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THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 19, 1943 ,- I II I PAGE FIVE I flending Of Oriental Customs Nith Church's Liturgy Marks ".hinese New ?ears Observance Maryknoll, N. Y. (El--Native Ca- aolics throughout the Orient to- Y, by their Christian observance the Chinese New Year, will i2ray the blending of ancient riental customs with the Church's [urgy, according to Sister Celine iari Warner of Fowler, Mich., a Patriated Maryknoll missioner ora Manchuria. In the follow- g aceoufit she tells the signifi- race of the great feast ,and ra- ta.Is, a miracle of Gods grace a!.ca came to an empire pagan Lmily on the eve of the New Moon ear. The coming of Chinese New ars, which fell on February .5 is year, brings back a flood of eraories of mission days in which e Would see our poor Christians lying the holiest, happiest, nois- Bt and longest holiday of the ar. On that day frugal fare klves way to feasting and separa- ; a to reunion, for every member me family, bound by strong 1. es of blood, must be home for ! ae New Year. i,F, or the pagans the New Year zs l,t, e for worshipping the Lora rJ[ xteaven and Earth; the house- Farrior's Army Store ZrrARY SUPPLES 12, S. Army Officers' Uniforms Irislgnia and Accessories, also ladustlel uniforms. hold gods; and the family ancest- ors. In these observances we could see the oldest roots of the Chinese religion made visible, ano while saddened at the realizatim that almost four hundred and fifty million people still observe the pagan practices, we experienced a lhrill of supernatural joy as we witnessed the fervor of our Chris- tions in expressing their loyalty to the true Heavenly Lord. CANDIDATES (Continued from page 1) Days which was Sunday, February 14, 1943, when he was raised to the dignity of the Priesthood by His Excellency the Most Rcv. John B. Morris, D.D., Bishop of Little Rock, at St. Andrew's Ca- thedral. Father Boyce's First Solemn Mass will ake place at the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Philadel- phia, Pa., on Sunday, February 21, at 11:00 A.M. He will be assisted by his Pastor, Dr. Collis, as Arch- priest. The Ray. Anthony Me- chunes will be Deacon of the Mass and the Ray. William .McBaide, Subdeacon. Parish altar boys will fill the minor offices of the Mass. Dr. John Rowan, from St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, Philadel- phia, Pa., will be the preacher of the morning. After a brief vacation, Father Boyce will start his active duties as missionary in the Diocese of Little Rock. The newly ordained will say his First Low Mass the day following his ordination in the Minor Semi- nary Chapel. * REVEREND WILLIAM J. BURKE The Rev. William J. Burke, sot, of Mr. nd Mrs. James Burke 3023 Milles Street, will celebrate his First Solemn Mass in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Philadelphia, Pa., at 11:09 A.M., on Sunday, February 21, 1943. , The Ray. Philip E. Donahue will be Assist- ant Priest and the Rays. Frederick Stevenson and Charles Woods, Deacon and Subdeacon respective- " "k " lv Mr Raymond R. Shevlin will be Master "of Ceremonies. The lh 681a ....... minor offices of the Mass will be l i ' " ;u mum Is.. filled by Parish altar boys. The[ | Ray. Thomas E. Golden will be L._ the toreaeher of the day.  , Father Burke was ordained to il , I I. cAsao,! co. Little Rock, Arkansas the Sacred Priesthood in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 14, by.His Excellency the Most Rev. John B. Morris, D,D., Bishop of Little Rock. The newly ordained is a gradu- ate of St. Ann's Parochial School and attended Catholic High School, Philadelphia, pa. He entered St. John's Seminary in the year 1935 where he received his classical, philosophical and theological training. Father Burke celebrated his first LOW Mass at Mt. St. Mary's Chapel, Little Rock, Arkansas. Rev. J. J. Gallagher, a classmate, and Mr. J. S. Quinn served the Mass. On Tuesday, Feb. 16 the newly ordained will read Mass at Blytheville, Ark., where he en- gaged in Missionary activities dur- ing his Theological Course. After a brief vacation in the East, Father Burke will return to Arkansas to begin his missionary labors as a priest in the Diocese of Little Rock. REVEREND JA-J. GALLAGHER The Reverend .James J. Gal- lagher is the son of Mr. and' Mrs. Edward Gallagher, of Philadel- phia, Pa. Besides his elementary education, received at the Aca- demy of the Nativity of the Bless- ed Virgin Mary, Philadelphia, Pa. he completed his High School, College and Theological studies at St. John's Seminary which he en- tered on September, 1932. He re- ceived all of his Minor Orders at the hands of Auxiliary Bishop Fletcher. Subdiaconate and Dia- conate were conferred on him by His Excellency the Most Rev: John B, Morris, D.D., Bishop of Little Rock, in the Seminary Chapel on November 1 and December 8 re- spectively. LeMay Beverage (0 He willbeordainedtotheSac- red Priesthood on April 10 by His Excellency the Most Rev..Bar- tholomew J. Eustace, D.D., Bishop Distributors of of Camden, N.J. The ordination , 'ceremony will take place at the Immaculate COnception Cathedral. Champagne Velvet Beer Father Gallagher's First Solemn and 76 ALE Jack R. LeMay Telephone 4-1503 615 East Third