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PARISH MAGAZINE FEBRUARY, 1904. LENT. Ash Wednesday will be on the 17th of this month, so we are now very close upon Lent. The season of Lent is a time on which the Catholic Church universally lays the greatest stress, as a period of abstinence, self-meditation, self-examination, and special effort for the deepening and strengthening of the spiriual life. There will be additional services and sermons by special preachers, of which due notice will be given, and we trust that all will make an effort to rightly use the privileges offered to them. * * # As has been already announced, classes have been arranged for confirmation candi¬ dates. In case there are any of riper years who have not hitherto been confirmed, and to whom it may not be convenient to attend the usual classes, if they will kindly com¬ municate with one of the clergy special arrangements will be made for them. * * * Great sympathy is felt with Mr and Mrs E. W. Johnson and their family on account of the sad loss which they have sustained by the death of their only son, Eric, which occurred January 7th. Though Eric W. Johnson had not reached the age of 12 years he was quite well known in Llandudno, and by his natural kindness and winning manners had made many friends amongst all classes; he was a very lovable, yet perfectly natural boy, and especially marked by youthful activities, the special feature of which was thoughtfulness for others, and so it is not to be wondered at that he was loved by all who knew him. We trust that his parents will receive the only consolation, which is of any avail in such a trial as their's now is. He was buried in Llanrhos Churchyard on Saturday, the 19th. * * * Trinity Church Sunday School has sus¬ tained a loss through the death of Cissie, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Evans, Rothbury House, which took place on Friday, Januai-y 15th, in the 15th year of her age. Little Cissie had been ailing for some considerable time, and was confined to the house alto¬ gether since August, yet she bore her illness patiently, knowing,. towards the end, that she was journeying to a better land to live with the Friend of little children. Her mortal remains were reverently laid to rest in Llanrhos Churchyard pn Monday, the 19th. The greatest sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Evans in their sad bereavement. May the house of mourning be to them the school of heavenly learning, and teach them to realise those words, "They that sow ;n tears shall reap in joy; He that now goeth on his way weeping, shall doubtless come .again with joy and bring his sheaves with him." The suffering and the sorrow may be poignant whilst they last; but what are they compared with the joy which shall follow, even the joy of meeting their dear and be¬ loved child again, and be for ever with Him, whom not having seen we love. * * # ST. GEORGE'S BAND OF HOPE. On Thursday, December 31st, the mem¬ bers of the St. George's Band of Hope were entertained to an excellent tea, held at the National Schoolroom. In the evening a magic lantern entertainment was given, at which the cantata, "The child Jesus," was performed by the children, who had been carefully trained to sing their several parts by Miss Smith, Anstey. Mr Brown, Russell House, in his own efficient way, manipulated the lantern. On leaving the room each child received a book, apple and an orange. Our thanks are due to all who contributed in money and kind towards the success of this treat. * * * . RUMMAGE SALE. A most successful Sale was held at Pen- rhynside Mission Room, by kind permission of Lady Augusta Mostyn, on Saturday, the 19th, which resulted in the satisfactory