Catholic Life

Pictures of the week

1 Cardinal Vincent Nichols welcomes Mgr Fernando Ocáriz, Prelate of Opus Dei, to Archbishop’s House, Westminster(photo: Mazur/

2 Sixth-formers at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derby organise an exhibition of their work.

3 Pupils at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy attend a careers opportunities day.

4 Pensioners take part in a Tea and Tinsel event at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester.

5 Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen confers the ministry of Acolyte on Douglas Duncan at St Columba’s, Bridge of Don.

6 Fr Richard Elson gives a blessing after his ordination to the priesthood at the Cathedral Church of SS Peter and Paul in Bristol (photo: Mazur/

7 A pupil at Barrow Hills School in Witley, Surrey, performs in a production of Les Misérables.

8 Students at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Kirk Hallam, Derbyshire, take part in an Odd Socks Day during Anti-Bullying Week.

9 Jazz musicians at St Ambrose College in Hale Barns, Greater Manchester, entertain more than 50 people from six local care homes at their St Vincent de Paul Christmas party.

10 Dom Benedict Hardy OSB, prior of Pluscarden Abbey in Moray, Scotland, stirs the community’s Christmas pudding mix.

11 Young philanthropists at St Ambrose College with some of 100 boxes of food they collected for the needy before Christmas.

12 Rory Hay, a Year 7 student at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derby, has qualified for the Irish dancing world championships in Glasgow in April.

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