Cardinal Heenan of Westminster Sunday; Preaches at televised Ma SS in St. Peter's
Doncaster, 9.30; addresses Ecumenical Ral ly, 2.30. Monday: Preaches Retreat and says Mass, Cathedral, 6, Tuesday: Standing Committee of Hierarchy Conference, Archbishop's House; Preaches Retreat and says Mass. Cathedral, 6. Wednesday:
Preaches Retreat and says Mess. Cathedral. 6. Thursday: Concelebrates Chrism Mass, Cathedral. 10.30 performs liflan'donum and concelebrates Mass of the Lord's Supper. Cathedral, 6.
Bishop Butler, Auxiliary of Westminster Wednesday: Administration Council, Archbishop's House, 11. Thursday: Concelebrates Chriern Miss. WBStrrinSter Cathedral, 10.30. Friday: Presides at Good Friday Liturgy, St. Ederuede, College. 3.
Bishop Guest.Ili, Auxiliary of Westminster -Sunday: Blessing of Palms, Westminster Cathedral. .10: Confirmation. 5.30. Tuesday. Mass St. Aloysius Girls School, Phoenix Rudd, 2.30. Thursday: Maundy Mass, Cathedral, 10,30; end of Mission. Enfield, 6 Bishop Mahon, Auxiliary of Westminster Monday: Nurses Meeting. Si. Anne's Hospital, Herringay Deanery. 7 Tuesday: Ciergy Sernime. St. Mary's Culleye. Strawberry Hill. Thursday: a Mass of Chrism, Cathedral. ThursdaySramay. st. Lchnund s College. Ware.
Archbishop Dwyer of Birmingham Sunday. Blessing of Palms, SL Chad's Cathedral. 10.30 Thursday: Mass of Chrism, Cathedral. 11. Friday: Liturgy of Good Friday, Cathedral, 3. Saturday: Easter Vigil. Ca thcclial, 11.
Bishop Cleary, Auxiliary of Birmingham Sunday: Blessing ef Palms. followed by sung Mass, Wolverhampton, I I, Mass and Confirmation. SS Mary and John, Gravelly Hal, Birmingham, 3_ Tuesday: Celebrates Mass and preaches Cathedral, 12 55 Thursday: Concelebrates Mass of Chriem. Si Gregory. Longton, Stoke-onTrent, 11: concelebrates Mass of the Lord's Supper. Snow Hill, Wolverhampton. 7.30 Friday: Celebration of the Lord's Passion, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton. 7.30, Saturday: Celebration of the Easter Vigil, followed by Mess. Wolverhampton, 9 -Bishop Emery, Auxiliary of Birmingham Monday: Celebrates Mass. Sr. Chad's Cathedral, 12.55. Thursday: Mass of Chrism. Sr Aloysius. Oxfurd. 11; Sacred Teiderrm, St Francis. Uaddesley, Clinton,
Archbishop BBC* of Liverpool Sunday: Call to the North procession of witness and open-aim service, Childwall Council of Churches, 3. Tuesday: Call to the North. oar formance of Davidson affair, Stanley Theatre. Liverpool University, 7.30.1 hursday. Concelebrates Mass of Chrism in the Metropolitan Cathedral, 3. Friday' Celebrates Solemn Liturgy in the Metropolitan Cathedral. 3
Bishop Harris, Auxiliary of 'Liverpool Sunday. Meeting of the Catholic Child Welfare Council. Alcuin College. York University. Monday: Council of Administration, 11: preaches at Ecumenical Service. St. Anne's. Aigbsirth, p.m. Thursday. Cuncelebrates Mass of the Chrism. Cathedral, a.m.. celebrates Mans of the Lord s Supper and Maundy Ceremony in the Cathedral, p.m. Friday: Good Friday Liturgy al the Cathedral. p.m.; Ecumenical Service at our Lady's Forrnby. p.m. Saturday: Celebrates Vigil Mass at the Cathedral.
Bishop Gray, Auxiliary of Liverpool Sunday' Blessing and Procession of Palms followed by Solemn Pontifical Mass, Cathedral, 11. Monday' Speaks rt Ecumenical Service at St. Julia's Eccleston, St. Helens, 8. Thursday: Concelebrates Mass. for the bleating of the Chrism 10. Concelebrates Mass, St. John's, Wigan, 8. Friday: Constricts Good Friday Liturgy, St. John's, Wigan. Saturday Concelebrates Vigil Mass at St. John's, Wigan. 8,1
Bishop Worlock of Portsmouth Sunday:Celebrates Palm Sunday Mass. St. John's Cathedral, 10.30. Monday: Visits H.M. Prison, Portsmouth, 5.30. 'Tuesday: Bishops Conference, Standing Committee, Archbishop's House, Westminster, 11.30. Thursday: Celebrates Mass of Chrism, St. John's Cathedral, Mass of the Lord's Supper, 8.
