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July 4, 2020

Sunday 5 July 2020 Bulletin

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. Please note that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still suspended.

We are not taking bookings for attending the Masses. St Mary’s is larger than most churches in the Archdiocese and our usual EF congregation should fit in our two Sunday Masses while observing the social distancing. (Should it prove needed, we might add a third Sunday Mass later on.)

We thank our stewards for their generous dedication to secure a safe visit to St Mary’s for all in accordance with approved guidelines. Please bring your own holy water as our fonts must remained empty for the time being. We thank our visitors for following the instructions displayed.

While we welcome new visitors to St Mary’s, we draw their attention kindly to the proper behaviour expected in the House of God, lest after four months some habits were lost:

  • one must genuflect towards the Tabernacle on entering and again on departing; and whenever walking by the Tabernacle along the Communion Rail or across the central aisle (if the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the monstrance for adoration one should wait or genuflect on both knees);
  • men, women and children must dress with modesty (no tight or see-through garments; body, chest, shoulders covered, and limbs at least down to the elbows and below the knees; ‘Sunday best’ on Sundays and feasts);
  • talking in church is not permitted;
  • mobile phones must be switched off before entering;
  • no other activity must take place while Holy Mass or the Divine Office (e.g. Vespers) or Eucharistic adoration is in progress;
  • As stipulated in the EF liturgy in force at St Mary’s Shrine, Holy Communion here is received kneeling (unless crippled) and on the tongue by 1) Catholics, 2) in state of grace (no grave sin unabsolved upon one’s conscience), 3) having fasted for at least 60 minutes previous (medicines and natural water do not break the fast). Due to safety restrictions, for the time being Holy Communion will be given right after Holy Mass. The priest will sanitize his fingers right before and after distributing. There is no obligation to receive Holy Communion at every Mass or after it: choosing to receive is left to the discretion of each worshipper.
  • Collection: you can leave your offering with our stewards, or drop it straight through the metal mail slot in the Front door of the Presbytery outside the church.

Our usual schedule (pre-lockdown) will start again on Monday 6th July:

Holy Mass:

  • Mon-Sat: 12:10pm
  • Sun 11am & 6pm

Confessions:

  • 30 minutes before every public Mass
  • Sat 10am-11:45am

Sunday 5th July is the last day that St Mary’s Shrine is open for private prayer 2.00pm – 5.00pm with Eucharistic adoration.

From Monday morning 6th July the opening times are:

Weekdays                  10:00am – 1:30pm & 4:00pm – 6:30pm

(includes 6pm Sung Vespers most evenings and usual Confessions & Adoration every Saturday morning 10am-12noon)

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

(includes Sung Vespers & Benediction 5pm-6pm open to all present in church, and via LiveMass.net)

Reminder: 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).


Mass times:

Sun 5 V Sunday after Pentecost Sung Vespers and Benediction (LiveMass) 11:00am 5:00pm Holy Souls
Mon 6 Votive Mass for a Holy Death (feria) –  Public liturgies resume 12:10pm Fred Tarant RIP
Tue 7 Ss Cyril and Methodius 12:10pm Beryl RIP
Wed 8 St Elizabeth Men’s Group 12:10pm 8:00pm Patricia Moss RIP  
Thu 9 St John Fisher & Thomas More, 1st class feast 12:10pm Terry Keenan
Fri 10 Seven Holy Brothers & Ss Rufina & Secunda 12:10pm Maureen O’Connor
Sat 11 Our Lady’s Saturday 12:10pm Natashia Reddicen RIP
Sun 12 VI Sunday after Pentecost
5pm Sung Vespers and Benediction
11:00am
6:00pm
Elizabeth Anne Sunderland
Celebrant’s intention
Mon 13 Votive Mass for Vocations (feria) 12:10pm        Oswald
Tue 14 St Bonaventure 12:10pm Michael Windsor
Wed 15 St Henry Men’s Group 12:10pm 8:00pm Scarlett Mary Thomson  
Thu 16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel (feria) 12:10pm Frank Hall RIP
Fri 17 Votive Mass for the Dead (feria) 12:10pm Jean Overton RIP
Sat 18 St Camillus de Lellis – 32nd anniversary of Foundation of FSSP Confirmations by Archb. McMahon OP 12:10pm 3:00pm FSSP & LMS members & supporters
Sun 19   VII Sunday after Pentecost; 5pm Sung Vespers and Benediction 11:00am 6:00pm Patrick Parkinson Celebrant’s intention

