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Celebrating with the Archdiocese

Celebration day

Father Hudson’s Care was delighted to participate in the Diocesan Celebration Day, Sunday 14 October, at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Senior School in Coventry.

The event brought together families who had been present at the World Meeting of Families attended by Pope Francis in Dublin and Eucharistic pilgrims who had made it to Liverpool for Adoremus 2018, to celebrate their faith on the day Archbishop Saint Oscar Romero was canonised. Cardinal Wiseman School was a fitting host, as it is the centre of the Romero MAC, a cluster of eight Catholic schools in the east side of Coventry.

The day started with a live video feed from the Vatican, as Pope Francis canonised Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope John VI, Fr Francesco Spinelli and four others. This was followed by Mass celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley, with Bishop David McGough, Bishop Robert Byrne, Fr Dominic Cosslett and Fr Eddie Clare concelebrating. A choir from Nuneaton led the singing, with the recessional hymn sung by a combined choir made up of the schools from the Romero MAC.

After lunch, Rise Theatre treated the assembly to a performance and families recounted their experiences in Dublin and Liverpool.

Father Hudson’s Care was pleased to be invited to share information about our social care work around the Archdiocese of Birmingham. We were joined by other organisations, including CAFOD, the Catholic Truth Society, the Chinthoma Development Trust, Equipes Notre-Dame, Justice & Peace, Life Fertility Care and the Maryvale Institute.

Diocesan celebration day

Photographs: Con McHugh

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