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_0L. LXlll, NO. 30 JULY 26, 1974 With $240,000 Contributed Diocese Oversubscribes Special Proiects Fund Little Rock -- His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald announced this week that the first annual Little Rock Diocesan Special Projects Fund "has been crowned with suc- cess." The enthusiastic response of priests and laity to the appeal to provide needed support for retired priests produced a total of $240,000, he said, $40,000 more than the amount originally sought. Bishop McDonald com- mended Arkansas Catholics for demonstrating their ap- preciation of the service they receive from the clergy and he announced that a percentage of the money collected has been distributed to religious orders and congregations that provide priests for work in the diocese. The Diocesan Priests' Welfare Board, which coor- dinated the appeal, received special commendation. In this connection, Bishop McDonald said, "I take this opportunity to express publicly my gratitude to Msgr. Francis X..Murphy, Msgr. William E. Galvin, Msgr. B. Francis McDevitt, Father Ralph Bauer and Father James Mancini for the manner in which they planned and carried out the campaign." Establishment of an annual Special Projects ! Fund appeal was announced last April 21 in all parishes of the diocese, and Bishop McDonald gave the care of infirm, sick and retired priests first priority over other diocesan needs. In a flyer distributed to the faithful with announcement of the appeal, the Bishop ex- plained that $69,720 per year was being spent for this pur- pose, while only $54,550 was collected each year from priests to provide sick benefits, health insurance and retirement benefits. The $200,000 goal was set in order to provide the diocese with sufficient annual income to cover present costs. Plans are to invest the money donated and to apply the interest and dividends to the retirement fund. m What's This About Ecumenism ? ' A quizzical youngster may not understand the philosophy "% that underlies a, Thrift Shop in Mena, Ark., but he knows i there are some 'good buys" there. For an insight into the Project, read Doris Campbell's story on Page 8. Tiny Mountain Parish Responds Enthusiastically to Diocesan Appeal director of seminarians, George A. Dwyer, president of Our Lady of the Ozarks Parish Council, wrote: thusiastically. We saw this as an excellent opportunity of saying 'thank you' to the priests who have served the People of Winslow -- The enthusiasm generated by the recent Special Projects Fund appeal in the "When the Special Projects Fund was announced, our parish responded en- God of Arkansas so well so long "But our thoughts were turned to the future as well. We Diocese of Little Rock was dramatically evident here.- In a recent letter to Msgr. James E. O'Connell, diocesan realize that, if God's People are to have the priests needed in the future, the People of God themselves must pray and act. So our Parish Council voted to set our goal at $400 above our assessment so that we could send $200 to the diocese towards a burse to educate a future ,,S Teenagers Search for Christian Maturity priest for the diocese, and $200toGlenmarytowardsa burse to -edUCate, a future priest for [layettevill el. ---Fifty-five Evelyn Klober, Phil Klober, Jennifer Shaw, Larry Stec, Vonder Heide. Joey Baltz and John Baltz; Glenmary. We achieved our ,=ers made High School Mary LeBlanc, Kathy Moellers, Cackie Upcnurcn, t:narles ........ Russellville - Joanna Bourne, --,= Ior Christian Maturity Jeanette Porta, Cathy Seavey, Vonder Heide and Jo.nn u ttarrlsonc,-:..few,osyer! Steve Henson and Jim Un- ' * last =,,,a o  ....  ,,a11 -- otw ,u,,.,au,, tverferth; Sherwood -- Cecelia lUOyah .................. Little Rock - Raymond Baker, Loyall; Stuttgart -- Russell Assembly here I Inlushces to Be nventormd Kathy Delevil, Barbara Black, CarmenDrotar, Sandie ---I ..... Deuerling, Don Fitz, Toni Fitz, Garrich, Erie Hammans and i a.y co-directors, who borated with the Little .. Catholics should observe the Steve Fr'yxell, Mark Hampel, John Webber; London, England . diocesan youth director, social situations in their towns, Kurt Jansen, John Meisen- -- Peter Stanton tber Joseph L. Philo, were counties and state and send their bacher, Cindy Mullins, Marleen k Gross of Fort Smith and recommendations to Catholic Oberste, Gina Pruniski, Bar- s Bailey. of Little Rock. Social Services, 2415 North bara Shansha!a, Jim Troillett, Tyler, Little Rock, 72207. and Joe Zilvinskis. !ya ee other lriests who with the team of youth- en were Father Robert urt, Father Jack Harris ather Fidelis