DuNATIONs To THE West Ininster Cathedral Centenary Fund are nearing the £4 million mark forty per cent of the £10 million target they aimed for by the year 2000. Individuals have donated £639,081; trusts and foundations £485,200, religious orders £101,625, government and civic bodies £166,500 and companies £751,962. The Fund has also been notifled of legacies amounting to £204,150.
On your bike
A FUNDRAISING cycling trio set off for Walsingham this week. The group, which includes Sean O'Callaghan, Charles Evans and James Bell, seek to raise money for St Joseph's Hospice in Thornton.
THE ARCHBISHOP OF YORK, in a newspaper interview, has warned about the "devilish" potential of the Internet information superhighway.
BINHOP FRANCIS Walmsley, Bishop to HM Forces, made an unexpected visit to an army cadet training camp in North Wales last week. He celebrated Mass at Ss Peter and Paul and had a guided
tour of the camp.
LAST MONI II'S ACTIVITY fun day at Dehon House, Little Sutton was deemed a success by the organiser, Fr Jim Hayes SCJ. The event marked 25 years of the Sacred Heart Fathers' Youth Service and was attended by more than 700 people. Through such activities as custard pie and jelly hurling, the organisers raised £1,000 for the refurbishment of Dehon House.
FR JOHN SEDDON last week left his parish in Kirkby to accompany 3,000 British Scouts to a world Scout and Guide convention in Holland. Fr John and the Scouts will join some of the 30,000 expected to attend the 18th world jamboree.
Hori.. UK, THE Christian drug education agency, this week expressed concern about the "detrimental effects" of the National Lottery.
In a letter to Mrs Bottomley, the charity's UK director, George Ruston, expressed concern about the the way in which the lottery promotes gambling in an unprecedented way.
Tim INTERNATIONAL Bible society has received a request for 10,000 children's Bibles to be distributed in the Czech Republic. The children themselves will be involved in illustrating the Bibles which will be distributed in their schools by next autumn.
FOLLOWING AN education standards inspection earlier in the year, Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic School in Wavertree has been commended for its spiritual values and its links with the parish and local community. The report, which was published last month, went on to compliment the school on its parental involvement and the tolerant, enthusiastic and well motivated nature of the pupils.
DAVID AUEON MP last month presented a I .iverpool primary school football team with an array of football trophies for excellence. St Anthony of Padua School Under lOs side, managed by the Headmaster and some enthusiastic fathers, won the South Liverpool League and Cup as well as the Mossley Hill Challenge Trophy.