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Official Confraternity Of Christian Doctrine To the Clergy, Religious and Laity of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Dearly Beloved in Christ: Almighty God must certainly look benignly upon the many laymen and laywomen who during the past year have expended such intense efforts in the Cate- chetical apostolate. On this Feast of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, I join the clergy of the Arch- diocese in thanking our valued lay apostles, our co- workers in Christ's vine-yard. For the love of Christ you have labored. It is Christ only Who can, and will adequately reward you. Once again I wish to stress to the laity of the Archdiocese, as well as to the clergy and religious who must always be the leaders in this apostolate, the most important fact that the advance of Christian truth and of the peace and security which its posses- sion inevitably bring is a task which must be actively and energetically promoted by the Catholic laity. Your Holy Faith demands of you an intelligent active commitment. This commitment embraces, in addi.tion to your personal moral conduct and piety, the effort to spread the Faith, the effort as Christ expressed it to be "The light of the world" which sits in spiritual darkness. Your loyalty to Christ and the fulfillment of the demands made by the Faith which He has gi,ven you, means that you must work to spread it and in- tensify it in others. This very task--to spread and to intensify our Christian Faithmis an apt description of the work of the Confraternity of Chri'tian Doctrine. By law of the Church, this Association of the Catholic Faithful holds the principal place in the parish as the agency for increasing religious and moral knowledge among our children, youth and adults and in advancing Christ's Kingdom among those who do not recognize Him as their Saviour. In so doing the CCD offers an intelligent well planned program for action. It is a parish apostolate in which your parish priests, as your spiritual leaders, can guide the energies of thei,r lay co-workers in a most effective manner. I appeal to you to accept the invitation of your priests to active membership in the Confraternity. You will be rewarded with the special favor God reserves for all who accept the missionary challenge of their Faith. Because a considerable and a most important part of the Confraternity program concerns the re- ligious instruction of children and youth, I remind Catholic parents whose children attend publk: ele- mentary school, junior high schools and high schools of their most weighty obligation to enroll their chil- dren in parish Religious Instruction Classes and to insure their faithful and prompt attendance. I remind these and all parents, that but a small part of their responsibilities can be satisfied through CCD or paro- chi,al school religion teachers. The religious instruc- tion and the constant example of virtue and piety which you offer within your homes will always be paramount in the spiritual formation of your children. Assuring all of you of my daily prayerful re- membrance and having a confi,dent expectation of the advance of Christ's Kingdom through even more vital parish Confraternities of Christian Doctrine, I remain, Devotedly yours in Christ, September 6, 1963 N.B.: The foregoing letter is to be read at all Masses in all parish and mission churches and in chapels of institutions in the Archdiocese, Sunday, September 8. Four Associates Join John W. Maloney Firm Announcement is made today that John W. Ma- , loney has formed a partnership with four associates who have worked with him in his architectural prac- flee for many years. The firm, previously known as John W. Maloney, Architect, A.I.A., will continue to practice under the name of Maloney, Herrington, Freesz and Lund, Architects, A.I.A. The partners, in addition to Mr. Maloney, are Arthur Herrington, A.I.A., Tiber Freesz, A.I.A., Ralph O. Lund, A.I.A., and John W. Maloney Jr. John W. Malooey, Archi- tect, A.I.A., is well known throughout the western states for many important architec- tural commissions w h i c h have been successfully com- pleted since starting his prac- tice in Yakima in 1923. Since 1945 he has maintained his principal office in the Central Building, Seattle. Arthur Herrington has been with the Maloney firm since 1945 prior to which he had been in practice in Montana. He ac- quired his B. S.,degree in ar- chitecture from Montana State College. He is a member of the American Institute of Ar- chitects. Trained in Budapest, Hungary and. Paris, France, Tiber Freesz has been an associate of John W. Maloney since 1947 and has been in charge of the design of hospitals and medical facili- ties. He is a member of the American Institute of Archi- tects. