Many parishioners and Ottawa friends were present Sunday afternoon for the solemn blessing of St. John's parish rectory, Osgoode, The new building was erected under Rev. Father Frank Tierney, parish priest, and it replaced the rectory which was destroyed by fiew last May.
Monsignor Joseph Charbonneau, Vicar General, officiated, assisted by Rev. Father Tierney, Rev. Father George D. Prudhomme, and Rev. Father Francis Corkery. Other members of the clergy present included Rev. Father J. R. Smith, and Rev. Father A. Daley, Among the many Ottawa residents present was Mayor Nolan.
Following the blessing by Mgr. Charbonneau, a tea and money shower was held at the rectory. Conveners were the Miss Essie Shields, Mary Brennan, and Nita McDonald. Guests were received by Father Tierney, Mrs. J. Dewan, and Mrs. T. Kelly.
Those who poured tea were: Mrs. T. W. Asselin, Mrs. C. Dolan, Mrs. P. Devine, Mrs. P. J. Nolan, Mrs. L Davies, Miss Ishbel Hutton, Miss R. Rooney. Mrs. William Bambrick, Mrs. J. D. Larose, Mrs. Robert Devine, Mrs. J. A. MacCabe, Miss M. Mundy.
Assisting at the tea tables were the Misses Mildred Ralph, Phyllis McEvoy, Gertrude Cleland, Loretta Cleland, Mary Blanchfield, Ethel Grant, Eleanor Grody, Emma Dewan, Hilda Kenedy, Isabel Morel, Lillian Casey, Doris Casey. The Misses Gertrude Grant and Margaret Dewan received money contributions.
Among those who provided the delightful entertainment were Allan Martin, Herbert Hill, Miss Gladys Jones, Miss Mary Johnston, Miss Lillian Casey and Charles O'Reilly.