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November 26, 2020

Public liturgy to resume on Wednesday 2nd December

Liverpool City Region (includes Wirral),  Warrington and Cheshire  will be in Covid Tier 2 from Wednesday 2nd December.

Churches will be able to reopen. The Government website says: 

‘places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies’

The guidance is the same as it was before the Nov 5th lockdown 2. The social distancing rules and face-covering and sanitising guidance remains the same. Further information at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#high-alert

Thanks to our generous stewards, our pre-Lockdown 2 Opening Times will resume as of Wednesday 2nd December 2020:

  • Sundays: 10:00am-1:00pm & 5:00pm-7:00pm (Holy Masses 11:00am & 6:00pm; Sung Vespers 5:00pm; Confessions 10:30am-11:00am & 5:30pm-6:00pm)
  • Weekdays: 11:00am-1:30pm (Confessions 11:40am-12:05pm; Holy Mass 12:10pm)
  • Saturdays: 10:00am-1:30pm (Eucharistic Adoration 10:00am-12noon, with ongoing Confessions; Holy Mass 12:10pm)

We look forward to welcoming worshippers again as of Wednesday morning 2nd Dec. 11:00am.

November 21, 2020

Sunday Bulletin 22 Nov 2020

St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin

22 Nov-6 Dec 2020 (fortnightly)

Smith Street, Warrington, Cheshire,

WA1 2NS, England

Served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter by appointment from the RC Archdiocese of Liverpool

01925 635664 – warrington@fssp.org 

https://fssp.co.uk/warrington/ – facebook.com/fssp.england

Rector: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP

Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP (also Choir & Organ)

Assistant: Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP

Visiting Priest: Fr Andrew Jolly

Shrine Secretary: Mrs Jane Wright


Safeguarding: If you have concerns about children or vulnerable adults, please contact the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Department on 0151 522 1043 or e-mail safeguarding@rcaol.co.uk, or speak with Clare Fraser, St Mary’s Safeguarding Officer. Thank you for your awareness.


COVID: Please observe social distancing, sanitizing and one-way system as signed, and kindly cover your face with a mantilla, scarf or mask unless exempt.


To receive Holy Communion: one must be a Catholic, in state of grace, one-hour fasting at least. In the EF liturgy, Holy Communion is received kneeling (unless unable to) and always on the tongue. Thank you in advance.


Happy New liturgical Year! Starting on Saturday 28th Nov with First Vespers of Advent. Let us prepare for the coming of the Saviour Child! O come, o come Emmanuel!


Nov 2020 Lockdown: All are welcome to watch Holy Mass with homily live on LiveMass.net at the usual times: Sun 11:00am; Mon-Sat 12:10pm, and the same on demand 24hrs after 3pm upload for weekday Masses, and over 7days for Sunday Mass.

Opening Times for Private Prayer:

Sunday: Church OPENS 9:00am – Church CLOSES 10:30am – Church OPENS 5:30pm – Church CLOSES 7:00pm

Mon-Fri: Church OPENS 11:00am – Church CLOSES 12noon

Sat: Church OPENS 10:00am (the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for private adoration from 11am) – Church CLOSES 11:45am

We thank our stewards who generously give their time to secure a safe environment for all visitors to St Mary’s. Please make sure to follow their instructions and abide by the regulations (unless exempt from some), including social distancing and one-way system.

A priest is available at those times for Confession and for private distribution of Holy Communion on request.

As during the previous lockdown, St Mary’s clergy remains available for pastoral support.

Please do make good use of the provision granted you to visit St Mary’s, in accordance with our own Archbishop’s encouragements: “At this difficult moment, we ask that, as a Catholic community, we make full use of our churches as places of individual prayer and sources of solace and help. We must sustain each other in our patterns of prayer.” Read here the full response released by Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, and here the Bishops Conference’s statement.


Contact us for material and financial support if you struggle during lockdown. Speak confidentially to any of the priests on your visit at our church and we will help.

End of lockdown on Wed 2nd December?

Most of our usual activities are suspended due to Covid regulations. Check our website for updates around 2nd Dec.:  https://fssp.co.uk/warrington/ .


No access: The gates currently standing at the entrance of the Priory Court car park on Buttermarket Street will be automated for safety and privacy. Please note that there will be no access to Priory Court car park on 25th and 26th Nov. while the work is taking place. Our other car park remains accessible via Smith Street.


A good opportunity to support fellow Catholics in these difficult times: join our Shrine Directory: Email Fr Stewart (astewart@olgseminary.org) your profession, trade or skills with the contact details you would like to be included on a printed booklet to be shared with parishioners. This document will not be shared electronically.


