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Notes For Ransomers

Next Monday is the second Monday in the month, the day on which we have the Holy Hour for the Forgotten Souls in Purgatory. November, the month of the Holy Souls would be a good month for any who have been meaning to take part in this devotion and have not yet managed to do so, to begin. So let me remind you once more that the Holy Hour is held from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Souls Convent, Regents Park. The convent is easily reached from any part of London, just three minutes' walk from Camden Town tube station. Coming out of the station you walk up to the Regents Park end of Park Street and you see a big corner building facing you across the road on the right—that is the convent.

At the end of this month and the beginning of next, to be exact, on November 29 and 30 and December 1, the Tyburn nuns have their annual triduum in honour of the English Martyrs. Holy Mass will be sung each morning at 10 a.m., and there will be sermon and Benediction each evening at 5.15. On the first day the sermon will be preached by Dom Dunstan Pontifex, 0.S McNabb, 0.P., and on the third day by Fr .B.; on the second day by Fr. Vincent . John Murray, S.J.

This time of year is always an anxious one for the officials of the Ransomers' Guild, for it is now that we begin to take stock of the year's working.

We begin to see how the accounts will work out, and to get some idea as to the amounts we shall he able to distribute from the church extension fund.

As the Million Pound Capital Fund steadily grows we have an increased amount of interest to add to the Church Extension Fund each year; but since the growth of this fund, though steady, is slow, the amount of the interest grows slowly, too.

As the regular income from this source increases, we are able to guarantee to some dioceses a certain amount each year.

This increases the value of the grant to the diocese, since the Bishop is able to rely on a certain amount coming in each year and can plan accordingly.

If only some rich people would enable the Million Pound Fund to grow more rapidly, these guaranteed grants could be much larger and much more efficient in meeting the great need there is for them.

Also it depends on how Red Cross Ransomers fulfil their obligation to subscribe half-a-crown each year to the Ransom Fund as to how much we have to deduct from the other funds for the cost of collection.

So if anyone owes a subscription, or has been thinking of sending us any money for the other funds, may I beg them to send in the money as soon as possible, so that it may be included in this year's accounts.

JOHN H. F1LMER.




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