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December 10, 2019

Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Thur. 12th Dec 12:10pm

PROTECTRESS OF THE UNBORN, pray for us and for our country!

Picture: Painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the American FSSP seminary in Nebraska, which is under her protection.

12th Dec. is her feast: at St Mary’s Warrington, special Mass at 12:10pm this Thursday, with confessions, homily, veneration of the image of Guadalupe and Loreto litany in intercession for unborn children and for a General Election according to God’s Holy will. All welcome.
Find the Mass propers in Latin and English below:

INTROIT:
Salve, sancta parens, eníxa puérpera Regem: qui cœlum, terrámque regit in sæcula sæculórum. (Ps. 44: 2) Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum: dico ego ópera mea Regi. v. Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancti sicut erat in principio et nunc, et semper, et saecula saeculorum. Amen. Salve, sancta parens…

Hail, holy Mother, who in childbirth didst bring forth the King Who ruleth Heaven and earth world without end. (P.T. Alleluia, alleluia.) Ps. 44: 2. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King. V. Glory.

COLLECT:
Deus, qui sub beatissimae Virginis Mariae singulari patrocinio constitutos perpetuis beneficiis nos cumulari voluisti: praesta supplicibus tuis; ut, cuius hodie commemoratione laetamur in terris, eius conspectu perfruamur in caelis. Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.

O GOD, Who hast willed that, under the special patronage of the blessed Virgin Mary, we be laden with perpetual favours, grant to Thy suppliants that, as we this day rejoice in her commemoration on earth, we may enjoy the vision of her in Heaven. Through our Lord.

EPISTLE: Wisdom 24: 23-31
Léctio libri Sapiéntiæ. Ego quasi vitis fructificávi suavitátem odóris: et flores mei, fructus honóris et honestátis. Ego mater pulchræ dilectiónis, et timóris, et agnitiónis, et sanctæ spei. In me grátia omnis viæ et veritátis: in me omnis spes vitæ et virtútis. Transíte ad me omnes qui concupíscisitis me, et a generatiónibus meis implémini. Spíritus enim meus super mel dulcis, et heréditas mea super mel et favum. Memória mea in generatiónes sæculórum. Qui edunt me, adhuc esúrient: et qui bibunt me, adhuc sítient. Qui audit me, non confundétur: et qui operántur in me, non peccábunt. Qui elúcidant me, vitam ætérnam habébunt.

As the vine I have brought forth a pleasant odor, and my flowers are the fruit of honor and riches. I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits; for my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb. My memory is unto everlasting generations. They that eat me, shall yet hunger; and they that drink me, shall yet thirst. He that harkeneth to me shall not be confounded, and they that work by me shall not sin. They that explain me shall have life everlasting.

GRADUAL: Canticles 6: 9
Quæ est ista, quæ progréditur quasi auróra consúrgens, pulchra ut luna, elécta ut sol? V. (Eccles. 50: 8) Quasi arcus refúlgens inter nébulas glóriæ, et quasi flos rosárum in diébus vernis. Allelúja, allelúja. V. (Cant. 2: 12) Flores apparuérunt in terra nostra, tempus putatiónis advénit. Allelúja.

Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun? Ecclus. 50: 8. As the rainbow giving light in the bright clouds, and as the flower of roses in the days of spring.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Cant. 2: 12. The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is come. Alleluia.

GOSPEL: Luke 1: 39-47
In illo témpore: exsúrgens María ábiit in montána cum festinatióne in civitátem Juda: et intrávit in domum Zacharíæ, et salutávit Elísa­beth. Et factum est, ut audívit salutatiónem Maríæ Elísabeth, exsultávit infans in útero ejus: et repléta est Spíritu Sancto Elísabeth, et ex­clamávit voce magna et dixit: Benedícta tu inter mulíeres, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui. Et unde hoc mihi, ut véniat mater Dómini mei ad me? Ecce enim, ut facta est vox salutatiónis tuæ in áuribus meis, exsultávit in gáudio infans. in útero meo. Et beáta, qui credidísti, quóniam perficiéntur ea, quæ dicta sunt tibi a Dómino. Et ait María: Magnificat ánima mea Dóminum: et exsultávit spíritus meus in Deo salutári meo.

At that time, Mary rising up, went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda. And she entered into the house of Zachary, and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: and she cried out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord. And Mary said, My soul my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

OFFERTORY : 2 Par. 7: 16
Elégi, et sanctificávi locum istum, ut sit ibi nomen meum, et permáneant óculi mei, et cor meum ibi cunctis diébus.

I have chosen, and have sanctified this place, that My name may be there, and My eyes and My heart may remain there forevermore.

SECRET :
Tua, Dómine, propitiatióne, et beátæ Maríæ semper Vírginis intercessióne, ad perpétuam atque præséntem hæc oblátio nobis profíciat prosperitátem et pacem. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.

Through thine indulgent mercy, O Lord, and through the prayers of blessed Mary ever a virgin, may this oblation avail to the ensuring to us of prosperity and peace, now and forevermore. Through our Lord.

