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• AS TENS OF THOUSANDS WATCH, Cardinal Pericle Felid places a woolen pallium over the shoulders of Pope John Paul II during installa-

tion ceremonies in St. Peter's Square in Rome. The pallium symbolizes the authority of the papacy. (NC Photos)

John Paul: 'Make Me the Servant of Your Servants" VATICAN CITY (NC) Pope John Paul II officiaIly opened his ministry as pontiff Oct. 22 with a plea to Christians; "Do not be afraid . . . Let Christ speak to man . . . He alone has words of life, yes, of eternal life." A son of Poland and the first non-Italian pop since 1523, Pope

John Paul compared himself to Peter, caIled to Rome in obedience to Christ. During the homily of his inaugural Mass, he pledged to make his pontificate one of service. "Make me be a servant," he prayed to Christ. "Indeed, the servant of your servants." The more than three-hour ser-

vice in St. Peter's Square inaugurating the ministry of Cardinal Karol Wojtyla as Pope John Paul II, started inside the basilica - out of the view of the hundreds of dignitaries and the more than 250,000 other people packed into the square and over-flowing into nearby streets. At 10 a.m. Rome time (5 a.m.

EDT), the Sistine Choir began to sing "Veni Creator Spiritus" ("Come Holy Spirit," as the new pope, elected six days earlier, prayed at the tomb of Peter beneath the basilica's Altar of the Confession. Then 112 cardinals filed out of St. Peter's to the aItar platform 50 feet away.

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Finally came 'Pope John Paul,' flanked by his two papal masters of ceremonies and Cardinals Pericle Felici and Silvio Oddi. The crowd applauded vigorous'Iy as he walked toward the aItar. More than 300 bishops were seated on his right and some 800 dignitaries representTurn to Page Six



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Sister Mary Aloysia Sullivan, SUSC, known to hundreds of alumnae of the former Sacred Hearts Academy in FalI River as "Madame AI," from days when members of her community were k:l\twn as Madame instead of Sister, died unexpectedly last week.

'Bishop Daniel A. Cronin was among those present at Pope John Paul II's first audience, conducted yesterday. In a telephone caIl to the Fall River chancery office, the Bishop spoke of his great joy at being present in St. Peter's Square last Sunday for the pontiff's installation Mass. With brother bishops from all parts of the world, he was seated at the left of the aItar during the ceremonies. He found especially poignant the remarks in various languages the Holy Father addressed to the thousands in St. Peter's Square. "There were echoes of Pentecost," he noted, "when, filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter himself spoke to the multitude, each hearing the gospel in his own language." The diocesan ordinary is in Rome on an "ad limina" visit, Turn to Page Three

Her funeral last Saturday crowded Fall River's large Sacred Heart Church nearly to the doors. With the exception of one year of study in Europe, she spent her entire religious life of 63 years in Fall River. She served successively as head of the classics department at Sacred Hearts Academy, registrar of the former Sacred Hearts School of Education, principal of Sacred Hearts Academy and dean of the former ColIege of the Sacred Hearts. Turn to Page Thirteen

,POIGNANT PICTURE: Pope John Paul I greets the then Cardinal Karol Wojytla, now Pope John Paul II, during the late pope's first audience after his election.


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No Hand Communion

WASHINGTON-Bread for the World, a Christian lobby on hunger, has issued a list of five senato ~s and 61 congressmen with perfect records of support for hunger-related issues in the 95th Congress. For Massachusetts, they include Sen. Edward Brooke and Representatives Drinan, Tsongas, harrington, Markey, Moakley, Heckler and Studds.

MANILA, Philippines - The giving of Communion in the hand is being discontinued in the Philippines as impractical. The decision was made at a recent meeting of the Philippine Catholic Bishops' Conference.

Kindness Prize

UNIDENTIFIED GIRL from Polish parish in Staten Island, N.Y., will treasure this photo of kiss she received from the then Cardinal Wojtyla when she and her classmates greeted "him on a 1976 trip to the U.S.

MILAN, Italy-The n978 Balzan Prize for Human Kindness, Peace and Brotherhood has been awarded to Mother Teresa of Calcutta. It is Vlorth about $300,000 and is awarded at approximately threeyear intervals by a committee of Western Europeans.

Papal Hous'禄ng Project SPRINGFIELD, In路- A new diocesansponsored 150-unit housing complex for the elderly and handicapped will be named for Pope John Paul I. To be completed in 1980, the project is believed the first to be named for the late pope.

Not an Inch SAN FRANCISCO '- "We will not retreat one inch," from past single-mindedness, said Dr. Carolyn Gerster, president of the National Right to Life Committee, at the eighth annual California Pro~Life Conference. More than 350 participants cheered the Episcopalian physician as she drew parallels between the current antiabortion political experience and the abolitionist movement which sought to end slavery in the United States.

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DR. ANDRE HELLEGERS of Georgetown University's Bioethical Institute was one of few who predicted election of Pope John Paul II. "It was a phenomenal selection the man had everything going for him," he said.

VATICAN CITY-U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim told the College of Cardinals in a telegram that he will do "everything possible within my authority" to help restore peace in Lebanon. The cardinals asked Waldheim to work for a cease-fire in Lebanon where Syrian troops have been bombarding Christian areas.

Pius XII Defended ROME-Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti defended Pope Pius XII against charges that the late pope failed to protest Nazi persecutior. of Jews during World War II. "I lived right here in Rome during that year and a half (194344)," Andreotti said, "and I saw how the Jews who had been able to escape deportation and persecution found open doors on the part of the church." ,


Hispanics Undercounted SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The last offical U.S. census in 1970 may have undercounted Hispanics in this country by three million, acording to Ricardo Zazueta of ,Los Angeles, national director of SER Jobs for Progress Inc.. He told more than 100 Science Employment Redevelopment national directors that there must be an assurance that Hispanics will not be undercounted in 1980.

God's Relevance SISTER MARIE CLARE POWELL, iq charge of television projects for the New Orleans archdiocese, adjusts monitor board setting as she works on a program at the archdiocesan studio .

NEW YORK--Though major changes are needed in the Catholic church, they do not constitute the basic challenge facing Pope John Paul II, theologian Father Hans Kung said in a pl"ess conference in New York. "The most important thing is not a few institutional' reforms but to make the reality of God more relevant for the enormous problems of mankind," he said.

OAS Probe MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Invesigators sent by the Organization of American States (OAS) to probe alleged atrocities by National Guardsmen during battles with guerrillas and others in September have conferred with church personnel in five key cities. The OAS Inter-American Commission of Human Rights also relied on reports gathered during the fighting by priests, nuns and lay personnel engaged in emergency relief.

Neutral on ERA ST. LOUIS-The Canon 'Law Society of America has bypassed any recommendation on the proposed Equal Rights amendment. ,A CLSA task force which had studied the ERA for the past year issued a report concluding that "it is not possible at the present time to reach the moral certitiude necessary.... to either support the ERA or to oppose it.

FATHER BERNARD SURVIL, MM, denied re-entry to his Nicaraguan mission by the Somoza regime, says the national mutiny in Nicaragua has been going on since the Somoza family took power 46 years ago.

Preserve Differences WASHINGTON-Elements characteristic of or commonly associated with different religious traditions are not to be viewed as obstacles in the ecumenical process, but as things to be preserved, said Father David W. Tracy of the University of Chicago Divinity School. Father Tracy spoke at Catholic University, where he delivered the annual Paul Wattson lecture, named after the founder of the Friars of Atonement.

'Thorough Denial' VATICAN CITY - Stories that Pope John Paul II, as a young man, was engaged and married are "thoroughly false," said Father Pierfranco Pastore, vice-director of the Vatican Press Office. 'INothing is true of what has been said in this connection. He was never married. This is a very thorough denial," added iFather Pastore.

HECTOR LAPOINTE is president of the Fall River Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. With the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, the society co-sponsors the annual Bishop's Charity Ball.

'Bishop of Auschwitz' VATICAN CITY - As archbishop of Krakow, Pope John Paul II was "Bishop of Auschwitz," the large Nazi concentration camp where 4 million people died during World War II. Oswiecim, Polish for Auschwitz, is a town of about 8,000 people within the Krakow archdiocese. Cardinal Karol Wojtyla visited the town and the former Nazi concentration camp many times with a host of distinguished churchmen from all continents.

Helpers Need Help ST. LOUIS-Hospital chaplains, administrators and other health care specialists spend the better part of their lives ministering to the needs of others. But they also need support from their co-workers, meditation and the ability to be childlike in their attitude toward God. About 160 persons attending the Institute on Theological Concerns of the Health Apostolate, sponsored by the Catholic Hospital Association in St. Louis Oct. 8-12, heard that message from Dominican Father Mark Scannell.

CBS CORRESPONDENT Harry Reasoner will be banquet speaker for the 19th New England Diocesan Conference of Catholic Nurses, to be held the weekend of Oct. 27 at the Marriott Hotel, Stamford, Conn.

