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Ib a Well- Informed Catholic Vol. IV, No. 31 Holy Rosary parish, whose phenomenal growth has given rise to two other Columbus parishes, and has produced 22 priests and 43 nuns, in the short span of five decades, will celebrate its golden anni versary Sunday and Monday. Just 50 years ago this week. Bishop James J. Hartley appoint ed Father (later Bishop) Francis W. Howard as first pastor of a parish which numbered approxi mately 500 Catholics. Today, more than 3300 persons make up a con gregation which has had. from its beginnings, a profound devotion to the Blessed Mother. To celebrate the jubilee, two gpecial Masses, a dinner for clergy and religious, Benediction, and a reception have been scheduled by Msgr, Herman E. Mattingly, pas tor. Bishop Ready will be the cele brant at the Solemn Pontifical High Mas* in Holy Rosary church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Msgr. Matthew A. Howard, a faculty member at St. Charles Seminary, and a nephew of the late Bishop Howard, will deliver the sermon. Msgr. Howard, incidentally, is one of 12 priests taking part in the ceremonies who are sons of the parish. Deacon of the Mass will be Fa ther James Hanley, assistant pas tor at St. Christopher’s Church, Columbus. Subdeacon will be Fa ther Robert Manning of Blessed Sacrament Church, Newark. Msgr. William Kappes, diocesan director of hospitals and charities, will be the assistant priest, while the deacons of honor to the Bishop will be Father Robert Atkinson of Mountai air, N.M., and Father Jul ius Falk of Pittsburgh, Pa. Proposed building plans for the new school building at Our Lady of Mercy School for retarded children, Granville, were submitted to Arce of Mercy Foundation officials this week. Completed plans for the school will not be submitted for final approval by school were submitted to Acre of Mercy drive throughout the state is successfully completed. This s estimated at mid 1956. The recommended facilities, mod ern and utilitarian in the small est detai., were designed by Or ville Verasso of Merle T. Orr and Associates, Newark, who have done outstanding work in institutional and commercial building architec ture. As submitted by the architect, tK' new school will be a fireproof] Holy Rosary Notes Golden The&°«l° A Solemn Pontifical Mass will be offered in Holy Rosary church Sunday by Bishop Ready t$ commemorate the 50th jubilee of the parish. The first Mass to be offered in the parish church was said on February 2, 1916. Previous to that time, Masses had been offered in a small church school building. The church, pictured above, is Italian Romanesque in architectural style of the twelfth century period. Following the Mass, a dinner for the clergy and religious will be served by the ladies of the parish in the reception hall. Solemn Benediction of the Bless ed Sacrament is scheduled in the church at 7:30 p.m. The celebrant will be Father Robert O'Brien. He will be assisted by Father Robert White, principal of Notre *t)ame High School. Portsmouth, and Fa ther William Connor of St. Joseph Church, Sugar Grove. The reception at 8 p.m. Sunday is for all present and former mem bers and friends of the parish. The festivities will be climaxed with a Solemn Requiem Mass at The new regulations affect prin cipally priests and others obliged to recite the Roman Breviary ev ery day. They have no effect what ever on the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin, which many of the laity recite frequently. Sensational stories carried in soma secular newspapers to the effect that the new regulations would shorten th* time needed for the celebration of Holy Mass by about ten minutes are shown Proposed School for Retarded Children V A. toile*.— Ponding tho successful completion of the Acre of Mercy campaign in Ohio, the architects of Our Lady of Mercy School picture the new facilities as above. The new building will house dormitory and special training facilities for 150 retarded children. structure of reinforced concrete block. The immediate front of the building will house the administra tion offices and the chapel. Two separate two storied wings will pro vide the facilities for the 150 re tarded children, both boys and girls. The lower story will be class rooms and the upper dormitories. A connecting, or center, wing will contain an inside recreational area, therapy rooms, clinic, kitch en, and laundry. A self contained heating plant will be in a sub-base ment of this section. Immediately adjacent to each dormitory is the outside recrea tional space for the children. Boys and girls will be separated in the living and classroom