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FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1961 THE OBSERVER PAGE 7 i 1 Preside, :. . =="i : :::.';.: i i Gregory James, asst. thurifer; if Mark Jungels and William Ned- :. : row, acolytes; Joseph Schourek, mitre bearer; L o u i s Schmidt, crozier bearer; Michael Tierney, : book bearer; Terrence Kreeger, i bugia bearer; Michael Noonan, remial bearer and cross bearer; Siebert, train bear- er. The p a r i's h buildings to be dedicated are the main building c o n t a i n i n g the 12 classroom school, temporary church, social hall and kitchen, and the c o n- vent, designed to accc odate l0 sisters, located south of t h e school. St. Rita's building program was started in 1957 with the pur- chase of 21V2 acres of land at ST. RITA CASCIA CHURCH--This view of the temporary church, which will one day serve as CONVENT CHAPEL--This is the private chapel in the St. Rita of Casein convent in Aurora 736 Indian Trail. Groundbreak- a gymnasium, shows the rich tones of the walnut paneling accented by the blue and white color which, like the church, is given warmth by the rich tones of the walnut paneling. Although com- ing ceremonies took place June scheme which has added warmth to the clean functional lines of the interior. The church, which pact, the chapel, with its simple modern lines, will be able to accommodate the 20 sisters event- 28. 1959 with Bishop Lane pre- has a seating capacity of 900, is also equipped with a babies' room. ually slated to take up residence at the convent. siding. First portion of the building lo be completed was the school in which classes began Sept. 7, 1960. Church, Convent Completed The temporary church, which ,a, ill later serve as a gymnasium :!i ,a:as opened with divine services ]i!!::!::i . :':! on Thanksgiving d a y, Nov. 24, 1930 while the convent for t h e sisters was completed this year with the sisters taking up resi- dence there in January. Besides the usual fund raising other work involved in such a project and great deal of the work needed to complete t h e church and the g r o u n d s suro rounding the buildings was con- by parishioners w i t h volunteering to install the pews in the church and the 'omen s e w i n g the beautiful drapes that hang at the various 'indows. Complete landscaping was also done by men of t h e parish who pooled their equip- ent for this purpose, VIEW OF CHURCH-SCHOOL--This Is a view of the south side of the new church and the south INTERIOR OF $CHOOL.-One of the 1% modern, well-equipped classrooms designed to ac- wing of the new school at St. Rita of Cascia parish in Aurora. The new buildings were omplet- eommodate 50 children each at St. Rita school in Aurora is shown here. The school is staffed by ed entirely by January of this year as part of a more than three-year building program begun six Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate and ~ve lay teachers. To date there are 483 lations ~ 1957. students enrolled in the school, ; and Parishioners of Cascia : Best Wishes 23126 Aurora ~ K V/ From III Prietts Sister. Parishioners III 22:iI/ I/I on Your IIII i,i 'Ut[;' ll .+ Ill Saint Rita of Casein Church and School . -7 -- -- !- ![ harry l! Draperies," I " -" .engler ] . I I . I,I I,I St. Clalrslntermrs I /11 .r, lil I rP t,sl f,n e I!l 706 M'ain St. 'Aurora Ill ' . I /tl+. ,o iI "AURORA'$ Fr m ~/rR::NDLYB'iI~I~ ' --~ lJ " I yember. Federal' ~ j I -' '+=.r - I , Deposit Insurance - i Colporation ( .urora mva: nal J.C. ELECTRIC SHOP bs'W alll( Electrical Contractors Representmg " ~ 594 Fifth Avtl RCA Whirlpool Appliances Huntm t:nnitLa?[;;1;:2s, Inc. Aurora 4t ~ Phone TW 7.8494 Broadway at Main Phone TW 2.9613 1116 Main Street Auror. Phone TW 2-1827 Ij I " II ] II II | Warmest Congratulations Congratulations Congratulations Saint Rita of Casein Parish From Your Friends at on the Dedication and Establishment I of Your Fine, New Saint Rita of From Casein Church and School . . . . Merchants Wagner Son of Aurora Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Growing with Auror Since 1888 ildi Cot .+ F o- and 'o-dw 100 First Ave. St. Charles Bu ng and Loan Association TW 6.8531 Aurora Phone JUno 44980 or 44981 77 $o. Brotdw,y Aurora Member F.D.I.C. " i [ + " '; V =ill+ i ; i II t I ','if+ + 1++ :+- : I <~: