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?RIDAY, MARCH 3, 1961 FOR A PERSONAL SACRIFICE FOR LENT 1961 LENT "No man can tqke his rightful place in the Kingdom of Christ until he has attained that refinement which comes only as a result of mortification and penance." This quotation was taken from the recent letter of Bishop Lone, explaining the !mportance of penance, prayer, and mor- tification, and announcing the beginning of the Lenten Season for 1961. This Lenten exhortation calls upon all of us in the Diocese to unite with His Holiness, Pope John XXIll, the Vicar of Christ, in o holy crusade for the re-establishment of the virtues of Christ in every day Christian living. It implies that the Holy Father's program of "charity for all" must find its effective extension in the lives of individual Catholics through- out the world. Through us, indeed, Catholics of every station and every segment of society, the spiritual and the corporal works of mercy must come to life. The Holy Father's great heart bleeds with concern over the plight of the Church in Missionary lands. As the Universal Father of Christendom, the neediest and most remote of his spiritual children are his most immediate care. The great poverty that so often hampers the zeal of dedicated Mission- ary B'ishops, who recognize the pressure of time and events on their apostolic programs deeply disturbs the Good Pope. His missionary experience with 'The Propagation of the Faith in Italy as National Director, and his diplomatic assignments in Bulgaria, Turkey, and Greece, make His Holiness ever- conscious of the material as well as the spiritual requirements vf the Missions. During Lent, the Vicar of Christ calls us to do penance, to pray, to prnctice mortification, and to do Charity. His keen desire to build up a strong, loving and devoted Christian Fam- ily is based on this great return to Christian ideals founded so inevitably on the old and yet always new principle of sacri- fice. Without this spirit of sacrifice some apparent progress may be made. but without sacrifice nothing of real value is / ever accomplished. This Is so true in the missionary program of the Church. During Lent, -- Sacrifice may take many forms. It may be a time of great decision for some individual who has struggled for months or years with doubts about the future. It may be a simple, but important, little "self-denial" of little Jimmy Brown in the 5th Grade. During Lent, --- whatever the sacrifice might be, give it purpose and Character; make it constructive and positive. t During Lent, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith depends a great deal on the positive SACRIFICE PROGRAM of the young and old throughout the Diocese who give thought to the Sacrifice of Christ and its universal repercussions. ) PLEASE CONSIDER THE MISSIONS AS ONE OF YOUR MAJOR LENTEN PROJECTS. SEND YOUR WEEKLY OFFERING --A POSITIVE SACRIFICE. t SECOND WEEK OF LENT Dear Monsignor: Please accept my LENTEN SACRIFICE for Our Holy Father's Missions. Amount: Name ~ Address City Zone State THE OBSERVER PRESENT CHECK --- The Father McCormick council Knights of Columbus, Crystal' Lake, made a contribution of $2500 to the St. Thomas church expansion fund. Shown above with The Roy. Burwell E. Beddoes, pastor of St. Thomas, are (1 to r) Norbert Jacob, past Grand Knight; Anthony J. Kirchberg, past Grand Knight; Ralph Pauley, warden; Roy Keenum, Grand Knight; Andrew Gartner, chancellor; and William J. Gallagher, past Grand Knight. LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--( NC )-- Bishop Albert L. Fletcher said True Joy Based On Obedience to God--Pope John VATICAN CITY- (NC) -- True joy is based upon obedi- ence to God's commandments His Holiness Pope John XXIII told participants in a general audience here. The Pope proposed the three words "joy, obedience and peace" for the meditation of all who attended the audience (Feb. 22). The joy which will continue for eternity, he said, "is condi- tioned upon obedience to the teachings contained in the Ten Commandments, by which we are commanded to honor the Almighty and not to offend him and by which we are forbidden to harm our neighbor, to kill, to steal or to give false testi- mony." Christ was the supreme ex- ample of obedience, the Pope said, becoming "obedient for us unto death, even to the death of the Cross." It is such obedience that God always blesses, he add- ed, even if one shoul~t commit an error in trying to follow the