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National ,Ford On Abortion WASHINGTON - President Gerald Ford, while feeling the 1973 U. S. Supreme Court abortion decision "went too far," declined to support a constitutional amendment that would overturn it, repeating instead his support for the right of states to set abortion laws. Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin of Cincinnati, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the President's position was "inconsistent and disappointing."

Pro-Life Politics WASHINGTON-There are not enough votes to pass an anti-abortion constitutional amendment in the seven-member House subcommittee that is holding hearings on such amendments, members of the subcommittee or their aides confirmed. All five Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights oppose such an amendment to the Constitution. One of the Republican members favors a states' rights amendment that would return the power to regulate abortion to the states. The other Republican is withholding judgment until the hearings are completed.

States Rights Against Abortion WASHINGTON - John T. Noonan, Jr., drafter of a modified states' rights constitutional amendment to counteract the '1973 Supreme

Court decision, defended that amendment in hearings before a House subcommittee. Noonan, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, told the subcommittee that the language of his amendment "restores to thle states a power they had exercised from the inception of our nation until Jan. 22, 1973." He added: "It is specific enough to restore the protectability of life within the womb.".

World Need Catholic Schoo,(s VATICAN CITY - The future of Catholic schools is one of路 the most serious problems the American Church is facing, Bishop Mark Hurley of Santa Rosa, Calif., told Vatican Radio in an interview aired Feb. 3. "The recent Supreme Court decision which denied any type of aid has seriously hurt us," the bishop said in reference to a decision overturning a Pennsylvania law providing on-site auxiliary services to nonpublic school students.

To Defend M'issionaries MANILA, The Philippines-The bishops of the Philippines, voicing a strong conviction about their duty "as bishops, pastors, and preachers of the Gospel," have pledged to do all in their power to ensure that due process of law is respected in all cases affecting foreign missioners. By existing law, alens charged with acting against the national interests may be deported after a summary hearing by the immigration commissioner if even a "semblance of evidence" is presented against them.

Large Active Parish FRANKFURT, Germany-Poland's model sotown of Nowa Huta, built by the communist regime around the Lenin steelworks near Cracow, has become the biggest Catholic parish in Europe. This is reported in the Digest of the East by Helmut Holzapfel, who recently visited the postwar town of 120,000. Nearly 60 per cent of Nowa Huta's inhabitants attend Sunday Mass and 83 per cent make their confession regularly, Holzepfel stated. Three quarters o( the young people practice their faith.


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PARIS-President Valery Giscard d'Estaing's government has announced the first moves in what it calls a "global policy" to boost the family in the face of modern difficulties. The first measures, to go before the French parliament by July, include a ,guaranteed minimum income for women who are heads of their families, exemption ' from military service for young fathers and further rights for mothers to authorize leave from work when they have babies or adopt children.

SEVILLE, Spain-In defiance of warnings by Church authorities, an irregUlarly ordained bishop has irregularly ordained more priests and bishops at Palmer de Troya, site of alleged apparitions condemned by' the cardinal of Seville as imaginary. Clements Dominguez Gomez, selfstyled visionary who was irregularly ordained a bishop in January presided Feb. 2 at the irregular ordination near here of two irregularly ordained priests as bishops and the irregular ordination of six more priests.



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MARK 75 YEARS: Celebrating 75th Anniversary of St. Jean Baptiste Parish, Fall River, are, from left, Raymond Melancon and Mrs. Cecile Thiboutot, chairpersons of banquet committee, Bishop Daniel A. Cronin, Bishop

James J. Gerra.rd, Rev. Daniel Gamache, pastor, Rev. Lucien Jusseaume, assistant. Right, the Stafford Road landmark, where a concelebrated Mass of Thanksgiving preceded banquet.

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Pope Paul and Bishop Cronin USCC Hails Bishop Cronin Accept the Resignation For Communications Work Of Bishop Gerrard Bishop Cronin today announced that His Holiness Pope Paul VI has accepted the resignation of Bishop James J. Gerrard from the office of Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Fall River. Bishop Cronin noted that he was simultaneously accepting Bishop Gerrard's resignation as Vicar General of the Diocese of Fall River. In making the announcement, Bishop Cronin paid special tribute to the devoted manner in which Bishop Gerrard, who was ordained to the episcopate on March 19, 1959, has served the Church and the Diocese of Fall River. "Bishop Gerrard has been a loyal and trusted helper to me throughout these past five years," Bishop Cronin stated. "He manifests the ideals of apostolic service and Christian charity which make a bishop the true shepherd and pastor of souls." Bishop Gerrard, who resides at the Catholic Memorial Home

To Visit Rome Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will visit the North American College in Rome at the invitation of Msgr. Harold P. Darcy, its rector, to discuss college affairs with him and other officials. The Bishop is chairman of the Episcopal Committee for the North American College in Rome of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.


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in Fall River, had submitted his resignation to the Holy Father because of age and declining health. Bishop Cronin, however, told The Anchor, "I certainly anticipate that Bishop Gerrard will continue to be a very great help to me and a great inspiration to the good people of the Diocese of Fall River in many ways for years to come." Bishop Gerrard stated that he was sincerely grateful to the Holy Father for his kindness in acquiescing to the the request that he be relieved of the burdens of serving as Auxiliary Bishop. "I have enjoyed many blessings from the Lord," hI! said. "It has been a source of great satisfaction to be associated in the pastoral care of souls with Bishop Cronin during these past five years and with both Bishop Cassidy and Bishop Connolly before that." Bishop Gerrard was born in New Bedford' on June 9, 1897, the son of the late William and the late Elizabeth Levesey Gerrard. He was baptized in St. James Church, New Bedford, and attended St. Mary's School (attached to St. James Parish) and Holy Family High School. After attending St. Laurent College, Montreal, Canada, he continued his education at St. Bernard's Seminary, Rochester, N.Y. Most Rev. Daniel F. Feehan, D.D., Second Bishop of Fall River, ordained the future bishop a priest in St; Mary's Cathedral,

Fall River, on May 26, 1923. After ordination, Bishop Ger· rard was assigned to Sacred Heart Parish, Oak Bluffs, for his first summer as a priest. In October of that year, he went to St. Patrick Parish, Fall River. He is still remembered in the south end of the city for his zeal and priestliness especially toward the sick and the poor. Chancellor On June 1, 1932, the Bishop became chancellor of the diocese Tum to Page Four

Diocesan Choir To Rehearse The 100-voice Diocesan Choir will hold an open rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 at Highland Heights, 1197 Robeson St., Fall River. Practice will begin for a bicentennial program to be held Memorial Day, with selections to include "A Prayer for Us" by C. Alexander Peloquin, "'Th the Birthday of Our Country" by Gordon Young and a setting of Psalm 150 by Cesar Franck. Initial plans will also be made for a program· honoring the 75th anniversary of St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, to be held in Se!'tember. Members of parish choirs and glee clubs are invited to join the diocesan-wide organization and may contact Rev. William G. Campbell, director, at Holy Name rectory, Fall River.

Diocese Is Involved In Aid To Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY (NC) Catholic relief organizations are rushing help to survivors of Guatemala City's massive earthquake, which brought destruction Feb. 4 mainly to poor areas of this city of one million but almost total devastation to surrounding villages. Estimates have put the number of injured at over one million and the dead at more than 17,000 but the toll is expected to mount as rescuers continue to search the debris of collapsed buildings and homes. Rev. John M. Breen, a Fall River native from Holy Name parish, is a Maryknoll missioner in Sayaxche, a remote mountain section of Guatemala unlikely to have been affected by the earthquake, said mission society officials in Maryknoll, N. Y. Earthquakes are not new to Father Breen, however. In 1973 he .helped build a model com-

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Communication Committee-in· cluding bishops, priests, religious and lay members-provides policy recommendations in the area of communications to the Ad· ministrative Board of the Conference, and reviews the operation of usec's Department of Communication. Text of the resolution follQws: RESOLVED that the CommuTum to Page Four

Priests Attend Enricher Course The opportunity of sharing experiences with fellow priests from religious communities and other dioceses was a major bene· fit of attendance at a monthlong Pastoral Enrichment Program at the Pastoral Institute, St. John's Semihary, Brighton, said Rev. Robert F. Kirby, Holy Family parish, Taunton, and Rev. James F. Buckley, St. Joan of Arc, Orleans, who have just returned from the live-in sem· inar. Designed for priests ordained at least 10 years, the annual program offers refresher courses in scripture, moral theOlogy, dogma, homiletics and psychology. Also attending from this Tum to Page Five

No matter where you live in the Fall River Diocese, there is a Fernandes near you! *NORTON, West Main St., *NO. EASTON, Main St., *EAST BRIDGEWATER, Bedford St., *NEW BEDFORD, Jet. Routes 140 & 18, *ATTLEBORO, 217 So. Main St., *SOMERSET, Route 6, *RAYNHAM. Route 44, *FAlRHAVEN, Route 6, *BRIDGEWATER, Route 18, *MANSFIELD, Route 140,. *FALLRIVER, Southway Plaza, R. I. Ave., *FALL RIVER, Griffin St., *SEEKONK, 17 Central Ave., *Middleboro, 133 So. Main St., *NEW BEDFORD, Mt. Pleasant St., *NEW BEDFORD, Rockdale Ave., *FAlRHAVEN, Howland Rd., *SO. DARTMOUTH, Dartmouth St., *NEW BEDFORD, Rodney French Blvd., *SOMERSET, Route 138.


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NEW YORK - The Communication Committee of the United States Catholic Conference has expressed "deep appreciation and profound gratitude" to Bishop Daniel A. Cronin of Fall River, who served on the committee since 1972. A unanimous Resolution of Appreciation was sent to Bishop Cronin by Auxliary Bishop Joseph R. Crowley of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, chairman of the usee Communication Committee, following a recent meeting of the Committee here. Bishop Cronin was one of several recently retired members of the Committee honored at the meeting. In their resolution the committee members noted Bishop Cronin's service as chairman of their Subcommittee on Film and Broadcasting, and as a member of two Committee Task Forces, one on Implementation of the Vatican's Pastoral Instruction on Social Communication, the other on Implementation of the U. S. Bishops' Regional Meeting Recommendations on Communications. The resolution cited Bishop Cronin for outstanding leadership in the cause of improved communications. USCC is the national level action agency of the Catholic Church in the United States. Its

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Heartfelt Thanks We all owe a great debt of gratitude to Bishop James J. Gerrard who has both served us so well in m~ny capacities and has always given us the best of examples as a Christian and as a priest. Efficient, understanding, sympathetic, he was able to humbly serve and talentedly cooperate with Bishop James E. Cassidy, Bishop James L. Connolly apti, Bisho~ Dan;el A. Cronin as episcopal secretary, chancellor, vicar general and auxiliary bishop. As associate pastor, rector and pastor, he was a leader of Christ~an dedication to all who were ptivileged to have him as spiritual father. Unassuming, yet with unquestioned and staunch faith both in God and man, he was a modei priest for generations of clerics who enjoyed his brotherly interest, his paternal counsel, his manly courage, his Christian faith. The laity of the Diocese can well thank. God for Bishop Gerrard who served them so well from afar in the chancery office, or near in the rectory office, the confessional, the home and hospital visits, the jovial wave for everyone on the street. The priests can thank God also for the example of dedication, study, prayer and service that Bishop Gerrard lived in our midst without ever attracting attention except to

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Our thanks - clergy and laity - can really only be expressed sincerely to this venerated prelate by our own self-dedication and serious attemryts at self renewal to be always and in all things a faithful member of the Church, a fearless defender of the Faith, a living Christian always open to any need expressed by a neighbor. Congratulations. Bishop Gerrard, on a ministry so well performed. May God grant you a joyful rest that we trust will always be most productive for our own faithfulness, sanctity and Christian joy.

Have A Heart Valentine Day brings our attention to play on that love we all intimately feel for one another. The symbol of our faithful love is the all important heart. Hundreds of thousands of people die yearly of heart attacks, so many without receiving simple aid that would return the victims to productive places in the community. Physicians tell us that with very basic knowledge and training we can assist a suffering neighbor and even save a life. Six hours is all a basic course takes! Learn the basic signs of a heart attack and the elementary ways of assisting a heart attack victim. The elementary school child, the weaker' senior citizen, the vigorous adult 'all can be of such critical help. Contact your local Heart Association. The signs and steps you learn can well save your own life but certainly it will be of incomparable aid to a loved one or a stranger w~o staggers into your life begging aid in the last pleading moments of a threatened life. Be a good Samaritan, a loving one - from the heart. ... '" '" Letters Welcome Letters to the editor are welcomed. All letters should be brief and the editor resenfes the right to condense any letters if deemed necessary. All letters must be signed and contain a home or business address.


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THE JOY OF SALVATION -That theme is iIIustrat路ed from these readings from the weekend of Feb. 15: First - 'I he leper must dwell apart from his people (Leviticus 13: 1-2, 44-46); Second - Paul strives to bring salvatic>n to many (1 Corinthians 10: 31-11: 1); Gospel - Many come to Christ to be cur,ed of their illnesses (Mark 1:40-45). (NC Skel'ch courtesy the J.' S. Paluch Custom Bulletil1 Service)

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Continued from Page Three nication Committee of the United States Catholic Conference, by unanimous vote at its meeting of January 7, 1976, expresses deep appreciation and profound gratitude to His Excellency, MOST REVEREND DANIEL A. CRONIN, Bishop of Fall River, who has served with distinction as a member of this committee since 1972 during which time he also served as Chairman of its Subcommittee on Film and Broadcasting; member of its Task Forces on Implementation of the Pastoral Instruction on Social Communication and Implementation of National Conference of Catholic Bishops Regional Meeting Recommendations and who has provided outstanding Episcopal leadership to the cause of improved Church communications; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be transmitted to Bishop Cronin with the prayerful good wishes of his fellow Committee members. Bishop Joseph R. Crowley, Chairman Bishop Juan A. Arzube, Miss Rosemary Borgert, Mr. Bernard Casserly, Mr. Wilson Dizard, Rev. Daniel L. Flaherty, S.J. Sr. M. 'Irene Fugazy, S.C., Bishop Louis E. Gelineau, Bishop F. Joseph Gossman, Mr. William J. McCarter, Bishop Arthur J. O'Neill. Bishop Kenneth J. Povish, Rev. James P. Roache, Mr. Edward J. Roth, Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez, Bishop John J. Snyder. Mr. ,Elmer Von Feldt, Mr. Brian L. Wallin.

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native of New Bedford to be Continued from Page Three and secretary to the Apostolic named a bishop and the first Administrator, the late Most , New England bishop named by Rev. James E. Cassidy. When Pope John XXIII. Bishop Gerrard was ordained Bishop Cassidy succeeded to the WASHINGTON (NC) - Dropdiocese upon the death ,of Bish- on March 19, 1959 by op Feehan, Bishop Gerrard con- Bishop James L. .Connolly, D.D., ping the purchase requirement tinued as chancellor and epis- D.Sc. Hist., Fourth Bishop of for Food Stamps can completeF,all River, in glittering rites pre- ly eliminate financial abuses copal secretary. The' prelate was also a mem- sidesd over by the late Rchard committed by some stamp "venber of the Diocesan Marriage Tri- ,Cardinal Cushing who was the ' dors," according to Msgr. Lawrence Corcoran, executive direcpunal from July, 1930, to 1941. homilist for the occasion. In those positions he showed Msgr. Humberto S. Medeiros, tor of the National Conference his ability as an efficient admin- who was to succeec;l the eminent of Catholic Charities (NCCC). Recent government investigaistrator and did much to keep cardinal, was, in his capacity as diocesan administration abreast d::ocesan chancellor, the Master tions have found that 170 of the 6,700 vendors who sell Food of this period of, change and oj[ Ceremonies. growth. In 1970, when Bishop Cronin Stamps to recipients are abusing Bishop Gerrard became Rector assumed the leadership of the the funds received from the of the Cathedral in Fall River on F,all River Diocese, he continued recipients. More than $6.5 milliion has 'April 20, 1939, where he re- Bishop Gerrard as Vicar General. mained until 1956. He served as Retirement from parish respon- 'been embezzled or stolen. Some Episcopal Representative for Re- sibilities came to Bishop Gerrard vendors used more than $10 milin 1972, though he did continue lion to earn interest for themligious from 1941 to 1945. Vicar-General to assist Bishop Cronin as Aux- selves instead of sending the In 1951, Bishop Gerrard was iliary Bishop, often administer- money promptly to the' U. S. ,/ appointed' Vicar General' by ing the Sacrament of Confirma- Treasury. Msgr. Corcoran noted that a Bishop Connolly, thus sharing tion and representing the Ordibill introduced by Sense Robert with the Ordinary in the admin- , nary, at special events. In 1973, together with Bish- Dole (R-Kan.) and George Mcistration of the Diocese. He remained in that position under op Connolly, Bishop Gerrard Govern (D-S.D.) would eliminate Bishop Connolly and Bishop was recognized for his fifty the purchas~ requirement, thus Cronin until this past week years of dedicated service to the eliminating the handling of cash when Bishop Cronin accepted d::ocese. More than a dozen bish- by vendors. Under the Dole-McGovern proops gathered at the Cathedral his resignation. On September 6, 1952, he was to celebrate the golden jubilee. posal, Food Stamp recipients named an, Honorary Prelate with Presiding this time was one would simply receive stamps, the title of Monsignor' by the of Bishop Gerrard's successors worth the difference between late Pope Pius XII. ir.: the chancery office, His Em- the purchase requirement a~d Named Bishop inence Humberto Cardinal Me- the benefit level to which they In 1959, three years after he deiros, Archbishop of Boston. are entitled. had been named pastor of St. Rev. John F. Hogan, pastor of Lawrence Parish, New Bedford, St. Julie Parish, No. Dartmouth, great kindness, the Holy Father hailed the great achievements of the prelate was ordained a bish- was the homilist. Pope Paul VI sent personal Bishop Gerrard and wished him op, Auxiliary Bishop of FaIl River and Titular Bishop of letter of recognition and tribute years of joyful and restful reto Bishop Gerrard on that occa- tirement. Forma. (Pictures on Page Twenty) Bishop Gerrard was the first sion. This week, again with


The Parish Parade "'bllclty clllirmen of Darlsh orpnlzatlonl are liked to lubmlt news Items for tills colun n to The Anchor, P. O. Box 7, Fall Illver. 02722. Name of city or town should b, If.cluded as well as full dates of all activities. please send news of future rather tIIIn Dlst events.

ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER A French meat pie supper and Valentine dance sponsored by the parish committee will be held in the school auditorium Saturday night, Feb. 21. Tickets are available from committee members and at the rectory. 'Parents of. children preparing for first penance are asked to attend a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 7 in the school. Home and School Association members will hold a meeting Thursday night, Feb. 26 in the school. All parents of parish schoolchildren are invited to attend. ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN The parish will hold its semiannual antique sale and flea market for the benefit of the church fuel fund from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15 in the church hall. Collectibles, including china, brass, Rosevill and Weller pottery, glassware, furniture and tools will be on display. There will .be no admission charge and refreshments will be available. ST. JOHN BAPTIST, CENTRAL VILLAGE The Couples Club will sponsor a Bicentennial Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 28 at the parish hall on Main Road, Westport. Music will be by the Windsor Music Orchestra and refreshmellts will be served. Reservations may be made· with P. Manchester, telephone 6364748 or any committee member.

No. Attleboro School Lists Special Events Catholic Schools Week activities at St. Marv's-Sacred Heart School, North Attleboro included a science fair on Tuesday and will also include a parent-teacher evening tonight. Registration of new students will take place from 6 to 7 o'clock and at 7 there will be a slide presentation of school 'activities, followed at 8 by a liturgical celebration on the theme "Co-educators of Children." A social hour will follow. A Mass for the student body will be celebrated at 9 tomorrow morning with the theme "Celebration of Education." " New students may be registered at any time during the school day in addition to the special time tonight, and parents are welcome to visit the school. Literature describing the St. Mary's-Sacred Heart program is available in the vestibules of area churches.


The Women's Guild and Holy Name Society will cosponsor a beans, franks and chourico supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 in the school hall. A penny sale will follow, with Mrs. Louise Buckley in charge of arrangements. A fashion show of styles sewed and modeled by guild members will take place Friday, March 26. Those wishing to participate may contact Mrs. Jeanne Forest, telephone 636-4817. The Couples Club will sponsor a dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 in the school hall. The public is invited. Theme for the evening will be "Winter Wonderland" and tickets are available from Mr. and Mrs. Francis Flynn and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Marceau, co-chaircouple. Refreshments will be available and music will be by the Casino Royales. ST. WUIS DE FRANCE, SWANSEA Ladies of Ste. Anne will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the church hall. It will be an open meeting and refreshments will be served. A Fun Auction will be featured with John Rioux as auctioneer and Rochelle Emond as chairman.

Continued from Page Three diocese were two Sacred Hearts Fathers, Rev. Matthew Sullivan, St. Mary's. Fairhaven, and Rev. Joachim Shults, St. Anthony, Mattapoisett. The priests found particularly valuable presentations by Rev. George W. MacRae, S.J.· of the faculty of Harvard University, who discussed approaches to scripture; Rev. James A. O'Don· ohue, professor of theological ethics' at St. John's Seminary, whose topic was the historical aspect of moral theology: and Rev. James Haddad, institute director, who spoke on Christology. Also helpful was' a survev of chancerv office procedures in marria~e cases. The enrichment program grew from a Vatican II decree mandating conti9uin~ education for oriests. It is· sponsored by the New England regional committee of the National Organization for the Continuing Education of the Roman Catholic Clergy. Marriage Theology Next week six flriestc; of the diocese who are involved in marriage preparation programs will attend a five-day seminar at the Pastoral Institute. They are Rev. Maurice Jeffrey, Rev. Evaristo Tavares. Rev. William Norton, Rev. Clement Dufour, Rev. Robert Donovan and Rev. Raymond Monte.



Mrs. Margaret Charbonneau is chairman of a Valentine whist to be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 in the church hall under sponsorship of the Women's Guild. The unit will hold its annual meat pie supper, followed by square dancing, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, also in the church hall. Tickets will be available following all Masses this weekend.

New officers of the Council of Catholic Women are Mrs. Helen L. Oliveira, re-elected president; Mrs. Margaret Dyl, vice-president; Mrs. Lorraine Lima, treasurer; Miss Patricia Oliveira, secretary. A council-sponsored parish dance will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 14 in the church hall, with music by Charlie and Company, formerly the Jardinieres.

Members of the Association of the Sacred Hearts will sponsor the trip of an Irish child to Cape Cod this summer, in Cooperation with an ecumenical vacation program for children from the wartorn areas of Ireland.

ST. JOSEPH, NORTH DIGHTON Tonight the Women's Guild begins its 11 th year of entertain.. ing the sick and senior citizens of the area, as members present a variety show at Marian Manor, Taunton. The show will be presented every Thursday night through May 6 at lQcations including Lakeville, North Dighton, North Attleboro, Norton, Swansea, Brockton, Fall River, Somerset, and Ocean Grove. Twentysix guild members participate in the show with Mrs. Edward Roy directing, Mrs. Charles Brooks mistress of ceremonies and Mrs. Joseph Amaral accompanist and drummer.

ST. JOSEPH, ATTLEBORO Parish Cub Scouts and their parents and relatives will hold a Blue and Gold banquet at .7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 in the parish hall. ParvuIi Dei and Jewish religious awards will be presented during the awards section of the program. HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER Altar boys will meet at 3 p.m. today in the school. The school science fair will take place at 7:30 tonight in the school hall. The high school choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each Sun~ day. Prospective members may contact Rev. William G. Campbell at the rectory.


Mrs. Roland Aubry is chairman of a meat pie supper and dance to be sponsored Saturday night, Feb. 21 by the Council of Catholic Women. The meal will be served from 6:30 to 8 p.m., followed by dancing to the music of The Buddies until midnight. Tickets are available from Mrs. Aubry, Mrs. Raymond Pelletier, co-chairperson and from council officers. Council members participated last night in celebration of the patronal feast of the parish. SS.PETER AND PAUL, FALL RIVER The Home and School Assn. will sponsor a book sale following the 4 and 7 p.m. Masses Saturday, Feb. 14 and the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Masses Sunday, Feb. 15. A wide variety of books will be available and coffee and doughnuts will be served for browsers.

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Bishop Envisi'ons Program for Women Sa·ys M·en's R,eady-to-W·ear To P~rlra"e' Diaconate Began i,n New. B'edford

PHOENIX, Ariz. (NC)-Bishop Edward A. McCarthy of Phoenix said he envisions a program for "Fashion and women's magazines, which play so im- women that would give them the portant a part in selling clothing today, did not exist before same training as deacons, enuipthe nineteenth century. As far back as the fourteenth ring them to perform many funccentury, fashions were displayed by means of dolls. These tions of deacons. "I would still have to make dolls, sometimes life-size, the distinction that the deacons merous fittings. We can't enwere dressed in Paris in the vision what it would be like not are ordained," Bishop McCarthy latest fashions, showing not to be able to spend a day shop- said in a recent interview. "I only the current styles but ping throughout our favorite could not ordain the women but the fabric to be used as well." stores, returning to our homes they still could take the same Thus begins a delightful book with the finished garments.· sort of training." Women so trained, the bishop on fashion and how it became Those of us who sew know how said, "could take the Eucharist time-consuming it is, so with available to all of the people, our busy lives today it would to the sick. The diaconate, by be almost impossible to rely on its very nature, is a ministry of handmade indrvidual garments for our wardrobe. Although we in America find Iy this hard to imagine, it is only recently that Europe has gone MARILYN into women's ready-to-wear on a large scale. This struck .me RODERICK forcefully four years ago when I visited Lisbon and was amazed to see hordes of well-dressed "Fashion for Everyone," by men but very few fashionably Sandra Ley, published by attired women. Men's haberCharles Scribner & Sons. As dasheries were everywhere but much a social tome as a book women, except for some lovely on fashion. it deals with the lingerie from France, had only ready-to-wear industry in Amer- yard good stores. By now I'm ica from its beginnings in the sure there have been changes in early sweat shops to its· present Portugal, but for those of us position of importance including ~ho have been brought up with the rise· of its most important an abundance of ready-to-wear clothing only a store away, such union, the I.L.G.W.U. facts seem amazing. Many women in this area are I picked this book up at my involved in fashion from the public library and have enjoyed first cutting of the garment un- reading it. It would make a til the finished product leaves lovely gift for the women, girl, the factory. In fact, the garment or man who has made fashion industry is the largest employer a career. If you would like to 'of women in this section of the browse through it yourself, why country and its industry should not ask your library to get it interest many of the women who for you? have. been involved with it for years. Feehan Winner One interesting area note is Patricia Taylor has been that in 1830 Brooks Brothers named Family Leader of Tomorstarted making men's ready-to- row for Bishop Feehan High wear clothes in New Bedford for School, Attleboro, in a national sailors who did not have time contest sponsored by a foods to have their clothes made when company. She is eligible to comthey were in port. pete on the state level for college scholarships and grants. Handmade Clothes State winners continue to naThe book is a fascinating histional competition in May. tory of an industry and its byproducts that we take for granted. How strange it would be if every outfit we bought meant a trip to the dressmaker and nu-

service and I can see them in a very special way ministering to the sick." Because Catholic Church law r..ow limits ordination to the diaconate to men, women who had the same training as ordained c.eacons could not baptize or preside as official witnesses at marriages, Bishop McCarthy explained. Bishop McCarthy, 57, named fhe first bishop of 'Phoenix in 1969, talk~d about the growing r:lle of the laity in the life of the Catholic Church. At the November meeting in Washington, D.C., of the Na-

tionaI Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB), Bishop McCarthy was elected chairman of the NCCB committee on the lay· apostolate. "We are entering a new age in the life of the Church" in which the laity are interested in being fully involved, Bishop McCarthy said. Something of Value "Every now and then 1 get an inquiry from someone who says, "I'm .losing satisfaction for working simply to make a living. I want to do something that is of value. Is there some way I can Tum to Page Seven



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Joy' -of Cooking Flawed, W,eary Mom Disc,overs I used to enjoy cooking. I got a great satisfaction out of making a good, nourishing meal out of leftovers. Inexpensive foods, turned into delicious dinner, made me feel I was "beating the system." Then twenty years ago my first baby came along . . . and my enIt would still be there except thusiasm for cooking has that back at college the vegebeen going downhill ever table eater will eat anything in since. My spirit did not die preference to soyburgers. He

suddenly. I kept trying. And, in truth, out of my eight kids I' did have one who liked vegetables.

By MARY CARSON The rest of them like steak and hot dogs. The price of steak is out of sight, and hot dogs now cost more than steak did years ago ~hen I let them acquire a taste for it. But I keep trying. And years and years of experience have resulted in "Carson's Theory of Cooking. Economics." Stated briefly: If it's cheap or easy, they're not going to like it. The theory was proved conclusively last summer ... the year of the zucchini. We didn't grow any 7.ucchini. No one in the family like zucchini-except the one vegetable eater who now lives at college and is never home for meals. But the vegetable eater had a friend who grew zucchini ... a bumper crop. Knowing the difficulties of feeding the family, he'd come home to visit with armloads of zucchini. By The Tableful Being too cheap not to use them, and not wanting to discourage his intent to help, I gratefully accepted kitchen tablesful of all sizes of zucchini. I pored through cookbooks trying to find new ways to disguise them. When it didn't go over, I'd freeze the leftovers. We had a lot of zucchini in the freezer.


• Diocese Mark 90 Years In Sisters of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts have more than the Bicentennial to celebrate this year. It's the 150th anniversary of the founding of. their community in France and, in Fall River, its the 90th year since they came to the city and began work in Sacred Heart parish.

All these threads are woven took it all back to his apartment. together in a slide lecture on Difficult-to-prepare foods are Holy Union activities heing presomething else. Once I happened . sented along the Eastern seato have all the makings of Chi- board by Sister Mary Ellen nese egg rolls. Chopping all the Mahon, vocation director for the ingredients, making the skins, Immaculate Heart Province of the and deep frying them took me community. The presentation at hours. The kids ate them in 10 Sacred Heart this month has minutes and didn't understand special meaning, since the parish why I hadn't made more. was the first American home of Another time, when I was on the Holy Union, but Sister Mary AT 90th ANNIVERSARY: Holy Union Sisters gather an economy kick, I bought squid. Ellen will eventually visit all It took forever to prepare. The other Holy Union schools in the at Sacred Heart School, Fall River, to mark 90th anniverkids loved it. When I figured in province. sary of their community's service to parish. Sacred Heart my time, it cost more than is also first American parish to which Sisters came on their She was a faculty member at steak. arrival in U.S. from France. From left, Sister Bernadette, My theory that "if it's diffi- .the former Sacred Hearts AcadSister Mary Ellen, Sister Sandra, Sister Virginia. cult to cook the kids will love emy, Fall River, and has been in her present assignment for a it" took a beating last week. many parishes, and workers in The coup de grace came when year. social welfare programs serving I tried a Danish recipe for a The slide show, she said, was . senior citizens, children with smorgasbord specialty. prepared by Sister Kathleen Gib- special needs and young unwed I had a huge filet of cod. I ney, also a former Sacred poached it in chicken stock, then Hearts Academy teacher, now in mothers. The community's "Vital" proarranged it on a platter, and campus ministry work at Rollins with green pepper slivers College in Florida. It was orig- gram is described, offering young and thin lemon wedges dec- inally used at a worldwide Holy women the chance to volunteer orated it to look like fins, head, Union meeting in Rome to ac- a year of service in a Peace Corps type program without and tail. quaint other provinces with the making a permanent commitWhile doing that. I simmered work of American Sisters. ment to religious life. the poaching broth down to half Not forgotten are retired Sisvolume, spiced and thickened it Usually reports take the form with gelatin. When this mixture of written material or speeches," ters, living at the Prospect Place started to stiffen, it was used to said Sister Mary Ellen. "A slide Holy Union convent in Fall coat the poached fish ... layer report was a 'first' and it was River. Their loving service to each other and their sustaining by layer, until the entire filet very successful." prayers are acknowledged, as was glazed The slides show activities in w,ell as eir creation of many It took hours. Every time I went back to put another coat Holy Union schools in nine handmade toys and items of hose 'sale aids in of glaze on it, the gelatin had states, including 5 elementary, clothing Spiritual Director Ity support. thickened too much. Heating middle and high schools in the com REV. 1. JOSEPH KIERCE Fall River diocese, serving 1176 "All is ministry," concludes . made it too thin... Sister Kathleen's commental)', At any rate, when it was done, children and teenagers. Author and Producer of which vividly portrays how a the fish was beautiful. Even if it Depicted or described in addiwas a lot of work, I had an at- tion are the ap03tolates of Sis- community begun in another The New England tractive new way to serve fish. ters in Spanish Harlem who, as century specifically to educate Passion Play And it could be done during the well as teaching, do battle with youth, has diversified to meet ''THE CHRISTUS" day, so it wasn't much work at welfare and government author- needs undreamed of by its Have you ever been to the Vatican, Italy, dinner time. Since it was such ities for their charges and their founder. France, Switzerland, Austris, Holland, a horror to make, it was guar- families; a Sister who served Belgium, Germany, England? anteed raves. Vietnamese orphans in the last Then my theory got shot frantic days before the fall of VISIT down. Saigon; and others who work Vienna, Rome, london, Paris, Munich, It was bad. The fish wasn't with a tiny Catholic community Brussels, Amsterdam, Milan, lugano, spoiled. It just didn't taste like in the Amish country of PennVenice, Salzburg, lucerne, Burgundy, anything. It sure didn't taste like sylvania, with the poor of AppaGenoa, Pisa, Bologna, Padua, Rothena day's work! lachia and with migrant workers burg, The Hague, Rotterdam, Ghent, in the South.

