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Young, Old Pray for Peace at Candlelight Procession, Mass

Adult Catechesis Primary, "He Says VATICAN CITY (NC) - Adult catechesis "is the key to the success of the catechesis of children and young people," Bishop Raymond A. Lucker of New Ulm, Minn., told the Synod of Bishops meeting at the Vatican. "Without a vibrant, active, lived-out faith in the home and in the community, the effective catechesis of children and young people is weakened at best and

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in many cases rendered practically useless," Bishop Lucker said in a written intervention submitted to the synod. Scientific surveys conducted in the United States and corroborated by pastoral experience, he said, have indicated that the influence of home and parents is stronger than that of the school, peer groups and the media, and Tum to Page Seven

rJi BRANDY, AN IRISH SETTER accompanied by Dawn Mello, was among pets receiving traditional Blessing of Animals at New Bedford Mall on feast of St. Francis from Father Leonard Perotti, OFM of Our Lady's Chapel.




One of the best things about Monday's candlelight procession and Mass, according to those who were at last year's chilly celebration, was the weather, mild and clear after a rathe~ dubious day. True, there was mud underfoot from Sunday's downpour, but pilgrims did well at avoiding the sloppiest spots. There were some unusual scenes around the.fringes of the Massgoing throng: children playing catch, others racing about in the unaccustomed freedom of an afterdark visit to Kennedy Park; even a solemn group guarding a beautifuIry dressed little statue of Mary while enjoying a pizza brought from whoknows-where (there were no vendors at the park). But more noteworthy was the large number of tots manifesting perfect churchgoing behavior and obviously delighted at the oppportunity of staying up late in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. Bishop Cronin unexpectedly gave part of his homily in Portuguese, a gesture acknowledged with applause by the crowd. It was the first time a Fall River bishop had used Tum to Page Eleven

IYear of Jubilee l

Set for Diocese A memorable Year of Jubilee is envisioned to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Fall River diocese, which will come in 1979. The celebration. as outlined by Father Ronald A. Tosti, its coordinator, will include a Jubilee pilgrimage to Romej a mao jor liturgical celebration on Sunday, March 11, 1979j a diocesanwide cenSUSj a symposium for religious vocations; the premiere of specially commissioned musical compositionsj traveling exhibits and area days of recollection, liturgical celebrations and banquets. Diocesan schoolchildren will participate in liturgical banner contests and church history programs' featuring units on dioce¡ san and parish histories and will also be involved in a youth rally and a continuation of the Sign service program initiated at the Eucharistic Congress of 1976. Evaluation and goal-setting for the total education program of the diocese will also be a Jubilee year project. The Anchor will shortly begin a series of parish histories designed to make each area of the diocese aware of its rich and varied heritage and Father John F. Moore, editor, has commissioned a logo that will be used in the newspaper and as a uni-

fying element for the entire celebration. Members of the Jubilee steering committee met last week at St. Francis of Assisi hall, New Bedford, to discuss preliminary plans. They will continue preparations in their areas of responsibility and will meet again Tuesday, Jan. 3 to report progress. Miss Louise Tyrrell is serving as secretary. Among those involved in Jubilee planning are Father Timothy Place and Father Joseph Ferreira, census, Sister Ma!ry Evangela, RSM, vocations symposiumj Father George Coleman, Tum to Page Nine

Bishops Respond To Dukakis Veto Representing the four dioceses of the Commonwealth, Boston. Worcester, Springfield and Fall River, the Massachusetts Catha olic Conference has issued the following statement in response to Governor Michael Dukakis' veto of the anti-abortion funding Doyle/Flynn bill: Legislation, in substance prohibiting the use of our tax dollars for elective abortions was recently vetoed by the Governor. His veto was sustained by the Tum to Page Seven

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ill People·Places.Events-NC News Briefs ill Still Al'ive

Aid to Water Walk

VATICAN CITY - Authoritative Vatican officials have revealed that Saigon's coadjutor Archbishop Nguyen Van Thuan, jailed by the Communists and feared dead, is still alive in prison. The source told NC News that Archbishop Paul Nguyen Van ,Binh of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) was permitted by Communist officials to visit Archbishop Thuan in prison before coming to Rome to attend the fifth woi'ld Synod of Bishops.

NEW YORK - Eddie Fischer's 4,100mile walk from Guatemala to Philadelphia to raise money for a water system in Guatemala got a boost of $95,000 Oct. 4 from Catholic Relief Services (CRS),' the overseas aid agency of U.S Catholics. Fischer, a 22-year-old former Georgetown University student, has been walking since last Easter Sunday.

New NCCW Director

BISHOP JOHN ALLIN, presiding bishop of the US Episcopal Church, has asked fellow bishops if he should resign his post because of his inability to ac<;ept women priests and other changes in the 3.8 million-member communion.

WASHINGTON - Mary Helen Madden, a field worker with the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) since January, has been named the new NCCW executive director. She will succeed Margaret Mosley, who has held the post since December, 1949.

Wasted Gifts RICHMOND, Va. - Because women do not enjoy fulI equality with men in the Church, some of their gifts have been wasted, Bishop Francis Murphy, auxiliary of Baltimore, told an audience of religious educators in Richmond.

Will Continue SAN SALVADOR, EI Salvador - Linking the eight months of Church persecution to anti-Gospel forces, Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador said loyal Catholics will continue bringing liberation to the poor.

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,PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The House of Bishops of the U:S. Episcopal Church has affirmed heterosexual marriage, condemned homosexual unions, asked for a holding action on the ordination of known homosexuals, and left bishops free to deal with the matter of ordination of women according to their own consciences.

More Needed

BISHOP JOHN MAY of Mobile, Ala. has received the Shield of Blessed Gregory X Award from the Holy Name Society.

VATICAN CITY - Too little pluralism rather than too much is the ·real danger facing Church unity, said Jesuit Superior General Father Pedro Arrupe at the Synod of' Bishops Oct. 6. ''Pluralism is thought to be a danger for the Church when in fact the crisis of unity often results from an insufficient pluralism that makes it difficult for some to express and live their faith within their own culture," said the head of the world's largest male religious order.

Blasts Leving Conditions ROME - In another blast against the Communist government of Pol~nd, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski of Warsaw has sharply criticized the day-to-day living conditions of the Polish people and the persecution of independent thinkers.·In a pastoral letter - released by the Rome office of the Polish bishops - the cardinal said that "in no other area do we have as many humiliations, degradations" as in that of obtaining daily food.

Indochinese Aid HOLY SMOKE: Father John Heenan, pastor of St. Bernard's parish, Bloomfield Pa., handles fire and rescue calls for his small community, sees it as way of coming in contact with people.

WASHINGTON - Voluntary agencies active in refugee resettlement have urged Congress to extend the federal program aiding Indochinese refugees. Testifying before the House immigration subcommittee, Wel1s Klein of the American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service said the extension is needed to help the refugees "further down the roa~ to self-sufficiency."

Spiritually Inefficient ST. PAUL. Minn. - More than 10,000 people at the first Upper Midwest Ecu- . menical Charismatic Conference were told that they will remain "spiritualIy inefficient" until they achieve unity among the Christian denominations. Catholic, Lutheran and nondenominational speakers throughout the conference all noted that each group must give up the "nonessentials" of its religion in order to unite the Church of Christ.

Special Envoy VATICAN CITY - Former Democratic fund-raiser and Catholic philanthropist David Walters presented his credentials to Pope Paul VI Oct. 6 as President Jimmy Carter's new special envoy to the Pontiff. Walters and his wife, ,Betty, of Miami, spent an extraordinarily long 70 minutes in private conversation with Pope Paul, who skipped a session of the Synod of Bishops to meet with them.

.ARCHBISHOP JOHN WHEALON speaking at Synod, emphasized importance of catechesis taking into account "the problems of the human heart."

Nobel Prizes OSLO, Norway - Nobel Peace Prizes have been awarded to ,two Northern Irish women and Amnesty International. Mrs. Betty Williams and Miss Mairead Corrigan, founders of a movement to bring peace to their homeland, were given the 1976 prize - not awarded last year - and the amnesty organization received this year's prize.

First Since WWII

CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czechoslovakia - Philadelphia's Cardinal John Krol be~ came the first foreign Catholic cardinal to visit Czechoslovakia since World War II when he came to the Bohemian town of Ceske Budejovice (Budweis) to visit the places where St. John Neumann, fourth bishop of Philadelphia, was born and studied.

MRS. ROSE KENNEDY, 88, smiles as she receives her first honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, awarded by Georgetown University.

_Warning Sounded ROME - The papally appointed International Theological Commission has warned that liberation theology is often tied too closely to politics and to questionable sociological' and ideological theories, especially Marxist-Leninist ones.

Back to Basics? VATICAN CITY - Traditional cate· chetical values, such as memorization, clear statements of basic doctrine and traditional catechisms were proposed by several synod members as the solution to problems of religious education with Dublin's Archbishop Dermot Ryan asking for the revival of memorization in religious instruction.

Should Come First WASHINGTON - A comprehensive national health care policy "can no longer be put on the back burner while we as a nation decide among our competing priorities on national defense, energy, education, prison reform and financing of political campaigners," according to ·Bishop Joseph Francis, auxiliary of Newark, N.J.

BISHOP RAYMOND LUCKER, New Ulm, Minn., told the Synod of Bishops that adult catechesis is priplury in teaching mission of Church.