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Seminarian's Reflections By Stephen J. Avila Mr. Avila is a second Theology student at the North Ameri-

can College in Rome and a member of St. John the Baptist parish, New Bedford. Once again, the eyes of the world were fixed on Rome as the Mass for the beginning of the ministry of Pope John Paul II was celebrated. To get a good seat, we at the North American College got to St. Peter's Piazza several hours before the Mass. As I waited, I reflected on the events that had occurred here over the past several months:

his funeral, four and a half of the celebration itself: the the installation of John Paul I, Pope, as Supreme Pastor joined weeks later, then, a week ago, in prayer with the College of the wait for "smoke signals" Cardinals, the Patriarchs of the from the Sistine Chapel. The an- various rites of the Church, the nouncement by Cardinal Felici, Bishops, including our Ordinary, "Habemus Papam," the appear- Bishop Daniel A. Cronin of Fall ance of Pope John Paul II and River, priests, religious and lay the overwhelming joy of the people, "all sharing in the one crowd were among the most priesthood of Christ "«Lumen moving experiences I have ever - Gentium, 10). had. The humility of John Paul II Pope John Paul II's installa- came through as he spoke in his tion liturgy was similar to that homily about the Church's need of his predecessor. Although it to unite itself in Peter's conwas principally in Latin, the uni- fession of faith when he said versality of the Church shone 'You are Christ, the Son of the forth not only in the numerous Living God.' (Mt. 16:17.). Turn to Page Thirteen languages used, but in the nature




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Continued from Page One required every five years of diocesan bishops. At this time a comprehensive "Quinquennial Report" on the state of the diocese is presented to the prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Bishops, which is responsible for overseeing dioceses throughout the world. The "ad limina" title given to this required visit to Rome comes from the Latin "!imina," meaning threshold, ,because during the visit bishops visit the "thresholds" of the tombs of SS. Peter and Paul, praying for guidance in their responsibi:lities.

Sister Ann Teresa Kearns, RSM, 71, who taught in New Bedford, Fall River, North Attleoro and Attleboro schools before her retirement last year, died Monday. She had served on the faculties of St. Mary's, St. Kilian's and St. John the Baptist grammar schools and Holy Family High School in New Bedford; at SS. Peter and ,Paul and St. Louis grammar schools in Fall River; and at St. Mary's School, North Attleboro and St. John the Evangelist School, Attleboro. Her funeral was held yesterday from Mt. St. Rita Convent, Cumberland, and interment was in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. Sister Ann Teresa was born in Fall River and entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1931. She is survived by a sister, Sister Jessie M. Kearns, RSM, of St. Mathieu's Convent, Fall River, and two brothers, Aloysius Kearns, -Fall River, and John Kearns, Somerset.

Special Olympics Nazareth Hall in Fall River will be host for the Bristol County Special Olympics Swim Meet to be held at the swimming pool of the new Durfee High School on Elsbree Street from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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Be Not Afraid The historic reality of a new Holy Father has taken on a dimension of urgency in world circles with the election of the successor of St. Stanislaus, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, Archbishop of Krakow, to follow in the footsteps of the Fisherman Peter. The shock waves from this action by the College of Cardinals have not only stunned those whose expertise was church-centered but also those sages deemed worthy commentators on the more mundane aspects of life on this planet. The choice of John Paul II has changed the course of man's journey. And how did the new Pope respond to his election? In his inaugural address he told the Catholic world that it must not be afraid to be Catholic. In a moving and eloquent homily, he reflected the reality of his life. No longer was a pope speaking whose experience of life was ,limited or whose years of service were confining. Instead, there sat in the chair of Peter a man who has suffered persecution, who has daily taken up his cross to profess his faith and who has been a living symbol to all in the face of those forces which would relegate the Church to the role of silent partner. In a word, the Church has a leader whose life and words proclaim to all: "Be not afraid!" This indeed is the fundamental sign of encouragement the Church needs at this moment in time. To be sure, the new pope will delight us with his innovations and style. But this is only surface, not substance. In the past, too many have placed too great an emphasis on the former, to the detriment of the gospel message. Yes, there are protocols to follow, but they must never infringe on the freedom of expression so necessary to make Christ's message real to the world. It is easy escapism to become a comfortable Catholic. But this is a contradiction in terms and all of us will know it as John Paul II directs the Church in the light of his charism as a suffering servant of the Lord. Many still ask, why a pope from such an environment and background. The answer of faith is simple. God has willed it. The answer of man is not so simple. However, it could be a point of speculation that the theme of this pontificate has already been set in the reality of a living Church that is not afraid. In this country where so many' in the Church are held by bonds of materialism and are constantly threatened by the ideology of paganism, a new light has appeared from the east and has been set before us as an example of man, father and pope. A priest, bishop and cardinal who has known in his daily life the experience of being unable to exercise his Godgiven freedom, Pope John Paul II brings to Rome the Church renewed in the spirit of Peter and Paul. He gives to us all a new spirit of freedom, a realization that Catholics should not be afraid. Letters Welcome Letters to the editor are welcomed. All letters should be brief and the editor reserves the right to c(lDdense any letters if deemed necessary. All letters must be signed and contain a home or business address.


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Catholicism Runs Deep in Poland By John Muthig VATlCAN CITY (NC) Pope John Paul II comes from a country which, desI:ite its official atheism, is widely regarded as the world's most Catholic nation. Poland can boast that its Catholics are more than nominal Christians. ,Despite hardships inflicted on professing Catholics at school and on the job, 80 to 90 percent of the population attends Sunday Mass. Parochial schools do not exist. Catholic youth and lay organizations are banned. The church is almost entirely blacked out from the news media and is given no access to state-controlled radio and television for broadcasting religious programs. 'Hundreds of thousands of residents in the drab new industrial suburbs of Poland must attend Mass outdoors even through rainy and cold seasons because the government will not permit the building of a sufficient number of churches. Catholic newspapers, books and magazines are strictly limited in what they can print and in the quantity they can publish. Openly professing Catholics will never have a chance to advance to important posts in localor national government. Executive posts in most major industries and professional fields are closed to Catholics. The government, however, has never been able to break the firm links between the bishops and the Polish flock. Authorities have tried schedu-

ling attractive outings for students or factory workers on Sundays to discourage Mass attendance. In some fields the government has made Sunday a day of work. Yet still on Sundays the people flock to churches or to the slapdash shelters set up to protect the altars from the elements. Still about 85 percent of Polish youth attend parish religious education classes. IBlocked from communicating with the faithful by television or radio or a widely circulated Catholic press, the Polish bishops make the most of pilgrimages, special spiritual exercises and retreats. Communications between members of the closely knit episcopal conference are also difficult. So the bishops hold five or six plenary assemblies every year - three times the number held by most other national conferences. At these meetings they draft a half dozen pastoral letters each year which are read from the pulpit of every church in Poland. Liturgies are updated, and dignified. The people join in the Mass prayers with enthusiasm. Other Vatican II reforms, however, have been harder to incorporate into Polish life. Since there are few non-Catholic Christians in Poland, ecumenism is a theoretical issue. Development of the laity's role in the, church has been hampered somewhat by government restrictions on lay organizations.

The Polish church is still heavily dominated by clerics and still bears a clerical stamp. Polish seminaries are full and vocations to orders of women religious are still flourishing. Unlike other European churches, the Polish church continues to send out hundreds of mi:?sionaries. The government in some cases turns a blind eye when a bishop exceeds the number of seminarians which state officials say he can have. Poles have maintained a strong attachment to Our Lady, especially honored as the "Black Madonna" of Czestochowa. Pope John Paul II, in fact, has a letter "M" for "Maria" on his coat-of-arms. The Polish church is often criticized as monolithic. But the nation's bishops say they have no choice but to form an ironclad unity against the Communist government. Despite their being in an Iron Curtain country, Poland's hierarchy has developed remarkable contacts with the church in other lands. Many American, German, French and African bishops and cardinals have toured Poland with Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski of Warsaw and the new pope. The Polish bishops say that the publicity giyen these tours helps the outside world learn the true situation of the Polish church and pressures the government to make changes.

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Pope Promises Prudent Action


VATICAN CITY (NC) - In his first major address, Pope John Paul II, pledged to promote "with action that is both prudent and stimulating" application of the norms of Vatican II. The first non-Italian pope to be elected in 455 years read an ll-page address in Latin after concelebrating a Mass the day after his election with the 110 cardinals who elected him. The speech addressed to Catholics and to "all men of good will," stressed the importance of continued reflection on council teachings regarding the nature of the church. Pope John 'Paul reminded bishops and Catholics in general of the importance of fidelity to the church's teaching authority, particularly in the doctrinal field. He cautioned against going beyond liturgical norms or refusing to accept changes that have been approved by church authorities. He said he intended to continue on the road already taken toward Christian unity. The new pope said he would "take to heart the most grave problem" of war-torn Lebanon. For the Mass the cardinals, wearing gold vestments, took places in the Sistine Chapel at the red-cloth covered tables at which they had voted the previous day. Recalling the death of Pope Paul VI and "the premature death of his lovable successor John Paul," the new pope asked: "How could we have forseen that their formidable heritage would be passed upon our shoulders?" Because recent events caught him by surprise, the new pope said he had not been able to "trace a program that would be the fruit of long reflection and careful elaboration." But, he added, the initial address given by Pope John Paul I in the same chapel a little more than a month ago "still appears valid." CaIling Vatican II "a milestone in the 2,000-year-old history of the church," he noted that "its applications are not finished." "We consider, therefore, a primary duty that of promoting, with action that is both prudent -:>- and stimulating, the most exact execution of the norms and directives of the same council favoring first of all the acquisi: tion of a suitable mentality," he continued. The pope said he placed special emphasis on "the sector that will demand the greatest concern, that is, ecclesiology," doctrine concerning the nature of the church.

chial schools, 'St. Mary's grammar school has accepted many children from surrounding parishes and parishioners generously meet the school's yearly financial deficit. Serving St. Mary's parish nearly as long as Msgr. Coyle was Msgr. James Dolan, who after almost 34 years as pastor retired from active ministry in 1969. Now 98, "Father Jim" lives at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. Following his pastorate, Father James Lyons served St. Mary's from 1969 to 1976. During this time he supervised restoration of the church's organ. The present pastor, Father Connolly, is assisted by Father Arthur DeMello. In residence in the parish are Father Thomas C. Lopes, chaplain at Marian Manor and Motton Hospital in Taunton; and Father James E. Murphy, director of the Taunton area Hispanic apostolate. of


·Taunton Parish Observes 150th Birthday Sunday

Sign of Heaven "The sacramental man will love earth because it is a sign of heaven." - James H. Deady



November 6 Rev. Patrick S. McGee, 1933, Founder, St. Mary, Hebronville.

