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OUR STAFF. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
OUR STAFF. ASSISTANT EDITORS. The following graduates of the Advanced Class were chosen to act as assistant editors of The Sacked Heart Review during the coming year: Class of '85—Nellie Regal, Lydia Collier, Etta Mclntire, Annie McCarthy, Mary McNally. Class of'B6—Carrie Collier, Winnie Kinsley, Dennis Murphy, Joseph Gaham. Class of'B7 —Katie White, Nellie Callaghan, Julia Buckley, Andrew Nolan, William Murray. Class of '88 —Mary Boyle, Annie Toner, Edward Graham, James O'Connell. correspondents. The following graduates were chosen to act as correspondents: Class of '85 —Mary Carmichael, Minnie Mclntire, Minnie Barry, Nellie McGuinness, Nora O'Connell. Class of '86—Katie Barry, Rose O'Neil. Class of '87—Mary Reardon, 3lary Lawless, Lucy Hurley, Sarah Morrissey, Mary Cronin. Class of '88—Maggie Shea, Annie Cullin, Rose Gallagher, Joseph Baldwin, Thomas Quinn. —Under the direction of Rev. John D. Cplijert.
ON WEAK AND IMPERFECT CONVERSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
ON WEAK AND IMPERFECT CONVERSIONS. People who have lived far from God are apt to think themselves very near Him as soon as they make some steps towards Him Thus, polished and enlightened men make the same mistake as the peasant does, who thinks he has been at court because he has seen the king. They quit their most heinous vices, and adopt a rather less criminal life; but still effeminate, worldly, and vain, they judge of themselves, not by the Gospel, which is the only rule they ought to follow, but by a comparison between their present life and the one they formerly led. This is enough, they think, to canonize them, and they remain in a profound tranquillity as to what is yet to be done for their salvation. Such a state is perhaps more to be apprehended than one of open sin, for this might awaken conscience, and faith might revive, and they might make a great effort; while the other state only serves to stifle salutary remorse and establish a false peace in the heart that renders ...
Correspondence Column. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
Correspondence Column. Questions on the history, ceremonies, sacraments and doctrines of the Church will be answered in this column. Anonymous communications will not be noticed. Names will not be published. A correspondent asks the meaning of the letters I. N. R. I. This query was probably suggested by the explanation which we gave of the letters I. H. S. The letters I. X. R. I. stand for '• Jesus Xazarenus Rex Jutkuorum. The earliest Latin alphabet did not have the letter J ; hence, in I. X. R. 1., the letters I are equivalent to our J. The meaning of these initials is, "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews." St. John tells us that Pilate ordered a superscription to be placed over our Lord's head when He was crucified. "And Pilate wrote a title also ; and he put it upon the cross. And the writing was, 'Jesus of Xazareth, King of the Jews.'"—St. John, xix., 19. St. Luke says it was in three languages, Hebrew, Greek and Latin. —Luke, xxiii., 38. When, through the efforts of the Empre...
IN HONOR OF THE SACRED HEART. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
IN HONOR OF THE SACRED HEART. At the request of many bishops. Our Holy Father, Leo XIII., has appointed the thirty-first day of December as a day of jubilee devotion in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A plenary indulgence, applicable to the souls in purgatory, is also granted to all the faithful who assist at this jubilee service—the usual conditions having been complied with—viz. : confession, communion, prayers for the Church, for the peace of the Apostolic See and for the conversion of sinners.
Church Notices. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
Church Notices. Announcements for the fourth Sunday of Advent :— The holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the Men's Sodality tomorrow. Monday, the vigil of Christmas, will be a fast day of obligation. Confessions from 3p. M. Tuesday, Christmas, the Masses will be as usual, i.e. : High Mass at 5, Low Mass at 7.15 and 9, and children's Mass at 9.30. Solemn High Mass with orchestra, at 10.30. The pastor, as usual, will receive the customary Christmas offerings at all the Masses, and, confident that these will be as generous as usual, he now, in advance, desires to return sincere thanks,and with his thanks he wishes one and all a Merry Christmas and a happy Xew Year. The basement of the old church will be open all day Monday, to receive, as in other years, your Christmas gifts for the poor. Let these be as generous as heretofore, and thus help, as far as in you lies, to make a merry and happy Christmas for every member of our parish, as you will, in this way, make your own dou...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
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The Advanced Class. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
The Advanced Class. The Advanced Class, composed of about 400 pupils from 14 to 18 years of age, provides religious instruction for many children, who, after Confirmation, would consider their religious knowledge complete if an additional 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 yearly 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. RL'LES OF THE CLASS. 1. All girls and boys from fourteen to eighteen years of age are memJaers 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 2 o...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
Even some of the officers of the Cadets are not attending the Advanced Class regularly. Are they aware that thev were chosen, on the recommendation of the Director of the Class, as being faithful in their attendance ? If thev desire to hold their present positions, they must come back to their old places in class and set an example of obedience and submission. Xo one will be a good officer among soldiers who cannot himself obey his superiors. Some parents are not aware that children should go to confession as soon as thev are capable of committing mortal sin. Xow, as a rule, children at the age of seven have Mich a knowledge of God and His commandments that it is possible for them to offend God seriously. In any case it will do no harm to allow the child to go to confession, while there is much danger in postponing it from year to year. Thousands of sins are prevented when children confess regularly from their earliest years. * . »■ According to the report of the Recording Secretary...
