Decreasing congregations and the shortage of Roman Catholic priests are being blamed for the threatened closure of five Roman Catholic churches in the City of Liverpool.
It is claimed that the Roman Catholic populace is dismayed at the news.
The churches earmarked for this closure procedure are St Mary of Angels, St Finbar, St Malachy, Holy Cross, and St Alphonsus.
The parishioners in these areas will be assigned to neighbouring parishes.
The recommendations for the closing of these churches, has been made after consultations over a two-year period. The priest at St Mary of Angels stated that the closure was inevitable. He said that,
‘We get about 70 people coming at the weekend for the services here and it is not enough.’
One plan is to turn these churches into shrines. This announcement shows the lack of hold the Church of Rome has upon her followers, especially in the urban parts of the United Kingdom.
The Irish population used to feed these churches with people but now the Irish in the United kingdom have not the same desire to be priest lead and priest driven, hence their forsaking of the Mass - the central act of worship of the Roman Church.
The gospel of Jesus Christ needs to be brought with power today in the City of Liverpool, because through the gospel alone is there pardoned peace and life everlasting. It ought to be the drive of all Bible believing Christians to bring to those who have forsaken the Mass the true gospel of the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes.
Look not to the wafer but to the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
‘Look unto to me’, is the command of Scripture to all the ends of the earth
‘be ye saved, for I am God and there is none else’ - Isaiah 45:22.