Fr. Joseph Holland, of Cardinal Abbey Ciranimar School. West Derby, is today preaching the Stations of the Cross in the Open-air at the Pier Head, Liverpool. at 7 p.m.
A guarantee of £192 against loss at a festival in July being held at St. Joseph's Catholic Secondary School, Whitefield, Manchester, has been promised by the North West Arts Association, which has its headquarters in King Street, Manchester.
An appeal by the World Council of Churches for the victims of drought in India has been increased to nearly £200,000. Member Churches and their related agencies have already contributed more than £50,000 in response to an appeal issued on January 23.
The Anglican Bishop of Coventry, Dr. Cuthbert Bardsley, and the Rev. Derek Cook, a Baptist minister, led parallel meetings in Rugby's Church of St. Andrew and the town hall to mark the "Rugby 1973 Mission."
A get-together is being held by the Jesuit Missions on the afternoon of June 23 from 1.30 to 6 p.m. at I I Edge Hill, Wimbledon, S.W.I9. Tea will be served in the garden (if fine), and there will be stalls in the parish hall to raise funds for the missions. Gifts are invited.
Nursing textbooks and a typewriter were presented to Sister Mary Barbara, Matron of St. Michael's Hospital, Hayle, Cornwall, to mark her retirement after 30 years at the hospital. Sister Mary Gemma, the Mother Superior, was among those at the presentation. Sister Mary Deelan is the new matron.
Jospice International the home for 35 incurably sick people costing £90,000 which is to be opened this year at Thornton Wood, Crosby, Liverpool, by the St. Joseph Hospice for the Dying, has been given 110,000 by the National Society for Cancer Relief.
After twenty years as headmaster of St. Thomas More's Junior School, Sheldon, Birmingham, Mr. J. T. Corrigan is retiring on April 30. He was three tomes president of the Birmingham Catholic Teachers' Federation.