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Organisations: Society of Jesus, Oratory School, B.B.C. Chorus, Catholic Church, Johnson Fund, Sacred Heart Church, Council of the K.S.C., Catholic Poetry Society, Hammersmith Gaelic Club, Catholic Evidence Guild, Army, Hammersmith Literary Institute, West Herts Hospital, Ladies' Committee, Ilkeston Christian Council, North Staffordshire Regiment, Southwark Travelling Mission, Wing, Church of Our I.ady of the Assumption and St. Gregory, Czechoslovak Government of Special Cross, St. Barnabas Church, Home Service, St. Edmund's College, AND COUNTRY DERBY Derby Christian Social Council, Beaumont College, St. Aloysius's School, Newman Association, Farnborough Salesian College, Union of Catholic Stu, TOWN AND COUNTRY DERBY Derby Christian Social Council, Council of Christhins and Jewsand, St. Beuno's College, Farnborough Council of the K.S.C., Catholic Teachers' Federation in Nottingham


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For Archbishop Griffin; This Saturday. St. Mary of the Angels, Bayswater, assists at High Mass and preaches, 11 am. November 7. Attends meeting of the Council of Christhins and Jewsand gives address, 2.30 P.m.

Southwark For Archbishop Amigo; This Sunday. Visitation and confirmation at East Molesey. November 7. Sings Requiem for the deceased clergy of the diocese in the Pro-Cathedral at 11.15. November 8. Visitation and confirmation at Norbury at 8.


For Bishop Lee: This Sunday. Confirmations at Burnham-on-Sea.

Nottingham For Bishop Ellis: This Saturday. Attends luncheon and armlet meeting of the Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Teachers' Federation in Nottingham. This Sunday. Visitation and confirmation, Sacred Heart, Leicester. Tuesday. Mass for deceased bishops of the diocese at St. Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham, followed by meeting of the Johnson Fund and priests' reunion. Thursday. Gives Benediction at Nazareth House, Old Lenton, Nottingham. Friday, 7.30 p.m. Attends meeting of Ilkeston Christian Council at Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

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For Bishop Hanlon : This Sunday. Assists at Mass and preaches for feast of St. Winifred at Holywell. November 12. Administers confirmation in prisoners of war camp. November 26. Visitation and confirmation at Machynlleth.

PRIESTS' APPOINTMENTS Leeds Rev. James Quinn, from Ireland, to be curate at St. Patricia, Sheffield, Jesuits The following changes are announced in the English Province of the Society of Jesus: Fr, R. Finnemore Parish Priest at St. Ignatius', Preston, in succession to Fr. D. O'Neill, who is now at St. Mary's, Lowe House, St. Helens. Fr. James Gallagher Parish Priest at St. Joseph's, Leigh, Lancs.. in succession to Fr. Oswald Kemball, now Parish Priest at Clitheroc, who succeeds Fr. George Gallagher, at present in a nursing home. Fr. Peter Moran Parish Priest of the Immaculate Conception, Spinkhill, instead of Fr. James Gallagher. Fr. Ralph Baines Minister at Beaumont College, Fr. Ignatius Scoles succeeding him there as Spiritual Father. Fr. John Duffy, Spiritual Father at Mount St. Mary's College, Spinkhill, to the Sacred Heart Church, Blackpool. Fr. Sykes from the Sacred Heart, Blackpool, to St. Ignatius', Preston, where Fr. Oscar Withnell has also joined the staff. Frs. Freeman and McAuley to St. Walburge's, Preston. Fr. Alexander Gits from St. Gabriel's Retreat House, Birmingham, and Fr. John Myerscough, of St. Mary's, Lowe House, St. Helena, have changed places.



Fr. L. Oliver, who was born in 1902, educated at Wonersh and Vellastolid, and ordained priest in 1928, was killed instantly in a motor accident recently. Fr. Oliver bad shown conspicuous zeal at Goudhurst, where he was rector, and opened many centres for Mass in the wide and scattered district he served. He was on his way to Staplehurst Convent, to which he was confessor, when he was killed in a motor accident on October 25. The Requiem at Goudhurst was sung on October 30 in the presence of Canon Fennessy, Dean of Tunbridge Wells, representing the Archbishop, Mgr. Corbishley and many priests were present. The burial was at Leytonstone. Fr. Philip Donnelly, who sang the Requiem, officiated at the interment.


