From Liverpool Catholic Teachers' Guild
Teachers from all parts of Liverpool filled the Pro-Cathedral on Saturday last when a solemn Mass of Requiem was celebrated coram archiepiscipo, by the Rev, J Geary, B.A. (Chaplain to the Liverpool Catholic Teachers' Association).
Assisting al the Mass were the Revv. G. Doyle (deacon), J. McCabe (sub-deacon). L. Curry (master of ceremonies) and Canon O'Connell and the Rev. J. Barrow (deacons at the throne). The plain-chant music of the Mass was rendered by the male teachers' choir conducted by Mr. H. Gill.
At a meeting which followed in the Pro-Cathedral Schools Mgr. Downey was presented with a cheque for £200 towards the teachers' chapel in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. The meeting was presided over by Mr. F. McDonnell and was attended by teachers from
all pelts of the archdiocese. A vote of thanks to the Archbishop for attending was moved by Mr. J. McGowan and seconded by Miss T. McGuiness.
This year the Liverpool teachers have subscribed £321 towards the cathedral building fund making a grand total of £1,200 since they inaugurated the effort. Mgr. Downey complimented the teachers on the steadily increasing amount being presented each year, and went on to warmly commend the choir on their appropriate rendering of the Missy Pro Defunetis. He praised the teachers for their able organisation of the children's functions over which he had presided on the cathedral site, and spoke highly of their work in connection with the Children's Good Shepherd Fund. He mentioned their efforts on behalf of the cause of Teresa Higginson and told of the widespreed interest in the cause which he had found among the teachers of the United States:
In conclusion, Mgr. Downey said he would like the teachers to consider the possibility of interesting the older children in the Catholic Social Movement and also the formation of a League of Prayer for the children under the patronage of Our Lady Immaculate. The vote of thanks to His Grace was proposed by Mr. J. McGowan and seconded by Miss T. MeGuiness, both of Liverpool, and supported by Mr. Geraghty, of Widnes.