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-t i I The Guardian Official CPubl of the q00iocese or Cittle 00alvary Cemetery 'i00eautified; Flower 00Urse Opened e Rock - A Father John eDaniel Memorial Burse n established in the of Little Rock with 2 in life insurance from the estate of the etahte pastor of Holy Souls ere, who died March 29. ather John E. Barnes r o Memphis, exeeuto o l  MeDaniel's estate, sent to His Excellency P Andrew J. McDonald for as to its use. The announced he was the check to Msgr. E. O'Connell, diocesan r of seminarians, to a burse in tl1 name of McDaniel so that the \\; ]==-'-at  of young men to the .tbood will be further rh:tio'nalm'ed-- contributions to HI. Father McDaniel Burse $v,oY - be sent to Monsignor v'r'ell, 2500 North Tyler jeet, Little Rock, Ark. 72207. les Announced le Rock - Three months of in in 50 years," said Msgr. re0 Work by two Little Rock James E. O'Connell, diocesan t;aeeSan seminarians has director of cemeteries, thanks -rtly beautified Calvary to the efforts of Mike Aureli of [tetery here, and new per- Pine Bluff and Andy Smith of i.-..? care rules have been Helena. stituted to help maintain its The two seminarians spent active condition , their summer vacations, "[Greater Little Rocks beginning the third week in d olie cemetery is "probably May, reconditioning the " ....... t  me best condition it has been cemetery. Unsightly vines have te been removed from the fence Benedictines Sign Promises r' Mcl)uiel along Asher Avenue, drainage Signing their promises formula during recent profession ditches have been dug, and new ceremonies at St. Scholastiea Convent, Fort Smith, are blacktop roads have been Sister Tereze Harris, O.S.B., left, and Sister Cheryl Nesbitt, Extensive grass cutting and life on the altar during the profession Mass. trimming was carried out, and the new rules, announced by Monsignor O'Connell, are Gunman Gets $9 437 designed to expedite this work in the future. The rules, an- nounced in all Greater Little Rock parishes last Sunday, At Good Counsel School provide that "flowers and other ornaments are no longer per- mitted on a grave, except for Little Rock - A youthful period was just ending. the week immediately following gunman spent an hour loitering With that, the bandit reen- an interment, around the Good Counsel School tered the school, walked into the Monsignor O'Connell said here Aug. 14, pretending he gymnasium where two "exceptions willbe made for All wanted to enroll a younger Religious sisters and three lay Souls', Christmas, Easter, brother, and then robbed the women were preparing to leave. Fathers' Day and Mothers' Day when the same procedure will parish secretary of $827.55 in He went directly to Mrs. cash and $8,600 in checks that Castle's desk, drew a small- be observed as in the case of had been collected during the caliber revolver from beneath interment." However, the afternoon from parents of his multi-colored shirt, pointed Monsignor said "flowers will be permitted on monuments and parish school children, it at the secretary, and without Wearing a red knit cap pulled a word, picked up from the desk in vases attached to monuments down over his ears to hide his the box containing the cash and and fiat markers." hair, the smooth-faced black checks. Blacktopping of old cemetery youth entered the school Mrs. Castle said she simply roads and construction of three new blacktop roads in the old gymnasium and approached pushed her swivel chair away section were made possible, Mrs. Betty Castle, who was from the desk when she saw the Monsignor O'Connell said, by a collecting registration and book gun and "everybody froze." donation of $8,882.50 from the fees. He announced he wanted Nothing was said as the robber estate of John A. Sherry of to transfer his brother from St. backed toward the door, still Little Rock who died last Bartholomew's School to Good brandishing his weapon. Out- Counsel School. side, he fled into a neighboring September. Mrs. Castle directed him to residential area and disap- 00i00ter Madonna, Strock Welcomed ,rd r Home who was in charge of ' ' registering pupils, but because Mrs. Castle said the stolen checks were non-negotiable hrvewith in The Guardian degree in religious education at the waiting line at the Sister's [Y, readers will note that Fordham University, has been desk was long, the seemingly- because they had been stamped uer Richard Strock, who has appointed Director of Religious innocent youth stood aside and "For Deposit. Only." Never- " COmpleted his master's Education for the Diocese. watched for the better part of an theless, parents were notified to Working with a Board, he will hour. He then went outside and put stop orders on the cheeks. I establish policy and develop remained in the school yard. At The cash that was stolen was programs concerning religious about 3:30 P.M., he asked a covered by insurance. Official education. Father Strock will be departing parent if there was Little Rock police said at the Bishop's representative in still time to register, and he was midweek that several detec- 00noucement the field of religious education informed that the registration tires have been working on the to the pastors, priests, religious case, but they declined to and faithful. - , disclose whether any clues had been developed. Diocese of "In his role as director," the P riests' Welfare The gunman was described as Little Rock Bishop said, "He will work closely with Sister Consuella, Fund Given 510,000 five-feet f o u r-or-five-inches til  tall, with a very light yellowish 2415 N. Tyler Superintendent of Schools; Father Pallo, Youth and Little Rock-. Msgr. Francis tint to his complexion. Mrs. li  Vocations Director; Father X. Murphy, comptroller of the Castle told police his age was b xcellency, the Must teVerend Bishop, an- Torres, Chairman of the Diocese of Little Rock, has difficult to estimate but that he Unees the following Liturgy and Music Commission announced receipt of a con- looked as if he had not yet begun ;erieal appointments: and Director of the Mexican- tribution of $10,000 to the Clergy to shave. Witnesses disagreed "'i" Richard M. Strock - Spanish Apostolate. While each Welfare Fund. about the color of th bandit's trousers, but they said he had a jll ,.irector of Religious of these departments retain The gift came from the neat appearance and spoke 7ACkdueation in the Diocese autonomy," the Bishop said, National Steel Company of well. " "h "the real success of the work of Pittsburgh, Pa., which is r[l ASSociateter Fides Gongh,DirectorO.P.of- religious education will come opening an office in Fort Smith. Mrs. Castle said registration A ,Lieligious Education in 'from co-operation with one receipts collected during the lie Diocese another." The money has been added to morning were deposited in the funds, received in a recent parish bank account during the r-- t Rev. Charles F. On this same occasion, the diocesan appeal for the support noon hour. She said the stolen Kordsmeier Bishop appointed Sister Fides to of retired and infirm priests, checks and cash represented or/ Chancellor work with Father Strock as his registration receipts from about ,j associate. , 60 families. Schools of the Diocese of Little Rock" delivered during last Little Rock Diocese Sending 17 Young Men to Seminaries Little Rock -- The Diocese of " LeSieu of Pine Bluff, Little Rock will have 17 who will attend Saint Meinrad Seminariars during the 1974-75 Seminary, St. Meinrad, Ind., academic year. Michael Aureli of Pine Bluff and Msr 'Ca 1 John P McCarthy of Little ,.. James E. O _nnel,  . .......... diocesan director of frOCK, wno wm attena now seminarians, said four of the Trinity Seminary, and Thomas young men will take their fourth P. York of Lttle Rock, a student year of theological studies in at Notre Dame Seminary, New preparation for ordination to Orleans. Also attending Holy the Holy Priesthood next year. Trinity will be Francis I. Malone of Philadelphia, Pa., the Four others will be in third second theology student, and year theology and one each in William J. McMurry, Jr., of second and first year theology. Fort Smith, first theology. The remaining seven will be seminary college students. The four in their last year before ordination will be The Rev. Mr. George E. Murdaugh Jr., of Bryant, The Rev. Mr. Ernest L. Hardesty of Blytheville, The Rev. Mr. David E. Jacobs of Malvern and The Rev. Mr. Peter Borovec of Brooklyn, N.Y., all of whom will study at Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas, Texas. In their third year of theological studies will be Seminarians on the college level will include William A. Smith of Helena, a senior at St. Joseph's Seminary, St. Benedict, La., and two seniors at Holy Trinity Seminary, Dallas - Thomas C. Marks of Little Rock and Jon W. Mc- Dougal of West Memphis. College sophomores at Holy Trinity will be Scott L. Marczuk and Charles T. Sullivan, both of Little Rock, and college fresh- men there will be Rick Dietz of Jonesboro and Kuper Upehurch of Fort Smith. Bishop's Office 2415 No Tyler Little Rock, Ark. "ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME" While this saying is rather trite, it becomes literally true on September 1st. For several years, the authorities of the North American College have offered a three month study program for priests of the United States. One session took place in the fall, October, November, December; the other in the spring, March, April, May. The study course is led by the finest teachers from the various faculties of universities in Rome and the Vatican. The lecturers cover the latest thinking in theology, philosophy, sacred scripture, Church history, and Church law. During this past year, these same authorities re-designed the program and reduced it to the month of September. Invitations were then extended to all of the Bishops of the United States to attend. Only the first seventy-five applicants could be accepted, because of room space. From all parts of the United States, Bishops will be leaving their Dioceses and finding their way to Rome for the month of September. Fortunately, I will join them. I look upon this month of study as an opportunity to improve myself so that I can give better leadership to the Church in Arkansas and to the pastoral care of souls. During my absence, Monsignor Frank Allen, the Vicar General, will assume the leadership of the Diocese. I leave in peace because of the competent leadership offered throughout the various diocesan departments and through the pastors, associates, religious and laity who work together so zealously and intelligently for the spread of God's Kingdom. While the mail system is not good at this time, I will try to send a weekly message toyou through The Guardian. Andrew J. McDonald Bishop of Little Rock Catholic High Begins Implementing Bishop's Education Message Ittle Rock - In response to rector, will ask the parents to first meeting on August 24th as Call of His Excellency give seriousconsiderationtothe well as during subsequent PAndrew J. McDonald to February's Catholic Schools composition of the new school meetings, as will the student handbook prepared by a ose involved in Catholic Week. The new board will be in board and to make suggestions body officers and homeroom special faculty committee last cation to "work together for addition to the long established for a membership that will representatives following their spring. iOOdof our Catholic Youth," CHS Board of Advisors which embrace all segments of the mid-september election. Olie High School here will concerns itself primarily with school's patronage. They will be The new school board will be In line with the bishop's a new school board, school finances, challenged to share in the asked to join with the'Area request, the school's Religion e bishop's call for the In a letter to be sent to the responsibility of the decision School Board and the Department has been 'e Participation of parents, parents of Catholic High making process that affects presbyterate in the formulation reorganized and placed under ents, presbyterate and students in advance of the first their children so seriously, of school policies as well as with rs was voiced in his mid-quarter PTA meeting, The faculty will give con- tthe Special Committee of the kage to the Catholic High Father George W. Tribou, sideration to this subject at its Priests' Senate. The board will be asked also to study and make Religion Department will also suggestions concerning the new direct the school's liturgies. - It is anticipated that, by drawing on the experience and wisdom of parents and other patrons and by studying the needs of students as presented by their elected officers and representatives, Catholic High will inaugurate a process of the joint chairmanship of operation that will enhance its Father Albert J. Schneider and  ability to serve, Father Tribou Father Royce H. Thomas. The said.