FOURTEEN PRIESTS ORDAINED

Deo gratias for the ordination of

3 priests in the cathedral of Laon, France. See the great pictures of the ordinations: http://fsspwigratzbad.blogspot.com/2020/06/2020-ordination-de-trois-pretres.html

  • 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 £10.00 (cash only) instead of £15.00 :

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 pagesSize: 5.5 x 8.5 

Purchase: from the Publisher’s website: https://aroucapress.com/x-ray-of-the-priest

or from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/X-Ray-Priest-Field-Hospital-Reflections/dp/1989905013


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 (warrington@fssp.org) 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.


Notice: A senior lady from our congregation is looking for a cheap flat to rent in the centre of Warrington in a quiet environment. Contact us for details.

June 27, 2020

Bulletin Sunday 28 June 2020


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: henrywhiz@hotmail.com.


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:

Holy Mass:

  • Mon-Sat: 12:10pm
  • Sun 11am & 6pm

Confessions:

  • 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).


Mass times:

Sun 28IV 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)11:00amEnd of Restrictions on the Church
Mon 29Ss Peter & Paul, 1st class feast – Plenary indulgence for members of the Confraternity of St Peter12:10pm Ana Maria Cunningham
Tue 30Commemoration of St Paul12:10pmCath Deakin
Wed 1Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ12:10pmMargaret Hannah RIP
Thu 2Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 4:00pm-6:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration (in church, not on LiveMass)12:10pmNiámh Keenan
Fri 3First Friday Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart (St Irenaeus)12:10pmSean Keenan RIP
Sat 4First Saturday Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart12:10pmCaroline 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) 11:00amHoly 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

or from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/X-Ray-Priest-Field-Hospital-Reflections/dp/1989905013


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 (warrington@fssp.org) 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.


Notice: A senior lady from our congregation is looking for a cheap flat to rent in the centre of Warrington in a quiet environment. Contact us for details.

June 21, 2020

Sunday Bulletin 21 June 2020

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

Please note the following changes:

  • 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.

Mass times:

Sun 21 III Sunday after Pentecost 2:00pm-5:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration (in church, not on LiveMass) 5:00pm-6:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration & Vespers (not in church, but on LiveMass) 11:00am Winnie Davies
Mon 22 St Alban, Protomartyr of England 12:10pm Joshua & Samantha Langley (1st wedd ann)
Tue 23 Vigil of the Nativity of St John the Baptist 12:10pm Theresa Reynard
Wed 24 Nativity of St John the Baptist 12:10pm Ana Mary Rozo
Thu 25 St William 4:00pm-6:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration (in church, not on LiveMass) 12:10pm Bernard Powell RIP
Fri 26 Ss John & Paul 12:10pm Paul Brewer RIP
Sat 27 St Etheldreda 12:10pm Samantha Langley
Sun 28 IV Sunday after Pentecost 2:00pm-5:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration (in church, not on LiveMass) 5:00pm-6:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration & 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-6:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration & Vespers (not in church, but on LiveMass) 11:00am Holy Souls

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 (warrington@fssp.org) 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.

Notice: A senior lady from our congregation is looking for a cheap flat to rent in the centre of Warrington in a quiet environment. Contact us for details.

June 17, 2020

St Peter and St Petronilla Summer Camps 2020 cancelled

I regret to inform you that the FSSP England summer camps scheduled for this coming August in the Peak District have had to be cancelled. This is due to the restrictions imposed by the government, which made it unrealistic for Savio House to host us this time.

Here’s hoping and praying that the 2021 camps will be even better to compensate!

June 11, 2020

St Mary’s re-opens for Private Prayers

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP of Liverpool has granted permission for St Mary’s Shrine to reopen for private prayer from Monday 15 June 2020 at the following times:

Weekdays                  8.00am – 10.00am & 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Sundays                     2.00pm – 5.00pm

We need volunteers (in good health) to act as stewards, making sure good practice is observed inside the church for everybody’s safety. Two of them at a time are needed during opening times. Training will be provided. Please email us now to be added on the rota compiled by our lay coordinator.

