In recent weeks two students for the Priesthood in the Archdiocese of Liverpool, Roy Cooper and John Poland, have been ordained to the Diaconate.
On 29 June Roy, originally from St Matthew's, Liverpool, was ordained Deacon at St Mary's College, Oscott and John, who is connected to All Saints, Anfield, although his family now live in Loughborough, was ordained Deacon on 14 July in Palazolla Rome.
From September the Archdiocese will have four students for the priesthood studying at Oscott: Stephen Lee, from St Bernadette's Shevington; Matthew Jolley from St Joseph's Penketh and Dominic Risley, from St Mary's Wigan will continue their studies while Thomas Clarke, from St Charles, Aigburth, has completed a year of study at Valladolid and will join them.
Also in September three men will begin formation for the Priesthood: Michael Barrett from Our Lady Help of Christains in Tarleton will begin studies at the Beda College in Rome and Philip Carr from St Benet's, Netherton and Anthony Kelly from St Mary's Wigan will study at Valladolid.
Please pray for all our seminarians and for more vocations to the Priesthood.
If anyone has an interest in the Priesthood and wishes to discuss their calling they should contact:
Father Stephen Maloney, Vocations Director, All Saints' Presbytery, 3 Oakfield, Anfield, Liverpool, L4 2QG. Tel: 0151 287 8787. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If they are under 18 they should contact:
Father James Preston, St Charles' Presbytery, 224 Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 9PG. Tel: 0151 727 2493. Email: email@example.com
or Father Simon Gore, Animate Youth Ministries, St Mary's, Lowe House, 99 Crab Street, St Helens, WA10 2BE. Tel: 01744 740467. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org