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ROCKFORD -- The corner-brute the Low Mass and preach tial membership of about 30 stone for the new combined St. i the sermon. The senior choir of .families. Stanislaus church and rectory lSt. Stanislaus will greet the Principal focus of attention of will be laid and the buildings bishop's entrance with the the new edifice will be on the blessed Sunday morning, April "Ecce Sacerdos Magnus." main entrance at 1329 Magnolia 23, by the Most Rev. Loras T. End of An Era St. which will have a large area The basement is planned for future use as a large meeting room with space provided for a kitchen, rest rooms, and coat rooms. The new rectory will adjoin I Nearly At Din In Aur AURORA--More than 290 peo- ple attended the annual Serra club dinner held at Marmion Abbey honoring the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane, last Tuesday evening. The dinner meeting comprised the six Serra Clubs in the diocese of Rockford com- ing from RGekford Elgin Free- . ' , port, Rock River Valley, Mr- Henry, and Aurora. [ Bishop Lane spoke to the as- Isembled Serrans stating t h a t !loyalty, a spirit of prayer, humility and willingness to be involved in action for t h e Church were the qualities that should characterize Serrans. Need Loyal Service "The quality of loyal service must characterize your relation- ship to the Supreme Pontiff, to your Bishop and to your own pastor," the Bishop said. He stated that disregard for au- thority in many areas of life, especially in the home, brought tragic results. In his talk, Bishop Lane era- phasized the fact that no or- ganization which works for the Church can hope for success if its members are not men of prayer. "In this matter, it is not enough that you do t h e things that are required. You must be numbered among those in your parish who are more fervent. You should frequently be at Mass during the week and you should see to it that you and your family have a high regard a n d appreciation for the devotional exercises and extra liturgical services of your Official Newspaper of :: Rockford II ~I ~1 Vol. XVI--No. 16 ROCKFORD, APRIL 21, 1961 10 PAGES PREPARING FOR MUSIC FESTIVAL--These six students from Boylan Central Catholic high school in Rockford began final rehearsals this week for performances at the diocesan high school music festival in Elgin Thursday, April 27. These students, under the diJection of Sister Mary Assumption O.S.F are a part of more than 1,000 students who will participate in the festival. They are: (!. to r.) James Pilarski, Prudence Warner, Tom Boyle, Kathy Czosnek, Paul De Pauw and Rosemarie Bovio (at the piano). Observer photo. Bishop Lane Monday, April 24 8:30 p.m.--Our Lady of Coo( Counsel, Aurora. Annual Din- ner of the Catholic Scouting Committee. Tuesday, April 25- Wednesday, April 26 Faust Hotel, Rockford. Six- teenth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Canon Law Society of America. Thursday, April 27 Diocesan Youth Music Festi- val: 10:30 a.m.--St. Mary Church, Elgin. Solemn Pontifical Mass. 2 p.m. --- St. Edward High School, Elgin. Song Festival. 7:30 p.m.--St. Peter Church Geneva. Confirmation. Sunday, April 30 4 p.m.