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Midnight Mass To Be Celebrated In Subletfe Parish On Christmas / Sublette--Midnight Mass will be evening December 23 for their an- celebrated on Christmas in Our Lady of Perpetual Help church. Preceding the Mass, a thirty-minute program of Christmas hymns will be sung by the mixed choir under the direction of Sister Mary Agnese, organist. The Rev. Edward J. Lehman, pastor of the parish, will be celebrant and offer the first Mass of Christmas day. nual Christmas vacation and will return for regular class work, Mon- day January 5. The school children will go to confession Tuesday morning after Mass. Confessions will be heard Tuesday evening after the Novena services, Wednesday morning, De- cember 24 after Mass; 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. D " "" ica! ro ramI The children of St Mary School urlng me mus p g . ' ......... hild will present their annual Christmas wnlcn oeglns at ll'~u p m c - " i h s'- ol'wiil formentertainment In the school audl- Ten oz me par scno ........ ;,~,, *- the ~rib Beverl,, torlum Sunday afternoon, Decem- ~.; .... ~.'.~'" ."~' ." - -hJ ber 21 at 2"00 o'clock Santa Claus Jaulier Will place a statue oI t e .,, ~ " . . " ..... T,,,, ro~, e ;- *he ,~on-~r Ac wm De present to greet all tne ......... .~o,o ,, ~. .... "~ "ir : little ones of the parish The pro- companylng her irom me i st . .... ;. k... v.. .... " grade will be Catherine Lally,s-~,-S,'t: ~'=T~e'Bind:?" Christmas en Flay e ,s Paula Jean Vincent, Ann Vaess .......... nd 8 ersisarol ~uraaes D o ~, a and Donna Mae Schuhler. Mcmb ....... 7: ......... uong, Don t walt unul tile of the eighth grade, who represent ~r;,,~, no,r,~ 'hvicfrnng" Grades angels will be: Marian Cheslcy, ~'~'~"~ ................. -- ...... r " KI LJ[~ ~ Rosetta Schuhler, Carol Burka dt .... " ................. Shirley Truckenbrod and Anita'm~l,,aY'~t~ad~e~g~ ~?:anl~is, tt~nrlst" Vaessen. Recitation, "'i'he ~light "Before Christmas" (St. Thomas) by Grade 3. Tableau, "The Christmas Story" ---Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. The second Mass of Christmas will be offered in the parish church at 7 a.m. Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 will sing Christmas carols. The third Mass for Christmas will be followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The senior choir will sing hymns appro- priate to the day. Christmas Vacation The pupils of St. Mary Parochial School will be dismissed Tuesday Greetings O Sycamore III. Christmas Party To Be In Morrison Dec. 21 Morrison--The children's Christ- mas party held by members of St. Mary's Altar and Rosary society each year for children of the parish will take place Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21, in the parish hall. Mr. and Mrs. Myril Bramm are chairmen of the committee in charge. All members of the parish are invited to attend the party. Plans were made at a meeting in the home of the chairman for a short program at the Christmas party. X fish pond, gift exchange and refreshments for children and adults will be served as part of the afternoon's entertainment. At the last meeting of the organ- ization, Mrs. Boland, the mother of the Rev. William Boland, pastor of the parish, was honored guest. A birthday cake and gift were pre, sented to her. Mrs. James MacGil- vray, president, directed the meet- ing. Mrs. Ralph Basile and Laura Fielding were in charge of the bake sale conducted by the society. SAVE MONEY ON AUTO INSURANCE INSURE WITH FARMERS CONTACT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING AGENTS Wilbur Speaker, Reg. 176 Arnold Mulford, Reg. 33911 RobertLendman, Reg. 2545 Darrell Farthing. 