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Adoremus Parallel Programme Liverpool


 Saturday 8th Sept

Talks, discussions, workshops, prayer opportunities and cultural events complementing the main events of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress Adoremus 2018 

Please note the programme may be subject to change for the latest information 

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Self-guided walking tour

An opportunity to discover the culture of the world-famous city of Liverpool and its Catholic history. Walk at your own pace through the streets and waterfront of Liverpool strolling through sites of international importance. Visit both cathedrals and celebrate the ecumenical links between Catholics and Anglicans in the year of the 30th anniversary of ‘Better Together’ which celebrated Christian unity in the city.

A choice of two walks –

  1.  Liverpool Waterfront returning via city centre
  2.  Two Cathedrals, Victorian toilets and Nordic culture

These walks are available at any time, details of the walks and a 'walks map' are available on the Archdiocesan Adoremus page. click here

Event at Bishop Eton

The Eucharist & the Redemptorist Charism  12 noon

Mass with the Redemptorist community followed by hospitality and a talk, ‘The Eucharist & the Redemptorist Charism.’

Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Woolton Road, Liverpool L16 8NQ

Events at the Cathedral

Reconciliation, Adoration, Masses and Services at the Metropolitan Cathedral

  • Morning Prayer 8 am, Mass 8.30 am
  • Adoration 9.30-10.30am & 6 – 7pm
  • Reconciliation  11am-noon & 3.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Vigil Mass 6.30pm in the Crypt

Archive exhibition in the Abraham Apse at the Metropolitan Cathedral 

From 8 am to 6pm

An exhibition of items from the 1908 Eucharistic Congress in London illustrating the history of the Catholic Church in England & Wales. Displays include other materials about Adoration of the Eucharist from the last century up to our own time.

International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles

International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles, designed by Servant of God, Carlo Acutis (1991-2006). Carlo collated all the Church’s confirmed Eucharistic Miracles and put them online. Shortly after completing the project Carlo died of fulminant leukaemia.

Gibberd Room 8 am – 6 pm

This exhibition will also feature at St John the Evangelist Church.   from 1-9pm (with a break for Mass 6-7: 30 pm) 7:30 pm talk and Vatican film about Carlo Acutis

Additional Information is available on the websites

Events at St John's Kirkdale

70 Fountains Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool L4 1QL 

International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles

See the entry listed for the cathedral above.

Events at the Echo Arena

Adoremus Youth Congress 10.30 - 5.30pm

An event for young people 13-20 with stalls, worship and a chance to meet delegates from different parts of the country. With the inspirational speaker Katie Prejean McGrady, testimonies from young people, drama, music and activities in three streams for those aged 13-15, 16-17 and 18-20.

Finishing with a time of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

With the participation of Animate Youth Ministries, Salesians, CAFOD, Rise Theatre, Jo Boyce & Friends and many more!

£10 with advanced booking required. To book

Doors open 10:30 am with opening liturgy at 11:30am and programme until 5:30pm

Gospel Concert 8 pm

Frank Cottrell-Boyce and the Soul Sanctuary gospel choir will present an evening of music and spoken word sharing the joy and power of the good news in the soulful groove of contemporary gospel music.

  • Tickets available at the Echo Arena Box Office £10. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
  • Limited number of free tickets are available to those attending Adoremus Youth Congress.
  • Early bird tickets of £5 available before 1 July -
  • For more information about this event please visit Facebook searching: Home Mission – England and Wales

Event at the Carmelite Monastery

Exposition & Vespers with the Carmelite monastery, Liverpool

An opportunity for silent reflection and prayer with the Carmelites, Carmelite Monastery Maryton Grange, Allerton Road, Liverpool L18 3NU

From 1 pm concluding with Vespers at 4:30 pm.

Events at St Patrick's Park Place

Living Joyfully Adoremus  12 noon to 7pm

St Patrick’s Church, Park Place, Liverpool L8 5RA

A rolling program of workshops, talks and discussion. Come, meet and pray with consecrated religious. All welcome. Tea and light refreshments available. Full programme will be added to  and Vocations Network North West - UK Facebook page. once it is finalised.

Meet a Missionary - 12-7pm

A chance to talk through technology with missionaries working thousands of miles away. 'Meet a Missionary' is an initiative that gives young people an interactive encounter with Catholic Missionaries who are living out the gospel in countries all over the world. Come and explore this unique opportunity to hear first-hand about the highs and lows of missionaries’ experiences - experiences which often cross cultural boundaries, span monumental historical and political shifts and plant them firmly outside of their comfort zone.

St Patrick’s Church, Park Place, Liverpool L8 5RA

 *****  The Redemptorist Young Adult Group and Hope Cath Soc recently attended *****

  ***** a Meet the Missionary session and found it inspiring *****

Event at St Anthony of Egypt Scotland Road

Welcoming the stranger: Immigration, asylum seekers and refugees  11-3pm

A look at the history of immigration into the Northwest of England including current issues of migration, asylum and refugees. Displays, statistics, stories and voices about what it means to journey in search of a new life in the United Kingdom. There will also be information about the Home Office Community Sponsorship Scheme and how churches can be involved. Takes place in an historic Liverpool Irish immigrant parish.

Event at St Francis Xavier Church

Broken TV series: a discussion with Director Jimmy McGovern  11am-3.30pm

Because of mature themes, the discussion is limited to those 15+

A viewing of a selection of episodes of the BAFTA winning television series Broken about an inner-city priest from the North of England and the people around him in his community. Exposition, Mass, and refreshments are followed by the screening of an episode with behind-the-scenes commentary by the director Jimmy McGovern. Includes discussion with the director about the issues raised by this important series and living the Eucharist in daily life.

