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Plan Special
Family Devotions
During October
Vol. Ill No. 3
Work on the $40,000 structure, started only five months
ago, was completed this week by
the J. Lang Co., Columbus con
Designed by Emerick and Mc
Gee. Columbus architects, the
church is constructed of the most
modern materials and is trimmed
in redwood. Simple in form, it has
a vertical redwood entrance, flank
ed by windows of blue glass, and
an altar of wood and concrete ma
sonry, The side windows are set at
angles in order to focus light on
the altar.
The church, which has a seating
rapacity of 300. is situated adja
cent to old St. Mary's Chapel on
W. Market St.
To the Reverend Clergy, Religious,
and Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus.
My beloved Brethren:
Pictured above is part of the throng of clergy and laymen who attended the ground-breaking ceremonies for the new
Watterson High School in Columbus. Bishop Ready blessed the 16-acre site located at Cooke road just east of High street
and turned the first spadeful of earth to begin construction on the $1,000,000 plant.,
The purpose of the simple and impressive ceremony was referred to by the Bishop as "one that all can understand
to raise up generations of God-fearing citizens."
Designed to accommodate 900 students, the structure is scheduled to be available for the acceptance of ninth grade
students at the beginning of the 1954 school year. Additional classes will be admitted during the succeeding years.
Commending the pastors and people on their magnificent response to the $2,500,000 fund raising appeal to enable
the Diocese of Columbus to expand its educational facilities for youth. Bishop Ready noted that the occasion of this ground
breaking was "a significant one. Significant because it will last for many generations, a monument to your faith and gener
osity as your prayers are blessed and plans fulfilled."
Speaking of the years to come, the Bishop told the impressed gathering that "generations of Christian-minded and
Christian-living youth will be the result of your continued support and generosity."
Pontifical Mass To Highlight
Waverly Church Dedication
New Atom Area Church Meets
Needs of Growing Pike County
A Pontifical Low Mass, with Bishop Ready as celebrant,
will highlight the dedication of the new St. Mary’s Church in
iVaverly at 11 a. m. Sunday. The Church is one of the first
■ruits of the Diocesan Development Campaign.
A Southern Deanery meeting of
the Diocesan Council of Catholic
Women will also be held in Waver
ly in conjunction with Sunday's
Women from Scioto. Ross. Pick
away, Fayette, Vinton, Jackson and
Pike Counties will attend the 3
p.m. session.
Climaxing the dedication will be
a dinner for the clergy at 5 p.m.
in the Lake White Club.
Once Mission Area
The new church fulfills the
needs of the growing Catholic pop
ulation in Pike County. Once classi­
Mission Sunday will be celebrated throughout the Catholic
world, Sunday, October 18th.
Missions Sunday is a special invitation from tho Father of
Christendom imploring tho Christian family everywhere to unite in
making fervent, effective acts of Faith, Hope and Charity. Aid
to the home and foreign missions of the Church through prayer
and almsgiving is an act of Faith in tho commandment of our
Lord to teach all nations and in the immensurabie value of a single
soul purchased by the Blood of Christ. It is an act of Hope because
whosoever gives assistance to the missionary cause of the Church
manifests an unfailing trust in those consoling words of the Saviour:
"Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy give and
you sha receive." It is an act of Charity to provide for the spiritual
and corporal needs of our brothers in Christ. "What you have done
to the least of these, my brethren, you have done unto Me."
•t is my privilege to express hearty appreciation in the name
of the missionaries at home and abroad for your generous charity
in the past. It is a joy to commend you, my beloved brethren, for
your sense of responsibility toward the extension of the Kingdom
of God. I take this occasion to thank the Reverend Pastors, the
Clergy and devoted Sisters who encourage missionary zeal among
our youth and to speak my gratitude to all the Faithful in the
Diocese of Columbus.
