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of the CDiocese of I00lttle 00ock LVlil, NO. 49 LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS DECEMBER 5, 1969 A rkansans Frolic in Mountain Snow Arkansas delegation to the recent national of the Catholic Youth Organization in took a tour of the U. S. Air Force Aca- in Colorado Springs. Having fun in the from the left, are Thomas Bertram of Counsel parish, Little Rock; Charles Proc- president of the group, from Sis. Cyril and Methodius parish, Slovak; Mary Beth Wrape of Holy Souls parish, Little Rock; Jennie Bourne of Immaculate Conception parish, Fort Smith; Beth Domaracki of St. Patrick's parish, North Little Rock; and Steve Vogler of Christ the King parish, Little Rock. (See Related Story and Photos on Pages 3 and 15). Rather Bujarski Father Quinn Arkansas Pastors Observing Anniversarg of Ordinations Arkansas pastors -- The the Mass, tL Bujarski and The Joseph S. Quinn -- are oh- the 25th anniversary of 'ordination to the Holy Priest- t tiber Qulnn, pastor of St. parish, Tontitown, cele- silver jubilee last week, Bujarski, pastor of Lit- Christ the King parish, Celebrate his next week. Bujarskl will offer a Mass for the laity this ', December '7, in Christ Church, and this will by a reception in Flet- of St. John's Catholic His Excellency Bishop Al- L. Fletcher will preside at Holy Day Monday, December 8, will Feast of the Immaculate of the Blessed Virgin a Holy Day of Obligation. offices at 250 North Street, Little Rock, and Main Street, North Little Will be closed in observance Teast. On Wednesday, December 10, a special celebration for the clergy will be conducted. The jubilarian will be the principal celebrant of a concelebrated, Jubilee Mass at 4 P.M. in Christ the King Church, and there will be a dinner for the clergy thereafter at St. John's Center. His Excellency Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence P. Graves will attend. Sermons at the Sunday and Wednesday celebrations will be preached respectively by The Rev. Msgr. B. Francis McDevitt, rec- tor of St. Andrew's Cathedral, and The Rev. Francis J. Janesko, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul parish, Rogers. Father Quinn's celebration for the laity was held Sunday, Novem- ber 23, with a Jubilee Mass in St. Joseph's Church at 4 P.M. Bishop Fletcher presided. The Mass was followed by a reception in the parish hall. Father Quinn's anniversary celebration for the clergy was held Tuesday, November 25. He was the principal celebrant of SEE P,Es'rs o. PAGE 2 Directory Published Little Rock -- The 1970 Cath- olic Directory for the Diocese of Little Rock is published as a supplement to this edition of The Guardian. The 24-page Directory, which contains valuable information for Arkansas Catholics, is designed as the center-fold of The Guar- dian. By a simple folding and cutting process, it can be formed into a handy booklet. Principal features of the direc- tory are listings of diocesan of- ficials, priests working in Ar- kansas, parishes, missions and institutions. Additionally o t h e r helpful fea- tures include abbreviations in common ecclesiastical use, ab- breviations identifying religious orders, and forms of address for church dignitaries, clergy and re- ligious. His Excellency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher wrote an introduc- tory letter to the Directory, com- mended its usefulness and rec- ommended that readers patronize the business firms whose adver- tisements make its publication possible. The Directory has been prepar- ed for preservation by Guardian subscribers as a handy home ref- erence throughout the coming year. I Anne Heagney Pens Sunday Visitor Article This week's national edition of Our Sunday Visitor will feature a two-page picture story by Anne Heagney of Hot Springs, Ark., on Vatican Council I. The famous Arkansas anther wrote the feature to mark the centennial of the council which began 100 years ago next Monday. One of the photographs accom- panying the article is of Bishop Edward Fitzgerald of Little Rock, one of two Council Fathers who for a time objected to dogmatic definition of papal infallibility. ,i I Greater Richness Offered by New Mass, Pope Says Vatican City (NC) -- Pope Paul VI has emphasized the tradi- tional and spiritual similarity of the New Mass to earlier forms of the sacrifice at his weekly general audience. "If the Mass is done properly," the Pope declared, "a greater richness will be made manifest, made evident from the greater simplicity of the ceremonies, the variety and abundance of scrip- tural texts, the combined actions of the various ministers, by the silences that mark the liturgy in different profound moments and above all by the .... intimate participation of every single per- son and the effusion of the soul in the love of the action of com- munity." While lamenting the loss of the Latin language as a "great sacrifice" to the liturgy in the new rite, he admitted that the ancient language of the Church is no longer in daily use among the people. Recognizing the change's "manifold inconven- ience," he insisted that one of the reasons for the change was to "associate the assembly in a closer and more efficacious man- ner." He reminded his listeners that the changes were brought about at the request of the Second Vatican Council, implemented by the bishops as the interpreters of that council. He conceded that change was not easy and urged Catholics to prepare themselves for the "inconvenience which enters among our accustomed ha- bits." Expressing his solicitude for those who might find the changes distracting, the Pope stated: "We could note that those who will be most inconvenienced are the pious persons because, hav- ing their own respectable way of Hot Springs' 'Blind Bill' Dies Hot Springs -- Funeral services for "Blind Bill" Durant, 65, wide- ly-known for his many charities especially to orphans and under- privileged children, were held at the Gross Mortuary Chapel Nov- ember 24 with The Rev. Msgr. James P. Gaffney, V.F., officia- ting. Mr. Durant died November 20 after a lengthy illness. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and a generous donor as well to St. Gabriel's Mission Church and school for negroes. For years it was his custom SEE DURANT ON PAGE 2 hearing Mass, they will feel dis- tracted from their usual thoughts and compelled to follow others. The priests themselves may perhaps feel some molestations SEE MASS oN PAGE 2 Sr. Margaret Mary Diamond Jubilee Set El Dorado -- Sister Margaret Mary Cooper, R.S.M., aReligious Sister of Mercy in Arkansas for the past 60 years, will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee at Warner Brown Hospital here this Sunday, Decem- ber 7. The Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Mur- ray, vicar-general of the Diocese of Little Rock, will celebrate the jubilee Mass at 11 A.M. in the hospital chapel, and there will be a public reception for the jubi- larian from 2 to 4 P.M. in the parlor of the School of Nursing. Sister Margaret Mary was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, and came to Little Rock as a school teacher in 1909. She remained in Little Rock until 1927. Then, after receiving nurse's training, she was assigned to the first group of Sis- ters to work at Warner Brown Hospital. Since then, she has been pioneering in all areas of hospital work. ttis Excellency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher of Little Rock will celebrate a private Mass for Sis- ter Margaret Mary Monday mor- ning, December 8. Sister Mary Carol, R.S.M., ad- ministrator at Warner Brown, said arrangements have been made for a big influx of out-of-town guests, including many priests and re- ligious, for the Sunday festivities. The Sentry Says: Christmas Cards, An Old Custom. No Office Party This Year. (For Details, Read Qui Vive? on Page 4)