Lebanon Hermit Newest Saint More than 100 members of St. Anthony of the Desert parish, Fall River, and Our Lady of Purgatory, New Bedford, were among the thousands of pilgrims in Rome last Sunday for the canonization of St. Sharbel Makhlouf, the "Hermit of Lebanon," the first Maronite Rite ~ Catholic to be canonized. They return to Massachusetts tomorrow with unforgettable memories of the canonization Mass which Maronite Patriarch Antone Khoraiche concelebrated with Pope Paul VI, of another Mass at which Father Norman J. Ferris and Father David George of St. Anthony of the Desert were concelebrants with Bishop Francis M. Zayek, head of American Maronites, and of their audience with Pope Paul. Area Maronites have special cause to rejoice at the canonization of St. Sharbel. Born in 1828, he entered the monastery of St. Maro in Annaya, Lebanon, at the age of 23 and after ordination . and 16 years spent in community life, retired to a hermitage to spend the 20 years until -his death in 1898 in uninterrupted contemplation and penance. Chor.Bishop Eid For 40 years the late ChorBishop J. Eid, former pastor of St. Anthony of the Desert, had as one of his chief goals the can~ onization that took place last Sunday. As a vice-postulator for the cause of the Lebanese monk he spoke and wrote untiringly about him and was the author of a biography, "The Hermit of Lebanon," in which he recounted many miracles attributed to the new saint's intercession. A high point of the ChorBishop's life came when St. Sharbel was beatified in 1969.


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Golden Jubilee Fifty years of growth as a close-knit community will be marked this Sunday by members of St. Casimir parish, New Bedford, as they gather for a 2:30 p.m. Mass with Bishop Cronin as principal celebrant, then meet for a 5:30 p.m. golden jubilee banquet at White's restaurant, North Westport. The parish, the third founded to serve the Polish population of New Bedford, was originally a mission of Our -Lady of Perpetpal Help, the mother Polish church of the Whaling City. The first Mass was said in its original building on February 5, 1927 by Father Lawrence Malecki, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Central Falls, R.I. However, all work was not completed on the small wooden Tudor Gothic chapel until October, 1927, at which time it was officially made a parish and Father Albert Folta was appointed first pastor. It was he who chose St. Casi· mir as the parish patron and, that done, plunged into parish work. The first baptism _came quickly, on October 9, 1927 and May of the following year brought the initial First Communion class. Cohfirmation was administered to children of the

parish for the first time on Oct. 10, 1928. In the same year Father FoItd began a program of acquiring vestments, altar appointments and statues, many offered as memorials by parishioners. He continued his pioneer work until 1930, when he was succeeded by Father Stanislaus Ryczek who in 1932 left the parish to assume leadership of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The next pastor was Father Joseph Sutula who served the parish for nearly 30 years, supervising many renovations and improvements on buildings and participating actively in civic and patriotic organizations of the Polish-American community of greater New Bedford. In 1956 Father Sutula was joined in his pastoral tasks by the present pastor, Father Casimir Kwiatkowski, who at that time had been ordained a year. The young curate gave priority to work among the parish youth, organizing religious education classes, Boy and Girl Scouts and other activities for young people, as-well as a bowling league and St. Casimir's Circle for adults. New Church At this time a major project was formulated, that of fund-




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raising for a new church building. In 1961 the old building was demolished and groundbreaking for the present brick colonial edifice tOOK place. During construction, Mass was offered in the old church hall and in the nearby Ashley School auditorium. Later both the old hall and old rectory were demolished. Sorrow marred the building program later in 1961, however, when Father Sutula died after a brief illness. Responsibility for the parish and completion of the new church building passed to Father Kwiatkowski, named temporary administrator, and by November, 1961 services were transferred to the new church basement. The completed church was dedicated May 30, 1962 by Bishop James L. Connolly in the presence of a large number of parishioners, friends and visiting clergy, but the work of paying for. it and for a new rectory, purchased in 1963, continued until a final triumphant mortgage-burning ceremony, held at a dinner dance in January, 1976 with Bishop Cronin as a guest of honor. Through the years Father Kwiatkowski has remained administrator and now pastor of St. Casimir's. For some of those years he was aided by the late Father Peter Smigiel and Father Henry Kropiwnicki, but since


1976 he has been alone in his ministry, aided by a religious education coordinator and' six teachers of youth. In the words of the history to be distributed to parishioners on Sunday, "he continues to preserve religious traditions in the parish while reaching out to meet the needs of the present." The history concludes by declaring: St. Casimir's continues to live and vibrantly proclaim the Good News of Christ in the setting of loving and giving parish community. May blessings be ours as we enter the next 50 years in our service of the Lord,"

Con Amore Fawayne Murphy, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Company and a summer resident of Onset, volunteered during his vacation to lead congregational singing at St. Mary's Church in that Cape Cod community. At summer's end, reports -the parish newsletter, parishioners showed their appreciation by spontaneously giving him a standing ovation. Equally enthused with them, the singer responded in a manner traditional among musicians; he had a dozen long-stemmed roses delivered to the church.

What It Is "Justice is truth in action," - Benjamin Disraeli

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themoorin~ Help for the Alcoholic Very few people realize or want to admit that one of the major problems in American life is "booze." For some strange reason we as a people still treat alcoholism as a petty problem to be relegated to the family closet. The dimensions of the situation are for most of us just another problem for someone else to worry about. Well, the facts concerning alcoholism in this nation are staggering. . For example, take industry. In a recent New York Times story facts were offered to indicate that American industry has been forced to undertake a comprehensive program to rehabilitate millions of employes. More and more companies are establishing programs and centers to deal with on-the-job drinking: The federal government has entered the scene to help business attack this growing problem affecting productivity. Many large corporations now. employ alcoholism consultants Among industrial areas beefing up or starting programs to benefit employes with a drinking problem are the airlines. No matter how frightening it may seem to the passenger, there is no reason why we should think that this particular industry should be exempt from the fourth largest health problem in the nation. Most major airlines, along with the airlines pilot association, sponsor programs to help employes from porters to pilots. Other companies, such as General Motors" Du Pont and the Mobil Corporation are also taking steps to help employes hospitalized for alcoholism treatments. The involvement of industry in stemming the problem of alcoholism is encouraging and should be ope,nly supported. In fact, all efforts that are effective in curtailing this ever-growing menace should be viewed as a step benefiting every element in our social structure. On the local level, it is imperative that we begin to realize the wonderful work of Alcoholics Anonymous in our communities. This organization should not be viewed as some secret society for "drunks," as many members of the "cocktail circuit" would like us to believe. The .dedicated men and women of this organization are filling a fundamental need in our society as they help millions to restore and rebuild their lives. It is imperative also for us to listen to what AA is telling us about the ever-increasing wave of teenage al~ coholics. Each year members of this organization witness to the fact that more and more young people and their families are plagued with this modern menace. Obviously, this tragic situation received increased impetus when the legal "drinking age" was lowered in this state from 21 to 18 years of age. Some effort by concerned citizens should be under way to remedy this grave mistake on the part of the legislature. Members of AA should be encouraged that they now do not· stand alone in their efforts to combat the excesses of alcohol. The indication that major industries are becoming involved in alcoholic rehabilitation programs brings a ray of new hope to the millions who suffer the agony of their own drinking problems. It should also encourage all to recognize' not only the national dimension but the local ramifications of the prob· lem of alcoholism; and it should spur us to be aware of the needs of our own community and of the many who live the dark night of the soul in their battle for personal survival. Nothing New We call to the attention of our readers the interesting fact that the Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts pointed out in their reply to Governor Dukakis' veto of pro-life legislation. As far back as 1970, Mr. Dukakis was allied with William R. Baird. In 1970 a House Bill (No. 3756) was introduced by our present Governor at the request of Mr. Baird which sought to repeal an existing abortions statute and enact a new section which would allow abortions to be performed by any physician who had obtained the consent of the patient. This fact makes it more than evident that Mr. Dukakis' legislative activity has had a distinctive anti-life tinge for some time.

ph'ot.omeditation Susie and Rick . . . leave the church after their wedding . . . smiling . . . self-confident . . . hand in hand. They are taking the first steps . . . of a new life together . . . What it will bring . . . is unknown . . . "good times and bad" ... "sickness _~nd health" ... "richer or poorer" . . . "till death do us part." The young love . . . is one of life's deepest experiences . . . and profoundest mysteries . . . A young man and a young w0!llan . . . smilingly . . . place themselves in each other's hands for life ... and then walk out into the unknown together. Such love . . . young . . .idealistic . . . generous . . . is one of the most appealing images ... of God's love for us . . . and the kind of affection .. . and trust . . . he expects from us. The prophets of Israel ...described God's covenant of love with us . . . as a romantic marriage . . . of young lovers: "I will betroth you to myself forever" says the Lord . . . "betroth you in lawful wedlock . . . with unfailing devotion and love; ... I will betroth you to myself ... to have and to hold •.. and you shall know the Lord" ... "On that day ... You shall call me . . . 'My husband.' " (Hosea 2,16-20)

Problems of Public Money By Jim Castelli WASHINGTON (NC) - How can a Church organization that gets almost half its money from government retain its Church identity? That was the question posed by Father Donald Dunn of Denver in his first address as president of the National Conference of Catholic Charities (NCCC). And neither Father Dunn nor anyone else at the NCCC annual

meeting in mid-September seem· ed to have any easy answers. Catholic Charities is the largest voluntary social service network in the United States. It has become a virtual partner with government in a number of social programs. The NCCC isn't shying away from this relationship - in its new policy statement on the family, it explicitly called for more government "purchase of services"


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contracts for family services with agencies such as Catholic Charities. ,But Charities agencies have become more and more concerned with the implications of their relationship with government for their identity as Church agencies and their ability to deliver services: Last year, the NCCC set up a Committee on Pluralism in the Delivery of Services to study this kind of question. The committee surveyed NCCC agencies and received replies from 157 agencies in 99 dioceses. The results of that survey, plus the annual Catholic Charities survey of its members, help spell out the dimensions of the situation. Forty-five percent of Catholic Charities income - or $142,428 ,954 - comes from national, state and local governments. This makes government the largest single source of income for Charities nationally and for many individual agencies. The bulk of purchase of services contracts come in adoption, counseling, residential care and family services. Catholic Charities recognizes that accepting public funds implies accepting certain obligations. But there is no clear understanding of just what those obligations are. A report issued by the pluralism committee attempts to find some answers. For one thing, the committee said, "In effecting public policy, the sectarian agency certainly has the obligation to be open for a public audit. ",Equally, "it has the responsibility to meet the national requirements in areas of discrimination and affirmative action." But both of those areas have presented problems to at least some Charities agencies. Financial accountability is not a great problem, the committee suggested, but accountability also includes the responsibility to explain how an agency constitutes "Church."



