Holy Childhood gifts
THE schools of England and Wales contributed over £16.000 in the past year to the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood. the national director, Fr. Joseph. Mullin, reported at the annual meeting at Mill Hill. Fr. Mullin said that only a handful of the missions in China-" the biggest mission field of the world " --can now receive help.
Help was sent, however, to refugees from China, scattered throughout South-East Asia. How
big this diaspora was might be gauged from the fact that in Malaya alone the Chinese merchant class numbered 48 per cent. of the population. The Holy See has recently given these peoples a Bishop of their own with the 'title of Vicar Apostolic of the Chinese Diaspora in South-East Asia.
Fr. Mullin remarked: " Never, it would seem, has the prayer and
help of the children of the Catholic world been more necessary than now."
Gift to school
A plaque of Our Lady, presented to the St. Thomas More School. Tottenham, London, by the Parent-Teacher Association, was blessed last week by Mgr. Canon Francis Bickford. chairman of the governors, before the prize day. Prizes were presented by Mr. Richard Stokes, M.P.
CANON WALTER COOKSEY. of Caterham. and chaplain to the Civards Depot at Caterham for more than 30 years. left the water colour " The Sleeping Girl " by Holman Hunt to the Tate Gallery. After various legacies and bequests, Canon Cooksev left the residue of his £6.756 (nett) estate to Bishop Cowderoy.
MGR. CANON GEORGE COOTE, Rector of the Church of Our I..ady of Dolours. Hendon, since 1937, celebrated his golden jubilee last week. Mgr. Coote sang his jubilee High Mass on Sunday morning in the presence of Bishop Craven.
Cardinal Griffin.-Todav (Friday): Attends governors' meeting of the Cardinal Vaughan School at Archbishop's House, 12 noon: attends Reception at the Newman Centre. Monday: Attends annual retreat for clergy.
Archbishop King, Bishop of Ports mouth.-Monday : Attends civic luncheon at the Guildhall for The Queen's visit to Winchester. Tuesday: Attends golden jubilee celebrations of Sister Placida at Abingdon Convent. Friday, July 29: Profession ceremony at the Convent of the Holy Ghost. Farley Hill. Sunday. July '31: Confirmation at St. Mary's and St. Phillips, bordingbridge.
Mgr. Rudderham, Bishop of COI. ton.-Sunday : Visitation and Confirmation at St. Benedict's Church,
Stratton -onthe Fosse. Monday: Attends Diocesan clergy retreat at
DoMwgnrs.idPe letiktb lItcy, bis.hop of Menevia.Sunday : Attends Knights of St. Columba rally at Worksop. Monday to Friday: Attends diocesan clergy retreat at Si. Beuno's College, St.
As'11:1Pgtrh.„ Cowderoy, Bishop of Southwark.-Stinday : Visitation and Confirmation at St. Paul's Cray. II a.m.; blesses the new reredos and gives Pontifical Benediction at Northfleet. 6.30 p.m, Monday: Assists at High Mass at Peckham Rye for the golden jubilee.
Mgr. Beck, Bishop of Brentwood. -To-day (Friday): Attends prire distribution at St. Angela's. Forest Gate. Tomorrow : Lays foundation stone for new Church of St. Basil afitrmBaaLsiln a don.t s don.t s 3tp.m. Sunday : ('on. Stephen's, Manor Park. 3.10 p.m. Monday: Attends annual retreat for clergy of the diocese at New Hall, Chelmsford.
Mgr. Restieaux, Bishop of Plymouth. -Sunday: Ordination at Little Sisters of the Poor. Hartley, 8 a.m. Monday: Attends opening of diocesan clergy retreat at St. Mary's School. Winslade Park. Clyst Si. Mary. Tuesday: Visits C.W.L. girls' camp at the Assumption Convent. Sidmouth. Wednesday: Visits C.W.L. boys' camp at the Franciscan Convent. Tiverton, Thursday: Attends clergy retreat at St. Mary's School. Winsladr Park. Clyst St. Mary, Friday : Attends conclusion of clergy retreat.
Holy Ghost Fathers.-Er. Joseph Hogan is to join the staff of St. Joseph's College. Upton Hall, Notts; Er. Stanislaus Roman, from Upton Hall, is to study at London University: Fr. Edward Holmes. of Upton Hall. goes to Oxford University; Fr. John Beirne and Fr. Martin MeCiagh. Upton Hall. have been appointed to Benoue. Northern Nigeria, for work on the African mission.
Holy Ghost Fathers. At St. Joseph's College. Upton Hall. Bishop Pearson last week conferred the diaconate upon the Revs. John Taylor and William Dodson. of Preston. and the Rev. Herbert Noonan, of Barrowin-I u
ster.-Mass will he said on Sunday at the Village Hall, Colney Heath. at 8.15 a.m.. and at 23. Codi. cote Rnad. Welwyn, at 930 a.m.
Southwark.-The Mission will this week visit Hcadeorn in the parish of Maidstone. and Matfield in the parish of Trinhridge Wells. Mass will he said on Sunday at the Village Institute. Headcorn, at 8.30 a.m.. and at the Village Hall, Matfield. at
Brentwood.-Mass will he said on
Sunday at The Centre. Wivenhoe. at 8.45 a.m.. and at the Village Hall, Gt. Bentley. at 10.15 a.m. The Mission will next week visit Thorpc.le-Soken.
Shrewshory.-Mass will he said on Sunday at 9 a.m. in Buildwas, and at II a.m. in Atcham Camp. Next week the Mission will visit Waters Upton
i and high weekend: Fr. Rior
dan. C.SS.R. will say Mass at Llanwriyd Wells and Llangadock in Llanclovery parish. Er. Doyle. C.SS.R., will say Mass at Llanarmon in Ruthin gharn.-The Mission will this paNrisohitin week visit Eastwell. Stathern Clay. pole and Stuhlon. Mass will be said 'on Sunday at Healey's. Main Street. (*tannic, at S a.m.: at the Holy Family Church. Eastwell. at 10.30 a.m., and at the Village Hall, Barkstort.
Mission will visit Aylesbury parish. N Thk