Bishop Grant of Northampton Sun. day: Palm Sunday Liturgy, Cathedral. Tuesday: Meeting of Hierarchy Standing Committee. Thursday: Celebrates Chrism Mass, a.m.: celebrates Masi In Cent' Domini, p.m. Friday: Celebrates Good Friday Liturgy, p.m.
Bishop Clerk, Auxiliary of Northampton Staulay: Consecration of New Altar, Purinuland. Bishop Ellis of Nottingham Sunday: Celebrates Mass and blesses Palms. Cathedral. Wednesday: Celebrates evening Liturgy. Cathedral. Thursday, Celebrates Mass of Chrism, Cathedral. 11.30. Celebrates swelling Mass and Afaerlarum, 8. Friday: Celebrates Ciood Friday Liturgy, Cathedral, 3 Bishop McGuinnes, Coadjutor of Nottingham Sunday: Blessing el palms. Mother of God. Leicester, 10.30; blesses new convent. Stoke Golding, 3. Tuesday: Lenten Station Mass, St. Mary's, Derby, 8 Wednesday: Lenten Station Mass, Mother of God. Leicester, 8. Thursday: Macs of Chrism, Cathedral, Nottingham, 11.30. Friday, C,00d Friday Ceremonies. Mother of God. Leicester, 3. Saturday: Easter Vigil Ceremonies, Mother of .God, Leicester, 11 p.m.
Bishop McLean of Middlesbrough Sunday: Celebrates ceremonies and Mass, Cathedral, 11.30: Catholic Child Welfare Conference. York University. Tuesday: Meditation on the Passion, Cathedral. 7.30. Thursday: Mass of the Chrism, 11.45: celebration of the Lord's Supper, Cathedral, 7.30. Friday. Celebration of the Lord's Passion, Cathedral, 3. Saturday: Celebration of Easter Viqil, Cathedral, 8.
Bishop Langton Fox of Menavia Sunday' Palm Sunday Mass at the Cathedral. 7.45, Ecumenical Procession, Thursday: Mass of Chrism and Mass of the Lords Supper at Cathedral.
Bishop Holland of Salford Sunday: Sunday morning Spot, Hadiu Manchester 10, blessing of Palms, Cathedral, 11: visite:. tion Salesian Convent, Fouiridge, Coins, 3. Monday: Mass and A.G.M., Catholic Marriage Advisory Council, St. Augustine's, Manchester, 7.30 Tuesday: Visitation, Werneth Grange Convent,Oldham. 11. Wednesday: Schools Commission, 10.30. Thursday: Mays of Chrism, Cathedral. 11, hlandatuen. Cathedral, 7.30. Friday: Liturgy of the Passion. Cathedral, 3. Saturday: Easter Vigil and Mass. Cathedral, 11.30.
Bishop Burke, Auxiliary of Salford Wednesday: Sellouts Commission, 10.30 Thursday: Mass of Chrism. Cathedral, 11; Mandatum, Cathedral, 7.30. Friday: Liturgy uf the Passion. Cathedral, 3: Stations of the Cross. Cathedral. 8. Saturday: Laster Viyil arid Mass, Cathedral, 11 30.
Bishop Alexander of Clifton-Sunday: Palm Sunday Mass, Pro-Cathedral. 11 15 Tuesday: Reception for new Mayor of Bath. Thursday: Maes of the Chrism. Pro-Cathedral. 11; Mau of time Last Supper, Pro-Cathedral, 7.30. Saturday; Easter Vigil, Pro-Cathedral, 10
Bishop Restleaux of Plymouth Sunday: Blessing of Palms and Mass, Cathedral, 11. uesday: Attends performance of Steiner's Crucifixion, Cathedral, 7.3b Thursday: Mass of' Chrism. Cathedral. 11; Mass of Lord's Supper, Cathedral, 8 Friday Liturgy of Passion of Our Lord. Cathedral, 3. Saturday: Easter Vigil. Cathedral, 11.
