IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY A long and impressive procession in honour of our Lady was held on Sunday afternoon from the Visitation church, Greenford. The Guild of Ransom were the promoters and Fr. H. Treacy, P.S.M., the rector. acted as chief M.C. to some 700 processionists. Hanwell and Hayes and Southall K.S.C. councils were well represented, together with the schoolchildren to the total of over 200, who are still without a Catholic local school. Fr. Martin Dempsey, of the Catholic Missionary Society, preached a short discourse appropriate to the oecasion, and the North Hyde band, which played en route, also sounded a fanfare of trumpets at the closing solemn Rened let ion.
The Forty Hours' Prayer at our Lady of Compassion, Willesden Green, which opened with solemn high Mass of exposition on Sunday, closed on Tuesday night before a record congregation for that devotion. The outstanding feature was the torchlight procession which preceded the final Benediction. The procession, in which Frs. T. Fitzgerald and G. Sich were the officiating clergy, passed out into Linacre Road, and also through the school grounds, which were effectively illuminated for the occasion.