--St. Thomas More, El- gin. Dedication of new church and school. God - Home - Country awards will be presented to Frances Kathryn O'Rourke, St. M a r y parish, Rochelle; James Keith Schubert, Holy Cross parish, Stockton; and James Henkel, Our L a d y of Perpetual Help parish, Sublette. The awards are given to outstanding Catho- lic 4-H members in the diocese. After a talk by Bishop Lane there will be Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament with singing by the congregation. The Bishop will then bless pack- ets of soil and seed brought in by the people, and blessing of farm ~machinery and animals will take place outside. Speakers Panel The Rev. William Boland, pastor of St. Patrick parish, Dixon, will act as master of ceremonies at the afternoon program which will open with a talk by Mrs. Ambrose ther details. The day will begin with regis- tration at 10:30 a.m. with am- ple time for viewing the exhib- its which will be displayed by the 4-H, Scouts, FHA and FFA. Posters from schools through- out the diocese will also be dis- played, and the DCCW will have exhibits. Dinner Served A baked ham dinner for $1 will be served in the cafeteria at 11 a.m. for the convenience of those coming f r o m a dis- tance. All clergy and Sisters who teach in diocesan schools are invited to be guests at the dinner which will be served by Mrs. Mary Kobbeman and Mrs. William Steffes and their com- mittees. The diocesan Day of Chris- tian Rural Living is being ob- served at the request of Bishop Lane, and is being directed by Hermes, Rural Life Committee the Rev. Clement P. Petit, pus- O SAVANNA---A deceased Savanna woman has left $8000 to the fund for the education of seminarians of the Rockford dio- cese. The last will and testament of the late Elizabeth Laugh- ran of St. John the Baptist parish, was submitted to probate court in Carroll County April 10; The Will also revealed that Miss Loughran had named her parish and the Catholic "ceme- tery in Savanna as beneficiaries. Miss Loughran's bequest to the fund for the education of future priests reflects a growing/ awareness on the part of Catholics of the heavy financial burden that the diocese must meet in paying the cost of education of its seminarians. Normally the cost of board and tuition for a single student in philosophy or theology for a single year ranges from $800 to $1000. At present the diocese has more than 40 students at this level. Miss Loughran was born and raised in Savanna. Except for a few years in Oak Park, she lived there during her entire life. She was a member of the St. John the Baptist Altar and Ro- sary society and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was described by ~her p~stor, the Rev. Edward McIsaac, as "an excellent Catholic m~d a loyal and generous 9arishioner." FREETOWN, Sierra Leone-- (NC)--After a long period of very slow growth, the Church in Sierra Leone, Africa's newest im dependent country, has made swift progress in the past dec- ade. And, since there are no major Church-State difficulties, the Catholic outlook is bright in this former British colony for freed slaves where the Church was re- e s t a b 1 i s h e d a century ago through American efforts. Progress in Education Much of the recent Catholic progress here has been made in the field of education. But it is in this very field that Sierra Leone's missioners see the greatest need for more intensive efforts. Although the new gov- ernment gives financial help to missionschools, there is still seriousdifficulty in finding enough mission personnel to ;taft them. The Church's present contribu- tion here is out of all proportion to the number of Catholics. While Catholics make up less than one per cent of the coun- try's population, about a third of Sierra Leone's students are in Church-run schools. Of the 75,180 students in the nation's 548 elementary and s e c o n d a r y schools, 24,219 are studying in 218 Catholic institutions, 20 of which were founded in 1952 alone. Catholics Doubled Sierra Leone is a mineral-rich country the size of West Virginia on Africa's west coast. Besides diamonds and iron ore, it is also a major producer of palm prod- ucts. Catholics total fewer than 20,- 000, but their number has al- most doubled within the past l0 