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PAGE 4 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC DECEMBER 15, 1991 Judy Frank Thielemier of St. John's in Engelberg has al- ways loved to tinker with machinery. He started put- ring his hobby to good use 25 years ago when he built an animated Santa and rein- deer scene for Iris front }~trd. He's 80 now, and ever), Christmas Thielemier thinks ofquiuing. But to the delight of passersby, he is still at it. And this year, as always, a whole host of moving Christmas characters will appear in his yard on "Engelberg Road." Frank Thielemier by Christmas scene. Encouraged tV people driv- ing by to see his" novel dis. play, Thielemier started add- mg to the scene, which to- day is a wonderland of mov- ing skaters, Santas, wise men, carolers, snowpeople and other seasonal characters. In fact, the display has even spilled over into his daughter's (Betty Lindsey's) yard next door. The addition of lights and recorded Christmas music has meant even more traffic outside their home. and Josephine Thielemier's ten children gather at Thanksgiving to assemble the panorama and then to offi- dally light up the scene. Last year, a Jonesboro television stalionjo'med the faanily and aped its weather broadcast from the Thielemier yard. So far, Thielemier ires pro- duced 19 animated scenes for himself and his children. At Immaculate Concep- tion parish in chil- dren will partidpate in a liv- ing nativity the last week of Advent. Each evening, they will process seven blocks through town to the parish property where they will cre- ate an hour-long stable scene, complete with a real donkey. Laura Derbes and Debbie Jensen coordinated the evenL The week will culmi- nate on Christmas Eve at 6 PM with a children's liturgy. A communal penance service for parishioners of St. Patrick's, St. Mary's, St. Anne's and Immaculate Heart of Mary parishes in North Little Rock will be held at 5 PM Sunday, Dec. 15, at St. Anne's church on Remount Rd. After hymns, prayer, Scripture readings and a homily, all will have an opportunity for individual confession and absolution. Several priests will be available for confessions. All are most welcome to attend. Youth groups from St. Mary's parish and the Vtrst Pres- byterian church in St. Joseph's, Conway, evaluation team: Seated L to R: Arkadelphia R: Lambeth, Rawlings, Condley, Wenger, Williams and King. are cooperat- ing to spon- sor a Red Cross blood drive on Mon- day, Dec. 23. The groups solidt and schedule donors from their congregations. Diane Eastman is adult advi- sor at St. Mary's; Sherri Hopkins advises the First Presbyterian group. The two churches often collaborate on both adult and youth activitie The adult and folk choirs of St. Joseph parish in Pine Bluff will present an Advent Service of Lessons, Hymns and Carols at 3 PM Sunday, Dec. 22. The service will in- dude seven Scripture lessons, each accompanied by a hymn or carol as a response. There will also be congrega- tional partidpafion. The service is a symbolic, meditative preparation for the Christmas event. The pubfic is invited. The parish fellowship committee will serve hot alder and cookies immediately following the service in Gallagher Hall. At Christ the King in IAUle Rock, the tradition of "Christmas for the Poor" con- 6nues this year. Last year, the parish provided a week's worth of groceries to more than 600 families. Food, money, gifts for children and adolescents are collected be- fore Dec. 19 and parishio- ners can arrange to deliver gifts and groceries themselves if they wish. Jean and Loren Baumann coordinate the appeal. The parish is cooperating with the ~ to provide gifts for needy children. A "giving tree" in the vestibule of the church is decorated with or- naments made by Christ the King school art students. The ornaments describe a variety of gifts. Parishioners may take an "ornament" and purchase that gift. On Sunday, Dec. 15, after the 11 AM Mass, Fmishioners and guests of St. Frands of Assisi in Forrest City will enjoy a family Chrismaas din- ner. The children of St. Fran- cis will present a program. St. Francis will host a par- ish mission on Dec. 16, 17 and 18. Fr. Bede Dermis, OP, will speak on "Preparation Days for Christmas. There will be a parish recondliafion service on Dec. 18. St. Mark's parishioners in Monticello will donate food and prepare food baskets for the needy this Christmas. Bonnie Smyth-McGaha. Log Cabin Wolfe and Harrill. Standing, L to They expect to deliver bas- kets to 150 families in the Drew County area. Eric Done, president of the CYO of Holy Redeemer par- ish in El Dorado, has been awarded the Eagle Scout rank. Doff, the 16-year-old Edc Don' son of Kathy and Philip Done, is a member of Troop 97 of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and is a junior at E1 Dorado I-figh School. He has been active in Boy Scouts for eight years and attended the National Scout Jamboree in Vuginia and Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. In ad- dition to earning the 21 merit badges required for the Eagle rank, Done patched and painted a room at Holy Redeemer for his service project. St.Joseph's elementary and secondary schools in Conway are undergoing accreditation through the Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Asso- ciation (ANSAA). Last year, the schools corn-, pleted the self-study part: of the process. In the sec- ond part of the process'i this year, an evaluation team visited the ~_.hool to: validate the self-study." Sammye Harrill of Mr. St. Mary Academy in Little Rock chairs the evaluation team, which includes Donna Wolfe, St. Pawick's, North Little Rock; Randy Lambeth, Harding Acad- emy, Searcy;, Jim Rawlings, Christ Lutheran, Little Rock; Veo Condley, Sacred Heart, Morrilton; Lou Wenger, St. Joseph, Conway;, Patricia Wd- liams, Sacred Heart, Morril- ton; and Deanie King, Mar- guerite Vann Elementary, Conway. The Catholic Knights of America Savings Certificates for all Catholics No initiation or pre-membership required COMPARE 7.80% 114 years of secunty Call today, 1-800-632-0644 We specialize in simplified retirement planning. Call anytime, 7 days a week or send for information DERRELL COX, P.O.BOX 1800, CONWAY, AR 72032 Name Age Address Telephone Number SINGLE PREMIUM & FLEXIBLE ANNUITIES J Treat your friends, clients, neighbors, etc. , tO Natures sweetest gift... 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