Sunday will be a red-letter purchased and the building was day for St. Mary's parish in designed by Patrick C. Keely of Taunton, as the mother church Brooklyn, also the architect for of the area celebrates its 150th St. Mary's Cathedral in Fall birthday. River. Among its features is a bell, christened An ecumenical observance of 1448-pound the occasion came last' month "Sancta Maria" on July 30, when parishioners joined with 1865 by Bishop Francis McFarmembers of St. Thomas Episco- land of Hartford. Completed in pal Church, also in Taunton, to 1868, no major changes have mark St. Thomas' 250th anni- been made in the church exversary as well as St. Mary's terior, although interior renovations have been made as neccentury and a half. Sunday's program, however, essary. At the moment, for instance, will be a "family affair," with a 4 p.m. liturgy at which Bishop Father Paul G. Connolly, the Daniel A. Cronin will be princi- present pastor, is directing a repal concelebrant. He will also storation project which will inbe guest of honor at a banquet clude repairs to St. Mary's glorand dance to follow at Taunton's ious stained glass windows, its Roseland Ballroom, with a so- tower and the building flashing. The church was dedicated in cial hour at 6 and the meal to be served at 7 p.m. 1872 and was consecrated Oct. The occasion is one of nostal- 1, 1916. On the same date, gia, as parishioners look back- Father James Coyle, pastor from wards at St. Mary's rich history, 1896 to 1931, was named a domwhich has seen the parish part estic prelate and was invested of the Boston, Providence and by the late Bishop Daniel Feehan. now the Fall River diocese. In 1908 St. Mary's opened a Records indicate that the first Mass was probably said in parochial school, staffed then Taunton on Feb. 10, 1828 by as now by the Sisters of the Father Robert Woodley, whose Holy Union of the Sacred "parish" included Rhode Island, Hearts, who over the decades a large part of Massachusetts have earned the affection and trust of parishioners. In the and Hartford, Conn. Father Woodley said Mass in early days, notes Sister Mary a Taunton schoolhouse, visiting Margaret Rommal, principal, his small flock of Irish families Holy Union Sisters from France, once a month. By 1830, Father Belgium and Ireland staffed the John Corry had been named the school, in most cases never retown's first permanent pastor turning to their native countries by Bishop Benedict Fenwick of from their American assignBoston.- He built the first St. ments. Mary's Church on ground now In 1911 a high school followoccupied by the rectory. It was ed the grammar school, at first dedicated Oct. 28, 1832, subse- open to boys and girls and later, quently suffered a fire, was re- with the opening of Msgr. Coyle modeled as a hall and eventually High School for boys, becoming moved to East Taunton. a girls' school and eventually Other land was bought by merging with the present Coyle Father Corry and by the pastors and Cassidy High School. who followed him. In 1848 the Today, with conditions forcing land for the present church was closing of many Taunton pro-

On Sunday, as its 150 years history are celebrated,



thoughts will go to the many religious vocations St. Mary's has given the Church, to the thousands of parishioners, past and present, it has nurtured in the faith. And still appropriate will be the closing words of a parish history written in 1958 by the late Maydell Murphy: "One hundred and thirty years ago a Catholic priest came to this small New England community, with its clusters of white houses, its central Green, and its winding river . . . "A group of new citizens with the love of God in their hearts, had asked God's blessing in the sacrifice of the Mass and their prayers had been granted. Thus our St. Mary's began. "Our Lord and Master has promised that in the life of the Spirit there is no end. Live on, St. Mary's, for us and for the generations to come! "The old bell still rings out, sweet and clear: 'Sancta Maria, sine labe concepta, ora pro nobis!' "


WASHINGTON (NC) - Msgr. James McHugh, director of the bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities, said that the Department of Health, Education and Welfare tightening of regulations for funding abortions might cut dishonesty, but not abortions. Current law allows federal funding when the life of the mother is endangered or if she faces severe, long-lasting physical health damage if she carries her pregnancy to term and when the pregnancy results from rape or incest reported promptly to a law enfor~ement or public

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health agency. The new regulations require reports on abortions performed to save a mother's life to include the patient's address as well as her name. Msgr. McHugh said the changes are "worthwhile as a attempt to eliminate abuse or dishonesty" in obtaining federal funding for abortions. But he said it was not likely that the changes would reduce the number of abortions which could be funded under the current law. He said both the law and the regulations should be tightened further.

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I am starting a campaign against home decorating magazines, advertising on television, and neat friends. Homes cannot be meant to look like they just came out of sterile isolation bubbles. I believe the media destroy a homemaker's natural sense of com-



Within six weeks after President Carter ordered an end "to production of the B-t bomber, more than 5,000 persons working on tlie plane for Rockwell International were out of work, without significant federal efforts to find them new jobs. But Rockwell itself was far better off; its contract with the it government indemnified



With one girl in college and one on the way next year, the clothing budget is not doing as well as it used to, therefore, I'm resorting to re-

fort. Where have you seen a full· c:olor decorating story that fea· tures newspapers piled along. side the favorite chair, shoe:; under the table, clutter all over the place, and the ironing board in the middle of the living room? We've been brainwashed into thinking that homes must be spotless. .All that's needed is .a little counter-propaganda. Let's analyze who have immaculate homes: - those with maids - - those who have a fetish about order

- those who have nothing else to do with their time - those who learned ahead of t:me that picky Aunt Tillie is coming to visit - ove.rnight so there is no way of quick throwing the excess into one of the kids' rooms. Now consider who have "comfortable" I(a much better word \han "messy") homes: - those who are just naturally sloppy - those who are trying to engage the unexpected company in conversation at the front door, while they give hand sig-

nals behind their backs to get kids tidying up - fast - those engrossed in more urgent occupations which draw them into true Christian concern for others, thus being forced to neglect their housework. I once heard a story about General Eisenhower's penchant for a neat desk. The person interviewing the General noticed that the only papers on his desk were those needed at the moment. But an urgent phone call made it necessary for ·Eisenhower to

leave imediately. He opened a desk drawer and in one bold sweep swished everything into the terribly messy drawer. If there were just some way I could sweep everything down the basement stairs. But \I'm afraid the cellar would be full before finished. With a little effort, though, I believe we could build an organization of good, Christian women who are tired of all the preoccupation with neatness. Possibly we could start "Saint Lethargy's Order against Blatant Sterility." All SLOBS welcome.

Problems of Converting to a Peacetime Economy against any loss if the program were cut. Labor, church and peace groups use this story to 8how the lack of a comprehensive plan to deal with economic dislocations caused by defense industry cutbacks. Many of these people favor such cutbacks and hailed Carter's B-1 bomber decision; but they are also concerned with tl:.ose unemployed Rockwell workers. The machinists', electrical workers' and longshoreman's union, along with the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy, which includes a number of church groups, have launchec:

a campaign to provide planning .facility is to be shut down. ployed more workers to make for "economic conversion" to -Bringing unions, manage- truck engines than when it made handle such cases. ment and community representa- Army helicopters. William Winpisinger, presi- tives together to make those Senators George McGovern dent of the Interna.tional Asso- plans. (D-S.D.) and Charles Mathias (Rciation of Machinists and Aero-Redirecting military tech- Md) and 24 congressmen have space Workers, says "Simply nology toward civilian purposes. introduced a bill to pay salaries put, economic conversion means -Providing government in- and benefits to displaced workplanning now to avoid unem- come guarantees and retraining ers for up to two years; provide ployment and loss of income and for workers affected by shut- training and retraining for workemployee benefits in the future downs. ers who need it; require alternafor those workers affected when Conversion supporters cite tive use plans for military facilia defense plant or program is successful efforts. They say that ·ties and finance conversion plancut back or terminated." in 75 communities which re- ning through an assessment on The unions and the coalition ceived federal adjustment aid be- defense contracts. list four aspects of conversion tween 1961 and 1975, 78,000 Last March, President Carter planning: civilian jobs were created to re- issued an executive order re-Preparingaltemative use place 68,000 military jobs; in the quiring economic impact analyplans for military bases and de- early 70s, the AVCO plant in sis before bases are closed, a fense plants with warning if a Charleston, S.C., found it em- change from past policy.

