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Page 4 October 3, 1998 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC More than 300 catechists attended Catechetical Study Day at Immaculate Conception Parish in North Little Rock Saturday, Sept. 26. Designed to enrich knowledge of the Church for diocesan catechists, the day was open to anyone who wanted to expand their knowledge and prepare for the 1999 diocesan millennium theme, "Serving God the Father: Loving, Accepting, Reconciling." The day began with Bishop Andrew J. McDonald celebrating Mass. He said catechists must take the truths of the faith and transmit them to youth and adults. Catechists must become a living experience of the gos- pel, he said. "You must live these truths," Bishop McDonald said, "or even a child will know it's only academic." Three books the bishop said every catechist should have are "General Directory for Catechesis," "Catechism of the Catholic Church" and the Bible, which should be in all homes, classrooms and hearts. Dr. Peter Gathje, who teaches religion at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, spoke on "Living in the Love of the Father." Gathje said five practices that Jesus suggests to bring us closer to His father are for- giveness, loving our enemies, living simply, having com- passion for the poor and vulnerable and humility. He said prayer, baptism and Eucharist can give Catholics "power" to follow the practices. Later in the day Gathje spoke on "Becoming Jubi- lee Persons in a Jubilee Church." He suggested the jubilee be celebrated as a "world party" where every- one prays and takes action by living simple. He said he favors a public policy change that would forgive the debts of the world's poorest nations. Sister Jane Marie Osterholt, SP, program director at Lisieux Pastoral Center in Kankahee, I11., spoke on "Experiencing Forgiveness." Different from the sacra- ment of reconciliation, Sister Jane Marie said for people to experience forgiveness they need to forgive them- selves and ask forgiveness of those they hurt. She said prayer is one way to heal the pain. During breaks, participants viewed exhibits in the gym and gathered materials provided by publishers. The day concluded with a prayer service led by Barb Minczewski, diocesan director of religious education. For the first time the diocese awarded certificates from the Theology Program, which is supervised by Minczewski. Bishop McDonald handed out attendance certificates and certificates of academic achievement to the graduates. Attendance certificates were given to: Phyllis Brad- ley, De Queen; Becky Chaney, Benton; Phyllis Eubanks, North Little Rock; Jean Folken, Wynne; Lisa Hixon, Fort Smith; Maureen Johnson, Heber Springs; Sheila Jones, Fort Smith; Rose Mary Latanich, Jonesboro; Theresa Littell, Fairfield Bay; Susan McGee, Texarkana; Nancy Moore, Little Rock; Belinda Ortner, North Little Rock; Craig Provost, Little Rock; James Ragsdale, Clarksville; Margaret Reardon, Newport; Mary Lyn Robinson, Little Rock; Rose Marie Sullivan, Conway; Donald Sullivan, Conway; and William Swindle, Van Buren. Academic achievement certificates were given to: Sister Dolores Vincent Bauer, OSB, North Little Rock; Emelia Carrington, Pine Bluff; Kristine Coats, Fort Smith; Deborah de Miranda, Fort Smith; Charles Farrar, Little Rock; Christine Johnson, Mountain Home; Ann Lacerra, Hot Springs; Christine Langley, Mountain Home; Anita Luyet, Conway; Elizabeth Meehling, Texarkana; Mary Kelly Parrish, North Little Rock; Martha Patton, Little Rock; Heather Olvey, North Little Rock; Anne Thomisee, Little Rock; Catherine Wade, Ashdown; Mary Walter, Conway; Malea Wahers, Little Rock; Ann Wilsey, Heber Springs; and Mildred Zinser, North Little Rock. Sister Jane Marie Osterholt tells her story Catechetical Study Day of how she learned her father. Sister Jane Marie is a diocesan program instructor. These are our new monsignors ... Rev. Msgr. John W. Kordsmeier * Rev. Msgr. Charles D. LeSieur Rev. Msgr. Francis I. Malone * Rev. Msgr. Scott L. Marczuk Rev. Msgr. Richard S. Oswald What a joyous occasion! Five priests of our diocese have been given the title of monsignor as Prelates of Honor to His Holiness, Pope John Paul II. The investiture ceremony took place at the Cathedral of St. An- drew on Thursday, September 10, 1998. What a sight! Now available for a limited time, you can experience the excite- ment and overwhelming joy as these priests of our diocese are bestowed this honor by ordering a video tape copy of the ceremony. If you've never seen a priest rewarded for his faithful service, this is your opportunity! To order send $20 by Friday, November 6, 1998 to: Catholic Diocese of Little Rock Department of Communications P.O. Box 7417 Little Rock, AR 72217-7417 Jim Riedmueller, P.D. Doctor of Pharmacy Health - Care Pharmacy #10 Hospital Dr. Morrilton, AR 72110 501 / 354-1460 CdebrateJESUS in Your Lives and in Your Homes/ You are invited to a October 18-22, 1998 St. Raphael Church 1386 S. West End St sp e priest and Gloria Anma, regional director of Both efNe York ATTORNEY AT I ESTATE PLANNING I PROBATE I XVILLS & TRUSTS I ASSET PROTECTION I BUSINESS START-UPS I CORPORATIONS & LLG5 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 -- "He's Alive!" at 9 am. Monday) 7 p.m. Monday, Oct 19 -- "What Happens When~sus Shows Up?" (repe d at 9 am. lhesday) 7 p.m. l sd , Oct. 20 -- "What Wants for You" at 9 Wednesday) 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 21 -- "He and Forgets" 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22-- "New Heart, New Spirit" (reception to follow) Daily M~ at both se~iom Eucharia/c healing SI3irit-filled _ tead~ings of our Catholic faith and Ixmefful witnessing of living out faith Graoe-filled wa~ to continue the Mission blessing Remncili~ion service Wednesday evening C~ikicare provided