No more OFFERTORY COLLECTION. Kindly bring your collection in an envelope and put it through the letter slot on the front door of St Mary’s Presbytery (where we clergy live). It is even better for us if you can send your donation to St Mary’s Shrine via our Donate page: https://fssp.co.uk/donate/.

Ask us for a Gift Aid form to increase your donation by 20% at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid envelopes can be obtained from our Secretariat. Standing orders are easier and quicker for us to process than cash: Lloyds Bank ; Sort Code: 30-80-27 ; Account number: 30993368 ; Account name: FSSP Warrington


PRINTING OUR NEW ST MARY’S LOGO!

Feel welcome to email us if you can recommend a firm that would print the logo on suitable surfaces such as mugs, tea towels, postcards, t-shirts, stickers, etc. Ideally, the same firm would also take online orders and send directly the items to customers on our behalf. In additions, some items could be purchased directly at St Mary’s. It is a good way of promoting St Mary’s Shrine while raising money for the ongoing needs of this beautiful church.


Children Education Meeting at St Mary’s. As you know, families meet every Wednesday afternoon at Priory Court for educational activities. The purchase of the new building and the growing needs of families lead us to envisage more. Please look at the successful Regina Caeli Academy model as an option.


Reminder: many videos of homilies and conferences on permanent access on our https://vimeo.com/livemass channel.


Due to the latest Covid restrictions, the conference for all originally planned for Sunday 22nd Nov to discuss education at St Mary’s is cancelled. Anyone interested in making alternative arrangements, please contact Alison Kahn on 01925 727759 before then, to agree details.


 LMS booklets for sale: £3.00 per copy or £5 for two copies.

HOLY MASS INTENTIONS:

Sun 22 XXIV and Last Sunday after Pentecost 5pm Vespers & Benediction 11:00am [Private] Kath Benson (RIP) Keith Scott (RIP)
Mon 23 St Clement, Pope and Martyr [Private] 12:10pm Fr M Katherine Benson
Tue 24 St. John of the Cross, Confessor [Private] 12:10pm Thanksgiving for exam success Conor Jones
Wed 25 St. Catherine, Virgin [Private] 12:10pm [Private] Leslie Ord Mass of Thanksgiving All men of St Mary’s
Thu 26 St. Silvester, Abbot [Private] 12:10pm Intentions of donor Ronald Hannah
Fri 27 Feria Votive Mass for the Forgiveness of Sins [Private] 12:10pm Michelle Bradburn All Penitents of the week
Sat 28 Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12noon  Saturday of the Blessed Virgin [Private]  12:10pm Joseph King Richard Doherty
Sun 29  I Sunday of Advent 11:00am [Private] All St Mary’s Faithful Donor’s intention
Mon 30 St. Andrew, Apostle Immaculate Conception Novena begins: 1-8 Dec. [Private]  12:10pm Holy Souls/Stephen Parkinson Andrew and Colin Jones
Tue 1 Feria Votive Mass for Vocations [Private ] 12:10pm Olwen Silvester Haig For Vocations
Wed 2 St. Bibiana, Virgin Martyr [Private ] 12:10pm [Private] Holy Souls/Samuel Parkinson Eileen Pattillau All men of St Mary’s
Thu 3 St. Francis Xavier, Confessor [Private ] 12:10pm Holy Souls/Enda Cribbon Colin Jones
Fri 4 St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor Mass of the Sacred Heart [Private ] 12:10pm Ryan Fraser All Penitents of the week
Sat 5 Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12noon  Feria Immaculate Heart of Mary [Private ] 12:10pm Fr Gilbride Donald Trump
Sun 6 II Sunday of Advent 5pm Vespers & Benediction 11:00am [Private] All St Mary’s Faithful Grace King

Church Cleaning Team:  Thank you to all of you who kindly came forward join this discreet but so necessary team, coordinated by Maria Haynes.


St Mary’s clergy attended an online Safeguarding session with over 50 fellow priests from the Liverpool Archdiocese, on Wed 18th Nov.


Our quarterly magazine Dowry, Autumn issue, with many suggestions of good books to read, will be released online this week, and soon in print. The current issue is available in print and online here.


Christmas cards, Advent Calendars, etc available from Aid to the Church in Need website www.acnuk.org or by ringing 0345 241 6068 and asking for a Catalogue.


 Prayer intentions for our sick: Frances Fawcett, John Marechal, Hilda Creagan, John Sunderland, Steve Humphrey.

