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Page 4 ARKANSAS ~'Dh CATHOLIC October 1, 1994 Diocesan The Coury House at Subiaco will be the site for a number of upcoming retreats and events. The series of Eve- nings of Recollection, held on the first Monday evening of each month, con- tinue Oct. 3 with Jacqueline Srouji as leader. The parishes of Mountain Home and Horseshoe Bend are spon- soring a retreat Oct. 4 - 6. The 57th Marriage Encounter will be held Oct. 7 - 9. For more information about these events, call the Coury House, 934-4411. The Knights of Columbus, Bishop Andrew Byrne Assembly, Fourth De: gree of Little Rock, will hold their annual fish fry at Maumelle Park. The event will be hosted by the Herman Binz family and all members of the Fourth Degree and their families are invited. For more information, contact Jack Dallas, 664-4559 (office) or 663- 0485 (home). Bishop John Chedid was recently installed as the first bishop for the newly established Eparchy of Our lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles within the Maronite Catholic Omrch. Archbishop Francis M. Zayek served as Ordinary. The United States was formerly under one jurisdiction for the Maronites. For more information, call Bishop John Chedid, (310) 247-8322. "Jesus, the Light of the World" is the theme for the Fourth Annual Marian Conference to be held in Texarkana, Texas on Oct. 7 and 8. The conference will be held in the Texas High School Little Theater, 2112 Kennedy Lane. In association with the board of directors, this conference is being co-hosted by the Texas Knights of Columbus Council #1003 and the Arkansas Fourth Degree Bishop Graves Assembly. For registration and more information, contact the Texarkana Marian Conference, (903) 794-1001 or (903) 838-5443. The governing board of St. Mary Hospital in Rogers recently elected the first lay officers of the board in nearly 30 years. Bill Sutton, plant manager of Preformed Line Products Co., has been named chair of the hospital's governing board. Dr. Harry Harmon, pediatrician and member of St. Mary's medical staff, has been named vice chair. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, I11., will still play an active role on the governing board and their board of directors will retain authority for the hospital's mission mad direc- tion. The Diocese of Little Rock in co- operation with Catholic Relief Services collected $32,669.33 for the Rwandan relief effort. This donation was three- fourths of the amount of the special collection throughout the state in August for Rwanda relief and for Geor- gia-Florida flood relief. The other one- fourth totaling $10,889.78 was given to Catholic Charities USA for flood .relief. Oasis Renewal Center to host several ecumenical workshops by Fr. Ed Graves Special to Arkansas Catholic The Diocese of Little Rock is joining with Oasis Renewal Center to sponsor a lecture tour by Rich~d Foster, a highly published author on spirituality. Ecumeni- cal in his approach, Foster, a Quaker, was selected by the Catholic Press Association as Spirituality Writer of the Year in 1993, Writer of the Year in 1978 for his book "Celebration of Discipline" and received the Gold Medallion Award in 1982 for his book "Freedom of Simplicity." The author of eight books and a much sought after lecturer, Foster is distinguished professor of spiritual formation at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif., and founder of RENOVARE, a strategy for Church renewal. His board of advisors includes Fr. Henri Nouwen, Catholic au- thor, and Fr. Michael Scanlan, president of the Franciscan University of SteubenviUe. "God is breaking down the old walls that separate and isolate (Christians of different denominations)," Foster writes. Foster's books bring together the rich- est streams of Catholic spirituality, which he has extensively researched, along with other Christian spiritualities. He presents them with a vigor and simplicity -- possi- bly influenced by his own Quaker tradi- tion -- that speak to Christians of all de- nominations. RENOVARE is his at- tempt to utilize this vi- sion to provide a bal- anced and extensive strategy for spiritual re- newal which is gaining worldwide acceptance. Foster will make Richard Foster three presentations. The first, "Prayer in the Lives of Church Leaders and Their Families," will be held at the Oasis Renewal Center, 14913 Coo- per Orbit Road, Friday, Oct. 7, noon - 3 p.m. He speak to church leaders of all denominations and their spouses during a luncheon. Cost is $17 per person. "Prayer as an Aid to Personal Transfor- mation" will be held at Christ the King Church, Friday, Oct. 7, 7 - 9 p.m. Foster will address the general public on prayer as an act of grace, unceasing prayer, as relinquishment, and prayer of the forsaken. A question period will follow. Cost is $15. "Help For Those Interested in Forming Small Group Support For the Spiritual Life," will be held Sunday, Oct. 9, 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Renewal Center. Foster will share in an informal setting about RENOVARE as a resource for forming small groups to foster the spiritual life. A ticket for all three events may be put" chased for $30. Other upcoming programs at the Re newal Center are: "It's not Too Late to Communicate Sunday, Oct. 2, 2 - 5 p.m., Carol Smelle' MSW, LCSW, director of the Renewal ter will be the presenter, cost $20. "Loss, Separation, Grief," first fort Mondays in October, 6:30 - 8 p.m., led by Rev. Zane L. Chesser, retired Navy chap" lain, cost $35. "How Can Christians Approach Other Religions?" Thursday, Oct. 13, 6.30 - 9 p.m., Dr. Jay McDaniel, director of the Steel Center for the Study of Religion and phi- losophy, will present the program, cost is $12.50 through Oct. 6, $17.50 thereafter. 'The European Holocaust," Monday, Oct. 24, 7 - 9 p.m., led by Ron Lanoue, ] executive director of the national Confer ence of Christians and Jews, cost is $10! ~, through Oct. 17, $15 thereafter. ! "Silent Retreat," Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. [ to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, Rev. Mary Helerl Hedges, a deacon in the Episcopal Churcla and chaplain at Presbyterian Village, facili" tator, cost is $85 per person/double occw pancy, $90 per person/single occupanCy through Oct. 23, $95/100 thereafter. For more information, call 225-6890. if'--" We have the new Catechism " i ii n Mnn u. n.q l o, the Catholic Church. ====m.*==wm.maamiam=v softeover,$19 95 hardcover $29 95 I-a--oo/.---HT.-..-,,I. 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