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ADVICE TO BOYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 2 March 1889
ADVICE TO BOYS. Let boys assist in the housekeeping, says an exchange. How often do we see a poor tired mother exhausting her strength and vitality in efforts to accomplish her daily task about the house, while at the same time a big, strong youngster is lolling in an easy chair or lying upon the sofa. Why should he not lend a helping hand to his overworked mother? and why should he not be encouraged and induced to lighten the mother's burden, say by going an errand, performing numberless little actions required during the day, taking labor off her hands that he is perfectly able to dispose of, anticipating wants that would be suggested by a loving and affectionate heart ? Had the mother, in his earlier days, taught her boy to lend his aid in trifling household m atters, when he grew apace in years his reason and duty and love would naturally suggest to him in what manner and on what occasions his services would be welcome and opportune ; nor would he consider that such actions detr...
The Gospel. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 2 March 1889
The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 31-43. The choice, for the Gospel of Quinquagesima Sunday, of the prophecy concerning the Saviour's future Passion, is evidently a very happy one. We are about to begin the penitential season of Lent, during which, by fast, prayer and redoubled Christian energy, we are going to make amends for any lukewarmness or sinfulness of which we may have been guilty during the year. Our thoughts are going to be centred on the allimportant affair—the salvation of our immortal souls—and what motive can be more potent to bring about suitable action on our part than meditation on the Passion of Christ. In fact there exists a necessity of meditating on the Redeemer's sufferings, not only during Lent, when the Church repeatedly calls them to our minds, but at other seasons of the year. The Fathers of the Church tell us that meditation on the Passion and death of our Lord is the most efficacious means of drawing the soul from sin, of causing man to do penance, and of stim...
The Sunday School. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 2 March 1889
The Sunday School. 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 ol the children. RILES 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 Catechism, hymn book and prayers for Mass. 3. The lesson appointed for the following Sunday should be studied at home. 4. When chddren are obliged to be absent, parents should inform the Spiritual Director or Superintendent. 5. Children should co...
BOYS, LOOK UPWARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 2 March 1889
BOYS, LOOK UPWARD. \\ c wisli to see more of our Catholic young men get into the spheres of useful life. There has always been a kind of timidity about our young men, and a kind of modest humility, or rather humbleness, about their parents that have kept them in prosaic drudgery and made them the "hewers of wood and drawers of water " for those more •• cheeky" and less deserving. Nearly all our Catholic young men have tact, and many of them have natural ability, so the only element in which they are deficient is ambition. Let more of them look to the law. to journalism, to medicine, and to the many special spheres connected with the rapidly-increasing commerce of our great country. We want more learned laymen in this country. If you will, we want more prominent Catholics. Not prominent because of their success in politics, but men of genuine respectability. The "political Catholic" has never been a credit to the Church, but has usually been an injury. He is seldom intelligent, is of...
ALCHOHOL BURNS THE STOMACH AND BRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 2 March 1889
ALCHOHOL BURNS THE STOMACH AND BRAIN. A patient said once to a physician :—" Doctor, I must have some kind of stimulant. I am cold and alcohol warms me." " Precisely," answered the doctor. "See here. This stick is cold" (taking up a stick of wood from the wood-box and tossing it into the fire). "Now it is warm. But is the stick benefited ?" The sick man watched the wood first send out little puffs of smoke and then burst into a flame, and then replied :—"Of course not. It is burning itself." "And so are you when you warm yourself with alcohol. You are literally burning up the delicate tissues of your stomach and brain. He who takes alcohol to warm himself is like the man who sets his house on fire and warms his fingers by it as it burns." Some think there is nourishment in alcohol, but there is just as much nourishment in it as there is in the lash of a whip with which a horse is urged to its highest speed.
HOLY ASHES. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 2 March 1889
HOLY ASHES. The present rite of the Church of signing the foreheads of her children with blessed ashes, in the beginning of the Lenten fast, is a remnant of the ancient penitential discipline. In the good old times, when the faithful were more fervent, when they understood better the malice of sin, and had a deeper horror of it, public penance for certain crimes was ordained by the Church, and, for the most part, willingly accepted and faithfully performed. The sorrowing sinner looked upon admission to the penitential course as a precious boon, as a hope held out for his reinstatement in the enjoyment of those spiritual goods which he had forfeited by his transgression. The course of penance for those who were to be reconciled on Holy Thursday began on Ash Wednesday. The penitents, having confessed their sins, came to the Church on that day with bare feet and in the habits of mourning, and humbly begged from the bishop canonical punishment. The Pontiff"clothed them in sackcloth, sca...
