United Kingdom and Ireland
September 10, 2022

Sunday Bulletin 11 September 2022

Like all Catholics we pray for the repose of the soul of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who died on 8th September. Since her platinum jubilee we had started offering at her intention the traditional Prayer for the Sovereign after the main Sunday Mass. We will henceforth pray for King Charles III (cf Baronius missals p. 1604).
O Lord, save Charles our King. R. And hear us in the day when we call upon Thee. Let us pray.
We beseech Thee, almighty God, that Thy servant Charles our King, who has been called by Thy mercy to rule over this kingdom, may also receive from Thee an increase of all virtues. Fittingly adorned with these, may he be able to shun all evildoing and, finally, being well pleasing before Thee, together with his consort and the royal family, attain unto Thee who art the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Through Christ Our Lord.
R. Amen.
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St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin

11-25 Sept 2022 (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; Assistant: Fr Gerard Quirke: frquirke@outlook.com; Visiting Priest: Fr Andrew Jolly; Shrine Secretary: Mrs Jane Wright: warrington@fssp.org

Receive this newsletter by email https://fssp.org.uk/manageprofile/index.php

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

Saturdays: 9:00am-7pm (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

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.

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

Home Education Group: MostWednesdays 1pm-3:30pm. Contact Alison Kahn 01925 727759.

Choir: Every Thu & 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/

All must dress modestly in church out of reverence for God and of respect for fellow-worshippers. Ladies are encouraged to wear a veil or mantilla. Tops must cover bodies down to elbows and skirts at least below knees. No shorts, no t-shirts, no leggings. In addition, on Sundays and feasts Sunday best should be worn by all: i.e. suits or jackets and ties for gentlemen, dresses for ladies. Thank you.


The dress code notice above has been on this newsletter for a year. A good number of parishioners have heard the call to Sunday best. We thank them on behalf of all. If you are not yet among those, you are politely asked to consider wearing a suit (or jacket) and a tie (gentlemen), a dress (ladies) on Sundays and main feast. Thus, wearing just a shirt with open collar is better than a t-shirt, but still too casual. Dressing up on Sundays and main feasts is part of normal Catholic culture and worship. We are aware that it has been lost in many quarters of modern society. But it is part of the same values that you seek at St Mary’s. Therefore it is expected at St Mary’s Shrine. Please note that your clergy does the same: wearing better cassocks and sashes and shoes on Sundays, and more precious vestments in the sanctuary. You in the nave are naturally to be included in this shared expression of reverence and joy for the Day of the Lord. As we begin a new pastoral year, let us make a good fresh start.

Thank you for your fraternal cooperation.

To receive Holy Communion: one must be a Catholic, in the state of grace, one-hour fasting at least. In the traditional liturgy, Holy Communion is received kneeling (unless unable to) and always on the tongue. Thank you in advance. Kindly switch OFF your mobile phone before you enter the 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.

Fr Gwilym Evans writes: Thank you so much to all who assisted at my First Mass at St Mary’s last month and to all those who so generously contributed to the collection for me. The total amount was an overwhelming £1250: a demonstration of the extraordinary kindness that you have shown me over the past months. I am also extremely grateful for the spiritual support that you have offered me, as I was preparing for ordination — for your many prayers and sacrifices. Please continue to pray that I may be a holy priest. I shall remember you all fondly in my prayers, and especially at the Altar. You and your friends are all very welcome to my First Mass in Wales at St Alban’s Church, Cardiff, on 17th September.

Relics of St Bernadette at Liverpool Cathedral on Sat 17th September from 3pm.

Our recurrent activities resume:

Men’s Group: 21 Sept, 19 Oct, 16 Nov, 14 Dec

Ladies’ Group: 24 Sept, 22 Oct, 19 Nov, 17 Dec

Converts’ Group: every Sat 4:55pm-5:55pm

Home Ed Group: every Wed 1pm-4pm in school term

St Mary’s Academy: weekly in school term

Juventutem (18-35): one Sat a month: 24 Sept

500 weekly visits to St Mary’s Shrine Church.  

