BISHOPS' ENGAGEM EN TS
Westminster For Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster: September 15, Church of the Holy Ghost and St. Stephen, Shepherds Bush. Administers Confirmation, 6.30 p.m. September 17. Carmelite Convent, Hitchin. Presides at Clothing Ceremony, 3 p.m. September 19. Carmelite Convent, St. Charles' Square. Gives Black Veils to two Novices, 9.30 a.m.
Southwark For Mgr. Amigo, ArchbishopBishop of Southwark: September 15. Leads the Knights of St. Columba Pilgrimage to Canterbury. September 20. Confers the Tonsure at St. John's Seminary, Woncrsh. September 21. Ordains at St. John's Seminary, Wonersh.
Clifton For Mgr. Lee, Bishop of Clifton: September 15. Confirmations at Yeovil, in the afternoon, Nottingham For Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Notting. ham: September 14, Confirmation at St. Michael's Approved School, Halleton, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, afternoon. September 15. Visitation and Confirmation, St. Mary's, Hyson Green, Nottingham. September 16. Attends K.S.C. meeting at Derby, 7 p.m. September 18. Annual meeting of Nottingham C.W.L., Mikado Cale, Nottingham, 2.30 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS Birmingham The following appointments are officially announced in the Archdiocese of Birmingham: the Rev. Ernest Cooke, B.A., to Harborne Hall as chaplain in place of the Rev. Frederick Askew, who is on sick leave. Administrators —the Rev. Thomas O'Doherty, from Fordhouses to Wacky; the Rev. Cyril Duck, from Abbey Hulton to Fordhouses ; the Rev. James O'Sullivan, from Chasetown to Abbey Hutton; the Rev. Herbert Damp, fromGreat Barr (Birmingham) to Chasetowrt as assistant; the Rev. Thomas Gavin (recently ordained) to St. Edmund's House, Cambridge, for higher studies; the Rev. Thomas S. Copsey (recently demobilised) to Soli House, Stratford-on-Avon, as organising secretary of the Diocesan Catholic Youth Council.
Plymouth The following appointments are offi ci: Canon Isaac ally announced in the diocese of Ply mouth Cowd to be chaplain at Syon Abbey, South Brent, Devon; Canon George Centel!, V.V., to be parish priest at Falmouth, and Fr. K. Melklein succeeds him at Penzance; Fr. W. Moylan to be parish priest at Blandford, and Fr. John Hug to be parish priest at Chideoch, Dorset. The following assistant priests: Fr, F. Moore to Plympton, S. Devon; Fr. M. Murphy, from St. Edward's, Plymouth, to Heavitree, Exeter; Fr. D. Collins and Fr. P. O'Leary to Falmouth; Fr. D. O'Driscoll and Fr. P. Harrington to St. Edwaid's, Peverell, Plymouth, The Rev. J. M. Twobig, parish priest, BeaconfieId, Plymouth, and chaplain to St. Boniface College, now resides at 20, Stroud Park Road, 'leveret], Plymouth.
Capuchin Friars Minor With the sanction of the Most Rev, Fr. Clement, of Milwaukee,Minister General, the 24th Provincial Chapter of the English Province of Capuchin Friars Minor, was held at the Friary, Pantaasple Holywell, North Wales, on
Tuesday of this week Fr. Thomas was elected Minister Provincial ; Fm.
Richard, Victor, Herbert and Andrew were elected Definitors; Frs. Aldan and Brendan were elected Custodes General. The appointments of local superiors will be announced next week.
ORDINATIONS Society of Jesus The Bishop of Leeds will ordain to the priesthood at the Sacred Heart Church, Cardigan Road, Leeds, on Saturday, September 14, at 10 a.m., the following, who have studied theology at Heythrop College, Oxford: Terence finest, Vincent Bywater, Francis Keegan, Ignatius St. Lawrence, Vincent Sermin. Vincent Bywater is a native of the Sacred Heart parish.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Travelling Mission This week-end the Southwark Travelling Mission will visit the hop gardens the Kent-Sussex border. on Mass will be said on Sunday, September 15, at the Chequers Hotel, Lamberhurst, Kent, at 13.30 and at Court Lodge Farm, Bodiam. Sussex, at 10.
The Countryside The Apostolate of the Countryside invites Catholics, who are free to do so. to live near one of our little Country Missions to give it support and help. In Corby, Lincolnshire, there is a church and a resident priest, but only 50 Catholics in the parish, including children. The parish priest writes that he would greatly like a Catholic family to secure a house which is at present to let. The house has five bedrooms and two reception rooms, electric light, etc. lie would welcome Catholics who are zealous and ready to give any help that is needed. This is agricultural country. Grantham and Bourne are the nearest towas. Write for further particulars to the Rev. G. Hickey, Corby, Grantham, Lincs.