OCT. 21 Rt. Rev. Edward J. Carr, P.R., 1937, Pastor, Sacred Heart, Fall River, Chancellor of Diocese, 1907-21 Rev. Francis E. Gagne, 1942, Pastor, St. Stephen, Dodgeville OCT. 22 Rev. John E. Connors, 1940, Pastor, St. ·Peter, Dighton

OCT. 25 Rev. Reginald Chene, G.P., 1935, Dominican Priory, Fall River Rev. Raymond B.IBourgoin, 1950, Pastor, St. Paul, Taunton



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NEW YORK {NC) -Ratings for ABC-TV's controversial series, "Soap," have been falling since its premiere week fourth place rating. The show placed II th for its second episode and 12th for its third. Thousands of viewers have protested the program by way of letters to sponsors, resulting in several advertising cancellations, altbough there were three repeat advertisers on the third segment: 'Bic, L'Oreal and Presto. A list of sponsors for the third segment, together with their addresses, follows: - British Leyland Motors, Inc., G. W. Whitehead, President, 600 Willow Tree Road, Leonia, N.J. 07605. - National Presto Industries, Melvin S. Cohen, President, Eau Claire, Wis. 54701. - American Honda Motor Co., -Bill Pulskamp, advertising manager, 100 West Alonora Blvd., Gardena, Calif. 90247. - Cosmair, Inc. (L'Oreal), Jean Caste, chairman, 530 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10036. - Bic Corporation, Marcel Bich, chairman, Valley Street, Milford, Conn. 06460. - International Playtex Corp., Joel Smilow, president, 888 7th Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019.

Booklet to List Ball Supporters Contrfbutors to the 23rd annual Bishop's Charity Ball of the diocese of Fall River which will be held at Lincoln Park Ballroom, North Dartmouth, on Friday, Jan. 13, will be listed in a special commemorative booklet with seven categories of supporters. The categories are: In Memoriam, $200. or more, four tickets; Very Special Friend, $150., four tickets; Guarantor, $100, three tickets; Benefactor (Box Holder), $100, two tickets; Booster, $75, two tickets; Sponsor, $50, one ticket; Patron, $25, one ticket. Each ticket admits two persons to the ball. On Memoriam and Very Special Friend categories have a special listing in the booklet. Guarantors and Benefactors are listed on gold pages and Boosters and Sponsors on silver. Patrons are placed on white pages. Persons and organizations wishing to be included in the booklet are asked to contact committee members or members of the Society of St. Vincent de PauloI' the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Listing may also be sent to the Bishop's Charity Ball Headquarters, 410 Highland Ave., P.O. Box 1470, Fall River, Mass. 02722.

'Be Witnesses' HOUSTON (NC) Bishop Vincent Harris of Austin, Tex., has challenged members of the Holy Name Society to be witnesses to the faith. His appeal to the all-male organization came during a Mass in Houston honoring delegates to the seventh general assembly convention of the national association of the Holy Name Society.



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Thurs., Oct. 13, 1977

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AMONG PLANNERS of annual Candlelight Ball for St. Anne's Hospital, from left, Mrs. Roger LeMaire, Mrs. Joseph Giblin, Mrs. Amine Maalouf, Mrs. Edward Steinhof, Mrs. Alfred Roy.

Candlelight The annual Candlelight Ball of the Friends of St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, will mark its 20th anniversary this year when it takes place Saturday, Oct. 29 at Venus de Milo restaurant Swansea. A social hour will begin at 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 8 p.m. and dancing until 1 a.m. with music by the Al Rainone orchestra. An international theme will

Deacon Director Group Meets The National Association of ,Permanent IDeacon Directors sponsored their first regional meeting this past week, with directors from New England dioceses gathering at Barlin Acres in the diocese of Worcester. Rev. Paul Tougas, regional coordinator for this new association, chaired the working session. The diocese of Fall River was represented by Father John F. Moore. The workshop programs emphasized the role of spiritual director to diaconate candidates and their responsibility to diocesan programs. A sharing of working programs in this field emphasized the importance that must be placed on the totalspiritual growth of the candidates together with their wives and families. A second discussion area concerned the necessity of interdiocesan sharing in solving mutual problems. To facilitate such sharing it was agreed that a meeting should be held for all New England permanent deacons and candidates. A planning session preparatory to the meeting will be held in Worcester Sunday, Nov. 20 and will be attended by diocesan directors, each accompanied by a candidate or deacon and his wife.

Catechetical Survey WASHINGTON (NC) - Two educational offices of the U.S. Catholic Conference have launched a joint study with the Boys Town Research Center at Catholic University to survey parish catechetical programs throughout the country.

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emphasize the multi-cultural aspect of the Fall River community and will be carried out in decorations, music and in national costumes to be worn by several young hostess aides. Ball proceeds will be used to renovate patient rooms and to support the hospital's pastoral care program. A large committee has Mrs. Amine B. Maalouf as general chairman, aided by Mrs. Roger L. Lemaire. Reservations for the evening may be made with Mrs. James D. Salvo.

Others aiding in preparations are Mrs. Paul A. Giroux, invitations; Mrs .Roland E. Chahot and Mrs. Michael J. Hanley, decorations; Miss Mary R. Dwyer and Mrs. Joseph C. Giblin, reception; Mrs. Henry J. Feitelberg, Mrs. Paul H. Lambert and Mrs. Alfred J. Roy, hospitality. Also Mrs. Eugene J. Dionne and Mrs. Aloysius J. Kearns, publicity; Mrs. John P. Malloy, basket of cheer; Mrs. Norman Marcoux, treasurer; Dr. Paul H. Lambert and Dr. Barry Steinberg, special prize.

NEW YORK ~NC) - Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the overseas aid agency of U.S. Catholics, has once more asked American bishops to participate in its annual. Thanksgiving clothing drive. Last year, American Catholics donated 11 million pounds of clothing and blankets valued at over $14 million. CRS said light weigbt clothing is the most useful. "This is because most of the recipients live in the warmer climates of the world," said Bishop Edwin Broderick, CRS executive director. "We have a special need for infant and children's garments," . he said. '~Blankets and other bedding material are always welcome and piece goods and bolt material can be used for sewing education and other vocational projects in many countries."

Law Challenged MINNEAPOLIS (NC) - The Minnesota Civil Liberties Union (MCLU) has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 1976 state law that increases tax deductions for parents with children in nonpublic schools.

LOVE I Only the love of God could have moved this Sister to give her life caring for the victims of leprosy in the Cameroon. His love has moved many generous men and women to become missionaries to serve their brothers in need-in hospitals. schools or social work.

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Discerns Shift to Right in American Catholicism By


There is a notable shift to the right going on in American Catholicism. I don't mean the manic right of Archbishop Lefebvre or the pragmatic right of the bishops, or "The Wanderer;" I mean rather a large and intellectually respectable right. It has three components; clericalism, pietism, and anti-intellectualism.



Dear God, don't you know anyone else's name? Couldn't you find someone else's strength to test? When I was a child I was taught that you knew the growth of every hair on my head. Do you have a particular fondness for grey? Haven't you noticed I'm hitting the "chocolate shampoo" much too often? I know that sometimes you strengthen faith with sickness or problems. But we've been through that already, God. Remember? I learned to find your intelli-



In the past decade we have had two major consumer boycotts: the California ,grape and lettuce boycott and the Farah boycott 'in El Paso, Tex. While the California boycott is still being phased out, the Farah boycott 'was called off in February, 1972, with signing of a contract between the

