Well - the parish where I was an altar boy as a child!
His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke is in the UK at the moment popping up all over the country. This morning he Offered Low Mass with motets at the Shrine Church of Ss Peter and Paul & St Philomena in New Brighton, my home parish where I made my First Holy Communion. It was good to see the rather vast church pretty full of parishioners and visitors. It was a good opportunity for catching up with a lot of people as well - apologies if there is anyone I saw across the crowded Reception afterwards but didn't get to say hello to.
It was great to meet Cardinal Burke. He's very serious in saying Mass but warm and charming in person. I was explaining a little to him about the work of the Order of St Lazarus in the UK and our associations with his brother Cardinals in Prague and Sri Lanka.
Prayers on the Cardinal's arrival at the altar before vesting,
assisted by the priests and servers of the Institute of Christ the King.
The opening collect.
The Church - known locally as the Dome of Home,
from the fact that it was the first landmark
sailors returning to Liverpool would see as they approached port.