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GUARDIAN "/ L AND PERSONAL 00ailtt0000O00lt'B l00lll)00lGlff CATHED00 IVLA33-CHFdST003'AT 00tminarp u r t Solemn Pontifical Ceremony ?he Right Rex,. Bishop Will Pontificate, assisted by the di:,cesan clergy . students of St John's Seminary. The Bishop will also extend his SECURING FOR?HE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK THE ng to tile people. The solemn procession iwll enter the  EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF WORTHY ECCLESI- the midnight chimes will peal forth the exultant "Gloria in ASTICAL STUDENTS IN ST. JOHN'S SEMINARY FOR THE PRIESTHOOD OF ARKANSAS. FUNERAL OF ATTY. GRAY SOMBRE EVIDENCE OF ESTEEM OF CLERGY AND MANY FRIENDS Requiem Rites for the Repose of the Soul of the Late Jas. A. Gray, Whose Death Was Chronicled in Last Week's Guardian Were Held in St. Andrew's Cathedral on Last Thursday Morning at 9:30. NOTES Midnight Mass With all the solemnity be- feast, and promptly at on Christmas eve, the Rt. assisted by the members clergy and students Diocesan Seminary, "at a Solemn Pontifical A High Solemn High Mass of Re- holidays on Friday, December 21st. Any Full Burse or Share in an Incomplete Burse May Be Donated [ Moran,qUiem WaSrectorCelebratedof the cathedral,bY Rev. JaS.assist. P" When the school next convenes it will ] be in the new building on East Sixth an Incomplete Burse Will Be Gratefully Received and Re-' . ed by Rev. D. Thos: L. Keany of Little Will be ushered in at the t, corded. (1 Burse Is a Sum o/Money Invested and Drawing Enough Iter- est Always to Provide Board, Lodging, and Training for One Seminarian. ST. JOHN'S SEMINARY BURSES COMPLETE ST. MARY'S PARISH BURSE, Hot Springs ........................ $5,000.00 MONSIGNOR TOBIN BURSE, Little Rock ...................... 5,000.00 ANNIE JONES BURSE, Pine Biuff ............................ 5,000.00 MARY HOLLAND-CRAIG BURSE, Pine Bluff .................. 5,000.00 I Rock College, deacon, and Rev. Gee. H. McDermott of the Guardian, sub- deacon. Thus were three graduates of a sister Jesuit college, Holy Cross, Worcester, officiating at the requiem of a graduate of Georgetown College, the oldest of the Jesuit institutions. The ceremonies were directed by Rev. ,. Wernke, flf Im Good Counsel church. "Jimmy Gray," as the deceased was affectionately called by all who knew him, ever had a warm spot in his of the Little Rock Assem- Degree Knights of Colum- ian escort of honor to t 1shop in the procession he Cathedral and during of the Mass will cccu- front of the church. the Pontifical Mass, the Will render Christmas the Offertory of JOys' Choir, assisted by wilt render the JOHN M. GRACIE BURSE, Iittle Rock .......................... 5,000.00 INCOMPLETE BISHOP BYRNE BURSE ...................................... $1.226.00 ST. JOHN'S ALUMNI BURSE .................................. 975.00 morning there will be in the Cathedral, six o'clock and ending at When the Children's render a program of assisted by the Vie- Cathedral School. The Solemn Pontifical Mass by the Senior Choir of Prof. J. J. Kel- and Director. F, A. T. regular meeting of in Cathedral Hall, 23rd, at 3 p. m. are urged to be present. I S.A. Will meet as usual, on Friday, Decem- hi. Welfare Association meeting of the] Welfare Association Hall on Thurs-[ P. B. Gaines' Pres-[ and with a large men, bets present. Pre- ihneg a lunch sale for] e school was held in Thomas Powers, and sum was netted. Plans to care of the playground ap- XXew School property street during the Mrs. Eichelmann a chairman of the tttend to this matter. Mrs. j. j. Healy, re- sum of money in the the Cathedral School new location .on East the Christmas holi- of the Associa- beginning with which will be Thursday of Janu- ' ktedral School are rapidly going for- ening of the Cathedral new location n East ! ly after the Christ-I the work of remod-I gs to make them  1 purposes is being Hoffman, con- charge of the work, can take place in All who have SChool, and viewed the are enthusiastic over Sunday Masses Low Masses at 7-9 a. m. High Mass at 11 a. m. Holiday Masses Masses on Holidays at 6:30, 7:30 and 9 a. m. Weekday Masses Masses daily at 6-8 a. m. First Friday Masses Masses on First Fridays at the 'same hours as on week days, 6-8 a. n]. Evening Devotions Dewtions every Sundy evening at 7:45, consisting of the recitation of the Rosary, a sermon and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Devotions are also held on the first l Friday of the month at 7:45 p. m., ]' consisting of Benediction of the Most I Blessed Sacrament and the Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart. the month of November de- During I votions are held every Friday evening at 7:45, consisting of the Way of the Cross, followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. In Lent the evening devotions are held on Wed- nesday evening, the devotions consists. of the recitation of the Rosary, Bless- ed Sacrament, and on Friday evening the Way of the Cross, followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacra- ment. Confessions Confessions are heard on Saturday afternoon and evening from 4-6 and 7-8:30 p.m. Confessions are also heard on the eve of holydays and on the Thursday before the First Friday at the same hour as on Saturday. To accommodate those who are unable to come on Saturdays, Confessions are heard before the Low Masses on Sun- days. SACRED HEART BURSE ............................ , ........... 154 0 INCOMPLETE BURSES Bishop Byrne Burse The Burse to be known os the Bishop Byrne, a memorial hon- or to the first Bishop of the Diocese of Little Rock, already has a credit deposit of $1,225.00. This burse calls for no stated amount of donation, and its present sum total is the result of large and small donations by those interested in perpetuating the name of Bishop Byrne in connection with the priesthood of the diocese which he organized ad unto which he gave of his prayers, of his work and of his life. he Bishop Byrne Burse is a popular one, toward which even donations of one dim or more will be acceptable ad rceive due, credit on the Seminary records. SEMINARY NOTES The seminary chapel was the scene for the first time, of the beautiful ceremonies of ordination to deacon- ship, when, on the Feast of the Im- maculate Conception His Lordship, Bishop Morris, raised the following subdea]cons to the higher major or- der: Rev. Joseph 0enbrink of Cinncinati, Ohio, for the Diocese of Wichita, Kan., Rev. Joseph J. Di Giovanni of Hoboken, N. J., for the Diocese of Buffalo, N. Y., Rev. Paul V. Hatch of Auburn, N. Y., for the Diocese of Lit- tle Rock, Ark. Rev. Mr. Victor Demers, of Provi- dence, R. I., for the Diocese of Provi- dence, who, on Friday, Dec. 7, was promoted to Minor Orders, received subdoaconskip with the class of dea- cons. His Lordship was assisted by Right Rev. Msgr. W. H. Aretz and Rev. Joh Fisher. The seminary choir under the direction of Father Ray- mond, O. C. D., rendered the music for the occasion. In solemn thanksgiving to the Eu- charistic Heart of Jesus for the favors received through the powerful inter- cession of Our Lady and amid cere- monies that were as beautiftfl as they were expressive of deep religious joy, the annual novena in preparation for the Feast of the Immaculate Concep- tion was brought to a close at Solemn 'Page 3 , }mmhle and contrite heart thou wilt i ProphL We knew his heart wm [humble. let u: hope and pray that God found it cmtrite. Never did the cry of the widow in distress nor the wail of the orphan child fall in vain upon those ears now deaf in the perpetual slumber of death. Never did he turn the poor and penniless away that sought his legal advice, for money wa: the last consideration that entered into his professional affairs. In his love for suffering humanity he gave until it hurt, and wel] may we expect from he teaching of the Master that "Be- cause he loved much was forgivefi him." For him to serve at the holy sacrifice of the Mass was .always his greatest privilege. He had indeed the simplicity of the dove lacking the guile of the serpent. For some forty years he was close- ly identified with this cathedral par- ish, and here for the last time his corpse renmins where he had loved to worsMp, Out from here his cm-pse will go in a short time: but let us keep his memory ever with us, for in it we shall find an inspiration to bear our physical infirmities with Chris- tian resignation. Fully resigned when he knew it was main building is for the housing of and POssesses' a home- not equalled by any Alterations which Will give the Cathe- of which all will immense tact of the builngs will Playgrounds, for' that the al- ert, will be corn- school will be immediately holidays. No as Yet been set for Will precede the new chool, but as soon have been be announced. SchOol of the Benedic- of the Cathe, Christmas be given by the pu- i in Cathedral Hall I ber 21st. School for the Christmas Bishop Byrne Burse credits to date heart for the hundreds of priests, who l the will of God he called in the priest ran across his lines from the college of the Church and asked to be prepar- days of the eighties to the recent ed for the long journey to eternity. years when .his Catholic activities With,his eyes fixed on the Crucifix, made him endeared to the local priest- the symbol of salvation, with the Previously acknowledged ..... $500.00 Donation ................... 500.00 Donation ................... 200.00 Club Gift .................... 10.00 Rev. Friend ................ 5.00 J. J.M. 2.00 M.E.D ..................... 1. Martha B. 1.00 J. S., Jr ...................... 50 Edw. and John ............... 50 J. R. M ..................... 