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Issue 158 November 2017

National Pilgrim Statue of Fatima

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Tributes to our longest serving priest

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contents Welcome This month we pray tribute to the remarkable life and ministry of Father Tom Kennedy who died on Thursday 12 October at the age of 101. His life spanned over a century and his priesthood almost 75 years. He was ordained on 3 June 1943 and retired to his native Ireland only last Christmas. He was associated with the parish of English Martyrs, Haydock for over 50 years; serving as assistant priest for ten years and later as parish priest for almost 44 years. His gentle manner and good humour were hallmarks of his ministry and pastoral care. May he rest in peace. During the month of November we remember and pray for all those who have died. We celebrate All Saints and All Souls on the first two days of the month and on the weekend of 11-12 November we remember all who died in the two world wars and in other conflicts. Let us pray in grateful thanks for the sacrifice and service of so many in so many ways. Sunday 26 November is the Feast of Christ the King, the titular feast of our Cathedral; it is also Youth Sunday, a time to pray for the work of all those associated with Animate Youth Ministries.

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From the Archbishop’s Desk I recently received an invitation to a Lecture and Dinner to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the reformation. Surely that is not something to celebrate. Commemorate possibly, but certainly not celebrate. Of course, we do remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot, when Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament during the state opening by King James I in an act of treason that has made Guy Fawkes our most notorious traitor. The Gunpowder Plot took place in 1606 after seventy years of persecution and dozens of executions. Catholics got their revenge for five years during the reign of Queen Mary, but there where many years of suffering still to come. I cannot see how any of this can be the sort of thing I want to celebrate, but I do want to commemorate the reformation. I want to remember all those martyrs, both catholic and protestant, who died for their beliefs, and pray that some of their strength and the clarity of their faith may be given to me. I also hope that the faults in the Catholic Church, which sparked the reformation, have been corrected through the past centuries. But above all I want to celebrate the closeness that we all feel towards our fellow Christians who are truly our brothers and sisters in Christ. It has taken us centuries to get to this point; we must not let the hope of full communion with them slip away.

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News From around the Archdiocese

11 Nugent News Light up a Life 12 Profile Redemptorist youth role a joy to former teacher Anita 14 Animate A question of Community 15 Pic Extras Mums the word News from the KSC 16 What’s On Whats happening in the Archdiocese 18 Sunday Reflections Liturgy and Life 19 Justice and Peace A poor Church for the poor 21 Cathedral Record Six receive Papal awards

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News diary If you’ve got any news from your parish that you’d like featured e-mail us with the details at: catholicpictorial@rcaol.co.uk

National Pilgrim Statue of Fatima at the Cathedral

Hundreds of people came to the Metropolitan Cathedral on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October for the visit of the national pilgrim statue of Fatima and to venerate the relics of St Jacinta and St Francisco. To mark the centenary year of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima in 1917, the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) organised visits of the statue and relics to the cathedrals of England and Wales. The statue arrived in procession from the Convent of the Missionaries of Charity in Seel Street and was greeted by Archbishop Malcolm. During the afternoon there was time for veneration and reflection before the Archbishop celebrated Mass in the evening. Bishop Tom Williams celebrated Mass on Saturday lunchtime before the statue was taken from the Cathedral to continue its journey.

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30 years of children’s liturgy Parishioners from St.Gregory's, Lydiate, celebrated thirty years of their children's Liturgy with a family Mass at which the children sang and read the bidding prayers. Photographs and letters were displayed from the earlier years and a party followed for the children including afternoon tea for earlier catechists. The little church was started in 1987 by Maureen Roche (then a teacher at St Gregory's Primary School) and twenty-four parents. The catechists formed four teams, each taking responsibility for ‘their’ Mass; in those early days there were always around one hundred children each Sunday. Over the year everyone would get together for picnics at Upholland, barbecues in the Presbytery garden, parties in the Church hall at Christmas and other celebrations. Father John Smith who was parish priest for almost twenty-seven of those thirty years until his death in 2014 always supported and encouraged the Little Church and was very proud of the work the catechists were doing with the children Not only did the children take a major part in the celebration of the Eucharist but each week they gave part of their pocket money to help others, less fortunate than themselves. Through Father Frank Moran and Father Antonio Colombo, both missionary priests in Africa, the children helped other children in Kenya to buy school books and stationery, medicine for sick children, school uniforms and even school fees for the very poor. This tradition has continued to the present day through Nugent. The Catechists and Children have changed over the years, some of the early children are now parents and catechists themselves. Yet the hard work and commitment remains the same taking the church into the future, alive and well. 4

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The parish of Christ the King, Childwall, held a celebration to pay tribute to former parish priest Father Grant Maddock as he left to take up a new appointment in Lydiate. Parishioners recalled how, during his nineteen years of ministry, he both cried with them and laughed with them. They remembered the difference he had made in their lives, especially at countless baptisms, weddings and funerals when he always ensured that each family was left thinking that their service was the most special one he had celebrated. The church was full for a Mass of Thanksgiving where Father Grant was joined by Fathers Mark Beattie, Des Power, Paul Grady, Des Seddon and Michael Fitzsimons; together with Deacons Sean O’Donovan, Adrian Anwyl and Philip Carr. Afterwards parishioners continued to show their gratitude as Father Grant, pictured above, joined them in the parish centre.


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news diary Obituary:

Rev Thomas Kennedy Father Tom Kennedy, much loved and record breaking former parish priest of English Martyrs, Haydock, died on Thursday 12 October at the age of 101 and in the 75th year of his priesthood. Father Kennedy’s funeral Mass was celebrated at St Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown, County Carlow, on Sunday 15 October and his body was interred at Mullan Cemetery, Tullow. Thomas Kennedy was born at Raheenakit, Shillelagh, County Wicklow, on 2 July 1916, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kennedy. He was educated at Shillelagh National School and Knockbeg College, Carlow, before studying for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Carlow. He was ordained priest in the college chapel on 3 June 1943. He arrived in the archdiocese in August 1943 and was appointed as assistant priest at St James, Bootle, where he remained until his appointment to St Luke’s, Whiston, in 1952. St Luke’s was a relatively new parish in his day and much of his pastoral work was associated with Whiston Hospital. In October 1958 he was appointed as assistant to Father Ernest Gray at English Martyrs’, Haydock, and so began an association with the parish that was to last more than fifty years in all. His ten-year curacy at Haydock was happy but challenging. He recounted that he had a wonderful parish priest in Father Gray and he liked the people. However, it was also a time of great upheaval, as many of the liturgical changes resulting from the Second Vatican Council were coming into effect. In 1968 Archbishop Beck asked him to establish the new parish of St David’s, Newton-le-Willows. He continued to live at English Martyrs’ until such time as a presbytery was built and travelled each day as he began the arduous task of building up a parish community from scratch, celebrating Mass in the parish hall until a new church was ready for use. After five years in Newton-le-Willows he was asked to return to English Martyrs’, Haydock, as parish priest following the retirement of Father Gray. His ministry as parish priest at Haydock was to continue for almost 44 years. He attributed his happy ministry there to being available to the parishioners and not letting disagreements fester, but talking with the person concerned. When most priests of his generation had long retired, Father Tom continued to bat on to his century. ‘I found out the reason I never retired is I liked the people I worked with and they liked me – at least they said they did anyway!’ he recalled in an interview with the ‘Catholic Pic’ last year. He was eventually persuaded to retire when he was visiting his relatives last Christmas in Ireland and he spent the last few months of his life in a nursing home. In the history of the Archdiocese of Liverpool Father Tom Kennedy is certainly a record breaker. To date he has the distinction of being the longest-lived priest and the longest-serving priest in active ministry (73+ years). This latter record is unlikely ever to be broken. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, at English Martyrs’ Church, Haydock, on Friday 3 November at 11.30 am.

