On the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist
St Marys’ Pro-life garden Summer Fete
Sunday June 24th 2018, 12:30pm.
Speaker: Robin Haig SPUC Chairman.
Bring packed lunch
Address: St Mary’s Church & Priory, Buttermarket Street, Warrington WA1 2NS
Access to church car park: Smith Street WA1 2NS
(The Birth of St. John the Baptist, by Domenico Ghirlandaio (1486-1490))
Arrive earlier for our 11:00am polyphonic Sunday Mass
Mass of St John the Baptist J Turner I De ventre matris
Elisabeth Zachariae F Guerrero Grad Priusquam te
Ave verum corpus W Byrd Off Justus ut palma
Organ: Fantasia W Byrd Com Tu puer propheta
Cr III H 296, 305
Homily by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP. The Nativity of St John the Baptist is closely connected with the Visitation of his mother St Elizabeth by Our Lady three months earlier. Our Lady assisted her cousin until birth. Our Lady attended the Nativity of her Son’s Precursor, after she channelled to him her Son’s blessing while both children were still unborn. In this double episode, the Holy Gospels affirm the sanctity of human life from conception. It is most fitting to reflect on pro-life issues on such a great feast.