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: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1961 Workers In The Vineyard The Aurora board of Catholic Charities met at the Elks club for a luncheon meeting on Nov. 28. The Roy. Michael J. Shanahan Director of Catholic Charities, was assisted at this meeting by Board President Mrs. John Even. Mso present were: Miss Hilda Pen- ner, Supervisor of Aurora Cath- olic Charities; Miss Gertrude Mil- ler, Supervisor of Elgin Catholic Charities; Mrs. Higgins, Manager of the Catholic Salvage Bureau of Aurora; Mrs. Warren Dixon; Dr. Irnas Rice; Dr. Win. Weigel; Mrs. Leo Blakinger; Wm. Murphy and Mr. Lambert of Aurora, and Mrs. Lisa Ferris of Rockford, Illinois. Guest Speaker Guest speaker was James Luet. kehaus, newly appointed director and psychiatric social worker of the Aurora Mental Health center. Luetkehaus explained plans for the people of Aurora to be serv- iced by the Mental Health Center He attended Loras College, Du- buque, In and is a graduate of St. Louis university School of So- cial Work. The Rockford board of Catholic Charities met Wednesday, Nov. 29, for their monthly meeting at the agency. Father Shanahan In 1814, 600 years after his death, St. Anthony of Padua was created a lieutenant-colonel in the Portuguese army by King John VII because of his powerful inter- cession in restoring peace to his native land, and his pay set aside for charitable purposes. PAINT & WALLPAPER 1020 West State, Rockford Screens and Windows Made or Repaired in our own shop. Free Customer Parking Glass--Hardware and Lawn Needs we 3-0267 I Funeral Directors Win. H. Poorman, Owner 304 North Fifth Street Rockford '1 CUSTOM-TAILORED SUITS You Select from 250 Patterns WALLER CUSTOM TAILORS 5130 East State--EX 9-2441 Rockford THE OBSERVER PAGE 7 of I For Laymen By John J. Daly, Jr. Community DALLAS, Tex. (NC)--The urgent need for volunteer lay religion Chest Agency teachers felt by the Church from opened the session with a pra~ Canada to Chile was a strong or; Maurice Owens, Board Chair- chord struck at the Confraternity man, presided. Others who at- tended were: Lou C. Bachrodt, of Christian Doctrine congress Andrew J. Doyle, Wm. J. Finnan, here. Foil- Francis J. Florin, Dr. Fred Bishop Charles P. Greco of Marr'ra;a~r:nFg~ea~Sja.'o~ea~rl:nsdeEr Mexandrla, La.~ chairman of the Stanley W. Roche, Golden Rue'l:JU.s. Bishops' Committee for the John C.' Stafford, Mrs. C. N. Tul-I CCD, read from the official papal lay, Raphael E. Yalden, Edwerdldocument appointing Amleto Car- J Ziener Those attending whoare . " " ]dmal Smognanz, Papal Secretary not noaru memners were lvlrs Lisa Ferris, Miss Mildred Gaff-for State, as the first papal legate ney, Miss Mice McLean and Mrs. to a CCD congress. Beatrice Newman. Bishop Greco stressed his belief New Board Member that "the future of the Church is At this time George C. Hawley in the Confraternity." was introduced es a new member of the Rockford Catholic Charities "With .the rising rate of the "PAN AMERICAN DAY" SET--Discussing plans for color guard competition Sunday, Dec. 10, at Boylan high school gymnasium are, from left, Joseph J. Bovi, Booster club president; Larry L. Gallino, Boylan band director; the Rev. Anthony J. Booker, high school superintendent; Hugh G. Board. Hawley is a member of Catholic population and the fail- Decry, city representative; Frank O'Keefe Jr commander of Thomas G. Lawler Post No. 342, St. Patrick church, the Knights ure of vocations to the priesthood VFW; Anthony M. Pipltone, band president; and Connie J. Flemming, Phantomettes color guard of Columbus, Rockford Advertis- and sisterhood to keep pace, we sergeant.--(Roekford Morning Star photo) iug club, Catholic Employer's ~" i Manegement group and is prates- must appeal to the laity to take sionally affiliated with Goodwill-their rightful place in the . Couple Celebrates Allen Photo-Engravers-Artists, Church," said the prelate, who Golden Anniversary where he serves es Secretary- heads the committee which guides Treasurer. the work of the agency charged ELGIN -- Mass, renewal of FAMILY CLINIC pSister lln 66th Of Vocation r BY FATHER JOHN L. THOMAS, S.J. Assistant Professor of Sociology at St. Louis University Aren't modern parents getting too disturbed about the problems of their teenage youngsters? My wife and I may be a little old4ashioned, but we like to think that growing up is a normal process, so that over. emphasis on its problem.aspects distorts the picture and leaves par. ents unduly insecure. Perhaps