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DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH EDITION Serving Georgia's 88 Southern Counties OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH Published By The Catholic Laymen's Ass'n of Georgia Vol. 39, No. 25 MONROE, GEORGIA, SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1959 10c Per Copy — $3 a Year At Aug usta May 191h Rt. Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Bourke To Celebrate 25th Anniversary AUGUSTA—Monsignor Dan iel J. Bourke, pastor of St. Mary's Cnurcn will, celebrate his Sliver Jubilee on Tuesday, May 19 th. There will be a Mass at 7:30 in the evening at which the Most Reverend Thomas J. Mc Donough, Auxiliary Bishop of Savannah, will preside. Chap lains to Bishop McDonough will be Rev. Arthur Weltzer and Rev. Adolph Gall, S. M. A. Monsignor Bourke will be the celebrant. A friend and com panion of his seminary days, i? ather Michael Manning will be deacon. The sub-cteacon will be Rev. John O shea, a native of Augusta, and former parish ioner ot St. Mary’s. Very Rev erend John D. Toomey will preach at the Mass. Me is also a native of Augusta and a former parishioner of St. Mary’s. The master of ceremonies will be the Right Rev. Msgr. An- urew j. lvicAjuiicua, ctodiaioct uy Rev. Ralph E. Seikel and Rev. George c. James, immediately following the Mass, mere will be a reception in the parish hall to .wnicn ail ot ivioUsignor Bourke’s friends are invited. Monsignor Bourke was born in Birr, Ireland on Septemoer 28,- 19U9. Me attended primary and secondary schools m Birr which were conducted by tne Irish Presentation Brothers and later went to St. Joseph’s Col lege in Giasthule, also conducted by the Presentation Brothers. In 1928, he entered All Tiai- iOWS Seminary, Dublin, and was ordained on June 24, 1934 on the ieast Day ot si. Jonn me Bap tist (who is the patron of the Diocese of Savannah.) Since Septemoer of that same year, Monsignor Bourke has been in Georgia. For two years he was assistant to father Jos- MONSIGNQR BOURKE eph R. Smith at Blessed Sacra ment Church in Savannah, men he was assistant pastor at St. Teresa's Albany as well as' in Douglas. For almost a year, he was at the Church of the Im maculate Conception in Atlan ta. In September 1939, he was made assistant Rector at the Cathedral of St. John the Bap tist. In December 1940, Father Bourke was named administra tor at St. Mary’s in Augusta where he remained until Oc tober 1941. From 1941 until April 1945, he was administra tor and later pastor at the Bles sed Sacrament Church in Sa vannah. In the spring of 1945 he went to Albany where he was pastor for twelve years, com ing to Augusta as pastor of St. Mary’s in March 1957. Monsignor Burke has had a very active part in the growth of Catholic institutions wherever he has been assigned. While at the Blessed Sacrament Church, he saw the church and school built. While in Albany, a paro chial school was begun in 1945. After purchase of land, a new school was erected in 1952, a new convent in 1956, and plans laid for the new church, when he assumed his present assign ment at St. Mary’s. He returned to Albany last year when the new church was dedicated and preached the sermon on that day. Since his arrival in Augus ta, he has launched a drive for a new school that now has been successfully concluded. Monsignor Bourke plans an anniversary trip to Ireland. He will sail on June 5th and will travel throughout Ireland, and plans to visit Bourde and Fatima. One of the highlights of his trip will be his visit to All Hallows Seminary where he will be pre sent for the ordination of two young men being ordained for Georgia, and where he will cele brate Mass on June 24th, the actual day on which he was or dained. Prior to his Mass on May 19th Monsignor Burke will entertain the visiting clergy with a dinner at the Old Government House. Among the honored guests will be the Most Rev. Thomas J. McDonough, Rt. Rev, Msgr. T. J. McNamara, Rt. Rev. Msgr. An drew J. McDonald Chancellor of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Herman Deimel, Holy Family Church, Columbus, Rt. Rev. Msgr. M a r ti n Murphy, St. Peter’s Church, Columbia, S. C., Rt. Rev. Msgr. George Lewis Smith, St. Mary’s Help of Chris- tain, Aiken, S. C., Rt. Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. O. Connor, St. Thomas More Church, Decatur, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas I. Sheehan, St. Joseph’s Church, Macon. Castro’s No Communist But There’s A Red Glow lu Cuba, Writer Richard Pattee Says (By James M. Shea) (N, C. W. C. NEWS SERVICE) CINCINNATI,—Castro is no communist, but if he drops the ball in Cuba the communists are a cinch to recover the fumble. This is the opinion of Richard Pattee, veteran observer of the world’s trouble spots and au thority on Latin-American af fairs. Mr. Pattee, author of the weekly column “This World Of Ours,” for the N. C. W. C. Fea ture Service, came here for a series of lectures. “It simply is not true to say that everybody around Castro is a communist.” Mr. Pattee said. “At the same time there is no denying the fact that some of those around him, especially in the military, have been iden tified with left wing move ments, both in Cuba and abroad.” As to whether Castro is lean ing toward communism, Mr. Pattee said: “I think we ought to reserve judgement. The situa tion is too fluid for us to make such decisions.” But Castro himself “is not and never has been a communist,” he said. “The real danger,” Mr. Pattee added, “will occur if Castro fails to manage the show. Then Cuba will be open for anything.” And he pointed out the “the only organized party in Cuba seems to be the Communist party. Mr. Pattee admitted that Castro “has taken the lid off the communists” in Cuba and per mitted them to publish a paper. “But that’s because he wants to see them,” he said, “and it doesn’t mean necessarily that they’re going to take over the government.” “The communists didn’t wage the civil war,” he continued. “There isn’t any doubt that Castro had and has the support of the overwhelming majority of the Cuban People.” “If anyone is responsible for the strength of the Communist party in Cuba,” Mr. Pattee de clared, “it is Batista. In fact he even accepted the communist nomination for president in 1944, as part of a coalition effort.” City Manager Guest Speaker VALDOSTA — Mr. Homer Reid, City Manager, was guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Home and School Asso ciation of St. John the Evan gelist. Also addressing the group was the Rev. John Cuddy, superin tendent of schools for the dio cese. Father complimented the group on the new school now being erected on Mary’s acres, thanking Father Payne, the Sis ters and lay teachers for their untiring efforts. Thirty-two were present for the meeting. THE CHANCERY 225 Abercorn Street Savannah, Georgia May 6, 1959 My dear People: The annual Seminarian Collection for the Diocese of Savannah will be taken up in every parish and mission church of the Diocese on Sunday, May 17th. Again I urge your sacrificial support in behalf of such a worthy project. Undoubtedly all of us realize the critical shortage of priests which prevails in this Diocese. With the assurance of your prayers and financial assistance we can continue a concerted effort to secure young men who are desirous of becoming “other Christs” and of working for souls in this vast mission ary area of Georgia. During the month of March we beseeched your prayers for more vocations. All of us were deeply edified by the many prayers which were recited begging God, the Great High Priest, to bless many of our young men with such a favored vocation. In time and by constant prayers and sacri fices more young men of Georgia will respond to the Master’s call, “Come follow Me.” In the meantime, we call upon you, our devoted laity, to give us the material assistance necessary to educate our seminarians. Of all the appeals which we present to you, the seminarian collection is by far the most important. Without priests it would be impossible to bring to you the consola tions of Holy Mother Church. Without priests our sacraments would have been instituted in vain. No greater privilege can come to you than to have a share in the education of a priest. May Our Divine Savior bless you abundantly for your charity in behalf of our priests. Imparting to you and your loved ones my blessing and in union of prayer, I am, Devotedly yours in Christ, + thomas j. McDonough, Auxiliary Bishop of Savannah. 50% Of Goal Pledged Early Returns Indicate That Drive For Cathedral Funds Is Progressing Well SAVANNAH — A total of $119,028.00 was reported at the first "check-in” meeting of solicitors for the Cathedral Renovation and Redecoration Fund following a one-day canvass of the parish. The campaign is to raise a total of $225,000.00 for the restora tion oi the beauty and unique distinction of the 80-year old Ca- At Cathedral May 12th Bishop McDonough Presides At Investiture Ceremonies thedral structure. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. T. James McNamara, rector, hailed this first report on parish solicita tion as a tribute to the gene rosity and co-operation of the parishioners, and the dedicated work oi the laymen of the city, wiio formed tne campaign com mittee. “This campaign to preserve the charm of our beautiful Ca- tiiedral has been launched with great success,” he said. “The results ot the solicitations among tiie members oi the par ish and tne response from tne many mends or the Cathedral, Gatnoiic as well as Protestant and Jewish, has been most grat ifying. We are confident that our goal will be readied.” Many pansmoners have not had tne opportunity to make pledges, but tne^ Cathedral Rector said he felt confident that those wfio were not contacted by a solici tor will “Gail by the rectory to return their pledges.” Monsig nor McNamara declared that he has been “greatly encouraged and gratified by the