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(Continued from Page 6) beyond a doubt that Love and Love alone is his motive. The entire history of man's salvation, wonderful and awe- some as it is, is explainable only in terms of Divine Love. If we Sacred History without realization clearly before us, we run the risk of missing the entire point of life. The only thing that is really necessary to gather from all that has gone before is this simple truth: GOD LOVES US IMMENSELY! If fr u have become convinced be- nd a doubt that this is so, the st part of our book has been a success. And the second book "The Christian Life" (God's Love Returned) follows as night follows the day. If you have not gotten this point the rest of the book will be of little value. Love, or the lack of it, is the to everything that is or ever will be. EPILOGUE The Church's Year of Grace We have tried to use an his- approach in presenting the truth of Christianity. Through reliving the history of the world, we have been enabled discover God's plan for man, meaning and purpose of life and also the essential truths re- vealed by God which must be known by all men. Through history we h a v e 1 e a r n e d about Jesus Christ. Through history the Christian n also better live Christ. This th is so fundamental that the urch has always used histori- cal events relived by the faithful as sources of knowledge and grace. Every year the Church re- lives, through her liturgy, the whole tremendous history of lvation. Beginning with Ad- nt, the Church in spirit takes us Back to the Old Testament and there, with the Jews of old, we recall and make real to our- selves the events that made Christmas possible and neces- sary. Seeing again what the world was like without Christ, dispositions of his soul are each Christmas Eve when Christ once again enters the world as a tiny Babe. Then comes the Epiphany when we recall Christ's public manifesta- tion to the world. During the weeks after the tiphany we relive Christ's in- [ncy, trying to learn of His virtues and seeking ever to im- itate them more perfectly as they reveal themselves in the events of His life. Then comes Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Again the Church spirit returns to the Old estament, there to recall again he historical theology that has made the horrible events of Holy Week necessary. W i t h Easter the Christian again rises with Christ. At Pentecost, the birthday of the Church; we thrill again with the Apostles as they tade their first converts; and through the Sundays after Pentecost we find ourselves re- living the life of the infant Church and recalling the essen- tial elements of the Kingdom which Christ has left us in the Catholic Church. Christ's Disposition Ours This entire process is one in- timately tied up with the idea of the Christian Mystery. At the time of St. Paul, the pagans used to celebrate pagan mystery rites. By reliving the life, death and rebirth of their god, or in some way by reliving the great deeds of their gods, the pagans felt in some sense to be able to acquire something of the life of the god himself. This idea struck St. Paul with great force. For what the pagans only hoped to do, through the Liturgical Year we Christians actually can do. For by reliving within ourselves the mysteries of Christ's Life, through the oc- casions of grace which they be- come, we can actually come to deepen within us the Life of our God, the Life of Jesus Christ. There is as much grace for us at our Little crib in the parish church as there would have been had we been actually present at the crib at Bethlehem if only we are willing to make use of this mystery by following the spirit of the liturgy and mak- ing Christ's dispositions ours. All of these mysteries are, of course, pivoted about the one great, ever- recurring mystery: that of Calvary. All of the mys- teries of the Life of Christ take their meaning from the Mass, the great redemptive act which is the focal point of all history, secular or religious. More Meanincjful With each succeeding spring, summer, fall and winter, the great mystery of nature becomes more meaningful; so does the history of human life, at those points where it is mingled with the divine, take on greater mean- ing each time we relive the life of Our God through birth, life, death and resurrection, through the liturgical year. And at ninety our appreciation of divine life will be greater only if we deepen it each year by reliving Life in Christ. This, then, concludes our course