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Gospel for Sunday 17 December
The Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete – is a day for rejoicing, and St John the Baptist points us to our source of joy, Jesus.

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Read Archbishop Malcolm's pastoral letter

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Archbishop Malcolm's

Pastoral Letter 

for the 

Second Sunday of Advent

Prayer in preparation for Eucharistic Congress

Pray the prayer in preparation for the 2018 Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool and 2020 Synod.


Access the special prayer card issued for the 2018 Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool and 2020 Synod.

Dementia friendly

Come to Dementia Friendly Christmas Carols at the Cathedral on 20 December.

Xmas card appeal

We can take Christmas cards for granted but some people would love to receive one.

December at the Met

December's events balance anticipation of Christmas with living the season of Advent.

Bishops engagements

Christmas carol services figure highly in our bishops' list of appointments this week. 

An Advent reflection

This Advent get in touch with your deepest desire for God and open your heart to him.

On a liturgical note

The season of Advent is richer than a long run-up to a one-day wonder: 25 December.

Xmas in the archives

The Cathedral archives reveal the pantomime tradition at St Joseph's, Upholland.

Top of the class!

Catholic schools have been honoured at the prestigious Educate Awards in Liverpool.

Latest from LAMP

Fr Simon Cadwallader, serving with LAMP in Peru, looks forward to the Pope's visit.

'Adoremus' 2018

Liverpool will host a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress next year.

Latest from Animate

The diocesan youth ministry team asks how best to spread Christmas cheer this year.

Accept your weakness

That God came to humanity as a helpless infant shows that it is OK to be vulnerable.

Music at the Met

Concerts, carol services and much more make for a busy December at the Cathedral.

Our seminarians

This year the Archdiocese of Liverpool has 12 students studying for the priesthood.

Letter from Rome

Seminarian Joshua Dixon writes about his formation at the Venerable English College.

Is God calling you?


vocation to the priesthood or religious life is an 'exodus' giving new joy and meaning.

Church and disability

Read about the Vatican conference on catechesis and persons with disabilities.

Sunday reflection

Take time to read our special weekly reflection for every Sunday of the liturgical year.

The Word of the Lord

Listen to this Sunday's Gospel reading by visiting the website

All Saints launched

All Saints has been officially inaugurated as Liverpool's newest sixth-form college.

New Beginnings

Nugent's New Beginnings project is providing vital support and accommodation.

Cafod fun run

Read how young and old alike are gearing up for December's Cafod Liverpool Fun Run.

Pastoral ministry

A new Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is being made available to northern dioceses.

Safeguarding e-learning

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has worked with EduCare to create an e-learning package that raises awareness throughout the Catholic Community.

It is part of the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, and is available for free.

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