From Our Own (.'orrespondr n
ANOTHER SCOTTISH BISHOP CONSECRATED
Vague talk about " doing .something " for the Catholics called up to I la Forces does nol satisfy Dr. T. E. Bird, the parish priest at the English Martyrs', Sparkhill, Birmingham. To date about 40 of the men of the parish are serving in the various branches of the fighting serviees, and under his inspiration the parish is seeing to it that the men away do not feel that they iire forgotten.
It has been decided to avoid the reproach which was heard during the Great War that Catholics were forgotten by their fellow parishioners while they He is a Fluent Speaker were away, and that they had to rely on " Sister Susies " for parcels and letters.
AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH
All the parish societies and guilds have united and are arranging for every man from the parish in the Forces to have a later and a parcel at least .once a month. The value of the parcels is to average about (3s. each.
Where the money was to come from seemed, at first, a real problem, but after much discussion, in which the usual run of whist drives and socials was considered, Dr. Bird set himself against all these somewhat uneven methods of raising the wind and laid the responsibility on the shoulders of every parishioner.
Every wage-earner is asked to put one penny extra on the plate on Sunday morning. Nothing more than that. Just one penny. In that way the problem has been solved.