divine will. "The consequence of obedi- ence to God and His holy Church," the Pope concluded, "is peace, tranquility and satis- faction of soul." PAGE 5 here pupils in church - related schools can be aided by govern- ment and Church - State separa- tion still observed. The Bishop of Little Rock wrote in a Lenten pastoral that the U. S. Constitution has been interpreted to m e a n that Church - State separation would be violated if religious schools were supported directly by the government. "But this would not be the case if the benefit from the gov- ernment is made to and receiv- ed by the paren or the child to be used for education in any school of his choice," he wrote. Against Constitution The Arkansas prelate said that if Church - State separation for- bade the use of public funds for any purpose that might even- tually benefit the Church or re- ligious schools, then "it would be against the Constitution for the government, either state or Federal, to pay the Church for a piece of ground needed for a public road." Bishop Fletcher stressed that he does not favor Federal aid, but believes that if Congress should decide upon it, then par- ents of private school pupils should share equally with par, ents of children attending pub- lic schools. President Kennedy's message to Congress proposing Federal aid to education recommended ~2.3 billion in grants to states for public grade and high schools. The President specifi- cally ruled out aid to church schools. FREEP RT FREEPORT BOTTLING CO INC. ADams 2-5712 -- 641 E. Stephenson FRED J. KULL Through countless years it stands stalwart . . . The oldest living thing on earth is a tree, yet its time span is but "a fleeting moment in the realm of eternity. At life's ending the spirit i, born anew to abide forever. A funeral dmuld beautifully express this faith. The administration', propo- sals, said the Bishop, emphasize the unjust and discriminatory treatment suffered by parents of private school pupils. Deny Catholic Children "The benefits of the tax money paid by Catholics to the Federal government for educa- tion will be used only for other children, but denied to their own ISt. Laurence .o Reparatton --The or Y ,ey T:uke '. --L'! nd on2 S, theWillMadonnaSpeak ELG'N -- Tho Roy %o o oo Kinsella. S.J will preach "A Week of Reparation" at St. Laurence c h u r c h beginning Sunday, March 5, and ending with the solemn closing Friday evening, March 10. The Jesuit father will preach at all the Masses Sunday --7:00, 8:00, 9:15, 10:30 and 11:45 a.m.--and at the devotion at 8 p.m. Sun- day evening. A Week of Reparation" is something like a mission, but much more positive in its ap- proach The sermons ex- plaining a simple way of life which is known the world over as the Apostleship of Prayer." Pope Plus XII called this way of life "A Perfect Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus". It is a simple way of life not based on mere recitation of Jrayers. This way of life will show how to make every action and daily duty a prayer offered to God. For that reason, the Holy Father says that the three 3ractices of the Apostleship of P r a y e r "Contain the Sum :Total of Christian Perfection." Way of Perfection Everyone has the time and talent to practice this way of perfection. [ Father Kinsella was born in ]Chicago and attended St. Ig- ]natius high school and Loyola [university. In September, 1946, he began two years' novitiate for the society at Milford, O. After completing his studies he taught English and direoted the school newspaper at the Uni- versity of Detroit high school. Ordained to the Holy Priest- hood on June 14, 1959, Father completed his final year of spiritual training at St. Joseph hall, Decatur, Ill. children merely and only be- cause they exercise their Con- stitutional right to send their children to the private schools of their choice," he wrote. Dr. DesLauriers Bishop Fletcher said Catho- lics should protest the "unjust discrimination" to which they are subjected. "They are fully justified in working to eliminate this unfair treatment " The prelate stressed that Catholics are not appeased to public schools. "They know," he said, "that public schools are an absolute necessity. Private schools or private organizations could not adequately fulfill the gigantic task of secular educa- tion in this country." Will Address alumnae association at Madonna high school Sunday, March 5, Father Lindon's theme is "Ladies and Our Blessed Lord." The annual one-day