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10--THE PROGRESS Fr;day, Nov. 2% 1963 Churches In Archdiocese Filled (Continued from Pg. 3) all our rights and liberties come from God." Another special solemn high requiem Mass was cele- brated at the cathedral at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the one re- quiem Mass permitted on Sun- day by Pope Paul VI was in the cathedral at noon. About 1500 people filled the cathed- ral for the 5:30 p.m. Mass Sunday evening. The Rev. Edmund Boyle of St. James stated that people made continual visits to the cathedral through the night Friday and all day Sunday. At St. Paul Church, accord- ing to Rev. Joseph Vogel, pastor, the two low requiem Masses and the high requiem Mass Sunday were as heavily attended "as Christmas or Easter." Father V o g e ! noted that his parishioners thought of the assassinated President as a member of their own families. The Rev. A. J. Shaughnessy, pastor of St. Alphonsu Par- ple feel very close to the President," Father Shaughn- essy said. At St. Philomena Church in Des Moines, news of the shooting of the President was received just before the regu- lar 1! a.m. children&apos;s Mass Friday, which was then of- fered for Mr. Kennedy. Re- quiem Masses were offered Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Parishioners of St. Philo- menu's felt a special bond toward the late President, Ray. Joseph E. Orpen, pas- tor, said, since the time of his visit to Tacoma on a speaking tour last Septem- ber. At that time, the school children stood outside the school in the formation of a large cross. Word was sent to Seattle-Tacoma Airport to be relayed to the presidential plane. When the President glimpsed the large cross, his plane dipped in recognition. Father Orpen and his parish- ioners also recall that Dennis Buck, fifth-grade son of Mr. and ish, said that the high requiem Mrs. Kenneth Buck of the par- Mass Monday was as well at- ish, wrote a letter to the Pros- tended as any Sunday Mass. School children recited the Rosary at noon Friday for the President, and two other re- quiem Masses, one high and one low, were offered on Sat- urday and Sunday. "The poe- ident and received an answer from his personal secretary. In a sermon to his people at Mass Sunday, Rev. Gerald T. Moore, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Bellevue, spoke of the special grace which seemed to be bringing people closer together in the time of tragedy. He also said: "It is phenomenal that such a vast number of people, re- gardless of party, country or religion, have been so unani- mous in their grief." He cited the great dignity of Jacqueline Kennedy, the President's wi- dow, in bearing up through the difficult days of official mourn- ing. Sacred Heart Church was full, Father Moore noted, for a requiem high Mass offered Monday, which coincided with the time of the President's fu- neral in Washington, D.C., al- though he had expected that many would stay home to watch the television coverage. The Rev. John Walsh, pas- tor of St. Monica Parish, Mer- cer Island, was most im- pressed by "the tremendous surge of unity" of his peo- ple. "The church was packed Saturday, Sunday and Monday for three requiem high Masses and another low Mass Mon- day evening," he said. "Near- ly everyone went to Commun- ion." Father Walsh also men- tioned that he had about a dozen calls from non-Cath- olics who wished to know the times of services. "They said they were non-Catholics," Father Welsh added, "but .  'iiiiiii{iii i for t h e President in t h e . church of his choice'." AIso at St. Monica's at noon Friday, the whole school said the Rosary immediately after learning of the shooting in .. Dallas, and Sunday evening de- Benediction. The Rev. Theodore P. Sulli- Father Szeman van, pastor of St. Mark Par- ish, reported a heavy attend- ingham. "Inside the church many people were weeping openly." Requiems Sunday, Saturday and Monday drew more than a thousand persons at each Mass. Vancouver's three parishes received numerous phone Calls from non-Catholics, wanting to attend requiem Masses for the late President Kennedy. St. Joseph's Church had more than 750 at each of its Masses Fri- day, Saturday and Sunday while Our Lady of Lourdes Monday was the scene of a Mass, attended by Knights of Columbus and others. Beginning with the announce- ment of the President's death Friday afternoon, the week- end schedule at Everett's Im- maculate Conception Church was well attended. Visits to the Blessed Sacrament by school children and by adults were frequent. High