United Kingdom and Ireland
June 8, 2018

A New Priest

Ordination on Sat. 9 June, 11am at St Mary’s: no booking needed to attend this event.
Practical update: No parking for visitors on our church car park on Sat. 9 June; park at the Salvation Army Centre (opens by 10.30am until 5:30pm) on Academy Street, or across the road at Time Square Multi-storey Car Park.

Refreshments/buffet lunch for all after Ceremony. Please come and support our new priest and meet our seminarians. This is important.

Click here to open this Sunday bulletin as pdf.

This Weeks Mass Intentions:

Sun 10 External Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The 11am Mass is Fr Phipps’ First Mass:

a plenary indulgence is granted to those attending.

11:00am 6:00pm Celebrant’s intention

King Family

 Mon 11 St Barnabas, Apostle

Stations of the Cross for Priests 1pm

Eucharistic Conference 7pm



Anthony Sibert

Anne & John R. Norris RIP

 Tue 12 St John of San Facondo

Eucharistic Conference 7pm



Gerald Pollard RIP

Edel Houston RIP

Wed 13 St Anthony of Padua, Confessor Doctor

Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm

Eucharistic Conference 7pm



Marie Tillett RIP

Nuala Loughrey

 Thur 14 St Basil the Great, Bishop Confessor Doctor

Eucharistic Conference 7pm



Riley Michael Jones


 Fri 15 Feria: (Mass of Sts Vitus, Modestus & Crescentia, Martyrs)

Stations of the Cross for Priests 1pm

12:10pm Brenda Hancox
 Sat 16 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Our Lady’s Saturday




Joyce d’Arcy

 Sun 17 4th Sunday after Pentecost 11:00am


Noel Loughrey

Sean Keenan

 Ordination of Fr Phipps, FSSP      Our gratitude goes first to His Grace Archbishop McMahon who, like last year, is coming to St Mary’s thrice within the same month for liturgy practice, ordination and confirmation.

Many thanks to the family and friends of our new priest Fr Seth Phipps, for their affection and support to him along his years of formation. Many more of our priests and seminarians wished to attend, but were prevented from doing so by our forthcoming General Chapter in America.

Thank you to all our parishioners who helped in so many ways to make yesterday’s ordination and today’s First Mass so special: liturgy; church cleaning; refreshments and Sunday picnic; pictures; LiveMass installation and filming; flower arranging; Health & Safety planning; booklets; preparing the garden; car park attendants.

Thank you also to those who provided accommodation to our visiting clergy and drove them from the airport and to the church. Special thanks to Fr Ian Verrier, Kathy Jones and our singers who have managed superbly despite our Music Director M. Wynne being on sick leave.

Thank you to all you who travelled from some distance to express your support and give thanks to God for the grace of yet one new priest. We are also grateful for the prayer of all of you watching this momentous event on our online channel LiveMass.

Last but not least, thank you to our seminarians who worked very hard to prepares the ceremonies, in particular Matthew, the main master of ceremonies (a Warrington Catholic, baptised in our parish at St Oswald’s)

Fr Phipps will give First blessings after the Sunday Masses.

Please join us for our community picnic in the Priory garden after the First Mass of Fr Phipps.


Sunday 10 June – First Mass

Missa Aeterna Munera – G. P. da Palestrina

Ave Maria – E. Elgar

O Sacrum Convivium – J. Duggan


Did you know? Every weekday, you can join in recitation of the Holy Rosary at St Mary’s, from 11.30am to 11.55am. We thank those who provide regularity for this essential Marian devotion. Please come 30mins before Mass this week and pray the Rosary for so many intentions!

Eucharistic Conferences 11-14 June

 ‘Ego Eimi – It is I’ (John 6:51)

A series of conferences on the Most Holy Eucharist by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP, in preparation for the National Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool (7-9 Sept. 2018). Free for all. All welcome.

After an extra 6:00pm Mass each evening, each 40-min conference starts at 7:00pm GMT and will be broadcasted on LiveMass.net 

  • Monday 11 June: Transubstantiation: how the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ occur under the externals of bread and wine
  • Tuesday 12 June: Concomitance: how Christ’s Blood also is in the Host, and His Body also in the Chalice
  • Wednesday 13 June: Fragments: why each of them is Christ, and how to treasure them
  • Thursday 14 June: Gradation: how God’s presence is supreme in the Holy Eucharist


Legion of Mary? Dennis Croughan, President of the Warrington Curia of the Legion of Mary would be happy to pay a visit and answer any questions that you may have regarding the Legion and assist in any way you require if we wanted to start a group. Please email warrington@fssp.org.

Young Trekkers 18-35: Sat. 16 June

All welcome: bring your friends along

Meet at 11:00am at: Langollen Car Park, Market Street, Llangollen. About 3h walking. It’s only 6 miles so it’s shorter than the previous walk, but there will be plenty of stops: Castle Dinas Bran, Valle Crucis Abbey and the Horseshoe Falls. Bring packed lunch.

From Warrington: There will be a ‘Trekkers’ Mass’ at 9:00am at St Mary’s (WA1 2NS), with departure at 10:00am in various cars, to reach Llengollan Car Park before 11am. Let us know if you would like a lift, or can provide lifts.

Sunday 17 June ‘Day for Life’: Church intention Against human trafficking and modern slavery


Confirmations by Archbishop McMahon O.P. on Wednesday 20th June, 7:00pm followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament  ending by 8pm. Refreshments. 

The Pro-life garden Summer Fete. Sunday June 24th 2018, feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. Speaker: Robin Haig SPUC Chairman.

☞ Did you know?

St Mary’s Shrine costs £1,444 a week to run and maintain. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

See the great pictures of the ordination (soon) on our Flickr albums: www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums


Watch Holy Mass at St Marys daily on www.livemass.org. The Mass of the day can be watched for 24hrs and that of the Sunday for the entire week.


Dowry Magazine now online: fssp.co.uk/warrington


Reminder: To receive Holy Communion: to be a Catholic, in state of grace, one-hour fasting.

In the EF liturgy, Holy Communion is received kneeling (unless unable to) and always on the tongue. Thank you in advance.

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