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December 19, 2019

Sunday 22nd Dec 2019 Bulletin

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BULLETIN of ST MARY’S SHRINE 22nd December 2019               Fortnightly www.fssp.co.uk/warrington • 01925 635664 Watch our Mass daily on http://livemass.net/ Buttermarket Street, Warrington WA1 2NS Served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter by appointment of the RC Archdiocese of Liverpool   Rector: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP: malleray@fssp.org Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP: iverrier@fssp.org Assistant: Fr Henry Whisenant: henrywhiz@hotmail.com Deacon Roger Gilbride, FSSP: roger.gilbride@fssp.org (on pastoral placement until Easter) In residence: Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP: astewart@olg- seminary.org (on Sick Leave: Fr K.Loewenstein, FSSP)   Holy Masses: Sunday 11am & 6pm; Mon-Sat 12:10pm daily. Confessions 30mins before every Mass every day – including from 5:30pm before 6pm Sunday Mass, and on Saturdays 10am-11:45am Eucharistic Adoration: Sat 10:00am-12 noon; 1st Fri 7:40pm-8:40pm; most Wed. afternoon after school Daily Rosary 11:30am Mon-Fri, 11am Sat. + 12noon Angelus Sung Compline: Sunday 7:15pm, Wednesday 9:15pm Stations of the Cross: Mon, Fri 1:00pm Men’s group: Every Wed 7:00pm Mass + Talk & Compline Mothers’ Prayer group: Wed 1:00pm Adults Catechesis: most Sunday mornings withFr Whisenant Home Education Group: MostWednesdays 1pm-3:30pm. Contact Alison Kahn 01925 727759. Choir: Every Thur & Sun.Contact Fr Verrier for an audition if you would like to join our choir – including Junior choir. Young Adults & Professionals 18-35: Monthly Sat walk and/or talk: www.facebook.com/juventutem.warrington/ Divine Mercy group: every second Tuesday 1:00pm Pro-life group: Last Sat 10:15am   SUPPORT—Bank details: Account name: FSSP Warrington. Account number: 30993368. Sort Code 30-80-27; Lloyds Bank, Palmerston Road Branch. Ask us for Gift Aid forms and envelopes: warrington@fssp.org. Registered Charity number 1129964   Safeguarding: Children, teenagers and vulnerable adults must be accompanied or supervised at all times within the Shrine. If you have concerns, please contact the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Department on 0151 522 1043 or e-mail safeguarding@rcaol.co.uk, or speak with Clare Fraser, St Mary’s Safeguarding Officer. Thank you for your awareness.   Church cleaning: please given an hour of your time each week to keep St Mary’s fit for divine worship. Addicts to drugs, alcohol: help available with high success rate. Free. Confidential phone contact: 07916578902. ☞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. If no server, please hold the Communion plate against your throat. Thank you in advance.   ☞ Printed Mass sheets: please don’t bin them, as we will use them next year. Leave them in church Porch. ☞ Modesty in church: please cover your bodies at least down to elbows and below knees; no tight or see-through garments. ☞ Did you know? St Mary’s Shrine costs £1,444/week to run and maintain. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


Frs de Malleray, Verrier, Whisenant and Deacon Gilbride wish you a blessed feast of the Nativity of the Lord and assure you of their prayer at the altar. They thank you for your dedication and support to the liturgical, devotional and material life at St Mary’s Shrine.   EXTRA CONFESSIONS: 24 Dec: 11pm-11:50pm; 25 Dec: 10:30am-12noon  

Three gentle reminders:

☞The Nativity of the Lord is a holiday of obligation: every able Catholic must attend Holy Mass that day under penalty of grave sin: either Midnight Mass (even before midnight), or the Dawn Mass, or the Mass of the Day (Holy Communion can be received at the Midnight Mass and also at one of the two others if one wishes).

☞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.

☞FSSP clergy do not retain Christmas and Easter collections for personal use. All Christmas collections will be used for the day-to-day running of St Mary’s Shrine (which includes the food, lodgings, pension allowance and salary of your priests).