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Program to Parallel Diaconate Continued from 'Page Six get involved in church work?' " Bishop McCarthy said one outlet for full involvement in church work is the diaconate r-rogram. There are now 40 deacons ordained in the diocese with about 20 more in the two-year training program. Much of the diocese's effort to involve the laity is geared to a new program called "family parish community," Bishop McCarthy said. A sense of need for "community" on a smaller level than the the pal'i$h is developing within the U. ~. Catholic Church, the bishop Sllid. What js lost in larger worship services, he said, are inter-relationships of love and concern for each other.

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Feb. 12, 1976

He said the family parish community movement started in Latin America. The Phoenix pat: ish has been developing it for two years and is one of the first dioceses in the nation to adopt such a program, the bishop said. He said Catholic movements such as the charismatic, Cursillo and marriage encounter groups have developed their own "community" groups. He said he is in favor of these groups, and as ~hairman of the Committee on the Laity, will seek approval to extend liaison to them. The committee now has official liaison with only the National Council of Catholic Men and the National Council of Catholic Women.

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Bishop Cronin: 'No Apostolate So Intense' With the slogan "Count God confession is good for us. It is In! Choose Catholic Schools," nice to have a friend like you. U. S. Catholic educational insti- We pray for you and our friends. tutions are marking Catholic You help us to pray." Others in the book are Al Schools Week. Here, Sister Marion Geddes, R.S.M., associ- Lafex, longtime Nazareth janate director for schools, said itor, "who keeps our school that observances are on a clean," retired Bishop James L. school-by-school basis in the 30 Connolly, to whom the Nazareth elementary, one middle, three schools of the diocese were esspecial and seven high schools pecially dear and who still visits in the Fall River diocese. She the children, the late Rev. Ednpted that in this bicentennial ward J. Gorman, former diocyear many schools are combin- esan superintendent of schools, ing patriotic with religious Sister Maureen and Leon Mello, themes in their celebrations, a schoolbus driver. "He is our along with customary open- friend," wrote. the children. "He school programs and making of brings us to school and the happy bus, takes us swimming and posters by pupils. Earlier, schools submitted en- makes us behave." A picture of tries in a national contest spon- a Special Olympics medal, won sored by the National Catholic by a Nazareth swimmer, repreEducational Association (NCEA) sents the school's sports profor projects "reflecting the inter- gram, highlighted by swimming, action of the Church and Amer- and coordinated by Mrs. John P. ican culture." Diocesan winners Malloy. Nazareth children who worked were Nazareth Hall School tor Exceptional Children and Holy on the book are Paul Rebello, Union Primary School, both in Donna King, Theresa Paradis, Fall River. Twenty-five winners Sandra Kryla, Marilyn Maurer, will be selected for exhibit at Madeline Charron, Linda Corthe NCEA national convention to reira, Christopher Byrnes and be held Easter week in Chicago. Steve Viera, who is credited But in the meantime there was with adding an extra star for plenty of excitement at the win- Nazareth Hall to the Revolutionning local schools. "They were ary flaf{ pictured on the cover just thrilled about it," said Sis- of the book. Bicentennial Quilt ter Maureen Hanley. R.S.M., Equal jubilation reigned at principal of Nazareth Hall, where nine youngsters collaborated to Holy Union Primary School, Fall produce a red, white and blue River, where fourth graders boo1{ paying thribute to "some worked on a Bicentennial quilt of the people who have helped depicting Catholic contributions make us good Catholic Amer- to ,American history. Blocks each designed by a different stuicans." Included in the book, com- dent, included a Viking ship for plete with illustrations, was the earliest explorers and ranged Mspr. Daniel F. Shalloo, pastor through the centuries to show of Holy Name parish, Fall River, the Pilgrims, John Carroll, Betsy who celebrates Mass monthly at Ross, the Spirit of 1776, Mother Nazareth and is always avail- Seton, Charles Carroll, Mother able fOf counseling, said Sister Helena, foundress of the North American Holy Union Province, Maureen. His tribute read "We love you Bishops of Fall River and Car. Monsignor Shalloo. You are a dinal Medeiros. "The children were helped by nice man. You bring Jesus to our hearts at Mass. You said Sister Francis Aloysius in re-

YOUNG HISTORIANS: With help of Sister Francis Aloysius, children of Holy Union Primary School prepare history booklet to accompany their winning bicentennial quilt. From left, Christine Griffin, Rosemary O'Toole, Jamie Luongo, Kerry Correira, Paul Larchevesque, Katie O'Toole, Robin McGowan, Jason Medeiros. search for the quilt," said Sister Ann, Primary School principal, "and many people had a opportunity to see it in the making because we had one work session at the Swansea Mall." None So Intense In general comments on the state of Catholic education, Sister Marion said that although it may seem that a school strains the resources of a parish for the benefit of comparatively few parishioners, yet "no one seems to be doing much about alternate plans." Opining that regional elementary schools on the model of regional high schools might an-

swer the problem, Sister Marion nonetheless queried, "How do we get from here to there? How do we change from a parish to a diocesan system?" She said, however, that the devotion of parents to Catholic education for their children is very evident "when you attend meetings in parishes threatened with school closings. So many things come forth of what a s;c:hool means to parishes and families." On the high school level, said t::le director, most diocesan highs have either posted gains in applications from entering freshmen or have held steady in enrollment.

And although admitting that differences between the products of Catholic and secular ed- . ucation are not susceptible of measurement, the veteran educator said, "It makes up for years of discouragement when you meet a former student, one of the worst demons who ever walked on two feet, and he tells you that he's holding two jobs in order to keep his children ip Catholic schools." She also quoted Bishop Cronin, who pointed out to dioc- . esan teachers that "you have the children five hours a day, five days a week. No other apostolate is so intense."

to Choose Catholic Schools Stressed \.

WE LOVE YOU: Nazareth Hall students check their entry in national Bicentennial contest, a book paying tribute to "some of t.he people who have helped make us good Catholic Americans." Of Msgr. DaJ,liel F. Shalloo they wrote, "We love you. You are a nice man." Standing. Paul Rebello; seated, from left, Donna King, Theresa Paradis, Sandra Kryla, Marilyn Maurer.

WASHINGTON (NC) - The president of the National Catholic Educational Association has urged that the 1976 celebration of CathoHc Schools Week focus on the right of parents to choose be education they judge best for their children. The NCEA president, Father John F. Meyers, also attacked "an erroneous public policy which seems geared to the protection of the rights of the state and public education rather than to the inalienable right of parents to the type of education they judge best." Father Meyers expressed his views in a statement issued for Catholic Schools Week, a nationwide observance cosponsored by NCEA and the Department of Education of the U. S. Catholic Conference (USCC). In another statement issued for the fourth annual observance (If the week, Msgr. Olin J. Murdick, USCC secretary for education, emphasized that Cath-

olic schools are more necessary now than ever before. The NCEA president stressed this year's theme for Catholic Schools Week: "Count God In!" The nation's Founding Fa路 thers "needed no such reminder," the NCEA president said. "They unabashedly declared to the world world of 1776 that 'all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights.' Jefferson and Washington were quick to warn the fledgling democracy that its vigor would depend upon both an educated and a religious citizenry. Our ,forefather's had no intention of separating religion and education." Father Meyers then noted that the rights of all Americans "are not recognized and respected in practice." Still Stands He continued: "The wall of separation of Church and State, a fiction of the Supreme Court which was never conceived of C<>ntinued from Page Seventeen

Diocesan Ordinary Most Reverend Daniel A. Cronin, S.T.D. Bishop of Fall River

Rev. Msgr. Luiz G. Mendonca Vicar General CHANCERY OFFICE 47 Underwood St. Mailing address: Box 2577, Fall River, 02722. Tel. 675-1311. Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, J.C.L., Chancellor; Rev. John J. Oliveira, Secretary to the Bishop and Vice Chancellor; Rev. Horace J. Travassos, Assistant Chancellor. . DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL 344 Highland Ave., Fall River, 02722. Tel. 675-1311. Rev. Msgr. Henry T. Munroe, Officialis; Rev. Daniel F. Hoye, J.C.L., Vice-Officialis; IRev. Msgr. Daniel F. Shalloo, Promotor Justitiae; IRev. Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, Defender of the Bond; Rev. James F. Kenney, Rev. Edmond n. Levesque, Rev. Joseph Oliveira, Pro-Synodal Judges; Rev. Manuel P. Ferreira, Rev. Roger D. LeDuc, Rev. Leonard M. Mullaney, Rev. John J. Smith, Advocates; Rev. Edmund J. Fitzgerald, Rev. Maurice R. Jeffrey, Rev. John J. Oliveira, Notaries; ,Rev. Roland Bousquet, Secretary and Notary. DIOCESAN CONSULTORS Most Rev. James J. Gerrard, D.D., V.G.; Rev. Msgr. Luiz G. Mendonca, V.G.; Rev. Msgr. Raymond T. Considine; Rev. Msgr. John A. Chippendale; Rev. Msgr. Gerard J. Chabot; Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. O'Neill, Ph. D.; Rev. Manuel P. Ferreira; Rev. Daniel A. Gamache. DEANS Rev. Msgr. Arthur W. Tansey (Fall River); Rev. Msgr. Maurice Souza (Taunton); Rev. Msgr. Gerard J. Chabot (Attleboro); Rev. Msgr. William D. Thomson (Cape Cod) . . EPISCOPAL VICARS ·Rev. Msgr. Alfred J. ,Gendreau, S.T.D. (Fall River);

Diocese of Fall River Rev. John J. Smith (Attleboro-Taunton); Rev. Msgr. Henry T. Munroe (Cape Cod and Islands).

VOCATIONS Rev. John J. Smith, 155 No. Main St., Attleboro, Mass. 02703. Tel. 222-1206.



CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION 403 Anawan St., Fall River, 02720 Rev. Paul F. McCarrick, Dir. CHARITIES APPEAL 410 Highland Ave., Fall River, 02722. Tel. 676-8943. .Rev. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, Dir. DIOCESAN ARCmVES Box 2577, Fall River, 02722. Rev. John J. Oliveira. DIOCESAN DEPT. OF EDUCATION 423 Highland Ave., FalllRiver, 02720. Tel. 678-2828. Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. O'Neill, Ph. D., Dir.; Rev. Michel G. Methot (Adult Education); Sr. Marion Geddes, R.S.M. (Schools); ·Sr. Rita Pelletier, S.S.J. (Religious Education), DIOCESAN DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND SPECIAL APOSTOLATES . 368 No. Main St., Fall River, 02720. Tel. 6-8481. Rev. Peter N. Graziano. M.A., M.S.W., Dir.; Rev. Thomas L. Rita, Assoc. Dir. DIOCESAN HEALTH FACILITmS 368 No. Main St., Fall River, 02720. Tel. 678-9941. Rev. Msgr. Raymond T. Considine, Dir.; Rev. Msgr. John J. Regan; Rev. Lucio B. Philippino. DIOCESAN NEWSPAPER "THE ANCHOR" 410 Highland Ave., Fall River, 02722; mailing address P.O. Box 7,FalIRiver, Mass. 02722. Tel. 675-7151. Rev. John R. FoIster, Acting Editor. EPISCOPAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR RELIGIOUS Rev. Lucien Jusseaume, 951 Stafford Rd., Fall River, 02721. Tel. 672-6552. FAMILY LIFE BUREAU Rev. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, 410 Highland Ave., Fall River, 02722. Tel. 676-8943. PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH Rev. Msgr. Raymond T. Considine. 368 No. Main St., Fall River, 02720. Tel. 672-7781.

BICENTENNIAL Rev. Peter N. Graziano, 368 No. Main St., Fall River, 02720. Tel. 6-8481. CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Rev. Peter N. Graziano, 368 No. Main St., Fall River, 02720. Tel. 676-8481. CAMPUS MINISTRY Rev. John J. Smith, 155 No. Main St., Attleboro, 02703. Tel. 222-1206. CATHOLIC SCOUTING Rev. Roger J. Levesque, 51 Duncan St., New Bedford, 02745. Tel. 995-5235. DEAF APOSTOLATE Rev. Joseph Viveiros, 4254 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, 02745. Tel. 995-7351. DIOCESAN ECUMENICAL COMMISSION Rev. Cornelius J. O'Neill, 233 County St., New Bedford, 02740. Tel. 992-9408. DIOCESAN FINANCE COMMISSION Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, Box 2577, Fall River, 02722. Tel. 675-1311. DIOCESAN GUILD FOR THE BLIND Rev. Brian J. Harrington, Box 430, Norton, 02766. Tel. 285-4462. EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS COMMITTEE Rev. John J. Oliveira, Box 2577, Fall River, 02722. Tel. 675-1311. PRIESTS' SENATE Rev. Robert S. Kaszynski, Pres., 368 No. Main St., Fall River. 02720. RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE Rev. Peter N. Graziano; IRev. Michel G. Methot, Coordinators, 368 No. Main St., Fall River, 02720. Tel. 676-8481. TELEVISION APOSTOLATE Rev. John F. Hogan. 494 Slocum Rd., No. Dartmouth, Mass. 02747. Tel. 993-2351.

The Parishes of the Diocese of Fall River ACUSHNET St. Francis Xavier, 112 Main St., 02743. Rev. Benedict Folger, S.S.CC.; Rev. Frederick Meyer, SS.ce. ASSONET St. Bernard, Cf. St. Vincent's Home, 2425 Highland Ave., Fall River, 02720. Tel. 679-8511. Rev. Armando Annunziato. ATTLEBORO St. John the Evangelist, 155 No. Main St., 02703. Tel. 222~1206. . Rev. John J. Smith. Rev. Kevin J. Harrington, Rev. Robert" C. Donovan, Rev. Mr. Stephen A. Fernandes. St. Joseph, 208 So. Main St., 02703. Tel. 226-1115. Rev. Ernest N. Bessette, Rev. Normand J. Boulet. St. Stephen, 683 So. Main St., 02703. Tel. 222-0641. Rev. Donald Belanger. Holy Ghost, 71 Linden St., 02703. Tel. 222-3266. Rev. BentolR. Fraga, Rev. Herve Pilotte, M.S. St. Theresa of Child Jesus, 18 Baltic Ave., So. Attleboro, 02703. Tel. 761-811'1. Rev. Msgr. Gerard J. Chabot, Rev. Richard M. Roy. ATTLEBORO FALLS St. Mark, 105 Stanley St., Box 1240, 02763. Tel. 6997566. Rev. Roger L. Gagne, Rev. George C. Bellenoit. BREWSTER Our Lady of the Cape, Stony Brook Rd., 02631. Tel. 385-3252. . ,Rev. 'Roland R. Bedard, M.S.; Rev. Rene J. Gelinas, M.S.; Rev. Elmeric A. DlJ-bois, M.S. BUZZARDS BAY St. Margaret, 141 Main St.,02532. Tel. 759.4621. Rev. John G. Carroll, Rev. Timothy J. Goldrick. CENTERVILLE Our Lady of Victory, 122 Park Ave., 02632.. Tel. 775-5744. Rev. Francis B. Connors, Rev. George W. Coleman, Rev. Thomas F. McMorrow. CHATHAM Holy Redeemer, 72 Highland Ave., 02633. Tel. 9450677. Rev. John J. Brennan, SS.CC.; Rev. Leo C. King, SS.ce. . DIGHTON St. Peter, 2039 County St., 02715. Tel. 669-6463. IRev. Flavius F. Gamache, S.M.M. EAST FALMOUTH St. Anthony, 167 E. Falmouth H'way, 02536. Tel. 548-0108. Rev. George E. Amaral, Rev. Thomas C. Mayhew. EDGARTOWN St. Elizabeth, Franklin St., Vineyard Haven, 02568. Tel. 627-5017. Rev. Paul G. Connolly. FAIRH.VEN St. Joseph. 17 Adams St., 02719. Tel. 994-9714. IRev. Ambrose R. Forgit, SS.CC.; Rev. T'homas Grannell, SS.CC.; Rev. Alphonsus McHugh, SS.CC.; Rev. Gerard Christopher, 5S.CC. St. Mary, 41 Harding Rd., 02719. Tel. 992-8721. Rev. Matthew Sullivan, SS.CC.; Rev. Richard McNally, SS.cC.; 'Rev. Wi1librord Willeman, SS.CC.

