For Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster: November 1, Cathedral. Sings Terce and Pontifical Mass, 10 a.m. Pontifical Vespers of All Saints and All Souls, 1.15 p.m. November 2. l'resides at Capitular Mass and gives the Absolution, 10.30 a.m. Convent of the Helpers of the Holy Souls, Regents Park. Preaches and gives Benediction, 4 p.m. November 3, Cathedral. Assists at Capitular Mass and preaches, 10.30 a.m. Cathedral Hall. Presides at closing session of the conference of the Union of Catholic Students, 2 p.m. November 4, St. Mary of the Angels, Bayswater. Assists at High Mass, 11 am. November 6, Dominican Convent, Ponsbourne Park. Gives Confirmation, 3.30 p.m. November 7. Presides at meeting of Catholic Child Welfare Council, 11 a.m.
For Mgr. Amigo, Archbishop-Bishop of Southwark: November 3. Administers Confirmation to adults in the ProCathedral, 3.30. Visitation and Confirmation at Norhury, 6.30. November 5. Assists at Solemn Requiem Mass for deceased clergy, in the Pro-Cathedral, 11.15. Attends Catenians dinner at Wimbledon, 7.0.
Nottingham Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham, will tour Belgium prior to his return to England after his mission to Germany for the Hierarchy.
Portsmouth For Mgr. King, Bishop of Portsmouth: November 3. Coufinnation at Christchurch. November 10. Confirmation at Beaumont College. November 16-17. Keeps seventh centenary of Canonieation of St. Edmund, at Abingdon. November 24. Confirmation at Easileigh. December 1. Confirmation at Huvant.
The following appointments are officially announced in the Archdiocese of Westminster: the Very Rev. Canon Bartholomew O'Doheity, having resigned the parish of Poplar, to Sloe Convent, Bayswater, as chaplain; the Rev. T. Fitzgerald, of Commercial Road, to be Dean of the Deanery of St. Alphonsus, Commercial Road; the Rev. J. B. Shaw, of Maiden Lane, to be Dlocesan Financial Secretary; the Rev. J. Wright, late chaplain to the Forces, to Poplar as rector; the Rev. V. McCarthy, of Tottenham, to be Dean of the Deanery of St. Francis of Sales, Tottenham; the Rev. A. Thorold, recently on sick leave, to the Convent of the Good Shepherd, East Finchley, as chaplain.
Southwark The following appointments are officially announced in the diocese of Southwark; the Rev. J. Jeffries to Eastbourne as assistant; the Rev. D. O'Kane to Edenbridge as rector; the Rev. C. Ward, chaplain to St. Vincent's Home, Whitstable (evacuated to Hallaton); the Rev. G. Helsdon, chaplain to the Convent, Redhill; the Rev. P. O'Donovan (Cork) to Norbury as assistant; the Rev. T. Sharkey to Balham as assistant; the Rev. J. Boland (Killala) to Orpington as assistant; the Rev. J. Power to St. John the Baptist's, Brighton, as assistant; the Rev. T. .1. Lynch (Cork) to Eastbourne as assistant. The Rev. P. Flynn and the Rev. F. Murphy have been recalled to
Ireland. The Rev. E. Sillem has proceeded to Louvain University for higher studies.
The following appointments are officially announced in the diocese of Portsmouth: the Rev. W. Kirk to St. Thomas, Cowes; the Rev. C. Harris to Aldemey; the Rev. T. Lane to Woodley, Reading; the Rev. D. Rea in temporary charge of Wokingham; the Rev. H. Donnelly to Shrivenham; the Rev. C. Steward to Abingdon; the Rev. J. Maloney to Didcot; the Rev. T. Dwyer to Eastleigh; the Rev. G. Swanton to St. Joseph's, Guernsey.
The following appointments arc offidaily announced in the diocese of Nottingham: the Rev. J. F. Quinn, StaveIcy, to be parish priest at Hathersage; the Rev. L. Connell to be parish priest of Our Lady's, Lincoln ; the Rev. I. L. McLoughlin, Lincoln, to be parish priest at Staveley; the Rev. F. K. Amnon, Wigston, to be chaplain of the Convent at Exton; the Rev. C. Coleman to be parish priest at NVigston.
