News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
June is always one of the busiest months of the year for annual diocesan and national services at the Cathedral and this year is no exception.
The Union of Catholic Mothers have their Annual Mass and gathering on Wednesday 5 June at 7.30 pm, Bishop Tom Williams will preside at Mass along with various chaplains from across the archdiocese. We celebrate the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday 9 June with adult confirmations taking place during the 11.00 am Mass and then in the afternoon the Joint Two Cathedrals Ecumenical Service starting at our Cathedral at 3.00 pm. This service has been taking place since the 1980s and is a chance for all Christians to come together on Pentecost day and worship and walk together as a sign of our unity in faith. Since 2016 this service now takes place every year and this year rather than a road procession we will walk from our Cathedral to Liverpool Cathedral in pilgrimage along the pavement with stopping points for reflection and prayer.
The Good Shepherd Mass in support of Nugent is on Wednesday12 June at 1.00 pm. St Mary’s College, Crosby, are having a Celebration of Vespers and an evening meal in the Crypt on Saturday 15 June as part of their centenary celebrations: Cardinal Vincent Nichols is their guest of honour, who incidentally is celebrating his golden jubilee of priesthood this year. The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre have their national investiture Mass and celebrations here on Saturday 22 June.
Throughout the month many of our parishes will be putting on meetings and events as part of the listening process leading up to the Synod next year. As well as meetings the Cathedral community are organising a street stall on Tuesday 25 June to chat with visitors and passers-by on the Cathedral Piazza to try and engage with a wider group of people.
On Friday 28 June Archbishop Malcolm will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral at 7.00 pm with all the priests celebrating Jubilees this year.