years, rising from 11,000 in 1951. And an additional 20,000 are to- day taking instructions in prep- aration for baptism. In a recent two-year period (ending June 30, 1959) there were 1,633 adult bap- tisms. A little more than four-fifths of the Sierra Leonese--more .4 {Co~tim~ed'7o~ p~ge 2) In This Issue tion of the festival will be se- ROCKFORD--A May D lections from the classics such as the final movements of Beethoven's Fifth S y m phony, and numbers by Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Brahms. Lighter classics such as S i b e 1 i u s, T s c h a ikowski, Moussorgsky and Strauss will contrast with numbers from musicals and opera. These in turn, will be interspersed with t h e Sea Chantey, the Negro Spiritual, the Folk Song and Novelty number. The grand finale will be the combined efforts of all of the more than 1,000 participants in the thrilling c h o r u s from H a y d n' s CREATION, "The Heavens Are Telling." evening Pontificial L o w Mass will be offered by the Most Rev. Loi'as T. Lane, Bishop of Rock- ford, at 8 o'clock in St. James Pro-Cathedral. Members of the Catholic Woman's league Rockford will attend together. Mrs. Paul Waller, general chairman of arrangements for the league participation, an- nounces that all league bers will be called or reached by mail. Mrs. Raphael and Miss Rose Juliano are chairmen of the calling mittee. The May Day Mass is to remind Catholics in a way that they must c c m b a Communism with prayer. Cuban Bishop Is Arrested, Accused of Aiding Rebels CUBA-- (NC) ~Au x i 1 i a r y Bishop Eduardo Boza Masvidal of Havana, Rector of Villanuava Catholic university, has been ar- rested on charges of hiding U. S. currency and medical supplies for anti-Castro rebels. Announcement of the Bishop's arrest was made by a govern- ment-controlled radio station as rebels landed in Cuba to over- throw the Castro regime. Bishop Boza was arrested in his parish church, Car[dad, along with Father Bla~,coblanco, by members of a district cam- mittee for defense of the revo- lution, the Cuban broadcast said. Rebel radio broadcasts said their supporters inside Cuba were receiving this coded mes- sage: "The fish will soon stand." They pointed out that the fish is the ancient symbol of Christian resistance. The rebel invasion was pre- ceded by the bombing of air 'fields in three Cuban cities, dur- ing which eight persons were killed. Speaking at the funeral services for the eight victims on the following day, Premier Castro charged that the Catho- lic clergy were "associated the crime." The day the invasion thousands of Cuban exiles Miami packed the Gesu to pray for its success. J. A. Sweeney, S.J its pastor reported that the church and an adjacent were jammed by 4,000 exiles while another 1,000 i outside the entrance and !nearby side streets. Newman Group Receives Bequest Of Over $20,000 As a beneficiary under will of the late Mrs. Jesse Brien of DeKalb, Ill. the man Foundation has payment in the amount of 406.79. This substantial gift resents the apostolic interesl which Mrs. O'Brien had in the student apostolate at Northerz Illinois university. The money will be used to help liquidate the current building indebted. hess of $210,000.00. was slain. Father Maria Borza- ga, an Italian Oblate, disappear- ed in Pathet Lao hands last May. to shun priests. The priests' house was visited twice daily and sometimes oftener by pa- trols. When the priests heard they were going to be arrested they escaped from town. Phongsaly province, also held: by Pathet Lao, has never had a resident priest. Now it is im- possible for any priest to visit it. Earlier experiences elsewhere in Laos showed a similar trend At Christmas of 1959 Father Dubroux, a Paris missionary, which