On Sunday, October 27, the Most Rev. Peter Amigo, Archbishop-Bishop of Sorithwark, conferred the subdiaconate on John Stephenson at the Church of the English Martyrs, Walworth. The Rev. J. Stephenson, previously vicar of St. Jude's, St. George's Road, Southwark, was received into the Church in 1943, at the age of 55. He has studied at the Beds College since 1943 and proceeds this Friday to Rome for his last year's study preparatory to the priesthood.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Travelling Mission
The centres to be visited this weekend by the Southwark Travelling Mission arc: Washington, parish of Storrington, Sussex. Mass will be said at Chanctonbury Close on Sunday, November 3, at 8.30. Boy:the:id Green. parish of Godalming, Surrey. Mass will be said at Our Lady's Oratory on Sunday at 8.30 and also at the Old School, Puttenham, at 10.
Catholic Europe The next " Novena for a Catholic Europe" will begin on November 5 Further particulars to be obtained from the secretary, Crusade for a Catholic Europe, St. Kevin's, Jane's Lane, Burgess Hill, Sussex.
Converts' Aid Society
The annual Requiem Mass for deceased benefactors of the Society will be held at St. Elizabeth's, Richmond, Surrey, on Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m.
The annual Requiem Mass for the repose of the souls of all Catholic members of the Metropolitan and City Police Forces who gave their fives in the two great wars will be celebrated on Thurso:ley, November 14, at 11.30 a.m. The Cardinal has graciously consented to take the salute, All members, regular and auxiliary, are asked to parade In No. I dress uniform, with white gloves end medals, in the grounds of the Cathedral (off Ambrosden Avenue) at 10.30 a.m.
Benedictine Election When the Benedictines of the Congregation of Sanctae Maria° Month Oliventi recently held their Chapter General in Siena, Dom Constantine M. Bosschaerts, 0.53., Prior to the Ilene
dictines at Cockfosters, was elected Definitorium as Visitator and his nomination confirmed by the Holy See. He is thus one of the supreme council of four responsible for the government of the cungregation.
The Anglo-Polish Catholic Association will, on November 10, at 3.30 p.m., hold pilgrimage devotions and a social gathering at the Polish Church, Devonia Road, N.1.
Newman Association The speaker at the international meeting at 114, Mount Street, W.I, on November 7, at 8 p.m., will be the Rev. R. H. van Straelen, S.V.D. His subject will be " The Church in Asia."
The annual Mass for deceased members of the Catholic Association will be said at noon on November 12 la the church of St. Anselm and St. Cecilia, Kingsway.
The Westminster Virgo Fidelis branch of the Catholic Nurses' Guild will hold its next meeting at the Convent, 189, Old Brompton Road, S.W.5, on November 3, at 3 p.m. Dr. C. A. Bentley will speak on " The Public Health Services in India."
Catholic Doctors The Catholic Medical Guardian, the Organ of the Catholic Medical Guild of St. Luke, SS. Cosmas and Damian, will resume publication in the near future, The editor will be glad to receive reports or meetings of any Catholic medical societies, including students' sochties, and other Matter suitable for publication.
Wimbledon College Old Boys' Assoelation hold their annual general meeting at the college on November 3, commencing at 9.30 p.m. Members requiring lunch (3s. 6d.) should notify B. J. McCrudden, 1, Copse Hill, S.W.20 (Wimbledon 3163), as soon as possible.
Sword of the Spirit
Under the auspices of the Sword of the Spirit a Brains Trust will be held at Caxton Hall, S.W.1, in the evening on December 10. Speakers will include Fr. Agnellus Andrew, 0.F.M., A. C. F. Beales, Esq., Dr. Sherwood Taylor, Miss Barbara Ward, and Dr. Richard Strauss. Fr. Devas, Si., will be question-master.
