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Sunday, December 3, 1950 THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR News SectionwPage 9A ,. Mount St. Mary Bazaar To Affair St. Charles--Christmas shopping problems will be solved for all friends of Mount St. Mary students who attend the pre-Christmas bazaar sponsored by the Senior Class Sunday, Dec. 3. The school gymnasium will be the scene of the benefit under the chairman- ship of Helen Riley of Crystal Lake. The outstanding booth will be the Gift Booth where everything from hand carved imports to elec- tric hair dryers will make easy the selection of Christmas gifts. Ilene Smith and June Lance of Geneva are arranging this central feature. Eileen Zoia and Jayne Keefe of ,Woodstock are in charge of the food booth at which a person can win a week's meat supply for the family. Intellectual fare is of- fered at the book counter where everyone will have an opportunity to purchase good, Catholic litera- ture from the primary to the adult level. Ann Jaeger and members of the Literature Committee of the Sodality are planning the display. Joanne Fenzel of Hampshire is chairman of the jewelry booth; Mary Ann Weberpal and Patricia Donnelly of DeKalb are making plans for the white elephant booth; Marilyn Jordan of St. Charles is preparing the collection of stuffed animals which promises to be one of the most popular booths at the bazaar. Members of the Senior Class at Mount St. Mary Academy, St. Charles, whose scholastic record for the first quarter of the schoool year merited a place on the honor roll are: Marilyn Jordan, Joanne Fenzel, Ann Jaeger, Ilene Smith, Edna Minard, Patricia Donnelly, Helen Riley, Nancy Kakuska, Yo-i landa Krouskas, Mary Biley, Judy Lloyd, Mary Ann Trauscht, and Katherine Vlazny. Members of the Junior Class are: Mary Ellen Descourouez, Elizabeth Keyser, Alice Weibber, Judy Dun- ham, Katherine Naughton, Julia Quigley, Peggy Hanrahan, Gloria Bonfield, Charlotte Simanek, and Joyce Riordan. Sophomores on the honor roll in- clude: Yvonne Spriet, Holly Leon- ard, Honore Zenk, Patricia Smego, Rosemary Boggiano, Mary Jaeger, Marianne Berens, Priscilla Hartel, Dolores Curin, Janine Osada, Mary Alice Ryan, Meta Schmitz, Rita Seaman, Nancy Eaton, Maureen Donaghy, Mary Jo Dryer, Mary l Ann Huneck, Mary Jayne Roberts. Freshmen who made the honor roll during their first quarter in high school are: Donna Madsen, Carol Dunham, Grace Depauw Margaret Cunningham, Karen Tul- ey, Jeanne Herbeck, Patricia Ryan, Joyce Guilfoyle, Mary Ann Flana- gan, and Renella Eckman Parish Founded By Fr. Marquette Will Mark 275th Anniversary Kaskaskia, Ill.- (NC) -- The 275th anniversary of the founding of the original parish of the Ira- maculate Conception, here, by Father James Marquette the ex- plorer, will be celebrated Decem- er 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, it has been announced by the Ray, Joseph Strzelec, pas- tor. Bishop Albert R. Zuroweste of Belleville, will preside at the Solemn Pontifical Mass, the an- nouncement stated, and Father Strzelec will offer the Mass. In-1675, Father Marquette on his return from a voyage down th( Mississipp! River, established the first mmmon for the Kaskaskia Indians near what is now Starved Rock on the Illinois River. The parish dates its history at its pres- ent location from the year 1703 when the Indians moved their vil- lage southward. CREAM-A.FEEDS "We Don't Make The Most Feed --Only The Best" Feed Division of Sterling Soybean Co. 105 Dixon St. -- East 10th St. Rock Foils, lU. Purgatory The month of November is past. With Sunday, December third, begins preparation for Christmas. During Advent, Holy Mother the Church encourages us to be eager and ready to welcome the Infant on Christmas morning. What about the souls in Purgatory ? During November we thought of them. Should we forget them now ? In reading the other night, this sentence stood out: "The least pain of Purgatory," says St. Thomas, "is greater than the worst pain in this life." With earlier teachers, he felt that any earthly pain, no matter how severe, was lighter than the smallest pain in Purgatory. He thought tl~at the same fire tormented the damned and the souls in Purgatory. !They suffered, he said, because they had given to created things the :love that belongs to God alone. Father Roberts in writing on the poor souls says: "Most priests are familiar with the grievous toll of pain. Think of the racking paros that are too great for the human organism to bear and must be checked by morphia if the patient is to survive. The victim of injury or of ill- ness is sometimes so completely overpowered by pain that he can do nothing but suffer and groan. His higher faculties are impotent, and he is as helpless as a wounded beast. He certainly cannot pray in that ] condition. Yet, St. Thomas held that the soul becomes more susceptible | of suffering after death, and that the least pain of purgatory exceeds I the greatest of this life." !