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Briefs tpul !1 has chosen | [[gue of peace: a w for our time" .d to; me of next year's hile tllY of Peace, Jan. fore ratican statement Resfg the theme, LI is'So many tragic AUGUST 13, 1982 VOE. LXXI, NO. 33 =mLand'sJvarS'weWe,ies.aanY, ions missedhStilitieS'fruitleSSor O00,n Diocesan Schools Will Start Aug. 23 Irish,e international . . Cph:h:raS: hd:U?utjolnOnal;:O;:lem " qpingtes- all of these By SlsterHenrlettaHockle O S B bui:diIg Ofchomm::ItakA e :LlTyef=[s slualiatY he Ir eurgency of true - Diocesan Superintendent of Schools more accessible to the St. Mary's School, Paragould; arx. as an instrument c a I l in our day." ;'s  Catholics and legal:!al a n s c o m- ;the  the first an- still  of the murder of rive hStanley Rather as Archbishop l[-[ Salatka of "--a City wore the :rt$.lade stole of the ;arl Oklahoma It is my firm conviction that Catholic schools exist only because they are part, and a moSt important part, of the mission of the Catholic Church. There is no other reason for the sacrifices needed to make a school Catholic, except to further the work of the Church. The issues of the day -- ry to Guatemala social and economic justice, his red-enameled care for the poor, food for the as he offered a hungry, the struggle against bigotry, a voice for the powerless, building the total community, a halt to the madness of the nuclear arms race - these and so many other issues are challenges for the Church, and so for the Catholic schools. But the Rosar Cru( l Mass in the ='-" home parish in Okla. P Joseph L. ' n of Chicago said LN pastoral letter by ,.ou" bishops on war Js'e will be delayed Catholic school addresses ----s to a year to part of the re discussion on it these issues as d chairman added Church, joining its vision, its QU--e letter was !1,11Y scheduled for M O r e JVSate and a vote by on's bishops at nual meeting in ,h,s Deacons r. ---Jhther John Lo S ght r q president of the O U ff, Mty of San Fran- ' * ]id intercollegiate By Rev. Albert J. Schneider ge 11 was dropped by Director, Permanent 3315 ersity because of Diaconate Program ] which damaged "=='l's "integrity and Deacons are "in" according mmtation" after an to Joel Wells and Dan Herr in I" "IeY meeting of the an article which appeared in [:: |rd of trustees, the July 16, 1982, "National !JoSe Hurtado, a Catholic Reporter." Per- whoSe arrest S. 'ations to in- his case, was L after no charges against him Guatemalan of- wing said he was as a suspected Binz, visiting this summer studies in will be the of the weekly for Shut-Ins Aug. 15, at 7 KTHV, 11. Dick Marendt Lady of Good Parish will be the Good Counsel the direction Pat Thompson and by organist Hum, will Servers Mike Binz and 'Connell. manent deacons have, in fact, received much attention in the religious and secular press in recent years, but they are far from being a passing fad as the article seems to imply. They have been an integral part of the ordained ministry of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States since the restoration of the permanent diaconate in this country in August, 1968. The Diocese of Little Rock has participated in that renewal by accepting six permanent deacons from other dioceses and by training and ordaining twenty-one of its own. Now plans are underway for the recruitment and formation of a new group of permanent deacons to serve the people of Arkansas. On the weekend of August 22, His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald of Little Rock will issue an invitation to those who think they may have a call to the permanent diaconate in a letter to be read at all Masses in the values, its wisdom, its people to the over-all mission of the Church. Simply put, the Catholic school has the potential to enrich tremendously the life of the entire Christian com- munity. Thus the value of the Catholic school to the total Church is bound up with the vision of the pastor, the principal and the teachers. The Catholic school com- munity can reach out to all the people in the parish. The school community can har- monize the hopes and the dreams, the vision and the values of all the people in the total parish community. The Catholic school is one of the most important ways by which the Church can fulfill its commitments to the dignity of the person and the students participation in the liturgy and the sacraments, which are powerful forces for the development of personal sanctity and for the building of community. It provides a favorable pedagogical and psychological environment for teaching Christian faith. In order to fulfill these objectives, the 40 Catholic schools in Arkansas have been making preparations for the opening of the 1982-83 school term that begins Aug. 23. During the summer months, a number of the teachers have attended seminars and workshops to increase their knowledge and to improve their skills in working with the youth of the diocese. Four schools are adding a kindergarten program this Bishop's Office / 2 4 ]. 5 N. Tyler "" Little Rock, Ark. BACK TO SCHOOL - THE FALL OF 1982 We who are older constantly complain that time passes too quickly. This observation is especially true for the summer of 1982. For me, June was consumed with retreat and the ten day meeting of bishops at Collegeville, Minnesota. The-month of July was con- sumed with a journey in faith to Europe and collections in the parishes of the Diocese of Pittsburgh for the rural missions of Arkansas. We are now in the month of August and anxiously await the reopening of our schools. Catholic Schools for me are synonymous with dedication and sacrifice. Parents are dedicated and sacrificial in registering their children in these schools which offer religious education and for- mation. Principals and teachers set their minds and hearts both upon informing the student and modeling the Catholic way of life for the student. Pastors and priests associated with schools give the best of their talent and their energy for the promotion of this form of Catholic training. The students themselves, .aware of 'the sacrifices