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PAGE 6 THE OBSERVER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1961 "Be present everywhere for the faith, for Christ, in every way and to the utmost possible limit whenever vital interests are at stake . . . Be there on guard and in action." Plus XIh rls "I will go unto the altar oil in which the dead body of Our I the church that the Blessed Sacra God." The opening prayer of/Lord was wrapped. Three clothslment is present The privilege to prepare them- Mass is a prayer of preparation l are spread in accordance to the selves and the church for the said by priest and server at the l rubrics while praying that the foot of the altar, symbolic significance of theseof Mass the is parishes shared by throughout many women the From Freeport deanery comes cloths and the crucifix high above diocese. It is not a job, it is an the reminder that the women of the altar will be the visible means opportunity. These dedicated the parish have a rare opportun-I of keeping all aware that the women give evidence of their love ity to offer their own portion for Victim of the Holy Sacrifice of of God by their prayerful attitude the prayer of preparation Some- the Mass is the same as that of and reverence in the performance time prior to the priest's words at the foot of the altar, they had the privilege of "going unto the altar of God" to make it ready for tho sacrifice of the Mass. They entered through the gates of the communion rail into the sanctuary, which is customarily and traditionally reserved for priest and acolyte, and began their preparation -- dusting, pol- ishing, placing flowers, arranging linens. All take time and draw these privileged women even clos- er to the Blessed Sacrament. To give meaning to the care of the altar and sanctuary, wom- en must reverently contemplate the following: DUSTING --not to dust a piece of furniture but to give reverence to a menial task, to the most holy object which the church contains, the altar, a symbol of Christ. PLACING THE CANDLES -- not only to place the beeswax candles in their holders, but to place the candlesticks on either the Cross. DUSTING THE TABERNACLE -- to dust, in great awe at being so close to the tabernacle that houses the consecrated hosts, and to genuflect, uttering a prayer of supplication At Mass the priest draws back the veil and reverent- ly genuflects, turns to face the communicants and asks God's for- giveness of their sins. CLEANING THE SANCTUARY LAMP --- to clean while giving thanks to Almighty God for the privilege of cleaning His house and praying that the love of God and the desire to serve Him would always dwell in their hearts The lamp burns and gives silent testimony to all who enter of these mean tasks They show Him due respect by offering their tasks in prayerful silence and by working with diligence Theirs is a truly a task unsung! But at the Mass, these women pray with the priest: "I will go unto the altar of God, Unto God Who gives joy to my youth." The D.C;C.W. page ap- pears the last issue of each month and is pre- pared by members of the Diocesan Council of Ca- tholic Women and edited by Mrs. Jack O'Connor, Freeport. side of the tabernacle in order YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A re- to make it possible for Mass to be said. The candies are the ligious community for priests' symbol of Christ and when burn- housekeepers has been given pre- hig are symbolic of the faith of liminary approval by Bishop Em- Christians. Normally, Mass may met M. Walsh of Youngstown. not be said without lighted can- The tentative name is The Hand- dies. maids of Mary. It has four appli- PLACING THE FLOWERS cants and two properties for use to arrange bouquets of flowers, as a convent. perhaps having selected them Joan Frauk, 31, housekeeper at from gardens with loving care, St. Mary rectory in Massillou, is which will by their sweetness and founder of the prospective com- beauty add to the