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LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
- A LOOK BACK AT OUR COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE
This year Archbishop Malcolm could once again celebrate the Mass of Chrism in the Metropolitan Cathedral though the current necessary restrictions remained in place. The Mass was livestreamed and the numbers in the congregation were limited with Deans and Hospital Chaplains present to represent the clergy.
In his homily Archbishop Malcolm reflected on the events of the past year and looked forward to the future saying, ‘This last year has been a very long and trying year for us here in Liverpool and for others throughout our country and the world. It has been a hard path to tread, a difficult road to walk. But it has been a road which we have walked together. We are together on the road to our diocesan synod in June which we pray will be a time for a new start as we are released from lockdown and discern a new way forward for our archdiocese. It will be a time for renewal as we step forward into a changed world.’
At the Mass the Archbishop blessed the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of Catechumens and consecrated the Oil of Chrism which will be used in the archdiocese in the coming year. The priests also renewed their commitment to priestly service. Archbishop Malcolm concluded his homily saying, ‘Today we give special thanks to almighty God for the holy oils and the sacred chrism which are more signs of his tender love for us as he calls us to share in the mission of his Son’.