and dedication of others, are inspired to take advantage of the opportunities afforded them. To supervise this holy endeavor, Sister Henrietta spends long hours working in the school office of the diocese to promote a better Catholic school system in Arkansas. In recent years, we add to the list of those dedicated and generous people, men and women of deep faith and conviction who serve on parish, high school and diocesan school boards. As the new year, September 1982 begins, I implore the richest blessings of Jesus the Teacher upon all associated with our schools. I look forward to the opportunity to offer Mass for our school children in each parish and high school during the forthcoming year. Your friend, + Andrew J. McDonald Bishop of Little Rock ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: [Of es funds to wol:thy Gt Page3 v-', I ,BII D .... ERilUana called "most RVI us'" for teens. , ShOo Page5 :tend ising... -Iffers both CDOO , fun and Drivi g Ac Page 6 [se lic emem " " " ' . ters of the Americas COL school tax credits FuiJ: to Congress. AR 7j Page 11 28 Birl Diocese of Little Rock. A e:.,,., --amp'ea-'ers'-'- permanent diaconate will be distributed in all parishes of the diocese to explain the Workshop Set Aug 28 nature of the restored per- manent diaconate. The brochure contains a form Springdale -- A Leadership Raphael's parish. which may be sent to the Training Workshop for Registration will begin at Permanent Diaconate Office Scripture leaders will be held 8:30 A.M, the program will See Deacons on Pg. 4 Saturdav, Aug. 28, at St. start at 9 and will conclude at - 4 P.M. Cost of the worksho p is ............................................................................................................................................................ : ................. :.:.:.:-:.:.:.:.:.:-:::::-'. $6 and includes lunch. Other :1 materials from the Diocesan "I'm Mum, Too, Till Aug. 27" Scripture Study office will be But I'llGive .... You A Hint 00Ou_d_ rOj.a.n Is Going to Chongo ;;:;:i:;:; ;;: ;:::::::::::::::::::::::ii.. available for sale. Purpose of the workshop is to train and develop leaders for the parish-level Scripture Study program promoted by the diocesan office. The workshop is strictly for the training of Scripture leaders and not for the study of Scripture. All levels of leadership and See Workshop on Pg. 4 St. John's School, Russellville, and Holy RoSary School, Stuttgart. The Kin- dergarten and Day Care Program that has been operated at Mount St. Mary's Academy has been moved to Holy Souls parish in Little Rock. Many of the school buildings have undergone renovations and repairs during the summer months. A number of schools have in- stalled new lighting fixtures as an energy-saving measure. Ceiling fans have been in- Stalled in several schools to make the temperature in the classrooms more pleasant. Audio-visual equipment has been added to a number of schools, including video recorders. These additions and improvements are being The principals gathered at St. John's Center Aug. 11 for their annual meeting prior to the official opening of the new school term. The theme of this meeting was, "The Christian Formation of Catholic Educators." The principals .heard Father Alfred McBride in a video presentation on this subject. Discussions followed on the seven areas of emphasis needed by Catholic educators. Copies of the 1982 revised "Handbook of Policies and Regulations" for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Little Rock were distributed at the principals' meeting. This new edition was prepared by the Diocesan School Consultants, adopted by the Diocesan School Board and approved See Schools on Pg. 4 Good Schools Aim Of Superintendent By Karl Christ pheogrq:malsitYin ofthTUaattoa One of Sister M. Henrietta schools in the diocese, and 2. Hockle s favorite sayings is, pursuing accreditation "If we're going to have standards and certification of schools, we must have good the teacners. schools." Sister -Henrietta, O.S.B., And the friendly, dedicated daughter of the late Mr. and nun works hard to make the Mrs. Joe A. Hockle, was born saying true. in Jonesboro April 8, 1927. She is the diocesan The second of four daughters, superintendent of schools she attended the Catholic The mission statement of her grade (Blessed Sacrament) position is: "The Superin- tendent of schools represents the Bishop who is the chief teacher in the diocese, by exercising responsible leadership in all matters pertaining to education. The Superintendent co-ordinates the educational programs in the schools in light of the three-fold purpose of Catholic education -- to teach the gosh)el message, to build a faith community and to be of Christian service. "In addition, the Superintendent serves as a liasion between the Bishop and the schools and between the church and the state in all matters pertaining to education. The office of Superintendent serves as a center to the Catholic elementary and secondary, both parochial and private, schools in the diocese." The responsibilities of her position are reflected in the two-fold goal: 1. improving and high (Holy Angels Academy) schools there where her father was engaged in car business until his death in 1959. She then joined the Olivetan Benedictine Order whoSe Motherhouse is in Jonesboro. The always-on-the-go nun holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Scholastica College in Duluth, Minn., and Master's and Specialist in Education degrees from Arkansas State University. Sister Henrietta holds an administrator's license with the superintendent's cer- tificate from the State of Arkansas and holds beth elementary and secondary teaching licenses from the state. She holds a professional life-time teaching license from the State of Texas where she taught before returning to Little Rock in 1967 to become principal of Our Lady of the Holy Souls School. She was Continued on Pg. 15 SISTER Henrietta Hockle, O.S.B., diocesan superin- tendent of schools, is happy with the results of one of her projects as she talks with her secretary, Monica Owens.