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December 30, 2022

St Mary’s Shrine Sunday Bulletin 1st Jan 2023

St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin

1-14 Jan 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: 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

Opening Times:

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.

New Shrine staff: We welcome as Secretarial Assistant every Wednesday morning Mrs Kelly Williams, who attends St Mary’s Shrine with her family. She brings a wealth of experience as a former parish secretary in another diocese, and can be contacted at stmaryssecretary@fssp.org. She will assist our Shrine Administrator Mrs Jane Wright, who remains with us working on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

On behalf of St Mary’s community, let our lay staff be thanked for their hard work behind the scenes.

Welcome home to our seminarians from the UK & Ireland on their post-Christmas break: in particular David from Warrington, and Tom, Conan and Benjamin. See great seminary pictures here: http://fsspwigratzbad.blogspot.com/.

Please pray for many more priests! Visit https://fssp.org.uk/about-the-confraternity/.

New Year: two separate Plenary Indulgences applicable to oneself or to a holy soul in Purgatory can be gained by praying or singing in church: 1)The hymn Te Deum (Baronius p. 96) on 31st December in thanksgiving for the year past; 2) The hymn Veni Creator (Baronius p. 712) asking graces for the year starting.

In addition to performing the work (praying one of the two hymns above), the three usual conditions apply: 1) to be in the state of grace with no attachment to sin even venial, 2) reception of Holy Communion the same day, 3) to pray for the intentions of the Sovereign Pontiff. Please note that what is meant here is not the periodical intentions of the reigning pope published by the Holy See which one is welcome to pray at any time. For an indulgence, “intentions of the Sovereign Pontiff” means: the spiritual good of the whole Church, encompassing: the liberty and exaltation of the Catholic Church and the Apostolic See, the extirpation of heresies and the conversion of all who are in error, the concord of Christian Princes and the peace and unity of all the faithful.

Blessing of Epiphany Water on Thur 5th Jan: bring and drop by little organ before the 12:10pm Mass plastic containers filled with water and labelled to your name (to take home after) for the Blessing to begin right after 12:10pm Mass: lasting about from 1pm to 2pm.

Congratulations to Jack and Chelsey Rigby, a young couple who was received into the Church on 22 Dec after nearly a year of preparation.

Married one year, they are expecting their first child any day now.

Picture below: ritual blessing of an expecting mother.

Reminder: there is an ongoing stream of adults knocking at St Mary’s door to be instructed in the Catholic faith by our priests. If you know any, be sure to encourage them. Pray for the three adults ladies who have just started receiving instruction, and for more about to commit. Also pray for those received over the past year or more: that they may be deeply rooted in their Catholic identity, faith and practice.

Also, pray for four young adults who are having Marriage preparation to get married next summer, please God.

Thank you for your lovely cards, and generous gifts in cash and kind, and for your prayers. A very special thank you to all those who helped prepare this Christmas: church cleaners, singers and musicians, altar servers, flower arrangers and Christmas tree adorners, cooks, and more.

This past Christmas, St Mary’s Clergy offered 15 Holy Masses from midnight onward. You and your intentions were very much remembered at the altar.

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 this Advent and Christmas.

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

St Mary’s viewed from America: Rachel Schrader, British-born Catholic journalist who visited us last September wrote a great article on St Mary’s Shrine : https://www.goodcatholic.com/the-british-bells-of-st-marys-an-american-finds-home-on-an-english-street/.

We were sent this slim but informative book offering timely distinctions within a complex question: https://osjustipress.com/…/does-traditionis-custodes…. A very useful read for anyone seeking clarity about the disputed status of the traditional Roman liturgy after “Traditionis Custodes”.

Does 'Traditionis Custodes' Pass the Juridical Rationality Test?

Priory Court Project: please pray for an important decision to be made shortly, please God.

Now 765 subscribers to St Mary’s YouTube channel: Homilies for Sundays and major feasts are uploaded regularly. Visit www.youtube.com/channel/UC_NVY7jpDIhANiwjng1gN0w

Pray for: Michelle Brazier-Huelsman, Anne Drury,Deryck Sankey, Ray Cilia, James H., Tim Wright, Michael Leacy, Wendy Moss, Bill Conder, Greta Doyle, Dorothea Wallace, M. Hawley; Theresa Reynard, Hilda Creagan. RIP: We were recently informed that Lilian Reay, a long-time choir member of St Mary’s before the FSSP took over, passed away last October. Pray for her soul and for those of Ana Mary Rozo, Peter Wright, Fr John Gildea; Ann Evans; Michael Whelan; John Marechal.

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

Sun    1    Octave Day of the Nativity of Our Lord 5pm Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed SacramentI    9:00amSheila Stamp
11:00amAll St. Mary’s Faithful
6:00pmTerence Keenan
Mon2Most Holy Name of JesusII12:10pmSr Wule Zhi Yuen Maria
Tue3Feria, Votive Mass of the Holy AngelsIV12:10pmGreg Hall
Wed4Feria, Votive Mass of St. JosephIV12:10pmDemetri&Maisie’s betrothal
Thur5Feria, Votive Mass H. Ghost. Bring bottles before Mass for Blessing of Epiphany Water 1pm-2pmIV12:10pm  Crookhall Family
Fri6Feast of the Epiphany – Holy Day of Obligation Sung Vespers 5:30pm7:00amCelebrant’s intention
12:10pmDavid Eckersley
6:00pmPhilippa Greg
Sat  7  Saturday of the Blessed Virgin Adoration & Confessions 10.00-12.00 Vespers 6pmIV  12:10pm  Peter Walker & family  
Sun    8    Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph 5pm Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed SacramentII    9:00amLaura Liu
11:00amPreserv Latin Mass, FSSP
6:00pmChris Long
Mon9Feria, Votive Mass of the Holy TrinityIV12:10pmSusan Forrester RIP
Tue10Feria, Votive Mass of the Holy AngelsIV12:10pmLinda Murphy
Wed11Feria, Votive Mass of St. JosephIV12:10pmAnniv. of mother’s death
Thur12Feria, Votive Mass of the Holy GhostIV12:10pmMing L. & Celia’s family
Fri13Commemoration of the Baptism of Our LordII12:10pmHoly Souls
Sat  14  St. Hilary, Bishop Confessor Doctor  Adoration & Confessions 10am-12noon Vespers 6pmIII  12:10pm  Anne Marie Ogden RIP  
Sun    15    Second Sunday after Epiphany 5pm Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed SacramentII    9:00amAnne Mary Rozo RIP
11:00amAll St. Mary’s Faithful
6:00pmSean Keenan RIP

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