of instructions. The rest is up to you. We have shown you the meaning of Life, but you alone can make these truths real to yourself. We can show you Life, you alone can live it. The Catholic Church, Christ's visible Kingdom on earth, wel- comes you, she opens up to you a new life -- a share in God's own Life. For this were you created, but you, yourself, must of your own free will choose to join it. Please God this course will give you the grace to do so. Man is made to fly to His God. The Church can give you the needed instructions--the fuel of grace, but it is up to you to get off the ground, to realize the exalted purpose for which you were created, to find the happi- ness which only men who share GOD'S LIFE can know. Fr. Connolly Sincjs First Solemn Mass In Shelton SHELTON -- The Rev. Thomas E. Connolly, S.J., one of 14 ordinandi of the Oregon Jesuit Prov- and among six from the Archdiocese, sang his first solemn Mass Sunday in St. Edward's Church here. Seated in a place of honor in the front pews were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vin- cent T. Connolly of Shelton and other relatives. Father Connolly attended Sbelton public schools and Marymount Military Academy in Tacoma before enrolling at Gonzaga University. Entering the Jesuit Novitiate in Sheridan, Ore., in 1953, he taught at Gonzaga Prep in Spo- kane. Assisting in missionary work in the Spokane Indian Reserva- tions, he went to Regis College in Toronto for theology. While in Toronto he helped to esta- a credit union organiza- for Italian immigrants. He was ordained in Our Lady d Lourdes Cathedral in Spokane June 15. Among the assisting priests was Rev. 'Mark Wiechmann, O.S.B., lastor here. REV. THOMAS E. CONNOLLY Two Receive Maryknoll Habits, Names VALLEY PARK, Mo. -- Two young women from the Arch- diocese of Seattle Monday re- ceived the habit and new names at the reception ceremony for 47 of Maryknoll Sisters at the novitiate here. Laura Ann Hoban of St. 3"o- seph's Parish in Seattle is now Sister Ann Gerard. Sister grad- uated from Holy Names Aca- demy and from Seattle Univer- sity. She also worked for the Seattle Park Department where she was a Recreational Di- rector. Sister is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John ,I. Hoban, 1Oll 23rd Ave. Mary Patricia Van Amburgh, now Sister Mary John, also graduated from SU. Sister came to Maryknoll from St. John's Parish in Seattle where she was active in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. John Van Amburgh, 386 79th St. N.W. The Archdiocese has given Maryknoll 16 Sisters. Heart Surgery Techniques On Hear surgery techniques in Washington area are in- creasing the chances of health for babies born with heart de- fectsi Seattle has six heart surgery teamS, Tacoma has one, and Spokane, two. The Washington State Heart Association is par- tially responsible for supplying blood for these operations, as well as supporting research projects dealing with the sub- ject. Nine inborn heart defects con- sidered operable are described in a booklet called: "If Your Child Has A Congenital Heart Increase Defect." This revised booklet is available through your Washing- ton State Heart Association. The booklet has been updated since its original publication date of three years ago. For a copy of the book con- tact Washington State Heart Association, Arcade Building, Seattle. / / / Friday, JuDe 28, 196,3,  THE PROGRESS--7 -.= Bishop Gill To Dedicate New Pe Ell Church NEW LANDMARK--This modern.looking structure, seating 200, is the new parish church of St. Joseph's in Pe Ell. Dedication ceremonies this Saturday marks the completion of the efforts of Rev. Ibar Lynch, pastor, as contractor; Leo Muller, in charge of construction; and parishioners, who volunteered their labor. Feature of the exterior is a 40-foot free-standing bell tower. Carlton Chapel Co. designed the new church, built at a cost of $40,000 but insured at $65,000 because of savings in labor and material. Parishioners' Labors Cut Building Cost PE ELL m Dedication ceremonies of the new St. Joseph's Church here will be held with all solemnities at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29. The Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill, V.G., Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle, will officiate. The dedication rites bring to fulfillment the efforts of Rev. Ibar G. Lynch, pastor, and his faithful parishioners in erecting the 200-seat wood-framed struc- ture, built at a cost of $40,000 but valued because of many