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Is a Well- Informed Catholic Vol. V, No. 4 (OUAt SUNT Modern and practical will bje the second of Columbus’ two new central Catholic high schools according to plans already made hy the architectural firm of Emer ick and McGee. It will ac commodate 1.000 students A feature of the building will be a prominently placed chapel wing, emphasizing the moral training of the children Daylignt for the chape] will be through “tiers” of offset exterior panels, giving a modernistic but attrac tivf appearance Family Clinic Schedules 3rd Prenatal Class The third in a series of Prenatal Classes for Parents Mail be held at 8 p.m Thurs day at St. Ann’s Hospital, 1555 Bryden Rd. The social, economic, emo tional and religious problems of marriage are discussed in the classes, which are designed pri marily for young married couples who are looking forward to hav ing a family. Thursday's program will feature talks by Michaol Houli han, psychiatric social worker for the Columbus Psychiatric Clinic John Holden, a father of five children and Mrs. John Crawford, mother of seven. Houlihan’s topic, “The Psycho logy of Parenthood”, deals with the changes tn attitudes, feelings and ideas with the coming of children. Holden and Mrs. Craw ford will discuss “Becoming Par ents.” Their talks will concern the responsibilities joys, sacri fices and satisfactions of parent hood. Mrs. Charles Groezinger, presi dent of St. Ann’s Guilds, will again serve as moderator. The classes, which also are scheduled Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, are sponsored by St. Ann’s Family Clinic The Clinic aims to help couples achieve the full joy of Christian living through counsel ling, medical and guidance services. Fast Day Monday, Oct. 31, the day preceding All Saints Day, is a day of fast and partial ab stinence. All Saints Day is a Holy Day of obligation. Official My beloved Brethren: The Parishioners in Franklin County are now in the midst of a major building program which was planned several years ago When in June, 1953 it was announc ed that the Development Drive had reached its goal of $2,500,000.00. the decision was made to proceed with the construction of a new Saint Vincent Orphanage and two new central high schools. This decision was made in the expectation that eventually all of the amount which was pledged would be paid. To date $1,828,078.36 has b.een paid to the Dio cesan Development Fund. Some payments are still being made but at the present rate no more than $50,000.00 will be real'zed from these additional remittances. I am eager to express my deep gratitude for the generous response which our Catholic people gave to the Development Fund Appeal in 1953. It was a mag nificent testimony of Catholic loyalty to the works of charity and education indicat ed in rebuilding the orphanage and providing essential central high schools. I am not unmindful of the sacrifices which thousands of devout people have undertaken to meet their pledges. I also realize that some were not able to meet their pledges because of misfortunes and circumstances completely beyond their control. In the midst of the large building program we now need at least $500,000.00 to complete the work which was announced in view of the original pledges. This takes into account the amount pledged by parishes outside Franklin County as their share toward the new Saint Vincent Orphanage. Today in all the parishes of Franklin County a coordinated appeal is being made to raise at least $500,000.00 to finish this much-needed building program. Fol lowing the Communion of this Holy Mass each adult will be handed an Appeal En velope. This envelope contains a leaflet describing the needs and plans of the pro gram. It also provides an opportunity for each adult wage earner in the parish to indicate what he will pledge and pay during the next six months to the Development Drive to finish a great work for the honor and glory of God. These Appeal Envelopes will be taken up in a special collection at all the Mass es, next Sunday, November 6th. They will be tallied immediately and results will be announced in subsequent notices in “The Catholic Times.” I am confident that these two charities: housing, feeding and clothing of the homeless in a new Saint Vincent Orphanage additional facilities for a religious centered high school education, will move your hearts to a generous response to this appeal. It will provide the means to finish successfully what we started out to do. Above all. it will call down on you the eternal blessing of Almighty God. Plans for 2nd High School Modern, Practical The practical training of the school will be given in 17 class rooms well lighted in the best of present-day building technique and with the latest in equipment. There will be thirteen “special purpose” areas serving as science laboratories, industrial and art rooms. Like Bishop Watterson high school, already completed, the n ’w educational unit will cost an approximate $l.OOO.0OO.OO, There will be two floors