cycling. If we can recycle cans and furniture, why can't we reo cycle clothes?

gained a new lease on life. At this moment, with the same idea in mind, I have a long black evening gown waiting to be cut to cocktail length. With black evening shoes and the new patterned stockings it too will return to active life. With the price of clothes astronomical, we just have to adopt the European women's attitude that I have mentioned so often in this column - that clothes are an investment to be treasW'ed for years. Therefore a

Yesterday, for instance, came across a long plaid skirt of Melissa's t!'tat has been worn about five times in the past three years. We decided to shorten it a bit for daytime wear. PlaiC: skirts are in and this one looks great with a black or navy blazer. Thus, with just a few swipes of the scissors and an hour with the needle, this skirt

major purchase, such as a coat, will not be made lightly but with much care and consideration. While styles change for fadish clothes, the classics remain. A cashmere sweater, properly cared f<;>r, will last for years, a 'good grey flannel skirt can have its hem lengthened or shortened and a classic polo coat remains just that - a classic. Another way of recycling clothes is to visit stores that specialize in second-time around

clothing in excellent condition. At one such store I picked up a like-new golf sweater for $6 that retails for at least $30. This type of store is the perfect place for gowns and cocktail dresses a busy woman has worn once or twice and then tired of. 'Ingenuity is going to be the name of the dressing game from now on and if you want to look well dressed on a minimum budget - recycle and rethink. It's a challenge!

'Make Me The Servant' Continued from Page One ing foreign nations were in the seats to his left. Among representatives of other churches was Anglican Archbishop DonaEd Coggan. The Canterbury archbishop's appearance for a papal installation is the first since the Reformation and may well be the first ever, since travel was slow and difficult in the pre-Reformation days, when the Canterbury primate was a Roman Catholic. National delegations included Polish President Henryk Jab. Ionski and King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain. Heading the U.S. delegation were Speaker of the House Thomas J. "Tip" O'Neill and his wife and PolishAmerican Zbigniew Brzezin~ki, presidential assistant for nation-

al security affairs. Robert Wagner, former New York City mayor who was just appointed as special presidential envoy to the pope, also was named to the delegation. Other delegates listed were Sen. Ed'· mund Muskie (D-Maine); Lucy Johnson Nugent, daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson; Father Stanley Milewski of SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Mich.; and in Orchard Lake, Mich.; and Peter Sarros, assistant to the president's papal envoy. (Prior to leaving for Rome, Father Milewski said he was chosen for the U.S. delegation because he is Chancellor of the Orchard Lake Schools, the only educational complex in the U.S. ministering to the needs of the Polish-speaking. As Cardinal

Karol Wojtyla the new Pope John Paul II visited Orchard Lake twice.) Simple Ceremony Once the pope was seated the formal but simple inauguration ceremony began. Cardinal Felici, the church's .senior cardinaldeacon, draped a pallium over the new pope's shoulders. The pallium, a simple band of white wool with six black crosses, is worn by the pope in solemn liturgical rites as a symbol of his authority. Like his predecessor, John Paul I, 'Pope Paul II did not follow the centuries-oEd tradition of being crowned with the papal tiara. Following investiture with the pallium, each cardinal, beginning with the dean of the Col-

lege of Cardinals, Cardinal Carlo Confalonieri, ascended the steps to the chair and pledged his obedience to the new pope. In a break with normal ceremonial pre~edence, the second to pledge obedince was Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski of Warsaw, Primate of Poland. Pope John Paul rose as the 77-year-old prelate approached. And when Cardinal Wyszynski knelt at his feet, the pope knelt also and held the cardinal in a strong embrace. After the concelebrating cardinals came two of three other Cardinals who were not concelebrating: 83-year-old Cardinal Falolo Marella and Cardinal Josip Slipyi, 86-year-old exiled Ukrainian-Rite Archbishop of Lvov, Soviet Union.

The third cardinal present but unable to concelebrate or ascend the steps to pay homage was U.S. Cardinal John Wright, 69, still iIi a wheelchair following recent leg surgery. During the cardinal's procession, which -lasted 45 minutes as the new pope spoke personally with each, the Sistine Choir and the 250,000 people in the square alternated in signing a canticle of praise to God with the antiphon: "You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my church." The Gospel was read first in Latin and then in Greek as a sign of church universality. From St. John, it recalled how Jesus told Peter to "feed my sheep." Turn to Page,Seven


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Continued from Page Six Speaking in a strong, vibrant voice in his half-hour homily, Pope John Paul stressed Peter's declaration to Jesus: "You are the Christ, the son of the living God." The pontiff was repeatedly applauded as he told the crowd in his excellent Italian: "To the See of Peter in Rome there succeeds today a bishop who is not a Roman, a bishop who is a son of Poland. But from this moment he too becomes a Roman. Yes - a Roman." He also received long ovations when he switched from Italian to Polish to tell the hundreds of Poles in the crowd: "What shall I say? Everything that I could say would fade into insignificance compared with what my heart feels, and your hearts feel, at this moment. So let us leave said words. Let there remain just great sHence before God, the silence that be-comes prayer." He then greeted others in the crowd in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, i.ithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbo-Croat and Slovak. . In English he said: "To all of you who speak English I offer in the name of Christ a cordial greeting. I count on the support of your prayers and your good will in carrying out my mission of service to the church and mankind. May Christ give you his grace and his peace, overturning the barriers of division and making all things one in Him." As the Offertory prayers began, 300 priests, many of them Americans, filed up in row after row beltind the altar, carrying ciboriums filled with hosts to be consecrated and distributed

to the throngs in the square. The pope himself distributed Communion for nearly 10 minutes. After the Mass the new pope moved down the steps toward the barriers separating him from the huge crowds in the square. He went to his left where a dozen handicapped people, including two children, were seated in wheelchairs during the Mass. He gave them a special blessing. Someone from a group dressed in Polish costumes sitting just behind the barriers threw a bouquet of flowers over the barricade. A young boy slipped through' the barricade and brought it to the pope. He took it and gave the boy a hug and a pat on the head. "Viva el Papa!" ("Long live the pope"), chanted the crowd as he trailed the last of the cardinals into 'St. Peter's Basilica. About 20 minutes later he reappeared at his window overlooking the square and led those remaining in reciting the Sunday Angelus. And then he urged them to return home, with the down-toearth comment, "Enough, I must go. It is time for lunch!" The installation Mass was the first time. that a Vatican religious ceremony has been transmitted live and in full to Poland. Streets were nearly deserted as Poles gathered around television sets, and the red-and-white Polish flag flew beside the yellowand- white Vatican flag from the tower of the Cracow cathedral. A thanksgiving Mass was held in the cathedral and similar Masses were held throughout Poland to commemorate the inauguration.


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Bishopi S Ball Aids Four Camps Four summer camps for und,erprivileged and exceptional children of southeastern Massachusetts benefit from the annual Bishop's Charity Ball of the Fall River diocese, to be held this year on Friday, Jan. 12 at lincoln Park Ballroom, North Dartmouth. Three of the camps are located in Westport, serving children from Nazareth Hall and

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VATICAN CITY (NC) -After the election of Pope John Paul I, the future Pope John Paul II visited the Holy Shroud of Turin and then joined Polish primate Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski for a goodwill visit to the church in Germany. "Personally I have been very attached to this relic since I was in the seminary and read a book in Polish which spoke about it," he said in Turin. "Unfortunately in Poland we do not have the chance to travel. But if we had greater liberty, I think that there would be millions of Poles who would come to see the shroud." The shroud, which was on public display from Aug. 27 to Oct. 8, was examined by 44 Italian and U.S. experts Oct. 8-13. Many of the scientists paid their own expenses and used their own equipment for the experiments. Costs were estimated at over $1.2 million. During the 120 hours of shroud study, scientists took 30,000 photographs of the linen to aid them in further study. Photographed for the first time was the rear side of the shroud which has been covered with a cloth lining for centuries. An expert in stitching cut corners of the cloth lining to permit scientists to photograph the hidden side with special equipment. It is expected that it will be two years before results of the study will be made public.

