COLLECTIONS at two Sheffield churches, Mother of God, Abbeydale, and St. Marie's, Norfolk Row, have raised £100 towards a scheme to move starving babies in Biafra to better areas for treatment and then fly them to Britain. The organisers had originally planned to fly the babies direct to Britain, but were told the change of climate could prove fatal in their present condition.
MISS MARIE THORLEY, a 20year-old secretary from Birchfield. Birmingham, flew to Texas on Saturday under the auspices of the Viatores Christi organisation which trains Catholics for active Christian work abroad. Marie has given up her job for two years to work among the poor in Mexico. For the first six months she will work at a hostel and night shelter in Houston, learning more about the language and people of Mexico in preparation for 18 months' work in that country.
MR. HAROLD TAYLOR, 60, of Liverpool Road, Birkdale, Liverpool magistrate and for 20 years until 1966 headmaster of St. John's All Age Boys' School, Kirkdale, has been made a Knight of St. Gregory the Great. Mr. Taylor, who for the past two years has been headmaster at the English Martyrs Catholic Boys' School. also at Kirkdale. has been for 40 years a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and for 39 years a member of the Catholic Evidence Guild.
THE Very Rev. Patrick Ferry, S.V.D., a native of Rathmullen, Co. Donegal (pictured here), has been elected Provincial Superior of the Divine Word Missionaries in Ireland. Since his ordination in 1961 he has held various teaching a n d administrative posts n England and Ireland. The Very Rev. Michael Phelan, S.V.D.. has been elected Superior of the Divine Word Seminary at Donamon,Roscommon. He was for a time Dean of St. Richard's College, Droitwich, Worcs. Ordination, profession and reception ceremonies involving 61 students took place at the Donamon seminary on Saturday. Thirty-nine took vows and 20 others were received into the novitiate. among them an advertising executive. dental student. bus conductor and poJiceman.