B IS HO PS' ENGAGEMENTS Westminster For Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster: February 7. Otters Mass for members, living and deceased, of the Society of St. Augustine. February 11. Maria Assumpta Training College, Kensington Square. Gives Benediction and addresses the students, 3 p.m. Cathedral. Preaches at Lourdes service and gives Benediction, 8 p.m. February 13. Convent of Adoration Reparatrice, Chelsea. Preaches, 4 p.m.
Southwark For Mgr. Amigo, Archbishop-Bishop of Southwark: February 9. Visitation and Confirmation at Putney, 6.30. February 11. Visitation and Confirmation at Ewell, 8.0. February 12. Presides at Guild of the Blessed Sacrament reunion at the Manor Place Baths, 8.0. February 13. Presides at meeting of the Catholic Needlework Guild at Bishop's House, 3.0.
Nottingham For Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham: February 11. Presides at clothing ceremony at Convent of the Franciscan Sisters Minoresscs, Melton Mowbray. February 12. Attends celebration of the silver jubilees in the priesthood of the Rev. Frs. M. Walsh and R. Crawford, O.F.M., at St. Edward's Franciscan Friary.
Tho following appointment is announced in the diocese of Nottingham: the Rev. J. Buckley, to be assistant priest of St. Peter's, Beeston.
ORDINATIONS Oscott The following orders were conferred at Oscott College by Mgr. Bright, Bishop and Vicar Capitular in the Archdiocese of Birmingham: The Diaconate: the Rev. Roger Maher (Nottingham) The Subdiaconate: the Rev. 3, Watkins, W. Lyons, E. Whelan (Bir
mingham), D. Jenkinson (Northampton). Minor Orders were conferred on seven other students.
JUBILEE Very Rev, J. Provost Rowntree The Very Rev. James Provost Rowntree, parjsh priest of St. Cuthbert's, WithinKn, Manchester, celebrated his diamond jubilee in the priesthood on Wednesday. The Provost is 86 and has been parish priest at St. Cuthbert's for almost 51 years. lle was born in Heaton Norris, Stockport, and is a convert to the Church, his father being a member of the well-known Yorkshire Quaker family. and his mother, who was received into the Church with him, a Nonconformist For many years he has served the Salford diocese in various capacities, as secretary and treasurer to the Ecclesiastical Education Council, as Diocesan Trustee, and as Chancellor and Diocesan Treasurer. During his rectorship of St. Cuthbert's he has extended and completed the existing church, built a new presbytery and erected modem junior and senior schools, Ile was raised to the Chapter in 1916 and made Provost of the Chapter in 1940.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Travelling Mission The centres to be visited this weekend are Horam and Hursononceux. Mass will be said on Sunday, February 9, at The Grange, at 8.30 and at " The Woolpack," Ilurstmonceux, at 10. On Monday, February 10, Mass will be said at Holly Croft, Little London Road, at 8.
Luncheon Party THE CATHOLIC HERALD gave a luncheon party on Monday, at the Waldorf Hotel, to meet Dr. Figl, Chancellor of Austria. Those present were: Dr. Dorick, Mr. Mellish, M.P., Mr. Christopher Ilollis, M.P., R. P. Walsh, Editor of the Catholic Worker, Graf von Montgelas, Mr. Douglas Woodruff, the Rev. J. Heenan, Mr. E. Verner Miles and Count Michael de in /3erloyere. C.S.G., London
The London central training group of the Catholic Social Guild meets in Duckett's, in the Strand, each Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. Non-members are welcome.
The speaker at the international meeting, to be held on Wednesday, February 12, at 114, Mount Street, at 6.45 p.m., will be Mr. W. I. Igoe. His subject will be "Vienna — A Recent Visit."
Reparation A Solemn Octave of Reparation for outrages committed against the Blessed Sacrament will open at the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament and St. Thomas More, 28, Beaufort Street, Chelsea, on Tuesday, February 11, and will close on February 18. Cardinal Griffin will preach on February 13. On February 11 the sermon will be by the Apostolic Delegate.