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Our Goal for Our Children Is Independence By Dr. Jim and Mary Kenny Dear Mary: In a recent article you gave ,some advice to parents on teer dating. I believe it is obviouf that you are part of the permissive crowd of sociologists" educa· tors, psychologists, etc., who arE: partly responsible for the in~ crease in juvenile problems of all sorts. Your advice sounds like Hugh Hefner advising parents. I hope most parents saw through it (III.) A. We want to address that word, permissive, and try to give, in a nutshell, our credo about discipline. As parents and columnists, we are neither permissive nor authoritarian. We reject the notion that one must be either harsh; strict authoritarian or kind, wishy-washy per..; missive. 'First, as' disciplinarians we mean what we say. This goes for our state:nents to two-yearolds or 17-year-olds. A command from a parent to a child is like a contract. The parent must see that the request is carried out or lose his effectiveness. If we do not intend to enforce our request, we do not make it in the first place. After 20 yean o~ parenting we are far from

we can talk about them perfect. Like others we get lax or tired or hassled, but when we openly. Finally, we encourage behav fail to follow through on a command, we know we are falling ior that is incompatible 'With the um.. ani.~u behavior. We value down on our job. Second, we do not give orders, good health. Parents and childwe cannot enforce. We do not ren jog, swim or exercise regutell our teen-agers that they -larly. We do not demand athare forbidden to smoke cigar- letic achievement, but we apettes, smoke pot, drink or ,ace plaud it when it occurs. On the other hand, we do in cars. We cannot control this behavior by autho;:-itarian com- make rules that we can observe mands when the children are out and enforce, rules such as do of our presence. Forbidding them the dishes, attend school and be leads to sneaking and denial on home by 11 o'clock. the part of children and suspiSometimes authoritarianism cion on the part of parents. If the works. Parents say, "You will behavior does occur, there is no never (smoke, drink, smoke pot, etc.)" and the child is so awed way it can be discussed. We do not condone such be- by the consequences that he haviors. We control them in never does. Even when this ways that are more effective strategy works, we reject it. The than giving orders. The first is child's compliance is purchased good modeling: We don't smoke at the price of his failing to ourselves, we drink in modera- make his own decisions an,d to tion and we are cautious in cars... discipline himself. For us, this We emphasize that our disap- is too great a price. Our ultimate goal for our proval of drunkenness and car racing stems from common children is independence. From sense and is not merely a par- .the earliest years we try to give ental hangup. as much real responsibility as Secondly, since these activi- the child can handle. For youngties are not forbidden, there is er children, this includes getting no game of sneaking or hiding. to places on time and rememberWhen they occur and at ing lunches, homework and pertimes they have in our family mission slips without reminders.

For older children, it includes doing household jobs or getting a substitute, managing money and choosing one's life goals and schooling beyond high school. We agree with the state that an 18-year-old is an adult, and 'we do not establish curfews or rules of behavior for them. Do our methods work? Four of our children have reached the age of 18. Two of them, upon ~ finishing high school, went to---live and work on their own in other cities. All have now returned to school. We fell confident of their ability to deal with problems. We look forward to a phone call or visit from them, not to give them advice, but to hear their fresh impressions of what life is like. We are convinced that only when you, prepare your children for independence, and, whatever the risks, give them some room to make dcisions, make mistakes and grow, only then can you reap the reward of real communication with your adult children. Reader questions on family living and child care are invited. Address to The Kennys, c/o The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, Mass. 02722.

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Papal Sidelights VA11ICAN CITY (NC) - The new pope "works like an ox, sleeps very little and is very open, especialIy to youth,". said Polish Bishop 'Boleslaw Dabrowski in a radio interview after Pope John Paul II's election. Bishop Dabrowski said that Pope John Paul II is "very devoted to the Blessed Mother and prays the Way of the Cross every day." Despite the fact that he lived in the large archepiscopal palace in Cracow, the cardinal used to sleep in a smalI simple bedroom, said the bishop, who is secretary general of the Polish Bishops' Conference. Bishop Dabrowski said that the new pope's family was taken to prison camps by the Nazis, but that Karol Wojtyla managed to escape them by joining a theatrical group. Msgr. Bogomil Lewandowski of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy said that the new pope is an athlete and energetic outdoorsman. "Once I remember encountering him at a mountain refuge as he led a youth group on a hike," said the Polish monsignor. "They came in a downpour, and as soon as he changed' clothes he asked me to play a round of ping-pong with him to warm up a bit." Others who know the pope say that he likes to ski and is a canoeist. He has also written poetry under a pseudonym.

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Cursillo Community The candidates of Cursillo #87 will begin their climb tonight, October 26th. AlI Cursillistas are asked to remember the men and the team this weekend. The diocesan leadership of the Cursillo movement has presented its pastoral plan for this area for the coming year. Among changes will be a strong effort to increase the leadership potential of team members. In addition to encouraging . new candidates, a strong thrust will be made in the direction of alIowing them to relate to the total CursiIlo team from the beginning, thus letting them witness the team community spirit. Such suggestions reflect the work being done to update and revaluate the effectiveness of the Cursillo movement in the diocese. With greater openness, it is hoped that some misunderstandings that have existed will be eliminated, thus encouraging greater effectiveness of the movement. The diocesan Leaders' School will shortly begin its four month program. Goals include creation of a broader leadership base for the movement; study of diocesan needs and ways to meet them; and development of greater interaction between members. Those interested in sponsoring 'Cursillo candidates may be interested in a pre-Cursillo tool for parish use. A 30-minute movie, "CursiIlo: Three Days 'with Christ," it is available from Mark IV Productions, c/o Father Roger Chauvette, La Salette, Enfield, N.H.

Last Message LOURDES, France (NC) More than 3,000 sick people attended the Fourth International Pilgrimage for the Lame and Paralyzed to the Shrine of Lourdes in southern France. At Lourdes, it was announced that Pope John Paul I composed a greeting to the pilgrims dated Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m., about four hours before his death. The message asked the Lord to give the pilgrims "the mercy of strength and peace in their difficult trial."

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For Children

II John the Baptist

By Janaan Manternach

By Father John J. Castelot

(With this issue of The Anchor, the Know Your Faith page will begin including a children's column for pre-teens to read or have read to them.) Our first story is about an unusual man named John. He lived 20 centuries ago in Israel. His clothes were rough camel hair and he ate only honey and locust seed. He wandered through the desert telling people, "The Lord is coming. You must change your lives." Crowds came out to hear him and asked, "What should we do?" He told them, "The man who has two coats should give one to him who has none. The man who has food should share it with those in need." Tax collectors, who collected money from the people for the government, also asked John what to do. "Don't cheat anyone," he told them. And soldiers asked him, "What about us?" John told them, "Don't bully anyone. Don't lie about others." If people were willing to change their lives, John baptized them in the Jordan River. He submerged them and raised them from the water as a sign that they were starting a new life. John's followers knew he was a good man; They felt he was a prophet, one God sends to speak in his name. They began wondering if he might be the Messiah, the one God would send to free them. John knew this and he said, "I am not the Messiah," John knew that he was to prepare the way for someone greater than himself, but he did not know who it would be. He never guessed that it was his cousin, Jesus. Then one day Jesus came to John to be baptized. As John baptized Jesus, he heard God's voice saying, "This is my beloved Son. My favor rests on him." John told his friends that Jesus was the one they were waiting for. Many became Jesus' followers. As Jesus began to preach and draw people to himself, John stepped back. He told his friends that Jesus "must increase and I must decrease." By that, John meant that Jesus was the important one whom they should follow. But Jesus did not act as John had thought the Messiah would. Jesus ate and drank with people John could only see as sinners. So John wondered more and more about him. Finally he sent his friends to ask Jesus point-blank if he were the one all Israel had been waiting for. Jesus answered by quoting a text from the Hebrew Tum to Page Thirteen

The earliest proclamation of the good news began with the ministry of John the Baptist. It was to him that the first recorded words of Jesus in his own public ministry were addressed. From this moment on, until John was executed, there was a strange, rather distant relationship between the two.

Where is God, oh, where is God?

Searching By Ang'o1la M. Schrteiber "I keep searching for real happiness. But when I find it, it lasts for such a little while. I thought resuming my career would give me the satisfacticn I lacked. Buying something new used to give me a lift. I've got a busy social life. I'm married to a man I'm in love with and "e have beautiful children. I'm beginning to be afraid that I'm neurotic." This was a distraught young woman, indeed, who sat talking with me across the kitchen table. I had always thought Jenny w£.s completely happy. Feeling more than a little helpless, I put the coffee on and encouraged her to talk. I asked her how she defined happines3. She thought for a moment and replied, "Happiness is having your life well ordered and being with the people you really cale about. And happiness is succe!s with your work. I have all that, but I keep looking for something else - something I can't define." Then an expression akin to feu and incredulousness crossed her face, and she said softly, "Unless what I'm looking for .s God." I knew instantly that she had answered her own question. At the same time, it was evident that she was afraid of her answer. Nevertheless, she continued to express her thoughts out loud. "If God is the Christ I have heard about all my life, how could he accept me? I don't always live by his rules. I'm not sure I even want to." ",From what I know of you, Jenny, I don't see that you're so far away from living a Christian life," I answered.

"Oh yes I am I don't put some years ago. I thought I had myself out for other people. For reasonable answers for Jenny. instance,- if I were you, I But we sorted through many wouldn't take the time to listen things over a period of several to this fooEshness I'm spouting : months and she was still dissatoff. Your listening when it's in- isfied. convenient is part of being Chris- • Then something happened that tian." ultimately affected both of us, Turn to Page Thirteen That conversation took place


John the Apostle

It is difficult to disengage a clear image of John from the Gospel portrayal of his personality, expectations, mission. Quite expectedly, the early church and the Evangelists interpreted his role and words in a Christian sense, a sense he himself would not have understood. The picture is further complicated by another important factor: an apparent tension between loyal followers of John (see Acts 19, 1-7) and the first Christians. One detects an effort on the part or the Evangelists to keep John in a subordinate role without minimizing his importance in the history of salvation.

