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PAGE 4- ARKaNSAS.CATHOLIC . DCEMBER.9, A,990. By Judy Hoelzeman Advent activities at Christ the King in Little Rock include the annual "Christmas for the Poor" project, which provides food, clothing and Christmas gifts for about 600 needy families. Donations of non-perishable food staples, money and gifts for children and adolescents are welcome. For more information, call Jean or Lauren Baumann,. coordinators of the project, at 225-1099. "Building Bright Futures," a tutoring program sponsored by Christ the King, will sell freshly-cut Christmas trees on the parish grounds after all Masses and until 2 PM each Sunday between now and Christmas. The annual St. Nicholas party at Christ the King will be held on Thurs- day, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM in the parish hall. The celebration will include a soup and sandwich supper, and visits with "SL Nick," Admission fee is $1.50 for adults; $i for children aged 5 to 12. Children under four admitted free. All are welcome to join the family fun. Christ the King School will present its first annual holiday bake sale on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 6PM in the family life center. Available will be homemade breads, pies, cookies and other baked goods --- all ready for holiday gift-giving. P & II I.ii II St. Anne's Youth (SAY) will be sell- ing Christmas trees on the church parking lot in North Little Rock from now until Christmas. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser are used for holiday charity projects and for the group's annual family trip. St. Anne's parish cooperated with Ecumenical Prison Ministry, Inc. to provide Christmas cards, donations and hqmemade cookies for inmates in Ar- kansas prisons. The parish social jus- tice ministry sponsored the project. St. Augustine's, North Little Rock, is collecting canned goods and money to support its "Food Basket" Christmas project. The collection will end Dec. 23. A Christmas poduck will be held at St. Augustine on Sunday, Dec. 9. The annual Christmas dinner spon- sored by the Altar Society of Immacu- late Conception in Blytheville will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 11:30 AM until 2 PM in the school hall. All are welcome. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $2.00 for children 5 to 12. Children under five can come free. Call the parish office, 762-2506, or an Altar Society member for tickets. deemer parish in El Dorado will present a play entitled "King Jesus- during the Children's Christmas Mass at 5 PM Christmas eve. All children of the par- ish are invited to participate and all will have either a speaking or a singing part. St. Joseph parish in Pine Bluff will partici- pate in the."Adopt A Child" program as part of its affiliation with Neighbor to Neighbor, an ecumenical outreach in the Pine Bluff area. Envelopes containing the names of 50 chil- dren and a description of their needs are hung on a Christmas tree in the back of the church. Parishioners take the envelopes and buy the needed items for the children. The Neighbor to Neighbor program will provide a Christmas party for more than 500 children from low-in- come families. 30 percent of its $20,000 goal in the St. Joseph's School Special Fund Drive begun in August last year. The will be used to pay the salary of an additional teacher hired this fall and to maintain one of the two new classrooms recently added. The project includes a contribution/pledge drive, and a series' of special fund-raising events. lOOLi L to R: Rev. Paul Hoedebeck, OSB, pastor of St. Joseph parish, Sr. Audrey Becker, school principal, Paula Koch (at thermometer), Mike Koehler and Bol Redford (Fund Drive co-chairs). The children's choir of Holy Re- St. Joseph parish in Paris has raised THE DISCALCED CARMELITES Priests and Brothers Prayer is Our Foundation... Nuestro Fundamento es Orar . . . Write to: Vocation Director The Discalced' Carmelite Friars Mt. Carmel Center 4600 W. Davis St Dallas, TX 75211-3498 Fr. Palmer Maxwell (214) 331-6224 bt Wally Gieringer Mike Wallace 2721 Kavanaugh, 663-1196 Christmas Carol service planned Little Rock - The Mt. St. Mary Music Department and Campus Ministry will present a Christmas Carol Service on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 PM at Our Lady Roosevelt Rd., site of the former VeV erans Administration Hospital. Official!i will dedicate the Hasbro House, the ri0! building among several to be put irtt0 use at Our House II. Hasbro House wil!i shelter women and children, and other buildings will house a skills train0$ center and cl ild are facility withia of the Holy Souls church. The public is few months. :: invited. announces Oar e"te 's,ers iii announce intentions ! placement test .. ._ . . .! Little Rock - Mt. St. Mary Academy havX~ttlaen R::kce]?ete nCn t[::ll ~SI:~;; ! ~. l December novena; e %1 *world peace, that war may b i[ averted and hostages released in i ll l Middle East; *Pone John Paul II, Bishop Andre; ! J. McDonald, and the needs of i I el !ii will give a placement test for young women interested in attending the school next fall. The test will be given Saturday, Jan. 5, from 8 AM until 12:15 PM at the school. Girls currendy in the eighth grade are required to take the placement test before their applications to the school can be accepted. For more information, call the school office at 664-8006. House II Little Rock - Our House II, the transitional housing center operated by Our House, a shelter for the homeless, will celebrate its third anniversary in a ceremony at 1 PM, Dec. 9. The ceremony will be held at 300 E. *vocations to the religious life. I%