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cite unity as reason I they are marching By Mark Pattison CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE aCh )he. WASHINGTON (CNS) -- To be a~ among the hundreds of thousands of black men who rallied on the National re s Mall for the Million Man March was rea- SOn enough for many black Catholic men to travel to Washington to participate. ires It seemed to matter little if streets and SUbways were crowded, or if the sound sYStem sounded muddled even up close, ~e~ or if T-shirts, posters and pamphlets ad- o~ ~essed contrary, if not competing, phi- ~d .OSophies. They were there, together, and ~ It s where they felt, to their very essence, that they had to be. . . Organizers expected 1 million men on r i~ Uae mall and by 10 a.m. claimed it had 0~, been reached. The U.S. Park Police, who ~, a Provide official crowd estimates, said they WOuld not have a figure until late in the afternoon. The crowd record for a dem- nstration is 600,000:-- for the Vietnam War moratorium rally Nov. 15, 1969. When W'flliam Mandela saw a sea of virtually nothing else but black male faces at the Oct. 16 march, "it brought tears to Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas From Arkansas to Africa By Malea Waiters EDITOR October 2 I, 1995 Supporting mission work of the Catho- lic Church conjures up images of build- ing a new parish in Nepal or feeding the poor in Latin America. But mission work does not just hap- pen beyond the U.S. border; it happens in the Little Rock diocese's backyard. Through the American Board of Catholic Missions, the diocese recently was awarded a $67,151 grant to assist diocesan missions and ministries. Money from the grant comes from the annual World Mission Sunday collection, slated for Oct. 21-22 around the country. Thirty-seven cents of each dollar given in the collection will go to the Catholic missions board. The remainder of the money is divided up for the Society of the Propagation of Faith (54 percent) for pastoral and evangelization programs in poor areas of Asia, Africa, parts of Latin America and the Pacific Islands and the Catholic Near East Welfare Associa- tion (9 percent). Father Vic Subb, GLMY, pastor of Holy Spirit Mission in Hamburg, said each penny of the $6,000 his church is Photo by Mary Thomas The Vietnamese choir at Christ the King Church in Fort Smith sings during a recent Mass. Contributions to the World Mission Sunday collection' support local programs and parishes, such as the Vietnamese ministries. Money from Catholic mission board also assists in Vietnamese and Laotian ministries. Laotians, I have to be there," the Lao- tian native said. "It helps them to know we care for them." ~lY eyes," said the 62-year-old retiree from awarded will go toward programs. With Daughters of Mary of the Cross Sister Their ministry is given $17,051, which Oledo, Ohio. 90 percent of the mission Hispanic, Fa- Theresa Singkhek directs the Laotian primarily goes for Sister Theresa's salary M_an,,dela said he got rid of his "slave ther Subb said many parishioners have ministry from Our Lady of Good Coun- and benefits. name, and had his surname legally little money and give as much as they sel Church in Little Rock. But her min- Other funded missions include: Ctaanged two years ago in honor of his uero, South African President Nelson can. When the collection basket went istry is in communities around the state Q Vietnamese ministry, directed by around two weeks ago, a parishioner gave where Laotians live. Sister Theresa acts Father Do Duy Nho, $27,900. artdela. The .president had sp.ent 27 grocery coupons, as an interpreter and pastoral minister, Q St. Luke Mission in Warren, another "It s (mission grant, money) used to preparing Laotian Catholics for the sac- parish run by Glenmary Home keep the parish going, Father Subb, also raments. A priest from Kansas comes Missioners, will receive $7,200. pastor of Holy Cross Church in Crossett, when available to celebrate Mass for CI Good Shepherd Mission in Fordyce, said. ~his year has been one of real them, she said. growth. If the emergency comes up with the See Missions page 12 diocesan Vocations Day plants s By Carole Masters FORT SMITH CORRESPONDENT c~e together as black people." '-~arter said, "I want the black men to stand u Giv ev P .... e us the chance to do what- t~a,~jwer the white man can do." After all, he one bo. we o.e Sports radio personality in Se- totflre goes one-on-one with nuns , Predict scores of National Foot- aall League games. With no pre- us experience, the nuns now thhOW the stats, ls it a surprise at the nuns are ahead? p ........ 9 Photo by Cattle Masters Students from Immaculate Heart of Mary School in North Little Rock listen to (from left) Brother Tim McMillan, BSC, of Little Portion Hermitage, Sister Ginger DeGravelle, OSB, of St. Scholastica Monastery, and Novice Dana Pierce of Little din Seeds of Faith, the diocesan irector of religious education ex- I lains the history of Halloween cllgives some helpful hints to ebrating All Saints Day ..... p. 5 SUBIACO m Diocesan Vocations Of- fice personnel and seminarians said the purpose of the Vocations Day Oct. 13 was to "plant the seeds of vocations." The fourth annual event, held at Subiaco Abbey, was attended by more than 450 fifth graders from 20 different parishes from as far away as Benton and Monticello. Previous Vocations Days had been held on weekends drawing no more than 75 children in fifth through eighth grades. This year organizers decided to move the day to a school day and en- courage schools to make the event a field trip. Teachers, mothers, fathers and grand- parents brought the children to the Abbey to listen to the representatives from religious orders represented in Arkansas.