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The Return of Fr Matthew Jolley…

Open our Sunday bulletin as pdf here.


Special feast in the FSSP on 1st August: St Peter in Chains. Picture below: the chains with which St. Peter was bound. Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome.


www.fssp.co.uk/warrington • 01925 635664

St Mary’s Shrine, 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

Assistant: Fr Seth Phipps, FSSP: sphipps@fssp.org [please note new address for Fr Phipps]



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 during Eucharistic Adoration.

Daily Rosary 11:30am Mon-Fri, 11am Sat. Followed by the Angelus.


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.

Pro-life: Every last Saturday, 10:15am. Coordinator: Peter Boyle: p.boyle400@btinternet.com

This Week’s Mass Intentions: 

Sun 29 10th Sunday after Pentecost 11:00am


Our Lady’s Holy Souls

Our Lady’s Holy Souls

Mon 30 Feria: Votive Mass for Vocations

Stations of the Cross for Priests 1pm

 12:10pm Our Lady’s Holy Souls
Tue 31 St Ignatius Loyola, Confessor  12:10pm Our Lady’s Holy Souls
Wed 1 St Peter in Chains (3rd class FSSP feast)

Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm



Helen Kizir
Thur 2 St Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, B C D 12:10pm Our Lady’s Holy Souls
Fri 3 1st Friday: Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart

Stations of the Cross for Priests 1pm

Extra 7pm Mass  followed by 1st Friday Devotions




Our Lady’s Holy Souls


For a Priest (living)

Sat 4 1st Saturday: Adoration & 1st Saturday Devotions

Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (St Dominic)




Our Lady’s Holy Souls

 Sun 5 11th Sunday after Pentecost 11:00am


Our Lady’s Holy Souls

Our Lady’s Holy Souls

On Saturday 4th August at 12:10pm,

Fr Matthew Jolley will say his first EF Mass at St Mary’s, since his ordination here on Sat. 4th July 2015.

Come and greet him at St Mary’s (before he flies to Rome for further studies).

Bring and share lunch to take in the Priory Garden after Mass.

PRIORY CAMPAIGN:  Support from prominent Catholics nationwide:


Viscountess Ashbrook, of nearby Arley Hall:

“Renowned for its sacred music and architecture, St Mary’s Church in Warrington is a place of beauty and contemplation for all, in the centre of a busy Cheshire town. I believe that such cultural oases are much needed in our day and age. Not far from Warrington, we at Arley Hall & Gardens also offer a most special place to visit, with 500 years of family history and an exceptional garden. Well aware that significant resources are needed to maintain and develop such patrimony for the benefit of all, I happily recommend St. Mary’s Church Priory Campaign to provide extended facilities for worshippers and visitors alike, and hopefully an added benefit for the town.”


Official support from our Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP of Liverpool:

“In July 2015, I invited the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter to come to the archdiocese of Liverpool and to have responsibility for St Mary’s Church, Warrington. It has now become a centre for the celebration of the extraordinary form of Mass and the sacraments. I am very pleased that such a beautiful church remained open for divine worship and provides a spiritual home for many. As the local Ordinary, I have ordained four priests at St Mary’s Church over the past three years, and I have twice conferred the sacrament of Confirmation. I eagerly support the Priory Campaign which will secure for St Mary’s Shrine the space needed for their increasing pastoral activities.”


From Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP:

“I am glad to support the Priory Project in Warrington. At a time when many sacred buildings are converted to secular use, St Mary’s retained its original purpose when the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter saved that beautiful Pugin church from closure. A sure indicator of a strong Catholic identity: four young priests were ordained at St Mary’s over the past three years. More space is now needed around St Mary’s Church for pastoral activities. Acquiring the former Priory buildings next to the church would answer that urgent need. I am honoured to support the Priory Campaign of fundraising.”


Robin Haig – SPUC Chairman; Robert Colquhoun, 40 Days for Life’s international campaigns director:

“The Priestly Fraternity of St Peter in this country and especially in Warrington has demonstrated a strong commitment to the protection of vulnerable human beings. The Priory Project at St Mary’s Warrington includes a dedicated pro-life space with pro-life literature, counselling and prayer. To help rebuild a culture of life in our country, I very much hope that the Priory Campaign will be successful.”


