Although the feast itself• was a real " wash-out in the atmospherical sense, the Sunday within the octave of Corpus Christi was favoured with exceptionally fine weather and in every part of I.ondon and around processions large and small traversed church grounds and public highways. From Finchley in the north to Mortlake and Wimbledon in the south, and from Greenford in the west to Poplar in the east there were record attendances.
At Sr. Mary's, East Finchley, the procession went along the Great North Road to the presbytery, where the Sacred Host had been specially reserved, and after a short outdoor discourse by Fr. T. McLoughlin, from St. Joseph's College, Mill Hill, the procession of some "300 parishioners with the morning's first communicants, traversed the house's extensive grounds, prior to Benediction given by Fr. W. Joyce.
At the Sacred Heart, Holloway, the processionists filed into the grounds of the convent of Our Lady of Sion, where Fr. David Browne, assisted by Frs. W. Walt and J. O'Sullivan, gave Benediction twice, and a third time from the church on the return.
St. Aloysiu.'s, Somers Town, parishioners, who were also keeping the octave Sunday of their patronal feast, went in procession to the adjoining F.C.J. convent's grounds, where Fr. Basil Barton officiated.
On the south side, St. Mary Magdalen's, Mortlake. accompanied by their I ad and one from Fulham, accompanied the Host through the streets to the grounds of Mr. Eustace Disgood's residence, where Fr. E. Burt gave Benediction.
In East London, S. Mary and Joseph's, Poplar, were in the front rank with an outdoor procession from the church to the Holy Child schools. where Canon B. O'Doherty gace Benediction in the playground : 300 Blessed Sacrament Guildsmen under Fr. V. Rochford's marshalling and 140 first communicants took part.
In West London. Hammersmith had a pretty procession from Holy Trinity, Brook Green. where the St. Joseph's Retreat " ouad " supplied an admirable