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CATHOLIC PRESS MONTH DISPLAY--Under the guidance of Sister M. Annette, C.S.S.F principal of St. Stanislaus Kostka school, Rockford, the Junior Sodalists art displaying the various Catholic magazines. The pupils of the schools are conducting an intensive drive for subscriptions to THE OBSERVER. The Rev. Roman' Malkowski, O.F.M. Conv. is pastor. So- dalists pictured left to right are Cynthia Dobnick, secretary and Barbara Janczak, prefect. ILe @ ROCKFORD--The Season of Lent was outlined as a time o: Penance, Prayer and Mortification by the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane in a recent letter addressed to the clergy of the diocese. Reminding all that every ef- fort should be made toward ob- drawing into ourselves as it is serving this time of penance, of going out to meet God. prayer and mortification in the "In other words, in praying proper spirit and In accordance we are riot ourselves the prim- with the mind of the Church dry object of our attention. Tha His Excellency said: would make prayer a carica- It is z Time of Penance ture, a kind of self-psycho-anal- ysis or sterile mental gymnas- "The words of Our Lord arc tic. There is nothing the matter clear: Unless you do penance, with self-analysis or introspee- y o u shall . . . perish." We tion; they are needed to prO- are all sinners. Christ was pare for prayer. But self-analy- the unique character in h u- sis and introspection a r e not man history who could challenge )rayer. Prayer is always God- anyone to convict Him of sin. centered, never man-centered. Everyone else must say: God Mortification be merciful to me a sinner. "High upon a mountain top "Thus self-condemned we are towering over all nations and self-doomed to atonement. Pen- people, to be seen at all times ance becomes our lot here on the ChUrch raises the figure of earth, and we can never escape the dying Jesus, and as count- (Van Dyke Photo) its exacting toll. That is why less generations of men pass be- the Church gives us Lent, that neath that cross, she cries out in imitating the penitential life the warning of her Master: 'He MENTIONS HOLY NAME RALLY THIS FALL of Our Saviour, we may through that loseth his life shall find it.' His divine merits strive to atone 'If anyone will come after Me Asks S not only for our own personal he must deny himself, take up sins but for the sins of human- his cross daily and follow Me.' ity. 'Unless y o u deny yourselves, It is a Time ~f Prayer you cannot be My disciples.' "When the tempo of living "The principle of life is in slows down as becomes the st- death. No man can really live until he dies. 'Unless the grain Given in welentwatcb of the Lenten seaSOncan profitably turn our of wheat falling into the ground t~r thoughts in a special way to- die, itself remaineth alone, but i ward prayer and t h e cross, if it die it bringeth forth much fruit.' , ROCKFORD -- Almost 400iHoly Name societies from the program for young people, iPrayer,"after all, is fruitful only members of t h e senior Holy]entire diocese would band to-"Through your leadership and when it is grafted, like all other "No field can produce until it Name society of St. Anthony gether to give honor to the example you can contribute Christian activities, onto t h e has been ploughed and harrow- parish attended the annual Bish- Holy Name of Jesus, for where much toward the proper forma- cross of Christ. ed andtilled. Neither can any man take his rightful place in op's Banquet held last Sunday:there are numbers, there is tion and development of our "In the gospels Christ many the Kingdom of Christ until he evening at the church hall hon-strength, zouth." times spoke in the same breath has attained that refinement oring Bishop Lane. The Very Rev. Anastasius The Bishop concluded his talk of prayer and vigilance. To the which comes 0nly a a result of At the conclusion of the din- Kuzdral. O.F.M. Conv spiritual )y stating that the St. Anthony Apostles He said: 'Watch and mortification and penance. Only her, which was served by the advisor for the group and pastor Senior Holy Name society, was pray.' And in the frightful hour ,then can he say with St. Paul: women of the parish, Bishop of St. Anthony, in speaking to one of the leading societies in of combat in Gethsemane's gar- 'I live, not now I, but Christ Lane spoke to assembled mem- the members gave them his the diocese, den, He sorrowfully asked: liveth in Me.' " bers and thanked them for hon- recommendations for 1 9 6 1, He expressed his deepest 'Could you not watch one hour In h{s letter Bishop Lane ask- oring him. The Bishop stated, among which was the forming gratitude for their thoughtful- with Me?' ed particular emphasis on at- "It is an event to which I look of a Junior Holy Name Society. ncss and asked the membership "The life of the Christian is a tendance at DAILY Mass and forward with great anticipationYouth