News from the Diocese
Loyola Certificate In Pastoral Ministry
Final Call For Applications:
A few places have become available on the popular and practical Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Ministry beginning in September 2022. Designed with busy people in mind, it’s a structured online modular course to inspire you on your own pastoral journey within your parish. It is a non-credit programme that runs for 2 years and has been created to equip and empower people to develop their ministries.
Will take place once a month at St. Vincent’s Church on St. James St. Liverpool, L1 5JN, on the second Sunday of every month at 4pm. Refreshments and sharing are available after Mass. All are welcome! These are the dates for the rest of this year: September 11th; October 9th; November 13th and December 11th.
World Day of Prayer
Care of Creation, celebrated on 1 September, kicks off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts a month and four days. During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
… for Olivia Pratt-Korbel
God of compassion, we pray for Olivia, murdered at her home, and all those who have died on the streets of our city. We commit to your loving care her and those who have died in similar incidents, confident that you will receive their souls into the mercy of your love. Comfort their loved ones who are heartbroken, and all those who mourn the lost lives. Enable them to meet the lonely and painful days ahead in the strength of your love and mutual support. Give courage, compassion and wisdom to the police, and soften the hearts and steady the minds of those who would do violence to others. May hate be replaced with love, violence with peace and darkness with your light. Let the love that you have made known to us lead us to create a safer city and protected streets for all to walk upon in peace. Amen.
… for those in conflict zones
O God, who has made of one blood all the nations of the earth, mercifully hear our prayers, and remove from us the menace of war. Guide the rulers of the nations and steady the hands of all those perpetrating violence. Enable those striving for justice to renew in us knowledge of our shared humanity and bind the nations in new ties of friendship and compassion. Hasten the time when the kingdoms of this world shall be joined together in the peace and righteousness. Amen.