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The Advanced Class. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
The Advanced Class. The Advanced Class, composed about 400 pupils from 14 to 18 years | of age, provides religious instruction for many children, who, after Con- j firmaticn, would consider their religious knowledge complete if an addi- [ tional opportunity for study were not furnished. The Class, under the supervision of Rev. Francis Butler, meets Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. The text-books are Schuster's Bible history and Deharbe's large Catechism. Essays are written and read, book premiums and gold crosses are awarded to those who successfully pass the annual examination, and at the end of the Sunday School year the graduation exercises take place, diplomas being given to all who have finished the prescribed four years' course of study. RULES OF THE CLASS. i. All girls and boys from fourteen to eighteen years of age are members of this class and are, in conscience, bound to attend. 2. Children from fourteen to sixteen years of age attend class on Sunday afternoons at...
A PRACTICAL LESSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
A PRACTICAL LESSON. We recently read in one of our exchanges a short story, recounting how a father took half a dozen sound, rosy-cheeked apples, without a speck or sign of decay about them, and, after showing them to his children, placed them on a plate with another apple which was partially rotten at the core. After leaving them thus for some time, he again exhibited them to his children, when all the apples—those that had been sound as well as the unsound one —were found to be rotten. Here is a practical lesson that comes home to parents who exercise no care or restraint over their children, as regards the friendships they form and the companions with whom they associate. Their children may be dutiful, obedient, innocent, pure and devout ; but if they are allowed to come into contact with the vicious and impure, with those who are disobedient and indevout, they will soon catch the taint of evil from them and become like them. There is another practical lesson in the anecdote abov...
THE CROSS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
THE CROSS. The Cross of Christ has presided over all the destinies of the modern world ; it is linked with its trials, and with all its glories ; it has served as a basis to its institutions, and a standard to its armies; it has consecrated the most dazzling pageantries of civilization, and the most secret emotions of piety : it has sanctified the palaces of emperors and the huts of peasants. — Moutalambert.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
Where Catholic faith is strong and active the father and mother gather their children around them in the Lenten nights and say the Rosary together. The grace and blessing of Almighty God must he in the home where this is done : and the example of prayer set to children, must be productive of the best results in their after life.
The Gospel. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
The Gospel. THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT. In the gospel of this Sunday (St. Luke xi. 14--2S) the evangelist tells us that, after our Lord had cast out a devil from a dumb man, some Pharisees in the crowd accused the Saviour of casting out devils by the power of the prince of devils. They rashly judged our Lord of collusion with the Evil One. Rash judgment is a very common sin ; sometimes it is committed through thoughtlessness, sometimes through envy, or hatred, or jealousy. Theologians tell us that rash judgment, when seriously entertained in any important matter affecting the neighbor's reputation, is a mortal sin ; and that it consists in condemning the neighbor, without authority or reason, as guilty of some evil word or deed of which he may be innocent. To understand the malice of rash judgment, we must distinguish between detraction or back-biting, calumny, false suspicion and rash judgment itself. Detraction or back-biting is the sin committed by speaking of the neighbor's true, thou...
The Sunday School. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
The Sunday School. :o: The Sunday School, numbering 1,200 children, is under the care of 14 officers and 200 teachers. It is subdivided into the Banner Class, the Confirmation Class, the First Communion Class and the Prayer Class. Gold medals are offered for successful examinations in the small catechism, a library of 1,000 books is at the disposal of the children, and the teachers meet monthly, report on the standing of the school, suggest improvements, and give an account of the visits made to the parents ot the children. RULES OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. i. The Class begins at 9 o'clock promptly No one will be admitted after that time without seeing the Spiritual Director or Superintendent. 2. All should have a Sunday School Manual, containing the Catechism, hymn book and prayers for Mass. 3. The lesson appointed for the following Sunday should be studied at home. 4. When children are obliged to be absent, parents should inform the Spiritual Director or Superintendent. 5. Children shou...
SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTES. —; Mar. 9, the following children passed examinations in the Catechism : Fart First, for First Communion, John Quinn, Nellie Quinn. Part Second, for Confirmation, John Callahan, Edward Curtin, Robert Mullin, James Donovan, 14 North street, James Donovan, 31 East street, Humphrey Murphy, Mary Donovan. Clara Doyle, Mary McFadden, Katie Maguire. Part Third, for Confirmation, John Chisholm, John Murphy, Daniel Lyons, Katie Crowlev. Lizzie Sullivan, Mary Higgins, Delia Linskev. Nellie Kellv, Katie McKeever.
THE CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
THE CHURCH. The Catholic Church is not a sect, and cannot be properly described as such. Sects are religious communities which have been cut oft" or sected from some original body, with which they are no longer associated. Thus, the sectarian quality belongs to the Protestants who cut themselves off' from the Catholics at the time of Luther's Reformation. Every Church should be considered upon its own claims, and in its proper character. — Mew York Sun.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
The art of printing, it is said, readied the distant island of Iceland as early as 15S4. One Gudbrand Thorlaksod, Bishop of Holum, not only translated the Scriptures into the Norse language, but he caused the printing to be done at his own private press, cutting the blocks lor decorations and capitals himself. The technical excellence of this first edition of the Icelandic Bible (a stout folio of three volumes) is said to rival the contemporary productions of Germany.
