Pontifical High Mass was celebrated by the Bishop of Portsmouth at Our Lady's convent, Abingdon, on the occasion of the golden jubilee in religion of Sister Mary Teresa. His Lordship was assisted by Fr. Frederick Campbell, C.SS.R. (Monkwearmouth) as deacon. and Fr. A. Sutherland, S.C. (Rector of the Salesian College at Sharpies Park. Bolton) as sub-deacon. The Vicar-General, Mgr. Canon King (Winchester), a one-time pupil of the Sisters' school at Abingdon, was assistant at the throne.
The Mayor of Sudbury. Suffolk, was among the speakers at a gathering in the Victoria Hall, at which the parish priest, the Rev. R. Gerard Moir, was presented with a cheque, subscribed by Catholics and non-Catholics, towards the construction of the new organ gallery in the church. Mrs. Moir, Fr. Moir's mother, has generously defrayed half the cost of this work.
Members of the Holy Cross Old Girls' Association held their seventh annual dinner at the convent in Southey Road, Wimbledon. The gathering was attended by about fifty former students, and by Holy Cross Sisters from the houses of the congregation at Gerrards Cross, New Malden, and the Wimbledon convent.
The Rev. Aloysius Roche is to be the speaker, next Thursday evening, at the meeting, at the Breakespeare Club, of the Study Circle for Animal Welfare.
Dom Peter Utley, 0.S.B., of Ampleforth, who resigned his commission in the R.A.F. some years ago, in order to become a monk, has been bereaved by the death of his mother, for whose soul he offered the funeral requiem Mass, last Saturday, at St. Joseph's, Havant. Mrs. Utley was received into the Church about two years ago. Dom Peter will be recalled, by all interested in cricket, as a _former well-known player. He was medium fast bowler for Hempshire, and has played for the Gentlemen versus Players and for the R.A.P.
Catholic Scouts from Hackney, Homerton and Clapton had a day's retreat last Sunday, at St. John the Baptist's, Hackney, from the Rev. Joseph Halsall, Ph.D., D.C.L., who gave three conferences during the day and also preached at the evening service. On behalf of the 69th Hackney Troop, a presentation was made, in the afternoon, to their Scoutmaster, Mr. E. Sullivan. The District Commissioner, Mr, F. H. C. Harris, addressed the boys at the evening " camp-fire."
Honours were rendered by members of the British Legion on the occasion of the funeral, at Repton, of Mr. Patrick Joseph O'Brien, late physical training instructor to the boys at Repton College. The Anglican Vicar of St. Wystan's, the Rev. A. W. Fletcher, assisted as verger at the funeral service, conducted by Fr. Degen from Swadlincote.
In connection with the Birmingham Catholic Reunion next Monday, members of the girls' club are to give an exhibition of the new " Mono-mime " method of play presentation, a revival, in manner, from preReformation times. The performance will be under the direction of Mr. B. McDonnell.
VISCOUNT FEILDING A Requiem in London
A requiem Mass for the soul of Viscount Feilding, whose death was recorded last week, was celebrated at the Brompton Oratory on the 14th inst. by Mgi. Valentine Elwes.
The congregation present included, among many others. the Earl and Countess of Denbigh (Lord Denbigh had been unable, on account of illness, to attend his son's funeral), Lady Winefride Elwes, Mrs. Richard Elwes, the Hon. Mrs. Everard Feilding, Lieut.-Col. and Mrs. Rowland Fending. Mr. and Mrs. Basil Feilding. Captain and Mrs. Rudolph Elwes. Mr. C. F. and Lady Mary Dormer, Miss Agnes Stapleton-Bretherton. Major StapletonBretherton. Captain the Hon. Henry FitzAlan-Howard, Princess Blucher, Lord and Lady Howard of Penrith, Captain and Lady Clare King, Count and Countess Torre Diaz. Madame de Zulueta, Mile. de Zulueta, Sir James Connolly, Misa Connolly, Commander John Harding, Mr. J. FI. Smyth-Pigott, Captain Hubert Berkeley. Mr. Cecil Blount, Lieut.-Col. Sir Gilbert and Lady Heathcote.
Colonel W. J. Haskett Smith, of the Catholic Soldiers' Association, was represented by Captain Ernest Haskett-Smith; the Hon. Artillery Company by Major 1. A. Hill; the Coldstream Guards by Captain A. Myddleton; the Grenadier Guards by Sir John Aird. Colosiel Ewes was represented by Mrs. Elwes. A number of companies also, with which Viscount Feilding was connected, had their representatives at the requiem.