sav- ings in labor and material at $65,000. Father Lynch will be cele- brant of the solemn high Mass to be presided by Bishop Gill. The Rev. Joseph Buck, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Snoqualmie, will be deacon, and Rev. James Deady, pastor of Vancouver's Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, subdeacon. Assistants to the Bishop will be Rev. Edmond Kearney, REV. IBAR LYNCH Pastor and Contractor former pastor here and now of St. Mary's Parish, Centralia, and Rev. Timothy Moynihan, pastor of St. Joseph's Parish, Chehalis. The Rev. Glenn Schlatter of Sublimity, Ore., who made most of the new church's interior fur- nishings, will be processional cross bearer, and Rev. John Keane of St. Mary's Cathedral in Portland will be commen- tator. Master of ceremonies will be Rev. Kevin Coyle of St. Mary's Parish, Aberdeen, and Rev. Stephen Szeman of Seattle. Present in the sanctuary will be Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael P. O'Dwyer, dean of the southern deanery and pastor emeritus of St. Michael's Parish, Olympia. The new church replaces an old structure, built in 1903. Dedication ceremonies will also mark the third church structure for the parish in Southwest Washington. Designed by Carlton Chapel Co., the church has an overall dimension of 80 by 32 feet. Addi- tional floor space is added with the winter chapel and work sacristy, each 16 by 16 feet. Laminated beams support the exposed tongue-and-groove car- decking ceiling, all the interior walls are plastered, and the foundation is solid slab con- crete. The very attractive roof is a locally cut heavy shake. Vertical cedar siding has been used on the exterior walls. A 40-foot free-standing bell tower provides a stunning exte- rior focal point. The large 700- pound bell is a link to the old church, where it had been in- stalled in 1908. The bell is pro- tected from the weather by a heavy shake roof matching the roof of the church. Most of the interior furnish- ings were made especially for Stamps To Honor St. Vincent de Paul LISBON (NC) -- The Portu. guese Post Office will issue a special series of stamps to commemorate the third cen- tenary of the death of St. Vin- cent de Paul, who worked among France's poor in the 17th century and was declared patron of all charitable groups by Pope Leo XIII. There will be four denomina- tions: 20 centavos; 1 escudo; 2 escudos, 80 centavos; and 5 escudos. INSIDE VIEW--Modern functional lines and rustic design feature the ) interior of the new Pe Ell church. Laminated beams, exposed tongue, grove , car-decking ceiling, plaster walls and vertical cedar siding are among the .. main interior highlights. Most of the interior furnishings were made by Rev. Glen Schlatter, art instructor at St. Boniface High School and chap- lain of Marian Home in Sublimity, Ore. Pews were manufactured by the ,i Trappist monks of Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey, Lafayette, Ore. ', TASK FORCEuA two-way "partnership" was established between pastor and parishioners in building the new Pe Ell parish church. Father Lynch became the contractor and parishioners the donors of approximately 40 per cent of the labor. These volunteer workers include (from left) Greg Hailer, Joe Muller, Fred Wooten, Bennie Muller, Tommy the new church by Father Schlatter, art instructor at St. Boniface High School in Sub- limity, and a friend of the pastor. Father Schlatter designed and executed the main altar, the winter chapel altar, baldacino, Communion rail, baptistry rail, holy water and baptismal fonts, together with the tabernacle and altar candlesticks. The new pews were manufac- tured by Trappist monks at Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey, La- fayette, Ore. The pulpit and sanctuary light are the work of Norbert Sorger Church Furnish- ings, Vancouver. The first Mass ever recorded in this area was noted in 1889 when Rev. Nicholas Frye from Cowlitz Prairie offered the Holy Sacrifice in the Joseph Muller home. Missionary priests serving in the vicinity before the mission parish was created in 1889 in- clude Revs. Michael Fafara, Bernard Kornke, C. Wojciechow. ski, S. Jurek, P. DeMetrids and Monsignor Gustave Achtergael. Made up of pioneering Ger- man, Swiss and Polish fami- lies, the mission was elevated to parish status in 1893. These family names are synonymous with St. Joseph's: Muller, Bor- Muller, Bob Walls, Louie Muller, Mike Nalewaja, John Stannek, Tony Muller, Lee Habersetzer, Leo Muller who was in charge of construction, John