758-M Jerome Sleeper, Tel. Off. 2332 -- Reg. 3996-W INSURANCE FOR ALL NEEDS 201 FIRST AVE. Office Tel. 368 STERLING Yeo er's I. G.A. Market Everyday Low Prices 1210 First Ave. Rock Foils KITCHEN UTILITIES CO. Crmdey Steel Kitchen Cabinets -- Birch Kitchen Cabin,hi Crosley Refrigerators ~ Stoves and Deep Freezes TELEVISION Open 12 Noon to 9 p.m. L I.INCOI.H WAY STERLING TEL. 4570 FRANK EWING MOTOR SALES Your FORD Dealer PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE 208 Third Ave. Sterling "TRADITIONALLY FINE FLOWERS" LUNDSTROM 205 18th Ave. ROBERT A. LUNDSTROM STERLING, ILL. West Brooklyn--The Rev. James Lafferty, pastor of St. Mary's par- ish, West Brooklyn, Monday morn- ing, Dec. 15, offered solemn blass of Requiem for the repose of his father's soul. John F. Lafferty, age 77, had died about 4 p.m. Thursday in St. Mary's rectory where he and Mrs. Lafferty made their home with their son. Mr. Lafferty was born in Amboy, Ill., a member of St. Patrick's par- ish. As a young man he secured em- ployment with the Illinois Central railroad. He was transferred to Freeport for a time and later ap- pointed to the station at Rockford. Upon retirement some nine years ago, he made his home with Father Lafferty, pastor of St. Mary's par- ish, West Brooklyn. At the funeral Mass were Mrs. Lafferty and another son, John Lafferty of Rockford. Members of St. Mary's parish, friends of the family and clergy of the diocese of Rockford offered their sympathy to the family and prayers for Mr. Lafferty's soul. Assisting at the Mass were the Rev. Thomas Green and the Rev. Charles McCarren, deacon and sub- deacon. The Rev. Leonard Guzzardo was master of ceremonies. The ser- mon was given by the Rev. Willis Bradley. Members of the parish choir sang the music of the Mass. Interment took place in Calvary cemetery, Rockford. May he rest in peace. ROCKFORD -- Ambrose Bonaequisti, 14, 836 N. Court street, St. Anthony of Padua parish, Dec. 10. Mrs. Teresina Bruscato, 75. 301 N. Horace ave., St. Anthony of Padua parish, Dec. 15. Adam J. Dabroski, 73, 1001 Lincoln ave., SS. Peter & Paul parish, Dee. 11. Paul P. Geuike, 51, St. Bridget's parish, Dec. 10. Mrs. Josephine Kordash, 63, R. R. 2, Ogilhy road, St. Stanislaus Kostka parish, Dec. 9. Rohn Richard Mullen, 19, ?040 Oxford street, St. Peter's parish, Dec. 14. Susan Hankes. 80, R. 2, Reckinger road, Annunciation parish, Dec. 11. Mrs. Laura M. Harris, 52, 238 Hamp- shire ave., St. Therese parish, Dee. 13. Mrs. Lucy Jurgelonis, 59, 618 College ave., Sacred Heart parish, Dec. 8. ELBURN -- Mrs. Ella C. Carlson, 41, St. Gall's parish, Dec. 9. ELGIN -- George W. Funk, St. Joseph's parish, Dee. 8. FREEPORT -- Mrs. Martha Koester 74, 621 E. Pleasant street, St. Joseph's parish. Dee. 14. HARVARD -- Matthew Knippen, 72, St. Joseph's parish, Dec. 9. LEE -- Edward T. Griffin, 49, Shah- bona, St. James parish, Dee. 9. MENOMINEE -- Wilbert Berger, 87, R. I, Nativity parish, Dec. 12. STERLING -- Milo McNamara, 81, St. Mary's parish, Dec. II. "It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead." REQUIESCANT IN PACE The at. Rev. Msgr John Patrick Mc- Guire (Prothonotary Apostolic) died Dec. 22, 1945 and is buried in Calvary Ceme- tery, Sterling, Ill. The Rev. Francis J. Hartmann died Dec. 23, 