COMMUNION : Ps. 147: 20
Non fecit táliter omni natióni: et judícia sua non manifestávit eis.

He hath not done in like manner to every nation: and His judgments He hath not made manifest to them.

POSTCOMMUNION :
Sumptis, Dómine, salútis nostræ subsídiis: da, quæsumus, beátæ Maríæ semper Vírginis patrocíniis nos ubíque prótegi; in cujus veneratióne hæc tuæ obtúlimus majestáti. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.

Having received the aids of our everlasting salvation, O Lord, we beseech Thee, grant us to be everywhere protected by the patronage of blessed Mary, ever a virgin, in veneration of whom we have made these offerings to Thy majesty. Through our Lord.

Visit http://www.divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/missa/missa.pl

December 7, 2019

Sunday Bulletin 8th Dec. 2019

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BULLETIN of ST MARY’S SHRINE 8th December 2019               Fortnightly www.fssp.co.uk/warrington • 01925 635664 Watch our Mass daily on http://livemass.net/ 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: malleray@fssp.org Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP: iverrier@fssp.org Assistant: Fr Henry Whisenant: henrywhiz@hotmail.com Deacon Roger Gilbride, FSSP: roger.gilbride@fssp.org (on pastoral placement until Easter) In residence: Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP: astewart@olgseminary.org (Sick Leave: Fr K.Loewenstein, FSSP)   Holy Masses: Sunday 11am & 6pm; Mon-Sat 12:10pm daily. Confessions 30mins before every Mass every day – including from 5:30pm before 6pm Sunday Mass, and on Saturdays 10am-11:45am Eucharistic Adoration: Sat 10:00am-12 noon; 1st Fri 7:40pm-8:40pm; most Wed. afternoon after school Daily Rosary 11:30am Mon-Fri, 11am Sat. + 12noon Angelus Sung Compline: Sunday 7:15pm, Wednesday 9:15pm Stations of the Cross: Mon, Fri 1:00pm Men’s group: Every Wed 7:00pm Mass + Talk & Compline Mothers’ Prayer group: Wed 1:00pm Adults Catechesis: with Fr Whisenant Home Education Group: MostWednesdays 1pm-3:30pm. Contact Alison Kahn 01925 727759. Choir: Every Thur & Sun.Contact Fr Verrier for an audition if you would like to join our choir – including Junior choir. Young Adults & Professionals 18-35: Monthly Sat walk and/or talk: www.facebook.com/juventutem.warrington/ Divine Mercy group: every second Tuesday 1:00pm Pro-life group: Last Sat 10:15am: p.boyle400@btinternet.com   SUPPORT—Bank details: Account name: FSSP Warrington. Account number: 30993368. Sort Code 30-80-27; Lloyds Bank, Palmerston Road Branch. Ask us for Gift Aid forms and envelopes: warrington@fssp.org. Registered Charity number 1129964   Safeguarding: Children, teenagers and vulnerable adults must be accompanied or supervised at all times within the Shrine. If you have concerns, 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 cleaning: please given an hour of your time each week to keep St Mary’s fit for divine worship. Contact Jeff Hall: jeffreyhall001@hotmail.com Addicts to drugs, alcohol: help available with high success rate. Free. Confidential phone contact: 07916578902. ☞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. If no server, please hold the Communion plate against your throat. Thank you in advance.   ☞ Printed Mass sheets: please don’t bin them, as we will use them next year. Leave them in church Porch. ☞ Modesty in church: please cover your bodies at least down to elbows and below knees; no tight or see-through garments. ☞ Did you know? St Mary’s Shrine costs £1,444/week to run and maintain. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

VOTE LIFE this Thursday 12th Dec – feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Protectress of the Unborn! Ask your MP candidates if they will sign the Both Lives Matter pledge. 80 candidates have signed so far. Go to info@righttolife.org.uk. Both lives pledge, type in your postcode, find out where they stand. Former MP for Stoke-on-Trent South, Mr Rob Flello (Catholic) the former Labour MP (Pre 2017) has been deselected by Lib Dems (after 36hours) when they found out about  his Christian beliefs.

What if none of the candidates are completely pro-life? As Pope John Paul II explains in his encyclical, Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), “…when it is not possible to overturn or completely abrogate a pro-abortion law, an elected official, whose absolute personal opposition to procured abortion was well known, could licitly support proposals aimed at limiting the harm done by such a law and at lessening its negative consequences at the level of general opinion and morality. This does not in fact represent an illicit cooperation with an unjust law, but rather a legitimate and proper attempt to limit its evil aspects.”Logically, it follows from these words of the Pope that a voter may likewise vote for that candidate who will most likely limit the evils of abortion or any other moral evil at issue.

Thus, it is morally wrong to vote for one who personally or via his/her party wishes to further worsen anti-life laws.

Message from the Bishops of England & Wales on the General Election.


Currently five clerics: Fr. Henry Whisenant will serve at St. Mary’s until 1st July 2020 as Assistant; while Fr. Alex Stewart FSSP is in residence here for another couple of months.

