The Feast Day of Saint Oscar Romero, has been fixed, as was expected, as 24 March each year, the anniversary of his assassination in 1980.
A National Ecumenical Service for the new saint will take place at St Martin-in-the Fields in Trafalgar Square, London, on Saturday 16 March at 11am. David McLoughlin, Emeritus Professor at Newman University in Birmingham, will give the address this year. The theme of the Service is 'The Prophetic Imagination - the Challenge of Saint Oscar Romero to Church and State' which will place Archbishop Romero's teaching and example in our contemporary context. Details attached.
On the following Saturday, 23 March, there will be a celebratory Mass in St George's Cathedral, Southwark, at 12.30pm. Archbishop Peter Smith will preside and bless the Romero Shrine there as an official Diocesan Shrine.
On the Feast Day itself, Sunday 24 March at 10.45am, at Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston Street in Edinburgh, Archbishop Cushley will celebrate Mass and bless and inaugurate the new Scottish Shrine with relics of both Archbishop Romero and the Jesuit priest, Rutilio Grande.
All are welcome at these three services.
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