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Friday, Aug. 24, 1962 THE PROGRESS3 Official Catholic Education To file Clergy, Religious, and Laity of the Archdi,ocese of Seattle Dearly Beloved in Christ: On September 5, eighty-eight Catholic elemen- tary and secondary schools will assemble their classes to begin the 1962-63 school year. One will be a new school opening in temporary quarters since the par- ish building schedule has been disrupted by labor dif- ficulties common to all major construction this year; the other schools have been thoroughly cleaned and repaired during the summer to put them in first class condition. About thixty-three thousand students will pursue their studies in schools this year under the care of almost one thousand religious and lay teach- ers. Although the record of achievement compiled by parochial schools, and their present flourishing condi- tion give cause for legitimate pride and satisfaction on the part of both pastors and people, we cannot escape the disquieting knowledge that at least again as many Catholic children will be unable to find places in pa- rochial schools this year. M a n y Catholic parents whose children will be disappoiaated in their bid for a place in a parochial school, sincerely desire a Catholic education for their children as the most secure means of discharging their parental obligations. I assure such parents of my complete understanding and sym- pathy. At the present time both the physical facilities and the teaching corps available to the schools of the Archdiocese are inadequate to the task of instructiaag the large number of students who apply. Everything humanly possible is being done to expand the paro- chial school system, and I assure Catholic parents that both elementary and high schools will be built within the next few years ha those areas of the Arch- diocese where greatest need appears. Although education in a Catholic school makes the ideally adequate means of instructing children in their religion, I remind Catholic parents and guard- ians of children who must attend public school that they have the serious obligation in conscience of mak- ing provision both ha the CCD classes at their parish church, and through instruction in the home for the formation and education of their children in our Cath- olic faith. All parents, no matter where their children attend school, should recognize their ordinary respon- sibility to teach religion at home. They should be fa- miliar with the course in religion pursued in the paro- chial school or the parish CCD class, should hear the child's recitation, and should be prepared to explain the catechism and to assist with whatever homework his regular teacher assigns. The parents of boys and girls attending the CCD classes should take care to instill ha them the same respect and docility toward the CCD teacher which one would expect to see if the child were attending a parochial school. Needless to say, both right reason and the law of the Church forbid strictly any Catholic child to attend a sec: tarian school under non-Catholic auspices. May I recommend to your earnest prayer the cause of vocations to the priesthood and to the re- ligious life. The Catholic schools which have been raised by the devotion and sacrifice of several gen- erations of Catholic parents will fail of their purpose, and the development of new parochial schools will be retarded, unless the Archdiocese is served by an ever increasing body of zealous, unselfish religious. No other intention commends itself more urgently to your family prayers. I pray that God, may bless our pastors, our chil- dren and their parents, the priests, brothers, and sis- ters who staff our schools, and the capable and gen- erous lay teachers who assist them, With every best wish and blessing, I am Devotedly yours in Christ, The foregoing letter is to be read at all Masses in all parish and mission churches in the Archdiocese on Sunday, August 26. Friday, August 24, 1962. Archdiocesan School Regulations Elementary and secondary schools shall follow the archdiocesan calendar. Exception to this calen- dar may be made only with the permission of His Ex- cellency, the Most Reverend Archbishop, or the Of- rice of the Superintendent of Schools; holidays for the pastor's feast day or the patronal feast of the par- ish are no longer allowed. Private schools are remind- ed of the requirement of 180 days of actual class- room instruction. The school day for all pupils be- yond the primary grades is five hours. When inclement weather makes it necessary to close school parents will receive notice by radio; principals should instruct t h e m to listen to early morning broadcasts. Parochial schools in Seattle close only when weather conditions prevent the City Tran- sit Company from moving its equipment. Parochial schools outside Seattle should close for inclement weather when the public schools in the district close, and should instruct parents to listen for notice of pub- lic school closure on early morning radio broadcasts. No teacher shall release a pupil to any unauth- orized person who calls at the school to pick up a child unless the release is verified by telephone by the child's parents. Would principals see to it that no list of students or parents comes into the hands of any