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February 17, 2018

Plenary Indulgence on Wednesday

Click here to open this bulletin as pdf. 18 February 2018                    WEEKLY BULLETIN of ST MARY’S SHRINE • 01925 635664 St Mary’s Shrine, Buttermarket Street, Warrington WA1 2NS Served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter by appointment of the RC Archdiocese of Liverpool Rector: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP: Assistant: Fr Konrad Loewenstein, FSSP: Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP:   WELCOME TO ST MARY’S SHRINE! 7/7 Holy Masses: Sunday 11am & 6pm; Mon-Sat 12:10pm […]

February 14, 2018

Welcoming a 7th Priest in the FSSP’s UK Apostolate

Deo gratias for a 7th priest joining the FSSP’s UK apostolate. Fr Konrad zu Löwenstein is returning today to St Mary’s Warrington. Father was born in England in 1958, of Bavarian descent. After A-levels, he studied at Oxford (Christ Church) and later taught in the USA. He joined the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter in 1997, studying at our motherhouse in Wigratzbad. After his priestly ordination in 2002, he taught at our seminary and later on started our apostolate in Venice, Italy, where he served for a decade…

February 13, 2018

Mary Mother of Priests: audio files

  View this email in your browser Access audio files here. (Picture: First left: Gwilym, from Wales, was ordained a Porter and Lector last Saturday.) Dear Rev Father, Fraternal greetings, and may we wish you a happy Shrove Tuesday and a grace-filled Lent. May we bring to your attention the following conferences, i.e. eight meditations recorded live during our latest clergy retreat at Douai Abbey, Berkshire (22-26 January 2018). The theme was: Mary, Mother of Priests and Protectress of our Frailty. We were 15 […]

Memento homo quia pulvis es.

            Getting ready for Lent: Fr de Malleray burns the palms from last year’s Palm Sunday… While Fr Verrier works on his homily! Masses at St Mary’s at 12.10pm (Low) and 7.30pm (Sung) with imposition of ashes at each Mass.

February 12, 2018

Devouring the Unborn

they have filled this place with the blood of innocents, and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into my mind
Jeremiah 19

The most powerful reason against abortion is God’s Sovereign ownership of every immortal spirit, of every human soul, of every creature. There is just one week remaining to add your voice defending the unborn in the consultation on ‘buffer zones’ opened up by the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, MP.

February 7, 2018

Taking Inspiration from the Lancaster Martyrs

Today the FSSP UK priests’ meeting included a visit to Lancaster. Image (above): close to the spot in Lancaster Castle where St Edmund Arrowsmith was held before being martyred in 1628. Image (above): A memorial stone marking the location of several martyrdoms in Lancaster. Among those whose intercession we invoked was Bl James Bell, born in Warrington, and martyred in Lancaster in 1584 under Bloody Queen Bess. Downhill from where the martyrs died is the plot on which in 1859 the […]

Sacred Liturgy: a bridge between Heaven & Earth

The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Heb 7:27) is the Life of our Sacrifice of the Altar (Heb 9:24; 13:10) which is the source and summit of the Sacrifice of Praise (Heb 13:15)… and the Sacrifice of Praise, aka the Divine Office (the images show Lauds), channels grace for daily acts of charity to neighbours and those in need (Heb 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.“).

February 6, 2018

All invited to Vespers & Early Masses at St Mary’s

With the FSSP UK priests’ meeting underway at St Mary’s Shrine, the church will be open late for Vespers at 6pm on Wednesday 7th February and then early for an extra Mass being said at 7:30am on Thursday 8th (in addition to the usual 12:10pm Mass). In fact there are likely to be several Masses being offered at the various altars at 7:30am Thursday, so if you wish to be surrounded by Jesus’ Real Presence, please do come! It will […]