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(Continued) Abstracts From St. Mary's Cathedral Church "Announcments in Church Books," Scattered years and dates.

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No. 3 - Part 1

Announcements in Church

From Easter 1863

till Jany. 17th, 1864

April 5th, 1863 Easter Sunday

3. On Thursday Mass will be offered for Charles Richardson who was killed in the battle of Shiloh.

THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS TORN AND DAMAGED PAGE WAS NOT COPIED

Priesthood - of whom there are fourteen belonging to this diocese, studying in various seminaries in this country & in Europe.

1 AFTER EASTER QUASI???????????

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of John Welsh who died in the army in Columbia Tennessee March 10th. 1863. A mass will be said for the repose of his soul tomorrow.

4. We have to make the melancholy announcement of the death of another priest of this diocese. Reverend Basil Elia. Mass will be said for him tomorrow at 6 A.M. A high mass will be celebrated for him on Tuesday at 6 A.M. - he died on (Good Friday) Holy Thursday - in Memphis Tennessee.

5. Next Thursday is the anniversary of the death of Beatrice Owens. Mass will be said for her soul on that day at 6 A.M.

NO ENTRY FOR 2ND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER.

3 SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

1. On next Sunday, the 3rd of May, the anniversary of the consecration of Rt. Rev. Bp. Elder, a plenary indulgence is granted by him to all the faithful who fulfill the usual conditions to obtain it.

May 3rd, [1863] Finding of the Holy Cross, IV S. After Easter.

2. Tomorrow is the months mind of Rev. Fr. Elia. Mass will be offered for him at 6 A.M.

8. On Tuesday Mass will be offered for Lawrence Noonan, on Wednesday for Ellen Cleary; on Thursday, for Catherine Clark; & on Friday for Thomas Callaghan.

May 10th, V. S. after Easter. St. Antoninus

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mr. Eugene Mulligan, who died yesterday afternoon & of John O'Connell who was killed accidentally on Friday night.

2. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Goslein, & also that of Thomas Mackin. Mass will be offered for both of them.

3. Tuesday Mass will be offered for Mr. Mulligan & also for Daniel Mulvahill.

(Read the decree of Lateran)

May 17th, [1863] Sunday within the octave of Ascension

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Amelia - a servant of Mrs. Dix, - who died last week.

2. and also for Frances Grignon, in religion Sister Laturnin, a religious of the Sisters of Providence. She died in France last August. A Mass will be said for her next Tuesday.

6. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Very Rev. Mr. Ferret - Superior of the Grand Seminary of Nantes in France. He has been a good friend to our diocese - encouraging priests to come to the service of our missions. Mass will be offered for him on Wednesday morning.

Pentecost, May 24th

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Willhelmina Brownnecker, who died yesterday - she will be buried this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

2. Next Thursday a mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of William Granson.

3. Next Wednesday for Brian Fallon.

1863 May 31st, Trinity Sunday

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Michael Gleeson, Michael Whalen, John Burke, Dillen, Berry, who were killed in the late battles in Virginia. Also for those who were wounded.

2. Mass will be offered for Michael Whalen on Monday, & for Michael Gleeson on Wednesday.

3. Next Thursday is the Feast of Corpus Christi. In consequence of the vow made at the 40 hours, last September, we will observe it as a holy day of obligation, so far as to hear Mass. We will have high Mass & Vespers, as on Sunday. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at the 6 o'clock Mass & continue exposed during the day. After Vespers we will make the procession of the Blessed Sacrament & conclude with the Benediction.

June 4th, Corpus Christi

June 7th, Sunday in the octave of Corpus Christi

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Alonzo Nichols - colored - who died last Tuesday.

2. Mass will be offered next Tuesday for the repose of the soul of Michael Gleeson; & on Thursday for that of Mrs. Gruslin.

PAGES MISSING FOR: JUNE 14TH, JUNE 21ST & JUNE 28TH

July 5th, The Most Precious Blood, VI S. after Easter

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Patrick Kelly , & of Patrick Murray who both died on Tuesday last week.

2. Mass will be offered on Monday for the repose of the soul of Patrick Kelly, & on Tuesday for that of Patrick Murray; on Tuesday also for the repose of the soul of Machael Whalen, & Thursday for Mich. Gleeson.

VII S. after Pentecost

1. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Patrick Kelly.

2. Next Tuesday for that of Patrick Murray.

VIII S. Aft. Pent., July 19.

Feast of St Vincent of Paul the Founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity. Vide infra G.

1. Next Tuesday a Mass will be offered up for P???? Murray.

2. Next Wednesday, 22 of July, Feast of St. Mary Magdalen, is the anniversary of the death of R.R. J.J. Chanche first Bishop of this Diocese. A Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul.

NB: In Reference to the abstinence on Friday, I deem it opportune to announce that owing to our present state of things in this place, and the difficulty of procuring the desired food, a dispensation from the law of abstinence on that day is hereby granted until revocation.

Persons however, who easily manage to abstain should not fail to do so as the dispensation is not intended for them.

Arbsp. Kenrick rec July 8 - Baltimore

5. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of John Burke, Thomas Murphy & Wm. Hughes and in general of those who were lately killed at Port Hudson.

A Mass will be said for Wm. Hughes next Wednesday.

It has been reported to me from various sources, though rather indirect & unofficial, that on Sundays no pass will be required to go in & out the line. If the report is true, as you will soon ascertain, I wish it be made known to the Catholics who are out of the line that they might profit by it to hear Mass on Sundays.

6. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of the most Rev. Patrick Kenrick, Arbsp. of Baltimore whose death is reported to have taken place on the 8 of July.

IX Sunday after Pentecost, July 26, Feast of St. Ann the Mother of the B.V.M.

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Frances Mulloy (?) who died last Tuesday, July 21. A Mass will be celebrated for him tomorrow at 6.

2. Next Tuesday a Mass will be offered for John Murphy.

2. " Wednesday " " " " " John Burke.

3. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mary Jane Delahunt.

Tuesday for Patrick Murray & also Frank Mulloy.

Wednesday for Henry Joseph Lambat (?)

Thursday for Michael Berry & Patrick Kelly.

Friday for John Murphy.

4. The catechism class on Sunday, for all; on Thursday afternoon the first class of the catechism (?) girls; & on Friday for the colored children - have not been well attended to of late, as might have been expected. Far from being an excuse for absence the confusion of the time should be reason to come & gather around the altar and secure the blessings of our Lord.

5. There is a promise of marriage between Dennys McDermot, late of St. Louis, son of Garret & Eloysa McDermot of Kirby (?) Co.

and Eloysa Doran, daughter of James and Mary Doran of County Limerick, Ireland. This is the first & last publication of banns

the 2 others being dispensed with. Persons knowing of any impediment are requested to make them known today ???????????

Aug 9th, XI S. after Pentecost

5. Mass will be offered on Tuesday next for the repose of the soul of Patrick Murray, & on the same day another Mass for the repose of the soul of Patrick Britt.

7. On acct. of the difficulty of obtaining any choice of food, you are by dispensation allowed to make use of meat, even on Fridays & fast days, for the present. It is recommended however that those who can obtain other food shd. abstain from flesh meat.

9. Next thursday mass will be offered at 6 o'clock for the repose of the soul of the Most Revd. Archbishop Kenrick of Baltimore.

Aug. 16th, St.Joachim - XII S. after Pentecost

1. Today again the collections will be taken up for the benefit of the orphans, who are in very special need of assistance at present - for procuring food & clothing.

2. We want to thank the soldiers of the 17th Regt. of Wisconsin for a collection for the orphans taken up in their camp amounting to $223.65.]

3. Next Wednesday - the 19th, is the anniversary of the death of Mr. Hiram Ogden. Mass will be offered for him that morning.

1863 Sept. 6th, XV S. after Pentecost

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of

John Shen (?) who died last Wednesday. Mass will be Offered for him next Wednesday.

2. Thursday Mass will be offered for John Geraghty who was killed on the Atchafaluya River in July.

3. Friday for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Gusselin (?)

8. The schools both of the Cathedrals & of the Sisters will open tomorrow week Sept. 14th.

9. In the Cathedral schools additional teachers have been engaged.

10. All who desire to attend the Cathedral schools will present themselves at the school rooms on Friday & Saturday next between the hours of 9 & 12 in the morning: That their names may be enrolled, & the classes arranged. If there should be any difficulty about procuring a full supply of school books, the first will be allotted to the first enrolled.

11. Owing to the additional number of teachers & the peculiar circumstances of the times the pupils of the higher classes will be expected to pay a larger pension then heretofore.

1863 Septr. 13th. Holy Name of Mary - XVI. S. after Pentecost

4. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Mrs. Catherine Johnson, Mrs. Anna Klein & Mr. Oliver Sinclair - all of whom died yesterday.

5. Mass will be offered for Mrs. Johnson on Friday next.

6. The Cathedral Schools & the Sisters Schools will all open tomorrow morning. Parents are urged to send their children promptly. The vacation has been longer than usual & the pupils are much injured by being left idle during these times in which there is much more exposure for them than usual.

7. It is of course understood that while it is necessary to ask a larger pension than heretofore for the pupils, from those who are able to pay it, we do not wish any of the boys or girls of the congregation to be excluded because they are not able to pay.

9. The Sacred Order of Subdeaconship will be conferred on Mr. O'Conner tomorrow morning at the Mass of 6 A.M.; that of deaconship Wednesday morning; & that of Priesthood next Saturday at the same hour.

10. Our Holy Father has addressed a letter to the Most Rev. Archbp. of New Orleans requesting him to offer prayers & use any other suitable means in his power to obtain peace for our people. In compliance with this request, we propose again holding the devotion of the 40 hours, within a few weeks from the present time. The precise days will be duly announced.

I read the letter of the Holy Father.

11. At 6 o'clock mass on Sunday mornings, those who own pews are requested to occupy their own pews, so as to leave the back seats for persons who have no pews.

1863 September 20th, The Seven Dolors. XVII. S. after Pent.

2. ?????????? Mass will be offered for the months mind of Mrs. McDonough, who died on the 24th of August.

3. The schools were opened last Monday, as was announced. We urge parents not to leave their children idle - there is more evil in it now than formerly.

4. The devotion of the 40 hours will be held as early as we can make arrangements for it. The collections taken up today will be devoted to defraying the expenses. We ask further contributions of candles & other articles needed for decorating the sanctuary.

5. Rev. Mr. O'Conner was ordained to the holy order of the priesthood yesterday, & he has the happiness of offering the Holy Sacrifice today for the first time. We beg you to unite in thanksgiving on this happy occasion & in prayers that the course of his ministry may be filled with merits for himself & with the blessings for all the faithful. It is the common practice among good catholics to kneel & ask the blessing f a new priest, & also to kiss his hand which has been consecrated by handling the adorable body of our Lord. There is an indulgence granted to those who do so.

6. Those who wish to make their confessions, are invited to come any day in the week & at any time of the day. Come to the residence & ring the bell. Sometimes the Priests may all be away from home, attending to the care of the sick or to other business. But if any of us are at home, we will be glad to give our services.

Septr. 27th. XVIII. S. after Pentecost

4. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jane Lynch & Thursday for that of John Burke.

5. The Banns of matrimony are published between John Murphy, son of Patrick & Catherine Murphy, born in County Tipperary in Ireland, and Mary Florence O'Ferrall, daughter of John & Eliza O'Ferrall of Natchez. If anyone knows of any impediment, whether of relationship or of other kind he is bound to give information of it as soon as possible. This is the first and only publication.

9. We remind you that by dispensation you are allowed to eat meat, even on Fridays & Fast days.

10. Visitors are requested not to put on their hats in the church. not even after the divine service is ended, but to keep the head uncovered at least until they reach the vestibule. This is our custom, & we beg all to conform to it.

Octr. 4th. Solemn. of Most Holy Rosary - XIX. S. after Pent.

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Madam Judith Daillé, who died last Wednesday. Mass will be offered for her next Wednesday.

6. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Rose Cunningham.

4. Some are still not aware that by dispensation they are allowed to eat meat even on Fridays & Fasting days.

7. Repeat 6, 7, 10, of last Sunday: - & give general admonition about little acts of impropriety - sitting & gazing offensively & coughing disrespectfully during the most solemn portion of the service: - even talking sometimes: - & going out in the most solemn portion of the service: - spitting tobacco juice on the floor. Our service is not an exhibition but a worship - and as far as we are concerned we prefer not having any present who are unwilling to conform exteriorly to the practice of the congregation - in attitude - kneeling, bowing & etc. We bear with many painful things on the part of our visitors, because we suppose them to come with a desire of learning - & we hope they may profit by it. If any have not such desire, we prefer their absence. These remarks not made for strangers to the town but for all residents, & even ladies. Made now because of the approach of the 40 hours.

October 11th. XX. S. after Pentecost

1. Mass will be offered next Tuesday for the soul of Patrick Murray.

2. We beg your prayers for all those who were killed or wounded in the late battles - especially as there is occasion to fear that some of your friends & relations may be in the number.

10. There will not be any plate passed around for collection during the exposition. It is not permitted. But as alms deeds give great power to prayer. we recommend you to give especial alms to the orphans. Both boys & girls are in very great need of means to purchase provisions & clothing. You can put the contributions in the boxes near the door.

12. We earnestly recommend that every one who has ever received Holy Communion should approach on this occasion, to beg God for peace.

Octr. 16th - Friday - 40 Hours

4. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mathias Daly, and Armis Dowling who both died yesterday.

5. Your prayers are requested also for a country suffering still more from war than ours - unhappy Poland: a country of suffering & of faith like Ireland. Our Holy Father has recommended it to the faithful in Rome.

October 18th., St. Luke Evang., XXI. S. after Pent.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Martin Fox, killed in the recent battle. Mass will be said for him tomorrow.

Again we recommended the orphans to your charity. No plate is passed around today on acct. of the exposure of the B. S.; but you can put your contributions into the boxes at the door.

Renewal of the vow of last year.

Mass next Thursday for the repose of the soul of Jane Dougherty.

Next Friday for Anna Dowling who died last week.

October 25th, Motherhood of the B.V.M., XXII. S. after Pent.

6. Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Elizabeth Owens, who is dangerously Ill. (& for John Twoomey who is at the point of death)

8. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of John Twoomey who died last night.

1863 November 1st, All Saints

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Michael Casey who died last week. The sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for him next week.

7. N.B. The Catholics of Enterprise, Miss. have undertaken to build a church. They have bought a lot which cost them $120????

they have besides (?) subscribed some $15.00??? now they call on the charity & generosity of the Catholics of this congregation to assist them in building their church. Father Finnuianue (?) will thankfully receive your contributions to that effect and as the currency he wishes does circulate in this place I hope the faithful will give generously toward erecting a church in that part of the diocese.

Nov. 8th., Octave of All St.

2. The collection taken up at the cemetery last Sunday, for the benefit of the orphans, amounted to ninety eight dollars & ten cents, $98.10, for which the Sisters on behalf of the orphans return their most heartfelt thanks.

3. Rev. F. Finuian (?) returns also his thanks for the contributions tendered him in behalf of the church of Enterprise etc etc.

Nov. 15th., XXV. after Pent. Patronage B.V.M.

1. N.B. I would call the attention of all those who are endebted to the church for pew rent, lot in the cemetery or otherwise to make some effort toward meeting the payment of these debts.

2. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Margaret Agnew who died last Wednesday. A Mass will be said for her next Thursday.

3. Next Monday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Judith Dallise (?).

Nov. 22nd., XXVI. & Last Sunday after Pent. Feast of St. Cecilia.

1. Next Thursday. Mass for Margaret Agnay.

I. Advent Nov. 29

1. The Sisters of Charity acknowledge with thanks the receipt of one hundred and fifty nine dollars, $159, being a donation of C. Grier, officers & men of the Gunboat Benton.

II. of Advent, Dec. 6th.

III. S. of Advent. Solemnity of the Immaculate

Conception of the B.V.M.

4. Next Thursday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Maria Davis.

IV. of Advent. Dec. 20

Next Tuesday a Mass for Michael Gleason.

6. N.B. In reference to the difficulty which might come to your mind with regard to hour of 4 o'clock & the military regulation in the city, I am happy to say that in virtue of a special order of Col. Johnson, the commander of the post, the guards & sentinels will be instructed to permit the citizens to come to church unmolested on Christmas morning.

8. Any contributions in light, candle, flowers, evergreen or otherwise, will be thankfully received.

Dec. 25th. Christmas (see note on next page)

Dec. 27th. St. John Evangelist

5. The collection for the orphans on Christmas day amounted to $108.80

NOTES FOR CHRISTMAS 1864

Draw attention to the collection for the orphans. Either introduce the subject into the sermon or explain the case before the sermon: especially if there be new soldiers or strangers not acquainted with their wants.

Fr. Grignon remarked that light was wanting at the side altars. It was a defect noticeable from the front door.

Take care to go over the ceremonies with all concerned & do not omit those of the vespers.

From Christmas till the Feast of the Holy Name. we recited the Litany of Jesus, after early Mass & before the sermon

1864 Jany 3rd Octave of St. John

2. The schools will be opened tomorrow

Jany. 10th. Sunday in the Octave of the Epiphany

3. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of Mad. Girodeau, Mass will be offered for her.

