kge, Mark Cross; Revv. Paul Browne, 0.S.B., Felix Moore, 0.F.M.Cap., Daniel Moynihan, William Smith, Inst. Char.
APPOINTMENTS Portsmouth The following appointments are announced in the ditecese of Portsmouth: Now Canons—the Rev. Felix O'Rourke, Maidenhead; the Rev, Bernard Lindsay, Portswood; the Rev. R. E. Scantlebury, Ventnor. Hon. Canon—the Rev. Reginald Roab, North End, Portsmouth. Parish priests—Canon B. L. Morris, Reading English Martyrs; the Rev. D. °Hanlon, Aldershot; the Rev. S. Lynch, D.D., St. Joseph's, Southampton ; the Rev. A. E. Zolfo, Woking. ham ; the Rev. B. Heeran, Christchurch.
The following appointments are announced in the diocese of Plymouth: the Rev. W. Murphy, C.R.L., from Hayk, to Swanage; the Rev. H. Healy, C.R.L., from 13odmin, to Hayle; the Rev. A. Fraser, C.R.L., from Eltham, to Newquay; the Rev. A. Whitehead, C.R.L., from Newrivay, to Hoddesdon. Hertfordshire; the Rev. 0. Smith, C.R.L., from Stroud Green, to Badmitt.
JUBILEE The Rev. J. M. Conlon
The Rev. John M. Conlon, of St. Matthew's, Bedeburn Road, Jarrow, who celebrates his silver jubilee in the priesthood on June 10, was at Chopwell before becoming first parish priest at St. Matthew's, where he has served since October, 1935, having seen St. Matthew's grow from a few hundred souls to over 3,000.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Travelling Mission
The centres to be visited this weekend are Betteshanger and Eastry, in the parish of Mongeham. Mass will be said on Sunday. June f, in the Clubroom at I3etteshanger Colliery at 8.30 and in the Village Hall, Eastry, at 10. On Saturday and Monday, Mass will be said at Marshborough House at 8
Trade Unionists A meeting of the Doncaster Catholic Trade Unionists Association took place at the Doncaster Catholic Club on Sunday, May 18, when the following officers were elected: chairman, Mr. F Moore; vice-chairman, Mr. W. E. Cokeham; secretary, Mr. Frank Casey; treasurer, Mr, S. Peel. It is hoped in the very near future to form branches and a study circle in and around Don
caster and district. All interested are asked to get in touch with Mr. F. Casey, 52, Ellerker Avenue, Doncaster.
A branch of the Anglo-Polish Catholic Association has been formed in Ealing, under the patronage of the Prior and Fathers of the Benedictine Priory. All members of the adjoining and West London parishes are invited to join. The hon. secretaries are Miss N. McEwan, 27, Amhurst Avenue, W.13, and, for those who wish to write in Polish, Md. Unrug, 14, Kent Gardens, W.5.
All members of the Metropolitan and City Catholic Police Guild will receive Holy Communion in Our Lady's Chapel in Westminster Cathedral on the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 5. Mass will be said by Mgr. Canon Howlett, the Guild president, and will commence at 9 am. Arrangements have been made for members to have breakfast at Slaters Restaurant, Victoria Street, immediately after Mass.
Schola of St. Michael
On the Eve of Corpus Christi, Wednesday, June 4, in the Church of Our Holy Redeemer, Chelsea, the Schola of St. Michael and All Angels will sing Solemn First Vespers at 8 p.m.
The Sword of the Spirit will hold a Brains Trust at Wembley Town Hall on Monday, June 2, at 730 p.m. Speakers will include Pr. Agnellus Andrew, 0.F.M., Miss Barbara Ward, Councillor Maurice Bums, Leslie Sullivan, Dr. Letitia Fairfield. Fr. Devas, S.J., will be question-master.
PUBLICATIONS The June issue of the Junior Digest contains articles on Canon Cardijn, Radar, Arctic Exploration, and the art of the lightning cartoonist. Fr. T. Cunningham, S.J., Fr. Gerard Se-riven, W.F., Miss Grace Conway and Mr. Ronald Blackburn are among the contributors to this most attractive digest for young people.
An article on Molokai, where Fr. Damien built his mission to the lepers, is one of the features of the June issue of Context, the British Catholic digest, which continues to maintain its excel. lent standards of selection. Some of the material for the current issue is drawn from American sources not readily available in this country. It includes matter on the Holy Shroud of Turin, Lourdes, the Catholic Daily, and the Vocational Group.
