Celebrating Priesthood Mass at St Margaret Clitherow Centre
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November 13, 2023

Earlier this month, over 60 priests from our archdiocese, led by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, came together at the St Margaret Clitherow Centre (SMCC) to celebrate the Votive Mass of Jesus Christ the Eternal High Priest, a Mass to celebrate and honour the vocation of priesthood.

During Mass, attendees were given a truly fitting Eucharistic reflection from Dr Edward Morgan KCSS. Following the Mass, the clergy were invited to enjoy a celebratory lunch together at the SMCC.

Reflecting on the event, Father Phil Gregory expressed his satisfaction, stating, "This annual celebration has been very successful in past years, and it continues to be a significant occasion for our priests.

"It offers a precious chance for our clergy to come together, not only to celebrate their vocation but also to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie that are vital to their spiritual and emotional wellbeing."

Father Gregory further emphasised the event's importance in acknowledging the significant jubilees in the priestly lives of some attendees, making the occasion even more poignant and meaningful.

Father Phil concluded: “The celebrating Priesthood Mass serves as a testament to the unity and devotion of the Catholic clergy in Liverpool. It is a reminder of the enduring bonds that tie them together in their shared commitment to guiding and nurturing the faith of the archdiocese's parishioners.”

The Archdiocese of Liverpool extends its gratitude to Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, all the priests, and attendees for their dedication to the priesthood and their ongoing efforts to enrich the spiritual lives of the community.

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