all priests were obliged to flee last October after one month of Pathet Laos rule. Christians were intimidated and warned not to go to church and a coalition government with strong Pathet Lao elements is formed here. That is clear from the exper- ience in Samneua province from Lane, who will be celebrant at Following the Mass, breakfast of stained glass covering the the church on the east with parish." I'l~T a Low Mass following the car- will be served in the rectory for central portion, provisions for conference rooms, Humility Indisr~nsable [ I~ ~Jl~ l nerstone laying ceremonies, the bishop and clergy. Basement And Rectory and office rooms in addition to The virtue of humr-ilitv w ~ s l"L ~ ILAi~I IL 1 -I r r fr The contemporary structure, The razing of the old church Simplicity will be the keynote living qua te s o the priests nresented by Bisho, Lane as an] being erected on the former site last year saw the end of an era of interior design with attention and housekeeper, i-ndis~ensable element in t h ~1 ELGIN -- F i n al arrange-lthe presentation by individual[ Massed numbers will be un- of the old church at the corner which began in 1912 when the directed to the altar and sanc- The present pastor is the Rev. makeup of a Serran "I speak ments for the 1961 Diocesanlgroups and massed ensembleslder the baton of Ralph Jusko of Buckbee and Magnolia will parish was formed with an in[- tuary Roman Malkowski, O F M. not of a w e a k and s~)ineles-/High School Music Festival to of instrumental and v o c a llof Cincinnati. co le' i - ~be held here Thursda A ril music a i i i " h cost $400,000 when rr~ ted m manner of bearing which some y, p Schools p rt c pat ng m t e September and will seat 500. I PDl~gf m~P~'Ml)~gV 'TO i~l~l~/ AT 19.?~ seem to think is the essence of:27, are now underway and in-I The theme of this year'slfestival will be: St. Edward, [~, ,u,t, ,~,~,v, ''/ *" this virture True humllit- willIdicate that more than 1000 stu-levent will be that of the "Lau-iElgin- Madonna high school uruer at t:eremomes " ~ " ' "' " i "he n ' ' ' " ' " ~ enable youto reco*mize that uents wm paruclpa~e n ~ a - date Dominum'-- Praise Ye and Marmion lvnlitary acaa- t~eremonies ~unaay win begin I ~ I,n 1 -w" "-,nual event +~^ T^ ~ ~ lore" both fro TM Aurora" Mount r ce sion I your ~alents many or Iew, nave,= ~ ~ ,- . at 8 45 a.m. with a p o s ' S ' from the rectory to the new ;hrtst an Kural L Vlnff been given to you by God The festival, sponsored by thet Sacred ministers at theist. Mary academy, t. Charles, ~ and must be referred back tolNational Catholic Music Edu-lmorning Mass will be: the Rt.]Aquin Central Catholic hid h cnurcn wL~n an honor guara oz ~ Him It will let you see t h a t tcators' Assn follows a customlRev. P. L. Kennedy," asst Ischool, Freeport; Boylan Cen- scnooi cnuaren, anar ~oys ano " ~ . ' ~ I'~ 1 if ~ ~ 1 with divine aid, you can facelof alternating between youthlprmst; the Revs. W. L. Brad-itral Catholic high school aqd ~-ourm ~gegree ~nlgnts o~ t ;o - i lumbus accomnanyine the bish: ~ ~d~'~ ~]~ ,~ ]~ ~'~ ~"~ ~I~/~ ~'~ ]r ~~ ]~]~ ~'~ ~ ~Continued 'on "a"e 2" icongresses and music festivalsiley and H. M. Sch/'yer, deacons[Muldoon high school, both from - " .~.~ ~lr ~.~L,~W~4P~Ir ~ ~.~'lV~t ~EIPIVllP~ ; ~ *, v ~ leach year for Catholic high/of honor; the Very Rev. R. J.iRockford; Newman Central op iV" e./ U ~ [school students within the dio-lWahl, deacon;and The Rev.