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r;day, Dec. 28, 1%2 THE PROGRESS3) Official ! Thousands Throng Nativity Site National Day Of Prayer For Mass Offered By Patriarch Dearly Beloved in Christ: Once again the Archbishops and Bishops of the United States have called for a nation-wide day of reparation and prayer for the persecuted peoples of the world, both in Russia and the sixteen countries that are still captive to Communism. Accordingly, the following prayer shall be recited after all the Masses in all Churches and Chapels in the Archdiocese on Sunday, December 30. Praying every blessing upon you for a happy and spiritually profitable New Year, I am , Devotedly yours ha Christ, Archbilhop of Seattl --7 Proposed Prayer For Last Sunday Of Year Lord Jesus Christ, Who chose to become an exile from Your Heavenly Home that we, the exiled children of Eve, might not be banished forever from Your Father's Face; You Who as an Infant in Your Mother's arms, fled into a strange land to escape the tyrant who sought Your life, we beg You to look with compassion upon the multitudes of men, women and children ha our own day who have been forced by other tyrants as cruel as Herod to seek refuge far from their homelands. You, Our Lord and Savior, Who died to give us the glorious freedom of the sons of God, comfort with divine hope all those who are now deprived of their human rights, their liberty and security, their homes and families, above all the opportunity to enjoy freely and without fear the supreme blessings of their holy faith. Inspire in us who have never suffered these great misfortunes an ever-i,ncreasing spirit of charity toward our persecuted brethren throughout the world, so that, out of our own spiritual resources, our heritage of religious and political freedom, our mate- rial substance, we may do more and more to brighten their night of exile, to lighten their burdens, to strengthen them in patient hope until the day when, God willing and helping, they also may know again the joy of the Peace that You brought to this world. No Evening Mass The privilege of celebrating Holy Mass in the evening on Holy Days of Obligation and other days throughout the year excludes New Year's Day. Anniversary Requiem Mass For Bishop O'Dea An anniversary requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the Most Reverend Edward John O'Dea, Third Bishop of Seattle, will be celebrated in St. James Cathedral at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 1963. All priests, reli4gious and laity of the Archdiocese are urged to take advantage of this means of prayer and Holy Sacrifice placed at their disposal by Al- mighty God to manifest their gratitude toward the beloved Bishop for his years of labor among them. F Episcopal Functions And Appointments All requests for episcopal functions and appoint- merits, that is, confirmations, commencements, dedi- cations, jubilees, etc., in churches, institutions and for lay organizations, during the period of JANUARY- JUNE, 1963, should be made in writing to THE CHANCERY, 907 Terry Avenue, Seattle 4, before January 1. Nocturnal Adoration The Reverend Pastors of King and Pierce Coun- ties are requested to announce at all Masses on Sun- day, December 30, the hours of adoration for their respective parishes for the "First Saturday" Vigil at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, and St. Patrick Church, Tacoma, during the night of January 4-5. THE CHANCERY By Order of the Most Reverend Archbishop December 28, 1962. (N.C.W.C. News Service) BETHLEHEM, Jordan, Dec. 25--Men of good will from all parts of the earth came to this city of David to join in the solemn and colorful rites re- enacting the old yet ever-new story of the birth of the Prince of Peace. Like the shepherds 20 cen- turies before them, they watched in reverent silence as the figure of the Infant Christ was carried to the spot which bears the inscription: "Hic de Virgine Maria Jesus Christus natus est."--This is the place where Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary. The scene is a crypt under the Church of the Holy Nativity --much of it the original church built by Constantine in 330 A.D., and thus one of the oldest churches in Christen- dom. Children Present Pageant A feature of this year's cele- bration was that boys and girls from Bethlehem -- an almost exclusively Christian town in this Moslem nation--portrayed the Christmas story in pageant form, dressed in the traditional shepherds' garb. They went through the streets of Bethle- hem singing Christmas hymns and carols. And from around the world, men of all races converged here to swell to thcusands the participants in the three-cen- turies-old ceremonies which celebrate the Nativity. Close to 3,000 pilgrims and tourists had