Congratulations to Alasdair Hale baptised and confirmed on 7th December; to Virginia Hale, confirmed on 7th December; to their baby boy William, baptised on 7th December; to young Sinead Larkin, baptised on 9th November.


Gently-sloping ramp to the new car park and hall with broad paved footpath from church installed this week.


St Mary’s Christmas Bake-off! Bring cakes for a Christmas cake competition on Sunday 15th December, in the Priory Court new Coffee Room. Men’s, women’s and children’s categories. Buy a vote and take a taste! Many of the cakes will be available for sale afterwards. 

Children and friends of St Mary’s to act ‘The Finding of the King’ on Monday 30th December. The Nativity play will be performed in the top parish room at 6pm. If you would like to participate in any way, contact Fr Whisenant via the office or Alison Kahn 01925 727759. Otherwise, come and watch and join in the singing! Tea and cakes downstairs afterwards (contributions welcome). 


25 men in Stonyhurst last weekend, reflecting on: ‘Restoring manhood: Man as son of God, husband and father.’ Interest was expressed to hold another such weekend next year. (Picture below)


SPUC Youth conference, Friday 28th Feb – Sun 1st March 2020. Willows Training Centre, Great North Road, Wyboston Bedfordshire MK44 3AL. £115 by 31/12 or £135.


Wed 25th: Christmas: 00:00am Solemn High Midnight Mass at midnight (following 11:30pm carols); 9:00am Low Mass at Dawn; 11:00am Solemn High Mass of the Day – NO 6pm Mass. Reminder: The Nativity of the Lord is a holiday of obligation: every able Catholic must attend Holy Mass that day under penalty of grave sin.


Vocation Weekend 24-26 Jan. 2020: Warrington, for single Catholic men 18-30. 7 men booked already. Contact: malleray@fssp.org


FULLY BOOKED! Advent Recollection for the laity at Douai Abbey on 20-22 Dec: all 34 spaces are now booked.Please pray for spiritual fruit.Led by Frs A. de Malleray, FSSP & P. O’Donohue, FSSP on the theme: “Our Holy Mother the Church”.


Juventutem Warrington Sat. 21st Dec: iverrier@fssp.org.


70 young adults attended the monthly Juventutem London event at St Mary Moorfields on 6th December. Watch the 3 videos of the last month’s conference day on ‘Rebuilding Religious Life in England’ here: www.facebook.com/pg/londonjuventutem/videos


Clergy Retreat 27 April-1st May 2020, Stonyhurst: The priests and Holy Church: her sons and defenders – by Fr A. de Malleray. COST: £320 in total (4 days full board, modern single room with ensuite).

Mass Intentions:

Sun 8Immaculate Conception of Our Lady: 1pm Lunch; 2pm Talk & Musical Rosary; 3:45pm Sung Vespers & Benediction. 7:15pm Compline as usual11:00am
6:00pm
Gary & Jacquie May  
Michael T. McCartney RIP
Mon 9 Rorate Mass Feria Stations of the Cross for Priests 1pm 6:30am
12:10pm
William McSorley RIP Anthony Crutch
Tue 10 Rorate Mass Feria 6:30am
12:10pm
Pope Benedict Michael McSorley
Wed 11   St Damasus Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm Men’s group: Mass, Talk, Q’s & A’s, Compline 12:10pm
7:00pm
Peter Gildea Laura McSorley
Thu 12 Feria 12:10pm Ernest Bennett RIP
Fri 13 St Lucy Stations of the Cross after Mass 12:10pm Richard Thompson
Sat 14 Rorate Mass Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Feria 6:30am
10:00am
12:10pm
Timothy H. Faulkner The Country’s Leaders Jasmine Elizabeth Thompson
Sun 15 3rd Sunday of Advent
(Gaudete)
11:00am
6:00pm
Father Konrad Loewenstein, FSSP Harry & Teresa Webster
Mon 16 St Eusebius Stations of the Cross for Priests after Mass 12:10pm                                  Theresa & Charlie’s intention
Tue 17 Feria 12:10pm Philip Chirgwin RIP (Anniv.)
Wed 18 Ember Day Mothers’Prayer Group  1pm Men’s group: Mass, Talk,Q’s & A’s, Compline 12:10pm
7:00pm
 J. McKenzie’s Private Intention
Thu 19 Feria 12:10pm Paddy, Kirsty & Family
Fri 20 Ember Day Stations of the Cross after Mass 12:10pm Neil & Ruth Kirby
Sat 21 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament St Thomas Apostle 10:00am
12:10pm
The Unborn John & Susan Martin (Wedd. Anniv.)
Sun 22                 4th Sunday of Advent 11:00am
6:00pm
Catherine & Karl Williams Paula Moore
December 6, 2019

Videos on Religious Life

Juventutem London Conference – Consecrated life: a safer way to heaven (1/3) – 9 Nov

Consecrated life: A safer way to heaven (Conference 1/3 "Religious Bounce" Juventutem London Day Conference 10 Nov 2019)