Sacred Hearts, 382 Main St., 02719. Tel. 992-0482. Rev. Jeremiah Casey, SS.CC. FALL RIVER Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 327 Second St., 02721. Tel. 673-2833. Rev. Msgr. John J. Regan, Rev. Barry W. Walll Rev. John J. Oliveira. Blessed Sacrament, 2492 So. Main St., 02724. Tel. 672-5473. (Rev. Herve Jalbert. Esplrito Santo, 249 Alden St., 02723. Tel. 672-3352. Rev. Joao V. Resendes, Rev. Luis A. Cardoso. Holy Cross, 69 Pulaski St., 02721. Tel. 672-2093. Rev. Felician Plichta, O.F.M. Conv., Rev. Stephen Majewski, O.F.M. Conv. Holy Name, 709 Hanover St., 02720. Tel. 679-6732. Rev. Msgr. Daniel F. Shalloo, Rev. William G. Campbell, Rev. Bruce M. Neylon Notre Dame de Lourdes, 529 Eastern Ave., 02723. Tel. 679-1991. Rev. Msgr. Alfred J. Gendreau, S.T.D.; Rev. Thomas E. Morrissey, Rev. Raymond Robida, M.S. Our Lady of the Angels, 221 Kilburn St., 02724. Tel. 676-8883. Rev. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, !Rev. Joseph M. Ferreira. Our Lady of Health, 642 Cambridge St., 02721. Tel. 672-2793. !Rev. Luciano J. Pereira, Rev. Gaston Oliveira. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, 120 Beattie St., 02723. Tel. 672-7232. Rev. Vincent F. Diaferio. Our Lady of the Immacll1ate Conception, 15 Thomas St., 02723. Tel. 673-2122. Rev. Msgr. Arthur W. Tansey, Rev. Francis L.Mahoney, Rev. Lucio B. Philippino. Sacred Heart, 163 Winter St., 02720. Tel. 673-0852. Rev. John R. Folster, Rev. Arthur K. Wingate, Rev. Ralph D. Tetrault. St. Anne', 818 Middle St., 02722. Tel. 678-5322. Rev. R. Gabriel Blain, a.p.; Rev. Arthur N. Robert, O.P.; Rev. Clement oM. Paquet, O.P.; ·Rev. Rene Patenaude, O.P.; Rev. ·Pierre E. Lachance, O.P. St. Anthony of Padua, 48 Sixteenth St., 02723. Tel. 673-2402. Rev. Laureano C. dos Reis; Rev. John A. Gomes. St. Elizabeth, 5115 Tucker St., 02721. Tel. 679-6903. Rev. Jorge de J. Sousa. st. Jean Baptiste, 951 Stafford Rd., 02721. Tel. 6726552. Rev. Daniel A. Gamache, Rev. Lucien Jusseaume. st. Joseph, 1335 No. Main St., 02720. Tel. 673-1123. 'Rev. Paul F. McCarrick, Rev. Daniel F. Hoye. St. Louis, 420 Bradford Ave., 027211. Tel. 676-8603. Rev. Paul Rotondi, O.F.M.; Rev. Ciro Lodice, O.F.M. St. Mathieu. 82 St. Mary St., 02720. Tel. 672-5842. Rev. Adrien E. Bernier. St. Michael, 189 Essex St., 02720. Tel. 672-6713. Rev. Joseph Oliveira, Rev. Daniel O. Reis, Rev. Joaquim F. da Silva, C:M. st. Patrick, 1598 So. Main St., 02724. Tel. 672-2302. Rev. James F. Kenney, Rev. Maurice R. Jeffrey, Rev. Kenneth J. Delano, Rev. Edward J. Byington.

SS. Peter and Paul, 250 Snell St., 02721. Tel. 676-8463. Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. O'Neill, Rev. 'Ronald A. Tosti, Rev. Ed~und J. Fitzgerald. St. Roch, 889 Pine St., 02720. Tel. 672-5802. Rev. Roland Bousquet, Rev. Raymond P. Monty. st. Stanislaus, 36 Rockland St., 02724. Tel. 672-0423. Rev. Robert S. Kaszynski, Rev. Marian Ogorek, S. Chr. St. William, 42 Chicago St., 02721. Tel. 675-7503. !Rev. Msgr. Raymond T. Considine, Rev. John F. Moore. Santo Christo, 185 Canal St., 02721. Tel. 677-9284. Rev. Antonino C. Tavares, Rev. Gilbert J. Simoes, Rev. Julio Martins. FALMOUTH St. Patrick, 511 Ea. Main St., 02541. Tel. 548-1065. Rev. Msgr. James E. Gleason, Rev. John V. Magnani. HYANNIS St. Francis Xavier, 347 South St., 02601. Tel. 775-0818. Rev. Msgr. William D. Thomson, Rev. John F. Andrews, Rev. Robert T. Canuel, S.M.M. MANSFIELD St. Mary, 330 Pratt St., 02048. Tel. 339-2981. Rev. John T. Higgins, Rev. Philip A. Davignon, Rev. Mr. Gerald Barnwell. MARION St. Rita, Box 154, 10 Pleasant St., 02738. Tel. 748-1497. Rev. Justin J. Quinn MATTAPOISETT st. Anthony, 22 Barstow St., 02739. Tel. 758-3719. Rev. William McClenahan, SS.CC.; Rev. Joachim J. Shults, SS.ce. NANTUCKET Our Lady of the Isle, 6 Orange St., 02554. Tel. 2280100. Rev. Msgr. Lester L. Hull, Rev. \Raymond F. X. Cahill, S.J. NEW BEDFORD Holy Name, 121 Mt. Pleasant St., 02740. Tel. 992-3184. Rev. Jahn J. Murphy, Rev. Thomas L. Rita, Rev. Joseph E. McGrady, S.J. Our Lady of the Assumption, 47 Rear So. 6th St., 02740. Tel. 994-7602. Rev. Raphael A. ·Flammia, 5S.CC.; Rev. Coleman Conley, SS.CC.; Rev. Patrick Killilea, SS.CC. Our Lady of Fatima, 4254 Acushnet Ave., 02745. Tel. ' 995-7351. Rev. Arthur C. Levesque, Rev. Joseph Viveiros. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, 136 Earle St., 02746. Tel. 992-9892. Rev. A. Castelo Branco, Rev. Evaristo Tavares, Rev. Henry Arruda. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 230 Bonney St., 02744. Tel. 993-4704. Rev. Msgr. Luiz G. Mendonca, V.G.; Rev. George F. Almeida, Rev. Edward E. Correia, Rev. Josef Powsza, S. Ch. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 235 No. Front St., 02746. Tel. 992-9378. Rev. Joseph Trawinski, O.F.M.Conv.; Rev. Adolph Szelagowski, O.F.M. Conv. Sacred Heart, 341 Summer St., 02740. Tel. 993-11204. Rev. Ernest E. Blais. St. Anne. 890 Brock Ave., 02744. Tel. 997-9271. Rev. Roland Boule, Rev. Henry R. Canuel.

Diocese1s Parishes Are IChurch Alive a.,ld Active in Microcosm St. Anthony of Padua, 1359 Acushnet Ave., 02746. Tel. 993-1691. Rev. Bertrand R. Chabot, Rev. Clement Dufour, Rev. Marc H. Bergeron. Sl Bonlfaee, 443 Coggeshall St., 02746. Tel. 993-9216. Rev. Paul J. Price, SS.CC. S1. Casimir, 2048 Acushnet Ave., 02745. Tel. 995-0345. Rev. Casimir K:.wiatkowski, Rev. Henry Kropiwnicki. Sl Francis of Asslsl, 247 North St., 02740. Tel. 9977732. Rev. Alexander M. Zichello. St. Hedwig, 2 Acushnet Ave., 02744. Tel. 996-8703. -Rev. Edwin Agonis, O.F.M. Conv.; Rev. Jeremy Chodacki, O.F.M. Conv. St. Hyacinth, 233 County St., 02740. Tel. 999-5768. Rev. Cornelius J. O'Neill. St. James, 233 County St., 02740. Tel. 999-5768. Rev. Cornelius J. O'Neill, Rev. Terence F. Keenan, Rev. Horace J. Travassos, Rev. Kevin F. Tripp. st. John the Baptist, 344 County St., 02740. Tel. 992-7727. Rev. Manuel P. Ferreira, Rev. -Thomas C. Lopes, (Rev. Jose A. F. dos Santos, C.M. st. Joseph, 51 Duncan St.,02745. Tel. 995-5235. Rev. Msgr. Henri A. Hamel, Rev. Roger J. Levesque, Rev. Roger D. LeDuc. St. Kilian, 306 Ashley Blvd., 02746. Tel. 992-7587. Rev. Albin D. Fusco, O.F.M.; Rev. Ernest D'Onofrio, O.F.M.; Rev. Charles Soto, O.F.M St Lawrence, 110 Summer St., 02740. Tel. 992-4251. Rev. John P. Driscoll, Rev. Thomas F. O'Dea, Rev. Michel G. Methot. st. Mary, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd., 02745. Tel. 995-3593. Rev. Bernard H. Unsworth, Rev. William W. Norton, ]lev. John A. Perry. ' St. Theresa, 2693 Acushnet Ave., 02745. Tel. 995-0403. Rev. Rene G. Gauthier. NORTH ATTLEBORO St. Mary, 14 Park St., 02760. Tel. 695-6161. Rev. Cornelius J. Keliher, Rev. Bernard R. Kelly, Rev. Albert Ryan, S.M.M. Saered Heart, 59 Church St., 02761. Tel. 699-8383. Rev. George Daigle, Rev. Richard Chretien. NORTH DARTMOUTH St. Julie Billiart, 494 Slocum Rd., 02747. Tel. 9932351. Rev. John F. Hogan, Rev. John J. Steakem. NORTH DIGHTON st. Joseph, 499 Spring St., 02764. Tel. 822-1425. Rev. William F. O'Connell. NORTH EASTON Immaculate Conception, 193 Main St., 02356. Tel. 238-3232. Rev. Joseph F. O'Donnell, Rev. John F. Daly, C.S.C.; Rev. James W. Fahey. I NORTH WESTPORT Our Lady of Grace, 569 Sanford Rd., 02790. Tel. 674-6271. Rev. Edmond R. Levesque, Rev. William L. Boffa. NORTON St. Mary, 13'2 So. Worcester st., Box 430, 02766. Tel. 285-4462. \Rev. James P. Dalzell, Rev. Brian J. Harrington.

OAK BLUFFS Sacred Heart, Circuit Ave., 02557. Tel. 693-0342. Rev. James W. Clark. ORLEANS st. Jo~ of Are, Bridge Rd., 02653. Tel. 225-0170. Rev. William J. McMahon, Rev. James F. Buckley. OSTERVILLE Our Lady of the Assumption, 76 Wianno Ave., 02655. Tel. 4'28-2011. 'Rev. Clarence P. -Murphy, Rev. James R .McLellan. POCASSET St. John the Evangelist, 1'5 Virginia Rd., P.O. Box G, \ 02559. Tel. 563-3121. Rev. James A. McCarthy, Rev. James V. Lowery, C.s.C. PROVINCETOWN St. Peter the Apostle, 11 Prince St., 026::;7. Tel. 487-0095. Rev. John C. Martins, Rev. Philip J. Higgins. RAYNHAM St. Ann, 660 No. Main St., 02767. Tel. 824-8504. Rev. Gerald T. Shovelton, Rev. Herbert T. Nichols. SANDWICH Corpus Christi, 8 Jarves st., 02563. Tel. 888-0209. Rev. William E. Morris, Rev. Dennis B. Sughrue, C.S.C. SEEKONK Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 1062 Taunton Ave., 02771. Tel. 336-9022. Rev. William J. Shovelton, Rev. George E. Harrison.. St. Mary, 68 Hebron Ave., 02703. Tel. 222-0399. Rev. Edward C. 'Duffy, Rev. Richard A. Shean. SOMERSET St. John of God, 996 -Brayton Ave., 027~:6. Tel. 678-5513. Rev. Daniel L. 'Freitas, Rev. Stephen B. Salvador. St. Thomas More, 386 Luther Ave., 02726. Tel. 673-7831. , Rev. Howard A. Waldron, Rev. Joseph F. D'Amico, Rev. Hugh J. Munro. st. Patrick, 306 South St.. 02726. Tel. 672-1523. IHev. Msgr. Robert L. Stanton, Rev. Joseph D. Maguire. SOUTH DARTMOUTH St. Mary, 55 Middle St., 02748. Tel. 992-7163. Rev. Msgr. Arthur G. Considine, Rev. William P. Blottman. SOUTH EASTON Holy Cross, 225 Purchase St., 02375. Tel. 238-2235. Rev. John J. Murphy, C.S.C.; Rev. James ~r. Preskenis, C.s.C. SOUTH YARMOUTH St. Plus X, Barbara St., 02664. Tel. 398-2248. Rev. Msgr. Henry T. Munroe, Rev. William M. Cactello, Rev. H. Stanley Barney. SlVANSEA / St. Dominic, 1277 Grand Army H'way, 02777. Tel. 675-7206. Rev. Daniel E. Carey, Rev. James F. Greene. st. Louis de France, 56 Buffington St., 02777. Tel. 677-9503. Rev. Louis R. Boivin, Rev. Richard R. Gendreau.


st. Michael, 270 Ocean Grove Ave., 02777. Tel. 673-2808. Rev. Joseph A. Martineau, Rev. Martin L. Buote. Our Lady of Fatima, 530 Gardner's Neck Rd., 02777. Tel. 676-1541. Rev. Edward J. Burns. TAUNTON Holy Family, 370 Middleboro Ave., 02718. Tel. 8245707. Rev. James F. McCarthy, Rev. Robert F. Kirby. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, 80 Bay St., 02780. Tel. 823-3046. Rev. Sebastian Slesinski, O.F.M. Conv.; Rev. Joseph Paszek, O.F.M. Conv. Our Lady of the Immaeulate Conception, 387 Bay St., 02780. Tel. 824-8794. Rev. William H. O'Reilly, Rev. Leonard M. Mullaney. Our Lady of Lourdes, 49 First St., 02780. Tel. 8820357. -Rev. Manuel M. Resendes, Rev. Steven R. Furtado, Rev. Msgr. E. S .de Mello. Sacred Heart, 29 First St., 02780. Tel. 822-1525. 'Rev. Walter A. Sullivan, Rev. Jay T. Maddock. St. Anthony, 126 School St., 02780. Tel. 822-0714. Rev. Msgr. Maurice Souza, Rev. Arnold R. Medeiros, Rev. Americo Moreira, O.F.M St. James, 249 Whittenton st., 02780. Tel. 824-7794. Rev. Andre P. Jussaume, Rev. Richard W. Beaulieu, Rev. Raymond A. Robillard. St. Joseph, 19 Kilmer Ave., 02780. Tel. 824-5435. Rev. William E. Farland. Rev. John P. Cronin. St. Mary, 14 St. Mary Square, 02780. Tel. 822-7116. Rev. James F. Lyons, Rev. -Michael Nagle, Rev. James E. Murphy, Rev. John O'Brien, 55.CC.; Rev. Thomas F. Daley. St. Paul, 261 Tremont St., 02780. Tel. 824-7166. Rev. Msgr. Joseph C. Canty, Rev. William T. Babbitt. VINEYARD HAVEN st. Augustine, Franklin St., 02568. Tel. 693-0103. Rev. Paul G. Connolly. lVAREHAM St. Patrick, 82 High St., 02571. Tel. 295-0080. Rev. Msgr. John E. Boyd, Rev. Edward F. McIsaac, !Rev. Robert J. Carter. WELLFLEET Our Lady of Lourdes, 56-58 Main St., 02667. Tel. 349-2222. 'Rev. Jude F. Morgan, SS.ce.; Rev. William Ducey, 55.CC. WESTPORT St. George, 12 Highland Ave., 02790. Tel. 636-4965. Rev. Rene R. Levesque, Rev. Timothy J. Place. st. John the Baptist, 945 Main 'Rd., 02790. Tel. 6362251. Rev. Edward J. Sharpe. WEST HARWICH Holy Trinity, So. 'Main St., 02671. Tel. 432-4000. Rev. WilliamB. Davis, SS.ce.; Rev. Boniface G. Jones, SS.CC.; Rev. James R. Nickel, 55.ce. lVOODS HOLE St. Joseph, Millfield St., 02543. Tel. 548-0990. iRev. Joseph L. Powers, Rev. Joseph F. Wiseman, C.S.C.

Shrines Retreat Centers and Special Apostolates in Diocese l

SHRINES, RETREATS ATTLEBORO La Salette Shrine, 947 Park St., 02703. Tel. 222-5410. Rev. Giles Genest, M.S., 'Rev. Andre Patenaude, M.S. La Salette Center for Christian Living, 947 Park St., 02703. Tel. 222-8530. Rev. Roland Nadeau, M.S. FALL RIVER st. Anne Shrine, 818 Middle St., 02721.Tel. 674-3318. Rev. Robert Blais, O.P.

NElV BEDFORD Our Lady's Chapel, 600 Pleasant St., 02740, Tel. 996-8274. Rev. Raymond Hirt, O.F..M., Rev. Joseph Keely, O.F.M. NORTH DARTMOUTH St. Joseph's Hall, 800 Tucker 996-2413. Rev. Philip M. Kelly, CSC.