- Item:...The opposition on principled grounds of such scholars as David Burrell and Michael Novak to the ordination of women. Mr. Novak even "feels" that such ordination would deny the "reality of the flesh" (how do you argue with that?). - Item: U n ~ e r Burrell's leadership dissidents have been purged from the Notre Dame theology department regardless of their professional accomplishments or reputation, and the Mennonite pietism of Yoder's "The Politics of Jesus" has hecome the guiding ethos of Notre Dame theology. - Item: For all its claim to be radical or liberal, the "Call to Action" fiasco was in fact

rightist; most participants were clergy or employees of clergy (clericalism), authentic scholarship was in principle excluded (antiintellectualism), answers to complex problems were derived from religious teaching without any serious study of the problems themselves (pietism). - Item: Whatever good things can be said about marriage encounter and the charismatics (arid there are some good things), they are almost by definition clerical, anti-intellectual, and enthusiastically pietistic. . - Item: The articles and editorials in America have become more moralistic and pietistic than since the Talbot days in the I930s. "The National Cath-

gence in the limited mind of she was in the hospital with four my retarded baby. I saw your broken ribs ... And the followgrace in the crippled 'body of ing day, while he was on his my little girl. I even understood way to visit her, and the driver your benevolence through years of that other car didn't look of financial problems and debt. making a turn . . . God, how. Well . . . on that last one, I'm . hard did he hit that windshield? trying, anyway. It broke, God. And he still has But over the last few months. headaches. ,But that wasn't God, I feel you've pulled out 'enough? When I thought he was getting better, did he have to all the stops. In the beginning of the sum- break his wrist? Then my husband got pneu'mer when the doctor thought my daughter had a cyst OQ her monia. Yes, thank you . . . his ovary . . . All right, it turned lungs are now clear and I do out to be a false alarm. But appreciate that. And threats of God, mothers do worry. you a fatal complication proved wrong. But he's been out of know. And then when a sliver of work for six weeks, God, and steel got in my son's eye . . . the doctor says it'll be a few I can see your work in the more. Okay, God, so I survived all steadiness of a doctor's hand. But I've already admired you for that. Someplace in the midst of it all you have a purpose. that . . . many times. But this newest problem I And when another son and his wife had the accident, and could have done without. You

olic Reporter" editorials are nothing if not triumphalistic Only "Commonweal" keeps alive the traditional liberal line and within "Commonweal" only an uncertain Peter Steinfels still makes liberal noises. - Item: Liberation theology claims to be leftist but in fact it is quintessentially clericalism - assuming as it does that the laity are not capable of leading their own revolutions but require clerical leadership. Why the turn to the right? Partly I think because the liberals of the 60s (like Burrell and Novak) are getting old and tired, partly because many think it is the only way to save the church amid current chaos, partly be-

know my oldest daughter, don't you? They are all good kids, God, but she's the one who's always helping someone . . . home here, at college, at church. She still goes to Mass. You have noticed haven't you? Why the tumor? Yes, I know . . . and I'm grateful. It's not malignant. It's not on her brain. But the bones of her skull around the eye? The doctor said it would have been l::asy if it were on her arm. But it's not, God. It's her eye socket and her forehead. Can't anything ever路 be easy, God? What about my husband, facing this, while he's still so exhausted from the pneumonia? She's 19, and she's had today's religious formation that has been so severely criticized . . . yet she has courage . . . she has faith.

cause men like Novak are rightly horrified by the attack on the family from the authoritarian left and the support for this attack by some of the liberals within the church, partly because the task of translating the old tradition into contemporary terms is difficut and it is so much easier to repeat the old terminology. However, I don't think the shift to the right will be all that important beyond the elites. Most communal Catholics are solid moderates who were unaffected by the Berrigan new leftism of the 60s and will be equally unaffected by the Novak-Burrell new rightism of the 70s.

In two days we visit the neurosurgeons. I don't even know what to pray for . . . At least we know that they are excellent doctors. They operated' on my other daughter's brain '11 years ago. God, doesn't it seem just a bit bizarre that when other people need a family dentist we need a family neurosurgeon? Really, God! And in the wondrous workings of your plan have you given any thought 'to the fact that they don't take MasterCharge? Look, God ... somehow with your help, we're going to get through this. Right now I don't know how ... IBut we've proved that we can believe in you through tribulations. When this is over would it upset your plan terribly to see if we can believe in you with a little health and prosperity?

Tells Why the Farah Company Is Nearly Bankrupt Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union and the Farah Company, the nation's second largest manufacturer of men's slacks. Since the end of the boycott, Farah has rapidly gone downhill. Last year, with sales of $155 million, it suffered a big financial loss and reportedly is now on the verge of bankruptcy. According to James Kilpatrick, nationally syndicated columnist and television commentator, the answer is easy. He says Farah's crisis is a direct result of the boycott, strongly suggesting that the union has driven the company to' the verge of bankruptcy.

, Interestingly, the Farah company itself does not subscribe to Kilpatrick's simplistic theory. When asked recently why it is losing money, a company spokesman stated for the record: '~Poor management. We were on top of the fashion part of the business, but mismanagement cost us." Whether Mr. Kilpatrick knows it or not, Willie Farah, although he still owns approximately 37 percent of the company stock, no longer has any authority. Why was he put on the shelf? Again, the answer - not my own. but the company's answer - is mismanagement. "Look,"

a company spokesman told a lective bargaining, he would reporter last July, "the financial have saved himself and his cominstitutions behind us slammed pany a lot of grief. the door in his (Willie Farah's) face. They said they would not Actually, that's what the boy-. lend any more money until he cott was all about. Its sole purgot out. It's as simple as that." pose was to persuade Mr. Farah Mr. Kilpatrick notwithstand- that, whether he wanted to or ing, the moral that I would draw not, he -would have to respect from the Farah crisis is that the right of his worker!i to ordoctrinaire anti-unionism was ganize for the purpose of colthe real cause of Willie Farah's lective bargaining. By refusing downfall and, at least indirectly, to budge on this issue, he sealed the cause of the company's cur- his own facts. In any' event, his rent crisis. If Willie Farah had board' of directors and the comconcentrated on running the pany's financial backers eventbusiness efficiently instead of ually got the message and are leading a fanatical crusade "now trying to undo Mr. Farah's against trade unionism and col- 'mistakes. Better late than never.


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Now that we are putting the garden to bed for Winter it is a good time to begin ordering catalogs for the new

season. Part of every Winter should be spent in planning the the spring garden. The new catalogs normally begin to show up in late January and early February after we have had a couple of months off and are beginning to look forward to the new season.. It is then that we begin dreaming and making lists of items we want for our garden.

A good source for garden items is a new little book, The Green Thumb Directory, by Marion Schroeder, published by Doubleday Dolphin Books. This 230 page paperback is $3.95 and is well worth it. It lists sources for catalogs for seeds, trees and shrubs, the food garden, the flower garden, bulbs, indoor plants, and garden equipment. Over the years, 'I have found

that catalogs are a very good source of information !because not only do they list varieties of plants normally are not available in local stores, but they also give a great deal of cultural information useful to the gardener. This is especially true when one gets away from general into more specialized catalogs. Most of us do specialize in

certain types of plants as we work the garden over a long period of time. In so doing we tend to get away from local supply houses which stock mainly popular varieties of plants and shrubs. It becomes increasingly difficult to find what one wants unless one goes to specific growers. Prices tend to be a bit lower too when one is dealing direct with the grower.

Continued from Page One that children and young people people are impressed and motivated by the religious atmosphere and practice of the entire community. Describing the adult Catholic community in the United States, Bishop Lucker said many of its members "have an imperfect awareness of the foundations of the faith. Many do not accept the teaching of the Church on essential matters of doctrine and morals. Moreover, there has been an alarming decline in Mass attendance, in daily prayer and in the practice of traditional Church devotions. Many have abandoned their membership in the Church. "A good number of Catholics are Catholics in name only. They appear to have never truly given a personal affirmation response to the invitation and gift of Christ. They have, in brief, never undergone a conversion experience. The faith in these instances appears superficial, the result of cultural influence or neighborhood pressure, ,rather than a commitment to Christ and to His Church." Bishop Lucker continued: "One of the major tasks of adult catechesis, as I see it, is to bring about personal conversion and lives deeply dedicated to Christ reflected both in word and deed." Adult catechesis must be regarded "as a journey, not a destination," he said. "It is a constant growing experience in which the adult never fully reaches the goal. There is always more room for being more like Christ, the purpose of catechesis." 'Bishop Lucker cited the example of Jesus, who directed His teaching to the adult community, as a reason for giving priority to adult catechesis. Adult catechesis, he said, takes three major forms: parent catechesis, family catechesis and adult catechesis per se." ·Parent catechesis, which he said is now the most extensive and intensive form of adult catechesis in the United States, concentrates on assisting parents in preparing their children for the sacraments of first Communion first Penance and Confirmation and on understanding the psychological and spiritual development of the young. Recommended support for such catechesis, Bishop Lucker urged also developing "creative new approaches ... built around other key moments - both religious and secular - in the lives of children and youth." Family catechis "is usually conceived and presented as part of a total ministry to the family and is concerned with the physical, psychological, recreational and spiritUal well being of all the members," he said. Adult catechis "should lead to fervant prayer life," the bishop said. "For both adults and communities, prayer means a deepening awareness of the covenanted relationship with God, coupled with the effort to live in total harmony with His will."

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Hu,man Rights Human Rights and Justice Week, sponsored by the National Council of Catholic Laity, will be observed Oct. (6 through 22 in the Fall River diocese and by schools, parishes, and Catholic organizations across the nation Sister Marion Geddes, RSM, diocesan superintendent of schools, said the week offers an excellent opportunity for teach· ers to combine programs with Campaign for Human Dfivelopment activities. In a letter to diocesan schools, she noted that educators had been challenged by the appear-

TOWARD A PRO-LIFE CONGRESS: Dominican Father Charles Fiore of Chicago is surrounded by five congressmen who have pledged to support him in the formation of a pro-life political action group called NATIONAL PROLIFE PAC. The Congressmen are, from left, Richard Nolan (D-Minn.), Dale Kildee (D-Mich.), Harold Volkmer (D-Mo.), Thomas Kindness (R-Ohio), .and Henry Hyde (R-Ill.)

ance in Fall River earlier this month of Father Lawrence McNamara, national CHD director, and that the Rights and Justice Week was aimed at implementing on a global scale many of the same goals on those of CHD. She said materials available to schools and religious education programs include suggestions for classes, programs, liturgies and campaigns of letter writing to state and national legislators and to persons imprisoned in connection with human rights issues.