Vocation Weekend 25-27 Nov

St Mary’s Warrington.

For single Catholic men 18-30: Come and discern with us God’s holy will for you. Info/bookings: malleray@fssp.org. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/390473926608133

On 25-27 Nov 2022; St Mary’s Priory, Smith Street, Warrington WA1 2NS, England

Starts 5:00pm; ends 2:00pm

Is God calling ME?
Matrimony, celibacy, monastery, seminary, Fraternity?

If you are a single Catholic man between 18 and 30 years of age, come and discern with us at St Mary’s Priory & Church.
Shrine Rector Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP will lead the Weekend, assisted by Frs Ian Verrier, FSSP, Alex Stewart, FSSP and Fr Gerard Quirke.
There will be talks, prayers (Divine Office in our beautiful church), Holy Mass and informal chatting with fellow guests. Possibility of private meetings with a priest, and of confession. Feel welcome confidentially to call, email or write for any questions.
Location: St Mary’s Priory.
FREE for unwaged and students.
Others: £60 per person in total.

Please share the information with your friends! Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/390473926608133

BOOKINGS & CONTACT: [not via Facebook] malleray@fssp.org (read by Fr de Malleray only); 01925 635664 (Priory’s Landline).



Six young men from the UK & Ireland are in formation at our two international seminaries. Three of our deacons from England were ordained priests at St Mary’s Warrington by Archbishop McMahon, OP of Liverpool. Those were the first EF priestly ordinations by a diocesan bishop in England in fifty years. Please pray for them (www.fssp.org/en/help-us/confraternity-of-saint-peter/) and for many more to enter the lists! We give thanks for 12 of priests ordained over the past 20 years: Fr Konrad Loewenstein in 2002; Fr Brendan Gerard in 2006; Frs Matthew Goddard and William Barker in 2009; Fr Simon Harkins in 2010; Fr Matthew McCarthy in 2011; Fr Ian Verrier in 2015; Fr James Mawdsley in 2016; Frs Alex Stewart and Krzysztof Sanetra in 2017; Fr Seth Phipps in 2018; Fr Gwilym Evans in 2022.


As of September 2022, for the first time the number of FSSP priests serving in the UK & Ireland has reached a double figure: Fr Patrick O’Donohue in Waterford, Frs Brendan Gerard and John Emerson in Edinburgh, Frs Armand de Malleray, Ian Verrier, Alex Stewart and Gerard Quirke in Warrington, and Frs Matthew Goddard, Seth Phipps and Gwilym Evans in Reading. Thus, it is now ten priests in total (“X” in Latin) serving souls in these Isles. There will be work for many more!

Please pray for us. We assure you of our prayer.

O Lord, grant us many holy priests!

Clergy Retreat Stonyhurst 3-7 Oct: https://christianheritagecentre.com/events/clergy-retreat-oct22/ Already ten priests booked: more spaces!

Congratulations to Amaya and Kayleb who will be baptised on Sat 17th Sept at 4pm. We assure them and their family of our prayer.

Congratulations to Joshua and Samantha Langley on the baptism of their second child Olivia on 4th September.

Thank you to all of you who supported the March for Life on 3rd September in London.
Over 7,000 pilgrims attended, a record number, including about 40 from St Mary’s only. Thank you to those who gave of their time and money for that cause; to those who sponsored pilgrims; and to all of you who responded to our call and made sure to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament that same day, praying specifically for the success of the March for Life and the protection of unborn children.

Thank you for helping us through the Offertory collection and standing orders.

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

Now 697 subscribers to St Mary’s YouTube channel: Homilies for Sundays and major feasts are uploaded

regularly. Visit youtube.com/channel/UC_NVY7jpDIhANiwjng1gN0w

Please pray for our FSSP seminarians as they make their way back to seminary for another year.

St Mary’s Academy will resume on 21st September. Contact us for information: stmarysacademy.warrington@gmail.com.