The King's College Catholic Society, Strand, announces the following meetings: November 5, at 5 p.m., the Rev. Bryan Houghton on " Papal Infallibility"; November 12, at 5 p.m., Mr. A.
C. F. Bcales, "The Pope and Politics"; December 5, at 5 p.m., Mr. Douglas Woodruff, "The Church and Spain."
At St. Peter and St, Edward, Palace Street, S.W.1, the Third Order of St. Francis will meet on November 3, at 3 p.m,
SOCIETIES Woolwich C.P.E.A,
On October 27 the Woolwich C.P.E.A. held its annual general meeting. After the formal business of the meeting a statement was made by the Very Rev. Canon W. H. Mark on the situation regarding a Catholic secondary school for Woolwich. krom this it was clear that the L.C.C. are unable to provide a site and would be unable to do so for a very long time. Several members expressed the view that the
available land was to be had but that it was under military control. It was decided to press the appropriate authorities. A resolution was passed unanimous!), protesting against the treatment of Archbishop Stcpinac.
CANON KEARNEY Hundreds of parishioners followed the cortege of the late Canon P. Kearney, former rector of St. Joseph's Church, Stockport, to the cemetery after Requiem Mass last Thursday. The Canon was 68. He was parish priest of St. Joseph's from 1929 until his retirement a few months ago. Ordained in Rome in 1931, he was a Doctor of Divinity of the Gregorian University, and a Doctor of Philosophy. His first curacy, 1934 to 1906, was at the Church of St. Phillip end St. James, Stockport.
MGR. .J. O'REILLY
The death of the Rt. Rev. Mgr. James O'Reilly, 0.B.E., K.C.H.S., took
place at Deepcut Cottage, Shute, Ax
minster, on October 22. Born at Gibraltar in 1873, educated at St. Patrick's College, Carlow, ordained ht 1598, he worked for six years at Portarlington before joining the Royal Navy as Chaplain. He was among the first group of priests to receive the King's Commission. At the outbreak of the 1914-1918 war he was appointed Senior Catholic Chaplain to the Grand Fleet, and served in H.M.S. Cumberland, Albion, Duncan, Argyll, Dreadnought, Canada, and was on board the Neptune at the Battle of Jutland. During this period he was shipmate of the present King, and was decorated with the 0.13.E. in 1919. After the war he was transferred to the Army, and acted as Senior Catholic Chaplain at Salisbury, Malta, Alexandria, Cologee and Aldershot. While there, he was appointed First Class Chaplain with the rank of Colone. He was made a Dome:tic Prelate and received from Pope Pius XI the Order of K.C.H.S. in 1922.
His funeral took place at the Catholic Cemetery, Axminster. on October 25. after Requiem High Mass sung by a choir of priests of the Plymouth diocese.
THE REV. W. ALLEN
Fr. William Allen, an American priest, of the diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana, who had been living for the past seven years in the parish of Stoke Newington. where he had been assisting the parish priest, Fr. Hyde, was killed instantly on Monday hist, when he was knocked off his bicycle by a motor lorry in the Seven Sisters Road, Stoke Newington. Fr. Allen, who was 54, was well known in the parish He gave lantern lectures on religious art, and was a composer of music. He was also the secretary to the Irish Geneological Society in London. Conditional absolution was given by Fr. James Evans, S.J., at the mortuary. Solemn Requiem Mass will be held at 10.15 am. on Saturday, November 2, at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Stoke Newington. An inquest will be held on Saturday at St. Pancras.
SISTER MARY PATRICK
We regret to announce the death, at the Mother House of the Congregation of St. Joseph of the Apparition, Whatley Range, Manchester, of Sister Mary Patrick (Sara McAsey). The Sister was 93 years of age and a native of Dublin. She entered religion at the age of 31. She served in Malta. She spent 35 years on the Burmese mission, where she was decorated with a medal for public service. She left that country 18 years ago and spent the remainder of her life in Manchester. Throughout her life in the city she was constantly visited by high officials from Burma, who cherished the memory of a great missionary Sister who had served well and long in their country.