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July 31, 2019

‘Why every knee must bow before Jesus’: Warrington Men’s Group 31st July 7pm.

Our weekly MEN’S GROUP (any man 18+, including non Catholics) at St Mary’s Shrine Church, Warrington WA1 2NS.

Talk by Fr de Malleray this evening on : ‘Why every knee must bow before Jesus.’

We started in June 2019 with a dozen; a fortnight ago there were 17; last Wednesday we were 20 (clergy included). This group clearly meets an aspiration from men. We like getting together as men, whether married or single, with no concern about being seen as Catholics. Some travelled from Sheffield and Manchester. The age range is telling: 20 to 80! 
In addition to Holy Mass, doctrine and Compline, male camaraderie plays an important role as we chat with a drink. The group is under the protection of St Joseph, a wonderful model for all men. 
Bring your friends along next Wednesday, 7pm!

SCHEDULE: 
7:00pm Low Mass
7:35pm Silent thanksgiving up to 7:55pm
7:45pm Chat and drinks
8:00pm Talk by priest on doctrine & spirituality
8:30pm Questions & Answers
9:05pm Novena to St Joseph
9:15pm Compline
9:30pm End

Although men like to stay for the whole schedule, if on occasions you cannot do so, feel welcome to arrive later or depart earlier.

July 23, 2019

Men’s Group Wed 24 July

Our weekly MEN’S GROUP (any man 18+, including non Catholics)

Talk by Fr de Malleray on : Why humans seek God. 

We started in June 2019 with a dozen; a fortnight ago there were 17; last Wednesday we were 20 (clergy included). This group clearly meets an aspiration from men. We like getting together as men, whether married or single, with no concern about being seen as Catholics. Some travelled from Sheffield and Manchester. The age range is telling: 20 to 80!
In addition to Holy Mass, doctrine and Compline, male camaraderie plays an important role as we chat with a drink. The group is under the protection of St Joseph, a wonderful model for all men.
Bring your friends along next Wednesday, 7pm!

SCHEDULE:
7:00pm Low Mass
7:35pm Silent thanksgiving up to 7:55pm
7:45pm Chat and drinks
8:00pm Talk by priest on doctrine & spirituality
8:30pm Questions & Answers
9:05pm Novena to St Joseph
9:15pm Compline
9:30pm End

Although men like to stay for the whole schedule, if on occasions you cannot do so, feel welcome to arrive later or depart earlier.

July 18, 2019

St Mary’s Sunday Bulletin 21st July 2019

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BULLETIN of ST MARY’S SHRINE

21st July 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

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Rector: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP: malleray@fssp.org

Assistant: Fr Konrad Loewenstein, FSSP: padrek@libero.it

Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP: iverrier@fssp.org

 

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 Thurs 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: Most Sat 6pm with Fr Loewenstein

Family School: Most Thursdays 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.

 

Now 20! Our weekly MEN’S GROUP (18+) started a month ago with a dozen; a fortnight ago there were 17; last Wednesday we were 20 (clergy included). This group clearly meets an aspiration from men. We like getting together as men, whether married or single, with no concern about being seen as Catholics. Some travelled from Sheffield and Manchester. The age range is telling: 20 to 80! In addition to Holy Mass, doctrine and Compline, male camaraderie plays an important role as we chat with a drink. The group is under the protection of St Joseph, a wonderful model for all men. Bring your friends along next Wednesday, 7pm!


Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP wrote about the 8 Confirmed last 4th July: ‘Last night’s Sacrament of Confirmation [was] a wonderful celebration. I was impressed by the enthusiasm and joy of the candidates and, indeed, of the congregation. I know a great deal of encouragement and preparation lies behind such occasions and I ask you to thank all those involved in the journey taken by the confirmands.’


