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Pastoral letter for the feast of the Holy Family

Please click the Link below to read the Pastoral Letter by Malcom, Archbishop of Liverpool


Pastoral letter from Archbishop Malcom

Letter to be read at all masses Sunday 13th December


Synod Update Autumn 2020

Synod 2021
Following the Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter about the next phase of the Archdiocesan Synod, copies of the
Synod proposals for each of the themes will be attached to the newsletter over the next three weeks.
This week the theme is: ‘Sharing the Mission of Jesus’ Each theme has a number of headings with an
‘affirmation’ and a series of proposals.
At the beginning of December, our Synod members will be asked to indicate which of those affirmations
and proposals they consider should go forward for discussion at the Synod next year. To assist them in this
task, you are asked to take the proposals home with you for consideration, and to indicate for each theme
2 affirmations and 5 proposals which you believe should be the subject of the Synod discussions.
Each week there will basket at the back of Church for you to place your suggestions.

please click the documents below to view each theme

Synod Theme 1

Synod Theme 2 

Synod Theme 3

Coronavirus Archdiocese Update Sept 20

Coronavirus Update as at 25th September 2020
The following advice was received from the Archbishop on Friday of this week,
Most of the Archdiocese is now under not just national rulings but also local lockdown regulations.
It seems clear that:
From NOW:
Home visits should not be taking place, so the permission for visiting with Holy Communion should not be
used at the moment.

From Monday 28th September:
Baptisms: There can only be 6 people present (the rule of 6 applies.)

Weddings: There can only be 15 in the Church and for the reception.

Funerals: The number remains at 30 (although any reception is now limited to a gathering of 6).
As a result, those attending funerals, apart from the immediate family,
will be asked to take their seats in Church before the Service begins.

1st Communions: Small groups (not more than 6 people) are allowed to celebrate 1st Communions
within a special Mass. As the arrangements that we had already made fall within this criteria,
the 1st Communion celebrations planned for the next three weeks will go ahead.

QR Codes: The new track and trace NHS app asks that places of worship set up a QR bar code and have it
on posters around the entrances to churches so that people can use a smart phone to register their presence.
Each of our Churches now has its own unique QR code which you will find on posters at the entrance to
the Church.

Once again, I would remind you that we are only able to open our Churches at all thanks to the generosity
of those who have volunteered to steward and clean the Churches before and after services. They have now
been doing so continuously for 3 months. As more people are now coming back to Mass, I would ask you
once again to consider whether you can give some time to help in this regard.


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