1.00 Total ................... $1226.00 hood, at the seminary, the college and the several parishes of the state. Held in such esteem and pious memory was this prominent lawyer, this staunch Catholic gentleman, that his friends of the priesthood, quite all here in 'Little Rock as well as several from the distant points of the diocese, were present at the solenm o'oseqtiies ox their departed friend. Present in the sanctuary were: Rt. Rev. Msgr. T. V. Tobin, D. D., Very Rev. P. F. Horan, D. D. V. F., Fort Smith, Rev. Cyril Corbato, O. C. D, Rev. Maurus Rohner, O. S. B., Rev. Walter J. Tynin, Pine Bluff, Rev Raymond Gomez, O. C. D., Rev. Edw. P. Garrity, Rev. Thomas J. Martin, Rev. John F. Flaherty, Rev. Eugene Knof, O. S. B., Rev. D. J. Dwyer, Rev. Gee. F. X. Strassner, Jonesboro, Rex,. P. Boyle of Texarkana. Heartfelt Eulogy One of Mr. Gray's longest and St. John's Seminary Alumni Burse This Burse is a foundation by the priests who have been or. dained from the Seminary and is open to the clerg@ and the eople in general as a recognition of the present-day success of the fac- ulfyand the tudents of this important diocesan insbituticm. Previously acknowledge ..... $900.00 Rev. Friend ................. 5.00 Alumnus, 1913 .............. 10.00 Alumnus, 1912 10.00 Alumnus, 1913 .............. 10.00 "Alumnus, 1913 .............. 10.00 Alumnus, 1922 .............. 10.00 Alumnus, 1913 20.0O Total ................... $975.00 Sacred Heart Burse Grateful Recipent of Favors ............................... r--S100.00 Morriltom Friend 4.00 Grateful recipien . of Favors ........ ........................... 50.00 Total " .................................................... 154.00 INFORMATION AND DONATIONS Request for further information regarding any or all matter/t pertaining to the foundation of Burses and the benefits shared by contributors and like- wie all donatiots should be sent to the Rector, Rt. Rev. Monsignor W. H. Aretz, S. T. D., St. John's Seminary, Twenty-fifth vnd State Streets, Little Rock, Ark. Benediction on Saturday evening, Dec. -- ........................................................ ' The annual Novena in re .... i^l ,..- ...... ].- ......... ,-;- ...... ", ............... 7- 8. Right Reverend Msgr. W. It. v v ....... i,omgg, lz year ore, comessed to Fire Aretz, rector, was the celebrant. He :c:h4 [:dStw 1 fdh::tugh ::gaanl2 Marshal Brophy last night that he 1 and Rev. Mr. Victor Demers. [ i was assisted by Rev. Jos. B. Oenbrink] on Saturday, Dec. 22, at the farewell t had started a ifre in the Church of During the exposition of the Bless-] ceremonies which inaugurate the op-[the Holy Name, Prospect avenue and l edSacrament Acts o Consecration to enmg of the Christmas vacation. The lProspect Park West, Brooklyn, and  Seminary Choral (lub will render a I ......... the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus and to ,," . sma ae die i cause ne ned had dif-', the Immaculate Heart of Mary were read by the Right Reverend Rector. The great manifestations of piety and love always evident at these beautiful devotions were this year of a surpass- ingly exalting kind and reminded one of the knightly devotion to Our Lady in the Ages of Faith. They are a strong rebuke to the spirit of the [ times which scoffs at and derides the cultivation of those traits which fos- ter a likeness to Our Lady. Here at the seminary, faithfulness to our 1 daily devotions and practices in honor I ,of the Mother of God, and the solemn I BOY SETS FIRE TO observance of her festivals promote CHURCH FOR REVENGE love and confidence in her powerftfl protection and eloquently testify to (By N. C. W. C. News Service) our loyalty to the Mother of Christ Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 14.Charles and Queen of the Clergy. words of contrition still quivering on his lips his soul passed on. "He fought the good fight, he kept the Faith," and let us hope with St. Paul that he has received the crgwn of per- petual glory. Buried in Calvary The body was interred in the family lot in Calvary cemetery, with prayers by Rev. Father Moran, assisted by the clergy. Bearers. Active and Honorary Acting as funeral escort from the ho'me to the Cathedral and then to the grave were these old friends: Honorary--Judge Jacob Trieber, Associate Justice Jesse Hart,, Asso- ciate Justice Frank Smith, Judge W. Garland Street of Camden; D. H. Cantlell, T. M. Mehaffy, Dr. Frank V insonhaler, J.F. Ginocchio, Fred Heiskell and John M. Gracie; active-- C. C. Kavanaugh, Pat Crawford, M. closest friends, Rev. Father Boyle of. Potter, Gus Fulk, Chris Ledwidge and Texarkana, delivered the eulogy at I C. J. Griffith. the conclusion of the last absolutlon. I , '" Father Boyle said in part: [ . -- "If there is one subject upon whieh'*')FiCiAL S RESIGN we universally agree, regardless of l RATHER THAN MARRY