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Month of Prayer Begins Sunday Is Dedicated to Vocations "THE HARVEST INDEED IS GREAT, BUT THE LABORERS ARE FEW." March has been designated as religious vocation Subject for the essay is "What would it be like to be a month by the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, priest or Sister?" A $25 award will be made in each of five di- Archbishop of Seattle, as a means of directing atten- tion of all Catholics to the increased need for priests, Brothers and Sisters. Recognizing the demand for more clergy and Religious to serve the growing Archdiocese, the Archbishop has authorized a program of prayer and activity in all parishes and schools under the direction of Rev. Stephen Szeman, Archdiocesan director of vocations. A special Prayer for Vocations will be recited daily in all churches and schools, except during the week of March 17 when it will be replaced by the annual Novena for Vocations. In order to reach students of Archdiocesan grade and high schools, the Archbishop has appointed 47 priests as official vocation month speakers. Priest-directors of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine have been called on to speak to their groups regarding vocations. In addition, special vocation study outlines have been prepared for CCD use by the Archdiocesan department of education. Members of the Serra Club will extend the campaign for vo- cations to parents through talks to parish groups and other organizations. Serra also will sponsor its religious vocation essay contest in Seattle and Tacoma. The contest will be open to all grade schools, junior high schools, CCD groups and girls' high schools. visions. Names of the winners and those receiving honorable mentions will be published in The Progress after the contest ends April I. Scheduled March 14 is the annual examination for candidates to the seminary. Consideration of the subject of vocations brings out several factors contributing to the current situation. "The needs are unbelievable," said the Very Rev. Denis D. Foudy, S.S., Rector of St. Thomas Seminary, Kenmore, in speaking about the problem of vocations. "In the whole North- west and particularly in the Seattle Archdiocese where the growth in population has been so great, there are relatively few voca- tions," he said. According to Father Foudy, only an estimated 23 priests from the seminary will be ordained for Seattle in the next four years. He noted that by 1968, the post-war population growth will be apt to increase the number of vocations, but he stressed, because the population will continue to expand, even these will be absorbed quickly. Father Foudy sees two major causes for the apparent lack of vocations: first, the rapid growth of the Archdiocese has simply outstripped the number of vocations, and second, some parents do not want "heroism" for their children. "We must keep pointing out to parents the tremendous, heroic role of a priest," according to Father Foudy. "Everyone must CHRISTIAN CULTURE - - SERIES, PAGE 7 Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle Vol. 67No. 9 Seattle, Washington, February 28, 1964 (Published every Friday) $4.00 per yearI0c per copy  41 tApartheid Text Historic Landmark Razed: Said 'Not Official' The Nesqually Chancery That Was DView of Church CAPE TOWN, South regard Archbishop Whelan's AFRICA (NC) m The chairman of the South African Bishops' Confer- ence declared here that a statement by Archbishop William P. Whelan, O.M.I., of loemfontein upholding this ation's policy of apartheidm rict race segregation-- was a personal one and not the of- ficial stand of the Church. The chairman, Archbishop Owen McCann of Cape Town. countered assertions that Arch- bishop Whelan's statement was made on behalf of the South African Hierarchy. He s a i d at if Archbishop Whelan had tended making an official atement, it would have first had to be approved by the Bishops: Conference. That body did not discuss it, and therefore it was not an official statement, Arch- bishop MeCann said. The Cape Town Archbishop said that Archbishop Whelan was entitled to his own views s head of the Bloemfontein rchdiocese, but that those views were not these of the Bishops' Conference. But, he added, insofar as Archbishop Whelan quoted the joint state- menLs of the Sodth African Bishops, he was setting forth the official attitude of the Church. At the same time, Archbi- op Denis Hurley, O.M.I., of urban declared that it would be "completely erroneus" to views as the official Church position. Archbishop Hurley said: "Any report that this is the official attitude of the Church is completely erron- eous. Just as when I make my speeches I do not expect my views to be binding on the Church, so Archbishop Whel- an's views are in no way the Church's official attitude." Archbishop John Garner of Pretoria--this country's fourth archbishop---declined to com- ment on Archbishop Whelan's statement until after the plen- ary meeting of the Bishops' Conference scheduled to begin in his See city February 22. Archbishops McCann a n d Hurley spoke out after South African government agencies, including the republic's inform- ation service in New York, had released Archbishop Whelan's statement w it h the assertion that "the Roman C a t h o 1 i c Church of South Africa today issued a statement clarifying the attitude of the Church to- ward South Africa's racial pol- icy, apartheid." Archbishop Whelan himself empahsized after releasing his statement that it was not made on behalf of the Bish- ops' Conference. But he said that the statement was not a purely private expression of his views as Archbishop of