CATHOLICS in Leicester are to take part in a multi-faith environment festival in an attempt to put spirituality into green campaigning. Fr Frank McLaughlin of the Church of the Mother of God said he and his parish would be applying for a grant to plant trees, shrubs and flowers in the area around the. church.
SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD Elsie Wood, of Llandudno, has raised more than £1,000 for a hospice appeal with a book of famous people's favourite prayers. Amongst contributors to the book are Cardinal Cahal Daly, Primate of All Ireland, Neil Kinnock and Falklands veteran Simon Weston.
CAFOD has joined forces with Christian Aid, Oxfam and Save the Children to produce a new teaching pack for primary schools which looks at the impact of Columbus' arrival in the Americas. The pack, which explores the links between colonialism and exploitation, slavery and the current impact of tourism, costs £5 and is available from CAFOD at 2 Romero Close, Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TY.
GORDON Wilson, the Enniskillen father whose daughter was killed when the Northern Ireland town was bombed in 1987, is to be the main speaker at the Shrewsbury Diocesan Youth Day. More than 600 youngsters are expected to attend the event, on Sunday. at Newman Catholic High School in Latchford.
FORMER pupils and friends of Woldingham School in Surrey, a Sacred Heart foundation now under lay management, will come together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the girls' school with a ball and a mass at Westminster Cathedral in October.
BISHOP Gerald Moverley of the Hallam diocese this week opened Danescourt, a home in Doncaster for people with learning disabilities. The project, which allows people who would otherwise have to live in a hospital to have a home life, provides accommodation for five women and five men.
A MAJOR Christian festival is to take place in Milton Keynes during Holy Week. The festival which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the new borough will feature films, torchlit processions. performances of the crucifixion from the Canterbury Mystery Plays, a Salvation Army "Sunrise Breakfast", a recording of the BBC television programme Songs of Praise, and a multitude of clowns, singers and specialist speakers.