NEED FOR CATHOLIC FOSTER MOTHERS AGAIN URGED
East Molesey branch of the Southwark Diocese Union of Catholic Mothers were delighted to welcome the new diocesan president, the Hon. Mrs Bower, on Wednesday, June 21, at their afternoon meeting, when she gave them an inspiring talk. Mrs Bower said there was an urgent need for foster mothers for the cases of unwanted children, for whom such authorities as the Surrey County Council are willing to pay eleven shillings per person, plus a four pounds outfit allowance.
These children, she said, were often of excellent character and physique and only homeless and liable to be put into non-Catholic homes through misfortune and the lack of Catholic offers for such children.
K.S.C. Bec, London
SCHOOLS SHARE HONOURS FOR SPORTS TROPHY The Bec K.S.C. Council sports for the children of Catholic Primary schools in or near S.W. London were held at Mitcham on Saturday last, June 24.
Some very exciting contests resulted in a tie between St. Mary's School, Wimbledon, and the Holy Family School, Morden. The winners agreed that the K.S.C. Bec Challenge Shield should be held by St. Mary's for the first six months and by the Holy Family for the next.
In the K.S.C. Squires' section of the sports, the Bec Scheme Challenge Cup was won by Iona Squire Council No. 1, of Forest Gate, E.
In the absence of the Supreme Knight the trophies were presented by Mr W. J. Farrelly, the Southwark Provincial Deputy. He also presented to St. Mary's School, Wimbledon, who had won it during last season, the Bec Football Challenge Cup.
On Sunday members of St. Joseph's Guild, Beulah Hill, went on their annual pilgrimage, this time to Parkminster and Arundel. They also went to Chichester.
They arrived there at seven in the evening and the Cathedral was shut, for it is the odd custom to have the Cathedral of Sussex closed each Sunday at the extra early hour of six. The last service on Sunday takes place at 3.30 in the afternoon.