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July 16, 1989     Arkansas Catholic
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July 16, 1989
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LXXVIII, NO. 24 DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK, AR IUNE 16, 1989 Paul High School senior c ' Pare Smith Star Herald - St. Paul High School its final class during an commencement ceremony 25 at St. Paul's church. included an address by Andrew J. McDonald of Little addressed the tearful crowd the difficult times for the St. L's congregation. class, which consisted of 14 from the senior and junior was represented by Salutatorian Gray and Valedictorian Mafia who each expressed sadness the closing of the school. the graduating class of 1989, are the last graduating class of High School. But somewhere inside of each one of us, a part of ing small Rock Bishop Andrew J. cooperation with the Senate, has declared diocesan for the Billy Graham Crusade, held at War Memorial Stadium 17-24. Bishop McDonald has to serve on the Council of a body of leaders of major denominations in Arkansas, endorses the Crusade. He has F. O'Donnell of North Rock, pastor of Immaculate Church, as liaison for the O'Donnell, working with a lay committee, is coordinating Rev. Billy Graham St. Paul and everyone we've encoun- tered on our journey will be remem- bered," Gray said. Throesch said: 'q'his is both a sad and joyful time for us, as we leave that which is beloved and familiar. The words and examples of our teachers will echo in our memories throughout our lives." Bishop McDonald said that it is only natural to grieve for the loss, but he suggested that parishioners should not grieve too long. "During the school year it became obvious that the economics would make a difference and despite the magnifi- cent generosity of the congregation and the community, we were forced to close the school,, he said. "Our church is at a crossroads, and now it's time to turn toward the present and the future." Following the presentation of diplo- mas, Dr. Danny Holt played the guitar small ~roup leaders throughout Arkan- sas to encourage, welcome and assist the expected 600 Catholics who will make a renewed commitment to Christ during the Crusade. Art Bailey, a Crusade associate, esti- mates the event will draw between 20,000 and 30,000 to the stadium each night. So far, he said, more than 450 Arkansas churches are cooperating in the effort. Fr. O'Donnell said that he sees ex- citement among Catholics about the Crusade and the potential it holds for renewal of faith. The small groups will equip Catho- lics who make a commitment during the Crusade with basic Scriptural and prayer training tO enable them to continue in their spiritual growth and for full participation in the life of the ChUrch. Fr. O'Donnell will train group leaders in a meeting July 13, and the Crusade will conduct two training ses- sions in August. Persons wishing to serve as group leaders should contact Charles Brandt, 665-7650; Mary Lynch, 565-0702; or Tom Sexton, 225-6747. Saturday, June 24, there will be a leadership breakfast at Immanuel Bap- tist Church, 1000 Bishop St., at 8:30 AM. The breakfast is open to the public, but is intended especially for church lead- ership. For reservations, call the Crusade Office at 375-1989 by June 22. St. Paul's last graduating class ( Pocahontas Star Hera/d ) and sang "The Wind Beneath My Wings." Fr. Richard Davis presented six St. Paul students with scholarships at the ceremony. Bruce Brunner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Brunner, was awarded a Fresh- man Academic Scholarship to the University of Arkansas, a Merit Aca- demic Scholarship to Christian Broth- ers College and the Annual Staff Schol- arship. Jennifer Gray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Gray, was awarded the Sis- ter Imelda Pels Memorial Scholarship, which was presented by the Student Council, and the Annual Staff Scholar- ship. Darla Haynes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Haynes, was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to Southern Baptist College, the Pocahontas Feder- ated Women's Club Scholarship, the PP i His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald announces the following appointments: Effective Immediately: Rev. Francis I. Malone, JCL- Rec- tor of Cathedral of St. Andrew; Vice Chancellor and Vice Officialis; chair of the Liturgy Department of the Diocese; Member Diocesan Building Commission. Rev. Scott L. Marczuk, JCL - Pas- tor, St. Mary's, North Little Rock; Vice Chancellor and Vice Officialis. Nancy Mumma Streit - Diocesan Coordinator for AIDS Ministry. Rev. Donald Walker, JCD Chancellor Pocahontas Kiwanis Club Scholarship, the Martha King Memorial Scholarship given by the PEO and the Harvey Hill Fellowship that was awarded by the Student Council. Jennifer Olvey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Olvey, was awarded the Annual Staff Scholarship and a scholar- ship from Beta Sigma Phi. Maria Throesch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Throesch, was awarded the Board of Trustees Academic Scholar- ship to Christian Brothers College and a full tuition scholarship to the Univer- sity of Central Arkansas. Michelle Ungerank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ungerank, was awarded the Sister Patricia Murrey Memorial Scholarship, which was given by the Student Council, the Valedicto- rian Scholarship and Pastoral Grant to Font Bonne College, and the Presiden- tial Scholarship to Southern Baptist College. (Reprinted with permission.) Bishop's Dates 12 Datebook lZ Editorial 2 Exploring Our Faith 3 Obituaries 8 Parish News 4 ~Mass lZ Viewpoint Z .I I I 6/16/89 I III I I