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September 1st 2020 Bulletin

St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin

Smith Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 2NS, England

Served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter

by appointment from the RC Archdiocese of Liverpool

01925 635664 – warrington@fssp.org 

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

  • Rector: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP
  • Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP, (also Organist & Choir Master)
  • Visiting Priest: Fr Andrew Jolly
  • Shrine Secretary: Mrs Jane Wright

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 Opening Times (with stewarding):

    Weekdays: 11:00am – 1:30pm

    Saturdays: 10:00am-1:30pm

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

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


Holy Mass times:

Mon-Sat: 12:10pm Mass

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

Confessions: ½ hr daily before every Holy Mass:

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

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

Sat: 10:00am-12noon

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


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


  • To receive Holy Communion: one must be a Catholic, in state of grace, one-hour fasting at least. In the EF liturgy, Holy Communion is received kneeling (unless unable to) and always on the tongue. Thank you in advance.
  • Modesty in church: please cover your bodies at least down to elbows and below knees; no tight or see-through garments.

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

  • Our lesser known car park is easier to access and to exit: when driving along St Mary’s Church (on your left) on Buttermarket Street, turn left immediately before the Porter’s Ales House pub, into Priory Court car park, and walk through the pedestrian gate on your left into the back garden of the presbytery towards St Mary’s church.
  • Our better known car park is accessed via Smith Street, a cul-de-sac off Mersey Street immediately on your left before The Borough Arms pub, and to the end of Smith Street through the gates and into the car park.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION at the END of EVERY Mass, daily: a steward will be holding the collection basket by the Porch door as you exit, for you kindly to drop your offering.

Your financial support is greatly appreciated, since St Mary’s Shrine and community do not receive any money from the Liverpool Archdiocese where we serve. The cost of running St Mary’s is an estimated £1,700.00 per WEEK (including priests’ allowance and healthcare, car allowance and building maintenance).

You can send your donation to St Mary’s Shrine via our Donate page: https://fssp.co.uk/donate/. Ask us for a Gift Aid form to increase your donation by 20% at no extra cost to you.

Gift Aid envelopes can be obtained from our Secretariat.

Standing orders are easier and quicker for us to process than cash:

Bank Name: Lloyds Bank

Sort Code: 30-80-27

Account number: 30993368

Account name: FSSP Warrington


Mass readings: If you are new to St Mary’s Latin Mass community, please note that we normally have printed sheets with English translations and booklets to help you follow Holy Mass. Those are currently not available due to anti-virus regulations. But you can find on our website a link to the readings for the Mass of each day. You can also subscribe for free to our weekly circular emails with all news and interactive links.


We give thanks for a pleasant celebration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday 22nd August in the Priory garden.


Holy Mass times 1-13 September 2020

Holy Rosary prayed at 11:30am every weekday.

  Tue 1   St Giles (feria)   12:10pm   Rawsthorne Family
Wed 2 St. Stephen of Hungary 12:10pm Mary Lawton
Thu 3 St. Pius X 12:10pm Holy Father & Bishops
Fri 4 Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart 12:10pm Patrick Cahill RIP
Sat 5 Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12noon  Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (St. Lawrence Justinian) 12:10pm Conor Jones
Sun 6  14th Sunday after Pentecost 
5pm Vespers & Benediction
11:00am 6:00pm Ronald Hannah Doreen Houghton
Mon 7 Mass Against Pestilence (feria) 12:10pm St Benedict’s Academy
Tue 8 Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 12:10pm Eileen Corcoran RIP
Wed 9 Votive Mass of St Joseph (feria)  Men’s Group 7:00pm 12:10pm Thanksgiving to St Joseph
Thu 10 St. Nicholas of Tolentino 12:10pm Craig & Kayleigh Sartland
Fri 11 Votive Mass for priestly Vocations 12:10pm FSSP Confraternity
Sat 12 Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12noon  Most Holy Name of Mary 12:10pm Thanksgiving (Seymour Family)
Sun 13 15th Sunday after Pentecost 
5pm Vespers & Benediction
11:00am 6:00pm Our Lady’s intentions Thanksgiving to St Joseph

All activities subject to social distancing:

Men’s Group resumes on Wednesday 9th September, 7:00pm (talk & prayers, no Mass).


Youth Group Juventutem Warrington: Sat. 26th September, 10:00am – facebook.com/juventutem.warrington/.


Women’s Group: Sat 19th Sept, 1:00pm


Weekly Family educational afternoon: to be confirmed shortly


Priestly Ordination of Deacon Roger Gilbride, FSSP (back in New Zealand before Easter 2020 after his pastoral stage here at St Mary’s):

Sat. 3rd October, Auckland, New Zealand, by Bishop Denis Browne, Bishop emeritus of the Hamilton diocese. A live-video link should be available via www.fssp.nz. We hope then-Fr Gilbride will offer a First Mass here this year.

A spiritual bouquet will be offered to Deacon Gilbride by us at St Mary’s. Put in the basket in St Mary’s Porch an anonymous note with the prayers you pledge to offer for his intentions, for example: five decades of the Holy Rosary; or Litany of Loreto; or one hour of Eucharistic adoration; or attending one weekday Holy Mass, etc.

Deadline for bringing your prayer note: Sunday 20th September 7:00pm.


Volunteering: Can you help with cleaning the church, car parks, Priory Court rooms/toilets? More specialised assistance is also envisaged for: cooking for clergy, cleaning Presbytery, management of buildings, fundraising, maintenance, light admin work etc. As St Mary’s Community increases, so do our needs for help. Thank you for getting involved. Let us do more for God and souls.


New logo for St Mary’s: After consultation it was found that the depiction of Our Lady overleaf, from the great Lady Window above the altar, is the most recognisable feature of our church. It will be included in the official logo of St Mary’s Shrine, soon to be released.


Priory Campaign: With the summer recess behind us, we are now going to be able to update our fundraising figure. A rough estimate seems to indicate that your prayers and generosity might soon allow us to complete the purchase of Priory Court (Unit 1) before the mid-October deadline. We will soon communicate on this and on the plans and costs for the conversion work of the three units.


Thank you for celebrating the Immaculate Heart of Mary after Holy Mass last month in the Priory garden: it was a good opportunity to meet with our newer parishioners.



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