Dukakis Veto

porary victory through the exContinued from Page One veto of certain Senators. These ercise of the Governor's veto events have caused thoughtful power, and the ability of a mincitizens dismay and anguish. ority of the Senate to sustain it. The argument has pervailed They should also evoke serious reflection as to their causes and that so long as it is not a crime for a rich woman to destroy their cure. her unborn child, it must be the A brief review of the relavant right of a poor woman to call history is instructive: A decade on the public to finance her exago the advocates of liberalized ercise of the same life-taking abortion were struggling to act. modify the provisions of our The same argument was made criminal law which, for decades in the legislature years ago. Solihas proscribed n«m-therapeutic citude for the poor is equated abortion as a crime,. Thus in with assisting the elimination of 1970, House Bill No. 3756 was the children of the poor. In this introduced by Mr. Dukakis of sophistry the truth is obscured. Brookline (by request), petition Whether the act to be done by of William R. Balrd. It sought the rich or poor, abortion takes the repeal of the existing aborthe life of an innocent, defensetion statute and the enactment less human being. It is iniquiof a new section to read "abortous whether the criminal law tion may be perfonned by any forbids it or the state subsiphysician who has first obtained dizes it. the consent of the female upon It will not do now to wring whom said abortion is to be our hands in anguish and abanperformed." don the defense of the unborn. Legislation of this character Public policy on abortion failed of passage in the Massa- even in the limited area presentchusetts legislature by decisive ly allowed for the protection if votes. Our people would not unborn life by judicial decisions sanction abortion for conveni- has not been immutably ence and on demand. Several fixed. Enlightened public opinyears later, however, when the ion can change public policy. United States Supreme Court Even the narrow area of struck down as unconstitutional available defense of the unborn criminal law sanctions against can be enlarged by constitutionabortion, the effort to make al amendment. The lesson to be abortion a permanent feature learned from recent events is of the American way of life was that advocates of elective aborrevived. tion as a fixture in American In general, the pro-abortion life are tenacious and powerful. forces were composed of the They either do not see, or they same groups and individuals who ignore, the fundamental moral had earlier failed in the Massa- issue. It seems that their allegichusetts legislature. They re- ance has long been fixed. Could ceived a setback this year when it be that their minds are closed? decisions of the Supreme Court Hence, those of our citizens held that there was no constitu- who value life must now be tional requirement to fund elec- more resolute, well-informed and tive abortions. articulate than ever. We believe The effect of these mostre- that they constitute a majority cent decisions was to make such whose convictions eventually funding an issue of public policy will prevail over the temporary to be resolved by the people - setback of the veto power. through their elected represenThus in the months and years tatives. The issue, thus framed, ahead, they will ,be able to corWhere Is Your Heart? searched and tested the value rect and remedy a public policy "It is not a sin to have riches, system of our public officials. oriented to the destruction of but it is a sin to fix our hearts._ In that critical test, the friends unborn life. Otherwise, "God upon them." - St. John Baptist of public funding of elective Save the Commonwealth of de la Salle abortions have achieved a tem- Massachusetts."

October 23rd is Mission Sunday. A reminder that Christ meant all of us when He said: "Go ye, therefore and teach all nations." Yet few of us can. Few of us do. All of us, though, can help the Missions in the Near East. Here are some of the ways:


In the very lands where Christ was born and where His disciples taught, there are over 1,800,000 people living without homes and without hope. Some of them for more than 29 years! Just $20 will feed a family for a month -$525 will build a small but decent home. Only $50 will care for a blind or deaf-mute child for a month-and $1 will buy a refugee child hot lunches for a whole month. How much will you share?





The recent fighting in lebanon and throughout the Near East has left thousands of children homeless. You can "adopt" one of them for only $14 a month-give them clothes, food, shelter, education-and what they need most -love. "Your" child will write to you. You may reply, if you wish. Christ will love you the more for loving one of His very own "little ones." In the Near East, hundreds of vocations are blooming. But many young men and women may never realize their dream to walk in Christ's footsteps only because their families are poor. For just $300 ($12.50 a month for two years) you can help a young girl become a nun. For $1080 ($15 a month for six years) you can sponsor a seminarian all the way to Ordination. Now you can have a priest or Sister in your family.


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Many poor Catholics in the Near East do not even have a church of their own in which to worship. You can help. Where? The mountain people of Kerala, primitive farm folk who live in mud huts, desperately need to replace the ramshackle shed that now serves as a chapel. Just $4000 will give the 185 Catholic families there a modest but adequate church-an ideal Memorial for someone you love.




















Mission Sunday October 23

Bishop's Homily The text of Bishop CroniJt's homily at Monday's. candlelight Mass and procession for peace follows: As we come this evening in solemn pilgrimage to honor Our Lady of Fatima and to pray for universal peace, the world appears to be closer to peace now than it has in recent years. While turmoil and discord have not ceased everywhere, peace, however fragile, does seem to prevail among many nations and peoples. Yet, we must remember that "Peace is not the mere absence of war or the simple maintenance of a balancing power between forces." (GS, n.78) It is something more than that. It is something nearer to each of us than that. In point of fact, the bringing about of universal peace involves each one here. If there is to be true peace in our world, it must be found here. It must begin with each of us personally.

The peace for which mankind longs so much can be a reality only when each of us is at one with the Lord and with our brothers and sisters, for it flows from the prop~r ordering of our human nature. We know that we were formed in the image of God. Yet we also know well that mankind, from the dawn of history to the present moment, has through sin, fractured that likeness of God within itself. Our human nature, weak and wounded by sin, tends toward self love rather than love of God and neighbor. This only leads to jealousy, hatred and injustice. It is only when we turn to God, hear his Word and with firm determination persevere in respect for other persons and peoples and their dignity and in the practice of Christian charity that we will enjoy peace. Then the Lord will be in our midst. It is only then that there will be peace in our homes and cities, in our nation and world. Peace, my dear people, must begin with you, with me. If the vacuum of sin remains

strong in our individual lives, true peace will continue to elude us. It will be found neither in our cities nor in our society. And it is precisely then - as is the case so often and even todaythat false prophets at the local and national levels will, under the guise of the common good seek to exploit and lead astray those who continue to seek aimlessly in search of peace. Our Lady of Fatima, whom we honor during this celebration, ,has shown us the only way to peace. She has told us that we must turn away from sin; we must turn toward her Divine Son. In him alone will we and our world find peace. As we gather tonight in impressive numbers to remember the apparitions of Our Blessed Lady of Fatima, let us not forget the message which Mary gave the World of Fatima. It is our way to true and universal peace. The Qishop concluded his remarks In Portuguese.

Mission Sunday will be observed in the Fall River diocese the weekend of Oct. 22 and 23. Proceeds from the collection taken in all U.S. churches on those days will enable the national Society for the Propaga. tion of the Faith to send about $30,000 to each of 900 mission dioceses. More important than monetary offerings, however, stressed Msgr. John Oliveira, diocesan rector of the Society, is prayer offered for the missions. "Over 137,000 missionaries and the millions of poor they serve -are depending on us," he said. "Please, on Mission Sunday, let us overwhelm them with our IN CHARGE of publicity love and prayers."

for the annual concelebrated Mass and communion supper to be sponsored Tuesday, Oct. 18 by the Taunton and Attleboro districts of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is Miss Adrienne Lemieux, a diocesan vicepresident. Following Mass at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Taunton, with Bishop Daniel A. Cronin as principal celebrant, council members will meet at Taunton High School for supper. Entertainment will feature the Coyle and Cassidy High School folk group, directed by Sister Eugenia Marie. General chairmen for the evening are Mrs. Adele Rose of the Taunton district and Mrs. Jane Sellmyers of Attelboro. Tickets are available from presidents of all affiliated guilds and councils.


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More than 20 diocesan priests will participate in an intensive two-day workshop on total spiritual development to be held at Holy Cross Retreat House, North Easton, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 18 and 19. The program is a combination of Genesis 2, a film-cassette program developed by Rev. Vincent Dwyer, OCSO, and a Needs Assessment Program developed at the Center for Human Development at the University of Notre Dame. Rev. James Morse, a priest of the diocese of Fall River who is working with Father Dwyer, will be workshop facilitator. The program is intended to lead into an assessment of personal spiritual needs tnrough several needs assessment instruments and a personal interview, and the formation of peer support groups among participants. The workshop is sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education of Clergy and is being partly underwritten by Bishop DanContinued from Page One iel A. Cronin, of Fall. River. school involvement; Father Hor- Further information is available ace Travassos, music and ethnic through Rev. Michel G. Methot celebrations. diocesan director for Continuing Father Barry Wall and Father Education of Clergy. Travassos, the March liturgical observance; Mrs. Michael McMahon, the celebration to follow; John Levis, days of recollection; Father Robert Kaszynski, prayer days for priests; Father Thomas SANDWICH HARDWARE CO. Rita, homily outlines and prayHARDWARE • HOUSEWARES ers of the faithful; Antone Pacheco, traveling eXhibits. Pittsburgh Paints • Greeting Cards SANDWICH, MASS, Tel. 888·0292 Father James F. Lyons and Sister Evangela, area celebrations; Mrs. Richard Paulson, area banquets.




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FROM TOP, Bishop Cronin greets Dominican Sisters of the Presentation at, their 'Extraordinary General Council, to be held through Oct. 28 at the community's provincial house in Dighton. Center, he meets members of St. Rita's parish, Marion, from left, Robert Boys, Mrs. Amelia Pina, Mrs. Carol McGarvey. Bottom, congratulations are in order for internationally recognized unit of Knights of the Altar from St. Joseph parish, Attleboro.





