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They Sound The Joy Of Feasts Christmastide is a wonderful time that lasts from Christmas eve 'til the eighth day after Epi- phany. Christmas has come and each day we see more of His glory. Church bells began ringing for midnight Mass, Christmas; since then we've heard the glad bells more often. Bells sing a carol. They sound the joy of feasts. (Bells opened the Holy Year.} They call the people of the neighborhood to the parish church for Mass. There are glad wedding bells and somber toll- ing bells that call the faith- ful heavenward. Bells are the callto peace. The bell has been called the "voice of God," "Vox Dei," and so in monas- teries there is an additional mean- ing as eager monks answer its summons. Large bronze church bells, school bells, call bells, dinner bells, sleigh bells. Then there are the bells that announce a guest coming (Benedictines say "when a guest comes, Christ comes"}, shepherd's bells and herdsmen's bells. All bells that will ring during the New Year. Some are loud and clear, others soft and sweet, sweep- ing the air or tinkling in the ear. ON THE 12th DAY OF CHRISTMAS "On the 12th day of Christmas . . " (Sunday, Jan. 6) we cele- brate Epiphany. It's a Greek word meaning "manifestation." We are familiar with the manifestation of Christ as the Son of God, to the Three Kings. But there's more to this Feast as we shall see. We learn from the Vesper antiphon we are celebrating three mysteries: "this day a star has led the Magi to the manger; this day wine has been made from water at the wed- LGM POULTRY MARKET FRESHLY DRESSED POULTRY FRESH EGGS 81 S. River St. Tel. 2-1335 ST. JOSEPH-MERCY HOSPITAL Aurora, Illinois An accredited School at Nursing con- ducted by the Sisters of MeTey. Four years Hish School required. Next clue September 1. ff interested write Sister Superintendent of Nurses at onse. BY ROSEMARY RAUSCIt ding; this day at the Jordan Christ willed to be baptized in order to save us, alleluia." Let's make it a family feast day celebration. Preparations might be- gin Saturday when we bake a cake and hide three raw beans in the batter in honor of the Three Kings. i Those who find the beans will reign as kings. We might make three gold :crowns for the kings to wear. (Then everyone ought to brush up on the story of the Kings and their journey, for the kings must act their part.) As the second important idea in Epiphany is the extension of Miami, Fla. -- (NC) -- Police guards were stationed at Miami's Catholic churches every night af- i ter an attempted dynamiting of SS. Peter and Paul Church here. Two days before Christmas Jo- seph Fedrowitz, sexton of SS. Peter and Paul, opened the church for early Sunday Mass and found a home-made dynamite bomb three feet from the main door. He threw the bomb into a nearby athletic field. Police said the fuse had smouldered a few seconds but the bomb could not have exploded be- cause the fuse was not attached properly to the dynamite stick. i The Rev. Robert P. Brennan, pas- tor, reported that Christmas ser- vices were more heavily attended than ever before despite the bomb- ing attempt. He said the church !was especially crowded for Mid- night Mass. Father Brennan de- ~clared that neither he nor his fel- low priests and parishioners were particularly worried about pos- sible repetition of the bombing incident. However, since the bomb attempt Safety Director William G. Kim-! brongh of nearby Coral Gables reported receiving this phone warn- in~re--- just want to let you know we've got plenty of dynamite left. We have no preference as to what kind of church it is. We intend to go on bombing churches." Previous to the bomb attempt Mr. Kimbrough received an earlier PETER A. FREEMAN FLORIST SINCE 1895 358 CEDAR ST. -- PHONE 2-7668 --- 2-7669 SELECT RELIGIOUS GIFTS See our Exceptional Line of Catholic Cards in the Correct Tradition Christ's Kingship to the whole world, we see the crib as a tbrone. His revelation to the Three Kings becomes a symbol of His revelation to the whole Gentile word. Father Plus Parsch explains that "Christ- mas is the intimate family feast of Christianity. Epiphany is the world feast of the Catholic Church." The above suggestions are ones we've tried and thoroughly enjoy- ed. You can find others in "Epi- phany," a feast day booklet pre- pared by Grailville, Loveland, Ohio. (Available at St. Gregory Book Shop, Aurora.) Surely you will be able to use and develop additional ideas among your family and friends. O phone warning that "we plan to celebrate Christmas by bombing a Catholic church." Following this call police made a careful search of Coral Gables' only Catholic church, Little Flower, but found no explosives. Police Chief Walter E. Headley of Miami said the bomb left at SS. Peter and Paul was similar in de- sign and manufacture to those used in the recent dynamiting of Jewish synagogues here. The bomb- ing attempt at the church was the tenth in a series of similar inci- dents during the last six months, which damaged several synagogues and the nearby Carver Village Ne- gro housing project. In Central Florida the State co- ordinator of the, National Associ- ation for the Advancement of Col- ored People was killed and his wife critically injured when a bomb ex- ploded under their home at Mires. The victims were Harry T. Moore, a leading Negro educator in Flo- rida, and Mrs. Moore, a school teacher. Federal, State and local officials investigated the Mims bombing. It was believed that this bombing was not related to the Miami in- cidents, on the basis that a differ- ent kind of explosive was used. At Miami dynamite has been used exclusively. Materials From Razed Protestant Church, Gifts Make Chapel Reality Lafayette, La. --(NC)-- Mater- ials from a demolished Episcopal church, $3,000 from the Catholic :Church Extension Society, gifts of ~iarishioners and manual labor of oly Name Society members are the ingredients which went into the St. Leo's Chapel which was ded- icated here. Bishop Jules B. Jean- mard of Lafayette officiated at the dedication. Most of the material acquired from the old Episcopal church-- .... Prayerb~~ks -- Missals A complete line of Prayer Books for children and adults. Sunday end daffy Missals, oll sizes and bindings. Servicemens Prayer Books -- Nurses Manuals, also extra large print and German language Prayer Books -~ Bridal Sets Religious Articles -- Rosaries We hove a fine selection of Religious Articles for you to choose from. STATUES---CRUCIFIXES, HOLY WATER FONTS, MEDALS AND CHAINS IN STERLING SILVER, ROSARIES IN EVERY PRICE AND RANGE. THESE MAKE A WELCOME GIFT~NE LONG REMEMBERED. 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