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The Savannah bulletin. (Monroe, Ga.) 1958-1958, January 04, 1958, Image 5

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! JANUARY 4, 1950. THE BULLETIN OF THE CATHOLIC LAYMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA FIVE ! Jottings ... k (By BARBARA C. JENCKS) \' ■ • PRAYER FOR EVERYDAY “Give me wisdom, Lord, to see Thy way Among the common tasks of everyday; Temptations come so easily to me Just in familiar things I see; In the routine of every day and night Teach me to do Thy gracious Will aright Guide me, dear Lord, through light and dark. The clock ticks on and hours and moments fly And right or wrong I’m choosing constantly Unless Thou lead me on, Lord, through every hour The good in me has scarcely time to flower.” • WHAT ARE the hopes and the dreams of our hearts and souls as we tread easily and softly down the first few days of the new year? What is it that we nope to attain in the new year? What is it that we wish to be come during the days that are to be of a year known as 1958? Each moment and each day and each event in this year lies in the Prov idence of God. If we but fully realized this each day could be a joy unspeakable and a peace unmeasurable. If we at this mo ment or this day pledged our self to God and realized that only one goal was important during these days ahead, this could be the happiest year, the very best year of our lives. More than ma terial success, fame, fleeting- pleasures. health, delight in things and people, we would place God and the things of God first. Nothing would deter us from our goal. Yet we need a supernatural help to keep us in view of this ideal and to assist us as we .pass the roadways lined with distractions and temptations and heavy lures. If every day of the new year began with the reception of Holy Communion, we would have the power to pass I unscathed along the roadways and know the unspeakable peace and immesurable joy of one who : holds God and faith above all i things. • "EVERYTHING you’ve ever | thought, done or said — a com plete record of every conscious moment — is logged in the com- ! prehensive computer of your j brain.” This was heralded as a phenominal finding in a recent j science article. It comes as no revolutionary finding that the j soul also holds a record of every thought, word and deed. More im- | portant than any psychiatric as sistance, such findings in the soul i will determine our salvation or damnation. Few of us would care | to have either the experiences of | the brain store or the more im- I portant records of the souk bared for public study. Mercifully only God knows our soul experiences: the falls, the struggles, the vic- I tories, the pain and the disgust in self and the new beginnings and | promises. | • WE CAN DETERMINE our j fates for 1958. As Catholics, we know that nothing under the sun I is more important to us than our i faith. These days here whether they be filled with pleasure or misery are not the final story. We are building for a lasting home. I We need the help possible to at- | tain eternity. We have it in the ; Blessed Sacrament. We have the I privilege of receiving Holy Com munion every single day in the ; year ahead if we but desire. We j know that we cannot win heaven I ab by ourselves. We need this ; supernatural assist. It would be folly to ignore such opportunity. | Personally, I have found that no day would be complete without | Mass or Holy Communion. A day ! would be utterly lost and lonely if it had not been started at the i Communion rail. It matters not | then whether all the glory of the word is ours, whether success or j f a m e or adulation or fortune | come to us. It matters only that we are friends with God! I THE BACKDROP (Continued from Page Four) a “Happy New Year.” We need I not feel unhappy because we may j have to accept, temporarily at | least, a more austere way of life. If we have a reason to be happy I because we live in this country of i ours, it is not by reason of the j ease we enjoy. Rather it is be- i cause of the liberties we enjoy. I Surely, we can be happy exerting ourselves to the utmost safe- ; guarding this precious heritage handed down by forefathers who really knew what austerity means. Bp. McGuinness Dies December 27 OKLAHOMA CITY — Dec. 31 (NC) — Requiem Mass was of fered today in Our Lady’s Ca thedra] here for the Most Rev. Eugene J. McGuinness, third bishop of Oklahoma City-Tulsa, who died (December 27) of a heart attack. Bishop McGuinness was 68. He had entered St. Anthony Hospital (December 26) with a cold. He had a heart seizure at 5:30 a. m. (December 27 )and died less than two hours later. He had served as bishop of the diocese since February 1, 1948, when he succeeded the late Bishop Francis Clement Kelly. He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop to Bishop Kelly on No vember 11, 1944. Bishop McGuinness had been raised to the hierarchy when His Holiness Pope Pius XI appointed him second Bishop of Raleigh, N. C., on October 16, 1937. Meeting Of St. Anthony’s Parents Club tu OUKAI hjears Ujrcetin <j .1 IRE PHARMACY Prescriptions • Sundries © Fountain ! HI. 3-6413 4735 MEMORIAL DRIVE DECATUR, GA. ATLANTA — The monthly meeting of the St. Anthony’s Parents Club was held recently. Mrs. John Schaaf, president, announced that the guest speaker j for the January meeting would | be Msgr. Maloney, Superintend- ! ent