Pictures of the week

1 Vatican Archbishop Paul Gallagher attends the Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral (photo: Mazur/

2 Chaplains and students, past and present, gather at Newman House to celebrate 50 years of university chaplaincy at 111 Gower Street, central London.

3 Staff, students and their families are working to create a new set of kneelers for the chapel at St Augustine’s Priory, an independent school for girls in Ealing, west London.

4 Members of the youth retreat team at St Cassian’s in Kintbury, Berkshire, meet Brother Superior General Robert Schieler fsc at the Generalate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Brothers) in Rome.

5 Jessie Goodwin leads the May procession at Our Lady & St Werburgh’s Catholic Primary School in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.

6 Fifteen children from St Mary’s Church in Ryde on the Isle of Wight made their First Communion on Pentecost Sunday. They are pictured with Fr Ken Rimini, Fr Anthony Glaysher and their catechists in the church garden after the Mass.

7 Bishop Thomas Burns of Menevia crowns the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Cathedral Church of St Joseph in Swansea.

8 Gerard Russell and John Pontifex were guest speakers at an event focusing on the Middle East’s persecuted minorities held by the Catholic Union Charitable Trust at Notre Dame University near Trafalgar Square.

9 Children at the Crowning of Mary during the ordinariate Mass in St Richard’s Church in Chichester, West Sussex.

10 Kate Merry, a Year 12 student at New Hall School in Chelmsford, Essex, has won the Independent Schools Religious Studies Association essay competition.

11 Staff, parents and former pupils of Princethorpe College in Rugby, Warwickshire, have cycled between the French towns of Issoudun and Montargis in the Loire Valley as part of the college’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

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