Seattle Times, January 29, 1922, pages 1, 9:
Sermons  To  Be  Delivered  By  Wireless

Speakers  at  Mission  in  St.  James'  Cathedral  May  Be  Heard  by  All  Who  Have  Necessary  Receiving  Sets.
PARTICIPATION in church services by wireless is the opportunity that will open to the public for the first time in the history of Seattle this week, when a mission for men and women will be held in St. James' Cathedral with the Rev. Guy F. Quinan and the Rev. Jerome P. Donegan preaching into the mouth of a wireless telephone instrument as well as to the congregation present in the cathedral.
    The innovation comes as the result of the great crowds that have attended the missions by the Paulist missionaries in their tour of the Northwest. It is anticipated that every night of the mission the big cathedral will be filled to its capacity. Chairs will be placed in the aisles and the overflow will be accommodated in the choir loft.
Knights  in  Charge.
    A committee of the Knights of Columbus has agreed to take charge of erecting the wireless apparatus at the pulpit and the stringing of the necessary wires outside the cathedral. The arrangement will be such that the wireless telephone apparatus will in no way interfere with the speaking. The committee consists of James T. Lawler, chairman; M. J. Beezer, R. Nordoff, Edward McGarth and A. J. McDonald.
    "Heretofore the missions have been conducted in two sections, one for the men and the other for the women," declared the Rev. James G. Stafford, pastor of St. James Cathedral, who yesterday completed arrangements for the opening of the mission. "This year men and women alike will attend the first week. This is partly the reason why we intend to install the wireless apparatus. It will add to the numbers of those who will hear the splendid speakers. Incidentally it will offer an opportunity to persons confined in their homes and who have been supplied with wireless fixtures to listen to sermons."
    The mission formally opens this morning at 11:30 o'clock mass, the opening sermon to be, "The Voice of God." Tonight at 8 o'clock the sermon will be, "The Purpose of Life." Sermons during the week will be as follows: Monday, 8 p. m., "Spiritual Suicide;" Tuesday, 8 p. m., "The End of the Journey;" Wednesday, 8 p. m. "What Lies Beyond;" Thursday, 8 p. m., "The Mercy of God Is Above All His Works;" Friday, 8 p. m., "The Christian Home and the Evils That Are Destroying it Today." There will be no services on Saturday, the day being set aside for confessions. Next Sunday at the 11:30 o'clock mass the sermon will be, "And They Watched Our Lord."
    The first week of the mission will close at 3:30 o'clock next Sunday afternoon with a sermon on "Perseverance," and there will be renewal of baptismal vows. Plans for the second week of the mission will be announced next Sunday.
the Rev. Jerome P. Donegan (left) and the Rev. Guy F. Quinan (right)
Celebrated  Paulist  Missionaries.
      At St. James' Cathedral today a mission for men and women will open with the celebrated Paulist missionaries, the Rev. Jerome P. Donegan (left) and the Rev. Guy F. Quinan (right) in charge. One of the features of the mission will be the installation of a wireless telephone system connecting with the pulpit of the church by which "shut-ins" and others equipped with home wireless sets may listen to the sermons.

February 5, 1922, page 11:

Cathedral   Is   Wired   for   Sermons   by   Radio

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Even  Ships  at  Sea  May  Listen  to  Messages
Fathers Quinan, Donegan and Stafford.
Fathers  Quinan,  Donegan  and  Stafford.
    Sermons by Wireless! Promptly at 8 o'clock tonight, persons who have receiving equipment at home will hear the beginning of a series of lectures for non-Catholics by the Paulist missionaries now conducting a mission at St. James' Cathedral. The photograph shows, from left to right--The Rev. Guy F. Quinan, the Rev. Jerome P. Donegan and the Rev. James G. Stafford watching the installation of the wires between the cathedral church towers. Fathers Quinan and Donegan enjoy the distinction of delivering the first sermons by wireless in the history of the wireless telephone. They came here from Pittsburgh, where by means of the wireless telephone their sermons were heard in 20 states. The wireless installed in St. James' Cathedral by the Northwest Radio Company, will have a radius of 1,000 miles.