Pr. Thomas Coverdale, who died in a nursing home at Boscombe on October 26, was born at Ingatestone, Essex, on January 2, 1873, and studied for three years at St. Edmund's College, Ware, and later at St. Aloysius's School, Bournemouth, He joined the Society of Jesus on September 7, 1889, and following the usual course of studies was ordained priest at St. Beuno's College in 1903,


The Very Rev. J. N. Kusters. Superior of the Priests of the Sacred Heart at Redbourne, Herts, died suddenly, after a short illness, at the West Herts Hospital on October 24, aged 78 years. Et. Kusters was born in Holland and studied at St. Sulpice. Parts. He was ordained in Luxembourg and worked in Holland, France, Belgium and Germany. He was Consultor to the Founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Leo Dehon, and seven years ago he founded the English Province of the Order here.

A Requiem Mass will be said on Saturday at the Priory at 10,30 and the funeral will be at Harpenden. Fr. Kusters' relatives are in Sumatra, MR. EGERTON CLARKE

Mr. Egerton Clarke, who died recently at West Wickham, Kent, was received into the Church in 1922. A former art editor of Hutchinson's and a vice-president of the Catholic Poetry Society, he published many books of verse and contributed to various periodicals.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Westminster Cathedral

From this Sunday, November 5, until further notice, the Sunday evening service, Solemn Vespers, Compline and Benediction, will be at 3.15 p.m.

Irish Gaelic Classes The Hammersmith Gaelic Club (An Cumann Gaedhealach) is again holding its Irish language classes at the Hammersmith Literary Institute, Brook Green. this winter. Beginners meet on Mondays 7.30 to 9.30; intermediate and conversational classes are on Wednesdays at the same hours.

Westminster Nurses The Westminster " Virgo Fidelis " branch of the Catholic Nurses' Guild Neill hold its annual general meeting at the Convent, 189, Old Brornpton Road, S.W.5, at 3 p.m., this Sunday, November 5. All Catholic nurses welcome.

Lectures on Dominican Sanctity Some Aspects of Dominican Sanctity will be the subject of three conferences to be given by the Rev. Conrad Pepler, 0.P., on Sunday, November 12, Feast of All Saints of the Dominican Order, at Sion Convent, 36, Chepstow Villas, W.11.

Newman Association

A meeting of the Newman Association and the Union of Catholic Stu dents is to be held on November 11 and 12 at Edinburgh. The Edinburgh conference is to be devoted entirely to Pax Romana and the role Catholics here must play to help those in the devastated universities of Europe.

London Scouts Solemn High Mass will be celebrated on behalf of the members of the Guild who have been killed with H.M. Forces during the war on Sunday, November 12, at 10.30 a.m., at the Church of Our I.ady of the Assumption and St. Gregory, Warwick Street, Piccadilly, W.I. It is hoped that every group will be represented in force.

Harpenden Presentation

A presentation will be made to Canon Bernard Longstaff on the occasion of the celebration of 25 years as resident priest of the Catholic Church at Harpenden. Herts. Archbishop Griffin will be present.

Southwark Travelling Mission The centre to be visited this weekend by the Southwark Travelling Mission is Rolxrtsbridge, parish of Battle,

Sussex. Mass will be said at the George Hotel on Sunday at 9 and also at the Chequers Hotel, Lamberhurst, at 10.30.

WAR DECORATIONS M.C. to Acting Major Michael Stilwell, old boy of the Oratory School. D.F.C. to Flying Officer William Mooney. D.F.M., R.A.F.V.R. D.F.C. to Pilot Officer Francis J. McGovern, RA.F.V.R. George Medal to Squadron Leader Leonard W. Waldron Modley, O.B.E. Posthumous award by Czechoslovak Government of Special Cross and Pilot's Wings to Wing Commander Thomas Patrick Pugh, D.F.C., an old boy of Farnborough Salesian College. Military Medal to Lieut. Miller, of Seaham.