Bring back ELGAR! Fr Verrier is in France as chaplain to our musical colony near Lourdes, with our seminarian Gwilym and 60 French children. To any musical children in the UK, don’t leave poor Edward Elgar in exile in France: register interest now to start this musical colony in England soon. Watch the musical colony’s short video performing Elgar’s Ave Verum here: https://youtu.be/miGz42HdKyk


Pilgrimage to Ladyewell Sat 10th Aug 10am-4pm: please register interest now with Elaine to assess coach size: 01925 382 458. Already 42 booked in. Fr Andrew Jolly will offer a traditional Latin Mass at Ladyewell. Coach departs from St Mary’s at 10am. All welcome to the Lancashire Marian Shrine!


Congratulations to a dozen parishioners who received the Brown Scapular on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, last 16th July (cf picture).


GIRL BOOKINGS WANTED for Summer Camps 2019 aged 10-13 & 14-17 in Macclesfield SK10 5RW: Girls 12-17 Aug. Contact Priest: odonohue@fssp.org


Juventutem Young Adults & Professionals: Sat 31st August: trek with Fr Verrier, FSSP.


Pray for spiritual fruit for our young adults on a Youth Weekend at Douai Abbey, Berks 19-21 July 2019. Becoming Saints in an Anti-Christian World, with Frs de Malleray and O’Donohue.


Letting ads by parishioners:

  • Lodger wanted ca. £350 a month, including bills, 10 miles from St Marys.
  • Very large Four-bed end terraced house, Partington, M31 4FU, newly refurbished; four bed house. Immaculate condition. £ 675 p.c.m. 8 ½ miles from St Mary’s. Contact: 07916578902 or marycjones42@yahoo.co.uk.

3 Eucharistic conferences: 

 

Intentions:

Sun 21 6th Sunday after Pentecost 11:00am 6:00pm Catherine Nelson

Fr. Gerard Byrne

Mon 22 S Mary Magdalen Penitent

Stations of the Cross for Priests 1pm

12:10pm Mary Louise McCartney 1st anniv
Tue 23 S Apollinaris B & M 12:10pm Conversion of sinners
Wed 24

 

St Christina Virgin & Martyr (Comm)

Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm

Men’s Group: 7pm Mass, Talk, Q&A’s, Compline

12:10pm

 

7:00pm

Clair Munn

 

Celebrant’s intention

Thu 25 S James, Apostle 12:10pm Maureen RIP
Fri 26 S Anne, Mother of the Bl. Virgin Mary

Stations of the Cross after Mass

12:10 pm Jacob Jones
Sat 27 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Our Lady’s Saturday

10.00 am

12:10pm

Kirby Brodie
Sun 28 7th Sunday after Pentecost 11:00am

6:00pm

Christopher Stevens RIP

Leigh O’Connor

Mon 29 S Martha Virgin

Stations of the Cross for Priests after Mass

12:10pm Lucy & Adrian Porter & Family
Tue 30 feria 12:10pm Joseph Parkinson
Wed 31 S Ignatius Loyola

Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm

Men’s Group: 7pm Mass, Talk, Q&A’s, Compline

12:10pm

 

7:00pm

Olive de Courcy

 

Celebrant’s intention

Thu 1 S Peter in Chains, 3rd class FSSP 12:10pm Christopher Stevens RIP
Fri 2 Sacred Heart 1st Friday Mass (S Alphonsus Liguori)Stations of the Cross after Mass

Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration with

Sacred Heart Litanies and Act of Reparation

12:10pm

 

7:00pm

 

Billy Dawes RIP

 

Tracey McNicholas & Family

 

Sat 3 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Immaculate Heart of Mary 1st Sat devotion

10:00am

12:10pm

Gary & Joanne Stevens & Family
Sun 4 8th Sunday after Pentecost

(Music collection)

11:00am 6:00pm Margaret Farrall

Christopher Stevens RIP

 

July 16, 2019

SUMMER CAMP UPDATE!

The summer camp for boys is now fully booked, and only 15 spaces are remaining on the camp for girls, which is from 12th-17th August. For booking forms, contact odonohue@fssp.org

 

Bulletin Sunday 7 July 2019

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BULLETIN of ST MARY’S SHRINE

7th July 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 Konrad Loewenstein, FSSP: padrek@libero.it

Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP: iverrier@fssp.org

 

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 Thurs 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: Most Sat 6pm with Fr Loewenstein

Family School: Most Thursdays 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 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.