4. Tomorrow also Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Wm. Stanton, who died recently, at Jackson.

5. Next Saturday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Wise of Emmetsburgh, Maryland, mother of a Seminarian of this diocese.

Jany. 17th. II. S. after Epiph. Holy Name of Jesus

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Archbp. Hughes of New York, who died Jany. 2nd. Mass will be said for him tomorrow. He has done great service to religion.

Tuesday Mass will be offered for the soul of Mrs. John Murphy.

January 24th, 1864 Septuagesima

1. During Lent flesh meat is forbidden on Ash Wednesday & all the Fridays, likewise on the three Ember days & the last four days of Holy Week. (Omitted to say that fish & flesh must not be eaten at the same meals in Lent, not even on Sundays.)

2. Of course if any individual has need of meat, on account of bad health, or of not being able to obtain enough of other food, that person is allowed to eat meat, by the general law of the church.

3. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10th. The rules for fasting during this Lent, are the same as in other years. All the days except Sundays are fasting days of obligation. Every person who is twenty-one years or more, is bound to fast, unless excused by reason of bad health or hard labor. Those who think they have reason to be excused ought to consult their Pastor or Confessor. To fast a person must not eat more than one full meal in the day & that one not earlier than about mid-day. A collation is allowed in the evening, not exceeding the fourth part of an ordinary meal, or at the most - eight ounces. No meat is allowed at the Collation on fasting days. No eating is allowed in the morning but a cup of coffee or other drink is not forbidden. It is a mortal sin to break the fast even one day by eating any considerable quanity beyond what is allowed.

January 31st, 1864 Sexagesima

2. Next Sunday is the anniversary of the death of Rev. Mr. Guillon. Mass will be said for him on the following Monday.

5. Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Wattles who is lying dangerously ill. She has been liberal in her charities.

6. Many pew rents are now due. We have not the means to meet the current expenses of the church & house. Remember that your obligations to the church are not charitable contributions but debts, as obligatory as those that you owe to a Doctor, a Lawyer or anyone else from whom you have received services. Mr. Quigles has kindly consented to attend to the collection of them & I beg you to save him trouble by calling on him yourselves to make payment.

10. Your prayers are requested for Mr. John May, who is lying dangerously ill. Mass will be said for him tomorrow.

February 7th Quinquagesima

6. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mother Regina Smith, Superior of the Sisters of Charity in this country & for more than thirty years the superior of the Charity Hospital in New Orleans. She died 26th, January.

8. Today is the anniversary of the death of Revd. Fr. Guillon. Mass will be said for him tomorrow.

9. On Tuesday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of James Conroy.

12. With regard to Catholics furnishing meat on days of abstinence, to persons not Catholics, you must understand that every one who is baptized is really subject to the laws of the church & consequently it is wrong for you of your own accord to invite or encourage them to break the law by offering them meat. If they ask for it, it is not a Sin to give it to them because you are not bound to examine whether they have a lawful exemption or not, but it is advisable not to give it to servants nor visitors ordinarily because they have no right to expect you to furnish them with better food than you prepare for your own family. In a boarding house both kinds of food may be prepared & you can leave it to the conscience of each individual to eat what he thinks proper.

13. Soldiers in camp are exempted from abstinence except on Ash Wednesday & the Ember days.

The Lenten Devotions were as follows. Wednesday evening - 1st an English hymn - ("Come Holy Ghost" the first day; afterwards "O Bountiful Creator, Hear".) 2nd Prayer before sermon "Come, O Holy Ghost, & Fili." 3rd Instruction. 4th English Hymn while clergy prepared for benediction & boys lighted the altar. 5th Benediction with "O Salutories" - Parce, Domine & Miserere - alternately - 3 verses: - & Tantrum Ergo.

Friday evening 1 verse of Stabat Mater. Way of the Cross taken this year from the Golden manual, first formula - pious, instructive & short. - English Hymn - Benediction - with O Salutaris & Tantrum Ergo - this way of the cross occupied only 35 minutes - so that there is time enough for another hymn before Tantrum Ergo -

Monday evening.

Every morning after the early Mass instead of the Litany of the Blessed Virgin we recited three times Share O Lord, Parce, Dominic, then the psalm Miserere, "Have Mercy on Me." - & the two prayers from the litany of the saints: "O God who by sin art offended." & "O God from whom proceed holy desires."

February 14th, 1864 I. S. of Lent

2. Next Saturday, Febry. 20th, is the anniversary of the death of the mother of the Bishop. Mass will be offered for her & your prayers are requested for her.

6. Due to the good people of Vicksburg it will be edifying to you to announce that their Christmas collection in behalf of the orphans of our asylums amounted to $339.69. It is right also to inform you that the sisters have been compelled to contract debts of more than $1,500 Dollars in the last few months to obtain necessary clothing & provisions for their orphans. Which debts are still unpaid.

Febry. 21st, 1864 II S. of Lent

February 28th, 1864 III S. of Lent

2. Tuesday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Patrick Murray.

4. I again recommend to your prayers Mrs. Wattles who some days ago was thought to be dying.

5. I recommend you also to pray for the safe and speedy return home of V. Rev. Fr. Grignon. We have learned indirectly that he was well - but the movements of troops make it very difficult for him to reach Natchez.

7. On Thursday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Michael Gleeson & John May.

March 6th, 1864 IV S. of Lent

March 13th, 1864 Passion Sunday

March 20th, 1864 Palm Sunday

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March 27th, 1864 Easter Sunday

3. Wednesday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Susanna McGraw, whose anniversary fell last week.

6. The collection of today will be appropriated to the support of the ecclesiastical students of the diocese, of whom there are eleven in different seminaries.

April 3rd, 1864 Low Sunday

3. Thursday Mass will be said for Charles Richardson, it is the anniversary of his death.

4. Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of Fr. Elia, Mass will be offered for him on Wednesday.

5. Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Mary Jones, & for Martha Scott, who were both baptized last Friday, being in danger of death.

April 10th, 1864 II after Easter

3. Next Tuesday a Mass for Jane Dixon.

April 17th, 1864 III after Easter

2. Next Tuesday a Mass will be celebrated for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Beatrice Owens (Anniversary).

April 24th, 1864 IV after Easter

1. The banns of matrimony are published between Christopher Ryan, son of Raphael & Margaret Ryan and Ellen Martin, daughter of George & Bridget Martin.

2. And also there is a promise of marriage between James Poynton, son of John & Mary Poynton, of Ireland, Co. Longford - lately resident in Indiania, Harrisson and Mrs. Bridget Widow Murphy, daughter of Cecily Ford & Michael Flynn.

This is the first and last publication, the parties having obtained dispensation of the other two publications of banns.

N.B. 3. Notice is hereby given that heretofore persons, strangers to this community, and wishing to marry persons of this congregation, are expected to give us a timely notice of their intentions, and the necessary testimonial from the place of their nativity or late domicile shall be required from them.

4. The prayers of the congregation are requested for the repose of the souls of Mrs. Jane DeSanders and William O'Connor who died last week.

May 1st, 1864 V Sunday after Easter Sts. Phillip & James App.

This being the anniversary day of the discovery of the true cross on which our savior died, a relic of the same cross will be exposed that day. At 6 o'clock in the afternoon will be presented to be kissed by the faithful.

5. Next Tuesday a Mass will be celebrated for the repose of the soul of Michael Whalen. Next Thursday for that of Michael Gleeson. Next Friday for that of John May.

? Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of W. G. O'Conner ???????? who died on Friday.

May 8th, 1864 Sunday Within Oct. of Ascension. The Apparition of St. Michael the Archangel

May 15th, 1864 Pentecost

May 22nd, 1864 Trinity Sunday

1. Next Tuesday Mass will be celebrated for the repose of the soul of William Ganson.

May 29th, 1864 II Sund. after Pent. - Within Oct. Corpus Xti

N.B. Tomorrow a Mass for Hugh Coyle who died on last month.

N.B. 4. The Solemnity of Corpus Xti we are celebrating this week was instituted chiefly in opposition to the error of those who deny the real presence of Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist, & the processions in Catholic countries, on this day or during the octave, were instituted as triumphs of Christ & of his church over the obstinate enemies of this adorable mystery of our faith; and as public testimonials of the faith, love and gratitude of the true children of God. Let us prove by our assiduity at Mass & Benediction during the week that we are not wanting in the same faith, gratitude and love towards our Divine Saviour.

June 5th, 1864 3rd Sund. after Pent.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Catherine Jane Marron who died last Friday. A Mass will be celebrated for her next Friday.

June 12th, 1864 4th Sunday after Pentecost

June 19th, 1864 V Sund. after Pentecost

1. We are happy to announce you that the Holy Father Pope Pius IX has approved our VOW for Corpus Christi, with plenary indulgence of it's solemn publication & a plenary indulgence every Corpus Xti for those who fulfill it and approach the sacraments. The solemn publication will be made at a future time.

4. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Wm. Garrity. Next Wednesday for that of Patrick Murray.

5. There is a promise of marriage between John O'Neill, son of Martin O'Neill & Catherine Fitzpatrick. of County Cavan, Ireland,

and Mrs. Mary McNierny (Widow Britt), daughter of Luke McNierny & Rose Barney of Kilkenny, Ireland.

June 26th, 1864 V Sunday after Pentecost

1. The banns of matrimony are published between Patrick Harragan, son of John Harragan and Margaret Shawtnessy and Catherine Healy (Widow Watson), daughter of Timothy and Alice Healy. Both parties being originally of County Limerick, Ireland.

2. Tomorrow a mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Robtaille and Mrs. Judith Dallie.

another Mass - John Burke.

N.B. For fear that our respectfully declining to comply literally with the order of the commander of the post, in reference to the mode of holding divine service, be construed by some as an intended offence or want of respect to him personally or to the government - I wish the public to understand that in this instance the church does not mean, nor do I mean, directly or indirectly to slight or offend any one, least those who are in authority over us.......But the pastor of a local church is not at liberty to make any changes in the Divine Service without the sanction of his ecclesiastical superiors.

M. F. G.

June 26th, 1864

July 3rd, 1864 VII S. after P. Feast of Most Precious Blood

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Capt. Alexander McCabe who was buried here last Besides christian duty of praying for all the faithful departed, he is entitled to your prayers as having shown himself (I understand) an active friend of our orphans.

I must remind you of the instruction which was given to you sometime ago, on the nature of oaths, & the obligations begotten by them.

An oath is a solemn calling on God to bear witness to the truth of what you say, & to your fidelity in keeping your promise.

An oath does not need any one form of words, nor any one outward sign. Whatever words, or whatever sign expresses a calling of God as witness is sufficient for an oath; and it is not necessary that you utter those words yourself; but if anyone else utters them and you give any sign that you assent, you take an oath: - Whether that sign be laying your hand on the gospel, or signing your name, or lifting up your hand, or bowing your head, or saying "yes"; - or saying or doing anything else, which in the circumstances expresses your assent.

The meaning of an oath administered by a public officer in the discharge of his office must be drawn from the true and obvious meaning of the words as they are commonly & fairly understood in those circumstances; & no one has a right to put on them a private & contrary interpretation of his own.

To take an oath which a person does not intend to keep in it's fair & honest sense, is a mortal sin of perjury, - & no excuse of inconvenience nor of compulsion can authorize a person to insult almighty God by calling on his divine Majesty to bear witness that he intends to do, what in truth he did not intend to do.

And to violate an oath by doing that which a person has sworn that he will not do, is likewise a mortal sin; - being equally an insult to almighty God, since by your oath you have pledged God's own honor for the fulfillment of your promise.

July 10th, 1864 VIII S. after P.

2. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Catherine Marron.

3. Banns of matrimony are published between James Flood, son of Patrick Flood & Delia Ryan & Marcella Kelly, daughter of Bernard K. & Catherine Jane

July 17th, 1864 IX S. after Pentecost

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Catharine Geraghty who died last Monday. Mass will be offered for her tomorrow.

Your prayers are requested for Thomas O'Hara who died yesterday.

Thursday next is the anniversary of the death of Mr. Francis Malloy. Mass will be offered for him that morning.

July 24th, 1864 X S. after Pentecost

Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Mary O'Brien who died last Thursday. Mass will be offered for her next Thursday

Also for Capt. Longene Shraick who was killed last Thursday.

Likewise Margaret Dunn who formerly lived here; & who died in Ireland. Mass will be offered for her on Wednesday.

July 31st, 1864 XI after Pent.

5. Next Saturday, the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, we will begin a novena as a preparation for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven.

The prayers of the novena will be recited immediately after the six o'clock Mass. Every one of the faithful who can possibly do so should make it a point to attend regularly, and hear Mass every day as part of the novena.

Each one may have it's particular object in mind during this novena but I would propose that we all unite to beg of the almighty God through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary the great blessing of PEACE.

But particularly to beg of almighty God to enlighten the mind of the nation to know and do his will, that the effusion of blood be stayed and peace and harmony restored.

As the best way, the only way in fact, to appease God's anger and secure his divine blessing, is to remove from our hearts that which is displeasing to him, SIN. Let us remove all sin, but especially all mortal sin, which robs the soul of the grace of God and subjects her to eternal death.

Let us purify our souls in the sacrament of penance and unite ourselves with our Lord by Holy Communion of His Sacred Body & Blood.

Confession may be heard every morning before & after six o'clock Mass and also in the afternoon.

August 7th, 1864 XII Sund. after Pent.

1. Next Tuesday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mary Jane Delahunt.

August 14th, 1864 XIII. S. after Pentecost

8. The banns of matrimony are published between James Nelson, son of James Wellington Nelson & Ann Nelson of & Ellen F. Glennon, Daughter of John Glennon & Ellen Glennon of . If anyone knows of an impediment to hinder this marriage, such person is bound to make it known to the pastor as soon as possible.

9. Your prayers are requested for Thomas Buckly & Mrs. Martin who are both dangerously ill.

August 15th, Assumption of the B. V. M. (Monday)

August 21st, 1864 XIV S. after Pent. St. Joachim

2. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Thomas Buckley who died last Monday. Mass will be offered for him tomorrow.

5. Mass will be offered next Tuesday for the repose of the souls of Michael Gleeson and John May.

August 28th, 1864 St. Agustine. XV S. after Pent.

3. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Robert Martin of N. Orleans, sister of Mrs. Ryan. Mass will be said for him on Tuesday.

4. On Thursday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of the late Bishop Chanche.

(2nd September is anniversary of shelling of Natchez, 1862)

September 4th, 1864 XVI S. after Pentecost

September 11th, 1864 XVII S. Holy Name of Mary

3. Next Tuesday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Phillip Reilly: and next Thursday for that of Michael Brady.

September 18th, 1864 XVIII Sund. after Pentecost & 3rd of Sept. - Feast of our Lady of Seven Sorrows

4. Next Monday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of John Stanton, Thursday for that of Phillip Stapelton, Friday for that of Michael Whelan.

September 25th, 1864 XIX Sund. after Pentecost

3. Next Friday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Judith Dallie.

5. Next Wednesday Mass will be offered for the repose of the souls of Michael Gleeson & Martin S???llen. Your prayers are requested for them.

October 2nd, 1864 XX S. after Pentecost. Most Holy Rosary

3. Thursday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Anna Dowling.

4. Your prayers are requested for Mr. John Elmore Guice who was lately received into the church & who is at the point of death.

6. We remind you that the pew rents have been due since Aug. 15. Some persons are in arrears for various periods past - so that the whole amount is a very serious matter to us.

October 9th, 1864 XXI S. after Pentecost

1. Next Saturday is the anniversary of the death of Anna Dowling, Mass will be offered for her that morning.

October 16th, 1864 XXII S. after Pent. Motherhood of the B.V.M.

2. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Thomas Yaccarino who died last Wednesday.

3. Also for that of Sister Margaret Quinn who died at St. Joseph's Emmittsburgh, Sept. 20th. Next Friday Mass will be offered for her as the months mind.

4. At those parts of the Mass at which the Celebrant & the congregation sit down - it is proper that the congregation should not take their seats before the Celebrant does: & that they should rise at the same time that he does - not waiting for the singing to end. The reason of this is that the Celebrant offering the Holy Sacrifice is the most honorable personage of the occasion.

October 23rd, 1864 XXIII S. after Pent.

3. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Anne Lambert who died last Wednesday. Mass will be offered for her next Wednesday.

4. Today is the anniv. of the death of Mr. Jas. Doherty. Mass will be offered for tomorrow.

5. We hope the weather allows, to make our usual procession at the cemetery this year. It will be on the Sunday after All Souls, that is two weeks from today. A collection will be taken up for the orphans as usual. We notify you early because some may wish to repair their enclosures or do other work about their lots. the ceremony will be as usual. We will just chant some psalms & prayers for the dead in the old cemetery & then go in procession to the new one. We will begin at 3 P.M.

October 30th, 1864 XXIV S. after Pent. (IV after Epiph.)

2. Tuesday is the Solemnity of All Saints: a Holiday of obligation to be kept like Sunday; by hearing Mass & abstaining from servile works. High Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. & Vespers & Benediction of the B. Sacrament at 4 P.M.

6. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of the father of Very Revd. Fr. Grignon. Mass will be offered for him tomorrow morning.

