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Fr Tim on Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Fr Tim on Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Fr Tim would like to put on record his appreciation of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor:

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I had the pleasure of meeting him on a number of occasions, but one stands out in particular. At Redemptorist Publications Jane Williams, the wife of the then Archbishop of Canterbury, had just taken on the role of editor of our Anglican publications. I was duly invited to Lambeth Palace for a Christmas reception and when introducing me to her ten-year-old son, Pip, she was trying to explain the difference between Catholics and Anglicans. She decided to give him a clue by introducing Cormac's name into the conversation. The bemused child only made the connection when Jane continued to try and describe Cormac to him, whereupon he cried out: "Oh, you mean the one whose laugh can be heard all over the house." As luck would have it I bumped into Cormac at couple of days later and asked him if his ears had been burning. He was clearly delighted with the description.

He was a good man, who radiated the joy of the Gospel. He was entrusted with much responsibility throughout his long life and served the Lord and the Church with great dedication, coping with some of the serious challenges with genuine grace and humility. We owe him a great debt of gratitude for the influence he brought to bear among the College of Cardinals prior to the election of Pope Francis.

May he rest in peace.

Tim Buckley, CSsR

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WHO WE ARE

We are a Roman Catholic parish served by the Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers in Childwall, a residential suburb of Liverpool. We have a Catholic population of around 2000 and a Sunday attendance of just under 1000.

Our church is open all day for private prayer, as well as services. Many people come to visit the Shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. So if you are in the area, why not call in?  We are only about three minutes from the Liverpool end of the M62 (click here for directions).

WHAT WE AIM TO BE

Our dependence on God and his chosen dependence on us is at the heart of what we aim to be: a community of worship, strong in the Gospel values which unite us in fellowship and outreach.

We have a special concern for those among us who are bereaved or lack immediate family support, and strong commitment to solidarity with the poor, both at home and in the developing nations.

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WHAT’S IN A NAME
Our Lady of the Annunciation is the name of our parish and church. Bishop Eton is the name of the adjoining house and is the home of the Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers who serve our parish.

TO REGISTER WITH THE PARISH

If you regularly attend the parish or live within the parish boundaries. Download a census form by clicking here. Fill it in and return to the Parish Office.

 

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