111 People and Places
Pupils of Italian from all over Scotland are being invited to an Italian Day to be held at Craiglockhart College, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, on Thursday. September 28. The aim of the day, which has been arranged by Craiglockhart College in conjunction with St Thomas Aquinas High School, E,dinburgh, is to give a glimpse of all aspects of Italian life and culture. It has the backing of several educational and cultural bodies as well as that of the Italian Embassy.
Evangelical Christians from all over Europe are converging on London next week for two important meetings, The first from September 19 to 21, is the annual council meeting of the European Evangelical Alliance, which will be followed immediately by the National Assembly of Evangelicals. More than 300 are expected at the Assembly which will be on the theme "What God is doing" in the younger generation and M the local churches.
Following the recent controversy about the World Council of Churches Programme to Combat Racism,, Christian Aid has produced a new leaflet detailing questions that are commonly asked and its response to them, The leaflet called "Christian Aid and a Current Controversy" is available free from Films and Publications, Christian Aid, PO Box I. London, SW9. A meeting in support of Rhodesia's internal settlement was held at Caxton Hall, London, on Tuesday. Speakers included Patrick Wall, MP, the Rev Arthur Lewis and the Rev Fred Shaw, all well-known opponents of "Marxist infiltration" into Southern Africa.
A series of discussions on women in the priesthood organised by a group at St George's Cathedral, Southwark, began last week. Meetings are held at 52 West Square, and all are welcome to attend and exchange views.
The Christian Education Movement is mounting an exhibition of children's art, in connection with the UNICEF International Year of the Child, 1979. It is planning a series of exhibitions under the title "Here We Are", to give an opportunity to children from four to eleven to contribute. Children's views of themselves and the world, in the form of art, are being encouraged and gathered by the movement over the next few months.
A Marian Celebration is to be held at Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, London, tomorrow starting at 5 pm. It opens with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and includes Rosary, readings from Mariology and Mass at 7 pm.
A scheme aimed at encouraging young people to work together in groups has been launched by the Methodist Church and the National Association of Youth Clubs. Called the AIM Challenge Scheme, it enables groups of children between 7 and 13 to undertake a series of challenges under the headings Adventure, Interest and Mission. A booklet with details on how to Rill AIM can be got from the Methodist Church Division of Education and Youth. 2 Chester House, Pages lane, Muswell Hill, London, N10.
Miss Mary Ellen Preston, of Parkside, Deepdale, Preston, Lancashire who died in April, left £27,593 gross, 07,273 net. She left, £6,000 to Lancaster Catholic diocese for the education of priests; £1,000 to St Gregory's Church, Preston; f I 00 and some effects to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Preston and £50 to St Peter's Cathedral, Lancaster. for Masses.
The annual general meeting of the Catholic Students' Sports Federation of Great Britain (Girls) will be held on Sunday. October 22, at the Holy Trinity Convent, Birmingham Road. Kidderminster. Worcestershire, starting at 2 prn. Further information about the meeting or the activities of the CSSF, contact the general secretary. Mr B. A. Taylor, 4 Renfrew Gardens, Blakebrook, Kidderminster (0562-61987).
Dame Barbara Ward will give the annual Maisie Ward Sheed Lecture sponsored by the Catholic Housing Aid Society on Wednesday, September 27. at 7.30 at the Westminister Cathedral Conference Centre, Ashley Place, London, SW I. Tickets cost £1 and this includes a buffet and wine party after the lecture. To obtain them please send a stamped addressed envelope to CHAS, 189a Old Brompton Road, London. SW5.
"Let's Celebrate" is the theme of a study day on the renewal of the Liturgy to he held at St Simon Stock School, Oakwood Park. Maidstone, Kent, on October 28 from 10.30 am to 6 pm. The day is designed for parish liturgy committees and will include talks on younger people and the liturgy. music and art, and architecture. Details from Mr Tom Coyle, 113 Glenesk Road, Either!), London, SE9. A "umber of Catholic priests will be meeting at Luton industrial College from November 15 to 17 to discuss different ways of ministering to people at work. Anyone interested in going should contact Fr Peter Fitzgibbon. 72 Paradise Street, London. SE16 01-237 2969) as soon as possible or by September 30 at the latest. The cost of the conference will be about f 12 and the planning group would welcome ideas on any topics people would like to dicuss.
A serivce of dedication to mark the completion of the building of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral will be held on October 25. at II am. Dr Stuart Blanch. Archbishop of York will preach at the service.
To celebrate the solemn opening and consecration of their new church, dedicated to Our Lady of Fatirpa, a party of 40 parishioners from Quinton, Birmingham, will make the first parish pilgrimage to the October 13 celebrations at Fatima, Portugal. They will be led by the parish priest, Fr F. J. Coyle. who is making his 16th pilgrimage to the Portuguese Shrine of Our Lady.
Si Joseph's Home, Bognor Regis, West Sussex. held its first garden fete last week and raised £728 for new furnishings and amenities for the 24 residents. The home was founded by Sister Mary Gerson for aged and frail people in 1965, and is in the care of the Sisters of Our Lady of Grace and Compassion. One of the stallholders last week was Miss Isabel Green. a 90 year old resident of St Joseph's.
The Legion of Mary is holding a sponsored walk in aid of the Morning Star Hostel, Aileron Road. London, NW5. It will take place between I I am and 3 pm on Sunday. September 17, starting at La Sainte Union School Hall, Croftdown Road, London, NW5.
SIXTY nuns from six continents have been staying in York from Sunday until today as part of an 18-day visit by members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Britain.
PAUL GARVEY, His Drums and Music, will provide musical backing for the second "Grand Buffet Dance" which the Catholic and Anglican Cathedrals of St Mary and St Nicholas, Newcastle, are putting on in the Guildhall on October 6. Tickets, at £2.90, can be obtained from either cathedral or front Mr K. Johnson, 22 Betsey Gardens, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. _
A SYMPOSIUM on the spiritual, theological and medical aspects of Humanae Vitae has been organised by the Cardiff Branch of the Gad of Catholic Doctors for Saturday, Nu % cm her I I. Bishop Daniel Mullins, Auxiliary of Cardiff, Fr A. Nye, SJ, and Drs Anna Flynn and John Kelly (both of Birmingham Maternity Hospital) will be among the speakers. Fee for doctors is /5 (including lunch). Stadents and lay people should write for details to Miss Judith Grant, Neudd Meiionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF4.
MANY civic and religious dignitaries will attend the official opening and consecration of the new Church of Our Lady of Fatima in Quinton, Birmingham, on October 7, by Archbishop Dwyer. The church is already I, it_11ii as the President's Chapel because of the patronage of the President of Portugal and because more than 30 world leaders have sent their autographed portraits in recognition of the church's dedication to peace and reconciliation.