Catholic Herald Correspondent N official announcement, confirming the exclusive report in the CATHOLIC HERALD last week, was made on Tuesday outlining arrangements for next week's Christian unity rally in Trafalgar Square. Coupled with the joint appeal by the Bishops of England and Wales to all their priests and people to take part wholeheartedly in, the January 18-25 Octave, it's now certain that 1963 will see a greater number of people than ever before observing the eight days of prayer.
Representatives of all the major denominations will take part in the Trafalgar Square rally planned for 3 p.m. next Sunday January 20. The gathering has been arranged by the inter-denominational Conference to Promote Prayer for Unity.
Those taking part will include the Dean of Westminster (Rev. E. S. Abbott), the Administrator of Westminster Cathedral (Mgr. Gordon Wheeler), and the Minister of the Westminster Central Hall (Rev. Derrick Greeves).
The rally will last under half an hour, and on its conclusion all present will be urged to go at once and pray silently for unity in neighbouring churches.
Many will walk or take a bus to Westminster Cathedral; others will
go to the 6 p.m, Mass at the church of Notre Dame. Leicester Square. Others, including, it is hoped. a number of students, will go up Charing Cross Road to St. Patrick's. Soho Square, the London
University Church, where Mgr. Tomlinson. the Chaplain, will he conducting a special service at 4 p.m. A list of the daily intentions was published in last week's CATHOLIC HERALD. Evening Mass and/or
Benediction have been authorised. and permission has been given to say the special Mass for unity on either the first or the last day of the octave.
Leaflets setting out the Intentions together with the prayer approved
to he said each day may be obtained
from the Catholic Truth Society. 38-40 Eccleston Square. London.
S.W.1. (100 for 2s. 6i1s 500 for 10s.. 1,000 for fl). Single copies may be obtained from the Octave Secretary, 31 Portman Square. W.I.
A special article by Archbishop Heenan of Liverpool. Chairman of the Hierarchy's Unity Committee, will appear in the CATHOLIC HERALD next week. The article is entitled: "The Road to Union".