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News Section--Page 12A THE OH, ERVER St. Vincent's Jottings To our Choir boys came another rare experience. Last Sunday afternoon over Station WFRL, on the Devotions Program, their voices sang the music of the Re- quiem Mass and a number of hymns for the Faithful Departed. Sunday afternoon St. Vincent's High School boys matched basket- ball skill against a group of St. Thomas Alumni. It was a tussel. St. Vincent's fought hard to win but they had to succumb to their opponents by a score of 21 to 51. Our sincerest sympathy to Mary Ann Meyers who suffered the. loss of her foster grandmother when death summoned Mrs. Paul to Eternal Rest on Friday morning. Our prayers are united with Mary Ann's classmates at Muldoon High School. May God grant the depart- ed eternal peace. St. Joseph's Home was also visited by the Angel of Death. Mrs. Emma Lonergan was bed-i ridden for a long time. In her patient suffering she was an edi- fication for El of us. Monday afternoon she was called from our midst. May she now enjoy the Reward awaiting her. It .was as much a pleasure for our boys to see Pat Hayes who had been in the Hospital for the past three months as it was for him to see the familiar faces of the boys gain We hope he will be able to bid farewell to his crutches in the near future. The members of St. Vincent's Fraternity of the Third Order of St. Francis are not only looking forward to their monthly meeting, Sunday afternoon, but are anxious to welcome Rev. Jordan Schell, O.F.M., from the Sacred Heart Tertiary Province, Chicgo, Ill., who will conduct the Annual Visi- tation. All members will gather in the Chapel at 3:30 to receive the Eucharistic Blessing. This will be followed by the meeting. Communion Sunday at Mass in St. Mar$'s church, 7:30., Nov. 21. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. F. Conley, pas- tor of the parish, will deliver the sermon and offer special prayers for deceased members of Freeport council. A. F. Charnon, chairman of the day, has arranged with his committee to serve breakfast in the Knights of Columbus hall fol- l Mark 40th Anniversary Continued frem Page IA Helen. Passing about the altar three times, the Bishop elaborately incenses it. In the middle and at the four corners, he anoints the altar twice with the Oil of Cate- chumens and once with Chrism, in- censing after each anointing. The entire surface of the top of the altar is then rubbed with oil anc Chrism and incense burned there- on. The Sign of the Cross is also made with Chrism on the chief parts of the altar. While bless- ings and anointings are taking place, appropriate prayers are said and chanters intone the Psalms. Metropolitan Archbishop His Eminence, Cardinal Stritch, as archbishop of Chicago, is the metropolitan of this province which embraces the diocese of Rockford, Peoria, Springfield and Belleville. Until September 23, 1908, the territory of the Rockford diocese was included in the terri- tory of the Chicago archdiocese and the priests of the territory were under the authority of the Chicago archbishop. Today the Archbishop of Chicago has th( title of metropolitan archbishop and holds a position of honor among all the bishops of Illinois. The Church in America has only four princes of the Church: Card- inal Dougherty of Philadelphia, Cardinal Mooney of Detroit, Card- inal Spellman of New York and the metropolitan archbishop of Illinois, Cardinal Stritch, arch- bishop of Chicago. On Sept. 23, 1908, the Holy See created the Diocese of Rockford in the State of Illinois. The Most Rev. Peter J. Muldoon, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, was appointed by Pope Plus X as first bishop of Rockford. Through a strange turn of circumstances, Bishop Muldoon was both the first and second bis- hop. When word of Bishop Mul- doon's transfer to the See of Mon- terey-Los Angeles came to Rock- ford, a petition was addressed to the Holy Father by the priests and people of the diocese. Subse- quently, Bishop Muldoon was re- appointed to the See of Rockford. Following the death of Bishop Muldoon, His Excellency, the Most Rev. Edward F. Hoban, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, was designated on February 10, 1928, s the suc- cessor. His Holiness, Pope Plus XII, on November 17, 1942, trans- ferred Bishop Hoban to be co- adjutor bishop of the See of Cleve- 'land. The present Bishop of 'Rockford, His Excellency, the Most Rev. John J. Boylan, was appointed by His Holiness, Pope Plus XII on November 24, 1942. Galena Trading Post Before Father St. Cyr selected a lot on Lake Street for the first church building in Chicago, a res- ident pastor administered to Cath- olics in the territory of the Rock- ford diocese. Galen, in the north- west section of the state, was known as an Indian trading post as early as 1810. The first perman- ent white settlement was made in 1821. A petition requesting the appointment of a resident pastor was addressed by the Catholics of Galena to the Most Rev. Joseph ResetS, Bishop of St. Loqis, in 1827. The Rev. John McMahon Freeport Knights' Communion Day N _/i | assigned to Galen as first i was exr aunaay resident pastor, August 22, 1832. ~-- While the rest of Illinois grew %, ...... ~ ~o...h .... s v..;.