Obituary of Rev Ronald McGivern Father Ron McGivern, a much-loved husband, father, permanent deacon and parish priest of St William’s, Ince and St Patrick’s, Wigan, died on 18 September aged 83 the 19th year of his priesthood. Ron McGivern was born in Liverpool on 30 March 1934, the son of Joseph and Lilian McGivern. He attended St John’s School, Kirkdale, St Elizabeth’s Central School, Liverpool, and the Printing Department of Liverpool Art College. He spent more than forty years in the printing industry, firstly as an apprentice printer at J Kilburn, Liverpool (1949-1954) and then as a printer at H Evans and Son (1954-1958), Elliot and Yeoman (1958-1959) and J and C Moores Ltd. (1959-1994). He married Maureen Doyle at St John’s, Kirkdale, on 2 April 1956 and together they had six children. In the early 1960s Ron and his family moved to Hindley and he became active in St Benedict’s parish. His involvement in various parish activities eventually led to him applying to serve as a permanent deacon. He was ordained deacon by Archbishop Derek Worlock in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on 4 July 1982. Ron served in three parishes as deacon: St Benedict’s, Hindley (19821984), St William’s, Ince (1984-1991) and St Mary’s, Wigan (1991-1995). He retired from the printing industry in 1994, planning to spend more time with Maureen. However, his wife died just weeks later in December 1994 and he then had to reassess how he would spend his remaining years. After careful consideration, and after seeking advice from his family and others, he offered himself for service as a priest. Archbishop Worlock accepted his application and he was sent to the Beda College, Rome, for his seminary training. He was ordained priest by Archbishop Patrick Kelly at St Mary’s, Wigan, on 27 March 1999. Later that year he was appointed assistant priest in the parishes of Holy Trinity and St Francis of Assisi, Garston. Two years later he returned to St William’s, Ince, as parish priest and in 2004 took on the additional responsibility of St Patrick’s, Wigan. He ministered in these two parishes until March this year, when the increasing effects of motor neurone disease forced his retirement. His Funeral Mass, was celebrated at St Patrick’s Church on Wednesday 27 September.

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news diary Light up a Life with Jospice this Christmas St Joseph’s Hospice (Jospice) has launched its annual Light up a Life appeal and invited local families to join them in remembering loved ones. The chief focus for Light up a Life will be the remembrance and carol service at the Thornton-based hospice on Sunday 10 December, from 4pm, which will be followed by a Christmas lights switch-on. Light up a Life offers an opportunity to think about loved ones at Christmas, and each year hundreds of local people dedicate a light on the hospice’s 25ft Christmas tree to celebrate or remember the life of a friend, relative or colleague. All dedications are entered into the hospice’s Light up a Life dedication book. Memory hearts are also available at the service to write personal tributes to hang on the tree.

Mike Parr, chief executive of St Joseph’s Hospice, said: ‘Light up a Life is a very festive occasion, not only for those who have a connection to the hospice but for anyone who would like to make a dedication.’ Dedications can be made by downloading a form from www.jospice.org.uk. Forms are also available from St Joseph’s Hospice shops and other locations around Merseyside. St Joseph’s Hospice is Merseyside’s oldest and largest hospice, providing specialised end-of-life care for patients with a wide range of lifelimiting conditions. The hospice, whose 29-bed inpatient unit is located in natural woodland in Thornton, needs to raise £8,750 every day to keep its services running. To find out more, call 0151 932 6044 or email events@jospice.org.uk

Wavertree pupils brighten up Harvest Christ the King Catholic Primary school in Wavertree raised £300 with a series of events across the school, including a colourful fun run, to ‘brighten up’ the lives of young people around the world as part of Cafod’s ‘Brighten Up Harvest’ campaign. The whole school came together to replace items of their uniform with something bright and silly, and headed down to the field for a ‘welly walk’, whilst reception classes sang songs. The day culminated with the much-anticipated colour fun run, an event where staff and pupils alike brightened up by throwing powder paint. Lorna Douglas, a teacher at Christ the King, said: ‘It was lovely to see the whole school getting involved, including the staff, especially in the colour run. The day was brilliant, and even the rain couldn’t put us off.’ Donate to the Harvest Appeal at www.cafod.org.uk/harvest

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news diary Faith in Action award evenings As the inaugural year of the Faith in Action award scheme came to an end those receiving their certificates and badges were invited to an awards evening at Cardinal Heenan High School, Liverpool, or St Mary’s Church, Leyland. The two award evenings were a celebration of all the works of service that young people across our archdiocese did as part of the award. Those receiving the Pin level had completed 20 hours of service through the year. The number of hours and the level of interaction required increased through the levels until those who received their Gold award could look back on doing 40 hours of service through leading and initiating as well as participating. What marks the award out as more than just an award based on ‘doing’ is the need for young people to reflect on the work they have done. The pastoral cycle, or ‘see-judgeact’ is the model for this reflection time. It is hoped that by reflecting on the work young people have done they can see the situation they encountered originally with fresh eyes. With a large number of young people in year 6 taking part in the award last year it is hoped that the award will grow in numbers this year as they take their place in year 7 in their new High School and a new cohort of year 6’s start the award at Pin Level.

Archbishop Malcolm presents the awards at St Mary’s, Leyland

Catholic schools shortlisted for prestigious education awards

Bishop John leads the Rosary procession in St Helens

October Rosary Rallies The traditional October Rosary Rallies have been held in St Helens and Wigan. The St Helens devotions were led by Bishop John Rawsthorne on Sunday 1 October, with the Mayor and Mayoress of St. Helens, Councillor Joe Pearson and Mrs Sylvia Pearson, also taking part. The Procession concluded with Benediction at St Mary’s, Lowe House, where Bishop John highlighted the rosary prayers for suffering in the world and how Benediction reminds us in the Sacred Host that Christ suffered and died to redeem us: Bread is broken for us. Organised by the Legion of Mary the Wigan Rally was led by Canon Pat MacNally, Parish Priest of St Jude’s, on 14 October. Saturday shoppers joined in the prayers with the 100 people who took part. In his homily Canon MacNally said, ‘the rosary is a biblical prayer, during penal times the faith was kept alive in these lands by recitation of the rosary.’

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Catholic schools across the region are celebrating after being named on the shortlist for the Educate Awards 2017. The awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is now in its sixth year and is the biggest celebration of education in the North West. Held at Liverpool Cathedral, it is the one night of the year where the excellence of schools in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Lancashire is celebrated and rewarded in a unique fashion. Catholic schools on the shortlist include St Edmund Arrowsmith Centre for Learning in Knowsley; St John Rigby College in Wigan; The Academy of St Nicholas in Liverpool; St Damian’s RC Science College in Lancashire; The Academy of St Francis of Assisi in Liverpool; St John Bosco Arts College in Liverpool; St Sebastian’s Catholic Primary School in Liverpool; Holy Family Catholic Primary School and St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School in Speke. Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “We are delighted to finally reveal the shortlisted schools ahead of the awards ceremony in November. “It is so important to celebrate and shine a spotlight on the region’s inspirational teachers, support staff and school communities, who do such a fantastic job day in, day out.” The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony, which takes place on Friday 17 November at Liverpool Cathedral.


