The Sisters of St Joseph of Peace have elected Sister Margaret Byrne to succeed Sister Anna Maria Doyle as Provincial. Sister Margaret has spent the last three years in Washington DC, America, where she worked with the homeless and set up a night shelter for women. She will now live at the Provincial House at Rearsby. Leicester.
Catholic delegates to the Trades Union Congress will meet for a special Mass at the Sacred Heart Church, Blackpool, on September 2. The preacher will he Fr Tom Shepherd, secretary of the National Pastoral Congress.
The Union of Catholic Mothers of St George's Cathedral, Southwark, are having an outing for mothers and children to Bognor Regis, Sussex, tomorrow.
Family and Social Action reports a successful training session at Clapham Park Conference Centre, Bedford, for promoters to spread their work throughout the country. Eighteen people studied ways to explain the aims of FSA.
Sister Isabelle Shepherd on August 2 in the Community of Religious Sisters at Rickmansvvorth, the town where she spent the fifty-nine years since she became a Sister. Sister Isabelle came to Rickmansworth In 1920 when she was Young Sister of twenty-seven. She had just become a Sister in France and expected to stay only a short time in Rickmansworth until she could go to Canada. But bad travel conditions after the war stopped her going and she stayed in England to devote her life to the young children she loved. She taught at St Monica's, the parish school of Our Lady Help of Christians for twenty-two years and in St Joan of Arc Preparatory school for twenty two years more. She had spent the last fifteen years in retirement. She moved to Blakenhall with her Community when room was needed et St Joan of Arc, after the Convent School became a mixed comprehensive in 1972 Fr Terence Mu'ready, of the Holy Ghost Fathers. Rickley, Kent, at his sister's home in Leeds on August 2, aged 58. Born In Norwanton, Leeds, he entered the Holy Ghost Fathers Missionary College at Grange over Sands in 1933 and was ordained in 1945.14e served in the Benue District of Nigeria for 25 years. From 1971, when he returned to the English Province, he was Bursar in the Provincial House in Kent, until he became ill eighteen months ago There was a con• celebrated Requiem Mass in the Community Chapel at Bichley on Wednesday, followed by burial at St Mary's Chislcharst Conon Daniel Cogan, parish priest of Sr Swithun's. Southsea. at Nazareth House. Southsea. alter a long illness Born in Cork Ireland. in 191W He studied at St Patrick s College. Carlow, and University College Dublin. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1938 Canon Cogan was appointed assistant priest to St Boniface, Southampton in 1938: in 1939 he moved to St Joseph's, Maidenhead: and in 1948 to Grove Camp, Wantage. where he remained until 1950 when he moved to St Wilfrid's. Ventnor. In 1955 he became parish priest of St Mary's. Ryde. and perish priest of Our Lady's. Liphook, in 1965. In 1987 he moved to St Swithun's. Southsea. where he remained parish priest until his death on May El Canon Cogan was also rural dean of Portsmouth Deanery since 1967.
Lifeline Pregnancy Care, London, which last year dealt with 13,290 callers, is looking for volunteers to help for two hours on Friday, August 17, between 10 am and 6 pm, with their street collection in Westminster. sponsored by the Lord Mayor. Volunteers should contact the Street Collection Secretary at 53 Victoria Street, London SW1.
Mr Patrick Milne, deputy head of Bonus Pastor RC school in Downham, Bromley, Kent, is to be the head teacher from September I on the retirement of Mr T. O'Donnell, who has held the post since 1968.
At Bonus Pastor Mr Milne has been closely involved with the parent teacher association. He intends to maintain the link as head and to encourage parents to give more of their expertise towards such school projects as the building of tennis courts.
Mr and Mrs Milne live in Beckenham and have three children.
After the success of the Pentecost Vigil, plans are being made for a Harvest Vigil to be held at the Ursuline Convent, Westgate, Kent, on September 29. It will begin with a barn dance at 8 pm and end with Mass at dawn.
Holidaymakers near Margate will now be able to visit a 14th century monastic grange, Salmestone Grange, Nash Road, open on Wednesdays. Saturdays and Sundays from 2 pm to 5.30 pm. It can be reached by the 52 bus from Tivoli Road, Margate.
Mr Charles Burgess, who has been chief sub-editor at the Herald for l8 months, has been appointed sports editor of the Liverpool Post, where he worked for threee years before coming to London. He takes up his new post in October. A pilgrimage to A ylesford for the sanctification of family life is to leave Ramsgate at 9.30 ant on September 23. A coach will pick up pilgrims as far as Birchington en route and will reach Aylesford for midday Mass. The cost will be about £2 per head. Applicants should contact Mrs Sotos of the Thanet Catholic Women's Club.
A golden jubilee summer school of liturgy and music is being held this week at Trinity and All Saints' Colleges, Leeds. The theme of the school organised by the Society of St Gregory, is Prayer and Thanksgiving.
* * * The Mayor of Camden has sponsored the Legion of Mary flag day in London on Saturday, August 25, to raise funds for the Morning Star Hostel for Homeless Men. The Hostel, at 16 Allcroft Road, in north London will rehabilitate men who have been sleeping rough. Helpers and collectors are needed. Please contact the warden: Mr Des Hewson, 01-485 7306.
An international scientific symposium on addiction will he held at Magdalen College, Oxford from September 12-14. Dr G. K. Shaw, a consultant psychiatrist, chairman of the symposium will reveal startling new evidence of a link. between drinking and brain damage, Boys of Downside School Community Service recently raised over £300 for the "Boat People" of Vietnam. Most of the money was raised at a raft which was made by pupils and exhibited near Bath Abbey. The remainder came from a sponsored swim, and the total was handed over to Mr .1. Whiting of the Bath Organiser of the "Save the Children Fund".
Sister Mary McMahon, of the Sisters of Charity of St Louis, was presented with travelling cases and a souvenir photograph album when she recently relinquished the post of headmistress of St Louis Convent School, Frome, Somerset.
In the autumn Sister Mary, will start to study for an MA in Peace Studies at Bradford University. She has been head teacher of the convent school for the past 14 years.
The Centre for the Study of Rural Society at Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln, are holding a "Consultation on Rural Society" to discuss issues affecting the quality of life and work in rural society. The consultation will take place from September 10 to 14 under the presidency of the Bishop of Lincoln.
The parish of St Peter and All Souls, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, have launched a Catholic newspaper for their area. It is planned to publish it three times a year.
The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Brixton, London, is looking
for volunteers to provide transport and help with its handicapped children's outing to Bognor Regis on August 19.
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The Blackburn Catholic Nurses have elected Miss Therese Brown as secretary, Miss Mary Batham as
treasurer, Mrs Teresa 13redin as social secretary and Mrs Margery Proctor as president for the nest three years.
* * * At St George's parish, Norwich, on Tuesday, the Parkinson's Disease Society viewed Miss Reed's garden in Mousehold Lane.