dignity and munity. She has listed these gen- reverence of the tabernacle, eral rules: :~LACING THE LINENS -- to Vocation Test eo;~er the altar with pure white Each candidate will undergo a li,7,eu cloths, signifying the linen consisting of white blouse and dark blue skirt Work in Pairs It is planned to have the mem- bers work in pairs at rectories and return to the motherhouse two days each week for recreation and prayer. On those two days, nov- ices will substitute for professed sisters to gain experience. Applicants must be high school graduates aged 21 to 30 and in reasonably good health. Miss Frank said that the train- ing program will prepare each member as a housekeeper, sec- retary, catechism teacher, and in :some instances, church organist, FAITHFUL SERVICE--For about 30 years, these two women have been diligent in caring for the altar linens of St. Mary parish, Sterling Above, Mrs. Lester Newell, shown at the altar, has been in charge and has been assisted by Mrs. T. J. McDonnell, below, shown ironing linens. Many like them, throughout the diocese, have given unselfishly of their time to perform the necessary tasks to ready the church for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. rgical A better understanding of the Mass, brought about by the liturgi- cal revival now in progress, will bring all Christians closer to one another. If the lay apostolate is to be really effective, each in- dividual must actively participatei in the Church's life Mrs. Francis Murphy, spiritual development chairman of Rock- ford deanery, has studied some of the facts concerning the re- vival, and says that the present trend to encourage lay participa- tion in the Mass is not new, but its success now seems assured She has prepared this article on the subject. Why Reforms Many Catholics feel that it is unnecessary, or even unthinkable, that any changes or reforms should be made in the Church But all through the history of the Church there have been at- tempts to restore the liturgy to its proper place as the center of each Christian's life. During the Middle Ages, the laity lost their hold on the Latin liturgy and sub- stituted other forms of devotion This practice is still widespread Changes and reforms are neces- sary, within the unchanging framework of the Church, in order to re-emphasize certain dogmas which become clouded be- cause of centuries of varying opinions. What is Liturgy? To define the liturgy is to say that it is the priestly work of Jesus Christ continued in the Mystical Body for the sanetifica- tion of men. Therefore, each Christian must be brought to an active participation in this work and to a more thorough knowl- edge of his position in the Church Real Purpose Do we understand the real pur- of the Mass and the Holy ;ucharist in our lives? Christi ommunicates His divine life to men through the Mass, the Eu- charist and the Sacraments. Mrs. Murphy suggests for furth- er reading on the subject of the changes that are being made in the Mass and many of the rea- sons for these changes, a book i by the Rev. H. A. Reinhold called "Bringing the Mass to the Peo- ! ple." Used Mac Sought By Missions Two worthwhile projects have i India. A letter of explanation wa| been suggested to deanery chair- men of libraries and literature committees throughout the dip- cese. They are simple projects, yet every family has a chance to participate The first of these is called Operation Mailing Catholic Litera- ture. Catholic periodicals and books which we have finished reading can be messengers of our faith to people in all parts of the world. Through the missions these will reach the people whom they can benefit most. They will help others to become acquainted with our faith or strengthened in it. They may save souls. In addition, this is one way of counteracting the evil and mis- leading propaganda that is con- tinually being poured into the mis- sion fields. It is said that Corn- munists supply many times the amount of