Mass was sung Friday and a public Ros- ary and Communion were held for CCD pupils Saturday morn- ing. A 600-plus standing-room- only congregation was present Woods Church and Rev. An- drew Prouty, pastor, said he was "swamped" with confes- sions Saturday night. The solemn requiem Mass in St. Patrick's Church Monday morning was so well attended that 900 were squeezed into the church proper and an addi- tional 100 into the church basement hall, equipped with a television set. KTNT-TV (Chan- nel 11) was televising the Mass upstairs to countless viewers in the Tacoma-Seattle area. Those at the Mass included State Attorney John J. O'Con- nell; Supreme Court Justice Frank Hale; Judges N.B. Soule, John D. Cochran, Ber- til Johnson, Arthur Paulsen and Robert A. Jacquex, all of the Superior Court; Judges Waldo Stone, Elizabeth Schackelford, Willard Hadlund, DeWitt Row- land, all of the Justice Court. State Senators Rueben Kno- blach, A. L. (Slim) Rasmussen, Frank Broullet, Leonard Saw- yer, George Kupka and John Petrich; State Representatives Mrs. Frances Swayze, Pat Comfort, Mrs. Marion Gleeson, Robert Earley, P. J. Gallagh- er, Dr. Charles Newschwand- er and Helmut Jeuling. Pierce County Commission- ers Harry Sprinkler, F r i t z Gieger and Pat Gallagher; County Clerk Don Perry, Coun- Christmas at Kaufer's GIFT SUGGESTIONS > PICTURES--Sacred Heart, Last Supper, Holy Family, etc. TRADITIONAL STATUARY--from Spain, de luxe old leaf decorations, crystal eyes--Our Lady and many other models, $19.80 up. ROSARIES--for Mother, Dad and children. Sterling mounted, black pearl, Au- rora crystal .... $4.50 up CRUCIFIXES--Many new and artistic types. MISSALS--Largest supply on the West Coast. BOOKS--Best and newes in" q Catholic literature. , KAUFER'S CHRISTMAS CARD SELECTION CAN'T BE !BEA'T! A Land Of Promise? HEN DEALING with Africa and the situation of the missions in Africa, one must remember that this great continent has as much variety in people, tribes, stages of development, wealth and topography as the whole rest of the world put together. Today we want to look at just one country in this vast complex, the country of Nigeria. As the most populated country in Africa, Nigeria is com- posed of an East-West culture that poses many problems for the Church. The West has placed its stamp on the coastal regions, where life is now modern and civilized, whereas Northern Ni- geria bears an Oriental character. In this part of the country the Crescent rules and the Koran is the law. Coastal Area Center Islam came into the land over 1S0 years ago, when the Fulani forces overran the indigenous Haussa tribes. They re- garded the pagan people of the coastal region contemptuously, but today it is this coastal area that is the center of all political and industrial activities while the Mohammedan North is con- sidered conservative and backward. Such progress is largely due to the Church's introduction of a well-organized school system that raised the level of education and prepared the coastal people for living in a modern democracy. The first missionaries landed on the coast in 1478, along with the Portuguese conquerors, but the deadly tropical climate soon forced them to withdraw. A new start was made when the Eng- lish took possession of the present capital, Loges, in 1861. At the time "the English formed a united colony of the three former Protectorates of the East, West and North in 1914, there were only a few thousand Christians in the land. By 1934 they numbered 100,000 and when the Colony received its independence in 1960, there were already two and a half million Catholics among the population of 35 million. They were being ministered to by 800 priests, 500 sisters and 12 catechists. The integration of the three countries into an independent fed- eration has opened the door to the Mohammedan North for the Church. The tribe of the Ibos in the Eastern part of Nigeria, one YOUR GUIDE TO DELICIOUS FOOD AND COURTEOUS SERVICE Society for The Propagation of the Faith Ray. Stephen Szeman, Archdiocesan Director 907 Terry Avenue, Seattle 4MA. 2-8880 of the most vivacious and open-minded peoples of Africa and by nature religious, are easily converted and have proved excellent lay apostles. -Members of the Brotherhood of Christian Doctrine in the Archdiocese of Onitsha alone prepared 134,000 souls for Baptism in 1958. As many Ibos have emigrated to the Moham- medan North, Christian outposts are being formed there. Outcome Not Foreseeable Will Nigeria finally become Mohammedan or Christian? Al- though nearly half of