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Page 7. September 12, 1998 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC Founded In 1911 Sm Bm 12, 1998 MASS FOR SHUT-INS Father Placidus Eckart, OSB CELEBRANT Statewide 6 a.m. Sunday, kTHV, Channel 11 Pulaski County (Comcast) 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Cable Channel 18 Batesvllle 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Cable Channel 1 Faye evllle 9 p.m. Sunday, Cable Channel 8 N kslwllle 6 a.m., noon, Sunday, KJEP, Channel 7.3 BISHOP'S DATES Saturday, Sept. 12 Golden Jubilee and Foundation Day, Good Shepherd, Hot Springs Sunday, Sept. 13 Mass, St. Anthony Church, Weiner, and services at Leachville Monday, Sept. 14 In office Tuesday, Sept. 15 School Mass, St. Theresa Church, Little Rock; in office Wednesday, Sept. 16 School Mass. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Marche; In office Thursday, Sept. 17 In office Fdday, Sept. 18 Mass, Spanish Men's Cursillo DID YOU Catholics are forbidden to be members of the Freemasons, a fraternal order that embodies a naturalistic religion. The first condemnation of the group came by Pope Clement XII in 1783. In recent years, the Vatican has restated that Masonic association prindples are irrecondlable with Church doctrine. DEADLINES Arkansas Catholic welcomes sub- missions of news articles, columns and obituaries. The deadline is noon Wednesday, 10 business days before publication. Advertising deadline is noon Friday, eight business days be- fore publication. To (501) ( F-0125. -Most Rev. Andrew J./qV..Donald, BlOop MANAGING EDITOL ............. Daniel C Straessle [DIrOl~ .............................. N~lea Waiters Y.CllON EDITOR ........................ Kathy Neal IqlODUCIION M.I, NAGI[JI ......... Nancy C. Nkx)re CICULATIlON MANACdER ......... Angela M. Hess THEOLOGICAL C~LTANT .... Rev. Msgr. Francis I. Malone, JCL Arkansas Catholic (USPS 853-320 ISSN 1057-8439) is published weekly (except the first Saturday in Jan., July and Aug.. and the last Saturday in Dec,), by the Catholic Diocese of Uttle Rock. Arkans~Cathollc. Inc., P.O. Box 7417, Little Rock, AR 72217-7417. Business hours are 8:30 - 5, Mor~ay-Friday, except for Holy Days and national holidays, Arkansas Catho/Ic ol~ces are located in NP~cfls Hall. St. John Catholic Center, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 7Z207. Phone numbers are (501) 664-0340 or (501) 664-0125; Fax (501 ) 664-g075. An annual subscription Is $15. Pedodlcals postage paid at Little Rock. Ark. Poslmas- ter: Send changes of address and copy of label to: Arkansa~ Cathofic, P.O. Box 7417, Llttie Rock, AR 72217-7417. Address Service Requested By Malea Waiters EDITOR ARKANSAS CATHOLIC ARK lO lIUnl Sister Barbara Philippart, SC, shows three Hispanic men how to operate the "board" at KABF, a community access radio station in Little Rock. The men lis- ten carefully so they can learn how to put the hour-long program on the air Sun- day nights by themselves. Sister Barbara, a former missionary in Peru, said her ministry has always been based on empowering the people she serves so they can one day do what she does. The golden jubilarian's newest job is program manager for the Diocese of Little Rock's Hispanic radio ministry. Sister Barbara said she is combining her teaching experience in Ohio and Michigan and her 25 years of working in the mountains of Peru to bring en- tertainment and religion to Hispanics via the radio Soon, she would like to have daily programming and eventually she wants a statewide diocesan radio station. "My ideal has been the empowerment of the poor," she said. "From the time I arrived until the time I left, the idea was that they should take over their own church and they should take over their own parish. They should be prepared to be the leaders. I was just there a while to get them ready. "I would not do it