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[ ..... Official [Parish is Established At Lynnwo+0d -+. Second Vatican Council Pastors, Catholic T° the Clergy' RelLgi°us and Laity c + the Press Mee t Archdiocese of Seattle Dearly Beloved in Christ: Assistants During these fateful days, the Bishops of the .,.u. ,0000l-00eeA entire world are wending their way toward the Holy City at the invitation of our Holy Father, Pope John Ill New Posts - ,,h l-- XXIII, to participate in the Second Vatican Council. In a century which has seen two world wars, the birth and death of numerous nations, the sudden rise and the unbelievable conquests of Atheistic Commun- ism, the spasms of hope and despair of people all over the world, the Council, which, to be sure, is meant directly to affect the Catholic Church and its membership, could well turn out to be the instrument under God to bring the world to its senses and to an honest and humble acknowledgment that man was made for God, not for himself, for eternity, not for time, for deep, spiritual happiness, not for shallow, materialistic pleasure. Three months after His Holiness, Pope John XXIII, took office, he announced the convocation of the Second Vatican Council. Through his years as priest, Archbishop and Cardinal, the Roman Pontiff had grown weary of watching indivi,duals, organiza- tions, nations and world bodies  ttempt to solve the ills of mankind and to bring peace by merely human ingenuity and efforts, with little or no knowledge of the availabilJ.ty of God's grace, and without reference to man's eternal destiny. The Second Vatican Council will bring together almost 3,000 Cardinals, Patriarchs, Primates, Arch- bishops and Bisl.ops, Abbots and major religious su- periors-undoubtedly the largest number of skilled, capable and resourceful men that has ever been as- sembled in one place at one time. What other body of men has a greater knowledge of the problems and misery of the human race, a deeper understanding of the yearnings of the human heart, and a surer insight into the Divine plan for genuine happiness? These are the men His Holiness has called together to take counsel with hixn to determine how the Church in the twentieth century can better fulfill its role of bringing men to Christ and Christ to men. Begging the prayers of all the faithful through- out the world, His Holiness has stated, "This under- taking is so important that human efforts and human powers will not, by themselves, be able to bring it to a successful conclusion . . . It is important for you to beg for the light and strength of the Holy Spirit constantly in your prayers and petitions." Knowing the place that prayer must have m our lives, and rea- lizing the gravity of the deliberations and decisions that will be made in Vatican City during the next few months, we:cannot but accede to the pleadings of His Holiness to offer earnest prayers for the success of the Council. Accordingly, a novena of prayers will be held in every parish church and in the schools and institu- tions of the Archdiocese, beginning on October 3 and concluding on October 11, the date for the opening of the Council. With every best wish and: blessing, I am : Devotedly yours in Christ, Archbishop of Seattle September 28, 1962. N.B.: The foregoing letter is to be read at all Masses in all parish and mission churches and in the chap- els of institutions in the Archdiocese, on Sunday, September 30. Oct0ber-The Month Of The Holy :Rosary Reverend and dear Father: October, the Month of the Holy Rosary, presents a cherished opportunity of renewing the Family Ro- sary pledge that was signed by over 140,000 of our flock during the Crusade that was conducted in Octo- ber, 1956, in the Archdiocese Of Seattle and through- out the Northwest. It is our firm conviction that our families have reaped and will continue to reap untold benefits from the restoration of this tradLtional prayer within the family circle. There is scarcely need of pointing out that the Rosary is Our Lady's special prayer. History has proven repeatedly the irresistible power of the Rosary against the enemies of Christ. There are many dangers besetting family life today. The Family Ro- sary recited daily is a definite safeguard for any family. It is not necessary to point out to you the vital o ianportance of prayer---constant, unremitting prayer for the solution of the manifold problems, personal, family, nat!onal and international that confront us today. We may have reached an impasse on the Ber- lin and Cuban questions that can only be settled by bloodshed. The entire world situation is frightening i.n the extreme. The increasing boldness, the savage effrontery of the