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PAGE 4 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC SEPTEMBER 9, 1'990 By Judy Hoelzeman "Friends Alone Together," a support group for separated, divorced and widowed persons sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas in Fayetteville, is planning for a new session. The group meets once a week for six to eight weeks and focuses on giving and receiving support through sharing common ex- periences of grief and loss. Guest speakers are sometimes part of the sessions. To join the group or for more information, contact St. Thomas Aquinas parish, 442-5371. Sacred Heart of Mary in Barling will have its eighth annual parish carnival on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6- 10:30 PM. The carnival will be held, rain or shine, in the lot adjacent to the parish center. Sixteen booths will offer bazaar games for adults and children. Ham- burgers and egg rolls will be sold. Donations may be made for a 30-prize giveaway. Mary Jean Kiene is chairing the carnival. St. Paul CYO in Pocahontas recently had a special day of activities to begin the new school year. New officers, in- stalled during Sunday morning Mass, PhilipTaldo. . . tteviEe area, cag us for estate neeas 9few or previously owned hbmu, also apartments and ren tod 756-1003 THE GRIFFIN COMPANY REALTORS 1201 Henrietta St. Springdale, AR 72764 are Becky Thielemier, president; Tara Wren, vice-president; Audrey Junkersfeld, secretary; Brent Hold, treasurer; and Kerri Wurtz, spiritual chair. Mary Helen Tyler, Bernadette Ungerank and Jason Walker were in- troduced as adult advisors. Expressions of appreciation were given to Rose Baltz and Nydra Videll, adult advisors during the past year After Mass, the Knights of Columbus served the CYO a luncheon in appre- ciation for its help with the K of C Tootsie Roll Drive. Basketball and other games rounded out the day. Knights of Columbus Council #2443 of St. Paul's in Pocahontas recently treated the Altar Servers of the parish to a cookout and a canoe trip on Elevenpoint River. The Council also operated a food stand at the Randolph County Fair to raise funds to finance charitable projects for the coming year. Howard Thielemeir was recently in- stalled as Grand Knight, and Joseph P. Baltz as Deputy Grand Knight. For Max Nutt of St. Boniface parish in New Dixie, winning a trip for his family to Disneyworld was as easy as recruiting one new member for the Knights of Columbus and sending the "That Arkansas Wine Wiederkehr Village Alms, AR 72821 468-2611 J Max and duanita Nutt family at Disneyworld. information to national headquarters. Each year, the group sponsors a na- tionwide Share the Spirit" recruitment contest. Nutt's name was drawn to win the five-day expense paid trip to the Florida theme park, which also included visits to Epcot Center, MGM theme park and Magic Kingdom. June Smith, of St. Joseph in Pine Bluff, was recently awarded a 20-year pin as a Red Cross volunteer at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center an- nual meeting and awards night. Thirty-five Immaculate Conception parishioners in North Little Rock have begun training to become Stephen Ministers. Immaculate Conception en- rolled in the Stephen Ministry Series last April when parishioners Janie Calvert, Dick and Kay Eschbacher, Marie Hadfield and pastor Msgr. John O'Donnell completed the Leader's Training course in St. Louis. These trainers have spent the last four months acquainting the parish with the Stephen Ministry Series, which assists congrega- tions nationwide in implementing a long-term process of one-on-one caregiving. In addition, they have met weekly for prayer and to prepare classes. In recruiting potential ministers, the trainers looked for people who had a desire to care for others willing to give a two-year commitment to the proce From September to February, the people chosen for training will attend a two-and-one-half hour class once s week, which may include lecture, role playing and videotapes, on such topics as feelings, assertiveness, listening sldll resources and confidentiality. In February, the group will be cogr missioned as Stephen Ministers and each will be matched up with a care receiver, who may be a terminally ill cancer patient, a person grieving death of a spouse, or a person in number of situations of pain and The caregiver is trained to support listen to persons in need, to assure the of God's love, to helo them ackno l" - h it edge thetr paan and work throug and to find their own solutions. Stephen Ministry Series was founded 15 years ago by Kenneth Chaugk,It Lutheran Minister, and is named after St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. For more information, contact ja ie Calvert, 835-8221. Three :)re Three of the 11 Knights ofColumV I districts in the state were named "S;tle I Districts" for the 89-90 fraternal year [ the order's supreme council The threel ] districts are: District One - North Little Re Benton and Little Rock. District Depa ! was Raymond Weber. ,j District Nine - Fort Smith, part Logan, Ciarksville and Van District Deputy was Hubert W. spal# Jr'District Ten - Texarkana, Springs, Malvern and Mena. Dis : Deputy was Joe D. Harrison. To earn a Star District award, a di ,! trict must attain a net gain of 32; cent in associate membership and a 1. percent gain in insurance membership Polyethylene bags 1248 South 28th Street Van Buren, AR 72956 (501) 474-5036 FAX (501) 474-3911 Liners Sheets BEN GOSEY, PRESIDENT The Arkansas Inter-Faith Hunger Task Force needs a second representative from the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock. The purpose of this task force is to create awareness and understanding of the problem of hunger locally and worldwide, and generate support for programs that help alleviate hunger. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month fi-om 10AM to 12noonin Little RoCg" Annual eventsinclude World Food Day (Oct.), Ark. In-Gathering (Nov.) andThe Hunger Hige (Apr.). Milage & out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Representaives should have a deep concern for hunger issues and need not be from the Little Rock area. To volunteer, write Dennis Lee, Dir. Catholic Social Services, P O Box 7239 Little Rock, AR 72217 or call 664-0340.