generous response df the Cathedral’s many friends who are not of the Catholic faith.” The Monsignor revealed that the renovation project would begin shortly. “Plans are under way to initiate construction next month.” The extensive re novations and repairs will con tinue as additional funds to the campaign are received. The first step will be the restoration of the exterior of the edifice, in cluding the stabilization of the steeple foundation, complete re pair of the walls and the re newal of the roof. William Murpbey is the Hon orary Lay Chairman of the Drive and the parish solicitation is under the direction of the General Chairman, Daniel J. Sheehan. Division chairmen are Tho mas J. Corcoran, Walter C. Cor- ish, Walter M. Crawford, John J. Fogarty, Julian C. Halligan, Paul M. Hennessey, John L. Kenny, Raymond R. Lawing, Michael McCarthy, John L. Nu gent, Joseph D. Sheehan, and Eugene L. Summerlin. Franklin F. Frazier is Chairman of the special gifts division and W. Kirk Sutlive is co-chairman. PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS O God, hear our prayer and lei our cry come unio Thee. Bless our Diocese of Sav annah wiih many priesily vocations. Give the young men You call, the light to understand Your gift and the love to follow always in ihe foot steps of Your Priestly Son. -—Indulgence of seven years Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us. St. John Vianney, pray for us. Imprimatur: 4-Thomas J. McDonough Military Vicars Must Report To Rome Every 5 Years VATICAN CITY — His Holi ness Pope John XXIII has ruled that military vicars must report to Rome in person every five years. They now must report the same year as bishops of the country in which they serve. SAVANNAH — In colorful ceremonies, witnessed by more than 1200, His Excellency, the Most Rev. Thomas J. McDon ough, auxiliary Bishop of Sav annah, formally invested five priests of the Diocese as Roman Prelates at the cathedral of St. John the Baptist, on Tuesday, May 12. me Kt. Rev. Msgr. T. James McNamara, Rector of the Ca thedral of St. John the Baptist, in Savannah was invested as a Protonotary Apostolic. Invested as Domestic Prelates were: Kt. Rev. Msgr. Andrew J. Mc Donald, Chancellor of the Dio cese; Kt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas A. Brennan, Pastor of Blessed Sac rament Church, Savannah; Kt. Rev. Msgr. Herman J. Dei mel, pastor of Holy Family Churcn, Columbus, and Vicar Forane of the Columbus Dean ery; Rt. Rev. Daniel J. Bourke, pastor of St. Mary’s-on-the-Hill, Augusta and Vicar Forane of the Augusta Deanery. After receiving from Bishop McDonough the Mitre, Pectoral Cross, Ring and other vestments of a Protonotary Apostolic, Monsignor McNamara retired to his place on the Sanctuary and. the four new Monsignors advanced, one by one, to the Bishop’s throne to receive the robes of Domestic prelates. Bishop McDonough was assist ed by two chaplains, the Very Rev. John Toomey, pastor of St. James Church, Isle of Hope and the Rev. Bartholomew Keohane, S.M.A., pastor of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Church, Savannah. An English translation of the Official Papal Documents an nouncing the appointment of the new prelates was read by Rev. Francis J. Donohue, pas tor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Port Wentworth. The sermon was delivered by the Rev. Felix Donnelly, Pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Church, Thunderbolt. Rev. John Cuddy, pastor of St. Michael’s Church, Savannah Beach, Rev. Herbert Wellmier and Rev. Robert Te- oli, assistant Rectors of the Ca thedral were in charge of cere monies. The ceremonies came to a close with Solemn Pontifical Benediction of the Blessed Sac rament, celebrated by Monsig nor McNamara, assisted by Rev. Felix Donnelly as Deacon and Rev. Francis J. Donohue as sub- Deacon. An informal reception for the five Prelates followed in the auditorium of the Cathedral Day School. Saint Francis School Of Will Offer Three Year Savannah Diocesan Schools Win Civics Club Recognition GROUND BREAKING — The Rev. Thomas Payne, pastor of St. John The Evangelist Church, Valdosta, is pictured turning the first spadeful of earth, launching construction of the parish school. To be located on Mary’s Acres, the new building to cost an estimated $73,000 will be ready for September classes. Archi tects are Thomas & Hutton and Associates, Savannah. WASHINGTON, D. C.