11. Your prayers are requested for Edgar Sweet who's about breathing his last.

November 1st, 1864 All Saints

2. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Edgar Sweet & Miss Fannie Snyder who both died last Sunday.

November 6th, 1864 XXV after Pent (V after Epiph.)

2. Next Sunday is the anniversary of the death of the late Bishop Vandevelde. Mass will be offered for him next week.

4. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Thomas Reilly, who died yesterday (48th Ohio Reg.)

November 13th, 1864 XXV after Pent. (VI after Epiph.) Patronage of B.V.M.

1. Today is the anniversary of the death of Bishop Vandevelde. High Mass will be offered for him Wednesday at 7 A.M. All should assist at it who can do so. It is a debt not only of charity but also of gratitude. He did great works for your good during the short time he was among you.

4. I remind you of the importance of paying your pew rents quickly & in full if possible. We are very much in need of the money at this present time. We are thankful to those who have paid.

November 20th, 1864 XXVI (Last XXIV) after Pent. St. Felix of Volesia.

2. Your prayers are requested for John Burke who died last night.

November 27th, 1864 I S. of Advent

3. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Lambert & on Friday for that of Mrs. Marron.

5. Soldiers are exempted from abstinence all days except six: viz. the eve of Christmas, the eve of the Assumption, Ash Wednesday & the last three days of Holy Week.

6. Tuesday Mass will be offered for the months mind of Edgar Sweet.

7. The Sisters of St. Mary's Asylum return their thanks for a contribution of $107.25 from the officers & men of the gun boat Benton, collected by the kind zeal & charity of Mr. Ratchford.

8. Your prayers are requested for Mr. Julienne who is lying dangerously & it is said hopelessly ill.

December 4th, 1864 II S. of Advent

2. Next Sunday is the anniversary of the death of Rev. Fr. Raho, who rendered us much service to this diocese some years ago. He died in 1862. Mass will be offered for him on Monday week.

7. We thankfully acknowledge the receipt of $79 for the benefit of the orphans. Contributed by officers & men of the 8th Regt. of New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry.

December 11th, 1864 III S. of Advent. Solemn. of Imm. Concept.

3. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of Revd. Fr. Raho - and also for that of Edward Welsh who was drowned recently.

4. On Friday Mass will be offered for the repose of Mr. James Behan of Norfolk, Virginia, who has been a very liberal benefactor of this diocese: contributing for several years for the education of priests for it. He died in England, April 21st.

December 18th, 1864 IV S. of Advent

3. Mass will be offered tomorrow for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Lambert & Tuesday for Michael Gleeson.

6. The bells will be rung at 3 A.M. The authorities have kindly promised to instruct the guard not to molest persons coming to church that morning.

12. We are thankful for all contributions for the decoration of the sanctuary, particularly candles or oil - evergreens & flowers or money to purchase the articles needed - as we cannot obtain greens from the country, we are more in need of procuring them even in small quantities from gardens in the city.

14. The sisters of the Asylum thankfully acknowledge the receipt of $46.50 being a further contribution from the 8th Regt. of New Hampshire - collected by the kindness of Major Connolly & Capt. Cannon.

(Note: It is better to announce the hours &c for Christmas in the public paper - especially for the sake of the collection.)

December 25th, 1864 Christmas

The collection to be taken up after the sermon as well as at 10 A.M. & at Vespers will be for the benefit of the orphans who continue to be in great need. There are now ninety-five in the two asylums.

January 1st A.D. 1865 Feast of the Circumcision of our Lord.

4. The collection for the orphans on Christmas day amounted to $164.00

N.B. The Sisters of Charity, in behalf of the orphans, return their thanks to Col. Parker, officers & men of the 48 Ohio for the sum of $73.75 contributed by them towards the orphans.

January 8th, 1865 Sunday within the Epiphany

1. Next Wednesday, 11th January is the anniversary of the death of Mrs. Felicite Girodeau, a Mass will be offered for the repose of her soul.

3. At their last meeting the young ladies of St. Aloysius Society, in view of the present want of the orphans of St. Mary's asylum, have resolved to hold a fair for their benefit sometime in Feb., near lent week. They have already been at work making preliminary arrangements & soliciting from the public assistance in means and persons to inaugurate the fair to the best advantage. I am happy to learn that they have met with success, with encouragement & I hope, now that this charitable undertaking is made known to the public, every one will cheerfully & liberally contribution to the cause of the orphans.

January 15th, 1865 Holy Name of Jesus

1. The banns of matrimony are published between Laurence Marron, son of John & Alice Marron and Cornelia O'Donnell, daughter of John & Aloysa O'Donnell. 1st & last publication. etc. Persons etc.

3. At a called meeting, held last week, by many ladies, for the purpose of holding a fair for the benefit of the orphans, it was resolved to call for a general meeting of all the ladies who are willing to interest themselves for the same cause, for the purpose of a final organization and appointment of various committees, in order to carry on the undertaking of the fair to the best advantage. The ladies of the congr. and other ladies who sympathize with the orphans are invited to meet next Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Bishops residence.

January 22nd, 1865 III After Epiphany

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of William Rooch (of the Gunboat Benton) who died last week, having previously received the last sacraments.

2. Next Tuesday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Susan McGraw.

January 29th, 1865 IV After Epiphany

1. Tomorrow at 6 o'clock Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Daniel McGill.

February 5th, 1865 V Sund. after Epiphany

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mary Woodruff, a colored woman who died last Friday. A Mass will be offered for her next Friday.

2. Parents & guardians are reminded of their duties toward those under their charge, in reference to the obligation of sanctifying the Lord's day. They should see that they attend regularly to catechism & Mass. During Mass the place of the children should be by the side of their parents when no other place is assigned.

February 12th, 1865 Septuagesima Sunday

2. You are aware by this time that the fair for the orphans is to open next Tuesday and to judge by the cheerful cooperation I have already witnessed among many citizens, by their work and contribution toward it, I have good reason to hope that the catholics who know still better the great wants of the orphans and their obligation to relive them, will also cheerfully and liberally contribute on this occasion. Let us all unite in that good work, that whilst this fair will be become a substantial benefit for the orphans, an honor & credit to the community, It will also bring the blessing of God upon us all.

February 19th, 1865 Sexagesima S.

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of William Hanneken & Thomas Prendergast, who died last week.

5. By a special grant of our Holy Father, solders in this country are exempt from abstinence excepting on six days in the year: viz; Ash Wednesday - The last three days of the Holy Week - Christmas eve & the eve of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.

6. Your special prayers are requested likewise for the repose of the soul of Sister Henrietta a Sister of Charity who died last week at St. Josephs, Emmitsburg, the 4th inst. One to whom I

am personally indebted for great care in dangerous sickness. Mass will be offered for her Thursday.

February 26th, 1865 Quinquagesima S.

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of John Sheahon, Patrick Murth, John Hughes & Mrs. Mezix - all of whom died last week - & only one of them received the last sacraments - (P. Murth.)

(2) Mass will be offered on Tuesday for John Hughes, Thursday for James Conroy, Friday for Thomas Prendergast & Saturday for John Sheahon.

March 5th, 1865 I S. of Lent

4. Monday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Danl. McGill: - Tuesday for Edgar Sweet: Saturday for John Twromey.

7. The bans of matrimony are published between Thomas Reily, son of Lawrence & Mary Reily, born in Co. Meath Ireland & residing in Natchez, and Margaret Kelly, daughter of Thomas & Mary Kelly, born in Co. Mayo, Ireland & residing in Natchez.

8. The banns of matrimony are published between Hubert Borman, son of Mathais & Maria Borman, born in Obersgejen Provence of the Rhine, Prussia & residing recently in Green Co. Illinois, and Elizabeth Rawes, widow of John Rawes, deceased, daughter of Alexander & Sydia Flynn, born in Crawford County Indiana, & residing in Natchez.

For each of the above this is the first & only publication.

Although it is not usual for Catholics to be married during Lent, yet the laws of the church does not positively forbid it. She forbids the solemnities - that is - some of the more solemn blessings accompanying it & still more the great festivities & amusements which sometimes follow a marriage.

March 12th, 1865 II of Lent

March 19th, 1865 III S. of Lent

5. The Jubilee published by Our Holy Father in his encyclical letter of Decr. 8th, will begin in Natchez on Passion Sunday, April 2nd, and end on Monday, May 1st, both inclusive.

March 26th, 1865 IV S. of Lent

2. Mass tomorrow for John Sheahan. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of John Foley: who died last July. Mass will be offered for him on Wednesday.

3. Next Sunday - anniv. of Fr. Elias. Mass for him on Saturday.

4. The Jubilee begins next Sunday, April 2nd & closes on the 2nd of May.

5. The conditions for gaining the Jubilee are:

6. To pay two visits to this Cathedral Church & pray for some time for the intention of our Holy Father: - these visits may be paid any time in the week.

7. To fast (& abstain from flesh meat,) on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday of one of the weeks. You can choose any week you please but the three days fast must be in one week: - & it's required for all who can fast even though they be under the age of 21 years.

8. To give an alms to the poor - anytime in the month.

9. To approach devoutly the Sacrt. of Penance & Holy Eucharist - anytime in the month.

10. For those who have not received Holy Commum. on nor since the 1st S. of Lent, - must receive first for their Easter duty - & then receive again to gain the Jubilee.

11. The fast of Lent suffices for the Jubilee but it must be true fasting & abstinence.

12. If any cannot keep the fast, or observe some other condition, he will not gain the Jubilee unless he gets it commuted by his confessor or parish priest.

April 2nd, 1865 Passion Sunday

10. As the fasting of the Jubilee requires abstinence it is better for each family to determine one week in which all will observe it & we recommend those who can to take this week.

April 9th, 1865 Palm Sunday

April 16th, 1865 Easter Sunday

(Today before High Mass we hope to have our usual procession from the Episcopal residence to the Cathedral. Besides the societies & the schools, we invite the gentlemen who are here present to take part in it & to bring with them their good Catholic friends.) (This is to be announced at early Mass only.)

3. Next Sunday is the anniversary of the death of Revd. Fr. Hearns. Mass will be offered for him on Saturday.

4. On Wednesday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Anne Lambert and Thursday for Charles Richardson.

5. The month of the Jubilee for Natchez will end on Monday May 1st, two weeks from tomorrow.

April 23rd, 1865 Low Sunday

2. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for Mrs. Beatrice Owens. Tuesday for William Hughes & Wednesday for John Hughes.

5. The collection taken up for the education of the seminarians of the diocese on Easter Sunday amounted to $121, The alms given on Good Friday for the orphans was --------

Tridumn this afternoon.

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J.E. Pardee died 9 A. age 16 mo,

Edward Pardee

College??????????????????

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Meeting of young ladies Society

of St. Aloysius

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This evening at 7½ are invited

all the colored persons of

this congregation to meet in the Cathedral

The meeting was to take place at ?????????

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Ember days

Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday ---- end of

Easter season -- Easter duties -- ?????????

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Mass pro - Elizabeth Sigaino - Thursday

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Our two Rel. Comm. have now

under their charge over 125 or 30 orphans

who look to them to supply their daily wants

their food, raiment & instruction.

-- There is no endowment for the asylums

-- They exist simply upon christian charity

-- They call upon you to assist them

-- They educate your children & the orphans

-- You then, also do all you can to

feed & clothe the orphans, who also

have wants but no parents to relive

them -----

Donations in money may be sent directly

or left in any of the boxes in church have

--- other articles - clothing - shoes

Bread stuff ----

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I return thanks to the ladies who have

been saving clothing for the orphans

--- May God Bless Them ----

I have yet two suits not yet made

up. I would be glad if some

Ladies were to call for them.

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School building. Brick endowments

week ----------

the roof -- call your subscription

otherwise the work will stop.

April 30th, 1865 2nd Sunday after Easter

2. Next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday the Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mr. Matthew Kiernan who was killed by a railroad accident near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Friday Mass will be said for Michael Gleeson, it being the two year anniversary of his death.

May 7th, 1865 III Sunday after Easter

4. I have to announce to you that in the last Provincial Council of this Province it is decreed, any Catholic being married by minister of any denomination outside of the Catholic church incurs the penalty of excommunication, which cannot be remitted except by the Sovereign Pontiff.

May 14th, 1865 IV Sund. after Easter

2. Next Friday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Ann Lambert.

3. The banns of matrimony are published between Nicholas Baresford, son of James & Anna Baresford of Co. Tipperary, Ireland, and Margaret Wilson, (Widow Smith,) daughter of James Wilson and Mary White of Co. Cavan, Ireland.

4. The banns of matrimony are also published between Joseph Boucher, son of Joseph Boucher & Julia Foucher, of Canada, and Margaret Sophia Sutherland, daughter of Alexander Sutherland & Jane Davis. This is the first and last publication, the parties having obtained a dispensation for the two other banns. Persons knowing of any impediment why these marriages should not take place, are requested to give a timely notice under pain of incurring the censure of the church. They are equally forbidden to put obstacles without reason or cause.

May 21st, 1865 V Sund. after Easter

3. Next Wednesday Masses will be offered for the repose of the souls of Claudius Meseixe and William Gannon. Next Friday for Daniel McGill.

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Banns of matrimony between Julius J. Boradell

son of

& Sarah Goseghan Williams

OTHER SIDE OF LOOSE PAPER

in reference to Catholic schools I must

say that there is obligation on the part of

parents to send their children to -

& also to contribute their share of support if

they are able to do so.

If not -- they should send them any-

how & plainly say with truth

they are not able to pay.

- I say with truth - because I have observed

myself - in immediate past that some children

??ing by parents & guardians being unable to pay

for their charges can however afford to buy everyday

a large piece of pie - at .15.el .3'0 (??)

and that independently of their dinner

& such they brought with them.---- -------

I have seen them feasting on such like on late

late in the afternoon. ----

I must add that very lately I heard from

very innocent children -- that some persons were

not going to send their daughters to school

to the sisters but to the institute.

Let these parents know that if they don't

they are very wrong.

If they cannot pay they have a chance to send

children without pay - or very little.

& it is not normal ????? want of means or ????

that of good will or economy.

at such ????? where ???? children go to schools

??? might be asked ?????????

according to the answer

May 28th, 1865 Sunday Within Octave of Ascension

1. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Edgar Sweet.

Tuesday for the soul of Felix & Catherine Rush.

Wednesday for Thomas Burkley.

June 4th, 1865 Pentecost

3. Next Sunday, Trinity Sunday, ends the Pascal time, or the time of fulfilling the Easter duties. This does not mean that those who have not complied with the Easter duty up to this time, are relived from the obligation, but this means that by neglecting to comply during the appointed, they have rendered themselves guilty of a mortal sin which makes them liable to be excommunicated from the church while living, & when they die, to be deprived of christian burial.

June 11th, 1865 Trinity Sunday

1. Next Thursday is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. On that day there will be a High Mass at 10 o'clock & Vespers at 5 P.M. followed with the benediction of the B. S. The faithful of this congregation must remember the promise & engagement made by them 3 years ago to hear a Mass on that day.

June 18th, 1865 II Sund. after Pentecost. Within Octave

1. The banns of matrimony are published between Michael Joseph Greavy, son of James and Mary Greavy, and Mary Culhane, daughter of Thomas and Catherine Culhane, of this city. This is the first and last publication.... Persons knowing of any impediment why this marriage should not take place are requested to give information under pain of incurring the censure of the church. It is equally forbidden to put obstacles without good cause.

2. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mary Anne Lambert & next Friday for Louisa Robitaille & Judith Dallier.

3. Your prayers are requested on behalf of Miss Aloysia O'Neill who is dangerously ill.

June 25th, 1865 III S. after P.

3. Tuesday is the anniversary of the death of Rev. Fr. Bohime who died in Virginia three years ago. Mass will be offered for his repose tomorrow.

July 2nd, 1865 Visitation of the B.V.M.

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Miss Aloysia O'Neill who died yesterday. Her remains will be buried at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

July 9th, 1865 V Sunday after Pentecost. Feast of the Most Precious Blood.

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Aloysia O'Neil, John Gibbons and John Boyle. (Mass for J. Boyle on Friday.)

2. Tomorrow, Monday, Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of John Gibbons at half past five o'clock.

July 16th, 1865 VI Sunday after Pentecost. Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

4. Tomorrow mass will be offered for John Gibbons, next Wednesday for Mrs. Ann Lambert and Thursday for Miss Aloysia O'Neil by order of S. Aloysius Society of Young Ladies. The members are invited to assist at that Mass. Next Friday Mass for Mr. Francis Malloy. Next Wednesday is the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, institutor of the Sisters of Charity. We recommend the orphans to the charity of the faithful.

July 23rd, 1865 VII Sunday after Pentecost

2. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Keenan who died last Tuesday at Trinity, Louisiana.

3. The prayers of the faithful are requested for Mrs. Gahan who died yesterday, also for Michael Anright who is dangerously ill.

4. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of John Hughes.

5. The banns of matrimony are published between Patrick Matthews, son of Michael & Margaret Matthews, born in Co. Kerry, Ireland, residing recently in Monroe & other parts of Louisiana, -- and on the other part Elizabeth Gittings, widow of Robert Gittings of New Orleans - daughter of John & Margaret Gillick - born in Co. Weastmeath, Ireland, residing recently in Monroe, Louisiana.

