BISHOPS' ENGAGEMENTS Westminster
For Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster: March 14. St. Bernas dette's, Hillingdon: Administers the Sacrament of Confirmation, 6 p.m. March 16. St. Saviour's, Abbots Langley: Canonical Visitation and Confirmation, 5 p.m. April 17. Cathedral: Presides at Solemn Requiem Mass and gives the Absolution on the anniversary of His Eminence Cardinal Hinsley, 11.30 am. St. Patrick's, Soho: Gives Pontifical Benediction, 6 p.m.. Attends St. Patrick's Night banquet, given by the National University of Ireland Club, 7.30 pm. March 19. St. Chad's Cathedtal, Birmingham: Consecrates the Most Rev. J. Masterton, Archbishop-Elect of Birmingham.
For Mgr. Amigo, Archbishop-Bishop of Southwark: March 16. Visitation and Confirmation at Mottingham, 6.30. March 21, Administers Confirmation at Worth. March 22. Holds Ordination at CraVeley.
Nottingham For Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham: March 16. Visitation and Confirrnation, Church of the Holy Souls, Scunthorpe, Lincs. March 18. Meeting of the Diocesan Schools Commission in Nottingham. March 19. Attends the consecration of Mgr. Masterson as Archbishop of Birmingham, at Birmingham. March 20. Present at entertainment at the Becket School, West Bridgford, Notts, 6.30 p.m.
For Mgr. King, Bishop of Portsmouth: March 16-17. St. Patrick's, Woolston. Confirmation and Keeping the Feast. March 19. Clothing and Profession, Coldash Court, March 23. Hayling Island. Confirmation. March 30 to April 5. Holy week, St. Peter's, Winchester.
Menevia It is now officially announced that the consecration of the Right Rev. Mgr. John Petit as Bishop of Menevia will take place at the church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Llandudno, on March 25. The consecrating Bishop will be the Apostolic Delegate, Mgr. Godfrey, who will be assisted at the ceremony by the Archbishop of Cardiff, Mgr. McGrath, and the Bishop of Nottingham, Mgr. Ellis.
The following appointments are officially announced in the archdiocese of Westminster: the Very Rev. Canon William Wood, of St. John's Wood, to be Dean of the Holy Rosary Deanery; the Rev. Wilfrid Musgrave, of Hounslow, to the vacant Canonry in the Metropolitan Chapter; the Rev. Fredericks Bentley, of Hillingdon, to Marylebone, as Rector; the Rev.
Patrick Enallsk of How, to kliU ingdon, as Administrator; the Rev. Anthony Thorold, to the Convent of Our Lady of Sims. Boreham Wood, as Chaplain ; the Rev. Laurence Kingseller, recently temporarily at Spanish Place, to Hounslow, as Assistant; the Rev. Philip Dayer, recently temporality at Hertford, to the Holy Redeemer, Chelsea, as Assistant; the Rev. John Low, late Chaplain to the Forces, to Chiswick, as Assistant.
JUBILEES The Rev. J. A. Johnson The Pope sent his special Blessing to the Rev. J. Aloysiut Johnson, parish priest of the Holy Name Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on the occasion of his golden jubilee in the priesthood. Educated at Ushaw, he was ordained in 1897 and served as assistant priest at St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Charles', Gosforth. In 1904 he was appointed parish priest of the Holy Name, where he has built a new church and presbytery. On Sunday next, a Solemn High Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at which the Right Rev. Mgr. Provost Knuckcy, V.G.P.A., will preach. His parishioners and friends have subscribed nearly £500, which Fr. Johnson is devoting to the erection of a new altar and the decoration of St. Joseph's chapel.
Fr. A• L. McCann, Si.
Superior of Corby School, Sunderland, Fr. Andrew Lamont McCann. S.J., yesterday (Thursday) celebrated his silver jubilee In the priesthood. Educated at St. Aloysius' College, Garnethill, Glasgow, Fr. McCann was ordained on March 12, 1922, having entered the Society of Jesus 15 years earlier. Most of Fr. IVIcCann's priestly life has been spent at St. Francis Xavier's College. Liverpool, where he served until 1942, when he moved to Corby School,
ANNOUNCEMENTS Travelling Mission
The centres to be visited this week are Horam and Hurstmonceux, in the parish of Eastbourne. Mass will be said on Sunday, March 16, at The Grange, Horam, at 8.30, and at " The Woolpack," Hurstmonceux, at 10. Mass will also be said on Monday at Holly Croft, Little London Road, Horarn, at 8.
The annual religious service in Irish, organised by the Gaelic League of London, will be -held on the eve of the Feast of St. Patrick, March 16, at 3.30 p.m., at Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane.
St. Patrick's Day
Cardinal Griffin, Lord Pakenham, Mr. John Dulanty and Mr. L. A. G. Strong, will be among the guests when the National University of Ireland Club celebrates St. Patrick's Day at the University House, London, on Monday. March 17,
The annual rally of the Catholic Scout Guild (London area), in honour of St. George, will be held on Sunday, April 27, at Westminster Cathedral.
