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Auburn Parish Dates TO 1880 AUBURN-- At for- mal ceremonies held last Sunday, August 11, the Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill, Auxiliary Bishop of Se- blessed and dedicated the new church, school and rectory of Holy Family Parish here. The dedication of the new parish plant was a dream ful- filled for Rev. John D. Dully, pastor, and many of the long- time residents of the Auburn parish which saw its beginnings in 1880. It was 83 years ago that the first Catholic Church was built in what is now known as Auburn. It was an Indian mission chapel built near Third and R Sts. S. E.and the first Mass was offered by Rev Francis Xavier Prefon- taine, famed early-day Seat- tle priest. A Father DeDecker officiated the chapel for seven years from 1887 to 1904 occasion- al Masses were offered in the chapel by priests from St. Ber- nard Church at White River, then a prominent community. In 1900 the chapel burned down and Mass was offered in first the I.O.O.F. Hall, later at the Mystic Hall and finally in the MusiQ Hall above the office. Holy Family in 1904 was at- tached to St. George Indian Mission near Milton and in 1906 it was attached to the Kent par- ish with Father Flavin conduct- ing services. It was Christmas Day, 1907, when Bishop O'Dea estab- lished the new parish of Holy Family. The boundaries were Redondo Beach, King County Line, Muckhsboot Reserva- tion and Thomas. With 20 families in a parish without a pastor, Father Flavin continued to administer to the of the people. In 1909 the parish church was begun by the eager parishioners at the corner of Ist Ave. S.W. and E St., at a cost of $4,590. The first resident pastor was Rev. W. B. Hannon who remained 11 months to be re- placed by Rev. Eugene Duffy. During his 10-year pastorate the rectory was built and when he was transferred to Chehalis in 1922 Roy. Hugh Lynch replaced him. The Rev. J. A. O'Brien re- placed Father Lynch after eight years and he in turn was suc- ceeded by Rev. Antonius S. Fischer appointed in 1931. It has been said that Father Fischer contracted the pneu- monia from which he died as result of leaving his sick for a sick call. He died early in 1936 to be replaced by Rev. Joseph Schmidt. In 1936 St. Claire's Mission on the Mnckleshoot Indian Reservation was attached to Holy F a m i I y. The little church, built of hand-hewn timbers by the Indians in 1874, is now in a state of semi-restoratien in the Old World Square at F e d e r a ! Way. It is reputed to be one of the oldest Indian missions in the state. In 1944 new assistant's quar- ters were added to the rec- tory and for a short time Rev. John A. McCorristin was in residence, being the first as- sistant at Holy Family. Late in 1944 Father Schmidt suffered a heart attack and Rev. Charles E. Kelly assisted until March 1945. In Decem- ber Rev. Laurence O'Larey came and was replaced by Rev. William Power in June, 1946. In 1947, Father Power act- ing as administrator, pur- chased property north of the rectory and a much-needed parish hall was built Father Schmidt died in 1949 and the Most Reverend Arch- bishop Thomas A. Connolly ap- pointed Rev. Michael P. Meade the new pastor. In 1953 the Jesuit Fathers from Seattle University were asked to help on weekends and Rev. John B. Corrigan, S.J., began the work he has contin- ued to this time. With the parish continuing to burgeon, Father Meade in 1959 bought the property on which the new parish plant now stands. February 12, 1960 Rev. John J. Duffy was named the new THE MOST REVEREND THOMAS E. GILL, V. G.; Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle, places the cornerstone of Holy Family Church at the dedication ceremonies of the church, school and rectory held August 11. Chaplains to the Bishop are (left) Rev. Patrick S. Lyons, pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Kent, and Rev. John Egan, pastor of St. John Parish, Seattle. (Photo by Wilber Studio, Auburn) THE REV. JOHN J. DUFFY, pastor of Holy Family Parish, gives the sermon at the solemn Mass which marked the dedication and blessing of the new parish plant last Sunday. Father Duffy was the celebrant of the Mass and Bishop Gill officiated at the dedication. (Photo by Wilber Studio, Auburn) pastor and within two months a contract was signed with E. L. Mills and Associates to de- sign the new plant. November, 1961, saw the parish of St. Vincent de Paul created at Federal Way cut- ting off much of the western section of Holy Family and at this time Rev. Scan Henegan was named Father Duffy's as- sistant. In the spring of 1962 plans for the new plant were approved by the Archbishop and a total of $250,000 pledged by the parish- ioners. The bid was let to John Wood- ard Construction Company and official ground breaking was held October 14, 1962. In 10 months the buildings of Holy Family have been completed, a real monument to the hard- working pastors and parishion- ers of Auburn's Catholic parish. RecordRadi'Canada i --..-. -.|00tateBack RegentSMovie 1 The only person at Radio- Canada to be on the air for [ elass=#=caon ten continuous years is Pere Ambroise Lafortune, the "free- lance" priest of Montreal's NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (NC)-- show business. The State Board of Regents has recommended legislation pro- ''"''''''" ............ 1 v i d i n g for classification of | I movies according to their suit- ' Subscribe NOW for i ability for school-age children. | The ; The Regents, in a message to ! Assemblyman Luigi R. 