[Catholic high school, Sterling; U on arrival at the church ] " " i p '[ STERLING--A Day of Chris-lchairman, National Council ofitor of St. Charles Borremeo o ' 1 Ilcese. Marian .Central. Catholic W~,C. Roberts, subdeacon: land Marian Central. Catholic Dlsnop ane wm my me corner-It[an Rural Living for the Rock I [ ecta, I high scnool at WOOOStOCK was r~epresentafive stuaents irom[ nigh scnooi at WOOOStOCK. stone and then bless the interior - Catholic Women. parish, Hampshire, and moder- P ]ford diocese will be hi hli hted ] ~+~^ ~ ~, [the site of a youth congress ll: St. Edward will serve as minor, Arrangements for the musl- of the church. He w~ll also bless b a colorful s ring ~geJregmrony Our Youth's Future' will be l ~""%'"'?" Invitation liwhich 1 200 students participat, ministers. The homily will be/cal portion of the program are Y P tee of me nocxmro mocese ne 1 ~ i r M a six-foot cross erected in the]~ Idiscussed by Joseph Meisner ] " " |led last spring given by the Rev. Robert E.|under the direct'on o S'ste . sanctuary where the altar will]~unoay' 2pr~[ z.~ a~.l'~ew~ an[field director of t h e National lhas been assisted by Mrs. Am- Sisters and lay teachers in II . " Schneider. ]Assumption, O.S.F president I '-'~""'~" ,~a u.~ ,-s- ~"''" I" i orose riermes, national and II Theme oll, esllvai ,~ : 1. / : .~. ~ n "'i* of th^ -- ~" I Tha Mo~ R-v Lor** T Lane I Po,~,]i, R,--1 T.ifo 'onferenoe I~ ~ parocnlal SChOOlS in me lxocK- II t~regorlan propers mr t n e/v~ ~.~ ,v~=~a = ,~- alocesan chairman oi me cam This ear s l~eStlVai will oper After this, the bishop wiii'pr9- R;~h, ~'f Ro,~kfora ill -,re' I"=~ I ,^ - ford area are invited to view i] Y Mass of the day will be sung|sac[at[on. Sister Assumption is reed to the school hall to cele- ":.':~-~f ~" .=7 " "' ~ v .~:]and ~adonat ~arm urgamza-lm]t~ee on aurm the motion picture, "The ||at St.Mary cnurcn wl~n ~ by a scholar from Marmionion the faculty at Boylan Cen- sloe at symoollC m~es wnlcn wiu and he NCRLC will be Newman hi h school is locat Solemn Pontifical Mass cele 1 h co [tions t ' " I "g " " WrappFamily" at the Coron- i[ "" . lacademy Aurora under the di-itral Cathoic igh sch 1 in star~ a~lz ~u p m wlm a pro- . . : ' " . .Ithe subject of an address by led approximately one-half mile ado theatre, Rockford, Satur-[]brated by the Most l~ev. Lora, irection of the R'ev. Mark Ha-[Rockford. - - cession oz servers, ~xmgnts oz T Lane at 10 30 a m Afte] the Rev John G Weber exec north of Sterling west of Route a "1 2 at s ' " d A rl 9, 10 a.m a : dan O.S.B. Ordinary of Mass I l~ed Coahtlon Columbus and clergy. I utive secretary of NCRLC. [ 88 eight blocks. The road will ~uY'sts Po~f the manager, Mr [{lunch the second sectl n f th~ with Ambrosian Gloria will be[ i ,@" =-=~-~-. Bishop Lane will bless the Those wishing to have ma-]be posted for the convenience Ralph Byrer. ,[[festival will take place at St ]sung congregationally u n de r[ ]l/][ fX~ soil and seed presented by men of out of town uests Edward high school here win ~ J- ~L/l]| ~/Id:l*l'l~l~d:~ ' ' . . chinery blessed may bring it to/ - - g [[ " the direction of the Rev. Paull v v ~mm .~v~ Xl~t~.~ from the deaneries After this ~" he will bless rin s "resen'ed b the school grounds Saturday,[ - Fry of Rockford with Father[ "=- " ~ "= ~ . g P ~. .Y April 22. Livestock and ca[l- * iT,~ I* * "/~T,* Mark at the organ [ ~/~- A .-. a boy and a girl and he will ai I .~lln{ l-~le~|ilP=tG ' " dren's ,~ts should be assem- '~/f)411qKIOl- /i t~l~fl~l I~flJl14-1]VI The processional, Ecce Sa-I/Ylll ~.~ so bless "Gifts of Redemption hl~t hv 1~ noon .~,nd~v ~r~nk ~[J~t]~ ~ X"l. ||l/t,~b derdos Magnus' will be donel VIETIANE, Laos -- (NC) --- presented by men of the dean- ~.~e~'Co~eta-road~"~terling,'~s in four-part setting by all of[ The future for religion in sunny cries, in charge of the assemblage " pidly A fter Slow Start the festival participants. ISt Laos will be darkly menaced if,God-Home-Country Awards and may be contacted for fur- Festival Selections Included in the afternoon por-