The House community attended the Annual Mass for Deceased Clergy in the Cathedral on Tuesday, 24 November. The afternoon started with tea in the Cathedral Hall, followed by an address from Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth about the Year of Mercy. We moved to the Cathedral to lead the procession of clergy into the Mass. Our seats at the front of the Nave put us, the prospective priests of the diocese, close to the book of the names of deceased clergy in a powerful visual affirmation of the continuity of the priesthood in the Church. This evening affirmed our hopes to be ordained to and serve in that priestly ministry whose former members we remembered at the altar of God.
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On Friday 21st September the students of Allen Hall were privileged to attend a Mass of Thanksgiving for the 80th birthday of Cardinal Cormac Murphy O”Connor.
The main celebrant was Archbishop Vincent Nichols, who recalled Cardinal Cormac”s “irrepressible zest for life” and “great capacity for fun and laughter”. Read more →