In connection with Mission Sunday, I am anxious that the
Faithful of this Diocese understand the importance of cooperating
with the Society for the Propagation of the Faith which is the of
ficial mission-aid society set up by the Sovereign Pontiff for the
assistance of all missionary endeavor in the world. Father James
Kulp is the Diocesan Director of the Society with headquarters at
246 East Town Street, Columbus. It is the responsibility of the
Propagation of the Faith to channel all alms and donations given
by our people to the many important mission projects both at
home and in foreign fields. Our Diocesan Mission Office hes helped
home and foreign missionaries through membership dues in the
Society, by donations, Mass offerings and gifts in kind. Send your
mission charity of whatever kind to our Diocesan Mission Office. I
ask for your continued support of this work and especially do I
entreat you to become members of the Society for the Propaga
tion-©! the Faith in order to share in the rich indulgences of the
Beseeching the blessing of God upon your participation in the
missionary labors of the Chureh through Mary, the Queen of
October 7, 1953
Devotedly in Christ,
Bishop of Columbus
fied as a mission area, with only
one-half of one percent of the pop
ulation Catholic, Pike County has
grown by leaps and bounds since
the beginning of construction of
the nearby Atomic Energy Plant.
Four years from now. it will
serve the employees of the atom
Father Louis Hoffman, appoint
ed pastor of the church in July,
will move to Waverly this month.
A recently purchased home near
the church will be the rectory. Fa
ther Hoffman has been in resi
dence at St. Marys rectory, Chilli
Leo J. Kletzly and Mrs. William
DuBrul, both of Columbus, were
named by Bishop Ready this week
to serve on a Citizens’ Committee to
study juvenile delinquency in
Franklin County.
The committee, established by
the Columbus and Franklin County
Council of Social Agencies, aims
to develop an effective program to
curb delinquency. The need for
such a unit was pointed out by the
Council which noted that the num
ber of cases handled by the Frank
lin County Juvenile Court increas
ed 46 per cent in 1950-1952 over
the previous two-year period.
A 1931 graduate of the Univer
sity of Notre Dame, Mr. Kletzly is
a member of Immaculate Concep
tion Parish. He has had experience
Plans are being completed
for the eighth annual conven
tion of the Diocesan Council
of Catholic Women, scheduled
for Tuesday. Oct. 27.
The day long meeting will
feature many workshops, con
ducted in the Neil House and in
the State Office Building, Hearing
Room No. 2.
The workshops will include such
subjects as “Religious Activities.”
“Parent-Teacher Association”, “In
ternational Relations.” “Organiza
tion and Development of PCCW’s”
and “Public Relations.”
The “Parent-Teacher Associa
tion” workshop will have as its
theme “Educational Problems Com
mon to Home and School.” Speak
ers will include Sister Aloysius,
O.S.F., of St. Aloysius Academy,
New Lexington. O. and Mr. Will
iam Baer, Elyria. O.. a former
school superintendent and book
publisher. Open discussion periods
will he conducted following the
talks. The honorary chairman of
this workshop is Father Paul
O’Dea. Diocesan T.A. Consultant.
James E. O’Leary, president of
the Diocesan P.T.A will serve as
chairman of the workshop, and
Mrs. William E. DuBrul will be
chairman of the exhibit. The work
shop will take place in Hearing
Room No 2 of the State Office
Building, frnm 4 00 to 5 30 p.
Theme of the “Religious Activi
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vate school construction through
the first nine months of the year
has increased at close to five times
the rate of public school building.
Continuing at its record-break
ing level, private school building
in September amounted to $39,000,
000, according to Department of
Commerce estimates. The total for
the first three quarters of 1953 was
$303,000,000 compared with $25z.
000.000 for a n u a y-September.
1952. a rise of 20.2 per cent.
Between the same periods public
school construction increased only
4.5 per cent, while total new’ con
struction throughout the country
rose 7.5 per cent.
Church and other religious
building also continued at high
levels in September, bringing the
three-quarter total to $337,000,000.
Two Catholics Named to County
Group for Delinquency Study
in dealing with youth as a mem
ber of Big Brothers, Inc., and as a
leader in Boy Scout and Cub Scout
work. He is also a member of the
Knights of Columbus and the Holy
Name Society, and he is traffic
manager of Suburban Motor
Freight here. He resides at 261 E.
Dunedin Rd.
Mrs. DuBrul, who lives at 949 E.
Cooke Rd., is a member of the
Parent-Teachers’ Association and
the Altar and Rosary Society of St
James the Less Church. She is also
chairman of the P-TA of the Cen
tral Deanery of the Diocesan Coun
cil of Catholic Women, and is a
member of the Elizabethan Guild.
