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Decors5, 1998 l ,e8 ARK ASC 'rl- LJC ........................... ~ ............... ~ ...... 17 ?~--- i ,.._7Z.21 .'. " ~ Children and Families. The advocates ly, one-third are preparing to join the pro- " group has worked closely with the Social gram, and one-third are considering orga- Continued from page I Action Office to initiate and sustain the nizing a team. Parishioners from 32 program, parishes have attended mentoring training anti-poverty initiative led by the U.S. "Little did we know what we were get- held at eight different locations across Catholic Conference of Bishops. The grant ting into," Sister Joan said. "It's taking a lot Arkansas. was part of $500,000 the campaign spent of coordination to be able to assist parish- Parish mentoring team members at on projects across the nation through the es to do this." parishes surveyed for this article are: fall of 1997 in response to new state and Parish involvement statewide has been St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Bay: Frank federal welfare programs, slow, as parishioners adjust to more active Officials with the Arkansas roles in combating poverty and county wel- Department of Human Services "think fare offices learn about the mentoring Proffress we're wonderful for doing this," said Sister project. -- O Joan Pytlik, DC, diocesan director of social ' Ne're trying to build trust between Continued from page 1 action. "/'be Governor's Office has asked team leaders and DHS employees," said us to be a resource for others" trying to Rhonda Pritts, who assists Sister Joan. Social Action Office, said the diocese is begin similar programs. Twenty parishes are involved in the pro- committed to the program. The office is The diocese is a leader for other reli- gram out of 135 Arkansas parishes and seeking a grant to hire a reentering team gious orffanizations in Arkansas seeking to missions, according to the Soci',d Action project coordinator. start similar programs, said Richard Office. About one-third of participating "It might sound overwhehning," stales a Huddleston of Arkansas Advocates tbr parishes have worked with a weltare lmni- Social Action Office inlbrmation sheet. Your opportunity to help a very poor child is much too important to miss. And Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA), an international Catholic sponsorship program can show you the affordable way. Through CFCAyou sponsor a child for the amount you can afford. Ordinarily it takes $20 a month to pro- vide one poor child with the life-changing benefits of sponsorship. But if this is not possible for you, we invite you to sponsor at a level you can afford (minimum $10). CFCA will see to it from other donations and the tireless efforts of our missionary partners that your child receives the same benefits as other sponsored children. Your sponsorship pledge helps provide a poor child at a Catholic mission site with nourishing food, medical care, the chance to go to school -- whatever is needed most. You can literally change a life! And you can be assured your pledge has its greatest impact because our programs are directed by dedicated Catholic missionaries with a long-standing commitment to the people they serve. To help build your relationship, you receive a picture of your child, information about your child s family and country, letters from your child and the CFCA newslet- ter. But most important, you receive the satisfaction of helping a poor child! Little Corina lives in a small moun- I m delighted to be CFCA s lO0,O00th spon- tain town in Honduras. Her motl er is .......... sorsm aria i tnvlte ou to om me blind and her father abandoned them P"" Y I -- " Archbishop James E Keleher, Kansas Your concern can make a difference m Ci ,Kansas who centl s onsored the life of child like Corina. Become a -- Y P sponsor today1 rune-year-old Jose Munos of Honduras. r ...... "- .......-. .... - ............. ...... I ' . Name I I ,1 Yes, I 11 help one child. I I I Q Boy 121 Girl 121 Teenager 121 Any in most need Address .... I I ,ar]l \ I My monthly pledge is: I City/State/Zip ' (cJl I o,. o, 0 o,. Other$ " " I I ~IE~" I I 11 contribute: Phone ( ) .... I I ]- [ ~ monthly 121 quarterly [21 semi-annually 121 annually -- I ! Enclosed is my first contribution of $ . Send to: ! I -- Christian Foundation for I ..... [ (Make check payable to CFCA.) I q,.~l~l,.:_/li_ I r ........... Children and Aging (CFCA) I m I u t a preter to t)m myflrst sponsorship payment to my One Elmwood Ave / P.O Box 3910 I .' Catholic Icredit card: ~IVISA 1.3MC ~Discover 121AMEX ' KansasCi",~i030910 ; m ChildI Card No Exp Date 'Y' - ' I qn,me.n,-,:hin I " ~ " -- or call toll-free 1-800-875-6564 ARK I ....... r n m I ca t sponsor now, but here s my .. ft of $ . I . I ........ " ~ Member: U.S. Catholic Minion Association, National Catholic I I~ vlease senti me more mtormation about sponsorship. Development Conference, Cathohc" Network of Volunteer Serv'cei I i 414 I FOUNDED AND DIRECTED BY CATHOLIC LAY PEOPLE Financial report avaitable on request / Donations are U,S. tax-deductible I ~mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm lmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mm m mm~ Zanoff, Ireene Zielke, Betty Martin, Joe Lloyd and Karen Barone. St.Joseph, Pine Bluff: Mamie Forte, Hal and Mary Gunter, Gloria Neal, Jim Rinchuso, Larry Levine and Tina Gulutz0. Christ the King, Fort Smith: Jess and Joyce Pair, Linda Bowen, Faye Miller, Jeanne Nolte, Lynn Waiters, Steve Ahlert and Sister Catherine Markey, OSB. J "Don't try to be a counselor, a social work- er or attorney. Just be yourself. That is all that is expected of you. Bring the same car: ing, concern, trust and honesty you give your friends and family, and you will be a great mentor." Major roles of the team include: Being a friend and advisoL ~1 Helping the thnfily i(lentily short- and ]oilg-terln goals. [.i Encouraging the thlnily to make their own (lecisions an(l anticipate the cortse" quences of these (tecisions. Assisting the tamily in daily living skills, such as parenting, budgeting, build" ing a work ethic and enhancing job skills. I21 Assisting the tinnily as its members enter the job market. Helping the tamily find social and employment services it needs t() make the transition from dependence on weltare to dependence on themselves. 'q'he goal of the Parish Mentoring Project is empowerment," a social acfiOrl publication states. "If your fanfily or part- net is hungry, you can give them a fish; btlt if you teach them how to fish, they will be able to ti:ed themselves." J Jim Riedmueller, RD. Doctor of Pharmacy Health - Care Pharmacy # 10 Hospital Dr. Morrilton, AR 72110 501 / 354-1460 LEWIS COO DRI/G :1 1 2 1 North Court 1 Carlisle ,| (870) 552-7837 1 ilKold Dwi$