News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool



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Bishop Tom receives Liverpool’s highest honour


Bishop Tom Williams was granted the freedom of the city for his ‘phenomenal contribution’ across five decades in a ceremony at the Liverpool Town Hall on 30 September.

Sam’s big day


Sam Johnson, a parishioner of St Oswald’s, Padgate, Warrington, celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday 10 September.  Parish Priest, Father David Heywood, celebrated a thanksgiving Mass for Sam

A diamond day for Father Denis  


Tuesday 7 September was a diamond day for Father Denis Blackledge SJ, Parish Priest of St Francis Xavier, Liverpool, as he celebrated 60 years as a Jesuit

Catholic schools shortlisted in this year's Educate Awards


15 Liverpool Archdiocesan schools have been named in the Educate Awards 2021 shortlist.



A call to support leprosy sufferers 


Many people believe that leprosy is just a disease of ancient times. But the reality for many millions is that it is a devasting disease still today, with over 200,000 people newly detected

The Lutyens Crypt reawakens


Following 18 months of closure, one of Liverpool’s architectural hidden gems has reopened its doors.  The Lutyens Crypt is launching a brand new exhibition


The mystery object found at SFX church


A few months ago, a strange wooden object appeared in the Shaw Room at St Francis Xavier church, Liverpool.  It was quite battered; nobody knew what it was and it seemed destined for the bin

From secondary school to Sandhurst


Deacon John Power has been appointed as Chaplain to the Royal Lancers after completing rigorous training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.  When he was ordained in 2020 in St Oswald’s Old Swan

Annual Civic Mass


Archbishop Malcolm McMahon celebrated the Annual Civic Mass at 11.00 am on Sunday 23 February in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

World Mission Sunday 


On World Mission Sunday, 24 October, the entire global Church comes together in support of mission.  It is a moment of grace to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in situations of poverty

Grateful thanks from Gaza


Earlier this year in the June edition of the ‘Catholic Pic’ we reported on the conflict between Israel and Hamas and heard from Sister Nabila Saleh, Principal of the Rosary Sisters School in Gaza

Ordination of Father Michael Taylor CSsR


It was a day of joy and celebration on 24 August 2021(the Feast of St Bartholomew) when Redemptorists from across England and Scotland congregated at Bishop Eton

Nugent strengthens leadership team


Independent charity Nugent has announced a new addition to its all-female leadership team to drive

forward its ambitions to transform and raise standards

Our Lady's celebrate a week of caring


Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Primary School, Liverpool, celebrated a week of caring and sharing with the opening of its new library and Alice Nuture Hub

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