1933 Membership Statistics Prefecture-Apostolic of Shenchow Hunan, China

from The Official Catholic Directory p. 797

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. Timothy McDermott, C.P.; Very Rev. Anthony Maloney, C.P.

Procurator—Rev. Arthur Benson, C.P.; Rev. Ronald Norris, C.P., asst.; Rev. Linus Lombard, C.P.   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. Leo Berard, C.P., Sidney Turner, C.P., Bonaventure Griffiths, C.P., Joachim Beckes, C.P., Germain Heilmann [Heilman], C.P., Alban Carroll, C.P., Cyprian Frank, C.P.

Yungshun, Very Rev. Timothy McDermott, C.P., in charge; 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, Rev. Jeremiah McNamara, C.P., Rev. Denis Fogarty, C.P.

Wangtsun, Rev. Basil Bauer, C.P.

Paotsing, Rev. Gregory McEttrick, C.P.

Liulincha, Rev. Nicholas Schneiders, 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. Paul Ubinger, C.P., Dunstan Thomas, 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. Loretta Halligan, M. Patricia Rose Hurley, M. Teresa Tan [M. Theresa Tuan]. (Novitiate, women’s catecumenate, orphanage, dispensary creche, 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, creche.)


Prefect Apostolic: 1
Passionist Priests: 33
Sisters of Charity: 4
Sisters of St. Joseph: 4
Missions with Resident Priests: 15
Churches: 12
Oratories: 24
Schools: 12
Catecumenates: 21
Catecumens: 1,450
Catechists: 56
Catholic Population: 2,600
Pagan Population: 4,500,000
Confessions (annual): 1,089
Communions (annual): 1,089
Confessions (devotion): 21,371
Communions (devotion): 59,912
Extreme Unctions: 85
Marriages: 23
Deaths: 126
Baptisms: 427

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