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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


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