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League Planned To

Help New Settlers


Representatives of all N.S.W. Churches and welfare organisations mil meet, the Minister for Immigration, Mr. A. A. Calwell, next month to discuss the formation of a New Settlers' League to help-migrants. I

At present, the churches are trying to help migrants on their way to Australia.

Last April, 14 chaplains of most denominations left Australia for England on the Georgie.

Most of these have now re- lumed to Australia on British migrant ships.

The Immigration Department allows one or two Protestant Ministers and one Roman Catho- lic priest to travel on each ship.

The Anglican chairman of the inter-denominational migration Voluntary Service of N.S.W. Major. General the Rev. C. A. Osborne, said that ships which carried only a few migrants were met by chap- lains at Perth.


Major-Gerteral Osborne said that European migrants had no con- tact with Australian churchmen until they reached migrant camps.

"We have tried to find a way of meeting the migrants when they land, but Customs and Immigra- tion officials take up all their time," he said.

The Chairman of the Methodist Committee, the Rev. R. J. Noble, said yesterday that the crucial stage of the migrant's settling-in was when he had found a home.

"That's the time when he wants guidance on every-day problems," he said.

The secretary of the Catholic Immigration Committee, Father G. M. Crenan, said that all churchmen working with migrants should be well-informed on Australian affairs,

"Many migrants would ask a chaplain questions that they would hesitate to put to an immigration I officer," he said. '

"Early this month. 24 Aus- tralian, Polish, Lithuanian and Hungarian Roman Catholic priests met in Sydney to discuss immigra- tion problems.

| "Some of these men are fine

linguists adept in interpreting the needs of European migrants."

mr. mckell at service

The Governor-General, Mr. McKell, will attend the 11 a.m. service at St. Saviour's Anglican Church, Young Street, Redfern, to-


Mr. McKell was a choir-boy at St. Saviour's, and was associated with the church for many years.

The service is part of a "Back Ito-St. Saviour's Church" week to commemorate its 64th anniversary. The preacher will be the Arch- deacon of Redfern, the Venerable R. V. Robinson.

Bishop Pilcher will preach at a reded ¬°cation service on Monday night.

The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr. Mowll, will take the 3 p.m. con- firmation service at St. Andrew's Cathedral to-morrow.

The Rev. F. A. Shaw will be in- ducted as the rector of St. John's Anglican Church, Ashfield, at 8 p.m. next Thursday.1

The Governor, Lieut-General J. Northcott, will attend the annual service for Anglican Scouts and Guides at St. Andrew's Cathedral

at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 4.

Major-General the Rev. C. A. Osborne will preach.

Cardinal Gilroy will bless and open a memorial chapel at the Christian Brolhers' High School, Lewisham, on December 4, at 2.30


The Rev. John'SIowey, Inspector of Catholic Schools in the Arch- diocese of Sydney, will begin a series of Advent sermons in St. Mary's Cathedral to-morrow dur- ing the 11 o'clock High Mass.

The annual reunion of St. Vincent's Homes for Working Boys wiU be held at Chanel House, Francis Street, Randwick, on December 4, at 2.30 p.m.

Bishop O'Brien will preside. A special address will be given by

the Rev. Dr. Thomas Muldoon.

Cardinal Gilroy has ordered a crusade of prayer in the Archdio- cese of Sydney for the welfare of [Jerusalem and the Holy Places, beginning to-morrow.

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in all parish churches from the last Mass until Evening Devotions. This crusade was requesled by His Holiness Pope Pius X11.

The Newman Association of Catholic Graduales will hold its annual meeting in the Cusa House conference room, at 8 p.m. on December 1.


The president of the Methodist Conference, the Rev. R. B. Lew, will visit Parkes and Forbes over the week-end.

The Rev. E. Clatworthy will open the first Baptist'Church to be built In Sydney since the war at Strath- field to-day.

The Field Secretary of the Salvation Army in Eastern Aus- tralia, Lieut.-General, C. Duncan, will leave Australia for New Zea- land on December 1. He will be Chief Secretary of the Salvation Army in New Zealand.

Preachers at leading city churches to-morrow include: St. Andrew's Cathedral, 11 a.m., the Rev. C. E. Hutley. 7.15 p.m., the Rev. R. G. Fillingham; St. Mary's Cathedral, 11 a.m.. the Rev. John Slowey; St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, 11 a.m. and 7.15 p.m., the Rev, A. Tory; Lyceum Hall, 7 p.m., the Rev. R. C:. Coleman.

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