1932 Membership Statistics Prefecture-Apostolic of Shenchow Hunan, China

from The Official Catholic Directory p. 780

Area = 15,400 square miles.

Erected as Prefecture-Apostolic, March 13th, 1925, and confided to the American Passionists, with headquarters at St. Michael’s Monastery, 381 West St., Union City, N.J.

Rt. Rev. Cuthbert O’Gara, C.P., D.D., Prefect-Apostolic—ordained May 26th, 1915; appointed Prefect-Apostolic February 12th, 1930.

Prefect Delegate—Very Rev. Quentin Olwell, C.P.

Religious Superior—Very Rev. William Westhoven, C.P.

Prefect’s Council—Very Rev. Quentin Olwell, C.P.; Very Rev. Anthony Maloney, C.P.; Rev. Miles McCarthy, C.P.; Rev. Timothy McDermott, C.P.

Vicars Forane—Very Rev. William Westhoven, C.P.; Very Rev. Paul Ubinger, C.P.; Very Rev. Anthony Maloney, C.P.

Procurator Fiscalis—Rev. Alfred Cagney, C.P.; Rev. Ronald Norris, C.P., asst.   Passionist Procure: 5 Rue Dubail, Hankow, Hupeh, China.

Correspondent for Fides Service—Rev. Nicholas Schneiders, C.P.


Shenchow, Very Rev. Quentin Olwell, C.P., in charge; Revs. Jeremiah McNamara, C.P., Dennis [Denis] Fogarty, C.P., Leo Berard, C.P., Linus Lombard, C.P.

Yungshun, Very Rev. Paul Ubinger, C.P., in charge; Revs. Nicholas Schneiders, C.P., Michael A. Campbell, C.P.

Yuanchow, Very Rev. Anthony Maloney, C.P., in charge; Rev. Edward McCarthy, C.P.

Chenki, Very Rev. William Westhoven, C.P., in charge.

Wangtsun, Rev. Basil Bauer, C.P.

Paotsing, Rev. Gregory McEtterick [McEttrick], C.P.

Yungsui, Rev. Timothy McDermott, C.P.

Liulincha, Rev. Dunstan Thomas, C.P.

Wuki, Rev. Francis Flaherty, C.P.

Luki, Rev. Antoine DeGroeve, C.P.

Pushih, Rev. Miles McCarthy, C.P.

Kaotsun, Rev. Cormac Shanahan, C.P.

Fenghwang, Rev. Flavian Mullins, C.P.

Kienyang, Rev. Dominic Langenbacher, C.P.

Supu, Rev. Raphael Vance, C.P.

Lungtan, Rev. Ernest Cunningham, C.P.

Absent on leave: Revs. Arthur Benson, C.P., Cyprian Frank, C.P.


Shenchow. Sisters of Charity (Mother House—Convent Station, N.J.).—Address: Little Flower Convent, Shenchow, Hunan, China. Sister M. Finan Griffin, Superioress; Sisters M. Electa McDermott, M. Loretta Halligan, M. Patricia Rose Hurley, M. Devota Ross, M. Teresa Tan [M. Theresa Tuan]. (Novitiate, women’s catecumenate, orphanage, dispensary crêche, school.)

Yuanchow. Sisters of St. Joseph (Mother House—Baden, Pa.).—Address: Sisters of St. Joseph, Yuanchow, Hunan, China. Mother M. Genevieve Ryan, Superioress: Sisters M. Christina Werth, M. St. Anne Callahan, M. Magdalena Ivan. (Virginate, school, women’s catechumenate, orphanage, dispensary, crêche.)


Prefect Apostolic: 1
Passionist Priests: 27
Sisters of Charity: 6
Sisters of St. Joseph: 4
Missions with Resident Priests: 16
Churches: 12
Oratories: 24
Schools: 17
Catecumenates: 22
Catecumens: 583
Catechists: 52
Catholic Population: 2,488
Pagan Population: 4,500,000
Confessions (annual): 872
Communions (annual): 872
Confessions (devotion): 21,990
Communions (devotion): 54,283
Extreme Unctions: 47
Marriages: 19
Deaths: 120
Baptisms: 303

N.B.—These missions may be reached through the American Mission Procurator—Rev. Silvan Latour, C.P., The Sign, Union City, N.J.