Communist bosses, the constant sniping by cer- tain secularistic and materialistic elements at the Christian ideals and traditions upon which our Coun- try was founded, the never ending attempts to force God and the recognition of His Dominion over us from the halls of government, the market place, the schools, the diabolical campaign promoted by con- scienceless purveyors of unspeakable filth that finds its outlet on the motion picture screen and news- stands, all these and other evils are gnawing li&e a death-dealing cancer at the very moral fibre of our citizenry, young and old. "The most powerful antidote against the evils that threaten human society," the late Pope Plus XII declared, "is prayer, especially collective prayer . . . ? and what form of collective prayer could be more " sixnple and yet more efficacious than the Family Rosary in which parents and children join together in supplicating the Eternal Father, through the inter- cession of their most loving Mother... There is no surer means of calling down God's blessings upon the family and especially of preserving peace and hap- piness in the home than the daily recitation of the Rosary." - I would ask you to entreat your people to offer their Rosary during the month of October in a very parti.cular way that the Mother of God will guide the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council in their delib- erations. With every best wish and blessing, I am Devotedly yours in Christ, (Continued from Page 1) 21, 1923. He attended grade school at Immaculate Concep- tion, and studied at St. Ed- ward's Seminary from 1937 to 1948. Ordained May 29, 1948 in St. James Cathedral by Arch- bishop Connolly, Father Doe- gun served as curate of Holy Family Parish, Seattle, until July 1953 when he was appoint- ed archdiocesan director of cemeteries. He has been in residence at St. Alphonsns rec- tory. Father Power The Rev. William M. Power, new pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, was born in Seattle, September 4, 1915. He re- ceived his elementary educa- tion at Beacon Hill Public School and St. Mary's, and attended O'Dea High School. He enrolled at St. Edward Seminary in 1931. Father Power was ordained in St. James Cathedral, May 22, 1941, by the Most Rever- end Gerald Shaughnessy, S. M. Pastor of St. Matthew Parish since February 11, 1954, Father Power had served previously REV. JOSEPH H. DOOGAN Pastor, St. Thomas More Parish Lynnwood twice as assistant at both St. John's Parish and St. James Cathedral, Seattle; as admin- istrator of St. Francis of Assisi, Seahurst, and Holy Family, Auburn; and as pastor o f Immaculate Conception, Raymond from 1949 to Febru- ary 11, 1954. Special assignments which he had filled include promoter of vocations, assistant direc- tor, Propagation of the Faith; and chaplain at Holy Names , Academy, Seattle. Father Mortek The Rev. Walter J. Mortek, who will succeed Father Pow- er as pastor of St. Matthew Official Clergy Appointments "The following appointments, effective October 2, 1962, have been announced by the Most Reverend Archbishop: PASTORS: Seattle: Holy Rosary, Rev. William J. Power St. Matthew, Rev. Walter J. Mortek Camas: St. Thomas Aquinas, Rev, Thomas Phelan Lynnwood: St. Thomas More, Rev. Joseph H. Doogan ASSISTANTS: Seattle: Holy Family, Rex,. Peter Duggan St. Paul, Rev. Thomas Quinn Bellingham: Assumption, Rev. Thomas L. Vandenberg Des Moines: St. Philomena, Rev. Raymond Heffernan Kirkland: Holy Family, Rev. Denis O'Driscoll Puyallup: All Saints, Rev. August Banasky Vancouver: St. Joseph, Rev. Theodore Sondergeld SPECIAL: Auditor--Matrhnonial Court, Rev. Jan Bogusz IN RESIDENCE: Seattle: Immaculate Conception, Rev. Jan Bogusz St. Alphonsus, Rev. Joseph P. Erny Holy Father's Intention For The Family Rosary The Reverend Pastors are requested to announce at all Masses on Sunday, September 30, that the in- tention of Our Holy Father for the month of October is Success of the Ecumenical Council. THE CHANCERY By Order of the Most Reverend Archbishop September 28, 1962. Nocturnal Devotions The Reverend Pastors of King and Pierce Coun- ties are requested to announce at all Masses Sunday, September 30, 1962, the hours of adoration suggested for their respective parishes for the "First Saturday" Vigil at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, and St. Patrick's Church, Tacoma, during the night of October 5-6. THE CHANCERY By Order of the Most Reverend Archbishop September 28, 1962. October Intention For Family Rosary Success of the Second Vatican Council The General Intention recommended to the pray- ers of all Associates of the Apostleship of Prayer for the month of October is The Vatican Council. The