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4 Serving Georgia's 88 Southern Counties J DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH EDITION OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH Vol. 43, No. 15 Published By The Catholic Laymen's Ass'n of Georgia SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1962 10c Per Copy — $3 A Year Bishop's Oppicb Diocese of Savannah 223 Abehcorn Street Savannah, Geohoia December 18, 1962 My Dear People: All of the Catholics in the Diocese of Savannah have focused their attention on the II Vatican Council and have prayed fervently for its ultimate success. While in Rome, I had occasion to discourse with Bishops, from all over the world. Oftentimes, we talked about our own dioceses and the spirit and love of our people for the one true Church. When I related the dedicated devotion of our people and religious, in terms of what has been accom plished, they were in awed amazement. To me, their re actions served forcibly to make me even more conscious of your deep faith, your sacrificial acts of charity and your abiding love for the many needed works of mercy in this portion of God’s vineyard. At Christmas time you are encouraged to help with the care and maintenance of St. Mary’s Home. This in stitution has become a cherished landmark to all of you. The Sisters of Mercy who conduct St. Mary’s Home give freely and heroically of themselves in providing for the children the love and understanding they require. A vis it to the Home will furnish you with a keen insight into the words, “mercy towards all.” Christmas too, at St. Mary’s Home tells you and me the real meaning of “peace on earth to men of good will.” Your most eloquent gift to the Christ Child, after the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the reception of Holy Communion on Christmas Day, should be to help these young children whom He loves so much. Envelopes will be given you today for the collection on the Feast of the Birth of the Christ Child. Please be generous. As in the past, we request at least $10.00 from every wage earner. You and your loved ones will share in the fruits of the three Masses which I am privileged to offer on the birth day of the Savior of the world. -Imparting to you my blessing and wishing you every joy and good health I am, Devotedly yours in Christ Bishop of Savannah Organize Holy Name At Saint Simons ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The organizational meeting of the St. Williams Holy Name Society was held recently. Rev. A. A. Walls, S.M., pastor of St. Williams Chap el appointed temporary offi cers to serve the Society until their successors could be elec ted as follows: John McDermott, President; Sigmund Kaufmann, Vice Pres ident; Jack Joyce, Secretary; Edward Broker, Treasurer; John Baldwin, Marshall; Mack Manning, Marshall. Twenty two men of the parish attended the meeting and listen ed to a talk by Father Walls outlining the history and aims of the Holy Name Society. All those present signafied their intention to receive Holy Com munion in a body, the following Sunday, at which time they would be formally enrolled as mem bers of the Holy Name Soceity of St. Williams Chapel. Father Walls was the cele brant of the Mas s and made a short talk welcoming the men into the Society after the con clusion of the Mass. The members then motored to Crews Resturant and dis- INDEX MARRIAGES 8 COUNCIL COVERAGE ... .2 EDITORIALS 4 DORIS ANSWERS YOUTH.. . . 4 OBITUARIES 5 BOOK REVIEWS ,7 cussed the plans for the future conduct of the Society. John McDermott, president, presi ded at the brief meeting follow ing the breakfast. Charter members of the Saint Williams Chapel Holy Name So ciety are: Emmett T. Boyd, John Bald win, Edward W. Broker, John J. Chalfa, Ed L. Comely, Frank A. Dandrea, Thomas J. Dickey, (Continued on Page 8) TO THE PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS AND LAITY OF THE DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH: MAY THE BABE OF BETHLEHEM BRING EVERY PEACE AND JOY ON CHRISTMAS DAY. AND MAY MARY, IIJS IMMACULATE MOTHER AND SAINT JOSEPH GUIDE YOU TO HIS HOLY MANGER. DURING THIS HOLY SEASON YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES WILL HAVE A SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE IN MY MASSES AND PRAY ERS. IMPARTING TO YOU MY BLESSING, 1 AM, DEVOTEDLY YOURS IN CHRIST BISHOP OF SAVANNAH IN COLUMBUS Ceremonies Mark Sisters Of Mercy’s 100th Anniversary Bishop Presides At Celebrations COLUMBUS - His Excellency Bishop Thomas J. McDonough was celebrant of a Solemn Pontificial High Mass opening the celebration of the Sisters of Mercy's lOGth anniversary in this city. The Mass was offered at the Church of the Holy Family at 5 P. M., Sunday, Dec. 16th. Bishop And Sisters At Dinner This was one of three High Masses offered during the cen tenary. Rev. Arthur A. Welt- zer was celebrant of a Requiem High Mass on the morning of December 17th at Holy Family for deceased Sisters of Mercy and for friends of the Sisters. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Herman J. Dei- mel was celebrant of a High Mass for the laity at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at St. Anne’s. Two dramatic presentations were presented during the cen tenary. One, a narrative titled "The 100 Years," written by George Gingell, was given Sun day night, Dec. 16, during a dinner honoring Bishop Mc Donough, other members of the clergy and lay representatives. A playlet and tableau written by Mrs. Joseph Spano and di rected by Rev. Fr. Ralph At- tanasio of St. Anne’s was given by Pacelli High and St. Anne’s School students from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18. A centenary silver tea honor ing the Sisters was held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at St. Anne’s. The prize-winning Pacelli High School float in the recent Christmas parade had as its theme ‘TOO Christmases in Columbus,” and depicted the history of the Sisters of Mercy here since their arrival in 1862. They refugeed from St. Augus tine, Fla., then threatened with bombardment from Fed eral naval vessels. Leo J. Leonard was general chairman of the centenary. Mrs. Polk Land was. chairman of the reception for visiting Sis ters, Dr. Arthur N. Berry of finance, Charles Scharfenbert of arrangements for the Sunday night dinner, Mrs. Roy Giglio and Mrs. Robert Campbell of the centenary silver tea, Mrs. Warren Purks of the programs, Mrs. John B. Byrne of out-of- town invitations and reserva tions, Salvador Spano of litur gical music, Mrs. James Pet- ran of a history of the Sisters, Mrs. Joseph Connolly of memorabilia and displays, Mrs. Arthur N. Berry of decorations, Joseph Spano of transportation, and Miss Mary Margaret Byrne of publicity. Highlighting the four-day centenary of The Sisters of Mercy was the dinner Sunday night at the Ralston honoring the Most Rev. Thomas J. McDonough, D.D., bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, and The Sisters of Mercy. Left to right are Mother Provincial Mother Mary Carlotta, R.S.M. (Religious Sisters of Mercy), Providence of Baltimore; Bishop McDonough; Mother Vicar General Mother Mary Stella Maris, RSM; Sister Mary Monica, RSM, Superior, St. Joseph Convent, Columbus and principal of St. Anne School. - (Photo Harvey Atkins, Columbus Enquirer) 66 The Southern Cross” To Be New Name Of Newspaper SAVANNAH - This is the last edition of THE BULLETIN in the Diocese of Savannah. The Catholic newspaper for Geor gia’s eighty-eight southern counties will adopt the name THE SOUTHERN CROSS with its first edition in January of 1963. According to the Most Reverend Thomas J. Mc Donough, Bishop of* Savannah, "This development is a natural and necessary consequence of the division of the State into two Dioceses in 1956. It’s only proper that each Diocese should have its own publication, and that each newspaper should be easily identified with its own Diocese. The Archdiocese of Atlanta has decided to continue its own publication under the name of The Georgia Bulletin. So, to avoid the confusion which could easily result from two Catholic newspapers in the State with similar names, we have decided to call ours THE SOUTHERN CROSS.” Bishop McDonough, inter viewed early this week, had high praise for the work of THE BULLETIN in the Savannah Dio cese for more than forty years and singled out the late James A. Farrell founding editor; the late Richard Reid, editor from 1921 to 1940; and Hugh Kinch- ley, editor from 1940 until his death in 1953 as "Three of the great lights in Catholic journalism during the past half century.” He also lauded the Catholic Laymen's Association of Geor gia for its work in dispelling religious intolerance "not only in Georgia, but in the many southern States where THE BULLETIN, their official publication, contributed so greatly to the cause of spread ing the truth about the Catholic Church, and correcting false and distorted ideas about it.” "Forty years ago anti-Catho licism was a sure 'vote-getter' for politicians in many parts of the South, and furnished a sig nificant portion of the reading diet of many people. That is not so today, thanks principally to the Catholic Laymen's Associa tion and THE BULLETIN,” he said. THE SOUTHERN CROSS will be published weekly, and will be printed by the Walton Tri bune Press of Monroe, Georgia. Editorial and business offices have been moved from Augusta to the Chancery Building in Savannah. Effectively immediately, all mail for the Diocesan news paper should be addressed to THE SOUTHERN CROSS, P. O. Box 180, SAVANNAH, GA. SAVANNAH KNIGHTS AID BUILDING FUNDS - Building Funds of St. Vincent’s Academy and Benedictine Military School received gifts of $250.00each from Savannah K. C. Coun cil 631. Left to Right: Msgr. Andrew J. McDonald presents check to Sister Fideles, R.S.M. while Very Rev. Bede Lightner, O.S.B. receives check from Karl Holmen Savannah Grand Knight. - (Carroll Burke Photo) Bishop’s Office Diocese or Savannas 223 Abbrcorn Street Savannah, Geohoia My Dear People: Beginning with the first edition in Jan uary of 1963, our Diocesan newspaper will be published every week. That this is not only possible, but necessary, is a tribute to the rapid growth of the Church in our Diocese and to the Faith of our people and their interest in the work of the Catholic Press. Since the erection of a second Dio cese in Georgia, THE BULLETIN has served as the Catholic newspaper of both the Savannah and the Atlanta Sees. However, in the interests of a closer identification of our newspaper with our Diocese, the Savannah edition of THE BULLETIN will become THE SOUTH ERN CROSS with the first edition of the New Year. We are sure that all will agree that our Diocesan newspaper has been stead ily improving, both in content and ap pearance -- and it will continue to im prove. We want a paper which will not only keep you informed, but one which you will want to read. So we invite your sug gestions and constructive criticisms. The staff will remain the same with the Rev. Francis J. Donohue, Editor- in-chief; Mr. John Markwalter, Manag ing editor; the Rev. Lawrence Lucree and the Rev. John Fitzpatrick, Asso ciate editors; Miss Anita Pfeiffer, Sec retary. The editorial offices, however, have been moved from Augusta to Savannah. Effective immediately, all correspon dence should be directed to: THE SOUTHERN CROSS P.O. BOX 180 SAVANNAH, GEORGIA Devotedly yours in Christ, Bishop of Savannah