Bradford Council K.S.C.. joined by members from Halifax, Huddersfield and Heavy Woollen district, celebrated on Sunday last the silver jubilee of the Order. About 200 Knights, their wives and friends attended the jubilee Mass at St. Patrick's and a luncheon and tea afterwards.

Farnborough Council of the K.S.C. observed the Order's silver jubilee with impressive celebrations on Sunday. Brothers attended Solemn Mass in strength in the morning, whilst in the afternoon a jubilee tea, prepared by the Ladies' Committee, took place in the Catholic elementary school. This was attended by nearly 100 people representing all the Catholic organisations of the parish and was presided over by the Grand Knight and Mrs. O'Brien. A cheque for over £160 was presented to the rector, the Rev. A. J. Sutherland, S.C., this being the result of a series of events organised by the local council with the assistance of the C.W.L. and other organisations, in aid of the new Bishop Cotter memorial church to be built in the parish, and to which all friends of Bishop Cotter are invited to contribute.

C.W.L. in Brussels

Mrs. Critchley Salmonson, the

C.W.L. representative at the council of Voluntary War Work in Brussels, visited the London office last week, and gave some first-hand information about the club which has been opened in Brussels. It is called the Sabot d'Or, and is aiready winning a splendid reputation among the men of the Army group it serves for excellent cooking, the warmest of welcomes and English comfort. There are 35 bedrooms, each with hot and cold water, and five bathrooms, and it caters for a fresh group of 50 men every 48 hours, who come in from the fighting line, cold and muddy and exhausted. The service of the Sabot d'Or is carried out by a civilian hotel staff, paid by the Army, and the Belgian cook transforms the Army rations into the most appetising dishes. The former hotel manager remains. but thc C.W.L. hostess there is Miss Haseldin, and she helps to see that everything runs smoothly.

Birmingham Youth At the first course of lectures and discussions taken by members of the Catholic Evidence Guild at St. Chad's Flail, Birmingham. Mr. Durk dealt with the Existence of God and the

Problem of Evil. This fortnightly series is intended for Youth Leaders and prospective Youth Leaders. The next lecture is on Thursday, November 9. at 7 p.m. The subject matter will be: The Creation of the World and of Man, Supernatural Life its the Human Soul, the Fall of Man and its Consequences, the Promises of a Redeemer.


DERBY Derby Christian Social Council, representing the Catholic, Anglican and Free Churches of the town, at their annual meeting elected the Rev. D. D. MacQueen (C'. of E.). Vicar of St. Barnabas Church, Derby, as chairman for the year in succession to the Rev. Mgr. Payne. V.G.. Protonotary Apostolic.

The Council passed a resolution recommending that in building plans for new areas—whether in town or country --careful consideration should be given to the followine points: (a) That individual houses should be so designed as to encourage and promote the family and family life. (b) That in such areas private houses and buildings for cornmercial and cultural purposes should be so grouped as to provide an appropriate setting in a self-contained neighbottehood and community. (c) That adequate sites should be provided for churches and church buntlines.


Parishioners and friends of the Rev. Fr. Denis Tuohy recently assembled in the school hall to make a presentation to him of an illuminated address and a cheque for £250 as a token of their appreciation or his long period of work in Enfield.


The Duke of Norfolk has consented to become a eovernor of the Oratory School. The Duke was at the school as a boy from 920-1925. In 1938 he refounded the famous Norfolk prize for classics first eiven by his father. Mr. Theobald Matthew, the recentlyappointed public prosecutor, was at the Oratory School as a boy during the years 1910-1916 from which he matriculated at Trinity Colleue. Oxford. Acting Major Michael Stilwell, an old boy of the Oratory School. has been awarded the M.C. for gallantry. Major crewel] was at the Oratory School from 1934-1939. He joined the North Staffordshire Regiment in 1939 and the Commandos in 1941. Two of his brothers. Peter and Anthony Stilwell. also old Oratorians, have given their lives for their country in this war.

RELIGIOUS BROADCASTS There are no Catholic services or talks this week. Pizzetti's Requiem Mass. by the B.B.C. Chorus. will be broadcast on Armistice Day from 9 to 9.30 am. on the Home Service, and the third part of Paul—A BondsTave. Hugh Ross Williamson's' play. on Sunday, November 5, from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30.

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