May 27, 2020

Mass intentions St Mary’s Shrine 24 May – 7 June 2020

Sun 24                      Sunday after the Ascension Vespers & Benediction 11:00am 5:00pm S. Parkinson
Mon 25 St Gregory VII 12:10pm Gerard W. Wallace
Tue 26 St Augustine of Canterbury 12:10pm Michael Sibert RIP
Wed 27 St Bede the Venerable Men’s Group + Compline 12:10pm 8:00pm Monica and Robert Jones  
Thu 28 Feria: Votive Mass for priestly vocations 12:10pm Jeffrey Hall
Fri 29 St Mary Magdalen dei Pazzi 12:10pm Bertie Thompson
Sat 30 Vigil of Pentecost 12:10pm Madeleine Jones
Sun 31 Pentecost Sunday Marian procession in church Vespers & Benediction 11:00am 12:15pm 5:00pm Thanksgiving for a safe delivery  
Mon 1 Whit Monday 12:10pm        Our Lady’s Holy Souls
Tue 2 Whit Tuesday 12:10pm Lucy and Adrian Porter
Wed 3 Whit Wednesday (Ember Day) Men’s Group & Compline 12.10pm 8:00pm Augustine Sunderland  
Thu 4 Whit Thursday 12:10pm Patrick Keenan RIP
Fri 5 Whit Friday (Ember Day) 12:10 Grace King
Sat 6 Whit Saturday (Ember Day) 12:10 Our Lady’s Holy Souls
Sun 7                Feast of the Most Holy Trinity Vespers & Benediction 11:00am 5:00pm Ethan and Riley Jones
May 24, 2020

Dowry #45

Spring 2020

In this issue:        

Editorial: God Is At Work

To Believe, Or Not To Believe?

LiveMass: Consoling And Evangelising

Empty Churches And Full Communion

St Louis De Montfort And the Bishops

Principles Of Hierarchical Communion

Dowry Of Mary

I Am The Good Shepherd

New Book On The Sacred Priesthood

Support Our Apostolate

May 14, 2020

Best Re-open Our Churches petition to sign

Please sign this important petition: https://citizengo.org/en-gb/rf/179408-open-our-churches-and-restore-worship

Open our churches

To Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government,

All of the signers of this petition have experienced, like everyone else, the separation from our loved ones… but also the separation from places of worship as part of the COVID lockdown imposed on our country. 

On 11th May the government published a 50 page roadmap outlining the steps which will be taken in order to alleviate some of the restrictions placed on the population. We respectfully ask you to also pay attention to the needs of Christians, the UK’s largest aggregate community and to consider our need to celebrate our faith. In particular, we ask you to prioritise the immediate reopening of churches as places of private prayer along with the swift resumption of weekly worship services, Masses, wedding ceremonies, funerals and baptisms. 

Places of worship will know how to organize adequate instruments of social distancing within their facilities, and you should trust people of faith to be smart about protecting themselves and others. Please take a step forward to protect the right to believers to freely profess one’s religious faith and practice its worship, as recognized by the European Convention on Human Rights.


May 13, 2020

Shrine Bulletin 13 May 2020

  • Bishops’ Message on Reopening churches
  • Mass times &  intentions
  • Patrick Cahill RIP
  • Two new babies
  • Stabat Mater Talk tonight 8pm
  • Good Shepherd Homily: see further down.
  • Church re-opening actions: see further down.
  • Statistics LiveMass: see further down.

Let us pray with and for our bishops, that they may obtain from the Government the re-opening of places of worship as soon as possible.
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/catholic-bishops-respond-to-governments-lockdown-easing-plans/

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has responded to the government’s document released today, 11 May, titled ‘Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy’.

Statement

The timing and the manner of the opening of churches touches profound sensitivities and spiritual needs. The Government’s document and statements fail to recognise this.

The Government’s position, established today, includes these steps aimed at opening churches as soon as possible: the establishment of a task force for places of worship, to work closely with ‘stakeholders’ in ensuring that premises are COVID-19 secure; and heeding the experience of other countries in which churches are already open for worship.

In dialogue with the Government, the Catholic Church will continue its engagement in this process and has already submitted a detailed plan, in full accordance with public health guidelines, for churches to be opened for private prayer.

The Church is ready to play its full part in the task force, understanding that this includes the possible earlier use of churches for private prayer, as a first safe step towards their use for public worship.