Street Carolling: As Christmas approaches, let us not lose the moment for sharing with people the beautiful message of the coming feast: that God was born in the flesh to redeem us… On Saturday 21st, you are invited to gather at 1 pm in the church (after the midday Mass), whence we will proceed into the town centre to sing Christmas carols (sheets with the words provided!) and those who are willing can hand out blessed Miraculous Medals to the passersby.

Children and friends of St Mary’s to act ‘The Finding of the King’ on Monday 30th December. The Nativity play will be performed in the top parish room at 6pm. If you would like to participate in any way, contact Fr Whisenant via the office or Alison Kahn 01925 727759. Otherwise, come and watch and join in the singing! Tea and cakes downstairs afterwards (contributions welcome). 

No MEN’s group on 25th Dec and 1st Jan.

We pray for Alasdair Mckenzie and Virginia Hale who will be united in Holy Matrimony on Sat 28th Dec.

St Mary’s Pro Life group would like to thank everyone for their generous support in purchasing SPUC Christmas cards a few weeks ago. £232.80 was raised.

SPUC Youth conference, Friday 28th Feb – Sun 1st March 2020. Willows Training Centre, Great North Road, Wyboston Bedfordshire MK44 3AL. £115 by 31/12 or £135.

Vocation Weekend 24-26 Jan. 2020: Warrington, for single Catholic men 18-30. 8 men booked already. Contact: malleray@fssp.org

Advent Recollection for the laity at Douai Abbey on 20-22 Dec: all 34 spaces are now booked.Please pray for spiritual fruit.Led by Frs A. de Malleray, FSSP & P. O’Donohue, FSSP on the theme: “Our Holy Mother the Church”.

Juventutem Warrington Sat. 21st Dec, at St Mary’s Shrine: after optional 10am-12 noon Eucharistic adoration, 12:10pm Holy Mass and lunch at Presbytery, followed by talk by Fr Verrier FSSP. Any 18-35 welcome!

Clergy Retreat 27 April-1st May 2020, Stonyhurst: The priests and Holy Church: her sons and defenders – by Fr A. de Malleray. COST: £320 in total (4 days full board, modern single room with ensuite).

Mass Intentions:

Sun 22 4th Sunday of Advent 11:00am 6:00pm Catherine & Karl Williams Paula Moore
Mon 23 feria 12:10pm Holy Souls
Tues 24 Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord (1st Class) 11:30pm Carols followed by Midnight Mass 12:10pm Priest’s welfare
Wed 25 Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (1st Class) Holy Day of Obligation NO 6pm Mass (no Men’s group) 12:00am Midnight Mass 9:00am Dawn Mass 11:00am Day Mass St Mary’s Parishioners Family of Ann Booth FSSP
Thu 26 St Stephen Protomartyr (2nd Class) 12:10pm Grace King
Fri 27 St John, Apostle and Evangelist (2nd Class) 12:10pm Holy Souls
Sat 28 Holy Innocents, Martyrs (2nd Class) 12:10pm 3:00pm Pro-life Alasdair Mckenzie & Virg. Hale
Sun 29 St Thomas of Canterbury, Bishop & Martyr (1st Class) with commem. of the Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity 11:00am 6:00pm E. & Joseph Billington RIP Nicola Robinson
Mon 30 6th Day within the Octave of the Nativity 12:10pm Lee Williams
Tue 31 7th Day within the Octave of the Nativity 12:10pm Elsie Higham RIP
Wed 1 Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord (1st Class) (no Men’s group) 12:10pm Stewart Walsh RIP
Thu 2 feria 12:10pm Doris Cullen RIP anniv.
Fri 3 Votive Mass Sacred Heart (with Holy Hour & devotions after 7pm Mass) 12:10pm 7:00pm Michael McCartney RIP ann. Paddy Parkinson
Sat 4 Eucharistic Adoration Immaculate Heart of Mary (Votive Mass) 10:00am 12:10pm Helen Flynn
Sun 5 Most Holy Name of Jesus (Blessing of Epiphany Water after noon) 11:00am 6:00pm Martin Turner & G. Burrows Deceased Hannah Family & Souls
Mon 6 Epiphany of Lord (not a holy day of obligation this year) 12:10pm Pro-life

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