Mrs. DuBrul is a graduate of the
School of Brown County Ursulines
at St. Martin s, Ohio.
Plans Completed for DCCW Convention
atholic Times
Father Staunton
Offers Requiem
For Mother
Solemn Requiem High Mass for
Mr*. Margaret* Morley Staunton
mother of Father John C. Staunton,
was sung Monday. October 12. in
Saint James Church, Wyoming.
Bishop Ready gave the absolu
tion after the Mass and pre
sided in the Sanctuary. Father
Staunton, who is Secretary of the
Ohio Catholic Welfare Conference
and Assistant Pastor of Christ the
King Parish, Columbus, was cele
brant of the Mass. Father Ray
mond Kaliaher acted as Deacon,
and Father William Shine, Pastor
of Saint James Church, was Sub
Deacon. Approximately fifteen
Monsignori and sixty Priests were
in attendance. Father Paul J. Rat
ermann delivered the sermon.
Mrs. Staunton died on Thursday
at her home in Wyoming, a Cin
cinnati suburb. She had been ill
for several months
Survivors include her husband.
William J. Staunton. Sr.: another
son, William J. Staunton, Jr. of
Cincinnati: and thiee daughters
Mr«. Margaret Leurck of Cincin
nati: Miss Mary Staunton at home
and Mrs. Louise Roettle of Wyom
Burial was in Oak Hill Ceme
Tito Ousts Italian
Priests In Trieste
long-planned scheme to oust al)
Italian-born priests from the Yugo
slav zone of Trieste (Zone B) and
from Istria has been put into op
eration by the Tito authorities.
The scheme was worked out
jointly by the communist provin-
cial governments of Croatia and
Slovenia working with Yugoslav
Vice-President Edward Kardelj
and Ales Bebler, undersecretary
of the Yugoslav Foreign Office.
The cable announced that Rev
erend Mother M. Ignace Holtus had
been re-elected Superior General
for a second term of six years.
The Sisters teach in Holy Ros
ary. St. Leos. St. John the Evan
gelist. St. Peter's, and Sacred Heart
schools in Columbus: St. Aloysius
in New I^exington. They are also
established at the seminary of St.
Charles Borromeo (Domestic De
partment). St Vincents Orphan
Asylum. St. Ann's Infant Asylum,
the Shrine of St. Therese. all in
Columbus, and in St. Aloysius
Academy in New Lexington.
The members of the General
Council, representing the various
provinces of the world-wide organi
zation. are: Mother M. Clarissa As
man. First Assistant General (three
provinces of the United States)
Mother M. Mechtild Heliweg, Sec
ond Assistant General (two prov
inces of Germany) Mother M. Hu
bertine Peeperkqrn. Third Assist
ant General (Netherlands) Mother
Yvonne Erbs, Fourth Assistant
General (two provinces of Brazil).
The Commissariat of Indonesia is
represented on the General Coun
cil by the Assistant General of the
Netherlands. Members of the Gen
eral Chapter from the Province of
Poland were not permitted to leave
the country by the Communist-con
trolled government. Among the
Monsignor Roland T. Winel, Chancolor of tho Diocese and
Moderator of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, discusses
final phns for the eighth annual D.C.C.W. Convention with three
of the group's officers. Pictured, left to right, are Mrs. T. Vincent
Martin of St. Catharine parish, registration chairman Msgr. Winel
Mrs. J. Harold Breen, St. Agatha parish, convention general chair
man, and Mrs. Alexander J. Glocknor, Holy Name parish, president
of tho D.C.C.W.
The Most Reverend Bishop
announces the follow mg appoint
Effective September 13, 1953
Very Reverend Mon signor
Matthew A. Howard, Adminis
trator, Saint Gabriel Church, Co
lumbus, retaining his duties as
Professor of Saint Charles Col
Effective September 19, 1953
Reverend Richard F. Dodd
from Assistant Pastor, Holy
Cross Church, Columbus, to As
sistant Pastor, Saint Mary Mag
dalene Church, Columbus, con
tinuing as Director of Youth Ac
tivities of the Diocese
Effective September 28. 1953
Reverend Richard Endres to
Graduate Studies, Ohio State
University and Chaplain, Mary
hurst, Columbus.
