1934 Membership Statistics Prefecture-Apostolic of Shenchow Hunan, China
from The Official Catholic Directory p. 820
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. 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., Paul Ubinger, C.P.
Yungshun, Very Rev. Timothy McDermott, C.P., in charge; Revs. Michael A. Campbell, C.P., Ronald Norris, C.P., James Carney, C.P., Cyprian Leonard, C.P., Harold Travers, C.P., James Lambert, 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. Antoine DeGroeve, C.P.
Liulincha, Rev. Nicholas Schneiders, C.P.
Wuki, Rev. Francis Flaherty, C.P.
Luki, Rev. Dunstan Thomas, 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, Revs. Raphael Vance, C.P., Denis Fogarty, C.P.
Lungtan, Rev. Ernest Cunningham, C.P.
Absent on leave: Revs. Gregory McEtterick [McEttrick], C.P., Anthony Maloney, C.P., Jeremiah McNamara, 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], Etheberta [Ethelberta] Carson, Electa McDermott. (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, M. Mark Mullen, Rosario Goss. (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
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
N.B.—These missions may be reached through the American Mission Procurator, Rev. Theophane Maguire, C.P., The Sign, Union City, N.J.