July 30th, 1865 VIII S. after Pent. All the Popes

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Garret Doyle who died last Monday. Mass will be offered for him tomorrow.

2. Also for the repose of the soul of Michael Enright who died yesterday.

3. Thursday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of John Foley.

5. The banns of matrimony are published between Joseph Ohssiess son of Francis & Margaret Ohssiess of Hamilton, Ohio & Miss Mary O'Rourke, daughter of John & Mary O'Rourke, of Natchez. If Any knows of an impediment to hinder this marriage he is bound to make it known. This is the first & last publication.

6. Today immediately after High Mass a meeting will be held in the Bishops house to provide means for establishing in a permanent manner a Catholic school for boys. All the gentlemen who take interest in the cause are invited to attend.

August 6th, 1865 Transfiguration IX S. after P.

At the meeting held last Sunday to take measures for establishing schools of the Christian Brothers - those who were present enrolled their names & their contributions: and solicitors were appointed to receive contributions from all the members of the congregation. The Following gentlemen consented to act as solicitors:

Mr. F. Crone Mr. P. Walsh

" P. Grant " P. Rush

" Theod Wensell " Paul H. Botto

" Geo. T. Payne

& since the meeting Mr. Thos. O'Hea has also been requested to act.

Mr. Paul H. Botto was appointed treasurer.

Now we call on all, gentlemen & ladies, to exert themselves effectually for the accomplishment of this great & necessary work. I rejoice to see that all appear to appreciate it's importance. We must not conceal from ourselves the weightiness of the undertaking - but only brace ourselves the more strongly for carrying it through.

August 13th, 1865 X S. after Pentecost

2. Tomorrow, the eve of the Assumption, is a fasting day of obligation. It is one of the six days in the year on which even soldiers ought to abstain from meat if it is possible.

3. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Thomas Buckley: & also for that of Garrett Doyle.

5. The gentlemen who are acting as collectors are requested to meet at the Bishops house immediately after High Mass.

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These things I say not for the sake of wounding & driving away those who have allowed themselves to be drawn into these abominable practices. To let them understand their position if they choose to continue, to induce them to renounce the abomination & repair the scandal --- & still more to deter others from being drawn to follow their unfortunate example. I must add that even the pretending to amusement of telling fortunes for fun is not a becoming amusement for Christians -- in the present state of society -- & that whenever it's done seriously even in a private circle -- it is the same concern as when done by regular fortune tellers: -- & that when not done seriously - but with danger that anyone ????????????????????????????????????????

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You have already been told all these practices ?? are mortal sins. -- I do not stop to tell you this again -- nor to argue about the follies or the evils of them. --- I have only to say that God's not going to be trifled with nor to admit a divided service offered partly to him & partly to the devil. St. Paul says "You cannot drink one chalice of God & the chalice of devils. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord & the table of devils." When you were heathens you went to dumb idols according as you came. The prophets of old cried out to the people to make their choice one way or the other. "If God be your God serve him, but if Belial ?????? God then go serve him." So we say make your choice, if you want to have God's light & protection in all your affairs -- seek God's blessing & keep away from his enemy & yours. -- But if you want the devil to advise you and help you to make money or to get ???? or to succeed in anything else. If you prefer his help to God's then go to him & be done with it -- and don't expect any help from God. ?????????????????????????????????

encourage it by words or by their presence. If you are struck that sometimes fortune tellers give two answers & that persons following their advice gain successes -- that simply shows that the devil knows how to bait his hook when he sees a soul silly enough to bite. But again, it comes to the point I have given above. If you like what the devil gives you take it and abide by it and don't expect any favors from God.

August 20th, 1865 XI after Pent. St. Joachim the father of the B.V.M.

1. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Micheal Whalen and also of Garret Doyle.

August 27th, 1865 XII after Pentecost

5. We recommend in the prayers of the faithful Mrs. Norton who is dangerously ill.

6. Next Friday Mass will be offered for Mrs. Anna Lambert.

September 3rd, 1865 XIII after Pentecost

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Catherine McMannas who died last week. A Mass will be said for her next Thursday.

2. Next Tuesday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of James Dougherty.

4. Many persons are now in arrears for the payment of their pew rent, in consequence of which considerable debt contracted six months ago for the immediate service of the church remain unpaid to the great dissatisfaction of the creditors.

6. The prayers of the congregation are solicited on behalf of Mrs. Margaret Hughes who is very ill.

September 10th, 1865 XIV Sunday after Pentecost Holy Name of Mary

7. Next Saturday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Frances Josephine Ryan, anniversary.

September 17th, 1865 Mater Dolorosa Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Patronal feast of this Cathedral Church.

5. Your prayers are requested for the Rep. of the soul of Mrs. Elizabeth Kent who died last Thursday night. A Mass will be offered for her next Friday.

September 24th, 1865 XVI after Pentecost St. Maria d. Mercy

1. The collection taken up last Sunday for the orphans amounted to $22.50 for which they return their Decd. thanks.

2. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Michael McCarthy who died in N. Ol. the other week. A Mass will be said for him tomorrow.

3. I recommend also to your prayers the soul of Mrs. Amelia Lillard who died last Friday night. She was am old resident of this city and became a convert sometimes last year. A Mass will be offered for her next Tuesday.

4. Next Saturday a Mass will be offered for Mrs. Judith Dollar, this being the anniversary of her death.

October 1st, 1865 Solemnity of the Holy Rosary of the B.V.M.

2. Next Thursday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of W. T. Leroy's father who died last year.

October 8th, 1865 XVIII after Pentecost The Motherhood of the B.V.M.

3. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Rt. Rev. Bp. Smith of Dubuque. A Mass will be offered for him tomorrow at 6 o'clock.

October 15th, 1865 XIX after Pentecost Feast of the Purity of the B.V.M.

1. We recommend in the prayers of the faithful Rev. P. McCabe, who died last Thursday in Vicksburg. Also Mrs. Charlotte Moore who died Friday Night.

2. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Moore.

3. Tuesday next, Mass will be offered for Rev. Father McCabe. The faithful of the congregation are in a special manner invited to assist at 6½ o'clock.

5. Thursday is the anniversary of the death of Mrs. Lambert, Mass for her on that day.

6. Friday Mass for the repose of the soul of Mr. James Doherty, the anniversary of whose death falls on Monday next week.

7. We are happy to announce you that the Christian Brothers are expected in a week or ten days to open their school in the beginning of November.

October 22nd, 1865 XX S. after Pentecost

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Samuel Dix who died last Friday. A Mass next Friday.

2. Next Wednesday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Rev. Fr. Hearns.

5. The banns of matrimony are published between Michael Mack, son of Florence & Ellen Mack, of the one side -- and Mary Whalen widow of Michael Whalen, & daughter of Michael & Johanna Whalen of the other. Both residents of Natchez. -- If anyone knows &c &c -- This is the first and last publication.

6. The Brothers of the schools are expected this week. It is important for us to know as early as possible how many scholars will be there, & of what age. We request, therefore, that the names & ages be given us, either by the parents or by the scholars -- this afternoon, tomorrow or Tuesday. For the terms of the schooling. It's proposed to have the schools supported by contributions from the congregation -- so that the scholars shall not have to pay. Other scholars, not belonging to the congregation, will be admitted -- but on terms which will be arranged after the brothers arrive.

October 29th, 1865 XXI S. after Pent.

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Julienne of Jackson, who died last Tuesday.

7. Three years ago, when we celebrated the devotion of the 40 Hours, we made a vow for the observance of the Festival of Corpus Christi. It was made subject to the approval of our Holy Father the Pope.

When I applied for his approval I begged him to grant some spiritual favors to the congregation of our Cathedral and among these I asked that he delegate me to give his special blessing, in the form of the Papal Benediction, on whatever day his approbation should be solemnly published.

I have decided to publish it early, after All Saints. To prepare for it we will hold a solemn Tridium - or three days of devotions. One or more of the Redemptorist Fathers of New Orleans will come to preach on the occasion & to hear confessions. It will begin on Sunday of November.

10. Your prayers are requested for Mr. John Cleary who is dangerously ill.

11. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of Edgar Sweet. Mass will be offered for him at 6 o'clock.

12. Immediately after Mass we request you to meet in the Episcopal residence to consult about the raising of continued support for the schools.

All Souls. Few are in church to hear a sermon - hereafter - have a well prepared sermon on Purgatory or praying for the dead - on All Saints - after vespers - & then Vespers for the dead - without benediction. Announce it Sunday. If possible put up black anti-perdium before sermon.

November 1st, 1865 All Saints

3. At the meeting held on Sunday it was resolved to call a general meeting of all the gentlemen of the congregation, to assemble at the Bishops residence tomorrow, Thursday, at 7 P.M. I ask as a favor of each one to endeavor to be present.

4. I am happy to announce to you the arrival of the Brothers who are to take charge of the schools. They request all the boys to be punctual in attendance next Monday morning at 9 A.M. at the basement of the Cathedral.

5. Each boy will bring the books, slate &c that he has.

November 5th, 1865 XXII S. after Pent.

4. We have arranged the plan for having means to support our school. It will be by monthly contribution. Seven gentlemen have assented to attend to it, viz. Mr. Peter Grant, Mr. Fras. Arrighi, Mr. James Lambert, Mr. Thomas Hart, Mr. Edward Perrault, Mr. O'Brien, Mr. James McCabe.

5. There are some statements & explanations which I can make more easily at the house & I request a general meeting of gentlemen & ladies immediately after Mass. $5. to a half dime.

7. Applications for admission to the school must be made to the Brother Director. Boys not belonging to the congregation will learn from him the terms of their admission.

November 12th, 1865 XXIII S. after Pen. Patronage B.V.M.

1. Tomorrow is the anniversary of Bishop Vandevelde's death. High Mass will be celebrated at 6 A.M.

5. The collection at the cemetery last Sunday amounted to $192

November 19th, 1865 XXIV S. after P. St. Pontain

November 26th, 1865 XXV Sunday after Pentecost

1. Mass Wednesday A.M. will be offered up for the repose of the soul of Daniel McGraw.

December 3rd, 1865 1st S. of Advent

December 10th, 1865 II S. of Advent

December 17th, 1865 III S. of Advent

2. Next Wednesday, Friday & Saturday are ember days, fasting days of obligation. Next Saturday, with God's blessing, a priest of this diocese, will be ordained in France. I shall offer Mass for him that day. (Mr. Wise.)

5. The Revd. missionary Fathers requested me to express how highly they appreciate the letter of farewell written to them by the members of the congregation, & to return their thanks.

6. I have also to inform you that in their zeal for the success of our schools, they left a donation of one hundred dollars for the building of the school house.

7. On Christmas day, the first Pontifical Mass will be celebrated as in former years at 4 A.M. & the Papal benediction will be given with a plenary indulgence. (Bell at 3 A.M.) There will be a Low Mass immediately after it. The Pontifical Mass will be at 10 A.M. & Vespers & Benediction at 4 P.M. At all three of these services, collections will be taken up for the orphans. The orphans are now in greater need than formerly. The government gives no more rations so that the orphans depend entirely on the goodness of the public. They are already in debt & still they are not provided with clothing for the winter.

8. The articles of devotion which were not sold during the mission, are still for sale for the benefit of the orphans. They may be found at the Brothers residence, adjoining the Bishops - and some at the Sisters asylum. There have been added some beautiful pictures as well as new rosaries & crosses. Many of these articles would be very beautiful Christmas gifts.

9. Mass will be offered Tuesday for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Bridget Gannon who died July 23rd. Your prayers are requested for her.

December 24th, 1865 IV S. of Advent Xmas Eve.

12. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Essig who died Tuesday evening, last.

December 25th, 1865 Christmas Day

December 31st, 1865 St. Sylvester

7. It is proposed this winter to hold again a fair for the benefit of our asylums. The ladies who are disposed to take part in it are invited to meet at the Sisters next Tuesday afternoon at 3 P.M.

8. The schools will open again on Tuesday. We remind you of the exhortations given & the promises required by the Fathers of the mission, concerning Catholic education. It is well too for you to know that the Fathers were not asked by us to speak on that subject. All that they said arose from their own convictions & experience of the necessity of young scholars being in the Catholic schools.

10. The collections for the orphans on Christmas amounted to $155

January 1st, 1866 The Circumcision

1. I have to announce the death of one not known to you - but a good friend. The President of the Council of the propagation at Paris - M. Bénard desGlajeux

. I will offer Mass for him tomorrow at 7 A.M. and I beg your prayers to aid the council in choosing a worthy successor.

January 7th, 1866 1st after Epiphany

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mr. Patrick Farrely, who died last Wednesday. Mass will be offered for him on Friday.

2. Next Thursday is the anniversary of the death of Mrs. Felicity Girodeau. Mass will be said for her on that day.

5. Some of the pew rents remain unpaid. We are very much straitened to meet the bills that are coming. There are some pews also for rent, both in the front & in the back part of the church.

I have a list of the congerg. with the names of those who subscribe - and those who do not - for the schools.

6. There are many who contribute nothing to the schools. I remind them that the school is an essential appendage to the church: and to refuse doing their share for it, is really expressing a wish to close the school & the church, & send Bishop & Pastor away. For we would be of little use here if the school were abandoned. Let it be a small sum - if not a large one - but let it be something. A dime is more honorable and manly than nothing. A dime shows that you have good will & that you are not ashamed of your humble means. But to refuse shows that you are unwilling to be counted poor, putting a poor man's subscription, but you are willing to plead poverty to throw the burden on others who are poorer than you but manly enough to do their little share & own it.

January 14th, 1866 II Sunday after Epiphany

NO ENTRIES FOR THIS SUNDAY.

January 21st, 1866 III Sund. after Epiphany

2. The prayers of the congr. are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Rose Kelly who died last Thursday (18th of Jan.) her fun. cerm. will begin this afternoon at 2 o'clock. She was a member of the Sanctuary Society lately organized.

January 28th 1866 Septuagesima Sunday

1. Your especial prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mother Anne Simeon, who died on 26th instant at Mount Hope - Baltimore. She was the Superioress of all the Sisters of Charity in this country, her death becomes therefore a great loss to every house or institution under the care of the Sisters of Charity, as well as to all those who appreciate their services in behalf of the sick & orphans. A Mass will be offered for her on next Wednesday at the asylum & also tomorrow in the Cathedral at 5½.

2. Next Thursday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Rose Kelly.

February 4th, 1866 Sexagesima Sunday

1. I need not inform you, you already know that the fair for the orphans of St. Mary's Asylum & Deveraux Hall will open next Tuesday at the institute hall. I hope you will all show the same good spirit you manifested last year & do everything cheerfully to meet the great want of both institution.

3. Tomorrow & next Thursday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Rose Kelly.

Next Tuesday for M. Dooley

Next Friday for John May

Your prayers are requested for them all.

February 11th, 1866 Quinquagesima Sunday

8. Next Thursday & Saturday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Rose Kelly - Saturday 18th is the month mind of her death.

February 18th, 1866 1st Sunday of Lent

1. Monday - Mass for the repose of the soul of Thomas Prendergast.

2. Tuesday - Anniversary of the death of the Bishops mother. Mass will be said for her: - also for Eliza O'Neil.

3. Thursday - Mass for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Kelly.

4. Friday - for that of John Hughes - also for that of Cloduis Meisix.

The proceeds of the fair have already been published. They amounted to $6174.85. You have reason to congratulate yourselves & likewise to be thankful to your neighbors and be encouraged that God helps you so efficaciously & will help you as long as you are energetic & devout. I look on this as a blessing for the honor given to God in the lesson.

February 25th, 1866 II Sunday of Lent

2. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Michael Ohea.

Thursday Mass will be offered for Mrs. Kelly.

March 4th, 1866 III S. of Lent

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Alexander Flynn who died last Monday & of Mrs. Margaret McNulty who died Thursday. Mass will be offered for each of them on Thursday.

Today Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Charlotte Moore.

Today Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Kelly.

March 11th, 1866 IV S. of Lent

On Tuesday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of James Powers, & Thursday for Mrs. Charlotte Moore.

March 18th, 1866 Passion Sunday

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Martin Garrity who was killed last Tuesday. Mass will be offered for him on Tuesday.

Wednesday Mass will be said for Mrs. Kelly & also for William Power.

March 25th, 1866 Palm Sunday

4. Mass will be offered Monday for the repose of the soul of Alexander Flynn. Tuesday for Mrs. Kelly & Edward Powers & Wednesday for Martin Garrity.

15. We promised last Sunday to read the names of the monthly contributors to the school fund. We defer it until next month: both because of the length of the services today & because there are some who have not yet been called on & have not otherwise had a good opportunity of offering their names.

16. And we would explain: for the benefit of any who might misunderstand our view: that this is not an attempt to drive persons to contribute by throwing unfair odium on those who refuse. We do indeed hope that many more will give in their names, not however from fear - but from a generous desire of assisting by their good example & because the reading of the list shows how much importance we attach to the good example. Many might very honestly think that a large sum at the end of the year would be more valuable than a small sum every month. We beg them as a favor to take our view of it & enrol their names as monthly subscribers. Not a few have done so this week. We hope that all will do it. But even if no new names should be added - that should not hinder, but should be a stronger reason, for giving credit to those who do enrol themselves as supporters of Catholic education.

