Catholic Herald Reporter THE six northern dioceses of England are due for a June invasion. The invader, travelling in a trim little Volkswagen, is Fr. T. Curtis-Hayward of the Catholic Missionary Society. His task is to lecture on the conversion of England and promote the work of the Catholic Enquiry Centre.
Centres in the Middlesbrough, Hexham and Newcastle, Lancaster. Shrewsbury, Salford and Liverpool dioceses will be hearing the lectures which will be illustrated by CEC film "starring" Eamonn Andrews and made professionally by the Runnymede Film Corporation.
For the film the cameras went to Wonersh to "shoot" the students at High Mass, and to the offices of the Catholic Enquiry Centre in London to show the staff who handle the thousands of applications for the course of 21 leaflets explaining the Catholic Faith, and despatching the leaflets.
The work of the Centre is explained in discussions between Eamonn Andrews and Fr. E. K. Taylor, Director of the C.E.C., and between an executive of a London advertising agency and a recent convert.
Fr. Curtis-Hayward is a convert from the Anglican Church. He was received after the last war and after taking an honours degree in Law at Oxford University. He studied at the English College, Rome, and took a Doctorate in Theology. He was ordained in 1956 for the Clifton diocese joining the Catholic Missionary Society last year. During his visit to the North Fr, Curtis-Hayward will address meetings of Promoters and Sponsors at the following places: Sunderland (St. Anthony's Convent, June 8. 3 p.m.); Durham (St. Godric's School, June 9, 3 p.m.); South Shields (St. Theresa's Novitiate, Westoe Village, June 13, 7.30 p.m.); Preston (Holy Child Convent, Wincklcy Square, June 16, 3 p.m.); Manchester (Loreto College, June 22, 3 p.m.); Rock Ferry (Convent of the Holy Family, June 23, 3 p.m.); Liverpool (Cathedral Hall, June 30, 3 p.m.). Fr. Edward Taylor, Director of the C.E.C., will address a meeting at La Sagesse Convent, Jesmond Dena Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne, on June 16 at 3 p.m.
A triduum of Evening Masses is to be held at Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 26 to 28, at 6 p.m., in honour of Bl. John Southworth and the English Martyrs. Mass will be followed by Solemn Tc Deum at the shrine of Bl. John Southworth, and the preachers will be, on Wednesday, Mgr. Derek Worlock, on Thursday, Fr. John Longstaff, and on Friday, Dom Oswald Eaves, 0 S B., Titular Abbot of Paisley.