Sno—Why not form all members of each parish into Catholic Associations, for the promotion of plain chant? Friendliness between Catholics would be an indirect achievement.
Meetings for singing practice could be arranged weekly and if held on a different day in each week of the month, everyone should be able to attend at least monthly.
Naturally, a collection would he necessary at Mass, sometimes to defray expenses, but surely a penny a month would suffice.
Of course a committee of men and women would be essential in each parish, and as an extension of their efforts they might organise Catholic Association dances. Christmas parties, garden fetes, darts clubs, etc., etc. The singing of Mass by everyone, however, would be their chief ambition, and its accomplishment their greatest reward.
HELEN E. BOTCHERBY.
Mass In Irish Churches
SIR.—I was very surprised to read Mr. T. M. Donovan's letter in your issue of July 29. I have just returned from a holiday in Ireland, where I visited many towns and villages in different parts of the
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