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06/07/15 - NNHS Newsletter - The Feast of Corpus Christi

“This food we call the Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake except one who believes that
the things we teach are true, and has received the washing for forgiveness of sins and for rebirth, and
who lives as Christ handed down to us. For we do not receive these things as common bread or common drink;
but as Jesus Christ our Savior being incarnate by God's Word took flesh and blood for our salvation,
so also we have been taught that the food consecrated by the Word of prayer which comes from him, from which
our flesh and blood are nourished by transformation, is the flesh and blood of that incarnate Jesus.”

- St. Justin, Martyr, 2nd Century

 (100 - 165 A.D.)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The Feast of Corpus Christi is a movable Catholic observance. Additionally, it is celebrated in the United States on a different day from the rest of the world. Search as I may, I can find no evidence that we here have ever observed it together before.

BONUS #1 - - Mass for the Solemn Feast of Corpus Christi - Pope Francis from the Vatican - 2015.06.04

BONUS #2 - - Feast of Corpus Christi - "On the Feast of Corpus Christi (the Body and Blood of Christ), we celebrate the real presence of Christ among us in the elements of the Eucharist. Father James Gardiner, reminds us that, like the consecrated Bread and Wine, we are challenged to be, ourselves, a real presence of Christ in the world."

BONUS #3 - - Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus

BONUS #4 - - William Byrd's Ave Verum Corpus - Christ Church Cathedral Choir


"Ave verum corpus" is a short Eucharistic hymn that has been set to music by various composers. It dates from the 14th century and has been attributed to Pope Innocent VI.[1]

During the Middle Ages it was sung at the elevation of the host during the consecration. It was also used frequently during Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

The poem is a meditation on the Catholic belief in Jesus's Real Presence in the sacrament of the Eucharist, and ties it to the Catholic conception of the redemptive meaning of suffering in the life of all believers.

Musical settings include Mozart's motet Ave verum corpus (K. 618),[6] as well as settings by William Byrd and Sir Edward Elgar. Not all composers set the whole text. For example, Mozart's setting finishes with "in mortis examine", Elgar's with "fili Mariae". There is a version by Franz Liszt [Searle 44], and also ones by Camille Saint-Saëns, Orlande de Lassus, Imant Raminsh,[7] Alexandre Guilmant, Colin Mawby,[8] Malcolm Archer[9] and Jack Gibbons.[10] Liszt also composed a fantasy on Mozart's work, preceded by a version of Allegri's celebrated Miserere, under the title À la Chapelle Sixtine [Searle 461 – two versions]. Versions of this fantasy for orchestra [Searle 360] and piano four-hands [Searle 633] follow closely the second version for piano. The is also a version for organ [Searle 658] with the title Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine. The text is even used in an opera, Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites (there is also "Ave verum corpus", a separate work by Poulenc dated 1952). Mozart's version, with instruments only, was adapted by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as one of the sections of his Mozartiana, a tribute to Mozart. The Vienna Boys' Choir (Wiener Sängerknaben) made some notable recordings of Mozart's "Ave verum corpus" in the 20th century. From the 21st century there is a setting by the Swedish composer Fredrik Sixten.



   Happy Birthday today to    Fred Field ('45) of CA AND   Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

10 -         Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND the late    Eileen Casey Sparkman  (Ferguson HS - '68) (deceased 08/16/11);

11 - Joan Warren Smith ('63) AND    Butch Corson ('63) of Northern VA;

12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57);

14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND   the late Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) (d. 20 July 2013) AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (Wife of   George Konstant - '65 of VA) AND    Linda McKenna Sivilich of PA AND        My Grandson, Buckley Harty of CA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


June 07, 1942
- The Battle of Midway ended in American victory.

June 07, 1942 - Aleutian Islands Campaign: Imperial Japanese soldiers began occupying the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.

June 07, 1944 - The steamer Danae, carrying 350 Cretan Jews and 250 Cretan partisans, was sunk without survivors off the shore of Santorini.

June 07, 1944 - Battle of Normandy – At Abbey Ardennes, members of the SS Division Hitlerjugend massacred 23 Canadian prisoners of war.


Monday, June 07, 1965 - The Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.

Monday, June 07, 1965 - Wrestler, actor, and author Mick Foley was born Michael Francis Foley, Sr. in Bloomington, Indiana,  

Monday, June 07, 1965 - Footballer and singer Jean-Pierre François was born in France.

Monday, June 07, 1965 - Painter Damien Hirst was born Damien Steven Hirst in Bristol, England.

Monday, June 07, 1965 - Actress Emanuela Pacotto was born in Italy, probably in Milan.

Monday, June 07, 1965 - Guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Theaudience) Billy Reeves was born in England

Monday, June 07, 1965 - Singer Christine Roque was born in Toulouse, France.

Monday, June 07, 1965 - Actress and singer Judy Holliday (b. Judith Tuvim on 21 June 1921 in New York City, New York) died of breast cancer in New York City, New York two weeks before her 44th birthday.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/03/15:

“Try a little harder to be a little better.

- Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

     From My Sister-in-Law, Ramona Harty (Jackson HS, MO - '75) of MO - 06/06/15 - "One Day.....":

  A GOOD THOUGHT! Thank you, Monie!

From My Friend, Liam, of NC - 06/06/15 - "Sometimes...":

  SO TRUE! Thanks, Liam!

     From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 06/06/15 - "Candle Planters":

  OOH! I LOVE these! Thank you, Elizabeth!

“When the boys come back from France, we'll have the hags flung out.

- Attributed to the Reverend William Archibald Spooner
22 July 1844 – 29 Aug 1930)

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Phenomenal Photos (#23 in a series of 29)":

  How in the world do they get these photos? The patience must be incredible.....

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!


BONUS CHALICE AND GRAPES FILET CROCHET OR CROSS STITCH PATTERNS: - Signs & Symbols - "These cross stitch patterns are downloadable from the internet. You can literally buy your chart online, purchase your supplies separately and begin stitching in the same day. The photos below depict how the finished work will look. Once purchased and payment approved your pattern will be available on our website for you to download to your computer and print." - Several designs, for a slight fee...


BONUS FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI RECIPE IDEAS: - "...Feast Food! I really wanted to celebrate with an actual feast today. Surprisingly, I couldn’t find many “traditional” Corpus Christi dishes. It seems most people just “feast” in general. ..."


From - 06/06/15:
Q. Why was the fly dancing on the jam jar?

A. Because on the lid it said, "Twist to open."


1. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @ 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/03/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


   Y'all take good care of each other!
  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Ave Verum Corpus

Ave verum corpus, natum
de Maria Virgine,[2]
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine
cuius latus perforatum
fluxit aqua et sanguine:[3]
esto nobis praegustatum
in mortis examine.[4]

O Iesu dulcis, O Iesu pie,
O Iesu, fili Mariae.
Miserere mei. Amen.
Hail, true Body, born
of the Virgin Mary,
who having truly suffered, was sacrificed
on the cross for mankind,
whose pierced side
flowed with water and blood:
May it be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly banquet]
in the trial of death.

O sweet Jesus, O holy Jesus,
O Jesus, son of Mary,
have mercy on me. Amen.

"Ave Verum Corpus" lyrics courtesy of - 06/07/15

Image of Chalice and Grapes courtesy of - 06/05/15

Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/004

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

 Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Jackson High School (MO) logo courtesy of - 05/25/15

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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