However, from a careful reading of all the pertinent texts there emerges the image of a sombre figure from the long line of stern prophets. John appears suddenly from the desert with a message of impending judgment, the long-awaited intervention of God to punish evildoers and establish his kingdom for the righteous. Whom was John expecting to come as the agent of this judgment? It does not seem that he was expecting the Messiah, specifically. Rather, he seems to have been following a strong Jewish tradition that the prophet Elijah would return to usher in the final days.

knowledge of God and his existence comes mainly through love. "There was a savior Yes, we are to use our minds to Rarer than radium . . . find God. But we will be far There was a glory to hear more successful by using our In the churches of his tears hearts. Under his downy arm you Each time we perform an act sighed . . . of love, we unlock one more And laid your cheek against. door that hides· the mystery and This may explain why Jesus his heart." (Dylan Thomas) wonder of God in our lives. All puzzled him and why, when he Every artist who has thought too often we say that hate is the· of painting the figure of John opposite of love. Yet contem- heard about the works Christ the Apostle pauses at the scene porary psychology confirms was performing, he sent a mesin which John rests his head on John's teaching that fear is the sage by his disciples to ask him, "Are you 'He who is to come' the heart of Jesus. No poet real enemy of love. would fail to note the impact of People fear love because it re- or do we look for another?" (Mt. the head of a man resting upon quires them to be open and vul- 11, 2-3). "He who is to come" the heart of a God. So spiritual nerable to the beloved. .It de- was a standard designation for an impression does John give mands a passion, a fire and a Elijah, and Jesus was not acting that we join the Christian tradi- commitment. John knew this in the way Elijah was expected tion which has named him John when he wrote about the foolish- to act, bringing fiery judgment on the world. And John's dethe Divine. ness of being too careful in our Where can you find the fun- union_ with God. Joyful abandon scription of the awaited one as damental spiritual message of is to be preferred to the cautious, ranking ahead of him because John? Read his first Epistle. Just timid commitment of ourselves he existed before him would fit Elijah perfectly. as the last words of Christ on to God and others. The Gospels record only one the night before he died were John's spirituality is a perfect personal meeting between Jesus about love, so do the words of combination of other worldly John in the evening of his life vision and down-to-earth con- and John, on the occasion of return to the same topic. cern. He does not divide love of Jesus' coming in all the humility It is John's direct experiences God from love of persons. "If of his humanity to accept John's of Christ's love that form the anyone says,'I love God,' and baptism, an event treated difessence of his spiritual teaching: hates his neighbor, he is a liar." ferently, and a bit gingerly, by "Beloved, let us love one an- Thus John avoids the pitfalls of the different Evangelists. John is simply presented in other, for love is from God. He mere humanism that calls for who doeg not love, does not know human love without God and a the Gospels as the humble herGod, for God is love" (In 4, 7-8). false spirituality overcomes that ald of the Messiah. Like so many Notice that John says that the division. Turn to Page Thirteen By Father Alfred McBrid..J

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Searching Continued from Page Twelve I had a baby. And she was mongoloid. In the depths of my soul, I blamed God and felt that he had failed me and failed my child. Our close friends knew there was a grave problem with the baby. No one quite knew how to handle it so they 'stayed away. Everyone except Jenny. Jenny was waiting for our arrival. She had a meal prepared and a lovely gift for Yvonne. (It wasn't convenient for her; she had taken the day off from a busy job.) During those first difficult weeks, she dropped by in the evenings and stood up under my tears and my moods. I didn't tell her that I thought God had abandoned my baby and me, but she sensed my feelings. One day she said, "You know, I'm praying for Yvonne and you too." I wanted to thank her. But I could not. My answer was silence. "I know God exists. I still haven't found him but I don't feel as much emptiness as I once felt." As time passed, and Yvonne grew, the joy within her reached out to me. Life began to be beautiful again. And one day Jenny said, "By now, I suppose you know I've finally filled that void in my life. Yvonne came into my life, too. When I knew you needed me, _ I tried to help by being there because you listened to me when 1 needed someone. "I had never given quite that much of myself to anyone before, and as time went on, my dissatisfaction with myself dwindled. As giving became easier, I began to know God. And if I had not learned that, I never would have found him." As I sit here thinking about this part of my life and Jenny's, I realize that Yvonne has brought a very special kind of love and happiness into my life.

But I hadn't known that she had reached so far beyond. Who would ever have dreamed that a child whom everyone thought came with such limited promise would bring with her such precious gifts?

The Baptist Continued from Page Twelve people then and now, he was attracted to Jesus but puzzled by him. And Jesus respected him, treated his insecurity gently. Unsure though he was, John carried out his prophetic mission even to the point of martyrdom. He was always there in the background, never getting in Jesus' way, never causing conflict. The fourth Gospel sums up John's attitude in this simple avowal: "He must increase, while I must decrease" (In. 3, 3).

Sister Aloysia


Continued from Page One Among the scores of young men she coached in Latin in preparation for seminary examinations was the now Cardinal Humberto Medeiros of Boston. Among mourners at her funeral were members of the Enlarged General Council of the Sisters of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts, meeting in the United States for the first time. They were headed by Sister Ignatius Loyola Barry of England, superior general of the community. Representing Bishop Daniel A. Cronin, in Rome for the installation of Pope John Paul II, was Father Lucien Jusseaume, Episcopal Representative for Religious. Principal concelebrant and homilist for the funeral Mass was Msgr. Daniel F. Shalloo, pastor of Holy Name Church, Fall River, and a longtime friend of Sister Aloysia. The first reading was by Sister Marilyn Spellman, provincial superior, and the second by Sister Virginia Sampson, SUSC, a niece.

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For Children Continued from Page Twelve Scriptures, "The blind see, the lame walk, the deaf hear ... and the poor have the good news preached to them. Blessed is the man who does not give up on me." Many, many years before, the prophet, Isaiah, had written those words. Jesus' words were mysterious. They did not answer John's direct question with a simple yes or no. But John understood. Jesus was helping people to be free. Not too long afterwards, John was killed. He died knowing that he had found and led others to Jesus. That is the story of John the Baptizer, an unusual man, whose whole life gradually found its center in Jesus. Like John, we are to look to Jesus. John's story finds its meaning in his relationship with Jesus. Our stories will find their richest meaning in the same way.

An honor guard at the Mass was provided by alumnae of Sacred Hearts Academy. \In his homily, Msgr. Sha'lloo said that Sister Aloysia's life was summed up by the mysteries of the rosary, with moments of joy and sorrow and now the time of glory. "She did not take' life too seriously, only God," he said. Recalling her longtime devotion to the Red Sox, Msgr. Shalloo opined that "Don Zimmer now has a designated hitter who can possibly help solve the glorious mysteries of Fenway Park." Describing Sister Aloysia as a "true Christian, an ideal religious and a perfect friend," Msgr. Shalloo also paid tribute to her lifelong devotion to the classics by quoting Cicero: "The life of the dead consists in being present in the minds of the living."

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30,000 Attend Renewal Me·et ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (NC) Loyalty to the pope and sharing with the poor emerged as major concerns of the fifth annual Eastern General Conference of the Charismatic Renewal, attended by 30,000 in Atlantic City earlier this month. Theme of the conference was "The Unity Which the Spirit Gives." Auxiliary Bishop Edward Hughes of Philadelphia said that because of the lack of Christian unity, the world does not know who Jesus is. "We do not come together to deny doctrine." A priest, nun and three lay persons from Lord's Food Table in Juarez, Mexico, highlighted the idea of sharing with the poor. "The Lord is calling us to plug into his plan, to be brothers and sisters to the poor, to be willing to share everything - our food, our money, our time, our homes," said Sister Linda Koontz, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary. In a closing liturgy, Franciscan Father Richard Rohr of Cincinnati said charismatics have to feel the pain and powerlessness of the retarded, poor and senile persons who enter their lives. "Invite the black person down the block who does not feel at home in his neighborhood to supper," he said. "We've got to try." Much emotion was shown at the conference, Ibut participants also attended intellectually stimulating workshops. There were special sessions for 2,300 youths and there were . family sessions for 300 couples with young children. A few charismatics visited Atlantic City's casinos, but a conference newsletter discouraged gambling. One talk was to have been delivered at a beach and boardwalk session, but was moved indoors because of rain. Explained conference chairman Joe Breault of Rutherford, N.J.: "We

didn't want the word of God to get watered down." Many east coast charismatics will meet again Nov. 10 to 12, when the first New England charismatic conference is held at Providence Civic Center. About 14,000 attendants are expected.

Seminarian Continued from Page Three The Pope thanked all for sharing in this celebration with him . . . and he did this in eight languages besides Italian, including very well pronounced English, French and Portuguese. But by the end of his homily, it was obvious that no matter what language he was speaking, John Paul II was using the universal language of love, appealing to everyone to "pray for me . . . help me ... " After the Mass, he greeted the crowd, waving, smiling, shaking hands and even receiving a bouquet of roses from a young boy. Then it was over. The processian wound into the Basilica, the bells of St. Peter's tolled in joy, the people began to make their way out of the jammed piazza. The crowd was still buzzing with excitement when suddenly a chant of "Viva il Papa" broke out. To our amazement the pope made his customary noon Angelus appearance on his study balcony. He addressed the crowd, in particular the youth, as "the hope of the world, the hope of the Church, my hope." It was indeed a day of great joy and hope for the Church. The memories of this day are many, the happiness of witnessing this great moment' in the history of the Church is overwhelming. We join in prayer for our Holy Father, John Paul II as he begins his difficult task. The challenge that Jesus issued Peter is the same challenge that he gives to John Paul iI, "Feed my sheep." We await in joy, in hope.