 


Thank you for your participation in the following events: Corpus Christi procession, Family Sport Day, Walking Day, Pro-Life Fete, Confirmations. Visit our Flickr page and discover Joachim Kahn’s amazing pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72157709278697467


8 confirmed:

Congratulations to Lee, Phylicia, Le, Gerard, Amanda, Xavier, Barbara, and Rhianwen

who were confirmed at St Mary’s last Thursday by His Grace Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP.

We are deeply grateful to our Archbishop who came for the third consecutive year to confirm our candidates.


Pilgrimage to Ladyewell Sat 10th Aug 10am-4pm: please register interest now with Elaine to assess coach size: 01925 382 458. Already 42 booked in. With Fr Andrew Jolly. EF Mass at Ladyewell (or at St Mary’s 9am, to be confirmed). All welcome!


Ordinations:

We give thanks for six new FSSP priests out of 11 worldwide this year, ordained in Germany last 29 June (splendid pictures here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/2mMh2xE9qzBX3cQ16) and more here https://photos.app.goo.gl/N3cKndDqYfyVxc2J8).

See the video of our ordinations in Nebraska last month here: https://vimeo.com/337119028.

We also give thanks for four Marian Franciscan priests, Frs Philomeno, Rosario, Faustino and Michele, ordained in Portsmouth Cathedral by Bishop Philip Egan on 5 July, also in the traditional form. Please remember to pray as well for Frs James Mawdsley, FSSP now 3 years ordained, Krzysztof Sanetra FSSP and Alex Stewart, FSSP now 2 years ordained, Seth Phipps, FSSP now 1 year ordained. Also, for Fr Matthew Jolley ordained at St Mary’s four years ago for the archdiocese before the FSSP took over, and for Deacon Thomas Clarke to be ordained a priest in Liverpool next 13th July.


GIRL BOOKINGS WANTED for Summer Camps 2019 for children aged 10-13 & 14-17 in Macclesfield SK10 5RW: Boys 5-10 Aug; Girls 12-17 Aug. Contact Priest: odonohue@fssp.org


Juventutem Young Adults & Professionals: Sat 13th July 1pm-4pm, at St Mary’s, pizza & talk by Fr Verrier on Faith, with a focus on the teachings of the great Saint Alphonsus Liguori, and his steps to “Holiness and Perfection”.


Youth Weekend Douai Abbey, Berks19-21 July 2019. Becoming Saints in an Anti-Christian World, with Frs de Malleray and O’Donohue. Organised by Juventutem London Your VERY LAST CHANCE to book! Contact: juventutemldn@gmail.com or 07768 060068. See full schedule HERE.


3 Eucharistic conferences: 


Accommodation ads by parishioners:

To let: Lodger wanted ca. £350 a month, including bills, 10 miles from St Marys.

For sale £160,000: 7 Erskine Road, Partington, M31 4FU. Freehold, four bedroom end terraced house, newly refurbished; 20 minutes drive from St Mary’s.

Estate agents: Paul Birtles, Urmston https://www.paulbirtlesestateagents.co.uk/properties-for-sale/property/9666557-erskine-road-partington-manchester

Contact details: Mary Jones, marycjones42@yahoo.co.uk, 01925 756604


Masses were offered for: Martin Staddon RIP, Joan Phillips RIP, Family of Joan Phillips, Joseph Parkinson,  Fr. Windsor, Fr. P. Deegan, Pro-Life, FSSP (2), Geoff, Colin & Audrey Jones, Ethan Jones, Conor Jones, ,Riley Michael Jones, Patricia Jones, Joanne & Kevin King, Louis King, Holy Souls (3), Forgotten Holy Souls, Lawrence Taylor, Ronald Hannah, Francine Hannah, Sr. Maria Graziella of Jesus Crucified (2), Patricia Worsley, John Norris, Jack Anderson, Mary Catherine Morley (ill).  Since we have a backlog of over 100 Mass intentions, we are having to apply many of these to private Masses. We shall publish these intentions in the newsletter. For allocating the public Masses we give precedence to anniversaries of death, and then to those on other dates or week-days specified. The intentions will be allocated on a fortnightly basis, and the earlier an intention reaches us, the more probable it is that we can accommodate your wishes. With this system we should be able to do so more efficiently, so that you do not feel obliged to have Masses said elsewhere. We apologize for any disappointment which you may have had in the past in this regard.