applied for Jordanian visas so they could visit the holy Places this Christmas. As in past years, well over 1,0O0 Christian pilgrims were able to cross the bristling Israeli-Jordanian b o r d e r on Christmas Eve at Jerusalem's barbed-wire cordoned Mandel- baum Gate. Patriarch Led Children Leading the pilgrims to Beth- lehem was Latin Rite Patriarch Alberto Gori, O.F.M., of Jeru- salem, who left his residence in the Jardanian sector of Jeru- salem to make his yearly visit to the city of 10,000 in the Jud- dean hills just five miles to the south. Traveling with a police es- cort, the Patriarch was met by dignitaries from Bethlehem and nearby Beit-Jala at Ra- chel's Tomb, located just north of this town. He then proceed- 'ed to the Basilica of the Na- tivity, where he was received by the superior of the Fran- ciscan monastery in Bethle- hem. A colorful procession of hundreds of Latin and East- ern Rite p r i e s t s formed. Chanting, they moved sol- emnly to the parish Church of St. Catherine, which is adjacent to the basilica proper. There, at close to II .p.m., they led in the chant- mg of Matins and Lauds of Christmas. Patriarch Gori sang the tra- ditional solemn pontifical Mass at midnight in the Church of St. Catherine. The packed con- gregation included high Jor- danian civil and military offi- cials, members of the United Nations delegation stationed in Jordan, and members of the consular corps of Jerusalem-- including the French consul whose government only recent- ly renewed diplomatic relations with Jordan. Christian Arabs Attend In the crowd were many Christian Arabs, dressed in flowing robes and veils re- miniscent of the garb of par- ticipants in traditional Nativity scenes. Following Mass, Patriarch Gori led a procession from the church to the basilica, where the Grotto of the Nativity is located. Reverently he carried a life-size figure of the Infant Jesus, dressed in silk swaddling clothes. On Sacred Spot Once within the grotto the Patriarch set the figure down upon the Gold Star of the Na- tivity, set in the grotto floor. Around the star are inscribed the words which designate this one of the focal points of Christianity -- the very spot where Christ was born. On Christmas Day, Masses were offered in the Grotto of the Nativity from early morning until late in the afternoon. Pilgrims knelt in prayer throughout the day, there at one of the holiest spots in Christendom, The statue of the Infant Jesus placed in the grotto by Patriarch Gori will remain there until the afternoon of Epiphany, on January 6, when it will be returned in solemn procession to the Church of St. Catherine. January 6 is Christmas Eve for the Ortho- dox, who follow the old Juhan calendar here, and their Christmas rites begin only six hours after the conclusion of the Catholic Epiphany service in the grotto. N.Y. Cardinal Visits Vietnam Bases SAIGON, Vietnam, Dec. 27 (NC) -- Francis Cardinal Spellman, t h e Santa Claus of the Amer- ican serviceman over- seas, made his Christmas schedule in Vietnam a typically busy one. The Cardinal flew over a thousand miles on Christmas to visit U.S. servicemen at seven bases in central Vietnam. Earlier, at midnight Mass of- fered by the military vicar in Saigon, over 800 persons re- ceived Holy, Communion. The Cardinal read a letter from Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem saying: "We are deeply conscious of American generosity to us in our hour of need, our Peo- ple would like through Your Eminence to thank the Peo- ple of the U.S. for all they have done for us." Cardinal Spellman said: "Dur- ing this holy night I plead with iiiii: / On Christmas Trip FRANCIS CARDINAL SPELLMAN, Archbishop of New York and Military Vicar of Catholics ill tile U,S. armed our countrymen to live their forces, Speaks with Col. Richard J. O'Neill, commanding love of God and love of neigh- officer, First Battle Group, 23rd Infantry during his visit bar and loyalty to our country." to Fort Richardson, Alaska. It is Cardinal Spellman's twelfth On the afternoon of Christ- mas Eve, the Archbishop of New York and military Vicar of U.S. armed forces, arrived by plane from the Philippines, this being already the Cardi- nal's 1Oth day of traveling and visiting American units from Alaska down through the Far East. At midnight on Christmas the Cardinal celebrated Mass in a hangar on Tan Son Nhut air- field here. On Christmas Day he depart- March Of Dimes Films Available As the January 2 kick-off date nears for the 1963 Silver their meetings this coming month. Films can be accompanied with a speaker preseiatation of such topics as "Birth Defects --Whose fault and what can be done?"; "Arthritis -- It's Mil- lions and its aspirins"; "The March of Dimes and the Salk Institute- Relationship be- tween the Two", and "Achieve- ments and New Directions -- a Discussion of what makes the National Foundation-March of Dimes unique among voluntary health organizations." January Intention For Anniversary March of Dimes drive, Mrs. Paul J. Hogan, Speakers' Bureau chairman Fami!y Rosary issued a reminder to clubs and organizations throughout the city to schedule March of The Convermon of Protestants Dimes films and speakers at In the light of the growing world spirit of ecu- menism, our Holy Father has assigned as the Gen- eral Intention for the opening month of 1963: "That the existing desire of church urlity among Protestants may lead to the knowledge of the true Church founded by Christ." For many Catholics, nurtured in their Father from infancy, it is difficult to understand why so many good-living p e o p I e strongly and, in some instances, violently reject the idea of unity with the Catholic Church. We must try to realize that even among different Protes- tant denominations the Ecumen- ical Movement is beset with many obstacles. Each denomi- nation tenaciously holds its own idea of what the Church is. Each believes its concept of the true Church be most sacred, something which pertains to the essence of the Faith. Consequently, a n y sugges. tion to change or abandon this long-rooted concept en- genders fear of the collapse of the whole confession, as well as the right to its own proper existence. However, it might well be said: if there is any point upon which the non-Catholic groups seem to be in perfect agreement, it is in their complete rejection of the Catholic concept of Church unity. Because the multiplicity of separation and division in Prot- estant religious thinking has re- suited in the greatest obstacle to Church Unity, and because many people of good will are striving to avoid the resulting spirit f chaos in their approach to God, our Holy Father desires that, by our example and by our prayer, non-Catholics in their search for Church Unity may receive all the graces nec- essary for coming to the knowl- edge of the true Church of Christ. Schedule Set For 40 Hours Mrs. Hogan stated that pro- The schedule for Forty Hours grams can he booked by phon- Adoration in honor of the ing the March of Dimes at Blessed Sacrament during the MA 4-1373. month of January is as fol- lows: First Sunday--Holy Cross. Council Ended Tacoma; House of Providence, Prejudices, Prelate Says ERNAKuLAM, India (NC)-- The ecumenical council ended whatever anti-Church preju- dices non-Catholic observers at the council may have had, Archbishop Joseph Attipetty of Verapoly said here. "With the council's progress these prejudices melted like snow in the sun," the Arch- bishop said at a reception given for him .on his return from the first session of the council. Observers who had thought that freedom of opinion could not be found in the Church were astonished at the sight of council Fathers criticizing various proposals, he stated. "The Fathers showed amazing boldness in tabling and steer- ing amendments," he said. Seattle. Second Sunday--St. Leo, Tac- oma; St. Charles Bnrromeo, Tacoma. Third Sunday -- St. Peter, Seattle. Third Wednesday--Visitation Academy, Tacoma; Queen of the Rosary Convent, St. Ed- ward and St. Thomas Seminar- ies, Kenmore. Fourth Sunday--St. Benedict, Seattle; St. Paul, Seattle. Fourth Wednesday -- Forest Ridge Convent, Seattle; Bris- coe School, Kent. St. Leo Mothers Slate Rummage TACOMA--A rummage sale will be sponsored by St. Leo Grade School Mothers Club Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 3-5, at lfi01 Commerce St. The sale will be hel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. consecutive Christmas tour of the U.S. armed forces, ed by plane at 8:45 a.m. on a 90-minute flight to Nha Trang. At 11 a.m. the Cardinal offered his second Christmas Mass, in Nha Trang. At 2 p.m. he was airborne ag ai n for another 90-minute flight this time to Danang (for- merly called Tourane). At 4:30 p.m. he said his third Christ- mas Mass m the U.S. Marine Helicopter Company's hangar in Danang. On December 26, he was air- borne again at 9 a.m. from Danang inland to Pleiku. After Mass in Pleiku and visits with the Americans stationed there, he flew by helicopter to Ken. turn in the central highlands, then flew southward to Bien- hoa, 20 miles from Saigon, to meet units there. Later that afternoon he visited Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem. On December 27 he flew to three locations in southwestern Vietnam and offered Mass in one of them. His last engage- ment before leaving the coun- try was lunch with President Ngo. At 5:45 p.m. that day he departed by plane for Bangkok to visit American servicemen in Thailand. Cardinal Spellman came here to share the Christmas of an estimated 11,000 American serv- icemen