Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP will celebrate Mass for Bishop Vincent Malone on Monday 1 June at 4pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool. The Mass will be celebrated without a congregation and will be livestreamed so that his family and friends may join the celebration. Details of the livestream will be available on the Cathedral website at:
Under current restrictions it is not possible to celebrate a Funeral Mass in a church building and Bishop Malone’s body will not be taken to the Cathedral.
In line with the restrictions Bishop Malone’s funeral will be a private graveside service.
The Roman Catholic Church has a centuries-old tradition of offering Mass for those who have died, and in these days many such Masses have been livestreamed from churches throughout the country for the families of those unable to be taken to church.
Bishop Vincent Malone served as Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool from 1989 until his retirement in 2006. He died on Monday 18 May, aged 88.