United Kingdom and Ireland
February 25, 2023

St Mary’s Shrine Bulletin 26 Feb 2023

St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin 26 Feb-12 March 2023 (fortnightly)

Smith Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 2NS, England

Served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter by appointment from the RC Archdiocese of Liverpool

01925 635664 fssp.org.uk/warrington      facebook.com/fssp.england

Rector: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP malleray@fssp.org; Assistants: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP (also Choir & Organ) iverrier@fssp.org; Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP (any Mass bookings) astewart@olgseminary.org; Fr Gerard Quirke, FSSP: frquirke@outlook.com; Visiting Priest: Fr Andrew Jolly; Shrine Administrator: Mrs Jane Wright: warrington@fssp.org; Secretarial Assistant: Mrs Kelly Williams:stmaryssecretary@fssp.org.

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Daily Holy Mass readings: www.divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/missa/missa.pl

Vespers: https://www.divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/horas/officium.pl


Sundays: 8:30am to 7:00pm 

3 Sunday Holy Masses 9:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm.

Sung Vespers & Benediction 5:00pm; Confessions 8:30am-8:55am, 10:30am-10:55am & 5:30pm-5:55pm

Weekdays: 9:00am-6:20pm (Confessions 11:40am-12:05pm; Holy Mass 12:10pm)

Saturdays: 9:00am-6:20pm (Eucharistic Adoration 10:00am-12noon, with Confessions 10:05am-11:45am; Holy Mass 12:10pm); Sung Vespers 6:00pm

Confessions 30mins before every Mass every day

Holy Rosary Mon-Fri 11:30am; Sat 11am; Sun 4:30pm

Stations of the Cross Mon & Fri, 1:00pm

Mothers’ Prayer Group: Wed 1:00pm

Holy Souls Prayer Group: every Tuesday 1:00pm

Church & Priory Court car parks for Shrine visitors

Bookshop Unit 3 Open Sun 12:25pm-1:00pm.

Daily Holy Mass online with homily: on LiveMass.net > Warrington: Sun 11:00am; Mon-Sat 12:10pm, and the same on demand 24hrs after 3pm upload for weekday Masses, and over 7 days for latest Sunday Mass.

Eucharistic Adoration: Sun 5:30pm; Sat 10:00am-12noon; 1st Fri 7:40pm-8:40pm; most Wed. afternoon after classes

Men’s group: Monthly 7:00pm Mass + Talk

St Mary’s Academy: Mon and Thu 8:30am-3:30pm

All must dress modestly in church out of reverence for God and of respect for fellow-worshippers. Kindly switch OFF your mobile phone before you enter the church. Thank you in advance.

Safeguarding: If you have concerns about children or vulnerable adults, please contact the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Department: m.robson@rcaol.org.uk or 0151 522 1013, or speak with Clare Fraser, St Mary’s Safeguarding Officer. Thank you for your awareness.

Please keep lights ON all day in Narthex and Porch,

but doors SHUT from Nave to any other part of the church including WCs. Thank you.

Congratulations to Fr Gerard Quirke, FSSP who was temporarily admitted into the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter following his year as a postulant. In four more years, Father could be incorporated into the FSSP definitively. We assure him of our prayer.


  • Clergy-led Stations of the Cross every Fri in Lent, 1pm.
  • Topical homilies on The Devil (26 Feb), Sufferings of Christ (5 Mar), Temptation (12 Mar), Conversion (19 Mar).
Burning palms into ashes on Shrove Tuesday

Men’s Group (no Mass or devotions): Talk on the Philosophy of the Soul by Dominic Jones, Wed 1st March, 7:00pm.

Pigeons in our belfry! They had made it their home.

At long last, a firm was commissioned to clean, sanitise and secure the space, allowing again future access for roofers, bells engineers etc. It cost £4,200.00. Donations to cover this expense are welcome. Alternatively, could you bring a jet wash to clean the patio outside the church, now selected by the pigeons as a waste protest after their eviction from the tower? Thank you for contacting the Shrine.

PRIORY COURT HALL CONVERSION: plans and drawings available for your perusal plus the project team on hand to answer any questions, downstairs in Unit 1. The BOOKSHOP remains open after 11am Sun Mass.

The Sacrament of CONFIRMATION will be administered by His Grace Archbishop McMahon OP of Liverpool on Saturday 24th June 2023 at 3:00pm. Candidates must register by 15th February with stmaryssecretary@fssp.org. Also for First Communion.

Congratulations to Jack and Chelsey Rigby on the Baptism of their first child, baby Evie, last 19th February.

St Mary’s playgroup – toys, crafts, games, singing and prayers – for 0-4 year olds. Every Monday and Wednesday 9:30 till 11:30 during term time.

Please contact for details Rebecca Bowen – rebeccamarybowen@outlook.com or Carla Cilia – carlagcilia@gmail.com.

Fr Roger Gilbride, FSSP visits. Then-Deacon Gilbride spent 6 months on pastoral stage at St Mary’s before the Covid lockdown. He caught the last flight back home to New-Zealand before his country shut its borders. Covid disrupted the plans for his priestly ordination, which eventually took place on 3rd Oct 2020. Father serves at our Sydney apostolate. He is glad to be the celebrant at our main Sunday Mass today as a belated “First Mass.” Greet him after the 11am Mass if you can. We assure him of our prayer for his ministry. Discover the FSSP in the Southern hemisphere: www.fssp.net.