1918 and is buried in Joliet, IlL Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the souls of Thy servants. Thy priests, whom in this life Thou didst honor with the sacred office, may rejoice in the glory of heaven for evermore. Amen. South Beloit H.N.S. Group Elects Officers South Beloit--Members Of the Holy Name society in St. Peter's parish, at a meeting Dec. 8 elected office for the year 1953 the fol- lowing: Thomas Flanigan, Jr. will be president; Melvin Lynch, vice- president; Charles King, secretary- : treasurer. Omar Gibbons has been appoint- led by the Rev. James Mulcaire, pastor of the parish, as head usher for the coming year. The next meeting of the Holy Name society will be Tuesday, Jan. 13. Nuns Receive Flowers From Japanese Princess Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan --(NC) A Japanese princess has sent to the missionary Sisters of the Im- placed In the convent chapel by the nuns. They came from Prin- cess Setsuko, wife of Prince Chi- ehibu, the brother of Emperor Hirohito. maculate Conception here a bou- quet of flowers received from cit- izens on a visit to this city. The St. Joseph's Hospital--Elgin-- lilies : = _ ............... and chrysanthemums were Fourth Sunday of Advent. HUTTENS CLOTHING STORE 115 E. Third St. Sterling Phone 371 WECKESSER & SONS PLUMBING AND HEATING Rock Foils, Illinois 116 First Avenue VANETTIS HOME SUPPLY & AUTO PARTS CO. ON NORTH LOCUST ST. IN STERLING, ILLINOIS Phone 386 A.J. Vonetti MAC'S GARDEN SHOP "IMPORTED HOLLAND BULBS" PET SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES Complete line of garden seeds, tools and supplies 215 FIRST AVE. ROCK FALLS THE CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK OF STERLING Member of Fed. Deposit Insurance Corp. TROUTH FUNERAL HO/ E "Where Fine Service Costs No More" M. C. CAMPS, Owner Matt Grennon Tel. 287 Mason E. Behrens ROCK FALLS DAIRY HIGHEST I PASTEURIZED OAIRY PRODUCTS STERLING QUALITY P. H. Kaup, Phone Main 913, H. N. Koup KLEINSCHMIDT CLEANERS FREE PICKUP AND DELIVERY CLEANING -:- FUR STORAGE -:- DYEING 2 W. 4th St. Tel. Main 252 DUNBAR FURNITURE CO. QUALITY FURNITURE -:- RUGS -:- DRAPERIES -:- DRAPERY MATERIAL STERLING ILLINOIS I J. W. SLEEPER Tax and Accounting Service GENERAL INSURANCE 1021/S W. 2nd Tel. 2312 ROCK FALLS, ILLINOIS Babb's Rug House Quality Floor Coverings Rugs --- Carpets Unoleum ~ Tile R. H. Bobb 11 L 4th St. SteEling AL. HOFFMILLER D-X SERVICE 1st Ave. at 3rd St. Rock Falb TIRES & BATTERIES WM. L. DOYLE TAX SERVICE REAL ESTATE BROKER Phone 3416 Sterling The National Bank of Sterling Deposits Federally to $10,000 Member Fed. Deposit Ins. Corp. Memorials Moore Monument Co. Monuments Markers 20th Ave. & E. 4th St. Sterling 4b MEYER FUNERAL HOME STERLING, ILLINOIS 202 FOURTH AVE. PHONE MAIN 9 A & S DAIRY, Inc. 421 LOCUST ST., STERLING Pasteurized Homogenized Milk-- Barber oi~ats .?lkl ELECTRIC VIBRATOR Wlfk 4 o~lica- furs for f o c e, I DRYER body, &t Hot or Cool Air. For heir, sca?p., | lingerie & "S4.BOv I 100 otheruse|. I On~y S9.1F$ SATISFACTION I~/ARAflTEEI) I Beverages INSIST ON BUDWEISER SOLD EVERYWHERE TWIN CITY PRODUCE CO. Metzner Grain Elev. GRAIN, SEED, FEED and FERTILIZER M. "Dutch".Metzner 206 Locust St. IT'S CHASES FOR Religious Cords, Missals and Catholic Bibles Stationery and Supplies 214 First Ave. Sterling Do Your Shopping At FRANK'S MARKET QUALITY MEATS 323 First Ave. 119 W. 2nd Sterling Rock Foils December 21, 1952 The Observer Edition OUR SUNDAY VISITOB 9A