United Kingdom and Ireland
November 18, 2020

Quick support to healthy liturgy

Dear worshippers at St Mary’s Shrine, Warrington:

The Archdiocese of Liverpool of which our beautiful Shrine Church is part invites you to answer a couple of simple questions to improve the liturgy in our part of the country. Please click on this link:


It will take you five minutes to support the good proposals by the Archdiocesan Synod, such as:

  1. greater availability of the Extraordinary Form within the Archdiocese;
  2. restricting the use of Extraordinary [lay] Ministers of Holy Communion;
  3. Services of the Word and Communion to be reserved for Sunday in the absence of a priest;
  4. on weekdays, when Mass is not celebrated, a variety of services should be provided, e.g. Divine Office, Rosary and  novenas.

While most proposals don’t apply to the EF liturgy celebrated at St Mary’s, we must support the proposed improvements in Ordinary Form churches. Please make sure to type which parish you belong to, i.e. St Mary’s Shrine (within Blessed James Bell Parish), Warrington.

The liturgy is only one of the various aspects in the life of the Church about which the Synod welcomes your input. Feel welcome to express further ideas to the Synod team, in addition to this specific questionnaire.

Thank you for your contribution.

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