November 18, 2020

Quick support to healthy liturgy

Dear worshippers at St Mary’s Shrine, Warrington:

The Archdiocese of Liverpool of which our beautiful Shrine Church is part invites you to answer a couple of simple questions to improve the liturgy in our part of the country. Please click on this link:

https://forms.gle/YZbFxFAfmhPZUzDV8

It will take you five minutes to support the good proposals by the Archdiocesan Synod, such as:

  1. greater availability of the Extraordinary Form within the Archdiocese;
  2. restricting the use of Extraordinary [lay] Ministers of Holy Communion;
  3. Services of the Word and Communion to be reserved for Sunday in the absence of a priest;
  4. on weekdays, when Mass is not celebrated, a variety of services should be provided, e.g. Divine Office, Rosary and  novenas.

While most proposals don’t apply to the EF liturgy celebrated at St Mary’s, we must support the proposed improvements in Ordinary Form churches. Please make sure to type which parish you belong to, i.e. St Mary’s Shrine (within Blessed James Bell Parish), Warrington.

The liturgy is only one of the various aspects in the life of the Church about which the Synod welcomes your input. Feel welcome to express further ideas to the Synod team, in addition to this specific questionnaire.

Thank you for your contribution.

November 14, 2020

Free the Holy Souls: another fortnight!

Reminder: the restrictions imposed by the Government prevent many faithful from meeting the usual conditions to gain the plenary indulgences on behalf of the Holy Souls in Purgatory during this month of November. Thankfully the Holy See has granted more flexible conditions, allowing nearly every one to help one or several holy souls enter heaven this month.

In particular, entering a church or a cemetery is now dispensed with. One can gain the indulgence from home if unable to travel to a church or cemetery. Anyone able to travel is of course expected to make use of the provision for private visit and private prayer to one’s local church, which can include on individual request Confession and private Holy Communion.

Please read here the Vatican decree.

Fidelium animae per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace!

November 7, 2020

Sunday Bulletin 8 November 2020

St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin

8-22 November 2020 (fortnightly)

Smith Street, Warrington, Cheshire,

WA1 2NS, England

Served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter by appointment from the RC Archdiocese of Liverpool

01925 635664 – warrington@fssp.org 

https://fssp.co.uk/warrington/ – facebook.com/fssp.england

Rector: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP

Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP (also Choir & Organ)

Assistant: Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP

Visiting Priest: Fr Andrew Jolly

Shrine Secretary: Mrs Jane Wright


Safeguarding: If you have concerns about children or vulnerable adults, please contact the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Department on 0151 522 1043 or e-mail safeguarding@rcaol.co.uk, or speak with Clare Fraser, St Mary’s Safeguarding Officer. Thank you for your awareness.


COVID: Please observe social distancing, sanitizing and one-way system as signed, and kindly cover your face with a mantilla, scarf or mask unless exempt.


To receive Holy Communion: one must be a Catholic, in state of grace, one-hour fasting at least. In the EF liturgy, Holy Communion is received kneeling (unless unable to) and always on the tongue. Thank you in advance.


Autumn 2020 Lockdown: Dear worshippers at St Mary’s Shrine, following the decision by the Government to ban public worship between 5th Nov and 2nd Dec 2020, thus turning down the petition made by Cardinal Nichols on behalf of the Catholic Church in England, we are sadly forced to close our doors during all our public liturgies, including every public Holy Mass, Divine Office, Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Thus, the faithful will be unable to attend those in person, but all are welcome to watch them live on LiveMass.net at the usual times: Sun 11:00am; Mon-Sat 12:10pm.

Opening Times for Private Prayer:

Sunday: Church OPENS 9:00am – Church CLOSES 10:30am – Church OPENS 5:40pm (while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for private adoration) – Church CLOSES 7:00pm

Mon-Fri: Church OPENS 11:00am – Church CLOSES 12noon

Sat: Church OPENS 10:00am (while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for private adoration) – Church CLOSES 11:45am

We thank our stewards who generously give their time to secure a safe environment for all visitors to St Mary’s. Please make sure to follow their instructions and abide by the regulations (unless exempt from some), including social distancing and one-way system.

A priest will be available at those times for Confessions and for private distribution of Holy Communion on request.

As during the previous lockdown, St Mary’s clergy remains available for pastoral support.

Please do make good use of the provision granted you to visit St Mary’s, in accordance with our own Archbishop’s encouragements: “At this difficult moment, we ask that, as a Catholic community, we make full use of our churches as places of individual prayer and sources of solace and help. We must sustain each other in our patterns of prayer.” Read here the full response released by Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, and here the Bishops Conference’s statement.

Contact us also for material and financial support if you struggle during lockdown. Speak confidentially to any of the priests on your visit at our church and we will help.

General statement: most of our usual activities are suspended due to Covid regulations but visit our website for updates, in case Cardinal Nichols obtains the lifting of restrictions sooner than our next edition.


Shrine Directory: Email Fr Stewart (astewart@olgseminary.org) your profession, trade or skills with the contact details you would like to be included on a printed booklet to be shared with parishioners. A good opportunity to support fellow Catholics in these difficult times.


