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News Section--Page 8 THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, March 30, 1947 J St. Vincent's Jottings St. Joseph's Day, March 19, was a happy day in Freeport. Meml)ers of tile Catholic Woman's league visited St. Joseph's Home and served ice cream and cake to the people there. Mrs. Julius Kegel provided the ice cream and mem- bers of the committee brought tile cakes. At noontime Marjorie, Ralph and John went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pizzolato to re- present the Holy Family. A St. Joseph altar had been erected at the Pizzolato h6me in thanksgiv- ing for tim safe return of the three sons who had been in service Each day in their absence the mother had prayed to the good St. Joseph for her boys and now on the saint's feast day, she invited her friends and relatives to share in her joy. There were ninny gifts of food received at St. Vhlcent's from al- tars erected in honor of St. Joseph in Italian homes of the city. At St. Joseph's hospital in Jol- iet, five of our Sisters who had made the retreat at the mother- house shared in tim happiness there. They were warmly greeted on their return to St. Vincent's at Freeport. With them came Sister Amabilis who had spent 21 years in the service of the dfildren. It was a short visit for Sister and a happy one for us. :High Mass had been celebrated in honor of St. Joseph that morn- ing in our chapel. The devotions that night centered about his lov- ing protection of the Holy Family, with a special prayer that he migbt protect all in St. Joseph's and St. Vincent's Homes at Freeport. Sad news came to us last Sun- (lay evening. The hospital called and told us that Mary Meehan had (lied. Miss Meehan is a sister of Father Charles Meehan who came to Freeport with his sister in No- vember. Father Charles is him- self elqtically ill at the hospital. The funeral Mass of Requiem was offered in St. Vincent's chapel on Wednesday morning, March 26. May she rest in peace and may the good Lord give to Father the hlessing of a speedy recovery or the grace of a happy death. Father Edward Haskins, who re- tired with the rank of major after serving five years as an Army chaplain, spent some days with us last week. He delighted the high school boys with stories of ex- periences in the Army and in the diocese of Monterey-Fresno. Par- ticularly enjoyable for the little boys was the talk he gave at a meeting of the St. Aloysius sodal- ity. We hope Father will return and spend a lot of time with us. Father Burke of Polo and St. Vincent's Boys' choir presented a program for the Daughters of Isa- bella. He complimented the hoys on their splendid singing and left everyone who had heard him with a definite understanding of the "Motu Proprio"--even the boys. The expression, Father lurke said "means 'of one's own accord,' so Pope Plus X spoke on the proper music for church services." The next time the boys are ask- ed why they did something, the answer will probably be "Motu Proprio." Word has been received this week that Etta Mac (Staples) Brooks on the morning of March 17, wel- comgd a son to be baptized James Frederick. Few things bring more joy to St. Vincent's than letters from the children who have left the ttome speaking of their fami- lies or families to be. One writes to say, "My husband asked me not to tell the neighbors because so many of them would like to space our children for us." Mrs. Leo Roberts who was known Freeport HILL TOP MARKET Open 7 Days A Week One Block East Of St. Vincents Tel. W 961 Fred D. Arbogast, Prop. lke Queen's illa, "FOOD FIT FOR A KING" THE FINEST IN FOODS SERVED IN PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS Week Days .......... 5 to 9 P. M. Sundays, Holidays ..... 