02747. Tel.

NORTH EASTON Holy Cross Fathers' Retreat House, Washinl~ton st., 02356. Tel. 238-2051. Rev. Thomas E. Lawton, esC., Rev. Richard H. Sullivan, CSC.

Ministry to the Sick and Elderly

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HOMES FOR THE AGED FALL RIVER Catholic Memorial Home; 2446-2474 Highland Ave., 02720. Tel. 679-0011.

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home, 1600 Bay St., Fall River, 02724. Tel. 673-2322.

FAIRHAVEN Our Lady's Haven, 71 Center st., 02719. Tel.

FALL RIVER Apostolate to Portuguese Immigrants, 642 Cambridge St., 02721. Tel. 672-2793. ,Rev. Luciano J. Pereira. NElV BEDFORD Regina Pacls, 171 Rive't St., 02744. Tel. 996-5862. lRev. Charles Sate, OFM. TAUNTON-ATTLEBORO Spanish Apostolate, 14 St. Mary Square, 02780. Tel. 822-71'16. Rev. James E. Murphy.

Homes for Aged

st. Anne Hospital, 795 Middle St., Fall River, 02724. Tel. 674-5741. SPECIAL HOSPITAL



NElV BEDFORD Sacred Heart Home, 359 Summer St., 02740. Tel. 996-6751. NORTH ATTLEBORO MadoDDa Manor, Washington St., 02760. Tel. 699-2740. TAUNTON Marian Manor, 33 Summer St., 02780. Tel. 822-4885.

College, Secondary-Elementar)r, Special Schools ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

ATTLEBORO st. John the Evangelist, Hodges St., 02703. Tel. 222-5062. Sr. Mary Jessica Aguiar, R.S.M., B.Ed., 54 Lbden St., 02703. Tel. 222-1935.

st. Francis Xavier, 223 Main st., 02743. Tel. 995-4313. Sr. Annette Roach, O.P., M.A., 856 Tucker Rd., No. Dartmouth, 02747. Tel. 997-4348.

FAIRHAVEN St. Joseph, Spring & Delano Sts., 02719. Tel. 1196-1983. Sr. Bridgit McCoy, 55.ce., M.A., 330 Main St., 02719. Tel. 992-3467. '


FALL RIVER Dominican Academy, 37 Park st., 02721. Tel. 6746100. Sr. Louise Synan, D.P., MA., 856 Tucker Rd., No. Dartmouth, 02747. Tel. 997-4348. Espirito Santo, 2 Everett St., 02723. Tel. 672-2229. Sr. Patricia Murphy, F.M.M., M.A., 621 Second St., 02721. Tel. 6'73-2892. Holy Name, 850 Pearce St., 02720. Tel. 674-913J.. Sr. Barbara Walsh, S.U.S.C., M.A., 160 Seabury St., Q2720. Tel. 679-6732.

School System Open to All Types, Ages, Needs, Opportunities Holy Union Primary School, 527 Rock St., 02720. Tel. 673-6767. Sr. Ann Boland S.U.S.C., 466 Prospect PI., 02720. Tel. 673-6767. Mt. st. Joseph School, 56 St. Joseph St., 02723. Tel. 672-2943. Sr. Rose of Carmel, S.C.Q., M.s.W., 56 St. Joseph St., 02723. Tel. 672-2943. Notre Dame School, 34 St. Joseph St., 02723. Tel. 672-2943. Sr. Eugenia Belcourt, RJ.M., B.S., 138 St. Joseph St., 02723. Tel. 675-1'564. Sacred Heart School, 90 Linden St., 02720. Tel. 672-3241. Sr. Bernadette Sullivan, S.U.S.C., B.s., 160 Seabury St., 02720. Tel. 678-0873. St. Anne School, 240 Forest St., 02721. Tel. 678-2152. Sr. ,Frances Therese Bisson, O.P., B.s., 37 Park St., 02721. Tel. 674-2556. St. Jean Baptiste School, Lamphor St., 02721. Tel. 673-6772. Sr. Mathilde Joseph, S.S.J., B.A., 924 Stafford Rd., 02721. Tel. 674-2683. St. Joseph Montessori School, 2501 So. Main St., 02724. Tel. 674-8893. . Sr. St. Louis Paquette, S.S.J., M.A., 105 Howland St., 02724. Tel. 678-'5794. St. Michael School, 187 Essex St., 02720. Tel. 678-0.'266. Sr. Theresa Faucher, S.U.S.C., B.S., 189 Wellington St.. 02720. Tel. 672-0673. St. Patrick, 760 Slade St., 02724. Tel. 678-8512. Sr. Mary Emeline Moynagh, RS.M., M.Ed., 55 Tuttle St.. 02724. Tel. 672-1593. SS. Peter & Paul School, 240 Dover St., 02721. Tel. 672-7258. Sr. Ann Marie McTague, RS.M., M.A., 707 Highland Ave., 02720. Tel. 676-0898. St. Stanislaus School, 37 .Rockland St., 02724. Tel. 674-6771. Sr. Mary Lawrence, C.s.S.F., B.S., 730 Broadway, 02724. Tel. 672-6564. St. Vincent, 2425 Highland Ave., 02720. Tel. 679-8511. Sr. Marie Bernadette Ryan, RS.oM., M.A., 2425 Highland Ave., 02720. Tel. 679-8511. NEW BEDFORD Holy Family-Holy Name School, lo15 North St., 02740. Tel. 993-3547. ' Sr. Maryanna Thompson, P.B.V.M., M.S., 1061 Pleasant St., 02740. Tel. 992-4947. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, 103 Grapo St., 02744. Tel. 997-9612. Sr. Cecilia Ferro, S.S.D., M.A., 238 Bonney St., 02744. Tel. 993-0529. St. Anthony School, 106 Bullard St., 02746. Tel. 994-5121. Sr. Irene Laberge, C.S.C., M.A., 106 Bullard St., 0.'2746. Tel. 992-0286.

St. James-St. John School, Wing & Purchase Sts., 02740. Tel. 996-0534. Sr. Mary Nora Smith, R.s.M., B.A., 59 Rockland St., 02740. Tel. 992-3694. St. Joseph, 39 Duncan St., 02745. Tel. 995-2264. Sr. Jeanne Dube, S.S.J., A.B., 39 Duncan St., 02745. Tel. 995-5224. st. Mary Home, 593 Kempton St., 02740. Tel. 9927345. Sr. Julia Mary, O.S.F., 593 Kempton St., 02740. Tel. 992-7345. st. Mary School, 115 Illinois St., 02745. Tel. 995-3696. 'Dennis R.Poyant, M.A., 258 Oregon St., 02745. Tel. 998-1541.

Bishop Gerrard High School, 1017 Middle St., 0272-1. Tel. 674-9681. Sr. Elizabeth McAuliffe, R.S.M., M.S., 755 Second St., 02721. Tel. 676-1021.

NORTH ATTLEBORO St. Mary-Sacred Heart, 125 Broad St., 02760. Tel. 695-3072. Sr. Jeanne Poirier, S.U.s.C., M.A., 40 Church St., 02760. Tel. 695-5741.

NORTH DARTMOUTH Bishop Stang High School, 500 Slocum Rd., 02747. Tel. 996-5602. Mr. George Milot, A.B., 10152 Cherry St., Lakeville, 02346. Tel. 947-0452.

TAUNTON Our Lady of Lourdes School, 52 First St., 02780. Tel. 822-3746. . Sr. Mary Margretta Sol, RSM., ·B.E., 55 First St., 02780. Tel. 822-9206. st. James School, 5 Fifth St., 02780. Tel. 824-7808. Sr. Lillian Ouellette, S.U.S.C., B.A., 468 Bay St., 02780. Tel. 824-8946. St. Mary Primary School, 105 Washington St., 02780. Tel. 822-9480. Sr. Mary Catherine Duerr, S.U.s.C., B.A., 78 Broadway, 02780. Tel. 822-0314.

TAUNTON Coyle & Cassidy High School, Adams & Hamilton Sts., 02780. Tel. 823-0433. Sr. Virginia O'Hare, S.U.S.C., A.M.• 2 Hamilton St., 02780. Tel. 823-0072.

WESTPORT Sf. George School, American Legion H'way, Rt. 177, 02790. Tel. 636-2644. Sr. Marie-Jeanne Langlois, C.S.C., lil8 Highland Ave., 02790. Tel. 636-4909. MIDDLE SCHOOL Taunton Catholic Middle School, 61 Summer St., 02780. Tel. 822-0491. Sr. Mary Bridget McGettigan, S.U,S.C., B.A., 2 Hamilton St., 02780. Tel. 823-0072.

NEW BEDFORD Holy Family High School, 121 North St., 02740. Tel. 993-0433. Mr. John J. Finni, 19 Washington Ave., 02740. Tel. 999-6034. St. Anthony High School, 106 Bullard St., 02746. Tel. 994-5917. Sr. Yvonne C. Robida., C.s.C., M.s., 106 Bullard St., 02746. Tel. 994-5917.

SCHOOLS FOR EXCEPTIONAL CmLDREN ATTLEBORO Nazareth Hall of Attleboro, Stobbs Dr., 02703. Tel. 226-0426. Sr. Maureen Mitchell, RS.M., 152-154 Holden St., Providence, RI., 02908. Tel. 401-521-2211. FALL RIVER Nazareth Hall, 887 Highland Ave., 02720. Tel. 6761'572. Sr. Maureen Hanley, RS.M., M.A. Sp. Ed., 707 Highland Ave., 02720. Tel. 676-0898. HYANNIS Nazareth Hall on the Cape, 261. South St., 02601. Tel. 775-H07. 'Sr. M. Carolita Schmith, RS.M., 261 South St., 02601. Tel. 775-1107. COLLEGES

HIGH SCHOOLS ATTLEBORO Bishop Feehan High School, 70 Holcott Dr., 02703. Tel. 222-7950. Sr. Mary Faith Harding, R.s.M., M.S.L.S., Our Lady of Mercy Convent, 70 Holcott Dr., 02703. Tel. 222-7970. FALL RIVER Bishop Connolly High School, 373 Elsbree St., 02720. Tel. 676-1071. Rev. Richard J. Wolf, S.J., 373 Elsbree St., 02720. Tel. 676-1071.

NORTH EASTON Stonehill College, Washington St., 02356. Tel. 2382052. Very Rev. Ernest J. Bartell, C.S.C., Ph.D., Pres. NURSERIES FALL RIVER St. John's Day Care Center, 783 Slade St., 02724. NEW BEDFORD St. Savior Day Nursery, 405 County St., 02740.

• Priests of the Diocese In the Parish Ministry (P) (A) -

Pastor Associate Pastor

(R) - Retired (SL) - Sick Leave


Rev. Edwin, OFM, Conv., St. Hedwig, New Bedford (P) Almeida, Rev. George F., Mt. Carmel, New Bedford (A)

Buckley, Rev. James F., St. Joan of Arc, Orleans (A) Buckley, Rev. Walter, 10 E Broadway, Taunton (R) Buote, Rev. Martin, St. Michael Swansea (A) Burns, Rev. Edward J., OL Fatima, Swansea (P) Byington, Rev. Edward J., St. Patrick, Fall River (A)

Amaral, Rev. George E., St. Anthony, E. Falmouth (P) D'Amico, Rev. Joseph F., St. Thomas More, Somerset (A)

Andrade, Rev. Manuel, Yucata.n, Mexico (L) Andrews, Rev. John F., St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis


Annunziato, Rev. Armando A., St. Bernard, Assonet (P)

Arruda, Rev. Henry S., Immaculate Conception, New Bedford (A) Avila, Rev. J. M. Bettencourt, Azores (R)

-BBabbit, Rev. William T., St. Paul, Taunton (A) Barney, Rev. H. Stanley, St. Pius X, S. Yarmouth (A) Beaulieu, Rev. Richard W., St. Jacques, Taunton (A) Bedard, Rev. Roland R., Our Lady of Cape, Brewster (P)

Belanger, Rev. Donald E., St. Stephen, Attleboro (P) Bellenoit, Rev. George C., St. Mark, Attleboro Falls {A)


Bergeron, Rev. Marc, St. Anthony of Padua, New Bedford (A) Bernier, Rev. Adrien E., St. Mathieu, Fall River (P) Bessette, Rev. Ernest E., St. Joseph, Attleboro (P) Blain, Rev. Gabriel, OP, St. Anne, Fall River (P) Blais, Rev. Ernest, Sacred Heart, New Bedford (P) Blottman, Rev. William P., St. Mary, So. Dartmouth (A)

Boffa, Rev. William L., Our Lady of Grace, Westport (A)


Boivin, Rev. Louis R., st. Louis de France, Swansea (P)

Bouchard, Rev. Marcel, Catholic University (L) Boule, Rev. Roland B., St. Anne, New Bedford ,(P) Boulet, Rev. Normand J., St. Joseph, Attleboro (A) Bousquet, Rev. Roland, St. Roeh, Fall River (P) Bowen, Rev. Ambrose, PO Box 962, Pocasset, Mass. (R) Bowen, Rev. Donald J .. St. James Soc., Latin America (L)

Boyd,. Rev. Msgr. John E., St. Patrick, Wareham (P) Branco, Rev. A. Castelo. OL Immaculate Conception, New Bedford (P) Brennan. Rev. John, SS. CC.• Holy Redeemer, Chatham (P)

Broderick, Rev. Msgr. Christopher. St. Pius X, S. Yarmouth (R)

Cahill, Rev. Raymond F. X., SJ, OL Isle, Nantucket (A)

Campbell, Rev. William G., Holy Name, Canty, Rev. Msgr. Joseph C., St. Paul, Canuel, Rev. Henry R., St. Anne, New Canuel, Rev. Paul E., St. James Soc.,

Fall River (A) Taunton (P) Bedford (A) Latin America


Canuel, Rev. Robert T., SMM, St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis (A) Cardoso, Rev. Luis A., Espirito Santo, Fall River (A) Carey, Rev. Daniel E., St. Dominic, Swansea. (P) Carroll, Rev. John G., St. -Margaret, Buzzards Bay (P) Carter, Rev. Robert J., St. Patrick, Wareham (A) Casey, Rev. Jeremiah, SS.CC., Sacred Hearts, Fairhaven (P) . Chabot, Rev. Bertrand R., St. Anthony of Padua, New Bedford (P) Chabot, Rev. Msgr. Gerard J., St. Theresa, So. Attleboro (P) Chippendale, Rev. Msgr. John A., Priests Hostel, Fall River (R) Chodacki, Rev. Jeremy, OFM Conv., St. Hedwig, New Bedford (A) . Chretien, Rev. Richard J., Sacred Heart, No. Attleboro (A) Christopher, Rev. Gerard, SS.CC., 51. Joseph, FairHaven (A) Clark, Rev. James W., Sacred Heart, Oak Bluffs (P) Coleman, Rev. Geor~e ·W., OL Victory, Centerville (A) Collard, Rev. William E., Catholic Memorial, Fall River (C) Conley, Rev. Coleman, SS. CC., OL Assumption, New Bedford (A) Connolly, Most Rev., James L., Priests Hostel, Fall River (R) Connolly, Rev. Paul G., St. Augustine, Vineyard Haven (P) Connolly, Rev. Paul G.• St. Elizabeth, Edgartown (P) Connors, Rev. Francis B., OL Victory, Centerville (P) Considine, Rev. Msgr. Arthur G.,. St. Mary, So. Dartmouth (P) Considine, Rev. Msgr. Raymond T., St. William, Fall River (P) Correia, Rev. Edward E., Mt. Carmel, New Bedford


Costello, Rev. William M., St. Pius X, S. Yarmouth (A) Cournoyer, Rev. Msgr.. Joseph A., 39 Plymouth St., New Bedford (R) Cronin, Most Rev. Daniel A., Cathedral, Fall River, Diocesan Ordinary Cronin, Rev. John P., St. Joseph, Taunton (A)



(C) -

(IR) - In Residence (L) - On Leave

-DDaigle, Rev. George 5., Sacred Heart, N. Attleboro (P) Daly, Rev. John, CSC, Immaculate Conception, N. Easton (A) Daly, Rev. Thomas F., St. -Mary, Taunton (R) Dalzell, Rev. James P., St. Mary, Norton (P) D'Amico, Joseph F., St. Thomas More, Somerset (A) da Silva, Rev. Joachim, CM, St. Michael, Fall River (A)

Davignon, Rev. Philip A., St. Mary, Mansfield (A) Davis, Rev. William, SS. CC., Holy Trinity, W. Harwich (P) Delano, Rev. Kenneth. St. Patrick, Fall River (A) DeMello, Rev. Msgr. E. 5., OL Lourdes. Taunton (R) deMedeiros, Rev. Joao V., Catholic Memorial, Fall 'River (R) Deneaut, Rev. Ubalde J., 39 Ingraham St., New Bedford (R) Denehy, Rev. John F., Col. USM (C) D'Entremont, Rev. Clarence J., Our Lady's Haven, Fairhaven (C) deSouza, Rev. George J., St. Elizabeth, Fall River (P) Diaferio, Rev. Vincent, OL_ Holy Rosary, Fall River (P)

