The Stella Maris Girls' Youth Club, Bradford, won the " Mary Wakefield Medallion " and a First Class Certificate at the Wharfedale Musical Festival, held on Saturday, May 16. This is the second year in succession that the Club has got first place at this festival. The choir meets once a week.
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To encourage the reading of Catholic literature, the Carlisle branch of the Catholic Youth Movement commenced to sell. a few weeks ago, C.T.S. pamphlets outside the church on Sunday mornings. On the -first occasion they sold 300 copies of " The Pope Speaks to the World "; the following week, they disposed of 100 Catholic newspapers; last Sunday their sales had risen to 400 copies of a C.T.S. pamphlet in addition to 100 Catholic papers.
The parishioners are glad of the opportunity to buy a Catholic paper on their way to Mass, and the Youth Movement feel that they are doing something worth while.
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Youth clubs, for the young people of Hastings, set up some weeks ago, at St.
Mary, Star of the Sea. Hastings, are running successfully every week. * * * * NOTTINGHAM
There was a reception. given by the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress of Nottingham (Councillor and Mrs. Louis Pilsworth) at the Council House, Nottingham, last week, for the members of the Nottingham Christian Front Committee, the Nottingham Christian Council and the 'Free Church Federal Council. The guests included the Bishop of Nottingham, who in an address declared that permanent peace in the world was impossible unless it was founded on Christian principles. " What is morally wrong," he said, " cannot be politically right, and the great tragedy has been that men have tried to separate religion from practical politics. So long as morality and practical politics are kept apart, so long would there be war."
* * * * PALMERS GREEN More than eighty members recently attended the " 95 " club, Palmers Green, to hear Miss Dorothy Don give a talk on Spanish history and art. Referring to the recent conflict in Spain, Miss Don said, " The Spanish people wish to forget the Civil War and as each year goes by their bitter memories grow fainter and fainter."
York Boys who Sang " Angelically"
May 15, 1942, was an historic occasion for York. For the first time it fittingly honoured a great pioneer in education, who was founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, St. John Baptist de la Salle, Solemn High Mass being sung by the boys of St.. George's School.
Clergy from all parishes. nuns from the various convents, the Secretary of Education, pupils and teachers from various schools, civic bodies were present. But a notable omission from the local press was the names of Alderman T. Morris, ex-Lord Mayor of York, and former pupil of St. George's. Another visitor was the Rev. Bro. Baldwin now retired for some years, who since its opening has been attached to the Brothers' Conimunity in Bradford.
Visitors from AmpIeforth College were so impressed with the singing of the boys, and the lovely tone of voices, that they told a reporter that it was the most beautiful music they had heard. St. George's boys received many congratulations on their performance.
Apart from the Missa de Angelis, the choirboys sang the Ave Maria, and Vera, lesu, by Cherubini,