Work Important to continue in their excellent kind of watchful prayer or pray- the reception of Holy Commun- every year." Bishop Lane stated this was work. erful watch, like the vigil kept ion during Lent. Congratulated New Officers in~h~ed one of the most import- Background dinner music was on Calvary by Mary and John Bishop Lane congratulated ant works 'that the Holy Name presented by,the 20 voice senior and the holy women. This vigil Anthony Minardi, newly elect- Society could do for the new Holy Name Choir and the Holy of prayer, however, is not so ed president of the society and year, since it would provide a Name Quartet. much for the purpose of with- offered,his felicitation~ ,to Ray- mond Andreoni, past president BISHOP OPENS DRIVE WITH MASS of 1960. He mentioned that the Holy J " Bishop Lone Name was a very powerful so- ciety, not only on the parochial Monday, February 13 level, but on an international 4 p.m.--St. Ambrose Mission level as well. "It would be well ~'hurch, Erie. Confirmation. Official Newspaper of the' Rockford Diocese Vol. XVI--No: 6 ROCKFORD, FEBRUARY 10, 1961 12 PAGES Schedule of ,Fast and Abstinence WHO ARE OBLIGED? JANUARY DAYS OF FAST Only one full meal; two other light meals with- out meat permitted All over 21 and under 59 years of age. DAYS OF COMPLETE ABSTINENCE No meat;,no soup or gravy made from meat. All 7 years of age or . older All Fridays except Jan. 1! FEBRUARY Every Lenten 1/eekday beginning Feb. I MARCH Every Lenten weekday All Fridays APRIL MAY Every Lenten weekday including all day Holy Saturday, Apri~ 1 May 20, Vigil of Pentecost May 24, Ember Wednesday May 26, Ember Friday May 27, Ember Saturday Sept. 20, Ember Wednesda Sept. 22, Ember Friday Sept. 23, Ember Saturday Dec. 7, Eve of Immaculate Conception Dec. 20, Ember Wednesday Dec. 22, Ember Friday Dec. 23, Ember Saturday Dec. 23 or 24, Vigil of Christmas JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTIMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER Feb. 15, Ash Wednesday All Fridays All Fridays All Fridays All Fridays All Fridays All Fridays All Fridays All Fridays All Fridays except Dec. 8 Dec. 7, Eve of Immacu- late Conception Dec. 23 or 24, Vigil of Christmas DAYS OF PARTIAL ABSTINENCE Meat and soups of gravy made from meat permit- ted only at principal meal All 7 years of age or older Feb. 22. Ember Wednesday Feb. 25, Ember Saturday May 24, Ember Wednesday May 27, Ember Saturday Sept. 20, Ember Wednesday Sept. 23, Ember Saturday Dec. 20, Ember Wednesday Dec. 23, Ember Saturday if more and more Holy Name ~ ~m,$ocieties could be established in I ~ ~.:lditional parishes throughoutiJL'~ b' "ql~.ne diocese similar to the oneI established here at St.An-I ELGIN -- Over $190,000 was Schmitt, George Wehrfe a n d :more evidence of the growth of thony's.",I pledged by the parishioners of Mel Porter. the Church in Elgin. "The MentionedRally ]St. Joseph parish who surpassed The Bishop then mentioned their goal of $180,000 for theirBishop Speaks Church has made great progress having a Hob Name Rally in r~ew school last Sunday, Feb. At the breakfastfollowing in Elgin in recent years. There the Fall where members of the 5:, during the intensive part of is now an Elgin deanery and Pope Sends Candles to Capital Cities VATICAN CITY- (NC) --- Pope John XXIII announced he is sending to the capitals of the world the candles presented him on Candlemas Day. He said he is doing this to symbolize his desires for peace, religious vocations, and the suc- cess of the ecumenical council. Pope John expressed, the hope that the "candles be the bearers of light and joy." Threefold Message Pope John explained that he intends each candle to be the bearer of a threefold message and a threefold intention: "The first destination, the re- ligious houses of more rigid motrification and penance, is meant to reaffirm the preemi- nence of the obligation to wor- ship God and of total consecra- tion to the life of prayer over any other form of the aposto- late . . . At the same time, it is meant to stress the greatness and the necessity of vocations to this way of life Encourage Good Men "The second intention is to the fund-raising c a m p a i g,n which was handled by the Cos- griff organizaffon. The Most Rev. Loras T. Lane .opened the drive by offering a Pontifical Low Mass at 7:15 a.m. at which 200 campaign the Mass, Bishop Lane stated, "I have never been more con- fident about the outcome of a campaign. I have been close to !th!s project and I know your determination to achieve suc- cess." He pointed out that the workers attended. T h e MaSS lParish campaign would not only was a dialogue Mass with the provide the means for construct- congregation answering all the lug needed school facilities but responses. The parish choir also would also provide other paro- sang and practically everyone in the church received H o 1 y Communion. The Bishop was as- sisted by the Rev. Andrew J. Plesa, assistant pastor of St. Joseph, and the Rev. Mr. Thom- as Ca-ughlin who acted as chap- lains. James Flores, John Paar, Michael Hagerty and William Burmeister were acolytes. A breakfast for the workers followed the Mass. The intensive part of the cam- a new parish has been establish- ed. These signs of growth are indicative of the vital faith that is to be found in your commun- ity." Praised Spiritual Empl~asis He congratulated t h e mem- bers of the campaign in so many had received H o l y Communion, and he also had a special word of praise for some 7:30 p.m.