salesman whomsoever. Principals are further reminded that no child in elementary school may canvass or act as agent for any sale of magazine subscriptions or parish bazaar tickets, even in his own home. Final examinations in elementary schools may not be given before Monday of the last week of school and eighth grade graduation should not take place be- fore Tuesday of that week. All classes except the graduating group are expected to remain in session until the final day of school. High schools are expect- ed to hold junior, sophomore, and freshman classes in session until the final day of school. Lay Retreat Schedule The Palisades Visitation Retreat (Men's Retreat House) (Women's Retreat House) August 31 -- September 2 No Retreat No Retreat September 7-9 Holy Cross, Tacoma No Retreat Sacred Heart, Tacoma Asks Indonesian Archbishop Renewal Seeks Aid For Diocese Of Liturgy ,, Frances Farrell itulli (Continued from Page 1) 1962 liturgical developments as being of particular importance: 1) The publication of entirely corrected and improved texts for the rites of the consecra- tion of churches and altars, the blessing of cemeteries and the like. This was the first in- stallment of the revised Pontiff- cale, or ceremonial text for the use of bishops. 2) The rite for the baptism of adults issued in April. Though not regarded as a com- prehensive revision, this is im- portant in itself, since it re- stores the prayer of the entire parish and the blessing of the Church to the successive per- iods in the instruction and pro- bation of catechumens before baptism. Still more important, Father McManus said, are two new features in the norms govern- ing this new rite: acknowledge- ment by the Holy See of the need for regional and local adaptions of sacred rites, with many of the decisions left to the national and regional con- ferences of bishops; and the in- creased use of the mother ton- gues in the liturgy itself. For the first time, he noted, the Holy See has asked the bishops of the entire western Church to set up commissions to translate, with few execpt- tions, the baptismal texts into the mother tongues. 3) The development in the field of bilingual rituals, as evidenced in the new ritual for Latin American countries to be published this fall and the new English ritual published by the South African Bishops' Con- ference, which was introduced in Capetown August 15. The Latin American ritual contains 18 sacramental bles- sings in Spanish, 11 of them for the sanctification of family life. The South African ritual pro- vides for the use of English in nearly everything the priest says in administering Baptism, Penance, Matrimony and in "an- nointing the sick. English also prevails in the rites used in the reception of converts, the fu- neral service, administering of Viaticum, and Confirmation of the dying. The short essential parts of the sacramental rites remain in Latin, but they may be repeat- ed in the vernacular a f t e r- wards. One significant change in the marriage service is the use of English even in the nup- tial blessing during the Mass. Credit unions and farm ed- ucation are uppermost in the mind of Bishop William Van Bekkum, S.V.D., Missionary Bishop of Ruteng, Indonesia, and visitor to the 1962 Liturg- ical Week. The Dutch prelate, head of a diocese of 240,000 Moslems, pagans and Catholics, is in the United States to confer with the National Association of Credit Unions in Madison, Wis., and to talk to local 4-H and Future Farmers of America program leaders, hoping to find a partial answer to Indonesia's economic a n d agricultural build-up. The Bishop has been in this country three months and will continue his travels to the East Coast until October when he will leave for the Ecumenical Council in Rome. The bearded Bishop of the order of the Divine Word, has been in Indonesia 11 years where he is now a naturalized citizen. With the help of the zealous Catholics of his diocese, he has been able to open 170 primary schools, seven high schools, two agricultural schools for girls and one for boys. 4-H programs are his next step in the ed- ucational p r o g r am. Credit unions are his hope for the diocese's economy. The 170,000 Catholics are car- ed for by 30 missionaries, two of whom are Divine Word Fathers from Boston and Oil City, Pa. Japanese Sister Recalls A-Bomb A little Japanese Sis- ter, fortunate enough to be sick at home the day the atom bomb fell on Naga- saki, visited Liturgical Week with the delegation of Sisters of the Holy Names from Holy Names College in Spokane. Sister Laurentia, I.C.M., from Nagasaki, was a 16-year-old schoolgirl on that fateful day in 1945, a student at the Catholic school almost totally destroyed by the bor:b. She considers be- ing alive today as only short of a miracle, recalling the bomb as "the cloud--the mushroom cloud." "It was terrible," Sis- ter sighed, obviously reluctant to recall the day even in mem- ory. Sister is now a member of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and has been in Spokane since October at- Official School Calendar 1962.1963 School Year Opening Date September 5 First Quarter Ends (Report Cards) November 9 Christmas Vacation Begins After Class December 21 School Reopens First Semester Ends (Report Cards) Third Quarter Ends (Report Cards) School Closes