Bloemfontein. The Archbishop said it was (Continued on Page 2) Civil Rights Mass iDSe.ts Participation The Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Arch- bishop of Seattle, will preside at a civil rights Mass to be sung at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, in St. James Cathedral. The solemn high Mass is being arranged under the auspices of the Catholic Interracial Council of Seattle, recently established by the Archbishop to spearhead Catholic participation in civil rights. Celebrant will be Rev. John D. Lynch, chaplain of the inter- racial council. Father Lynch will deliver the sermon. Officers of the Mass include Rev. Richard Stohr, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, deacon; Rev. D. Harvey McIn- tyre, assistant chancellor of the Archdiocese, subdeacon; and Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philip H. Duffy, archdiocesan superintendent of schools, assistant priest. Chaplains to the Archbishop will be Rev. A. L. Leaby, pas- tor of Christ the King Parish; and Rev. Emery Blanchard, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Metropolitan crossbearer will be Rev. Robert Daly of St. Anne's Parish; and processional crossbearer, Rev. James Dun- ning of t. John's Parish. Master of ceremonies at the throne will be Rev. Stephen Szeman and master of ceremonies at the altar will be Rev. James Gandrau, editor of The Progress. Singing will be the Holy Names Academy Cecilians under the direction of Sister Virginia Marie, S.N.J.M. Also participating will be the Knights of Columbus Fourth ;ree honor guard of the James Shields General Assembly. (Continued on Page 2) THE REV. JAMES DEADY, REV. TIMOTHY MOYNIHAN, AND REV. JAMES DEADY LOOK AT SOME OF THE SOUARE NAILS USED IN THE OLD CHANCERY BUILDING IN VANCOUVER NOW BEING DEMOLISHED. Wrecking Recalls Church's Past By Alan Leland VANCOUVER, Wash.-- While crowbars pried at hand-hewn timbers and claw hammers p u 11 e d square nails from aged but still sound wood, old-time Vancouver residents this week watched a landmark come down. The severely plain-looking three-story building which once housed the Bishop of Nesqual- ly and priests who ranged out to serve the sprawling pioneer diocese, fell to the wreckers' tools to make more room for Vancouver's expanding c o m- mercial district. Long-time residents say the building was built some 92 years ago--in the early 1870's -- on the property of Provi- dence Academy where it served as a residence hall for the Sis- from the Academy grounds to Twelfth and Washington Streets where the sparkling new St. James Cathedral stood. The church still stands there, although a decree in 1907 removed the diocesan headquarters to Seattle. The barracks-type hall must have looked strangely out of place alongside the imposing new Gothic cathedral but it re- mained there from 1884 until 1928 when it was moved--for the second and last time--to make room for the present rectory, a handsome brick structure in the classic design of the adjacent church. The 1928 move took the old frame building to a corner on Mill Plain Boulevard and C Street where new owners put the historic structure to use as a rooming house. It was used as such until the owner de- cided to demolish it this year. The last move of the old Nesqually Chancery brings a vivid memory back to the "dean" of St. James Parish, Kathleen Clancy. Miss Clancy has lived in the parish longer than anyone else, having come to Vancouver in 1882 as a four-year-old child. She has but a dim memory of the old St. James Cathedral at Fort Vancouver but recalls well the construction of the new Ca- thedral. Her father helped build and, in fact, was chairman of the building committee. Her recollection of the old Chancery and its move in 1928 was of her brother, Jim Clancy, climbing to the top of the building to rescue the cross placed there years be- fore--perhaps under the di- rection of Mother Joseph her- self, the pioneering nun who brought a small, brave band of Sisters of Charity of Provi- dence to the wild Northwest in 1856. The hand-wrought iron cross was still atop the building when it was placed on its new foun- dation, Miss Clancy said. She said her brother couldn't bear the thought of it being torn down and thrown away by its new owners so up a ladder he went and shinnied the last few feet up the steeply-pitched roof to the top and removed the cross. The relic has since been lost. It was last seen in a display in 1938 commemorating the 1O0th anni- versary of the date in Novem- ber, 1838, when the Northwest's first two Catholic missionaries, Abbe Francis Norbert Blanchet from Quebec and the Rev. Mo- deste Demers, stepped from a boat on to the banks of the Columbia River at, then Brit- ish, Fort Vancouver. ters of Charity of Providence who ran the region's first Catholic school, orphanage and Has 800 Saturday Students hospital. Horses pulled the ungainly structure some four blocks In Today's Progress . . . Charities Official Backs Housing Bill .............. 2 Priest-Brother Writes of Kwilu Revolt ............. 3 "That I May See" (Editorial) ................ 4 Family Prayer Expresses Love ...................... 5 Mystical Body of Christ .... 7 Archdiocesan Schools Share in Yule Fund ............. 8 Lenten Menus .............. 