religious affiliations, it is this which A DIVORCED OFFICER confronts us this morning--Death. Death is the tribute we owe to Life. It is the contract under which we have (By N. C. W. C. News Service) our Being, that we render to the Cre- ator at the time and in the place de- Paris, Dec. 7.A curious incident "creed that immortal soul which he in- occurred at Plouzane, a community in trusted to our keeping for the span of the vidnity of Bres For the first years we call Life. time since he had held his office, the and those of regret cannot fail to In the abstract death is easy of mayor of the community was called upon to perform the civil marriage consideration, but when it knocks at ceremony of a divorced person. A our door it paralyzes the heart of young lady of the community was to those within. Yet does not Death marry an officer from Brsst who had. hourly drop the final curtain on the been married, before and divorced. drama of each life that passes on ? In a community which is strongly" Does not Mother Earth daily gather attached to its Catholic traditions,. to her besom with tender care the old this announcement caused a great. to her bosom with tender acre the old scandal The mayor declared to the and young, the rich and the poor,, the young lady that his conscience as e learned and illiterate, aye, even the Catholic did cot permit him to per-- innocent babe that has scarcely touch- form the ceremony, and rather than* ed the threshold of life upon whom "be forced to do so by the necessity of the dawning day will never cast the obeying the law, he handed in his lengthening shadows of,,its sunset, resignation as mayor. Thus Mother 'Earth gathers all This did not help the young lady, mankind unto herself that this hard however. The assistant mayor hand- dictum of scripture may be fulfilled, ed his resignation also, and one after "Remember Man thou are but dust the other, from the youngest to the and unto dust thou shalt return." oldest, the ten municipal councillors Today we are about to consign to also resigned rather than be called the parent dust the last remains of upon to perform the ceremony in the one whom we knew and loved and place of the mayor. called by that God given name The young lady and the officer "Friend,' 'one whom a loved one called were finally obliged to go to the city husband and an only child father, of Bresttto be married. You and I are here this morning to pay our final tribute of respect to ,> our departed friend and to offer our AMERICANISM. sincerest sympathy and heart:felt con- To be true born American I cherlsh dolence to the bereaved widow and or- with a pride, phan whom he has left behind to Although all my ancestors came from mourn his Untimely demise, the other side, ,You 'are with me in the spirit of the When Christopher Columbus landed Church to offer a pleading prayer for His emblem was a holy cross he the welfare of that soul which has speciallYat the SolemnPreparedBenediction.mUsical Mr.Prgrampaul ficulties with teachers in the Holy I journeyed on to meet its Creator. /ou erected to adore. Desmond will act in the capacity of I Name" school. The boy was removed are likewise with me in the spirit of l director, assisted by Messrs. McCoy I from the parochial school after his christianity to cast the broad mantel With open grace the natives admire of Charity over his failings and see their welcome guest, and Curry. trouble with the faculty and has since only the deeds of his life illuminated Who termed them as the Indian of ORDINATI--0-'NS AT THE been in a public school, by lhe light of that faith which was l whom he was in quest, CATHEDRAL Cuigg was placed in the custody of peculiarly his own. He was indeed a He found a race of pagentry witt man of strong faith and many a laud- Christiandom unknown On Saturday morning at 8:30 the Children's Society for the night, able ambition he had to forego rather I He pronounced the Christian doctrine the Rt. Rev. Bishop will raise The damage to the church was slight, than jeopardize his honest convictions. I true reverence was shown. Rev. John Hatch to the priest- hood and Rev. Victor Mess to Many a sacrifice he was forced to the office of deacon make rather than prove recreant to He endowed the real American with One of the best places to feel for the Faith of his forefathers, that true Christian call suffering humanity is in your pocket. Big of brain his heart was still big- To worship God,. as I alone, is ger. Clear of intellect yet he only i Father of us all. saw through the eyes of charity. So Mankind is one and equal, our acts That is the best government in deeply was he imbued with that chris-] are what control which an injury to one is the concern tian fraternal motto, "It is more The welfare of the human life and of all. blessed to give than to receive," "An future of our soul. It J