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TWENTY THE BULLETIN OF THE CATHOLIC LAYMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA APRIL 22, 1944 Sisters of St. Joseph Acquire !St. Luke's Hospita NE w Bern, N. C. St. Luke's Hospital, New Bern :' ...... ............. : i i. Gibbs, and C. S. Barker assumed full control of the hospital. The roedical staff and equipment of the New Bern Geucral Ilospital were transferred 1o St. Luke's when the former' was completely 'destroyed by fire iu 1928. During the great fire of 1922, When near- ly half the cit of New Bern was razed, St. Luke's became the cen- tral hospital, and during that trag- ic period Ihe vigilance and effi- .cieney of St. Luke's staffprevent- cd the outbreak and spread of epi- demics. The Motherbouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Newark, of whom the Reverend Mothct: M. Monies is Superior General, is .located at 81 York Street, Newark. New ,lcrsey. This Community of Sisters has at the present moment 433 Professed Sisters, 36 Novices. and 12 Postu- lants. Other hospitals owned and staffed by these Sisters are: Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck. N.J., with a capacity of 225 beds; St. An- thony's Hospital, Wenatchee, Washington, having a capacity of 50 beds; Sacred Heart Ilospital, Eugene, Oregon, having a capacity of 50 beds; Ketehiken General Hospital, Ketchikan, Alaska, With a capacity of 75 beds. Besides these hospitals the Sisters of St. Joseph own and manage various orphan- ages, asylums for the blind, and homes for the aged. (Special to The Bulletin) NEW BERN, N. C.The Catlio- lie Sisters of St. Joseph of Newark, New Jersey, have recently pur- chased St. Luke's Hospital and its Annex, New Bern. The Duke Foun- dation and Bishop MeGuinness contributed very substantial sums of money towards the purchase of this hospital. St. Luke's .Hospital. Incorporated. was founded in 1913 as a private hospital by Doctors R. Dural Jone and Joseph F. Patter- son. This hospital, which is com- pletely fireproof, was built at an approximate cost of $60,000,09, aad was formalty opened in November 1975. The original hospital had a capacity of 35 beds, but the nu- merous alterations and improve- ments, valuing $25,000-00, have in- creased its capacity to 43 beds, and have made the hospithl an up-to- date and modern institution.. The Annex to St. Luke's was begun at I Federal expense in 1943 and is now ready for occupancy. This new ad- dition will have a capacity of 51 beds, thus bringing the total ca- pacity of St. Luke's Hospital to 94 beds. St. Luke's HOspital is recog- nized by the American Medical As- sociation and has an accredited graduate school for student nurses. During the First World War, hile Doctor Jones was in charge of the army hospital at Lorlent, France, Doctors Pattt'son, N. M. Clergy Changes Announced in the Diocese of Raleigh John's Church. Tryon. and the missions at Lake I,ure, Ruther- fordton and Spindale. The Rev. Thomas G. Roche, who has been chaplain at St. Gene- vieve-of:the-Pines, A,dmville, will be assistant pastor of Immaculate Conceplion Church. Henderson- ville. The Rev. John .I. Hyland. who has. been serving as assistant pas- tor of Immaculate Conception Church, Hndersonville, will be as- sistant pastor of St. Benedict's Church, Greensboro. The Rev. Francis J. Scheurich, formerly stationed at the Catholic Orphanage, Nazarelh. has been ap- pointed chaplain of St. Luke's IIospital, New Bern. The Rev. Joseph S. Gallagher, formerly chaplain of St. Joseph's Hospital, in Asheville, will be chaplain at St. Genevieve's-of-the- Pines, Ashcville. The Rev. J. D. Kells, of Brook- lyn, N. Y., who completed his tudy for the prieslhood at Nia- gara University. and who was or- dained for lhe Diocese of Raleigh this month at SI. James Cathedral in Brooklyn. by the Most Rev. Thomas E. Malloy, S. T. D., Bishop of Brooklyn, will have as his first assignment, a.%sislant pastur of ln- lant of Prague Mission, Jackson- ville, N. C. (Special to The Bulletin) RALEIGH, N. C.---According to announcement made by the Chan- cery Office of the Diocese of Raleigh, the Most Rev, Eugene J. McGuinness, D.D., Bishop of Ral- eigh. has made the following ap- ,.pointments and changes of Dioce- san clergy, effective April 27: The Rev. Paul G. Termer, for- mer pastor of Holy Angels Church, Mount Airy, has been appointed chaplain of St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville. The Rev. Thomas J. Colgan, for- merly of St. Therese Church, Wrightsville Beach, has been ap- pointed pastor of Holy Angels Church, Mount Airy, The Rev. Edward L. Gross, for- mrly of St. Catherine's Church, Wake Forest, has been appointed chaplain of Mercy Hospital in Charlotte. The Rev. J. Jerome Hickey, for- mer assistant rector of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh, will suc- ceed Father Gross as pastor of St. Catherine's Church, Wake Forest. The Rev. William T. McShea, former pastor of Holy Name Church, Vanceboro, has beeu ap- pointed pastor of St. Aloysiu Church, liickory, and its adjacent missions at Morgantown, Marion, Newton, and Old Fort. The Rev. Walter F. tliggins, for- I merly assislant pastor of St. Bone- I BENEDICTINE GRADUATE diet's Church, Greensboro, has i PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN been made pastor of St. Mary's ------ ' Church, Sh.lb> ", and of the mis- t SAVANNAIt, Ga..:l,ieut. ,loseph sions located at Forest City and Patrick Jaugsteitcr, son of Mr. and Kings Mountain. Father Itigglns I Mrs. R. E. Jaugstctter, and a grad- will reside temporarily at the rec- uate of the Benedictine Military tory of St. John's Church, Tryon. School in the class of 1939, has The Rev. Vincent J, MahoneY, I been promoted to the rank of cap- formerly assistant pastor of Infmt I tain at the prisoner-of-war camp at of Pragut4 Mission, Jacksonville, I Camp Blanding, 1,'la., where he is has been appointed pastor of St, I now stationed. St.Leo's Academy, Winston-Salem, Dedicated by Bishop McGuinness On Sunday, April 17th, Bishop McGuinness, in the presence of a large number of visiting clergy, Sisters, and laity, formally dedicated the recently established St. Leo's Academy, Winston-Salem, 'N. C. The school is conducted by four Sisters of St. Joseph  of the College of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The academy has already a large enrollment. The Sisters give lessons in music, art, com- relal subjects, and French. The academy, whl.h was the forme residence ,of Mrs. M. W. Norfleet, was purehMed by Bishop McGuinneu on September 15, 1943. This beautiful and spacious residence, located in the resldential see- tion of Winston-Salem, ,was built In 1916 at the cost of $60,000.00, and . Wm occupied by the Sisters ot St. Joseph on December 24, 19411. Pictured above is St. Luke's Hospital, New Bern, N. C., and its recently completed addition, which have been acquired by the.,Sister's of St. Joseph o): Newark, New Jersey, who are arriving in New Bern this week to take over the operation of this modern and well equipped iostitution. Calholic Commitleeof lhe South Convenesin Memphisi April 25-27 .r ' (By N. C. W. C. News Service) MEMPHIS. -- The Most Rev. Samuel A. Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, will return to his native lennessee to deliver the principal address at the fifth annual conven- tion of the Catholic Committee of the South, to be held here from April 25 to 29. The Most Rev. William L. i i Adrian, Bishop of Nashville and host to the convention, will pontif- icate at Solemn Pontifical Mass in tile City Auditorium, opening the convention. The sermon will be de- 'livered by the Most Rev. Peter L. Ireton, Coadjutor Bishop of Rich- mond. The choir for the Mass will he composed of 3,500 school chil- dren. Archbishop Stritch, who is a na- tive of Nashville, will deliver his address on Tuesday evening, April 25, sounding the keynote of the cgnvention. Following this ad- dress, the annual CCS award will be presented and a,public recep- tion will oe held. At the session Tuesday after- n(;on the Rev. Thomas Quigley, di- rector of the Siena Summer School, wil be one of tile principal speakers. A business session will be held Wednesday afternoon, fol- lowed by a banquet and the annual election of officers. The convert- I tinn will close on Thursday morn-I - I rag. t Plans for the meeting were[ drafted by Bishop Adrian, the j 1Vlost Ilcv. Gerald P. O'Ilara, Bish-[ op ofSavannah-Athmta: Ihc llev.[ Thomas O'Conncll, of Richmond, and the Rev. M. F. Kearney, of this cry. who is chairman of the local l committee. Complete Plans for Summer School at Siena College (Special to The Bulletin) MEMPttIS, Tenn,iplans have been completed for the third an- nual Summer School for Catholic teachers of the South at Siena Col- legt in Memphis. Sponsored by the Catholic Committee of the South the school is affiliated with the Catholic University of America, and will be directed this year by the Rev. Thomas J. Quigley, super- intendent of schools for the Dio- cese of Pittsburgh. This yea as in the past courses will be pointed toward developing an understanding of the specific environment and culture of the Southeastern region, and will in: elude the following: School Ad- ministration and Supervision in the South; History of the South- eastern Region; Materials and Methods in Citizenship Education ill the South; Special Problems of the South, and Literature of the South. As far as possible the faculty is selected from SOuthern dioceses. On the staff this year will be the Rev. F. O. Hughes, principal of the Catholic High School, Pensacola; Sister M. Declan, Mt. St. Mary's Academy, Little Rock; Sister Stel- la Marls, Mr. de Sales Academy, Macon; Sister Joseph Mary, Naza- reth College, Nazareth, Ky., Sister M. Agulnata, Siena College, Mem- phis; Sister M. Elizabeth, St. Ce- cllia' .Academy, Nashville, and :Sister Grace Ah, Barry College, Miami, Belmont Abbey Territory Ced to Diocese of Raleigh (Continued From Page One) 1882: the Most Reverend H. P. Northrop, 1882 to 7887; the Most Reverend Leo Itaid, O. S. B., from 7887 until his death on July 24, 1924. BELMONT ABBEY NULLIUS By virtue of a Papal Bull, "Apos- tolieam in" Singulas," issued hy Pope Pius X on June 8, 1910, the counties of Burke, Catawba, Cleve- laud, Gaston, Lincoln, McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford. were taken from the Vicariate Apostolic o1 North Carolina and were erected into that peculiar ecclesiastical jurisdiction known as an abbey or diocese nullius. On October 18, 1919. when Right Rev. Leo Iiaid, O. S. B., celebrated his silver abbatial jubilee, the Ab- batia Nultius was formally and solemnly established. A m on g the guests present on this occasion were the Most Reverend Diomede Falconio, Apostolic Delegate to the United States; Bishop Northrop of Charleston, South Carolina; Bishop Monaghan of Wilmington, Dela- ware; Bishop Keiley of Savannah Georgia; and Bishop Corrigan of Baltimore. The Diocesan clergy were represented by Fatimrs Price, Dennen, McNamara, Mar- ion, Irwin, O'Brien, Hann a n, Whearty, and Dillon. ItALEIGII DIOCESE ERECTED On l)cccmber 12, 1924, Pope Pius XI erected the Diocese of Raleigh, and in 1925 he appointed lhe Mo.t Reverend William J. IIa- fey thc first Bishop of the new See. When Bishop llafey was in- slallcd on July 1, 1925, the Catho- lic populatioo of North Carolina was 6,193 souls who were served by 23 diocesan priests and three re- ligious order priests. The new Bishop found ill his diocese 21 churches with resident pastors, three hospitals, and eight parochial schools. After 12 years of pioneer- ing and fruitful labors Bishop Ha- fey was transferred to the See of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Octo- ber 2, 1937. TIlE SECOND BISIIOP Pope Pius XI, on October 13, 1937, appointed Bishop Eugene J. McGuinness the second bishop of Raleigh. Bishop MeGuinness was installed by Cardinal Dougherty on January 6, 1938. When the present i bishop came to North Carolina the :Catholic population had increased to 10,191 souls wh0 were minister- ed to by 53 diocesan priests and 26 priests of various religious com- munities: there were 52 churches with resident pastors, and 24 paro- chial schools. i ']'he Diocese of Raleigil has :made wonderful progress under the able leadership of Bishop h'la- Guinness who has added 36 secu- lar priests to the diocesan clerical personnel. ']'he total cost of the nu- merous churches, rectories, con- vents, and schools that have been erected and tire improvements made during tim past six years, amouuts to $971,832.00. All of these seventy church buildings are in no way encumbered by debts or mortgages. Since January 1, 1936, thirty parishes for both white and colored, have been established. A recapitulation of statistics for the Dioceses of Raleigh shows one Bishop, 83 Diocesan priests, 54 priests of Religious Orders, 17 clcrical students, and 211 Sisters. The Diocese has 82 churches with resident paslors, 58 white and 24 colored. There are 35 missu, n churches,,34 white and I colored, making a total of 117 churches, with 125 mission stafions. Within the Diocese there is one college for girls, with 53 students, three academies for girls, with 337 students; aud 36 parochial schools; which included 3 senior high schools, 4 junior high schoMs and 29 grammar schools, of which 20 grammar schools, 3 junior high school and 2 senior high schools are for white children. For colored children there arc 9 grammar schools, a scnior high school and a junior high school. PupfN total 2,- 701--1,842 white and 859 colored. The Catholic Orphanage of North Carolina, at Nazareth, is a home for 31 boys and 30 Iirls. rhere are four Catholic hospitals, which in 1942-43 admitted 11,084 patients. Baptisms during the last'year to- taled 1,137--608 white infants, 269 white adults, 95 colored infants, 165 colored adults. Converts total- ed 434----white 269, and colored 165. Marriages, 955 white, 34 eol- ered. Deaths, 148 White; 18 color- ed. The Catholic population is 12- 073, white 10,243 and colored 1,830, The total population of the State of North Carolina, excluding Gas- ton County, is 3,484,092. MISSION AT AHOSKIE, N. C.--Through the generosity of the Catlto- lic Church Extension Society, Chicago, a desirable piece of propertt" has been purchased in Ahoskie, N. C., by the Diocese of Raleigh. This newly established mission, known as St. ClUwles', is under the charge of the Rev. Giles Wade, T. O. R., pastor of St. Catherine's Churolt, Tarboro, N. C. The private home, pictured above, which hsa beeI acquired with he property will serve as a center for parish and mis- sionery activities, and a general store building, nearbY, wiu b# altered and converted Into a missim chapel.