free literature supplied by all Christians. A February Feature Such a project can be set up now and featured as a part of received from Mrs. Agnes Miran. da, manager of Konkani Litera- ture Publishers in Mangalore, South India. She says the publish- ing house is a Catholic organiza- tion whose aim is to disseminate Catholic literature and to counter- act the growing influence of Com- munism in our area through litera' ture." She continues, "The Konkani publishes Catholic books in the Konkani language and sells them at a low cost to the people. But they are desperately in need of more books for reference and circulation to meet the needs of all people." Mrs. Miranda says the anti- Catholic and Communist litera- ture greatly exceeds the Catho- lic literature in India For this reason she asks that Catholic books be sent to help educate the people in the Catholic faith. Catholic novels for adults, young adults and children are the types of books that interest the pub- lishing house. Catholic Press Month in Febru- Books may be mailed to: Mrs. ary. It is necessary to contact Agnes Miranda, Manager, Kon- many groups throughout the par- karti Sahitya Prakashan, Post ishes. Those groups who wish to mail Box 520, Manga!ore 2, South In- directly to the missions may din. secure needed addresses by con- tacting the deanery chairman of I1~ ~ --.-- r~." libraries and literature commit-I" .rum L)IQ~I~bI~ teeThose who want to send their Receive Habit literature to the Marian Press Center in Chicago need only col- Of Dominicans lect it and get it to Chicago. The center will then send it and pay ADRIAN, Mich.--In the pres- mailing charges to missions to all ence of the Most Rev. Alexander parts of the world. Before taking M. Zaleski, D.D Auxiliary it in, it is advised that a letter'Bishop of Detroit, 75 young be written to Miss Eileen Doherty, women received the habit of the Marian Press Center, 2604 N. Adrian Dominican Sisters in Lu- Sawyer Ave Chicago 47, Ill. She will make arrangements for re- ceiving it. The second project, suggested by NCCW, is Catholic Books for ioneer CHICAGO (NC) -- Two Ameri- can sisters will leave for India next month to prepare for anoth-" men Ecclesiae chapel here Dee. 27 They were part of the 217 young sisters taking part in re- ceptionand profession cere- monies. Five of the young women who received the white habit of St Dominic are from the diocese of Rockford: Elizabeth Strominger of St. Edward parish, now known as Sister Elizabeth Denise; Mary Eileen Sullivan of St. Patrick parish, now known as Sister Ei- leen Paul; Kathleen Kucznski of St. Peter parish, now known as Sister Miriam Thomas; Patricia Stafford of St. Peter parish, now known as Sister John Regis; and Dianne Olson of St. Joseph parish, six-month postulancy as a voca- er big step in a pioneer project Elgin, now known as Sister Mary tion test. fl] by which U.S. sisterhoods hope Matthew. ,~.~ ~ Each will receive a year of in-! a ik,!Ill to strengthen education in needy Sixty six Sisters pronounced aleas final rehgaous vows and reeewed ~:.~ ~, ~j~ '~ tensive spiritual training in a no- In i~ew,i / . * lit/ ' " " ' i~t~/,~iw,~ ~ vitiate "1/I /// They are Sister Mary Josett ,a the ring symbohc" of that final" pro- u for one ea] ~ i./~t,t. ,~c,l~ J Xav] r colic e fesslon Dec 28 Seventy six nov ~.'~ ~~ Each will st dy Y "K~/~i~/~ ~,l~ ~hil'~ ~" i/l] president of St. "e g " " " ~,~. JS~r~'~ such courses as typing record-~,tl;;11~,/I~:~1 I 1 I~:1;1// Ill here and Sister Mary Jeanne ~a ices made their first professsion "ti~ !' : ' keeping, and filing, as well as i i?:::~!iii~ii::i~:: ii:'~ii!i ~; ~ ~ ~ member of the general council of of vows in Lumen chapel Dee. 29. ~J personality development, cooking,[TV Sexes -- the Sisters of Mercy, Bethesda, ~e~'~ ~--~" ---'-^li"i~- Those with musicalt i::::::::i:::::::i i~:~ FREEPORT~Miss Carol Backes Md American Sisters The seminar "~ ~l~' auu ru ~ uu. i:i:i:i:i:i:i:ii:! i iiii and Robert Rosemier in St. Joseph ~ . . "~'7f''~'~r talent would learn to play the or- "Who Is This Wonde]worker"~ :::::::::::::::::::::::: church Dec. 2. ~ Mother Josetta is director of may ne nero tins summer in m- iiiiiiii;ii. :i::!