The annual London dinner of the Prior Park Association will be held at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, on March 28. Will old boys who have not received circulars in connection with the function write without delay to the Secretary, Prior Park College, Bath. Colonial old boys of the Christian Brothers and now resident in this country arc also requested to communicate.
BROADCASTING On Sunday, February 9, in the Third Programme, Robert Speaight will give readings from Cardinal Newman's Historical Essays, at 10.45 p.m.
SOCIETIES Newman Association At the general meeting of the Manchester branch of the Newman Association held last week the following were elected : chairman, Mt. C. P. Holder; vice-chairman, Mr. R. Parkinson; hon. treasurer, Mr. B. Collins; hon. secretary, Miss Doreen Davis; committee,
Miss H. Brierley, Miss F. Wilson, Miss Margaret Rowland, Mrs. C. P. Holder, Fr. G. Session, Mr. L. T. King and Mr. J. F. Reilly.
The annual report of the Nottingham Catholic Truth Society, presented last week, showed that the branch bad sold 5,145 pamphlets during the year. Approximately 100 Simple Prayer-books had been distributed to German prisoner-of-war camps in the branch area. Tho branch membership has now passed the 320 mark.
CANON HIGGINS Canon John Joseph Higgins died on Sunday at Penryn, aged 86. A native of Lime‘ick, he was ordained in 1888 at the English College, Lisbon, where be remained for a time as a professor.
• The Canon served at lailworth, Dorchester, St. Augustine's Priory, Newton Abbott, and was parish priest of the Assumption, Torquay, from 1916 till his retirement in 1942. He became Canon in 1908, and was for some years Theologian of the Chapter.
CANON ROCHIE The Very Rev. Canon William Nicholas Roche (Rural Dean) died on Monday. Born in Cork in 1872 be was educated at All Hallows and ordained there for the Westminster archdiocese on June 24, 1897.
He was curate at Spanish Place for 12 years, and Rector at Brentford for 16 years, where he started the St. Dunstan's Grammar School. In 1926 he was appointed Rector at Marylebone, where he obtained a site for a new school and other parochial developments.
His health began to fail about 18 months ago. He died quite suddenly on Monday of this week. The funeral will take place next Monday at 11 o'clock, and the Cardinal will preside.
On the feast of St. John Bosco, January 31, Sister Adelaide Gatto died. She was the last Sister living in England who wag connected with the founder
of the Salesian Fathers and of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.
Sister Adelaide was born in 1865, in Cuneo, Italy. When she decided to become a nun, Don Bosco had become famous as a great Saint of God and the two Orders which he had founded were making astonishing progress. Adelaide heard of Don Bosco and made up her mind to enter with the Dauehters of Mary Help of Christians. This she did on October 10, 1882, at the Mother House in Nizza Monteferrato. Adelaide as an exemplary novice and August of 1885 found her prepating for her religious profession. By this time the saintly founder was getting old and feeble. He went to Nizza for the last time and the Sister was fortunate enough to be among those who were professed by him.
JAN CZARNOCKI Mr. Jan Czarnocki, who died on February 1, was editor-in-chief of the Polish daily newspaper, Dziennik Polski, published in London. He was well-known both as a member of the Socialist Party and as a journalist in Poland, and was vice-chairman of the Union of Polish Journalists in London.
Mr, Czarnocki had a distinguished military career in two wars. In 1918 he was awarded the Cross of Independence at the time of the disarming of German troops in Poland. In the last war he gained the Pologna Restituta and the Croix de Guerre for his part in the work of the French underground movement. After his capture by the Germans he underwent severe hardships in a concentration camp. He was 52.
The three La Sagasse nuns who lost their lives in the Dakota crash at Croydon were buried together in one grave in the private cemetery at Montford College, Romsey, near Southampton— the Mother House of the La Sagasse Order In England. The Sisters—Jeanne Rousselot (Sister Jean), Mother Provincial, Gertrude Lester (Sister Helene) and Eugenie Martin (Sister Eugene)— had visited Montford College only three weeks previously to say goodbye to the community. The chapel was crowded with Brothers, Sisters, novices and seminatists for the Solemn Requiem Mass. The celebrant was Fr. Glen, First Counsellor of the Order.