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St Mary’s Sunday 5 Dec 2021 Bulletin

St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin

5-19 Dec 2021 (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

Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP (also Choir & Organ)           iverrier@fssp.org

Assistant: Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP (any Mass bookings)        astewart@olgseminary.org

Deacon: Rev Gwilym Evans, FSSP: evans@fssp.org

Visiting Priest: Fr Andrew Jolly

Shrine Secretary: Mrs Jane Wright: warrington@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-11:00am & 5:30pm-6:00pm

Weekdays: 9:00am-7:00pm (Confessions 11:40am-12:05pm; Holy Mass 12:10pm)

Saturdays: 9:00am-7pm (Eucharistic Adoration 10:00am-12noon, with ongoing Confessions; Holy Mass 12:10pm); Sung Vespers 6:00pm

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

Priory Court Car Park reserved for Academy every Mondays and Thursdays; available ALL other days. Church car park available 7/7: please now use ALL empty spaces, including outside Presbytery & Garage.

Free 2hrs parking at ASDA across the street.

Organ practice Thu, Fri 2pm-4pm

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 7days for latest Sunday Mass.


To receive Holy Communion: one must be a Catholic, in state of grace, one-hour fasting at least. In the EF liturgy, Holy Communion is received kneeling (unless unable to) and always on the tongue. Thank you in advance.

All must dress modestly in church out of reverence for God and of respect for fellow-worshippers. Chest and limbs must be covered down to elbows and knees at least. No sportswear. Sunday best should be worn by all on Sundays and feasts: suit and tie for men and boys, dresses for ladies. Men keep their heads uncovered within church; women are encouraged to wear a scarf, hat or mantilla. Thank you. Switch OFF your mobile phone before you enter our church.


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.


500 weekly visits to St Mary’s Shrine Church: half on weekdays and half on Sundays.


Church boiler now mended: it’s almost too hot!

Now roof leaking into Choir Loft down into Narthex… Pray for dry weather to fix it!


Thank you for helping us through the Offertory collection and standing orders. While the overall income is still far from covering the actual expenses of the Shrine, it is comforting to see how generously you respond. Some of our worshippers are also involved in other parish communities (Polish, Syro-Malabarese or Ordinariate): we thank them for supporting St Mary’s Shrine as well, where they benefit from daily Mass, Confession and other spiritual goods. Lastly we thank our benefactors who pray with us remotely via LiveMass.net. Some of them live far away and yet, they have chosen to donate online to St Mary’s Shrine according to our needs and to their means. God bless you all.

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


Congratulations to John and Fiona Westcombe on the happy birth of their first child Alice on 2nd Dec. The Westcombes are another family who moved near Warrington of late. We assure them of our prayer for their baby daughter.


Listen to the 6 Holy Matrimony conferences given by Fr de Malleray at Stonyhurst last summer here:

http://www.radioimmaculata.org/various-podcast/fssp-conferences .


50 young men and women attended a Vocation Day in London on Sat 13th Nov,  preached by Fr de Malleray; a Juventutem London event.


14 men attended our Vocation Weekend in Warrington 26-28 Nov 2021.

Thank you in particular to the ladies who cooked generously for 19 hungry men (including 5 clergy).

14 men attended our Vocation Weekend. Pray for them.

Conference on St Francis, the stigmata and calling to religious life by Fr de Malleray here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_IMjbn08fk.


St Margaret Clitherow Ladies’ Group: Sat 18th Dec, 1pm-3pm (bring shared lunch before talk by priest).


Juventutem Warrington youths meet on Sat 11th Dec.

Juventutem London on Fri 10th Dec, 7pm, SW18 2QU.


Dowry Mag No51 online: fssp.org.uk/category/dowry/,

Autumn 2021. In this issue: The Heenan Indult Turns Fifty; Your Young, Loyal, and Traditional Catholics; Chant for the Nativity; The God Rush; Year of St Joseph: A Carpenter’s Son & A Carpenter Today?

Editorial: The Heenan Indult Turns Fifty

Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP looks back at the petition in favour of the traditional Latin Mass by scores of British men and women of the world of culture and the arts, some non Catholic and some non Christian. Pope Paul VI was convinced to grant permission for the traditional Latin missal to be used further in England, and asked Mgr Bugnini to express his permission to Cardinal Heenan of Westminster.

Your Young, Loyal, and Traditional Catholics

The bureau of the Juventutem federation issued a communiqué following Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis CustodesJuventutem has worked for 17 years to make use of the Roman traditions of the Church for the sanctification of young people, with the blessing of the Holy See and the active support of many cardinals and bishops.

Chant for the Nativity

Chant expert Deacon Gwilym Evans, FSSP, on pastoral placement in England, presents the CD on Christmas chant made with his confreres at the international seminary of St Peter in Wigratzbad, Bavaria. For six consecutive weeks, Sancta Nox: Christmas Matins from Bavaria, on the De Montfort Music label, has been Number 1 on the US Billboard charts for classical music.

The God Rush

Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP shares his happy surprise at the number of young people in the UK who became nuns, friars or seminarians over the past couple of years. Could there have been a worse moment than the Covid outburst? And yet, a dozen of them heard God’s call and are now answering it. A new spring?