Posted by Juventutem London on Monday, 25 November 2019
Consecrated life: A safer way to heaven (Conference 1/3 “Religious Bounce” Juventutem London Day Conference 10 Nov 2019)
(Two more videos)
Read summary here: https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2019/11/reviving-religious-life-in-britain-and.html

Our Persecuted Brethren

Out of 5 victims of religious persecution worldwide, 4 are Christians. Thank God for courageous Hungary, a small country speaking up for millions of persecuted Christians. Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP was privileged to attend, and reports:

The international conference last week in Budapest was attended by over 650 delegates from all over the world, with speeches by Prime Minister Orban and by dozens of Cardinals, Archbishops and dignitaries of the Catholic Church and of other Christian communities. Former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Cardinal Mueller stated that undergoing hostility from the world is part of being followers of Christ, so that we must not lose heart but bear witness and persevere.

Awareness must be raised and anti-Christian persecution must not be camouflaged under the guise of religious persecution in general (‘as if anti-Semitism were never addressed specifically, but only racism in general’, a lay speaker suggested); or even denied as if attacks against Christians were accidental manifestations of purely ethnic and economical problems (e.g. African tribes merely fighting for water or pastures). Hungarian Ambassador to the Holy See Eduard Habsburg wondered: ‘I ask myself why people suddenly turn quiet when you begin to speak about the plight of Christians all over the world.’

The main issues at stake are 1) the shrinking presence of Christians in the Levant after 20 centuries, now more and more under threat (90% Christians have left Irak since the fall of Saddham Hussein); and 2) how the West can learn from these tragedies and prevent the eradication of Christianity in our our own countries, where lawmakers and the media are unbloodily but even more successfully erasing the Christian values and identity.

‘Hungarians make up only 0.02 percent of the world’s population, so how much difference can it make? Is it worth it?’ Prime Minister Orbán asked. He answered his own question by reflecting on the 12 apostles who, though small in number, changed the world with the Good News. ‘Standing up for our persecuted brothers and sisters engenders courage in ourselves and others,’ Orbán continued.

Orbán noted that the first Hungarian tribes arrived in the Carpathian Basin 1,100 years ago but many other groups had come and gone before them. ‘To this day Hungarians are curious as to why we were the ones to survive,’ the prime minister said. ‘According to the most widely accepted answer, our military capabilities and vigour would not have been enough, so the key to our survival was our conversion to Christianity.’

‘There are some who see this as primarily a diplomatic feat or one of state organisation, and it was exactly those things, but first and foremost it was a spiritual rebirth and a real conversion,’ Orbán said. ‘The Hungarian people and their government believe that Christianity can help peoples and nations survive, just as it had happened with us,’ he added. ‘Our first Christian king was more than just a remarkable ruler,’ Orbán said, adding that King St. Stephen had been a visionary who had given Hungarians guidance and a ‘spiritual and political compass’. The prime minister said Hungary was right to stand up for Christianity, arguing that ‘goodness inspires goodness’ and Hungarians’ commitment to helping persecuted Christians ‘breeds courage’. ‘Our example can have a far reach,’ he said. ‘Actions can free those who are crippled and restore faith in personal action.’

Orbán said the question may arise whether there was already enough to be done about anti-Christian sentiment in Europe and if there was even a need to provide help to other continents. ‘The troubles of Christianity in Europe and the persecution of Christians in other places cannot be separated from one another,’ he argued. ‘Europe is quiet,’ Orbán said. ‘A mysterious force shuts the mouths of European politicians and cripples their arms.’ He said the issue of Christian persecution could only be considered a human rights issue in Europe, insisting that ‘Christians are not allowed to be mentioned on their own, only together with other groups that are being persecuted for their faiths.’ The persecution of Christians ‘is therefore folded into the diverse family of persecuted religious groups’, he added.

Hungarian State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians Tristan Azbej :
Defending Christianity is a matter of honour.

‘We have 245 million reasons to be here. This is how many people are persecuted daily because of their Christian belief,’ Hungarian State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians Tristan Azbej said Nov. 26 as he opened the conference.

The Prime Minister said that while religious persecution should not be underestimated, those who treated the persecution of Christians solely as a humanitarian problem failed to mention the most important thing. ‘It’s not just the people and the communities but also the culture as a whole that is being subjected to an organised and comprehensive attack,’ he said. ‘Even in the land of our culture, our civilisation, the most successful Christian civilisation to date: Europe.’ He said this attack was being carried out through ‘the replacement of the population, immigration, stigmatisation, insults and the muzzle of political correctness’.

Orbán said there were many ‘good and true Christian politicians’ in Europe today but they were stymied from openly stating their views due to a mix of constant coalition negotiations and succumbing to the power relations of Europe’s media. Hungary, he said, was blessed with political stability, a public against migration, and a majority that demanded the protection of Christian culture. He said Hungarian politics started from the position that ‘we Christians have the right to protect our culture and way of life’. Orbán said that unlike many politicians elsewhere in Europe, ‘we believe people should be encouraged to live and thrive where their ancestors have lived for centuries. So the Hungary Helps scheme is about rebuilding schools, hospitals and dwellings in troubled parts of the world and providing young people with an education at Hungarian universities, he said.