Bishop Casey of Brentwood-Sunday: Mass-end blessing of Palms, St. John Fisher, Pr:Mir:well, 10. Monday/Tuesday: Essex Churches Consultative Committee, New Hall, Chelmsfurd. Thursday: Concelebrates Mass of Chrism. St. Joseph's. Upminster. 11.30: concelebrates Mass of the Lord's Supper, St. Peter's Dagenham, 7.30. Friday: Presides at Liturgy, St. Rasa's, Basildon, 3. Saturday: Celebrates Easter Vigil St. Teresa's Leaden, Bishop Cunningham of Hexham and Newcastle Sunday: Blesses Palms, St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle, 11.30 Thursday: Concelebrates Mass for the blessing of the Holy Oils. Cathedral. 11. Friday: Celebrates Good Friday Liturgy. Cathedral. 3.
Bishop Lindsay, Auxiliary of Hexharn and Newcastle Sunday: Attends blesainy uf Palms. Cathedral. 11.30, Thursday; Concelebrates at Mass of Holy Oils, Cathedral, 11; Concelebrates Mass in Coons Domini, Cathedral, 7.30. Friday: Attends Good Friday Liturgy, Cathedral 3 Leads Procession of Witness to Civic Centre, 6. Saturday: Celebrates Easter Liturgy Vigil, Cathedral, 11.
Bishop Wheeler of Leeds Sunday: Opening of new Church. Doncaster, 11. Monday: Preaches at Lenten Mass, Our Lady of Lourdes. Leeds, 7.30, Tuesday: Preaches at Lenten Mass, St. Patrick's, Leeds, 7.30. Wednesday: Preaches at Lenten Mass, St. Joseph's. Leeds, 7.30. Thursday: Blessing of Holy Oils, St. Anne's Cathedral, Leeds, 10,30. Frislay: Good Friday Ceremonies, St. Anne's . Cathedral. 3 Saturday' Easter Vigil. Cathedral, 9.
Bishop Pearson, Auxiliary of Lancaster Thursday: Mass and blessing of Oils. Cathedral, 11: Mass of the Lord's Supper. Cathedral. 7. Friday: Solemn Action, Cathedral, a.
Bishop Gresar of Shrewsbury Sunday: Palm Sunday Liturgy, Cathedral. 11.
Monday: Call to the North, Delamere. Great
Eludworth and Stucktun Heath. Tuesday: call to the North, Birkenhead. Wednesday: Ca1110 the North, Chester, Thursday: Chrism mess, St. Anthony's, Wythenshew, 11: Maundy Thursday, Mass, Cathedral, 3. Saturday: Easter Vigil, Cathedral.
Blithe', Brewer, Auxiliary of Shrevitsbury Monday. Call to the North, Church leaders. Visiting commences. Tuesday/Wednesday: Visit continues Thursday: Chrism Mass. 51 Anthnny's,
Bishop Bowen of Arundel and Brighton -Sunday: Ordains student to the diaconate, St. Joseph's Hall. Thursday: Mass of Chrism, Cathedral 11. Friday: Friday: Solemn afternoon Liturgy, Cathedral, L. Saturday: Celebrates Easter Vigil. 8.30. Archbishop Cowderoy of Southwark Sunday: Blessing of Palms and Mass in Cathedral, 11.30. Thursday: Mass of Chrism in Cathedral, 11.15: Solemn Liturgy in Cathedral, 7.30. Friday: Solemn Liturgy in Cathedral, 3 Sunday: Pontifical High Mass in Cathedral I 2
Archbishop John Charles NIcQuaid, C.S.Sp., Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland from 1940 to 1972, died last Saturday. aged 77.
He was consecrated as Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland in Dublin Pro-Cathedral in December 1940 by the late Cardinai McRory, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. He resigned last year at the age of 76. see Page 5
Some explanation of this new form for our hack page diary is perhaps called for. Its name is inspired by our working a stone's throw from Charterhouse Square, that peaceful oasis between Smithfield market and the Barbican. The Catholic associations are almost tangible, and though we can hardly hope to emulate the Carthusian chroniclers of old we can at least revere their memory.
Meanwhile Hugh Kay instead of writing the Last Word has taken over a Personal Column on page five. Among topics worth looking out for will he those he will cover on his forthcoming three week trip to Rhodesia and other parts of Africa.