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By Father John Dietzen Q. I realize we have SCripture and tradition as a basis for our beliefs. But when someone not of our faith asks for proof of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Bible, what should be our answer? A. There is no proof of the Im-

maculate Conception in the Bible, in the ordinary sense of the word. But this is not strange; every Christian believes quite a number of things that cannot be proven from the Bible. There are some texts from Scripture, however, that may strongly suggest or imply a belief by the earliest Christians in the Immaculate Conception of Mary - that is, that she was sinless, by the saving grace of God, from the time of her conception in the womb of her mother. Certain passages in the first part of St. Luke's Gospel concerning her and her relation to Jesus clearly indicate a conviction of the Christians of that time that she was an exceptionally holy person who shared in a particularly intimate and total way in the victory of our Lord over sin, perhaps even to being totally free of any stain of moral imperfection or offense. But these texts are not what one could call proofs. The more detailed theological implications of Mary's holiness and of her sharing in the work of Jesus as Saviour (such as the Immaculate Conception), while hinted at in Scripture, were only gradually clarified and understood by the Church through the centuries.





and other fields whose answers have little connection with what the Bible says, though basically they seem to believe that the Bible has all the information man really needs to know if one knows how to look for it. One issue of "The Plain Truth," for example, said that an analysis of the economic _causes of today's world crisis is in the 18th chapter of the Book of Revelations. Leaders of the Worldwide Church certainly believe in life after death and in the reward of those who follow God's law. The Catholic Church has never made any comment about the group. (Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen c/o The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, Mass. 02722.)

They're Praying F'or Synod .

ROME (NC) - Charismatic leaders from the United States, Europe and Latin America are converging on Rome during the fifth world Synod of Bishops to pray for the month-long meeting and to give bishops a charismatic experience. The group, invited to spend a month in Rome by charismatic Cardinal Leo Suenens of Malines -Brussels, Belgium, is holding several invitation-only prayer sessions each week. "Our purpose is to be here and pray for the synod, and also to be a community witness to synod participants," said American charismatic Louise Bourassa, who works at the International communications office Q. What could you tell me for the charismatic renewal in about the Worldwide Church of Brussels. Charismatics have come from God headed by Herbert W. Armstrong? What view does the Chile, Brazil, England, Ireland, Catholic Church take toward it? France, Belgium and other naIs it true that there is no im- tions at Cardinal Suenens' remortal soul or heaven and that quest. c its beliefs are backed by the Among American charismatics slated to attend the prayer sesBible? sions are Ralph Martin and Steve A. The Worldwide Church of Clark of'the Brussels communiGod is a rather typical funda- cation office, Father' Jim Brassil mentalist Protestant group and of Hicksville, N.Y., and Sister has much in common with other Briege McKenna of Orlando, such churches. It holds to a lit- Fla. eral, exclusive reliance on the In a major synod presentation words of the Bible as the read- on the state of the Church in ily available source of answers the last three years, Archbishop to all the world's problems. Johannes Degenhardt of PaderThe Worldwide Church, how- born, Germany, praised the ever, has become usually famous growth of charismatic prayer through its excellently pro- groups. He urged bishops to asduced magazines, mainly "The sign priests to the groups to inPlain Truth," and its radio pro- sure their unity with the local -gram heard on hundreds of sta- church. tions in several countries featuring Herbert's son, Garner Ted Armstrong. (Son Garner Tridentine Warning fell out of favor some time ago COVINGTON, Ky. (NC) and was given an "extended Bishop Richard H. Ackerman of leave of absence" by his dad. Covington has warned the Apparently he is at least parti- people of his diocese against a ally on the job now.) traditionalist group that is sponThe Church literature tends soring Masses in the forbidden more than -formerly to acknow- Tridentine form in northern ledge that there are scientific Kentucky.

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Notable among the colorful banners massed near the park altar was one emblazoned. "Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima," carried by. a newly formed Taunton unit of the national organization dedicated to carrying out the requests made by Mary at Fatima. Special seating for the infirm and elderly was provided near the altar, but many stood throughout the service with the help of canes and assisting friends, offering their physical effort to Our Lady of Fatima who asked for penance in reparatiODJ for the sins of mankind. A proud contingent among the pilgrims was the Knights

Possibly the most touching scene of the evening came at its end after the Bishop and concelebrating priests had left the park. Hundreds of pilgrims waving traditionai handkerchiefs followed the statue of Our Lady of Fatima as it was borne from the altar by Its guard of honor. Spontaneously they continued singing until at last the statue was placed on a truck for its. return to Espirito Santo Church. A lucky few also received a cherished souvenir of an evening of tribute to Mary, a giant chryssantbemum from the cloudlike arrangement on which the statue rested.

Family Planning MELBOURNE, Australia ~NC) - An Australian-based natural family planning organization will sponsor an international conference on the ovulation method in Melbourne next February. It will mark 25 years of work in the field of natural family planning by Drs. John andLyn Billings and Father Maurice Catarinich, all of Australia.

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to Maturity: AConstant Ch nllenge

By Angela M. Schreiber

Pornography, violence, selffulfillment without responsibility, growth in divorce rate, abortion - then search for spirituality, growing awareness of poverty, growing tolerance for people of other cultures, recognition of women as full members of the human race well on its way, determination to wipe out abortion. What contradictory values! Yet they are all part of the modern world. And they are at war with on another. Putting it into the most simplistic terms, we live in a confused world and there is really no way to escape from the confusion. Even mature adults often find it hard to strike a balance. As a result, family life is suffering. Twenty years ago, for in-

II路 St. Augustine By Father John J. Castelot

"WE, AS PARENTS, have to pour out a lot of love if our children are to grow to maturity with a good feeling about themselves."

Preparing for Ministry By Msgr. Joseph M. Champlin

Father Robert Noon, a 55-yearold parish priest, shepherd to the "Christian Community of St. Elizabeth," Columbus, Ohio, is taking my place as pastor-inresidence at the North American College in Rome, Italy during this academic year. Ordained 25 years ago, he spent three years as a missionary in Peru, founded and for 10 years has served as pastor of St. Elizabeth's, participated in extended priestly renewal institutes at Rome and Louvain and has been involved in cursillo, charismatic renewal and Marriage Encounter.


About 10 years after his ordination, the Ohio priest made a pleasure trip through Mexico with several friends and became interested in the needs of the


Church throughout Latin America. His bishop released him a. few years later for pastoral work in Sicuani, a central location high in the Andes. His work proved difficut, although rewarding. The people's separation from the outside world meant, churchwise, they had attitudes not only pre-Vatican 路1 and even pre-Council of Trent. Adjusting to their mentality, while still attempting to bring them forward to the position of the contemporary Church required courage and sensitivity. A breakdown in health brought Father Noon back to his home diocese where his bishop asked him to establish a new parish and three years later his parishioners moved into thei,r new church. The leaflet they produced for Turn to Page Thirteen

The influence of St. Augustine on Western thought was dominant for almost a thousand years after his death in 430 AD. Whether we realize it or not, it has an impact on our lives even today. Such a man had to be an extraordinary human being, a powerful personality, a towering genius, and so he was. It woud be possible to write at least a dozen profiles of him from as many different angles. . One interesting angle is that of the confused young man seeking identity and finding it the hard way. Such a view is reflected in a startling way in the lives of many young people of our own day, even in point of detail. He was born Aurelius Augustine on Nov. 13, 354 at Tagaste in Numidia, northeastern Algeria today. His father, 'Patricius, was a pagan; his mother, Monica, a devout Christian. But whatever Christian education he received apparently made little impression on him. He was intellectually precocious, but because of lack of funds, he had to drop out of school when he was 16. For the next year he just played around and proved that he was not only intellectually, but sexually precocious. Then he found a patron to finance his continuing education; this gave him the opportunity to indulge both his driving appetites, the intellectual and the sensual. He had a serious and prolonged affair with a girl by whom he, at age 18, had a son. In 383 he went to Rome and taught for a year, then obtained an important professorship at Milan, where the bishop was the learned and eloquent AmTurn to Page Thirteen

stance, it never occurred to my husband and me that many of the couples we knew would be divorced now. Nor did we anticipate having to contend with drastically changing moral values that make it so difficult to teach Christian moral concepts to our children And as the years pass, it seems that the pace of everyday life quickens. Even though I believe that I am emotionally mature (I doubt that any of us ever reach full maturity even after a complete lifetime), there are times that it is not so simple to stay on an even keel. What, exactly, makes some of us able to stay on an even keel and others of us fall off the deep end? An important part of the answer is a good self image. All of us have our self image formed by those who raise us - usually our parents. So we, as parents, have to pour out a lot of love if our children are to grow to maturity with a good feeling about themselves. And of course that's not all. We have to set a good example, nurture their spiritual growth, and guide them carefully throughout their growing-up. We have found tha~ our approach to raising our oldest son was much different than that with our youngest. There is no


way to keep children from hearing or seeing all the things you wish they would not see or hear. We have spent a great deal of time attempting to teach them to put things in their proper perspective. And we listen to what they have to say. We know that if communications break down, we will have lost the battle. We have accepted the fact they are going to make mistakes and so are we. We just hope and pray the mistakes won't be 掳too great. Our world is contradictory, threatened, and more than a little frightening. But the very fact that many people are searching for deeper meaning in life than the here and now points to hope. Two thousand years ago when Jesus was born, He came into a world just as threatened: sexual promiscuity, greed, selfishness, self indulgence, tumultous political Situation for the Jews. While cultures change, from generation to generation, human beings remain much the same. I believe we can keep ourselves' emotionally healthy and lead our children to emotional and spiritual health if we take time to sort out the things in our lives that are really important. The' only place to begin is with God.

