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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE.
Returning to the front of tho church the procession entered, and advanced up the main aisle to tho high altar, singing the Litany of the Saints. The walls -wore then blessed inside. MASS. The ceremony of dedication being over, the Bishop, attended by his min isters, clothed himself in his Pontifical vestments, in order to sing Pontifical High Mass. The oflicers of the Mass were as follows: Assistant Priest, Rev. Fr. Athanasius, 0. S. F., Vicar-General to Bishop Hen essey of Wichita; Deacons of Honor, Rev. Fr. Fornelli, 0. S. B., of Mc Alister, and Rev. Fr. Willibrord, 0. S. B., of Edmund; Deacon of Mass, Rev. Fr. Felix, 0. S. B., of Guthrie; Sub Deacon, Rev. Fr. Hilary, 0. S. B., of Oklahoma City; Masters of Ceremonies, Rev. Fr. Germanus, 0. S. B., the "little giant" of El Reno, and Br. Joa chim, 0. S. B.; Censer-Bearer, Br. Eliseus; Crosier-Bearer, Br. Stanislaus; Mitre -Bearer, Br. Benedict; Trail Bearer, Br. Lawrence; Book-Bearer, Br. Timothy; Candle-Bearer, Br. Ed ward; Gremiale-Bearer, Br. Albert, a full-blooded Indian; Acolytes, Brs. Ra phael anoV Patrick. MUSIC. Music was not wanting. Rev. Fr. Adalbert presided at the organ, and Rev. Fr. Vincent, the beloved Pastor of Purcell, was'chorist. It called back to his mind his younger days, when he used to sing in the cathedral choir of the city of the great Bossuet, in the sunny land of France. His melodious voice resounded through the whole church. Br. Gregory, on the clarionet, and Miss Bowles, a pupil of St. Mary's, on tho piano, played some of their finest pieces, which were much appre ciated by the audience. After the gospel was sung, the Bishop, delivered a grand sermon on the dedi cation. He spoke of that first grand temple, erected to the honor of God as a type of the Church of the now law. He also spoke of tho Church as tho House of God and the Gate of Heaven. He brought his discourse to an end with a well deserved tribute to the un tiring zeal and labors of the good Fa thers in behalf of the poor Indians. On the Bishop's return to the monas tery, ho was invited to the refectory, where a bounteous repast was prepared for him and the assembled guests. At the end of dinner Rev. Fr. Thomas proposed a toast to the health of our good Bishop, to which the Bishop re plied in his usual pleasing way. Other toasts followed: I may mention Hon. Stephen Negauquet and Hon. J. Moose, both full-blood Indians, and highly educated gentlemen. Pontifical Vespers took place at half past three, followed by the solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Our good and worth' Bishop left Monday morning to go back tu his be loved residence of Guthrie. His Lord ship enjoys his visits to Sacred Heart, and is quite at home among tho good Fathers, who are his co-laborers in the meritorious work of the christianiza tion and enlightenment of the Terri tory. Ho never comes without spend- ing a few days with them, and it is only the urgent duties of Vicariate that take him away so soon from this bo loved solitude. Before ending this letter, 1 will add a few details about the new church, in order to let the reader know what a gigantic work it was, and what it cost to build such an edifice, when all the material had to be hauled by wagon forty miles over bad roads. The church is the largest and finest of the twin territories, and is GO by 114 feet. The cross on the steeple is 96 feet high from the floor. The steeple is a very elogant one. But the outside is nothing com pared to the interior beauty of the building. It might be said of it as of