Catholic Academy Warrington: please spread the word now
As Rector of St Mary’s Shrine, I am delighted that Regina Caeli UK wishes to begin here in September. I now urgently request YOU to share this news. If you don’t have children to send here soon, there are people you know, or their friends, who might if they hear about it. Your help to spread the word NOW is crucial because 1) we can’t afford a media campaign and 2) we have just one month until the 1st May deadline. Thank you for our little ones!
(Signed: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP)
Short presentation by Regina Caeli Academy UK:
In 2019, a few families in Bedfordshire took the initiative to bring a successful U.S. model of Classical Catholic education to the U.K. and founded Regina Caeli Academy UK, with pastoral support from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. In its second year, the number of families using the Academy has already doubled, with more families joining and moving to the area this year in anticipation of September 2021. Full details about Regina Caeli Academy, including an introductory video, fees, timetables and curriculum, are available at www.rcahybrid.org.uk.
Given the growing community in Warrington, and answering demand from local parents, we would very much like to start a centre at St Mary’s Warrington, with God’s help, from September 2021. The Academy offers a full Classical Curriculum, completely grounded on the magisterium of the Catholic Church, and a community of Catholic families. Trained, paid teachers provide two days per week of on-site tuition. For the other days of the week, comprehensive study plans are provided for parents to follow with their children. Parents benefit from structure, accountability and community, and their children gain Catholic friends for life.
Over the past 18 years, thousands of children have been educated with this curriculum in the U.S., so parents can be confident that it is a tried and tested system of Catholic education which results in robust qualifications, a lifelong love of learning and, most importantly, a deep-rooted faith.
If you are a parent who is interested in the Warrington RCA for your own children, please email Michael and Aileen Seymour, the Warrington coordinators of Regina Caeli Academy: TheAcademyStMarys@gmail.com giving your contact details and your children’s ages/current school years. Alternatively, if you would like to apply for the Warrington RCA, please fill out the application form at: https://www.rcahybrid.org.uk/application-form.
If you are a teacher who wants to work in such a Catholic environment, or have administrative skills that could help shape the Academy, please also contact us as above. We don’t need financial assistance to start up, but you could certainly also help us with prayer, in particular to the now Venerable Mother Elizabeth Prout, foundress of the female branch of the Passionists who used to run St Mary’s School in Warrington. Any financial support will be gratefully received by Regina Caeli Academy: please contact in advance Regina Caeli Academy UK: https://www.rcahybrid.org.uk/contact (please note that the FSSP does not presently collect donations in connection with this project).
To allow us to plan the expected opening, we need to know by 1st May 2021 how many children will start with us in September.
Please be sure to contact us long before that deadline. Lastly, please share this information far and wide now. Thank you on behalf of many children – and their parents!
Last day for vaccine passports:
To date, 312,619 people signed the Government petition “Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports”, stating “We want the Government to commit to not rolling out any e-vaccination status/immunity passport to the British public. Such passports could be used to restrict the rights of people who have refused a Covid-19 vaccine, which would be unacceptable.” You can sign it here if you haven’t https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/569957.
Parliament debated the issue of vaccine passports in response to the petition, deciding that the next step is to issue a Call For Evidence. It is a sort of public consultation which anyone can participate in.
The full title is: Open Consultation. COVID Status Certification Review Call For Evidence It is vital that as many people as possible tell the Government why vaccine certificates are a bad idea.
The closing date is 11.45pm on 29/3/21 so you have 3 days left to do this.
To do this you need to go to the link below and submit your comments.
You don’t need to write at lengths. Just a few points will suffice. It does not matter that you are an ordinary person, you don’t need any specialist knowledge. This will impact you and your family.
As a reminder: Britons have not died noticeably more in 2020.
Based on Government figures, like every year over the past decade, population in Great Britain increased during the year 2020. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the mortality rate in England & Wales in 2020 has not skyrocketed. It simply went back to its slightly higher level of ten years ago.