Dolan, Rev. Msgr. James J., Catholic Memorial, Fall River (R) Dola.n, Rev. Msgr. WUliam H., Catholic Memorial, Fall River (R) D'Onofrio, Rev. Ernest, OFM, St. Kilian, New Bedford ,(A)

Donovan, Rev. Robert C., St. John Evangelist, Attleboro (A) . Dos Reis, Rev. Arthur C., S. 'Miguel, Azores (R) Dos Reis, Rev. Laureano C., St. Anthony of Padua, Fall River (P) dos Santos, Rev. Jose A.F., CM, St. John Baptist, New Bedford (A) Driscoll, Rev. John P., St. Lawrence, New Bedford (P) Dubois, Rev. Elmeric, MS, OL Cape, Brewster (I'R) Ducey, Rev. William, SS. CC., OL Lourdes, Wellfleet '(A)

Duffy, Rev. Edward C., St. Mary, Attleboro (P) Dufour, Rev. Clement E., St. Anthony of Padua, New Bedford (A) . Dury, Rev. James A., St. 'Mary, N. Attleboro (SL)


Secular and Religious -ED'Entremont, Rev. Cbrence J.. Our Lady's Haven, Fairhaven (C)

-FFahey, Rev. James W., Immaculate Conception, N. Easton (A) Faria, Rev. Manuel T., St. Michael, Fall River (A) Farland, Rev. William E•. St. Joseph, Taunton (P) Fenton, Rev. Msgr. Bernard J., Hope Ave., Pocasset (R)

Ferreira, Rev. Joseph M., OL Angell'l. Fllll River (A) Ferreira. Rev. Manuel P., St. John Baptist, New Bedford (P) Fitzgerald, Rev. Edmund J., SS Peter & Paul, Fall River (JR) Flammi'l. Rf'v. Raphael, SS.CC., OL Assumption, New Bedford (P) _ Folger, Rev. Benedict, SS.CC., St. Francis Xavier, Acushnet (P) _ Foister, Rev. Jo1tn R., S"cTPd Heart, Fall River (P) Forglt, Rev. Ambrose, SS.CC., St. Joseph, Fairhaven I(P)

Fraga, Rev. Bento R.. Holy Ghost, Attleboro (P) FreltaCl , Rev. D"niel L., St. John of God. Somerset (P) Furtado, Rev. steven R., OL Lourdes. Taunton (A) Fusco, Rev. Albin, OFM, St. Kilian, New Bedford (P)

-GGagne, Rev. Rogel', St. Mark, Attleboro Falls (P) Ga-llagher, Rev. Msgr. Hugh A., Our Lady's Haven, Fairhaven (R) Gallllnd, Rev. Beli~it R., Cdr. USNR Galvin, Rev. William A., Catholic Memorial, Fall River (R) Gam"che, Re'V. Daniel A., St. Jean Baptiste, Fall River (P)

Gamache, Rev. Flaviuq, SMM, St. Peter, Di'!hton (P) Gauth!er, Rev. Rene G.. St. Theresa, New BP.dford (P) Gelinas, Rev. Rene J .. MS, OL CaQe, Brewster (A) Gendreau, Rev. Msgr. Alfred J., Notre Dame de Lourdes, Fall River (P) Gendreau, Rev. Richard, St. Louis de France, Swanse~

Ge~~lrd, Mf)st

Rev. James J., Catholic Memorial, Fall River(R) Gleason, Rev. Msgr. James E., St. Patrick, Falmouth (P)



Goldrick, Rev. Timothy J., St. Margaret, Buzzards Bay (A)


Gomes, Rev. Msgr. Anthony M., OL Angels, Fall RIver



Gomes, Rev. John A., St. Anthony of Padua, Fall River (A)

Grllnnell, Rev. Thomas, SS.CC., St. Joseph, Fairhaven (A)



Priests Serve Diocese

Lodice, Rev. Ciro, OFM, St. Louis, Fall River (A) Lopes, Rev. Thomas C., St. John Baptist, New Bedford (A)


Lowery, Rev. James V., CSC, St. John Evangelist, Pocasset (A) Lyons, Rev. James F., St. Mary, Taunton (P)

-MMaddock, Rev. Jay T.,·Sacred Heart, Taunton (A) Madore, Rev. Lucien, Mt. St. Joseph School, Fall River


Martins, Rev. Julio, Santo Christo, Fall River (A) Mayhew, Rev. Thomas C., St. Anthony, E. Falmouth (A)

McCarrick, Rev. Paul F., St. Joseph. Fall River (P) McCarthy, Rev. James A.. St. John Evangelist, Pocasset (P) McCarthy, Rev.•Tam~s F .• Hnly. Family, Taunton (P) McCarthy, Rev. RlIym<Jnd (SL) McClenahlOn. Rev. William, SSp CC., st. Anthony, Mattapoisett (P) McGrady, Rev. Joseph E., SJ, Holy Name, New Bedford (A) . McHugh, Rev. Alphonsus, SS.CC., St. Joseph, Fairhaven (A) Mcisaac, Rev. EI'lw'lrd F., St. P"trick. -Ware-ham (A) McKeon, Rev. Msgr. Francis E., 72 Ashland St., Taunton (R) McLellan, Rev. James R., OL Assumption, Osterville (A)

McMahon, Rev. William J., St. Joan of Arc, Orleans (P)

McMorrow, Rev. Thomas F .. OL Victory, Centerville (A)

McNally, Rev. Richard, SSp CC., St. Mary, Fairhaven (A)

Medeiros, Rev. Arnf)ld, OL Lourdes. Taunton (A) D~Mello, Rev. M~trr. E. S•• OL Lourdes, Taunton (R) Mendonca, Rev. Msgr. Luiz G., Mt. Carmel, Nl~w Bedford (P) Methot, Rev. Mic"el. St. Lawrence. New Bedford (A) Meyer, Rev. Frederick, SSp CC., St. Francis Xavier, Acushnet (A) Monty, Rev. Raymond P., St. Roeh. Fall River (A) Moore, Rev. John F .. St. William, Fall River fA) Morais, Rev. Lorenzo H., Catholic Memorial, Fall River (R)

Moreira, Rev. Americo, OFM, OL Lourdes, Taunton (A)

Morgan, Rev. Jude F .. SSp CC., OL Lourdes, Wellfleet

(C) .. S Greene, Rev. James F .. St. Dommlc, wansea (A)

M~;Js, Rev. Wi11lam F., Corpus Christi, Sandwich (P) Morrissey, Rev. Thomas E., Notre Dame de :Lourdes, Fall River (A) Mullaney, Rev. Leonard, Immaculate Conception, Taunton (A) Mullen, Rev. Peter, Winona. Minn. (L) Munroe, Rev. Msgr. Henry T., St. Pius X, S. Yarmouth

Hamel, Rev. Msgr. Henri, St. Joseph, New Bedford (P) Harrington, Rev. Brbn J., St. Mary, Norton (A) Harrington, Rev. Kevin J., St. John Evangelist, Attleboro (A) _ Harrington. Rev. MClll"r. Thomas J., Rose Hawthorne Hosp., Fall River (C) H'lrrlson. Rev. George E., Mt. Carmel, Sepkonk (A) Higgins, Rev. Jf)hn T.. St. Mary, Mansfield (P) Higgins, Rev. PhlUp J .. St. Peter Apostle, Provincetown (A) Hogan, Rev. John F., St. Julie, N. Dartmouth (P) Hoye, Rev. Daniel F., St. Joseph, Fall River (IR) Hun, Rev. Msgr. Lester L., OL Isle, Nantucket (P) -1-

-JJalbert, Re'V. Herve, Blessed Sacrament, Fall River (P) Jeffrey, Rev. Maurice, St. Patrick, Fall River (A) Jones, Rev. Boniface, SS.ce., Holy Trinity, W. Harwich (A) Joseph, Rev. Louis, USAF (C) Jussaume, Rev. Andre P., St. Jacques, Taunton (P) Jusseaume, Rev. Lucien, St. Jean Baptiste, Fall River (A)

-KKaszynski, Rev. Robert, St. Stanislaus, Fall River (P) Keenan, Rev. Terrence, St. James, New Bedford (A) Keliher, Rev. Cornelius J., St. Mary, N. Attleboro (P) Kelley, Rev. James F., LCDR USN (C) Kelly, Rev. Bernard R., St. Mary, N. Attleboro (A) Kenney, Rev. James F., St. Patrick, Fall River (P) Killilea, Rev. Patrick, SSp CC.. OL Assumpton, New Bedford (A) King, Rev. Leo, SSp CC., Holy Redeemer, Chatham (A) Kirby, Rev. Robert E., Holy Family, Taunton (A) Kroplwnicki, Rev. Henry, St. Casimir, New Bedford

K~ta'tkowski, Rev.

Casimir, St. Casimir, New Bedford


-LLachance, Rev. Pierre, OP, St. Anne, Fall River (A) Lamontagne, Rev. Maurice H., Catholic Memorial, Fall River (R) LeDuc, Rev. Roger D., St. Joseph, New Bedford, (A) Levesque, Rev. Arthur, C., OL Fatima, New Bedford (P)

Levesque, Rev. Edmond R., OL Grace, N. Westport (P) Levesque, Rev. Rene R., St. George, Westport (P) Levesque, Rev. Roger J., St. Joseph, New Bedford (A)


Price, Rev. Paul J., St. Boniface, New Bedford (P)


Magnani, Rev. Jobn V.• St. Patrick, Falmouth (A) Maguire, Rev. Joseph D., St. Patrick, Somerset (A) Mahoney, Rev. Francis L., Immaculate Conception, Fall iRiver (A) Majewski, Rev. Stephen, OFM Conv., Holy Cross, Fall River (A) Martineau. Rev. JOCle'J}h A., St. Michael, Swansea (P) Martins, Rev. John C., St. Peter Apostle, Provincetown

Grll7ihno, Rev. Peter N., St. Mary Home, New Bedford


Phillipino, Rev. Lucio B., Immaculate Conception, Fall River (A) Pilotte, Rev. Herve, MS, Holy Ghost, Taunton (A) Phce, Rev. Timothy, St. George, Westport (A) Plichta, Rev. Felician, OFM Conv., Holy Cross, Fall River (P) Poszwa, Rev. Josef, Sch, Mt. Carmel, New Bedford (A) Powers, Rev. Joseph L.. St. Joseph, Woods Hole (P) Preskenis, Rev. James T., CSC, Holy Cross, S. Easton


Munroe, R.e-v. Hutrh J., St. Thomas More, Somerset (A) Murphy, Rev. Chrencp., OT, A~c;llm\)t;nn. Oster"nl e (P) Murphy, Rev. James E.. St. Mary, Taunton OR) Murphy, Rev. John, CSC, Holy Cross. S. Easton (P) Murphy, Rev. John J., Holy Name, New Bedford (P)


Rev. l\lichael, St. Mary, Taunton fA) Neylon, Rev. Bruce M.. Holy Name. Fall River (A) Nichols, Rev. Herbert T., St. Ann, Raynham (A) Nickel, Rev. James, SSp CC., Holy Trinity, W. Harwich (A) Norton, Rev. William W., St. Mary, New Bedford (A)

-0O'Brien, Rev. David A., 2773 Riverside Dr., Somerset

-QQuinn, Rev. Justin J., St. Rita, Marion (P)

-RRcyczek, Rev. Stanislaus J., Lauderhill, Fla. (R) Regan, Rev. Msgr. John J., Cathedral, Fall River (P) Reis, Rev. Daniel Daniel 0., St. Michael, Fall River (A)


Reis, Rev. Arthur C. dos, S. Miguel, Azores (R) Reis, Rev. Laureano C. Dos, St. Anthony of Padua, Fall River (P) Resendes, Rev. Joao V., Espirito Santo, Fall River (P) Resendes, Rev. Manuel, OL Lourdes, Tanuton (P) Rita, Rev. Thom3s L., Holy Name, New Bedford (IR) Robert, Rev. Arthur N., OP, St. Anne, Fall River (A) Robida, Rev. Raymond, MS, Notre Dame de Lourdes, Fall River (A) . Robillard, Rev. Raymond, St. Jacques. Taunton (A) Rocha, Rev. Dr. Anthony, Lisboa, Portultal (L) Rotondi, Rev. Paul, OFM, St. Louis, Fall River (P) Roy, Rev. Richard, St. Theresa, S. Attleboro (A) Ryan, Rev. Albert, SMM, St. Mary, N. Attleboro (A)

-SSalvador, Rev. Stephen B., St. John of God, Somerset (A)

Shalloo, Rev. Msgr. Daniel F., Holy Name, Fall River (P)

Shll,rpe, Rev. Edward J., St. John Baptist, Westport (P) Shean, Rev. Richard A., St. Mary, Attleboro (A) Shovelton, Rev. Gerald T., st. Ann, Raynham (P) Shovelton, Rev. William S., Mt. Carmel, Seekonk (P) Shults, Rev. Joachim, SSp CC., St. Anthony, Mattapoisett (A) Silva, Rev. Joachim da, CM, St. Michael. Fall River Simoes, Rev. Gilbert J., Santo Christo, Fall River (A) Sleslnski, Rev. Sebastian, OFM Conv., OL Holy Rosary, Taunton (P) Smith, Rev. John J., St. John Evangelist, Attleboro (P) Sooo, Rev. Charles, OFM, St. Kilian, New Bedford (IR) Souza. Rev. George J. de, St. Elizabeth, Fall River (P) Souza, Rev. Msgr. Maurice; St. Anthony, Taunton (P) Stanton, Rev. Msgr•. Robert L., St. Patrick, Somerset (P) Ste'akem, Rev. John J., St. Julie, N. Dartmouth (A) Sugrue, Rev. Dennis, CSC, Corpus Christi, Sandwich (A)

Sullivan, Rev. Msgr. George, Catholic Memorial, Fall River (R) Sullivan, Rev. Matthew, SSp CC., St. Mary, Fairhaven (P)

Sullivan, Rev. Walter A., S,,_cred Heart, Taunton (P) Szelagowski, Rev. Adolph, OFM Conv., OL Perpetual Help, New Bedford (A)

-TTansey, Rev. Msgr. Arthur W., Immaculate Conception, Fall River (P) Tavares, Rev. Antonio, Santo Christo, Fall River (P) Tavares, Rev. Evaristo, Immaculate Conception, New Bedford (A) Tetrault, Rev. Ralph, Sacred Heart, Fall River (A) Thomson, Rev. Msgr. William D., St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis (P) Tosti, Rev. Ronald A., SS Peter & Paul, Fall River (A) Travassos, Rev. Horace J., St. James, New Bedford (IR) Trawinski, Rev. Joseph OFM Conv., OL Perpetual Help, New Bedford (P) Tremblay, Rev. Edmond, 252 S. Beacon St., Fall River (R)


O'Brien Rev. John, SSp CC., St. Mary, Taunton (IR) O'Connell, Rev. William F., St. Joseph, N. Dighton (P) O'Dea, Rev. Thomas E., St. Lawrence, New Bedford

Tripp, Rev. Kevin F .. St. James, New Bedford (loR)



O'Donnell, Rev. Joseph F., Immaculate Conception, N. Easton (P) Ogorek, Rev. Marian, SCh, St. Stanislaus, Fall River

Unsworth, Rev. Bernard (P)


Oliveira, Rev. Gaston, OL Health, Fall River (A) Oliveira, Rev. John J., Cathedral, F-all River (A) Oliveira, Rev. Joseph, St. Michael, Fall River (P) O'Neill, Rev. Cornelius, J., St. James, New Bedford


O'Reilly, Rev. William H., Immaculate Conception, Taunton (P)

-PPacheco, Rev. Agostinho, Brownsville, Tex. (L) Pannoni, Rev. Msgr. Joseph R., OL Holy Ros~lry, Fall River (R) Paquet, Rev. Clement M., OP, St. Anne, Fall River (A) Patenaude, Rev. Rene, OP, St. Anne, Fall River (A) Pegnam, Rev. John, Lt. USNR (C) Pere'ira, Rev. Luciano J., OL Health, Fall River (P) Perry, Rev. John A., St. Mary, New Bedford (A)

St. Mary, New Bedford

'-VViveiros, Rev. Joseph, OL Fatima, New Bedford (A)



O'Neill, Rev. Msgr. Patrick J., SS. Peter & Paul, Fall River (P) O'Neill, Rev. William F., Capt. USA (C) D'Onofrio, Rev. Ernest, OFM, St. Kilian, New Bedford


Waldron, Rev. Howard A., St. Thomas More, Somerset


Wall, Rev. Barry W., Cathedral, Fall River (A) Wallace, Rev. Francis X., Col. USA (C) Walsh, Rev. Msgr. Thomas F., Priests Hostel, Fall River (R) . Willeman, Rev. Willibrord, SSp CC.. St. Mary, Fairhaven (A) Wingate, Rev. Arthur, Sacred Heart, Fall River (A) - Wiseman, Rev. Joseph F .. esc, St. Joseph, Woods Hole (A)



Zichello, Rev. Alexander, St. Francis Assisi, New Bedford (P)

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Feb. 12, 1976


Students Interpret Hungers of Humankind


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:FOR INS CONTEST WINNERS: Top winners of national student poster contest sponsored by the 41st International Eucharistic Congress. Left, Division I (Grades 9-12) Margaret Bau-

man, 15, Greenburg, Va., Right, Division II (Grades 5-8), Lisa J. Ganly, 13, Winston-Salem, N. C.

