DIOCESE OF DUNEDIN.
New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXIX, Issue 34, 22 August 1901, Page 19
DIOCESE OF DUNEDIN.
The Sisters of Mercy, South Dunedin, acknowledge with thanks receipt of 1 from A friend,' Lawrence, towards the funds of the St. Vincent de Paul Orphanage. The choir lately formed in connection with the Catholio church at Clinton, assisted for the first time on Sunday (says the Clutha Leader), and the manner in which the music was sung reflected much credit on all concerned. Mrs. Martin was the organist and Mr. Henry conductor. Miss White, Ashburton, sang- a duet with Mr. Henry at the Offertory. The Rev. Father O'Donnell, at the conclusion of the service, congratulated the choir on their first effort, which pleased him very much, and he expressed a wish that the members would attend the practices regularly. On Friday evening last one of the most successful gatherings ever held in connection with the annual social of the Milton branoh of the Hibernian Society took place in St. George's Hall. The members were present in their full strength, also a large number of delegates representing the various friendly societies established in the district. All wore their respective regalias during the evening, the effect of which looked exceedingly pretty, and the impression left on the visitors to the district was that a fitting and proper spirit of fraternal good-fellowship existed amongst the different orders which could be followed with advantage in other places. The items set down on the programme were well received. The hall was very prettily decorated, and the committee are to be complimented for the taete displayed. Several members from the Dunedin branch of the Society were present, and no pains were spared by the secretary (Bro. P. Walsh) and other officers to make their visit a pleasant one. During an interval several speeches were made appropriate to the occasion and thanks accorded to those present, especially the visitors from Dunedin, to which the president of the latter branch (Bro. Jas. O'Neill) suitably responded. The oatering was in the capable hands of Mr. T. Bewley, who carried out his part to the satisfaction of all.