we're not being realistic, though our teenagers seem to be developing normally. What' should be parents know about this period in order to deal with it most successfully? e 4t i Before taking up your questions, Tom, I wish to comment on a point suggested by your letter. You are to be congratulated for be- longing to what I hope is an~ ever increasing number of moderr fathers who have an intelligent concern for their obligations as par- ents. Fathers like to be told that they are the heads of their fami- lies, yet all too many rest content with the title while delegating its functions to their wives, on the pretext that they are too tired, have many other things to do, and so on. Being a modern father calls for reflection, planning, and continued concern, for conditions affecting the family and parenthood have been modified so drastically that fathers must reinterpret their roles and devise new means for exert- ing thir influence. IN STATING THAT MODERN PARENTS are too disturbed about the problems of teenagers, you are obviously referring to what we would normally call "good" or "serious" parents. Unfortunately, there are a considerable number who cannot be included in this category. Studies of juvenile delinquency reveal a surprising number of par- ents who resent being bothered by the police even though their chil- dren are in serious trouble. There also exists a fair-sized group at every socio-economic level whose parental concern does not extend SINSINAWA, Wis.--Sister Mary Albert Krantz, O.P died at St. Dominic Villa, Dubuque, Nov. 29, in the 66th year of her re- ligious profession. Requiem High Mass was offered in St. Clara Chapel, Sinsinawa by the Very Rev. J. B. Walker, O. P. After the chanting of the Office of Burial according to the Dominican Rite, interment followed in the cemetery at the Motherhouse. A niece, Sister Mary John, R.S.M of St. Mary hospital, De Kalb, attended the funeral Sister Albert taught for nine years in St. Thomas High School, Rockford. Other assignments in- cluded schools in Chicago, Evanston, Milwaukee, Omaha, Faribault, Minn Denver, Bloom- ington, Ill and Anaconda, Mont. In the last two schools she served as superior. Coming Events FREEPORT Dec. 8-10 -- Book fair at St, Joseph school social room -- Sponsored by St. Joseph Home- Hawley attended the Christian Brot~rs' schools in Dublin, Ire- lend and St. Chad college, Bir- mingham, England. During World War II, he flew with the Royal Air Force .~. Parish Triduum Honors Our Lady Of Guadalupe ROCKFORD -- A triduum in! honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be held at St. Mary church here Sunday, Monday and Tues-ii day, Dec. 10, 11 and 12, under the] direction of the Rev. Fidel Rod- riguez, O.S.A. Services, to be conducted in Spanish, will be held sunday and Monday in St. Mary church at 7:30 p.m. and will consist of Rosary, recitation of the Litany of the Saints, sermon, and Benedic- tion of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by confessions in Spanish. Tuesday, Dec. i2, the triduum will end with the celebration of High Mass at 6 p.m. followed by a fiesta in the parish hall. The public is invited to attend. The great romantic composer Franz Liszt was a personal friend of Plus IX and actually received minor orders shortly before his death in 1886. with the religious education of ,~ ,~ wedding vows and Benedictior beyond the provision of material necessities, evidently on the assump- Catholics outside church schools, d ~ marked the 50th wedding anniver- tion that nature, or the churches and schools, will handle the rest. sary of Mr and Mrs Guilio Not- I AGREE WITH YOU THAT UNDUE EMPHASIS on adolescent Dalla~-Fn tWnrtbmsn p ,nomas t~.ha~tt, orman o~ tolinl t " - " " " a St. Joseph church l~ov. problems may undermine the morale of serious parents. The process congre~,rwho'-also svo]~ethat [~: ROCKFORD -- Color guard Sky Raiders. By special invitation, 26. tends to take the form of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Since they are ",~e-i ~ tT~n ,h~ rrn units from throughout the Mid-[the Purple Knights of Rockford Following the morning Mass, a told that insubordination, irresponsibility, and unpredictable be- JLJ l~ AI~ .a~ oo~vzl *~c~zl~u ~al~ ~* ~aJ al 11 . . J. .