Archbishop of Westminster: April 28: Clapham College. Assists and preaches at Scouts' Mass of Thanksgiving, 11 a.m. April 29. Cathedral. Assists at the Capitular Mass. transferred Feast of St. George, 10.30 a.m. April 30. Archbishop's House. Low Week reception, 6-8 p.m. April 30-May I. Archbishop's House. Presides at Low Week meeting of the Hierarchy. May 2. Cathedral. Presides at High Mass in the presence of the Hierarchy, 10.30 a.m.
For Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham: Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday. May 1. Attends the Low Week meetings of the Hierarchy in London.
The centres to be visited this weekend by the Southwark Travelling Mission are Westbourne, parish of Chichester, Sussex. Mass will be said at Mile End House on Saturday and Monday at 9 and on Sunday, April 28, at 8.30. Mass will also be said at the Oratory, Keycroft Farm, Sidlesham, at 11. Southborough, parish of Tunbridge Wells. Kent. Mass will be said at the Victoria Hall on Sunday at 8.30 and also at the Open Air School, Rusthall, at 10.
The Ang10-Polish Catholic Association will hold a lecture by the Rev. F. Dvornik, D.D. (Czech), on " Catholic Traditions of Middle Europe " (Part ID, on Friday, May 3, at the Newman Centre, 23, Hereford Flouse, Park Street, W,I, at 7.31) p.m.
Catholic Guide Guild
The Catholic Guide Guild is holding a Day of Recollection for Guiders at the Convent of Virgo Fidelis. 189, Old Brompton Road, S.W.5, on Sunday, May 12th, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 3s. Applications with Is. deposit to be sent as soon as possible to Hon. Secretary, Catholic Guide Guild, 4, Roland Mansions. Rosary Gardens, S.W.7.
Sodality World-Day The second Sunday in M.iy, which this year falls on May 12th, is observed annually as. Sodality WorldDay. On this occasion, all branches of the Sodality of Our Blessed Lady and Children of Mary throughout the world unite in a grand act of corporate prayer and other religious exercises in union with the Holy Father—himself a Sodalist -and for an intention approved by His Holiness.
SOCIETIES C.P.A., Westminster The annual general meeting of the Westminster Diocesan Council solved the secretarial difficulties of recent months by the election of Mr. E. D. Luscombe, 3, Ridgeview Road, N.20, as hon. secretary, and Mr. F. E. Fee, 73, Wortnn Way, Isleworth, Middlesex, as assistant hon. secretary. Mies Griffiths was unable to continue and had the grateful thanks of the Council for her work during the past year.
Councillor Burns could not accept renomination as chairman owing to pressure of work in municipal affairs. He is succeeded by Mr. T. A. Leech. Other officers elected were the vicechairman, Mr. F. A. Mason, and the lion. treasurer, Mr. C. de Haan, 73, High Street, Waltham Cross, Herts. Councillor Burns will continue on the Council and will represent Westminster C.P.A. at the International Congress on " Family and Population," at Brussels, in June. There is every reason to believe that the C.P.A. will considerably extend its scope and usefulness in the diocese in the near future.
Nottingham Catholic Nurses' Guild has received an invitation from the Rev. Fr. .1. P. O'Hanlon, parish priest of Our Lady of Sorrows, Bamford,
near Sheffield, to visit his parish. It has accordingly been arranged for a party of nurses from hospitals in the centre of Nottingham to leave St. Rumbas' Cathedral, Nottingham, on Wednesday next, May 8, by bus. This will first pick up more members of the Guild at the Nottingham City Hospital, Bagthorpe, then proceed to Mansfield to collect nurses from the Mansfield General Hospital, and finally take the whole party to Padley Chapel, Hathersage and Bamford. Here the nurses will attend Benediction at Our Lady's Church.
University Catholic Society The following have been elected officers of the University of London Catholic Society: — Chairman, Mr. Terence G. Weiler, University College; vice-chairman, Mr. S. R. Somers, King's College: secretary, Miss Pamela Fullaway, Bedford College; treasurer, Mr. Philip Daniel. L.S.E. Catholics in schools of the university where no society exists are requested to get in touch with the secretary as soon as possible at II, Cavendish Square, W,1, so that future arrangements may be made to suit their convenience.
K.S.C., Horsham A Council of the Knights of St. Columba has been formed at St. John's, Illorsham.
CANON SHELLEY Canon Michael Shelley, parish priest of St. Joseph's, Ushaw Moor, Co. Durham, after a long illness, died this week. The Solemn Requiem followed by the interment took place yesterday. April 25.
Raised to the rank of canon only a few weeks ago, Canon Shelley was too ill to receive his robes of office, and last week-end there was no hope of his recovery.
Canon Shelley was ordained on July 28, 1907, and comparatively early was appointed parish priest at Ushaw Moor. The original iron church served Canon Shelley until he was able to build a new church and presbytery in 1931.
The work of the parish having extended, Canon Shelley was given the assistance of a curate in 1933. In 1927 Canon Shelley obtained the land for a Catholic cemetery, which was opened that year. At the time of building the new church, Canon Shelley extended the schools. On May 17, 1938, the parish gained its highest honour when the church was consecrated.
Mass for the repose of the soul of Alderman Patrick Fay, a prominent member of the Labour movement for many years. was offered in St. Alban's. Liverpool, on Saturday last. Alderman Fay died in Walton Hospital. Liverpool, on Tuesday, April 16. The interment took place at Ford cemetery.
Born in 1876 at Liverpool, he was educated at St. Augustine's School, and became an official of the Trateport and General Workers Union. Alderman Fay joined the Liverpool City Council for North Scotland Ward in 1928, and was appointed an alderman in 1943.
MR. JOHN A. BARRY
We regret to announce the death, on Good Friday, of Mr. John A. Barry, secretary to the Catholic Truth Society in the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh for 20 years. During his illness Mr. Barry had been raised to the dignity of Papal Chamberlain of the Sword and the Cape.
He was 58 years of age, a devoted worker at Lourdes and holder of the Lourdes. Bronze Medal. He is survived by his wife and his five sons, one of whom is is priest. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Easter Monday at St. Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh. Mgr. Macdonald, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, mesided.
MR. A. BYRNE
The funeral took place on Thursday, April II, at St. Joseph's Church, Bradford, of Police Sergeant Andrew Byrne. formerly of the West Riding Police Force, Mr. Byrne was very well known in the West Riding as a worker in many good causes, and the founder of the St. Austen's Boys' Club, Wakefield, when he was stationed there.
Solemn Requiem Mass was sung by his son the Rev. Fr, Patrick Byrne, C.R.L., assisted by his brother, the Rev. Fr. Joseph Byrne, C.R.L., as Deacon. A choir of priests sang the mass, which was followed by interment at Ilkley.