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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta THE SALVATION ARMY 1302-4th AvenueS. Corps O'licers MAJORS THELMA M. CORNEY. JOAN M PIERCE Worship and Infant Dedication Service BIBLE STUDY THURSDAY AT P.M. CANADIAN RALLY NIGHT p.m. Sunday, June 23rd We INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME Lethbridge Independent Baptist Church Interested in Pure Bible Study? In What Christ Has For You? Meet With Us Around God's Word MONDAYS at p.m. 1714- 14th Ave. South LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE s PASTOR M. L. ISRAELSON 520 7th Street South Home of the Sunshine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. d School (Classes for all ages) 1VOO Worship "FATHER, TAKE YOUR PLACE" Service Prayer and Bible Study Young People's Service A hearty invitation is extended to all and a warm welcome awaits you. CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 41612th Street 327-0709 ELCC-PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN School Service Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 11 in Avenue and 24th otree. South Gartke Phone 328-3445 Office; 328-1510 Home a Service EVERYONE WELCOME IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street South PASTOR: PAUL KOESTER Office: 327-4336, Home: 327-3858 School and Bible Class Service and Holy Communion Listen to the Lutheran Hour Sunday, a.m. CFAC THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator RIGHT REV. N. BRUCE McLEOD, Toronto President of Conference- Rev. A. Chairman of Presbytery: Rev. T. Medicine Hat SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. ana ntn St. s. MINISTERS: DIRECTOR OF WIUSiC-Mr Wilfred Woolhouse ORGANIST EMERITUS-M' A K Pulland SUNDAY. JUNE 16 United Church Services This Sunday at McKillop United Church Please be at Southminster at a.m. if transportation is required to McKillop MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbndge from Ave and24ihSt S MINISTER REV. BLAKE ANDERSON Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Egtmn Organist: MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY. JUNE 16 UNITED CHURCH SERVICE "100% Chance of Rain" Teen Chancel Choir FIRST UNITED CHURCH Comer ol 5th Avenue and 13th Street North MINISTER REV KEW JORDAN P A B D Music MRS DOROTHY GLCH K ATC SUNDAY. JUNE 16 11.00 a.m at McKiUop Untied Church SOUTHERN ALBERTA JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH Comvr Of 9th 9th North Minister Rev Sen Murata BD SUNDAY. JUNE 16. 1974 a DAY JOINT FAMILY SERVICE AND CHURCH PICNIC Will be held at Taber Provincial Park All lethbndge Sunday School Children and Families are invited to join the picnic Sermon "Honor Thy Father" Rev. Ben T Murata Saturday, June 15, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-13 BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH The baseball priest Msgr. Anthony Gocki toys with a ball and glove. Sports interest determined varied pathway for priest REGINA (CP) When Msgr. Anthony Gocki gradu- ated from the Grand Semi- nary in Montreal 52 years ago. he wanted to serve in a rural parish. But his.aDihty to play base- ball determined otherwise. A, parish priest in Moose Jaw heard that the young clergyman played ball- and re- quested he be sent to the Sas- katchewan city to organize sports for the parish and for separate schools. "When I arrived, that was his first you play called me the base- ball priest because they couldn't pronounce may narrie." he said. The next year, Msgr Gocki pronounced his rural church He served as pastor at Can- diac. about 65 miles southeast of Regina. from 1923 to 1930. He would spend two weeks in the community, then pack his altar and travel by "horse, buggy, or jigger on the rail- road. "You couldn't depend on a car. there were no gravel roads and the tram service wasn't that good." the 71-year old retired Roman Catholic churchman said in an inter- view. "Missionary work is en- tirely different now. I came in at the end of the real mis- sionary work. It's all streamlined now." Msgr Gooki was born in Montana of Polish parents who later moved to Cedoux. bald a wagon. The priest's ability speak Polish and other Slavic lan- guages was a help. In Regina, he served 43 years as parish priest of St. Anthony's Church-built in 1931 by a Church Chuckles by CARTWRIOHT Polish congregation of 127 families "The Polish people wanted a parish of their own so they could pray and sing in their own language." Msgr. Gocki recalled "Archbishop McGuigan asked me if I would. take it "We had no pews, just planks to sit on and we went without radiators in the church for five years. There was a lot of Volunteer labor in the con- gregation constructed the church and eventually a rec- tory. "We didn't pay five cents on labor outside of the plumber and electrician." Msgr. Gocki said. "There's not a single shingle on the rectory roof that I didn't nail myself." Meanwhile, Msgr. Gocki's reputation as a sportsman in- volved him in organizing Re- gina's first troop of Roman Catholic boy scouts. He took them to camp in the Qu'Appelle Valley. the camp." Arch- bishop Monahan said to me when I gave him my report. "I said: 'Your 'Grace, I haven't got the money. I'm so broke, when I walk I The archbishop donated 500. the 406-acre camp was bought and it was named Camp Monahan. During the Depression, the Regina Exhibition Board de- cided to introduce an ethnic day and called Msgr. Gocki for information about Polish dancing "I said: the only thing I know about a Pol- ish dance is that it ends about four in the morning.'" Since the Second World War. Polish dancing has be- come a regular part of St. An- thony's Church parish activi- ties. "They've done it on their own. but as part of the par- ish." Msgr. Gocki said. "It's grand to have color and preserves the cul- ture. I gave it my blessing." Msgr. Gocki. despite his re- tirement, remains active, working with immigrants and serving mass when asked to do so during special religious observances. His health suffered a set- back last year, so serious that he was not expected to live, and on Dec. 3 a priest arrived to administer the last sacra- ments. "I told the priest to wait un- til after the Grey Cup game." Vienna boy choir traces roots to 1498 "I assume. Senator, we can expect to see you regularly until after elections." Lutherans give unity move favor REGINA r, For infoifnflDon vnd Home Study Phont: 323-0972 or rnvfi'.f iVtLCOVt ;