catholic logo. The award was established to recognize the continuing presence of volunteers who enable Arkansas Catholic to maintain its excellence in reporting news to Catholic Arkansans. McCormick, a New York native, moved to Arkansas three and a half years ago when her husband, Don, was transferred here. Soon after, she answered an ad in her parish bulletin seeking volunteer typists for Arkansas Catholic. McCormick volunteered her time for over three years at the newspaper and was dubbed the "Yankee Volunteer" by staff members. With her husband's work completed, they will return to New York state to be closer to their children and other family members. LAUNDRY AND Dry Cleaning Laundering Spot Removal 535-0623 917 Main Pine Bluff P 0 Box 137 Searcy, AR 72143 An accredited Catholic boarding school for boys in grades 5 - 9 on a 200 acre campus. Operated by Franciscan Brothers. For more information, call (501) 268-8145. CYO holds annual youth convention Hot Springs - The 1990 State CYO Convention was held June 8 - 10 at the Arlington Hotel here, with some 600 participants attending the weekend evenL Addressing the youth were Rev. Jack Harris of Fort Smith, who spoke on Christian dating, and Jim Knowles, ex- ecutive chair of the National Federa- tion of Catholic Youth Ministries in Washington, DC, on marriage. The theme for the convention was "In the Name of Love." Workshops included Questions Asked Catholics, by St. Phyllis Ender- lin, OSB, of Little Rock; Greenpeace, by Stella Kapic of Conway; Brown/Black Spirituality, by Rev. Warren Harvey and Carol Blow of Little Rock; Covenant House, by Mary Ann Miller of New Orleans; Catholics at College, by the Arkansas Leadership Team; Come Fol- low Me, by Rev. David LeSieur and Sr. Maria Kleinschmidt, DC; Adoption/ Abortion, by Anne Dierks and Antje Harris of Little Rock; and Church Poli- tics, by Rev. Scott Friend and St. Ther- esa Daly, DC, of Hamburg. Other functions included a Christian rock concert, a 3-K Fun Run, and an awards banquet where more than 75 deanery, parish and individual recogni- tions were announced. Awards were presented by Bishop Andrew J. McDonald and Director of Diocesan Youth Department, Susan Celebrant Singers Benton -.]on Stemkosi's Celebrant Singers, a Christian music ministry headquartered in Visalia, CA, will pres- ent a concert of contemporary Chris- tian music at 7:30 PM on June 30, at the Finkbeiner Building, River and Richard Sts. The concert is sponsored by Our Lady of Fatima Church. The two-hour music service is a blend of music, praise and worship. Featured are ten singers and a 12-piece orches- tra. Music will include a selection of contemporary Gospel songs, choral ar- rangements, liturgical music, praise songs and worship choruses. Some of the group members will give testimony, and a brief documentary film of the group's overseas ministry will be pre- sented. Members of the Celebrant Singers come from many areas of the U.S. and Canada. They are not salaried; approxi- mately one third of their travel expenses are raised by individuals, with the re- mainder of travel costs raised by free- will offerings, record sales and other activities. The public is invited. An unidentified CYOer with a ban" ner proclaiming the co theme "In the Name of Love." (Ron Ha//) Cherepski. The conference ended on with the Eucharist celebrated by Bish01 i McDonald. During the Mass, ChereE ski installed the Executive Council 1990/91. Holly Sparks from St. in,]acksonviUe was elected chair of t Coundl. July: For intellectuals, artists and those who universities work to bring the seed of the pel to every culture. Pope John Paul Petition for Prayer Fr. Patrick O'Reilly, VG, tor, Diocese of Little Rock, (Courtesy Diocesan Archives)