~o[and prospered materially and spir- .# #~-t. __.1. ......... .'1 :-- ~ ...... #. IL,Ually, wnlle Cl~les rose ann alp UJ. I#UlUXI|UU~ CVUlI4;I 11| A' ~E/ULb J -- " I ceses were formed, the develop will attend the annual memorial sent of the north-western part of the state was slow and irregular. Pn 1908, however, the territory of northwestern Illinois, bounded by the Mississippi on the west nd the Fox River Valley on the east, comprising the counties of Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, MeHenry, Carroll, Ogle, De- Kalb, Kane, Whiteside, Lee and FI)ITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, November 21, 1948 No Igloos, Just Sod Houses Photo Features In all his Arctic trawils Rev. Bernard Hubbard, S. J., the "Glacier Priest," has never found the proverbial Ekimo igloo of lee and snow, he states. The Eskimos and Alaskan Indians build their homes from anything at hand--except ice and snow. This one that Father Hub- yard is examining is made of sod, bones and driftwood with fiat stone for a doorstep. ford was divided from the Arch- diocese of Chicago, 62 priests ad- ministered to the needs of the Catholic people in the territory. Rapid Growth Of Diocese With the establishment of the northwestern counties of Illinois as a distinct ecclesiastical unit, the works of the Church began to multiply. In the intervening 40 years since the Holy See created the Rockford Diocese, 30 new par- ishes have been established and 28 new parochial schools have been built. Though there was but one high school in 1908, today there are nine high schools and three seminaries. Eight hospitals care for the sick and two homes for the aged have been established. In large population centers three so- cial service units provide day nur- sery, kindergarten and community welfare programs. Three mon- astic establishments have been formed, one at Rockford, by the Poor Clare nuns, and two at Au- rora, by the Sacred Heart Fathers and the Benedictines of t~e Abbey of St. Augustine. A diocesan bu- reau of Catholic Charities was or- ganized in 1938. Priests of the diocese are resident chaplains at Mooseheart, Elgin and Dixon State Hospitals and St. Charles School for Boys. In reading the history of the diocese, one is impressed by the zeal of the early missionaries and the pioneer Catholics. The name of Father Samuel Charles Mazzu- chelli, O.P., is held in veneration for his labors on behalf of the early Catholic settlers in Jo Da- viess, Stephenson and Winnebago counties. Some parishes that be- gan with a resident pastor in the course of time were reduced to the status of mission churches. Many missioh churches that saw priests but once a month or less frequent- ly developed into thriving parishes with rectories, schools and con- vents. The first synod of the Rockford diocese was held in 1916. Under the direction of Bishop Muldoon, the formal organization of the Di- Weddincjs Father Hubbard To Lecture In reeport Nov. 30 Ft'eeport -- With housing an almost insurmountable problem for many families today, people of Freeport and vicinity will be inter- eared in hearing Father Hubbard lecture at Masonic auditorium, Freeport, on Tuesday, Nov. 30. His years of experience and missionary work among the people of Alaska will give a most interesting ac- count, illustrated with pictures, of conditions there and perhaps pro- pose a solution to some of our own local problems. Before World War I, Father Hubbard served as chaplain in the home of Empress Zita of Austria. He was in that country to attend the university and to study geol- ogy. While in Europe, he took a particular interest in Switzerland, climbing many of the highest peaks. Upon returning to the United States, he was assigned to the Department of Geology at Santa Clara university, 1926. Dur- ing the summer months, he and some students travelled to Alaska for explorations and experience. Upon one occasion, Father Hub- bard was asked what he thought were the qualifications necessary for work in the mountains and on the glaciers. He is reported to have said, "A strong back, a strong stomach and a dumb head-- with a good Guardian Angel." Members of Mater Christi circle, Daughters of Isabella, who will sponsor Father Hubbard's lecture in Freeport on Nov. 30, have re- ported a splendid response on the part of the public Phone calls and letters have been received at the headquarters for the lecture, re- questing tickets. Mrs. Bess Raders, regent of the D. of I. in Freeport, has appointed Mrs. Walter Tappe to work with the co-chairmen, the Misses Madge