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SEPTUAGESIMA, SEXAGESIMA, ETC. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
SEPTUAGESIMA, SEXAGESIMA, ETC. To the editor of The Sacred Heart Review: What is meant by Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima Sunday? I have learned at school that septuagesima, means "seventieth," sexagesima, " sixtieth" and quinquagesima, "fiftieth " ; but why arc the three Sundays before Eent called by these names? J. F. B. The question of our correspondent is timely and may be answered as follows : Everywhere, and at all times, the Eent consisted of forty days, in honor of our Saviour's fast of forty days in the desert; but these forty days had different times for commencing, and were made up in different ways, according to local custom, at various epochs of the Church's history. In some places the forty clays' fast commenced seventy days, or thereabouts, before Easter, and on that account the first Sunday of that period was called Septuagesima Sunday, the word "Septuagesima" signifying the seventieth. But then, there were three days taken from each week, namely, Sunday, ...
KINDNESS, FORGIVENESS AND LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
KINDNESS, FORGIVENESS AND LOVE. Thy brother is in the ditch. Do not pass him by. Give him thy hand and raise him up. Temptation was too powerful for him—he yielded, and has fallen. Pity him ; say not a reproachful word ; use kind words, and thou wilt again restore him to virtue. Scores of the tempted and fallen have thus been saved. The path to heaven is thronged with holy spirits, who were in the mire and dirt. Kindness and love were the means of saving them.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
Among the prized relics which arc shown in the National Museum at Mexico, is the banner under which Cortez conquered the Empire of the Montezumas. It is of red damask, with a beautiful picture of the Blessed Virgin painted upon it. Her hands are united, as if to implore her Son to aid in overthrowing the idolatrous dynasty. On the reverse arc the arms of Castile and Leon. The banner is about three feet square, and was pre- served in the University in a frame under glass to prevent decay. A few years ago it was removed to the National Museum for better preservation. Its authenticity is sustained by a series of accounts, beginning with that of Bernal Diaz, who describes how it was borne in procession when Cortez returned thanks to God at Cuyoacan for the capture of the city of Mexico in i^ic).
Church Notices. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
Church Notices. Announcements for Septuagesima Sunday : Monthly Mass for the Men's Sodality, Tuesday. The Altar Society meets after vespers. Special meeting of the Temperance Society after vespers today. The final reports of the canvassers will be made to-day, and it will then be seen, we are assured, that the membership will run above the required 400. The people of the parish are to be congratulated on the large number of our young men who come forward to join the society. It is a healthy sign, full of bright promise. With our young men pledged to total abstinence we feel justified in making any expense to encourage and support them in such a wise and manly course. May we not, even with reason, expect the support, moral and financial, of every one in the community, Protestant and Catholic? Surely all those who have at heart the cause of total abstinence, who so cheerfully sacrifice time and money to advance its interests, cannot be indifferent to a work of this magnitude. Here it ...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
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The Advanced Class. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
The Advanced Class. The Advanced Class, composed _.f 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 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 2 o'c...
FIRST DIVISION OF THE ADVANCED CLASS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
FIRST DIVISION OF THE ADVANCED CLASS. The following questions in Scripture History were proposed and were answered in writing : i. What did God create on the second day ;on the fifth day? Ans. God created the firmament on the second day ; the birds and fishes on the fifth day. Mary Mains. 2. Who was the leader of the rebellious angels and who the leader of the good angels? Ans. Lucifer was the leader of the bad angels and St. Michael the leader of the good angels. Annie Rowen. 3. On what day did God create man and what command did He give man ? Ans. God created man on the sixth day. God commanded him not to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge, of good and evil. Josie Healey. 4. How did Satan tempt Eve, and what punishment did God inflict on Adam and Eve on account of their disobedience ? Ans. Satan, under the form of a serpent, tempted Eve by saying that if she and Adam would eat of the forbidden fruit they would be as gods, knowing good and evil, and they believed the serpent ra...
SECOND DIVISION OF THE ADVANCED CLASS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
SECOND DIVISION OF THE ADVANCED CLASS. . Class No. 4, Miss Kate Austin, teacher, had a perfect attendance during the month of January. The teachers of the class reported at their monthly meeting last Sunday that the following scholars were perfect in attendance and lessons during the month of January: Class No. I. Thomas Green, Garrett Sullivan, Thomas O'Connell, John McNamara. Class No. 2, Edward McCarthy, George Day, James Median, John Cox, Emma Long,' Annie Skinner. Class No. 3, Mary Coffey, Mary Mahoney, James Corbellis. Class No. 4, Mary Clancev, Sarah McDonald. Class No. 5, Charles Altmillcr. Class No. 7. Ellen Canty, Fannie Murray. Class No. 9. Annie McDonald, Julia Durnan. Class No. 4, Thomas O'Keefe, John Casey, William Buckley, Michael Donovan.'
