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PAGE 6 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC NOVEMBER 2.4, 1991 North Lilfle Rock Times Participating in North Little Rock's interfaith thanksgiving service are L to R: (sitting) Rev. Don Nolley, Rev. Ron Ford and Dr. Gdorge McCoy; (stand- ing) Rev. Jerome Jorgenson, Dr. Jim Farmer, Rev. Floyd Ervin and Rev. Lawson Anderson. Not pictured is Msgr. John O'Donnell. Interfaith thanksgiving planned Christians come together Several interfaith thanksgiving services are sanctuary by Msgr.John F. O'Donnell, pastor of planned for the upcoming week. Immaculate Conception, Rev. Lawson Ander- The Southwest Little Rock Ministerial Alli- son of St. Imke's Epi~opal, Rev. Floyd Ervin of ance will hold its annual Conmaunity Thanks- Amboy United Methodist, Rev. Don NoUey of giving Service at St. Andrew's United Methodist First United Methodist, Dr. Jim Farmer of Park Church, 4600 Baseline Rd., on Tuesday, Nov. Hill Christian, Dr. George McCoy of Lakewood 26, at 7 PM. United Methodist, and Rev. Jerome Jorgenson Some 40 congregations will gather for the of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran. event, including St. Theresa Catholic Church. The sewice will feature the Clfildren's Choir of The Ministerial Alliance of Northwest Pulaski Central Nazarene Church and singers from County will hold its annual Community Wor- Cloverdale Assembly of God Church. ship Service on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7 PM. Rev. Attendants are asked to bring a donation or Jina King, pastor of Crystal Hill Assembly of GOd, food item to help support St. Francis House. will deliver the message. The north shore's Community Ecumenical Participating congregations are Cedar Thanksgiving Service will be held at lmmacu- Heights Baptist, Christian (Nazarene) Fellow- late Conception Catholic Church, 4000John F. ship, Crystal Hill Assembly of God, Family Life Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, on Tuesday, Church, First Baptist of Maumelle, Graves Me- Nov. 26, at 7:30 PM. morial Baptist, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catho- Rev. Ron Ford of Central Baptist Church lic Church, Morgan Full Gospel, Riverside Bap- will deliver the sermon. He will bejoined in the fist and Shepherd of Peace Lutheran. :::P. & l-I P @ IF fl IL B " By Sr. Eugeni~ Pellln, RSM " conferred the Sacrament of Confirmatio~ t on a class of 24 adults and children. Fr. Augustus P. Gallagher came from his parish in Mena as early as 1897 to take care of the spiritual needs of the faithful in DeQueen who had very few opportunities to attend Mass until their church was built in 1913. Just prior to the turn of the century, the first Mass in DeQueen was said at the home of Mr. and Mrs.John Tobin, with a congre- gation of a scant half-dozen people. For the next 11 years, with long intervals at first, and then monthly, the faithful of DeQueen were notified when Mass was being offered in the home of Mrs. Tobin. St. Barbara's next pastor, Fr. Thomas J, Martin, altemated Sunday Masses betweeta ~TZu, Our Lady of Hope church in Hope and St. ! lhe Barbara in DeQueen. With the help of the"~rks wardens looking after the financial needs i Fr. of the t~fish, Fr. Martin made many addi"tllral :~an~o~d ~'~.:ee~ r2 ~Tr ~e ~so~e~:~v~ r v~ ::T~t V~r efaong5 ~h~wUf~ fn~eliwttteeM~,~a~iLi i9~ of the Sacred Heart, and Stations of the Cro~ were gifts made by parishioners and 3] II ! But, when the Kansas City Southem Rail- friends. road made of DeQueen a division point, In 1935, while Fr. ThomasJ. Prendevga~ the Catho- was pas; tic popula- ,;,~ild~,:'!'-..:.:.~);-~; tor, the don was so~,~:~; .~d~ ~,,,-,:; p a r i s la i ,t...:~-~,,.,~.~-~ ........ " built ~ ~ greatly in- ~~ ..... 'a creased by new rec families ' tory at ii moving in cost o ,, f r o m $1,035. Mena, that S u c the need ceedin for a pastors church / w h 0 and a resi- served St ...... dent pas- i | Barbara'5 tor be- ' from the came ur- late 19N3 gent. .... " p forward R e have beert sponding ....... + c h a 1" to numer- ...... ~,h~,'O, lenged to ous re- solve. quests, Fr. St. Barbara's, DeQueen. Undated. ter dmirv Gallagher age proir came to formulate plans for supplying the lems on the church property and to mairr needs of DeQueen's Catholics in Decem- lain and improve the existing parish build" ber, 1910. By the spring of 1911, the parish hags as they ministered to the spiritual need~ was organized and plans were finalized for of their flock. erecting a much-needed "House of Wor- Fr. Thomas W." Keller led the parish i~ ship" in that area. The town's most desir- its 50th anniversary celebration in Nove~ able residential section was chosen as the ber, 1963. Also, during his four-year pastor" site for the new St. Barbara's church. By ate, a new CCD Hall was opened in 1965 to November, 1913, Fr.Joseph Hoflinger had accommodate religious education " es. been appointed tO serve as the first resident With the help of the American Board pastor. " Cathofic Missions a new church was dedr The following spring, at the invitation of cared in November, 1973. Later a new ree Fr. Hoflinger, Bishop John B. Morris horn. tory was added. Also, the parishioners ored this newly-organized parish.with a visit, sisted Fr. Thomas Donahue with during which he had high praise for parish- hag refugees people at Grannis. v ioners on their neat and attractive church. Recently, St. Barima'a s has Both Catholics and non-Catholics ofparishioners as flae Hispanic popuhtion i~ DeQueen witnessed the beautiful ceremony, Southwest Arkansas continues to grow. dedicating the church in honor of St. Bar- In 1991, Fr. Lawrence Bnmuner, bam to the ~rvice ofGod on Apfi127,1914. and Fr. Edmund Mundwiller, OFM, The name 'of Barbara was chosen by Fr. pastors are of St. Barbara's 280 Gallagher in memory of his mother. Imme- families. diately following the servicers, the bishop (Sr. Eugerda Pellin, RSM, writesfrom Rosaqn Pru~ FIVE BIG GUYS. L to R: Tommy Martin of St. Peter's in Pine Bluff, Fr. Chester Smith of Chicago, Lee Lindsay of St. Bartholomew in Little Rock, Ft. Warren Harvey (pastor) and Donald Jones of St. Augustine in North Little Rock recently supervised a retreat for youth sponsored by the diocesan Council for African- American Catholics. The retreat theme was "It's Time For A Change." Ft. Smith spoke to the teens about life at school, home, in church and on the street. He addressed sexuality from a faith perspective, and spoke to the young men about honoring women and elders. The weekend closed with a Mass concelebrated by Ft. Harvey, Fr. Smith, Fr. Walter Bracken of St. Bartholomew and Fr. Thomas Mullally of St. Peter's. Cathedral 'choir to present 'Concert of Advent Little Rock- The Choir of the Cathechal of SL Andrew will present a 'XT~oncert of Advent Song" at 7 PM Sunday, Dec. 1. The choir is under the direction of Peter M. Edwards, MD. A reception will follow at the cathedral hall. The public is invited. ... .........................