Catholic Herald Reporter THE Bishops of England
A and Wales have approved a list of intentions for the Unity Octave (January 18-25) and have sent out to their people an appeal for a more solemn keeping of the Octave this year
The intention for the first day of the Octave is the major theme of the whole week of prayer.
THE LIST IS: Fri. 1-The Unity of all Christians and the Peace of the World; Sat. 19—The separated Eastern Churches; Sun. 20—The separated English Christians; Mon. 21—The separated Christians in Europe; Tue. 22—The separated Christians in America; Wed. 23—The return of the lapsed Catholics; Thu. 24—Jews and Mahomrnedans; Fri. 25—The conversion of the Heathen.
Leaflets setting out this list together with the prayer approved to be said each day may be obtained from the Catholic Truth Society, 38-40 Eccicston Square, London, S.W.1 (100 for 2s. ód.. 500 for 10s., 1,000 for £1 ). Single copies may be obtained from the Octave Secretary, 31 Portman Square, W.1.
The bishops also authorise evening Mass or Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on the first and last days of the Octave, and on the remaining days if the parish priest considers it to be practical. The special inter-denominational meetmay be offered either on the first or the last day of the Octave.
During the octave week, a special inter-denominational meeting to call for prayers for unity will be he'd in Trafalgar Square.
(See Whilefri(zrs Chronicle. p. 4)