MOVES ON . .
The foundation stone of a new church in Send, seating 120 people, will be laid on April 12. The site of the church is at May's Corner, and the church is being built by the generosity of Mrs May, of Ashburton House, Send. The district is at present served by the Southwark Travelling Mission.
A valuable bronze plaque depicting the Last Supper has been presented to St. Patrick's Church, Bircotes, by Mr A. P. Harrop, of Rotherham.
It is hoped that it will be in position over the High Altar by Easter.
A new parish hall of St. Joseph's, Lancaster, was officially opened last week. The new ball has accommodation for 350 people, and has cost nearly £4,000.
The new Church Hall in the parish of St. Richard, Chichester, will be opened for use with a first Mass at 9.30 on Easter Sunday.
Mgr. J. McNulty, Bishop of Nottingham, presided at the annual Blackfriars Market held last week in the parochial hall of Holy Cross Priory, Leicester.
The Mayor of Leicester opened the market, and a vote of thanks was proposed by the Very Rev. Hyacinth Roes, 0.P., Prior of Holy Cross.
Mgr. J. F. McNulty, Bishop of Nottingham, opened a bazaar last week in the parish hall, in aid of the building fund for the new Church of St. Mary, Brigg.
The Rev. T. B. Chapman, parish priest, welcoming the Bishop, referred to the long Catholic tradition in the parish, and to the debt of gratitude they all owed to the Elwes family.
Many of the local clergy, including Mgr. Payne, the Vicar-General, were present.
A whist drive was recently held at Melton Mowbray, in aid of the fund for the restoration of St. John's Hall.
A social evening in aid of the Church of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Penshaw, on St. Patrick's night, was attended by 250 people.
The annual ball in aid of the building fund of the Church of Christ the King, Rossington, was held recently. and proved an outstanding success.
The building fund of St. Joseph's Church, New 011erton, benefited recently by the successful dance organised by the parish entertainment committee and held in the Miners' Welfare Hall.
An unusually successful dance was held recently in the Centenary Hall, Poole, in , aid of St. Mary's Church centenary fund.
A very large attendance included the Mayor and Mayoress, deputy Mayor and Mayoress, and the Sheriff of Poole, as well as the Mayor and Mayoress of Warehani. The Rev. P. Leahy received the guests.
A very successful St. Patrick's dance was recently held in the Kingsla.nd Hall in aid of the church building fund of Si, Werburgh's parish, Birkenhead.
co-operation and the Church has provided the means in the liturgy.
KNIGHTS HOLD WEER-END RETREAT
Fr. Bernard, A.A., of the Augustinian school at West Bridgford, was the preacher of a most successful week-end retreat organised recently by the Ilkeston council of the Knights of St. Columba. The subject of the retreat was " Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life."
Although primarily for the Knights all the men of the parish were invited to the conferences.
Fr. Bernard afterwards gave a most interesting talk on Communism, at which many questions were -asked and discussed.