Mass times & intentions 10-24 May 2020

Sun 10 Fourth Sunday after Easter 
Vespers & Benediction
11:00am
 5:00pm
St Mary’s LiveMass worshippers and benefactors
 
Mon 11 Ss Philip & James Apostles 12:10pm Pauline Brewer RIP, and Roger & Paul Brewer
Tue 12 Ss Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla & Pancras 12:10pm Patrick Cahill RIP
Wed 13 St Robert Bellarmine
Men’s Group Talk & Sung Compline
12:10pm
 8:00pm
Carlos Orfila  
 
Thu 14 Dedication of the Cathedral Church 12:10pm Thomas Fraser RIP
Fri 15 St John Baptist de la Salle 12:10pm Tom Reilly
Sat 16 St Ubaldus 12:10pm Tilly Cunningham
Sun 17 Fifth Sunday after Easter 
Vespers & Benediction
11:00am
 5:00pm
FSSP Confraternity
 
Mon 18 St Venantius 12:10pm        Frank Gately
Tue 19 St Peter Celestine 12:10pm Holy Souls
Wed
20
Vigil of the Ascension
Men’s Group Talk & Sung Compline
12.10pm
 8:00pm
Eddy King  
 
Thu 21 The Ascension of Our Lord 12:10pm Lucy & Adrian Porter & Family
Fri 22 Votive Mass against Pestilence (Feria) 12:10pm Matt Smith & Les Grover
Sat 23 Our Lady’s Saturday 12:10pm Our Lady’s Holy Souls
Sun
24                
Sunday after the Ascension 
Vespers & Benediction
11:00am
 5:00pm
S. Parkinson
 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Patrick Cahill, the father-in-law of Phil Clarkson, of St Mary’s Men’s Group, who passed away in hospital fortified by the sacraments of the Church. Requiem Masses were offered in private at St Mary’s for the repose of his soul. We asure his daughter Donna and all the family of the deceased of our prayer in this time of grief.


TWO NEWBORN SONS:

Congratulations to Joshua and Samantha Langley on the birth of their first child Jacob, who was baptised just before St Mary’s had to be closed. It was Deacon Gilbride’s first Baptism (assisted by the priests).

 Also, congratulations to Tony and Becky Kiely on the birth of their sixth child Thomas, born during the lockdown and hopefully to be baptised soon.

We assure the parents of our prayers for their newborn sons and for all their families.
 


Stabat Mater Talk today 8pm

(Wed 13th May 2020)

The Men’s Talk this evening (Wed 13 May 2020 8pm) on LiveMass.net (Warrington live) will be given by Fr Armand de Malleray FSSP.

In response to interest expressed after a Lenten sermon on this topic, Fr de Malleray will offer the third part of a commentary on the celebrated Marian hymn.

While the Stabat Mater fits with Lent rather than Eastertide, its spirituality can benefit Catholic souls at all times, especially in the present sacramental dearth.

This is part of St Mary’s weekly Men’s Group (but surely Our Lady won’t object to women attending remotely). Litany of St Joseph and Sung Compline will follow as usual.

We recommend this sober and evocative renddition of the sung Stabat Mater with subtitles.
In your Baronius handmissal, pp. 450-451.

Stabat Mater dolorosa
Iuxta crucem lacrimosa
Dum pendebat Filius.
The grieving Mother
stood weeping beside the cross
where her Son was hanging.
Cuius animam gementem
Contristatam et dolentem
Pertransivit gladius.

O quam tristis et afflicta
Fuit illa benedicta
Mater unigeniti!
Through her weeping soul,
compassionate and grieving,
a sword passed.

O how sad and afflicted
was that blessed Mother
of the only-begotten,
Quae moerebat et dolebat,
Pia Mater, dum videbat
Nati poenas incliti.
who mourned and grieved,
seeing and bearing the torment
of her glorious child.
Quis est homo qui non fleret,
Matrem Christi si videret
In tanto supplicio?

Quis non posset contristari,
Christi Matrem contemplari
Dolentem cum Filio?
Who is it that would not weep,
seeing Christ’s Mother
in such agony?

Who could not feel compassion
on beholding the Holy Mother
suffering with her Son?

