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August 27, 2022

What’s on this week – Sung Masses, Parish Meeting, Business Directory

MASS INTENTIONSSunday 28th August  8.30 am Ireneusz Oledzki Intentions12.30 pm Private intention CONFESSIONS 3 pm—5 pm Today SUNG MASSESThese will start again after the summer break next Sunday 4th September, with a practice on Saturday 3rdSeptember 3 pm—5 pm in church. We are looking for new members, especially men! Experience notnecessary. Please contact Katherine Smith on 07985 214854/katie.peddie@gmail.com to find out more. PARISH MEETING NEXT SUNDAYThis takes place next Sunday 4th September at 11.30 am. We have been specifically invited to attend thismeeting, to […]

August 26, 2022

Sunday Bulletin 28 Aug 2022

March for Life Sat 3rd September in London.Our 30-seat group train ticket is now nearly fully booked: kindly give payment to Fr Quirke. If you cannot come to London with us, please spend 2 hours in Eucharistic adoration at St Mary’s that same day: 10am-12noon, before attending the 12:10pm Mass. Pray for the unborn, the mothers and the conversion of society from the present culture of death. St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin 28 Aug–11 Sept 2022 (fortnightly) Smith Street, Warrington, […]

August 20, 2022

What’s on this week: Bus Driver, Bioethics, Business Directory, Food Bank

Mass:es Sunday 21st August 8.30 am Tim O’Connor RIP12.30 pm Private intention Confessions: no confessions today but usually 3-5pm every Saturday.  Minibus Driver Needed! Maria is hoping to organise a group from this parish for March for Life on Saturday 3rd September – she has the parish minibus but is in need of a driver! Please contact her on mariabookerltd AT hotmail.co.uk if you would like to be a passenger or a driver; no experience is necessary, just a clean license and being comfortable […]

August 13, 2022

St Mary’s Shrine Sunday Bulletin 14 Aug 22

THANK YOU wholeheartedly to all who helped make Fr Evans’ First Mass a great SUCCESS, through cleaning, singing, arranging flowers, serving Mass, cooking for hundreds, preparing the garden, fetching seminarians… and praying. Once back from summer apostolates,  Fr Evans will send his personal thanks, especially for your generous gift to him through last Sunday’s second collection. He will start his ministry in Reading and Bedford next month. See great pics here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720301209394Listen to homily here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8BQ7a1OXMs St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin […]

August 12, 2022

What’s on this week – Assumption, Fr. Evans and March for Life

MASS INTENTIONSSunday 14th August  8.30 am Catherine Baker RIP and for her family12.30 pm Private intentionMonday 15th August – Holyday of Obligation  7.30 pm Lucy Healy CONFESSIONS 3 pm—5 pm Saturdays, but no confessions on 20th August. GOODBYE AND THANK YOU!Today marks the last visit of the Warrington priests, who have been ministering in Bedford since December2020. Thank you so much, Frs de Malleray, Verrier, Stewart and Quirke! FIRST BLESSINGSNewly ordained Fr Gwilym Evans will be in Bedford on Sunday 21st […]

August 7, 2022

House for rent near St Mary’s

Owned by one of our parishioners. A 3-bed end-of-terrace with a small front and back  garden, located on Knutsford Road opposite Victoria Park.  It is around 5 minutes’ drive or 15 minutes’ walk from St Mary’s.  Rent is £750 pm. Contact Michael Hall : Tel 07854 994460.

August 4, 2022

The Sacred Liturgy as a Secret Garden

New short book by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP The well-known children’s story The Secret Garden lends itself to a religious and modern interpretation. Like orphaned children in desperate need of spiritual comfort, many Catholics discovered the traditional Latin Mass thanks to the Covid pandemic. Thirsting for Confession, for Eucharistic adoration, or for Holy Communion administered with reverence, they rejoiced when finding all this and more in traditional worship. This book offers an analogy between Frances Hodgson Burnett’s pre-WWI tale for children, […]