Mass for 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II Visit

Our Lady of Grace church, Prestwich, M25 1AS
Tuesday 31st May 2022

This month marks 40 years since Pope John Paul II visited our diocese.

On 31st May 1982, this much-loved pope celebrated Mass in Heaton Park and visited Nazareth House in Prestwich as part of the first ever papal visit to the UK.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this historic visit, on Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 7pm there will be a Mass in Our Lady of Grace church, Prestwich – the parish in which the Mass in Heaton Park took place. A reception in the parish hall will follow.

Bishop Tom Neylon, Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, was one of the twelve priests ordained in the park, and will be the main celebrant, accompanied by Bishop John Arnold, Bishop Mark Davies and some of the other priests ordained that day.

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