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October 24, 1998     Arkansas Catholic
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October 24, 1998

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ISH NALD By Malea Walters e puts an average of 500 miles on his car each week- end. On the typical weekend he can be tbund celebrating Mass at a conference, blessing a new build- mg or confirming teen-agers. His parish has no boundaries except for the state borders. Wherever he is needed, he will travel. His trips around the state bring him in contact with the average Catholic. He rarely can be found behind his desk or administering from the chancery. It is the oppor- tunities he has to celebrate events on the parish level that he revels. "I get an opportunity to partici- pate in all of the wonderful cele- brations throughout the diocese on parish levels - anniversaries of churches, marriage anniversary Masses, the blessing of buildings. Those are all happy occasions:' Those celebrations are the memories Bishop Andrew J. McDonald cherishes as he approaches his 75th birthday Oct. 24. He is required by Church law to submit his resignation to the pope on his birthday. He has been a priest for 50 years and bishop for October 24, 1998 115