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PAGE 8 THE OBSERVER EVALUATE RESULTS OF SURVEY--Some of the members of St. Thomas More Catholic Women's club of Elgin met at the home of their president, Mrs. Robert Ollayos, after visiting every home in the parish and asking the women to complete questionnaires which would reveal their talents and interests as needed by the club. Results were evaluated and the secre- tary now has a file of available talents within the parish membership. Seated, (l to r), are Mrs. Richard Peterson; Mrs. John Schwartz, organization and development co-chair- Elgin Parish Tries New Idea O & D Suggested ELGIN -- The talent sheet which appears on this page te- d a y is a complete question- naire, which when filled out by a member or prospective mem- ber of an organization, gives the group an accurate picture of what each of its members is capable of and willing to do. This detailed questionnaire was worked out by women of St. Thomas More Catholic Wo- men's club. Then a large com- mittee of women, working in pairs, visited every home in the parish, talked with the femin- ine contingent and asked each to fill out the questionnaire. The campaign was conducted a n d concluded within a week. The committee then met at the home of the club president, Mrs. Robert ell yes, where re- sults were evaluated. Now the secretary of the club has on hand a file of available talents a n d aids that should make a parish tick. The Rev. Walter C. Roberts, pastor, has insisted that the pro- gram of DCCW be the founda- tion of the women's society and cooperated in every way. Mrs. Roy Flora is the club's DCCW representative. Plan Rocktord Deanery Meet ROCKFORD--An open meet- ing of the Rockford deanery, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will be held Monday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. in St. Patrick school hall. The Rev. William Knott will speak on "The Appa- ritions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Their Significance." All the women of the deanery are invited to attend. Mrs. Wil- liam Van Vleet, deanery presi-: dent, will preside, and Mrs. i Francis Murphy, chairman of the nominating committee, will present a slate of officers to be elected. III I II Local & Long Distance Moving Charter Buses Ph. Main 5-1282 305-307 W. 14th St. ROCK FALLS, ILLINOIS Duties Listed current; state of your committee through-i out the diocese, you should do so by telephone or letter. Your for- mer chairman understands the problems which you will encoun-i ter and will be glad to lend as- sistance in any way possible. Pass Along Materials You will receive from national headquarters suggestions and literature from which you can plan a basic program if one has not" been developed in your dio- cesan council. Your program will be planned in consultation with the spiritual moderator of your committee and the presi- dent of the council. "Monthly Message" and "Women in Cath- olic Action" are invaluable in your work. Be very conscientious in pass- ing along to your deanery chair- men any information or materi- als you receive from national for this purpose. Send questionnaires or report forms to deanery chairmen, to make their reporting to you easi- Er. Know Your Program Report progress of your com- mittee at quarterly DCCW board meetings. Use the questionnaire sent you from the national chair. man to report annually to na- tional headquarters. Keep rec- ords to turn over to your succes- sor, including a file of letters and material from NCCW head- quarters. This background data will be of real value and help to her. Know thoroughly all aspects of the committee program you draw up, and the program ma- terial suggested by the national chairman. You cannot give, in knowledge and information, what you do not have. You must know the program, so that you can answer any inquiry from deanery chairmen. Use local re- sources to aid you in your com- mittee work. Use "creative im- agination" and place great de- pendence upon prayer in devel- oping your committee program. man; the Rev. Walter C. Roberts, pastor; and Mrs. Bernard Johnston. Standing are Mrs. Joseph Ross, Mrs. Ollayos and Mrs. Glen McTavish. This was an organization and develop- ment project. Chairman, Mrs. Charles M. Johnson, Jr was not be present for the picture. (Dueringer-Williams Photo), FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1961 I Advent Skit Can Be Pro ram I The DCCW and You l g I I For November I risL every way I FREEPORT -- It is not too J are at stake [learly now to plan for your No- I action,'Pius XIL J] vember meeting, says Miss Gab- tnere on guara ann m act . t" u,riala Knipschield.Last year '" l about this time, Mrs. Kenneth Letter trom the DCCW t'resldent Downing, then president of St. I ~t.~ tt J ~1.~1 ~t.t ~ Mary guild, consulted Miss Knip- New Pro]ects FREEPORT -- Women of the Rockford diocese will be given an opportunity to participate in the Madonna plan and the Sew for Souls project at the DCCW convention Oct. 8 at Aquin Cen- tral Catholic high school. The Sew for Souls project was originated by a group of women from St. Vincent "Fraternity of the Third Order of St. Francis in Freeport, with the intention of collecting items for layettes and woman who wishes may bring to the convention any item which can be used in a layette, either new or used, ready made or handmade. The Madonna plan emphasizes the sacredness of motherhood. It gives assistance to more than 60 mother and child clinics around the world, The heartwarming response to the appeal for support of the Bishop's Fund for Catholic Action has again, demonstrated the cooperative spirit of women of the diocese of Rockford. My personal feelings of gratitude stem from the knowledge of what limited funds prevent in accomplishment, and what your boundless charity will provide in expansion of programs of Cath- olic Action which have been requested by the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane. To