—Young citizens—members of Sacred Heart Civics Club of Sacred Heart School, Warner Robins, and St. Peter Claver Civics Club of St. Peter Claver School, Macon, won national honors this week when the Commission on American Citizenship of The Catholic University of America rated their achievements of the current school year deserving of a Letter of Recognition. The Sacred Heart and St. Peter Claver Civics Clubs were two of 32 clubs so honored in this cate gory. The Commission on American Citizenship, sponsoring agency, confers these awards annually in recognition of the achieve ment of outstanding groups among the more than 3,700 Catholic Civics Clubs active in- parochial schools throughout .the country. The Civics Club program aims to promote great er understanding and apprecia tion of the principles of Chris tian citizenship artiong the boys and girls of the upper elemen tary and high school grades. The particularly practical and important subject of how to choose a suitable career was developed around the theme— “To Serve God and Neighbor Best, Find the Career Just Right for You.” THE YOUNG CATHOLIC MESSENGER, national current affairs weekly, presented arti cles every month suggesting club activities. An introductory article discussed the idea of a career from a Christian view point and was followed by fea tures on industry, teaching, trade, science, medicine, serv ices, government, and farming. This article is re-p r i n t e d from the Bul letin of the M us co gee County Mimi cal Society. The ar tic l e was written by Dr. A. C. Hobbs. COLUMBUS ■—I n Septem ber of this year the Advisory Board and the Sisters of Saint Francis will open a three year diploma program for its first class of stu dents at the new Saint Francis School of Nursing. The new Ave Maria Hall is well under way and upon its completion will ac commodate seventy-five stu dents. The total enrollment of the entering class will be twen ty-five. Already there are fifty- five requests for applications in the office files. Ave Maria Hall will contain 30,000 square feet of space. The building with its furnishings will be valued at $660,000 and will provide ample space for all social, educational and attract ive living accommodations. The main floor consists of a spacious lobby, several lounges, and bus iness offices for the Faculty. The lower floor will have two lecture halls, a combined fiction and professional library, a science and nursing laboratory, and in the east wing a large gymnasium-auditorium occupy ing 2500 square feet. equipped for motion pictures, games, meetings, and dances. There is a well equipped kitchen for use of the students in their off hours. The third floor will con sist of double bedrooms each with indiivdual desks, dressers, and clothes closets. A complete bathroom is provided for each double bedroom. The most mod ern type of air conditioning sys tem will be installed, and will provide for individual room control. The cooling system is furnished by a steam absorption unit. The Sisters of Saint Francis AVE MARIA HALL came to Columbus from Pitts burgh, Pennsylvania in 1947 to build their 145 bed hospital which opened in 1950. Since that time there have been 40,- 000 adult patients and 4800 new borns. A shortage of nurses since the time of its opening has led the Sisters to push ahead the provision for the School of Nursing which was made in the original Charter of the Hospital The Sisters are living true to their 50-year-old tradition of teaching the ideals of St. Fran cis of Assisi to young women of all faiths in the establishment of this School of Nursing. All the requirements of the Nation al League for Nursing for full accreditation of Nursing will be met within the next few years. The school will be governed by an Executive Committee of the Faculty of the School of Nursing under the leadership of a Sister in the position of Direc tor of Nursing. All Faculty members who are nurses will be members of the American Nursing Association and of the National League of Nursing. They will hold university de grees and will be approved by the Board of Examiners of Nurses in Georgia. Formal ap pointments to the Faculty will be announced in a short while. Included in these appointments will be a librarian, a co-ordi- nator of social activities, mem bers of the Medical Staff, and the Women’s Auxiliary of Saint Francis Hospital. Provision has been made for students to af filiate in hospitals in Pennsyl vania for instruction and ex perience in psychiatric and pe diatric nursing. The Sisters of St. Francis supply two hospitals in Pennsylvania, one of which provides modern hospital facil ities for approximately 350 psy chiatric patients. It is anticipat ed that several members of the Faculty from Columbus College will offer some of the basic science courses. (Continued on Page 6) ☆ ☆ ☆ 5 Scholarships For Columbus Nurses’ School COLUMBUS — The St. Fran cis Hospital School of Nursing will offer five individual scho larships of $100 each to young women entering the school when it opens in September. Announcement of the scholar ships was made by Jack B. Key, scholarship fund, and Arthur N. Berry, president of the hospital auxiliary. The scholarships rep resent interest on the sum rais ed by the auxiliary at the First Annual Mardi Gras Ball, held by the auxiliary in February. Applicants for the scholar ships must be of high character and scholastic ability. Applica tions are now being taken for the entire first class which will begin studies in September in the new Ave Maria Hall now nearing completion on the hos pital grounds.