Catholic Life

Pictures of the week

1 Archbishop Bernard Longley has ordained seven deacons, for the dioceses of Birmingham, Brentwood, Cardiff, Hallam, Menevia and Salford, at St Mary’s College, Oscott. They will continue to prepare for their priestly ordination over the coming year.

2 Marco Longhi, the new Mayor of Walsall, is a parishioner of the Catholic parish of St Mary’s the Mount in the West Midlands town.

3 A Mass of investiture in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem takes place at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark (photo: Mazur/

4 Students at Grays Convent have been crowned Essex county rounders champions for the third year in a row.

5 Parishes in the Deanery of Our Lady and St Wilfrid (Preston Deanery) take part in the traditional Corpus Christi procession at the Shrine Church of St Walburge, Preston.

6 Runners from Loreto Preparatory School have won the Trafford primary schools orienteering championships for the second consecutive year.

7 Cardinal Vincent Nichols ordains seven new priests at Westminster Cathedral (photo: Mazur/

8 Students at St Ambrose College in Hale Barns, Greater Manchester, have won the customer service award in the North of England Young Enterprise competition for their part-time job recruitment website, Job Scouts.

9 The youngest pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Voluntary Academy in Matlock, Derbyshire, visit residents at the Presentation Sisters Care Home.

10 A procession takes place at Aylesford Priory in Kent after a Corpus Christi Mass celebrating the creation of the new parish of St Joseph and St Swithun in Bromley, south-east London.

11 Pupils at Leweston School in Sherborne, Dorset, take part in an annual service of thanksgiving for animals.

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