areas. No definite site on the 357 acres of school grounds has been select ed. The present school building, which is a converted farm home, will become the convent of the Sis ten of the Order of St. Francis, -t 'i OH o «l*'L NE«3P^ff ... lYs io S' jo 9 am. Monday for deceased priests, sisters and parishioners. Father Clement Faistl of St. Gabri el s Church. Columbus, will be the celebrant. His assistants will be F» ther Robert Harwick, pastor of Ho ly Spirit church, deacon and Fa ther Francis Connor, Chaplain at the Chillicothe Veterans’ Hospital deacon. From the .organization of the parish in May. 1905 to the follow ing March, parishioners attended Mass in the chapel of St. Vincent’s Orphanage. Meanwhile, construe tion of a combination church-school building was launched. (Continued on Page 2) Simplification of Breviary, Missal, Calendar Announced VATICAN CITY (Radio, NC) The Roman Brevi ary, the Roman Missal and the Liturgical Calendar are to be simplified and shortened by the Sacred Congregation of Rites. The decree has been published in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis, official Vatican organ for the publication of decrees, pronouncements and encyclical let ters. Its provisions become effec tive next January 1. to be ridiculous from an exami nation of the text itself. In the recitation of the Breviary there will be no longer required the recitation of the “Pater,” “Ave” and “Credo” before the liturgical hours. The antiphons of the Blefted Virgin will be said on ly after Compline. The frequency of reciting the “Preces” will be greatly reduced. When called for, they will be recited only at Ves pers and Lauds. The Athanasian Creed will be recited only on the Feast of the Holy Trinity. First Joliet, Ill., who are teachers and administrators of the school. Th* Columbus are* campaign of th* Acr* of Mercy Foundation to obtain th* necessary funds for the new school was begun last Wednesday. It will continue through Sunday, May 22. The goal for the. Columbus area which in cludes Franklin County and the surrounding 22 counties is $150 thousand. This money will be raised through the sale of two inch plots at $1 each in the Acre of Mercy and through personal industrial and professional solici tation. Only major cities in the Colum bus area have been organized by Acre of Mercy committees. Per sons who have been contacted by a worker can contribute to this charitable and humanitarian drive by mailing their contributions to the Acre of Mercy office, 1641* South Sand^ky St, Columbus. Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, May 6, 1955 Catholic Aims Supported at Bandung Meet BANDUNG, Indonesia (NC) A number of recom mendations on world affairs long urged by His Holiness Pope Pius XII and other Cath olic leaders received support at the 29-nation Asian-African Conference here. So strong was the religious cur rent here that China’s communist Premier Chou En-lai was forced to take account of it. He had not planned to mention religion at all, but later included a section in an address falsely claiming that re ligious freedom existed inside his country. In its final communique the Con ference called for universal dis armament, asked by the Holy Fa ther in numerous addresses. The Conference also urged im plementation of the United Nations resolutions on Palestine. Thes« in clude the internationalization of Jerusalem, which has been strongly recommended in two pap^l encycli cals. Calls for respect for funda mental numan rights and the dignity of man made in the final communique are in complete har mony with Catholic thought. in stressing the importance of religious and spiritual forces. many speakers at the Conference voiced at least tacit agreement with the Pope’s Easter message, in which he said that only an active synthesis of religion and life can bring a solution of mankind's prob lems. Most of the nations represent •d at tha Conference here are either Moslem or Buddhist. The only predominantly Cat holic country present was the Philip pines. In many of the Moslem and Buddhist countries religion plays a larger role in ordinary life than does Christianity in the West. Vespers will be recited only prior to feasts of the first and second and Sundays. Th*r* will no longer be sea sonal orations in th* celebra tions of the Mass. All commem orations are to be so modified that there will never be more than two allowed at any one time. Commanded orations ("©ra tio imperata") which bind only "simply" will not be in force on Sundays, in Sung Masses or in any Mess already having three orations. There will never under any conditions be more than three oration*. There will be more