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Writer: It is hard to be a Catholic! Ans: In his book "My Friend God," Jewish writer David Berg writes, "In the ghetto I con,· stantly heard the mournful cry, 'It's hard to be a Jew.' When: grew up, I found that it's hard. to be anything! Christian, Mo· hammedan, Buddhist, Lily White, Beautifully Black, Mantan Brown or Communist Red, the whole business of living is a traumatic experience." Writer: I have problems with temptation. Ans: I'm sure your pastor if you've consulted him - has told you to pray, to stay away from those places and people that tempt you. I'm not handing out advice without being asked, but would recommend some solitude. Yes, solitude. Look to Christ for your example. It's in those lonely places, away from people, that you come eyeball to eyeball with what temptation is all about. We are born alone, we die alone, and in between we stumble along in tpe footsteps of other lonely people. Solitude may be scary, with no place to hide from one's weaknesses, but this is the tUne you can pay. a c~l on your true self. It's up to you whether you will allow temptation to rule your life. Temptation is not living - overcoming is life! Writer: My children succumb to peer group pressure. Ans: I admit this is a powerful influence in the lives of youth. Loneliness and the quest for popularity are often involved in why youth conform to the . wrong behavior of others. Some youth are just pushovers, let's face it, with no convictions of their own. It's a good :dea for parents to go back a bit and see if they have failed in this regard. "Don't say this, don't think that, let us do your thinking for you." Also, there are the shifting sands of morality. Youth follow their peers because their elders aren't worth following. They are not blind to the relativism they see in their homes and communities. Young people have to be shown that "selling out" to any kind of pressure, whether peer or adult is for the birds. Writer: If you were to advise me to read one passage or one page of something, what would it be? Ans: Lately I've been concentrating on the 23rd Psalm. I find something new to think about whenever I read it. Anything that begins with, "The lord is my shepherd I shall not want," has to be a signpost and a hitching post. You can't miss. Albert Camus once said: "For rich people the sky is just an extra, a gift of nature. The

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A face that is warm and cares is the most beautiful of all.' earlier? Why be so preoccupied with looks and figures and that sort of thing. "All mortal flesh in as the grass." A face that is warm and cares is the most beautiful of all.

poor, on the other hand, can see it as it really is: an infhite grace." "He maketh me to lie down in green pasures." He coes not ask us to lie down on rocks. No good shepherd would. Also, this Shepherd is leading, not pushing. He leads us beside the still waters. Again, that solitude I was referring to earlier. Grzen pastures, still waters, an o:Jen sky. "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil." There is ncthing on this earth that can separate us from God's love. Writer: What do you think of plastic surgery? ADs: That's one of the stra:lgest questions I've ever receiv~d. You ask if it's "against God." It seems to me we have larger moral questions with whict to deal! Did anyone ever suggest to Whistler that he should l:cve painted h;,s mother 10 years

While rehearsing for "Halpes and Spotlights," a three-act comedy, the Drama Club at Holy Family High, New Bedford, held elections. Serving for the year will be John Spencer, president; Carmen Quinones, secretary; Lisa Bruce, treasurer. In Glee Club elections, Celeste Gauthier was chosen president; Lori Girard, secretary; and Sharon Machado, treasurer. Congratulations are in order for Carlos Cabral and Corey Cardoza, goalmakers for the recent Holy Family soccer teaq,t victory over Stang. Spanish Club students recently visited a medieval style castle at Wickford, R.I.

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James Hoye, son of Mrs. Virginia Hoye and the late Dr. Charles Hoye of Taunton, a Coyle and Cassidy senior, has ceen named school winner of the Century III Leaders Schblarsl-ip competition. The student cot;ncil president is now eligible to compete with other Massachusetts high school seniors for var:ous awards, including a top prize of a $10,000 scholarship, Students were judged on Lle basis of leadership ability, community involvement and scores on a current events examination by a panel. of community and school judges. Coyle and Cassidy runners-up were Elizabeth Figlock and Ellen Beaulieu. In addition to Hoye, stude:lt council officers for the year a'~e Tom Tower, vice-president; BOll Mulcahy, secretary; Mark Tav'lres, treasurer. Class preside~'1~s are Karen Barboza, senior; Scott Clemmy, junior; Patricia Sullivan, sophomore; Stacy Caras, freshman.

Bishop Gerrard High School of Fall River has begun its annual recruitment program, with students and faculty visiting area schools to preser.t a multimedia program depicting activities. Sister Patricia Combies, English department head, has coauthored a textbook, "Grammar with a Purpose." It is the outgrowth of Sister Patricia's involvement in a Center of Learning summer institute and is part of a series emphasizing the user's developmer:t of a personal grammar handbook. A special ministry week was held recently, with the goal of making students aware of their own value and their responsibility to serve and love each other. Sophomores also participated in a retreat day at Blessed Sacrament parish, with the theme "Choose Life." The PSAT/NMSQT scholarship aptitude and qualifying tests will be offered this Saturday at Gerrard.

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I've b£,_,n nere aU your life watching your crying game You were the heaven in my lonely world And he was your sun and your rain I was losing you before I ever held you tight Before you ever b~ld me in your arms And I won't make you blue And maybe an everlasting love will do I've got an everlasting love so tall, so wide, so high Above the rumble of thundl~r down below It's your love I need It's the only show And it's you on an everlasting dream can take us anywhere Are the tears of yesterday W II killed the pain We blew away the memories of the tears we cried And an everlasting love will never die Take me out of the cold giv,_, me what I've waited for It it's the pleasure of taking my heart that you need Then it only makes me love you more I was yours before the stars weI''': born And I won't make you cry And maybe an everlasting love can try. Sung by Andy Gibb, Written by Barry Gibb, (c) 1977 By Brothers Gibb B.V. The Bee Gee's are a leading group. Andy Gibb is the younger_ brother of this group's members. He has become a successful recording artist on his own. "An Everlasting Love" represents well his style and abilities. Its message perpetuates the myth of a "star-crossed romance" a concept OK for daydreams, but of little meaning in seeking an authentic love relationship. An everlasting love is the outcome of sharing, openness to love and pain, and the investment of freely given commitment, rather than some romanticized drawing power of the stars. The message of disco remains on the fantasy level, surface and faddish. Perhaps it is this lack of involvement with life's meaning that makes it so popular in our undeflective society. Disco asks few questions and challenges few potentials. It presents love as a power for the moment rather than a guiding influence for the future. Our task as Christians is to offer an alternative to such a view of life, to affirm the values of life and love as needing reflection and personal consideration. Without this the disco world of movement soon becomes a world of emptiness.

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Holy Famly Booters Win at Long Last Tomorrow, Stang is home to pace-setting Somerset, Holy Family is at Old Rochester, Connolly at New Bedford Voke-Tech, and Dartmouth at Attleboro. Division II ends its regular schedule next Wednesday with Stang at Voke-Tech, Old Rochester at Connolly, Holy Family at Dartmouth, and Attleboro at Somerset. Division I winds up its schedule on Nov. 3. Meanwhile tomorrow's action lists Falmouth at Taunton, Diman Voke at New Bedford, Westport at DennisYarmouth, Durfee at Barnstable. Next Wednesday's games have Durfee at New Bedford, Barnstable at Dennis-Yarmouth, Diman Voke at Falmouth, and Westport at Taunton. Before yesterday's games, New Bedford and Dennis-Yarmouth were tied for the division lead.

It has been said that all things come to him who waits. iFor the Holy Family High School's soccer team that saying might be paraphrased to mean that victory comes eventually. The "eventually" became fact last week when, after a long string of losses, Holy Family posted not one victory but two victories in a row in Division III Southeastern Mass. Conference play.

On Wednesday, Holy Family nipped Bishop Stang High, 3-2, but an even greater surprise was the 2-1 conquest of Bishop Connolly High on Friday. Despite the loss, Connolly maintained its hold on third place but Stang's loss caused the Spartans to share fourth place with Old Rochester entering yesterday's games. Stang had .been alone in fourth place.

Diocesan Schools Active in Football All three diocesan schools in conference football are slated for action Saturday when Bishop' Feehan High will entertain CoyleCassidy in Attleboro in a Division II encounter and Stang is at Fairhaven in an inter-division contest. None of the three has fared well in Division II play this year. Coyle-Cassidy, the defending division champion, had a 5-0-1 record (won, lost, tied )last year but as of last Saturday had won one and lost three this season and is in sixth place in the seven-school division. Stang finished runnerup last year with four victories and 0

two losses but is 1-2-0 and in fourth place his year. Feehan, 3-3-0 last year, was 0-2-0 as of last Saturday. Attleboro, 3-0-0, New Bedford High and Durfee, 2-0-0, are the top teams in Division I. Attleboro is home to Dartmouth, New Bedford to Falmouth and Durfee is at Taunton Saturday. Bourne, 3-0-0, and Wareham, 2-0-0, are the leaders in Division III. Bourne is host to Dennis-Yarmouth, Wareham visits DightonRehoboth and Old Rochester entertains Seekonk in Division action Saturday.