No more OFFERTORY COLLECTION. Kindly bring your collection in an envelope and put it through the letter slot on the front door of St Mary’s Presbytery (where we clergy live). It is even better for us if you can send your donation to St Mary’s Shrine via our Donate page: https://fssp.co.uk/donate/.

Ask us for a Gift Aid form to increase your donation by 20% at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid envelopes can be obtained from our Secretariat. Standing orders are easier and quicker for us to process than cash: Lloyds Bank ; Sort Code: 30-80-27 ; Account number: 30993368 ; Account name: FSSP Warrington


Children Education Meeting at St Mary’s. As you know, families meet every Wednesday afternoon at Priory Court for educational activities. The purchase of the new building and the growing needs of families lead us to envisage more. Please look at the successful Regina Caeli Academy model as an option.

Due to the latest Covid restrictions, the meeting on Sunday 22nd Nov to discuss education at St Mary’s is cancelled. Anyone interested in making alternative arrangements, please contact Alison Kahn on 01925 727759 before then, to agree details.


LMS booklets for sale: £3.00 per copy or £5 for two copies. Subject to Covid regulations, you can visit after the 11am Sunday Mass Unit 2 of Priory Court to purchase this booklet and other Catholic books.


Church Cleaning Team: The winning team! Thank you to all of you who kindly came forward join this discreet but so necessary team, coordinated by Maria Haynes.

Our quarterly magazine Dowry is available in print, and online here. Browse now through 32 pages of in-depth and lighter articles on saints, the Holy Eucharist, Columbus, former-Satanist priest convert, news, poetry and the Priory Campaign. Send the link to your friends: a simple way of spreading the Good News at no cost.


Christmas cards, Advent Calendars, etc available from Aid to the Church in Need website www.acnuk.org or by ringing 0345 241 6068 and asking for a Catalogue.


 Prayer intentions for our sick: John Marechal, Hilda Creagan, John Sunderland, Steve Humphrey.

HOLY MASS INTENTIONS:

Sun 8 23rd Sunday aft. Pent. Remembrance Sunday Vot. Requiem 5pm Vespers & Benediction 11:00am
[Private
Holy Souls
Theresa Reynard]
Mon 9 Dedication of the Archbasilica of the Saviour, 2nd cl. [Private

12:10pm
Thank you to St Joseph]
Mary Hill RIP
Tue 10 St Andrew Avellino [Private

12:10pm
Dimond Family]
Natalie Johnson RIP
Wed 11 St Martin B.C. – 102nd anniversary of end of WWI [Private

12:10pm
Fr Oliver O’Connor]
Geoff Hill RIP
Thu 12 St Martin I, Pope & Martyr [Private

12:10pm
Carvana Family]
The Hall Children
Fri 13 St Didacus, C [Private

12:10pm
Abdul, Tegan and their baby]
In Reparation for the sins of abortion
Sat 14 Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12noon  St Josaphat B.M. [Private

12:10pm
Christina Gallagher]
Fr P. M.
Sun 15  6th Sunday remaining after Epiphany 5pm Vespers & Benediction 11:00am
[Private
May Murphy
Joanne King]
Mon 16 St Edmund, B.C., 2nd cl. [Private
12:10pm
Fr D. D.]
Ronald & Patricia Jones
Tue 17 St Gregory Thaumaturgus, B.C. [Private
12:10pm
Fr P. M.]
Sarah Keenan RIP
Wed 18 Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts Peter & Paul [Private

12:10pm
Ann Spackman RIP]
Thomas Fraser RIP
Thu 19 St Elizabeth, Widow [Private


12:10pm
The Holy Souls & priv. intention]
Keith RIP & Stolen tabernacle
Fri 20 St Felix de Valois, C. [Private
12:10pm
Fr Michael Corbett RIP]
Mary Ashley RIP
Sat 21 Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12noon  Presentation of the Bl. Virgin Mary [Private

12:10pm
Colette Stevenage RIP]
F. & B. Daulin RIP; O.P.; Bridie
Sun 22 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost 5pm Vespers & Benediction 11:00am

[Private
Kath Benson RIP
Keith Scott]
November 5, 2020

New Opening Times

At this difficult moment, we ask that, as a Catholic community, we make full use of our churches as places of individual prayer and sources of solace and help.” Statement by Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Malcom McMahon OP about this new lockdown.

Dear worshippers at St Mary’s Shrine (WA1 2NS, Buttermarket Street, Warrington), following the decision by the Government to ban public worship between 5th Nov and 2nd Dec 2020, thus turning down the petition made by Cardinal Nichols on behalf of the Catholic Church in England, we are sadly forced to close our doors during all our public liturgies, including every public Holy Mass, Divine Office, Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Thus, the faithful will be unable to attend in person, but all are welcome to watch them live on LiveMass.net at the usual times: Sun 11:00am; Mon-Sat 12:10pm.

