Congressional Edition Volume 5528

Congressional Edition Volume 5528

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...ending June 30, 1908: Services.--Two services have been held in the Catholic chapel on every Sunday throughout the year. Week-day services have been held every morning at 7 a. m., except during the twenty-four days I was absent with leave. During this time I provided a substitute to hold services on Sundays and to attend funerals. Special BerviceB were held on Wednesday and Friday evenings during Lent and on the morning of the first Friday of each month. A mission lasting eight days was conducted by the Paulist Fathers of Chicago during last December, at which time the seating capacity of the chapel was taxed to the utmost and much good accomplished. Sermons.--I have preached at each Sunday morning service and on Wednesday and Friday evenings during Lent. Attendance.--Average attendance on Sunday mornings, about 200; average attendance on Sunday afternoons, about 100; average attendance at lenten devotions, about 150; average attendance on week days, about 80. Visits to hospital and barracks.--I have visited the hospital on an average of four times each week and endeavored to comfort and strengthen the afflicted. All calls to the hospital were answered promptly and the sacraments administered to the sick at frequent intervals. I have always held myself in readiness to write the letters of those unable to do it themselves and have always promptly answered the letters of those inquiring about the health, etc., of their relatives in the home. Frequent visits were made to the barracks and an effort made to help the members individually. During the year many took the pledge of total abstinence and most of these were religiously kept. I am glad to report that drunkenness is less common than formerly and that the majority of the members are more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585224
  • 9781236585226