Gudyka, David Muller, Ted Karniss, Jerry Nacht, Bob Kowalsky, Billy Wooten, Pete Hailer, Ed Kroll, Charlie Lapinsky, Carl Muller and " Marzell Muller. gelt, Hoerth, Nalewaja, Ko- never occupied as a school, as' ;' tula, Lawondowski, Meier, the seeds of religious dissension : Krnll, Stannak, Siefner .... were already present. The build- The parish's first church was ing was later sold. built in 1893 and replaced by Fifteen priests have served the second, erected in 1903. the parish since 1902 with the Used as a parish hall, the origi- most recent pastors including nal structure was torn down Rev. Alfred Matbenski, now five years ago because of the pastor of St. Cecilia's Parish, ravages of time. Winslow; Rev. Leonard Rafa- Sometime in the early 1900's lowski, administrator of St, .' the parish boasted a one-room Michael's in Olympia, and .: parochial school taught by a Father Kearuey of centralia. layman. Father Lynch was appointed In 1903 a full-fledged acad- pastor in 1960. emy, with a large residence for The congregation numbers Sisters, was built adjacent to approximately 50 families. The the church. This fine three-story attached mission parish is Holy  building, unfortunately, was Family, Frances. ., Elections, Programs Highlight Events' Bellincjham Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus -- Aubrey Aus of Oak Harbor has been elected faithful navigator of the San Juan General Assembly. Other officers are A1 Gault, Mount Vernon; Gene Jones and Robert Runyon, beth of Bellingham; William Shea and Chester Maxim, both of Oak Harbor; Larry Swain, Burling- ton; and Frank Imhoff of Ferndale, who is grand knight- elect of Bellingham Council. I:dmonds Holy Rosary Parish -- An old- fashioned ice cream social is scheduled from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 30. The event will be held under bright um- brellas, and in case of rain in- doors. Mrs. Ben Alder, Mrs. Wallace Washke and Mrs. Richard Rysa are in charge and will be as- sisted by the Queen of Martyrs Guild. Elma Catholic War Veterans -- The Rev. Francis X. Murphy, pastor of St. Joseph Parish has been appointed state chap- lain with the appointment con- firmed by the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Arch- bishop of Seattle, according to Miss Mary Fleming of Seattle, state commander. Father Murphy, prior to com- ing to" Elma, was chaplain of both the CW'V's King County Chapter and Father Vincent Post in Seattle. He served with the U. S. Navy Seabees in World War II before his ordina- tion. Federal Way St. Vincent de Paul Parish-- Summer daily Mass schedule is 7:15 a.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday in the rectory, 30528 8th Ave. S., announced Rev. Lawrence Will- enberg, pastor. Confessions will be heard from 4:30 to 5:30 and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and before Holy Days and first Fridays. Mrs. Glen Kammers was re- cently installed president of the parish altar society. Other officers are Mesdames Lawrence Mossett, C h a r 1 e s Mentrin, .James Holden and the parish center, 6509 176th St. S.W. All prospective converts and others interested in "brushing up" on the Faith are welcome, announced Rev. Joseph Doogan, pastor. Father Doogan also extends his gratitude to the ladies of the parish who conducted the recent food shower for the rectory and also to friends who presented gifts for the new parish. I Seattle Knights of Columbus--The annual Catholic Family Picnic, sponsored by Seattle Council, will be held Sunday, July 14, at Norm's Cottage Lake Re- sort, four miles east on the Woodinville-Duvall Highway. The event will start at 8 a.m. and continue through dusk, according to Bruno Ginter and Walter Hubbard, co-chairmen. Highlights include the soft- ball game and tug-of-war be- twean Democrats, coached by State Sen. Frank Connor, and by Republicans, coached by County Commissioner Johnny O'Brien. A CYO soccer exhibi- tion has also been scheduled. There will be games for all ages. There will be free soft drinks and coffee. Admission is $1 for adults and 25 cents for youths six to 18. Children under six will be admitted free. Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus -- Timothy H. Ham Jr. has been elected faithful navigator of James Shields General Assembly, comprising members from Seattle, North Seattle, Renton, Overlake and Auburn Councils. Other officers are Edward D. Sima, Robert F. Caldwell, Leo Paul Schwartz. Delegates in- Fleury, Eugene F. Hooper, Ed- clude Mesdames Douglas Spickelmire, Richard Workman, a. G. Johnson and Robert Mac- Donald. Lynnwood St. Thomas More Parish -- Adult convert classes will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, in Seattle Council, he lives with his wife, Betty, and their five children, at 1127 16th Ave. E. in St. Joseph's Parish. A mor- tician, Ham is associated with Wiggen and Sons Mortuary. The assembly's annual in- augural baanquet and ball will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in the Tyee Yacht C 1 u b. Admission is $15 per couple. Knights of Columbus--Roger Gill of St. Matthew Parish has been elected grand knight of St. Bernadette Parish -- An - "Independence" h a m dinner will be served from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in the parish school auditorium, S.W. 128th i St. and Ambaum Rd. Admission will be 81.50 for adults, 75 cents for small chil- dren and $5 for the entire ram- i fly. Co-chairmen are Mrs. Peter Veenhuizen and Mrs. Joseph i Heider. Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima -- The Loyola Crusader Group will meet at 7:45 p.m. North Seattle Council. Friday, June 28, in the Seattle Other officers include Frank University Union Building's con- Reiner, Floyd Hofto, Dr, Otto ::terence room. Vogeler, Rudy Staudenraus, Snohamish Austin Ellis, Jim Haley, Len Warner, Joe Backus, Bill Brewer, Rich- .......................... chard Houri- gan, Jim Man- cinelli and Reid Skiben- es$. A native of Seattle, G i 1 1 attended S t. Joseph School, Seattle P r e p University and Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima -- The pilgrimage tour of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be highlighted with devotions at Sunday through Sat- June 30 to July 6, in St. Michael's Church. Tacoma Philomathea -- The Bellar- mine High School Mothers Club will sponsor a reception to hon0r three faculty members at was graduated from the Uni- ROGER 8 ,m. Tuesday, July 2, in the versity of GILL ' school cafeteria. Washington Law School. He is Honorees include Very Rev. sales representative for West Joseph L. Showalter, S,J., new i rector; Rev. Christopher J. Mc- i Publishing Co.  Donnell, S.J., former principal i He lives with his wife and who will teach at the Jesuit six children at 11320 23rd Ave. Novitiate in Sheridan, Ore.; and N.E. A council charter mere-Rev. Thomas G. Williams, S.$., , ber, he becomes North Sea- attics third grand knight, new principal. , succeeding Bill Brewer. Noted Sisters : Catholic War Veterans- The quarterly Communion Mass of To Teach the King County Chapter will be offered for the repose of the Four visiting faculty mere- '. soul of the late Pope John bers, each distinguished in her XXIII at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, own field, will teach at the June 30, in Our Lady of Guad- Providence Heights College of i alupe Church. Sister Formation at Pine Lake, Issaquah, this summer. The Rev. Richard Stohr, pas- Sister Mry, I.H.M., w h o tor and chaplain of Father Vin- cent Post, will be celebrant, will teach t w o psychology A no-host breakfast will fol- courses, is professor of psy- low in the parish plant, chology and chairman of the psychology department at Archdiocesan C o u n c i I of Marygrove College, Detroit, Catholic Women -- The South Michigan. Central Deanery salad luncheon Sister Mary Juliana, C.S.J., will be served at 12:30 p.m. assistant to Mother Mary Hil- Tuesday, July 9, in the home of degarde, provincial superior of Mrs. William F. Russell, 2139 the Sisters of St. Joseph of S.W. 169th St. Newark, will teach courses in Reservations may be made United States history and po- with Mrs. Russell at CH. 3-2859 litical theory. or with Mrs. Ineo Rantucci at A course in World Cultures ward Hosep, Dr. Otto Vogeler, EA. 4-5589. Mrs. George Kir- will be taught by Sister Mary W.C. (Charley) Heib Jr., Joseph stein is also assisting with Jr- Rita, O.P., who is at present C. McMurray, Sergio P. Acena rangements, director of studies at Yakima and Lyman Fellows of Bellevue, Order of Martha -- St. Fran- Central Catholic high school. the latter whom Harn succeeds, ces Xavier Cabrini Household Sister Mary Edwina, O.P., Ham, 39, is a graduate of will sponsor its picnic at 12:30 who will teach English litera- Seattle University and is its p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in ture at the college this sum- Alumni Association first vice Rogers Park, located at the mer, teaches English and mu- president. Past grand knight of end route of the No. 3 bus line. sic at Blanchet High School. &