THE Association for the vention of Drug Addiction and the Association of Parents of Drug Addicts are stepping up their campaign against the drug menace.
They are meeting in London on Thursday evening next to draft a policy on the best way to help addicts and their families. They also intend to discuss assistance to doctors, teachers, clergymen, social workers and volunteers.
Mr. Anthony Goodman, London Regional Officer of the A.P.A., 42 Netherby Road, Forest Hill, London, S.E.23, said this week that persons genuinely interested in solving the drugs problem and willing to attend Thursday's meeting should write to him direct for invitations.
CARDINAL HEENAN, who • was Spiritual Director of the Legion of Mary from 1937 to 1947. will be the special guest of honour at a Legion Rally at the Galtymore Hall, Cricklewood, on Saturday next. More than 2,500 members are expected to attend.
THE Vatican has, and will con tinue, to be a major patron of the arts. said Archbishop Cardinale. the Apostolic Delegateon Monday. He was opening the Holy Land exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Andre Dzierzynski and Una Zarb at the tipper Grosvenor Galleries in Mayfair, London. The exhibition will run Wit May 13. Said Dzierzynski: "I hope this exhibition will be a small contribution to Christian Unity, by persuading people from a wide range of Christian persuasions to look afresh at the unaltering landscapes from which springs our vast common heritage of religious beliefs." pRAISED in Manchester, • acclaimed in Glasgow and virtually boycotted in Dublin, the German Passion Play opened in London this week at the Empire Pool, Wembley. The promotors are said to he facing a huge loss if the two and half hour long pageant doesn't attract capacity audiences between no and May-the end of its run. B1SHOP HARRIS, auxiliary for Liverpool, and Dean Edward Patey will talk to Derek Hart about the two Liverpool Cathedrals, Catholic and Anglican, in "Meeting Point" on BBC1 on May 7 at 6.15 p.m.
ATELEGRAM of congratulations from the Friends of St. Michael's Hospital, Havle. Cornwall. was sent to Mother Mary David, Superior of St. Michael's, who had celebrated the golden jubilee of her religious profession.
THE FINAL meeting of the A present session of the Society for the Study of Jewish Theology will take the form of a symposium on "Marriage and Divorce" at the William Beveridge Hall, London University, Malet Street. W.C.1. on Monday, May 8. at 8 p.m.
The speakers will be Canon G. B. Bentley. Fr. Peter Hebblethwaite, S.J., and Rabbi Dr. Louis Jacobs.
A RECORD 15 teams will emu" pete in the "Sevens" rugby knock-out competition.being sponsored by the Old Wimbledonians at their ground in Clayton • Road, Chessington, Surrey, on Sunday next, April 30. Old boys from Ampleforth, Beaumont. St. Joseph's, Blackheath, and Oratory will be among those competing. The first match starts at 1.40 p.m.
A CHRISTIAN Action Hous
ing Association was formed last week in the London borough of Bromley-the thirteenth to be set up. Its founder members, who all belong to Christian Action, hope for co-operation and support from the local authority.
A RALLY of all the Vincentian houses in Britain was held at Ullathorne Grammar School, Coventry, last Sunday in connection with the Vocations Exhibition. The total of 430 was made up of St. Vincent's, Sheffield; St. Mary's, Lanark, Scotland; Sacred Heart, Mill Hill; Our Lady's, Hereford; St. Mary's Dunstable; and St. Cedd's, Ilford. HARROGATE clergy, Fr. P. Palfreyman. parish priest of St. Robert's Catholic Church, and the Rev. A. Sugden, Anglican vicar of St. Peter's, held a special church service for the 500 delegates and wives attending this week's annual conference of butchers at Harrogate. Yorks. The new president of the National Federation of Meat Traders Association is a Liverpool Catholic, Mr. William Brabin.
CATHOLIC Scout Troops were well represented at the St. George's Day Parade before the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on Sunday last Among those taking part in the Catholic section, were Venture Scout Anthony Garnish. and Darryl Foxwell, of 21st Lewisham North. It was only in February that they gained their Queens Scout award. Anthony Garnish is a sixth form pupil of the Salesian College, and Darryl Foxwell. a sixth form pupil of St. Joseph's Academy. Another of our Queen's Scouts, Philip Wall. also a sixth form pupil of St. Joseph's Academy, took part in the Lewisham North District St. George's Day parade ASTAINED glass window presented to the Church of the Sacred Heart and St. la at St. Ives, Cornwall. by Dr. Irene Williams, of Wigan, in memory of her father and brother, both doctors and both named Peter Burke, was blessed at Sunday Mass by Fr. Austin Delaney, 0.S.B., the parish priest. The window depicts St. Peter and St. Andrew.
School, Warwickshire which now has 205 boy students, including 60 boarders, was officially opened by Archbishop Dwyer of Birmingham on Wednesday. Run by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart-12 priests and 18 lay staff-Princethorpe was formerly an independent Catholic boarding school for girls. If sufficient money and staff were available the school could accommodate up to 400 students. COLLEGE DAY is being celebrated on May 6 at Sedgley Park College, Prestwich, Manchester. Member:, of the O.S.A. are hoping that their first president. Mother Mary John, will travel from Broadstairs to be present at the reunion. After concelebrated Mass the new statue of the Sacred Heart will be blessed.
THE CATHOLIC Stage Guild's
annual general meeting at the Spanish Club. Cavendish Square, on Friday evening next, May 5, will be followed by a wine and cheese party for members and friends.
THE Latin Mass Society's annual general meeting on Saturday. May 6. at 2 p.m. in Notre Dame Hall, 5 Leicester Place. Leicester Square. W.C.2, will be preceded by Latin Low Mass at 12 noon in Notre Dame Church. when the celebrant will hi Auxiliary Bishop Casey of Westminster.