John Murphy Farley, auxiliary bishop of New York writes to Prior Provincial John Fedigan, offering the Province “a place for a church and a small parish in New Brighton, Staten Island,” which was to become the Parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel.
The Prior Provincial reported to his Council this day on his visitation and on the increasingly serious problem in Cuba. He related that the Prior General, nonetheless, wants the Province to continue the operation of the University there.
Following a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving and dinner to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the foundation of the Province, the Definitory met to consider property proposed as the site of the Province's new college in Andover, Massachusetts.
This day of the attack on Pearl Harbor also saw the opening and blessing of the chapel of Saint Rita in Havana, Cuba, by Fr. Lorenzo Spirali. It would later grow into a mammoth church seating 1,000 people
Province Secretary Thomas Middleton notified the Province membership on this day that a commission had been appointed to investigate the Acts and proceedings of the July, 1886, Provincial Chapter due to reports of irregularities in the election of the Prior Provincial.