Effective October 1, 1953
Reverend George Buchmann,
J.C.D., Notary of the Diocesan
Tribunal, from residence at
Sacred Heart Church, Colum
bus, to residence at Newman
Half, Columbus.
Effective September 26. 1953
Reverend P. J. Conaty, O.P.
Pastor, Holy Trinity Church,
Somerset, succeeding the Rev.
Peter J. Nash, O.P.
Effective September 28. 1953
Reverend James McKay, S M.
from Dayton University to Chap
lain, Saint Joseph Academy, Co
lumbus, and Graduate Student
at Ohio State University.
Mother Ignace Named
Superior of Franciscans
The Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity
who teach in six schools and serve in five institutions in the
Columbus Diocese, received a cabled report early this week
on the elections held at the General Chapter of their Congre
gation at the General Motherhouse in Hythuysen, Province of
Limburg, Netherlands.
Roland T. Winel
thirty-four members of the Gener
al Chapter were two native Indo
nesian Sisters.
The General Chapter was presid
ed over by His Excellency Constant
Kramer, O.F.M a Dutch Bishop of
Lianfu. China, who had suffered
much at the hands of the Com
munists before being expelled
from the country.
The American delegates will re
turn in November.
Special Prayers,
Institute To Mark
The third annual National
Catholic Youth Week, which
begins Sunday, will be observ
ed on a diocesan level by spec
ial prayers, a youth institute
and a Holy Hour, Bishop Ready
announced this week.
Father Richard Dodd, Dio
cesan Youth Director, has urg
ed all young people, ages 7 to
30, to attend Mass, receive Holy
Communion in their parish church,
recite the prayer for youth, and
the Rosary for the intentions of the
He has also asked pastors to have
a Holy Hour on Oct. 25, the Feast
of Christ the King, or any other
convenient time during the week,
and has urged Sisters to add spe
cial prayers to the daily devotions
of school children.
Encouraging the observance.
Bishop Ready, in a letter to pas
tors. declared:
"You will note that an effort is
being made to emphasize the spir
itual values of our young people.
If we can get them to participate
in the communal sacramental life
of the Church, we can hope to in
terest them in the external works
which remain to be done."
The pastors also were asked to
encourage delegates to attend the
Institute for Youth at St. Joseph
Academy and the Holy Hour in
Holy Cross Church.
Registration for the institute
will begin at 1145 am, with the
first session scheduled a half hour
later. The youths will hear talks
and participate in discussions con
cerning the historical and geogra
phical study of the Columbus Dio
cese, the mechanics of the aposto
late, the place of the young man
and young woman in the parish
apostlate, and the meaning of the
Those serving as chairmen or
discussion leaders are Dan Soro
han, Mrs. Mary K. Ruddy, Miss
Margaret Konkler, Attorney Carl
Gaeton Nappi, Miss Mary Ann
Ward. Mrs. James Charles Hugh
Durbin Gene Brauner, Father Ed
ward Healey. Miss Ann Cannon,
In failing health for a year. Mi
Glenn died Oct. 3 San Antonio
hospital here.
The will, filed Tuesday in Pro
bate Court, bequeaths the estate to
the church, the sisterhood, and to
seven individuals The Kenton par
ish will receive $40,000. and after
the individuals have had their
share, the Sisters of Charity will
receive the residue, which is esti
mated to be $400,000.
The Sisters of Charity, whose
Mother House is in Cincinnati, op
erate San Antonio Hospital here.
Requiem High Mass for Mr.
Glenn, who was 73. was sung Oct.
6 in Immaculate Conception
Church. Burial was in St. Mary's
U.S. Abbot Elected
To Fop Council Of
Benedictine Order
ROME (NCi Archabbot
Denis O Strittmatter. O.S.B., of
the St Vincent Archahbey at La
trobe, Pa. was one of four abbots
elected here to the Abbot Pri
mates Council of the Benedictine
Order. His election took place at
the closing sessions of an inter
national Congress of Benedictine
Abbots attended by 123 delegates
from all parts of the world.