- -- 1 r . " 1 ~ west will "artici-ate in a color so win participate tamliy oreaKms~ was serveu at havior are normal during this period, parents may do little to curb a,~rumm apostolate; uard coat:st Su~a Dee 1~) at[ Committee members planning the Milk Pail. In the evening a re- such traits in their youngsters. On their part, teenagers are led to fflorn, man. ever netore, ne g Y' " ' [ the benefit contest are Collins ception and dinner for 250 guests believe that there's something abnormal about being normal, so they s~ated, ;'is this etIecuve program 2 p.m. in Boylen Central Catholic ]Sundberg, chairman, Charles Kes-was held at the Hotel Baker, St. do their best to behave accordingly. m neea or aevelopment, if the 1 h'gh school gymnasium. The con-lsler, Larry Gallino, Joe Bovi, i Charles. The dinner was given by Although you are correct in assuming that growing up is a normal faith and the practice of it are to test will be snonsored by the IHugh Deery, Frank O'Keefe Jr the couple's children, Dino Not-Iprocess, you must be aware that adolescence is a period during be preserved and strengthened in Phantom Regiment Drum" andIRobert A. Slack, Jack Cook, Paul[tolini and Mrs. Raymond Lichten-]which young people experience several major changes having conse- all our cotmtnes from Canada to ~ M Powell Fro v [ nk Na arro, Ralph[berg, both of Elgin, and Mrs. Jay lquenees that parents should clearly recognize. Briefly, this is a time ler e " ~ugle corps ann me rnamomettes T' ra d 1 Fuego. /Quevedo and Howard Handlin. [Julian, Sarasota, Fla. Auxiliary Bishop Edward p. color guard unit. /---- -- ~ of rapidandPhysicalproceedingdevelopment,far from ftenuniformlymarked bYin alternatingdifferent spurtSchildren.Of McManaman of Erie suggested Proceeds of the contest will bell| 3, k| ~ l I A I ~ ~ IIgr wth that the first stage of spiritual donated by the corps to the Boy-[ ~ U~" |~{ ~rr~er vv ~y TO ~O [Roughly between the ages of eleven and fifteen the appearance of the distinctive secondary sex characteristics indicates the onset of development is recitation and lan high school band fund to aid daily living of the morning offer- in the purchase of uniforms and u f~t|J /~ A JL pubertY,sex, as wellwithasitSandawningincreasingaWareneSSknowledge f theofpersonal~the variousimplicati nSsources of f ing, in which a person offers his equipment Tickets may be pur- ~|U q~UJlV~r| sexual arousal in oneself and others. day's action to-God. On this, he said, the layman can begin to build a spiritual life leading to participation in week- day Masses and frequent recep- tion of Communion, plus an an- nual retreat. Sterling Sister Dies MONROE, Mich. -- Sister Stalls Mary, 50, of St. Mary convent i here, died Dec. 1 after an extend- ed illness. She was the former Jane Parker, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Charles Parker of Sterling. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas. Fu- neral services were held Dec. 4 in Monroe. ' I Known for Famous Makers COATS - SUITS --- DRESSES --- SPORTSWEAR BOUTIQUES 123 south main at elm fashion corner rockford John F. "Jack" Long David t. Klontz Frlendly-Personal Service Conveniently Located Our many years of experience enables us to serye you efficiently and within your means Long-Klontz Funeral Home 428 Park Ave. WO 8.2255 Rockford chased from members of the Boy- lan bend or at local music stores. Pan American Theme The Pan American Day theme will be carried out in decorations of flags of the 21 republics of Pan-American states displayed in the gymnasium. Pan American Day exhibits will be set up in the high school corridors. Carl Olson is president of the Midwest Color Guard Circuit which will supervise the contest and appoint judges. Midwest Competitors Units participating in the com- petition will be Corsairs, Des Plaints; Elm City Rebels, She- boygan, Wis.; Mariners, Cudahy, Wis.; Starlights, Milwaukee, Wis.; Racine Kilts, Racine, Wis.; Sha- dows, Kankakee; Chicego Moun- ties; Donettes, Frankfurt; and the VANCOUVER, B.C (NC)--"r am nearly 100 years old. There is no other way to go now." In those simple words 99-year- old Wah San summed up his rea- sons for becoming a Catholic just two months before his 100th birth- day. Wah San came to North Amer- ica from his native Hong Kong at the age of 14. He worked laying railway tracks iu California and later on the Canadian Pacific rail- way. Looks 70 He was working even at the age of 90, as a laborer with a pulp and peper company. At that time he broke his arm and a doctor advised him to ~tuit work. It was only then that he learned that he was eligible for an old age pension FOR SCHOOLS RECTORIES -- CONVENTS WINDOW TINTING Ultra violet FORMERLY SOLARPAQUE aborbents by REDUCES GLARE-- PREVENTS FADING-- REDUCES HEAT A sturdily built man who looks more like 