Page 5, 29th March 1946

29th March 1946
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Page 5, 29th March 1946 — Ecclesiastical and Local Information

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BISHOPS' ENGAGEMENTS Westminster For the Cardinal, Arelibishop of Westminster: March 31, Church of St. Vincent tic Paul, Osterlcy. Canonical Visitation and Confirmation, 6.30 p.m. April 2. Archbishop's House Holds reception for the laity, 5-7 p.m.

Southwark For Archbishop Amigo, Bishop of Southwark: Sunday, March 31. 11.0. After Mass (10.20) Visitation and Confirmation at Goudhurst. Tuesday, April 2. 8.0, Visitauon and Confirmation at Brixton. Thursday, April 4. 8.0. Visitation and Confirmation at Lewisham. Saturday, April 6. 10.0. Ordination of priests at the Friary, Peckham.

Nottingham For Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham: Sunday, March 31. Visitation and Confirmation at the Church of St. fhomas of Canterbury, Gainsborough, Lincs.


For Mgr Lee, Bishop of Clifton: Sunday, March 31. Confirmations at Cirencester in the afternoon,

C. JUBILEE Fr. F. M. McEnerney, The Provincial ot the English Servites, Fr. Francis M. McEnerney, celebrated the silver jubilee of his ordination on Monday, March 25. At a High Mass in the Servite church in the Fulham Road, the jubilarian was celebrant and several of Fr, MeEnerney's former students and novices assisted in the choir and in the sanctuary

At a quiet domestic celebration afterwards in the Priory congratulatory addresses were made, recalling the work done for the English Province by the Very Rev. jubilarian as Student Master, Novice Master, Assistant Provincial and, for the past nine years, Provincial.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Travelling Mission The centres to be visited this weekend by the Southwark Travelling Mission are: (I) Washington, parish of Storrington, Sussex Mass will be said at "Chanctonbury Close " on Sunday. March 31, at 8.10. Washington is a new centre which will be visited at regular intervals by the Travelling Mission if circumstances so warrant (2) Eridge, parish of Mark Cross, Sussex. Mass will be said at Manisa

Manor on Sunday at 8.30. Mass will also be said at The Oast House, Henwood Green Road, Pernbury, Kent, at 10.

English College At the last meeting or the Association of the Venerable English College, it was decided to hold a Roman Scholarship examination again this summer, two bursts being available; and that anyone who wishes further information should write to the secretary, Rev. L. Ashworth, St. Peter's, Mill Hill, Blackburn.

Catholic Nurses' Guild It has been arranged for the Rev. Fr. J. P. O'Hanlon, of Bamford, to address the next meeting of the Nottingham Catholic Nurses' Guild, which will be on Thursday, April 4, following a 230 p.m Benediction in St. Barnabas' Cathedral.

Sword of the Spirit The seveid retreat-conference at La Retraite Convenr, Clapham Park. S.WA, will be held on April 6-7 on the topic, " Our responsibility towards Europe." The Rev. Edward Quinn will conduct the Retreat and Mr. Douglas Woodruff will give one of the lectures.

Interval Club

The twenty-seventh bi-annual one day retreat, organised by the Interval Club, will be given on Palm Sunday, April 14, by Fr. F. Devas, Si., anti Fr. Christophei Devlin, S.J., at the Interval Club, 23, Dean Street, W.I. The retreat opens aftel Mass at 11 a.m. in the Interval Theatre

Anglo-Polish Association At the Anglo-Polish Catholic Association meeting to be held at the Newman Association premises, 23, Hereford House, the Rev. R. E. Woodbridge (chaplain, Nottingham University Society) will lecture on " The Constitution of May 3."

SOCIETIES C.W.L., Nottingham The annual report presented by the hon. secretary, Miss Mann, contained references to the good work of the C.W.L. Forces Canteen. Its success had only been possible through the hard work of the committee and members. The following officers were elected for 1946-7: Chairman, Mrs. EL Crook; vice-chairman, Mrs. E. Sharp; hon. secretary, Miss N. Mann; hon. treasurer, Mrs. H W. Gray, The Rev. H. J. Quin, of St Mary's, Hyson Green, Nottingham, has been appointed Chaplain of the Nottingham section. C.T.U., Birmingham The quarterly meeting of the Bilmingham Guild of Catholic Trade Unionists was held on Sunday, March 24. A discussion was held on the Pope's recent statement on the rights and duties of women, emphasising particularly the question of equal pay for equal work.

