A message from the Archbishop

From Archbishop Malcolm McMahon

Here is a link to the Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP from 17 July 2016. This Letter explains the changes in the celebration of Confirmation from 2016 onwards.

From the Foreword to the catechist book for With You Always Family Catechesis

Over the past five years in the Archdiocese of Liverpool Family Catechesis has brought enormous blessings to families, catechists, clergy, parishes and schools. Family Catechesis is simply parents talking to their children about the Faith, in the context of the welcoming and supportive parish. One way to envision Family Catechesis is to picture a father, or mother, or grandparent sitting next to a child in a parish or school hall, chatting together and working through colourful booklets designed to deepen their understanding of Christ and the Church’s Sacramental life. The outcome of Family Catechesis is the domestic church passing on the faith – parents passing on the faith to their children.

For many parents Family Catechesis is a handy reminder of what they themselves learned about the Sacraments in their own youth. For others, it is a gentle introduction to key information about how Baptism leads us to Eucharist, and about the grace given in Reconciliation for our Christian journey through life.

Most importantly Family Catechesis puts parents in their rightful role and their child’s ‘first and best teachers’.

Welcome Archbishop Malcolm McMahon!

Welcome to our new Archbishop Malcolm McMahon!

Thank you Archbishop Emeritus Patrick Kelly!

God bless you both.

Jesus spoke to them... 'and know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.' (Matthew 28:20)

Parents '...will be the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith.  May they also be the best of teachers bearing witness to the faith by what they say and do...' (Rite of Baptism)

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'Christian families are missionary families, in their everyday life, in their doing everyday things...'  Pope Francis
A DVD for parishes and schools