of Schools. This meeting will be held at night so that the fath ers may attend. A buffet supper will be served. The children of St. Anthony’s were remembered at a Christmas party in their rooms on Friday, December 20th. Each room had its own Christmas tree. Father McCormick, Father Leahy, and Father King were presented with Christmas gifts' from the Parents Club. YOU CAN WIN CONVERTS What A Letter Can Do By REV. JOHN A. O'BRIEN. Ph. D. (University of Notre Dame) AAAAi | ly, you are not to dream your life I away. Your devotion must be reg- j ulated and directed by the dis cipline of the Church. . . “I want you to come and see our good bishop (Fenwick). He is an excellent man, learned, polite, easy, affable, affectionate and ex ceedingly warm hearted. I spent two hours with him immediately after parting with you in Wash ington Street, and a couple of hours yesterday. I like him very much. “I have made up my mind, and I shall enter the Church if she will receive me. There is no use in resisting; you cannot be an Anglican. You must be a Cath- ; olic or a Mystic. If you enter the Church at all, it must be the Cath olic. There is nothing else. So let me beg you, my dear Isaac, to be- | gin by owning the Church and i receiving her blessing.” That letter was the turning i point in Hecker’s life. On June 8, i he went into Boston to see Brown- son and Bishop Fenwick. On August 2, 1844. he was received into the Church by Bishop Mc- ! Closkey in old St. Patrick^ Cath- j edral, New York — two months ! ahead of Brownson. He subse- : quently became one of the out- j standing priests of America The dramatic story is related in de tail in Giants of the Faith. Doubleday & Co., New York, a volume designed to help you win converts and reclaim fallen- aways. The incident shows what a thoughtful, well-reasoned letter can do. If you have a friend grop- ! in g for the truth, and can’t dis cuss the matter orally with him, write him such a letter. It may be the channel through which I God will send him the precious gifts of faith. * * ifs Father O’Brien will he grateful to readers who know of anyone j who has won two or more ron- ^verts if they will send the names , and addresses of such persons to him at Notre Dame University, I Notre Dame, Indiana. Isaac Thomas Hecker, the founder of the Congregation of St. Paul the Apostle, commonly known as the Paulist Fathers, was started on his way into the Church by a letter written to him by Orestes A. Brownson. The latter had been first a Presby terian, then be- came succes sively a minis ter of the Uni- versalist and I the Unitarian Churches only to find them lack ing. In Boston on June 6, 1844, Brownson wrote the 24 year old Hecker a letter which was largely instrumental in bringing him into the Church and which profoundly affected his whole life. He urged him to discontinue his habit of day dreaming and concentrate on his Latin and Greek. “But,” he continued, “you can not gain this victory alone, nor by mere private meditation and prayer. You can obtain it only through the grace of God. and the grace of God only through its appointed channels.. . Do you really believe the Gospel? Do you really believe the Holy Cath olic Church? “If so, you must put yourself under the direction of the Church. I have commenced my prepara tion for uniting myself with the Catholic Church. I do not as yet belong to the family of Christ. I feel it. I can be an alien no longer, and without the Church I know by my own past experi ence that I cannot attain to purity and sanctity of life. “I need the counsels, the aids, the chastisements and the conso lations of the Church. It is the appointed medium of salvation, and how can we hope for any grace except through it? Our first business is to submit to it that we may receive a maternal bles sing. Then we may start fair. “You doubtless feel a repug nance to joining the Church. But we ought not to be ashamed of Christ, and the Church opens a sphere for you; and you especial- Brood over a grievance and nothing but trouble hatches out. FRED WALTERS OLDSM0BILE THE NEWEST AND FINEST OLDSMOBILE SALES.. •. Service a L B S M 0 B I L [ FACILITIES IN THE SOUTH USED CARS YOU CAN TRUST GROWING THRU COURTESY AND QUALITY SERVICE 3232 PEACHTREE P.D., N. E.. ATLANTA, GA. Call CE. 7-C321 For Free Pick Up and Delivery Mrs. Eleanor Knuck Services In Augusta AUGUSTA — Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor Knuck were held December 14th at Our Lady of Peace Church, Rev. Joseph J. Murphy officiating. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. George M. Stulb and Mrs. John R, Myers of Augusta, Mrs. John C. Brown of Ft. Monmouth, N. J. and Mrs. Mack Tucker of Harlem; two sisters, Mrs. Cathe rine Anderson of Augusta and Sister Rose DeLima of Atlanta, one brother, James Sherman of Texas. PLAZA GRILL ONE OF ATLANTA'S FINEST RESTAURANTS Open 6 a. m. to 8 p. m. Daily „ Except Sundays PL. 8-9140 593 ASHBY, S. W„ Atlanta, Ga. Howard Johnson’s Restaurant • Where Atlanta's Finest Meals Are Served 108 LUCKIE ST., N. W. JA< 3 . 4915 ATLANTA, GA. Services For Fred A. Hansen ATLANTA — Funeral services J for Fred A. Hansen were held | December 14th at St. Anthony’s i Church, Rev. John Leahey offi- : dating. ! Survivors are his wife; daugh- , ter, Mrs. R. J. Delton. and a son. {James R. Hansen, Atlanta. —J-tcippij ^1^1 ctu Ijfecir UJliR SHOES JA. 5-2733 204 BROOKWOOD DRIVE. N. E. ATLANTA. GA.