The grand couuoil of the Catbolio Mutual Benefit Association of Michigan begau a tbree days' session here Wednesday. The total atteudauoe is about 100 and delegates are present from all parts of the state where branches of the assooiation exist. Before going into business session Wednesday morniug, solerun high mass was oelebrated at St. Thomas' church, Rev. E. D. Kelly acting as celebrant. He was assisted by Father O'Brien, of Kalamazoo; Patber Fleming, of Dexter, and Fatber Dooling, of this city. After the impressive religio".s services the delegates adjourned at once to the lecture room, and the coaventiou opened, witb Dr. Clancy, of Port Huron, actins as presiding offlcer. Father Kelly made a stirring address of welcorue, when tbe business session began, and suggested to the gentlemen present that here in Ann Arbor, where there was a great university oontaining over 250 Catbolio studonts and wbere other denomiuatons were spending thousands of dollars to interest the students in beir work, there waa need for Catho ics to look out for their interests. A business session ocoupied the afternoon and at 8 o'clook iu the evening the visitiug delegates and their friends here, numbering 150 in all, sat dow o a banqnet at the Oook house. Rev E. D. Kelly aoted as toastmaster. Th ddress of welcome was given by Mayo Charles E. Hiscook and the followin jrograra vpas then presentad: Toast 'Our Guests, " M. J. Cavanaugh, o Anu Arbor; song, James E. Hatkins oast, "The C. M. B. A." Dr. J. L Bnrkharfc, of Grand Rapids; toast "Miohigan," John V. Sheehan, o Ann Arbor; song, Fr. Goldrick, 01 Northfield; toast, "America'1 Rev. Joseph Schrembs, of West Bay City.