He said Europeans were wrong to think that the persecution of Christians could never take place in their own country. He said that even though Europe had suffered at the hands of terrorists several times, ‘many Islamic State soldiers’ had come from western European countries while ‘Islamic masses’ had migrated to Europe illegally and unchecked. Demographic forecasts indicate that the religious and cultural proportions in some European countries will change rapidly, he said, adding that Europe could only be ‘saved’ by re-establishing its Christian identity.

Read more at: https://dailynewshungary.com/international-conference-on-persecuted-christians-orban-europe-can-only-be-saved-by-returning-to-christianity/

https://www.iccphungary.com/
December 4, 2019

Great Men’s Week-end

25 MEN reflected on…
‘Restoring Manhood: Man as son of God, husband and father.’

We spent a great weekend (29 Nov-1 Dec) at Theodore House, the brand new retreat centre at Stonyhurst. There were 23 laymen, most of them husbands and dads.
Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP led the retreat, asssited by Deacon Roger Gilbride, FSSP.
Thank you to Director Stefan and to Parish Priest Fr Tim Curtis, SJ for their friendly welcome. We venerated the many relics of saints displayed in the School Museum (e.g. above: crucifix of St Thomas More).
We hope to come again soon.
(Our next scheduled retreat there is for clerics, from 27 April to 1 May 2020 – bookings@christianheritagecentre.com.)

Rorate Masses St Mary’s

Special Advent ‘Rorate’ Masses at St Mary’s Warrington:
Thursday 5 Dec at 6:30am;
Monday 9 Dec at 6:30am;
Tuesday 10 Dec at 6:30am;
Sat 14 Dec at 6.30am.
(This is in addition to our normal Mass schedule, not instead.)
The Rorate Mass is a Votive Mass in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the season of Advent. It has a long tradition in the Catholic Church, especially in German-speaking areas. The Masses begin early in the morning when it was still dark due to winter-time and are said by candlelight. Bring a torch in you need to read from your missal.

November 22, 2019

St Mary’s Bulletin 24 Nov 2019

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BULLETIN of ST MARY’S SHRINE 24th November 2019               Fortnightly www.fssp.co.uk/warrington • 01925 635664 Watch our Mass daily on http://livemass.net/ 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: malleray@fssp.org Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP: iverrier@fssp.org On pastoral placement: Deacon Roger Gilbride, FSSP: roger.gilbride@fssp.org (26 Oct-Easter) In residence: Fr Henry Whisenant: henrywhiz@hotmail.com (On Sick Leave: Fr Konrad Loewenstein, FSSP) Holy Masses: Sunday 11am & 6pm; Mon-Sat 12:10pm daily. Confessions 30mins before every Mass every day – including from 5:30pm before 6pm Sunday Mass, and on Saturdays 10am-11:45am Eucharistic Adoration: Sat 10:00am-12 noon; 1st Fri 7:40pm-8:40pm; most Wed. afternoon after school Daily Rosary 11:30am Mon-Fri, 11am Sat. + 12noon Angelus Sung Compline: Sunday 7:15pm, Wednesday 9:15pm Stations of the Cross: Mon, Fri 1:00pm Men’s group: Every Wed 7:00pm Mass + Talk & Compline Mothers’ Prayer group: Wed 1:00pm Adults Catechesis: MostSat 6pmwithFr Loewenstein Home Education Group: MostWednesdays 1pm-3:30pm. Contact Alison Kahn 01925 727759. Choir: Every Thur & Sun.Contact Fr Verrier for an audition if you would like to join our choir – including Junior choir. Young Adults & Professionals 18-35: Monthly Sat walk and/or talk: www.facebook.com/juventutem.warrington/ Divine Mercy group: every second Tuesday 1:00pm Pro-life group: Last Sat 10:15am: p.boyle400@btinternet.com   SUPPORT—Bank details: Account name: FSSP Warrington. Account number: 30993368. Sort Code 30-80-27; Lloyds Bank, Palmerston Road Branch. Ask us for Gift Aid forms and envelopes: warrington@fssp.org. Registered Charity number 1129964   Safeguarding: Children, teenagers and vulnerable adults must be accompanied or supervised at all times within the Shrine. If you have concerns, 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 cleaning: please given an hour of your time each week to keep St Mary’s fit for divine worship. Contact Jeff Hall: jeffreyhall001@hotmail.com   Addicts to drugs, alcohol: help available with high success rate. Free. Confidential phone contact: 07916578902.   ☞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. If no server, please hold the Communion plate against your throat. Thank you in advance.   ☞ Printed Mass sheets: please don’t bin them, as we will use them next year. Leave them in church Porch.   ☞ Modesty in church: please cover your bodies at least down to elbows and below knees; no tight or see-through garments.   ☞ Did you know? St Mary’s Shrine costs £1,444/week to run and maintain. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Priory Court: The temporary ramp to the new car park will be improved soon: handrail, gate, paving. You may already park in the new car park on the 18 spaces RIGHT from the new access to our back garden, i.e. the rear half of the car park, further away from the Buttermarket street entrance. In due course, the ground paint for parking spaces will be upgraded.