HOLIDAYS All Saints' Day Thanksgiving Washington's Birthday Good Fri,day Easter Monday Ascension Thursday Memorial Day SPECIAL EVENTS January 3 January 25 March 29 June 7 November 1 November 22,23 February 22 April 12 April 15 May 23 May 30 United Good Neighbor Fund, Columbus Day, Fire Prevention Week, Catholic Youth Week, Feast of St. John Bosco, Lincoln's Birthday, Catholic Press Month, Holy Father's Lenten Appeal, Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Patrick's Day, National Book Week, Vocation Day, May Day, Mission Week. Pastor Dies On Way To Liturgy Week The Rev. James Kettleson, pastor of St. Cyril Church, Geyser, Mont., was fatally in- jured in an automobile acci- dent near Snokane Monday. Father was on his way to the Liturgical Week. The driver of the car was Michael F. Duffy of Canyon Creek, Mont.. who was seriously injured and not expected to live. He had plan- ned to enter St. Thomas Semin- ary in Kenmore this year. Kerry D. Feldman of Billings, Mont., a seminarian at St. Thomas was in serious condi- tion. THE MOST REVEREND WILLIAM VAN BEKKUM, S.V.D. The enthusiasm of his people never fails to amaze their Bishop: "Our people are very hard-working and industrious. They are very services, teach and take part tolerant. Religious discrimin- in several other church rites ation is practically unheard where a priest would normally of." perform. One interesting movement With the drastic shortage of the Bishop has introduced in priests, this practise has been his diocese with permission allowed. The Bishop reports is that of lay catechists there are four catechists at this time with five studying to- ward the day they may help their fellow Catholics in this much-needed "harmer. For 40 Hours The schedule for Forty Hours Adoration in honor nf he Bless- ed Sacrament during the month of September is as follows: First Sunday -- St. Philip, Woodland. First Wednesday -- Si. Luke Infirmary, Centralia. Second Sunday--Christ the King, Seattle. Third Sunday -- Our Lady of the Lake, Seattle; Immaculate Conception, Everett; Queen of Angels, Port Angel.. Third Wednesday -- Sacred Heart Villa, Seattle. Fourth Sunday--Assumption, Seattle; St. Patrick, Seattle; St. Joseph, Chehalis. Fifth Sunday -- Providence Academy, Vancouver. tending Holy Names College studying art and English-- hoping Io teach both as soon as she receives her degree and returns to Nagasaki. Sister's community staffs two high schools and a junior col- lege in Kagoshima and a high school and junior college in Nagasaki. They will soon build a high school and junior col- lege in Tokyo. The schools were staffed by Holy Names Sisters prior to the war. The Immaculate Heart Sisters took over when the Holy Names Sis- ters returned to the U.S. Sister Laurentia finds Se- attle a good deal like Naga- saki: "But Nagasaki is just a little piece of this city." In Spokane Sister is studying English diligently so she can begin history, sociolo-, and other liberal arts courses to oLtain her degree. After a year in the States, she does very well, reverting to sign language only when desperate for the right word. Outside the convent at Holy Names, visitors can find the tiny Sister's native handiwork-- a complete Japanese garden. She find:: Western art entirely different irom what she is used to in Japan, but under Sister Miriam Clare. head of Holy Names art dep.,'tment, she is adapting easily to ceramics, oils and water colors--western slyle. It was Sister Miriam Clare who met Sister Laurentia while visiting in Nagasaki and made it possible for her to continue her studies in Sokane. Little Sister Laurenfia is obviously a favorite among the Holy Names Sisters. Meeting a group of them in the Arena hall at Liturgical Week, she smiled as they fell on her exclaimir.g, "What are you doing here, Sister... You got to come to Seattle . . How wenderful to see you, Sister." NOCTURNAL VIGIL Nocturnal vigil for the first Saturday of September will be held in St. James Cathedral, Seattle, and St. Patrick Church, Tacoma, Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1. Holy Hour will precede the vigil in each church. The vigils are kept in response to the request of Our Lady of Fatima for prayerful observance of the first Saturday of each month. SEATII,E AREA 7:45-8:45 p.m. -- (Holy Hour), St. James Cathedral, Seattle. 9-10 a.m. -- Christ the King, Our Lady of Mt. Vir- gin, St. Mark. 10-11 p.m.--Sacred Heart, St. Peter, Holy Family, St. Monica. 11-12 a.m.--Our Lady of the Lake. Our Lady of Fatima, St. Edward, St. Paul, Our Lady of Guada- lope. 12-1 a.m. -- Holy Rosary, St. Alphonsus, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Anthony, Ren- ton. 1-2 a.m. -- Blessed Sac- rament, St. Benedict, St. Teresa. 2-3 a.m. -- St. George, St. Margaret, St. Catherine, St. Bernadette. 34 a.m. -- St Anne, St. Patrick, St. Thomas, River- ton; St. Philomena, Des Moines. 4-5 a.m. -- St. Joseph, St. Francis, Seahurst. 5-6 a.m. -- Assumption, St. Luke, Sacred Heart, Bellevue. 6.7 a.m. -- St. Mary, St. John, Immaculate, St. Mat- thew. TACOMA AREA 8 p.m. -- Holy Hour, St. Patrick's. 9-10 p.m.--Sacred Heart. 10-I1 p.m. -- St. Joseph. 11-12 p.m. -- St. Leo. 12-1 a.m. -- Holy Rosary. 1-2 a.m.--Visitation, Im- maculate Conception Mis- sion. 2-3 a,m.--Holy Cross. 3-4 a.m.--St. Frances Cabrini. 4-5 a.m.