Archabbot Strittmatter is presi
dent of the American Cassinese
Congregation of the Benedictine
Order and has been president of
St. Vincent College since 1949
Catholic Youth Week Begins Sunday
Miss Marilyn Fox. Joseph Carle
and Miss Mary Ann Calopy.
The Holy Hour will be held at
5 p.m..
Throuahout the nation. 6.000.000
young Americans, members of
Catholic youth organizations, will
participate in the observance un
der the auspices of the National
Catholic Welfare Conference in
The theme of youth week is
“America's Hope Youth With
Faith.” The observance will en
courage youth to have faith in
God. country, family and tn them
The week is also designed to fo­
Pray to Mary
For Vocations To
DinrrMin Priesthood
Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year
Pope and President
Hail Youth Week As
Important Project
More Than 6,000,000 ake
Part In Oct. 18-25 Events
WASHINGTON (NC) National Catholic Y'outh Week,
to be observed October 18 to 25. has been given encourage
ment by both His Holiness Pope Pius XII and President Eisen
The Holv Father, in fact, has bestowed his special Apostol
ic Benediction upon “all members of the clergy, Religious and
laitv who promote or participate in the activities of the Week
and upon the Catholic youth themselves.” The Pope’s bless-
S4U),000 Is Willed
To Kenton Parish.
Sisters Of Charity
KENTON Immaculate Concep
tion church and the Sisters of
Charity are among the beneficiar
ies of a $500,000 estate left by
Charles M. Glenn, well-known Ken
ton businessman
ing was made known by His Ex
cellency Archbishop Amleio Gio
vanni Cicognani, Apostolic Dele
gate to the United States, in a let
ter to Msgr. Joseph E. Schieder,
director of the Youth Department,
National Catholic Welfare Confer
ence, which sponsors the week.
President Eisenhower wrote Mon
signor Schieder saying he was hap
py to learn that the Catholic youth
of Arperica would “take this occa
sion to reaffirm their faith in God
and their allegiance to the values
treasured by America.”
“I am fervently convinced of the
need for encouraging this under
standing of spiritual values in all
who aspire to become useful Amer
icans.” he said. “For upon this
understanding of the dignity and
freedom of man depends, in great
measure, the future of our free
dom itself.”
For details of the Dioce»en-wlde
observance of Yeuth Wook, see
story below.
In a similar vein, Areh
bishop Cicognani extended his own
per«ona! good wishes “for the suc
cess of this endeavor and for the
achievement of its lofty aim.” Echo
ing the slogan of the week itself,
he added: “Truly America s hope
is in its youth and this hope will
find fulfillment if Catholic young
men and women have a living faith
in God. country, family and in
Some 6000.000 Americans, sev
en to 30 years of age and mem
bers of a wnde range and variety
of Catholic organizations, are ex
pected to take part in the observ
The week has aroused wide
spread interest across the nation
and many national leaders, includ
ing FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
and a number of Bishops, have en
dorsed it
An N W C. Youth Department
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Final plans ware completed this week for the observance of
Catholic Youth Week in the Columbus Diocese from Oct. 18-25. In
the picture above, Fr. Richard Dodd, Diocesan Youth Activities
Director holds a last minute conference with two ladies who will
have a prominent role in next week's activities. At left is Miss
Mary Katherine Ruddy, diocesan secretary of the Catholic Youth
Council, who will present a report of the study of the Columbus
Diocese made by the Youth Council during the Youth Leader In
stitute that will mark the opening of Youth Week. Also pictured
is Mrs. James Charles, who will serve os chairman of the Institute.
Mrs. Charles, a past president of Diocesan Council of Catholic Wom
en, will lead a workshop discussion of "The Place of Young Women
in the Parish Apostolate."
cus attention on the variety of
youth programs which are not on
ly recreational, but educational
and spiritual as well.
Organizations in the Columbus
Diocese which serve youth are the
Catholic Order of Foresters, Boy
Scouts of America. Camp Fire
Girls. Catholic Students Mission
Crursade. Columbian Squires,
Daughters of Isabella, Fighting
69th. 4-H Clubs, Future Farmers
of America, Girl Scouts, U SA.,
Junior Holy Name, Legion of Mary,
S S. (Supply the Demand for the
Supply—Modesty in Dress) and the
Sodality of the Biassed Virgin

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