Send us any pictures taken on the day of the ‘inauguration’ when one of our young girls cut the ribbon to the main staircase.


Pray for our men on weekend of recollection in Stonyhurst 29th Nov – 1st Dec 2019: Theme: ‘Restoring manhood: Man as son of God, husband and father.’


Frs de Malleray and Verrier prayed for you on annual private retreat last week (18-22 Nov.)


Dowry Mag No43 online (https://fssp.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-10-11-Dowry-43-WEB.pdf ) and now in print.


Religious call: 40 young adults & professionals attended the day conference on religious life and vocation, given by Fr de Malleray in London on Nov 9th last. Pray that many of them will answer the call. Forward to your friends the link to the article on Reviving Religious Life in Britain : https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2019/11/reviving-religious-life-in-britain-and.html .


Fascinating talk by Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP to the Men’s Group on Wed 13 Nov last on the influence of good and bad musics on civilisation and souls. More on this topic on the forthcoming Wednesdays.


Minor Orders conferred to 20 at our US seminary on Sat 23 Nov by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of Lincoln.

Please pray for the ordinands to Porters and Lectors: Samuel, Jeremy, Joseph, Christopher, Benjamin, Anthony, Samuel, Matthew, Jacob, Brian, Charles, Stephen. To Exorcists and Acolytes: Savio, Adrian,  Quinn, Isaac, Andrew, Nathan, Evan, Edgar.


Altar serving workshop on Sat 23, 1pm-3pm with Deacon Gilbride, FSSP: roger.gilbride@fssp.org.



On November 5th we celebrated a Requiem Mass with catafalque for all the deceased members of the Fraternity and of the Confraternity. We also recited together Lauds of the Office of the Dead.


St Mary’s Christmas Bake-off! Bring cakes for a Christmas cake competition on Sunday 15th December, in the Priory Court new Coffee Room. Men’s, women’s and children’s categories. Buy a vote and take a taste! Many of the cakes will be available for sale afterwards. 


Immaculate Conception Sunday: Festivities to honour our Blessed Mother next 8th Dec: 11am Solemn high Mass; 1pm Lunch; 2pm Talk & Musical Rosary; 3.45pm Sung Vespers & Benediction (ends before 5pm). Sun 6pm Low Mass and 7.15pm Compline as usual.


Vocation Weekend 24-26 Jan. 2020, Warrington, for single Catholic men 18-30. Contact: malleray@fssp.org

Advent Recollection for the laity: last spaces: at Douai Abbey, Berks.: 20-22 December 2019. FromFri. 20 Dec.with EF Holy Mass at 6PM, followed by 7PM Supper (arrival from 4PM). Ends Sun 22 Dec 3PM. Led by Frs A. de Malleray, FSSP & P. O’Donohue, FSSP on the theme: “Our Holy Mother the Church”.

Costs: £141.60 for single room with en-suite full board; £108.00 for shared room.

Booking: ATTENTION: Please DO NOT book directly with Douai Abbey. Instead, please send any booking correspondence and fees to us at: ‘Advent Retreat 2019, St John Fisher House, 17 Eastern Avenue, Reading RG1 2NS, Berkshire, England’. Info: ukretreat@fssp.org


Clergy Retreat 27 April-1st May 2020, Stonyhurst: The priests and Holy Church: her sons and defenders – by Fr A. de Malleray. COST: £320 in total (4 days full board, modern single room with ensuite).

Mass Intentions:

Sun 24          24th Sunday after Pentecost (7:15pm Compline) 11:00am 6:00pm FSSP Confraternity Rev. Andrew Dickinson RIP
Mon 25 St Catherine of Alexandria Stations of the Cross for Priests 1pm 12:10pm Frank Laurence
Tue 26 St Silvester 12:10pm Tom Lea
Wed 27 Vot. Mass St Joseph Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm Men’s group: Mass, Talk, Q’s & A’s, Compline 12:10pm 7:00pm Stephen Clarke Bob Goulding
Thu 28 Votive Requiem 12:10pm Holy Souls
Fri 29 St Cuthbert Mayne, Martyr Stations after Mass Immaculate Conception Novena begins 12:10pm Thomas & Eileen Corcoran RIP
Sat 30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament St Andrew, Apostle, 2nd class feast 10:00am 12:10pm Holy Souls Daniel, Joshua, Aaron & Michael Parkinson
Sun 1 1st Sunday of Advent Music collection Alma antiphon (7:15pm Compline) 11:00am 6:00pm Sheila Dodd Joseph David Faulkner
Mon 2 St Bibiana Stations for Priests after Mass 12:10pm                                    Joseph King
Tue 3 St Francis Xavier, Confessor 12:10pm Fr R. Bosco
Wed 4 St Peter Chrysologus Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm Men’s group: Mass, Talk, Q’s & A’s, Compline 12:10pm 7:00 pm Weronika Hebda RIP Leonard Keenan
Thu 5 Votive Mass for Vocations 12:10pm Aimée Blacker
Fri 6 St Nicholas, B. Stations of the Cross after Mass First Friday Mass and Holy Hour with devotions 12:10pm 7:00 pm Ronald Hannah FSSP Confraternity
Sat 7 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament St Ambrose, Bishop & Doctor 10:00am 12:10pm St Mary’s congregants Christina Clarke
Sun 8 Immaculate Conception of Our Lady: 1pm Lunch; 2pm Talk & Musical Rosary; 3:45pm Sung Vespers & Benediction. 7:15pm Compline as usual 11:00am 6:00 pm Gary & Jacquie May   Michael T. McCartney RIP