Ransomer* On the Feast of Our Lady Of Ransom, Tuesday, September 24, at 12 noon, Low Mass will be celebrated at SS. Anselm and Cecilia's, Kingsway, London, W.C.2, at 8 p.m. At Westminster Cathedral there will he a Ransom Benediction service with sermon on "The Conversion of England " by H.E. the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster.
Mendel and Pasteur Arrangements by the Guild of Mendel and Pasteur are nearing cornpletion for a public conference at Farm Street during the last week-end of September, including a special sermon at the 12 o'clock Mass on September 29. Particulars will be available next week from the hon. secretary, Miss G. F. M. Wilenn, 109, Upney Lane, New Barking, Essex.
St. Edmund'. House The Rev. John Petit, M.A.. is resigning the Rectorship of St. Edmund's House, Cambridge. on September 30, and the Rev. Raymond Corboy, M.A., has been appointed to succeed him. Fr. Petit has been Rector for the past 12 years during which period 78 priests from St. Edmund's House have graduated in the University of Cambridge. Fr. Corboy joined the teaching staff of Ushaw in 1930 and has been Prefect of Studies there since 1937. lie is a graduate of Cambridge and former scholar of Christ's College. During the coming academic year, which marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of St. Edmund's House, there will be 33 priests resident studying for degrees.
Compline at Chelsea Vespers and Compline of St. Matthew's day will be sung at 8 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Chelsea, S.W.3, by a liturgical choir, on Saturday, September 21.
Birmingham Ramblers The next ramble of the Birmingham
Catholic Rambling Club takes place on
September 22 to Harviagton Hall. Meet 10.45 a.m., Bull Ring, for the 10.59 a.m. Midland Red bus to Hagley. All who will attend notify the secretary, 110, Orchard Road, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. at least three days beforehand. New members cordially welcomed.
A.P.C.A. Pilgrimage The Anglo-Polish Catholic Association Pilgrimage to Walsingham, postponed from last Sunday in view of the Polish service in Westminster Cathedral, will take place on Sunday, September 15. The pilgrimage will entrain at Liverpool Street at 9.25 a
and not, as has been advertised, 9.30 am.
C.S.G., London The weekly meetings of the Central Training Group of the London C.S.G. will be resumed at Duckett's, in the Strand, at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, R.I.P.
THE HON. R. W. H. P. LYONDALBERG-ACTON, M.B,E., and
Major the Hon. Peter Lyon-DalbergActon, second son of the second Lord Acton, who was killed, with his wife, in the air crash in Gambia last Saturday, was born at Bordighera, Italy, on February 21, 1909. He was educated at Downside and Magdalen College, Oxford. Destined for the Foreign Service, poor health prevented him from taking the entrance examinations. in 1937 he married Jill, only child of the late Hugo C. Ehlert, of Buenos Aires, and of Mrs. Ehlert. At the outbreak of war he was attached to the Military Attache's Office at the British Embassy, Paris, and was later transferred to the Intelligence Corps at the War Office where his unparalleled knowledge of Germany was of great value. He was awarded the M.B.E. (Mil.) for his services. In 1945 he went to Vienna with the Control Commission. He did all he could to improve the wretched conditions in which he found so many of his old friends, and was one of the founders of the Catholic International Centre there. On his demobilisation a few months ago, he assisted the Catholic Committee for Relief Abroad in its work for Austria. Deeply religious, but very unostentatiously, he went regularly to Lourdes in the years preceding the war, and worked as a stretcher-bearer. Mrs. Peter Acton was born in 1911. During the war, she joined the British Red Cross Society, for whom she worked in the prisoners of war parcels department; she drove a mobile dispensary round East End air-raid shelters during the bombing of London, and filially at Clarence Horne in the missing and wounded department. In the past months, she devoted her time to the Austrian section of the Catholic Committee for Relief Abroad. Major and Mrs. Acton were on their way to in Argentine to visit her mother who lives at Buenos Aires. Mgr. Ronald Knox, who married them in 1937, will say a Requiem Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, on Tuesday, September 17.
MR. JOSEPII F.. WELD
We regret to announce the death of Mr. Joseph Edward Weld, who was hon. treasurer of the Catholic Truth Society from 1928 and hem treasurer of the Aged Poor Society. Mr. Weld died suddenly on September 4, after a short illness. He was born in 1867, and was educated at Stonyhurst before joining, as a solicitor, the firm of Messrs. Witham and Company, in which he eventually became senior partner. His Eminence Cardinal Griffin was represented by the Very Rev. Mgr. I3agshawe at the funeral at East LUIWOrth on Saturday,