Opening Times for Private Prayer:

Sunday: Church OPENS 9:00am – Church CLOSES 10:30am – Church OPENS 5:40pm (while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for private adoration) – Church CLOSES 7:00pm

Mon-Fri: Church OPENS 11:00am – Church CLOSES 12noon

Sat: Church OPENS 10:00am (while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for private adoration) – Church CLOSES 11:45am

We thank our stewards who generously give their time to secure a safe environment for all visitors to St Mary’s. Please make sure to follow their instructions and abide by the regulations (unless exempt from some), including social distancing and one-way system.

A priest will be available at those times for Confession and for private distribution of Holy Communion on request.

As during the previous lockdown, St Mary’s clergy remains available for pastoral support.

Please do make good use of the provision granted you to visit St Mary’s, in accordance with our own Archbishop’s encouragements: “At this difficult moment, we ask that, as a Catholic community, we make full use of our churches as places of individual prayer and sources of solace and help. We must sustain each other in our patterns of prayer“. Read here the full response released by Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, and here the Bishops Conference’s statement.

November 4, 2020

No public worship from 5th Nov until 2nd December

Dear worshippers at St Mary’s Shrine,

As you will be aware, today the Government turned down a petition from Cardinal Vincent Nichols on behalf of the Catholic Church in England to allow public worship during the November 2020 lockdown.

Read here the full response released this afternoon by Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, including the following encouragement: “At this difficult moment, we ask that, as a Catholic community, we make full use of our churches as places of individual prayer and sources of solace and help. We must sustain each other in our patterns of prayer “.

Please sign this petition and write to your local MP to challenge the unnecessary violation of liberty by the Government. You will be pleased to note that the Bishops Conference has challenged the Government on this point, as have several bishops. Please pray that these restrictions are lifted quickly.

During the lockdown, we will strive to keep the founts of sacramental grace flowing.  Please note that, commencing Friday 6th November, St Mary’s Shrine will be open for private prayer at times soon to be announced.

Our daily Holy Mass will continue to be offered at its usual times (Sun 11:00am; Mo-Sat 12:110pm) but will be available only via LiveMass.net.

We will do our utmost to support your spiritual needs within the provision of the law. Please visit this website for updates as we will post them as soon as available.

October 23, 2020

Sunday Bulletin 25th October 2020

St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin

25th October 2020 (fortnightly)

Smith Street, Warrington, Cheshire,

WA1 2NS, England

Served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter by appointment from the RC Archdiocese of Liverpool

01925 635664 – warrington@fssp.org 

https://fssp.co.uk/warrington/ – facebook.com/fssp.england

Rector: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP

Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP (also Choir & Organ)

Assistant: Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP

Visiting Priest: Fr Andrew Jolly

Shrine Secretary: Mrs Jane Wright


Safeguarding: If you have concerns about children or vulnerable adults, please contact the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Department on 0151 522 1043 or e-mail safeguarding@rcaol.co.uk, or speak with Clare Fraser, St Mary’s Safeguarding Officer. Thank you for your awareness.


Church Opening Times (with stewarding)

Weekdays: 11:00am – 1:30pm

Saturdays: 10:00am-1:30pm

Sundays: 10:00am– 1:00pm & 5:00pm-7:00pm

Daily Mass open to all present on site, and accessible online for free daily viaLiveMass.net.


Holy Mass times:

Mon-Sat: 12:10pm Mass

Sundays: 11:00am Sung Mass; 6:00pm Low Mass.

Confessions: ½ hr daily before every Holy Mass:

Sun: 10:30am-11:00am, and 5:30pm-6:00pm;

Mon-Fri: 11:40am-12:05pm;

Sat: 10:00am-12noon

No booking is required to attend Mass at St Mary’s.


Devotions:

  • Vespers and Benediction Sunday 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Eucharistic Adoration Saturday 10:00am-12noon
  • Daily Rosary 11:30am
  • Stations of the Cross Mon & Fri 1:00pm
  • Mothers’ Prayer Group Wed 1:00pm
  • Divine Mercy Prayer second Tuesday 1:00pm
  • First Friday (7pm Mass and Eucharistic adoration) and First Saturday devotions (10am Eucharistic Adoration and Marian prayer)

Access: Make sure to park in our TWO car parks, both of them adjacent to the church.


COVID: Please observe social distancing, sanitizing and one-way system as signed, and kindly cover your face with a mantilla, scarf or mask unless exempt.

Thank you on behalf of all to all our stewards whose kind vigilance allows us all to use St Mary’s safely for everybody’s benefit.


