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6jTHE PROGRES S ,- ...... Friday, April 26, 1963 Archdiocese Of Seattle Sponsors The aim of the Commission is rather to create a general lay movement embracing the efforts of all. In other words, those wanting the chance to serve need go only as far as Archbishop Connolly's offices to find sponsorship. Already serving in Ibarra, Ecuador, i the John Little family from Ridgefield, Wash. Planning to leave soon is Mrs. Anne Rose of Bellingham and Miss Betty Heldstab of Seattle. These volunteers go to Latin America not to assume leadership for that is the role of the Latins. Rather they will try to give "leader- shLp guidance." Although the Commission designates nine types of skills parti- cularly needed, this does not in any way exhaust the possibilities of skills which can be used. Of the many fields or occupations in which volunteers are needed, the most prevalent are positions as teachers, social workers; doctors, nurses, technicians in the press, radio, cinema, television, English instructors, agricultural experts or those capable of organizing Betty Heldstab Mrs. Anne Rose Little Family + Now Working In Ecuador .... ++'++++'+ +++++++++iiiJJiiiiiiiiii.iiJ: +++' ..................... iiiii ii';."ii:. "'AY 1963 will m ark the first ment and Church social reforms in ii!iiiii sii. J-J-anniversa,, of the John Little their area, setting up coopera-  j . . :::::::;?..:!:::,.:.? ': "" ' rriv I in Ibarra an Ecua tives and workmg on crmcal needs  tamny s a a , " like water.,filters, stove and latrine [m dormn pueblo of 22,000 The family ! " " projects. After leaving Washington  from Ridgefield near Battle Ground State, the Littles with their three  is the first PAVLA volunteer under children underwent a four-month i the official sponsorship of the Arch- training period in Mexico prior to .: 1 diocese of Seattle. The labor of John assignment in the Christian fam'ly .......... and Patricia Little includes combat- division of the lay missionary pro- This photograph was taken at" the departure ceremony for John and Patricia ring disease, caste discrimination, gram. Their first assignment was in Little and their children in St. Mary of Guadalupe Mission Parish, Ridgefield. poverty and "Hate Yanqui" out- Cuernavaca, Mexico, which they left The Littles are shown with Mary Bridget (left), now 7; Molly Christine, now 6, bursts by helping to foster govern- last year for Ecuador. and Joseph, now 9, and Rev, Robert Dillon, pastor of St. James Parish, Vancouver. Two More Volunteers Will Go To South America N assignment with the Papal Volunteers for Latin America with the possible destination in Natal in Brazil awaits Betty Held- stab, instructor in Seattle Univer- sity's School of Nursing. A Minnesota native and Seattle resident for th/'ee years, Miss H e 1 d s t a b is joining PAVLA because of her awareness of Latin America's spiritual needs. She learned about PAVLA while in the midwest where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from St. Louis University. A member of St. Teresa Parish, Miss Heldstab is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Heldstab of Crooks- ton, Minn. A desire "to do something for my Church and fellowman" moti- vated Mrs. Anne Rose of Sacred Heart Parish, Bellingham, to join PAVLA: She will soon leave for Puerto Rico to undergo initial train- ing. Her first assignment will be in Lima, Peru. An industrial nurse, Mrs. Rose is administrator of Blaine's Stafholt Retirement Home and Infirmary. A grandmother, she has two sons, Charles Litz who lives with his wife and son in Beilingham, and John Litz, Skagit Va]!ey Junior College sophomore. Mrs. Rose lives at 116 19th St. and is active in the Catholic Daughters of America. There are now 150 men and women Papal Volunteers serving in ,countries. Requests on hand at the beginning of 1963 call for 183 twelve Latin American more as follows: BuSiness Administrator-- Catechists-- Catechetical and Social +Welfare Workers-- credit Union and Cooperative ' Organizers-- i/ COmmunity