--St. Catherine Church, Prophetstown. Confir- Explanatory Note: marion. ' i. Those who are not obliged Wednesday, February 15 to fast may eat meat several 8:15 a.m.--St. James Pro-Ca- times in a day. But if that day thedral, Rockford. Blessing of be a day of complete absti- Ashes and Pontifical Low Mass. Thursday, February 16 7:30 p.m.-----St. Bridget church, Loves Park. Confirmation. Sunday, February 19 11 a.m. -- St. Paul church Sandwich. Confirmation. 4 p.m.--St. Edward church Rockford. Confirmation. 7:30 p.m.---St. Patrick church Rockford. Confirmation. non-Catholics who were working "~- on the drive. I'~/ the Rev. Henry M. Schryer, and Concluding, Bishop Lane said, I'd"'*""" their assistants, the Rev Ed- "You have a big job and to get ward C. Fanning a n d Fath r[it done, you must' have a highI VATICAN CITY--(NC)-- The Plesa, who were also presentlmotive. The r e a 1 motivating new invocation in praise of the at the breakfast. I force is Christ Himself. It iS lPrecious Blood of Christ has a The Bishop mentioned t h a t[because of Him that you want' ll- Oliierem place man orlglna y the campmgn would be one lto build. announced in the Divine Prais- NEGRO, INDIAN MISSION COLLECTION @ paign took place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday w i t h parishioners ex- pected to pledge $180,000.}/~ Goal Surpassed ~Z'I' This was surpassed by $10,-~ 000 with 40 to 50 parishioners] "~'r yet to be contacted When thisI ]~/dg) O']~'~ issue went to press. Pledges are[~. ~.Tm) ~--- expected to go up to $200000t now. The general chairman for the drive is George Abraham; ba- sic gifts committee is headed by Attorney William Meyers; asso- ciate chairmen are Charles es normally ~ecited after Bene- diction of the Blessed Sacra- ment. The official publication, Acts of the Holy See, states that the invocation "Blessed be His Most Precious Blood" is to be insert- ed following t h e invocation i"Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart." The original decree of the Sa- cred Congregation of R it e s (Oct. 12) stated that Pope John XXIII "kindly deigned to de- cree t h a t to the praises of 'Blessed be God,' after the in- nence, %hey may not eat meat at all; if it be a day of partial abstinence, they may eat meat only at the principal meal. 2. Children under the age of 7 are not obliged to fast nor to abstain. For these, the law makes no restrictions. Parents l~owever, may welt introduce their children to the laws of the~ Church at an e~-rly age, though there is no obligation to do so. 3. Those who are excused from fasting by r e a s o n of health or by a dispensation granted by confessor or pastor may ~at meat several times daily. BUt, if the day be one of complete or partial abstinence, they will follow the rules of 'Blessed be His Most Precious Blesse~ be her glorious As- Blood.' " snmption. It was later suggested that a Blessed be the name of Mary, more logical place for the inser- Virgin and Mother. tion of the new invocation was after the praise of Christ's Sa- Blessed be St. Joseph, her cred Heart. The suggdstion was most chaste spouse. adopted arid, according to the Blessed be God in His angels Acts of the Holy See, the Divine and in His saints. Praises are now as follows: Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name. Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God andtrue Man. Blessed be the name of Jesus. Blessed be His Most Sacred No. 1 above, unless they have also been excused or dispensed from the law of abstinence. 4. Those obliged to fast may take meat only at the principal meal, not at either of the other two permitted light meals. 5. On October 31, there Is neither fast nor abstinence. The Vigil of All Saints and these former obligations have been cancelled by new regula- tions.in effect in 1957. 