More news from the past. This time Rochester Catholic Church events.
THE CATHOLIC COURIER
Friday, July 24, 1914
City Parish News
The St. Boniface “Footlight Club” the dramatic organization of this church will hold their first annual outing Sunday, July 26th, at the Silver Lake assembly grounds. A special car will convey them to the lake and will be escorted by the well known “Giv and Ebs” Brass Band, all of whom are members of this club and who were given a big reception at their last public appearance.
A varied and amusing number of sports are on the day’s program as well as a baseball game between the “Juveniles” and the “Characters.” Mr. Edward Hettig will umpire this battle. A chicken dinner will await the actors at the Walker House immediately following the sports and distribution f prizes. A special committee was appointed for this occasion and through their zealous work the outing is sure to be a success.
The sixth annual picnic of the St. Boniface Young Mens club will take place Wednesday, July 29th, at Grand View Beach and the committees are making a special effort to have a program that will tickle the palate of gloom. As usual the “Zips and Peps” will cross bats and a long list of races are also carded. The chartered cars will leave from Cor. Gregory St. and South Ave. at 8 o’clock and the members are urged to be on time.
The young Ladies’ Sociality held a basket picnic at Newport on Tuesday of this week, which proved to be a very enjoyable occasion.
Among the interesting events were a ball game; a fifty yard dash in which Miss Francis Kelly established herself the title of champion sprinter of the organization. The three legged race was won by Misses Molly Kelly and Helena Nelligan. The egg race was awarded to Miss Agnes Thibault and the prize for the broad jump was obtained by Miss Helena Nelligan.
Saturday, July 25th, the feast of St. James, our pastor celebrated the 39th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood.
Next Tuesday will mark the 26th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of Rev. Jacob F. Staub, rector of Holy Redeemer church in Hudson Ave. A religious celebration of the event will be held on Sunday morning, when the rector will conduct solemn high mass at 8:30 o’clock, at which members of the different societies of the church will attend in a body.
On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings receptions will be held in Concordia Hall by the people of the parish, in celebration of the parish, in celebration of the rector’s silver jubilee. Vocal and musical programmes will be given.