To receive Holy Communion: one must be a Catholic, in state of grace, one-hour fasting at least. In the EF liturgy, Holy Communion is received kneeling (unless unable to) and always on the tongue. Thank you in advance.

Modesty in church: please cover your bodies at least down to elbows and below knees; no tight or see-through garments. ‘Sunday best’ on Sundays and feast.


Sanctify the Day of the Lord! How best? Further to devoutly attending Holy Mass, there is no more Catholic way than to attend Sung Vespers (cf Baronius pp. 103-111), the official prayer of the Church, that is, the Mystical Bride of Christ, followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, thus adoring the Eucharistic Bridegroom. This takes place every Sunday at St Mary’s, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Confessions are heard as usual from 5:30pm to 6:00pm, with Holy Mass following at 6:00pm.


Shrine Directory: Email Fr Stewart (astewart@olgseminary.org) your profession, trade or skills with the contact details you would like to be included on a printed booklet to be shared with parishioners. A good opportunity to support fellow Catholics in these difficult times.


OFFERTORY COLLECTION at the END of EVERY Mass, daily: a steward will be holding the collection basket by the Porch door as you exit, for you kindly to put your offering. You can send your donation to St Mary’s Shrine via our Donate page: https://fssp.co.uk/donate/.

Ask us for a Gift Aid form to increase your donation by 20% at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid envelopes can be obtained from our Secretariat. Standing orders are easier and quicker for us to process than cash: Lloyds Bank ; Sort Code: 30-80-27 ; Account number: 30993368 ; Account name: FSSP Warrington


All Saints educational event for (a limited number of) young children and parents after 11am Mass on Sunday 1st Nov. Register with A. Kahn penketh.kahns@gmail.com.


 On All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2nd ) a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to those who visit a Catholic church and there recite one Our Father and one Creed. On all the days from November 1st through November 8th inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray even if only mentally for the departed. There must be one visit for each day one seeks to gain the indulgence; one visit will not apply for several days. Any public cemetery with Christian tombs will do. The nearest one is 5 minutes walk from St Mary’s: St Elphin’s, Church Street, WA1 2TL.

Conditions for both indulgences: 1. Only one plenary indulgence can be granted per day. 2. It is necessary to be in the state of grace, at least by completion of the work. 3. Freedom from attachment to sin, even venial sin, is necessary; otherwise the indulgence is only partial. (By this is meant attachment to a particular sin, not sin in general.) 4. Holy Communion must be received each time the indulgence is sought. 5. Prayers must be recited for the traditional intentions of the Holy Father on each day the indulgence is sought. No particular prayers are prescribed. One Our Father and one Hail Mary suffice, or other suitable prayers. 6. One must be absolved in confession the fortnight before or following.


Children Education Meeting at St Mary’s. As you know, families meet every Wednesday afternoon at Priory Court for educational activities. The purchase of the new building and the growing needs of families lead us to envisage more.

Covid restrictions prevent us from rescheduling soon the wide information gathering focused on the Regina Caeli Academy model, cancelled last 26th April, but we will hold a smaller consultation for the purposes of education on Sunday 22nd November 2020, 1:00pm.


Priestly Vocations: 38 Second Year FSSP seminarians tonsured on Sat. 17 October in Bavaria and on Sat. 24 October in America, including Tom, Henry and Conan from the UK and Ireland: pray for them.


LMS booklets for sale: £3.00 per copy or £5 for two copies. Subject to Covid regulations, you can visit after the 11am Sunday Mass Unit 2 of Priory Court to purchase this booklet and other Catholic books.


Church Cleaning Team: The winning team! Thank you to all of you who kindly came forward join this discreet but so necessary team, coordinated by Maria Haynes.


Our quarterly magazine Dowry is now available in print , and online at https://fssp.co.uk/category/dowry/. Browse now through 32 pages of in-depth and lighter articles on saints, the Holy Eucharist, Columbus, former-Satanist priest convert, news, poetry and the Priory Campaign. Send the link to your friends: a simple way of spreading the Good News at no cost.


We are all missionaries: Mission Sunday homily:

Mission Sunday & Confraternity of St Peter Homily from LiveMass on Vimeo.


Ongoing formation for:

  • Catechumens & Recent Converts: Most Saturdays 6:30pm-7:30pm. Contact: malleray@fssp.org.
  • Children, sacramental preparation: most Saturdays 1:00pm. Contact: iverrier@fssp.org.

Save babies: peaceful prayer presence 6am to 9pm outside Liverpool BPAS abortuary for 40 days from 23rd Sept. to 1st Nov. Can you give one hour? Contact Gabrielle Stanley:  Liverpool40daysforlife@gmail.com; 07895128073. Website: www.40daysforlife.com.