times in which the “Dies Irae” may be omit ted from Masses for the dead. The Credo will be said only on Sun days, feasts of the first class, feasts of Our Lord, of the Blessed Vir- gin, of the Apostles, of Evange lists, of Doctors of the Church and in Solemn Votive Masses. The last gospel will always be that of St. John except in the third Mass of Christmas and on Palm Sunday. In the Calendar all feasts of semidouble rank with the excep tion of the Vigil of Pentecost are changed to feasts of simple rank. All Sundays are given the rank of doubles, and the Sundays of Ad vent and Lent bpcome doubles of the first class. Only two privileged vigils re main. those of Christmas and Pen tecost. The only common vigils to be observed will l?e the vigils of the feasts of the Ascension, As sumption, St. John the Baptist, Sts. Peter and Paul and St. Lawrence. All other vigils are suppressed. All octaves except those of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost are suppressed. All the days within the octaves of Easter and Pentecost are raised to the status of doubles, while the days within the Christ mas octave remain unchanged. The new regulations bring the priest closer to the liturgical ideal of reciting the hundred and fifty psalms of the psalter each week. They are so calculated as to help the priest to concentrate more ef fectively on his recitation of the great public liturgical prayer of the Catholic Church. Thus the ultimate effect of these new ordinances is not to make the saying of Mass and the recitation of the Divine Office any easier, but rather to enable the priest to pray with greater zeal and fervor. -------------------0------------------- Bishop to Ordain 24 Sub-Deacons At Josephinnni Twenty-four theology students at the Pontifical College Josephinum will be ordained sub-deacons by Bishop Ready in ceremonies Satur day, May 7, at 9 00 a m. in the seminary chape). In addition, two seminarians will receive Tonsure 18 will receive the minor orders of Porter and Lector and 26 will receive the min or orders of Exorciat and Acolyte. n 1 year. holic Times Office of the Bishop To the Reverend Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus My beloved Brethren: Official The report of the Missions Office of the Diocese was inspiring. Let us thank and praise God for His abundant blessings, so well manifested in the faith and charity of the clergy, religious, and faithful of the Church of Columbus. The mission apostolate is the essence of Our Saviour’s commission to the Apostles and to all who labor for the Kingdom of God on earth. It is an especially great satisfaction to note the financial returns from the parishes, institutions, and schools of the Diocese. Such offerings do not stand alone. They are the outward sign of the apos tolic character of the faith of our good people. May God bless and increase their spirit of loyalty and sacrifice in His Service. The hope of continued progress in the mssion apostolate of the Diocese is founded on the school report. By the example and encouragement of Pastors, Sisters and teachers our youth are learning, through work for the missions, a very practical lesson about the brotherhood of all peoples in the mystical Body of Christ, the Church. Mission work will help in youth s overcoming the prev alent spirit of selfishness and aid our fine young people in exercis ing heroic virtues in following Jesus. We pray through the intercession of Our Lady, His Blessed Mother, for abundant blessings on all who have prayed and labored and sacrificed for the missions at home and abroad. We need mis sionaries to serve the rural areas of our Diocese and to cooperate in the laudable program you have undertaken in the Confraternity of the Christian Doctrine. The need here is urgent but it is not the sole need. Throughout our country and in great continents across the seas valiant lovers of the Lord must today, as in all Christian past ages hold the Cross of Salvation to those who know not Christ nor His Church With my blessing and commendation to Father Kulp and all benefactors of the missions who assisted him throughout the past Devotedly in Christ. MICHAEL J. READY, Bishop of Columbus. Pontiff Sets New Feast In St. Joseph’s Honor VATICAN CITY (NC) On what may well become a historic day for the labor movements of Italy and the world, His Holiness Pope Pius XII proclaimed May 1 as the feast of St. Joseph the Workman. The Holy Father, speaking with exceptional vigor in an address delivered from St. Peter's central balcony, warned workers not to be led astray by the false princi ples which are still at work. He denounced the “monstrous lie” still being