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LXXIX. NO. 36 SAS ~ CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF LITYLE ROCK, AR SEPTEMBER 30, 1990 encourages relations ith Moslems Wooden City (CNS) - After two de- of providing social assistance to immigrants, the Catholic must develop new relationships the F Muslim communi- pe and,the U.S., a Vatican l cial said. About 14 million Muslims live in and another 5.5 million live in U.S., said Scalabrinian Rev. Silvano secretary of the Pontifical for Migrants and Travelers. The COuncil, along with the Vatican's for Religious Relations with t Iuslims and other offices, spon- study day in early SePtember to shape a Church approach" settled groups of Muslims in tly Christian countries, said. German, French and g the meeting ways of going be- Social assistance to new immi- One idea brought up for studying co--the possibility of letting Muslim unities use Catholic facilities for ,, rshlp while they are in the pr Scess . raising money and building mosques, ,le Said. ,l Ut the permanency of the Muslim ! raunities requires more than ges- iufes of goodwill, Tomasi said. Their vresence chal urch and lenges the Ch i eStern societies to rethink the notion See "Moslem," page 7 In Russellville: Monks plan art exhibit Russellville - Three monks of New Subiaco Abbey will have a joint exhibit at the Arkansas River Valley Arts Cen- ter. The exhibit, 'q'hree Subiaco Monks: Oils, Woodcut, Prints and Sculpture," will be from Oct. 7-31, with an opening reception on Oct. 7 from 2-4 PM. The three monks are Rev. Felix Fredeman, OSB, Rev. Eugene Luke, OSB, and Rev. Benno Schluterman, OSB. Included in the exhibit will be oil paintings by Schluterman, woodcut prints by Fredeman and sculpture and abstract paintings by Luke. Fredeman is Prior and art depart- ment director of New Subiaco Abbey, where he has taught for 32 years. He received his B.A. degree from Subiaco .Seminary and his Master's in art from Notre Dame. C - JCOHN: By Nancy Woods Special to Arkansas Catholic Schluterman graduated from Subiaco Academy and Seminary and holds a Benton - "We always get more than Master of Education degree in Sec- we give." says a smiling Linda Gilbert ondary School Supervision and Ad- of her nine years of volunteer work with ministration. He is academy director of C-JCOHN, the Saline County Churches development, recruiter,-:direetor of. Joint uncil On Human Needs. alumni, public relations director and Gilbert's favorite activity is her eekly instructor, visit to the Rosecare nursing home fa- CNS Luke received his B.A. degree at Subiaco Seminary and M.A. in Latin from St. Louis University and a Master of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Arkansas. He has been at Subiaco Abbey for 38 years, where he is machinist/welder. He is also pastor of Assumption Church in Booneville. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM, and Saturday, 9 AM- 1 PM. meeting doctrines of other denominations. In 1989, more than 1,400 families received assistance through C-JCOHN. In the first six months of 1990, 791 families were served, for a total of 2,456 just enjoying visiting. C-JCOHN member churches include ,, Our Lady of Fatima and 11 other area churches - Baptist, Christian, Lutheran, % Methodist, Presbyterian and nondenominational. Each church,.' represented by a board member andi:/~:?~ two or more caseworkers, contributes donations of food and other items in persons. C-JCOHN serves only residents of Saline County, referring transients to 'the Ministerial Alliance.' Bryant Meth- odist Church is the point of contact for cilities in Benton. Once a month, vol- :!:persons in its end of the county, while unteers go to one of the two facilities .iothers' needs are handled in the spa- to visit residents - reading, singing or cious Benton offices at 216 N. East Street. The organization receives funding primarily through dues and donations from member churches, but has a yearly rummage sale as a fundraiser. Offerings received at the Community Thanksgiv- addition to yearly dues. Each member church takes responsibility for a par- ticular kind of food. Other area churches, although not official mem- bers of C-JCOHN, participate as they are able. Our Lady of Fatima parish is an ac- says she will return to the roie f caseworker. The parish also prov', s canned fruits and juices. Sr Plen. V= ,ter. OSBc) OaR; Burrell, Gilbert (Presbyterian): p(t2 Prl ; h: rOf aSrk;;,le Shar u m, OSB,L MSHti ? Marlyn Dodge (Lutheran), who i Fort Smith, acce worked with a similar organization, in ( New Orleans, all say they work with !nsfer into the Benedictine community as Sr. Elise Forst, JCOHN because they want (R) Director of Formation, assists, Markey is Director of something to help others. They Office of Justice and Peace. find that it helps them understand the . , five participant in the organization. It is the chair church this year, under the direction of Margaret Burrell. Julia's; Sims, Province Director for the National Council of Catholic Women, is a.boa t member, and six parishioners give tho"ir time as caseworkers. When the offi s rotate at the end of January, B1 See "C-JCOHN," page 7 1 .= a. 0