IIH.A.R.II By Father Godfrey Dickmann

The word "odyssey" will very likely suggest itself to a reader of the autobiography of Msgr. Hans Anscar Reinhold, or H.AR, as he was more generally known during the several decades of his writing career before Vatican II. It was given to few people to be so intimately involved in the revolutionary storms that changed the world and the Church durirlg his lifetime, from his birth in Hamburg, Germany, in 1897, to his death in Pittsburgh in 1968. It was an adventure just to know him. His friend W. H. Auden has written that H.AR was "signally fortunate in his birthplace' and in his parents." Hamburg, due probably to its Hanseatic past, was in those days still characterized by a freedom of spirit and openess to the world. And his Catholic parents as a matter of course exercised this freedom of spirit in regard to the excessive legalism of the Church of their day. H.AR's dedication to liturgical renewal received its first major impetus at the abbey of Maria Leach, where he spent a year, trying his vocation as a Benedictine monk. There he discovered the dialogue Mass, and became a lifelong friend and disciple of the famous liturgist, Dom Odo Casel. It was in the

spirit of Casel that H.AR himself embraced the principle that "if a rubric doesn't make sense, it is not obligatory:" e.g., the Saturday morning celebration of the Easter Vigil. His hatred of anti-Semitism, and his deep concern for every dimension of social justice, were rooted not least of all in his experience of the Nazi evil. Forced to flee Germany in 1935, he came to America in 1936, lectured in various colleges and was pastor in Sunnyside, Wash., from 1944 to 1956. Finally, after a misunderstanding with his bishop before the advent of "due process," and suffering from Parkinson's disease, he found haven during the last 10 years of his Turn to Page Thirteen



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Continued from Page Twelve brose, who had developed a Christian version of a current Greek philosophy known as Neoplatonism. Augustine listened to him avidly but embroiled in a deep intellectual and emotional struggle, could not yet bring himself to accept baptism. During this time, however, he did discover man's personal responsibility for evil, and this turned from a purely philosophical question into an intimate personal problem. Convinced finally that there was a spiritual side to his nature and that God existed apart from his personal religious experience, his struggle with sensuality became agonizing. It was in reading St. Paul that

he found an answer, specifically in the assurance of the grace of Christ which is given us in our weakness. ' In August, 386, he gave up teaching and p,rospective marriage and went to an estate near Milan for prayer and study. The final stages of conversion were gradual, but he was baptized at Milan together with his son during the Easter Vigil of 387. For a while he lived with some friends and the ever present Monica. They decided to go back to Africa, but his mother died at Ostia, the port of Rome, as they were about to leave. So he stayed in Rome for a year, then went back home, sold

Ministry Continued from Page Twelve "A Self-Conducted Tour" describes its features. There are, to illustrate, no pews, for these "anchor people, stifle freedom, isolate individuals, frankly cost too much . . . movable chairs allow for variable arrangements as well as lending themselves to a unity unattainable in the conventional type of church setting." St. Elizabeth's pastor is constantly open to new movements in the Church. His students in Rome are fortunate to have such an instructor. Through him they will have a foretaste of things to come as well as be better prepared to serve the diversified needs and tastes of American Catholics in our day.

everything and took up a sort of monastic life with some friends. Eventually he was ordained a priest at· Hippo. His fame spread and he was made bishop of that see and began a long career of preaching and writing which left an indelible mark on Christianity. He was revising all his writings when he died at the age of 76. His search was finished.

H.A.R. Continued from Page Twelve life under the episcopal protection and friendship of Bishop Wright of Pittsburgh. In his autobiography, H.A.R. states that his founding of the Vernacular Society of America was his "only real contribution to the American liturgical movement." To which the only possible reply is "Nonsense." H.A.R. as writer especially in The Catholic Worker, Comweal and Worship, had an enthusiastic following equalled by few others of his day. His "Timely Tracts" in Worship were without doubt the cutting edge of the American liturgical movement from 1938, after the death of Virgil Michel, until 1953, when he insisted on .resigning because, as he said, "I am only preaching to those who are already convinced. "And the edge was sharp: He just didn't know, how (or didn't care) to write "prudently." Upholders of legal' and rubrical rectitude were understandably upset; but the vision of many thousands was widened - and prepared for what Vatican II finally sanctioned. Perhaps most significantly, that vision included the whole of human life, leavened by the "reasonable service" or liturgical worship.


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focus on youth ••• By Cecilia Belanger ". am thirsting for the spirit of God!" These are the very"'words that came wafting over the telephone lines this morning! The past two weeks have been rather hectic. I've tried to analyze my mail and the many calls I've received, to try to get some kind of perspective, in what direction to -continue to go. "Focus" readers have been wonderful. The majority want me to continue to write about our Lord. Parents tell me they are discussing the life of our Savior at the dinner table. that they have resumed the old practice of grace before meals. All these things have heartened me. We do have lapses in our faith now and then, but in the end we return to where we started. We don't forget that which was faithfully taught us in childhood by loving parents. Churches cannot take the place of families; neither can schools. One mother called to say, "I have been doing some long-range planning ,and thinking for my children. Though they are only two and four, I can't begin too soon. I plan to teach them religion at home, not

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which we praise. We want to bask in that fountain of light and purity. And so we go to. the Lamb for more knowledge, more teaching. Not that He desires of us our subjection, but He does want our excellence - the best that we can be. He calls us to honor goodness in others as in Himself. We look too much for instant religion. and easy religion. Expect nothing from Christ unless you let Him work on you and allow Him to exalt your character through His teachings. Expect nothing from His cross, unless you allow the power from it to _work in your life, unless

you, too, are willing to bear it with Him. Don't look somewhere else for His blessings. He has made you adequate by placing his chief blessings and His reign within you. The human soul is Christ's kingdom. We cannot say it enough. It is there He gains His victories, there he rears His temples, there he lavishes His treasures. What is Christ's noblest monument? It is a mind that will not let pollution of any kind flow through it. It will not let the outward world enslave it. It will work daily to form itself after the perfection of the Savior.

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southeast regional meeting of the Massachusetts Council of Teachers of English. Feehanites will be present at today's college fair at Stonehill College, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Easton campus of the institution. Also today, a Katherine Gibbs School representative will meet with Feehan students to discuss career programs. Five faculty members will attend a National Catholic Education Association regional meeting at Aquinas College in Newton this Saturday, while two department chairmen were at a motivation workshop in the fields of mathematics and science sponsored earlier this month by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Feehan Key Club members will focus on family unity activities for the year, planning programs to involve parents and students. Juniors are preparing for National Merit Qualifying Tests next Tuesday.

ST. mOMAS MORE. SOMERSET The Women's Guild will host a meeting of District I of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Thursday night, Nov. 17.

ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER Father Edmund J. Fitzgerald, diocesan coordinator of pastoral care for the sick, will speak at a communion breakfast to be sponsored by the Parish Committee in the school hall following 10 a.m. Mass Sunday, Oct. 30. Tickets are available at the rectory, school and from committee members. A solemn novena honoring St. Jude will be preached from Thursday, Oct. 20 through Friday, Oct. 28 by F14ther Martin Dionne, OP and Father Bertrand F. Demers, OMI. Services will be held at 2 and 7:30- p.m. daily at St. Anne's shrine.

IDiocesan observance of Church Vocations Awareness Week, being marked this week across the nation, will include a program at 7:30 tomorrow night at St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven. A film, "Father Damien of Molokai," will be shown and a collection of belongings of the heroic leper priest will be on display. Father Damien, a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, the community staffing St. Joseph's Church, was recently recognized by Pope Paul VI as possessing heroic virtue and being a candidate for beatification, the final step before canonization. A discussion on vocations will be led by representatives of the Sacred Hearts Fathers and Sisters and the program will conclude with Mass. The public is invited. Vocations Week is intended to stimulate interest in the need for laypeople and religious to fill a wide range of Church finistries.

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leaving that labor of love to someone else. I want to share this experience with them." Another mother: "I'm glad 'Focus on Youth' includes us parents, too. After all, you wouldn't have any youth to focus on if you didn't have us parents, right?" Right. This is what I had planned to do from the beginning - to talk or write about both parents and children. They've been estranged long enough - it's time they came together and got acquainted. And the teenager who called, "The image of God is being destroyed in some of my friends. They are now so full of doubts and confused." The destroyers

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SS. PETER AND,PAUL. FALL RIVER Eleventh and 12th graders are invited to join the parish SIGN group for prayer and study. Margaret O'Neil, telephone 6-8084, is taking reservations for a dinner theatre program at Chateau de Ville, Framingham Sunday, Nov. 27, and a bus trip to New York City Saturday, Dec. 3. Both are sponsored by the Women's Club. A choir rehearsal will be held at 7:30 tomorrow night and the Education Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. CYO members and advisors will attend an Ice Capades show Friday, Oct. 21, leaving the rectory parking lot at 7 p.m. HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER

The parish intercessory group will hold its monthly prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 in the church. Rosary and Benediction will be held at 7 p.m. each Sunday in October and the rosary will be prayed before the 5:15 p.m. Mass each day. Concerned Parents will sponsor a harvest dance Saturday night, Oct. 29 in the school hall. Tickets may be reserved with Mrs. Carolyn Carvalho, telephone 672-5209.