Mass Intentions:

Sun 7 4th Sunday after Pentecost  (Music Collection) 11:00am

6:00pm

Miss M. Allen

Patricia Jones

Mon 8 St. Elizabeth

Stations of the Cross for Priests 1pm

12:10pm Adele Berry
Tue 9 Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More, 1st Class 6:30am

12:10pm

60th Wed. Anniversary

Thanksgiving

Wed 10

 

Seven Brothers, Saints and Martyrs

Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm

Men’s Group: 7pm Mass, Talk, Q&A’s, Compline

12:10pm

 

7:00pm

Bridget Hannah

 

Imelda O’Hart

Thu 11 Votive Mass for a Happy Death 12:10pm Terence Keenan
Fri 12 St. John Gualbert

Stations of the Cross after Mass

12:10 pm Imelda & Dominic. O’Hart
Sat 13 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday of Our Lady

10.00 am

12:10pm

Confraternity of St Peter

Confraternity of St Peter

Sun 14 5th Sunday after Pentecost 11:00am

6:00pm

Michael Windsor

Thanksgiving to Divine Mercy

Mon 15 St. Henry, Emperor

Stations of the Cross for Priests after Mass

12:10pm Thanks to Sts. Joseph, Anthony, & Jude
Tue 16 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, commem 12:10pm Austin M. McCartney
Wed 17 Requiem Mass

Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm

Men’s Group: 7pm Mass, Talk, Q&A’s, Compline

12:10pm

 

7:00pm

Richard Lapierre RIP

 

Celebrant’s intention

Thu 18 St. Camillus de Lellis.

31st anniversary of founding of the FSSP

12:10pm Michael J. McCartney
Fri 19 St. Vincent de Paul

Stations of the Cross after Mass

12:10pm Andrew & Patricia Pollard, Wed. anniv
Sat 20 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Jerome Emiliani

10:00am

12:10pm

The Family

Catherine Eaton

Sun 21 6th Sunday after Pentecost 11:00am 6:00pm Catherine Nelson

Fr. Gerard Byrne


 

July 4, 2019

LAST CHANCE to BOOK for YOUTH W-E DOUAI

Juventutem week-end at Douai Abbey: more spaces available:
Becoming Saints in an Anti-Christian World
Douai Abbey, Berks, 19-21 July 2019

Click here to see our schedule.

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Convivial Weekend for young adults 18-35 with doctrinal and spiritual talks, debates, Holy Mass, Confessions and Eucharistic Adoration.

All meals provided, limited places available

Shared room in the cottage: £110*

Shared room (Guest House/en-suite): £125 (FEW PLACES LEFT)

Single room (Guest House/en-suite): £150 (FEW PLACES LEFT)

50% deposit required for reservation 
*Student discount available

Led by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP & Fr Patrick O’Donohue, FSSP
Organised by Juventutem London & FSSP England

For more info or to reserve a place, please contact: juventutemldn@gmail.com

Juventutem London videos here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/londonjuventutem/videos/

June 27, 2019

Great pictures of Corpus Christi Procession in Warrington!

Deo gratias for a splendid fourth annual Corpus Christi procession on the external solemnity of the feast, last Sunday 23rd June 2019. People came from far and wide to walk by Our Lord and sing, giving this beautiful witness of the Eucharistic truth. See all pictures here.

Thank you to our servers, singers, clergy, canopy bearers, stewards, flower petals gatherers, to our talented photographer J.K., and worshippers in general. The procession went from St Mary’s Church Shrine to St Alban’s, the mother church of Warrington.