RESOLUTIONS OF SYMPATHY. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
RESOLUTIONS OF SYMPATHY. Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty God to remove from our midst, our late beloved brother, Walter Walsh ; and Whereas, The intimate relations held by the deceased with the members of this Society, render it proper that we should place upon record our appreciation of his services as an active participant in the good works of the Temperance Society ; be it Resolved, That we deplore the loss of our beloved brother with deep feelings of regret, softened only by the confident hope that his spirit is with those who, having fought the good fight here, are enjoying perfect happiness in a better world. Resolved, That we tender to his afflicted relatives our sincere condolence and our earnest sympathy in their affliction at the loss of one who was in the community a good citizen, in his family a loving father, and in the cause of Total Abstinence an earnest worker. Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing resolutions be transmitted to the family of the deceased ; a co...
THE JESUITS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
THE JESUITS. While the nations of the Peninsula hastened to spread religion in the newly-explored regions of the East and West, the Jesuits, the missionaries of that age, either repaired or atoned for the evils caused by their countrymen. In India they suffered martyrdom with heroic constancy. They penetrated through the barrier which Chinese policy opposed to the entrance of strangers, cultivating the most difficult of languages with such success as to compose hundreds of volumes in it ; and, by the public utility of their scientific acquirements, obtained toleration, patronage, and personal honors from that jealous government. The natives of America, who generally felt the comparative superiority of the European race, only in a more rapid or a more gradual destruction, and to whom even the Quakers dealt out little more than penurious justice, were, under the paternal rule of the Jesuits, reclaimed from savage manners, and instructed in the arts and duties of civilized life. At the...
SONS OF IRELAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
SONS OF IRELAND. Robert Boyle, the British philosopher, was Irish. The great satirist, Sir Philip France, was Irish. The greatest British dentist, Joseph Black, was Irish. John Tyndall, the celebrated scientist, is an Irishman. Edmund Burke, the great British statesman, was Irish. The greatest British naturalist, Hans Sloane, was Irish. The Demosthenes of the Revolution, Patrick Henry, was Irish. Samuel Morse, the inventor of the telegraph, had an Irish grandfather. The father of Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamboat, was an Irishman. It was an Irishman, John Knox, who first read the Declaration of Independence. John Dunlap, an Irishman, printed and published the first daily paper in the United States. Henry Knox, an Irishman, fought in every battle with Washington, and was the first secretary of war. Richard Sheridan, Dean Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Moore and Daniel O'Connell were all Irishmen. McCormick. the inventor of the reaping machine, and Horace Greelev, the grea...
THE "CATHOLIC" CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
THE "CATHOLIC" CHURCH. A new version of an old history, that recalls the advice of St. Augustine to those who tried to rob the Catholic Church of its significant title, is told by a correspondent of the Boston Transcript in a way that can hardly be improved upon: "A friend of the present writer was the rector of an Episcopal congregation in a neighboring State, and one Sunday had been preaching to his people on the use of the word 'Catholic' 'Let not this word be usurped by an alien religious body. You are Catholics, every one. Glory in the name ; be ever ready to answer to it; claim it as your birthright on all occasions.' A few minutes later he was taking off his surplice in the vestry, on the ground-floor of his church. It was summer, and the windows stood open. Of a sudden a big Irishman, who had been regarding the building with a puzzled expression, put his head into the room. 'If you please, sir, is this the Catholic Church?' 'No, my good man; no,' innocently replied my kind-h...
THE TRUCE OF COD. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
THE TRUCE OF COD. Almost everyone has heard of the admirable institution called the Truce of God, but its historymay not be so familiar. It was a law which forbade the carrying of arms from Wednesday evening till Monday morning throughout the year. Much bloodshed was prevented by it. It was sanctioned by the authority of Popes and of ecclesiastical councils, and enforced by all Christian princes. Anciently, no war was carried on during Lent; the Truce of God was an extension of this discipline during four days of each week of the year. Under the saintly king, Edward the Confessor, a law was passed (which was confirmed by his successor, William the Conqueror) that God's Truce should be observed continuously from Advent to Low Sunday, and from the Ascension till Trinity Sunday.
Church Organizations. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
Church Organizations. : o: Rosary and Scapular Society . . . First Sunday, after VespersSacred Heart Society First Friday, 7.30 p. m. Conference of St. Vincent dc Paul .... Sunday, 12 m. Married Men's Sodality Tuesday, 7.45 p. m. Married Women's Sodality .... Thursday, 7.45 p. m. Young Women's Sodality Monday, 7.45 p. m. Infant Jesus Sodality ...... Sunday, 2 p. m. Holy Angels Sodality Sunday, 2.45 p. m. Temperance Society After Vespers.Temperance Cadets On call.. Altar Society Third Sunday. Sewing Circle At call of Conference. Teachers' Union . . . . • . First Sunday, 6.30 p. m. Church Ushers Quarterly. The Infant Jesus Sodality and the Holy Angels Sodality are under the" care of four Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Joseph's Academy, Fresh Pond,
OFFICERS OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 23 March 1889
OFFICERS OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. Superintendent—John Carmichael. Secretaries —Thomas Freeman, Annie Cox. Book-keepers—Martin Mulloy, Division I.; Lizzie McCarthy, Division* II.: Louisa Newman, Division 111. Registrars—Charles McCarthy, Division I.; Mary O'Connell, Division II.; Mary Sullivan, Division 111. Recorders—Thomas Hayes, Division I.; Mary Smith, Division II.;Jennie Sullivan, Division 111. Organist—Maggie Freeman. Librarian—Thomas Sheridan; assistants, James Day, George Day, Edward Mooney, John O'Connell. -t * *&gt;■