spread that “the Church is allied with capitalism against labor. When the crowd’s cheers ended, the Pope continued: "Beloved workers, the Pop* and th* Church cannot withdraw from their divine mission of guiding, protecting and loving •specially th* suffering, who ar* all th* mor* d*ar th* mor* they need defense and help ." “This duty and obligation We, the Vicar of Christ, desire to re affirm here on this first day of May, which the world of labor has claimed for itself as its own prop er feast day, with the intention that all may recognize the dignity of labor and that this dignity may be a motivation in forming a social order and laws founded on the Clergy Retreat Set for 32 At the Shrine Annual retreats will be made by 32 priests of the dio cese at the Diocesan Retreat House, the Shrine of the Little Flower, next week. The spiritual exercises will begin Monday evening at 6:00 p. m. and will end Thursday evening at 6:00 p. m. The retreat master willl be Father Paul Waldron, S.S.C., of the Co lumban Retreat House, Derby, N. Y. Members of the clergy who have been assigned to the retreat follow: Msgrs. Joseph Casey, Patrick Kilgallen. Herman Mattingly and Roland Winel. Fathers Bennett Applegate, Leo Brehm, George Buchmann, John Byrne, William Connolly, Herman Crock, John Dunn, Harry Estadt and Clement Faistl. Fatners Angelo Gallorini, James Geiger, John Graf. Patrick Griffin, Joseph Hake!, Paul Hammer, James Hanley, Robert Harwick, Joseph Jerabeck, and Jerome Kendzierski. Fathers Albert Kessler, Paul Laurinaitis, William McEwan. Ed win McNulty, William Patterson, Frank Riehl, Julian Schaefer, Rol and Torer and Arthur Zuber. This is the third in a series of four retreats for clergy. The final retreat will be held June 13-16. Diocese Gives Record Amount To Pope for Needy Missions April 18 1955 equitable distribution of rights and duties.” “Acclaimed in this way by Chris tian workers and naving received, as it were. Christian baptism. May 1, far from being a stimulus for discord, hate and violence, is and will be a recurring invitation to modern society to accomplish what is still lacking for social peace. It is a Christian feast, therefore, that is a day of rejoicing for the con crete and progressive triumph of (Continued on Page 2) LANCASTER An appeal for Catholics to make known their own four freedoms was made here Sunday when Lan caster public high school’s spacious auditorium was filled for the tenth annual spring Council of Catholic Women The speaker was Mrs. Anne Fremantle, internationally known lecturer and writer. Bishop Ready presided at the meeting and spoke to the women at the close of the program. Held on the first day of May, the month of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with the oldest parish of the dio cese dedicated to Mary as host, the program of the conference was highlighted by a scholarly paper on “Mary in the Modern Lyric” by Sister Maryanna, O.P., of St. Mary of the Springs College. Columbus Mrs. Freemantle listed the four freedom* of Catholic* which Bishop Ready singled out the example of the pastors sisters and teachers in encouraging children to support the missions. “Mission work.” he said will help in youth’s overcoming the prevalent spirit of selfishness and Bishop Will Bless Our Ladv‘s Statue At Mount Cannel The new statue of “Our Lad} of Grace that stands on the mall at Mt. Carmel Hospital will be bless ed by Bishop Ready in a ceremony to lake place Tuesday at 7:00 pm. The outdoor rites w ill be highlight ed by Pontifical Benediction, cele brated by the Bishop The nurses’ choir will provide the music. Sculptured in Pietrasanta. Italy, by Professor Amando Battelli. the Carrara marble statue stands nine feet in height. Devotion to Our Lady of Grace extends back to the early ages of Christian worship. At her various shrines throughout France, count less favors have been obtained through her intercession. In August of 1832. when a chol era epidemic was ravaging France, the Sisters of Charity w ho conduct ed a hospital at nearby Lille, or ganized a pilgrimage to the shrine of Notre Dame de Grace at Loos and immediately the mortality rate at their hospital fell off. An invitation to the public to take part in the ceremonies Tues day evening has been extended by Mother Constantine. C.S.C., ad ministrator of Mount Carmel Hos pital. DCCW Holds 10th Spring Meet E Principals at th* tenth annual spring conference of th* Diocesan Council of Catholic Women are pictured above with Bishop Ready. They are, left to right, Father Julian Schaefer, pastor of St. Mary parish, Lancaster, host to the conference Mrs. Anne Fremantle, noted lecturer and writer who addressed