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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Liverpool: Festival of Catholic Culture
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¬†A major festival of Catholic Culture organised by the Catenian Association is to be held in the Crypt of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool this coming Saturday, 2 December. The event, which is to be officially opened by the Right Reverend Thomas Williams, Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, will offer exhibitions from up to fifty Catholic organisations together with four workshops on aspects of Catholic life. The event begins at 10am with the official opening taking place at 10.30am. Refreshments are available throughout the day which finishes at 4.30pm. Mass will be celebrated in the Crypt Chapel at 5pm. Organiser, George Morris, says: 'It is an opportunity to come and celebrate the riches of the Catholic Faith. People will have a chance to browse through stalls and displays from a wide range of Catholic organisations, publishers, booksellers and Religious Orders.' Admission to the Workshops is £2 and they will take place at 11am when Professor Jack Scarisbrick, founder of LIFE and retired Professor of History at Warwick University will speak. At 12Noon when Catholic historian Rev Mark Turnham Elvins will be the speaker. At 2.pm with the Director of Birmingham's Maryvale Institute, Rev Paul Watson, who will make a presentation on Catholic ethics and at 3pm with John Battle, MP for Leeds West. Among the organisations taking part are: the Catenian Association, the Association of Catholic Women, Jospice, Catholic Women's League, Catholic Men's Society, Pax Christi, Pauline Books and Media, Handicapped Childrens' Pilgrimage Trust (HCPT), Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP), Cursillos in Christianity, Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM), Vincentian Volunteers, Marriage Encounter and the Knights of St Columba (KSC).
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