Annual Romero Mass, St Chads Cathedral - 16th March 2012

On Friday 16 March, the Birmingham Archdiocese held its third annual Romero Mass, celebrating the life and inspiration of Archbishop Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was murdered on 24th March 1980. The Mass is also a celebration of justice and peace work throughout the parishes of the Birmingham Archdiocese, where priests and parishioners work hard to create a just world for everyone. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop William Kenney, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, who said in his homily, "You and I are called to love our neighbour in any way we can, whether that's in our J&P group, through CAFOD, or in any other way... We're called to be men and women of the world who show our love through our care to one another."

There was a really good turnout from both students and staff from Aquinas. The bidding prayers were read by Josh Gannon and Gus Dix represented our School in the Offertory. Mass was followed by a talk by Sarah Smith-Pearse of CAFOD's Latin America team who spoke about CAFOD's current work in El Salvador and the legacy of Archbishop Romero in El Salvador.

Mr Flood
Head of Romero House


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