the population adheres to Islam and the first Minister-President "of the Federation is a Moslem, the outcome is not immediately foreseeable. It is certainly a good omen that a man such as the Chieftain Akintola, the Prime Min- ister of West Nigeria, openly declared: " One can achieve free- dom only under God. The insecurity and conflicts in several of the nations that are politically free are due to the fact that God has no place in their daily lives. Freedom without God is worth- less." In your daily prayers try to remember specific parts of the world and ask God to help the missionary activities there during a particular week or during this month. This way it will ance for the 8:15 a.m. requiem high Mass Monday. He said also that a number of non- Catholics, as well as Catholics who had not been to Mass in quite a while, were present for that Mass and another requiem Mass Sunday. Masses were said Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in St. Joseph's Church in Elma by Rev. Francis X. Murphy, pastor and also state chaplain of the Catholic War Veterans. The State CWV sent telegrams of assurance to President Lyn- don B. Johnson and of condol- ence to Mrs. Jacqueline Ken- nedy. Elsewhere, the sorrow of the faithful in the Archdiocese was just as much in evidence at requiem Masses for the President. Priests at all par- ishes from the Canadian bor- der to the Oregon boundary were undoubtedly working overtime. And there was a great out- pouring of graces, too. Citing him as the exemplar of youth, Rt. Rev. Raphael Holder, O.S.B., Abbot of St. Martin's Abbey, said in a ser- mon at the solemn pontifical requiem Mass in the Olympia monastery, college and high school: "... The young have caught enthusiasm from John Fitzgerald Kennedy. T h e y have seen in him a remark- able maturity and sense of responsibility in our young- est president. His character, his principle, his bravery, his faith in GOd form an ideal for young people." Persons not able to get into an over-packed SS. Aegidius and Mary's Church in Aber- deen stood outside, in the street while the chant of a sol- emn requiem Mass was sung Monday morning. Approxi- mately 600 were in attendance at other Masses Friday and Sunday. The Roy. Charles E. Kelly, pastor, also reported a "great increase" in the num- ber of Communions over the weekend and a large number desiring to have their cantos- LIKE A LITTLE SOL- DIER, John F. Kennedy Jr., who celebrated his third birthday Monday, salutes as the casket of his father, the martyred President, John F. Kennedy, is carried from St. Matthew's Cathedral. sions heard Saturday afternoon and evening. Military personnel and civil- ians alike attended three re- quiem Masses Saturday, the same number Sunday and a solemn requiem Mass Monday in Bremerton's Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. Phone calls at the rectory were at both Sunday and Monday requiem high Masses. There were a tremendous number of confessions heard and Communions were up 50 per cent over the weekend, according to Rt. Rev. Msgr. John G. Mattie, pastor at Im- maculate. Thanks to the combined ef- forts of Radio KEDO and the Longview Daily News, a large number attended the short-no- tice Friday requiem Mass in St. Rose Church. Among them were many non-Catholics. "We are very pleased with the response of our people in Longview," said Rev. Patrick Mulligan, pastor, who also pointed out that al- most every one of the 700 present in Monday's requiem high Mass received Com.  munion. The Rev. Jerome Dooley, as- sistant pastor of St. Rose's, was among those participating Monday in Longview's civic veterans' memorial service. "Son, I Say to Thee Arise" was the title of the sermon given Monday at the solemn requiem Mass in Port Angeles' Queen of Angels Church by Rev. Alcuin Lawrence, O:S.B., pastor. The Mass, attended by 700 in a completely4illed church, was broadcasted live over Radio KENT. According to Rev. Daniel Regimbal, O.S.B., assistant pastor, parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle Mission in Clallam Bay and at the Makah Air Force Base Noah Bay station all "had the same mood of realizing that there was a great loss in the ty Auditor Jack Sonntag, County Assessor Roy Craig, |n BREIERTON County Treasurer L. R. John- 3f|ne stores to serve yOU MADISON LUMBER CO. son, Prosecuting Attorney John McCutcheon, Sheriff FARRELL'S . pa00ef., te.,r .., Jack Berry, County Superin- Eastwood Pharmncy ES 3-0711 ,. tendent of Schools Roger El- Aerate from the new hospital 2021 E. Mad,son EAst 1-8080 der, Westgate