The Feast of Christ the King, last Sunday, October 25, was the occasion of a rally of the Catholic Scouts of the Archdiocese of Cardiff, when about 400 attended a parade to St. Mary's church, Merthyr Tydfil.
The parade formed up in the grounds of the Church Hall at Merthyr and marched away through the town. At its head was the local Catholic band, then followed the Commissioners, including Fr. H. HoLrnan, Mr. G. P. Yendoll, and Mr. G. P. Reeves. The parade was in charge of Mr. V. F.
Scully, the Group Scoutmaster. Mr. J. Aston, the hon. secretary of the Guild, was also present. Among the Catholic Groups on parade were those from Merthyr, Ebbw Vale, Ynyshir, Tonypandy, Pontypool, and from Cardiff St. Peter's, St. Francis', St. David's and St. Cuthbert's. The pipers of St. Peter's and the Drummers' Band of Pontypool played during the parade.
Mayor Takes Salute
As the parade passed the town hall the Mayor of Merthyr, attended by the chief clerk and a large crowd of people, took the salute. On arriving at St. Mary's church the colour parties placed their flags within the sanctuary.
Mgr. Flood officiated at a service at St. Mary's. Mgr. Flood addressed the scouts on " The peace of Christ, in the Kingdom of Christ," the words chosen by the present Holy Father as the motto of his Pontificate. It ihould be the endeavour of every Catholic to further this peace among themselves.
The Scout Movement, said Mgr. Flood, was admirably adapted to foster the great natural virtues of obedience, cleanliness, kindness, thoughtfulness for others, and service towards their fellow-creatures. These are a great help in supernatural life.
Then followed Solemn Benediction, at which Canon Flood officiated, assisted by Fathers S. Butler and M. O'Callaghan. After the Benediction the Hymn to St. David's was sung as only scouts know how to do.
CO-ORDINATION A Westminster Discussion
This -(Friday) evening, representatives of many organizations which work in the Archdiocese of Westminster will meet in the Cathedral Han to discuss means of Coordinating their 'various objectives.
The gathering has been convened by the Westminster Catholic Federation, at the direction of the Archbishop, who will attend and give an address. Invitations have been sent to about sixty societies.
A Pious APOSTLESHIP.—Approved and recommended by three successive Popes: Pius X. Benedict XV, and Pius XI, the Apostle-ship of a Happy Death seeks to enrol further adherents to this pious work. Particulars will be sent gladly, on application, by the Director, 10, Piazza Rusti
cucci, Rome (I13). The Apostleship has been placed under the protection of Cardinal Pacelli, the Cardinal Secretary-ofState.