Vatican Council is a convention of doctors and scientists in the field of religion. They repre- sent the Catholic Church, the biggest religious society in the world. At their head is the Pope, the Bishop of Rome. With him sit the Bishops of the Church, come from all parts of the globe to bring to these discussions the advantage of their learning and pastoral ex- perience. They are the Fathers of the Council, : To aid them in their work, the Church has assembled her greatest theologians, seminary professors and authorities in the different fields of theology. From a purely human point of view it would be hard to imagine a more authoritative group of men to whom we could look for religious leadership. T h e background and prestige of these men are tremendous. But over and above this array of natural talent is the fact that these men are not just functionaries in a human religions society. They are the divinely chosen leaders of the splendors of the Vatican, are the legitimate successors of the Twelve Apostles, the "Sent Ones" to whom Christ spoke." Just as Christ spoke to his Apostles the truths men had to know to save their immort- al souls, so, too, now is He speaking to this group of teachers the things men must know if they are to meet successfully the errors and dangers to Faith and morals which confront them today. It is the same group of teachers, the Apostles liv- ing on in their legitimate successors. Christ never in- tended a Church of one gen- eration. Knowing this, we feel around us the presence of the super- natural. We see our own Bishop in a growing light. We have seen him on the street with nothing to distinguish him from others save his pec- toral cross. We have seen him at Pontifical Mass in all the splendor of the liturgy. • Now we see him as one of a supernatural Church which these men through whom joint-  has, as one of its greatest ly, and in unison with the tasks, the job of transmitting Vicar of Christ, Christ Himself intact to the world the re- will speak upon the problems . velation which Christ came which vex the world today. If into our lives to teach, The we cannot listen to these men, . Pope add Bishops we see, sit- to whom can we listen? O ..... Archbishop of SeatUe ' ring in. solemn conclave amid Sacred Heart Messanger :=+==::-:!.--:::=:-:-:ik-.=::.::,./:.:.:::. :=,--: =: -:: :il, :÷ :::i =::::-,%:i=::i:== :-::::=-: ......... " :: + = : REV. WILLIAM J. POWER Pastor, Holy Rosary Parish Seattle Parish, Seattle, was born July 4. 1917 in Flagstaff, Arizona. He attended Providence Ac- ademy, Shumway Junior High School, and Vancouver High School, all in Vancouver, Wash. He entered St. Edward Seminary in 1933. Father Mortek was ordain- ed in St. James Cathedral, May 30, 1942, by the Most Reverend Gerald Shaughnessy, S. M. His first assignment was as assistant at St. James Cathe- dral. Subsequently he was as- REV, WALTER J. MORTEK Pastor, St. Matthew Parish Seattle sistant at St. Mary. Kelso; as- sistant at St. Thomas Parish, Camas, and St. Mary, Central- in; assistant at St. Teresa Parish, Seattle, and pastor of St. Thomas since October 13, 1949. He was archdiocesan direc- tor of ceremonies from Octob- er 7, 1943 to June 1945. Rev. Thomas Phelan Born in San Francisco, Calif., June 20, 1926, Father Phelan attended Mission Dolor- es School, and St. Ignatius Prayer for the Ecumenical Council On February 9, Pope John XXIII again pleaded /or prayers/or the success ,o/the/orthcoming Ecumeni- cal Council. The [ollowing is a prayer he composed to ask /or God's help or this momentous event. O Divine Spirit, sent by the Father in the name of Jesus, Who dost infallibly assist and guide the Church, pour forth the fulness of Thy gifts upon the Ecumenical Council. Kind Teacher and Comforter, enlighten the minds of our Bishops, who, responding to the in- vitation of the Sovereign Roman Pontiff, will gather in solemn assembly. Grant that from this Council there may come forth abundant fruits; that the light and strength of the Gospel may ever more wktely influence hu- man society; that new vigor may infuse the Cath- olic religion and its missionary task; that the. Church's teaching may be better known and Chris- tian morality more widely practiced. Sweet Guest of our souls, confirm our minds in truth, and dispose our hearts,to obedience, so that the decisions of the Council may find in us gen- erous acceptance and prompt fulfillment. We beseech Thee, too, on behalf of those sheep who no longer belong to the one fold of Jesus Christ, that they also, glorying as they do in the name of Christian, may finally regain uni,ty under one Shepherd. Renew in our time Thy wondrous works, as in a new Pentecost, and grant that the