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Ralph O. Land received his Bache- lor of Science degree from JOHN W. MALONEY Architect Montana State College and since 1946 has been associat- ed with Mr. Maloney. Mr. Lund has b e e n responsible for the planning and execu- tion of many schools and re- ligious buildings for the firm. John W. Maloney Jr. will be the Business and Office Man- ager. He studied at the Univer- sity of Washington and Seattle University. He has been asso- ciated with Mr. Maloney's firm since 1948, with the ex- ception of two years' service with the Army during the Ko- rean War. The firm of Maloney, Her- rington, Freesz and Lund, Ar- chitects, A.I.A..will continue to maintain offices at 754 Central Building, Seattle 4, Washington. Lay Retreat Schedule The Palisades Visitation Retreat (Men's Retreat House) (Women's Retreat House) SePtember 13-15 Holy Family, Seattle St. Mary, Centralia Our Lady of Guadalupe, Seattle St. Joseph, Chehalis St. Rose, Longview St. Edward, Shelton Septemb er 20-22 St. Patrick, Seattle Our Lady of the Lake, Seattle St. Francis of Assist, Seahurst Typifies CCD Parish Board Meetings Now TYPICAL of Confraternity of Christian Doctrine parish boards found throughout the Archdiocese is this one at St. Bernadette Parish in South Seattle. Drawing up plans for the coming year are (left to right) Andrew J. Gartner, chairman of the Discussion Club; Ian Russ, president of the Legion of Mary and chairman of the Fishers; Mrs. Leo Friday,. Sept. 6, 1%3 THE PROGRESS--3 People.To.People Tour: Highlight Of Visit To Russia is Trip To Zacjorsk By REV. WILLIAM TREACY ceive that she had not heard of these concepts before, but ZAGORSK, Russia m after ten years in the Kern- The highlight of my brief somol, the Communist Youth stay in Russia was a trip Organization, she admitted to Zagorsk. It can best it was a new concept of reli- be described as the Vati- glen to her. The Orthodox Church has can City of the Russian Ortho- preserved the essential truths dox Church located 50 miles of Christianity, but it has suf- from Moscow. While the fered from its close contact Patriarch has an office in Mos- with the Czars which alienated cow, he resides in this menus- great "masses of people some, tery which was' founded in the what as Catholicism suffered 14th century by St. Cergius, from the close union with the It was our good fortune to monarchy in France which led meet the only English speaking to the loss of many of the monk at the monastery, peasant class. Brother Michael, w h o has One seldom sees an Orthodox completed his religious train- priest on the street because of Being Held ing and hopes to be ordained the danger of insult by young in the near future. He serves toughs who take the atheistic Hughes, chairman of the Helpers; Oscar Brown, chairman as guest master for the Eng- line into their hands. I was the of the Apostles of Good Will; Mrs. Laurence Saltarelli, lish speaking visitors. A tall last of the clergymen to leave treasurer; Norbert Baird, president; Rev. Thomas McEnnis, blond young Russian of about the office, and the Archman- pastor; Charles Foley, vice president; Mrs. Elmer Hautata, . 30. he was a perfect host. drite gave me the kiss of peace With his cooperation we were when parting. The visit left me secretary; Mrs. Verne Bredeson, chairman of the Teachers, and Cecil Van Nostran, chairman of Parent Education. (Photo by W. C. Heib, Jr.) CCD Training [ Cafecheficai Sunday l Fr" Greenspun Courses Set To Conduct In Bellingham Is September 8 cca Courses BELLINGHAM -- Training (Continued from Page 1) and with the aid of a specially The work of the Apostolate of shown into the sumptuous of- fice of the Pa- triarch Alexis who recently celebrated h i s 50th anniversary as a bishop. At the time of ouri visit he was in i Odessa, so Dr. with a renewed desire to work for unity of all Christians. Then united together we can bear a better witness to Christ not only in Russia, but in the whole world. He also presented me with an autographed book with reproductions of all the icons in the monastery. Zagorsk, named after a Marx. courses for Confraternity of Christian Doctrine elementary and high school teachers will b e g i n at Assaunption School, Cornwall and Virginia Streets Wednesday, Sept. 18 and con- tinue each Wednesday for 10 weeks. These classes are available for teachers in Assumption and Sacred Heart Parishes, Belling- ham; St. Joseph's, Lynden; St. Joseph's, Ferndale; St. Mary's, Anacortes; Immaculate Concep- tion, Mount Vernon and Im- maculate Conception, Arling- ton. The schedule is as follows: Elementary Methods, 7:30 p.m., Sister Mary Francis, C.S.J., instructor. High School Methods, 7:30 p.m., Sister Rose Marie, C.S.J., instruc- tor. The Rev. Andrew McHugh will teach a class on Catholic Doctrine for Catechists (com- bined for elementary and sec- ondary teachers) from 8:30 to 9:30 p:m. There will be no pre-regis- tration for the course and all attending should be encouraged to be prompt. "The classes will offer a w o n d e r f u I opportunity to teachers who have recently been introduced to the Con- fraternity," Rev. John Do- herty, Archdiocesan CCD di- rector stressed, "and have never received instruction in methods of teaching or an advanced course in Catholic doctrine." Council Commission Meets VATICAN CITY, Sept 1 (Radio, NC) -- The ecumen- ical council's Central Coordi- nating Commission held its fourth and probably its final meeting during