- From 2004 to 2006, 11 people would die for every thousand of the population.
- From 2007 to 2010, 10 people would die for every thousand.
- From 2011 to 2019, an average 9.5 people would die for every thousand.
- In 2020, again 10 people died for every thousand.
Thus the number of deaths per thousand over the past sixteen years has varied from 11 to 10, to 9.5 to 10 again (precisely from 9.25 to 10.43 per thousand between 2019 and 2020 according to ons.gov.uk). It is not considerable. In fact, statistically, it is fairly stable. Thus, Britons have not died noticeably more in 2020. By comparison with a neighbouring country with the same number of inhabitants as the UK (67 million in either country), the rise was even smaller across the Channel, with France registering 9.8 deaths per thousand in 2020 against 9.1 in 2019 according to government figures (www.insee.fr).
Holy Week 2021
Palms will be blessed only at the 11:00am Palm Sunday Mass, then available for you to collect later or the following days. Due to Covid, the palms we provide are to be taken individually in the Narthex as you walk in and held in your hand to be blessed from a distance by the priest (as permitted by the rubrics). The congregation will not walk in procession.
No bookings needed for the Easter Triduum. All ceremonies open to all (apart from Maundy Thursday Eucharistic Adoration)
All liturgies according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Pius XII Holy Week)
|Sun 28||British Summer Time begins: Rise one hour earlier |
Palm Sunday (II Sunday Passiontide)I Class
Take a palm from Narthex, hold it for blessing & take home
5pm Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
|Marcia de Castro RIP|
All St Mary’s Faithful
Barbara Hatton RIP
|Mon 29||Monday in Holy Week, I Class||12:10pm||John Giverin|
|Tue 30||Tuesday in Holy Week, I Class||12:10pm||Stephen Scarr|
|Wed 31||Wednesday in Holy Week, I Class||12:10pm||John Roach RIP|
|Thu 1||Holy Thursday, I Class|
All St Mary’s clergy
|Fri 2||Good Friday I Class Fast & Abstinence|
Stations of the Cross
Good Friday Liturgy
Retiring Collection for Holy Land
|Sat 3||Holy Saturday, I Class|
Confraternity St Peter
|Sun 4||Easter Sunday, I Class |
NO Vespers, Benediction or 6pm Mass this Sunday.
All St Mary’s Faithful
|Mon 5||Easter Monday, I Class||12:10pm||Rod Banner|
|Tue 6||Easter Tuesday, I Class||12:10pm||For Vocations|
|Wed 7||Easter Wednesday, I Class (No 7:00pm Mass)||12:10pm||FSSP|
|Thu 8||Easter Thursday, I Class||12:10pm||Marie & John Leite|
|Fri 9||Easter Friday, I Class||12:10pm||All St Mary’s penitents|
|Sat 10||Easter Saturday, Class Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12noon||12:10pm||Fr Gribbin|
|Sun 11|| Low Sunday, I Class |
5pm Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
All St Mary’s Faithful
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In this issue:
- Editorial: Those spared remain to be saved
- Family Life On Line: One Of Nine
- Year of St Joseph
- The Benedictines of the Immaculate
- A Doctor in Heaven: Venerable Prof J. Lejeune
- Covid-19 Vaccines: Some Moral Reflections
- Rhinocerite: Keep Safe
- The Law and the Virus
- Overcoming Addiction
- Devotion to the Most Holy Face of Jesus Christ
- The Stabat Mater
- Green Shoots in Ireland
- New English Boarding School in France
- Support our Apostolate
- A Catholic Academy for St Mary’s Warrington
Watch these homilies by your Warrington clergy:
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5 days ago8:34NOW PLAYING
Year and month of St Joseph: March is dedicated to the foster father of Our Lord Jesus, with his feast on Friday 19th. But this extends to the entire year, as the Holy Father has announced a Year of St Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, beginning this past December 8. Read the Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde. Let’s all make it a priority for 2021 to come to a deeper appreciation and devotion to St Joseph.