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Parish .................................................. I I I i Coadjutor Bishop Elected I MANCHESTER, N. H. (NC) | ! --Father Gerald F. McCarthy, I I O.S.B., the prior of St. An- | slum's Abbey, has been elected I I I I I ! I I Mail to the Catholic Northwest Progress 907 Terry Avenue, Seattle, Wash., 98104 or call Progress Circulation MAin 2-8880, Ext. 19 , Why Not Send THE PROGRESS To | coadjutor abbot of the abbey. i A Non.Catholic Friend? I He is a native of Holyoke, i I Mass. N.Y. See Backs RicjMs March NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (NC) -- The Archdiocese of New York has given its backing to Catholic participation in the Au- gust 28 civil rights march on Washington, D. C. A letter to be read in all churches of the archdiocese August 18 says that "responsi- ble and peaceful" civil rights demonstrations deserve t h e "support and participation of Catholic American citizens." "Notable among these is the 'March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom' scheduled for August 28," declares the letter, which is signed by Auxiliary Bishop John J. Maguire of New York, Vicar General of the archdiocese. Predictions have set the num- ber of participants in the Au- gust 28 civil rights march on the nation's capital at upwards of 100,000. The demonstration is intended to stir support for President Kennedy's civil rights legislative proposals, now be- fore Congress. Bishop Maguire's letter re- fers to a recent statement by Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, that "Much -- ever so much -- re- mains to be done" in securing racial justice. The Cardinal added that "the great Christian and American principle of equality must be reduced to action in local cir- cumstances and in specific ways." He said the effort to obtain racial justice is "the challenge which 1963 has set squarely be- fore us and it must at all costs be faced and solved." Bishop Maguire comments that there are "many" civil rights organizations which are carrying out the objectives de- scribed by Cardinal SpeUman and which are "therefore de- serving of our support." He says: "Demonstrations and other activities of these organiza- tions, in which the good that is reasonably expected through these demonstrations outweighs the accidental un- fortunate effects, when they are carried out in a respon- sible and peaceful manner within the bonds of Christian charity and justice, and final- ly when they are undertaken as a last resort in the strug- gle to overcome the second class citizenship of American Negroes, are deserving of the support and participation of Catholic American citizens." The Bishop notes that the Catholic Interracial Council of New York will sponsor a group taking part in the march and suggests that those interested contact the council. i WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (NC) --The Rev. G e r a r d Sloyan, president of the National Cath- olic Liturgical Conference, has urged its 5,000 members to take an active part in the August 28 civil rights protest march on Washington. In a letter the members Father Sloyan called upon them "to give active witness to that truth we all profess as Christians" by participating in the August 28 "peaceful demonstration." Father Sloyan, head of the religious education department, Catholic University of America here, suggested that "if direct participation is impossible," the members might "join in the offering of Mass on August 28, praying that the exercise of rights our brothers in Christ seek will be achieved speediy." / Cardinal Says Mass For Son Of President BOSTON, Aug. 11 (NC)--The Mass of the Angels  requiem Mass for infantswas offered here for Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, two-day-old son of President and Mrs. Kennedy, by Richard Cardinal Cushing. The Archbishop of Boston of- fered the Mass August 10 in the private chapel of his resi- dence. The President and mem- bers of the family attended. Burial followed in the Ken- nedy family plot in Holyrood Cemetery, Brookline. The Kennedy infant died Au- gust 9 in Children's Hospital here two days after his birth. Cause of death was a respira- tory ailment. The baby had been baptized by Rev. John Scahill, Catholic chaplain at Otis Air Force base on Cape Cod, shortly after he was born prematurely by Cae- sarian section at the base hos- pital. Among the many messages of condolences to the Kennedys upon their loss was one from His Holiness Pope Paul VI. "We are profoundly grieved," the Pope cabled, "on learning of the death of your newborn; and, in ex- pressing Our sincere sympa- thy, We invoke upon you and Mrs. Kennedy abundant com- forting graces and We impart Our paternal apostolic bless- ing." Cardinal Cushing issued the following statement: "My heart's full measure of sympathy goes out to our President and Mrs. Kennedy. They did everything humanly possible to save the life of their newborn infant. "The depth of their sorrow is known only to those countless parents who have suffered a similar loss. "Their great personal faith and fervor, known to many, will give them the consolation of knowing that their newborn son will live in the nurseries of the mansions of heaven to chant the glories of God and pray for them. , F6day, Auc 16, 1963 THE ,PROGRESS3 Visit To Paris Described (The Rev. William Treacy, Archdiocesan Chair- man el the Commission on Church Unity and wetl- kn,own throughout the Seat- tle area/or his panelist role on the "ChaUengc'" televi- sion program, is currently in Europe on a "People-To- People" tour with 35 other Seattle residents. The group will spend a month in Europe visiting with people o[ their own occupational and ed. ucational