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news diary Three generations celebrate St Cuthbert's diamond jubilee

Three generations of students have helped celebrate the diamond jubilee of St Cuthbert's Catholic High School in Sutton, St Helens. St Cuthbert's was opened in September 1957 by Liverpool's then Archbishop (the future Cardinal) John Carmel Heenan, and its 60th birthday was marked by a special Mass of thanksgiving at the Metropolitan Cathedral on 20 September. The Mass was presided over by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon and attended by more than 1,200 students, staff, parents and friends of the school, as well as 150 Year 6 pupils from partner primary schools. As a fitting tribute to the anniversary, the school flag was carried by Year 11 and Year 7 students Kiara and Kelise, whose mother Janice Wilson – in the 1990s – and maternal grandparents Vincent and Pauline had also gone to St Cuthbert's when it was a secondary modern. Remarkably, Vincent carried the cross during the school's opening ceremony in 1957. At that time, Archbishop Heenan had remarked: 'St Cuthbert's will yield dividends in the well-instructed Catholic men and women trained within its walls.' Mrs Catherine Twist, the latest of the school's seven head teachers, saluted the current generation of pupils, saying: 'I don't think anyone really imagined how beautiful the jubilee Mass would be and how truly awesome our students would be. They were a credit to themselves, their families and St Cuthbert's. Of course, these events do not just happen: the planning has been over 12 months in the making and has involved many staff.' Also in attendance at the Mass were: the High Sheriff of Merseyside, Stephen Burrows; trustee of the Pilkington Family Trust, Lady Kirsty Pilkington; the mayor and mayoress of St Helens, Councillor and Mrs Pearson; and local MP Conor McGinn. There are several other celebrations planned throughout the year. Details can be found on www.stcuthberts.com or via the school's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Bands play all the right notes Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College were delighted to welcome members of the Duke of Lancaster’s Army Band for a rehearsal day. The event has become a yearly gathering when the college musicians join forces with the army musicians to have a day of music making. At the conclusion of the day an excellent concert was presented for parents and friends. Taking part, this year were members of the college junior instrumental programme. Emeritus director of music, Bruce Hicks said: “Hard work, dedication and motivation combined to produce great results, not only in the music but also in team work the skill development and sheer enjoyment.” 10

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Obituary of Rev Michael Gaine Highly respected academic and parish priest, Father Michael Gaine, died on Sunday 24 September at the age of 87 and in the 64th year of his priesthood. Michael Bernard Gaine was born in London on 21 July 1930, the son of Daniel and Bridget Gaine. He was educated at Seafield Convent; St Mary’s College, Crosby, and St Joseph’s College, Upholland, where he was ordained priest in the college chapel on 12 June 1954 by Archbishop William Godfrey. Following ordination, he was appointed as the junior private secretary to the Archbishop. In 1957 he was appointed as assistant priest at St Mary’s, Woolton, and also read for a BA degree in social science at Liverpool University. From 1961-62 he trained as a teacher at St Mary’s College, Twickenham, before taking up a teaching post at Gunnersbury Catholic Grammar School in London. In 1964 he returned to the archdiocese, teaching at St Kevin’s School, Kirkby, whilst living at Upholland College. The following year he was appointed to the staff of Christ’s College, Liverpool, and within a short time set up the Liverpool Institute for Socio-Religious Studies, which published pamphlets on social issues and gave advice to religious congregations. He continued his teaching until 1989, in what had by then become Christ’s and Notre Dame College, by which time he was head of the social science department. His talents and energies were also harnessed beyond the archdiocese. For a number of years he served on the social welfare commission of the Bishops’ Conference and was also a trustee of Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem. However, many associate him particularly with his work as a founder member of the Movement for the Ordination of Married Men. In August 1989 he returned to parish life for his sole appointment as parish priest at St Mary’s, Highfield Street. As well as attending to the regular demands of parish life, he also regularly celebrated Latin Mass in the extraordinary form on Sunday afternoons and maintained a warm and close relationship with Liverpool Parish Church. He remained at Highfield Street until just after his 70th birthday in 2000, at which time he retired to West Kirby. From 2011 increasing frailty necessitated Michael being cared for in a number of different care homes, before he finally settled at James Nugent Court in Liverpool. His Funeral Mass was celebrated by Bishop Tom Williams at St Charles' Church, Aigburth, on Monday 9 October prior to burial at West Kirby.


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Light up a Life During Advent and the Christmas period our thoughts often turn to loved ones who may no longer be with us and who have helped, loved and supported us through life’s journey. Our thoughts and prayers turn to these inspirational people as we remember the loving and caring bond we once had with them. Just because they are no longer with us does not mean that our love for them has to end, and Nugent’s ‘Light up a Life’ initiative is an opportunity to relight their lives. The annual ‘Light up a Life’ lets us remember and celebrate the lives of parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, grandchildren, people we worked with, people who lived near us and people who were our friends.

Although we are unable to send a physical card or gift to our loved ones who have left us, we can still show our love and affection for them by making a dedication in Nugent’s Book of Remembrance and attend our annual remembrance service where you can hang a star with a personalised message on our Christmas tree. The ‘Light up a Life’ remembrance service will be held on Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 12.30 pm at The Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, and will be led by Bishop Tom Williams. If you would like to remember a loved one or for further details please contact Nugent’s Fundraising Team on 0151 261 2000. The deadline for dedications is Friday 8 December 2017.

Did You know 19 November is the first ever World Day of the Poor? Pope Francis asked the entire Catholic community worldwide to observe the World Day of the Poor for the first time on 19 November 2017. He made his intention to do this at the close of the Year of Mercy in 2016. As a member of Caritas Social Action Network, we are supporting the promotion of this day; many thanks to CSAN for summarising the intent of this day. The World Day of the Poor will be observed each year on the 33rd Sunday of the Church’s liturgical calendar. ‘The poor are not a problem,’ the Pope wrote in the statement. ‘They are a resource from which to draw as we strive to accept and practice in our lives the essence of the Gospel.’ In his message for World Day of the Poor 2017, ‘Let us love, not with words but with deeds’, Pope Francis mentions three things: Reflect and then act: ‘Let us love, not with words but with deeds’.

Living Joyfully Eight people, five with disabilities, from Liverpool attended the ‘Living Joyfully’ conference in Rome in June 2016, leading to a follow up conference in Liverpool in September this year. Sixty people attended from 22 parishes. The aim of the gathering was to enable every child to find Jesus in the life of the church through creative and sensory experiences. Christina Gangemi from London and organiser of the Rome event was the guest speaker and led reflections on the theology of the gift of life and disability. She spoke about the moral and legal right of all people to access catechesis and parish life.

The workshops and liturgy inspired parents and catechists to deliver a person-centred practical Sacramental programme to children of all abilities. Archbishop Malcolm, Father Mark Beattie and the Faith and Light group offered prayerful, reflective experiences throughout the day. A follow up conference on Catechesis and Persons with disabilities is taking place in Rome in October 2017 sponsored by the Pontifical Council for promoting the new evangelisation, an exciting initiative of the Church in moving towards a closer engagement with and inclusivity of all people: there is no ‘them’ and ‘us’ only ‘us’.

