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PAGE 6 THE OBSERVER FRIDAY, MAY 19, DI Mass, Di UNIQUE GROUI~DBREAKING--(L. to r.) The Rev. Thomas P. Bermingham, pastor of St. Rita of Cascia parish in Aurora; The Most Rev. Loras T. Lane; and Patrick Grommes, a student at St. Rita school, are shown pressing the three buttons that touched off blasting p~wder at unique groundbreaking ceremonies for the new parish buildings June 28, 1959. SKELETON IN THE SNOW--This steel framework rising from the snow in December of 1959 gave some idea of the shape of things to come as work progressed on the construction of St. Rita of Casein school and church at Aurora. The building, now completed, eontaLns 12 elass- rooms, temporary church, social hall and kitchen. t Best Wishes. From J: F. STODDARD COMPANY Lathing .- Plastering Hearty Congratulations From VICTOR AVRAM Painting and Decorating 55 West Marion Joliet Phone SA 7.4765 To The Priests t ,Nuns . . Parishioners of Saint Rita of Cassia Parish Route 1, Church Road Phone: TW 2-7989 I J II I II !iiiii!ii~i!i Wishes SCHOOL-CHURCH ENTRANCE--This is the main entrance to St. Rita of Cascia elementary school and temporary church in Aurora. The entrance is approached by way of a circular drive. The school was opened in Sept 1960 and the church in Nov 1960. This building plus the convent is located on 21~z acres of ground purchased in 1957, . Hearty Congratulations J. Armbruster Co. Concrete Blocks Waylite Blocks 723 So. LaSalle St. ~ Aurora Phone TW 7.6926 / ' To The PriestsBSisters Parishioners NEW CONVENT BUILDING--The St. Rita of Cascia convent located directly south of the school was completed in January of 1961 for residency by the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immac- ulate. The building contains ten cells and two guest rooms but was designed for 20 sisters. The 10 additional cells required in the future will he constructed above the 10 now completed. C n gratulati ns To The Priests Nuns Parishioners of Saint Rita of Caseia on Your New Saint Rita of Cascia Church and Scho61 Aurora Savings and Association From 101 No. Lake St. Aurora Aurora 323 So. Wabash Ave. Chicago Phone: Wttbash 2-6900 Congratulations to Father Bermingham and the people of St. Rita of Cascia Parish on your magnificent acliievement. COAL & GRAVEL CO. Phone TWineaks 2.3971 North Aurora, Ill. I O" Con ,ratulattons From Harry M. Theisen and Song Roofing Malcor Company 219 Woodlawn Ave. Aurora TW 6.6479 Hearty Congratulations To The Priests . . . Sisters . . . and Parishioners of Saint Rita of Cascia Hardware Furnished By ,Ollar Hardware Company 202 34th Street Moline Phone 762-9071 w Congratulations To Rev. Thomas P. Bermingham on ThetDedication of The Fine, New Saint Rita of Cascia Church and School . . . Structural Steel Fabricated and Erected By Garbe Iron Works, I c. Ornamental and Miscellafieous Iron Work 500.508 N. Broadway Aurora Phone: TW 7.5'100 AURORA--The formal dedi- cation of the St. Rita of Cascia parish buildings will take place Sunday, May 21, at 4 p.m. with the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane of- iciating. Immediately following t h e blessing of t h e buildings dire will be a Solemn Pontifical lffgh Mass in tl e new temporary ' The Rev. Thomas P. Bermingham church at the site with Bishop Lane acting as celebrant. A catered dinner will be serv- ed at 6 p.m. in the parish hall for the visiting clergy and those parishioners who h a v e m a d e reservations. Ministers of Mass Ministers f o r t h e Pontifical Mass are as follows: The Rev. Thomas P. Bermingham, pastor, asst. priest; the Rev. Sylvester 3. Eye, deacon of honor; t h e Rev. Leonard J. Guzzardo, deacon of honor; the Rev. Eugene D. er, deacon of the Mass; Charles E. Sherman, subdeacon of the Mass; the Rev. Francis J. Moroney, first master of cere- monies; the R e v. Bernard E. Mullane, second master of cere- monies; Michael Witte, thurifer; t Congratul To The Priests Ntis of Saint RSa' JOSEPH N. Store ~'r( 469 High Street Pho~ae : TW' Hearty Co ngr atulat io ns from i The Old Second National Bank Corner of River & Downer The Aurora Bank with 5 Windows Member of F.D.I.C. ! -'-'3