solitude and study. Those who remember him tell us that he was fond of applying his knowledge of history in his sermons. He was a man seldom seen outside of his home or the church, but from time to time he was found walking up and down outside while reciting his Breviary.
Father Lisa was assisted by Father Raymond Maggiore, who had preceded him to the parish in June, 1929. Father Maggiore stayed at St. Francis until May 16, 1931. In May, 1931, Father Joseph Giunta arrived, and for six years performed nearly all of the spiritual work at St. Francis Xavier. His name appears in the Baptismal Register without. a break for that entire length of time. The same is true of the Marriage Register, with an occasional exception.
Due to their Italian-born characteristics and their continental training, Father Lisa and his two curates, first Father Maggiore and for a longer time Father Giunta, gave to the Parish of St. Francis a largely European quality, broken only on Sundays when priests from Seton Hall College came to celebrate Mass. Father John Outwater was one of these priests who became associated
Msgr. Dooling, Archbishop Boland, Bishop McNulty and Msgr. Dauenhauer leave the old parish rectory on the day of our church dedication.
Archbishop Boland bows his head as he begins the Solemn Pontifical Mass of dedication - the then Father Dooling looks proudly upon this memorable event.
with the parish. This tradition of priests coming from Seton Hall College to minister to the weekend needs of St. Francis Xavier stretched back to the Mission Days. At that time the future Bishops Thomas McLaughlin and John Duffy made the long journey from South Orange to Newark, by horse and buggy. In their own turn and time so did the future Vicar Generals John McClary and John Dauenhauer. A pause in our story can be permitted to record this assistance, because even in our time Father Edward Larkin continues this tradition. For years Father Larkin has come to St. Francis Xavier Church every weekda y morning to say Mass.
Father Outwater, an outstanding athlete in his college days at Seton Hall, was a fine figure of a man, blessed in an extraordinary way by God with outstanding physical and mental qualities. His name is linked inseparably with the tragic era of which we write because of the personal tragedy of his own life. Father left St. Francis Xavier Church one Sunday morning with his mother and sister and was instantly killed in his automobile on a highway. The truck that broke off his splendid life in the fullness of his priestly manhood spared both his mother and his sister to mourn him.
In September, 1937, Father Eugene Reilly came to