Leper Guild

The annual general meeting of the St. Francis Leper Guild was hold on Friday last, March 22, when the hon. treasurer was in the happy position oi being able to announce that the amount available for distribution amongst leper asylums in Africa, India Ceylon, China, Burma, British Guiana and New Caledonia was the record figure of £5,036 2s. 4d.

Newman Association

Miss Ethelreda M. A King, who has been awarded the medal Bette Merenti by His Holiness the Pope, has been a Lecturer in Education at Sheffield University for 30 years.

As secretary of the national Newman Association, she has been responsiblt for the Newman Certificate and Diploma examinations, launched in the las two years. Mgr. H. J. Poskitt, Bishos of Leeds, will present the medal at the. annual meeting of Sheffield Newman Society on Sunday, March 31.

Teachers' Association The quarterly meeting of the Metropolitan Catholic Teachers' Association was held in Cathedral Hall, Westminster, on Thursday, March 21. The secretary reported progress towards the goal of 100 per cent. membership of teachers of all grades, religions and laity. Successful courses in religious education had been held and retreats for children were being arranged. The treasurer announced that £100 had been sent to the Hinsley House Fund and over £800 raised for the Catholic Committee for Relief Abroad.



Fr. Flavian Leonard. 0.S.J.D.. died at the hospital of St. John of Cod, Scorton, Richmond, Yorks, on Sunday. March 24. Fr Flavian was in his 80th year and had been confined to bed for the past two months.

He was born at Lorraine, France, on December 31, 1866, and was ordained at Lyons on June II, 1892. He served in the Hospital of the Order there for eight years and then was transferred to Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, where he served as chaplain for 30 years. He has been parish priest at Scorton and chaplain to the hospital of St. John of God since 1930. FR. J. H. OLDHAM, Si.

The death took place in Denbigh Infirmary on Friday afternoon last of Fr. James Hubert Oldham, who had hut recently been appointed minister of St. Beuno's College, St. Asaph, after being Superior of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Blackpool, for the past twelve years. He had developed pneumonia in one lung last Wednesday and the doctor, who was alarmed at his general condition, suggested that he should be removed to hospital after having received all the Last Sacraments.

Fr. Oldham, who was a native of Accrington, was born on January 17, 1875, and educated at Stonyhurst College before he joined the Society of Jesus on September 7, 1894.

Ile was subsequently on the staff at St. John's, the preparatory school of

Beaumont College, for a year in 1911

and then minister at St. Mary's hall, Stonyhurst, the following year, going

in a similar capacity in 1911 to St. Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool, and remaining there till 1915. In

October of that year, he was appointed to the staff at St. Walburge's, Preston, and became Superior there in 1918—a post which he held until 1933.

In 1933, he was transferred to Blackpool as Superior of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Talbot Road, and from the beginning took an active and prominent part in the civic life of the town.


One of the oldest priests in the diocese of Ilexham and Newcastle, the Rev. Edward Costello, parish priest of St. Patrick's, Felling-on-Tyne, died on Friday last.

Ordained on October 28, 1890, Fr. Costello was educated at Ushaw College, Durham, and taught there for four years He served as a curate at St. Bend's, Sunderland (before it was taken over as a Redemptorist monastery) and also at St. Bede's, Sacriston.

In 1905 he was appointed parish priest at St. Patrick's, Felling, and shortly after wards set up a Mass centre at Pelaw, which later became St. Alban's.


On Friday, March 22, the death occurred of Fr. Raphael Serrano, C.M.F., at St. John and St. Theresa's Hospital, Loughton, Essex, at the age of 74. Fr. Serrano, who was a Claretian Missionary, was parish priest of St. Edmund's, Loughton, Essex.

After his ordination in 1894 he served for a short time in Spain, his native land, and Canary Islands. For over 30 years, California, Arizona, and Texas, in the U.S.A., witnessed the ardent zeal of this indefatigable son of the Immaculate Heim of Mary.

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