The Young Christian Workers of England are holding their annual National Study Week-end at Mount St. Mary's College,. Spinkhill, near Sheffield, April 4-7.
St. Christopher's, Birmingham
The Birmingham secretary of St. Christopher's is organising a tour to Switzerland from July 19 to August 5. This tour has been specially planned to cater for tho average cyclist. There are vacancies for two Catholic men. Anyone interested please communicate with C. Eshrenzeller, 233, Barclay Road,
Bearwood, Smethwick 41, Staffs. '
The Civil Service Guild London Pilgrimage this month will take place on March 22 and will be to St. Bartholomew's, Smithfield, St. Sepulchre's, Holborn, and St. Etlaeldreda's, Eli Place. Assembly at 2,15.
On Maich.19 an account of the consearation of Mgr. Masterson as Archbishop of Birmingham will be broadcast on Midland Regional; this will be re-broadcast on Northern Regional on March 23.
Mr. Donald Attwater will discuss Nikolai Berdyaev, the Russian philosopher, and his book, Freedom and the Spirit, in the series, "Five Challenging Thinkers," on the Home Service, on Tuesday, March 18, at 10 p.m. The evening service on Sunday, March 16 (Northern Ireland Home Service), will come from Holy Cross Retreat, Ardoyne, Belfast. It will be conducted by the Rev. Fr. Christopher, with the Holy Cross Palestrina Choir. Ilolst's The Hymn of Jesus. and Elgar's Dream of Gerontlus. will be broadcast in the third programme on Friday, March 21. Performance of both works will be by the Huddersfield Choral Society and the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, conducted by Dr. Malcolm Sargent. The principals will be Gladys Ripley, Heddlo Nash and Norman Walker, SOCIETIES Cateniarw, Bucks
Initiation by the South Bucks Circle recently of nine new members to the Catenian Association hlts made possible the formation of a new group at High Wycombe. Mr. D. B. Platt was elected chairman, Mr. E. V. Lewes secretary, and Mr. D. O'Regan treasurer.
C•W•L., Notts Mrs. Gray has been elected as chairman of the Nottingham City Section of the Catholic Women's League for the year 1947-8. Mrs. E. Wilson has been elected as bon. secretary in place of the late Miss Mann. OBITUARY
THE REV. P. F. ODDIE, M.C.
The Rev. Philip F. Oddie, parish priest at St. Edmund's, Millwall, who died on March 1, at St. John's and St. Elizabeth's Hospital, London, was 57 years of age. He was born at Wimbledon, a member of a family of 10, educated at the Jesuit College at Wimbledon, and ordained at Brompton Oratory. He was for many years assistant priest at Holy Rood, Watford, and was appointed to the charge of St. Edmund's on the death of his rector, Mgr. Canon Jackman. He remained there until his death. During the 1914-18 war Fr. Oddie served with the 9th Scottish Division and was awarded the Military Cross for his courage and devotion in attendance to the sick and wounded in the front line trenches. Two of his sisters are nuns. Requiem Mass was celebrated yesterday (Thursday) at St, Edmund's, in the presence Of the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster.
FR. T. FIELDING, S.C.
The Rev. Thomas Fielding died at Stilington Hall Convalescent Home, Yorkshire, on Wednesday. February 12, aged 49 years. He did his philosophical studies in England and his theological studies at the Salesian International Theological College in Turin. Fr. Fielding was ordained at Turin in July. 1924, and spent most of his priestly life teaching at the Salesian College, Farnborough. He had not been well for some years, and died suddenly from coronary thrombosis.
MOTHER R. NILAND, 0.P.
Mother Rose Niland, 0.P., died at Rosary Priory, Bushey Heath, Hats, on March 8. Born on July 21, 1862, she entered religion on November 1, 1880, and founded her first convent at Newcastle, Natal, South Africa. This was the beginning of her great work for Catholic education in Africa, where she founded 11 convents and schools and several native missions. She began her work in England when in 1915 she opened a convent and school at Launceston, Cornwall. In 1926 she opened a convent and school at Rosary Priory, Bushey Heath, which became the Mother House and Novitiate. At Burnt Oak, in 1930, she set about building a primary and secondary school for the parishes of that district of London, thus anticipating the Education Act of 1944. .These two schools arc now considered the best of their kind in the archdiocese of Westminster. In 1932, at Eastbourne Park, in Herta, she acquired a valuable property, the home of one of our English Martyrs, 131. Adrian Fortescue, and converted it into a boarding school for boys and girls at very moderate fees. Her last school she built at Stanmore in 1938. There are also convents in Rome and Cork.
In 1942 Mother Rose celebrated the diamond jubilee of her religious profession, and in January last she attended a General Chapter of her congregation, when she asked to be released from the office of Mother General so that she might have time to prepare for her death. A new Mother General was elected and Mother Rose has died within two motiths of that Chapter.