Year of St Joseph: A Carpenter’s Son & A Carpenter Today?

Young and mature people alike in our modern world are trapped into virtual reality. In these two articles Richard Kornicki presents woodwork as a welcome antidote for all, even if only by way of meditation in this Year of St Joseph. The profession chosen by Jesus Christ (first article) can safely be embraced by modern apprentices (second article).

Click on the Cover below to open the magazine.

Dowry is the quarterly magazine of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter in the UK & Ireland. Since its inception in 2008, the magazine has published dozens of articles on topics as diverse as theology, family life, education, the sacraments, Church Magisterium, art, politics, literature, cinema, spirituality, liturgy and more.

  1. Articles can be accessed as sorted by authors and topics here:
    https://fssp.org.uk/dowry-articles/.
  2. All issues of Dowry are accessible online for free here:
    https://fssp.org.uk/category/dowry/.
  3. You can also subscribe to Dowry online for free and have each
    new issue posted or emailed to you here:
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We welcome submissions of articles, poetry, pictures and drawings if deemed compatible with our traditional Catholic scope. Any submission must be by email to malleray@fssp.org with (small) attachments in digital format. We cannot guarantee to answer, let alone publish, each and all submission. Thank you for your interest.
Contact us to be sent bulk quantities of Dowry for dispatching among your friends and acquaintances, especially if you are part of a parish, or a community or some other institution.


Marian & Pro-life Gaudete Sunday on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 12th December 2021. We will not be able to have the Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe this year because Gaudete Sunday takes precedence. But we invite you to pray for the unborn on that day and night, Sunday 12th December evening from 8:00pm at St Mary’s, ending with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:45am and Rorate Mass of Our Lady (candlelit) at 7:00am.

Email Gabrielle to book your (1hr+) slot on the adoration rota: liverpool40daysforlife@gmail.com.


More on vaccines: lumenfidei.ie/conscience-vaccines.


Now 464 subscribers to St Mary’s YouTube channel: Homilies for Sundays and major feasts are uploaded regularly. Visit youtube.com/channel/UC_NVY7jpDIhANiwjng1gN0w. Thank you to our LiveMass/YouTube operators.


Save the date! Shrine Pilgrimage to York on Sat 5th February 2022. Mass at the Oratory, visit to St Margaret’s Clitherow Shrine at the Shambles, Minster visit and more. Detailed schedule and cost to be announced. Info: iverrier@fssp.org.


Prayer list: Wendy Moss, Bill Conder, Luke Petherbridge, Greta Doyle, Dorothea Wallace, Deryck Sankey, Michael Meadows, Jean Scott, M. Hawley, Theresa Reynard, Hilda Creagan.

HOLY MASS INTENTIONS: Other Mass intentions are applied at Private Masses. Kindly ask Fr Stewart for details.  
Sun 5II Sunday of Advent9:00amJoanna Jablonska RIP
 11:00amAll St. Mary’s Faithful
 5pm Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament6:00pmGreta Doyle
Mon 6St. Nicholas, Bishop, Confessor12:10pmPatrick Barry
Tue 7Rorate Mass6:40amCelebrant’s intention
 St. Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor12:10pmJoseph Gibbons RIP
Wed 8Immaculate Conception of the BVM6:40amCelebrant’s intention
 12:10pmFrank Doyle
 St Joseph’s Men’s Group 6:30pm-9:00pm7:00pmAll St. Mary’s Penitents
Thur 9Feria, Votive Mass of Holy Ghost12:10pmAlan Connor
Fri 10Holy House of Loreto p.189612:10pmGreta & Sonny Doyle
Sat 11St. Damasus, Pope, Confessor12:10pmLucy Doherty
 Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12:00noon  
Sun 12III Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)9:00amJoanne King
 5pm Vespers & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament11:00amAll St. Mary’s Faithful
 8:00pm Exposition & All-night Adoration for the Unborn6:00pmLynne Burgess
Mon 13Rorate Mass7:00amWarrington Pro Life
 St. Lucy, Virgin,12:10pmWilliam & Theresa Stewart
Tue 14Feria, Votive Mass of the Holy Angels12:10pmMary Frampton
Wed 15Ember Wednesday12:10pmPhil Clarkson
 St Joseph’s Men’s Group 6:30pm-9:00pm7:00pmAll St. Mary’s Penitents
Thur 16St. Eusebius, Bishop, Martyr12:10pmJim Nicholson
Fri 17Ember Friday12:10pmPhilip Chirgwin RIP
Sat 18Ember Saturday Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12:00noon12:10pmLouis Anderson RIP
 St Margaret Clitherow Ladies’ Group: 1:00pm-3:00pm  
Sun 19IV Sunday of Advent9:00amTremaine Newman-Brown
 11:00amAll St. Mary’s Faithful
 5pm Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament6:00pmAnne Freely
Christmas Masses: Midnight after 11:30pm carols; 9:00am Dawn Mass; 11:00am Day Mass. N.B. NO 6:00pm Mass.


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