of large class rooms, with an abundance of non glare lighting provided. Devotedly in Christ fMlCHAEL J. READY Bishop of Columbus The school library will be prop erly placed stressing its ance. There will also-be nasium. High School Fund Campaign To Open Tuesday in Marion A drive to raise funds for the construction of a new Catholic high school in Marion will get underway Tuesday, it was announced this week. Father William J. Spickerman. pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Marion, and executive I chairman of the campaign, said more than 425 parishioners of St. Mary's have volunteered to take part in the fund raising ef fort. Minimum goal, he said, is $500,000. The coeducational school, to be staffed by Sisters of Charity from Cincinnati and lay teachers, will be constructed on a 15-acre site at Mt. Vernon Ave. and For est Iawn Dr. It will aeccomodate nearly 500 students. Preliminary plant, Father Spickerman said, call for a one story brick, concrete and stone building with nine classrooms, a library, medical clinic, home economics depa-tment, adminis tration offices, commercial and business department, chemistry and physics laboratory, biology department, music department, study hall, drafting and arts room, and general shop. It will also contain a cafeteria which can serve 180 students simultaneously, an auditorium chapel seating 470. and a gymnas ium with a capacity of 1800. While the structure will be of modern, functional design. Fath er Spickerman said, it will retain the warmth and charm of tradi tional architecture, even though the costs of construction will be geared to functional rather than decorative purposes. Accent will be on tinted glass, giving the school the maximum of natural daylight. Full equipped, the school will cost approximately $730,000. The present St. Mary’s High School has served Marion and surrounding areas for more than 50 years. Because of the contin ued growth of the community, the existing facilities are no (Continued on page 2) imp'rt a gym centrai Location of this second high school has not been announ ced Within the next ten years another of the three high schools announced in the original drive will have to be constructed. One will be placed in the west end of the city the other in the east or southeast. School population, city expansion areas, available adequate property are some de ciding factors. Work on the sorely need ed new St. Vincent’s Orphan age was week as structure shape. progressing this one wing of the began to take of some of the old Razing out-buildings on the orphan- Thega~- holic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, October 28,195S Appeal Made to Complete Development Drive Bishop Ready Enrollments Will Double During Next Ten Years Enrollments in the Catholic high schools of Franklin County will be doubled in a ten-year span of figures releas ed by Father Bennett C. Applegate, Diocesan Superinten dent of Schools. The greatest jump will be within the next eight years when 2,000 will be added to the present enroll ment of 3,010 In 1952 Catholic high school students of the area numbered 2.445 in September. 1962. nearly ten years later, the number will be almost doubled when 4.830 are expected to register for classes. Last September the high School enrollment wa* 3,010, and in 1963 it will soar to 5,010, just 2,000 more. "This means," said Father Applegate, "that even with the second central Catholic high school now plan ned to care for 1,000 students, capacity of all schools will be taxed." Bishop Watterson high school, the first of the two cen tral units, already has an en rollment of 343, and its capac ity will be the same as that planned for the second school. All existing high school® will continue at present capacities. The high school enrollment during the past nine years show ed an increase of 600 students During the next eight years the increase will be 2.000 The com plete figures as released by the School Office follow 1946 1947 .................................. (948 ........... 2,419 2,326 2,372 1949 2,294 1950 2,324 1951 2,384 1952 ................................. 2,445 1953 ........ ............... 2,630 1954 2,760 1955 3,010 1956 ................................ 3,202 1957 3,416 1958 ............................... 3,586 1959 ............................... 3,790 1960 4,210 1961 4,640 1962 .............A.................. 4,830 1963 5,010 New Orphanage Begins to The tollowing priests will take part in the ceremonies: St Joseph Cemetery: Father I^o Brehm, deacon Father Joseph Hakel, subdeacon. Father William Rardin. cross bearer Fa ther Bernard McClory and Father Peter Essman. acolytes: Father Colby Grimes, thunfer Father Anthony Borrelli, holy water Fa ther Donald Schultz, mitre bear er Father Francis Miller, book hearer Father Clement Durbin, candle bearer and Monsignor Ro land T. Winel, master of cere monies. Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Father John P. Byrne, deacon: Father James Kimberley, subdeacon Fa ther James Kraus, cross bearer Father James Berendt and Fa ther Joseph Byrne, acolytes Fa- Architect's drawing of new St. Vincent's orphanage age grounds to make way for the new construction began shortly after Bishop Ready turned the first spadeful of earth in July. 1955. marking an other phase of the diocesan De velopment Drive. Since its establishment in 1875 the old orphanage has been nome for approximately 5,590 chil dren To meet the growing needs of the institution, additions to the original building were con structed on three separate occa sions. The last of these additions was completed in 1911. Despite the generosity and help of many individuals who have provided much in the way magnificent testimony of Catho lic loyalty to the works of char ity and education.” Bishop Ready makes the Appeal to complete the work in a Pastoral letter which will be read at al! the Mass es this Sunday. The Bishop expresses his gratitude to all for the gener ous response to the original drive, the goal of which was $2,500,000.00. That amount would have enabled the Diocese to complete the orphanage and the two high schools as origin ally planned. To date only $1,828.078 36 ha® been received, although the tun? assigned for the pledges ended in June This means that at least $500 000 00 must be raised at once tn enable the building pro gram tn become a reality One high school ha? been com pleted at a cost of a little over $1,000.000 00 The orphanage is now under construction, while the plans for the second high school have been completed for some tim?. I-ack of funds has caused the delay in proceeding with the second school The Bishop say* in hi* letter Solemn Rites Planned At Cemeteries Sunday Cemetery Sunday, a day in which solemn devotions are held in commemoration of the souls of the faithful departed, will be observed throughout the Columbus Diocese Sun day, the Feast of Christ the King Bishop Ready will preside at services at 3:00 p. m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, Columbus, located on Route 23 south of the city. The St. Charles Sem inary choir will sing. At Mt. Calvary Cemetery on W Mound St. Bishop Hettinger will preside Music will be fur nished by the choir of the Ponti fical College Josephinum. Sim ilar devotions will be held in various parish cemeteries through out the diocese. ther John O’Rourke, thunfer. Fa ther John Tague, holy water. Fa ther Robert Lemon, mitre bearer Father William D, Huber, book Nearer. Father Francis Schae fer candle bearer: and Father James J. Carroll, master of cere monies. -0- Expect 5 Million To Receive Holy Communion WASHINGTON —(NO— Some 5.000,000 Catholic youngsters throughout the nation will be at the altar railing for the second annual National Catholic Youth Communion Sunday on October 30,* Feast of Christ the King, it was estimated here by Msgr. Joseph E. Schieder, director of the Youth Department. National Catholic Welfare Conference, sponsor of the event. The Communion Sunday will open the fifth annual observance of National Catholic Youth Week, which will continue through No vember 5 Take Shape •'H of supplies and new equipment, the continued use of the plant is a losing battle against the cost of operation and the safety of the children and Sisters. The excellent care given the orphanage by the Sisters has pro longed the life of the institution far beyond all normal expect (Continued on page 2) Nov. 6 Designated ‘Appeal Sunday’ In All Parishes of Franklin County A coordinated Appeal will be made in all parishes of Franklin County Sunday, November 6, to raise $500,000 00 to complete the major building program planned sev eral years ago to provide a new orphanage and sorely-needed central high schools Calling the generosity of the people made the Development Drive of 1953 “1 thaf he it "not unmindful of the sacrifices which thousands of devoet people have under taken to meet their pledges." He also realizes that some were not able to meet their pledges because of misfortunes circumstances completely yond their control. There are still quit* a few more who are new in the area of Franklin County, and who will receiv the benefit of the.e of St Vincent's, and tu0 central high schools, each of which wa to accommodate 1000 studenG Goal of the drive $2,500,000 The dme ua® announced by Bi®hop Ready in March 1953 B* May nf that year approximately 6000 chairmen, vice-chairmen, tram captain* and team worker had been organized tn ctas« a dnnr tQ-door solicitation that took place on June 14. Monsignor Edward Spiers who wag later appointed pnncioal ot the new Watterson High Schon] was named executive secretary Ground breaking ceremonies for the new school took nlace late in the spring of 1953 fol lowing final approval of the plans drawn by Ramsey, Croce and Abbot, Columbus archi tects. Bishop Ready blessed the 16-acre site, located at Cooke Rd. just east of High St., and turned the first spadeful of earth to begin construction on the $1,000,000 plant. The cornerstone was blessed by7 Bishop Ready tn solemn cere monies April 9. 1954. The follow ing September. 