Round and About
(Taken from the White Fathers magazine August-September 1966)
Fr. B. Gaffney (Bradford) from
Fr. K. Haskew (Birmingham) from
Bro. John Kempston (London) from
Fr. J. Sandom (London) to Mlbarara,
Fr. P. F. Moody (London) to Mwanza,
|Appointments to the Missions
Fr. K. O'Mahoney (Manchester)
from Blacklion and Fr. G. Stones
(Bonnybridge) from Rome to Ethiopia.
Fr. M. Coffey (Tipperary) from
Blacklion, Fr. J McNulty (Motherwell)
from Manchester and Fr. T. Tryers (Liverpool)
from Rutherglen to West Africa Ghana/Nigeria.
Fr. V. Bailey (Glasgow) from London,
Fr. S. Collins (Glasgow) from
Ruthergen, Fr. M. Moloney (London)
from Danby Hall, and Bro. C. Conisbee
(London) from St. Columba's to Uganda.
Fr. F. Nolan (Burton) from Danby Hall, Fr.
E. Brady (Castletara), newly ordained, and Bro.
J. Mennie (Whifflet) from Provincial House to Tanzania.
Fr. B. Garvey (London) from Bishop's Waltham and Fr. K. Lawson (London),
newly ordained, to Zambia.
In the Province
Bro. James Brown (Hamilton)
from Luxembourg to the Provincial House.
Fr. J. Fowles (Maidenhead) from
Bishop's Waltham, Fr. J. Henze
(Leicester) from Sutton Coldfield, Fr.
P. Martin (Coatbridge) from Bishop's Waltham, Bro.
Owen O'Reilly (Barmouth) from Luxembourg, and Bro.
James Clarke from Dublin, to the study house in London.
Fr. M. Singleton (Preston) and
Fr. R. Hollywood (Newry) from
Rome to Oxford.
Fr. J. Mullen (Knockmore) and
Fr. M. Cunningham (Ballinasloe).
both newly ordained, to Blacklion.
Fr. S. Lea (Cork) from Sutton
Coldfield, and Bro. Michael Kelly
(Leeds) from London to Bishop's Waltham.
Fr. B. Gaffney (Bradford) from
Nigeria, and Fr. P. Shanahan
(London), newly ordained, to Sutton Coldfield.
Fr. A. Harrison (Salford), newly
ordained, to Rutherglen.
Fr. Joseph Mullen Knockmore
Fr. Joseph Mullen was born at Ballina, Co. Mayo, in 1942. From Ballina
Boys' National School he went to Blackrock. The White Fathers first
came to his attention through a newspaper advertisement but it was
a visit to Blacklion that finally decided him to try his vocation.
Much of this training was done in France, where he developed a special
interest in youth clubs and youth camps. Always interested in sports
at home he played for the local Gaelic Football Club
France gave him further opportunities for athletics. This, together
with a keen interest in Islamic religious thought, will stand him
in good stead in his first appointment to Blacklion.
Fr. Edward Brady Castletara
A visit to Cavan Town Hall by Fr. Bernard D'Arcy many years ago
to book the hall for a film show started the ball rolling for Fr.
Brady. He was born in Corratober, Cavan, in 1929, and educated first
in Staghall National School and then in St. Patrick's College. He
has always had an interest in social work and it was the spirit
of friendship and family that he found with the White Fathers that
helped him more than anything towards the priesthood. He is now
preparing to take up a mission appointment in Tanzania.
Fr. Maurice Cunningham Ballinasioe
A curate in his home parish atBallinasloe put Fr. Maurice Cunningham
in touch with Fr.D'Arcy at Blacklion. His interests in golf, tennis,
swimming, gardening, fishing and magic; his work with the Legion
of Mary at Blacklion and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in London,
and the encouragement he found through his fellow students have
all gone into his making as a missionary. St. Grellan's National
School and St. Joseph's College, at Ballinasloe, will be justly
proud to honour him as an old boy. He has been appointed to promotion
work at Blacklion.
Fr. Keith Lawson - London
Fr. Keith Lawson was born in Blackburn in 1941. He was educated
at Stonyhurst and it was there that he first came in contact with
the White Fathers through a visit to the college. His association
with the scouts and the Legion of Mary, his special interest in
catechetics and mechanics, and his work in parishes in different
parts of the country will serve him well in his appointment to the
missions in Zambia.
Fr. Patrick Shanahan London
Fr. Shanahan has always been interested in people. A friend put
him in contact with the White Fathers; and it was a chance meeting
with one White Father which finally decided him to try his vocation.
Educated at St. Vincent's, Mill Hill, and Finchley Grammar School,
he has found a wide range of interests in London numerous
f ootball clubs, including the London French Rugby Team, the Newman
Association, the Committee for Race Relations, Overseas Students
and parish work in London's East End. People he is going to meet
in plenty for he has been appointed to Sutton Coldfield on promotion
Fr. Alfred Harrison Salford
Fr. Alfred Harrison was born in Manchester in 1940, and went to
St. Stephen's school, Droylsden. A film show at school set him thinking
about the African missions. After studying at a secretarial college,
he went to The Priory, and finally completed his studies in Canada.
He particularly likes working with his hands he made his
own chalice and is keenly interested in sports and work among
youth. He should find scope for both in his first appointment to
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