PROTESTANT TESTIMONY. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
PROTESTANT TESTIMONY. "After the most careful examination of the influences of Catholicism for good and evil, I am persuaded that the worship of the Madonna has been one of its noblest and most vital graces, and has never been otherwise than productive of true holiness of life and purity of character. There has probably not been ail innocent cottage home throughout the length and breadth of Europe during the whole period of vital Christianity in which the imagined presence of the Madonna has not given sanctity to the humblest duties, and comfort to the sorest trials, of the lives of women ; and every brightest and loftiest achievement of the arts and strength of manhood has been the fulfilment of the assured prophecy of the Israelite Maiden : 'He that is mighty hath magnified me, and holy is His name.'"— "Modem Tainters" Ruskin.
The Gospel. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
The Gospel. ST. LUKE, Hi., I 6. The Church, in the Gospel of this Sunday, takes up the word of John the Baptist, " Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight," and exhorts us to model our preparation on that of the Jews of the Saviour's time—meditation on the greatness of Ilim who comes, sorrow for sins which might prevent Ilim from coming into our hearts. During the past week the desires of the Church have been expressed in burning words, becoming each day more ardent. It is no ordinary event which inspires these incessant appeals. It is Christ, the Son of God, who is to be welcomed. He has been expected for four thousand years — each generation living in the hope of His coming, each generation preparing by prayer and penance —yet the years passed by, until the time announced by the prophets was at hand. The Saviour should not come until the Jews had lost control of their own land and government, until a stranger should rule over God's chosen people. " The sceptre shal...
The Sunday School. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
The Sunday School. The Sunday School, numbering 1,200 children, is under the care of 14 oPicers 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 of the children.
RULES OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
RULES OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. 1. The Class begin* 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 should confess every two months. Every child over nine years is provided with an attendance card, the object of which is: Ist.— To keep an exact record of the confession. 2d.—To enable parents to discover any unnecessary absence of the child. Parents are earnestly requested to urge their children to observe the foregoing rules. They should frequently examine the card and note the attendance. The attendance each Sunday is shown by the numbers punched out. If cards are lost, a new one should be obtained immediately. Children are p...
RULES OF THE CONFIRMATION CLASS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
RULES OF THE CONFIRMATION CLASS. r. Every member of the class should have an attendance card. 2. All children who are twelve years of age, and have not been confirmed, must attend this class. 3. Children who attend school will meet for this class at 4 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon. For those who cannot attend on Wednesday, class wil 1 be held Sunday at 6 P. M. 4. Always bring your card and have your attendance marked. 5. Go to confession every month and have it marked on the card. 6. Children will not be confirmed unless they attend this class, confess regularly and pass the examination on the catechism.
RILES OF THE FIRST COMMIMION CLASS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
RILES OF THE FIRST COMMIMION CLASS. 1. Class meets Tuesday at 4P. M. 2. All children who are ten years of age, and have not made their first communion, must attend this class. 3. Every.member of the class should have an attendance card. 4. Go to confession every month, and have it marked on the card. 5. To be permitted to receive First Communion, children must ATTEND this class, confess regularly, and pass the examination on Part First of the Catechism.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 22 December 1888
SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTES. Saturday, Dec. 15, the following passed the examination on Part Second of the Catechism, for Confirmation : Mary Gormley, Julia Durnan, Annie Cowhig, Katie O'Henley, Ellen Medley Maggie Murphy, Katie Boyle. Mary Sullivan." Mary Rogers, Annie Flvnn. Nellie Murphy. 2 1 Mar- Mary McDonald, ion street, Katie Casey, Delia Harrington, Maggie McGlynchey, Mary Reagan, Joseph Keane, Mary Reardon, John Newman, Nellie Murphy, 10 Hard- Jas. Murray. ing street. The following passed on Part Third : Jas. Donovan, 7 Jefferson street, 100 per cent. ; Mary Noonan, 146 Bridge street, 90 per cent. The following boys and girls have passed the examination on Part First of the Catechism, for First Communion : Annie McCarthy, John Reagan, Julia Lyons, John McNally, Gertie McKenna, Fred McCarthy, Mary Leahy, Louis Rcdmund, Maggie Sheehan, Jas. Rogers. Katie Donovan, Timothy Condon, Katie Driscoll, John Sullivan, 8 Winter Maggie O'Keefe, street. Alice Mayhew, John Sullivan, 26 CamNellie ...