News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool



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Long wait over as churches reopen


It was on 6 July that churches across the Archdiocese of Liverpool began to reopen for Mass. Fully 105 days had passed since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted their doors to close. In the intervening period

Cafod joins DEC coronavirus appeal


Cafod has joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help millions of vulnerable people whose lives are at risk as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across refugee camps


Not built to last?


When the foundation stone for the Cathedral was laid in 1933 the city surveyor’s department allowed a temporary altar to be erected.  The attendance for the ceremony was expected to be large and the former workhouse was by this stage a demolition site

Don’t procrastinate, but fill the blank canvas of each day


Cyril Northcote Parkinson, the 20th century British historian and author, coined a proverb subsequently known as Parkinson’s Law which tells us that ‘work expands

Living Lourdes from home


Instead of a mass Liverpool exodus to Lourdes this summer, the ‘Lourdes at Home’ initiative brought the spirit of the annual pilgrimage to our Archdiocese.


Something to look forward to


Over the past year and a half Churches Together in the Merseyside Region (CTMR) brought together a gathering of young adults aged 18+ from across Merseyside

Catholic Pic Tours 2021


The Catholic Pic announces two special pilgrimages for readers for 2021, in association with Northern Star Travel

Synod 2020: Liverpool and Australia


Last month we announced the revised dates for our Synod.  One of the great advantages of the new timetable is that in the period between October and December 2020 we will be able to share

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

Pope Francis appoints new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain


Pope Francis has named Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain. Claudio Gugerotti was born in Verona, Italy

Merseyside teacher’s ‘Mari-thon’ effort 


Teachers at Maricourt Catholic High School in Maghull recently held a “Mari-thon” event – running over 100km and raising over £2,000

Bishop likens carers to stonemasons


Bishop Tom Williams, auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, celebrated a special Mass for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Kate Griffin –

an inspirational leader


The school community of Christ the King Catholic Primary School, Liverpool, were shocked at the sudden death of Head Teacher Kate Griffin.  Year 3 teacher, Liam Fay pays tribute

Lourdes to host first online world pilgrimage


The Marian Shrine at Lourdes will host the first ever-online world pilgrimage on Thursday 16 July, the anniversary of the final apparition to St Bernadette Soubirous

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