A worthy kick-off to this opening Chronicle might well he a mention of last week's AGM of flelp the Aged. I I followed
People get very worried nowadays about interpretations that seem to play donn the true significance of the Eucharist. But the Church has, for many centuries. been surviYing attempts to do this, in one way or
another, by -11 greater brains than the' current players-down or their adversaries. "The Eucharist is the figure, Ow sign, and the pledge of the hod). of Christ." wrote one notable gentleman about a thousand years ago. Nri wild nould-he Protestant precursor. he was none other than the man yv-hom Professor John O'Meara calls "the greatest of our Irish
The mistake of John Scotus Eriugena on that particular point did not, indeed. detract from his brilliance in many other directions. As 9 sort of ninth ecntury Teilard de Chardin (he was posthumously condemned for pantheism) he deserves to he better known. And I am glad to see that John O'Meara, an old friend and ally., is furthering a study of his works.
John, at the same time, is a Senate hopeful, being a candidate (along. incidentally, nith the editor of our sister paper the Catholic Standard. John Feeney) for the Irish Upper House as a representative of the National Iniversitv. the usual annual service at St. Martins in the Fields. Last year, Cardinal Heenan, preaching at this service, made the eminently practical point that we would all' he old one day, so 110‘A V.:11.1 the time to take an interest in caring for those who had already reached that stage. This year the Rt-Rev. Trevor liuddleston, the Anglican Bishop of Stepney, gave an address no less memorable for being extremely moving.
Caring really caring is the heart of the whole matter. Help the Aged's Annual Report disclosed a growing public determination that old age should not be accepted as a time of putting up with "the worst homes, the lowest,incomes, the loneliest days." Rather, the Report believed, should it be "a time of activity, independence, comfort, and being part of a caring commanity. Help the Aged works very closely with Catholic agencies throughout the world. The caring nun in my picture is part of the worldwide complex, given a tremendous boost in that donations of £1 million in 1971 soared to £1-1million in 1972. 1-his "sudden growth" is attributed to a new awareness
For someone who goes there not nearly enough, I have an inordinate affection for the north of England. I hate a weakness. furthermore, for the sometimes maligned tonn of Preston. One of its charms is its uninhibited Catholicism. No wonder the Church as a community fares better than in certain more inhibited areas!
And tally in such a place one feels. is the title "Preston Catholic College" likely to pass muster without the disturbing of too many highbrows (sorry eye brows.)
I see that PCC has. antong its many distinctions, produced one of the Royal Navy's most outstanding divers. He is 34 year old Lieutenant Commander Cyril Lafferty., captain of the diving trials ship, FINIS Reclaim.
Such highly skilled experts as he rarely hit the headlines except when involved, as he was. in avoiding disaster when the -Torrey Canyon got impaled on a reef off the coast of Plymouth.
Preston College. incidentally. is run by the Jesuits, and lies within 11 parish (St. Wilfrid's, ('Impel Street ) also under their care. But Cmdr. Lafferty, owing to his duties, cannot live in Preston. Having to be ready to sail off and dive all short notice. he non lives not too far front Portsmouth.
which has stirred thousands to "take up cudgels" for the old.
Help the Aged was one of the charities sponsored by the Catholic Herald last Christmas, and to which readers responded with tremendous generosity.
Ever film critic over the age of thirty must owe a debt to the inspiration and leadership of Caroline ("C.A.") Lejeune who died this month at the age of seventy-six. She pioneered their and her profession from the day when, as a 1.ancashire lass down from Manchester University, she persuaded the great C. P. Scott to let her inaugurate a column of film reviewing in the (then Manchester) Guardian. From 1928 her film CAI= Made the Observer a not-to-bemissed feature of Sunday morning for her trenchant but not malicious wit and literate taste. For years film criticisms remained a dogsbody job to be thrown to any young hopeful who might wangle a claim to employment. Caroline's distinguished column won respectability for future colleagues While looking forward to this year's reception in aid of the Samaritans (vv Hit or without the excellent gift front Cordon Rouge of their delicious champagne l. I !vote at the risk of being parochial.that Aidan Rossiter, a Josephite priest, has been working vYith the Samaritans for about six years.
Ile combines this with being Bursar of St. George's College and chaplain at Coldingley Prison.
It is now exactly twenty years, by the way. since the Rev. Chad 'arah started this marvellous organisation. People began helping more and more in one or other of its 1.35 branches in the UK after the chilling but gripping TV serial of about a year ago.
FT. Vilrah is Mlle of the most modest men I have ever met. Not even a trace Of mock modesty. A minor miracle.