April 1st, 1866 Easter Sunday

5. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of Revd. Fr. Elia. Mass will be offered for him Wednesday.

6. Thursday Mass will be offered for Mrs. Kelly & Friday for Charles Richardson.

7. Next Sunday we propose laying the corner stone of the new building for the asylum of D'Everaux Hall. The asylum will be put under the especial protection of St. Joseph. We invite all the congregation to assist at the solemnity & we beg the societies especially to honor the occasion by appearing in their respective bodies. We will assemble here at the Cathedral at 4 P.M. & go hence in procession to the ground.

10. The banns of matr. between Caleb Beck John Marshall, son of Wesley & Martha (born Barnes) of S. Carolina: & Sidonia Lee Bell, daughter of Richard & Mary C. Bell (born Anderson) of Virginia. 1st publication.

April 8th, 1866 Low Sunday

3. Saturday, for the repose of the soul of Lawrence Noonan.

4. On account of the condition of the weather, the cornerstone of the asylum will not be laid this afternoon.

April 15th, 1866 II S. after Easter

2. Wednesday Mass will be offered for Mrs. Kelly, 3 months from her death.

3. Thursday is the anniversary of the death of Mrs. Beatrice Owens. Mass will be offered for her on that day. Friday for Mrs. Moore.

7. Cornerstone.

8. The collection for the orphans on good Friday amounted to $48. & for the seminarian Easter Sunday to $115. At Vicksburg, the Easter collection was $320.

9. Rev. Fr. Oheber is now here to make collections for rebuilding the church in Jackson, burned during the war. I recommend his wants to you warmly.

April 22nd, 1866 III S. after E. Patronage of St. Joseph

1. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of Revd. Father Hearns.

5. We read today the names of the subscribers to the school who paid up to March. Possibly there may be some omissions: if so, we beg the persons to mention them tomorrow.

6. We begin the work of the school.

7. Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Margaret Leonard, who is lying dangerously ill.

April 29th, 1866 IV S. after Easter.

1. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Alexander Flynn.

-- Tuesday for that of Margaret Powers.

-- Friday for that of Mrs. Rose Kelly.

3. Banns of matrimony are published between Laurence O'Brien, son of Terrance O'Brien & Margaret Fortune, of Co. Wexford, Ireland & Aloysa McDonald, daughter of Daniel McDonald & Dora Kernan, of county Kildare, Ireland. (First publication)

May 6th, 1866 V S. after Easter (during mission)

3. Tomorrow, Mass for the souls of Peter & Ellen Noonan.

4. Tuesday for that of Elizabeth Power.

May 10th, 1866 Ascension

May 13th, 1886 Sunday within Oct. Asc.

Next Friday, Mass for Mrs. Rose Kelly.

Let the altar be provided with fresh flowers.

The banns of matrimony are published between Patrick Garvan, son of John Garvan and Ann Moran of Co. Mayo, Ireland on the one part. Bridget Carroll, daughter of Patrick Carroll and Mary Kanavan of Co. Galway, Ireland.

May 20th, 1866 Pentecost

Saturday, Mass for the repose of the soul of Alexander Flynn. Thursday for Daniel McGill.

The doors of the Cathedral will be closed every evening before dark.

May 27th, 1866 Trinity Sunday

5. The banns of matrimony are published between William Curry, son of Michael Currey & of his wife Catherine McNamara, born in county Clare, Ireland, of the one part & of the other part Mrs. Elizabeth McCarthy, daughter of James Warwick & of his wife Ann Owensworth, of Preston, Linkshire, England. First publication.

6. A light gold bracelet was found at the Altar of the Blessed virgin during the mission. We do not know if it was intended as an offering to the Blessed Virgin, or whether it was mislaid by accident.

9. Monday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of John Leonard, who was killed at Franklin, Tennessee, Nov. 30th, 1864: Tuesday for Wm. Garsson & also for Thomas Mackin: Wednesday for Mr. Felix Rush, father of Mr. Patrick Rush: & his anniversary was Friday last: also for Mrs. Kelly. Friday for John Hughes & also for Mrs. McNulty.

May 31st, 1866 Corpus Christi

June 3rd, 1866 II Sund. after Pentecost

1. Tomorrow Rosary Mass for Mrs. G. H. Marion

2. Next Wednesday Mass for Mrs. Mary Josephine Murphy, who died in Philadelphia June 6, 1862.

6. Next Tuesday Mass for Mrs. Rose Kelly.

June 10th, 1866 III S. after Pent.

3. We again ask for clothes for the orphans - boys & girls - as also bedding & furniture for house, kitchen & table.

June 17th, 1866 IV S. after Pentecost

4. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for Mrs. Kelly, Tuesday for Thomas Mackin.

7. The school house is begun. It will require exertions to carry it on. Do not let the monthly collections for current expenses diminish.

8. The colored people have been inconvenienced by the want of seats. We shall put two or three more benches as soon as possible.

June 24th, 1866 Nativ. of St. John B.: V after Pent.

2. On Monday Mass will be offered for Mrs. Kelly & Wm. Norton.

3. Tuesday for Elizabeth Signaigo & Felex Lemos.

4. Thursday for Rev. Fr. Bohime, whose anniversary falls on Wednesday & for Mrs. Maria Cleary.

5. Friday for Rev. John Cotter (& James Doherty.)

6. Saturday for Mrs. Robetaille & for Mrs. O'Conner.

8. Next Sunday afternoon we propose laying the cornerstone of the school building - at 4 P.M. - A discourse will be given explaining our views about education. A collection will be taken up, not for the school, but for the orphans of the two asylums.

9. Confirmation will be administered this day two weeks - July 8th. Persons who have made their first communion & have not been confirmed ought to give their names at once.

July 1st, 1866 VI S. after P. Most Precious Blood

Thursday is the anniversary of the death of Mr. John Boyle. Mass will be offered for him: also for John Leonard.

Tuesday - Mass for Mrs. Botto, deceased.

Saturday for Daniel McGill.

This afternoon instead of Vespers, we will have the laying of the cornerstone of the new school building, at 5 P.M. We assemble in church for the discourse. Then we go to the grounds in procession. The cross, the girls asylum & the girls school: the boys asylum & the boys school. (One side of the ground has been barricaded because the bank (next to Union St.) is not safe to stand on.)

The Discourse will be explanatory of our views on education. We recommend you to facilitate the coming of your non-catholic friends & accommodate them with seats. Some gentlemen will be at the door to assist.

After the laying of the stone we will return to the church for the Benediction of the B. Sacrament.

July 8th, 1866 All Sovereign Pontiffs

3. Tuesday for the repose of the soul of Thomas Marron, who died in Monroe Louisiana last October. Thursday for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Kelly.

7. We remind you of what was said some weeks ago about fashions of dress contrary to modesty. From the intimations given in some papers, we conclude that some of the styles of dress prevailing in our cities, are so immodest that they cannot be used without mortal sin & that anyone using them cannot be admitted to the Sacrts.

July 15th, 1866 VIII S after Pentc.

2. Tuesday Mass for Felix Lemos.

3. Wednesday Mass will be offered for Mrs. Kelly. It will be six months since her death.

4. Thursday for William Norton.

5. The banns of matrimony are published between Fredrick George Wead, son of Charles W. & Mary I. Wead, of the one part, & Agnes Shannon of the other part. This is the first publication.

6. Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Dominic Arrighi who is dangerously sick.

July 22nd, 1866 IX S. after P. St. Mary Magdalen

3. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for Mrs. Sullivan who died last Sunday, Thursday for Alexander Flynn.

5. Again we recommend you to pray for clear weather.

July 29th, 1866 X S. after Pent. St. Felix, II

2. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Bishop Chanche. Thursday for Mrs. Kelly. Friday for Mrs. Sullivan.

4. Pew holders ought to occupy their own seats on Sundays. By going to the back pews they deprive others of seats.

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DIOCESE OF NATCHEZ -- CIRCULAR

To Rev. ________________________

Rev'd and Dear Sirs: - A Plenary Council of the Archbishops, Bishops and other Prelates of the whole United States, is to be solemnly opened in the Cathedral of Baltimore, under the Presidency of the Most Reverend Archbishop of Baltimore as Delegate of the Apostolic See -- on the first Sunday of October next, the Feast of the Holy Rosary -- and it is to be closed on the third Sunday of the same month, the Feast of the Holy Motherhood of the Ever Blessed Virgin.

To ask the light of the Holy Ghost on their deliberations, so closely concerning the eternal interests of so many millions of souls, - we direct, in conformity with the usages of the faithful in all ages, and with the recommendations of the Most Reverend Delegate Apostolic:

1st. That from the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, Aug. 15th, until the conclusion of the Council, the clergy of the Diocese, recite everyday in Mass, the prayer for invoking the Holy Ghost: "Deus qui corda fidelium." According to the Rubrics it is not to be recited in the festivals of the first class.

2nd. That they recommend to the faithful that during the same period they recite on all Sundays and Holidays, the Litany of the Saints with the prayers attached to it -- or a third part of the Holy Rosary. Where it can be done without inconvenience, we should be pleased that these or other prayers be recited in public.

3rd. That they further recommend to the faithful to recite every day during the same time, the "Our Father," and the "Hail Mary," three times, to invoke the blessing of the Adorable Trinity upon the council.

4th. That the fifth day of October, being the Friday preceding the opening of the Council, be observed as a fasting day of obligation throughout our Diocese, subject to the same regulations and exemptions as other fasting days during the year. The object is to unite fasting with prayer, two powerful means of supplication.

5th. We take this occasion to request likewise that the Rev. Pastors in this Diocese establish in their Congregations and Missions, the Confraternity of St. Peter, sometimes called the Association of the Peterpence -- of which the object is to comfort and assist our Holy Father, the Pope, in the midst of assaults made on him by the enemies of the Church and of our souls. The means of doing so are simple and in the reach of everyone: -- a brief prayer every day and a contribution according to each ones devotion -- if it be but a dime or cent for every month. The prayers are the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostle's Creed, and those which we already say in our morning prayers, will be sufficient if only we intend them for the welfare of the Sovereign Pontiff.

The names may be enrolled and the collections made in the same manner as for the Propagation of the Faith. The contributions may be paid monthly -- or for the whole year at once.

It will be an exceeding great pleasure, as well as honor -- if, when the Acts of the Council shall be sent to the Sovereign Pontiff for his consideration -- we shall be able to transmit with them the names and contributions of all the Catholics of the Diocese of Natchez. The enrolment of the names is a condition for gaining the indulgences.

Let them be sent, as early as practicable, to the Vicar General of the Diocese, the Very Rev. M.F. Grignon, at Natchez.

Natchez, The Feast of St. Peter) [Signed]

in Chains, A.D., 1866 ) William Henry

Bishop of Natchez

August 5th, 1866 XI S. after Pent. S. Mary ad Nies

3. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Dominic Arrighi - She died last Wednesday. Mass will be offered for her tomorrow at 6 A.M. & Tuesday at 5½ A.M. Tuesday Mass will be offered also for the benefactors of the church, living & dead: Wednesday for the deceased members of Archconfr. for the Conversion of Sinners & also for Miss Jane Delahunt. Thursday for Felix Lemos & Friday for Wm. Edmd. Norton.

7. The fund of the school building is reduced to $34.40 - Next Saturday we shall have to pay probably about $800. There are still subscriptions on the book of about $1,500. We have promised to have a school building for the Brothers: & if the work stops we shall falsify our promise.

8. Your prayers are requested for Mr. Delahunt who is dangerously ill.

August 12th, 1866 XII S. after Pent. St. Clare

3. The banns of matrimony are published between Henry Higgins, son of Henry & Marie Higgins (born ) on the one part - & on the part, Pauline Brown, daughter of Francis & Elizabeth Brown (born ). This is the first publication.

5. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Ellen Arrighi. Mass will be offered for her on Tuesday.

6. Your prayers are requested also for Mr. Brophy, for Patrick McCloskey & Mary Ann Payne - who died this week: for John Marron & Sigmund Granicher who are dangerously ill.

7. Mass will be offered Saturday for Patrick McClosky & Mrs. Kelly.

10. The subscriptions paid for the school last week enabled us to make the weeks payments. We hope it will be the same this week.

August 15th, 1866 Assumption of the B. Virgin

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. John Hammond, who died yesterday after receiving Baptism: & for Patrick Garvey who is dangerously ill.

August 19th, 1866 XII S. after Pent. St. Joachim

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Patrick Garvey who died last Sunday - & of John Delahide who died yesterday.

2. Mass will be offered tomorrow for Mrs. Ann Lambert, & also of Edgar Sweet. Wednesday for Mrs. Arrighi - Thursday for Thomas Buckley - Friday for Thomas Rawson - Saturday for John Delahide.

7. We recommend the exercise of charity, both in attending the sick & in burying the dead. Yesterday it was painful to see a corpse of one well known brought to the church without any neighbors to attend to it.

8. The orphan boys are in need of mattresses. Those who have any to spare - large or small - are even ticking for making them, will please leave word with Fr. Grignon & they will be sent for.

August 26th, 1886 XIV S. after Pent. St. Zephyrinus

2. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Mary Mehan who died in New Orleans the 17th. Mass will be said for her tomorrow.

3. Tomorrow mass will be said also for Catherine McManus. It is the anniversary of her death. Tuesday for Patrick McCluskey.

4. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of John Delahunt. Mass will be said for him on Friday. & the same day for Mrs. Kelly.

5. Saturday is the Month's Mind of Mrs. Arrighi & Mass will be offered for her.

7. A full meeting of the congregation is requested today immediately after Mass: to consider the school building: it will be held in the large room of the basement. We invite both gentlemen & ladies.

Prayers again for clear weather.

Also for Mrs. Thalabot who died in France after receiving the Sacrts.

September 2nd, 1866 XV S. after Pentecost

2. Monday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Thomas Doran, it's his anniversary.

3. Tuesday Mass will be offered for Patrick Garvey

& Thomas O'Shea.

4. Thursday for Felix Lemos.

5. Friday for Mrs. Genella of Vicksburg. Her anniversary fell yesterday. She was an especial benefactress of our orphans & of all good works.

6. Gentlemen at the door will take down the names of contributors to the school & also to receive contributions.

September 5th, 1866 XVI S. after Pent. Holy Name of Mary

3. Mass will be offered for Mrs. Mehan on Tuesday. Thursday for Mrs. Kelly: & Monday for Patrick McCloskey.

September 16th, 1866 XVII aft. Pent. Mater Dolorosa

5. Your Prayers are requested for Michael Hughes & Lawton, dangerously ill.

6. Your prayers are also requested for the repose of the soul of William Styles who died last week and Thomas O'Brien who died last night.

7. Masses will be offered tomorrow for the repose of Thomas O'Brien - Tuesday for that of Mrs. R. Kelly - and Catherine Johnson. Wednesday for Mrs. Ann Lambert.

September 23rd, 1866 XVIII after Pentecost

3. Next Tuesday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Judith Dallon, Wednesday for that of Patrick Garvey, Friday for that of Thomas McKen.

September 30th, 1866 XIX after Pent. St. Jerome

1. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. D. Arrighi. Tuesday for that of Mrs. Rose Kelly.

( - Luke Murray Died. ????

N.B. ( - Subscriptions for school building - remarks.

October 7th, 1866 XX Sund. after Pent.

(1. On tomorrow, Mass for Alisands Flynn, 6 o'clock.

(2. Tuesday, Mass 5½ o'clock for Mrs. Mathilda Sims.

(3. Wednesday, for Mr. John Stanton. 6 o'clock.

(4. Thursday for William Stanton, 5½ o'clock.

Friday for Mr. Pat. Garvey, 6 o'clock

The prayers of the faithful are requested for Mr. Alex. Gregory. The funeral service will take place today at P.M. 2 o'clock.

October 14th, 1866 XXI Sund. after Pent.

3. On that Feast Mass for Mrs. Rose Kelly (6 o'cl.) and on Friday for Mrs. Ann Lambert.

October 28th, 1866 XXII Sund. after Pent.

5. On Tuesday at 6 o'clock, Mass for James Doherty. Also for John Joseph Dix.

6. On Monday Mass for Mrs. Dominic Arrighi.

November 1st, 1866 All Saints

November 4th, 1866 XXIV after Pent. St. Charles Borromeo

1. This afternoon we will pay our solemn visit to the cemetery. The ceremony will commence at 3 o'clock at the old cemetery & after chanting the liturgies of the Saints....

The order of the procession will be as follows:

1. The Processional cross & Acolytes.

2. Orphans & school boys.

3. Orphans & school girls.

4. Sanctuary Society.

5. St. Aloysius Society of Young Ladies.

6. St. Aloysius Society of Young Men.

7. St. Michaels Society.

8. The Clergy & Acolytes

9. Finally the body of the faithful will follow after the clergy.

3. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Tipton, who departed this life yesterday morning. Previously to her death she embraced the true faith, and received Holy Baptism & was also comforted with the last sacraments which she received with great faith and fervor. Her funeral ceremonies will take place in this Cathedral Church at ?½ this afternoon.

November 11th, 1866 XXV after Pent. Patronage of the B.V.Mary

1. The collection taken up at the cemetery last Sunday for the benefit of the orph. amounted to $172.00 Great thanks are returned to the donors.