Levri. he new Searchers are: Way _ Louis Pinter; Fort - Susan Ahlert, Joan , Marilyn Borengasser, Y Bushkuhl, Stephanie rrari, Carla Fitts, HMoafY daan, Cherry oy , Little Rock Arkansas Catholics are being asked to help make an inventory of social injustices in their areas and to make recommendations for their correction Diocesan social service directors are to meet in the near future to report the results of the inventories to regional committees, working on plans for Catholic observance of the nation's bicentennial in 1976. A major convocation on social justice is planned as part of the celebration. Father James R. Savary, Little Rock diocesan social service director, said Arkansas Bishop's Office  - 2415 N. Tyler Little Rock, Ark. "People who need people are the.luckiest people in the WOrld ,, For several months, my brother, Eugene has felt Weak and tired. The physical examination indicated s 'gery. This took place with no success on Tuesday, July 9. n Frlda entered into our family mrcle and t " y, July 12, death " " " od took Eugene unto Himself. At that time, both in (eorgia and in Arkansas, friends rose up to comfort, to aSole, to strengthen. In my own name, and in the name of a h of the members of our family, we express thanks and ratitude. No one of us can stand alone Your prayers, your .ds, your words with the grace of God have sustained us. I Pledge a remembrance in my own Masses and prayers for a u of you who have been so kind to all of us: Andrew J. McDonald Bishop of Little Rock Fr. Hilary's Mother Dies Morrison Bluff - A Con- celebrated Mass of Christian Burial was offered recently in Sts. Peter and Paul Church here for Mrs. R. N. (Veve) Filiatreau, 93, mother of Father Hilary Filiatreau, O.S.B., the Morrison Bluff pastor. Mrs. Filiatreau, who died July 6, had been a resident of Logan County for 15 years. She kept house for her priest-son, who was the principal celebrant of her Funeral Mass July 9. Concelebrants, all Benedictine monks from New Subiaco Abbey, were Fathers Felix Fredeman, Harold Heiman, Sebastian Beshoner and Raphael DeSalvo, who preached the homily. In the sanctuary were Benedictine Fathers Paul Hoedebeck, Columban Kannitzer and Leo Koesler, and Brothers David Bellinghausen and Adrian Strobel, all of Subiaco. Fifteen Sisters from St. Scholastica Convent, Fort Smith, made up the choir and Bennie Galla of Prairie View was guitarist and soloist. In addition to Father Hilary, Mrs. Filiatreau's survivors include another son, Dr. Conroy S. Filiatreau of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs Antoinette Breden of Eglin, Fla., and Evelyn Filiatreau of In- dianapolis; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Burial was in St. Benedict IEE OBITS ON PASE 2 North Little Rock - Georgia Chudy, Kitty Goshen, Steve Lienhart, MarilSrn Pruss, and Tom Wells; Oil Trough - Connie Mendenhall; Pocahontas -- The next High School Search is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 25-27 at Hardison Hall on Mount Petit Jean High school juniors and seniors may request an invitation by submitting their names to the CYO Office, P.O. Box 7565, Little Rock, Ark. 72207. Nurses from Philippines Welcomed Thirty more nurses from the Republic of the Philippines were welcomed recently to the United States and Arkansas with a Mass and southern barbecue at the Little Rock home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wlldgen. Father John Oswald, associate pastor of St. Mary's parish, North Little Rock, pictured above distributing Holy Communion to the newcomers, offered the home Mass. The nurses are employed in the hospital of the University of Arkansas Medical Center. goal Enclosed is the check for $200 for the burse for the diocese." In an acknowledgment of the contribution, His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald wrote to Mr. Dwyer and the parish council as follows: "My congratulations, my best wishes, my blessings upon the right thinking of your mem- bership in recognizing the merits of the past and providing for the future. Imagine what your christian attitude would achieve if you were the Parish Council in the largest parish in the United States..." Dozens of other Philippine nurses already are working in Arkansas, broadening their professional experience and taking ad- vantage of the more favorable wage scale. Many provide financial help to their families back home. The nurses were recruited in the Philippines by Mrs. Nancy Strand of Holy Souls parish, director of nursing services at the University Hospital, and Mrs. Mary Wiidgen of Christ the King parish, ad- ministrativea:sslstnt at the hospital.