Page 9, 5th April 1940

5th April 1940
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Page 9, 5th April 1940 — Y. C. W. Progress in Birmingham Front Our Own Correspondent

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Organisations: Y.C.W.
Locations: Birmingham, Lancaster


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Y. C. W. Progress in Birmingham Front Our Own Correspondent


Promising progress of the Y.C.W. movement is to be recorded in Birmingham, where an interesting development is going forward under episcopal approval.

The recent national conference likely to have lasting results. The organisation. His Grace the Arch bishop of Birmingham (Mgr. T. L. Williams), who is showing a keen personal interest, believes that St.

Vincent's Home in Moseley Road will provide an admirable centre.

Geographically it has much to mend it, it, but as it is also a boys' headquarters it will be appropriate for meetings of the Y.C.W. to take place there.

St. Vincent's Home

A valuable work is being performed at St. Vincent's, for in this large building young people are taught something about life just at that formative period when wise leadership may make all the difference to their future.

Many of these lads have been nurtured at Fr. Hudson's Homes, and on approaching the adolescent stage have been sent on to St. Vincent's, where Mr A. T. Flynn (a brother of the Bishop of Lancaster) and his staff teach them all about the responsibilities of citizenship and the dignity of labour.

The boys now there were addressed on Tuesday by the Rev. R. Foster, who spoke to them on the work of the Y.C.W., with the result that the lads are anxious to form a study group. This is to be formed.

Chapel Building Progresses

With St. Vincent's as a centre it is hoped that there will be a steady recruitment of students, and that they will be supported by many Catholic men.

Good progress is being made with the

of the Y.C.W. in Birmingham is Y.C.W. is getting down to strong

building of the chapel and the gymnasium, which formed part of a pre-war scheme at St. Vincent's. According to programme, the opening ceremonies will be on June 13, the feast of St. Anthony. Bishop Griffin, who, as Administrator of Fr. Hudson's Homes, also has jurisdiction over St. Vincent's, which, actually, is an adjunct, will say Maas in the new chapel, and Archbishop Williams will speak.

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham (Councillor T. B. Pritchett, M.C.), has promised to open the gymnasium.

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