St. LI'I'FLE ROCK, ARKANSAS The Officers and Co-Workers of the GUS BLASS CO. Join in Congratulations and Bbst Wishes to St. John's Semifiar" and The Ordination Class of 1943 Mass is scheduled for April 11 at 11:00 A.M., at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Philadelphia, Pa. He will be assisted by  the Reverend Philip E. Donahue as Archpriest, the Ray. Joseph A. Coleman, Dea- con, the Rev. John A. McGinnis, Subdeacon and' the Rev. Philip Haggerty, Master of Cerem6nies. Minor offices of the Mass will be filled by the Parish altar boys. The Ray. Edwin J. Johnson of the Diocese of Dallas, Texas, al- umnus of St. John's Seminary, Class of 1942, will preach the ser- mon. Sister Regina Gervase, S.S.J., is Father Gallagher's cousin and an- other cousin of his is a priest in Ireland. REVERENDJWALTER p. SILK The Reverend Walter p. Silk was ordained to the Holy Priest- May the pursuit of your priestly duties bring many blessings on the Diocese of Little Rock and.the State of Arkansas. Aerial View Of St. John's Seminary hood on Sunday, January 31, 1943, in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Dallas, Texas, by His Ex- cellency the Most Ray. Joseph P. Lynch D.D., Bishon oFDallas. Father Silk celebrated his First Solemn Mass on Sunday, Feb- ruary 7, 1942, in Saint .Plus Church, Lynn, Massachusetts. The Ray. Bernard O'Kane, Pastor, was Archpriest. The Ray. Walter Kennedy, $.J., Principal, Cheverus High School, Portland, Maine, was Deacon and the Rev. John Sul- livan, Assistant at St Pius, Lynn, Subdeacon. The Master of Cere- monies was the Rev. John Con- holly, Assistant at St. Plus, Lynn. The Parish altar boys discharged the minor offices of the Mass. The Rev. Robert W. Gardner, M.M., a cousin of the newly ordained, preached the sermon. Father Silk was born in Lynn, Mass., January 22, 1914. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Silk. He studied at St. Mary's Elementary School, Lynn, Mass., and Lynn English High School. He entered St. John's Seminary in the autumn of 1932. He was ton- tared for the Diocese of Dallas on May 22, 1941, by His Excellency the Most Ray. Emmett Lucey; D.D., Archbishop of St. Antonio, Texas, He received Minor Orders at St. John's Seminary and' was pro- muted to the.Subdiaconate on Nov. 1, 1942, and to the Diaconate on December 8, 1942, by the Most Rev. Bishop Morris, of Little Rock. REVEREND JESSE C. CHENEY The Rev. Jesse C. Chancy has the honor of being the first priest to be ordained from St. Patrick's Parish, North Little Rock, Arkan- sas. He was born on February 6, 1916, in Cleveland, Miss., being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Chancy. He received his ale- on him the Diaconate (Dec. 8, 1942). He was one of the five cndidates to the Priesthood or- dained at St. Andrew's Cathedral last Sunday. His First Solemn Mass is sched- uled for February 21, 1943, at 11:30 A.M., at St. Patrick's Church, North Little Rock. The Reverend Joseph M. Burns will be'Arch- priest. The deacon of the Mass will be the Ray, Adam Nicek and Subdeacon, the Ray. Claiborne W. Lafferty. The Right Rev. Msgr. John J. Healy will be Master of Ceremonies. Parish altar boys will discharge the minor offices of the Mass. The Right Rev. Msgr. James P. Gaffney, Rector of St., John's Seminary will preach the sermon. His Excellency the Most Reverend John B. Morris, D.D., Bishop of Little Rock, will assist at the throne. Father Cheney will spend a brief vacation with his parents in Mem- phis, Tenn., before returning to Little Rock where,he will receive his first appointment. REVEREND JOHN VINCENT MoCALLUM The Reverend JohnV.McCallum, son of Mr. J. McCaUum, deceased, and Mrs. Grace McCallum, was born March 26, 1916, in Philadel, ,hia, Pa. He studied at the Visitation Parochial and La alle Preparatory Schools. He entered St. John's Seminary in the year 1934 where he received Tonsure and Minor Orders in the years 1940, 1941 and 1942 respectively. He received Subdiaconate with his class last November 1, and Dia- conate December 8. At the hands of the Most Rev. Joseph P. Lynch, D.D., Bishop of Dallas, Texas, he was raised to the dignity of the Priesthood. The ceremony took place in the Ca- thedral of the Sacred Heart, Dal- las, Texas, on January 31, 1943. Father McCallum celebrated his First Solemn Mass on Sunday, February 7, at the Church of the Visitation, Philadalphia, Pa., as- sisted b}; tKe Rev. E. M. Stapleton, as Archpriest. The Ray. James A. Donnelly was Deacon of the Mass, and the Ray. Gerald Grif- fin, Subdeacon. The Master of Ceremonies of the Mass was the Ray. Raymond Mceullough. The sermon of the day was delivered by the Rev. Terrence A. Brady. Father McCallum will spend a brief vacation in the East before he begins his active missionary duties in the Diocese of Dallas, Texas. REVEREND JOHN CHRIS- TOPER O'DVCYE R The Reverend John C. O'Dwyer, son of Mr. John C. O'Dwyer and the late Mrs. Ann O'Dwyer, was born July 23, 1917 at Texarkana, Arkansas, Attended Grammaz School at St. Edward's and High School at Providence Academy, both in Texarkana. He entered St. John's Seminary September, 1935, where he received his Col- See CANDIDATES on page 8 DESOTO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY , . . ..... 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