Pennsylvania, North Carolina Girls Top Enrties in U.S. Poster Contest

Pam Hofmann, 15 St. Cloud, Minn.

Edith Ann Reed, 16 Pompano Beach, Fla.

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PHILADElJPHIA - Girls from Winston-Salem, N.C. and Greensburg, Pa., have won a national student poster contest sponsored by the 41st International Eucharistic .Congress. Fifteen-year-old Margaret Bauman, a 10th grader at Greensburg Central Catholic High School, southeast of Pittsburgh, topped 87 finalists in the high school division (Grades 9-12). Her poster depicted one of eight Congress sub-themes, "The Eucharist and the Hunger for Understanding." . Lisa J. Ganly, 13, an 8th grader at St. Leo's School, Winston8... 1,,1'1, won in the grade school division (Grades 5-8) over 139 finalists. Her poster depicted a Congress sub-theme popular with the young artists, "The Eucharist and the Hunger for Jesus, the Bread of Life." Two-hundred twenty parochial school pupils from 140 dioceses in the United States, Hawaii and Guam made the finals-out of thousands competing. (Judging took place Jan. 26 at the Eucharistic Congress headquarters, Philadelphia.) The two girls and their parents will receive eight-day, expense-paid trips to the Cengress,路 a spiritual assembly of Catholics and other Christians gathering here Aug. 1-8. Runners-up in the high school division and their poster themes include: David C. Dupuis, 14, of Dunwoody, a 9th grader at St. Pius High School, Atlanta, Ga., "The

Eucharist and the Hunger for Peace."

Eucharist and the Hunger for Jesus, the Bread of Life."

Denise Godbout, 16, of bury, an 11th grader at Name Central Catholic School, Worcester, Mass.,

Paul Hofmann, IS, of St. Cloud, a 9th grader at St. John's School, Collegeville, Minn., "The Eucharist and the Hunger for Bread."

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Edith Ann Reed, 16, of Pompano Beach, a 12th grader at Cardinal路 Gibbons High School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., "The Eucharist and the Hunger for Bread," "In viewing these hundreds of posters from all over the United States one can see onr young people have imagination and talent," said the Rev. Walter J. Conway, executive secretary of the Congress. "Our Youth show an appreciation for the needs and concerns and hungers of the starving, the poor, the lonely and the underprivileged of the world:'

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Finds New Sex Document I~acks Positive Thrust

Says Women's Libbers Injure ERA Movement bst week I urged ecclesiastical leaders to carry on a contuiu;ng, open-ended dialogue with the Women's Liberation Movement and predicted that if the hierarchy and the Roman Curia make light of this movement or give only a token hearing, the Church's credibility among women the way we live. We want equality, hut they 'want to open will suffer greatly. That is a Women's Bank or run a side. On the other side, a:-ine." Hamill concludes that it is equally necessary for Women's Lib to face its own mistakes, then correct them as soon as possible.


Recently, partially through its own fault, the movement suffered an unexpected setback -the defeat of Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in New York and New Jersey. According to "The Nation," a liberal, pro-ERA magazine, both supporters and opponents of ERA say the women liberationists of those states defeated the amendments. Three liberal periodicals - "The New Leader," "The New Republic" and the "Village Voice," sympathetic to Women's Lib-bluntly stated that blame for failure to win women voters' support rests with the movement. In "New Leader," Walter Goodman says, "There is no reason to doubt that the movement's leaders have great sympathy for their sisters out there who have not yet ioined them on the road to liberation. At the same time, there is not much doubt that they despise these women's way of living, along with that of the rest of Middle America," That's not Phyllis Schlafly talking, but a well-known liberal journalist and anthor. In a similar vein, Marion K. Sanders, an emancipated editor for "The New Republic," says that the demeaning rhetoric of too many feminists has scared the Edith Bunkers and roused many average housewives' resentment. Limousine Liberals Pete Hamill, in the "Village Voice," strikes much the same note. Many women perceive the women's movement as elitist, upper-class, and, in this city upper-class, and'in this city (New York), Manhattan-oriented." He. quotes one housewife: "They're the limousine liberals. They don't know what it is to live

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"it might be time to start asking again whether our problems aren't more a matter of class than a matter of gender." The Women's Lib leaders are "strikingly similar," in Walter Goodman's words, "to the McGovernites of 1972, for they are both unrepresentative of the larger group they purport to speak for, and in many ways at odds with it." I still favor the ERA even though I understand why many housewives and working women are opposed, either because they see ,no benefit for themselves or they resent the elitist, countercultural rhetoric of its more vol'fll suoporters. I disa.gree with Ms. Sanders that the ERA Amenrlments deserved defeat. 1Tp to a noint I a~ree with "The Nation" editors that "we should flvoid Renerali~ing from the FRA's losses to a damnin~ critkl'p nf the women's cause generally." However, my agreement is on the willingness of Women's Lih to shed its elitist rlisdain for the values of the average American hOllsewife. The movement must talk and listen to these women. con~itionerl

Equating Women's Lib with abortion on demand should cease immediately. I am not suggesting that all women liberationists or even the majority support abortion on demand. But enough of them have created the impression that the movement is ideologically proabortion. This impression is so widespread that when Father Hesburgh of Notre Dame came out recently in favor of ERA, he stated that being pro-ERA was not the same as being proabortion.

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The same week that the new Holy Office document on s,ex arrived on the world scene, "New York" magazine published an article by Gait Sheehy called "The Sexual Diamond: Facing the Facts of the Human Sexual Life Cycle" (adapted from her long postponed book, "Passages: Pre- -especially since I am convinced there is a wealth of matedictable Crises of Adult that rial in the Christian heritage Life"). Reading Jhe two of which could, in the hands of crethem at the same sitting is an instructive experience. One discounts the frantic midtown chic of Ms. Sheehy and

ative and imaginative theologians, provide powerful illumination for the sexual ambiguities in which contemporary humankind finds itself trapped. Intimacy is ultimately a religious issue because the demands of intimacy force one to ask questions about the ultimate By meaning of life. Intimacy can work in the long run only if one REV. is ready to risk one's self in a vulnerability and a trust so open ANDREW M. that one's heart could be broken , by the other person. Such trust GREELEY requires some sort' of confidence that one lives in a cosmos where trust is stronger than hatred, BIRTHDAY CELEBRA- still recognizes that she has pro- love stronger than death. Sex vided a useful popular summary TION: A 200 year old nation of much of the current social and religion cannot be separated selebrates the 167th birthday and medical research on sexual- -and despite the Holy Office, o fone of its most honored ity. The sexual problems about religion is considerably more chief executives, Abraham which she was writing-the ebb than a list of "Thou shalt nots." Traditional Stance Lincoln, born Feb. 12, 1809. and flow of sexual desire at life's critical turning pointsThe Catholic Church has lost In some states, Lincoln simply do not exist in the world its credibility on sex in part beshares a holiday with to which the Holy Office pro- cause at a time when large numGeorge Washington, with nouncement was aimed. One bers of people have discovered the third Monday of Febru- could easily have honored all that psychology isn't enough to yra marking both dates. Ha- the stern commandments of the provide guidance for sexual Office and still be saught maturation, the Church has been waii and Minnesota call it Holy up in. the uncertainties, the able to do nothing else but rePresidents' Day while Ohio, fears, the ambiguities, the hopes, peat prohibition. Its people South Dakoto, Texas, Wis- the disappointments of sexual looked to the Church for posconsin and Wyoming label it life in the ~ontemporary world. itive guidance and iilumination For the Christian who could and found none. I don't think the Lincoln-Washington Day. Most northern states still ob- say to the Holy Office "All these recent statement from the Holy things I have done from my Office will .make matters worse, serve today, Feb. 12, as a youth," there would be absolute- bllt it certainly won't make holiday by itself. ly no guidance for his normal them better. and ordinary sexual life. So long The document is also troubling as he was heterosexual, reason- because of its intellectual rigidably faithful to his sponse, and ity. It blames "psychology" and NICKERSON, "enjoying" sex only in marriage, "sociology" for the problems of BOURNE the Holy Office wasn't interested contemporary sexuality, but it in him. To such people, caught does not attempt any dialogue ~m FUNERAL up in the process of the sexual with or a response to these disHOMES life cycle, the Church has nothing ciplines. Rather, it rejects them 40 MacArthur Boulevard to say. out of hand and responds by citBourne, Massachusetts 02532 ing the "tradition" of the No Encouragement? (Rt. 6-A, Sandwich, Mass. For reasons that have to do Church. The dialoguie with the with logistics and convenience, modern world of ."gaudium et if nothing else, most sex in' the spes" is obviously over. One world takes place between a now, it would seem, merely conman and a woman who are more fronts a modern world with a. or less permanently committed traditional statement of the trato one another. While the Freud- dition-take it or leave it. & Furthermore, there is rigidity ian "revolution" has reduced their prudmhness about sex and even blindness about the FUNERAL HOME somewhat, it has also raised tradition. Some of the things 1521 North Main Street their expectations; so, on bal- which the Holy Office would Fall River, Mass. ance, it has made sex a more have us believe were always Raymond R. Machado puzzling and more ambiguous thought to be seriously wrong Arthur R. Machado matter than it was 75 years ago. by traidtion were not in fact alTel. Office 672-3101 Can Catholic Christianity do ways thought to be seriously nothing more than tell them wrong. You don't have a dialogue Res. 673-3896 - 673-0447 what not to do? Can it give them with the present, and you don't no illumination, no reinforce- have a dialogue with the past ment, no encouragement, no in- either, it would seem. sight as they struggle together Finally, one wonders what Art Perry & His Band for greater physical, emotional ever happened to the bishops of and human intimacy? the world. Collegiality and coOn Parish Parade It would appear that as far as responsibility were supposed to Feb. 7-K.C.-Cranston, R. I. the Congregation of the Holy mean that they shared in the l4-lfoly Ghost, Jamestown 21-St. AnthJny Padua, F. R. O~ffice is concerned, the answer major decisions of the Church. 28-5t. Mary, So. Dartmouth is no. Yet major and critical doc~ Mar. 6-51. Anne, F. R. And that's why I find the new uments are prepared in secret Lincoln Park Ballroom document so _troubling. I don't without any open discussion necessarily disagree with its among the bishops or even an 12-5 Sun. & Wed. - 8¡1 Fridays conclusions, but I am appalled appearance of consultation. They Mon., Feb. 16 â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday Dance 12-6 P.M. that the Church does not seem too can take it or leave it. Was tal have anything more to say there ever a Vatican Council II?

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Would-Widen Pro-Life

tional Convention. However, on March 2, all Democrats and Independents may vote fllr Ellen McCormack at the primary elections. Ellen is No. 3 on the Democratic Presidential ballot. Ellen McCormack is for life; against abortion, euthanasia, and abuses of human rights. Should we obtain the required percentage of votes in the March 2 primary, this entitles us to a number of delegates to send to the Democratic Convention in New York. At the convention our delegates will be pledged to vote for Ellen McCormack until released, thereafter they may vote for whomever they wish. In view of the fact that there are 23 candidates, nationally speaking, the vote is going to be split up. This, of course, means there will be a lot of coercing on the part of the candidates to ootain voter support from our delegation, which may lead to many things including bargaining for a Human Life Amendment. The potential with reference to the Pro-Life delegates at the convention is tremendous. Each of us can do our part by passing the word to other Pro-Life people and casting our vote of support for Ellen McCormack, March 2, third name on the ballot. Yours for Life, Kathy Healy Wellesley, Mass.

Dear Editor: I completely agree with the Church's position on the Right to Life (vis a vrs the abortion issue). I can ,readily understand, however, if comparatively few took the stand of the Church seriously. "Right to Life" should not merelv be a view .on abortion. The Church has never taken as firm a stand on death by warfare as it now has on death by abortion. During the time when men were drafted into fighting the Vietnam War, the Church was, for the most part, silent if not supportive. I can still remember the television report of Cardinal S~ellman blessing the American troops on their way to support the Catholic Diem. a violent persecutor of his Buddhist countrymen. When a statement on the war was finally made (years later) by the American bishops it was terribly weak - not anywhere near as strong ,as the Bishops' statements on abortion. In other Ri<rht to Life areas such as capital punishment, the sectarian violence in Northern Ireland, not to mention the passivity of the papacy during the Nazi terror, the Church has taken no leads, run no risks, especially those with possible political conseouences. And so. althou~h I hail the efforts of the Church against abortion, I do not expect much Continued from Page Three common su~port for its efforts. Incon,>istencv breeds distrust. temblor doing massive damage While the Church claims it is "in that country. sinful to kill a fetus, unless the In last week's earthquake, mother's life is at stake, it does huge cracks opened in the annot apply the same standard to cient cathedral in the heart of other areas of conflict. There Guatemala City, the city, where are no reports of Irish children extensive damage was reported being refused baptism because in the surrounding homes of their mothers support IRA mem- middle class and low-income bers. families. Those Catholics who fled Church sources said a check abroad because the Ohurch did was in progress in the cathedral not support their re'luest not to be forced to kill; those who re- and in other historic buildings, member the Church's silence including the churches of San while the Rev. Bonhoeffer and Francisco, Santo Domingo and other Christians died in German La Merced, to determine their prisons; the'3e have earned the safety. Services were restricted right to be skeptical when the meanwhile. Church speaks of the Right to Carltas Aids Life. You cannot reap what you Caritas (the Catholic charities have not sown. organization) here and in the Wayne Berard neighboring capital cities of Taunton Managua, Nicaragua, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; and San ,Salvador, El Salvador, were sending volunteers and supplies into the disaster area. In New York, officials of CathDear Editor: olic Relief Services (CRS) - the Please be advised that Ellen overseas aid agency of U. S. McCormack is one of 14 pres- Catholics - said they had inidential candidates who will be structed CRS representatives in holding caucuses in 'the lOth Central America to ship all Congressional District on Febru- available food, shelter and medary 15. She is the pro-life Dem- ical supplies to Guatemala City. ocratic candidate. In the Fall Tools and clothing were also disRiver diocese a caucus will be patched. held at 2 p.m. Sunday at HerKen Brown, in charge of the itage Farms, 666 Stevens Road, CRS center in Managua moved Swansea. to Guatemala to speed up aid. Only registered Democrats An emergency fund of $10,000 may vote at the caucuses on was immediately made available. February 15 for potential delCRS spokesmen in New York egates to the Democratic Na- also said a substantial shipment


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RIVER FOREST (NC) - The Chicago Archdiocesan priests' senate voted at a recent meeting to recommend that "the Church in Chicago continue to support Catholic schools in the inner city." This proposal, presented by

P'ut Prayer First , Pope Tells Nuns VATICAN CITY (NC)-Pope Paul VI told 500 Sisters attend· ing a meeting of the International Union of Su"eriors General to put prayer foremost as they work in a world that places greatest value on efficiency. "We wish to insist on this point," the Pope said in ,French. "Be souls of prayer. This sort of renewal is appearing among manv of the faithful. Do not fear to remind your Sisters often that a period of real adoration has more value than the greatest activity, even if it be apostolic. It is part of your vocation to confront a society which puts value on visible results."

the senate's Witness to the Poor Committee, was approved by a vote of 82 to 3 with four abstentions at the meeting in the Dominican Priory here. Another proposal by the same committee, which was approved unanimously, recommended that the archdiocese "study alternate forms of ministry in the inner city, and provide adequate training in such ministry." The decision by Cardinal John Cody of Chicago last May to close four Catholic cshools with mostly black or Spanish-speaking students of the city's South Side sparked a. controversy that involved the priests' senate. In July the senate said that its relationship with the cardinal had been "severely damaged" by an earlier statement made to it in the cardinal's name concerning the controversial school closings. The senate had not been consulted prior to the closings.

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,: -,• •f Mystical n,ught, Prayer

A Craving for Peace Through Prayer "Medit~tion: The Answer to all Your Problems?" That question, along with a sketch of a bearded figure ("The Maharishi") against a. background of flowers formed the cover of "Time" for its October 13 issue last fall.


