News from around the Archdiocee of Liverpool

Cover Dec 2

Today is the First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of our time of preparation for the Feast of Christmas.  In contrast to the often chaotic preparations in the world around us it is meant to be a quiet time of reflection for us.  A time to reflect on the future coming of Christ; on his coming to us each day in the Eucharist and, at Christmastime, on the wonder of the Incarnation.


Just as Advent is a time of hope and expectation, so too our main feature reflects the joy of the people of Peru as they prepare for the visit of Pope Francis next month.  Father Simon Cadwallader who serves with the Liverpool Archdiocesan Missionary Project (LAMP) in Peru, offers us an insight into the preparations for the visit which has ‘United for Hope’ as its official motto.


Our Midnight Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral will reach out to a wider congregation this year as it is being broadcast live by BBC Radio 4.  If you wish to attend you must be seated in the Cathedral by 11.00 pm and Mass will start at 11.30 pm.


May you have a joyful time of preparation and a very happy and blessed Christmas.

Welcome from the Editor

The beginning of our time of preparation for the Feast of Christmas

Peter H