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FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1961 THE OBSERVER PAGE 9 I AURORA -- A panorama of religious life as presented in booths and exhibits by the dio- cesan priests and members of 13 religious orders in the dio- cese drew an enthusiastic crowd of more than 3,000 to the third annual Vocation Day here early this month at Holy An- gels school ~ymnasium. As a result, officials of the Serra club of Aurora, which sponsored the event, hailed it as the most successful voca- tion day to date. Pageant On Sacraments A highlight of the exhibits was a pageant on the Sacra- ments of Baptism, Penance, Marriage, and Extreme Unc- tion presented by the diocesan priesthood under the leader- ship of the Rev. Leo Bartel, as- ices who answered the manv questions put to them by adul(s as well as by interested young men ancl women. Monks f r o m Marmion Ab- bey, the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, Batavia; and the Sisters of St. Joseph, Coneor- !dia, Kan showed color slides depicting the various phases of their religious life while the missionaries of the Sacred Heart used color slides to show their work in the missions el the South Pacific Surprise visitor to the show was the Most Rev. Charles Van Den Ouwelant, M.S.C. bishop of Suriago in the Philippines who was visiting the Sacred Heart Seminary in Geneva. Orders With Exhibits Other orders having exhibits sistant at Holy Angels, with were: Sisters of St. Dominic, school children from St. Nich- Springfield province; School ~s Holy Angel~ St Rita of ~' :'. " o r. ~ Sisters of St. Francis, Rock- ~sc ~ and Our ~aay or ~ooa fo . ro" ~ervanrs ot me rto t y Counsel schools re - enacting He '" " "" " . J +ar[ oi lvlarv, ueneva rtetl- the roles of the various part1- . ++ . " . I glous ~lsEers ot ivlerey" ~lsters cipants * . " ' ,I of Providence, St Mary of the This pageant with expJana-, " +," iwooas lna.; ~lsters oi~t tIon promoea oy Irle l~ev. ~v- :, .' . .~ ~ " i rrancls oI lvi a r y lmmacu- erett Hillerassistant at ~ ~ 1 a t e Joli "l et" ~asters ol ~t Joseph attempted to g i v e a : " ' " " ' " t" I~ranels oi me ~aerea tteart better unaerstanaingot ne|Jol Veto .~ ; . . mr" na tamers (~ons or role of the parish prmsts in the ' lives of the laity and accord- ing to officials drew the ma- jority of onlookers. Use Color Slides The interesting and inform- ative exhibits of the various religious orders were enhanced by the presence of priests, brothers, postulants and nov- the Sacred Heart), Yorkville; and Servants of Mary (Ser- vites), St. Charles. D u r i n g the day some 40 members of the Aurora Serra club aided in the program. Co- chairmen of the vocation day committee were Dr. William J. Weigel and Dr. Thomas Star- shak OFFICIALS AT VOCATION DAY--Literature on vocations which was handed out to visitors at the recent Vocation Day in Aurora was studied by Serra club officials prior to the opening of WHOSE SINS YOU SHALL FORGIVE One of the highlights of the annual Vocation Day exhibits for public viewing. Looking over one of the pamphlets distributed to more than 3,000 at Aurora recently was a pageant on the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, Marriage, and Ex, persons is: Dr. William J. Weigel, chairman of the Vocation Day committee; Dr. Charles J. treme Unction. In this enactment of the Sacrament of Penance grade school students demon- Weigel, district governor of the Serra club; and Richard M. Reuland, president of the Aurora strate the proper form and behavior to be uscd in the confessional at the same time illustrating Serra club. Behind them on the wall are a pester depicting the stations of the Cross and a list- one of the many facets of the diocesan priesthood. This pageant was put on by the diocesan ing of the members of the Serra club in Aurora. (Park Place Photo) priests as their contribution to the Vocation Day. (Park Place Photo) WHAT GOD HAS JOINED TOGETHER --This re-actment of the Sacrament of Matrimony, one of four such scenes on the Sacraments staged by grade school students from four schools in Aurora, was presented at the annual Vocation Day at Holy Angels school gymnasium early this month with the purpose of giving a better understanding of the role of the parish priests in the lives of the laity. (Park Place Photo) FURNITURE -- CARPETS -- DRAPERIES l[ 216 First St.-- Dixon -- Phone AT 3-0451 I1 Serve Yourselt and Save I Your Friendly lndependens Grocer FINEST IN MEATS We Give S&H Green Stamps Brinton of Brodshow Dixon, III. 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