The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Stoke-on-Trent attended the ninety-third annual Catholic Reunion, held in the Town Hall. They both gave brief addresses, expressing themselves as deeply impressed by the spirit manifested at the gathering, the first of its kind which they had attended.
Presentation of a cheque and other gifts has been made to the Rev. Basil Wrighton, formerly rector at Wolstanton, Staffs, by the congregation of that parish. Fr. Wrighton is now rector at Great Haywood. The presentation took place on the occasion of the annual Wolstanton reunion, held in the Municipal Hall at Newcastle-underLyme.
At South Kensington the annual Musical Oratory in honour of St. Cecilia takes place this month, with Fr. Vincent McNabb, 02., as the preacher for the occasion.
-x Steps are being taken to form a Council of the Knights of St. Columba at Ilkeston, Derbyshire. A well-attended meeting in the schools, last Sunday, at which the parish priest, the Rev. W. D. Walford, presided, was addressed by Canon Hargreaves, Mr. Stuart Harper, Dr. I. B. Culhane, Capt. B. M. P. Gorman, and other speakers.
On the occasion of his departure from Llanelly to take up work at Brecon: the Rev. J. P. Mitchell has received a handsome chalice as a parting gift from the parishioners.
A large body of Catholic ex-Servicemen paraded and marched to the Salesian church at Farnborough, Hants, on Sunday last, when Armistice Sunday was observed.
An empty stall at a bazaar is an innovation to which patrons will be asked to put an end, by making it a full stall, on the occasion of a bazaar which the local Member of Parliament, Mr. Alec Beechman, is to open at St. Ives, Cornwall, in December. The idea is that from their purchases helpers should fill the " empty " stall with gifts for distribution at Christmastide to the necessitous poor. Many Catholic holiday-makers know the handsome church on Tregenna Hill. It may be that some of
them will be moved to, Delaney, the priest-in
charge, Dom Austin elaney, 0.5.13., to make the occasion a success.