Lancaster Diocese celebrates the Year of Consecrated Life 

Lancaster Diocese celebrated the Year of Consecrated Life with a Mass held in the cathedral on 29th September. The chief celebrant was the Bishop of Lancaster, Michael Campbell OSA. There were nearly 20 religious congregations present at the Mass which began with a procession led by their representatives. On display at the front of the cathedral were symbols of the congregations who minister in the Diocese. Explanations of the symbols were in the front of the Mass booklet. 
The singing was led by a music group as well as the organ and choristers. The readings from Jeremiah and 1 Corinthians were read by religious, as were the Prayers of the Faithful. Bishop Michael preached on the readings but also thanked the congregations for their presence in the diocese and for all that they have done, and continue to do. 
Following the Mass a group photo was taken before everyone was invited to the social centre where light refreshments were served. 
Some of the congregational symbols 
Sr. Eleanor holds an image of the Congregational symbol 
Lancaster Cathedral