LAUDATO SI ANNIVERSARY YEAR
The Vatican has announced a special Laudate Si anniversary year. The year will see the launch of 7-year journey to total sustainability in the spirit of Laudato Si’. To learn more either click here for details about the journey to 2030 and click here for the Anniversary programme.
Bishop Vincent Malone RIP
(a message from the Archdiocesan Chancellor)
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop Vincent Malone, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, who died earlier this morning at the Royal Liverpool Hospital aged 88 years. Fr Stephen Lee, the hospital chaplain, was able to administer the sacraments to him during the night.
Bishop Vincent trained for the priesthood at St Joseph's College, Upholland, and was ordained priest at St Oswald's Church, Old Swan, Liverpool on 18th September 1955. After a number of years spent in the teaching profession, mainly at Cardinal Allen Grammar School, Liverpool, he became chaplain to the University of Liverpool (1971) and then Administrator of the Metropolitan Cathedral (1979).
On 13th May 1989 he was named as Titular Bishop of Abora and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, and received episcopal consecration the following 3rd July. His resignation as Auxiliary Bishop was accepted on 26th October 2006, shortly after his 75th birthday, but he continued in his role as Vicar General and Canon of the Cathedral Chapter long after that.
A fuller obituary and funeral details will follow in due course.
For many years Bishop Vincent commended to our prayers the souls of deceased priests and faithful in our archdiocese. May we now pray for him, bidding the choirs of angels to lead him into paradise
The fuller obituary is now available click here to read it.
For the tributes of Archbishop Malcolm and Cardinal Nichols click here
Message from Pope FrancisArchbishop Malcolm has received the following message from Pope Francis on the death of Bishop Vincent Malone:
‘His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the death of Bishop Vincent Malone, and he sends prayerful condolences to you and to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese. United with you in offering thanks to God for the late Bishop’s many years of priestly and episcopal ministry, especially his service to the education of young people, His Holiness commends his soul to the merciful love of our heavenly Father. To all who mourn Bishop Malone’s passing in the sure hope of the resurrection, the Holy Father cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of peace and consolation in the Risen Lord.’
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State
This year, on Sunday 24 May, we are celebrating World Communications Day for the 54th time. Every year the Holy Father sends a message about it, and this year’s is all about the power of stories. Pope Francis also asks us to be discerning, and to avoid harmful stories in favour of good ones – stories that are wholesome and have a life-giving message. But why accept a second-hand version of the message? Why not read it for yourself? This year’s message is entitled ‘”That you may tell your children and grandchildren” (Exodus 10,2). Life becomes history’.
To read the Pope's Message for Communications Sunday click here
CARDINAL NICHOLS ON VE DAY
THE POPE ON THE MYSTERY OF CREATION
Message from Archbishop Malcolm on Vocations Sunday
BISHOPS' CONFERENCE GUIDELINES ON ORGAN DONATION
STRAWBERRY FIELDS HONOURS OUR NHS AND KEY WORKERS
Archbishop Malcolm's message for the Ascension
CARING IN OUR CARE HOME AT A TIME OF PANDEMIC
Following the Ascension of Our Lord, tradition says that the disciples gathered in the upper room together with Mary for nine days of prayer in anticipation of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. This is the original novena.
Today, as disciples of Jesus, we too join together in prayer for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our parishes, our schools, our families, and in ourselves.
The format of the Novena will be: Invocation to the Holy Spirit, a daily theme to focus on, a Scripture reading related to the theme and a concluding prayer. Priests, deacons and lay people from the different parishes in the Pastoral Area will lead the novena.
The PA Novena to the Holy Spirit will start Friday 22nd May at 7pm. Click here to download the Novena leaflet.
THE 2.6 CHALLENGE
Many charities are struggling due to Lockdown, they have had to cancel fundraisers. Nugent and other charities are asking people to help by taking part in the 2.6 challenge.
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