Pro-Life Chain on Sat. 24th October, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Mersey Street. Signs to hold will be available.


Prayer intentions for our sick: John Marechal, Hilda Creagan, John Sunderland, Steve Humphrey.


All activities subject to Covid-19 regulations:

Ladies’ Group: monthly meeting on Saturday 21st November, 1pm, at Priory Court. Bring packed lunch. Talk on ‘Death, Judgment, Heaven & Hell’ at 2:00pm.

Weekly Mothers’ (and Grandmothers’) Prayer Group : every Wed. 1:00pm. Contact: Myriam.

Men’s Group every Wednesday evening: 6:30pm Confessions, 7pm Holy Mass, 8pm Talk, 9pm Prayers

Youth Group facebook.com/juventutem.warrington/

Weekly family educational afternoon: every Wed 1pm. Contact: Alison Kahn.


HOLY MASS INTENTIONS:

Sun 25 Christ the King (British Summer time ends) 5pm Vespers & Benediction 11:00am 6:00pm Polkey Family Thanksgiving Lawson Family Deceased
Mon 26 Votive Mass in Times of Pestilence (Baronius p. 1664) 12:10pm Patricia Durkan
Tue 27 Votive Mass for Ecclesiastical Vocations 12:10pm F.S.S.P.
Wed 28 Ss. Simon & Jude, Apostles Mothers’ Group 1pm; Men’s Group 7:00pm-9:15pm 12:10pm 7:00pm Wendy Moss’ intentions Ester Pinto
Thu 29 Votive Mass for the Sick (Baronius p. 1670) 12:10pm David De Sanctis (sick)
Fri 30 Votive Mass for the Defence of the Church (Baron. p. 1653) 12:10pm Tara Watson
Sat 31 Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12noon  Our Lady’s Saturday (Baronius pp. 1091; 1082)   12:10pm   Teresa Wakefield
Sun 1  All Saints 5pm Vespers & Benediction 11:00am 6:00pm Thanks for Edward’s safe delivery Thanksgiving for graces received
Mon 2 All Souls (Baronius p. 1569) 9:00am 12:10pm 7:00pm Peter Michael Kinsey R.I.P. Winifred Bather R.I.P. Holy Souls
Tue 3 Votive Requiem 12:10pm Florence Fahey RIP
Wed 4 S. Charles Borromeo, B C Mothers’ Group 1pm; Men’s Group 7:00pm-9:15pm 12:10pm 7:00pm Charlie Reynard David Parkinson
Thu 5 Holy Relics (Baronius p. 1992) 12:10pm Stephanie Wainwright
Fri 6 Votive Requiem 12:10pm Deceased FSSP members
Sat 7 Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12noon  Vot. Mass Immaculate Heart (Baronius p. 1449)   12:10pm   Florence Fahey RIP
Sun 8 23rd Sunday aft. Pent. Remembrance Sunday Vot. Requiem 5pm Vespers & Benediction  Mass of 23rd Sunday aft. Pent. 11:00am 6:00pm Holy Souls Theresa Reynard
October 20, 2020

Be safe in the Lord

Secure now what no lockdown will ever take away from you: whether you are single or married, lay or consecrated, surrender to the Lord in loving trust. Start now.
https://www.facebook.com/londonjuventutem/videos/375918323442245

Juventutem London resumed its monthly Mass and Social in September after the lockdowns of the summer. In this video recording, Fr Armand de Malleray offers a homily to the faithful on the theme of betrothal to Christ. Fr reflects that “betrothal […] is to give ourselves completely body and soul to somebody else. For human couples in holy matrimony, this is being married and starting a family. For the individual soul, it is to surrender all that we are to the Lord, in trust that He will make use of what we are, who we are, better than if we were making the decisions.”

October 16, 2020

Purchase of Priory Court completed today!

[Updated on 16th October 2020]

THANK YOU!

Priory Campaign Completed with £1m Raised

Dear Friends,

Our conveyancer emailed us today: “I am pleased to confirm that completion has taken place today.” The purchase of Priory Court Unit 1, 2 and 3 is now completed and our charity legally owns the entire building.

Our heartfelt thanks go to God and all our benefactors for the success of the Priory Campaign. The Trustees of FSSP England are delighted to announce that the remaining funds needed to complete the purchase of Priory Court (Unit 1) and to undertake the necessary conversion work have now been raised and we have ceased fundraising.