Dooley and Clara Wieneke. Fr. F. J. Miller To Part In CROP continued from page 1A Catholic committee chairmen in the diocese of Rockford for CROP are: Rev. J. A. Driscoll, Durand, Winnebago county; Rev. D. B. Geoghegan, Belvidere, Boone coun- ty; Rev. J. M. Dording, Hartland, McHenry; Rev. W. Bradley, Sand- wich, DeKalb; Rev. I. Esser, Vir- gil, Kane; Rev. J. C. Then, Plane, Kendall; Rev. C. J. Thennes, War- Aurora -- Miss Joan Marie Fay and Ed- ren, Jo Daviess; Rev. J. M. Blitsch, ward Leon Mettel, by the Rev. L. Rieben- ' Lena, Stephenson; Rev. W. J. thaler. O.S.B., of Annunciation church, Ryan, Savanna, Carroll; Rev.J. Nov. 13. MIu Ruth Gullfoyle of Medots and T. Smith, Maytown, Lee; Rev.T. P. Lyna, Rochelle, Ogle; Rev.L. Richard James Lawrence of Aurora, by the Rev. J. P. Dole of St. Mary's church, Nov. "6. Miss Elizabeth Miller and Carl J. Har- mon, by the Rev. J. F. Mulcaire in Holy Angels, Nov. 18. Miss Marilyn Jane Moore and Eugene F. Molitor, by the Rev.'C. R. Kelly . of St. Mary's church, Nov. 13. Miss Helen Morse and John L. Steib, by the nee. H. M. Schryer of St. Nicholas church, Nov. 13. Miss Norms Musso and Frank J. Guz- auskas, by "the Rev. J. P. Dolan'of St. Mary's church, Oct. 80. Miss Jea Oeser ad Erwln Zeleeek, by the Rev. H. M. Schryer of St. Nleholm church, Nov. 7. MI~ Norms Jeans Testl and John EL noaestiel, by the Rev. H. A. Meiliger of Our Lady of Good Counsel church. Nov. S. Barrlngto, IlL --- Miss Rosemary Or- loskl of Barrigton and Richard Kvldera of Carl by the Rev. A. N. Thane of St. Anis church, Nov. 6. Elgin ~ Miss Naey Claire Ann Marsh and Albert B. Collinsbourne, by the Rev. M. J. Shanaha of St. Mary's church, Nov. 8. Miss Georgia Rag Webb and Robert F. Barry, by the Rev. M. J. Shealum of St. Mary's church, Nov. 10. Hanover ~ Miss Audrey Crane and H. Ambre, Sterling, Whiteside. Christmas Gifts THAT ARE SURE TO PLEASE @ MADONNA NOTE PAPER Gift box of notes ~nd en- velop, for coutlsss pur- ~ql poee~, each note has dir- e[ ferent picture ........................... 1t49 ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR Ample space on each paBe for all dates, e ial not,. eq . . has list of fast days. ~P[ four Madonna prints ............ BOX OF I00 SMALL PICTURI~I Each one has a gorzeons re- production on it, suitable for children sad reliz/ous .. in attractive gift box .... "# i lowing the Mass. The following night, Monday, Nov. 22, the local council will hold the annual Thanksgiving party in Masonic temple ballroom at 8:30 p. m. Fred RaSh, with the officers of the council, will act as the tom- mittee with all memvers urged to cooperate and assure a capacity attendance.. Gifts contributed by Freeport merchants and manu- facturing concerns will be award- ~1 at the door. A variety of fowl for Thanksgiving dinners, chick- ens, ducks, geese and turkeys will be given away in the course of the evcuinK, Kendall, together covering an ocese of Rockford was completed. area of 6,867 square re.lies, was The Very Rev. J. J. Bennett, Vie- made a diocese and the ~ni~c,n~! ar General, was aided by the Rev. "v "~n t A~-r~k~'n;~ ....... Clemens Kalvelage as Promoter eat_ dest._.a_ed __ R ......... When Bishon Muldnon came tn Seven parishes were made irre- Rockford in 1908, the city had movable rectorships. For the in- but two churches, St. James pro- spection and examination of the cathedr~l and the old St. Mary's..schools, the .diocese was divided Some 74 cities had churches but m~o ~our p ar~s, wt~n SChOOl exam- not all had resident pastors. There mers appointed for each. were 21 parochial grade schools and only one high school, Mt. St. "Every good thought is the whis- Mary's on-the-Fox, at St. Charles, he- of ~aee in our hearts" Illinois. For the care of the sick,." - "- "- five Catholic hospitals had been l ~.._ ~ . built, and for dependent ehildren, I ~azvauon games, a. ts games; ,one erphana4~ At the time ~k- I ldWltion lost, ~ is lost." Bertrand Sullivan, by the Rev. J. F. Muleaire of St. John's church, Nov. 6. Marego -- Mtss Ins Thompson and Dannle Hall, by the Rev. D. O'Connell of Sacred Heart church, Nov. 6. MeHenry -- MIM Helen Garrelts nnd Charles O'Leary, by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. 8, Nix of St. Mary's church, Nov. 13. Sterling ~ Miss Enss Mary Mat~a and John Riehard Cushman, hy the Rev. L. IL Ambre of St. Mary's church, Nov. 18. Vole, Ill. -- Mi*s Mary Aua Rezner of Lilly L*ke and Frank Mass of Wood- stock, in St, Pet*r's church, Nov. S. Woedstoek -- MI~ Irene MeNett and Rob~ Tuttl., by the It.. J. M, ~u ~t at. M~v's ~ Nov. 11. SIX MADONNA PICTUR~ Hera are outstanding favor- itrs of the old masters in faithful reproductions suit- able for eeay framing ....... " DE LUXE GREETING CARDS Different picture in full eel- or on each leaf . . . make useful gift. Six cards and envelopes In each box ...... a quantity Limited I Send order to THE OBSERVER k 47t FIIIPORY, ILLINO~ ~i~ .. , ' .