Shrine Rector Fr de Malleray, FSSP carried the monstrance, assisted by Fr Loewenstein FSSP and Fr Andrew Jolly. Fr Dave Heywood PP led the procession with permanent deacons from the deanery. At the kind invitation of Warrington Dean Canon Christopher Cuningham, Fr Heywood gave the final Benediction at St Alban’s.

Next year, we envisage starting the procession immediately following the end of our 11:00am Sunday Mass, to make it easier for people already present to attend.

‘Ecce panis angelorum factus cibus viatorum.’
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[To learn more about the Holy Eucharist, visit https://www.lumenfidei.ie/product/ego-eimi-it-is-i/ ]

June 23, 2019

Not this year, but…

It nearly became a tradition to have priestly ordinations at St Mary’s Warrington. Last year was Fr Seth Phipps’, the year before Frs Sanetra and Stewart’s.

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This year however, we have instead the first wedding among members of our congregation (Sat. midday 22 June 2019). This same weekend, our community is blessed with further sacramental graces: not only two new spouses, but also six new adult Catholics (an over two-hour ceremony with ritual prostrations and exorcisms, on Sat. 22 June afternoon); six First Communicants on Sunday morning 23 June; and public witness to many with Eucharistic Procession across Warrington on Sunday 23 June 3pm-4pm. A plenary indulgence can be gained at the usual conditions by attending the First Holy Communion Mass; and also by participating in the Eucharistic procession (N.B. one plenary indulgence per day only). Suggestion: why not apply this indulgence to a poor soul suffering in Purgatory for culpable neglect of the Holy Eucharist while on earth?

Lastly, pray for – and attend if you can – the sacrament of Confirmation to be conferred to our candidates by His Grace Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP next week, on Thursday 4th July at 7:00pm. All welcome.

No priests then? Thank God, yes there will also be priests. Following our recent ordinations in America and Canada, a further six priests will be ordained at our Bavarian seminary next Sat 29th June. Fr de Malleray will represent our UK apostolate. Please pray for the candidates, as well as for our UK seminarians and priests, and for the three young men from the UK who will begin formation at our American seminary next September. Members of the Confraternity of St Peter, our prayer network for priestly vocations, can earn a plenary indulgence on 29th June at the usual conditions.

Thanks be to God for the spirit of brotherly affection in Christ which is manifest at St Mary’s Warrington, where many parishioners spontaneously give of their time to prepare the many events, as well as attend the various ceremonies with recollection and intercession.


General Remarks On Indulgences

1. This is how an indulgence is defined in the Code of Canon Law (can. 992) and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (n. 1471): “An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints”.

2. In general, the gaining of indulgences requires certain prescribed conditions (below, nn. 3, 4), and the performance of certain prescribed works (nn. 8, 9, 10 indicate those specific to the Holy Year).

3. To gain indulgences, whether plenary or partial, it is necessary that the faithful be in the state of grace at least at the time the indulgenced work is completed.

4. A plenary indulgence can be gained only once a day. In order to obtain it, the faithful must, in addition to being in the state of grace:

— have the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin;
— have sacramentally confessed 
their sins;

— receive the Holy Eucharist (it is certainly better to receive it while participating in Holy Mass, but for the indulgence only Holy Communion is required);
— pray for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff.

5. It is appropriate, but not necessary, that the sacramental Confession and especially Holy Communion and the prayer for the Pope’s intentions take place on the same day that the indulgenced work is performed; but it is sufficient that these sacred rites and prayers be carried out within several days (about 20) before or after the indulgenced act. Prayer for the Pope’s intentions is left to the choice of the faithful, but an “Our Father” and a “Hail Mary” are suggested. One sacramental Confession suffices for several plenary indulgences, but a separate Holy Communion and a separate prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions are required for each plenary indulgence.

6. For the sake of those legitimately impeded, confessors can commute both the work prescribed and the conditions required (except, obviously, detachment from even venial sin).

7. Indulgences can always be applied either to oneself or to the souls of the deceased, but they cannot be applied to other persons living on earth.