Archbishop McMahon announces Liverpool Masses for those who have died during the pandemic

November is the month of Remembrance and this year Archbishop Malcolm of Liverpool will celebrate two Masses for those who have died in the archdiocese during the pandemic and in thanksgiving for those who cared for them.

On Sunday 7th November Archbishop Malcolm will celebrate the 11.00 am Mass in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King for all those who have died in the pandemic, and in thanks for the medical staff, care workers and family members who have accompanied and assisted them in the last moments of their lives.  This date has been suggested by the Bishops’ Conference, and similar Masses will be taking place in cathedrals across England and Wales.

On Friday 12th November at 7.00 pm the Archbishop will again celebrate Mass in the Metropolitan Cathedral for all our priests who have died since the beginning of the pandemic, he writes:

‘I am aware that many of us could not be present at their funerals due to Covid restrictions. Indeed, while united in prayer and perhaps live streaming for these occasions, the inability to be physically present, I am sure, only served to compound the sense of loss, as it has for so many others across the world during the various lockdowns.  It is therefore important that we come together to remember and pray for our priests who have died during this period, including for Bishop Vincent Malone.  His funeral was dignified and prayerful, but the starkness of laying him to rest with only a few of us there, and with all the other limitations on what we could do, is a contrast to what would have taken place had the world been different in May 2020, for a bishop who had a very special place at the heart of our archdiocese.

‘All those priests who have died during the pandemic, of Covid or other causes, have given a life of service to the People of God, and it is only right that we remember and give thanks for their contribution, and pray for their eternal peace.’

We will remember:

Bishop Vincent Malone
Bishop of Abora and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool
Born in Liverpool 11th September 1931
Ordained at St Oswald’s, Old Swan 18th September 1955
Ordained Titular Bishop of Abora and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool by Archbishop Derek Worlock in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King 3rd July 1989
Died 18th May 2020

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