the interim period between the council's first and second sessions. Vatican Radio said the meeting was held to reach agreement on problems con- cerning the opening of the second session scheduled for September 20. At its last meet- ing in early July the commis- sion completed its review of the draft constitutions to be sub- mitted to the council. The latest meeting was held under t h e presidency of Amleto Cardinal Cicognani, Papal Secretary of State and President of the commission. Meanwhile, it was reported that three new members were named to the commission: Gregorio Cardinal Agagianian, Prefect of the Sacred Con- gregation for the Propagation of the Faith; Giacomo Card- inal Lercaro, Archbishop of Bologna, Italy and Francesco Cardinal Roberti, Prefect of the Apostolic Signature, high Church court. ment. Through distribution of leaflet materials to the home and discussion clubs, the P.E. program is planned not only to arouse parents to an awareness of their duties, but to offer a practical direction toward their fulfillment. Last year 325 P.E. workers distributed leaflet ma- terials to 1,432 families and 239 parents took part in discussion clubs, which centered around topics dealing with Christian family life. 5) Discussion Club members who consider cooperatively the truths of their religious that they may think, judge and work with Christ. Each club is com- posed of from six to 14 mem- bers who meet every two weeks prepared text, satisfy their hun- ger for a greater knowledge of their faith. There are at present 239 adult discussion clubs with 2,597 members. 6) Apostles of Good Will who seek to bring a knowledge of the true Faith to their non-Catholic neighbors. Through a planned program for contacting as well as aiding in the instruction of prospective converts, the Apos- tles seek to bring the "other sheep" to Christ. During the past year there were 335 laymen active in this division. Through special training sessions for members to be held during October and November of this year, special stress will be given this program this year. Largest Teaching Workshop Ends The largest in-service workshop ever conducted for teachers of the Seattle Archdigcese came to a close last weekend at Seattle University as over 750 lay and Religious grade school instructors returned to their Outlines For classrooms following the mod- ern mathematics workshop held Geoclralh v, August 26-31. Participants were present from the dioceses of Juneau, Vancouver, B. C., Nelson, B. C., Yakima, Portland, Boise, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Spokane not to mention practically every town in the Archdiocese where there is a Catholic school. Conducted by Sister M. Lor- etta Ann, S. N. J. M., of Maryl- burst College, primary teachers met with Sister Carmelita, O. P., Sister Charlotte Maureen, S. N. J. M., Sister Brigid Mary, O. P., and Sister Eleanor Ther- ese, S. N. J. M. Sectional meetings for in- termediate teachers wer e conducted by S i s t e r Law- rence, S. S. M. O., Sister Irma, S. N. J. M., Sister Campion Mary, S. N. J. M., and Sister Marilyn Frances, S. N. J. M. Three public school districts also sent teachers who partici- pated in the meetings. Scott, Foresman & Company spon- sored the workshop". Study Radio.TV SAO PAULO, Brazil, (NC)-- Some 170 Religious from 40 congregations in Brazil took part in a course on radio-tele- vision techniques given here by the Conference of Religious of Brazil. Texts Given The outline of a manual to accompany the Doubleday ge- ography which is used in all grade schools of the Archdio- cese was presented to class- room teachers at the closing session of last week's work- shop at Seattle University. This guide, representing the work of a summer by Sis- ters from five teaching com- munities, covers the texts of grades three through sev- en, and underscores funda- mentals at each grade level. The work was done at Seattle U under the direction of the Archdiocesan Office of Edu- cation. Sister Rose Theresa, S. N. J. M., Sister Bernadine, O. P., Sister Agnes Lucille, C. S. C., Sister Irmina, O. S. F., Sister Jean Magdalen, S. N. J. M., and Sister Thomas Aquinas, O. P., made up the committee w h i c h prepared the outline. Each Sister made the present- ation to the group correspond- ing to the level of her own interest. The committee had the as- sistance of Doubleday's editor- ial board and the valued coop- eration of Sister M. Fidelis, O. S. F., the author of the fourth grade text who was a visitor at Seattle U for a day. Ecumenical Leader Is Holy Name Speaker (Continued from Page 1) ed to all other major Catholic men's organizations in Seattle to a t t e n d the convention as guests at the Saturday n o o n luncheon. All business sessions will be presided by archdiocesan pres- men, "Do I Really Want God." Elections of officers will take ptace at the Saturday noon luncheon with John C. Endal as master of ceremonies. Archbishop Connolly will be celebrant of the solemn pontifi- cal Benediction closing the con- ident Gerald M. (Jerry) Oak- Congo Has 7/000 smith of Seattle. Conference leaders and their Catholic Guides LEOPOLDVILLE, The Congo, (NC) -- The Catholic Guides of the Congo, girls' counterpart of the boy scouts, now have a total of 7,000 members in 27 different dioceses throughout the country, it was revealed here. The meeting of the guides' national council here August 17 to 23 also brought out that 35 per cent of the guides are in the cities and 65 per cent in the mission areas in the in- terior. subjects include John D. Spell- man of Seattle, "Christian Un- ity and the S e c o n d Vatican Council;" and Brislawn and the "Holy Name Apostolate." The Rev. Cornelius Snyder, O. F. M., archdiocesan spirit- ual director and pastor of St. George's Parish, Seattle, will be celebrant of a low Mass at 5 p.m. that Saturday in the Cathedral. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Cornelius M. Power, Chancellor of the Archdiocese, will be celebrant of the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass in the Cathedral. V e r y Rev. The c o u n c i I elected Mrs. Joseph Agius, O. P., Holy Name Bernadette N i m y Lenoir of Society western director from Le.op.oldville, 22, national corn- San Francisco and former pas- mlssmner of the Catholic Guides. vention Sunday afternoon in the Cathedral. The convention will open with registration at 8:30 a.m. Sat- urday and will follow immedi- ately with the discussion series at 9:30. Father Greenspun's discus- sion has been scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday. He will show the various ways in which Catholics in general and Holy Name men in particular may support and give substance to the current wide-spread ecu- menical spirit w i t h i n the Church. Spending considerable time in all parts of the United States in the study of Catholic-spon- sored ecumenical activities and movements, Father Greenspun appeared in Seattle a few tor of Seattle's Blessed Sacra- months ago before Serra and ment Parish, will give the ser- other club audiences. Good Will, one of six depart- ments of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, will be spot- lighted this fall when Rev. Wil- : : REV. Wm. GREENSPUN liam Greenspun, C.S.P., national director of the department, Per- sonally conducts training pro- grams in the Apostolate in this Archdiocese during October and November. The Apostles of Good Will are concerned with reaching the neighbors and friends of the parish who are not mem- bers of the Catholic Church. For the past two years Father Greenspun has traveled through* out the country gathering ideas and materials that have proven successful in various parishes. He has combined these into a training handbook and kit now published by the National Cen- ter of the CCD. Father's training program will be used for the first time in any diocese in the Seattle Archdio- cese. The exact dates, times and places for Father Greenspun's classes will be released soon by the Archdiocesan CCD Office. SVP Drivers Win Safety Cifafions Nine drivers of St. Vincent de Paul Salvage Bureau in Se- attle with a combined total of 36 years of safe driving have received awards from the Na- tional Safety Council. Gene Babcock was cited for 12 years of safety driving with- out an incident. Frank Schneider was cited for seven years of safe driving; George Landon, six; Jack Navone, five; and Peter Hazel- brook, two years. One-year safe-driving pins were also presented to Stanley Armstrong, George Erickson, James Lyons and Roy Hind- man. "The Salvage Bureau is proud of its drivers and their records in their efforts to make the service to the less fortunate an efficient and productive operation," said Peter J. Emt, general man- ager. The recipients are a part of a 15-man driving task force handling the familiar big red cab-over trucks. Must Climb Ladder To Attend Mass CRYMMYCH, England, (NC) --Parishioners who attend Mass here must climb a ladder into an attic over a farmer's barn. Rev. Raymond Joyce has established a mission here from his parish at Newcastle Emyln, and meets an average of 30 people for Sunday Mass in the attic. The oriest has another miss- ion in a rented hall in Llandys- sul, and travels about 100 miles per day to serve his people. Corson, Dean Leffler, Father Hirschbock and I had an audi- FATHER ence with his TREACY substitute, Arehmandrite Poe- men. He was a very tall courtly looking man in his fif- ties who spoke some English, but mostly answered our ques- tions t h r o u g h the Intourist guide. We assured him of our in- terest in the ecumenical move- ment and asked him some pointed questions on the reli- gious status in Russia. He told us that there were 50 monks in the monastery and some 240 students studying in the seminary for the priesthood, which is conducted by the monastery. The students range in age from 18 to 40. There are five seminaries operating in Russia, At pres- ent about 100 priests are or- dained each year. He quoted the number 25,000 in answer to our question about the num- ber of priests in Russia. These figures must be considered in relation to the population of 220 million. Many of the stu- dents work at the monastery during the summer. The building looked well kept and there was a constant stream of visitors, young and