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News Section--Page 4 THEBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, March 30, 1947 Fr. Vanderpool Says First Mass In Batavia Church Continued from rage 1. News Sec. and pleasant associations of many years, good years, earnest years, to enter the seminary to try out a vocation to the priesthood of Jesus Christ. "Satan and the'Reds understand as perfectly as any Pope the power of the priesthood and why Jesus set it up in the world The Priest is ordained at Mass to celebrate Mass, to give public worship. The Mass vestments are his nuptial robe and his shroud. At the altar every priest stands at the height of his power. He stands, whether in St. Peter's at Rome, here at Batavia, or in a wayside chapel in the African wilderness, he stands vested in Christ, mediating, by the sacrifice.of Christ, between God and man. This, my dear: friends, and not his personal de- votion or honors that come to him, from Church or State, or even his service to men, is the priests' most glorious function and honor as also his most sanctifying experience. "How well has someone said that the Mass is for the celebrant a privileged method of personal sanctification no layman can have. it stands back of every heroic iest in every age and country. row out the altar and exit petual public worship. Even :r-. lyle, Scotch cynic though he was, admitted that the sacrifical altar is 'the last remains of true relig- ion.' He understood fully, strange- ly enough, it's holy import. The altar is the visible center of the priest's life, as the home or hearth are or should be for the layman. "Father Vanderpool can look down the long arches of the years that I trust God has in store for him here, and he can see his ser- vices for God and for man's tem- poral and eternal welfare unfold- mg to his eyes. "Can he not see himself, as the agent of Jesus Christ, receiving His little ones into the Heavenly ingdom, at the one divinely or- ined port of entry--the Baptis- mal font ? Will he not heal many a sin-scarred heart and give it back rejoicing to God, in the confession- al, that little house of grief where the secrets of souls are so com- pletely revealed--where so many sins are forgiven and so many saints are made? Will he not dur- ing his priestly life bend over the altar rail laying the frail flake of God on the tongues of those who are not to perish with this world ? And as the years slip swiftly by, will he not unite many couples in Holy Marriage and thus give to them the right to the expectation at least of the greatest measure of earthly happiness allotted to man in this vale of tears? And inevit- ably, since death is inevitable-- will he not on many occasions seal the senses of the dying with those sacred unctions that will guarantee to them another, a btter and an unchanging life, and hope for the same for himself? It will also be his duty and his privilege to in- struct many unto justice and to preach the mind of God as cam- McHenry Teleph6ne 289-W CARL RIETESEL UPHOLSTERING Custom Mode Furniture McHENRY, ILLINOIS | Sycamore Automobiles BUICK, PONTIAC, GMC TRUCKS Latest Modern EqulpmentmBody and Motor Worksw"Standard Oil" Products Sycarnore's Most Upto Date Lubricating D.ept.---Doy and Night Service. FARGO GARAGE Funeral Director KEBIL As Near As Your Telephone Gifts And Bequests The Diocese of Rockford will gratefully accept gifts ahd lega- cies from benevolent persons who desire to make an acknowl- edgment of God's goodness to them. Gifts to the Diocese will be used for Saint Vincent's Home for Children and Saint Joseph's Home for the Aged, for the edu- cation of worthy young men to the Priesthood, for works of charity in an ever-broadening field, and for the support of re- ligion in the needy areas of the Diocese. Bequests to the Diocese should be made in the legal title: "John J. Boylan, Catholic Bishop of Rockford." Bequests to an individual parish should be made in the above title, but with a directive stating that the bequest be administered for the benefit of the parish. mitred to His Church, having, in so doing, no regard for human respect. This is a prospect of things to be done for Christ and by the mandate and power of Christ that should refresh his soul and ours, as the showers of spring re- fresh the earth. "May Jesus Christ, Eternal Priest, bless this priest, the second, but not the last of Batavia's sons to become an ambassador of Christ, and may he ever remem- ber that to serve is to reign." Fraternity And Dignity Of Labor Stressed By Pope Continued from page 1, News See. "the more furious are the enemies to the Christian name and the more violent are the tempests tossing the bark of Peter, with everything in decadence and de- void of hope of human aid, then more than ever the presence of Christ is felt, with divine prom ises and assistance, raising his gladiators for the protection of the Catholic faith and for winning new triumphs." "Benedict rose as if by divine decree," he said, "in the dark ages when not only the Church but civilization and mankind were in great danger from internal disso- lutions and from