Hear the voice of the poor and welcome them into the Church: ‘we need to hear the cry of the poor and commit ourselves to ending their marginalisation.’ (Paragraph 4) Pray for those suffering poverty: ‘At the heart of all the many concrete initiatives carried out on this day should always be prayer.’ (Paragraph 8) Nugent has a Crisis Fund to help those in dire circumstances. If you know someone who needs help or would like to donate to the crisis fund please contact Marie Reynolds at Nugent Tel: 0151 261 2000 or email: gubaycrisisfund@nugentcare.org

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Anita Carson Redemptorist youth role a joy to former teacher Anita By Patrick Hart If ever anybody knew the value of listening carefully to the parish notices at the end of Sunday Mass – or of not instantly discarding your Sunday bulletin – it is Anita Carson. Anita, recently appointed Liverpoolbased coordinator of the Redemptorist Youth Ministry (RYM) programme in this country, was stuck at a career crossroads when, early last summer, she heard parish priest Father Tim Buckley advertise a role she quickly came to fill. If this was a light-bulb moment for the long-time parishioner of St Mary's, Woolton, it illuminated the path Anita felt compelled to take. 'I wanted a change of direction in my life,' the 49-year-old tells the Pic. 'I was asking lots of questions about my career and where it was taking me, and I wanted a greater involvement with the Church. I was moved in that direction, and when Father Tim said at Mass that the job was available I felt it was ideal for me.' Fast-forward a few months and Anita leads the RYM, in tandem with fellow appointee Natasha Pritchard, from the Redemptorists' twin Liverpool parishes of Bishop Eton and St Mary's. Considering the Order also ministers in London and Birmingham, as well as in Scotland, there is wide scope for growth.

The immediate focus, though, is the Liverpool group – primarily for 18 to 40s – which meets every other Tuesday evening at Bishop Eton for prayer, reflection and social time, among other activities. 'The challenge is to really establish the group, to look at people who can join us on the journey, and to nurture and support them in their faith,' says wife and mother-of-three Anita. 'I've had the opportunity to go to daily Mass and to research lots of topics for our Tuesdaynight sessions. I feel like this whole opportunity is steering me along a faith journey.' One of her earlier steps in faith brought an encounter with the Salesian charism, during schooldays at Mary Help of Christians (later St John Bosco) where 'everything was so joyful' – including retreats at Brettargh Holt near the Lake District. Now she is walking with the Redemptorists, she credits Fr Tim Buckley as being 'an inspiration' because 'his approach is all based on God's love'. For the 'Reds', she will apply her 26 years' teaching experience at Archbishop Blanch in Liverpool. 'I was a Geography teacher in a church school and I wanted a greater involvement on the religious side. I know how young

people work; I know the influence you can have on their faith. Leadership, interpersonal and team-building skills are transferable.' With an eye already on the Faith in Action national Catholic award scheme, she certainly sees the potential for 'rich soil' in her 'fantastic' local parishes. 'The youth are quite energised,' she says, 'and there are lots of ways they can be active in their faith lives, such as work with the homeless. Hopefully we'll also end up doing pilgrimages.' Anita will be promoting the RYM – launched in 2013 as the latest expression of the Redemptorists' commitment to youth ministry – at the Embrace Liverpool conference at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Saturday 25 November. Before that she and Natasha will have delivered a retreat day at Pantasaph as they 'try to be as proactive as we can'. Amid all this activity, however, this daughter of a deacon (the newly retired John McGeoch) also recognises the importance – for youth and slightly older folk alike – of simply resting in God. 'In the last few years there's been the realisation that God is in control of everything,' she says. 'I've largely given up worrying about things because everything seems pre-ordained anyway.'

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Pic extras Mums the Word Good news for all members of the Liverpool Archdiocesan Union of Catholic Mothers: Mrs Margaret McDonald from St Paul’s, West Derby has been elected national president and will succeed Mrs Val Ward in May 2018.

News from the Liverpool Province of the Knights of St Columba

Seven new members for Knights

Margaret has been a UCM member for over 30 years during which she has served in many foundational, diocesan and national positions, as well as being a talented member of St Paul’s concert party. We are delighted that Margaret will be representing UCM throughout the country. We wish her every success and will be praying for her. • On Tuesday 26 September I represented UCM at a talk on ‘Living with welfare reform’ at the Archdiocese's LACE centre. We heard about the difficulties facing people affected by the latest reforms. How can people balance the books when it comes to feeding a family or paying rent? How have food banks become commonplace? Limited resources can cause family breakdown, and it is often women who carry the heaviest burden in these circumstances. Also discussed was a project called ‘Feeding Liverpool’ – set up by the multifaith group Churches Together and Liverpool City Council’s food poverty strategy group – one of whose aims is to raise public awareness of the extent of food poverty, and the damaging effect of austerity measures on welfare provision. If you would like further information, go to www.liverpool.anglican.org/FeedingLiverpool-A-Pilot-Project-of-FeedingBritain.

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It has been an intense period of activity for the Liverpool Province of the Knights of St Columba, culminating in the installation of seven new members on Sunday 8 October.

As many UCM members organise, help out and contribute to food banks, the UCM Committee has decided to enrol us as a member of ‘Feeding Liverpool’ in order to be more informed about the situation.

The installation ceremony took place during the 9.30am Mass at St Wilfrid’s, Garston. The new members are Dan Allen, Mathew Analogbei, David Chilton, James Feeney, Kevin Jones, David Lloyd and Sean Morgan – and to these men we extend a very warm welcome. We look forward to their active participation in the order’s work. We also thank Father Joe Kendall, parish priest at St Wilfrid’s, for his assistance as well as Deacon Paul Whitehead, chaplain of Council 9. The group photo shows the new members together with both provincial and council members and Fr Joe and Dcn Paul.

• Hope to see you at the bi-monthly Mass at St Anne’s, Ormskirk on Wednesday 8 November from 7.30pm. Madelaine McDonald Media Officer

• As reported in October, the Knights were privileged to participate in the reception into our Metropolitan Cathedral of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the subsequent Mass, as well as

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the veneration of the relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco, on 6 and 7 October. More than 20 members of the order assisted with the visit, performing duties ranging from carrying the statue into the cathedral following its arrival at the cathedral steps, to helping with the procession that followed the closing ceremony on Saturday 7th. The major stewarding operation provided facilitated the statue’s visit and veneration of the relics. • Council 9 members completed the annual Steve Dooley Memorial Sponsored Walk on Sunday 24 September. This year the charity supported the Nugent Crisis Fund and there has been a significant response, with contributions still being counted. We thank everybody for their donations to this worthy cause; we will let you know the total amount raised in the next edition and in parish newsletters. Websites: www.ksc.org.uk and www.kscprov02.weebly.com Email: dpokeane@aol.com


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A question of community By Tom, Animate team coordinator At the start of a new academic year you often find that one topic comes up more than others: something to set a new school group into motion and gel them together. It is of course ‘community’. It is a word which for many, I’m sure, has its own meaning or perhaps conjures different thoughts of people and places. Like I said, it is a theme that crops up a lot at the start of a school year. We spend days, weeks even, thinking about what it means to be a community with the new Year 7 pupils that come to spend time with us at Animate. We’ll do a day filled with teamwork activities to highlight the value of those around us; to emphasise how all of our gifts and talents – each of them unique to an individual like no other – are integral parts of the building blocks that form our communities. This fits with Saint Paul’s message to the people of Ephesus, Rome and Corinth; a message so important that Paul dedicated much of his later life to spreading it to the people.