(Fr Gilbride sits 3rd from left below)

Thank you for your prayers for the 19 FSSP seminarians who will be ordained Subdeacons on Sat 11 Feb, feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, including our seminarian from the UK Miklos. Fr de Malleray represented St Mary’s Shrine. On that date, all FSSP members worldwide renewed their consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

See all pictures of Miklos’ ordination here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/C2GxiBhwDERsFiLr8.

Miklos kneels first from right.

Converts’ class Saturdays 5pm. Catholics willing to improve their faith are welcome as well. Contact Fr Quirke: frquirke@outlook.com.

5th March is the DEADLINE to PAY your £30.00 DEPOSIT for our Shrine Pilgrimage toWALSINGHAM: Sun 7th-Mon 8th May 2023. Only a few spaces left out of 50! Minimum cost per person: £83 (includes return bus trip + shared room + breakfast). Ask clergy for sponsorship. Please book TODAY with Kelly Williams stmaryssecretary@fssp.org.

Pray for our young adults at the SPUC weekend, with Fr Quirke. We need the young generation to commit to defend actively the sanctity of human lives.

Well done all who prayed during our Pre-Lent all-night vigil of Eucharistic adoration for unborn children at St Mary’s 8pm-7am. There were up to 17 at a time.

Rachel Schrader’s new article featuring St Mary’s pro-life commitments: www.goodcatholic.com/never-give-in-fighting-the-new-battle-of-britain/.

Great Juventutem summer weekend 21-23 July at Ampleforth Abbey! For any young Catholics 18-35. With Fr de Malleray, FSSP.

Book now at: bit.ly/juventutem2023 or: juventutemldn@gmail.com.

Sign up before April 17th for 20% off!


Men’s Group: 22 Mar, 19 Apr, 17 May, 21 Jun, 12 July. Ladies’ : 25 Mar, 22 Apr, 13 May, 17 Jun

Shrine expenses grow quicker than income. This is not surprising since our parishioners are affected by the economic difficulties. However, if you are in a position to contribute personally or to alert benefactors on our needs, even though they don’t live in Warrington, please share our bank account details below with them.

Thank you for helping us through the Offertory collection and standing orders. Should any parishioner be in serious financial difficulty, let them contact the Shrine clergy confidentially.

Support St Mary’s Shrine: send your donation via our Donate page: https://fssp.co.uk/donate/. Ask us for a Gift Aid form to increase your donation by 25% at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid envelopes can be obtained from our Secretariat. Standing orders are easier and quicker for us to process than cash: Lloyds

Bank; Sort Code: 30-80-27; Account number: 30993368. Account name: FSSP Warrington

Chartres Pilgrimage 2023 Pentecost Weekend 26-30 May 2023: Register asap:m.halll@talk21.com.

Vestments made near Withermarsh Green: Fr Henry Whisenant recommends: HOME | Ancilla Vestments

Ancilla Vestments fashions bespoke liturgical pieces for use in the Roman Catholic liturgy and devotional life. www.ancillavestments.com

Now 803 subscribers to St Mary’s YouTube channel: Homilies for Sundays and major feasts are uploaded regularly. Sexagesima homily by Fr Stewart: www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8OYR05gFVc.

Pray for: Michelle Brazier-Huelsman, Anne Drury, Deryck Sankey, Ray Cilia, James H., Michael Leacy, Wendy Moss, Bill Conder, Greta Doyle, Dorothea Wallace, M. Hawley; Theresa Reynard. RIP: Hilda Creagan, Ana Mary Rozo, Ann Evans, Michael Whelan, John Marechal.

More intentions are used at private Masses. Kindly ask Fr Stewart for details.

Sun261st Sunday in LentI9:00amCrookhall/Walsh families RIP
  5pm Vespers and Benediction of the 11:00amAll St. Mary’s Faithful
  Blessed Sacrament 6:00pmDonor’s Holy Souls
Mon27FeriaIII12:10pmMatthew & Gemma & family
Tue28FeriaIII12:10pmVictora Rodrigues
Wed1Ember Wednesday in LentII12:10pmMaria Csaki
Thur2Feria (Comm. St Chad)III12:10pmEdith Robinson RIP
Fri3Ember Friday in Lent (Comm. St Aelred)II12:10pmTom Duffy RIP
  First Friday Devotions 7:00pmCelebrant’s intention
Sat4Ember Saturday First Saturday; Adoration & Confessions 10am-12noon Vespers 6pmII12:10pmMihaly Lukacs
Sun52nd Sunday in LentI9:00amFr Victor RIP
  5pm Vespers and Benediction of the 11:00amAll St. Mary’s Faithful
  Blessed Sacrament 6:00pmCarol&Nathan Melvin RIP
Mon6Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, MartyrsIII12:10pmDerek Stanton RIP
Tue7St. Thomas Aquinas, Confessor, DoctorII12:10pmMichael Ibbotson
Wed8Feria (Comm St John of God)III12:10pmFr Zoltan Varga
Thur9St. Frances of Rome, WidowIII12:10pmAslam Maqsood
Fri10Feria (Comm 40 Martyrs)III12:10pmFSSP Clergy
Sat11Feria; Adoration & Confessions 10am-12noon Vespers 6pmIII12:10pmJohn Bapist Rodrigues
Sun123rd Sunday in LentI9:00amChurch in Hong Kong
  5pm Vespers and Benediction of the 11:00amPreserv Latin Mass, FSSP
  Blessed Sacrament 6:00pmJanine

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