The Gospel. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
The Gospel. ST. MATTHEW, XX. I-16. In the Gospel of Septuagesima Sunday we are given the parable of the master of the family who went out early in the morning and at different hours during the day to hire laborers to work in his vineyard, making an agreement with them all for "a penny" a day. At the end of the day some who had been working since early morning murmured because the master gave equal wages to those who had done but a few hours' work ; whereupon the master reproved them, saying: " Friend, I do thee no wrong ; didst thou not agree with me for a penny ? " St. John Chrysostom says that this parable is meant for two classes of individuals : those who have served God from their earliest years and those who only begin to serve Him when old age or sickness warns them of approaching death. From this parable of the master of the vineyard the former class must learn to be humble, because the leward of their good life—eternal happiness —is the same that is given to those who begin...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
There is an opportunity in our big cities for children to get hold of bad books and papers, if they are not watched carefully ; and that many parents do not watch their children and see what they read, is proved by the immense sale of such books and papers. The best way for parents to guard their children against this evil is for them to supply their children with good reading matter, and to teach them to have an abhorrence for anything vile or unholy.
The Sunday School. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
The Sunday School. The Sunday School, numbering 1,200 children, is under the care of 14 oficers 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. 1. 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 Catechismhymn 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 conf...
SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTES. Feb. 9. The following scholars passed examinations in catechism : Part First, for First Communion—Arthur Calnan, 10 Fourth street : Dan'l Dynan, 6 Winter street: Fannie Dooling, 163 Cambridge street : Mary Cunningham. 88 Fifth street; Katie Angel. 2 Ninth street. Part Second. for Confirmation—Thomas Gaughan. 27 Ninth street: John Chisholm, 273 Cambridge street; John Whoriskey, 72 Gore street; Mary Mattos, 5 Lowland avenue ; Mary Sallinger, 33 Lambert street; Maggie Sweeney, 119 Third street; Sadie Bowen, 34 Charles street; Alice Calnan. ioFourth street; Bessie Leary, 30 Spring street. Part Third, for Confirmation—Patrick McDonald, 17 Porter street: Maurice Quigley, 391-2 Charles street; Daniel Toomey, 161 Otis street ; Annie Newman, 185 Spring street; Nellie Dempsey, 134 Bridge street; Alice White, 85 Bridge street: Mary Dur--11:111, 124 Gore street. The following teachers are to be congratulated on having had a perfect attendance every Sunday during January: Th...
THE SACRED HEART CADETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
THE SACRED HEART CADETS. [The following history of the Cadets, written by Edward Graham, a pupil of the Advanced Class, is a sample of the kind of work we desire to receive from the members of the Class. It is original, timely and instructive. Our motive in publishing it is to give our young people a taste for literary labor, and to show them that, perhaps, if they tried, they might produce something creditable to themselves and interesting to others. Our columns are at their disposal.] Although the Cadets are not a very old organization, they have quite a history. In the latter part of July, ISBB, our reverend pastor, thinking of forming a Cadet battalion, called for four or five hundred recruits, from 12 to 18 years of age, to enlist in the cause of temperance. About 400 responded. Then a colonel and four staff officers were appointed, and a captain and two lieutenants to each of the companies. Councilman Counihan was called upon to drill the boys, and in a very short time he put ...
ROSTER OF THE BATTALION. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 16 February 1889
ROSTER OF THE BATTALION. Staff:—Colonel, James P. O'Connell; lieutcol., Edward Graham; major, W. A. Cogan ; sergt., Christopher Lynch ; adjutant, A. R. Wait. Company A—Captain, S.J. Holland ; Ist lieut., Dan'l Lorden ; 2nd lieut., John Gleason. Company B—Captain, Wm. Doyle ; Ist lieut., Edward Gettings ; 2nd lieut., Dan'l Sullivan. Company C—Captain, Thos. Kenny ; Ist lieut., John Scanlan ; 2nd lieut., (vacant). Company D—Captain, Dewire ; Ist lieut., Jas. Clifford; 2nd lieut., Jas. Newman. Company E—Captain, John Balfe ; Ist lieut., Michael Lyons; 2nd lieut., George Mahoney. Company F—Captain, Matthew Farrell; Ist lieut., Maurice Boland; 2nd lieut., Cornelius Blake. Company G—Captain, John Hopkins ; 1 st lieut., John Lawless ; 2nd lieut., (vacant). Company H—Captain, Miles Gardner ; 1 st lieut., Garrett Sullivan; 2nd lieut., Geo. Sullivan. Company I—Captain, Edward Mooney ; Ist lieut., Edw. McCarthy ; 2nd lieut., Arthur Pronovost. Company J —Captain, Jas. Callahan ; Ist lieut., Joh...