St Paul used many analogies for the community we all belong to as Christians. There is the image of the body of Christ, with each part exactly where it is needed to be; or the holy temple of God, with every person a constituent brick. In Ephesians 2:2022 Paul says the following: ‘You are part of a building that has the apostles and prophets for its foundations, and Christ Jesus himself for its main cornerstone. As every structure is aligned on him, all grow into one holy temple in the Lord; and you too, in him, are being built into a house where God lives, in the Spirit.’ How many times have we sat in church or at another community event

thinking, ‘I could do that better’ or ‘I wouldn’t do it like that’ or even ‘why is (s)he involved’. So often we fail to see the community we belong to for all it could be. We don’t recognise the unwavering commitment that our counterparts offer despite maybe not having the same skills as ourselves; rather we condemn them for not reaching the standards we impose. Yet each one of these people is just as important as the other – and as ourselves. We can all imagine a picture-perfect church community in which everyone plays their part and pitches in wherever possible. Well, that pictureperfect community isn’t really that far away once we begin to respect our own roles and those of the others around us. When we encourage and uplift our peers, then surely we will become that functioning welcoming community that people will want to be part of.

This message certainly isn’t just for the Year 7s who visit Animate every September; nor should it be the sole preserve of schools.

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what’s on Wednesday 1 November Solemnity of All Saints (Holyday of Obligation) ‘Songs we Remember.’ Singing and enjoyment for anyone who likes to sing but particularly geared towards those living with dementia and their carers. 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at St Thomas of Canterbury Parish Hall, Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details: Irenaeus Tel: 0151 949 1199. Website: www.irenaeus.co.uk Annual Novena in Honour of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary offered for Peace. ‘Saints: What they mean to us.’ Presider: Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP. 7.00 pm at St John the Evangelist, Fountains Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool L4 1QL. Thursday 2 November Commemoration of all the faithful departed (All Souls Day) Oasis: a listening ear and a cuppa 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at St Thomas of Canterbury church, Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details: Tel 0151 949 1199 or email: jenny@irenaeus.co.uk Saturday 4 November Liverpool Welsh Choral Concert 7.00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. Programme includes ‘Lux Aeterna’ and ‘Sure on this Shining Night’ (Morten Lauridsen); ‘Sleep’ (Eric Whitacre); ‘Totus Tuus’ (Gorecki) and ‘The Five Spirituals’ (Michael Tippett). Conductor: Keith Orrell. Tickets £10 and from: Liverpool Welsh Choral: Tel: 0151 652 6374 Email: lwctickets@gmail.com or the Metropolitan Cathedral Gift Shop: Tel 0151 707 3525. Sunday 5 November LAMP Sunday Liverpool Bach Collective Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata 80. Reformation Cantata: ‘Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott.’ (‘A Mighty Fortress is our God.’) 9.00 pm at St Francis Xavier’s Church, Salisbury Street, Liverpool, L3 8DR. Singers and Players directed by Philip Duffy. Tuesday 7 November ‘St Paul: the Man and the Mission’ Led by Bishop John Arnold. 10.30 am - 3.30 pm at St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Blundell Avenue, Freshfield, Formby, L37 1PH. Suggested donation: £20 (including lunch and refreshments). Tel: 01704 875850. Email: theprayercentre.stj@gmail.com Metropolitan Cathedral Chapter Mass 12.15 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Cathedral. Wednesday 8 November Annual Novena in Honour of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary offered for Peace. ‘At Peace with our Vocation.’ Presider: Canon Stephen Maloney (All Saints). 7.00 pm at St John the Evangelist, Fountains Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool L4 1QL.

Wednesday 15 November Requiem – Mozart. 7.30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. Joining together in concert for the first time ever, the choirs of Westminster Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral combine to perform Mozart’s ‘Requiem’. Directed by Christopher McElroy, the choirs will be accompanied by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra. Tickets: £20 and £15, available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/lpoolmetmusic or the Cathedral Gift Shop. Saturday 18 November Friends of the Cathedral Festive Floristry Demonstration by Muir Simpson, President of the North West Area of NAFAS. 1.00 pm in the Gibberd Room. With over 25 years of experience of working with flowers Muir Simpson’s demonstration will include hints, tips and advice on how to design and make your own Christmas table arrangement; festive door wreath; altar arrangement and pedestal and door/wall hanging. Afternoon tea will be served. Tickets £15 (Including demonstrations and afternoon tea) from cathedral House or email: c.hanlon@metcathedral.org.uk Saturday 25 November Embrace 2017 This year’s Embrace takes place at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. The theme this year is ‘CALLED’ based on the Gospel of the day, Matthew 25:34, ‘Come you whom my Father has blessed’. Embrace, now in its third year, is an exciting one-day conference for young Catholics in the heart of Liverpool with Praise and Worship, Mass, Adoration, great talks and fantastic workshops. Bring your friends, let’s pack out the Cathedral and show that the Church is ALIVE!! Registration and details: www.embrace-liverpool.org.uk Saturday 9 December Cathedral Car Boot Sale Pitches £10 on the day or book via Cathedral House. Any unwanted items, especially furniture required, but not clothes or books. If goods need to be collected call Cathedral House Tel: 0151 709 9222.

Saturday 11 November ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ Concert with the Metropolitan Cathedral Orchestra, Conductor: David Lewis and the Cathedral Cantata Choir, Director: James Luxton. 7.30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt Concert Room. Tickets and details Tel: 0151 707 3525 or Email: bookings@cathedralconcerts.org.uk www.cathedralconcerts.org.uk Sunday 12 November Remembrance Sunday Tuesday 14 November Faiths4Change's Interfaith Week event ‘World Faiths, Climate Change and Community Influence.’ A day of knowledge sharing and planning around faith and the environment opened by Professor Peter Scott of Manchester University. 9.15 am to 2.45 pm at Mersey Maritime, Maritime Knowledge Hub, 3 Vanguard way, Birkenhead, CH41 9HX. Free to attend, booking essential. Contact: Marjorie at Faiths4Change Tel: 0151 705 2111 or email marjorie@faiths4change.org.uk Time Out on Tuesdays 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at the Cenacle, Tithebarn Grove, Lance Lane, Liverpool L15 6TW. Open to all who are involved in any form of ministry or service to others, giving time for silence and personal reflection. Offering £10 per person (bring your own lunch). For further details contact: Sister Winifred. Tel: 0151 722 2271, Email: winniecenacle@mail.com

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Wednesday 15 November ‘Songs we Remember.’ Singing and enjoyment for anyone who likes to sing but particularly geared towards those living with dementia and their carers. 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at St Thomas of Canterbury Parish Hall, Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details: Irenaeus Tel: 0151 949 1199. Website: www.irenaeus.co.uk Annual Novena in Honour of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary offered for Peace ‘Hail our Life, our Sweetness and our Hope.’ Presider: Father Liam Collister (Our Lady of Walsingham). 7.00 pm at St John the Evangelist, Fountains Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool L4 1QL. Friday 17 November to Sunday 19 November ‘Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord.’ A look at the Book of the Prophet Micah. Scripture Weekend at lrenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details Tel: 0151 949 1199. Website: www.irenaeus.co.uk Saturday 18 November ‘Celebrating Change and Renewal in the Church.’ 10.00 am at St Patrick's Social Centre, 35 Marshside Road, Southport, PR9 9TJ. Speaker Charles Whitehead. Details: Archie Cameron Email: archie@agapeministries.co.uk Tel: 01704 224286. Light lunch provided. Collection to cover costs.


