The Bishop of Southwark has the following engagements during the coming week : Sunday. December 12, Attends quarterly meeting of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, at Notre Dame. Southwark, 4 p.m.; preaches third sermon of Advent course in the cathedral at 6.30; subject : " Power to Forgive." Wednesday, December 15. Presides at meeting or the Governors of the Fisher School; visitation at Purley. Thursday, December 16, Distributes the prizes at Clapham College. Saturday, December 18, Holds ordination at Ore Place, Hastings.
The following clerical changes are announced in the Diocese of Southwark. The Rev. Joseph Morley has been appointed chaplain to the Convent of the Christian Retreat, Redhill; he is succeeded as parish priest at Northfleet by Rev. John. Slocombe, who is replaced at Surbiton by Rev. Basil Harvey. Rev. Leonard O'Donnell goes from Arundel to Bermondsey. Rev. Joseph MeElhone, lent by the Diocese of Elphin, goes to Bermondsey. Owing to ill-health, the Rev. Bernard Pearce has retired from active work. Since 1921 Fr. Pearce has been chaplain to the Convent of the Christian Retreat at Redhill.
The Rev. Joseph McDaid has been appointed assistant priest at St. Gregory's, Earlsfield, S.W., replacing the Rev. Michael McHugh, recalled to Ireland.
The Rev. Joseph Houghton has been sent temporarily to Shoreham-by-Sea.
The Rev. Joseph McEntee has been transferred from St. Aloysius's, Somers Town, N.W., to Homerton, exchanging with the Rev. John Barrett, who goes to Somers Town.
Westminster's New Canons
At Westminster Cathedral, last Tuesday, the Very Rev. David Browne, rector at Holloway, N., and the Very Rev. Christopher J. McKenna, of St. Anne's, Orchard Street, S.W., were installed respectively as Canon and Honorary Caxton of the Metropolitan Chapter. The elevation of these widelyknown priests was announced several weeks
A New Plymouth Canon
The Rev. Joseph O'Byrne, parish priest of Holy Cross, Plymouth. has been appointed a member of the Plymouth Cathedral Chapter.
Canon O'Byrne was ordained in 1919. Before his appointment, last September, to Holy Cross, he had served at the Cathedral, Falmouth, Scleider Abbey, Blandford, and Ilfracombe.
An Oratory Ordination
Not since 1912 has there been an ordination at the London Oratory. Next Sunday, when Pontifical High Mass will be celebrated, the Bishop of Lamus is to raise to the priesthood, in that church, the Rev. Austin Nieman.
The Dominican Provincial
Father Bernard Delany, Provincial of the English Dominicans, sails to-morrow (Saturday), for Cape Town. He is to visit the Dominican missions in South Africa and will he absent from England for three months. In his absence, Fr. Antoninus Maguire, O.P., will act as Vicar-Provincial.
Before the Students' Mass on St. Andrew's Day, two representatives of the Scottish Simmarian Association, Mr. J. Cudahy (1866-68) and Mr. C. McKay (1899-19011, presented to St. Mary's College, Strawberry Hill, a beautiful silver chalice, to be used in perpetuity at the students' daily Mass. The presentation was made in commemoration of all Scottish students trained at the college from 1850 to 1925. The Scottish representatives served the students' Mass. offered by the Principal for all Scottish students of the college, living and dead.
The Rev. T. Cichos, S.C., rector of the Polish church at Islington, blessed, on Wednesday last week. a London branch of the Polish Travel Office. "Orbis," in Lower Regent Street, S.W. Subsequently a luncheon was held at the Carlton Hotel, at which the Polish Ambassador attended and spoke in commendation of the new venture.
The honour of a Knighthood of St. Gregory the Great has been conferred by the Pope upon Mr. Edward Lomas, of Brookside, Macclesfield. Mr. and Mrs. Lomas are well-known in Cheshire and Wirral for their zealous and generous interest in Catholic charitable and other works.