12 to 9 P. M. JOHN BOYLE, Proprietor 2 Miles East on Route 20  Tel. Rural 1014 i THE CENTRAL MARKET QUALITY FRESH and SMOKED MEATS 111 E. Stephenson Tel. Main 580 JOE RUETH FREEPORT W. BROOKS Paulist Club Presents Three C's Were Called' Freeport--ha tasteful ,settings illuminated by colored lights, members of St. Josel)h's Paulist club presented on Mar. 20 and 21 in the parish hall three radio-lele- vision sketches under the title "Three C's Were Calh, d." I)oubt- less tim three C's referred to Mo- ther Cabrini, Rear Admiral Calla- ghan and Maria Camache I)ut they could just as readily have stood for loyalty to Church, country and conscience. Members of the Paulist club arc converts to the Catholic faith, their wives or husbands and chil- dren. The actors portrayed their roles, against a background of music, with sincerity and a sense of the inner meaning of the parts that they played. To name one would be to name them all be- cause tim stories that they told were the dominant thoughts in every mind. Capacity audiences saw both )crformanccs. Leaving the hall they spoke with enthusiasm of the dramas they had witnessed. One by us as Johanna Francis sent a little verse that begins: "'I'll lend you, for a little time, a child of nfine,' te said, "For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he's dead. "It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three, "But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for Me?" Our Honor Roll: Grade One: Carol Bear, Anthony Debes, Diana Slats, Charlene Nel- son, Barbara Wagner. Grade Two: Kenneth Smith, AI- bertine Dilleuburg, Francis Ruz- icka, Lavonne Fairchild, Eleanore Refon, Cecilia Mulcahey. Grade Three: Larry Garland, Rosalie Merchant, Alice Refon, Angelo partaro. Grade Four: Roger Bear, John O'Connor, Ruby Veer, Mildred Vir- nich, Roy Sharp, Donald Robinson. Grade Five: Ilene Garland, Thel- ma Schramer, Marilyn Bigelow, Joseph Ruzicka. Grade Six: Dianne Bigelow, Alice Roskopp, Marjorie Theiss. Grade Seven: Harold Garland. Grade Eight: Delores Rose Bald- ivia, Richard Deethardt. Housekeeper Wanted Housekeeper wanted--for a priest's home in a small town. Address ap- plication, giving references to, The Observer, Box 479, Freeport, Illinois. HAVE SOFT WATER In Your Home No Equipment To Buy No Work To Do $2.50 Per Month Average Cost Culligan Soft Water Service Co. 407 S. Van Buren Ave. Main 411 Freeport, Illinois A NEWBERRY'S Wallpaper and Paint Headquarters Modern Styles in Wallpaper and Paint 22 W. Main Freeport FREEPORT HARDWARE CO. DU PONT PAINTS--APPLIANCES Main 286 Freeport 11' r KERLIN GROCERY GROCERIES MEATS FREE DELIVERY DAILY 121 S. Galena Tel. 847 Galena UEHREN & FURLONG Furniture and RugI Chapel Home Ambulance Service Phones, Store 122, Nite Res. 70 GALENA, ILLINOIS East Dubuque EGELHOF I FUNERAL HOME Tel. 26 |. Dubuque IllinolI line stood out in many minds: "Vaya Usted Con Dios"--"May you go with God." Striking also were the words attril)uted to Fa- ther I)olan by Admiral Callaghan: "It doesn't matter whose side God is on. Just be sure you are on God's side." At the close of the final perfor- mance, a reluctant and protesting Father Eye was I)rought before the audience I)y the cast who attributed to him the success of the performance. In three brief sentem'es Father Eye expressed his appreciation to tim cast, to the naembers of the Paulist club and to the audience. Pol)e Pius Commends Irish For Aid To Needy Children Dublin. March 24.--(NC)--A letter of gratitude and appreciation from His Holiness Pope Plus XII has bcen received by the Irish Hierarchy, commending the people of h'cland for their response to the Papal appeal on behalf of the stricken children of Et,rope. Eucharistic Guild To Sponsor Day Of Recollection March 29 Rockford--The Eucharistic Guild of the Catholic Woman's League again invites its mmbers to at- tend a Day of Recotlection Satur- day, March 29, at the Poor Clares' Monastery. His Excellency, Bisho 1) Boylan will conduct the services assisted by Faiher lfarry Weirman, O.S.A. Deacon and Father Francis Mc- Nally, sub-dca(.on. Monsignor I,'raney will he Master of Cere- monies. Msgr. Win. G. McMillan, Spiritual Advisor of the League, will be in attendance. The schedule of services is as follows: 7:45 Confessions; 8:30 Mass; 9:15 Breakfast; 10:15 Conference; 11:00 Rosary; 11:15 Visit and Par- ticular Exam.; 11:30 Conference; 12:15 Angelus; 12:20 Luncheon; 1:30 Conference; 2:15 Holy Hour. Vote For Charles Garlock, Jr. 222 North Second Street CANDIDATE FOR ALDERMAN SECOND WARD Life long member of St. James parish. If you hero friends in the second ward I will appreciate a good word in my behalf Freeport BARES BROTHERS MOBIL GAS STATIONS Chicago & Spring  So. Galena & Garden "Tops In Service" BILL  ROLLIE  CHRIS  RAY COAL HARRINGTON & McKINSTRA Quality Cool & Fuel Oil Main 3130 FREEPORT i CRAWFORD'S DRUG STORE EXPERT FITTERS OF TRUSSES ELASTIC STOCKINGS AND SURGICAL SUPPORTS 111 W. 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