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A new Bishop for Liverpool


The Archdiocese will welcome its ninth Auxiliary Bishop when Canon Tom Neylon is ordained on 3 September. For Canon Tom Neylon, his upcoming appointment as the Archdiocese of Liverpool’s new Bishop

Welcome Father Joseph


On Thursday 27 May, Fr Joseph Kiganda CSSp was formally inducted as the Parish Priest of St Mary and St Columba, Castletown and Port Erin, Isle of Man

Obituary of Canon Albert Shaw  


Former Vocations Director and Parish Priest of St Helen’s, Crosby, for 24 years, Canon Albert Shaw, died on Tuesday 25 May aged 91

Synod 2020 Update


After all the Synod votes were counted and considered the next step was a meeting with the Archbishop, his Council and the Pastoral Plan Group

Ordination of Deacons


On Sunday 18 July Archbishop Malcolm ordained four men to the Permanent Diaconate in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, to serve in the Isle of Man, Penwortham, St Helens and West Derby

Bags of hope from Huyton to Mary’s Meals


Parishioners from churches in Huyton have donated backpacks, filled with school items, for children receiving Mary’s Meals more than 7,000 miles away

Sainthood: not the end but just the beginning


Father John Gorman is the Parish Priest at the church of St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith in Ashton-in-Makerfield and as we approach the feast day of St Edmund

Lifelong human rights campaigner Lord Alton receives Westminster Award


Human rights campaigner and Member of the House of Lords, David Alton, has received the 2021 Westminster Award

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

First Holy Communion ‘detectives’ use author’s book to become Mass Experts


Sue Ellis, author of the recently published book 'Thank God for Mass!’ was delighted to meet Father Roy Cooper

Protest Fast at SFX church, Liverpool


‘I am so angry at the Government’ said Jesuit Parish Priest, Denis Blackledge, of Saint Francis Xavier in Everton, near Liverpool City Centre

Michael ordained to the Diaconate


Michael Harwood from St Peter and St Paul parish, Crosby, who is studying for the priesthood at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome

Obituary of Deacon John Keeley


John Keeley was born on 6 November 1939 and followed in his father’s footsteps as a craftsman, mastering a whole range of skills

Father Lennon and the Heather Priests


Rumours of Father Lennon’s wealth circulated around the parish of Weld Bank, Chorley, following his death in 1897.

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