New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXXI, Issue 37, 10 September 1903, Page 31
The Convent of Mercy, Orange, recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its establishment. The Right Rev. Mgr. O'Hea, of Coburg, archdiocese of Melbourne, passed away last week at the venerable age of 89 years. The Very Rev. Dean Phelan, Administrator of the Melbourne Cathedral, is now convalescent, and was able to assist at the celebration of the Papal Coronation on Sunday, August 23. The Rev. Thomas Hayden (Deniliquin, diocese of Wilcannia) will shortly leave for San Francisco, where he will join the mission. Father Hayden has been some seven years on the Wilcannia mission. The Very Rev. F. Keogh.'S.J., has been transferred from St. Patrick's College, East Melbourne, to St. Ignatius', Richmond. Father Keogh is succeeded in the college by the Very Rev. T. Kenny, S.J., of Riverview College, Sydney, N.S.W. Mr. E. J. Sydes, M.A., LL.B. (Brisbane, Queensland), passed through Melbourne recently on his way to Ireland to begin his studies in preparation for entering the ranks of the Jesuit Fathers. Mr. Sydes is a graduate of the Melbourne University. On Wednesday 19, the Rev. M. Rohan, who was for a number of years in charge of the Moss Vale district, and was recently appointed as P.P. to Balmain, was presented by his former parishioners with a gold watch and a handsomely-illuminated and framed address. The presentation was made in the Centennial Hall, Moss Vale, with the Rev. J. Carroll, Father Rohan's successor, and formerly Administrator of St. Benedict's parish, in the chair. The Catholic church at Kalgoorlie, now nearing completion (says the ' W.A. Record '), will be a splendid building when finished, and will enable the district to boast of having lived up to the -traditions of the old faith. It occupies a commanding site in the centre of the town, and will prove an architectural feature of Kalgoorlie as soon as the roof is on. It is intended to present his Lordship Bishop Gibney with some valuable souvenir, typical in a way of the goldfields, on the occasion of the dedication ceremony, which, it is confidently expected, will soon take place. At a meeting held recently at the palace, Melbourne, his Grace the Archbishop presiding, the lowest tender (£6000) for the completion of the new Cathedral Hall was accepted. The work is already commenced, and it is expected that the hall will be completed by next St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 1904). The finance committee discussed the means of raising money to meet the large liability, and it was decided to hold a grand entertainment, sports, concert, etc., in the Exhibition Building on November 9 (the King's Birthday). The Rev. Father Gleeson, of Newcastle, who recently underwent a painful operation, will not on his recovery again take up his duties in the parish. Father Gleeson has long cherished a desire to try his vocation with the Redemptorist Fathers, and with that purpose he will leave for Ireland as soon as his strength will permit. In Newcastle a movement is on foot to raise funds to mark the rev. gentleman's departure by a suitable presentation, and already a considerable sum of money has been collected. The Melbourne ' Advocate ' states that the Rev. Brother O'Shea, principal of the Christian Brothers' High School, St. Kilda East, has been appointed consuitor, which includes the responsible position of visitor to the houses of the Order in Australia. The rev. gentleman's headquarters will be at the novitiate, Lewisham, Sydney. The Rev. Brother O'Shea spent 18 years in Victoria, half of which period he taught at the Christian Brothers' College, IKast Melbourne, and St. Francis' School, and during the past nine years he was Principal of the Christian Brothers' School, St. Kilda East. The success of the lattetr was due in a large measure to the labors of Bro. O'Shea, who did all in his power to promote the spiritual and temporal welfare of the boys, many of whom now adorn the liberal professions of this State. The rev. gentleman is succeeded at St. Kilda by Rev. Bro. Carroll, who, before leaving St. Patrick's College, Ballarat, was presented with a token of the student's affection and esteem.