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FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 1961 THE OBSERVER PAGE 3 Eastern Rite Prelate Dies; Heart Attack PHILADELPHIA. --- Arch- bishop Constantine Bohachevsky j I~ I~ B of the Ukranian Ore0k Ri;e r,:vrLE IN THE Archeparchy of Philadelphia and spiritual leader of some! 300,000 Byzantine Rite Catho. lice, died here at the age of 76. He suffered a heart attack and died en route to Einstein Medical Center shortly before midnight Jan. 6. The jurisdiction of the Phil- adelphia See extends to Ukran- ian Catholics from the eccles- iastical province of Galicia, one of the larger areas with the Ukraine. It has as its suffragan the Apostolic Exarchy of Stamford, Conn. The Archbishop celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordina- tion in 1959 at which time Pope XXIII sent him a special Lgratulatory autographed let- ter. He has served as an army chaplain, vice-rector of the Ma- jor seminary in Lwow, a dio- cesan consultor, rector of the Cathedral and also dean of the Major seminary of Peremyshl in Poland. On May 20, 1924, he was named Apostolic Exarch in the United States. As bish- op he started the diocesan news- paper, "The Way," worked on relief committees, libraries and established the minor seminary in Stamford. THE FINEST BOCKMAN DIAMOND RINGS A Name Famous for Quality Diamonds Since 1892 BOCKMAN JEWELERS $3 MAIN STREET AURORA Aurora Redi-Mix Concrete ]or all purposes DIAL TW 6,9714 REPUBLIC SPECIALISTS VALLEY HEATING Ask ]or Bill Perez 220 So. River TW 2-4090 AURORA NEWS BISHOP JOSEPH M. GIL- MORE of Helena, Montana, will mark the 25th anniversary of his consecration as the fourth spiritual leader of this western Montana diocese. THE REV. CLEMENT H. KERN of Detroit will receive the 14th annual Amity award of the Detroit women's congress, American Jewish congress, at Feb. 1 ceremonies. WILLIAM D. FESSINGER, formerly of St. Peter's parish, Rockford, has been named vice 3resident of John Carroll univer- sity in Cleveland. JOSEPH C A R D I N A L FRINGS, Archbishop of Cologne, has been appointed to the Sacred Congregation for the Propaga- lion of the Faith by Pope John. SISTER MARY THOMAS, Burlington, Io~a, has been vot- ed "Man of the Year" by the citizens of that community. She was awarded the honor for spe- cial services performed to the community. She is director of the hospital there. V * THE R . CHARLES DIS- MAS CLARK, S.J founder and director of the Dismas House' rehabilitation Center for former convicts in St. Louis, will ad- dress the 15th Wisconsin Cath- olic Action convention. MEMORIALS Since 1906 Bmlblh Only ~ in Stone" Rock o! ]or Aires }n.r Dea/tr" Protection" Aurora-Lohmann Monument Co. 727 S. Lincoln, Aurar== Phone TW 7-7270 Your Doctor Will Prescribe / 12 Downer Place Aurora--Phone TW 7-9618 Children's Shoe Speclelists "Friendly Service Since 1938" KNUTH'S MOBILGAS PRODUCTS High and Front Sts. TeL TW 7-9806 Aurora lid It It By Lisa Ferris the diocese. Covering 6,4571 Stories such as these are alsquare miles with nearly 150,-1c o m m o n occurrences. T h e The Catholic Charities is 000 Catholics, the diocese in-lmother with ihree children, philanthropic organization It ;s cludes 11 counties; Jo Daviess,lwhose husband has been dis- an agency set up to help less Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone,lturbed for some time and who fortunate men, w ome n and McHenry, Carroll, Ogle, Kane./has been gone for a month, children in their time of need. iDeKalb' Lee and Whiteside. tcomes in for help. Her money The needs may vary. Throuxh- out the year the agency endeav-I Headquarters in Four Cities has run out, leaving the family ors to fulfill the multiple re- Headquarters for these coun- in a chaotic state. Her morale quests and emergencies that ties are offices in Aurora, El-and spirit are at low ebb. available for placement by th, i agency. Therefore there is a waiting period of 1,0 to 12 months alter the couple has been ap- proved for placement of a child in their home. Supervise Home After a child has been placed the agency supervises the home for one year and then assists come through its doors daily. Administrator and director o[ Catholic Charities is the Rev. Michael J. Shanahan. Appoint- ed to his post ten years ago by Bishop Hoban, Father Shan- ahan has led the organization through many trials and tribu- lations, expansion and success- ful programs. Board of Direclors Assisting in the planning and building for the betterment of Catholic Charities is its board of directors. The Most Rev. Loras T, Lane, Bishop of :Rock- ford, and president of the board, appoints board members who include professional people as well as lay people from all walks of life. This diversified group gives of its vast exper- ience