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VOL. LXXIX. NO. 45 DIOCESE OF LrlTLE ROCK, AR Id: I ~ J, , O IOn Tq ,Washington (CNS)-Catholics throughout the country willoious set ,o'i [ I~ asked once again to contribute to the needs of retired By Rev' Jim Schratz and aging religious Dec. 8-9. Little Rock - Arkansans have responded generously the ;to" LI Nearly $20 million has been distributed to religious or- last two years to the collection for retired religious. Accord- ] ders this year to meet the needs ! ing to figures in the Financial lt] 0ftheir retired and aging mere- !!!! [ ] Report of the Diocese of Little . !, hers, according to the Tri-Con- I Rock, during the first year of Itlei ference Retirement Office, :;y: iii : the collection (1988) $77,086 ;tl vChich runs the annual Retire- was donated by the people of the raentFund forReligiousnational Diocese of Little Rock. In 1989, t :011ection. - the collection total jumped al- An additional $2 million in most 16 percent to $89,367. grants will be led gPplemental According to the annual re- gh' lade by Dec 30 to meet the port of the Retirement Fund for trd e ergency needs of up to 28 Religious, three religious houses 1he rl orders, in Arkansas received basic grants year's collection totaled from the Tri-Conference office million, down slightly (a joint effort of the National 1988, when the collection Conference of Catholic Bishops, records for first-year col- the Leadership Conference of by raising $25 million. Women Religious and the Con- The 1988 collection was theBalance Average c0st0f Average Social ference of Major Superiors of congregation retirement care Security benefR of a ten-year appeal by themust provide per month per month Men) between Apr. 1, 1989 - office, a joint ef- Mar. 31, 1990, totaling the National Conference $87,535.71. Bishops, the Leadership Conference of Women The Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholasfica Monastery, Fort Zous and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men.Smith, received $58,041.08; the Benedictine Sisters of Holy addition to the 1989 national collection, 19 dioceses Angels Convent, Jonesboro, received $18,431.12; and retired religious appeals predated the national collec- Benedictine monks ;tf" New Subiaco Abbey received distributed $6.7 million to orders from their own collec- $11,063.51. . According to Sr. Louise Sharum, OSB, prioress of St. :.The national office has already distributed $19,372,758 Scholastica, the monastery received $71,250 from the 1988 See "Collection," page 12 See "Religious," page 12 ONly. Don Dol women visit and leave flowers at the crypt of the six Jesuit murdered Nov. 16, 1989, at Central American University in San El Salvador. The priests are Interred in the Oscar Romero chapel university. "Martyrs for Peace" keeper daughter, Jesuits, commemorated on DECEMBER 2, 1990 Rev. Jim Schr=lz Chaplain (IVlajor) Thomas Keller, pas- tor of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Little Rock, is one of about 400 members of the 148th Evacuation Hospital unit of the Arkansas National Guard who have been called to active duty in the Persian Gulf. The 148th left Arkansas Nov. 26 en route to Ft. Polk, LA, with probable deployment to Saudi Arabia about Dec. 24. Keller is a 27-year Veteran with the guard. Msgr. John F. O'Donnell to be installed at Cathedral Little Rock Msgr. John F. O'Donnell, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish in North Little Rock, will be installed as.a Prelate of Honor at the Cathedral of SL Andrew on Dec. 7 at 7 PM. O'Donnell was ordained for the Diocese of Little Rock in 1954, and has served in nu- merous parishes and diocesan ap- pointments. anniversary of murders :: By BUl Pritcha d |2n_