1 week ago12:51NOW PLAYING
2 weeks ago8:58NOW PLAYING
Conference on St Joseph as God’s Foster-Father:
|Welcome to our First-Time Visitors! We are glad to share with you the beauty and depth of the traditional Latin Mass. Feel welcome to ask us about silence, Holy Communion on the tongue, the use of Latin, etc. Most people here came across this form of the Mass within the past few years or months. Like you they were perplexed at first. Now they treasure it. Find out more on lms.org.uk/faqs|
St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin
28 March 21 (fortnightly)
Smith Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 2NS, England
Served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter by appointment from the RC Archdiocese of Liverpool.
Rector: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP (also Choir & Organ) email@example.com
Assistant: Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP (any Mass bookings) firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Priest: Fr Andrew Jolly
Shrine Secretary: Mrs Jane Wright:email@example.com
Receive this newsletter by email https://fssp.org.uk/manageprofile/index.php
Daily Holy Mass readings: www.divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/missa/missa.pl
Sundays: 8:30am-1:00pm & 5:00pm-7:00pm
3 Holy Masses 9:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm;
Sung Vespers & Benediction 5:00pm; Confessions 8:30-8:55am, 10:30am-11:00am & 5:30pm-6:00pm
Weekdays: 11:00am-1:30pm (Confessions 11:40am-12:05pm; Holy Mass 12:10pm)
Saturdays: 10:00am-1:30pm (Eucharistic Adoration 10:00am-12noon, with ongoing Confessions; Holy Mass 12:10pm)
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 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 women and girls. 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. Letting it ring inside the church gravely disturbs the quiet of the sacred place. Thank you for your consideration.
Safeguarding: If you have concerns about children or vulnerable adults, please contact the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Department on 0151 522 1043 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak with Clare Fraser, St Mary’s Safeguarding Officer. Thank you for your awareness.
EXTRA 9:00am Sunday Mass: we have added a third Sunday Mass:
►►► 9:00am Low Mass ◄◄◄
11:00am Sung Mass
5:00pm Sung Vespers
5:30pm Benediction of the Bl. Sacr. & Confessions
6:00pm Low Mass
Confirmations: our Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP of Liverpool kindly agreed to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Mary’s on Saturday 10th July 2021, 3:00pm. Candidates should contact Fr Stewart email@example.com. Preparation will begin soon after Easter. We are very grateful to His Grace.
Moving near St Mary’s? Interest was recently expressed to us again by families considering moving to Warrington. We can advise you on preferred locations and local housing market.
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
Gift Aid envelopes in Narthex: please collect the one with your name if you have subscribed to it.
COVID: Please observe social distancing, sanitizing and one-way system as signed, and kindly cover your face with a mantilla, scarf or mask unless exempt. We thank our stewards who generously give their time to secure a safe environment for all visitors to St Mary’s. Please make sure to follow their instructions and abide by the regulations (unless exempt from some), including social distancing and one-way system.
On Priory Court Car Park, please park on any spaces to the FRONT & RIGHT of the pedestrian wooden gate into the Presbytery garden and church, as the spaces on the LEFT of that gate are for office users.
New Baronius hand missals and Holy Bibles for sale. Public price $ 64.95/copy. St Mary’s hugely discounted price: £35.00/copy! Pay by cash only (better on Sundays), and have your item handed to you by us immediately.
Join 227 subscribers to St Mary’s YouTube channel: Homilies for Sundays and major feasts will be uploaded regularly. Visit www.youtube.com/channel/UC_NVY7jpDIhANiwjng1gN0w. Thank you to our LiveMass/YouTube operators.
Pray for our Sick & housebound: John Sunderland, Michael Meadows, Jean Scott, M. Hawley, Theresa Reynard, Hilda Creagan.