Rev.  Guy  F.  Quinan,  Conducting  Mission  at  St.  James,  Will  Virtually  Have  Entire  Northwest  for  His  Congregation--Additional  Apparatus  to  Be  Installed  for  Choir  Loft.
"K.  D.  P."
    When that signal is given out tonight at 8 o'clock from St. James Cathedral, persons whose homes are equipped with wireless telephone receiving instruments will know that the first sermon by wireless ever heard in the West will begin at once.
    Work of installing the wireless apparatus necessary for the sending of "the word of God by wireless" was completed yesterday, tests made and everything declared to be in readiness for unusual method of teaching religion.
    The sermon may be heard as far as San Francisco. Sailors aboard ships 1,000 miles at sea will be able to "listen in." Standing in the pulpit of St. James Cathedral, Rev. Guy F. Quinan will preach virtually to the entire Northwest. His audience, it has been estimated, will approximate 6,000 in addition to the 2,500 to 3,000 in the church.
    The Northwest Radio Service Corporation, which installed the wireless system in the Cathedral will have a man there to see that the mechanism of the sending machine works perfectly.
    "This is one of the very latest of the natural mysteries of God," said Father Quinan. "What better service can the wireless be employed than in the service of God in broadcasting through the air the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
    "The first lecture by wireless telephone will be on, 'Is One Religion as Good as Another?' This will start at 8 o'clock. We have in the back of the cathedral a question box containing questions asked by non-Catholics. These will be answered in such a way that all may hear, not only in the church, but by wireless.
    "There is nothing spectacular or worldly about the installation of the wireless in the church. No one can say that the church of God is being used for something savoring of the theatrical. It is in reality using one of God's mysteries as the means of spreading the word of God."
    The wires "connecting up" the sending device in the pulpit have been strung between the high towers of the cathedral, about 300 feet from the ground.
    During the week additional apparatus will be placed in the choir loft and those who listen in will hear the mighty swell of 3,000 voices singing hymns.
    It is probable, according to the Rev. James G. Stafford, pastor of St. James' Cathedral, that the wireless apparatus will be retained at the cathedral after the close of the mission as a permanent means of sending out sermons to the listening thousands.
February 6, 1922, page 4:

Big   Crowd   Attends   Lecture

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Wireless  Fails  to  Stop  People

Indifferentism  and  Necessity  of  Man  Embracing  the  Truth  Explained  by  Father  Quinan  at  Cathedral.

WILL church services by wireless keep congregations away?
    The question was answered negatively last night at the St. James Cathedral when the Rev. Guy F. Quinan, whose sermon was sent broadcast by wireless addressed the greatest congregation ever gathered in the history of the Cathedral. The occasion marked the opening of the mission for non-Catholics by the Paulist Fathers. Last week the Paulist's mission was for Catholics.
    The sermon was heard according to telephone messages as far away as Camp Lewis and Lacey, Wash., and at many other points in the state.
    The lecture for non-Catholics this evening will be by the Rev. Jerome P. Donegan on "The Catholic Church and the Bible." More will be able to hear the lecture by wireless this evening than last because of better adjustment given the wireless instrument in the church pulpit by experts from the Wireless Radio Service Corporation.
February 7, 1922, page 5:

Non-Catholics    Hear    Address

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Big   Crowds   Attend   Service

St.  James'  Cathedral  Mission  Being  Conducted  by  Paulist  Fathers  Proves  Attractive  for  Many.

NON-CATHOLICS filled St. James' Cathedral last night to hear the sermon by the Rev. Jerome P. Donegan, one of the Paulist Fathers conducting a mission there. This morning a message was received from a ship at sea informing Father Donegan that the sermon had been heard by members of the crew by means of the wireless apparatus installed in the pulpit of the church.
    The Paulist Fathers during the week are soliciting questions from non-Catholics. These are answered from the pulpit, both the congregation actually attending the services and thousands of others, equipped with wireless apparatus in their homes, benefiting by the arrangement.
    "The Church of the Age" will be the subject of the sermon tonight by the Rev. Guy F. Quinan in his lecture for non-Catholics. The wireless apparatus has now been tuned up and the words of the speaker will be heard several hundred miles out of Seattle.
February 8, 1922, page 3:

Non-Catholics  Listen  by  Radio  To  Address  by  Paulist  Father

TELEGRAMS and letters from all parts of the state to the Paulist Fathers now conducting a mission at St. James' Cathedral indicate the success of the wireless telephone apparatus installed in the pulpit of the church by which the sermons are sent broadcast. In one Seattle home, according to the Rev. Guy F. Quinan, thirty noncatholics listened to the sermon last night.
    "I even heard the congregation laughing at Father Quinan's joke in replying to the charge that the Catholic church is too old," said the writer. "His answer that 'the oldest church' was not too old to adopt the latest invention, wireless telephone, caused a laugh that we plainly heard by wireless."
February 9, 1922, page 9:



Takes  as  Subject  "Why  Confess  Sins  to  a  Priest"--Wireless  in  Operation.

