BISHOPS' ENGAGEMENTS Westminster
For Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster: December 6. Cathedral Hall: Attends lecture on the life of Bishop Challoner, 6 p.m December 7. Convent of Adoration Reparatrice: Offers Mass and presides at clothing ceremony, 8 a.m. Cathedral: Sings Pontifical Vespers, 3.15 p.m. Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Fulham; Preaches and gives Benediction. December 8. Cathedral: Sings Terce and Solemn Pontifical Mass, 10 a.m. December 9. West Hampstead: Opens Probation Hostel, 3.30 p.m. December 11. Cathedral Hall: Presides at Cathedral Choir School prizegiving, 5.30 p.m.
For Mgr. Amigo, Archbishop of Southwark ; Sunday. December 7. Visitation at Newington, 11.0. Sings First Vespers of the Immaculate Conception. preaches and gives Benediction in the Pro-Cathedral. 6.30. Tuesday. December 10. Visitation and Confirmation at Shoreham.
For Mgr. King, Bishop of Portsmouth: December 7. Confirmation,* afternoon, Bournemouth. December 8. Pontificates, Southampton Training College. December 11-12. Farnborough Hill Convent Governors' meeting, and Confirmation. December 14. Salesian College. Farnborough, December 17. Broad Oak Convent, Reading, break-up party. December 18. Avenue Convent, Southampton, break-up party. December 25. Pontificates at Midnight Mass, St. Peter's, Winchester. Pontificates. 11 o'clock, Portsmouth Cathedral. December 27. Pontificates at Cathedral at Titular Feast.
For Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham: Saturday, December 6. Opens bazaar at St. George and All Soldier Saints, Derby, 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 10. Opens bazaar at Babies' Home. Borrowash, Derbyshire, 3 p.m. Attends K.S.C. dinner at Railway Institute, Derby. evening. Friday, December 12. Distre butes the prizes, Derby Convent School. at Railway Institute, Derby. 6,30 p.m. Saturday. December 13 Opens bazaar at Alvaston, Derby APPOINTMENTS Westminster
The following appointments are announced in the diocese of Westminster: the Right Rev. Mgr. Can.
Francis Bickford, M.C.. recently on sick leave, to Edmonton; the Rev. P. Neeham, to Uxbridge as Assistant; the Rev. L. Collingwood, to Golders Green as Assistant; the Rev. Desmond Swan. of Golders Green. to Archbishop's House as a Private Secretary; the Rev. G. Mulvaney, to Kenton as Assistant; the Rev. J. McKernic, to Bow as Assistant.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Travelling Mission
The Mission will visit this week: (a) Rusthall and Southborough, in the parish of Tunbridge Wells. Mass on Sunday, December 7, at the Open Air School, Rusthall, at 8.30, and at Victoria Hall, at 10. (b) Mytchett, in the parish of Ash, Surrey. Mass on Sunday at "Egmore," Colford Bridge Road, at 8.30; also at the Police House, Puttenham, at 10.
Catholic Nurses' Guild
The annual retreat of the Westminster branch of the Catholic Nurses' Guild will take place at the Convent. 189, Old Brompton Road, S.W.5, on Sunday, December 7, at 2.30 p.m. All Catholic nurses are welcome.
Petition forms have been sent to every parish and branch of the Guild in connection with the amending of the National Health Act, so that Catholic hospitals shall be free to manage their own affairs. Every nurse is asked to make sure that she signs the petition.
The Metropolitan Catholic Teachers' Association annual general meeting will be held on Friday, December 12, at 6 p.m., in St. Aloysius Convent, Pheonix Road, Euston. All Catholic teachers invited, especially those in council schools.
Schola of St. Michael
On the Feast of the Immaculate
Conception, Monday December 8, Solemn B.M.V.Vespers, Compline. will be sung by the Schola of St. Michael and All Angels in the church of Our Holy Redeemer. Cheyne Row, Chelsea, at 7 p.m.
St. Paul's, Ilford
A fund is being opened to provide a memorial to the late Fr. Peter Brady who for 32 years was assistant priest at SS. Peter and Paul's Church, Ilford. The memorial will probably take the form of a holy water font. Parishioners who have left the parish and who would like to contribute are asked to send their donations to Mr. T. H. Robinson, hon. treasurer, 25, Heath Road, Ilford.
To celebrate the Beatification of Blessed Contardo Ferrini, S.V.P., conferences of Westminster, Southwark, Central Councils will hold a joint quarterly festival on Sunday, December 14, at Westminster Cathedral at 10.30 a.m.
The Catholic Evidence Guild are opening a central study class at St. Anne's Club, Vau se all, next Thursday (December 11). Study classes are also held at Wimbledon, Woolwich, Lewisham and Petts Wood. The branch pitches at Woolwich, Brixton, Putney, Bermondsey, Eltham, Wimbledon, and they have recently opened a pitch at the Elephant and Castle, in the New Kent Road. They need, however, more trained speakers. Intending speakers should write to the Secretary, 28, Chesham Crescent, Anerley, S.E.20.
St. Margaret Mary
Sermons on the Apostolate of St. Margaret Mary and the devotion of the consecration of the home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be preached in St. Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow, on December 14, by the Rev J. Sullivan, O.M.I.
The second annual general meeting of the Birmingham Association of Catholic Trade Unionists will be held on December 14, commencing 3 p.m., at St. Chad's Hall, Bath Street, Birmingham. Mgr. Masterson, Archbishop of Birmingham, will address the meeting.
SOCIETIES Society of St. Gregory, Swansea St. Joseph's Hall, Swansea, held a large gathering on Tuesday last for a return visit from Fr. C. W. Howell, Si., who lectured on "The Drama of the Mass."
After being disbanded during the war, Kettering Council of the K.S.C. has been re-erected, with Mr. G. D. Howard. Grand Knight; Mr. C. Keeney, Deputy Grand Knight, and Mr. C. Durnin, financial secretary.
THE VERY REV. CANON DANIEL McCARTHY
The death occurred on Friday, November 28, of the Very Rev. Canon Daniel McCarthy, an honorary Canon of the diocese of Southwark. Canon McCarthy, who was 77 years of age, had been ill for