Pharmacy ES 7-2110 On the reed to the old Hospital Mayor Harold Tollefson, Fatrell's Prescription Pharmacy Councilmen Patrick S tee l e, s30 Sth St ......... gS 7-37S3 | Dr. Arnold Herrmann, Rich- tree parklnq & prescription delivery ard Haley, Maurice Finnegan, Gerald Bott, Hal Murtland, George Spitanich and Mrs. I 38th and G, TACOMA GR. 4-9409 T Ellen Price; City Manager "llt "ll ' I LARGEST PARTS STOCK IN TACOMA I Dave Rowland and Assistant  I NEW AND USED APPLIANCES City Manager John Sanko- | etch. Meet Dec. 5 Students from Blanchet, Holy SPECIAL!qL Angels, Holy Names and Im- open every dew maculate High Schools are among the 65 registered for the luncheons from $1.35 llth Annual Traffic Safety Con- dinners from $2.45 terence for high school stu- At Your Favorite...00 dents, according to conference children's menu ample free parkinff SKIPPER'S Seafood Restaurant Featuring the original Skipper's dishes, At yacht basin, 1 mile north of old floating bridge. For reservations call EAst 2.2175 You Save 23 Cents IGA CANNED MILK'""Tins S l PRICES EFFECTIVE FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29-30 chairman, Britt Georges. Featured at the conference will be Miss Judy Doll, of Na- varre, Ohio, recently named 1964 "Miss Teenage America," The conference is sponsored by the Seattle-King County Safety Council, the Kiwanis Clubs of Seattle and King Coun- ty, Allstate Insurance Company and the Public Employees Mu- , tual Insurance Company. _ I '1 j IL'00 The Progress' Gourmet i I FINE RESTAURANT! g00sms smL00T k+% :' Delightjul Dining "In Relaxing Amosphere" Broiled Steaks ... Chicken ... Seafood I in the Scarlet Tree Room from 7 P.M. 1 Organ Stylincjs by Phil Odle COCKTAIL LOUNGE 66th and Roosevelt Way N.E. LA. 3-7153 i Desirez Vous un Dinner Great? TRY OUR PRIME RIB (Supe,bd) or our STEAK BORDELAISE (Magnifique!) COCKTAILS 1N THE CHEZ PAREE ROOM UDNICIf' 1245-4th So. MAin 3-3140 /restauraxlts "- all crv'ex lx)wn ACRES OF CLAMS -- AND -- CLAM DIGGER ROOM UNPARALLELED FOR GOOD FOOD I I & A!MOSPHERE 0010rk00 alABAPPLE suburban dining excellente.. GL 4.6344 ,.., Entertainment FOOT O MADISON STREET Chercoa, ere.or Nightly PIER 54 Cocktail, Bellevue Shopping Center Distinctive Continental Bi"oiler Entertainment Nightly (garp00t I 1628 Sth Ave. MA 3-S226 The help give interest in our prayers and also stimulate our interest heavy in asking for the sched- death of the president." in the missions of the world. Cut out this column, pin your sacrifice to it and mail it to Father Szeman, Archdiocesan Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 907 Terry Ave., Seattle 98104. God bless you l < ule of Masses for the repose Dave McIntyre sounded the llllllllllnllUlllUlllUlllUllllllllUlllllllllllUlllllllllllllllllll] == of the soul of the late presi- taps Monday in a requiem I Open HOT CAKES Breakfast "-- PEPPER MILL w dent. As in Aberdeen, priests high Mass in Sedro Woolley's - ,,, on | 6 a.m. : were hearing confessions late Immaculate H e a r t of Mary AND [].,, D into Saturday night. Church, filled to capacity, e to WAFFLES and []= Convenient Downtown Te "It's amazing how people Mayor William Pearson at the  . (from our own special recipe) I,,naPne [] Location have responded," said Rev. Mass led the list of dignitaries, [] 0 p.m. Served All Day LUllt'llt; [] Good Food John C. O'Connell, pastor of including members of the City [ [] Courteous Service h]r ntea+ .... t Nlhtlv i Assumption Parish in Bell- Council and other municipal [] Alw a Frlemfly Welcome  [] =., u i NORTHGATE : , %  packedtrices" duringThe churchthe FridayWaS eve-alE "'[] TOMMY S LUNCH 1428 FIFTH AVENUE i NORTHGAT[ SHOPPING C[NT[I k ning requiem. ! Security Market--3rd cmd Virginia ! I 4 EXCITING ROOMS There was just as much ac- [ TOMMY and PAULINE KiRK--Proprietors  Patronize FOR DINING FUN -r A  tivity in all of Tacoma's 15 [] Members of St. Alphonsus Parish [] PROGRESS COCKTAILS . metrplitan parishes" llllllllllllllilUlllilllllulllllllllllllllUulllulllllllllUllUUll] Advertisersst. Leo's reported long lines i! ,.   bl  ,. at the confessional boxes all day and night Saturday. There " u ffW " a' o wi#/d t/ were more than 900 persons a2 a t pec a Friday. "I couldn't quite get the phone quick enough off the ,))t HARBOR receiver," said Rev. Gerard Morin, S.J., assistant pastor. "Let's say my arm was tired picking up the phone after answering questions for times TAKE THE $12 Broadway E. , CA. 4.4410 ,  of requiem Masses." F A M I L Y: Requiem Masses were sehed- u I e d Saturday, Sunday and OUT TO DINE _ Monday at St. John of the