retreat, which is open to all Catholic women, will begin with regis- tration at 9:30 a.m. and the first conference at 10 a.m. The Day of Recollection will con- clude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 4 p.m. From Pennsylvania Father Lindon, superior and rector of K i 1 r o e seminary, Honesdale, Penn will center his conferences around "Jesus i:::i::ii a n d M a r y," i"J e s u s and i Some O t h e r Women," "Je- sus and Anoth- er Mary," and "J e s u s and You." The day of Recollection g i v e s women faced with the complications of life in the mod- ern world the opportunity to re- gain their spiritual perspective. Father Lindon is the huthor of the following books: St. Thom- as Aquinas, Proofs for Immor- tality of the Soul, and The No- tion of Human Virtue in t h e Doctrine of St. Thomas Aquin- as. Pontifical Institute Ordained in 1942, Father Lin- don is a member of the Pontifi- Cal Institute of Mediaeval Stud- ies in Toronto, Canada. He is also licensed in mediaeval stud- ies, (L. M. S.) and Doctor of Philosophy of the University of Toronto, Canada, Ph.D. Between F a t h e r Lindon's studies at Fordham university and Sacred Heart monastery at Hales Corners, Wis he was employed by the Fifth Avenue Bank, the United Advertising agency and the Hornblower- day, March 6 at8 p.m. in the a better tasting tartar Mendelssohn c l u b. Program chairman, Mrs. Anthony KjeU- Brighter with an ex- ,gren, has arranged a talk on hypnosis by Dr. Austin Des- tra measure of creamy Lauriers of the Mental Health egg goodness lighter clinic, in salad oil content Final plans will be made for the guild's annual Communion than any tartar you'vo breakfast, to be held March 12. tried before. Full 8- Mass will be at 8:30 a.m. at the ouncejar regularly29~ ~i~:~i~!~i~y:~i~i~i~:igi~i~ii~i:~:~i~i~i~:;::~i~i~:~i~i~:;i~ig:;i~!~i~i:i~i~i~!f;!~i~!~!~if;~i~i~gi~i~i~i:i~i~i~i:!~i~i~i~i~i~i~i~i~ Poor Clares monastery, followed by breakfast at 10 a.m. at the Patronize LaFayette hotel. Guest speaker . will be the Most Rev. Loras T. ur adverhsers Lane, Bishop of Rockford. Res- ~ ~. ervations may be made by call- ~ ~ ~ ~=:::::~:~:::~ ~:~ ing Mrs. Charles Fiduccia. F R E E P R T America's " finest family Weeks Company, all in New York. Father Lindon is also a mem- ber of the Mediaeval Academy of America, the .~merican Phil- osophical Association, t h e American Catholic Philosophi- cal Society and the Wayne Coun- ty Historical Society. Sacred Heart Priest A member of the Society of the priests of the Sacred Heart, he is also assistant provincial of the priests of t h e Sacred Heart in Canada and the United States. All Catholic women are invit- ed to participate in this day of special grace. Those wishing to attend may make reservations by phoning Sister M. Therese, O.S.F moderator for the Ma- d o n n a Alumnae association. Dinner will be served cafeteria style. An offering of $1 is asked to help defray expenses. Undevoted Pet OI, Japan--(NC)--Every eve- ning at the sound of the Ange- lus bell, blind old Matsuyama- san would drop his chopsticks and interrupt dinner to recite the prayer. His sly old cat would quietly dig into his mas- ter's meal. For Matsuyama, a recent convert, this posed a problem of conscience. Was he bound to recite the Angelus then and there? Could he delay recita- tion until after his meal? Fa- ther James Doyle, S.S.C an American and a veteran o] 25 years in the Far East, put his mind at rest. Everybody is happy but the cat. Young Matrons ROCKFORD -- The Young Matron's guild of the Catholic Woman's league will meet Man- of dressings These Distributors in our Diocese recomlT~end "Little Joe" New 7 oz. Bottle First in the Thirst Parade The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous Schlitz for All Occasions Buchmann-Hall Beverage 1611 Seminary Street--Rockford II Hartmann-Beverage 219 E. Exchange --- Freeport Lennon Beverage Co. Also 1000 ISLAND ITALIAN BLUE CHEESE GARLIC FRENGli Dressings You can bank on the Illinois National in more way/s than one! Drop in when you need financial COUNSELING Whether you do any business with us or not, you are welcome to our financial experience. Talk over your problem with any bank ot~cer. McHenry Volo Hal Roberts 80 Galena Ave. --- Dixon "Our Home, Your Home in Time o] Bereavement" BURKE-TUBBS FUNERAL HOME West Galena and North Walnut Avenue FREEPORT, ILLINOIS GENE BURKE,ADams 2.0613 ORRIE TUBBS Vitale, Inc. 260 S. 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