A brief summary of the Curtis Report, and article on Property, and notes on the three political parties, Labour, Conservative and Liberal, are included in the current issue of New Youth. which is serious, in the best way, and lightly attractive in its production.
SOCIETIES C.W.L., Notts 13eeston, Notts, branch of the Catholic Women's League, have elected their officers for 1947-48 as follows: chairman, Mist: Shulten; hon. secretary, Miss Murphy; hon. treasurer, Mrs. Piggott. A cheque for £40 has been handed over for the beading fund for a new St. Peter's Chinch, Becalm S.V.P., Notts The S.V.P. Aspirant Conference at St. Augustine's, Nottingham, first established in 1927, has been revived after having been in a state of suspension during and since the war. The officials are: T. Kelly, president; S. Blowey, secretary ; T. Pykett, treasurer. The senior brother in charge is Bro. B. Marriott, K.S.C., Brentwood The annual retreat for Brentwood Province Knights of St. Columba takes place on Sunday, June 1, at Brentwood, commencing with Mass in the Cathedral church of the Sacred Heart and St. Helen, at 11.45 a.m. The retreat will be conducted by a Dominican Father.
Civil Service Guild At the annual general meeting of the Civil Service Catholic Guild, in St. Peter's Hall, Cathedral Precincts, on Saturday, the London branch reviewed the work of the past year and elected a council for the ensuing year, and with the representatives from the provinces unanimously approved a new constitution to enable the provinces to take a closer part in the control of the Guild and an active share in the development of the new second object of its activities—" to develop among the members an enlightened Catholic outlook on the problems of public administration." The first National Council was appointed, and in addition to the president and vice-presidents, includes Sir Theobald Mathew, K.B.E., Mr. J. Milbanke Hamilton and Miss Head, London; Mr. Hamer, Manchester; Mr. H. V. O'Toole and Mr. J. Shields. Cambridge; Mr. B. J. Corcoran, Cardiff; Mr. T. Devlin, Liverpool; Mr. J. MacAuley and Miss Stunner, Lancaster. The Masters and Deputy Masters of all branches become members of the Council during their term of office; co-opted members must be confirmed with their consent annually. The Council appointed the following officers: Deputy Grand Master, Mr. P. Heverin (Master, Liverpool branch); Grand Secretary, Mr. J. p. Batten (Deputy Master, London branch); Grand Treasurer, Mr. W. E. Last, London; Registrar, Mr. E. T.
Moldram; Editor, the Bulletin, Miss J. M. B. Carey, OBE., London. ton. don, Cambridge, Cardiff, Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester were represented at the meeting, and arrangements were made to consider branches at Birmingham, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Oxford, Nottingham and Edinburgh,
The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster presided at the Requiem Mass which was offered in the Church of the Jesuit Fathers, Farm Street, London, last Friday, for Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent, who died the previous Sunday. Mgr. Godfrey, the Apostolic Delegate, was among those present. Fr. K. Dale-Roberts, MA., celebrated Mass. The King was represented by the Earl of Clarendon and Queen Mary by Major the Hon. John Coke. A High Mass of Requiem will be offered for Lord FitzAlan at Brampton Oratory on Tuesday, June 3, at 11.30 a.m.
Brigadier D. C. McPherson, hon. secretary of the United Services Catholic Association, writes:
Viscount LitzAlan of Derwent was, with Major J. F. Wegg-Prosser—now the only remaining founder—a member of the Catholic Soldiers' Association from its inception in 1887, and it was largely at his suggestion and with his active encouragement that, in 1939, the Association widened its scope to include Catholics serving in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, for whom no similar organisations existed; with the change of role the Association took the title of United Services Catholic Association, which, under the initials U.S.C.A., became widely known to thousands of men and women who served in H.M. Forces during the world war.
Viscount Fitzedan was a member of the Council from 1887, and in 1903 became the first vice-president, a position which he held for the remainder of his tong life. In his capacity of vice-president Lord FitzAlan took an active part in the affairs of the Association, and was assiduous not only in promoting the aims for which it was originally founded but in adapting them to the ever-changing conditions of Service life ; he was very regular in his attendance at meetings of the Council and although failing health made this difficult in the past three years, he maintained his interest and was, as ever, ready with those wise counsels for the welfare of Catholics in the Services which had been so marked a feature of his life as a soldier and public figure linking Catholics of two widely separate periods in the history of the Church in the British Empire. His last appearance as vicepresident of the United Services Catholic Association was at the Requiem Mass celebrated at Westminster Cathedral for its president, the late Right Rev. Bishop 1. Dey, D.S.O., in July, 1946.