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Page 4 December 5, 1996 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC get proper health care and service dur- Retirement Office. ing their retirement years, the national The collection has raised more thar office said. $245 million in the past decade, making The fund is supported by an annual it one of the most successful collections. collection, which will be taken up at Arkansans donated $111,294.86 last Masses Dec. 5-6 in the Diocese of Litde year, it one of the largest annual Rock. Funds collected are distributed collections. In June, six religious houses Scholastica Monastery, Fort Smith; Our One in four sisters is over the age of Lady of Refuge of Charity, Hot Springs: the reiigiotm orders have a .gap and Subiaco Abbey in SuW aco. silenced and, yes, to close the School of the Americas." Continued from page 1 Army officials had told the demonstra- embarrassment to our Army." tors that they could be arrested and sent to A wfice on a loudspeaker .system read prison for trespassing on the post. But rail- out a roll-call litany of victims' names, to itary police placed the protesters onto which the protestersresponded, buses and dropped them off about a mile "Presente." away from the front gate. Father Bourgeois helped lead the The marchers received letters barring marchers onto the base, and was fully pre- them from Fort Benning until midnight pared to serve jail time for "crossing the that day. In a press conference, Maj. CeIL line." Carl E Ernst said no one's names were Minutes earlier, Father Bourgeois said: taken and no one would be arrested. "We are here to honor the brothers and sis- This is the ninth year that opponents of ters in Latin America who have been the school have called for its closure. "The Last Supper," an original oil painting by Arkansas artist Louis Fruend, greets visitors to the St. Vincent Center for Health Education at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. The 7 1/2-foot painting was a gift to the hospital from the artist. Fruend, 93, is a well-known American documentary artist. J J He's Been Our Shepherd for 26 Years On Saturday, October 24, 1998, thousands of Catholics from throughout Arkansas and beyond gathered in Little Rock at the Statehouse Convention Center in tribute to Bishop Andrew J. McDonald on the occasion of his 75th birthday. It was a time for thanksgiving to God as he brings his years as our shepherd to a conclusion. If you missed this spectacular event featuring Cardinal Francis George, 45 bishops, abbots, priests, religious and others from throughout the country, NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY to witness a diocesan celebration unlike any seen in Arkansas! Performances by The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra John Michael Talbot Diocese of Little Rock Choir Order your video copy today! To order send $20 to: Catholic Diocese of Little Rock Department of Communications EO. Box 7417 Little Rock, AR 72217-7417 Hurry! Supplies are limited and they are going fast! and Arkansas Catholic Schools: Opening the Door to the Future Vision 2000, a program begun in 1995 by the Diocesan Development Office and the School Superintendent's Office, is dedicated to assisting our Catholic Schools in developing a strong and viable linancial future through their local School Endowment Fund. Each School's Endowment Fund is managed and maintained by the local parish and school board. We urge you to contact the principal or parish pastor of any of our 35 Catholic Schools and find out how you can support Catholic education through gifts to the Vision 2000 School Endowment Fund. This week's school spotlight is on: Christ the King Catholic School, Little Rock Kathy House, Principal Rev. Msgr. J. Gaston Hebert, Pastor Christ the King Catholic School was established in 1986, as a Catholic Institution to teach Catholic doctrines and Christian values and to provide a quality academic program to students in grades Kindergarten through eight. Enrollment has grown from 200 students the first year to the full capacity of 716 students for the 1998-99 school year. J'Short Term Physical Needs: I Long Term Needs: ] 486, and better, Computers I Music Education Program I Windows 95 software I Foreign Language Program Ubra~y Materials, Juhior High I School Counselor *The primary purpose of Christ the King School is to bring each student closer to lesus Christ. V~sion 2000 helps us promote an atmosphere of learning conclusive to that end." -.--Msgr. Hebert "The V~sion 2000 campaign is a blessing...l~ will help secure the future of our children." --Kathy House Please Remember Christ the King in your Will and Charitable GMng through your Estate Planning. For assistance in planning a gift, or, if you can meet one of the physical needs of the school, please contact Kathy House and Msgr. Hebert at: Christ the King School, 4002 N. Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72212. (501) 225-7883. J