November 16, 2019

Christmas cards sale & St Faustina Film

Christmas card sale (SPUC) after 11am Sunday Mass on 17 Nov. in the Narthex.

St Faustina film Love and Mercy: Faustina, is showing on this Monday evening 18th Nov, 20.30pm for one night only, currently the 60 seat theatre is only just over half full, so we need to fill the place (Warrington Odeon). We could arrange lifts for people.

November 15, 2019

5 hours left to save babies

Dear friends,

If you haven’t done so already please respond to the consultation by 5pm today. You may wish to do so using the link below as it only takes a few clicks! We need as many responses from  the pro-life side as possible, particularly in the Manchester area. Please share the link!!

Thank you all very much for your gallant efforts.

Manchester City Council has opened a consultation on a proposed censorship zone (PSPO) at Wynnstay Grove. If implemented the censorship zone would among other things criminalise:

  • Free speech
  • Signage
  • Prayer
  • Counselling
  • The offer of leaflets

You can respond to the consultation below! Please use this tool and share with like-minded people. The consultation closes on Friday 15th November!

November 8, 2019

St Mary’s Sunday Bulletin 10th Nov 2019

Click here to open this bulletin as pdf.

BULLETIN of ST MARY’S SHRINE 10th November 2019               Fortnightly www.fssp.co.uk/warrington • 01925 635664 Watch our Mass daily on http://livemass.net/ 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: malleray@fssp.org Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP: iverrier@fssp.org On pastoral placement: Deacon Roger Gilbride, FSSP: roger.gilbride@fssp.org (26 Oct-Easter) In residence: Fr Henry Whisenant: henrywhiz@hotmail.com (On Sick Leave: Fr Konrad Loewenstein, FSSP) Holy Masses: Sunday 11am & 6pm; Mon-Sat 12:10pm daily. Confessions 30mins before every Mass every day – including from 5:30pm before 6pm Sunday Mass, and on Saturdays 10am-11:45am Eucharistic Adoration: Sat 10:00am-12 noon; 1st Fri 7:40pm-8:40pm; most Wed. afternoon after school Daily Rosary 11:30am Mon-Fri, 11am Sat. + 12noon Angelus Sung Compline: Sunday 7:15pm, Wednesday 9:15pm Stations of the Cross: Mon, Fri 1:00pm Men’s group: Every Wed 7:00pm Mass + Talk & Compline Mothers’ Prayer group: Wed 1:00pm Adults Catechesis: MostSat 6pmwithFr Loewenstein Home Education Group: MostWednesdays 1pm-3:30pm. Contact Alison Kahn 01925 727759. Choir: Every Thur & Sun.Contact Fr Verrier for an audition if you would like to join our choir – including Junior choir. Young Adults & Professionals 18-35: Monthly Sat walk and/or talk: www.facebook.com/juventutem.warrington/ Divine Mercy group: every second Tuesday 1:00pm Pro-life group: Last Sat 10:15am: p.boyle400@btinternet.com   SUPPORT—Bank details: Account name: FSSP Warrington. Account number: 30993368. Sort Code 30-80-27; Lloyds Bank, Palmerston Road Branch. Ask us for Gift Aid forms and envelopes: warrington@fssp.org. Registered Charity number 1129964   Safeguarding: Children, teenagers and vulnerable adults must be accompanied or supervised at all times within the Shrine. If you have concerns, 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 cleaning: please given an hour of your time each week to keep St Mary’s fit for divine worship. Contact Jeff Hall: jeffreyhall001@hotmail.com   Addicts to drugs, alcohol: help available with high success rate. Free. Confidential phone contact: 07916578902.   ☞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. If no server, please hold the Communion plate against your throat. Thank you in advance.   ☞ Printed Mass sheets: please don’t bin them, as we will use them next year. Leave them in church Porch.   ☞ Modesty in church: please cover your bodies at least down to elbows and below knees; no tight or see-through garments.   ☞ Did you know? St Mary’s Shrine costs £1,444/week to run and maintain. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Priory Court: Last week we informally inaugurated Priory Court. Parishioners appreciated the size and good condition of the building. From now on the coffee after Mass will take place over there. The temporary ramp to the new car park will be improved soon. You may already park in the new car park on the 18 spaces RIGHT from the new access to our back garden, i.e. the rear half of the car park, further away from the Buttermarket street entrance. In due course, the floor paint for parking spaces will be upgraded.