sustain is one thing; to be able to move ahead because of greater material assistance is a joy for all of our dedicated and zealous officers and committee chairmen in promoting an episco- !pal mandate. In their behalf, and in prayerful hope of greater achievements. I offer heartfelt thanks to all women in the diocese who responded so willingly to the appeal for support of the Bishop's Fund, for Catholic Action. At this time, I would like to extend a personal invitation to each woman of the diocese to attend the D:C.C.W. convention in Freeport Sunday, Oct. 8. Come and see for yourselves what works the Bishop's Fund has made possible; some and see what more can be done; what is hoped for. Listen in at the workshops where programs for next year will be outlined and implemented. Listen serve Him in this world, and to share with Him His everlasting happiness in heaven." Mrs. Timothy Sullivan President of the Diocesan Council Secretary WASHINGTON --(NC)-- Mrs. Charles J. O'Neil of Milwaukee has been named executive sec- retary of the National Home and School Service. The service ]s sponsored by the National Council of Catholic Men a n d the National Council of Catholic Women in cooperation with the Department of Education. Until recently M r s. O'Neil served as head of the social science department of Holy An- gels academy, Milwaukee. She has been active in educational religious and civic organiza- tions in the Milwaukee area and is the past national chairman of the NCCW committee on home and schools. She was graduated summa cum laude from Mundelein col- lege, Chicago, and holds a mas- ter degree from Loyola univer- schieild, who is Frepert dean- ery's director-at-large, for sug- gestions for various programs. "Why not try a skit from NCCW e n t i t 1 e d "Christmas Wreath," an explanation of an ancient Christmas c u s t o m through dialogue which draws attention to the Advent season? Look over the copy we have in our files," the director-at-large suggested. After seeing the skit, Mrs. Downing decided to try it and assigned the five parts to guild members. Rehearsals were be- gun. When the skit was presented, its spiritual significance was en- hanced by a setting of dimmed lights and recorded music Dig- nity was added by the use ofI choral gowns borrowed from Aquin high school glee club, through the co-operation of St. Mary pastor, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. F. Conley. The skit lasted only 20 minutes, but the audi- ence was impressed. This program needs to be ~lanned well in advance so that it can be given for the Novem- ber meeting, just prior to the Advent season. i Any organization desiring to present this play may obtain copies of it by writing G. Knip- schield, 240 W. Homer St Free- port, Ill. sity, also in Chicago. In 1958, Mundelein c o 1 1 e ge presented her i t s annual Achievement Award. Married to a philosophy pro- fessor, Mrs. O'Neil is the moth- er of four children and t h e grandmother of three young- sters. The National Home and School Service is planned for organization and individual sub- scribers and offers services, material, information, and help. The NHSS office is located at 1312 Massachusetts A v e n u e, N. W Washington 5, D. C. I would be pleased to transport anyone in my area calling me for meetings for Mass Other transportation needs: I can do errands in the daytime The family chariot is all mine on M T W Th F S (circle) I have a station wagon for heavier hauling I could chauffeur occasionally for the Visitation of Sick Com- mittee Are you tied down at home? Could you---would you?--- Be a member of the telephone committee Type Cut a stencil Hand-write notices Stuff envelopes Do a bit of bookkeeping Help make posters, charts, signs, (materials provided) for S.T.M.CW.C. projects I HAVE IDEAS FOR FUND RAISING I have experience in fund raising OUR KITCHEN: K. P. Duty: I like kitchen duty coffee making (we have electric urns), dishwashtng waiting ta- tables food preparation clean-up detail I like to create party-type delicacies I like to bake I have a specialty AT YOUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT (fee for service) (some- times) I am a dress-maker I can do alterations mending " I can sew a fine seam embroider I like to knit specialty mittens? sweat- ers? bootees? scarves? socks? other PROGRAM IN PREPARATION OF ADVENT--Five members I like to do ironing I would volunteer to do altar 0f St. Mary guild, Freeport, participated in a skit which is appropriate for a November meeting and should be obtained now if groups wish to use it. It is an explanation of the ancient linens : I like to baby-sit: days evenings SPECIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT: Nurse Lawyer Legal Secretary Business Secretary Medical Secretary Teacher Physical Education Writer Journalism Bookkeeper Cashier '. Photography Artist Advertising Merchandising Catering Dental Ass't Selling Other COMMITTEES--Do you have a preference? Sacristan for 1 month on Sanctuary ; Day of Recollec- tion (Sun. 1-4) Visitation of Sick (for 1 month) ; Rummage sale---fall Rummage Sale---spring ; Sister's Appreciation Brunch will also serve if needed on: social committee for a meet- ing can help with SCHOOL LUNCH-TIME SUPERVISION (11:40- 1 P.M.) EDNA N: NATTRES$ SHOP "Dixon's Fashion Center" Film Projectors rape ge otdaes Sales .-- Servi l -- Rentale Lundstrom Greenhouses ROBERT A. LUNDSTROM, PROP. "S * Us For All ot ?out Floral IVeeds" Phone MA 5.0893 205 Eighteenth Ave. Sterling, Illinois ES1 1932 LEO J. LAUFF---Real Estate DIAL MA 5-0684 INCOME TAX SERVICE 204 East Third St. Sterling, Ill. YOUR FAMILY DEPARTMENT STORE See Our Seleclion of Christmas custom of the Advent wreath. Those who participat- ed in the Freeport program, are (1 to r) Mrs. Kenneth Down ing, Miss Emma Tegl, Mrs. Gerald McElroy, Jr Miss Kath- erine Henen and Mrs. Eugene May. (Pittsley Photo) Coats Suits Dresses Millinery Sportswear Accessories Gift Items