As a way for the schools of the Archdiocese of Birmingham to participate in Adoremus, His Grace the Archbishop asked that all the schools throughout the diocese have a time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament last Tuesday, at the same time as His Grace was doing the same in his own chapel. Here are the children of St Aloysius' School taking part in this moment of adoration, united with our Archbishop:
After Solemn Mass in the Cathedral, celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, the Blessed Sacrament was carried out for the Procession through the streets of Liverpool, over a magnificent carpet of flowers, provided by the diocese of Arundel and Brighton:
The procession was somewhat wet. See here Bishop Robert Byrne, Cong. Orat. (the chief organizer of Adoremus), Archbishop Bernard Longley (Archbishop of Birmingham), and Archbishop Edward Adams (Apostolic Nuncio) all enjoying the rain of Merseyside:
Singing in the Rain:
The crowds at Benediction on the steps of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral:
On Saturday 8th September, Our Lady's Birthday, Br Benedict was made an acolyte.
The acolyte is one of the two ministries which prepare a man for the sacrament of Holy Orders. By it Br Benedict is given a special service of the altar. The new acolyte is given a ciborium containing the bread for the Eucharist as a sign of his service.
The St Aloysius' School PTA has been working very hard to raise money for our new climbing frame, and during the summer it was installed in the playground.
This afternoon, the climbing frame was officially inaugurated, and Fr Oliver blessed it.
Quality control of the monkey bars:
"He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it." Genesis 28.12