}i ! i i ! ! ' Miss Sandra Finkbeiner aria gan. is the title of the new Sacred ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Frederick Witte in St. Joseph the program which brings for-dla. . .c;orCI/x/ Each will take vows of poverty IHeart Hour series to be telecast iiiii Sf; 2 .o, Davia eign sisters, mostly from India, We have become ,aware, she ~----~'" *" ::::::::::::::::: "" ' n chasity and obedmnee, over WREX starting Sunday, Dec ~::::~::;:~i,Gradv in St.Thomas Aquinas to American Catholic colleges for said m a statement, of the eea -,' 1 " " church Nov 25 four ,ears of education cost free for faculty members to have first- EAEAI/V r'~IMMCD J~acn Will wear a moclern nanitl31 at 10:15 a.m. lne nrst talk GALiENA"Miss Susan Fleece and ,7 - I-/"~IVlIL/ I,/11~11~11 1~ .-- IDec 31 will be given by the Rev HONtl" SWI't:] HUMP tHenry Oxnard in St. Michael church,I 58 from India hanoi expermnee wire me eauca- ,o~ I o " ROSS IEugene P' Murphy, S.J director !D:j~oli~SaBmURpG~rMeiS~rKarenst.P~ou~al NOW in its first rY:ar, theInP~O~ Lvio~::s ~YSeter~Snom~heean;Ulstour:li ~,I~ol~l~l I,of the world-wide Sacred Heart ~,J~ ". Igram has 58 sister from ' , i the Baptist church, Dec z. , FOOD " r alone stud m on scholarships at systems of India nl~ral/r~T I ,~. FOR FINE FOOD [Ihour. Father's talk, titled n t a~lrl r1~! ~r ~1= I MARENGO--Miss Penny Bremec~[ Y g l~Kl'~l~l'/4~/ I ~ IIMother's Pra-er~ ," deals with one Vi ~,~,il I1~ I1~11~1 Ig~ll [~11 and .James. Peters on in Sacre [18 American Catholic colleges. As it did in paying the trans- I 1] of the outstanding works of won-[ v ! n 6 Cnur L C--ZMiss RoeheUe I Twenty-five Sisters from other ha- portation costs of the Sisters corn- Is A Special I I]der performed by the God-Man,[ By NELLIE HUGHES mas. Both sets of parents wet e~time I'm out, they'd be out Otts~t ~s~eraeu a~drc~ill~aer~ 1~ard'ng in]tions also are attending these col-ing here from India, the U.S. Try " "'" I lithe raising of the widow's son to] Just 20 years ago I dropped alive then, and they tried to belstyle." i ROCKFORD--~vI'iss Joan Owenslleges and 12 others which are State department has alloted Sis- aT ,L~TTer and James Ex tahs m St Peter I ~!~ ~ ] ~ I!life. Other speakers and their top- my teeth--to use an expression comforting But how could such] (I hope they take that sweater church. NOV'. 25. ' " ' cooperating in. the .project. ter Josetta and her companion ~ t SANDWICH M~ssSuanneBeck The venture is a pint effort of funds for their travel expenses Church on I " 411Lll liics are Lord I Am Not Worthy favored by our progeny--and a antique persons (I was young back ),"2 " . J ' ' " l ' " ann Leonara ;~eoola in :~t. vau ,- - I ~ ~ [[Rev Francis J Pamsh S J whole box of Christmas tree orna- then Now I m anhque ) really ]church Nov 4 123 American commumUes throngh The training offered the for- ounaay. I "~- - I[Death to Life, Rev Edward H.[ments The ornaments shattered know what it's like to have albe~ ' h :~7;:j.etY:Da~k t~y' hla~lesiBe?O3DSaTOCRKo'er M~i~in patri~ita.]the National Sister Formatio~ con- eign nuns is designed not only Steaks Chicken I J Steaks Chicken IIMcGlinchy, S.J.; Christ at Cans I My husband had just opened husband yanked away and stuffedlwith bou-hs ofhull 'tis the sea IMarv church Nov. 25. '[ference, a cooperative movement to give them a broad liberal arts Y, CHICAGO Miss Caro/ Jams and t e J Sea Food IIRev. John I. Hochban, S.J." Whelone of those leters from Uncle into khaki? Well, now !o~. n h,~ ;,~|h ' "lAle ~,l.~tt~ 'Rockford n"Fivel0f all U.S sisterhoods, background, but also o quip ' oulz ~u u~ juxz~'. ~J,~ v, . . . , The Faust Takes Pr~de I $os ~a$~ State R*ckford IIRuler's Daughter, Rev Ra-mond[Sam' "To Whom It Ma- Concern And now history repeats itselfl .