News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
We are now well into our centenary year which started with an Inaugural Mass at the Church of Our Holy Redeemer, Clydebank on 21 October last year and will conclude with Mass at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow on 5 October.
During the year many special events have taken place all over the country and will continue until October. In Liverpool Province we had our centenary celebration dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in February and we will be making a pilgrimage to Iona in September. Additionally, through the efforts of the Aintree council, we have obtained the kind permission of the Blessed Sacrament Shrine to erect a centenary plaque in their downstairs tearoom, as indicated in our photo.
The plaque was blessed by Father Raphael O’Halloran following 1.10pm Mass at the Shrine on 23 April, and we thank him for performing this ceremony. We also take this opportunity to thank Fr Raphael and the Blessed Sacrament community for granting us the use of the tearoom premises on numerous occasions to hold meetings, many of them to discuss and plan arrangements for these centenary year events.
• The Annual Northern Catholic Conference will be taking place at Hope University from 7-9 June and once again the Order has been requested to help by providing stewarding and other assistance over the three-day period.
• It is with great sadness we report the deaths of two esteemed members of Aintree council 584. Brother John McQuade was laid to rest following 12 noon Mass at St Edmund of Canterbury on 24 April and Bro Peter Boyle after 11am Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Seaforth on 25 April. We convey our deepest sympathy to their families. May they rest in peace.
• Sunday 9 June is the feast day of St Columba and members and their families will be attending specially arranged Masses in honour of our patron. Liverpool Province will be celebrating the feast day at St Columba’s, Huyton where we always receive a very warm welcome from Fr Chris McCoy and his parishioners, and we thank him for again arranging the Mass this year.
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