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s.I, ip & ii i ii II P IR @ IF I Ik II / By Sr. Eugenia Pellin, RSM Upon completion of the second church nfer'] building in 1905, the previous one was con- I aKs lo_ns of C )es n, bo o.B :fir g" " ' verted into a parish school.livingWith some ad- tions were provided for the Benedictine g~i~ ~ traveled on alternate weeks to celebrate Sisters who opened sc.hool that same year, ,d to visit the schools and attend to sick 1Mngand teaching in this combined school/ n 9 among the members of these congre- convent until 1946, when it was torn down )p~ ~tions. . mid replaced by the present rock structure Sacred Heart of Mary parisn in Barling at a cost ofsfightly above $6,000, with much bets (ft~rmer ~, as S ate t 1) known pfing Hill), d s backOf the labor donated by paxishioners. e~ h the ~ spring of 1901, when Rev. Pious In 199.5, the east half of the church prop" or# (~ssig, OSB, of Switzerland came to Fort ARKANSAS CATHOLIC SEPIXMBER 1, 1991 PAGE 7 erty was purchased from T. A. PettigTew. ng On this land was a ,, de&I house which, be- ~! ,y# -" came the sisters first iii:~iI~ -k parish home in lt# ~ Barling until the , . re] ~ present convent was ~o# ~ built in 1966. :i!? Since the prop- -~1 ~ {~ erty had been under RCIA tril~/ 7~!!~ culti'~ation, the l~.r- ish planted it in cot- 1 ton, and each fanv Ill took . ns rang .J/ 1 the crop until it Adventure into Mayhem and Mystery." ,I Ill matured. Then, the ;ta~-I i~ children picked the 'di~/ I cotton, sold it and let0 [ tamed the proceeds oa " . in to the parish o Sacred Heart of Mary, Barhng, 1949. fundn ii!il:i!il and celebr=ed in the home of On Oct. 10, a shr e was , ~ust and IJndy Weindel. Jacob (lake) erected m Barlings Catholic cemetery to :iil :iii ~ ~d Elizabeth Wem ~.:,~. ~~=.: ~i~ :::~ [ this fie " " dels home then sewedhonor the souls of early parishioners who ii!i i '1 dgling congregation for Sunday Mass had worked so hard to get the parish started. ~ ~i~ uc~X [~lil~ a church could be-built the following Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery is located [ within the boundaries of Fort Chaffee on ~d Is, ~hen Fred Weindel built an.d donated land donated byJake Weindel in the early ~"~,,.~., ~~'~~~.,.:-~.~-~,-- ~~ " : ~c ]ileir first "House of Worship in 1902 on days of the parish. t~. property near his home, a Rev. Lewis The present buildings ofsacred Heartof ~~~~ ~ ;~:t~.x~- ;~( ~: :':?~::~'/~ ~ '- f~ ~~1 e,] rn Oklahoma came to help these few Mary parish are modem, well-kept structures, t ~# ~. rrnan Catholic families establish their built and maintained with the heritage of ..... :. : : ~. ~,"~'[~'~! , :ii;J' : tt ish in Barling. =th and pride of a C, ennan Cathofic con- ~" T- Ten years later, by the slow and laborb gregation. t process of windlass and horsepower, the The present church was built in 1979. : : .... -'-": =: :: #' t~t~chbuildingwasmvedverahalfmile Tbereisacomfortableqookingrectorybuild- ~ ....... .:~:~ii:,.i~.~,;!/~!,'~ ,I,~ [ print school l 6on on the west ing and the lS 6 convert,. The v. i h hart of the church property acquired from dedicated in 1986 is the most recent addi- " , (~ Snider for$65. Rev. BonifaceSpanke, don. In 1987, the parish school completed i!ii~iiiiii 1 8, who rode a horse from Subiaco on its final year. , / y to offer Mass in Barfing on Sun- Malachy McN,emy, OSB, is the cur- Little Rock workers recently demonstrated their support for the Workplace I~,Y, became the first pastor of Sacred Heart rent pastor of Barling s 125 Catholic house- Fairness Act (H5 and $55). The Fairness Act would keep employers from I ,Mary parish while residing at Subiaco holds, using "permanent replacement" workers to push striking workers down the , (.9,: EugeniaPdZi , RSM, writesfivmLi Ro .) employment ladder. Related stories on pages 6 and 8, BALMAZ. INSURANCE BONDING "Competitive Auto & Homeowner Quotes by Gabe Balmaz, member of Christ the King parish." #4 Shackleford Plaza P O Box 21668, Little Rock INC. 72221 Arkansas Catholic has changed mailing status from 3rd class to 2nd class postage effective with the August 11 th issue. This change should improve our subscribers' delivery,since 2nd class is priority mail. Arkam-. sas OuthoHc is mailed on Wednesday afternoons from the General Mail Facility in North Little Rock. Should your mail delive j problem persist, we encourage you discuss it with your local postmaster.