~- -9 I Ho]v Martvrs church. Dec. 16. I Mother Josetta stud the pur- them with special skills. . ~ S. O'Connor,~ S.J.; The Greatest Greetings." My officer and gentle- for Christmas 1961. [ ~n'n'tYTnln wishin, onr kid~iMcGLEnnNVIaEw' IL.L"~"2n~ss M~ri~deer~:T pose of her trip will be to select These skills include medical I wee h mall man r o 'Woodsto~.k m Our Lady of Per from Indian colle es a faeult teehnolo nursln social work, in Preparing the 1 ~ iMiracle RevJohn E Curley man was now a member of theLast k t e " [were of Santa Ciaus a-e a-sin" ' ' . . . "I " g Y gY " g, " Tell ' " ' g [6 ' I petual Help cnurcn ~ov " ~r.m,- [S.J. I U.S. Army. I wasn't, really too brought another message, bu~ no one "et hao f" nn a w-" KANSAS CITY-:--Miss Laverne to teach at a projected seminar home economy, semnce, art, mu- Choicest Menus. BB ~ll~tni.~entv [ Father Perrish is archdiocesan t surprised After all Pearl Hay- "Greetings" 1. ~. ~ .y~ o u~ u . . a?'JLinderrnan and Robert.Kantorsk!,lin Indian culture for 20 to 30 sic and teaching. 1 ~ I ~ " ',Ito turn PaCK ume. ao tins lSfMcuuimm LaKe. in ~t. eatricK 1 ~ T RS lnn'ector of the Apostleship oflbor had been bombed two weeks 'Tho Whom It May Concern I ~.^~ chu-ch. Dec 23 Iil~::}j~::~'~:~ .nv . wucre x uaiiie JU-- I SCHULENBURG Tex.--Miss Pa- ;~:~ :!L; ".!.:.:"." Off co ~ 7 P M Prayer m Los Angeles Cahf and earher and Pop was a First Greetings, read oldest son ] ,m. ur~.~ T~ '~/r.~ C' I tricia Hilslaer and barnes Saum Ba-[~iii~ m l a professor of religion at LoyolalLieutenant in the reserves "Well that's the way the ball[ *i 'ltavia. in st. Rose of Lima church, ~i~WOodland 5.6825 ~. ~ ~ m WRI:X-1V luniversity, Los Angeles. Father How Much Hurt bounces" Physical two weeks from greetings-- INov. 26. Residence J .:::-= L == ~ t.nonno" I [McGlinchy is a professor of philo-[ (You can expect an ulcerated now, induction in 45 days." J[ J[ "" WOodland 4-4441 [] ]sophy, St. Peter College Jersey tooth to hurt, too, but you're al- many days until grad- i A I"l::g~uPl UtLf,'~'O :~'KVtt.l:: mJ~~~ 13 City N.J. ways surprised at how much.) uation"H w' I muttered, feeling the I . I [ Dean of the Jesuit theological[ "Why," I wailed, womanfully familiar colIywohhles in myil Lar A ~ II~~| ,': A L. E State at 4th t to, rmor n, u mn , I seminary, Toronto, Ontario, Can-lresuming my tree-trimming, stomach. I Paring ~: ~~ " 9 Y Rockford ~[~;J'~ l ada, Father Hochban is a fry-]"couldn't they wait until after "Sixty Don't start worrying. I Area ~~ I quent speaker on the Sacred Heart IChristmas!" I'll graduate. The army's not in-I[ -. ~~ MoroyThan I[ ~~~ Aim Forms or mturance -- Ihour. Father O'Connor a weUl As it turned out his orde~ s human." !1 ,- ,~:r - i~: ' " ' " ' ' f r ~.onamonea P ~!~" Home Ownors -- Life -- Casualty I[known speaker, is a professor at[didn't come through until mid- 'At least you'll be home o I Cha.e, v I[Ignatius college Guelph Ontario [January, and we had a very nice Christmas " i mumbled "By the [ II ~~ ,~. v e ru, I;;~li~ fATI;;Ullll~ fll IIC~naaa ' '[ ~-~o~'~s -P-r ell even if I did w~-~ w",1'~ ,ou like Santall It 7111 Rockford Trust Bldg. Rockford, III, ~ x ----Immr "! =Lsal~=ma'=r= ~lsl 'l a u . ~ ay j ,i e ~e-e~'~e=etA/r~ rsmL.e~n~m u~a=e" m~ GUY A FIORENZA /.~ ~ ~mm -- ~ '~nm mtmm~,v ve i An outstanding retreat master, scorch the turkey aud forget the to leave under the tree, soldier i r!m, c Lu rum'~c~-~L n~ vt~= ' Father Curie 1 m mb r f ] ] " ] Frank R F~tzgerald Robert H Ftzgerad y "s a e e o the ginger "n the pumpk'n pies. boy:'," " Complete Serv,ce /:or I [ --- Comf rt I ,600 North Rocktan App. -- Rockford I/ ",1 ~ "-I f/jr,[j] mldesun. MISSIOn oano, .t'~ew urmans, uIIer 0 ~0 Ulo[oes rl l/ ~ ,$ alOCKS I~lor,n OT ~olsrea KOaa Vvu 3"40~ ~x,~f" BANQUETS WEDDINGS I[La' But it was a dewy-eyed Christ- 'Anything but clothes. By the[I - I ~-M~~] ~~~ "" PARISH and SCHOOL AFFAIRS I1' I ! " Hot Food or Cold Buffets II OUR HOMEMADE PIES I! 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