| No, the souls in Purgatory cannot help themselves. We must help | them by our prayers and sacrifices. | Sometimes the question is asked, can the poor souls help us ? St. " Alphonsus draws a comparison, "If a loving parent should imprison a beloved son in punishment of some fault, cannot the son, though unable to obtain his own release, intercede for others, and may he not bonfi- dently expect that an affectionate father will readily grant his request ?" We do not know that the poor souls can help us. We are certain we can help them. We are sure they need our help. Nor will those whom we have befriended while they suffered in Purgatory forget us when they enter into the joy of heaven. Crime Comics A priest spoke to the writer regarding the editorial on reading crime comics. "When I saw that statement," he said, "in the Morning Star, it provoked me." He mentioned it from the pulpit that Sunday: morning. He was invited to write a letter to the editor. So far we have heard nothing. But the point he made was a good one. "If reading details of crimes does no harm," he said, "what good l is advertising ?" Reading does produce action. We might summarize the discussion: If reading does no harm; then reading does no good. But reading can do good Therefore reading can do harm. Walking The other day at Mass, we thought of Jesus. Frequently the gospel writers tell us, "He walked." And the apostles walked with Him. Walking is a normal human action. Our Lord was a normal human being. He chose His friends and invited them to accompany Him. For two reasons do we like others. Because we respect and admire them. Or because that other person likes us. Both of those reasons are presen~ with Our Lord. Nowhere else will we hear or read of a more natural, kindly person. He did not thrust His opinions upon others. When He spoke, He talked clearly and firmly but always with kindness. Even the two occasions when He spoke sharply, He condemned the hypocricy of the Pharisees and the greed of the money-changers. But he di~ not condemn the persons Were Our Lord physically living on earth today, we would want Him for our friend. He had wisdom. He had power Not indis- criminately did He use that power but always with authority He liked others. He wa~ considerate of them. When His friends were hungry, He found food for them. When they were tired, He encouraged them to take their rest. When they had no success at fishing, He helped them. Yes, Our Lord walked with His friends along roads that skirted sandy deserts, on paths between rocky cliffs in the hills. Through fields green with the growth of fruitful plants. One traveler in Palestine describes a road the Savior traveled. "The pathway we take lies along the eastern margin of a desert, through mulberry orchards and olive groves. This broad track through the center of the pine forest is now the Sultan's highway to Damascus. You can see it yonder to the southeast, winding up the face of Lebanon. When but a few days in the country, I made trial of it, and was astonished to find that such a villianous path was a road to any- where." Our Lord walked those trails with His friends. He will walk our paths with us. We can be sure He likes us. We can respect, admire and love Him. We can be His friends. Even as He is our friend above all friends. And we find Him at Mass in the Eucharist. Weddinqs Meiling#r of Our Lady of Good Counsel church, Nov. 25. Miss Beth Murphy and F. James Garbe, by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. F. F. Conner of Holy Angels church, Nov. 26. Miss Marilyn Jean Schuler and John L. Orso, by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. M. A. Sehu- reacher of St. Nicholas church, Nov.23.... Belvidere -- ]Kiss Maxtne Duffy and Harry Balentyne. both of Belvidere, in St. James church, Nov. 25. Elizabeth -- Miss Lorraine Lucille Held Johnsburlr -- Miss Helen Dichiaro and William J. Schmitt, by the Ray. Nieholas Schmitt in St. John's ahurch, Nov. 18. Peeatoniea ~ Miss Jean Reddy and Mark Nailer, by the Ray. W. V. Reedy of St. Mary's church, Nov. 18. Naperville, Ill. -- Miss Marjorie Joan Brummel of Naperville and Harvey E. Buchhols of Elgin, by the Rev. F. Stenger of SS. Peter and Paul church, Nov. 18. Wahl Solid Small Clipper I~rirest oelling electric hgir clipper in the worlcL A real Buy $9.75 WAHL Silent Drym A home that once uses It cannot aloha with. out it. An Es- eepUonsJValue. i $9.7s eatoes ; Wriht to Depart. P,Z~d at only "$6.50 meat O-S0 WAHL CMPPER CORPORATION . Starling, IlU~ie i , ~; ~ and Melvin V. Wand, by the Rev. J. F I Tit,- Mab|.~ssal R,,ml. II Freeport -- Miss Joyce Charneski and n ...., =~m,,vmwvw ~vsmum, []3ohn E. Tuescher. Jr., by the Rev. J. W. I at I lRyau of St. Mary's ohurch, Nov. 18. l .-._ ,,_ I I Miss Phyllis Lloyd of Elizabeth and n IlRichard Rohde of Freeport, by the Ray. | _ .. ... ,. . ,. ..... |[ R. E. Schneider of tlt. Joseph's church, ~,. t mqmsom rNero.y m ~ (u,uvg is. I Mamlmllr~LDmmlttlns. t'.am. II Miss Evelyn Stesrns and Charlu F. ~ 18t.,JCmi~h's ehu~, lqoT. 18. ' !IQ" n .... 7--. ............... "" ilMrkvlcka, b, the R. E. e hnelde, of Storerooms Of The Holy Father Need More Clothing New York- (N(') --. An url~'ent appeal for more new and used clothing for the storerooms of the Holy Father, in connection with the Holy Year appeal for garments, has been sent out to Catholic women of the United States in a leaflet of the War Relief Services- NCWC here. Up to the end of September 130,000 garments were received, while in six months of 1948 a simi- lar appeal for the Holy Father's Charities brought in 1,202,000 new garments for children. 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