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Fill St. Emeric's at 40- Year Mass Parishioners and Nuns Welcome Bishop Hoban

Plain Dealer, OCT 6 1944

St. Emeric's Catholic Church, 1904 W. 22d Street, was filled with parishioners and visitors yesterday as Coadjutor Bishop Edward F. Hoban celebrated solemn pontifical Mass in observance of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the parish.

Besides the laity, the entire local community of the Daughters of the Divine Redeemer, whose members teach in the parish school, attended.

Bishop Hoban was assisted at the Mass by Rev. John B. Mundweil, the pastor, as assistant priest; Rev. Zoltan Demko, pastor of St. Anthony's Church, Fairport Harbor, as deacon; Rev. Joseph Toth, O. F. M., chaplain at City Hospital, as sub-deacon; Rev. Wenceslaus F. Novak, pastor of Holy Family Church, and Rev. W.P. Hagerty, S. J., principal of St. Ignatius' High School, as deacons of honor, and Rev. Kenneth W. Saunders, assistant rector of St. John's Cathedral and Rev. Joseph A. Vargo, assistant pastor of SS. Cyril and Methodius' Church, as masters of ceremony. Rev. Tarzicius Kukla, O.F. M., editor of Hungarian Catholic Sunday, was in the sanctuary.

Msgr. Elmer Bordogh, pastor of St. Stephen's Church, Toledo, preached the sermon, in which he praised the work of Father Mundweil and his predecessor, the late Rev. Joseph Hartel.

Bishop Hoban read a letter from Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, apostolic delegate to the United States, transmitting the blessing of Pope Pius XII to the priests, the nuns and the parishioners of St. Emeric's Church.

Municipal Judge Louis Petrash presided at a dinner in the parish hall yesterday afternoon. Among speakers were Major Frank J. Lausche, Democratic candidate for governor; Mayor of James Garfield Stewart of Cincinnati, Republican candidate for governor; candidate for governor; John B. Toth, a member of St. Emeric's Parish, and Frank Brogly, a member of Our Lady of Hungary Parish, of Our Lady of Hungary Parish, Youngstown, where Father Mundweil formerly was pastor.