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LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
- A LOOK BACK AT OUR COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE
At the end of January seven young and two not so young parishioners were confirmed at St Mary’s, Castletown on the Isle of Man. It had been intended that Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald would celebrate the confirmations as he was due to speak at the Island’s Holocaust Memorial service the previous day.
Unfortunately he was unwell and unable to travel so the responsibility was delegated to the Dean, Monsignor John Devine. However, he tested positive for covid after returning from a meeting in Liverpool and had to isolate.
Appropriately Parish Priest, Father Joseph Kiganda, a Spiritan, then celebrated the Mass. He had only returned a few days earlier from a month’s holiday visiting family and friends in Uganda. Father Charles Obanya who had been covering whilst Father Joseph was away concelebrated and Deacon Alan Molloy and Acolyte Graeme Easton assisted. A further young person was due to be confirmed but was unfortunately isolating having tested positive for Covid.
It had been intended that Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald would celebrate