Mansfield Is Hockomock Leader Undefeated and untied in four outings, Mansfield is setting the pace in the Hockomock Football League. Idle last Saturday, the pacesetters lost ground to Franklin and Canton tied for second place with seven points each and

only one back of Mansfield. Saturday Mansfield visits fourth-place North Attleboro, Canton is at Sharon, Franklin is home to Foxboro, and King Philip is host to Oliver Ames.

Mello, Robinson Lead Soccer Scorers Arthur Mello of New Bedford High's soccer team is the leading scorer in the Southeastern Mass. Conference, and Dave Robinson of Attleboro High leads Division II with 17 goals. New Bedford is

in Division I. Celso Ferreira, another New Bedford booter, is runnerup to Mello in .Division I with 14 goals while Somerset's Steve Dailey is in second place in Division II with 15 goals.

Fall River South Leads


Since our last column there has been exciting competition in the Bristol County Catholic Hockey League. Defending champion South defeated New Bedford, 4-1, and IFall River North upset SomersetFreetown, 4-1, leaving South in sole possession of the league



lead. Taunton nipped Rochester, 4-3, in the other game. South is now 4-1-0 (won, lost, tied), Somerset-Freetown, Taunton and New Bedford are 3-2-0, North 1-3-1 and Rochester 0-4-1. Next Sunday's schedule has Taunton vs. Somerset-Freetown, South vs. North, New Bedford vs. Rochester. Play starts at 9 p.m.

'M' for Maria VATICAN CITY (NC)- The coat-of-arms of Pope John Paul II is composed of an off-center cross and a large "M" for "Ma-

ria" in the lower righthand corner. Cardinal Karol Wojtyla's motto as bishop was: "Totus tuus," (Yours entirely).

tv, movie news Symbols following film reviews indicate both general and Catholic Film Office ratings, which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for gen· eral viewing; PG-parental guidance sug· geste{j; R-restricted, unsuitable for children or younger teens. Catholic ratings: Al-approved for children and adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved for adults only; B-objectionable in part for everyone; A4-separate classification (given to films not morally offensive which, however, require some analysis and explanation); C-condemned.

"Midnight Express" (Columbia) deals with the harsh experiences of a young American sentenced to 30 years in a Turkish prison for attempting to smuggle hashish out of that country. The film is an unsubtle polemic against the brutality of prison life in Turkey, and its human rights theme is badly served by its shallow characterizations, its indiscriminate and morbid fascination with violence, and its slurs against Turkey as a nation. (R) C On TV Friday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m. (ABC) - "Obsession" (1976 - A man (Cliff Robertson) whose wife and daughter had been killed in a kidnapping 15 years before meets a young woman who looks just like his deceased wife (Genevive Bujold). He falls in love at once, his passion spurred by a sense of guilt over what he feels is his own responsibility in his wife's death. The premise is set up well enough, despite flat dialogue and shallow characterizations, but the conclusion is ludicrously improbable. A muted incest theme, which from time to time is coyly suggested, makes the film questionable material for younger viewers. (PG) A-III "Summer of My German Soldier," airing Monday, Oct. 30, at 9-11 p.m. on NBC, is set in a small Georgia town. The time is 1944 and German prisoners of war are interned in a nearby camp. A teen-age Jewish girl (Kristy McNichol) is impressed by one of these POWs (Bruce Davison) because he speaks English and talks to her on an adult level. When he escapes from the camp, she helps him hide. Even though she feels deeply about the Nazi atrocities, she believes she is right to help this German, but when her secret is discovered, she is treated as an outcast by her family and as a criminal by the townspeople. It is the black housekeeper, her only friend, who helps her through the tragedy. As a parable on racism, this film convincingly portrays the destructive nature of prejudice. Acting is first-rate and this is satisfying entertainment that also conveys the message of human solidarity. "Puff the Magic Dragon," CBS, Oct. 30 8:30-9 p.m. - Parents will be gratified by the sweetness and light of "Puff the Magic Dragon," a cartoon fantasy based on the popular song by Peter Yarrow. It tells the

story of little Jackie Draper and a dragon friend who helps the boy overcome his f~ar of growing up by taking him on a perilous journey to :!lis magical kingdom. Tu·_sday, Oct.. 31, 9 p.m. (CBS) - "Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell" - When their dog is killed in an accident, a family unwittingly accepts as a replacement an adorable puppy possessed by some evil force. The father of the family (Richard Crenna) at length consults a shaman (Victor Jory) in order to free himself and his loved ones from the baleful influence of the dog. Though this is a new madefor-television film and so neither reviewed nor classified, parents are advised to think twice about letting their children see it because of its possible harmful effects both in terms of religion and mental health. NOT HIS INTENT "Every type of discrimination . . is to be eradicated as contrary to God's intent."-Second Vatican Council. ATTLEBORO'S Leading Garden Center



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A children's liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. A meeting for parents of third to sixth grade children will take place Monday, Nov. 13. It is noted that a teacher is needed for the third grade CCD class on Tuesday afternoon.

points HOLY TRINITY, WEST HARWICH The Ladies' Association will meet at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 in the church hall. A social hour will be followed by a book re-

Monday night, Nov. 20. Mrs. Heidi 'Peckham has been appointed to head a nominating committee.

view by Mrs. Eugene A. Hudson. The public is invited. ST. MARY, SEEKONK The Women's Guild will hold a wine and cheese tasting pa:;ty

ORDER OF ALHAMBRA, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW HAMPSHIRE Region One Council of the Order of Alhambra will meet at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at K of C Hall, 25 Webster St., Everett, Mass.


SS. PETER AND PAUL, FALL RIVER First communicants will meet for practice at 7:30 tomorrow night in preparation for reception of the sacrament at 9:30 a.m. Mass Sunday. The parish retreat for November is filled. The next retreat will be held Dec. 1-3. The November retreat team will meet tonight at 7:30. Barbara Lee and Mary Janick have tickets for the 24th annual Bishop's charity ball to be held Jan. 12 at Lincoln Park. HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER A Halloween party for parish children from grades one through six wi:ll be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Children may register with classroom or CCD teachers.

Twellty-Fourth Annual

Bishop's Charity Ball Honoring Most Reverend DANIEL A. CRON:IN, S.T.D. FOR THE BENEFIT OF Underprivileged and Exceptional Children 8 P.M. TO I A.M. DANCING 1n The 路Cocktail Lounge To MANNY SILVIA and His Tophatter's Orchestra AND in The Ballroom THE VINCENT LOPEZ ORCHESTRA with Danny LeRoy IN PERSON


GIRLS' ECHO FALL RIVER DIOCESE Due to an' insufficient number of applicants, the ECHO retreat scheduled for October 27-29 at Dominic Savio Youth Center, Peacedale, R.I. has been cancelled.



ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL, FALL RIVER Father Peter Graziano, diocesan director of social services, will speak at a Women's Guild meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the parish hall. Mrs. Harold Sayward will be hostess for a coffee hour. ST. ANTHONY CHURCH, TAUNTON Rev. Horace J. Travassos, assistant chancellor 'of the diocese, will give a slide 'lecture on the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for members of the Holy Rosary Guild at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. A short business session will also be held. Guests are welcome. ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL, FALL RIVER Music at the 10 a.m. Sunday liturgy will be from the Gregorian repertory.


ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET A prayer meeting will foHow 7 p.m. Mass Thursday, Nov. 2. A social hour will then be held in the parish center. The Women's Guild and Holy Name Society will co-sponsor a family communion breakfast followin"g 8:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, 路Nov. 5, with Selectman James Healy as speaker and Richard Maynard and Mrs. Irene Pereira as chairpersons. Reservations may be made with members of either organization. SISTERS' RECOLLECTION DAY, OUR LADY'S CHAPEL, NEW BEDFORD The second in a series of days of recollection for Sisters of the diocese will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady's Chapel, 600 Pleasant St., New Bedford, under direction of Father LQke O'Connell, OFM. LA SALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO A healing service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the shrine chapel. It will include prayer for the needs of all present and individual prayer over those who request this ministry. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, TAUNTON Knights of the Altar adult leaders and the Supreme Grand Knight will meet at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the parish center.

SACRED HEART, FALL RIVER The CCD program will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The program will include conferences with teachers, a classroom tour and a short film on the CCD. Refreshments will be served. A children's Halloween party will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria. Costumes may be worn.

ST. THERESE, NEW BEDFORD The parish community will hold a Marian Manifestation of Faith at 3 p.m. Sunday. Theme of the program, to include a scriptural rosary, meditation, homily and liturgy of the hours will be "Mary-Woman of the Gospel." It will be offered for members of the Church of Silence. Folksingers lead community participation in the 11 a.m. family Mass each Sunday.

ANTI-CHRISTIAN "Anything that has any remote resemblance to discrimination is not only anti-American but anti-Christian. - Francis J. Haas

HOLY CROSS, ,FALL RIVER A large committee headed by Julia Beben is planning a polka Mass for 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Music will be by the Dick Pilar orchestra.

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ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER Beginning Saturday, parishioners will offer one Mass weekly for the intentions of Pope John Paul II. Those wishing to sponsor such a Mass may contact the rectory. The parish intercessory ministry will hold a prayer session in the church from 4:30 to 5:30 Sunday. Also next Sunday, those preparing for the Nov. 3 grotto and grounds dedication wi'll meet at 3 p.m. for a rehearsal.





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