    Before an audience of non-Catholics that filled every available seat in St. James' Cathedral, even crowding the sanctuary, the Rev. Jerome P. Donegan, one of the Paulist Fathers now conducting a mission at the cathedral, last night spoke on "Why Confess Sins to a Priest." In addition to the crowd in the church several thousand heard the sermon by wireless, the machine operated from the pulpit by the Northwest Radio Service Corporation working perfectly.
    The Rev. Guy F. Quinan will deliver the sermon to the non-Catholics who will attend tonight's session of the mission. His subject will be, "The True Meaning of Holy Communion."
February 10, 1922, page 12:



Paulist  Father  Answers  Questions  Submitted  by  Non-Catholics  at  Mission.

    Five hundred miles out of Seattle en route to San Francisco on the steamshlp Admiral Schley, Norman Allen, wireless operator, and others aboard listened to the sermon two nights ago delivered in the pulpit of the St. James' Cathedral by one of the Paulist Fathers now conducting
    a mission, according to information received from Allen today. This is a record to date as to the distance from the church the sermons are being heard.
    The sermon tonight at 8 o'clock by Father Donegan will be on "What Catholics Believe About the Pope."


    In honor of the election of the new Pope and as a prayer for the success of his pontificate, a solemn Te Deum will be sung at St. James Cathedral at 8 o'clock tomorrow evening and elsewhere throughout the Diocese of Seattle, in accord with the order of Bishop J. O'Dea. The solemn benediction with the Te Deum will be intoned by Bishop O'Dea at the Cathedral, assisted by the cathedral choir and clergy.
    The wireless plant installed at the cathedral and in use during the visit here of the Paulist missionaries, will be used tomorrow evening so that for the first time the voices of the cathedral choir may be heard by those with wireless sets "listening in."
February 12, 1922, page 11:



Catholics  Said  to  Require  Universal  Tongue  Because  of  Its  Wide  Influence.

    Tonight the mission will close with a sermon by the Rev. Jerome P. Donegan on "Why I Am a Catholic." More than 100 noncatholics have embraced the Catholic faith as the result of the mission in Seattle, the missionaries announced, while dozens more are continuing their instructions preliminary to profession of the faith. The Paulist Fathers give credit for the success of the mission partially to the installation of the wireless telephone system, by which others than those within the cathedral have been able to hear the sermons. From Seattle Fathers Quinan and Donegan will go to Los Angeles.
February 15, 1922, pages 1, 9:


    A new broadcasting station expects to open in this city this evening, according to V. I. Kraft, owner of the transmitting outfit.
    Mr. Kraft, for three years engineer for the Marconi Company here, but for the last four years instructor in radio at the Y. M. C. A., carries on at his Cowen Park home the experimental work for the Northwest Radio Service Company, Times Square, of which he is local manager.
    From this station the broadcasting will be done, probably beginning with tonight. Concert features will be given. All receiving sets are requested to tune in for a 360-meter wave length to got the evening's concert.

    The transmitting outfit to be used in the Kraft station is the same as was used in broadcasting for one week the lectures and concerts at St. James' Cathedral.
    Incidentally, the captain of the steamship Admiral Schley reported that, when nine hours out of San Francisco, bound for Seattle, a party of thirty passengers heard and enjoyed the cathedral lecture and concert on Saturday night.

    Radiophone demonstrations have been arranged for a community hall at Duvall, this county, and for the Parental School on Mercer Island. The Duvall demonstration will be made Tuesday next and that at the Parental School Friday of this week.
    O. A. Dodson, who was in charge of the St. James' Cathedral broadcasting, will make these two demonstrations. All he asks of those who wish to put them on is that they erect their aerials. He does the rest. He furnishes the receiving set and also the magnavox.