Fr Goddard, our charity’s Bursar, has written as follows: “This much needed addition to St Mary’s Shrine facilities involves significant funding, and it would not have been possible without your financial support. At the time of writing, with a few final administrative checks still to be undertaken, we are fairly certain that the Priory Campaign final total stands at £957,917.48. This includes a legacy of £139,800.00 which the executor was happy to put towards Campaign funds. When we add the expected Gift Aid rebates on some of your donations, along with other funds received towards hall facilities, this raises the total to about £1,019,300.00. With last year’s purchase of Units 2 and 3, and some remedial works completed in recent months, roughly half of this figure has been spent. However, the remaining funds will allow us to comfortably buy Unit 1 and make all the necessary conversion work and adaptions for Shrine use.”ur heartfelt thanks go to God and all our benefactors for the success of the Priory Campaign. The Trustees of FSSP England are delighted to announce that the remaining funds needed to complete the purchase of Priory Court (Unit 1) and to undertake the necessary conversion work have now been raised and we have ceased fundraising.

It seemed very fitting for us to try to buy back the old Priory and convent, both on Buttermarket Street, because they were part of St Mary’s Parish – originally owned and run by the Benedictine monks of Ampleforth Abbey. Similarly, Priory Court stands on the site of the old parish school of St Mary’s. But we started this Campaign two years ago in adverse circumstances. The owner – a large company letting office and industrial space nationwide – granted us three months, between 18th July and 18th October 2018 to raise the £1.5 million needed to make the purchases. However, with everyone going on holiday, including benefactors, this was the worst time in the year to launch a fundraising campaign. And yet, money started being sent to us.

Articles in national media such as The Catholic Herald and some international blogs draw attention to the project. The Priory Campaign received official support from The Latin Mass Society, pro-life organisations such as SPUC, 40 Days for Life, Good Counsel Network, and other prominent Catholics such as Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Viscountess Ashbrook.

The October 2018 deadline was extended over time and our scope had to be limited to the amount raised and to administrative constraints. After one year, in October 2019, we managed to buy two units of Priory Court, while allocating funds for the necessary conversion costs from office to our use. One year later, we are now completing the purchase of the final unit and can allocate space within the entire building for various needs.

Work should start shortly to make Priory Court a versatile venue for Catholic activities and events. We wish this venue to support Catholicism not only in Warrington but further afield through family activities and through liturgical, doctrinal, pro-life and artistic events. We thank wholeheartedly our benefactors, including those who offered sacrifices and prayers rather than or in addition to money, according to their means. From the start the Priory Campaign was entrusted to Our Blessed Lady. St Joseph was also regularly invoked, as well as the Servant of God Elizabeth Prout. The success of the Campaign demonstrates their blessing through the generosity of our benefactors and supporters. In happy contrast with the sad departure of the Benedictine monks from Downside Abbey in the news recently, the success of the Priory Campaign speaks of the reclamation of part of Warrington’s Benedictine patrimony. The Abbey of Ampleforth in Yorkshire used to run four parishes in Warrington. St Mary’s was the last one they had to relinquish, due to lack of vocations. There is something symbolic in the saving of St Mary’s Church from likely closure in 2015, followed by the reclaiming of the site of the old parish school next door. To English Catholics and to anyone in love with our Catholic heritage and faith, it speaks of hope, of ardour and of trust in the Lord and His saints, helping us rebuild Our Lady’s Dowry.

Special intercessor:

Born in Shrewsbury, the Servant of God Elizabeth Prout (1820-1864) founded the female branch of the Passionists with Bl. Dominic Barberi. Her congregation served deserving families in the North West. The Sisters of the Cross and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ arrived in Warrington on 3 January 1899. Their convent, 80 Buttermarket Street, was beside St Mary’s Benedictine Priory. They came to teach, to visit sick and needy parishioners, to instruct converts and to help the poor. The Sisters taught in St Mary’s girls’ and infants’ schools from 1899 to 1967. Her congregation now asks to be informed of any favour granted specifically through her intercession. This could lead to her beatification. In anticipation of the 200th anniversary of her birth this September, less than a month before the fundraising deadline for our Campaign, the following petition was suggested: “Servant of God Elizabeth Prout, to further your work of Catholic education and assistance to Catholic families in our country so much in need of it, please obtain from God’s Providence the successful completion of the Priory Campaign in Warrington, on the very location where your Sisters served for seven decades.

Dear benefactors, while the Priory Campaign is satisfactorily ended, please continue to pray and support us in our ongoing expenses. To give you a recent example, the cost of a necessary Visual Condition survey (N.B. not including yet any repair) of St Mary’s church roof, tower and external areas amounts to £12,447.30 incl. VAT. The body of Elizabeth Prout lies at the Sutton St Helens Passionist Shrine, fifteen minutes from St Mary’s, along the bodies of Bl. Dominic Barberi and Ven. Ignatius Spencer. What a grace if this saintly woman could be beatified soon and intercede even more powerfully for our service to souls at Priory Court and St Mary’s. God bless you! □