As is pretty well known, people nho are suicidal or in despair contact Eloati knon i hg that complete elle lidentia lit y vvill be preserved and that although friendship will be offered advice will not he pushed at them. The movement is non denominational Fr. Rossiter is also active in Diocesan affairs being at present a member of the Bishops Senate, and Pastoral Connell, and also ecumenical representatite for the
ey bridge Deanery..
and their right to present a personal point of view and set of values: and it contributed to the recognition of the cinema as at least a potential art. She enjoyed the confidence, respect and friendship of most of the worthwhile British film-makers of her day from Alexander Korda and Michael Balcon to Boulting Brothers.
Freda Bruce Lockhart, Our own veteran and distinguished film critic, writes: "When still a student. I was so addicted to C. A. Lejeune's film column as the centre-piece of a sophisticated Sunday morning. that as a very. raw novice ill 1935 1 was astonished to meet this essentially (in the English sense) homely woman, wearing mackintosh, jersey and skirt, with her hright blue eyes, shining apple-cheeks and mouse-grey hair screwed in a tight bun. A "She could he blunt and 'crushing on occasion. I remember asking her injudiciously after the Press show of some comedy, "did you laugh?' to be answered with a. withering "I never laugh!" As a matter of professional pride and discretion, or to avoid intruding on other people's enjoyment, this might have been true, But off-duty and among friends (as 1 was later to find) she could rock and guffaw at human absurdities.
"After her retirement in 1960, Caroline said she never saw a film again. Perhaps she was lucky to miss having it.0 negotiate the slippery slope from her own essentially humane and sane values to the present excesses of .permissiveness. But I think she You'd have been sorry to miss the subsequent revival among the young, by whatever roundabout channels of television (to which she did extend her activity), film societies or latterly (since "The Last Picture Show", "Gumshoe" and others) explicit tribute in film to the great days of the cinema.
Caroline's journalist son, Anthony Lejeune inherits his mother'sliterary talent, taste and industry. I greatly enjoy meeting hint periodically. mostly at lunchtime, but the last occasion was a sad one in the immediate aftermath of his mother's death.
Holy Week recital
Keaders ol those nostalgic volumes on the Eve, Dawn and Sequel to Catholic Emancipation by Bernard Ward (the first Bishop of Brentwood) may recall an intriguing reference to the Church of Our Lady and the Assumption, in London's Warwick Street. It appears that the playing of string instruments (in our times mostly guitars) to augment the choir has a respectable precedent. For in the middle of the last century people flocked to Warwick Street to hear the service-recitals from what was more like a full orchestra, complete with violins, than a conventional choir.
Having been married at Warwick it is naturally my favourite church in the world. But its devotional atmosphere and rich history may well be supposed to have further attractions for other less fortunate mortals! And the musical precedents of the last century will be recalled on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, at 8 p.m., with two performances of a Recital with Music.
The theMe will be Christ's Passion, and the Recital will consist of Calvary, by W. B. Yeats and Our Lady's Lament by Jacapone da Todi. It will be presented by Frances Reilly who left the English stage to team up with Patrick Persichetti to run the delightful little 18th gsntury Goldoni Theatre in Rome.
Irish drug addicts
A sparkling new Irish Sunday paper has just been launched, It is called the Sunday World.
The paper has something for everyone. The well-known Kerry Bishop, Eamon Casey, shares a page with advice to children and wearers of platform shoes. Irish drug addicts in London soon give way to a bright comic in the centre pages, and a summer fashion page notes that "One of the nicest things about this year's bikinis in the Irish shops is that for once, they have taken account of the general pear shape of Irish girls."
The party whip has been imposed for many a nefarious purpose, so I'm delighted to see that it's now being used to encourage piety.
The Earl of Lauderdale tells me that the following notice recently appeared on an all party whip: "Parliamentary Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Members and officers of both Houses welcome with families and friends."
The notice refers to a pilgrimage on May 16, when members will leave from Liverpool Street Station. On arrival at Walsingham there will be Mass in the Slipper Chapel for Catholics and an Anglican Eucharist, followed by a common lunch. Later the parliamentary pilgrims will make a joint visit to the Abbey Ruins for an ecumenical act of witness.
Lord Lauderdale, a guardian Of the shrine at Walsingham, explained: "It's a very natural thing that persons in public life should want to give witness to their Christianity. Since Henry VIII went to Walsingham there was no reason why parliamentary representatives shouldn't go too."
Overheard from the Rev. Kenneth Slack, Moderator of the United Reformed Church, at the South West Ecumenical Congress: "When ire were forming the llnited Reformed Church from the Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, we originally thought of calling it 'The Reformed Church'. Then we realised every time a member went to hospital he would be
marked down as "