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16 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Workers, volunteers, worshipers brave blizzard By PATRICIA ZAPOR were operating at more than must feed all these people," forced to cancel a funeral for ioners made it Catho)ic News Service capacity, although social ser- said Daughter of Charity Sis- the first time in his 33years as day Mass and vices and outreach coordinator ter Carol Keehan, president of a priest. Family members of the 7 p.m. liturgy WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Bill Harris said the need for the hospital, the deceased couldn't get out of in Fullerton Parishes, hospitals and shel- shelter didn't seem particu- Catholic Medical Center, their driveway, he reported. He said he ters in the northeastern larly exacerbated by the bliz- which operates four hospitals And in metropolitan Balti- from several United States coped with zard. The shelter has a normal and other clinics throughout more, as in churches through- ing whether closed roads, waist-high snow- capacity of 80 but was up to its Queens and Brooklyn, N.Y., out the area, vigil Masses on parking lot to be drifts, canceled services and usual winter level of 100 home- had a struggle even getting Jan. 6, the night before the Sunday Masses in stranded worshipers as a re- less people, emergency patients in for care. storm, were packed, the blizzard. sult of early January's record The shelter run by the Arch- Ambulances were unable to Father George B. Moeller "Not without an snowfall, diocese of Newark was having get down unplowed side said more than 1,000 parish- he told them. The Jan. 7 and 8 blizzard trouble getting its outreach streets, so drivers had to park and additional inches of snow team onto the streets, however, on main roads and bring pa- S C R 1 PW U R E S that fell a few days later forced Harris said. One of the vehi- tients on stretchers down un- cities and towns to a halt from cles the team uses to bring food shoveled sidewalks. By Patricia Kasten the Carolinas to Maine for and blankets to homeless peo- Parishes in a dozen states much of the week. At least 80 ple who choose to stay out was found it was anything but nor- FISHERMEN deaths were blamed on the broken down and the other mal to try to keep a schedule of weather, and several states was snowed in. Masses and activities. were given federal assistance But the New Jersey Port Au- In Annandale, Va., where Gospel for Sunday, January 2 1, 1 996 to clean up from the storms, thority came to the rescue and about two feet of snow kept Matthew 4:1 2-23 But Catholic hospitals, shel- agreed to make some of its most everything in nearby ters and parishes throughout buildings available as backup, Washington and its other sub- Following is a word search based on the the region reported stories of he said. urbs closed for most of a week, reading for the Third Sunday in C tireless volunteers who kept In Baltimore, Our Daily parishioners at St. Michael's Cycle. the call of the first disciples. The essential services operating. Bread soup kitchen staff and Church kept a 12-year tradi- "It's amazing the way people volunteers worked their way tion of perpetual eucharistic are left to right in the order in which rise to the challenge, even the through the snow to make sure adoration alive, in the reading. patients," said Mike Menster, a 14-year streak of serving Father Vincent Bork said director of community rela- daily meals continued. Francis- parishioners were spending HEARD HAD BEEN tions at St. Agnes Medical can Brother Bob Artman, pro- the night in the chapel, taking GALILEE NAZARETH BY Center in Philadelphia, where gram manager, said the dining shifts at prayer, then curling NAPHTALI LAND PEOPLE an all-time record 30 inches of room got a bonus of some of 40 up in sleeping bags while com- SEEN GREAT LIGHT snow fell Jan. 8. turkeys donated to area chari- panions maintained the vigil. THOSE DEATH THAT The hospital operated by the ties by a Sheraton hotel. The Members of the perpetual ado- Franciscan Sisters was unusu- food had been intended for a ration team who live nearby KINGDOM OF HEAVEN PETER ally busy because it was one of benefit dinner that was can- trudged through the snow for ANDREW A NET TWO the few hospitals in the area celed because of the storm, their scheduled shifts and oth-. JAMES BOAT with an emergency-room en- At Carroll Manor Nursing era were picked up at home by trance that was free enough of Home in Hyattsville, Md., and volunteers with four-wheel B J O K E M i T T A snow for ambulances to get Providence Hospital in Wash- drive vehicles, Father Bork there, Menster said. ington, staff members slept in said. G R E A T R O D E A "Even the hospital president their offices and empty patient "They've had this going for was going out to pick up beds to keep the two institu- 12 years," he said. 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