3. Next Tuesday (13th of Nov.) is the anniversary of the death of Rt. Rev. Bp. Vandevelde. A Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul on that day.

4. Wednesday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Delahide, & Friday for that of Mrs. Prudence Tipton.

5. The banns of matrimony are published between William Gerrity, son of Michael & Mary Gerrity and Miss Louisa Rizzi, daughter of Joseph & Johanna Rizzi.

6. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mr. Robert Carson & Mrs. Rosalie Carson, his wife, who died in Indiana in the latter part of August last. They were formerly in this city & worthy members of this congregation.

7. The subscribers of the school building are respectfully to pay in their share of subscription. The building already speaks for itself; but while by the end of next week it will call for a roof it will call also for the necessary means to put it up. Let us generously & cordially & speedily unite to accomplish that much of good work.

November 18th, 1866 XXVI Sund. after Pent., Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter & Paul, App.

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Jerome Jerhedella who died night before last and was buried yesterday.

2. Next Monday there will be offered a Mass for the repose of the soul of J. J. Leonard.

3. Next Tuesday for that of Mrs. Rose Kelly.

6. Next Friday. A Mass will be said for the repose of the soul of Patrick Murray.

2. and also between Frank Arrighi son of Dominic & Ellen Arrighi & Matilda Hughes, daughter of James and Bridget Hughes (1st. public.)

3. and also between John J. Hart, son of Thomas & Bridget Hart and Ellen A. Sullivan, daughter of Jeremiah & Margaret Sullivan. (1st. Publ.)

November 25th, 1866 XXVII & last after Pentecost

3. Next Monday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Edgar Sweet.

4. Tuesday for that of Mrs. Anna Lambert.

5. Friday for that of Daniel McGill. Saturday next is the second anniversary of his death.

6. Saturday a Mass for Mrs. Ellen Arrighi.

December 2nd, 1866 1st S. Advent

3. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the rep. of sou. Mrs. Ellen Arrighi. For personal cause it could not be offered yesterday as announced last Sunday.

Tuesday a Mass for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Rose Kelly.

Thursday for that of Patrick Welsh who lately died in Michigan. He was formerly a member of this congregation. Pray for him.

N.B. I recommend to your prayers the soul of the Very Rev. Father Roussellon, V. General of the diocese of New Orleans for thirty years. He died in New York on his return from Europe, in consequence of an accidental fall on the steamboat. (???). A Mass next Wednesday.

December 9th, 1866 II Sunday of Advent

December 16th, 1866 III S. of Advent

1. Next Tuesday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Rose Kelly.

Contributions in green - flowers - candles, as is money, will be very acceptable & thankfully received. Extra decoration demands extra labors & extra expenses. Every christian should cheerfully contribute in one way or in another, with true genuine christian spirit; to do honor to the Infant Jesus. But at the meantimes I am far from intending to give you a mistaken notion or view on the subject, & depriving the orphans of any contributions intended for them in honor of the Infant Jesus, who on Christmas day choose to become poor of the good things of this world, in order to make us rich in heavenly eternal goods.

December 23rd, 1866 IV S. of Advent

11. The banns of matrimony are published between James S. Gaynor, son of Patrick & Bridget Gaynor; and Mrs. Mary Hart, born Daly, widow of Daniel Hart deceased. This is

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(Read the 4th S. of Advent - Dec. 23rd, 1866 - after announcing the collections for the orphans - for Christmas day.)

I plead not only for our orphans but for the poor in general. The suffering this winter will be more common than it has usually been.

And in connection with this, let me explain a point of Catholic Morals.

We should not make our charity depend upon the religion of the poor person. For my own part I do not make it a practice even to ask the person whether he is a Catholic -- unless perhaps after I have done what I could for his body -- I enquire whether I can render any service to his soul.

In Ireland there has been for years an extensive system for furnishing food & clothing to poor persons on condition that they or their children should leave their own church & go to another. This is no charity - but an invention of the Devil to bribe poor starving people into doing what they believe to be wrong.

We should give readily to those who need food & clothing, whether old or young -- white or colored -- North or South -- Catholic or Non-Catholic. Even if it is clearly through their own fault that they are reduced to poverty -- yet when they actually need food or clothing, relieve them if you can.

We must take care not to act as though we looked on all religions as equally good: or as if we thought the persons soul was of less importance than his body -- or that error was just as good for men as truth. But the condition of his soul is not a reason for refusing assistance to his body.

If the circumstances should be such that our contributions appear to be a positive assistance given to error in matters of religion -- then we ought to abstain from contributing with more or less vigor, according to the strength of the appearances. But always without unkindness & with such manners as to show that we have some charity for the suffering of all classes.

If there is no such inconvenience let us give & give freely to all who are in want.

If it is doubtful what will be the effect -- we must, as in other doubts -- form the best judgment that we are able.

[The following page is obscured by the inserted sermon on charity.]

First publication

Dec. 25th, Christmas

Repeat 1,2,3,7 & 11

Prayers, repose of soul Atkinson who died Sunday last.

[Circular inserted into announcement book]

$25 GOLD BONDS

and

$100 GOLD BONDS

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OFFICE OF THE ROMAN LOAN,

At the banking house of Duncan, Sherman & Co.

11 Nassau Street, Corner of Pine.

New York, December, 1866

Reverend Father:

At the suggestion of the venerable clergy I made application to the Holy Father to have a portion of the Bonds of this loan issued in sums low enough to allow all the faithful to subscribe to this good work and to extend the time for the closing of the subscription, which has been accorded. The bonds of $25 at present issued, place the means of assisting the Holy Father in his present financial difficulties, within the reach of the great body of Catholics.

I regret to say that the subscriptions to the loan called for by his Holiness have not been as successful as might be expected for such a cause and from such a powerful and influential body as the Catholic Clergy and laity in the United States.

The success of the loan rests in a great measure upon the influence exercised directly, or indirectly, by the several pastors throughout the country. The loan is not placed on the exchange and cannot have those facilities for sale, which the bonds of this country possess; and for this reason, and others that will suggest themselves to you at once, I must depend greatly on Catholic faith, and sincere devotion to the Vicar of Christ.

Having sold up to the present time, in America, one million six hundred thousand dollars, nearly one half the amount intrusted to me, I am confident that a little exertion on the part of the Reverend Fathers, will dispose of all, and thus show the COURTS of Europe, that pretend to be able to dictate to the Pope, that the Holy Father has here most faithful and devoted children.

As instructed, I have prepared for transmission to the Holy Father a list of the names of the clergy in the United States, with the sums subscribed by each of them. And now that the denomination of these bonds is sufficiently low to permit all to participate in this holy work, I trust, when it leaves my hands, it will contain the names of the entire Catholic clergy in the United States.

For each $100 remitted in currency, a $100 gold bond with interest coupon from the 1st of October, will be forwarded to you by Express, or for $25 in currency a gold bond of $25 with coupon of interest as above. If Preferable, send your order endorsed on the envelope "Roman Loan" and only remit after you are in receipt of the bonds.

I remain, Reverend Father

Your obedient servant,

ROBERT MURPHY,

Agent

December 30th, 1866 Sunday within octave of Nativity

1. The collection for the orphans on last Xmas amounted to the sum of $200.00

2. Next Monday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Rose Kelly. Next Thursday for that of Corn. Smith.

January 6th, 1867 Epiphany

1. Tomorrow, Mass for Mrs. Sullivan, deceased.

2. Today Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Dominic Arrighi.

3. Wednesday for Cornelius Shields.

4. Thursday for John McNamara of Vicksburg, a friend of the orphans.

5. Friday for Mrs. Felicite Girodeau, it is her anniversary.

6. Saturday for Mr. Feuly who was drowned below Rodney.

7. The St. Aloysius Soc. of Young Men will hold their monthly meeting today.

9. A change has been made with regard to the Papal bond - so that smaller ones may be purchased. For $25 in currency - a bond is given for $25 in gold with interest in gold at 5 prnct.

10. This evening at 7 o'clock an instruction will be given expressly for the freedmen & all colored persons. They will have the use of the whole church. You are all requested to make it known to them, & especially all Catholic Colored persons are requested to be active in making it known & bringing their acquaintances with them.

We feel much encouraged to learn of the spirit manifested in preparing for the fair. If all will cooperate to the extent of their opportunity, we shall all rejoice in a happy result for the orphans.

Pray for Capt. Miderhoff.

[Circular inserted into announcement book]

CIRCULAR

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To Rev....................................................

Reverend and Dear Sir: - The retreat of the clergy of this Diocese will open on Thursday, Feb. 21st, and close on Wednesday, Feb. 27th.

The Bishop desires you to attend, if it can be done without serious injury to the flock under your charge.

In case that you cannot attend, please write immediately, and state the obstacles which hinder you.

Without exhibiting all the formalities of a Diocesan Synod, the occasion will be made use of to consider various matters pertaining to the welfare of religion. Among these will be, the care of the colored population.

For any other subjects which you regard as needing consideration - you are invited to write, previously, concerning them; and the more fully you will express your views in writing, the greater facility will there be for giving those matters due consideration.

After the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, you will recite in Mass, every day, according to the rubrics, the collect Ad Postulandam Charitatem. And you will request the faithful under your charge to offer special prayers for God's blessing on the Clergy, and his protection of the laity in their absence.

By authority of the Bishop.

Natchez, Miss., )

Feast of the Epiphany, 1867 )

January 13th, 1867 Oct. of Epiphany

2. Next Friday is the anniversary of the death of Mrs. Kelly. Mass will be offered for her. Monday for benefactors.

3. Tuesday Mass will be offered for the mother of Mr. Mark Kennady: & Saturday also Mass for Mrs. Ann Lambert. Saturday also Mass for deceased members of the Arch. Confr.

6. The banns of matrimony are published between George L. Butler, son of George L. & Mrs. Francis Butler of Maryland: & Mrs. Medora Scott, widow of Samuel Scott decd. & daughter of Charles H. Dubbs and Mrs. Margaret Dubbs of Natchez. This is the first & only publication.

January 20th, 1867 Holy Name of Jesus II S. after Epiphany

2. Mass will be offered on Monday for Matthew Kiernan; Tuesday for Luke Kiernan, & also for the mother of Mr. Rush: & Friday for Thomas McKen.

4. The banns of matrimony are published between Pimssen William Strickland and Mary Melissa Nichols: all residing in Natchez.

5. The pew rent ought to be paid now. Again Mr. Quigles has consented at our pressing request & very much against his own inclinations to attend to the receiving of it. This is more convenient to the pewholders as they can pay at his desk.

February 3rd, 1867 St. Dionysius IV S. after Epiph.

3. Mass will be offered tomorrow for the benefactors of the church, living & dead: also for Thomas Mackin.

4. Tuesday for Matthew Kiernan.

5. Thursday for Eugene Benoist, & for John May.

6. Friday for Mrs. Ellen Arrighi.

February 10th, 1867 St. Scholastica V S. after Epiphany

3. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of Mrs. Girodeau. Mass will be offered for her.

4. Tuesday for Richard Coyne who died in Louisiana.

5. Wednesday for Mary Courtney of St. Mary's Asylum.

February 17th, 1867 Septuagesima

1. Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Hutchinson who is dangerously ill.

2. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for Mrs. Rose Kelly & also for Richard Coyne.

3. Tuesday for Martin Garrity.

4. Wednesday is the anniversary of the death of the Bishops mother. Mass will be offered for her.

5. Friday for Mrs. Mary Doherty of Ireland.

6. Saturday for Claude Messeix and for John Hughes.

February 24th, 1867 Sexagesima

11. Tuesday is anniversary of death of Alexander Flynn, Mass will be offered for him.

12. Thursday for Michael Haley who died last Wednesday.

13. Friday is the anniversary of Mrs. Margaret McNalty; Mass will be offered for her.

14. Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Rose Hutchinson, who died last Wednesday.

15. This evening the instruction to the colored people will be given by Revd. Fr. Seelos; & after it will be given the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

18. The Proceeds of the Fair were $6,011.85

March 3rd, 1867 Quinquagesima

3. Monday Mass will be said for the benefactors of the church: also for Mrs. Ellen Arrighi.

4. Tuesday for Mrs. Mary Ann Lambert.

8. Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Mary Ann Wattles who is dangerously ill. Also for Isaac Wrightman.

10. The school building is ready now for the roof & flooring. There is no money now in the treasury: but there is sufficient subscribed. If collections can be made this week we will order the materials immediately, & then our school, though very far from being finished, will at least be in a state to be used. You have done a great work: & it requires this effort now to obtain the fruit of it. & The collectors are Messrs. Crone, Grant, Wensell, Payne, Walsh, Rush & Paul A. Botto, Treasurer. & Doran.

11. Your prayers are requested for Mary Floyd who died last night. Her funeral will take place at 3 P.M. this afternoon.

March 10th, 1867 I S. of Lent

1. Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Mary A. Wattles who died Friday. Her Funeral will take place at 2 P.M. today. Mass will be said for her tomorrow.

2. Your prayers are asked also for Issac Wrightman who died Tuesday.

3. Mass will be offered for Mary Floyd Tomorrow.

4. Wednesday for Samuel Owens.

March 17th, 1867 St. Patrick II S. of Lent

4. Tomorrow mass will be offered for Mrs. Kelly.

Collections for the school are received at the door. This week the treasurer of the fund will make out a full statement of the rects. & expenditures to present.

March 24th, 1867 III S. of Lent

2. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of James Higgins of New York - known to many of you - & cousin of Mr. Reddy.

8. We request a meeting in the basement after High Mass - to hear the statement of the affairs of the school building. All are invited to attend.

9. There is a fund of money to be distributed for disabled soldiers and for families of deceased soldiers of the late Confederate Army. To receive any share of it, the names must be given this week to Mr. James Lambert at the Democrat office.

March 31st, 1867 IV S. of Lent

6. Information is requested concerning John Nugent, whose wife Alice Nugent is in Pittsburgh.

7. Also concerning Thomas Hogan, who formerly lived at Milliken's Bend.

8. Tuesday is the anniversary of the death of Revd. Fr. Elia. Mass will be offered for him.

April 7th, 1867 Passion Sunday

4. Today is the anniversary of the death of Charles Richardson. Mass will be offered for him tomorrow.

5. Wednesday Mass will be offered for Mrs. Arrighi.

6. Saturday Mass will be offered for Edgar Sweet.

8. Your prayers are requested for Bishop Lavialle, of Louisville, who was dangerously ill last week.

Masked Balls - Round Dances &c.

April 14th, 1867 Palm Sunday

1. Mass will be offered tomorrow for Mrs. Kelly.

do. do. Paul Coyne

April 21st, 1867 Easter Sunday

No Entries for this Date.

April 28th, 1867 1st. Sunday after Easter

No Entries for this Date.

May 5th, 1867 2nd Sund. after Easter

2. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Ellen Arrighi.

3. Tuesday for that of Edward Walsh.

4. Thursday do do Michael Healy.

May 12th, 1867 III after Easter. Patronage of St. Joseph, Spouse of the B.V.M.

2. I would beg the suffrage of your prayers on behalf of Mr. Holden who lately received communion in Viaticum & who continues to be dangerously ill.

3. Next Sunday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Cornelius Culhane.

Tuesday for that of Martin Culhane.

Wednesday - - - - John Culhane.

Thursday - - - - Thomas McKen.

Saturday - - - - Michael Healy.

4. All the Catholic colored persons of this congregation are especially invited to meet this evening at 7½ in the church. The object of the meeting will be explained to them on the occasion.

May 19th, 1867 IV Sund. after Easter

1. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Brother Mary Anthony, who lately died in France. He was one of the worthy members of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

2. Tuesday -- of Thomas McKen.

3. Next Friday a Mass for the soul of Wm. Gaunson, (anniversary.)

5. Your prayers are requested on behalf of Thomas Hart & Wm. Holden, both dangerously ill.

-- School building - not to be given up.

-- Save some money for the purpose.

-- Economize - one & all.

May 26th, 1867 V Sunday after Easter

3. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Felix Rush.

-- Tuesday for that of Patrick Fagen.

-- Wednesday for that of Jos. Leonard.

-- Friday for that of Ellen Fagan.

-- Saturday for that of Ellen Sullivan.

4. The banns of matrimony are published between Thomas Kiernan, son of Luke & Mary Kiernan; and Mary O'Neil, daughter of Dominic & Bridget O'Neil. (first publication.) HIGH MASS

June 2nd, 1867 Sunday Within the Octave of the Ascension of Our Lord

2. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Catherine Jane Marron. Next Thursday for that of Mary Josephine Murphy.

June 9th, 1867 Pentecost Sunday

5. Next Thursday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Elizabeth Signiaigo.

6. Next Sunday, Trinity Sunday, concludes the Paschal or Easter season, viz: the time allowed by the church for christians to comply with their Easter duties. Those who fail willfully to comply with the precept of confession & communion during this period of time render themselves guilty of mortal sin. Liable to be excommunicated during life & deprived of christian burial after death.

June 16th, 1867 Trinity Sunday

Pray for Capt. John Miderhoff, Mass for him tomorrow.

5. Next Friday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Rose Kelly. Saturday for that of John Burke.

June 23rd, 1867 Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Xti.

2. Tuesday a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of M.

3. Wednesday for Mrs. Robitaille & Dolhé.

June 30th, 1867 III after Pent.

