‘A Poor Church for the Poor – Romero & the Joy of the Gospel’
Monday 24 March marks 34 years since the martyrdom of Archbishop Romero. In celebration of the anniversary Religious Services and other events will be held throughout Romero Week running from Tuesday 19 March through to Monday 24 and beyond. The theme for the week is Pope Francis’ oft-repeated expression ‘A Poor Church for the Poor’ which resonates so powerfully with Archbishop Romero’s ministry.
This year’s special Romero Week speaker is Martin Maier, a German Jesuit priest and theologian based in Munich, who has studied and worked as a parish priest in El Salvador and is the author of books and articles on Romero and the Salvadoran martyrs.
He will give the address at the National Ecumenical Memorial Service organised by the Archbishop Romero Trust at St Martin-in-the Fields Church in Trafalgar Square, London, on Saturday 22 March at 11am - to which all are welcome.
He will also speak in Sheffield, Liverpool, Cambridge and Glasgow on March 19, 20, 21 and 24. Details are below.
Romero Week Events with Martin Maier SJ
Saturday March 22 at 11am
National Ecumenical Memorial Service
‘The Last Shall Be First…’
Oscar Romero and the Joy of the Gospel
St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square WC2N 4JJ
Wednesday March 19 at 7pm
St Marie’s Cathedral, Norfolk Row, Sheffield S1 2JB
Further details from Fr Sean Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday March 20 at 7pm (Talk)
Liverpool Hope University
Further details from Steve Atherton - Liverpool J&P
Friday March 21 at 7pm (Talk)
Fisher House, Guildhall Street, Cambridge CB2 3NH
Further details from Bernard Shaw – East Anglia J&P
Monday March 24 at 6.30pm (Mass and Talk)
St Aloysius Church, Glasgow G3 6PA
Further details from Fr Michael Smith SJ
Other Romero Week events:-
Wednesday March 26 at 2pm
St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Mass followed by refreshments and talk with Julian Filochowski.
Further details from CAFOD Birmingham
Thursday March 20 at 6.45pm
Farm Street Church, London W1
Film showing of ‘Romero’ followed by refreshments
Friday March 28 evening
‘Blood and Sweat: the Witness of Romero’s Relics’
Jan Graffius will speak in the Narthex of the Catholic Cathedral.
Further details from East Anglia J&P