LAST CHANCE: Men’s recollection weekend 29th Nov – 1st Dec 2019: Theme: ‘Restoring manhood: Man as son of God, husband and father.’ Location: The Christian Heritage Centre, Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, BB7 9PT. Bookings: bookings@christianheritagecentre.com & 01254 827329. £50 deposit upon booking. Cost: £160 for full weekend (single room), or £110 p.p. (twin).


Dowry Mag No43 online (https://fssp.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-10-11-Dowry-43-WEB.pdf ) and now in print.


St Mary’s Christmas Bake-off! Bring cakes for a Christmas cake competition on Sunday 15th December, in the Priory Court new Coffee Room. Men’s, women’s and children’s categories. Buy a vote and take a taste! Many of the cakes will be available for sale afterwards. 


Save Babies: Manchester City Council are consulting on a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in the area surrounding the abortion facility in Fallowfield, Manchester. This would ban peaceful prayer vigils and the offering of help in the vicinity of the facility. We have seen over 100 women change their minds and choose life for their unborn children as a result of these vigils in Manchester. If you have been to a vigil please respond to the consultation online at http://www.manchester.gov.uk/consultations or if you haven’t you can email: asb.action.team@manchester.gov.uk to express your opposition to the PSPO.


More Christmas cards to buy: Sunday 17th November after both Holy Masses – sold by SPUC. Terry Gorman of ACN thanks you all for having purchased last Sunday £495 worth of Christmas cards – almost 70% more than last year (£293.10) and by far and away a new record!


Immaculate Conception Sunday: Festivities to honour our Blessed Mother next 8th Dec: 11am Solemn high Mass; 1pm Lunch; 2pm Talk & Musical Rosary; 3.45pm Sung Vespers & Benediction (ends before 5pm). Sun 6pm Low Mass and 7.15pm Compline as usual.


Vocation Weekend 24-26 Jan. 2020, Warrington, for single Catholic men 18-30. Contact: malleray@ssp.org

Advent Recollection for the laity: last 6 spaces: at Douai Abbey, Berks.: 20-22 December 2019. FromFri. 20 Dec.with EF Holy Mass at 6PM, followed by 7PM Supper (arrival from 4PM). Ends Sun 22 Dec 3PM. Led by Frs A. de Malleray, FSSP & P. O’Donohue, FSSP on the theme: “Our Holy Mother the Church”. Costs: £141.60 for single room with en-suite full board; £108.00 for shared room.

Booking: ATTENTION: Please DO NOT book directly with Douai Abbey. Instead, please send any booking correspondence and fees to us at: ‘Advent Retreat 2019, St John Fisher House, 17 Eastern Avenue, Reading RG1 2NS, Berkshire, England’. Info: ukretreat@fssp.org


CLERGY RETREAT 27 APRIL -1 MAY 2020, STONYHURST: The priests and Holy Church: her sons and defenders – by Fr A. de Malleray. COST: £320 in total (4 days full board, modern single room with ensuite).

Mass Intentions:

     
Sun 10                                                                                       22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Remembrance Sunday) 11:00am 6:00pm St Mary’s parishioners who died at war RIP Kathie Mardell
Mon 11 St Martin, Bishop Stations of the Cross for Priests 1pm 12:10pm Karina de Paula
Tue 12 St Martin I, Pope 12:10pm Charlie Heywood
Wed 13 St Didacus Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm Men’s group: Mass, Talk, Q’s & A’s, Compline 12:10pm 7:00pm Fr Jerome Bertram RIP Archbishop Michael Bowen RIP
Thu 14 St Josaphat 12:10pm Daniel Platt RIP
Fri 15 St Albert the Great Stations of the Cross after Mass 12:10 pm Anne Booth RIP
Sat 16 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament St Edmund, Bishop 10:00 12:10pm   Rafael Pozo
Sun 17 23rd Sunday after Pentecost 11:00am 6:00pm John Morris RIP Bill Murphy RIP
Mon 18 Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss Peter & Paul Stations of the Cross for Priests after Mass 12:10pm                                    Stephen Clarke
Tue 19 St Elizabeth 12:10pm Reuben de Rosario Aguiar RIP
Wed 20  St Felix de Valois Mothers’Prayer Group  1pm Men’s group: Mass, Talk,Q’s & A’s, Compline 12:10pm 7:00 pm Jasbar Chadha RIP Hannah Coleman RIP
Thu 21 Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 12:10pm John Paul
Fri 22 St Cecilia Stations of the Cross after Mass 12:10pm Henry
Sat 23 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament St Clement 10:00am 12:10pm   D. Thomas RIP & Isaac
Sun 24                                                                               24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost 11:00am 6:00 pm FSSP Confraternity Rev. Andrew Dickinson RIP