News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
We began our Lenten Journey a few days ago on Ash Wednesday and this afternoon on the First Sunday of Lent the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion is celebrated at 3.00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral. We remember and pray for those who will be received into the Church at Easter.
On 24 March we commemorate the fortieth anniversary of St Oscar Romero’s martyrdom in the Chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence in San Salvador. Our archdiocese has been given a relic of the Saint which Archbishop Malcolm will receive in the Cathedral on the evening of Monday 23 March. Canon Chris Fallon and Father Stephen Pritchard recently visited Nicaragua and El Salvador with Cafod and they share with us their experiences as a daily diary.
We look forward to Sunday 29 March when throughout the country our Bishops will celebrate Mass for the rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary. Archbishop Malcolm will celebrate the 11.00 am Solemn Mass in the Cathedral on that day.
Lent also means the Good Shepherd Collection for Nugent, an initiative of Bishop Thomas Whiteside who was Bishop (and later Archbishop) of Liverpool from 1894 to 1921. Nugent share the story of one of the country’s oldest charity appeals.
A busy Lent lies ahead.