1 63 Nations Are Represented in published by Jesuits of the Ro- man province. The statistics show that every continent and every level of the Catholic Church is represented in the preparatory groups. As of January 24, Pope John had named 699 cardinals, prelates, priests and laymen to prepara- tory g r o u p s. Since some of these men have been named to membership on more than one encourage the efforts of goodR and honest men who are seri- etreats at ously occupied with a happy In a special memorandum %o the clergy of the dioce~ of Rockford, the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane stated that this appeal is based upon the ' Church's sense of responsibility for the spiritual welfare of the Negroes and Indians in this country. The Bishop stated that the church sees in them "children of the Heavenly Father of all gies, for the enlivening of fra- ternal dedication, for the rais- ing up of the Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church." cle on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. This retreat will be held at the i~7/['},~lCenacle, 1413 So. Main St. IJJ//U I Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday evening, Father Liteky will World News 2 Catholic Charities Column 2 Our Readers Write Us 5 St. Vincent's Jottings 5 Women's Page 6 Weddings 6 Family Clinic 7 Nucrology 7 People in the News 4--~- 7 Doris Answers Youth s Legion of Decency 8 conduct a retreat for the teen- agers. The retreat will open with supper at the Poor Clare monastery and the first day will end with a conference at 8 p.m. The young retreatants will then return to their homes. :The second day of the retreat will open on Saturday morning with separate conferences for the boys and girls. TV Movie Guide 10 The teenage retreat will close Meet ~he Clergy 10 formally at 3 p.m Sunday, Coming Events 11 Feb. 19. Deaths ~ 11 Following the retreat, aCena- ~heology for Everyman lZ cle meeting will be conducted. 19. The Rev. Angelo Liteky, M.S.Ss.T 'will open the first retreat for the Madonna Cena- the apostolate toward the In- dians and Negrqes of this coun- itry has borne fruit, for to date there are 675,000 Negroes and 1125,000 Indians who are mem- bers of the Mystical Body of Christ. In one year's time there have been 12,000 Negro con- verts and almost I000 Indian converts. As gratifying as this may seem, it must be remembered that there are still hundreds of needy missions which must be supported --- the missionaries themselves, the ' sisters, t he schools, convents, and churches. Many Outside the Fold Even though progress has been made in the field of con- vert work among these people, the Bishop stated that only one out of 30 Negroes are Catholi~ and one ofit of every three In- dians are members of the church. This still leaves the majority who have not had op- portunity to hear the word of God. The obligation is present, then to press on and bring these in- to the true fold. The Bishop concluded by stating, "To continue and to advance this apostolate is not only the generously accepted duty of our self-sacrificing priests and sisters; it is also, a responsibility of ours, to be' discharged by assisting' them." Dionne Quint Enters Convent BAIE ST. PAUL, Que.--(NC) --Yvonne Dionne, 26, o n e of ~the famous quintuplets, is now :a postulant at Little Franciscan Sisters' convent here. She was accompanied by a close friend, Claire Morin, 26, of Montreal, who also became :a postulant. Both a r e nurses. They will serve, as postulants :until August, then begin their two-year novitiate. They post: poned entering the convent early in January to avoid ,noisy htie2#." vocation 'Blessed. be the Most of Ood, Mary most'holy. Holy Sacrament of the Altar,' Blessed be her holy and Im- here be added the invocation maculate Conception. group, the total number o posts,assigned is 715. ST. BERNADETTE TO BUILD TEMPORARY CHURCH--The now attend church service~in the school gymnasium which can Most Rev. Loras T. Lane and the Rev. Daniel B. Geoghegan, jseat about 500 and which is overcrowded at Sunday Masses. pastor, have announced that a temporary church to be later converted to classroom space will be constructed'by St. Berna- dette parish, Rockford. Construction will begin on the structure immediately and it is expected to be completed in May. Father Geoghegan said that the temporary church will accommodate 800 persons for church services. St. Bernadette parishioners ~, Architects for the new building are Hubbar@ and Hyland of Rockford. General contractor on the project is the Nappi Con- struction Co. of Rockford. Main Electric Co. has the electrical contract and Rockford Plumbing and I~eating Co, will do the plumbing, heating and air conditioning work. the first Sunday of Lent, Feb. 19, ;l ROCKFORD--In every parish of the diocese, the annual col- lection for the Negro and Indian Missions will be taken up on Bless~! be the great Mother Heart. - Blessed be His Most Precious Blood. Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. ROME -- (NC) -- Sixty-three nations are represented among the 699 persons chosen by Pope John XXIII to prepare for the Church's 21st ecumenical coun- cil. The universal nature of the membership of t he commis- sions and secretariats entrust- ed with the groundwork for the council was revealed in de- t a i 1 e d statistics published in Civilta Cattolica, f o r t nightly There will be no C o m i n g Events Column in the Ob- server during Lent. Council Planning