Church, gath- ered together in unanimous, more intense prayer, around Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and guided by Peter, may spread the kingdom of the Divine Saviour, which is the kingdom of truth, of justice, of love, and of peace. Amen. Archdiocese of Seattle -- October 3, 1962 St. Mary Academy Girl Semifinalist WINLOCK--Mary Buennagle, a senior at St. Mary Academy here has been named a semi- finalist in the Merit Scholar- ship competi- tion, Sister M. Manuela, prin- cipal, an- nounced Wed- nesday. Mary, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ::::: Charles Buen- MARY. nagle of Ever- BUENNAGLE ett is president of the student body and a mem- ber of the National Honor So- ciety. Semifinalists t a k e another " examination, t h e Scholastic Aptitude Test of the College Entrance Board. Students whose scores on the second test substantiate their perform- ance on the qualifying test be- come finalists. As finalists they are eligible for scholarship awards. Over 16,000 high schools compete in the Na- tional Merit competition. 40 Hours Set The schedule for Forty Hours Adoration in honor of the Blessed Sacrament during the month of October is as fol- lows: First Sunday--St. Alphonsns, Seattle; Holy Family, Kirk- land; St. Frances Cabrini, Ta- coma. First Wednesday--Providence Hospital, Seattle. Second Sunday--St. Monica, Mercer Island; St. Catherine, Seattle; St. Mary, Centralia; St. Mary Magdalen, Everett; Holy Rosary, Tacoma. Second Wednesday--St. Jo- seph Hospital, Tacoma. Third Sunday -- Immaculate Conception, Seattle; Immacu- late Heart of Mary, Sedro Woolley; Our Lady of Good Help, Hoquiam. Third Wednesday--St. Cab° rini Hospital, Seattle. Fourth Sunday--Blessed Sac- rament, Seattle; St. Thomas, Riverton; St. Michael, Snoho- mish; Immaculate Cnception, Raymond. Fourth Wednesday--St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. REV. THOMAS PHELAN Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas Camas High School in San Francisco. He enrolled at St. Joseph College, Mountain View, Calif. July 1944, and St. Edward Council and the Commu- nity" is the theme for the Northwest Regional Con- vention of the Catholic Press Association which will be held here Monday and Tues- Oct. 1 and 2. Headquarters will be at the Ridpath Motor Hotel: , , ::÷i::: The Most Reverend BehfaTd J. To-el, Bishop of Spokane. and host to the meeting, will keynote the convention. Floyd Anderson, National CPA presi- dent, will speak at the dinner meeting Monday evening. "lqae Rev. Francis Greene, S.J., head of Seattle Univer- sfly's Journalism Department, Seminary, in 1946. - will give the opening address. Father Phelan was ordained + Father Green's subject will be in St. James Cathedral May 15, "Community Impact of the 1953, by Archbishop Connolly. Since ordination he has served as assistant at Holy Family, Seattle, and at Assumption Parish, Bellingham, the later since November 12, 1957. Church Thefts Up In Germany MUNICH. Germany (NC) -- Thefts from churches in Ger- many have become such a seri- ous problem that authorities are considering removing val- uable art works from churches and placing them in museums. They have suggested that works of religious a rt in churches be replaced by copies. It has been suggested that greater safety measure be tak- en to cut down on the increas- ing number of thefts. Catholic Press." The Rev. James H. Gandrau, editor of the Catholic NorLhwst Progress, Rev. G. J. GustafsGn, S.S., professor of Philosophy at St. Thomas the Apostle Semin- ary, Kenmore, and other edi- tors of the region will be among panelists and speakers. Speaking also will be Sis- ter Mary Gilbert, S.N.J.bl., head of the Journalism Deptl; of Holy Names College, The Very Rev. John P. Leafy, S.J., president of Gonzaga University, will be a Tuesday evening speaker. James Doyle, National CPA secretary executive secretary, will give his report at the busi- ness session, Tuesday. The Rev. John P. Donnelly, editor t.f the Inland Catholic, is chairman of the convention. Father Chirico To Address ACCW The Rev. Peter Chirico, S.S., of St. Thomas the Apostle Major Seminary will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the South Central Deanery of the Archdiocesan Council of Cath- olic Women scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Jefferson Park Ladies Club, 2313 15th Ave. S. The II a.m. board meeting will be followed by the noon Father Chirico will discuss the major semihary in his talk. For reservations call Mrs. A. J. Ebert, PA2-:370 or Mrs. Nell Brundage, WE5-2404. luncheon hostessed by Queen h Institute, Young Ladies Insti- Polish Bis ops tute. 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