DOWRY MAG online! Click on link or picture:


In this issue:

Editorial: What Fear In The City?

Fr de Malleray comments on the fear felt by many souls confronted with growing uncertainty in the Church and secular pressure from the world

The English Pope (Part One)

While another English cardinal has just been created, young convert and historian Adam Mercer describes the rise to prominence of one Nicholas Breakspear, who later become the first (and latest) English pope.

Homily for First Mass of Fr Gwilym Evans, FSSP

Fr de Malleray welcomes the newly ordained priest as he begins his pastoral ministry in England. Fr Evans is reminded of being a man of the sacred, better to serve souls, including the most vulnerable ones. Diligence and love for God, especially in the Blessed Sacrament, conditions a fruitful priestly life.

Can A Catholic Wear Tattoos?

Niall Patrick Carroll reflects on Fr Mike Schmitz’s “Awesome Tattoo”. Why this recent trend of tattoos, now spreading even among Catholics? What criteria help one discern whether tattoos are bad, indifferent or positive? Our souls are where the divine imprint should show, now and forever.

Mgr Benson’s Novels on Catholic Persecution

The newly started Cenacle Press at Silverstream Priory in Ireland has released a beautiful illustrated edition of Mgr Hugh Benson’s classic novels describing the persecution of Catholics in England under penal times. A timely reminder and an encouragement as genuine religious freedom is under threat even in Western countries.

The Sacred Liturgy as a Secret Garden

In his latest and short book, Fr de Malleray offers an analogy between Frances Hodgson Burnett’s pre-WWI tale for children and the revelation experienced in the 2020s by a growing number of adults stepping into the grace-filled haven of the traditional Roman liturgy.

Pray for: Paul and Ursula Cavanaugh, 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: Ann Evans, Michael Whelan; John Marechal.

Sun11 14th Sunday after PentecostII9:00amJessie Smith
  5pm Vespers and Benediction of the 11:00amPreservation Latin Mass,FSSP
  Blessed Sacrament 6:00pmFr Wong recovery
Mon12Most Holy Name of MaryIII12:10pmLuisa Morris
Tue13Feria, Votive Mass of St Peter and Paul, ApostlesIV12:10pmProtection of FSSP
Wed14The Exaltation of the Holy CrossII12:10pmAgnus Weaver
Thur15The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin MaryII12:10pmAndrew Irving RIP
Fri16Sts. Cornelius, Pope, Cyprian, Bishop MartyrIII12:10pmDeceased of Cecilia Chu
Sat17Saturday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St F.’ StigmataIV12:10pmAlbert Joseph
  Adoration & Confessions 10:00-12noon Vespers 6pm   
Sun1815th Sunday after PentecostII9:00amTina Morgan
  5pm Vespers and Benediction of the 11:00amAll St. Mary’s Faithful
  Blessed Sacrament 6:00pmAudrey Jones
Mon19St. Januarius, Bishop, and Companions, martyrsIII12:10pmAndrew Irving RIP
Tue20Feria, Votive Mass of the Holy AngelsIV12:10pmJohn Baptist Rodriguez
Wed21St. Matthew, Apostle, EvangelistII12:10pmSpecial intention
  St. Joseph Men’s group 7:45pm-9:15pm 7:00pm Men of St. Mary’s Shrine
Thur22St. Thomas of Villanova, Bishop, ConfessorIII12:10pmJimmy Walters
Fri23Ember Friday of September, St Linus Pope & MartyrII12:10pmJoseph and Sheila Pinto
Sat24Ember Saturday of September Ladies’ Group1:00pmII12:10pmLadies of St. Mary’s Shrine
  Adoration & Confessions 10:00-12noon Vespers 6pm   
Sun2516th Sunday after PentecostII9:00amJohn Finan RIP
  5pm Vespers and Benediction of the 11:00amAll St. Mary’s Faithful
  Blessed Sacrament 6:00pmMartin Wakefield

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