150 boys and girls registered for the first class in the largest secondary school in the diocese. A huge crowd of clergy, relig ious and laity of the diocese was on hand June 19. 1955. when the Bishop dedicated the sleek new building Those attending the ceremon ies were escorted on a tour of the structure. They visited the chapel, the 600-seat auditorium, v.hich can be converted into a cafeteria where 500 pupils can be served every half hour, and the auditorium stage, the site of a portable altar where Masses can be celebrated for the student body The two story classroom wing is the length of a football field with rooms having fluor escent lighting, asphalt tile flooring, movable desks. The gym in the L-shaped building has two complete basketball courts and collapsable bleach ers which can seat 1600 per sons. Four diocesan priests have been assigned to staff the school along with eight Dominican Sis ters. Monsignor Eduard Spier.- Fh D.. was appointed principal Oth er priests assigned to thr facul ty are Father John Tague, S.T.L., Most Powerful Weapon In Battle for Peace Is Prayer Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year and Sickness has prevented forts for charity and education, and are therefore asked to sign serious pledge? at this time. Plans for the naw effort call for special "Appeal Envelopes" to be distributed at all the Masses this Sunday. They will be received back one week later, November 6. which is "Appeal Sunday." some from completing their original pledge®: others have moved away, while still other? have iu*t neg lected to fulfill their pledges. The new Appeal is made to ev eryone Those who have not com pleted their pledges are asked to do sn if they can possibly ar range it those who did not make a pledge two years ago are asked to make one now. while those who so generously fulfilled ther first promise'- are asked to consider doing something in addition at this time Every adult is to receive an Appeal Envelope In it will be a pledge card and literature ex plaining the need and (he plan. Each pastor will put together all returns nf his parish and pre sent th? total to the Chancery Monday. November 7. The new pledge® may be paid during a period of six months The Development Office will bill for a period of six months those who return Appeal Envelopes only The. CATHOLIC TIMES will run a regular thermometer of the results showing the success of the effort during the six month period. Development Drive Was First Organized Appeal for Diocese For the first time in the historv of the Diocese of Co lumbus. a major drive was organized in June, 1953, to ob tain funds for diocesan development Monev received from the campaign was to be used to provide for a new orphanage tn replace the 82 year old for the drive. Father Bennett Applegate, diocesan superintend ent nf schools, was named co treasurer of the drive. E. Fobor Biggert, well kn-»wn civic leader and a life-long lead er among Catholic laymen, wet appointed diocesan campaign chairman by Bithop Ready Hit first task was to form an ad visory council of about 44 Ca tholic laymen to act as his cab inet. While the door-to door solid (Continued on page 2) Watterson High School Is First Fruit of Drive Bishop Watterson High School, the first of two central high schools planned in the major diocesan building pro gram was dedicated in solemn and colorful ceremonies by Bishop Ready on Sunday, June 19. 1955 It now has an enrollment of 343, and is staffed by diocesan priests and Sisters of St. Dominic from St. Man’ of the Springs. The new school honors the memory of Bishop John Ambrose Watterson. D.D.. second Bishop of Columbus and is under the patronage of St. Pius Father Donald Schulz. A., and Father Peter Essman. S.T.D Sister Lauranna. O.P., is superior for the Sisters who teach at the school, and ten oth ers who teach at St James School. The convent for the Sisters at Watterson was blessed by Bishop Ready in June. 1955 The convent chapel was dedicated to the Bless ed Mother under her title. “Mary, Queen By 1957-‘58, enrollment at Wat terson High School is expected to reach the 900 mark. That will be the first year that all four class es. freshman through senior, will be accepted. 4 AppeaF Schedule Wednesday, October 26 Messenger will deliver to each parish an ample supply of special Appeal Envelopes with literature. Friday, Ot..ifer 28 THE CATHOLIC TIMES gives complete information on the drive, featuring the Bish op s Pastoral Letter, and ma terial about the orphanage, schools and othei data Sunday, October 30 The Bishop's Pastoral Letter is read at all Masses. Sermons of the day on the Appeal. Im mediately after Communion the special Appeal envelopes will he distributed to every adult Explanatory literature enclosed Sunday, November 6 “Appeal Sunday.” The Ap peal envelopes will be receiv ed in all churches. Monday, November 7 Each pastor will make re turns to the Chancery. Next Six Month* Those signftig Appeal pledg es will be billed for the next six months. The CATHOLIC TIMES will feature regularly progress of the effort.