St Francis Xavier Church, Salisbury Street, Liverpool L3 8DR

Event at St Philip Neri On the Altar of the World - Reconciliation and the Eucharist. 12 noon - 6 pm

St Philip Neri Church, 30 Catharine Street, Liverpool L8 7NL

The Northern Dioceses Environmental Network, Together for the Common Good (T4CG) and Pax Christi will explore a sacramental theology of creation – ‘on the altar of the world’.

Pax Christi, the UK section of the international Catholic Peace organisation, the Peace of Christ, is a movement based on the gospel and inspired by faith. This event will look at reconciliation, forgiveness, caring for creation, peace and the Eucharist. Beginning and ending with meditation on the Icon of Reconciliation and using prayer and stories, the day will explore the vision of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in any form. 

Talks, discussion, hospitality and family-friendly activities. 

Event at St Vincent De Paul  

St Vincent de Paul Church, St James Street, Liverpool L1 5EE

Diakonia Food for the Hungry: practical responses to physical hunger 12 noon - 6pm

A city centre event looking at the issues surrounding hunger and food poverty today. With input from Feeding Liverpool, Church Action on Poverty, and Micah (two Cathedrals foodbank). This event includes a panel discussion about the causes of hunger and offers the opportunity to respond by making and delivering food in the city centre to hungry and homeless people. There will also be a space for quiet prayer in support of this work.

Event at Epsom Street Community Centre 

Epsom Street Community Centre, Epsom Way L5 2QT

Food for the Hungry: practical responses to physical hunger )12 noon - 6pm

‘I am the Bread of Life’

And learn how to make bread from scratch at Nugent kitchen with other activities while the dough is rising. 

Event at Our Lady & St Nicholas  5:15-6:15pm 

Our Lady & St Nicholas, Liverpool Parish Church, Old Churchyard, Chapel Street, Liverpool L2 8TZ

Eucharist, the Bread of life

An ecumenical conversation about the place of the Eucharist in the life of the Church and in living our Christian faith. Join clergy and lay people for a facilitated discussion about Jesus’s saying ‘I am the Bread of Life’. Speakers include the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool the Rt Rev Paul Bayes and the Archbishop of Liverpool Malcolm McMahon OP. There will be an opportunity for audience questions.

Booking Essential

Events at St Anne & St Bernard

St Anne & St Bernard, Overbury Street, Edge Hill, Liverpool L7 3HJ

Catechesis and People with Disabilities 10am – noon followed by refreshments

An experience of prayer, music, input and workshops around catechesis and enabling every child and adult with a disability to encounter Jesus in the life of the church today. A look at practical ways to be an inclusive church community and the spiritual and religious needs of people with disabilities. This event is a reminder that all life is a gift from God and every person has a valuable and dignified place within the Body of Christ. 

Messy Church in a Catholic Context 1-4pm

Messy Church is an experience of all-ages creativity, hospitality and celebration that is Christ-centred. Come and experience how Messy Church evangelises in a Catholic parish and involves families around the theme of Eucharist.

Event at Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church, West Derby Rd & Low Hill L7 8TN 

Eucharist in the world with CAFOD

Workshops at 12.00, 2pm and 4pm

A workshop and exhibition showing how the meaning of the Eucharist is brought to life by the many communities, and Church partners CAFOD works alongside across the world. The workshop will be interactive and run throughout the day. Pictures, films, stories and bread from El Salvador, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh and Colombia will be shared!

Event at St Michael's Church

St. Michael's RC Church, Horne Street, Liverpool, L6 5EH.

Becoming A Eucharistic Community: The Joys and the Struggles 2 - 7pm

Come and share, with the parishioners of the inner-city parish St. Michael’s & Sacred Heart, how your faith community takes the Gospel to heart as it strives to be a Eucharistic Community. Let's listen to one another’s stories and share together the joys and challenges of 'becoming the Church Christ calls us to be'. With presentations and discussion we'll explore the journey so far. The afternoon also includes stalls, videos, art, activities, lots of conversations…...and free cake!

Feedback will be gathered and shared in preparation for Synod 2020 in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

Events at Pauline Media

Pauline Books & Media, 82 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HR

The Story of the Scriptures 12-1pm

Praying before the Blessed Sacrament is a great time to spend reflecting on the scriptures. This dynamic and interactive presentation of the story of the Bible begins in Genesis and moves through to the Apostles taking the Good News to the world. This presentation highlights key figures and events in the Bible that help us to make sense of the story of Jesus and grow in our faith.

The Scriptures in the Mass 1:15-2:15pm

The prayers of the Mass are full of scriptural allusions and references that we may not be fully aware of. This workshop will help to unlock some of the scriptural secrets of the Mass and enable a deeper experience of prayer during the Mass.

Lectio Divina 3-3:45pm

A Lectio Divina experience with members of the Manquehue Movement from Chile resident at Downside School. This group of lay people have successfully introduced to the monastic practice of Lectio Divina (divine reading) to groups of young people. The practice is very popular at the school with over a third of pupils regularly taking part in voluntary groups. Come and experience Lectio Divina.

Hear Mark! Hear the Gospel of Mark read aloud  4:15 - 5:45pm

An opportunity to listen to the spoken word of the Gospel of Mark from beginning to end. The Gospel will be read aloud allowing listeners to hear the story of Jesus and his sayings first-hand and to interact with the words of the Gospel personally and immediately.

Event at the Blessed Sacrament Shrine

Blessed Sacrament Shrine, 4 Dawson Street, Liverpool L1 1LE

Nightfever 7:30-10:30pm

A night of prayer and an initiative rooted in the Catholic Church. Nightfever is an evening event of open churches with a special atmosphere of music and prayer. This event is geared towards young people but open to all to come in, light a candle, stay to sing, pray and leave as they wish. Confessions available and hospitality for those who want to stay and meet others



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