9 Prep Wins District Bid but O'Dea Was Great ......... I0 Speakers Receive Trophies..12 EDMONTON, A 1 t a., (NC)--For 800 Edmont- on students, r e a d i n g, writing a n d 'rithmethic don't end with the Friday afternoon bell. For them Saturday morning is not for sleeping in. It is classes as usual. And they pay to attend school instead of gath- ering around the soda fount- ain. An experiment begun two years ago has become a re- sounding success at St. Joseph's High School which is filled to capacity each Saturday with 40 teachers and the stud- ends who want to catch up on i'egular class work. Half of the students attend- ing the 15-week course come from city public schools, the others are from the separate schools, mostly Catholic. The teachers, paid for their extra hours work, also are drawn from the two systems. Some are so enthused about the progress shown by the stud- ents that they say they would donate the time if there were no other way. The project is self-support- ing-the 50c per hour paid by each student is used to pay teachers, janitors' wages, and all other costs. The bulk of the students are studying the regular basic high school subjects. The program snowballed this year, with four times the num- ber of students who attended last year, now foregoing Sat- urday morning relaxation. Emphasis is placed on re- medial reading which will give the students help in all of the regular class subjects. Sterilization Bill Backed JACKSON, Miss. (NC) -- Vol- untary sterilization at state expense would be authorized under a bill introduced in the Mississippi Legislature by State Senator T. M. Williams. exercise heroism in this regard," he said, "if only in praying for vocations." Sister Elizabeth of Jesus, F.C.S.P., vocation director for the College of Sister Formation at Pine Lake, attributes the lack of religious vocations to another cause. "There is a great need for homes to stimulate generosity and sacrifice among children. Too many of our youth don't think of sacrifice, and as we have become more materialistic, the situation worsens," she said. Sister pointed out the need for a means of involving chil- dren in service for the benefit of others, for instance, as CCD helpers, assistant sacristans or junior volunteers in hospitals and homes for the aged. "Generosity and sacrifice are the basis of the religious life," she said. "Today young people are looking at the appeal of the Peace Corps, but they are looking at what they themselves can get out of the experience, while the greatest sacrifice is to work solely for God." For the Very Rev. Michael J. O'Neill, S.S., President of St. Edward's Seminary, the problem of vocations centers around the need for perseverance among young seminarians. "Judging from last year's grade school applicants, the situ- ation is encouraging," he said. "What we want now is the grace of perseverance, because if the size of our classes continued as they are, we would not have nearly as much of a problem." "Through prayer and personal encouragement, families, friends and pastors can do a great deal in helping our young seminarians to become priests," Father Foudy said. Press Drive Sets New Record, Boosts Total Past 40,000 February was the Catholic Press Month that was. That vas so because The Progress during its annual Catholic Press Month campaign has reached an all-time high in new subscriptions m 6,872. This new record has boosted The Progress' total paid subscription list past the 40,000 mark by 546. The press month drive could not have been pos- sible without the interest and generosity of readers everywhere. Its success was also due to the zeal of press month priest-speakers, who had been appointed by the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, to af- ford everyone with an oppor- tunity of receiving "a vital and essential source of spiritual de- velopment." Last Sunday's new subscrip- tion count of 1,750, collected from 30 parishes throughout the Archdiocese, pushed the old press month record of 6,477, set in 1963, out of existence. The 1,750 was made up of 1,607 new subscriptions and 143 gifts. Leading last Sunday's list, marking the fourth and final phase of the campaign, was St. Louise Parish of Bellevue with 188 new subscriptions. The St. Louise total places that parish in fourth place among the drive's cumulative Top Ten, which includes in the order of their placement the following parishes: St. James Cathedral, 212; St. Anthony's, Renton, 208; Sacred Heart, Bellevue, 197; St. Louise, Bellevue, 186; Holy Rosary, Seattle, 180; Blessed Sacrament, 144; St. Edwards, Seattle, 139; St. Alphonsus, Seattle, 136; St. Benedict's, Seattle, 133; and Visitation, Tacoma, 131. Rounding out the first 10 be- hind St. Louise's in Sunday's final phase were Holy Rosary, (Continued on Page 3) Cuba Refugees Confirm Desecration MEXICO CITY (NC)---Cuban refugees on their arrival here reported details of the des-- ecration of a statue of Our Lady by Communists in San- tiago last October. The refugees said that on October 4 a group of Reds led by uniformed militiamen ent- ered Santiago's Santo Tomas church. They, stripped the stat- ue of Our Lady known as "the pilgrim" of its vestments and jewels and dressed it in the uniform of a militiawoman. While they were doing this, the refugees added, the Cuban Reds shouted insults. The statue is known as "the Pilgrim" because of the many times it had been taken on pilgrimage through Oriente province, of which Santiago is the capital. The Cubans did not confirm a report that the desecration had been ordered by Premier Fidel Castro. But they reported that a few days before the in- cident occured, the Premier's brother--Vice P r e m i e r Raul Castro had been in Santiago to preside at a meeting at w hi ch antireligious remarks were made. I I I [ [ I II 1 II I /o. C.C.D. CHRISTIAN CULTURE SERIES Gene A. Ford and ASSOCIATES Public Relations Fund Raising 619 NORTON BLDG., SEATTLE --98104--- Attend the Civil Rights Mass to Pray for Racial Justice and Harmony ,,, I I III IIII I[llllllllilllllllll II I I I IIIll '