interests. The group is currently in France.) Paris, August 11 The 35 citizen ambas- sadors arrived in Paris Friday, August 9, follow- ing a briefing by the State Department and embassy officials in Washing- ton, D.C. On Saturday mem- bers visited areas of spe- e i a 1 interest. I took the the opportunity to make a quick trip by train to Lisieux where I was privileged t o celebrate Mass at the tomb FATHER of St. Therese TREACY on behalf of our dedicated Carmelite Sis- ters in Seattle. As usual, there was a constant stream of pil- grims to the tomb. I returned to Paris for a six o'clock meeting in the Ambassador Hotel, which is our headquarters, with our counterparts. Representing the religious life of France were Abbe Coloni, one of five priests who serve as chap- laths to the Catholic students at the Sorbonne, one of the leading universities in France, located in Paris. The Protestant representative was Pastor Albert Finet, editor of the principal Protestant paper in France, called Reforme. He is an ardent admirer of Karl Barth. By REV. WILLIAM TREACy Abbe Coloni told our group that while half of the French population had been baptized in the Catholic Church, only one-fifth or possibly one-tenth seriously practice their faith. At the present time efforts are being made by the dedicated members to reach out and make contact with the indif- ferent and the lapsed. He is particularly concerned w i t h the university students of France who will be the leaders in the nation in a few years. He spoke of the famous pil- grimage which now takes place each year to honor Our Lady at Chartres. At the end of examinations in May an aver- age of 15,000 students walk the 60 miles from Paris to Char- tres. The custom began in 1935 when Charles Peguy stated that no French university stu- dent was educated until he made a pilgrimage to the Ca- thedral of Chartres. We were both guests for dinner at the home of Jean Paul Monbeig, who represents "People to People" in Paris. Pastor Finet told us there are about one million Protes- tants in France who enjoy full religious freedom. They are fundamentalists and fol- low the Calvinist, or Luther- an, tradition. The present for- eign minister of France, Maurice Coup de Murville, is a Protestant. Protestantism has been stronger in the rural areas in France than in the cities, although the pattern is changing. They, too, have the same problems as the Catholic Church due to the loss of members from indifferentism and the move to the cities. The chief authority of Pro- testantism in France is a synod, representing the Cal- vinist and Lutheran Churches who formed a federation in 1938. From other sources in Paris, I learned that Pastor Finet is one of the most re- spected churchmen in France. Several years ago he advised his countrymen to give inde- pendence to Algeria at a time when this was far from popu- lar. Now most Frenchmen agree that he was correct in his advice, which if followed might have prevented m u c h bloodshed. This morning I celebrated Mass at 8 a.m. in the Chapel of the Sisters of Charity on the Rue de Bac at the main altar where the Blessed Vir- gin appeared to St. Catherine Labeure in 1830. Dr. and Mrs. Kyran E. Hynes of Se- attle were present, and my altar boy was John Cauley from the Washington Bureau of the Kansas City Star. He covered the visit of the Presi- dent to Europe and is now on a special assignment for his paper. Dean John Leffler of St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral is preaching in the Episcopal Cathedral at the 10:45 service and Dr. Lynn Carson of Uni- versity Methodist Temple, Se- attle, is attending an Evangeli- cal Protestant service. The Jewish members attended the synagogue service yesterday. Tonight the clergy representa- tives of the group fly to Lyons, where we will be guests of the Dominicans in their beautiful new monastery, itself a show- case, designed by Le Corbusier who recently was commission- ed by the French government to design a monumental "Mu- seum of the Twentieth Cen- tury." Following an overnight stay at the monastery, we will drive to Taize, where 50 white-robed Protestant monks follow a monastic rule and pray for Christian unity, pro- mote religious dialogue, etc. It may be of interest to men- tion that a member of our group described the "Chal- lenge" program for our French counterparts, but they admitted that there is no such program anywhere in France. Pastor Finet was particularly interested and requested Dr. Carson to write an article de- scribing the origin and format of the program for publication in the widely-read Protestant weekly edited by Pastor Finet --Reforme. I shall describe our visit to Taize in my next letter. EW OPENING MONDAY, AUGUST 19 ! NEW NBofC OFFICE ON FIRST HILL Do you live or work on First Hill? Are you a student at Seattle University? The new National Bank of Commerce First Hill Office is being opened for you. Complete, one- stop banking service including safe deposit boxes and handy night depository and envelope drop -will be yours at the corner of Madison Street and Minor Avenue. Come in next week and visit Manager Maurice F. Claeys and his friendly, competent staff. It will be open house all week, so plan to drop in for refreshments. Banking hours: 10 to 3, Monday through Thursday; 10 to 6 on Friday. This is NBofC's 26th Seattle-area office and 72nd in the State --- to make banking even more convenient for you. First Hill Office-- 1201 Madison Street fat Minor Avenue) Maurice F. Claeys, Manager While banklng, park free at the Union 76 Sflcm just aross the street NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE