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THE BULLETIN OF 2"HE CATHOLIC L &YMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF OEORGIA DECEMBER 18. 1943 Franciscan Friars I I at Colored Parish , in Winston-Salem Winston-Salem Colored Mission (Special to The Bulletin) WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. In August, 1939, the Franciscan Fa- thers were given the opportunity of extending their missionary work among the Colored people of North Carolina. hen His Excellency the Most Rev. Eugene J. McGuinness. D. D.. Bishop of Raleigh, offered the Friars a choice of establishin, a Colored mission either in Wins- ton-Salem or Durham. Winston- Salem was selected, and the Rev. Ronald Scott. O. F. M.. was placed in charge of the mission. Father Ronald immediately be- gan making preparations for the building of a church. Through the generous efforts and good will of Hosea Price, one of the Colored Catholics of Winston-Salem. a site was purchased in the spring ell 1940. At that time Father Itonald was devoting a part of his time to assist- ing the I'cv. Cornelius Dichl, O. S. B.. then pastor of St. Benedict's Church. Greensboro. meanwhile giving instructions to the few Catholics among the Colored popu- lation of Winston-Salem. It was tllen that the owner of the local Colored funeral home of- fered Father Ronald the use of his chapel for the celebration of Mass, and .Iass was offered there for the first time in November, 1941. During this time the construe- lion of the church was being car: ricd on by A. J. Durner and Sons of Asheville. The church was dedi- cated to St. Benedict the Moor, a Colored Saint of the Franciscan Order. Romanesque in style, the church has a seating capacity of two hundred and fifty. It has a large basement, which is used as a parish hall, and the Friary is attached to the building at the rear. W, ithin the last two years St. Benedict the Moor parish has grown considerable from its origin- al membership of fourteen. There are now sixty-five members, with a number of other Colored people under instruction. Masses on Sun- day are well attended, the congre- gation including many non-Catho- lics. Five members of the parish are now serving in the armed forces. Father Ronald was called by the Provincial Chapter of the Order of Friars Minor in July of this year. and is now in charge of a large parish in New Jersey. He was succeeded by the Rev. Martin J. Collins, O. F. M.. as pas- tor. with the Rev. Patrick A. Dal- ton, O. F. M., assistant pastor. On December 5. the men and wo- men of St. Benedict the Moor par- ish met in the parish hall to con- sider the formation of a Boy Scout Troop. Several leading Colored citizens of Winston-Salem. promin- ent in Scout activity attended, and plans are underway for a troop which will be under the auspices of the parish. Augusta N. C. C. W. Holds Day of Recollection AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Rev. George Lewis Smith, pastor of St. Mary Help of Christians Church, Aiken. S. C., conducted a Day of Recollection for the three local parish councils of the National Council of Catholic Women, at Mount St. Joseph Academy on Sunday, December 12. At the conferences which were held morning and afternoon. Fath- er Smith discussed "God and My- self." "Children of Mry. "" and "Balance and Perspective in the Spiritual Life." Devotions included the recita- tion of The Rosary, the Way of'the Cross. and the Holy Hour. " Prayers were offered for vic- tory and a just peace, for the men and women serving in the armed forces, and for the repose of the souls of those who have made the supreme sacrifice for their coun- tryi;,eservations were limited, but[ nearly one hundred members o[[ the St. Mary's-on-The-Hill St. Pat- I rick, and Sacred Heart Councils at-] tended. Luncheon was served by[ . the Sisters of St. Joseph. ! Miss Anita Yarborough. general chairman of the committee in charge of arrangements for the Day of Recollection. was also chairman for the St. Mary's Coun- cil. Mrs. Clarence MarkwaRcr i was chairman for the Sacred tIeart Council. Miss Mary Sullivan for St. Patrick's Council. TWO BELGIAN PRIESTS, shot by the Germans because they with- :. held information, went to their deaths singing the "Te Deum". ac- cording to the Belgian Ministry of Dedicated in 1941, the Colored Mission of St. Be nedict the Moor in Winston-Salem, N. C., is a charge of the Franciscan Friars, the pastor being the Rev. Martin J. Collins, O. F. M., and the assistant pastor, the Rev. Patrick A. Dalton, O. F. M. Boys' Catholic High School Football Squad Feted in Augusta AUGUSrrA, Ga.--Members of Itary, and Thomas P. Kearney, the football squad of the Boys'[treasurer. The committee in Catholic High School were honor I charge of arrangements for the guests the evening of Deeember lbanquet was Composed of Stuart 9 at a banquet given at the Bon lCashin, Norman Boatwright and Air Hotel under the auspfces of I Harry Markwalter. the Mothers' Club and the Athletic I Association of the school. I .... " ..... More than two hundred attend- I unrlstmas wrapping anti ed and enjoyed an interesting pro-" gh0hninn .qorvir. flfford gram which was featured by a i . ,- -  ..^ .... address by Elmer Lampe, coach at partanour0 ou glut} of the basketball team and assist-, ant coach of. the football team of the University of Georgia. Mrs. Edward Cashin, president of the Mothers' Club, and Brother Bene- dict Henry, F. S. M., principal of Boys' High, were other speakers. John Chesser, president of the Athletic Association, acted as toastmaster, and the Very Rev. Thomas A. Brennan, V. F., pastor of St. Mary's-on-the-Hill Church, presided, and invoked the bless- ing before dinner. Grace after" dinner was said by the Rev. J. E. O'Donohoe, S. J., pastor of the Sacred Heart Church. Among those seated at the speakers' table, who were intro- duced by Mr. Chesser were the Rev. Henry Honeck, of St. Pat- rick's Church; the Rev. Angel Pengson, of St. Mary's-on-the-Hill Church; the Rev. R. P. Richardson, D. D., Presbyterian missionary i recently returned from Japan;i Anton P. Markert, Dean of the Academy of Richmond County and the Junior College of Au- gusta; Bernie Ward, football coach at Richmond Academy, and An- drew J. Kilpatrick and Alvin M. MeAuliffe, of the Athletic Board of the Richmond Academy. Patrick Mulherin and Bert Hes- ter, assistant coaches of the Boys' High team, were also presented to the assembly. Gold footballs were presented to members of the Boys' High foot- ball squad who will graduate this 'pring, these trophies being pre- sented by Brother Benedict to Captain Charles Weigle, Christo- pher Bains, Joseph Brittingham and Eugene Dorn. Letters were awarded Norman Boatwright, Ed- ward Cashin, William Barrett,.. Joseph Doyle, Douglas LaMar,[| Henry Fromme, Harry Nevin, i| Thomas Doughty, Gordon Dixon,[I William Arnold, Ronald Bouchard, lIP Herbert Cheshire, Thomas Pens, i William Lyons. William Schweers, il and Marager J. P. Curley. Jackll Lenz, who managed the foolballll team for the past three years, was presented with a school sweater. Letters were also awarded Miss Katherine Bindewald. Miss Mary C. Schweers, Miss Betty Carson Mulhcrin and Miss Mary Mulherin. students at Mount St. Joseph Acad- emy. who acted as snonsors for the Boys' Iiigh eleven. Announcement was made by Brother Benedict that the applica- tion of the Boys' Catholic lligh School for admission to fiaember- ship in the Southern Association of Colleges, has been approved. Motion pictures of the football game between the University of Georgia and the University of Ala-[ hama were shown at the conclu- sion of the program, which in- cluded musical selections by Au- gustine Punaro, violinist, and Miss Agnes Gouley, pianist. Officers of the Mothers' Club are Mrs. Edward Cashin, presi- dent: Mrs. William A. Nevin. vice- president; Mrs. Philip Monaco, secretary, and Mrs. Louis Dorn, treasurer. Officers of the Ath- (Special to The Bulletin) SPARTANBURG, S. C.--The NCCS Volunteers, Junior Host- esses, Service men's wives, and members of the staff of the USO- NCCS Club in Spartanburg have been instructed in the wrapping of Christmas gifts through the co- operation Of the U. S. Post Office. Wrapping Christmas packages for men in the armed forces is one of the'services offered by the club. Last year over 1,500 Christ- mas packages were mailed from the club, and some 2,000 gifts were wrapped. This year an ef- fective shopping service has been inaugurated under the supervision of Mrs. Carol Cave Johnson "of :he NCCS staff. Numerous other services will be available to men and women in uniform during the holiday sea- son, and a number of entertain- ments are being planned. Henry L..Grady Dies in Savannah SAVANNAH, Ga.--Henry Les- ter Grady, resident of Coffe Bluff died here on December 4 of in-i juries received in an automobile accident on the White Bluff Road.] Funeral service were held from I the Sacred Heart Church. Mr. Grady, the son of Robert Arno Grady and Mrs. Clara Sloan Grady, wa connected with the city engineering department at the time of his death. He had recently re- turned from the Panama Canal Zone where he had been engaged in engineering work for some time. He was a veteran of the first World War. having been an observer with the 90th Acre Squadron in the Bat- tie of the Argonne. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Mrs. J. P. Coombs, Apalachi- cola, Fla.; two nieces, Mrs. C. W. Cunningham, New Orleans. and Miss Edith Coombs, Apalachicola; a nephew, James Coombs. Apalach- icola: three aunts, Mrs. J. J. Gnu- dry, Miss Kate C. Grady, and Mrs. J. L. Grady, Savannah, and an uncle, W. E. Grady, Savannah. JAMES P. MURPHY DIES IN SAVANNAH SAVANNAH, Ga.--Funeral ser- vices' for James P. Murphy, who died on December 3, were held from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Mr. Murphy had no im- mediate relatives. i Best Wishes Hotel Zinzendorf WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. THIRST ASKS-NOTHING MORE It's natural to iLet thirsty t-;So it's natural to imuse at the familiar red cooler for an ice-cold bottle of Coca-Cola --- tl perfect answer to thlrst. Enjoy one now. WINSTON-SALEM COCA-COLA BOTrUNO COMPANY" " Mrs. Robert Morris Dies in Atlanta ATLANTA, Ga.  Mrs. Clare Denton Morris. wife of Robert Je- rome Morris, The Bulletin's adver- tising agent in Atlanta, died on December 3. after an extended ill- ness. Funeral services were held from the Cathedral of Christ the King, the Rev. Joseph Barry, O. M. I.. officiating. Pallbearers were J. T. Doonan. A. C. Ward. Dr. J. C. Blalock. Horace Tutwiler, T.:E. Dicks. M. G. Davis. Frank A. Mor- ris lYavid Nieholes. A native of Atlanta, Mrs. Morris was the daughter of the late R. W. Denton and Mrs. Margaret Beall Denton. She was edncated in the public schools of this city. la- ter attending Georgia Tech Eve- ning School. At one time she was advertising manager for the J. M. High Company. Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband, Robert J. Morris: three sons, R. J. Morris, Jr., Daniel Mor- ris and Joseph A. Morris; five sis- ters, Mrs. Alice Denton Jennings, Mrs. J. S. Ward, Mrs. Louis Pear- son, Mrs. W. L. MeLendon, all of Atlanta, and Mrs. W. Y. Barnes, Newnan; two brothers, Richard W. Denton, Decatur, and Philip D. Denton, Chicago: WALTER G. CAMERON, JR., DIES IN ATLANTA ATLANTA, Ga. -- Funeral ser- vices for Walter Godwin Cameron, Jr., a native of Charleston, who resided in Atlanta, were held No- vember 26 from the Sacred Heart Church, here, the Rev. M. A. Col- lins, S. M., officiating. Interment services were held at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Charleston, the Rev: J. Alexis Westbury, .pastor of St. Joseph's Church, officiating. Mr. Cameron was .the son of Walter Godwin Cameron and Mrs. Margaret Keckley Cameron, of Charleston. lie is-survived by a brother, John T. Cameron. Atlan- ta; three sisters, Mrs. R. G. Seh- letter. San Francisco,( Mrs. Geue Wingate. San Diego, and Mrs. T. E. Ridgeway, Charleston. : MRS. MARY BURK HART FUNERAL IN ATLANTA ATLANTA, Ga.--FuneraI ser- vices for Mrs. Mary Hannah Burk- hart, who died November 23. were held from the Sacred Heart Church. the Rev. M. A. Collins, S, ] M.. officiating. A native of Savannah. Mrs. Burkhart had been a resident of Atlanta for fifty years. She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. L. G Maurer and Mrs. F. A. O'Donohue; a sister, Mrs. H. A. Agricola, and sevfral grandchild- ren. - I t