News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
2019 marks a special anniversary for the archdiocese as we celebrate 40 years since our first ordinations to the permanent Diaconate.
During those 40 years 175 permanent deacons have been ordained for the archdiocese and currently there are 71 active deacons and 28 retired, with eleven men in formation. Our main feature looks back over the years as we give thanks for their service among us.
Some years ago, a priest told me that the Archbishop of Kingston, Jamaica had studied for the priesthood at St Joseph’s College, Upholland in the late 1960s. I have to say that at first, I wasn’t sure about this, but as the conversation continued, I realised it was true. I had the great pleasure of meeting Archbishop Charles Dufour at a St Joseph’s Society reunion a few weeks ago and he was happy to be interviewed as our profile this month. A fascinating story and a reminder that we are a part of a universal Church holding each other in prayer.
Over the last few weeks students at our Catholic schools and colleges have been receiving their exam results and we share their hard work and that of all involved in Catholic Education.