a full part in the annual Brotherhood Week, organised by the Manchester Council of Christians and Jews, from November 29 to December 5.
One of the highlights of the week will be the Festival of Sacred Music at the New Century Hall on December 3, based on the lines of last year's festival, with the choirs of the different denominations singing the music of their own Churches.
The theme of this year's sacred music festival, at which the Salford Cathedral Choir will be appearing, will be joy and sorrow in the Liturgy.
A new feature of this year's Brotherhood Week, designed to promote better understanding between Churches, will be an open forum, at which a Catholic priest, Fr. Joseph Cassidy, will join with ministers of other religions, in answering questions put by members of the public.
£700 for Little Sisters
More than £700 was raised last week for the home in Sunderland run by the Little Sisters of the Poor. At a dance attended by more than 2,0011 people the Durham County Catholic Football Cup, a competition of which the proceeds go to the Sisters, was presented to the winners, Dipton St. Patrick's.
The governors of Dee House Convent School appealed, at a public meeting at Chester last week, against the refusal of Cheshire county council to grant planning permission for a new school and convent at Littleton. An alternative site suggested by the council has been rejected as unsuitable.
Moor shrine spared A 75-year-old shrine on the moors near the Cheshire-Derbyshire border, dedicated to St. Joseph. will not be affected by Stockport Corporation's new reservoir under construction in the Goy: Valley. it is a small, circular building [see picture] of local stone with a conical roof surmounted by a stone cross.
Inside is a tiled picture of St. Joseph holding the Holy Infant. It was built in 1889 by the Grimshawe family of nearby Errwood Hall in memory of a Miss Dolores, a Spanish woman who was companion to Mrs, Grimshawe and taught at the small school which the Grimshawes built on their estate. She died while on a visit to Lourdes.
Nun's mother dies Mrs. Sophia Berrintan, for a mumber of years treasurer of tin' Catholic Women's League and the League of Mary at St. /pee, has died aged 52. Otte of her daughters is Sister Mary Scholastic:a,
who teaches at the Sisters of the Presentation School at Pickering, Yorkshire.
Unity favoured Two Anglican bishops have reported that nearly all their parishes have voted to continue seeking unity with the Methodists. Dr. Michael Park, Bishop of Bradford, said that .135 out of 138 clergy favoured "a scheme whereby closer relations between ourselves and the Methodists can he encouraged, leading eventually to complete unity".
Dr, Hugh Ashdown, Bishop of Newcastle upon Tyne, reported that all 154 of his parishes voted in favour of Anglican Methodist unity. A majority of Anglican parishes in the Coventry diocese also expressed their favour.
Singing for Oxfam
Young Christian Workers in Liverpool will hold an international folk singing and dancing evening this Sunday to collect funds for Oxfam. Members of the Liverpool Y.M.C.A., Y.W.C.A. and the Methodist Internatioinal House are helping with the event, to be held at St. Peter's church, Seel Street.
Papal blessing Mr. and Mrs. John E. Forder, of Beccles. Suffolk, intend to frame and preserve as a family heirloom a Papal blessing on parchment which they received on their golden wedding day. Mr. Forder, a retired printer and licensee of 74, and his wife, who is 69. married in St. Benet': Church, Becoles, and have been active members of the congregation ever since, Brother's guests
Thirty children from Oakhill junior school at Trent Vale, Stokeon-Trent, are attending the Christian Brothers' St. Joseph's College following a recent tire which burned out two of their classrooms and badly damaged two others. Bro. J. B. O'Keefe, headmaster of St. Joseph's, immediately offered to make available a room at the college.
Dominican Mother's jubilee
Mother Mary Patricia Kane, Secretary General of the Dominican Sisters of the English Congregation of St. Catherine of Siena, has celebrated the golden jubilee of her reception of the Dominican habit at St. Dominic's Priory, Stone, Staffs. Most of her religious life has been spent at Stone, but she has also worked in the convents at Stoke and at Bow, London.
Guard against hooligans
Fr. W. Gordon, priest at St. James', Twickenham. is dosing the church at dusk because of recent outbreaks of hooliganism. Recently, attempts were made to force open offertory boxes, hymn books were scattered round the church and drawing-pins thrown on the floor.
Fr. Francis Davys, priest at St. Elizabeth's, Richmond, Surrey, has started a fund for the building of a nos parish hall and for acquiring a site for a new church at Ham, a village on the outskirts of the town.
Austin Friars block An improvement scheme for Carlisle's Austin Friars School was announced by its headmaster, Fr. Dominic Daly, at the school's Speech Day. He said work would start in the spring on a block comprising a gymnasium, an indoor swimming-pool, three changing rooms, a biology laboratory, classrooms, guest rooms and music rooms. The project would cost thousands e s. pr,
of pounds. "But we shall go into heavy debt to provide the amenities that we believe a school of our kind must have," he added.