--St. Charles Borromeo. 5-6 a.m.--St. John of the Woods, Our Lady Queen of Heaven, St. Andrew. 6.7 a.m. -- St. Martin of Tours, All Saints, St: The- resa Mission. 7-8 a.m. -- St. Ann, St. Rita, SS. Peter and Paul, I Archdiocese Schools Will Enroll 33,000 (Continued from Page 1) staff schools in. the Archdio- cese. Parochial schools are still trying to enlarge the list of substitute lay teachers for this year, Father Duffy said. Inter- ested lay persons who are cer- tifiable as teachers in Wash- ington are asked to write or call MA 2-8880. Archdiocesan p a r 0 c h i a 1 schools have compiled an un- usually high record of achieve- ment, compared with national Catholic school norms, in the most important sbject areas of the elementary school cur- riculum, according to reports revealed a few weeks ago by the Scholastic Testing Service. This year, two schools will make selective use of educa- tion television in areas where they make UP part of the pro- gramming group. New titles in grammar, history and class- room art have been added to texts used in the schools. French and Spanish again will be taught in selected schools. MOTHER'S CLUB PROJECT The memo which goes out These are men who after five years intensive catechetical from the superintendent's of- instruction and "internship" fice to principals at the begin- are allowed to conduct funeral ning of each school year notes fall with a freshman class, will add the sophomore 'class this :year. St. Mary's High, School, for girls, Winlock, has a capac- ity registration of boarders. HOLY NAMES CHANGES Holy Names Academy, Seattle, will have eighth grade and high school students only lhis year. Holy Names' girls will be wear- ing new uniforms--blue jackets with plaid skirts. Sister Gerard Mary, S.N.J.M., is the new principal. Classes wilt begin Thursday, Sept. 6, following registration September 5, Bellarmine High School for boys, Tacoma, will open Sep- tember 41 St. Martin's High School, Olympia. also:for boys, will start classes September 5, with about 300 regis!ering Sep- tember 4. Seattle Preparatory  School for boys will register freshmen August 29; sophomoresl August 30, and juniors and seniors, August 31. Hours for registra- tion will be 9 a.m. 'to 12 noon and 1 to 4 p.m. School will open September 4 at 8:30 a,m. Class schedules, books and lockers will be issued that day, with regular class schedules begin- ning September 5. A registra- tion of about 500 is anticipated. Seattle University will regis- Cardinal Cites K. of C. 'Good' Public Relations (Continued from Page 1) of the Church in the United States that has brought good returns." He said religious prejudice is not parl of the Catholic spirit and added: "If it ever appears, it is not the result of the Catholic Faith." "If we had not learned and practiced the dual command- ment of love of God and neigh- bor, and the necessity of good public relations, the C h u r c h would not have advanced to the position of world-wide in- fluence which it enjoys under Pope John XXIII," he stated. "Catholics who have a c t e d otherwise do not live what they are presumed to believe." Cardinal Cushing commended the Knights of Columbus for their program of religious ad- vertising in secular publica- ations. He said this program that principals may suggest as a project for Mother's Clubs the purchase of new maps, globes and like materials. Major and minor repairs have been made during the summer months in the school buildings. Extensive remodel- ing programs have been com- pleted in some parishes. St. George School, Seattle, has undergone a $50,000 remodeling of its exterior and interior. Sacred Heart Parish School, Seattle, and St. Mary's Aber- deen, also have been remodeled. CLASSES ADDED New classrooms are being opened in several schools. St. Mary Magdalen Parish School, Everett, adds the seventh grade this year. St. Charles Borromo School, Tacoma, will have two first grades. St. Luke's, Seattle, with an enrollment of 570, will open two more classrooms in its new wing to house a com- bined third and fourth grades and the eighth grade. Grades are double from the first through the seventh in this school. St. Louise, Bellevue, will add a seventh grade and a com- bination overflow second and third grade. The eighth grade will be added in St. Bernadette Parish School, Seattle. St. Joseph Parish School, Seattle, will have a seventh grade for gids this year. St. Monica's on Mercer Island will add the eighth grade. The Benedictine Sisters' new St. Placid High School for girls at Olympia, opened last ter students September 25 and 26, with classes beginning Sep- tember 27. An enrollment of ap- proximately 3,400 students is expected. St. Martin's College, Olympia, will begin classes September 11. Pope Visits School CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (Radio, NC) -- His Holiness Pope John XXIII left his sum- mer residence here to visit the nearby summer school of the Urban College of the Sacred Congregation for the Propaga- tion of the Faith. The Pope was met by the congregation's Prefect, Gre- gorio Pietro XV Cardinal Aga, gianian, a n d its secretary, Archbishop Pietro Sigismondi. He then attended Bendiction, after which he chatted with the school's students. iiii For the UNUSUAL IN GIFTS... 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