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Sunday, November 21, 1948 THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR News Section--Page IIA Cona Conference Helps To Solve St. Joseph's Announces December 5th Session To Be In Elgin Elgin--A Cans Conference will be conducted at St. Joseph's Church, 272 Division Street, El- gin on Sunday, Dec. 5, it was an- nounced by the Rev. Joseph W. Rojemann, pastor. The enthusiastic response to the Cans movement by the laity as "well as the clergy throughout the country, and particularly in the Chicago Archdiocese has been no- table. It was explained that peo- ple have found the problems of family and marriage relationships aggravated in modern life. Th_y welcome a clear and basic expla- nation of the causes, but even more, the solutions in the light of Christian principles. Cans conferences are, attended by married couples and conducted : by a clergyman long trained in these special problems. The con- ferences are open not only to Catholic couples but others as well. '~e one at St. Joseph's December 5th will begin at the 9:30 o'clock Mass after which break(ast will be served. The short informal con- ferences during the day are inter- rupted for dinner and intermis- sions. Final discussions are "ronnd table" in nature--problems--are cited, suggestions made, and everyone speaks freely. Questions may be written--without signing them, of course--and each will be answered. The inspiring and inter. eating day closes in the afternoon with Benediction, during which the marriage vows are renewed. Best indication of the great value of this movement is the number of couples who return for gaecessive conferences. It was pointed out that the movement is a most effective antidote, for the damaging influences of modern life upon the sanctity of marriage and the stability of the family. The Cans Conference is well de- e as a fine way to armor a scribed happy marriage and peaceful fam- ily with a protection from evil in- fluences. An interesting aspect of the Cans movement is that the work of the organization, while shared by many, is always performed by units composed of husband and wife. Also, for engaged couples, pre-Cana conferences are held for young men and young women who attend separate evemng sessions. Reservations for St. Joseph's Cans Day Dec. 5 may ,be made through the rectory, 272 Division Street, or by contacting Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hake, 328 Park St., phone Elgin 2957 or the chairman, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Mason. On ?'he Air WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21 TO 28 KDTH, Dubuque~-1370--Monday through Friday, 4:15 to 4:30, Sacred Heart program. KROS, Clinton --1340--Thursday, 3:30 to 4 p. m., Ave Maria Hour. Thursday. 9 to 9:30 p. m., Family Theatre. KSTT, Davenport----750--Sunday, 9:15 to 9:30 a. m., Sacred Heart program. Sunday, 1 to 1:30 p. m., Ave Maria Hour. WBBM, Chicago-- 78(~--Sunday, Nov. 28, 9:30 to 10:00 a.m., Church Wet the Air. WCFL, Chicago---1000--Monday, 8:30 to 9 a. m., Hour of St. Francis. WFRL, Freeport--1570---Sunday, 2 to 2:30 p.m., Ave Maria Hour. Tuesday, 2:05 to 2:15 p.m. St. Mary's Choir. WGN, Chicago -- 720--Sunday, 8 to 8:30 p. m., Family Theatre WJJD, Chicago~1160--Sunday, 7:45 to 8 a. m., Sacred Heart pro- gram. WJOL, WLBK, WLPO, Joliet --1340--Tuesday, 7:30 to 8 p. m., College of St. Fran- cis. Wednesday, 7 to 7:30 p. m., Ave Maria Hour. Thursday, 7 to 7:15 p. m., Joliet Catholic Hour. Friday, 7 to 7:45 p. m.. Novena Services. DeKalb---1360---Sunday, 1:45-2:00 p.m. Sacred Heart pro- gram. LaSaile--1220--Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 to 8:45 a. m., Catholic priests. Friday 8:30 to 8:45 a. m., Sacred Heart pro- gram. WLS, Chicago -- 890---Sunday. 10:30 to 11 a. m., Hour of Faith. WO'C: a~en;or~ 420---SundayWMAQ[) C'h~'~'--lfiT0--Sunday', 5 to 5:30 p. m., The Catholic Hour. 10:30 to 11 p. m., The Catholic Hour. WROK Rockford--1440---Sunday, 5:30 to 6 p. m., "Greatest Story ' Ever To~" I~DITOR'S NOTE: The above radio loal The lives of saintly men and is published for your guidance and con-~ women, of heroes and beromes are venienee in dialing Catholic programs on [ not o~r~npd t~ oo.o~ ~a~t ~o aiven to The Observer by the radio sts-| Y tions in advance so that occuionally last-[ WFRL, Freeport, proves that hero- minute chanau may rmult in new time| Jqm hplnn~,~ tn the ~ro~,~nt or eaneallaUou WltOOU~ nouee. Tam u server will be pleased to add any other] The story of Raymunda Ferrer, news of Catholic radio programs from|a valiant Philinnlno ~irl u, hn ~]i~l stations within or adjacent to the dioc~ol- -'~-'-~'- ---:-;-t-~--,~ ~ ....... ~ ,~,'~ d .... e to diocesan readers ! much ~0 ale .~merman omcers &l~_ availeD/ . . I through the pertment bits of m- .... ~ ..... [formation which she supplied dur- ~ovemoer zz, 1~4~" INO ~ ~ec- , lag World War II will be presented end Series The Pardoner s Tale : lover WFRL, Freeport, on Sunday An adaption of a story told by lat 2 p.m. During her early youth Chaucer, "The Pardoner's Tale i Raymunda entered the convent but is the theme of "The Hour of St. had to leave when she found she Francis" which will be broadcast was a victim of the dread disease over station WCFL Monday, Sep- known as leprosy. Keeping this tember 6 at 8:30 p.m. a *secret she became a spy and The engrossing story "old as saved many American lives. After death and new as the atom bomb," the war she was sent to a lep- is laid m" a plague-stricken city of rosarmm ..... where she spent her last Flanders five hundred years ago. says m serwng otners. Three worldly rogues, Sebastian, --- Claude and Bertrand, carousing in These Ave Maria Hour radio pro- a tavern, plot to "kill death." The three, on their way to find their victim, meet an old man who declares that he can inform them l of the place where they may find l "death." He directs them to aI spot in the woods outside thei .plague-stricken town. They rush to the place and discover an enor-I mous pile of gold coins, i The ensuing quarrel and strug- gle over the treasure leaves a forceful comparison in the listen-i er's mind between the current haste of nations to destroy one another in their misuse of atomic energy. "What rests in the human heart determines the course of the world," is the keynote of "The Pardoner's Tale." i G, BROS. ROOFING CO. ALL TYPES OF ROOFING--BUILT UP ROOFS A SPECIALTY ASPHALT TILE FLOORS i 117 W. THIRD ST. Office Tel. 1283 .-- Res. Tel. K 1326 , DIXON ! RIOPELLE BROS. AIR CONDITIONING FURNACES ~ STOKERS -- RANGES 79 Hennepin Ave. Phone F97 KITSON'S FURNITURE and UPHOLSTERY SHOP AWNINGS A SPECIALTY Pennsylvania Ave. Tel Y 1790--Dixon Funeral Director CELIA A. JONES Jones Funeral Home AMBULANCE SERVICE PHONE 2211 ~04 OTTAWA AV~ tHARDWARE B. J. Slothower Son Wm. V. Slotho~er, Prop. FURNAClS AND SHEET METAL WORK grams use professional talent and are tops in production. This pro- gram, now in its thirteenth year, is heard from 271 stations Coast to Coast, as well as from stations in Canada, Alaska and Bermuda, for a total of 311 stations. The Ave Maria Hour is produced by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in the interest of St. Christopher's Inn, the Friar's shelter for needy men at Gray- moor, Garrison, New York. A per- petual novena is offered and your intentions will be remembered if you send them to Father Robert at this address. Listen Sunday at 2 o'clock for an entertaining and inspiring radio drama, the story of Raymunda Ferrer, a valiant Philippine girl who saved Ameri- can lives during the war. St. Mary's choir of St. Mary's church, Freeport, will be heard Tuesday afternoon. Nov. 23, over WFRL at 2:05. They will sing: "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name" Melody of 1775, hymn to the Holy Trinity; and 'Soul of My Saviour," hymn to the Blessed Sacrament by L. Dobici. The members of the choir ar~: Patricia Burns, Betty Cannova, Virginia Canners, Ro- herta Gill, Ann Kidwell, Harriet Murphy. Mary McGurk, Julie Rich- ards, Elizabeth Ann Koch, Mary Charlene Koch, Thomas Kilbridge. William Klein, Oliver Richards, James Bangasser, Charles Boland, Jack Lindsay, John O'Connell and William Slattery. ; Organist--Mrs. IWilliam Bushelle, director, James J. Richards. 2,000 era-- ass For Prominent Layman New York --(NC)--- Bishop Jo- seph P. Donahue, Auxiliary of New York, presided and gave the final absolution at a Solemn Requiem Mass for George Ruppert, 73, prominent Catholic layman, in St. Patrick's Cathedral. Bishop WiN liam R. Arnold, Military Delegate, i 13 Hennipin Dixon ~l~land 50 Monsignori and priests Florist RoofingSd g- i in were present in the Sanctuary. [ Florist 111 [ Mr. Ruppert w,s chairman of I r..n.,. --.. .-,,. Ill Frozier Roofinn and II the board of theKuppert Brewery WVVh IIVl~I aPIIVIdF . I . ,vw., ,,vv I]1 ,.... .. I] Co. and was active in Catholic I ,0, t ETKm III loln9 ..ompony Ilcharities. He was a member of I FLOW[ ^LLOCCASlONS |J| we m too l.o lithe. Cardinal's Committ~.. of the "I ' ~ 6m ill ~l~ ~ ~ ~ llLmty, New York Catholic Char- " il l~bl ~ 81. ' MNI Kllll Ilities, and wu "knighted by the , ..... I~l Pol~ last yur. CAY Reunion And Dance To Attract Crowd Nov. 26 Rockford-- Final arrangements will be completed at meetings eat'- Iv next week for the reunion and semi-formal dance to be held by the CAY club Friday evening, Nov. 26, in the grand balh'oom of the Faust hotel. The holiday event may draw a record post-war assembi: of St. Thomas and Muldoon high school! graduates. In addition to CAY club members and former mem- bers, tbe affair will attract mem- bers of the St. Thomas Fans' club, Rockford Notre Dame and Mar- quette club representatives and Rockford area collegians home on vacation. The Nov. 26 affair will be "open," with tickets available at the door. Tbe reunion feature, plus the appearance of a "big name" enter- tainer, has given added impetus i to the ticket campaign. Phyllis Lane, songstress with George Ed- wards' orchestra, who will be th~ featured vocalist of the evening, formerly sang with Jack Teagar- den's orchestra. The CAY club turned sentimen- !tal in selecting the chairmen of its young married committee for the reunion. Accepting reserva- tions from young married couples will be Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Raf- ferty {Peggy O'Connor), first CAY club couple (both members) to be man'ied. According to latest dis- patches from the Rafferty resi- dence, the Rafferty's year-old- daughter, Kathleen (called Cay I for short after the CAY dub), will !be unable to attend this year's ev- ent because of previously arrang- ed commitments, but she has al- ready made reservations for the 1967 "Autumn Holiday Serenade." Guests of honor at the dance will be officers of the Rockford Men's club and the Rockford Catholic Woman's club. The guest list in- eludes Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mona- han; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Phillip, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Paris, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Downey, Mr. and Mrs. Gol- den Ruel, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gas- dick, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Welsh, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Baudhuin, Mrs. Erma Crozier, Miss Bernice Pelle- grino and Miss Florence Bianchi. Mrs. Monahan, president of the Catholic Woman's league, and Mary Virginia Doyle, ticket co- chairman for the night-after- Thanksgiving reunion, are both Rosary college graduates. Jim French is the ticket co-chairman, while Jerry Weightman and Patri- cia VCahlstrom are general chair- men for the affair. Formally known as the Catholic Association of Young Men and Women, the CAY club bas a mem- bership of approximately 300 per- sons. Its meetings and social af- fairs give Catholic young people the opportunity to meet each oth- er regularly and to make new ac- quaintances. Its study club ses- sions are open for discussion of current ecclesiastical and secular events. Bishop To Offer Mass On K. Of C. Communion Day Rockford--His Excellency, the Most Rev. John J. Boylan, D. D., Bishop of Rockford, will celetFate Mass at St. James Pro-Cathedral Sunday, Nov. 21, in observance of annual memorial Communion Sun- day by the Bishop Peter J. Mul- doon Council No. 470, Knights of Columbus. Following the 8 a. m. Mass, breakfast will be served in the parish hall by the Altar and Rosary society. Mrs. Angelo Ber- tolassi, president of the society, is in charge of the breakfast. Bish- op Boylan will be guest of honor at the breakfast. Grand Knight Raphael Yalden has announced the following com- mittee for the day: Rev. Arthur O'Neill, council chaplain, Past Grand Knight W. Dooley Doyle, Frank Spoden, John Hitchcock and Edward Delahanty. About 450 members of Rockford Council, Knights of Columbus, are expected to attend the Mass and I breakfast. ENGELS MONUMENT CO. "Distinctive Memorials" Cwner W. Empire ,nd Demetee Dr., W. Freeport Woll~r Engels Tel. Block 1544 Vernon Engels Tel. Kent 733 I Fre ,art DIAL S-262S For Better Diaper Set- [ Rockford IlL ViCe At Lower Cost To [ Freeport mothers. J Ij HARRINGTON & McKINSTRA Ii Qt~lity Coal & Fue4 Oil Main 3130 FREEPORT ! CRAWFORD S DRUG STORE EXPERT FITTERS OF TRUSSES ELASTIC STOCKINGS AND SURGICAL SUPPORTS 111 W. Ste~henoon Street Freeport, IlL I *O0" S-- I Lingerie Knickernlcks -- Vosseretes-- Hosiery -~- Handkerchiefs PEARL HEINE -~ ...... 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