the conference Bishop Ready Sister Maryenna, O.P. of St. Mary of th* Springs Col lege, and Mrs. Frank H. Vogel, -esident of the D.C.C.W. came as a result of our Redemp tion, a* freedom from original sin, freedom from fate and de terminism, freedom of choice, and freedom to tollow our last end. The feast of Mary's annun ciation, she said, is the day which has been observed as the beginning of our four freedoms. Reports of the chair nen of the standing committees of the Dioce san Council were among the im portant items of the Conference. These were made by Mrs. Franklin J. Eyerman. religious activities Mrs. J. Harold Breen. Catholic charities Mrs. John Stattmiller. parent-teachers' associations. Mrs John R. Holden, social action, and Mrs. Robert R. Richards, interna tional relations. An appeal was made to help the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs build a much-needed infirmary Miss Patricia Lawler, public relations director at St Ask Alary for Help In Choosing Your Vocation Price Tan Cants $3.00 A Yaar Bishop Lauds Faithful For Gift of 8216,387 atholics in the Columbus Diocese sent more money to the Holy Father for distribution to needy mission^ in 1954, than in any previous year in history. Father James Kulp, director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and head of the Diocesan Missions Office, an nounced that $216,387 17 was given to the Holy Father last year as Pon tifical mission aid. The amount exceeds contributions in 1953 by approximately $40,000 F*th*r Kulp's report was Itrm •d "inspiring" this w*«k by Bishop Ready in a letter which described th* mission apostolate as "th* *ss«nc* of Our Savior's commission to the Apostles and to all who labor for the Kingdom of God on earth." The Bishop de clared: “It is an especially great satis faction to note the financial returns from the parishes, institutions and schools of the Diocese Such of ferings do not stand alone They are the outward sign of the apos tolic character of the faith of our good people.” aid our Hine young people in ex ercising heroic virtues in follow ing Jesus.” Th* Society for th* Propaga tion of the Faith in the Dioc*s* contributed $191,427 of th* total amount, Father Kulp's report noted. This figure included $33^ 000 con ributed in the Mission Sunday collection. The Associa tion of the Holy Childhood, or ganized in elementary school* throughout th* Diocese gave $22 964, of which $10,506 was raised through the sale of mission Christmas seal*. In addition to the cash contribu tions. Father Kulp said, approxi mately $20,000 worth of equipment and goods was sent to the Holy Father These gifts ranged from a typewriter to tabernacles and chal ices. The parish which contributed (Continued on Page 2) For Seminary Applications Graduates of High School who feel that they are called to serve God in His holy priest hood. and to labor in the Dio cese of Columbus should make application before May 15 through their respective pastors, for admission to the Diocesan Seminary of St. Charles, 2010 E Broad St, Columbus 9. Ohio. Each applicant will be assign ed a time for interview It is im portant that application be made without delay. Young men who are in the senior class in high school should not wait for their day of graduation to apply. For those under financial difficulties, scholarships are available: arrangements for such scholarships are to be made by the pastor of the applicant, who will take up the matter directly with the Most Reverend Bishop. No young man who feels call ed to the priesthood, or who thinks that he may have a priestly vocation although he is not of decided mind, is to be denied the full opportunity of seminary training. Nor should such a young man fail to heed the divine invitation, or show remissness in following where it may lead. He should see his pastor at once, and make appli cation for admission to St. Char les. Mary’s spoke in behalf of the pro ject, and her w ords were re echoed later by Bishop Ready. The Glee Club of St. Mary 's high school. Lancaster, sang three se lections durirg the program. Mrs. Frank H. Vogel, president of the Diocesan Council, conducted the meeting. Mrs. Hubert F. Gan dee. president of the Lancaster par ish council, was general chairman for the conference. The afternoon's program came to a close with Benediction in the newly decorated and remodel ed St. Mary's church. The beeuti ful church received the plaudit* of all present for the occasion. Bishop Ready was celebrant at Benediction, assisted by Father Julian Schaefer, pastor, and Fathers Herman Crock and Louis Hoffman. Chaplains to the Bishop were Fa thers Charles Foy and Maurice Donovan.