AN AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 2 March 1889
AN AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE. The following extradl from a letter written by Mrs. Chauncy Simmons of Boston in the holy city of Rome on January 6th, 1887, will, doubtless, interest the readers of The Sacred Heart Review, as it vividly describes an interview with our Holy Father, Leo XIII., and personally bears testimony to the high esteem in wdiich he holds our beloved Archbishop Williams : "You will be charmed, I know, to hear that my husband and I assisted at hoi}- Mass this feast of the Epiphany, in the Pope's private chapel, received Holy Communion from his own dear hands and afterwards had a little, but most memorable, audience. About thirty persons were admitted. We were conducted to the chapel by ushers or attendants attired in crimson satin or plush, who presented our card of invitation to some gentleman in a dress suit, who in turn showed us to our chairs. There we waited until his Holiness appeared at the foot of the altar and turned towards us and blessed us with holy water ...
Church Organizations. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 2 March 1889
Church Organizations. : o: Rosary and Scapular Society . . . First Sunday, after Vespers Sacred 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 — 2 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. —&gt; » »■
THE SODALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 2 March 1889
THE SODALITIES. The Men's Sodality—William Kelley, prefect: John Casey, first assistant; James Mahoney, second assistant; James Newman, secretary; John Burke, treasurer; Rev. John D. Colbert, instructor. The Married Women's Sodality—Mrs. Ellen Lloyd, prefect; Mrs. Hannah Long, first assistant; Mrs. Norah Haggerty, second assistant; Mrs. Elizabeth Burke, secretary; Mrs. Alice Carmichael, treasurer; Miss Mary Carmichael, organist; Rev. Philip J. O'Donnell, instructor. The Young Women's Sodality—Mary Crownin, prefect; Mary Fullom, first assistant; Mary Connell,second assistant; Sarah Conlan, treasurer; Josephine Gallagher, secretary; Rev. Philip J. O'Donnell, instructor. * . a
USHERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 2 March 1889
USHERS. At 6 o'clock Mass — Daniel Faxon, James O'Brien, James Gormerlyi James Gibbons, Michael Reardon, William Reynolds. At 7.15 o'clock Mass — Daniel Faxon, James O'Brien, Dennis Sheehan, Michael Newman, Daniel Randall, Patrick Mahoney. At o o'clock Mass — Patrick Cronin, Patrick Murphy, P. F. Brady, Patrick Gallagher, Timothy Keefc, John Burke, Cornelius Murphy, Pat'k. O'Carroll, Edward Hart, Eugene Sullivan, Bernard Burke, M. F. Davlin, Daniel Randall, Christopher Dalton, John Casey. At 10.30 o'clock Mass — George McKenzie, William Kelley, Robert Dwyer, James O'Brien, John Steele, Frank Leddy, John Burke, Bernard McCabe Jas/A. Mulhern. ■&lt; » &gt;
CHURCH SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — The Sacred Heart Review — 2 March 1889
CHURCH SERVICES. Hours for Mass. Sundays: 6, 7.15, 9, 10.30. For children 9.30. " " " Holidays: 5.30,6.30,8,10. " " " Week-days: 6,8. " " " First Friday of each month: 5.30,6, 8. M " Funeral Masses, 9. Notice having been given by the under* taker to the janitor and organist of the church. Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on Sundays at 3 P. M. and with sermon on Holidays at 7.45 P. M. Confessions are heard on Fridays, Saturdays, the vigils of feasts of ob* ligation and on the first Thursday of each month. The Sacrament of Baptism is administered on Sundays from 4 to 5 and -f to 8; on Wednesdays from 7 to 9; at other times by special appointment. Marriages should take place in the morning and with a nuptial Mass. —111. Council of Baltimore. The "churching" of women takes place after the 7.15 o'clock Mass on Sundays. Organist, P. G. McDermott; Janitor, Denis Murphy.