ST. JOSEPH. AITLEBORO Cub Scouts will hold a Halloween party at 7:30 tonight. Parents of students to be confirmed will meet 1n the parish hall at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. A harvest dance will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in the hall; ST. ELIZABETH SETON, NORm FALMOUTH The rosary committee of Falmouth Knights of Columbus Council 813 will sponsor an observance of the 60th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima at 7:30 tonight, with the cooperation of priests and parishioners of St. Anthony, St. Patrick and St. Joseph's churches. The service will include a candlelight procession, rosary, homily and Benediction.

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'1 ' m A Thief,' Says Haynes

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (NC) "I'm a thief," admits Mike Haynes, the 24-year-old New Eng· , land Patriots' defensive back. IN THE DIOCESE "Whenever I see an admirable By BILL MORRISSETTE quality in a person's life, I try to steal it. I saw what the Catholic religion meant to my fianCoyle-Cassidy Gains First-Place Tie cee and her family, and I want· As a reult of their smashing Yoke last weekend. Yoke, 0-2, ed it," said Haynes, last year's 34-7 victory over Barnstable last entertains Somerset, 0-1, in an- NFL rookie of the year. During his first professional Saturday, the Coyle-eassidy Division iiI game Saturday. season, Haynes led the league New Bedford High, 2-0, the Warriors have gained a firstplace tie with the Bishop High Division I leader, takes on tail- with II interceptions and beSpartans in Division II of the ender Taunton, 0-2, as Durfee, came the first Patriot player to Southeastern Mass. Conference. 0-1, is home to Fairhaven, and return a punt for a touchdown. The Stang gridders were not Attleboro entertains Falmouth He was an All-American while scheduled for conference play. in other Division I tilts. Fair- at Arizona State University. "My conversion to CatholicBoth schools will take 2-0 con- haven will be making its first ism is really the high point of ference slates into next Satur- conference start of the season. Seekonk, 1-0, will be home to my life," he said. "My religion day's action when Coyle-Cassidy will be host to Bishop Feehan Old Rochester, I-I, in the only will be with me long after I High at Hopewell Park, Taunton Division II encounter Saturday. leave professional football." and Stang visits Case in Swan- Wareham, 2-0, is setting the pace Religion hasn't always been of sea. In its only division outing in that Division. Bourne is 1-1, prime importance to Haynes. of the season Feehan pinned a Dighton-Rehoboth 0-1, Dennis- "When I was 13," he recalled, 12-0 setback on New Bedford Yarmouth 0-2. "I ran away from home because my mother was insisting that I Five-Way Deadlock In Hockomock Football go to the Baptist church with Canton and Franklin, both 2-0, which some of the co-leaders are her." He added: "I only stayed away Foxboro, King Philip and paired. Foxboro is not scheduled from home a couple of. hours; Stoughton, all three 2-1, are tied for league play and the other for the Hockomock League lead. teams in the top quintet go I was just rebelling against God Although only Canton and against teams in the lower half and religion." While at Arizona State, he met Franklin are undefeated, two the standings. his fiancee. "I met Julie in Sharon will be home to Manspoints are awarded for each vicclass," he said. tory so that all five teams have field, 1-2, King Philip is away "She is a very devout Cathfour points each in the stand- at North Attleboro, 1-2, and Canton is home to Oliver Ames, 0-3. olic, and after we had been datings. Franklin is host to Stoughton Foxboro is down for an exhibi- ing a while, she invited me to go to Mass with her. I enjoyed Saturday in the only game in tion game at Weston. the Mass very much. Catholic worship is low-keyed, prayerful Attleboro, .Dennis-Yarmouth Soccer Leaders

... NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS star defensive back Mike Haynes, 1976 NFL rookie of the year, is baptized by Father John Lolio at St. Philip's Church, Greenville, R.I. as his finance, Julie Imieke, stands beside him. (NC Photo) and short. I always associated church-going with long, drawnout services, with sermons that were very negative, and with a highly emotional approach to God. I found that Catholic worship is more rational than emotional. I could relate to the sermons because they were positive and constructive." But for Haynes, who is black, what impressed him most was the way the Imdiaka family accepted him. When he and his

fiancee announced their intentions of marrying next April, they were apprehensive about their families' reactions. "Many people would be upset that their daughter or sister was going to marry a black man," said Haynes. "Julie's family accepted me immediately. I saw that their Catholic faith was real. It affected their lives; it erased prejudice. After that, I knew I wanted to share their faith."

Dennis-Yarmouth continued to Stang and Dartmouth at Somlead Division I and Attleboro erset in Division II. still. reigned atop Division Two New Bedford posted the highgoing into this week in Southeastern Mass. Conference soc- est game score of the season, 10 goals, in defeating Durfee last cer. Both divisions concluded first Friday. Taunton's Tony Souza half play yesterday and will scored four goats in Taunton's open their second-half sched- 5-2 win over Westport, also on ules tomorrow with Dennis-Yar- Friday. Among those who scored mouth at, New Bedford, Barn- three goals each on that day stable at Taunton, Durfee at Fal- were Andy Chace, Old Rochesmonth and Westport at Diman ter; Steve Kitchen, Connolly; Yoke in Division I, Old Rochester . Mike Conchinha, New Bedford at New Bedford Yoke, Holy-Fam- Yoke; Vic Bernardo, New Bedily at Attleboro, Connolly at ford.

Other League Football Saturday The Old Colony, Mayflower and South Shore Leagues have' four-game cards on tap for this weekend. In Old Colony action Marshfield is at Hingham, WhitmanHanson at Silver Lake, Randolph at Plymouth-Carver, and Rockland at Scituate. The South Shore games are Duxbury at Abington, East Bridgewater at Norwell, Hanover at Hull and Middleboro at Holbrook. The Mayflower schedule lists Nantucket at Apponequet, Blue Hills at West Bridgewater, Southeast-

ern at Bristol-Plymouth and Norton at Manchester. Several schools in the diocesan area will compete Saturday in the Catholic Memorial CrossCountry meet at Franklin Park, Boston. Divisions I. and II of the Conference rang down the curtain on their seasons yesterday but Division III closes its season today with Westport at Case, Feehan at Stang and Wareham at Connolly. All three divisions have divisional meets scheduled for a week from tomorrow.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs., Oct. 13, 1977

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ST. MARGARET, BUZZARDS BAY A parish pantry food appeal will be made at all Masses this weekend. Mrs. Josephine Fletcher is the new leader of song for the parST. MARK, ish and will lead congregational AITLEBORO FALLS A penny sale will highlight the participation at the 10:30 and meeting of the Women's Guild 11 a.m. Sunday Masses. A list of needed services will set for Monday, Oct. 17 in the rectory, following Benediction be distributed at Masses the weekend of Oct. 29 and 30 and ~t 7:45 p.m. Ellen Belt is re~ all are encouraged to volunteer freshments chair person. aid to the parish according to SACRED HEART, their talents. TAUNTON 'Parish center repairs and renAn international supper will' ovations are nearly complete. be sponsored Monday night, Oct. They include a new roof, elec24 in the parish hall by the tric wiring and fixtures, carpets Women's Club. A Valentine's and draperies and an addition of dance is planned for February. two rooms for conferences. Club officers are Jean Nunes, Church steps will be replaced in president; Prudy Smith, vice-. two places by ramps and hand· president; Corline Cronan, secrerails. tary; Margaret McCarthy, treasurer. Meetings are· held each ST. JAMES, fourth Monday at 7:30 p.m. in NEW BEDFORD the hall. Mrs. Nancy Tucker will present a cake demonstration, at a ST. GEORGE, Ladies' Guild meeting at 7:30 WESTPORT The public is invited to p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the "Country Sounds," a Couples' church hall. Club dance to be held at 8 p.m. The Couples' Club will hold Saturday, Oct. 15 in the school an Oktobenest dance from 8 hall. Music will be by Bob and p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. the Country Gentlemen and re- 22 in the lower church hall, with freshments will be available. Co- music by the Knighters. Coffee chairmen are Mr. and Mrs. Ar- and danish will be served. Ticmand Malenfant and Mr. and kets may be reserved by calling Mrs. Armand Duquette. 996-5116 or 993-3742.

CENTRAL VILLAGE Area couples are invited to a marriage Encounter information night to be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 in the parish hall. The Women's Guild will hold a roast beef supper in the hall at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, with a preceding social hour. Wine will be served or those attending may bring their own. The unit also announces a penny sale at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 in the hall. Tickets for both events are available from all guild members or may be reserved by call, ing 636-2251. OUR LADY OF ANGELS, FALL RIVER Altar boys will hold a cake sale following all Masses this weekend.


ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER Line dancing instruction will feature the Women's Guild meeting tonight after the evening Mass. The Men's Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday Oct. 16, and the Czestochowa Confraternity will hold its monthly conference Wednesday, Oct. 19. The parish council will meet at 8 p.m. Monday Oct. 17 in the Kolbe Room.

The \'annual Brayton Club dinner dance will <be held at the Coachmen restaurant at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Tickets are available from captains and guests may attend. The Women's Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. Msgr. John J. Oliveira will show slides of his trip to Rome for the canonization of St. John Neumann.

ST. MARY, ST. LOUS DE FRANCE, NEW BEDFORD SWANSEA Ladies of St. Anne will meet Horizons II will play for a fall dance to be sponsored by St. . at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Mary's Guild from 8 p.m. to the parish hall. Mrs. Margaret midnight Saturday, Oct. 22 at Shea, RN will speak and show the school gymnasium. Reserva- a film on Ibreast self-examinations may be made by calling tion for women. All parish wom- . 995-9314. en are invited to attend.

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