unless the people themselves would form a committee and work on it. I didn't do anything alone," she said of her experience as director of Radio Onda Azul (Blue Wave) and par- ish coordinator in Peru. Since her arrival in January, she has organized a pool of volunteers, mainly parishioners at St. Edward Church in Little Rock, to serve as "actors" and advis- ers. Sister Barbara is used to challenge. When she worked as a parish coordina- tor, she served about 30,000 people in two towns and 52 communities. Because many of the communities would only see a priest once a year, Sister Barbara would lead the Sunday services, baptize and con- duct funeral services. She became the manager of the diocesan radio station in Punt in 1993 when the station was $52,000 in debt. Her challenge today is to build a radio ministry that reaches all areas of the dio- cese. Thirty-minute programs of music, catechesis and information on diocesan events, immigration and health are broad- cast on eight stations. KORDSMEIER Sister Barbara Philippart, SC, works with Efrain Vargas to learn the controls at Little Rock community radio station KABF. The stations and times are: with them and to assist them in adapt" WGSF 1210 AM, Memphis, 8 a.m. Sunday Q KFPW 1230 AM, Fort Smith, 10 p.m. Sunday KXAR 1490 AM, Prescott, 8:45 p.m. Monday 121 KZRA 1590 AM, Fayetteville, 4 p.m. Sunday KTFS 940 AM, Texarkana, 10 a.m. Sunday 121 KWRF 860 AM, Warren, 6:30 a.m. Sunday KDQN 1390 AM, De Queen, Satur- day morning Little Rock is the only market where the program is one hour each week. It airs on KABF 88.3 FM at 7 p.m. Sundays. Sister Barbara left Peru in 1996 and returned to the United States to celebrate her 50th anniversary as a Sister of Char ity. During her discernment, she enter- tained several job offers. In the end she decided radio was her calling. "I thought I could reach more people with the Word of the Lord through the - radio," she said. Radio ministry was the way the diocese felt Hispanics best could be reached, she said. "Many of them live in rural areas. There are few Catholic churches in comparison to Baptist and others," she said. "A lot of them don't know where to find a Catho- lic church. The idea is to get in touch ing." Since the Hispanic population boot over the past seven years, few mediums in Spanish are available in Arkansas. ,q'lley are starved to hear things in their language," Sister Barbara said. Efrain Vargas, Rafael Castro and Marco Tarrillo help Sister Barbara with the weekly programming "It s goin to help,' Castro said. I kn u. "" ' o to churc", many Hlspamcs that don t g .n. but they listen to the radio. We are goI to reach more people and we're going encourage people to work on their fai , V ,a gas agreed. It s an opportunity to take the meSS of Christ because many Hispanics dt go to church. It's a way of increasing faith by listening to the radio," he said:. Tarrillo said Hispanics also don't 'tha where the Cathohc church m or don .., transportation. "I'hey are new to the clt7 ' " "d , and need mformauon, he sm Sister Barbara said the radio ministry is seekin donations and rants in orde o . . o a11o to keep exlstm~ Droorranls and cxp ... r o r o --"d Ill into new markets. Anyone interestc., making a donation or volunteering, call Sister Barbara at (501) 664-03*' ext. 398. n to A capital campaign will be n sot ,, _ . u ,~, S[l~ raise money to buy a radio station, ,. - " ' ~at :~ said. "If we never get to that point, t- . OK," she said. "I'he good that's been dO is worthwhile. That's the dream." FURNITURE SINCE 1924 1023 Oak St Conway Since 1931 H mabuchen's Appliances Furniture Electronics (501} 327-6523 Harkrider & 2nd Sts. Conwsy ATTORNEY, I ESTATE PLANNING I PROBATE I WILLS & TRUSTS I ASSET PROTECTION I BUSINESS START-UPS I CORPORATIONS & LLG5 I MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS (5011 10201UJ. gutt 213 72206