stationed in Vietnam. The Cardinal, who is "home for Christmas" wherever he is with members of the U.S. a r m ed forces overseas, was welcomed at the airfield on his arrival by Vietnamese as well as Americans. Alighting from his plane into warm sunshine, he declared: "I am very happy to be back in Vietnam to greet the Presi- dent (Ngo) and the wonderful . Vietnamese people." To U.S. servicemen he said: "I bring you greetings from your loved ones at home and give you the assurance that be- cause of your presence here they are lonesome, lonely. Nevertheless they are grateful because you are helping to save them, helping to save our country." A delegation of elders wear- ing traditional Vietnamese dress and representing villages of re- settled refugees came to the airport to welcome the Cardi- nal, who is remembered as a generous benefactor. A Salute To Boston's 'Circus Priest' BOSTON (NC) Hun- dreds of members of the entertainment world paid tribute here to Boston's "Circus Priest' at a meet- ing of the New England Show- men's Association. Father Edward S. Sullivan, national chaplain of the Circus Fans' Association of America and administrator of All Saints' Church, Boston, was presented a gold membership card en- titling him to lifetime mem- bership in the New England organization. He was cited as an "ambassador of good will" for circuses. Father Sullivan's association with the circus goes back to his seminary days when he enjoyed "watering the elephants." Dur- ing that period he was offered a job as a wild animal trainer by a circus owner but be de- clined the job when the call of the priesthood proved stronger. His love for the circus never dimmed, however, and after his ordination he spent many vacations visiting cir- cuses throughout the country, giving counsel and direction to thousands of performers he learned to know and love. Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, in 1941 appointed Father Sulliva- chap- lain of the circus organization which is dedicated to "fight anything that fights the circus." The "Circus Priest" said he is sure "the future is solid for the circus in America." He said he arrived at that deci- sion "after visiting 22 differ- ent circuses during the past year." One reason the future of the circus appears good, Father Sullivan concluded, is that "it's the only form of entertain- ment that ne,er needed censor. ship." Blesses Two Novitiates SEOUL, Korea (NC) -- Arch- bishop Paul M. Re of Seoul blessed two new novitiates within sight of each other here. The new buildings were erec- ted by the Society of St. Paul for the Apostolate of Commu- nications. One is for the So- ciety's priests and one for the Daughters of St. Paul. Both congregations have already taken" in their first Korean members for training. The priests from Italy are making preparations to open a Catholic radio and TV sta- tion in Seoul and are seeking a license from the Korean government. Father Paul Marcellino, S.S.P., superior of the society in Korea, was connected with the Paulist radio station in Japan. Lay Retreat Schedule The Pc00llsades Visitation Retrea00t (Men's Retreat House) (Women's Retreat House) January 4 - 6 Holy Rosary, Seattle Young Ladies Institute 3anuary 11-13 St. Alphonsus, Seattle Blessed Sacrament, Seattle hnmaculate Heart of Mary, Sedro Woolley Two Will Mark Golden Jubilees Sister M. Rose de Lima, O. P., principal of Holy Angels High School, Seattle, and Sis- ter M. Magdalene, O.P., of St. Helen Hospital, Chehalis, will attend a Jubilee celebration at Rosary Heights, Edmonds. hon- oring their Golde Jubilee of religious profession, from 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 29. The Very Rev. B. Conrad, O.M.I., pastor of St. Benedict Church, Seattle, Washington, will preside at the mother- house ceremonies at 2:0 p.m., and he will give the sermon. All Sisters of the Congrega- tion have been inwted to par- take of the festivities of the day, ets wel! as relatives of the Jubilarians. Retirement Announced For Hospital TACOMA -- St. Joseph's Hos- pital is today announcing the installation of a retirement pro- gram for the benefit of em- ployees. Sister M. Cuniberta. Admin- istrator, in making the an- nouncement said this type of retirement program is the first of its kind to be installed in a hospital in the Northwest. All employees at the hospital are eligible to receive benefits upon meeting eligibility re- quirements. The program was insta'Aed and will be serviced by E. L. DeGraffenreid. D. L. Fetsch and R. C. Utley, insur- ance consultants representing the Canada Life Assu.rance Co. Sister Cunlberta explained that cost has been "a limit- ing factor in the acceptance of pension plans by non- profit hospitals such as St. Joseph's. However, the administrator stressed this