From Our Own Correspondent
The main feature of Preston's Whit-Monday procession will be the Pontifical High Mass at Preston Football Ground, Deepdale, celebrated by Mgr. Helsel!, Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, in the presence of Archbishop Downey, and at which M. Flynn, Bishop of Lancaster, will preach.
The Deepdale demonstration is part of the celebrations of the silver jubilee of the Lancaster Diocese, Which takes place this year, and many clergy and faithful of the diocese will attend as well as representatives of other dioceses.
A Chalice, presumed to be used by Blessed Edmund Campion, during a visit tie Maynes Hall, near Rossall, where many martyrs are said to have celebrated Mass, will be used by Bishop Halsall. According to tradition, it was used in Poulton-lesFylde parish church and at the time of the Reformation was given to the safe custody of the Hesketh family. Mr. James Brockholes, last survivor of the Hesketh family, gave it in 1783 to Claughton-on-Brock mission, for use in the chapel there, and later Mr. Francis Broekholes had it carefully repaired. It is of English workmanship of the 15th century.
Bishop Flynn, in a letter. writes that the Catholic Whit Monday processions at Preston (suspended during the war) were always conceived as a demonstration of faith. "This year's ceremony at Deepdale is even a clearer and more articulate profession of faith. for its central feature is the Mass, at which the Credo will be sung by all.
.' The welcome presence of the Archbishop of Liverpool, metropolitan of the Northern Province, lends splendour to the occasion and proclaims the happy relations which exist in this year of our Silver Jubilee. as a diocese, between the parent dioceses and ourselves."