4. Next Friday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of John Boyle, anniversary.

5. I recommend to your prayers the soul of Thomas Hart who departed this life last Sunday night. A Mass will be offered tomorrow for the repose of his soul.

July 7th, 1867 IV after Pentecost. Precious Blood

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Maria McDonald who died last Wednesday. Mass will be offered for her next Tuesday.

2. Also a Mass for the repose of the soul of J. J. Lennard, will be offered next Thursday.

4. The meeting of the Society of the Holy Family of Colored persons, which was to take place this evening, will be held early this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the parlor, as the church will be occupied by the children for catechism. All those who are enrolled and those who are desirous to be members are earnestly invited to attend.

5. Your prayers are requested in behalf of Mrs. Ashton who is dangerously ill in the country.

6. There will be no Mass tomorrow morning as I expect to be away.

July 14th, 1867 V Sund. after Pentecost

2. I am requested to inform the public that the examination of the Cathedral boys will begin tomorrow at 9½ A.M. instead of 10.

I may add that all persons interested in the subject of education are welcome at the examination either as simple witnesses or as examinator. The first days of the examination have passed off very satisfactorily indeed; But tomorrow being the examination of the more advanced class more please (???) & interest is anticipated.

4. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Ashton & Mrs. Gibbons who died last week.

5. Next Thursday, a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Kelly. And Wednesday for that of Mrs. Mary Gibbons. Saturday for Catherine Smollen.

July 21st, 1867 VI after Pentecost

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Jerome O'Leary who died last Monday at Vicksburg & whose remains were interred last Wednesday. A Mass will be offered for him next Tuesday.

4. A word against public bathing etc. etc.

July 28th, 1867 VII Sund. after Pentecost

1. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jerome O'Leary.

2. Thursday for that of Mrs. Ellen Arrighi (anniversary)

3. Friday -- -- Edgar Sweet.

4. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fredrick Murb who was accidentally drowned last week, and also for Fred, a colored boy who died last week.

N.B. Banns of matrimony are hereby published between Clement Samson, son of Terance & Frances Sampson, of Point Coupee, La. and Anna Philomena McDonald, daughter of Michael & Mary Elizabeth McDonald, of this city.

Persons knowing of impediments why this engagement should not take place are bound to give information. It is equally forbidden to put obstruction without cause.

August 4th, 1867 VIII S. After Lent

2. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jerome O'Leary. Tuesday for that of Michael Healy.

August 11th, 1867 IX Sunday of Pentecost

2. Tomorrow, Monday, Mass for the repose of the soul of Capt. John Midderhoff.

The banns of matrimony are hereby published between Uriah Goldsborough Flowers, son of Uriah & Elizabeth Flowers of Warren County, Miss., & Miss Emma Elizabeth Mitchell, daughter of James & Victoria Mitchell, (of La.)

[THE ABOVE BANNS ARE CROSSED OUT AND OVERWRITTEN WITH THE NOTE "NEVER TOOK PLACE".]

August 18th, 1867 X Sund. after Pentecost S. Within Oct. Assumption St. Joachim

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Mary Kennedy & James Holden who died last week.

2. Next Tuesday Mass will be offered for Mrs. Kennedy. Thursday for that of Mrs. Rose Kelly.

4. Pew rents are now due & several pew holders are in arrear for payment. Pew rent is a sacred debt which should be paid cheerfully.

August 25th, 1867 XI after Pent. St. Bartholomew

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Christopher Flynn. Mass will be offered for him next Monday. Also Mass will be offered for Thos. Hart, next Tuesday.

September 1st, 1867 XII after Pentecost

4. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jerome O'Leary.

5. Friday for that of Felix Lemos.

September 8th, 1867 XIII after Pentecost Nativity of B.V.M.

1. I would recommend to your prayers Gen. W. Wood who is now in the last stage of consumption.

2. Next Tuesday & Friday Masses will be offered for the repose of the soul of Capt. John Miderhoff.

3. Tomorrow as it has already been announced in the paper The St. Joseph Select School for Young Ladies, conducted by the Sisters of Charity (Sister Clotilda, Superior) will open at 9 o'clock. It is to the advantage of the young ladies to enter their names and begin at once in order to follow the whole course of study during the year.

4. As it is a pay school and some children could not afford to go, provisions have been made that those be not deprived of christian education. Hence, St. Mary's School, also under the care of the Sisters of Charity, will be reopened on the same day.

5. The Cathedral school for boys is not yet ready but soon will be - in a week or so - timely notice will be given. We expect to begin in the new school building.

6. I would invite all the married ladies to meet but a few minutes in the parlor & library immediately after High Mass. The object of the meeting will be explained to them on the occasion.

September 15th, 1867 XIV Sunday after Pentecost

1. Masses will be offered:

Monday for the repose of the soul of Evander Francis Glasburn.

2. Tuesday for that of Thomas O'Brien.

3. Wednesday for that of Mrs. Mary Ann Wattles.

4. Thursday for that of Mrs. Rose Kelly.

5. Friday for " " Jerome O'Leary.

6. Saturday for " " Mary O'Brien.

7. I recommend again to your prayers Gen. W. Wallere Wood who is not expected to live much longer. Yesterday he received again holy communion with great faith & fervor.

13. The banns of matrimony are hereby published between John Koerber, son of Louis & Barbara Koerber & Mary Eleanor Richardson, daughter of Silas & Eliza Richardson. All of this city. 1st publication.

September 22nd, 1867

2. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of James Garvey.

3. Tuesday for that of John O'Brien.

3. Friday for that of Brother Oraims, a Brother of the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary, who lately died at the Collegate institution at Bay St Louis, Miss.

7. As already announced in the papers. the Cathedral school for boys under the direction of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, will reopen tomorrow, in the new school building.

September 29th, 1867 XVI after Pent. St. Michaels

1. Tomorrow a Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Judith Dallier. (anniversary.)

2. Tuesday for that of John Dale.

3. Saturday " " " William W. Wood.

October 6th, 1867 XVII after Pent. Holy Rosary of B.V.M.

3. After Vespers if practicable, will take place the procession of the Holy Rosary. All members of the congregation, religious, sodalities, school children, orphans & faithful are expected to attend & unite in prayer.

4. The school for colored children (boys & girls) will open tomorrow at 8½ in the basement of the Cathedral. A lady teacher of several years of experience has been secured to attend to the school.

6. It becomes my painful task to have to announce to you publicly what many of you already know.

The death of Rev. Father F. Pont. Sept 27 at Pass Christian.

" " " Brother Isias in Mobile, lately of Natchez.

" " " Sister Sarah McKen well known to most of you as a good christian lady & lately as a Sister of Charity. She died in N. O'L. a victim of her zeal.

" " " Bridget Smith ???? ?????

If God permits; Masses will be offered for them next week.

Monday for Rev. F. Pont.

Wednesday for Sister Sarah McKen.

Friday for Brother Isias.

Saturday for Bridget McDonald.

??? Banns of matrimony are hereby published between Fitz Henry John West, son of Samuel & Sophia West, and Charlotte Tanner Gilmore, daughter of Sumer & Eliza Gilmore. 1st, 2nd.

October 13th, 1867 XVIII after Pentecost Maternity of B.V.M.

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of David Ray & Edward Lowery who died last week. Tomorrow Mass for David Ray.

2. Next Tuesday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jerome O'Leary. Thursday for that of Bridget Smith. Saturday for that of Anne Lambert.

October 20th, 1867 XIX Sund. after Pentecost

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of August Doerle who died last week and also for that of John Mahon who lately died in Mobile.

2. This week Masses will be offered for the repose of the souls departed as follows:

Monday for that of Michael Dougherty.

Tuesday " " " August Doerle.

Wednesday " " " Michael Healy.

Thursday " " " David Ray.

Friday " " " James Dougherty (anniversary)

Saturday " " " John Mahon

October 27th, 1867 XX Sunday after Pentecost

2. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Mrs. Bridget Hughes & Michael Stack, who departed this life last week. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mary Floyd.

3. Tuesday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Michael Stack.

4. Wednesday for that of Edgar Sweet.

4. Thursday for that of David Ray.

10. Next Friday, feast of All Saints, is the anniversary of the death of my own father. I would beg of you a special prayer for him on that day.

12. Next Sunday should be the day to visit the cemetery; but owing to the present circumstances there will be no public or solemn visit this year, however, according to custom, contributions for the orphans will be received on that day in the church as well as on All Saints day, at the various services. And if practicable instruction will be continued on the subject of the state of the departed souls.

November 3rd, 1867

5. Tuesday Mass for the repose of the soul of Ell. Arrighi.

Wednesday for that of McTaggart.

Thursday " " " David Ray.

Friday " " " Jerome O'Leary.

Saturday " " " J. J. Lennard.

November 10th, 1867 XXII Sund. after Pentecost

Brother Hart

Mrs. Mary Ann Lambert

3. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Augustine Signaigo who departed this life last Tuesday evening.

And also for Mr. Dolan who lately died in Memphis. (His wife etc etc is in need, three children, wants to go home.)

4. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of James Cole, (anniversary.)

5. Tuesday for that of Augustine Signaigo.

6. Wednesday for that of Rt. Rv. Bp. Van de Velde.

7. Thursday " " " David Ray.

8. Friday " " " Thomas Hart.

9. Saturday " " " Mary Ann Lambert.

10. Banns of Matrimony are hereby published between Julius J. Baradell, son of , and Sarah Josephine Williams.

November 17th, 1867 XXIII after Pent.

2. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Dennis Sullivan who died last week.

5. Masses will be offered tomorrow for the repose of the soul of Rose Kelly.

Tuesday for that of Augustine Signaigo.

Wednesday " " " Bridget Hughes.

Thursday " " " David Ray.

Friday " " " Dennis Sullivan.

November 24th, 1867 XXIV after Pentecost

3. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mary McCaffery.

Tuesday for that of Augustine Signiago.

Wednesday

Thursday " " " David Ray.

Friday " " " Jerome O'Leary.

December 1st, 1867 I of Advent

3. Masses during the week will be offered on:

Monday for the repose of the soul of Mare Luis.

Tuesday for that of Catherine Rush.

Wednesday for that of K. McManus.

Thursday for that of Augustine Signiago.

(month mind)

Friday for that of David Ray.

5. A word about the Bishop.

" " about the Holy Father, prayer solicited.

December 8th, 1867 II S. Advent Feast of the Imm. Conception of the Blessed V. Mary

N.B. Several books belonging to St. Michaels Society and marked with their seal are now missing. Any person who may have such books at home are respectfully requested to return them without any delay. The books may be sent in the parlor of the Bishop's residence. And the sooner this will be done the better for the general good of the community, as the library is going to be opened very soon, ???? those who desire to profit by it.

3. Next Tuesday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Augustine Signiago. Next Thursday for that of David Ray.

Weisber

Banns of matrimony are hereby published between Charles D. Carroll of N. Orleans & Libby Reddy of this city.

December 15th, 1867 III S. of Advent Octave of Immac. Conception

2. Next Saturday will be held ordinations, in which Mr. Marty will be promoted to the order of Deacon, & Rev. Mr. Vignie to the Sacred Priesthood. Offer your prayers & fasts for them. (7 A.M. Mass)

4. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of the father of Revd. Fr. Charles. He died last month. Mass will be offered for him tomorrow.

5. Tomorrow also, Mass will be offered for the soul of Jerome O'Leary.

6. Tuesday for Rev. Fr. Pont. & also Augusta Signaigo.

7. Wednesday for that of John Stanton.

8. Thursday for that of David Ray.

9. Friday for that of Alexander Flynn.

Saturday for that of Mrs. Rose Kelly.

December 22nd, 1867 IV S. of Advent

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Richard Leavey who died in St. Louis. Mass will be offered for him on Saturday.

1. Mass will be offered on Monday for Mrs. Bridget Garvey; & also for Mr. John Augustine Grillo.

2. Tuesday for the Brothers of the schools in this diocese, who died last season; also for Mr. Agustine Signaigo.

3. Thursday for Mr. Michael Healy.

4. Friday for Mr. Dennis Sullivan.

5. The banns of matrimony are published between Henry Carter and Lucy Fox, of this county. This is the first publication.

9. The collections at both Masses & at Vespers will be for the benefit of the orphans. In this season of unusual distress we are inclined to plead our own poverty as a reason for not assisting others: but our true relief will be found in retrenching our own lesser fluities, and continuing our charities or rather increasing them.

December 25th, 1867 Christmas

December 29th, 1867 Sunday within Octave of Nativity

Collection on Christmas for orph. about $100 as far as counted.

2. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Thos. Hart.

3. Tuesday for that of Augustine Signiago.

4. Thursday " " " David Ray.

January 5th, 1868

4. Tuesday Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Augustine Signaigo: & for the benefactors of the church, living & dead.

5. Wednesday for that of Michael Stack.

6. Thursday for that of Jerome O'Leary.

7. Friday for that of Mrs. Felicity Girodeau.

(9. Read only Janry. 12th)

Those who have books belonging either to St. Michaels Library or to the Bishop's house, are requested to return them this week. Though you may not remember to have borrowed any, be good enough to look over your bookcases & see whether there are not some. (Lives of Sts. -- Lingood's England &c.)

January 12th, 1868 S. in Octave of Epiph.

2. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Catherine Kennedy.

3. Tuesday for that of Augustine Signaigo.

4. Saturday for that of Mrs. Rose Kelly. It is her anniversary.

6. The banns of matrimony are published between Charles Kellogg, now of Woodville, son of Joseph & Sophia Kellogg, on the one part: and Catherine Coleman, daughter of Jeremiah & Catherine Coleman of the other. This is the first publication.

January 19th, 1868 II S. after Ep. Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus

1. Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Steven Nalty who died last month. Mass will be offered for him tomorrow, also for Medora McDonald.

2. Tuesday Mass will be said for Augustine Signaigo: also for William W. Wood.

4. The library of St. Aloysius Society will be opened for the benefit of Ladies exclusively, every Sunday from High Mass till 1 P.M. They can make out their subscriptions, & take out & return books.

7. The banns of matrimony are published between Edward Perrault, son of Armand and Elizabeth Perrault: and Mary Magdalen Signaigo, daughter of Augustine and Mary Catherine Signaigo. This is the first publication, 2nd, 3rd.

January 26th, 1868 III Sund. after Epiphany

2. Tomorrow Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jerome O'Leary.

Tuesday for that of Augustine Signaigo.

Thursday " " " David Ray.

Friday " " " Mary Floyd.

February 2nd, 1868 IV aft. Epiph. Purification B.V.M.

3. Mrs. Ellen Ryan who has been very sick these last few days recommends herself to the prayers of the congregation, also John Cleary who is dangerously ill.

4. During the week Masses will be offered as follows:

Monday for the repose of Thomas Hart.

Tuesday for that of Michael Healy.

Wednesday " " " Augustine Signiago.

Thursday " " " Dennis Sullivan.

Friday " " " David Ray.

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{ED NOTE: THIS PAPER IS TATTERED AND TORN, THE ABOVE IS ALL OF THE INFORMATION REMAINING}

The inside front cover of the Announcements book was used to list those repeating monthly announcements that were so common as to not need writing down at each occasion. Pasted onto the flyleaf facing the inside front cover is an extra page - on this page there is listed "1880 Masses" followed by the listing of people for whom multiple masses were said.

Each of these pages were overwritten many times and the book was often closed with the ink still damp with the result that neither page can be properly deciphered. Further - another paper was pasted on top of the mass listings and then torn off. A scrap of this second page, still remaining, obliterates much information.

What can be read on the mass listing page is:

Monthly -for John Botto, every 18th of the month if possible.

Weekly - from May 4th, 1880, date of death, mass for Jane K????

if possible.

Weekly - 25 masses -----------------------John O'Ferrall.

on thur????? (then numbers counting masses.)

do - 25 masses, one a week for Eliza O'Ferrall.

(then numbers.)

Weekly - 25 masses, one a week for Patrick McGraw

June 18th (then numbers.)

Weekly - 20 masses for P. H. McGraw, (then numbers.)

4 Pro Brother Martin 1-2-3-4

March 30, Bridget Groves, once a week for five months.

30 Pro Patrick McGraw, once a week, (then numbers.)

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Little can be determined from the inside cover listing the Meetings:

MONTHLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Communion of girls - Monday - girls who have not made 1st comm.

1st sunday of the month - Meeting of the St. Joseph Total Abstinence Society, Meeting of the Holy Family, Meeting of Sacred Heart = Thursday Comm.

II Sunday - Meeting of the Society of catholic interests.

next Thursday at ? P. M.:& communion Sunday.

III Sunday - Meeting of the Sanctuary society.

IV Communion of boys - Monday Confirmation of boys who have not made 1st communion.

First Friday of the month Bennedction of the B. S. S.

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Diocese Of Natchez

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Circular for the Christmas collection for

The Orphans.

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Reverend and Dear Sir: ))) Please remind your congregation beforehand, of the collection to be taken up on Christmas day for the Orphan Asylums of the Diocese.

The prevailing distress has been doubly felt this year by the devoted Brothers and Sisters who are taking care of our destitute children.

The number of the inmates of the Asylums has been somewhat reduced, owing partly to your zeal in finding charitable families to take charge of the orphans near them, instead of sending them to the Asylums.

