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0 RIVERBOAT CRUISE: The Harvest MOonlight Riverboat Cruise will be spon- SOred by St Mary Parish:,inNorth Little from 6-8:30 p.m.,. Saturday, Sept. z/. The cruise will be held onThe Spirit Riverfront Park in North'Little Rock. . ld ets are $25 a person, which includes er. For ticket information, call the at (501) 374-7123, Diana Glaze 771-1046 or Nancy Spaulding at 7584817. ~PoLISH CARNIVAL: Immaculate of Mary Parish in Marehe is spon- Karnawal Sept. 18-19. An authen- ~P01ish dinner will be served at 4 m ,~ p. F Also, " " ' there wall be kids games, !i,ths, a three-on-three basketball tour- ent, silent auction and food For "i0re information, call (501) 851-2760. NFP CLASSES: Natural Family laing classes in the Sympto-Ther- method will begin from 2-4:30 tll., Sunday, Seot. 20 at Christ the Church West Budding in Little 2'~tt. Subsenuent classes will be held Oct,- "1 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. For more 'uI0"--- atmahn' call Robert or Evelyn Hart oul) 224-7949. - MEETING: The Christian Moth- ~ . . SOdahty will meet followanff the 9 t.~.1 o tr'.tvia s Saturday, Sept. 12 at St. Ed- L (1 Church " Little Rock New mem- mnstalled. ~2~dWill be Members are t bring t heil favorite recipes. Yo uth mm stry For more information, call Micki Gangluff at (501) 666-6268 or Mary Ann Rose at (501) 374-9496. @ SUMMER JOBS: Good Shepherd Church in Fordyce was involved in a summer effort called Teen Supportive Summer Job Placement for area boys and girls who wanted to work. Area churches invited four to five teens in their congre- gation to the program and recom- mended them to area businesses for summer jobs. Lawn mowers were pro- vided free for use by the church or city. Residents who needed lawn mowing would call the church or city for service and assigned available youth who would be paid the usual fee for yard work. MusIc WORKSHOP:. Bunny Hatch will conduct a music workshop on key- board and guitar to introduce new mu- sic from the Oregon Catholic Press wor- ship program from 9 a.m. to B p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 at Immaculate Con- ception Church in Blytheville. Hatch directs contemporary and young people's choirs at St. Clare Parish in Portland, Ore. All interested musicians involved in Sunday celebrations are invited to attend. Those who want to play are asked to bring their instrument and OCP accom- paniment book. The registration fee is $5 and includes lunch. For more information or to reg- ister, call Louise Valdez at (870) 762-2506 or (870) 762-1858. ark, Laura and Hiliary Humphries attend Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic I Ministry kickoff Aug. 16 in Little Rock. Becky Bogoslavsky, the new ster, met with parents and new Senior CYM members for a luncheon. Mother Teresa visited her, the sisters handed out medals to all those who came to the Sept. 2 cer- Continued from page 1 emony. guidance in how we should live our lives Even Brownback did not leave the con- and give our lives back to God." vent empty-handed. In exchange for giv- At last year's ceremony, Mother Teresa ing Sister Priscilla the Congressional Gold rose from her wheelchair three months Medal, he was given a bag of silver mi- before her death to accept the honor and raculous medals which she asked him to repeatedly asked for prayers for those who distribute. serve the poor, hungry, homeless, sick and Without hesitation, the senator said he dying, would "I want you all to pray for us," she asked. "Pray that we will continue to do Miracle God's work." Continued from page 1 Brownback, one of dozens of members of Congress who attended the 1997 cer- that a cure be immediate and not a emony, said he kept waiting for Mother gradual improvement with a time gap." Teresa to deliver "one of her pithy one- He said the case of the French girl liners she is so famous for." "seemed to fit the conditions required for The senator got what he was waiting a miracle." She had broken her bones in for when he walked Mother Teresa to her a car accident, but claimed to have been car and thanked her. healed after she touched a medallion The feeble 86-year-old nun grabbed the Mother Teresa had given her. senator's hands, looked him in the eyes Missionaries of Charity spokesperson and said, "All for Jesus," four times. Sunita Kumar said the U.S. doctors who "I was searching for the wisdom of the documented the case with X-rays believe universe, and I got it," he told the small the recovery was miraculous, as the bones crowd assembled at the Gift of Peacehealed faster than they normally would House. have without medical intervention. Washington Cardinal James A. Hickey If the miracle is proved, it would be a said he also spoke at the 1997 ceremony, boost to the cause for sainthood of the but he jokingly compared his comments Albanian missionary who died, aged 87, at the time to the words of the speaker on Sept. 5, 1997. who preceded Abraham Lincoln's Archbishop d'Souza has already let it Gettysburg Address, saying no one would be known that he would like to beatify remember what either of" them said be- the founder of the Missionaries of Char- cause of who came after them. iv/before the year 2000. However, accord- The cardinal said people would not ing to the Vatican's canonization rules, only remember Mother Teresa's words,the official investigation process may not but also the first time they met her and begin until five years after a candidate's where they were when they heard the death. news of her death last year on Sept. 5. Once that process begins, most likely He said when he heard that she had in the year 2002, Mother Teresa's life, say- died he "wasn't able to talk for awhile, ings and wridngs will be examined for which was unusual." any action or statement contrary to Following Mother Teresa's death, theChurch teaching and to prove that she number of applications to her order has led a life of heroic virtue. increased, Sister Priscilla told reporters. A canonically approved miracle attrib- "We feel she's near us," she added, uted to Mother Teresa's intercession 'WVe're doing what she always wanted us would allow her to be beatified. Proof of to do." a second miracle that occurs after beati- The nun, who resides in Calcutta, fication must be made for her canoniza- spoke softly as she told of the busloads of tion. Final approval for sainthood comes people from all over the world who come from the pope, after consultation with the to visit Mother Teresa's grave and often Vatican Congregation for Sainthood volunteer to help the sisters for a day in Causes. their work with the poor. The superior of the Missionaries of "After Mother went on to Jesus, the Charity in Dublin, Ireland, Sister Benicitta, work went on," she said. This year alone, said she was "not surprised" at the news the sisters plan to open 17 new houses of the alleged miracle. worldwide. "We have heard stories of several The sisters continue her work in small miracles, and Mother is definitely in ways, too. Just as Mother Teresa often dis- heaven continuing our work and support- tributed miraculous medals to those who ing us all the time," she said. Coordinator of Lgurgy Full-time position available September 1998 for a 1700-family parish in west Fort Worth, Texas. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic and have thorough knowledge / understanding of Catholic liturgy. Degree in liturgy is preferred, but equiva- lent work experience of 5 years at parish level considered. Seeking people-oriented person with strong administrative, organizational and com- munication skills; responsible for coordinating the planning / preparation of all liturgical celebra- tions and ministnes of the parish, including parish school children's liturgies. Must have background in and sound knowledge of liturgical music in the spirit of Vatican II. Will work as member of parish staff and coordinator of established liturgy com- mittee team. Competitive salary and benefits. Contact: Rev. Joseph Pemberton (817) 737- 6768, fax resume (817) 737-6876 or mail to: 6150 Pershing Ave., Ft. Worth, TX 76107. J SEE EVERYI ING IN A NEW Lamps Lampshades Lamp & Chandelier Repair 5608 R Street Little Rock AR 72207 (501) 666-2628