children of Plymouth
' N contrast to the pomp and ceremony of the St. Bonifacc celebrations the previous week, there was a very quiet gathering in the grounds of St. Boniface's College, Plymouth, on Saturday.
Archbishop Grimshaw, Archbishop-elect of Birmingham, was taking leave of a most important part of his flock, the children of Plymouth.
At an open-air altar set up under the trees, the Archbishop celebrated Mass for the inten i tions of his congregation ! children from all the Catholic schools of Plymouth.
After the Mass, Archbishop Grimshaw spoke to the children in a simple, homely manner,
S and received from them a spiritual bouquet of Masses, Communions and prayers which had been collected during the previous weeks.
Then the head girl of Notre Dame High School spoke on behalf of the girls of the Plymouth diocese, and was followed by the head boy of St. Boniface's College, who bid His Grace godspeed on behalf of the boys, and then called for "three rousing schoolboy and schoolgirl cheers." These were given by all present with real enthusiasm and affection for their departing Bishop.