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november National Celebration of the YCW’s 80th year in England and Wales 4.00 pm, Mass Celebrant: Bishop John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, Salford, followed by a celebration in the Cathedral Assembly Room. Details: Tel: 0161 872 6017. Email: marc@ycwimpact.com Wednesday 22 November Annual Novena in Honour of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary offered for Peace. ‘Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.’ Presider: Father Ged Callacher (St Francis de Sales). 7.00 pm at St John the Evangelist, Fountains Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool L4 1QL. Thursday 23 November ‘The Lord is my Saviour.’ A journey through the Book of Exodus. Scripture Morning led by Father Chris Thomas. 10.30 am at lrenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details Tel: 0151 949 1199. Website: www.irenaeus.co.uk Saturday 25 November Quiet Day 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at the Cenacle, Tithebarn Grove, Lance Lane, Liverpool L15 6TW. Time to be quiet, reflect and pray. Offering £10 per person (bring your own lunch). No booking required. For further details contact: Sister Winifred. Tel: 0151 722 2271, Email: winniecenacle@mail.com

Looking ahead: December 2017 Friday 1 December to Sunday 3 December ‘Women who wrestle with God.’ A weekend of prayer for women led by Sister Moira Meeghan at lrenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Suggested donations: residential £85; non-residential with meals £60; non-residential self catering £20. Details Tel: 0151 949 1199. Website: www.irenaeus.co.uk Wednesday 6 December Annual Novena in Honour of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary offered for Peace. ‘The Lady of the Miraculous Medal who gathers the nations into prayer.’ Presider: Archbishop Emeritus Patrick Kelly. 7.00 pm at St John the Evangelist, Fountains Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool L4 1QL. Thursday 7 December ‘The Lord is my Saviour.’ A journey through the Book of Exodus. Scripture Morning led by Father Chris Thomas. 10.30 am at lrenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details Tel: 0151 949 1199. Website: www.irenaeus.co.uk Oasis: a listening ear and a cuppa 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at St Thomas of Canterbury church, Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details: Tel 0151 949 1199 or email: jenny@irenaeus.co.uk Legion of Mary Ashton Curia December reunion At Sacred Heart church, Hindley Green, Wigan, WN2 4HD. 7.00 pm Rosary. 7.30 pm Mass followed by refreshments (£3.50) in the Parish Centre.

Sunday 26 November Solemnity of Christ the King (Titular Feast of the Metropolitan Cathedral) Youth Sunday

Tuesday 12 December Time Out on Tuesdays. 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at the Cenacle, Tithebarn Grove, Lance Lane, Liverpool L15 6TW. Open to all who are involved in any form of ministry or service to others, giving time for silence and personal reflection. Offering £10 per person (bring your own lunch). For further details contact: Sister Winifred. Tel: 0151 722 2271, Email: winniecenacle@mail.com

Solemn Mass on the Feast of Christ the King. 11.00 am in the Metropolitan Cathedral. Celebrant: Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP. This Mass will mark the conclusion of the Cathedral’s Golden Jubilee year and will be attended by many former Cathedral Choristers from the last fifty years.

Wednesday 13 December ‘Songs we Remember.’ Singing and enjoyment for anyone who likes to sing but particularly geared towards those living with dementia and their carers. 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at St Thomas of Canterbury Parish Hall, Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details: Irenaeus Tel: 0151 949 1199. Website: www.irenaeus.co.uk

Wednesday 29 November ‘Songs we Remember.’ Singing and enjoyment for anyone who likes to sing but particularly geared towards those living with dementia and their carers. 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at St Thomas of Canterbury Parish Hall, Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details: Irenaeus Tel: 0151 949 1199. Website: www.irenaeus.co.uk Annual Novena in Honour of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary offered for Peace ‘Peace in the family and peace in the world.’ Presider: Father Denis Blackledge SJ (St Francis Xavier). 7.00 pm at St John the Evangelist, Fountains Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool L4 1QL. Thursday 30 November ‘The Lord is my Saviour.’ A journey through the Book of Exodus. Scripture Morning led by Father Chris Thomas. 10.30 am at lrenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details Tel: 0151 949 1199. Website: www.irenaeus.co.uk

Thursday 14 December ‘The Lord is my Saviour.’ A journey through the Book of Exodus. Scripture Morning led by Father Chris Thomas. 10.30 am at lrenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details Tel: 0151 949 1199. Website: www.irenaeus.co.uk

From Gangland to Promised Land John Pridmore, ex-gangster and international bestselling author of the book ‘From Gangland to Promised Land’, will be sharing his story at St Mary’s, Lowe House, St Helens on Monday 4 December at 7.00 pm. The theme of the evening is ‘God’s Love’ and John will continue his mission with ‘God’s Mercy’ on Tuesday 5 December and ‘God’s Healing’ on Wednesday 6 December. The evenings are free of charge and refreshments will be available, everyone is welcome, no booking necessary. For further details please contact Deacon Dave or Trish Caldwell on 07592 061699 or email: thecaldwells32@live.co.uk

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sunday reflections On a liturgical note November can be a dark month – when we begin to take into our hearts (and into our bones!) the fact that the longer evenings and warmer days of summer and autumn are behind us and that, with the fading of the leaves on the trees, winter is upon us. Even as the colour of nature changes from the green of vibrant growth to the gold and russet of hibernation, the liturgy seems to add to our despair by presenting us with thoughts of death and departure on the Feast of the Holy Souls on 2nd November. This same sense of sombre remembrance is picked up again on the 12th when the nation keeps its annual silence and the poppies fall once more. And yet November opens with the solemn remembrance not of the power of darkness and decay, but of the triumph of the light – the true Light of the World, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Solemnity of All Saints (or All Hallows as it is sometimes known – thus making the last day of October All Hallows' Eve, hence Hallowe'en) speaks of Light, Happiness and Peace, and of that Blessedness which

Sunday thoughts One of the things that have disturbed me most as a priest is the clerical abuse scandal. Catholic priests should have a special, inviolable relationship with their people; a trust built up over generations by years of devoted service from good priests who have gone before us. This trust has been diminished and victims have been left doubly abused by the Church which has failed to take their suffering seriously. It leaves all priests ashamed. Thank God, we still benefit from the continuing love and respect of our parishioners. It is a miracle in itself. And Pope Francis has done a great deal to restore the trust of ordinary people in the Church. My hope is that if I ever get to heaven it will be on the backs of the faith of the people I have been called to serve. The priest is in a privileged position to witness that faith at close quarters in the personal

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is the fruit and result of a close following of the way of Christ and His Gospel. This not only invites us to reflect and be truly grateful for all those saints of God who have graced past generations (some of whom have been canonised by the Church, others not); it also challenges and invites us to be those saints in our modern world. Not the plaster saints or holier-thanthou figurines that run the risk of putting people off rather than attracting them to the Way of Christ. No! We are called to be those people who actually believe the words of Saint John in the Second Reading on the Feast of All Saints – 'Think of the love the Father has lavished on us…' – and to be those people who, having thought, live accordingly. As the old saying goes, 'It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.' So may you light a candle of Christ-like goodness in your parish, community and family in the dark weeks ahead.

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lives of parishioners and to be inspired by it. All priests rely on the prayers of their parishioners to help them do justice to the trust that the people place in them. I always find the Gospel for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, 5 November, a tough read. The Scribes and Pharisees get a hammering for their hypocrisy. 'You must therefore do what they tell you and listen to what they say; but do not be guided by what they do: since they do not practise what they preach. They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men's shoulders, but will they lift a finger to move them? Not they!' The Gospel goes on: 'The greatest among you must be your servant. Anyone who exalts himself will be humbled.' As priests we have all been humbled in recent years.

Meeting the challenge We recently held our Come and See conference at which we were privileged to hear the wisdom of Father Timothy Radcliffe OP, the keynote speaker. He shared many of his experiences from his travels around the world and his thoughts on how we can engage our young people in the Church. We were moved to tears, we laughed and we recognised the importance of meeting and experiencing the pain and sorrow of others. Fr Timothy challenged us to take a radical response to our faith – because in doing so we achieve freedom. He said that in following the Gospel we are challenged to choose the wild and dangerous rather than the safe options, something Pope Francis has also challenged us to do in his apostolic exhortation The Joy of the Gospel. It made me think about my own responses in faith, about where I need to be working and about what I need to share in my ministry. Fr Timothy also spoke about the film Of Gods and Men. It is the story of a community of nine Trappist monks who lived in harmony with the largely Muslim population of Algeria until seven of them were kidnapped and assassinated. It is a moving depiction of how these men were challenged to live the Gospel, knowing that it would ultimately lead to their death. It depicts a community response to support – and to be with – the people they live among. We meet the poor and desperate every day in our own lives – and the challenge is how we respond. Our society gives us its image of how to gain freedom, offering a future of wealth and happiness if we have more money and build a kingdom around us that enables us to control our future. However, for the Gospel, our future lies in the way we are able to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim release to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, and to let the oppressed go free. Can you meet the challenge of choosing the radical and wild option? Father Chris Thomas

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justice & peace Letter from Rome By Joshua Dixon The beginning of a new seminary year always surprises. In two short months, my path led me from Liverpool to Milan; from Milan to Turkey; and eventually back to seminary, the Venerable English College in Rome. So where does that fit in with a formation programme? Well, every year a seminarian is sent on placement to live, work and discern among those he feels called to serve. This time I went to an oratory in Milan diocese to live alongside Don Nicola Petrone. Part of a team of four priests, Don Nicola cares for more than 400 young teenagers – it was a baptism of fire alright! My warm welcome was followed by a weekend trip to Laigueglia, a town on the Mediterranean. This was an opportunity to laugh and share with over 50 youngsters, experiencing their vibrant faith and joy. After a period of prayer, activity and development, many had taken the mature step of becoming 'animatori' – an important moment to take responsibility for their faith. Back in Milan, where the Duomo and Palazzo witness to the fruitfulness of faith in the artistic legacy of Christianity, I improved my Italian by leading morning prayer in the church each day. In the parish of Saints Quirico and Giulitta, I was repeatedly struck by the love, hospitality and kindness I encountered. Another blessing was the chance to attend the leaving Mass of the retiring Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan and to meet the Pope Francis-appointed Archbishop Mario Delpini. After Milan, the entire college community spent five days on pilgrimage, visiting the seven churches of the Apocalypse featured in the Book of Revelation. Our footsteps took us to modern-day Turkey: to Pergamum, Smyrna and Laodicea, to name but a few places. Particularly special were the ruins of Ephesus, the Greco-Roman port of which St John the Evangelist was bishop. I was privileged to read during Mass at the house believed to have belonged to Mary. After a whistle-stop tour of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia basilica/mosque/museum, there was a tangible sense that this was a meeting point of Europe and Asia, Islam and Christianity. Anyway, we returned to Rome at 2am to begin 8.30am lectures the next day! The pilgrimage enabled the seven new students, including three Englishmen, to bond with the rest of our 28-man community. Ours is a house of social, linguistic and international flavour – the Catholic Church at its best. My own formation is also diverse. Unusually, this year I will study an extra (third) year of philosophy, in Italian, to obtain the PhB degree. Normally we do two years of philosophy in English before proceeding to five of theology. Please pray for us all here in Rome, and for all our seminarians. Until next time, God bless

A poor church for the poor By Steve Atherton, Justice and Peace fieldworker Recently I was asked to lead a workshop on what Pope Francis meant when he said: ‘I would like to see a Church that is poor and for the poor.’ The more I thought about it, the more difficult it became to understand. He first used these terms when addressing the world’s media in the Vatican’s Paul VI audience hall after being elected to the papacy. Wearing an immaculate white cassock, perhaps he didn’t look that poor. The hall itself is an enormous modern building, equipped with the latest in communications technology as well as solar panels on the roof and a beautiful sculpture on the stage – again, hardly suggesting poverty. Meanwhile, the journalists wore suits and ties, and worked away under the glare of expensive cameras – so they didn’t seem particularly poor either. So what, then, did Pope Francis mean? Well, we know he is a man of personal holiness and simplicity, living in simple quarters, refusing elaborate clothing, eating with staff and driving an old car. His ‘poor Church’ doesn’t demand that we dress in sackcloth, walk everywhere and only communicate face to face. His ‘poor Church’ is concerned with understanding the lives of ordinary people, especially the poor. His first post-election visit outside of Rome was to Lampedusa, the Sicilian island and migrant hotspot in whose waters far too many asylum seekers – making the short crossing to Europe from north Africa – have drowned. He has installed showers in the Vatican for homeless people; given homes to families fleeing violence in the Middle East; visited the UN to speak on behalf of our threatened planet; and asked the

Church to be responsive to the needs of families. His ‘poor Church’ is present where there is need. Indeed, in his first apostolic exhortation, ‘The Joy of the Gospel’, he writes: ‘…Today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills.’ This makes clear that the Church is not exclusively concerned with personal holiness, personal purity, personal salvation. Catholicism is not inward-looking. Rather, the Church is concerned with people's lives in all the complexity in which they live, with their dignity and their flourishing, with their problems and their difficulties. His subsequent offering Laudato si’ was the first encyclical to use the principle ‘See, Judge, Act’ as part of a framework for organising thought, which may seem purely academic until you realise it is foundational to how he thinks. He looks at the situation he is in; the ‘poor Church’ will do the same. The practical consequence is that every parish is being called to consider the situations of the people it serves, so that it has a clear understanding of the economic and social pressures they face; and so that it can reflect on how best to support their dignity and humanity and then be part of the response to the problems. In our parishes, the issues are likely to be around lack of work, poor housing, isolation and loneliness, zero-hours contracts, debt and difficulties caused by universal credit. Then there are the problems of the global poor, the problems overseas. There is no shortage of issues for us to notice (see), decide to do something about (judge) and get involved in responding to (act). And who knows: if our Church truly became the ‘poor Church’, would it become more attractive again too?

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cathedral Papal Awards Ceremony

Cathedral Record Canon Anthony O’Brien – Cathedral Dean

At a celebration of Evening Prayer Archbishop Malcolm presented six members of the Cathedral community with the Bene Merenti Medal for their service to the Catholic Church. Dr Meg Whittle, Miss Winifred Park, Mr Terrence Duffy, Mr Julian Daley, Mr Francis Ryan, and Mrs Lutje Rathbone have been recognised for their commitment and dedication to the life of the Cathedral.

