Confirmations on Sat 18th July 3pm
We are delighted that His Grace Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, OP of Liverpool will come as originally planned to confirm our candidates, followed by Eucharistic Benediction. In addition to the grace of the sacrament, we all welcome this sign of a return to a normal sacramental and liturgical life after well over three months of suspension. There are exactly three weeks left to resume or complete sacramental preparation if need be. Contact immediately Fr Henry Whisenant for any information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Masses resume on MONDAY 6th JULY 2020!
Deo gratias! No one can imagine greater blessing than participating into the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass again, albeit with limited numbers due to safety regulations. Our usual schedule (pre-lockdown) will start again:
- Mon-Sat: 12:10pm
- Sun 11am & 6pm
- 30 minutes before every public Mass
- Sat 10am-11:45am
Until Sunday 5th July included, St Mary’s Shrine is open for private prayer at the following times:
Weekdays 8.00am – 10.00am & 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Sundays 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Includes: Eucharistic Adoration IN church – NOT on LiveMass:
- Sun: 2pm-5pm;
- Thur: 4pm-6pm. (No Benediction given at the end.)
The broadcast of the Wednesday Men’s Group on LiveMass is discontinued. Contact Fr Verrier if you wish to attend the weekly meeting (limited space).
|Sun 28||IV Sunday after Pentecost 2:00pm-5:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration (in church, not on LiveMass) 5:00pm-5:30pm: Vespers (not in church, but on LiveMass)||11:00am||End of Restrictions on the Church|
|Mon 29||Ss Peter & Paul, 1st class feast – Plenary indulgence for members of the Confraternity of St Peter||12:10pm||Ana Maria Cunningham|
|Tue 30||Commemoration of St Paul||12:10pm||Cath Deakin|
|Wed 1||Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ||12:10pm||Margaret Hannah RIP|
|Thu 2||Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 4:00pm-6:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration (in church, not on LiveMass)||12:10pm||Niámh Keenan|
|Fri 3||First Friday Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart (St Irenaeus)||12:10pm||Sean Keenan RIP|
|Sat 4||First Saturday Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart||12:10pm||Caroline Nolan|
|Sun 5||V Sunday after Pentecost 2:00pm-5:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration (in church, not on LiveMass) 5:00pm-5:30pm: Vespers (not in church, but on LiveMass)||11:00am||Holy Souls|
FOURTEEN PRIESTS ORDAINED
Deo gratias for the ordination of
3 priests in the cathedral of Laon, France, today.
4 priests last 24th May in Wigratzbad, Germany
6 deacons last 1st June at OLGS , USA
5 priests last 1st June at OLGS , USA
2 priests (including our own Deacon Gilbride) please God next 8th August in Sydney Cathedral, Australia.
Pray for more priests via the Confraternity of St Peter: https://www.fssp.org/en/help-us/confraternity-of-saint-peter/
Now available to purchase online – or with 1/3 discount at St Mary’s:
X-RAY OF THE PRIEST in a field hospital
Since no priest wishes to be mediocre, why do many think priestly holiness too ambitious a goal? This book identifies sinful hindrances and spiritual resources for a fruitful and rewarding priestly life in the twenty-first century. These reflections are drawn from the author’s traditional priestly formation and from his twenty years of experience as retreat master for clergy and laity, and as vocations promoter.
Praise for the book:
This call ‘back to basics’ for the Latin clergy, set within a clear doctrinal framework, is written with both imagination and rigour, and merits a wide readership, including bishops and religious superiors. – Fr Aidan Nichols, O.P., author of Holy Order: The Apostolic Ministry from the New Testament to the Second Vatican Council, (Veritas Publications)
No priest doing his duty, trying to love God and neighbor, and trying to pick up his daily cross will suddenly decide, “I think I’ll have a go at some adultery.” He might wind up in grave treason to Our Lord, but the winding will not be sudden. He will slide into it. Conversely, he will not be able to jump up to the heights of sanctity; he’ll have to climb. This book will be of great value to anyone who would like to know how to avoid the slide, and what to do in order to climb. Fr. de Malleray’s timely yet classic approach to the priesthood in our times is a jewel. I thank God he wrote it. – Fr James Jackson, FSSP, author of Nothing Superfluous (Redbrush)
This book presents a convincing and compelling account of the stamp and character of the priest. It is at once profoundly practical and sublimely spiritual. We have over forty men in our Faculty preparing for lives as priests across China, Latin America, East and South East Asia. I am convinced that every single one of them will profit greatly and be strengthened in their vocations by reading and re-reading carefully, attentively and prayerfully Fr de Malleray’s advice. – Revd Prof Stephen Morgan, Rector of the University of Saint Joseph, Macao, China
Written from an unapologetically traditionalist position, this book is in no way the less spiritually challenging and thought provoking. One does not have to agree with everything in it to come away with much material to help one discern how to be a better priest in the contemporary Church. There is also a good section on vocations. – Revd Dr Michael Cullinan, M.A.(Oxon.), M.A.St.(Cantab.), Ph.D. (Cantab.), S.T.D. (Alfonsianum), Director of Maryvale Higher Institute of Religious Sciences
Fr de Malleray’s reflections on the nature of the priesthood are fascinating and perceptive, and will edify both clerical and lay readers. – Dr Joseph Shaw, PhD, Oxf, Chairman of The Latin Mass Society
Father de Malleray has once more strengthened the sensus fidei, refining the themes introduced in Ego Eimi to focus more particularly on the gift of the Sacred Priesthood. We are grateful to Father for having penned these reflections, covering a wide scope of aspects of the greatest dignity conferred on man. His words gain particular resonance among our Sisters, who are dedicated to prayer, sacrifice and hospitality toward priests, as well as the making of sacred vestments. May Father’s meditations spur on an even deeper urgency in spiritual support of our priests, that they may ever remain faithful to their own vocations, and in handing down the traditions and fullness of our holy faith. This is wonderful book that I heartily recommend. – Mother Abbess Cecilia, osb, Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus (Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, Gower, MO)
Full of instruction yet easy to read; an inspiring vademecum for priests, seminarians and those considering a priestly vocation. – Fr Thomas Crean, O.P., author of The Mass and the Saints (Family Publications)
Also available on Amazon and other online retailers.
176 pages; Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Purchase: from the Publisher’s website: https://aroucapress.com/x-ray-of-the-priest
FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO ST MARY’S SHRINE:
We encourage donations online. It is easier for us to manage. Visit https://fssp.co.uk/donate/ . If for St Mary’s Warrington, make sure to specify it, using the FSSPWarrington account. If for the Priory Campaign, do specify it as well, using the FSSP England account.
You can use the Paypal button, specifying the purpose of your donation on the PayPal form. If unsure, email us (email@example.com) to inform us of the date, amount, name, and purpose of your donation.
Download or ask for the Gift Aid form if you are eligible.
Of course, your donations in cash or cheques are gratefully received as well. You can safely slip your envelope through the metal slot (regularly sanitized) on the Front Door of St Mary’s Presbytery, even in the absence of a priest. Just slip your donation and we will collect it once you are gone. God bless you.
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