Pro peccatis suae gentis
Vidit Iesum in tormentis,
Et flagellis subditum.

Vidit suum dulcem natum
Moriendo desolatum
Dum emisit spiritum.

For the sake of his peoples’ sins,
she saw Jesus tormented,
and subjected to whips.

She saw her sweet child
die desolate,
as he gave up His spirit.
Eja Mater, fons amoris
Me sentire vim doloris
Fac, ut tecum lugeam.

Fac, ut ardeat cor meum
In amando Christum Deum
Ut sibi complaceam.

Sancta Mater, istud agas,
Crucifixi fige plagas
Cordi meo valide.
O Mother, fountain of love,
make me feel the power of sorrow,
that I may grieve with you.

Grant that my heart may burn
in the love of Christ my God,
that I may greatly please Him.

Holy Mother, make
the wounds of the Crucifixion
in my own heart.

Tui nati vulnerati,
Tam dignati pro me pati,
Poenas mecum divide.
Let me share the pain
of your own wounded Son
who chose to suffer so much for me.
Fac me tecum, pie, flere,
Crucifixo condolere,
Donec ego vixero.
Let me weep with you, O pious one,
and show compassion for the crucified
as long as I live.
Juxta crucem tecum stare,
Et me tibi sociare
In planctu desidero.
I wish to stand with you next to the Cross
and to be your companion
in lamentation.
Virgo virginum praeclara,
Mihi jam non sis amara
Fac me tecum plangere.
Most illustrious virgin of virgins,
Do not be harsh with me,
allow me to weep with you.
Fac, ut portem Christi mortem
Passionis fac consortem,
Et plagas recolere.
Grant that I might bear
the suffering and death of Christ,
and receive his wounds.
Fac me plagis vulnerari,
Fac me cruce inebriari,
Et cruore Filii.

Flammis ne urar succensus,
per te virgo sim defensus,
in die judicii.
Wound me with his wounds,
make me drunk with the Cross
and the blood of your son.

Burning and on fire,
let me be defended by you, O Virgin,
on the Day of Judgment.
Quando corpus morietur,
Fac, ut animae donetur
Paradisi gloria.
Amen.
When my body dies,
let my soul be given
the glory of paradise.
Amen.

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Good Shepherd Sunday, 25 April 2020, Warrington

[Homily by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP:]


Watch it on permanent access on our LiveMass Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/412857044


Church re-opening actions:

The following advice was given by a good pastor in England: It is important that the government, and in particular the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, understands the specific importance to Catholics of popping into church to pray before the Blessed Sacrament and the depths of spiritual feeling of the Roman Catholic Community with regard to our need for the spiritual nourishment of receiving the Eucharist and the other sacraments. Bishops can express this to him, and the wider government, but their argument will be more persuasive if Catholics write to express to Mr Jenrick, calmly and clearly, their feelings. Please do this and tell other Catholics to do this. In this way you will be positively adding support to the presentations of the bishops.

Contact details: https://members.parliament.uk/member/4320/contact

Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF
Phone: 0303 444 0000
Email: https://forms.communities.gov.uk/

Email: robert.jenrick.mp@parliament.uk

Website
http://www.robertjenrick.com/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/RobertJenrick

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/RobertJenrickNewark

Please remember to write with courtesy, clarity and concision.

You may like to include some of the following considerations:

  1. Clergy are front-line workers even by phone and email to support the population against depression, breakdown and violence caused by the lockdown. 
  2. This key role of clergy must be recognised through the safe re-opening of their workplaces, the churches.
  3. Every priest in charge can state the seating capacity in his cathedral, church or chapel.
  4. A percentage of the seating capacity (20% to 30%?) is recognised as a safe amount of people to be in the church at the same time for public worship and/or private prayer.
  5. Two pews must be left empty between worshippers to keep the 2-meter social distancing.
  6. Only members of the same household may sit on the same bench. 
  7. No one is admitted into the building without a sanitizer.
  8. Confessions are permitted behind a screen, with sanitation of the prie-dieu.

The following message is shared here purely for the sake of inspiration. It was sent to a Catholic leader and is not destined as such to a Cabinet Minister.

“I am writing to ask that you and all the Bishops of England and Wales lobby the government to allow the reopening of Churches and the re-implementation of our Masses.
It has been 6 long weeks since our churches closed their doors to Masses, and 5 long weeks since we lost access to our Sacraments all together.
 