and knowledge to impro,e gin,: Sterling, a a d Rockford. Calling in these locales, visit- ing business firms, homes, schools, hospitals, the aged and nurseries are the devoted social workers of the Catholic Chari- ties agencies who go forth daily gathering information to help Christ's needy people. Each office is staffed to meet the requirements of its com- munity needs. To help better and further this work Father Shanahan has blue-printed and supervised t h e renovation of buildings to house these offices. Report of Cases In a director's report f h e types of cases were reviewed. and statistics showed the num- ber of people that came to the agency in a year. The Family Welfare cases numbered 163. A family welfare case is one in the workings of Catholic char- which the family is having a isles. [problem. It may be financial, The Catholic Charities is de- s i c k n e s s,unemployment or signed to assist Catholics in other disturbances. ORDINATION ON MT. KILIMANJARO--I~ishop Joseph Kila- sara, C.S.Sp, of the Diocese of Moshi, Tanganyika, on Atriea's East Coast, officiates at his first ordination on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The newly ordained priest will join 30 other African clergy who labor with the American Holy Ghost Fathers there. Bishop Kilasara visited America after his con- secration by Pope John XXIII in Rome. Finds Help the adoptive couple in cam- After several interviews helplpleting legal formalities which is found. A job is secured, make the child's placement clothing and food given her,final. family. Her thanks are, "I am The agency used 59 Foster happy today, as someone took time to be kind to me." Unmarried mother's cases vary monthly. A figure of 61 was t h e last yearly report. What do we do to help an un- wed mother? Many factors en- ter in this delicate situation. A young woman is usually in a distraught frame of m i n d when confronted with this prob- lem. Counciling and kindly di- rection is of the utmost ira- arrival of her child. A wor~ home is sometimes sought, or other plans are made depend- ing on the situation. Rehabili- tation of the young woman's spiritual outlook is also the job of Catholic Charities. Child Welfare figures reveal- ed 197 cas,es during the year. These cases include children of unwed parents, unwanted chil- dren or orphans. The case of little Joe is an example. When examined by a doctor Joe was pronounced healthy, but a tense- ness and backwardness existed. When care took effect Joe be- came a bright, active child. Helping Children isMaking children's lives count o n e of Catholic Charities most important tasks. It is im- portant that children be given opportunities to be strengthen- ed physically and emotionally and grow up in the love and knowledge of God. The Adoptive Home figures on this report read 118 active cases for the year. The number of adoption applications and ap- proved adoptive homes exceeds the number of children who are Homes to provide care for chil- dren in 1959. All infants under agency care are placed in fos- ter homes, where they can re- ceive the greatest amount of individual attention and love. The average length of time an infant remains in the foster home is two to four weeks. Older Children Older dependent children may be placed in foster homes and may remain in these homes as members of the family until they are 16 to 18 years of age. Special Services were review- ed next. The report showed 525 cases. The wanderer, the trans- ient, all asking for the help- ing hand of charity come and go through our portals. From a Texas fishing boat comes a young man seeking his w a y back to his home sta~e of Mon- tana, as does a Mexican fam- ily finding their way back to San Antonio. Guiding and help- ing these people is the role of Catholic Charities. Although the agency is basic- ally a Child Welfare one, it nevertheless continues to give emergency relief of all kinds. The urgent demands of the less fortunate are always with us Contributions Essential All these services are made available through Catholic Char- ities because of the support and cooperation lent to the program iby Bishop Lane and the pastors throughout the diocese who en- courage their parishioners to contribute to a worthy cause. Charitable contributions a r e made to the agency in many different "ways; by hospitals, Sisters, schools, doctors, den- tists, lawyers, :foster parents. community agencies and aftil- iated social agencies. 4P * * "I like to keep up-to-date on everything, including the latest dance steps. That's why I enrolled at Arthur Murray's where . T. rote. - j I've had some of the OWNER [ happiest moments of my life.'t MEN'S WEAR N N 42 DOWNER PLACE --AURORA-- 3pen Man. & Fri. Till 9 P.M. 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