the downfall of the Roman Empire." "The life, virtues and work of the saint hold many lessons ap- plicable to our times," Pope Plus stated; "Firstly, to worship God, to observe his laws both in public and private, to adore Him and love Him as a charitable Father, and through love of God to love our fellowmen, whom we should con- sider as brothers in Christ irres- pective-of race, nationality or so- cial class, so that all peoples, States and nations form one Christian family. "Secondly, there is the lesson to honor and respect the dignity of. work both manual and mental. Workers, under the example of Jesus, who consecrated human toil by divine sweat in the manual labors of His youth, should learn by their labors not only to serve their own personal maintenance and welfare but also the good of the civil community, keeping their minds fixed on the celestial life, where alone true peace, rest and unending happiness is available." Date Set For Consecration Of New Bishop Of Wichita St. Louis, March 24--(NC)-- The consecration of Bis*hop-Elect Mark K. Carroll, of Wichita, Kan., who has been director for 22 years of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, will take place in the Cathedral of St. Louis on April 23. The consecrator will be Arch- bishop Joseph E. Ritter of St. Louis. Co-consecrators will be Archbishop Paul C. Schulte of In- dianapolis, and Bishop George J. Donnelly of Leavenworth. Bishop Christopher E. Byrne of Galveston rill deliver the sermon. The date for the installation at 'ichita has been set for May 6, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Says Postage Increase Would Bankrupt Press Continued from page 1, News Sac. out that the Catholic newspapers with large local circulations in big cities "run more than 12 pages and will be subject to an increase on local delivery of more than four times the present rates," while "the smaller papers published in smaller "places distribute the greater part of their circulation outside the county of publication, since a diocese often covers a size- able part of a State, and the in- crease here would mean a tripled postage bill." It is conservatively estimated, the witness said, that the proposed increases would cost the Catholic Press in the United States an addi- tional million dollars a year, and that Catholic publications are not in a position to recoup any of this outlay from increased circulation and advertising. He said "very little national advertising is car- ried or can be obtained by relig- ious publications," and that "the fact that some secular publica- tions, currently fat with advertis- ing, may be in a better position to pay higher postage rates, does not change the fact that the religious )ress is not in such a position." Mr. Desmond told the legisla- tors that "the Catholic Press is a constructive force in promoting the American way of life," and that "the Catholic Press not only supports democracy to the full but militantly opposes dangerous ideo- logies." '.'Any move by this government to hamper, even indirectly, the work of the religious press would be short-sighted indeed," Mr. Des- mond declared. "Any pinch-penny methods, such as these proposed postage in- creases, that would curtail the dis- tribution of these publications, might well be looked upon as penny-wise and pound-foolish. "At no time in the history of this nation has the small offered to these I through low second class rate., been of greater value and greater importance to the people and to the government." Pope Encourages And Blesses Work Of Inter- American Action Group Immaculata, Pa., March 24-- (NC)--A note of encouragement for its work and wishes for the success of the April congress in Philadelphia of the National Com- mission on Inter-American Action have been expressed by His Holi- ness Pope Pius XII m a message received by Sister M. Helen Pa- tricia of Immaculata College, here, moderator-of the commissmn. In the message the Holy Father con- veyed his Apostolic Blessing on tbose associated with the work of the, organization. The Papal sentiments were ex- pressed in a message received by Sister Patricia from the Most Rev. Msgr. Giovanni B. Montini, of the Papal Secretariat of State. The message stated that the Pope had "read with much interest your accoun of the formation and prog- ress of the National Commission of Inter-American Action for the de- velopment of fraternal relations between the peoples of North and South Americas." "Doubtless," the message con- tinued, "the coming Congress to be held next April in Philadelphia will mark yet greater progress in the activities of the Inter-Amer- ican Action and will bind together even more the Christian forces working for the expansion of Brotherhood in Christ." Woodstock THOMAS B. MERWIN Furniture, Undertaking AMBULANCE SERVICE  FUNERAL HOME PHONES 56 and 71 Woodstock, Illinois 214 MAIN STREE'I HALL & ECKERT LUMBER - - BUILDING MATERIALS 200-216 E. JUDD ST. WOODSTOCK Jen-A-See Cleaners ODORLESS DRY CLEANING "For Better Work and Foster Service Call 901" 229 Main St. Woodstock Jeweler F. T. 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