old. He assured us that the funds for the maintenance came from the offering of the faithful and not from the State. Inside, the c h u r c h was similar to those which we visited in Moscow. Beautiful icons were in evidence on the walls, but the majority of the people present were elderly women dressed in black, repeatedly kissing the icons or the floor. In the chapel, dedicated to St. Sergius, his tomb is ven- erated continuously throughout the day. A priest takes his turn of two hours at the head of the sarcophagus intoning prayers and chants while the elderly women go up and kiss the lid. At another place there was water coming from a foun- tain which more of the elderly women carried away in con- tainers while a white bearded priest sat by as the people made a donation. That night on our return to the Hotel Ukraine there was a special farewell din- ner which several Moscow officials and party members attended. Sitting next to me was the Soviet directer of Friendship House in Moscow, Anatoly Babrasiman, and our guide, Valentina. She in- quired about my reaction to the visit to Zagorsk which she had arranged with In- tourist. I told her that my first re- action w a s disappointment, that nowhere in the united States did we have any simi- lar expressions of piety. Such manifestations of religion to an outsider joined with the display of the former wealth of the Orthodox Church, indi- cated by the precious vessels a n d diamond.studded v e s t- ist revolutionary, is a name about which we will undoubt- edly hear more in the coming years. Recently I learned that the Oriental Congregation, in Rome had granted permission to the Concilium of the Legion of Mary in Dublin to set up branches or praesidia with the Orthodox Church and to super- vise them wherever possible. I tried to elicit some in. formation about this subject, but the Archimandrite either misunderstood the question or hesitated to discuss it in "the presence of the lntourist guide. Undoubtedly there are tre- mendous difficulties for the ded- icated lay Christian to share his faith with others. Yet there is, to judge by Zagorsk, a corps of fully dedicated Christian fam- ilies in Russia. Because of the lack of religious instruction of youth which can only be given by parents to their children under the age of 18, it is dificult to see how the young can par- ticipate in the liturgy unless it is simplified and stripped of some of the ceremonial and trappings of an age that has passed and will not return. Befpre departing' from the monastery at Zagorsk, I left "the guide and went into the office of Brother Michael. Then I fulfilled a request made to me by a German legio on the steps of St. Salvator s Church in Berlin. I took out a small medal of Our Lady and presented it to him from a Berlin Christian who knew Communism so well, and who had asked me to give it to a Christian in Russia, as a mark of solidarity in Christ and of devotion to Mary the Mother of GOd. He accepted it most grate- fully and with that note of what we share together and what we must endeavor in unity to share with others, I said goodbye to Zagorsk. Metropolitan Opera Star To Sing 'Mimi' Western Opera Company has announced through its general manager, Mrs. Ernest Jensen, that Metropolitan O p e r a so- prano Heidi Krall has been en- gaged to sing the leading role of "Mimi" in the opera "La Boheme," which the Western Opera Company will present at the Opera House October 3 and 4, to open its Fall Season. Heidi Krall, one of the most beautiful of American sopranos, is also one of the most versa- tile. Her now-famous character- izations range f r o m "Mimi" through such dramatic roles as Sieglinde in "Walkuere" and Elisabeth in "Tannhauser." Tickets for "La Boheme" are now on sale at the Bun Marche ticket office. The an n u a I Membership Drive by Western Opera is cur- rently in full swing and all op- era lovers who have not yet be. come members are invited and urged to phone the Opera Com- pany offices, MA. 2-2683, Vol- ments and Gospel books--now in the Kremlin museum, could easily give the impression that religion was an "opium" as far as practical problems of everyday living ........... cerned. Continuing the conversation to which she gave rapt atten- tion I said: "To me, religion is con- cern for the rights of the poor, of the right of a working man to a living wage, and decent working conditions, to b i s right as a person irrespective of color, race, or even of reli- gious belief, and religion was concerned with the problem of peace on earth and good wilt among men." It seems difficult to con- unteers are also needed for typ- ing and clerical assistance in the office. Mozambique Has Eighth Diocese VAT/CAN CITY (NC) -- The new Diocese of Vile Cabral has been erected in Mozambique, Portuguese East Africa. It is the eighth diocese to be " erected since 1940, where before t.bat time there was only one prelature nullius and a few priests. Tim new diocese encompasses a)out 72,000 square miles with a population of 330,000, of hem 30,000 are Catholics. The total population of Mozam- bique is about six million with a Catholic population of 700,000. /