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PAGE6 JANUARY 13,2001 DIOCESE ARKANSAS CATHOL ARKA Beginning Saturday evening: .life and osition of the Blessed Sac ent Cathedral of St. Andrew Saturday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p:m. through Sunday, Jan; 21, 8:30 a.m. One Statehouse Plaza, Markham Street, Little Rock Sunday, Jan.21. Preceding the March for Life 11 a.m.- Noon: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 11:30 a.m.: Rosary for Life 12:05 p.m.: Mass for Life Bishop J. Peter Sartain, Celebrant and Homilist I ~IIII - :~: ~ ~ ....i ~ii / ) ( hosted by Knights of Columbus J - 6253 Camp Robtn n North Utile Diocese of Little Rock Respect Life Office. (501) 664-0340 CHARMAINE BELE~ Annette Young (third from left) presents Msgr. Royce Thomas with a Book of Gospels in gratitude Tc her recovery from a serious illness.Joining them are Altar Society members Millie Kistulentz {fror~ Scar~ left), Betty Dawsen and Dolores Kent. fect h forat ~r expresses Thai frien( cha CZ talk been BY CHARMAINE BELEELE FORT SMITH CORRESPONDENT FORT SMITH -- Altar Society member Annette Young of Christ the King Parish in Fort Smith wanted to give back to her parish and found away to include her church group. Young recently bought and presented a Book of Gospels, which is read from during Mass, to pastor Msgr. Royce Thomas. The new Book of the Gospels began being used in the United States on Sept. 30. When the Book of the Gospels is used at Mass, it is carried in the opening procession and placed on the altar. 'q'his is a gift of thanksgiving," Young said. "I recently recovered from a very seri- ous illness. I wanted to do something t02.R express my appreciation for my return to health. This beautiful book was my way 0 expressing a spiritual thanks." In receiving the book, Msgr. Thomas saithrot "These Gospels are God s words, his words d self9 teaching for tts. So, there is no doubt if'we this book is a great gilt'to our community.",: best i Msgr. Thomas said he thought Young ation gift,,was a touching way to show her gratitud Othel Perhaps others in other parishes and W churches, as well Christ the King, will We " tate her example, he stud. Perhaps th ry of the beginning of a new tradition in gifts We gratitude in return for answered prayers Corat This could start a new trend anlo Ottre Catholics everywhere." tud terfr row in new venue Anne Dierks, diocesan director for the preme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision, Respect Life Office, hopes to host the largest begin at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20 at tla* Catholic pro-life event ever in the diocese Cathedral of St. Andrew with a prayer vi# Sunday, Jan. 21 by moving the annual Mass Parishes are being asked to send represent for Life to Robinson Exhibition Hall in tives to pray before the Blessed Sacram#: read down,town Little Rock. throughout the evening until 8:30 a.m. I( It s a, place where all pro-lifers can be Adoration will begin again at 11 a.m. rene together, she said. Robinson Exhibition Hall, followed by TT .,e} The Mass has been held at the Cathedral rosary at 11:30 a.m. i of St. Andrew over the years, but with only Bishop J. Peter Sartain will celebrate Uni 425 seats the event has been always over- Mass at noon. A 170-member childrerJ{ crowded. Until last year, it was not uncom- choir will sing. ath mon to have 900 people crammed into the As is the tradition, all those who have 1,,- faith church. In 2000, a youth Mass was added in a child for any reason are asked to present N the morning to lessen the congestion, red rose during the Mass. , The Mass at noon this year will be held in Following Mass, parishioners can walk # thietll a room below Robinson Auditorium and will blocks to the start of the 23rd annual M# ta 1 accommodate up to 1,500 people, Dierks for Life at 2 o.m. The march beffins at .re, said. She is hopeful more Cathofics will want Capitol and I_ouisiana streets and ends a t Othe to come to the Mass because there will be state Capitol with an invocation by Bish0 12 more seating. She is even looking forwardto Sartain and speech by Gov. Mike Huckal# a time when the auditorium or a nearby Volunteers who would like" to assist in venue will have to be rented because of the March for Life are asked to call Rose of Mass attendance has passed 1,500. director of Arkansas Ri ht to Life, at (501} . a The pro-life weekend, marking the Su- 663-4237. g tht