"The largest single grouping of these songs is to be found in the Book of Psalms (the word psalm is a Greek tran.slation of the Hebrew word "mizmor," meaning a song accompanied by a string instrument.) Just as the Song of Songs was traditionally attributed to Solomon, the Psalms have traditionally been attributed to David." David playing his harp is depicted in this work from a new book, "The Haadbook of Symbols in Christian Art." NC Photo. A love poem in the Bible? It may come as a surprise to some but a love poem with explicit 'ROugh language to wither the ears of a Victorian is to be found in the Old Testmaent.


It is, of course, the Song of Songs or Canticle of Canticles, a poem that tradition teaches is a parabolic description of the love of Yahweh for Israel.

The origins of the Song of Songs are obscure, but it was accepted without question into the Christian canon of the Old Testament. The New Testament itself reflects the concept of God as husband-lover of Israel in St. Paul's description of the Church as the Bride of Christ (Eph. 5: 25-28). Human love has always moved men to seek to capture its magic and mystery in poetry and song, so it should not surprise us that the author of Song of Songs sought to capture the Hesed, the selfless love of Yahweh for Israel, in poetry. In reading the Song of Songs some are shocked at the candor of the writing concerning love and sex. It might even be conTurn to Page Seventeen I

The story was, of course, about TM or Transcendental Meditation, practiced now by over 600,000 Americans twice. each day for 20 minutes. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought this procedure for. discovering inner energy and overcoming stress to the United States from India. He and other instructors have enrolled an impressive list of foIlowers who sit still for that set period each morning and evening as they silently repeat over and over again their specially assigned Sanskrit word, or mantra. Quarterback Joe Namath does this before each game. Congressman Richard Nolan of Minnesota likewise meditates daily. The lead singer of the Beach Boys, Mike Love, also finds time every day to sit outside his California home and practice TM. A listing of such advocates could go on and on. What strikes me now as it did when I first learned about his movement is its similarity to the type of meditation we were taught in the seminary 20 years ago. We then spent a sleepy half hour at 6:00 a.m. each day prayerfuIly reflecting on some incident in Christ's life, on some phrase from sacred scripture, or on some thought of a theological writer. Our spiritual director and several books on meditation gave us an abundance of practical tips to help in this process: We were to prepare "points" for reflection the night before; keeping the body calm and still was important; talking to God from the heart in our own wor~ seemed the basic goal of meditation,"

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we were always to be prepared, however, to stop our own conversation and simply listen to the Lord who' sometimes myste:riously speaks in the quiet of one's heart. q The Maharishi's program, aH I understand it, neither centE'rS on Christ nor involves the type of active or passive contemplation and prayer we studied during those formation days. But it does touch the spiritual, ir..ner part of a person's life. In some ways it paraIlels the preparation and preliminary portion 01' classic Christian meditation. Prayer needs no justification olltside of itself. Speaking to ana with God, sensing the Holy Spirit's movement within us, listening to the Lord's voice have

value by themselves. We need not ask: What will meditation do for me? Nevertheless there are positive side effects. A person's life, for example, should be influenced by prayer. Kneeling or sitting before the altar by ·the hour meditating on Jesus' words about love for our neighbor seems somewhat unreal or artificial if the individual, later, does not at least try a bit harder to put that reflection into practice. So, too, regular Christian meditation can bring practitioners a deep peace and inner serenity. Extended prayer does not suddenly resolve a complex problem or eliminate a heavy burden or Turn to Page Seventeen

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Stirrings of Mystical Thought, Prayer Continued from Page Sixteen sidered in bad taste, but the reader must keep in mind that the work is the product of a different culture where such candor was normal. What is described is married love which is not only good but is holy and the praise of something holy can hardly be morally wrong even though it may offend some sensibilities. The authorship of Song of Songs has traditionaliy been attributed to Solomon, possibly because he was considered a great poet, or a great lover ... or both. In either event Biblical scholars now generally agree the work was put in its present form after the exile, centuries following the reign of Solomon. Wordsworth wrote that "poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility." It is natural that the inspired writers of Scripture, who had personally experienced the power of God, should have turned to poetry as a means of communicating their experience to others. From the earliest scriptural writings (Song of Deborah) to some of the latest (The Magnificat) we find spontaneous songs of praise and thanksgiving poured out on the pages of the Bible. The largest single grouping of these songs are to be found in the Book of Psalms (the word psalm is a Greek translation Jf the Hebrew word "mizmor," meaning a song accompanied by a string instrument). Just as the Song of Songs was traditionally attributed to Solomon, the Psalms have traditionally been attributed to David, although certain songs in the collection were written after the exile. It is difficult to date any of the individual psalms but some are very ancient and may well be of Davidic origin. Others, although pre-exilic must be dated in the history of the monarchy. The Psalms mirror the entire spectrum of Israelite history and are in fact a summary of. Old Testament beliefs and customs of worship.

Reflecting an intimacy with God that sets them apart from similar literature found in other cultures of the ancient near east, the Psalms are inspired reflections on individual and collective experiences with God. There are many methods of grouping the Psalms, but Father Roland Murphy, O.Carm., groups

them as follows in his article on the Psalms in the Jerome Biblical Commentary. (1) Hymns of praise that call upon the community to sing or rejoice over the attributes of God (ps 145) or His creation (Ps 148). Other hymn psalms praise the kingship of Yahweh (Ps 97). (2) Laments, both personal (ps 42-43) and collective (ps 44) that reflect the ancient Hebrew's fear of death, particularly early death, but also manifest their faith that God will hear the distress calls of His chosen people. Among these are also found psalms that are essentially statements of trust in God (Ps 23) and confidence 路in His Hesed. (3) There are also psalms of thanksgiving, both individual (Ps 116) and collective (Ps 124). (4) Royal psalms (Ps 132) may be songs of thanksgiving or of lamen't depending upon the event they celebrate in the life of the king. (5) Also found in the collection are wisdom psalms like Psalm 49 that reflects upon the futility of riches. (6) While most psalms were used in liturgical celebrations there are few that had a specifically liturgical purpose such as Psalm 24 which was to be sung at the gate of the Temple. (7) Others were historical in nature, (Ps 105) recording some event in the religious history of Israel. (8) Finally, there are those in praise of The Law, of which Psalm li9, the longest in the cQllection, is a good example. Psalms are to be prayed as well as sung. As Jesus was dying on the cross he prayed Psalm 22 ... "My God, my God, why have you deserted me?" Christians today still pray the Psalms at Mass (responsorial psalm) and in the official prayer of the Church (Liturgy of the Hours). These beautiful and inspiring Hebrew poems still reflect the spontaneous overflowing of feelings experienced in man's encounter with God.

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Continued from Page Sixteen dispel a vehement temptation. But it usually fosters within our hearts and minds an approach and an attitude which enables us to cope more_ peacefully and successfUlly with everyday strain. That certainly has been my experience in the past 25 years. Such a side effect seems to parallel the reported results of TM. The Maharishi maintains, "We are not a religion." However, transcendental meditation surely borders on the religious and reflects the obvious contemporary hunger for mystical and spiritual experiences. Perhaps this same yearning may lead to a reawakening of interest in the Christian reflective prayer pro-. cess so common but a decade or so ago.

Catholic Schoo,ls Continued from Page Eight by the founders of this nation, has recently been extended by that court into a wall of separation between parents and children. "The Catholic school system of this nation, despite several years of crisis and declining enrollment, still stands as it stood, 'rock-bottomed and coppersheathed' (in the words of Daniel Webster). DUI;ing Catholic Schools Week we pay tribute to the religious educational system which stands as a guarantee of parental rights and a monument to the faith of all citizens who sacrifice to maintain it and their right to 'Count God In'." In his statement, Msgr. Murdick of the usec said: "More and more the question which people are asking concerning Catholic school~ is not whether they can continue, or will, but whether they need to continue and ought to. The answer to the latter two questions that is coming increasingly to the minds and lips of discerning, thoughtful and concerned parents is, 'Yes, Catholic schools, now more than ever, are the ap~ropriate and desira~le response to the educational needs of our time.'

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By The Dameans Take It to The Limit All alone at the end,of the evening And the bright lights have faded to blue I was thinking about a woman that loved me I never knew

You Know I've always been a dreamer Spent my life running round And it's so hard io change Can't seem to settle down , But the dreams I've seen lately Keeps on turning out And burning out And turning out the same So put me on a highway And show me a sign And take it to the limit One more time' You can spend all your time making money You can spend all your love making time H it all fell to pieces tomorrow Would you still be mine And when you're looking for your freedom Nobody seems to care And you can't find the door Can't find it anywhere When there's nothing to believe in Stili you're coming back . You're running back You're coming back for more So put me on a highway And show me a sign And takt it to the limit Onelmore time hy R. Meisner-D. Henley-G.Frey - Sung by The Eagles ( (c) Benchmark Music-Kicking Bear Music 1975 (ASCAP) "Take It To The Limit" is the new release from the hot Los Angeles group, "The Eagles". Whne the song is not as immediately attractive as their other tunes, e. g. "Best of My Love" or "Lyin' Eyes," it has an interesting subject. The Eagles' new cut is a slice of life song about a man who "can't seem to settle down." He is drawn from one at· traction to another and he finds it "so hard to change." Recently, however, his free-wheeling style is catching UP with him and things have been burning out all around. Suddenly he is afraid that everything is falling apart and he will be left with nothing to hold onto or to helieve in. And so he sits all alone at the end of the evening soberly recalling passing memories while the lights fade. The most interesting feature of this song is that this man who has found his life so unfulfilled keeps coming back strongly. He cannot resist life's urge to get back on the highway and try again. The normal bystander would expect such a frustrated searcher to he crushed and to give up his journey or at least to be cautious after all that he has endured: But, no, he wants, needs, and believes that life has a goal if he can only discover the right highway and dare to take it to the limit. When I first heard "Take It To The Limit," I thought the messagf;! was the emptiness a person experiences when life is too self-centered. But there was something about the song which struck close to my own life - in a positive way. Gradually I came to see that the song could very easily say something about the restless heart which all religious people have. The believer is both gifted and troubled with an instinct for life which is never satisfied. Always there is the dream which launches one back onto life's highway turning him into a pilgrim who is never completely at home. The great sinner and saint, Augustine, was constantly moved by a heart which sought to take life to the limit. Very much like the Eagles' song, Augustine aired his restlessness and emptiness until he finally realized that it was not so much a burden to be lost as it was a reminder that he would be satisfied when he came to the day when he met the PersonWithout·Limits. It is not good to push a song for more than it intends, but the image of the highway and the little phrase, ''Take It To The Limit," really do say something fine to those of us who restlessly move on. It reminds us of our ,belief that we're "coming 'back for more." Take it to the limit one more time." (All correspondence should he directed to: The Dameans, P.O. Box 2108, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70821) (Copyright (c) 1976 by NC News Service)

Exchange Students at Holy Family By James A. Calnan School Correspondent This year, Holy Family High School in New Bedford welcomed two exchange students, the first in the history of the school. Domingo Mora Sandoval of Venezuela and Milena Santos of Nicaragua came to Holy Family through the American Field Service (AFS). Domingo, age 19, arrived in New Bedford on Oct. 13 from Venezuela. He is residing with Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Poyant of 204 Central Avenue, New


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FROM SOUTH OF' BORDER: There's a Latin lilt at Holy Family High, provided by the first ever exchange students at the New Bedford school. From left, Milena Santos, 14, from Nicaragua, Domingo Mora Sandoval, 19, from Venezuela. They're visiting U.S. under auspices of American Field Service. Bedford, whose two children, Richard, a senior, and Lisa, a sophomore, are both at Holy Family. While here, Domingo is a member of the Senior class and is taking religion, Spanish, economics, English and psychology. He is enjoying his year at Holy Family very much and wiII be with us until June, when he ,viII return to Venezuesla. Like Skiing Arriving in New Bedford on Dec. 11, 14-year-old Milena San· tos was met by her new family, the Thomas J. Longs of Five Maple Street. Her new sister, Mary Margaret Long is a Holy ,Family freshman. Milena is also

a .freshman and is studying religion, English, physical science, algebra and Spanish. She has learned many new things while in this country and especially enjoyed a ski trip she took during the Christmas vacation. She will return to Nicaragua on Feb. 28. , . We all welcome Domingo and Milena to New Bedford and hope they enjoy the rest of their stay at Holy Family High School.

No Greater "God's love for us is not greater in heaveri than it is now." -St. Thomas Aquinas

REUGIOUS NIGHT: Over 60 leaders of Annawon Boy Scout Council attended religious night sponsored by Attleboro-Taunton Catholic Committee on Scouting at Fernandes center, Norton. Alexander Manson Jr., right, North Attleboro, advisor to Tulpi Lodge, Order of the Arrow, conducts discussion on committee activities for, from left, Wesley Ridlon, Attleboro; Joseph Fernandes, Norton, Annawon Council president; Ralph Rubin, Norton, Rev. Normand 13oulet, council Catholic chaplain; Matthew Bury, Taunton, council commissioner; Frederick Govain, council chief executive; Rev. Fred Anderson, council Protestant chaplain.

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Conference Enters Fifth Year Controversy Still Lingers In September the Southeastern Massachusetts Confer- . ence will commence its fifth year of interscholastic athletic competion. The multi-school league which was born amid heated controversy, has had sufficient time to resolve most of the conflicts that plagued it in its infancy stage. The ation. Not one school has dominated process of realignment has play within the Conference. The been undertaken often problem arises, not with those enough to have guidelines clearly defined. Yet, conflicts still exist, realignment remains a problem and the future of the Conference is suspect. Before the formation of the Conference, imbalance did exist, Conference, imbalance did exist within the' Bristol, Narragansett and Capeway leagues. Year in and year out the same schools dominated. The Conference was established to bring equitable playing conditions to member schools. The divisional concept was advanced with the hope of achieving that end. To say conditions are. not better would be inaccurate, but to say they are ideal would be a gross exagger-

schools that have been contenders, but wth those who have found they can not compete on their assigned level. A handful of schools who were perennial winners now struggle to win a few games each season. For them the Conference has not resolved the imbalance issue but created one. Somerset, Case High of Swansea and Holy Family High of New Bedford were the controlling forces in the defunct Narragansett League. None has met with much success in the Conference. Barnstable and Falmouth were always competitive in the Capeway Conference. They are not in the Southeastern circuit.

Difficult to Separate Fact from Fancy On the other hand New Bedford Vocational, Diman Regional of Fall River, Fairhaven and Wareham have reaped some benefits from Conference play. But, there is a general feeling of discontentment regarding the league. It is rumored that some Conference schools are exploring ai.ternatives with an eye on new league affiliations. While it is difficult to separate fact from fancy, it can be discerned that路 changes are forthcoming. On the fact side of the ledger, Diman will not participate in Conference football for the next two seasons while school officials ponder the future of that sport as part of Diman's intersholastic program. Athletic Director Howard Kel-

ley of Norton has presented his case to the Norton School Committee on why Norton should leave the Conference and seek admission to the Mayflower League. Kelley points out that Norton is in a disadvantageous position because the Conference is on the verge of returning to interdivisional play to fi.ll. ~he schedules of upper diViSion schools. It is also known that Taunton attempted to leave the league last year, but because of its inability to find a suitable substitute remained. Likewise it is common knowledge that' Taunton is upset over the placement of its new soccer team into the more competitive division. Whether or not路 that move will rekindle Taunton's desire to seek a new league is speculative.


Has Conference Accomplished Objective? As is most often the case rumors outnumber facts. And, such is the case within the Conference. If some of them become actualized, it could mark the beginning of the end of the Conference's existence. It is no secret that Holy Family High is unhappy, and with justification, about its placement in Division I in basketball. The Parochials would welcome another arrangement. Somerset has found it extremely difficult to compete on a week-in-weekout basis with the league powers and woul4 entertain alternatives. At least three Cape schools have already investigated alternatives to resolve problems the league has caused for them. Their concerns include increased expenditure for travel, lack of

rivalries to attract crowds, and competitivenes. They are all open to suggestions. The rumors go on and on. There is virtually hearsay regarding every school in the league. At this point in time, it is becoming unhealthy. Hopefully Conference officials will take the necessary step to resolve the increasing number of conflicts. . Now is the time to evaluate the Conference. Has it achieved its objective? Does it satisfy the majority? Are the athletes being treated fairly? Is there a better alternative? These are not easy questions to answer. However, they must be answered in order to preserve the quality of schoolboy athletics within the diocese.

FAMILY NIGHT: Everyone had a good time at Sacred Heart Church, Tauntc as parishioners gathered for a spaghetti dinner and presentation of trophies to Sacred . .eart girls' volleyball team, Cya city champions. Guest speaker was Ned Martin, for 15 yeap the Voice of the Red Sox, who discussed positive values of sports and warned of negative effects路 that can result from "too much pres sure always to win." Also on program was showing of 1975 World Series film. Top, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Clemmey and daughter; center, Ned Martin; bottom, Fred Reams and family.


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