Anniversaries at the Archives by Neil Sayer Archdiocesan Archivist The Metropolitan Cathedral has been celebrating its Golden Jubilee, but it isn’t alone in that. Other churches were also opened across the Archdiocese in 1967, and the archives would like to include them particularly in our celebrations, even if not all of them made it to their own Golden Jubilee. St Cyril, Netherley, St Matthew/St Francis of Assisi, Skelmersdale and Southport’s St John Stone were all founded in 1967. So here at the Archdiocesan Archives

we’ve set ourselves a challenge to catalogue all the records we have for those three churches and we’ll be displaying the fruits of our labours in the Archives during November. The Archives are located in the Cathedral, and anyone visiting the Crypt is welcome to drop in, but if you’d like to make a special visit please email n.sayer@metcathedral.org.uk Below: Archbishop Derek Worlock laying the foundation stone for the new church of St John Stone, 6 June 1993, with Fr Seamus Ahearne, the Augustinian Provincial

November is a month of remembrance and thanksgiving. At our evening Mass for All Saints we begin with a procession singing the praises of the Holy Men and Women seeking the intercession of those who have gone before us in faith and you are welcome to join us for 5.15 pm Solemn Mass on All Souls, in remembrance of the faithful departed at which our Cathedral Choirs will sing parts of Mozarts Requiem. The Welsh Choral Society sang at one of the events for the opening of our Cathedral fifty years ago and they will be marking this with a concert in the Cathedral on Saturday 4 November from 7.30 pm. Remembrance Sunday falls on 12 November this year. The Merchant Navy Remembrance Service will be held at our Cathedral this year at 3.00 pm on that Sunday. The choirs of Westminster and our own Cathedral will be combining together for the final grand concert of our Jubilee Year. This will be the first time that both choirs will have sung together and the performance at Westminster Cathedral is on Wednesday 8 November and here on Wednesday 15 November. The concert programme will include Mozart’s Requiem and the choirs and soloists will be accompanied by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra. The choir will also sing one of Bach’s cantatas as part of an extended Choral Evening prayer on Sunday 19 November. We celebrate the Feast of Christ the King on the final weekend of November. On the Saturday hundreds of young people from across the north west will spend the day at the Cathedral for the annual ‘Embrace Conference’ incorporating workshops, prayer and a final Mass in the afternoon celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm. The following day the Archbishop will preside at the Solemn Mass to celebrate our Patronal Feast.

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Liverpool Priest honoured Monsignor Stephen Alker was recently honoured in Scotland and awarded the Silver Palm of Jerusalem medal. This was presented by the Grand Prior of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem for the Scottish Lieutenancy, Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti of Glasgow, during the annual Investiture Mass for new Knights and Dames.

served in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war and visited his subordinate chaplains in Iraq and Afghanistan on a number of occasions. He then spent almost seven years as parish priest of two large international English speaking parishes in and around Frankfurt am Main in Germany. He was awarded the MBE in 1997 for his work in the Armed Forces and was made an honorary chaplain to the Queen 2007-2010.

The award was for outstanding service given to the Order since Monsignor Alker joined in 2002 whilst serving as an Army chaplain in Scotland. Monsignor Stephen returned to the archdiocese in October 2016 after having served 28 years in the Army ending up as Principal Chaplain and Vicar General. His postings included Germany, Cyprus, Australia, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. He

Pictured left: HE Ritchie Greig Lieutenant for Scotland, Monsignor Stephen Alker, Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti of Glasgow and HE Michael Byrne Lieutenant for England and Wales

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PIC Life Why we should shut our ears to gossip By Moira Billinge Life can be hectic and sometimes we find ourselves accomplishing all the tasks we feel we should do, to the exclusion of many things we would rather do. As we wade through to-do lists, how often do we dangle in our minds a carrot of reward? For example, a relaxing hot drink – NOT cold and gulped; the chance to do a month-old newspaper crossword; or even simply to sit down somewhere peaceful for a moment’s calm. All things conceived to spur us through the next task – and then the next. Recently my parish staged the excellent Everybody’s Welcome course run by this Archdiocese. During one of two sessions we discussed the story of Martha and Mary in which we see them welcome Jesus into their Bethany home in two completely different ways. Martha welcomed him by preparing a meal and cleaning; Mary’s welcome was to sit comfortably, enjoy the presence of Jesus and do nothing more strenuous than listen. On the surface Mary may seem something of a slacker, leaving all the work to her sister. Indeed, Martha knew that if Mary had helped her, they could both have enjoyed the Lord’s company that bit sooner; so she finally lost patience with the unfairness of the situation. She attempted to enlist Jesus’ aid in persuading Mary to help. ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself,’ she asked. She may not, however, have been

too pleased with the response. While many of us may empathise with Martha, considering her gripe justified, Jesus replied by saying: ‘You worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part and it is not to be taken away from her.’ (Luke 10:40-42) He appeared not to have much sympathy with Martha’s choice of welcome, despite the fact he would eventually enjoy the meal she had worked hard to prepare – and even if throughout the Gospels he had spoken about the importance of service. Today I learned of the death of a dear friend I had known for decades, albeit in the last few years our communication had become infrequent. Despite good intentions to write more often, or take a couple of days to visit my long distance, eventually nursing-home-bound friend, I didn’t get round to it. There were always other things to do; that magical window of opportunity never arose. With hindsight, some of those things no longer seem so urgent. Jesus tried to teach Martha to prioritise. Mary, by contrast, had the insight to know that Jesus had come to their home not to be fed but to feed, and all he asked for was their love, time and attention without unnecessary distraction. Everything else was less important. It is a lesson we often fail to heed or practise in our own lives – until it is too late. Instead we ‘worry and fret about so many things' when 'few are needed’.

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Quote from Pope Francis “You know it is easy to say don’t lose hope. But to you all, those who have work and those who don’t I say, ‘Do not let yourselves be robbed of hope’. Perhaps hope is like embers under the ashes. Let us help each other with solidarity, blowing on the ashes to re-kindle the flame. But hope carries us onwards”.

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Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, is unique in both its beauty and its mixed cultural heritage, writes Lucy Oliver. With a history of Chinese and French occupation and the effects of war, this northern Vietnamese city manages to combine the seemingly chaotic – witness the scooters on its streets – with the calm, in the shape of peaceful pagodas. Tourists can enjoy an elegant water puppet show or try a delicious bowl of Pho (traditional broth) before visiting the ‘Hanoi Hilton’, aka Hoa Lo, the prison used by French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners and later by North Vietnam for US prisoners of war. Just as our own Metropolitan Cathedral recently held a wonderful celebration with Mass and a procession in honour of Our Lady of Fatima, so too in Vietnam Mary is loved as our spiritual mother. Hanoi's St Joseph’s Cathedral, whose late 19th-century Gothic revival style is reminiscent of Notre Dame de Paris, features a side altar to Our Lady of Lourdes and another to Our Lady of Fatima – reminders of the faith that unites Catholics across the continents. The cathedral was one of the very first structures built by the French colonial government of Indochina, and today it is the oldest church in Hanoi serving the country’s approximately four million Catholics. After Sunday Mass, cross the square to enjoy a Vietnamese coffee (hot or iced), served with condensed milk, at a pavement cafe and watch the world go by.


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