Dr Joseph Shaw, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society:

“The priests of the Fraternity of St Peter successfully reintroduced the Church’s ancient Latin liturgy to St Mary’s, Warrington, when they were entrusted with this church by the Archdiocese of Liverpool in 2015. The existing congregation has received this liturgy with great interest and devotion, and it has attracted others from far and wide. The FSSP are able to hear confessions, to offer all the sacraments, to give spiritual direction to all who desire it, to instruction and receive converts, to foster vocations, and to publish a magazine devoted to their apostolate. This great and growing work now requires larger premises, and it seems providential that former parish buildings have become available for purchase. I support their Priory Campaign of fundraising to provide their apostolic zeal with the ambitious setting needed for many more English Catholics, lapsed and converts, to discover the riches of tradition.”


Maria Haynes, NACF:           

“As the North West Coordinator of the National Association of Catholic Families I have seen first-hand that the clergy at St Mary’s Warrington cares for families. Despite their limited facilities currently, the Rector of St Mary’s Shrine and his fellow priests have welcomed our association to hold our Family Days at St Mary’s so that we can help and support Catholic families as they strive to remain faithful to the teachings of the Church on marriage and the family. During these Family Days, one of the priests has been very happy to give catechetical instruction to our teenage children and join us in the social element of our day, making themselves available to speak to and offer spiritual advice to parents. 
The priests also offer catechism days, activities for young adults and spiritual advice for all parents generally. The church is large and beautiful, but a shrine hall and classrooms are needed for more families to come and benefit from their talks and conferences. Families coming with vans will appreciate the improved parking facilities if, as I hope, their Priory Campaign is successful. Those buildings next door look very fitting and there would be space for children to play. But there is little time. Please pledge whatever you can, and in any case, pray for success. We Catholic families in England urgently need such havens of orthodoxy and piety.”


And now?

Dear Friends, we have three months to raise £1.5m and buy back the former Priory and St Mary’s School next door (total Net Internal Area of 1,383.19 Sq m or 14,891 Sq ft.) This is a unique opportunity to endow St Mary’s with the space we urgently need: parish hall, music room, clergy offices, and classrooms. In addition, a pro-life office, a publishing company, a vestments-sewing workshop and accommodation for retreatants could be added.


We have already £300.000 pledged. Just as we expect this project to benefit souls even at a distance from Warrington, we seek support from far and wide, not only among our local congregation. In our times of growing adversity, the Priory Campaign aims at building a strongly Catholic community.  Please speak to your friends about this historic opportunity, and pray for generous benefactors.

At this stage, we request pledges rather than actual donations.

Please note like last month the FIRST FRIDAY devotions following an extra 7pm Holy Mass. 

ASSUMPTION of OUR LADY – Wed 15 August


Every able Catholic must attend Holy Mass on that day under penalty of grave sin.

Masses at St Mary’s: 6.45am; 12:10pm; 7:00pm

If you plan to travel that day, check online in advance where you will fulfil the obligation. Let us celebrate the glorious entering of our Mother in heaven!

Congratulations to Clare Fraser who has completed her training as new Safeguarding Officer at St Mary’s Shrine.

Clare is part of the Bl. James Bell Parish Safeguarding Team. 

Would you like to lead a decade of the Rosary, or more, as part of our daily Shrine devotion? Please speak to Fr Phipps or email him: sphipps@fssp.org

9 Doctrinal Talks

 A) Talk on Modesty in Dress (last week) by Fr de Malleray, FSSP: you can listen to the 51-minute video here.

 B) Wed 1st Aug, 7:00pm Talk on What is Holy Mass? – by Fr Seth Phipps, FSSP. Broadcast live on LiveMass. Arrive at 6:00pm that evening if you wish to attend an extra Low Mass.

 C) Sat 4th August 5-6pm: Talk on The Two Ends of Marriage by Fr Konrad Loewenstein (no broadcast).

 D) Mon 6-Sat 11 Aug, 7:00pm: Catechetical Fundamentals by Fr Loewenstein:

  1. Introduction, The Creed, God;
  2. The Creation;
  3. The Economy of Salvation: The Church;
  4. The Seven Sacraments;
  5. The Moral Life;
  6. The Four Last Things and the 10 Commandments.