Church: Abbotsford - St. Bernard’s Catholic (Confirmation - 1955)
Surnames: Treacy, Schwartz, Crubel, Burggraf, Hayden, Sheridan,
Leketas, Hartung, Finucane, Schulz, Kelley, Dolan, Johnson, Piwoni,
Harbut, Nikolay, Archambo, Wiese, Calmes, Melvin, Leichtnam,
Brunkhorst, Young, Peterson, Kunze, Hutchins, Mueller, Zink,
Selinski, Seidel, Keller, Kalson, Wagner, Mertens, Weber, Gierl,
Fischer, Younker, Bumann, Hughes, Franz, Hoffman, Jarocki,
Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.)
Bernard’s Catholic Church (Confirmation - 18 May
procession of acolytes, members of the confirmation class and their
sponsors met the Most Rev. John P. Treacy, bishop of La Crosse, and
assisting clergy, outside St. Bernard’s Catholic church,
Wednesday afternoon at 3:30. They entered the church as the choir
sang "Ecce Sacerdos," and the ceremonies of confirmation
Vincent Schwartz, Colby, conducted the examination after which the
Most Rev. John P. Treacy administered the sacrament of confirmation
and gave a short talk.
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, the bishop was celebrant, the
Rev. Hubert Crubel, Owen, was deacon, and the Rev. J. Burggraf, of
Wuerzburg, was sub-deacon. Congregational singing of "Holy God, We
Praise Thy Name," closed the services.
present were the Very Rev. Msgr. Thomas Hayden, Dorchester; the
Rev. Peter J. Sheridan, Spencer; the Rev. Peter Leketas,
Neillsville; the Rev. Edward Hartung, Greenwood; the Rev. James
Finucane, La Crosse; and the Rev. Raymond B. Schulz,
occasion the church was decorated with a profusion of flowers in
the white and yellow papal colors.
the ceremonies, the bishop imparted a special blessing on each
little child and baby present.
clergy were served dinner at the rectory and many of the
confirmants were honored at their homes as relatives and friends
gathered to celebrate the event.
are those who were confirmed and their sponsors:
Mrs. Clarence Dolan; Nancy Kelley, Mrs. Carl Johnson; Patricia
Piwoni, Mrs. Harriet Harbut; Sharol Nikolay, Mrs. Royal Archambo;
Juanita Wiese, Mrs. George Calmes; Delores Melvin, Mrs. Elmer
Leichtnam; Beth Brunkhorst, Mrs. William Young; Priscilla Peterson,
Mrs. L. Kunze; Darlene Hutchins, Mrs. Alfred Mueller; Katherine
Zink, Miss Agnes Selinski; Marion Seidel, Mrs. Iva Seidel; Judith
Keller, Mrs. Steve Kalson; Frances Wagner, Mrs. Frances Martens;
Ruth Wagner, Mrs. Joseph Weber; Judith Gierl, Mrs. Oscar
Judith Zink, Edith Fischer; Darlene Younker, Mrs. Leo Bumann; Dorothy Hughes, Mrs. Leo Franz; Lynette Hoffman, Mrs. Walter Jarocki; Patricia Erickson, Mrs. Andrew Zobrak; Elizabeth .....missing content.
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