New Zealand Tablet, Rōrahi 10, Putanga 23, 10 Pipiri 1909, Page 35
The late Bishop Doyle, of Lismore, visited Ballina on Sunday, May 16, and in the morning Confirmed 184 candidates in St. Francis Xavier's Church. In the afternoon he was entertained at a banquet by the parishioners as a formal welcome to the parish after his return from his tour of Europe and America. On May 25 the nuns of the Sacred Heart, Hose Bay, celebrated the first feast day of their venerable foundress, the Blessed Madeleine Sophie Barat. A Solemn High Mass was followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The afternoon celebrations were no less beautiful and solemn, his Lordship Dr. Duhig presiding, and giving Benediction. . In the presence of a large concourse of ex-students and others, his Eminence the Cardinal dedicated the Dalton Memorial Chapel at Stf. s Ignatius' College, Riverview, on Sunday afternoon, May 23. The chapel, which has accommodation for a congregation of about 350, has been erected at a cost of £3000, in memory of the first rector and founder of the college, the Very Rev. Father Joseph Dalton, S.J., who died in January, 1905, at the age of 88 years. The evidence of the Right Rev. Mgr. O'Haran before the Royal Commission on City Improvement (says the Catholic Press) was particularly interesting, more especially as St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Mary's Presbytery, and St. Mary's High School are affected by one or more of the various schemes by which Sydney is to be brought abreast of the times. The Monsignore had certain suggestions to make, and his scheme of improvement was certainly one of the most thoughtful and valuable put before the commission. The parishioners of Villa Maria and Woolwich, Sydney, are taking steps to erect a memorial to their late pastor^ the Rev. Placid Huault, S.M. The committee having the matter in hand appeal to the many friends in ' New Zealand of the late Father Huault to assist them in their laudable undertaking. Subscriptions may be sent to the Marist Fathers, Villa Maria, or to the secretary, Mr. P. J. Barrett, Lee Cottage, Gladesville road," Hunter's Hill. Mr. W. D'Apice and Mr." Makinson hava been appointed hon. treasurers. His Excellency the Governor of Tasmania (Sir Gerald Strickland), who has assumed the Governorship of Western Australia, held a farewell levee in the Hobart Town Hall recently. There was a large attendance, amongst those present being members of the Bench, members .of the Ministry and the Executive Council, the President of the Legislative Council, the Archbishop of Hobart, and others. Addresses were presented by the Anglican clergy of the Synod, the Catholic clergy and laity, the Presbyterian Assembly, the Hobart Corporation, the Launceston Corporation, the University of Tasmania, etc. In the evening his Excellency was entertained at dinner in the Hobart Town Hall. On May 24 the Very Rev. Dean Phelan, V.G. (says the Advocate) received a cable from his Grace the Archbishop of Melbourne, in reply to a letter awaiting the Most Rev. Prelate at Colombo. The letter had reference to the arrival and reception of his Grace in Melbourne..- The Archbishop intimated that he did not wish the welcome to include a procession" f rom Spencer street to tb^e- Cathedral. This part of the programme will, in deference to his Grace's wish, be abandoned. His Grace asked the Dean to meet him in Adelaide, where he will remain till the following Saturday, and then return overland with the Dean. It is, probable that the lay committee will run a special train to Bacchus Marsh to welcome his Grace. His Excellency the Governor-General, Lord Dudley (says the Advocate), has received a letter -from Sister Mary Lucy Dwyer, a nun at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Anarkall, Lahore, Punjaub, India, begging that inquiries should be made in Australia for her paternal uncle, a Mr. Michael Dwyer, who came i>o Australia between the years 1859 and 1861. Miss Dwyer's father, Patrick Dwyer, was an officer in the 88th Regiment (Connaught Rangers), and died in India. In 1875 Mr. Michael Dwyer visited India, but failed to meet his brotheVs widow and children, who were then living there. The widow of Patrick Dwyer died three years ago. Patrick- was a native of Maryborough, Ireland. A married sister of his went to New Zealand or Tasmania from Galway somewhere about 1859. Patrick Dwyer's paternal uncle, John. Dwyer, came- to, and settled in, Australia, where, he had a family. Sister M. L. Dwyer has two sisters members of the Order to which she belongs.