But on the other hand the receipts last year from our Fair, and from other sources were so much less than in previous years -that even the diminished number could not be adequately provided for.

Both Asylums are still in debt for provisions already consumed, )))and they are destitute of means to obtain what is needed for the winter.

Please, then, make an earnest appeal to the hearts of fathers and mothers )))who know not but their own offspring may one day be needing the charity of their neighbors, )))to the heart of all Christians, who contemplate on Christmas morning, the Son of God became a poor child in a cold Stable, )))to make us love poor children for the love of Him.

May his blessing be on you and on all your flock. Your faithful servant in Christ,

+WILLIAM HENRY,

Bishop of Natchez.

Natchez, Dec. 2, 1874

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Statement of Accounts of Devereux Hall Orphan

Asylum for Boys, from Dec 1, 1873, to Dec 1,

1874.

RECEIPTS

From the Fair and other collections made in

Mississippi $1535.15

Donations from various places 550.20

Sale of Garden Produce 1803.10

$3888.45

Payment for boarders, including the Brothers

who teach in the Cathedral School. . . . . . . . . . 1748.60

Total Receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5637.05

EXPENSES

Provisions$1592.86

Clothing, tailoring, shoes, etc 794.40

Fuel, school books, repairs, miscella-

expenses 457.59

Farming expenses, labor, seeds, etc 633.72

$3478.57

Plastering one story of the house$ 125.00

Debts, per statement of Dec. 1st, 1873. Paid 2057.18

Cash on hand 6.30 2158.48

$5637.05

Unpaid bills this year. . . . . $881.00

Number of boys under fifteen years of age..................35

" " " over " " " " .................. 3

" " " paying their board.......................... 5

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Statement of Receipts and Expenses of St. Mary's

Asylum for Girls. from Dec. 1, 1873 to Dec.

1, 1874.

RECEIPTS.

From the Fair, collections and donations in

Mississippi$3519.31

Collections made and donations given to the

Sisters outside the diocese 774.25

Dr. O'Reilly's Legacy 400.00

Sewing and sale of articles 295.79

Money borrowed 160.10

$5149.45

Payment for boarders and contributions from

orphans and relatives 1599.75

Total receipts$6749.20

EXPENSES

Provisions$4031.30

Clothing, dry goods and shoes 1739.80

Fuel, repairs, insurance and miscelaneous expenses 975.85

Cash in hand 2.25

$6749.20

Bills unpaid. . . . . . . . .$1767.00

Girls under 15 years of age78

" over " " " " 5

" paying board 2

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Statement of Receipts and Expenditures of St. Mary's Asylum for

Girls, from Dec. 1st, 1874, to Dec. 1st, 1875.

RECEIPTS

From Fair collections and donations in Miss. . . . . . . . . .$2823.03

Collections made and donations given by the

Sisters, Orphans ond others outside the Diocese. . . . . . 1034.25

Dr. Mercer's and Terrence Gillen's legacies . . . . . . . . . 1336.20

Sewing and sale of articles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199.75

Payment of boarders and contributions from

orphans and relatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1328.05

$6721.28

EXPENDITURES

Provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3775.41

Clothing, dry goods and shoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1705.38

Fuel, painting, repairs, insurance, and miscella-

neous expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1016.95

Servants wages, stationery and medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . 222.69

Cash on hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

$6721.28

The above expenses include debts of last year to the amount

of $1767.60

Bills unpaid of this year, $1574.35

Children under 15 years of age..............73

" over " " " "...............10

Children paying board....................... 2

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Statements of Receipts and Expenditures of D'Evereux Hall Orphan

Asylum, from Dec. 1st, 1874, to Dec. 1st, 1875.

RECEIPTS

From the Fair and other collections in Mississippi. . . . . . $1149.71

From donations from various places . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239.13

From sale of garden produce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1847.60

From Cathederal School and boys' relatives . . . . . . . . . 1536.90

$4773.34

EXPENDITURES

Provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2671.67

Clothing, tailoring, shoes, washing, &c . . . . . . . . . . . 775.37

Fuel, School books, repairs &c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508.89

Farming expenses, labor, seeds, &c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 669.82

Painting and carpentering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136.35

Cash on hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.24

$4773.34

Unpaid bills.....$963.30

Number of boys under 15 years...................40

" " " over " " ................... 6

Number of boys paying their board............... 6

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Apr. 13, 1879 Easter Sunday

Natchez was especially favored in being spared the epidemic. Whoever feels really grateful to God for this favor has the Opportunity now to show God how much his gratitude is real.

Banns of matrimony - Armand Louis Perrault of Armand & Elizabeth Perrault on the one part & on the other Adelaide Mary Signaigo of Augustine & Catherine Signaigo, all of Natchez, First

Publication.

Apr. 20th, 1879 Low Sunday

Prayer for Pat Burns - very ill.

Prayers for Dominic Arrighi, who died last night.

Funeral and Requiem tomorrow at 9 A.M.

Jubilee books for sale at Mrs. Perraults.

Apr. 27, 1879 II Sunday after Easter

The collection on Easter Sunday for the students for the priesthood amounted to $54.70.

May 4, 1879 Patronage of St. Joseph

May 11, 1879 IV Sunday after Easter

May 18, 1879 V Sunday after Easter

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Willie Hart who died last Sunday. A Mass will be offered for him tomorrow at 8:00 also for Dominic Arrighi, being his month mind and also for Peter Burns.

Next Sunday in the afternoon we shall have our Jubilee procession - preceding from the Cathedral to D'Everaux Hall Asylum. It is good to remind you that this public procession will count for three visits of the six required for the Jubilee. The order of the procession will be given in due time.

May 25th, 1879 S. Oct. Ascension - St. Grerory VII C. P.

ORDER OF PROCESSION

Cross with Acolytes

Orphan Boys

Cathedral School

Orphan Girls

St. Joseph's School

Mrs. D'Arigle's School

Holy Family

Ladies Society of S. Heart

Sanctuary Society

Society of Catholic Interests

St. Josephs Total Abstinence Society

Clergy

The indulgences of the Jubilee can be gained as often as the works are repeated.

There is a difference of opinion about the food to be used on the fast day of the Jubilee. Each one is free to follow his own opinion. The safest course is the reforms fast excluding eggs - butter - milk, cheese &c.

Alms may be put in the box marked for the Pope.

June 1st, 1879 Whitsunday

June 8th, 1879 Trinity Sunday

Many candles will be used - the Brothers will be glad to receive candles - a means to procure them.

June 12th, 1879 Corpus Christi

This evening after Benediction we will bless the corner Stone of the new building at D'Everaux Hall Asylum. The ceremony is very short & very simple. We will be glad to see as many as are inspired to go.

The women must come early to confession so that after dark the men may have no interruption. The men are welcome both before and after dark.

I recommend extremely the book of Revd. O'Brien on the Holy Mass: very interesting and informational.

June 15th, 1879 S. II S. Pent. - Oct. Corpus X. - St. John of San Secundo

Prayers requested for Annie Leonard Dangerously sick.

The President of each society will give out the bread - or appoint someone to do it.

There will be two altars. Benediction will be only at the last one, on front gallery. At the other, the B. S. will be incensed & the Tantum Ergo & the prayers will be sung.

We admonish you against unbecoming amusements as Round Dances, Kissing Games &c. Remember that when the authorities of the church forbid an amusement, it is in violation of the law - even if there were no other evil. But these things are evil. They are contrary to modesty: & they destroy the respect that is due to women.

Parents are especially guilty, for allowing these things in their houses: or for allowing their children to take part in them.

Again I recommend to you Revd. Fr. O'Briens book on the Mass - (and a little dime book on weekly communion.) - The Vatican Library which has been mentioned before - is intended for dis- tribution that a person may buy a dozen at a time & give them away. Some of them cost only 5 cts: & the highest only 25.

June 22nd, 1879 III. S. Pentecost

June 29th, 1879 S. Pent. St. Peter & St. Paul, App.

Your prayers are requested for Revd. Francis Ozland formerly of Natchez. He died in South America. Mass for him is Tuesday.

The banns of matrimony are published between Robert Bruce Monteith, son of James Hamilton Montieth & his wife Martha Monteith of Virginia on the one part and on the other part Laura Isabel Elward, daughter of Richard Elward & of his wife Mary Elward, of Natchez. The First Publication.

Next Friday - 4th July - The Bishop grants an exemption from the law of abstinence - chiefly in consideration of the excursion of the factory operatives so that they may use flesh meat that day without injury to their conscience.

Other persons that can abstain without any special incon- venience, the Bishop desires that they should abstain as usual: but even for them it will be no sin if they use the exemption.

Recommend a little earnestly - the hearing of Mass on the 4th of July for all who can do it conveniently: as thanksgiving for favors - as a reparation for sins committed on that day - high Mass if practicable

July 6th, 1879 V. S. Pentc. - Precious Blood.

Prayers for Amos Alexander who died Thursday last. Mass for him next Thursday.

The collection for the Pope amounted to much less than it ought to be. Certainly some did not hear of it or did not sufficiently think of it. - I beg each to examine his own conscience - & repair the deficiency. Your children should be taught to glory in giving something - A great many families ought to give each a dollar - The box marked for the Pope will receive contrib. this week for the Pope - instead of the Jubilee.

We hope to erect this week near the picture of the Sacred Heart tablets commemorating the Bishops of the Diocese - to remind you to pray for them - and for all your pastors - we hope that you will make good use of the remembrance.

July 13th, 1879

No entry for this Sunday.

July 20th, 1879 VII S. Pent., St. Jerome Emilian

Prayers requested for Quitman Chambliss of Claiborne Co.; dangerously ill.

And for Peter Young who died last Thursday. Mass for him next Thursday.

The collection for the Pope at Natchez - all summed up - is $39.65.

All purify ourselves against dangers of epidemic.

July 27th, 1879 VIII. S. Pent., St. Veronica de Iuliani

Prayers for Christopher Ryan who died Tuesday & for Alice King, Mother of Mrs. Black Who Died Friday in Keo Knok.

Prayers for Mad. Meseix, dangerously ill.

August 3rd, 1879 IX. S. Pent. Common all Rom. Pontiffs Saints

Prayers for Justine Meseix - who died Thursday, Mass for her next Thursday.

Last year the quarantine was an occasion for a great deal of sin - especially drinking - on pretext of exposure at night &c.

Be on your guard this year: & let parents - & loving & influential men - use all their authority & all their influence of their example & words to hinder all excesses of that kind. Yellow fever is a less evil than drunkenness & demoralization - these last do more harm to body, as well as to soul.

August 10th, 1879 X. S. Pent. St. Lawrence - M.

Prayers for Roxanna Norton - dangerously ill.

Prayers for Fr. Doyle & Fr. Fahey of Memphis: who died last week of Yellow Fever, Mass for them Tuesday.

August 17th, 1879 XI S. Pent., Oct. St. Laurence.

August 24th, 1879 XII. S. Pent.

The St. Joseph school under the care of the Sisters of Charity will resume on the first Monday of September - let parents be prepared to send their children from the very start.

August 31st, 1879 XIII Post Pent.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Roxana Mary Norton who died yesterday - her funeral will take place at 1 o'clock this afternoon.

September 7th, 1879 XIV S. After Pent.

September 14th, 1879 XV Sund. Aft. Pent. - Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Joseph Dinelli who died last and also of Mrs. Catherine Dooley who died last night.

September 21st, 1879 XVI Aft. Pent., St. Matthews App.

September 28th, 1879 XVII A. Pent., Seven Sorrows of the B.V.M.

Let all children make a point to come to school from the very first day. It is better for the children, the teacher & the whole school in general. The girls of St. Joseph school gave a very good example in that respect. On the very first week some 80 or 90 girls were in attendance. That speaks well for the girls and their parents. But the boys and their parents have also equal duties to preform, let them attend to them.

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V. Rev. Dear Fr. Grignon

Please announce the collection for the propagation of the faith - to be taken up on Rosary Sunday., October 5th, or as soon after as practicable.

I beg you to exhort your flock earnestly, to be even more liberal this year than last. Last year, on account of the epidemic, the collection was small. At the same time there was immense charity shown to us, by persons who were no way indebted to us, and only for love of god and pity for their fellow creatures helped us in our distress.

Here is an association to which we are most deeply indebted, for the establishing and preserving religion, from it's very beginning in our diocese. Their contributions have been our chief resource for the educating of priests: and they have helped us continually in building Asylums and Churches and in supporting Missionaries, in the more destitute congregations.

And this association is composed chiefly of poor persons who contribute out of their scanty earnings.

Gratitude to them, and to the Sacred Heart of Jesus which has taught their hearts this charity, demands that we do our possible with generous and cheerful hearts.

And that Sacred Heart will reward us with a hundred fold in this world, and life everlasting in the next.

I address you from a distance. I will hasten my business that I may return to you as speedily as possible.

Your faithful servant in Christ,

+William Henry.

Adm. Apst. Natchez.

Mt. St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Md., Sep. 22d, 1879

The Collections will be sent to V. Rev. M. F. Grignon, V. G. Natchez.

October 5th, 1879 XVIII Sun. Aft. P., Holy Rosary of B. V. M.

October 12th, 1879 XIX S. Aft. P., Motherhood of the B.V.M.

October 19th, 1879 XX., Sund. Aft. Pent., Purity of B.V.M.

Your prayers for William Walsh & Mary Gleason who died last week.

October 26th, 1879 XXI S. After Pent.

Next Sunday we shall have our usual procession at the cemetery commencing at 3½ P.M. at the old cemetery and going to the new one singing the litany of the saints, and concluding by the usual prayer for all the departed souls. All the Catholics who go to the cemetery on the occasion should join in the procession and unite in prayers but by no means allow themselves to be mere spectators. All should take part in the procession and thereby make a profession of their faith in that article of the creed: I believe in the communion of the Saints.

As usual a collection will be taken up at the entrance of the cemetery for the benefit of the orphans. Prayers & alms - Dev. for the departed.

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DIED.

BOTTO - In Natchez on Friday Morning, Oct. 31st. 1879, at 6:22 O'Clock, PAUL A. BOTTO, A native of Genoa, Italy, aged 39 years.

The friends and acquaintance of the family are re-spectfully invited to attend the funeral, to proceed from St. Mary's Cathedral, Tomorrow (Saturday) Morning at 11 o'clock.

Natchez, Miss., Oct. 31, 1879.

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ADAMS LIGHT INFANTRY

Members of the ADAMS Light Infantry are hereby ordered to assemble at the armory, in full uniform, at 10 o'clock To-Morrow (Saturday) Morning, to attend the funeral of their late comrade Paul A. Botto.

By Command Of T. Otis Baker, Captain Jos. F. Vandyke, O.S.

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ITALIAN BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

The Members of the Italian Benevolent Association are hereby notified to assemble at their hall To-Morrow (Saturday) Morning at 10 o'clock, to attend the funeral of their late brother Paul A. Botto.

The German Benevolent Society is invited to participate.

N. Salvo, Sec. J. Reale, President

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November 2nd, 1879 XXII Sun. After Pent.

November 9th, 1879 XXIII Sun. After Pent.

Your prayers are requested for John Wallace who died last night in Vidalia.

November 16th, 1879 XXIV Sund. Aft. Pent., Patrocinium B.V.M.

Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Healy who is very ill, or rather very feeble...

November 23rd, 1879 XXV After Pent.

November 30th, 1879 I Sunday of Advent

December 7th, 1879 II Sund. of Advent

Next Wednesday, 10th of December, the Church celebrates the feast of the translation of the house of Nazarett to Loretta - viz: The house of the B.V.M. in which she received the visit & salutation of the Angel announcing to her that she was the chosen one to become the mother of the Savior - in which she conceived -said house was carried away by invisible Fares and taken to Italy.

December 14th, 1879 III Sund. of Advent

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Rev'd Dear Sir:

Please prepare your flock for the annual coll- ection for the orphans to be taken up on Christmas day; or on the first day thereafter that you have the opportunity.

The Yellow fever of last year has added to the number of our destitute children.

The Divine Infant In the Stable of Bethlehem, inspires all hearts with tenderness for the little

and poor. Every act of charity to them will draw his grateful heart more closely to those who exercise it, and will win His especial favor to them and to their own children in this life and the next.

He promises it, with His own divine lips. "Who-soever shall give to drink to one of these little "ones, a cup of cold water only, in the name of a "disciple, amen I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward." St. Matthew, x, 42.

And the measuring of our charity, He taught us ages before, through his Holy servant Tobias, "According to thy ability be merciful. If thou have "much give abundantly. If though have little, take care "even to bestow willingly a little." Tobias iv; 8, 9.

I give to you and to all, my affectionate blessing.

Your faithful servant in Christ,

+WILLIAM HENRY

Adm. Apost. Natchez.

Meridian, Miss.

Octave of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 15th, 1879.

December 21st, 1879 IV Sund. of Advent

December 25th, 1879 Christmas Day

The 40 hours adoration will be held next Sunday after High Mass.

An indulgence of 7 years & 7 quarantines for each visit.

Banns of matrimony are hereby published between James Junkin, son of David and Jeannette Junkin on the one part and Mary O'Neil, Daughter of James and Mary O'Neil on the second part.

$92 for orphans.

Fair.
 
 

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