In this time I have stood in many a supermarket queue and dodged my way around many crowded aisles in order to feed my mortal body. During all of this it has been blatantly clear that the 2m rule cannot be kept and sanitation is impossible. You queue in the exact same spot as the person in front of you, milliseconds afterwards, as you move towards the shop door. You pick and handle your trolley or basket, and only then have the option of cleaning it. You play dodgems in narrow aisles which you are forced to walk down, despite never having needed the pet food aisle in your life. All the food has been handled multiple times: in preparation, in being stocked, potentially handled and put back by other shoppers, touched again by the shop assistants and put through conveyor belts and checkouts where a thousand other touched items have been that day. We are lying to ourselves that we can stay safe in a shop. Yet they remain open because we must feed our mortal bodies. 
 
So our immortal bodies must also be fed, and after 6 long weeks in the wilderness, my soul is starving. How, logically, can we crowd into small supermarket aisles where hundreds of people have passed through in the last half an hour, but groups of circa 50 people cannot meet in large churches once a week where social distancing can be easily implemented? How can we and multiple other people handle our temporal food in a supermarket, but we cannot receive our spiritual nourishment from the hands of one priest? 
 
What could be more important than our immortal souls? With every passing day, the chances of slipping away become ever greater. Priests throughout the ages have understood the importance of the sacraments, and died bringing them to their flock. I beg that you petition the government to reopen churches and you re-introduce the Sacraments to your starving flock as soon as possible. 
 
Your sincerely, N.”


LiveMass Statistics:
 

  • 1/2 million pages accessed over past 6 weeks (includes all 5 LiveMass sites, mid-March until end April 2020)
  • From: USA 62%; UK: 13%; Canada 6%; Germany 2%
  • Warrington: 300 households connected daily (Mon-Sat Masses only); 3,000 households connected every Sunday (that is, Sunday Mass only, watched from Sunday to following Saturday included, not simultaneously)

Remarks:

  • Connection duration varies globally: only 21% last over one hour.
  • Since our global audience is mostly made of practising Catholic families with children, and during the lockdown period in particular, its seems realistic to count an average of three souls united in prayer during Holy Mass for each household connected. This gives an estimate of about 10,000 souls united at every Warrington Sunday Mass.
  • Our Warrington record audience: 1,754 households connected on Maundy Thursday (live only).

Pray for the fantastic LiveMass team, a handful of lay volunteers spead in various FSSP aspotolate worlwide. They make this possible.
Tell your friends about LiveMass.net – including the LiveMass smartphone apps, the Vimeo, YouTube and Twitter associated accounts, the online missal and the up-to-date interactive map.

May 11, 2020

Mass intentions St Mary’s 10-24 May 2020

Sun 10 Fourth Sunday after Easter Vespers & Benediction 11:00am 5:00pm St Mary’s LiveMass worshippers and benefactors
Mon 11 Ss Philip & James Apostles 12:10pm Pauline Brewer RIP, and Roger & Paul Brewer
Tue 12 Ss Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla & Pancras 12:10pm Patrick Cahill RIP
Wed 13 St Robert Bellarmine Men’s Group Talk & Sung Compline 12:10pm 8:00pm Carlos Orfila  
Thu 14 Dedication of the Cathedral Church 12:10pm Thomas Fraser RIP
Fri 15 St John Baptist de la Salle 12:10pm Tom Reilly
Sat 16 St Ubaldus 12:10pm Tilly Cunningham
Sun 17 Fifth Sunday after Easter Vespers & Benediction 11:00am 5:00pm FSSP Confraternity
Mon 18 St Venantius 12:10pm        Frank Gately
Tue 19 St Peter Celestine 12:10pm Holy Souls
Wed 20 Vigil of the Ascension Men’s Group Talk & Sung Compline 12.10pm 8:00pm Eddy King  
Thu 21 The Ascension of Our Lord 12:10pm Lucy & Adrian Porter & Family
Fri 22 Votive Mass against Pestilence (Feria) 12:10 Matt Smith & Les Grover
Sat 23 Our Lady’s Saturday 12:10 Our Lady’s Holy Souls
Sun 24                                             Sunday after the Ascension Vespers & Benediction 11:00am 5:00pm S. Parkinson