BISHOPS' ENGAGEMENTS Westminster
For Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster: November 7. Cathedral: Offers Mass for members, living and deceased, of the Society of St. Augustine, 8 a.m. November 8. K.S.C. Club, Lansdowne Road: Attends Squires' Rally, 3.10 p.m. November 9. Cathedral: Assists at Capitular Mass, 10.30 a.m. Cathedral: Assists at Solemn Requiem Mass and gives the Absolution, 12 noon. November 10. Mansion House: Attends dinner for Lord Mayor's Day, 7.30 p.m. November 13. Douai Abbey. Woolhampton: Sings Solemn Pontifical Mass.
For Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham: Saturday, November 8. Opens bazaar for St. Teresa's, Aspley, Nottingham, 3 p.m. Sunday, November 9. Catholic ex-Servicemen attend Mass for dead of two wars, at St. Barnabas Cathedral, 11 a.m. His Lordship blesses war memorial pulpit and preaches. Addresses Youth Rally, 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 12. Annual meeting of Nottingham Diocesan Union of Catholic Mothers, at the Greyfriars Nottingham, 2.30 p.m. Annual meeting of Nottingham Catholic Girls' Club, at Clubroom, Derby Road, 7 p.m.
The following appointments are announced in the diocese of Southwark: the Rev. E. Wake, D.D., Ph.D., to be Headmaster of the new diocesan school of St. Peter's, Horseshoe Lane, Merrow, Guildford (tel.: 61350); the Rev. C. Hastings, to be Rector at Mayfield; the Rev. P. Keogh, to be Rector of Billingshurst; the Rev. R. Steffe, to be Chaplain to St. Andrew's Convent. Edenbridge; the Rev. J. Cremin. to be priest-in-charge of Bagshot; the Rev. F. Bayliss, to Woolwich. Assistants —the Rev. F. Corley, to Surbitort,
the Rev. E. Standen, assistant financial secretary, to reside at Blackheath; the Rev. 0. Collum (Raphoe), Shoreham; the Rev. P. Harrison (Killala), to Surbiton; the Rev. J. Mulhern (Killala), to South Norwood (temporarily); the Rev. C. MeGrenra (Raphoe), to Camberwell: the Rev. L. Moore (Raphoe), to Mottingham; the Rev. M. McLoughlin (Elphin), to Lewisham; the Rev. R. Wratten, to be Chaplain to 'Thomas More School, Frensham.
At Shrewsbury, on Saturday, November 1, Mgr. Moriarty, Bishop of Shrewsbury, conferred the following Orders: Diaconate—the Revs:. Bros. C. Provett and G. Rishton, C.SS.R. Exorcist and Acolyte—the Rev. Bro. H. Parker, C.SS.R.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Remembrance Day
A Solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated in Westminster Cathedral on Sunday, November 9. Remembrance Day, at 12 noon. This Mass will be attended by detachments from all branches of the Services (Army), a detachment from the R.A.F., and representatives of all Dominion Forces and the U.S. Army.
International Students' Day There will be a special Mass on International Students' Day, November 17, at the Church of St. Anselm and St. Cecilia, Kingsway. at 9 a.m. Mgr. Mcaement, chaplain to London University, will be the celebrant.
The Rt. Rev. Mgr. Filmer, K.C.O.R., will say a Mass for the deceased members of the Catholic Association at the Church of St. Anselm and St. Cecilia, Kingsway, London, W.C., on Thursday, November
13, at 10.30 a.m. Members are asked to attend. Guild of Ransom A Low Mass of Requiem will he said on Wednesday, November 12, at 12 noon. in SS. Anselm and Cecilia's Church, Kingsway, W.' for the late Fr. Philip Fletcher V sl Mr. Lister Drummond, co-foe.' sers of the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom, and for all deceased Ransomers.
Catholic Scout Guild An extraordinary general meeting of the Catholic Scout Guild (London Area) will be held in St. Edward's Hall, Westminster. on Tuesday, November 11, at 7.30 p.m.
K.S.C. (Squires) The coming-of-age of the Squire section of the Knights of St. Columba will be celebtated to-morrow (November 8) by a Rally at the K.S.C. Club, Lansdowne Road, W.11. The Rally will begin at 3 p.m. H.E. Cardinal Griffin will preside and the speakers will include Mr. T. Leyland, J.P., Supreme Knight. and Mr. L. W. W. Lilting. Controller' General of the Squire section.
SOCIETIES C.Y.M.S., Bicester
A new branch of the C.Y.M.S. has been formed at Bicester—the sixth in Oxfordshire—a branch having also been established at Headington recently,
C.P.E.A., Southwark Southwark Diocesan C.P.E.A. chairman and secretary, Messrs. 0. I. Heath and M. I. Costpllo, have been elected correspondents for England to the International Union of Family Organisations. which has been set up in Paris following a Congress of Family Associations held there in June.
Catholic Scout Guild
The resignation is announced of Mr. J. Price, treasurer to the Catholic Scout Guild (London Area). Mr. Price is leaving the country in the near future.
REV. LEO F. BERMINGHAM We regret to announce the death of the Rev. Leo F. Beriningham, who died on Friday last after a protracted illness.
Born on February 19. 1888, Fr. Bermingham was one of the many priests destined for the Nottingham diocese who studied at the English College, Valladolid, Spain. Ordained on June 29, 1916, he spent the first two years of his priestly life at Hadfield, Derbyshire, as assistant priest.
He was then successively on the staffs of St. Joseph's, Derby (1917-19), St. Winefride's, Shepshed (1919-2(1) and St. Mary's, Glossop (1920-21). After a year in charge of Alvaston he was made parish priest of Hassop, Derbyshire, where he was for four years. A year on the staff of St. Hugh's, Lincoln. followed before Fr. Bermingham returned once more to Derbyshire as parish priest of the Church of Jesus and Mary, Swadlincote.
In 1929 Fr. Bermingham came to Nottingham where. as parish priest of Our Lady and St. Patrick's, London Road, a large working class parish. he built St. Bernadette's Schools, Sneinton Dale. In 1936 he left Nottingham for Boston, Lines, but after a year in this country town, again moved into an industrial area as parish priest of St. Charles Bor
romeo's, Hadfield, Derbyshire. Solemn Requiem coram Episcopo was celebrated at St. Patrick's. Nottingham, on Wednesday, November 11. The interment took place afterwards at Shepshed.
DR. NORBERT S. DURRANT
The death took place at Walmer on October 30 of Dr. Norbert Sidney Durrant. He was in his 91st year. Educated at Downside—as was his father, who was the chief promotor of the Gregorian Society— Dr. Durrant studied for the medical profession in Dublin. Later he was appointed to the Colonial Medical Service and served for about 30 years in the West Indies, principally at Granada. On retirement in 1917 he was made a Knight of St. Stanislaus by the Pope.
The funeral took place on November 3 from St. Thomas's, Deal, where he was buried.