At the annual meeting of the Liverpool Catholic Needlework Guild last week, in the Catholic Blind Asylum. Brunswick Road, an appeal was made by the Secretary, Miss I-L M. Browne, for the members to concentrate upon making more woollen articles.
" This year the 3,441 garments we have received," she said, " were warmer and better than in previous years but there are still too many cotton goods, which are useless in the winter, when the demand is so great from the poor people for warm clothing."
She added that the subscriptions and donations this year totalled over £115, the highest ever recorded.
Mgr. Molony who presided said it was a noble work they were engaged in, in giving comfort to the poor. It was a work of the true Church—the Church to which they belonged.
He introduced the Rev. F. W. Kershaw, of Salford, who described similar work in the Salford district. Last year, in Salford, he said, they collected 26,000 garments, and he appealed to the branch secretaries in the Liverpool diocese to woik up more enthusiasm among their members. They should always remember what they were engaged in, was a work of service and not
patronage. Let them keep out of their minds the wrong idea of charity as it was not all on their side, there being a great deal in the poor people who accepted the goods, Officers
The officers for the ensuing year were re-elected as follows: President, Mrs. Weld Blundell; Vice-President, Mrs. Fairdough, of Leigh; Treasurer and Secretary, Miss Browne, on the proposition of Fr. Chamberlain, 0.S.B., seconded by Fr. Dawber.
A vote of thanks to the Sisters of Charity was proposed by the Rev. N. Coghlan, who said it was an Order that was universally beloved, and he knew of no group of people who better lived up to the slogan—service without patronage.