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ARKANSAS CA 4OHC JULY 21, 1991 PAGE 5 John and Edna Mattingly, parishio- ners of St. Theresa's, Little Rock, Celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary recently. They were married June 24, 1941, in Little Rock at Our Lady of Good Counsel. She is the former Edna Bruck. Their children are Marilyn Stiefvater, for Nancy Tucker, Linda Thompson, son Little Rock, Rebecca Miller, Aeworth, ,idt, GA, Laura Moore, St. Charles, Me. zed They have 36 grandchildren and Seven great-grandchildren. lsas"Connm/ones," from page 1 .H. chosen after Padre Lorenzote became co- a.'ce pastor, along with his brother Franciscan astsEd (FAmundo) Mundwiller, OFM, last April. re- The age of those in this first c_lass varied ~ee.from the normal 8 yems old to 15. all,Evidence of the pilgrim nature of their the fanfilies could be recognized from their St. baptismal certificates -- from churches in a-d-California, Texas and many different states )In-in Mexico. None of the children had been baptized in Ar "kansas. mr- Poverty, long hours of hard labor, ques- ,inslions of welcome and feelings ofuncerlainty are obstacles for their families. But for beau- tiful children, and theh" proud parents, Jesus was accepted in the Eucharist. Two attend national Hispanic meeting By Rev. Ed Mumtwiller, OFM Dir " Rev. Scott Friend, Diocesan ector of Hispanic Minislry, and Roberto Martinez, a parishioner of St. Barbara, at- tended a national meeting in New York City to consider new approaches in Ministry to FIispanics. "I wasn't sure what to expect," said Roberto Marlinez, "but when Fr. Scott en- corn-aged me, I wanted to represent and help my own community de Hispanos here and from around the state. It was good to have the opportunity to talk personally with bishops and archbishops from around the U.S. I was very pleased to be able to be- come acquainted with representatives of conmamifies from 70 other dioceses: from Idaho, Louis'lan~l~ Connecticut and Texas. It was also intriguing to meet many Catho- lic lay leaders who work at the diocesan level, doing many of the services which only priests and sisters had done before." In their eleven years here, south of DeQueen, Roberto and his wife D'ma, a na e of Peru, have known many Hispanic people, especially those wbo work in the chicken industry and processing plants. "Low salaries and long working hours pre- vent some of them from practicing their faith, we wish we could do more to help them," said Dina. Many Hispanic leaders in other parts of the country are working intensely in order to make preparations for the commemora- tion of five centuries of Cathofic evangeliza- tion in the Americas (since 1492). This celebration will surely be slronger in Latin America which is more Catholic and more Spanish. "But it is stiliimportant here," says Roberto, "eaas son/as ra/c de nuestra (These are the roots of our Faith.) t. Knights of Columbus State Deputy John Burke [L] presents the Service Program Award to Grand Knight Tony Reith, for the best council service program, at the Knights convention. The Fort Smith council raised more than $4,000 for the Gre- gory Kistler Foundation Center for Exceptional Children in a three-day October-lest. They also received a second award for raising the most money in the "Pennies for Heaven" fund. Carmelita Meyers, OSB, was first in line as members of the Knights of Columbus, Jonesboro, Council #1702, cooked and sewed a barbeque din- ner for the Olivetan Benedictine community at their motherhouse in June. Most of the sisters in the community were present, as the date was during their general chapter and annual retreat. of thanks Dear and Most Reverend Father, May God's peace be yours! 1 am in receipt of your check representing the gifts of the people of the Diocese of Little Rock, from the Good Friday Collection, to the Jerusalem Mother Church, ha the amount of $27,539.72. 1 am overwhelmed by the generos- ity of the people of the Diocese! Not only will this gift assist in the preservation of the Holy Places, but will go a long way in assisting the people ministered to by the Franci~sean Friars of the Holy Land, especially at tiffs critical point in time! In the name of the Friars and those to whom they minister, I express our deepest gratitude to you and to otlr Sisters and Brothers in the Little Rock Diocese. May God, Himself, reward all of youl I know that you, like so many others, have been following the developments in the Middle East over the past several months. Having heard from our friars in Jerusalem, Jordan and throughout the Mid-East, ! would ask for you to keep them in your prayers and commend them to the prayers of the people of the Little Rock Diocese. Let us join together in asking the Lord to grant a peaceful, just and lasting settlement to the situation in the Middle East. Thanking you again, Bishop McDonald, and wishing you God's choicest blessings as you continue to Shepherd the Church of Little Rock, and promising you a remembrance in my prayers and at the Table of the Lord, I am, with Robert and Mildred Stroud, parish- ioners of St. Patrick's, North Little Rock, celebrated their Golden Anni- versary recently with a reception at North Oaks in North Little Rock. They were married July 6, 1921, in Jonesboro, by the late Rev. W. J. Kordsmeier. She is the former Mildred Kordsmeier. Their children are Marilyn Garbacz, Raleigh, MD, Elizabeth Torchi, Metaine, LA, Phyllis Stroud, Tulsa, OK, Robert L., North Little Rock, Lt. Col. (Ret.) William R., Brandon, FL. They have 17 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. kindest personal regards, Sincerely and gratefully, Fr. Thonms Gardner, OFM Commissary of the Holy Land Aaron Ross, Owner STEAK HOUSE AND RED COAT TAVERN Serving the best prime-rib for over 19 years..." 3 blocks west of North Little Rock Holiday Inn Open 5:30 PM - 10:00 I'M Monday thru Thursday Friday and Saturday 5:00 I'M to 10:30 PM ALL CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED