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CKIHOUC 1, 1991 PAC 5 ;toral for seminary Linch Webster to - Steve Kajka, 37, is on his the Washington- Theological Union in Silver Springs, MD, after spend- ing two months in Monticello as a pastoral as- sistant to Rev. Dan Dorsey at St. Mark's Catholic Church. Kajka is one ofa gro ing number of "second vo- cation" semi- narians enter- Glonmery Home MBsionors hag the priest- Steve Kajka hood after spending aduh life in the workforce. ) in the small daiiy town of Hills, MA. He entered seminary after high school, but decided after Afte two years to enter banking. r three years in banking and 11 years management, Kajka felt that some- was from his life. 1986, right Christmas, and became a at the school for the deaf ha explained Kajka. "I.was ha of nine boys, aged about 11 to 13 and I really liked it." ~I~leanwhile he'd been in casual contact headquarters in Ckadnnati fi'om his earlier semi- just made a decision and showed up lheir doorstep one day," he laughed..Ac- Glemnmy knew I was confing but most arrive with a litde more warn- Kajka arrived in Cincinnati on the first 1987, and was on the road first assignment 24 hours later. y luggage hadn t even come and I was out of town," said Kajka. "I loved made the fight decision." first assignment was ha Lebanon, VA. then, Kajka has spent time in Ken- , Mississippi and Arkansas when on tion from full-time college study. He . pleted an undergraduate degree in yleral studies with an emphasis ha religion ,. tholic University this past spring and assigned to assist Dorsey in Monticello t tOre beginning graduate studies in Sep- "maher. , eve has been great," said Dorsey. s teal serf-starter. Even if I didn't give him c duties he'd always find something and do well." tjka was instrumental in the comple- . q of the six-county homeless shelter lo- in Warren as an outreach activity. Was a staff member of both Vacation Schools sponsored by St. Mark's in ' %lticello and St. Luke's in Warren. thing I like about Glenmary is that Uch can be done for the marginalized 'i here in the U.S.," concluded Kajka. "ce in social justice and community Ivement is excitin - and there's so "ttlch of it to be done. " "St, Joseph," from page 1 is planned for Sept. 22 from 2 - 4 PM. Most of the money for the project was pledged by parishioners, said Smith. "We had to borrow about $200,000 from the Little Rock diocese," he said. "I really have to thank the pa#.dfioners for their generosity and the build- hag committee for their support and good ad- vice and also the Diocese of Little Rock." It was the first major construction project for St.Joseph's since 1969 when Gallagher Hall was built and the church was renovated. 'The expansion provides needed services to a greater cross-section of people," said Smith. "More family-type activities can now be done at the church. We can have more activities at one time. This has been needed for so long, prob- ably for at least ten years, and now it's available" to St. Joseph's 800 members. Smith said a number of improvements were made during the construction, including a cov- ered side entrance with ramps for elderly and handicapped parishioners. A new chapel that will seat 52 "will serve our needs very well for daily Mass and small ser- vices," said Smith. Eight new dassrooms will enable St.Joseph's to conduct all its religious education classes on Sunday. St.Joseph's now has 12 classrooms, Two of the classrooms will double as a nursery dur- hag Sunday Mass. The new activities building includes a gym. nasiurn with a half-court basketball floor. A red--brick colonade ties everything together. Reed, the architect, said the arcade posed quite a challenge because there were three different types of buildings ha different places. John Michael Talbot and Staff invite you to experience Christian growth and healing on the "holy mountain"... THE 12 STEPS - A CHRISTIAN WAY OF LIFE September 13 - 15 A workshop to assist people in learning to live the 12 Step program daily, initially created for alcoholics, has also helped mllions of others to grow spiritually; with Bill Godfrey, noted CFO speaker, 12 Step pro- gram events, active in spiritual di- rection, counseling; member, Assoc. of Christian therapists. 2,000 AND BEYOND - BUILDING A VISION OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY September 27 - 29 For Christians dissatisfied with business as usual Christianity; an opportunity to consider where the Lord may be taking us in our lives and communities; explores Christian alternatives to help each participant toward a personal vision; with Deacon Samuel Hilburn, director, Little Portion Retreat & Training Center; teacher Little Rock Scrip- ture video series; retreat leader. Write or call for information and complete 1991 schedule: Little Portion Retreat Center at MORE Mountain Route 4, Box 430 Eureka Springs, AR 72632 (501) 253-7379 Bluff GommorcisI A red-brick colonade connects the church, new offices and classrooms. Smith said the project underlines theJoseph's at the time. The fund-raising program church's commitment to downtown Pine Bluff. was initiated by then-pastor Rev. Fred Zarrilli in "We discussed building elsewhere, because 1988.Smith hasbeen pastor ofSt.Joseph's since the diocese owns property at Hazel and 1990. Ridgway," he said. "But people wanted to invest in this part of the city. Of course there was a lot Members of the building committee hadude of sentimental attachment to this part of the Noel F. Bryant, chair, Daniel Petrus, Frank V. city and I'm sure that influenced their deci~on." "Buddy" King, Beth Turchi, Gertie Sehimmell, Planning for the expansion pmject went back Larry Lipsmeyer, Wallace "Wally" Gieringer, to the mid-1980s under the direction of the Mike Turchi, Garland 'Tun" Massanelli, John Rev. Leo Riedmueller, who was pastor of St. Howell and Smith. "This is where God wants me. " Sister Mary Clare Age: 39 Native of: Larned, Kansas Interests: Music, oil painting and crafts. "From growing up on a farm in Kansas... to working as an LPN in Salt Lake City, Galveston, and Ketchikan, Alaska... to entering religious life. It was an interesting Journey. It led me to a truly awesome life commitment. " DOMINICAN SISTERS OF HAWTHORNE A religious community of Catholic women with seven modern nursing facilities in six states. Our one apostolate is to nurse incurable cancer patients. This work is a practical fulfillment of our faith. The most important talent, highly prized by us, is the taIem for sharing of yourself- your compassion, your cheerfulness, your faith- with those who have been made so vulnerable and dependent by this dread disease. Not all of our sisters are nurses, but as part of our apostolate, all directly help in the care of the patients. If you think you have a religious vocation and would like to know more about our work and community life, why not plan to visit with us. We would be happy to share with you a day from our lives. Write: Sister Marie Edward DOMINICAN SISTERS OF HAWTHORNE Rosary Hill Home 600 Linda Avenue Hawthorne, New York 10532 or call: 1914) 769-4794 ARK 7 Please send me more information about your Congregation. Nlnle .................... Address .......... : _ _ (-it) _ _ State _ __ Zip ......