70 than the 100 he will be soon, Wah Sen weighed the pros and cons carefully before becoming a Catholic. Hearing Poor He chose his baptismal name to honor Mother Marie Vianney, gen- eral secretary of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Con- ception, who visited St. Joseph Oriental home where he lives on the day of his baptism. But Jean-Vianney Wah Son's hearing, at 99, is not the best. He thought his baptismal name was John Vancouver. When the nuns corrected the mistake, he settled for Vianney. Sister Gerarda Dies IT IS ALSO DURING THIS PERIOD that young people experience changing attitudes toward parents and home. As they gradually grope their way toward greater independence and self-assurance, their time and energy become increasingly devoted to interests and loyalties outside the family circle. This process of emotional and intellectual weaning may involve considerable tension or strain, for its stages are not well defined in our affluent society, and teenagers are consequently slow to learn that the acquisition of rights must necessarily involve the assumption of corresponding personal' responsibilities and obligations. PARENTS HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE to play during this period Because adolescence is marked by such rapid growth, exten- sive new experiences, and the gradual assertion of independence, parents must recognize that the basic need of their teenagers is help in developing a set of values, ideals, aspirations and life-goals, that is, a Christian philosophy of life, in terms of which they can inter- pret'their new experiences, impose order and control on their unfold- ing impulses and drives, and give meaningful direction to their eager pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, many parents seem quite unaware that their teen- agers need encouragement and guidance if they are to "make sense" of their rapidly expanding "worlds" in terms of Christian values. They forget that during childhood children are guided primarily by School association. GENEVA Dec. 17--"A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by Players touring company at Sacred Heart Seminary at 2:30 and 8 p.m. Call or write seminary for tickets. Stu- dents, $1, adults, $2. ROCKFORD Dec. 9--Christmas bazaar and chicken pie supper in the Knights of Columbus club rooms. The bazaar starts at 4 p.m dinner served from 5 to 7 p.m.--Spon- sored by the Ladies of Columbus. Dec. 10--Bake sale at St. Mary church hall after every Mass -- Sponsored by St. Mary school Mothers' club. Dec. 1O-12--Book fair at St. Ed- ward school after masses until 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m Sunday; from 3 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Dec. 15-16 --- Rummage sale in building on southeast corner of South Main and Morgan streets from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.--Spon- sored by Blessed Sacrament so- dality of St. Bridget church. STERLING Dec. ll--Card party in Sacred Heart parish hall--Sponsored by the parish. Dec. 13--Card party in St. Mary auditorium--Sponsored by Altar and Rosary society. TAMPICO Dec. 14--Card party in St. Mary parish hall at 8 p.m.--Sponsored by the parish. The Very Best Fish Fry On, s1 CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATU il :)ii; iii)i iiiiii }iii ili;,ii ,i,iii iii: i :::, W0 5-2482 WES, JEFFERSON STREET ROCKFORD. ILLINOIS AURORA -- Sister Mary Gerar- do, O.KF who died Dec. 2 at St. Charles hospital here, was buried from the hospital chapel Tuesday in the Sisters plot of St. Joseph cemetery. Sister was born in Germany March 30, 1880. She was on mission at St. Mary of the Lake seminary for the past 30 years, and, at one time, was on mission to Elgin. One niece in West Germany survives Sister. aims and norms imposed by others; as they move toward maturity they must learn to act on the basis of their own inner convictions. THIS SHIFT FROM OUTER TO INNER direction does not proceed automatically during adolescence. Teenagers may simply follow the crowd unless they are made aware of the need to develop their own consistent philosophy of life and to base their conduct on their own inner convictions. Yes, growing up is a normal process, Tom, but remember that the end-product is a self-directing Christian, not a passively conforming m~al eunuch. (Fr. Thomas will be unable to answer any personal questions) All the Perch you can eat Friday 5:30 P. M. to 9 Businessmen'e Lunch Daily 11:30 to 2 P.M. 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