Development Organizers . i Communications Media Personnel: 2 men or women 3 men, 6 women 1 man 1 woman, 2 men or women 2 men, S women + Engineers i : ! . RADIO STATION ADMINISTRATORS-- 6 men PUBLIC RELATIONS-- 1 man and Technicians: RADIO TRANSMITTER MAINTENANCE-- 2 men RADIO RECEIVER MAINTENANCE-- I man CONSTRUCTION ARCHITECT-- 1 man CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER-- 1 man LINOTYPlSTS-- 2 men or women NEWSPAPER LAYOUT-- 1 man PRESS OPERATION and MAINTENANCE--i man For More Information Contact:, * Rev. Stephen Szeman Archdiocesan Director Papal Volunteers for Latin America 907 Terry Avenue, Seattle 4 MAin 2-8880 Mechanics/Handymen-. Medical Personnel: DOCTOR DENTIST-- NURSES-- MEDICAL TECHNICIANS-- PHARMACIST-- Sailors (coa.+., mlssio, boat,- Secretary (English language)- Social Workers ,u..ni,. program)- Teachers: 2 men I woman, 3 men or women 1 man 16 women 3 men or women ! man 2 men 1 woman 3 men ENGLISH LANGUAGE-" 4 men, 11 women, 6 men or women VOCATIONAL and AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL-- 16 men GRADE SCHOOL-- 2 women HIGH SCHOOL (College Graduaes)-- 7 men, 11 women, 34 men or women UNIVERSITY (Sociology; Engineering; Civil, Mechanical, Elecrical, Elecron|c, Social Work; Physics; Chemis+ry.)-- 8 men, 9 men or women Youth Workers -- 4 men (3 wffh counseJling exper;ence} Requests for persons in many other categories are being received continually. The above requests have been received from the following countries: Arcjenine, 5; Bolivia, 13; Brazil, 61; British Hon- duras, 34; Chile, 14; Colombia, I I; Costa Rica, 2; Ecuador, 10; Guatemala, 2; Honduras, 2; Panama, 4; Peru, 2S. Papal Volunteers sent by the Church of the United States serve for a three-year period. Persons joining the program are trained in the language and culture of the country in which hey serve. rural betterment programs and married couples skilled in neighbor- hood organization work, and catecheti.cal specialists for Confraternity programs which are urgently needed. The age limit Ls from 21 on up and the marital status of the candidate is not important. A three-year term of service is required for all candidates. With the cost and length of training any shorter term is not economically feasible for the Archdiocese. The Latin American Bishop or other responsible party who in- vLtes the volunteer to work in his diocese will under ordinary cir- cumstances undertake to provide suitable lodging and board as well as operational expenses for the project on which the volunteer will be engaged. The Seattle Archdiocese is ready and willing to sponsor any able and qualified volunteer. The Rev. Stephen Szeman, Archdiocesan Director of the Propagation of the Fai,th and Director of PAVLA for the Archdiocese, asks only that the interested party contact him at the Chancery, 907 Terry Ave., Seattle 4, MA 2-8880. Anne Rose) !ATTL, lieldshlb) (.*he Little ,) i ! I II II m !1 u iiii mmmnnmm rennin OI.OMBIA IBARRA EGU, : ::-- PERU BRAZIL BOLIVIA NATAI 3UAY ":j-IE Seattle Archdiocese is waiting to sponsor you as a Papal |Volunteer to Latin America. As unthinkable as such an idea may sound to the majority of Pgress readers, we hope that for a few, the idea of actually, physi- c/Jy serving the Christianity-starving people of South America may come as an answer to the guilty feeling many of us have reading maga- zine articles about the squalor of these countries whi.le we sit cozily in our clean comfortable homes. The Papal Volunteers, or PAVLA, as it is commonly called, was established by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America in 1960. The Latin American Bishops, only too aware of the weaknesses of the Church in reaching all her people and in the growing power of Com- munism, had proposed various plans to combat the problems. These plans were incorporated by Rome into a Papal Program for Latin America. It should be made clear at once that PAVLA is not a lay sending society in competition with all the other Worthy sending societies. !'Papal Volunteers For Latin America