unique program results in substantial pension benefits. Modern Artist REV. EDWARD F. JOCHAM of St. Matthew's parish, Ridgefield, N.J., holds one of the unusual chalices he de- signed. The chalice and the unique, oval-shaped monstrance shown above which he also designed, are on display at Seton Hall University's exhibit of modern Christian art in South Orange, N.J. The monstrance is designed so that the Host is the only attraction; even the priest's hands are hid- den when he raises it in blessing. Simplicity Donation Marks Pope' s Of Clothinq Christmas VATICAN CITY, Dec. 25 (Re- 'Greatest' die, NC)--Peace and simplic- ity marked the Christmas of His Holiness Pope John XXIII. His Mass on Christmas Eve was offered in his apartment chapel in the presence of a dozen of his closest collabora- tors. At the end of this first Christmas Mass. celebrated at 10 p.m.. he broadcast Christ- mas greetings over Vatican Radio to the aged and sick and to all who were unable to attend a Christmas midnight Mass. He expressed his "paternal wishes for the peace and joy of the Lord given to us and for our salvation by the In- fant Jesus." He gave his apostolic blessing "to all Our Children in Christ." His Mass, broadcast by Vati- can Radio, was accompanied by the singing of Christmas hymns by the Sistine chapel choir. His second and third Masses followed immediately afterward in private. On Christmas morning, the Pope's first public act was to visit the sick children at Rome's Bambino Gesu Hospi- tal, where he arrived at I0 a.m. He then returned to his apart- ment in the Vatican in time to be at the window of his study at noon to pray the Angelus and bless the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square. NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (NC)-- The American Catholics' over- seas relief agency reported here that clothing donated this past Thanksgiving has reached unprecedented volume. Catholic Relief Services--Na. tional Catholic Welfare Confer- ence said that the 1962 collec- tion of usable clothing for the needy persons overseas bids to be the largest ever. At the CRS-NCWC warehouse here. said Edward M. Kinney, director of purchasing and ship- ping, all available space is filled and the agency has rented two idle river barges to store clothing. Large amounts are also re- ported at warehouses in Se- attle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, he said. The ci tb:ng is denated by Cathbllcs at their parish church during the Thanksgiving sea- sam The support g;ven CRS- NCWC ;n this drive and others has made it the world's largest private rebel agenc. Warsaw Church Moved BERLIN, (NC) -- Engineers and workmen have hoisted up the 230-year-old C a r m e I i t e church of Our Lady in down- town Warsaw and moved a new site 69 feet away, it was learned here. NOCTURNAL VIGIL Nocturnal vigil for the first Saturday of January will be held in St. James Cathedral, Seattle, and St. Patrick Church. Tacoma, Friday, January 4, and Saturday, January 5. The vigils are kept in response to the request of Our Lady of Fatima for prayerful observance of the first Saturday of each month. SEATTLE AREA 7:45-8:45 p.m. -- (Holy Hour) St. James Cathedral Seattle. -- St. Anne, St. Patrick. St. Thomas. Riverton; St. Philomena. Des Moines. 10-11 p.m. -- St. Joseph. 11-12 p.m. -- Assumption, St. Luke, Sacred Heart, Bellevue. 12-1 a.m.--St. Mary, St. John, Immaculate, St. Mat- thew. 1-2 a.m. -- Christ the King, Our Lady of Mt. Vir- gin, St. Mark. 2-3 a.m. -- Sacred Heart St. Peter, Holy Family, St. Monica. 3.4 a.m. -- Our Lady of the Lake. Our Lady of Fatima, St. Edward, St. Paul, Our Lady of Guada- lupe. 4-5 a.m, -- Holy Rosary St. Alphonsus, Our I.,ady of Lourdes, St. Anthony, Ren- ton. 5-6 a.m.- Blessed Sac- rament, St. Benedict, St. Teresa. 6-7 a.m. -- St. George, St. Margaret, St. Catherine, St. Bernadette. TACOMA AREA 8 p.m.--Holy Hour, St. Patrick. 9,10 p.m. -- St. Frances Cabrtni 10-11 p,m. -- Holy Cross. 11-12 p.m.--Visitation Im- maculate Conception Mis- sion. 12-1 a.m. -- Holy Rosary. 1-2 a.m. -- St, Leo. 2-3 a.m. -- St. Joseph. 3-4 a.m, -- Sacred Heart. 4-5 a.m. -- St. Anm St. , Rita, SS. Peter and Paul. 5-6 a.m. -- St. Martin of Tours, All Saints, St. The. rese Mission. 6-7 a.m.--St. John of the Woods, Our Lady, Queen of Heaven, St. Andrew. 7-8 a.m.--St. Charles Bar- romeo. Braille Edition Of "Mater Et Magistra' Due LONDON (NC)  A Braille editon of the social encyclical, "Mater et Magistra," of His Holiness Pope John XXIII is to be published in this country at the request of the Associa- tioc of Blind Catholics. The Royal Institute for the Blind said it would probably nol be available until about next August. i i ii For the UNUSUAL IN GIFTS .. GUflDER$Ogi Original Jewelry ' S27 PiNE 7&4 BROADWAY SEAI"rLE TACOMA i