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Precautions: If you consider yourself at risk, we recommend you attend our 6pm Sunday Mass, with fewer people and a lesser risk of contagion. At any Mass, please clean your hands with sanitizers before you come and after. So do the priests giving Holy Communion. In the traditional Latin Mass, the thumbs and forefingers of the priest touch absolutely nothing else than the sacred host, not even the tongue of the communicant if the mouth is correctly opened.
Prayers: Until further notice, after every Mass, the Prayer in Times of Epidemics will be prayed.
Short procession right after 11am Mass on Sunday 15th March with litany of the saints (p.71 in Baronius missal).
|BULLETIN of ST MARY’S SHRINE 15th March 2020 Fortnightly www.fssp.co.uk/warrington • 01925 635 664 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: email@example.com Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP: firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant: Fr Henry Whisenant: email@example.com Deacon Roger Gilbride, FSSP: firstname.lastname@example.org (on pastoral placement until Easter) In residence: Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP: astewart@olg- seminary.org 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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 £1,700/week to run and maintain. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.|
Stations of the Cross lead by clergy every Lenten Friday 1pm.
Gift Aid: if you are a regular user of the white FSSP Gift Aid envelopes, we need to change the way these are used. Letters explaining the different options can be found on the bench ledges. Please take one if this applies to you. Thank you.
Text of letter below:
Are you a regular Gift Aid donor?
If you are a regular user of the FSSP’s white Gift Aid envelopes, whilst we are sincerely grateful for your continued support and generosity, we need to change the way these envelopes are used due to the disproportionate amount of admin work they generate, both for the counters and in the processing of each donation. For regular giving, we are asking that you consider a different way to gift aid your donations.
If you still wish to use envelopes on a weekly basis, we can issue you with your own numbered box set for the coming tax year, subject to us receiving a Gift Aid Declaration form, available from the back of church. This means your details only need to be entered once onto our system and there is no need for you to write on the envelopes each time as the number identifies you. There is no commitment to giving a set amount; they can be used to fit with your circumstances. The white ‘occasional’ GA envelopes will still be available but please reserve these for occasional visitors or times when you might give an extra donation during any particular week.
Alternatively, and administratively the simplest option for us, please consider setting up a standing order to support the Warrington apostolate, which can still be Gift Aided with a completed form – the details of our bank account are on the bulletin or there are bank mandate forms for Warrington available in church.
Thank you once again for your generous support.
Jane Wright, Shrine Secretary
Kneeling at Consecration: Unless you had knee surgery of late or are prevented by old age, please do kneel at least during Consecration, and normally for the entire Canon of the Mass (from after the Sanctus until before the Our Father). Thank you.
Preparation Courses for First Holy Communion (to be conferred on Corpus Christi Sunday, 14th June, 11am) and for Confirmation (to be conferred on Sat. 18th July, 3pm by Archbishop McMahon of Liverpool). Both courses will begin on 15th March and every following Sunday 9:45am-10:45am.
Our Lenten Shrine community alms this year will go to Cenacolo, in support of people with addictions (https://cenacolouk.org/). Please note: FSSP Warrington is exclusively responsible for this initiative and will personally transfer the amount collected to the Cenacolo Community as a Lenten offering from our Shrine community to Cenacolo UK.
25 women attended our first Women’s Group Meeting on Sat. 7th March. After (optional) 10am-12noon adoration and 12:10pm Holy Mass, a packed lunch was taken in common in the Shrine Hall, followed by talk by Fr Henry Whisenant on sacred art. Suggest names for the group: current contenders St Anne and St Margaret Clitherow. Next meeting: Sat. 25th April, 1pm-3pm.
Any women from 18 to 118 welcome!
Brand new Baronius hand missals for only £35.00 each! St Mary’s Shrine being such a good customer, Baronius Press granted us a major discount on their public price of £53.95 + shipping.
St Patrick’s Party, Tuesday 17th March: 6pm shared Irish dishes followed by 7pm film. Please bring some Irish cheeses, soda breads, drinks/wines (email email@example.com to find out where you can buy those). At 7pm, showing of the EWTN Film ‘Bravery Under Fire’ about the life of Irish Fr William Doyle, SJ (90 mins). Fr Doyle is considered a ‘Martyr of Charity’ as he died on the battlefield of Ypres in WWI rescuing wounded soldiers (www.fatherdoyle.com).
Diocesan Safeguarding Training session at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School, near St Benedict’s Church: at the end of Quebec Road, WA2 7SB, Thursday 19th March, 7pm.
Mass of Thanksgiving for Converts: Sat 21st March, 12:10pm. Any converts and their families and friends, especially those received or baptised at St Mary’s in the past four years, are heartily invited to attend this Mass and join our wider community in giving thanks to God for the gift of faith and of belonging to the Church. It will be an opportunity to meet with other converts.
Feast of the Annunciation, Wed 25th March: Low Mass at 8:00am, Solemn Mass at 12:10pm; Low Mass at 7:00pm
11.00am Solemn High Mass (1st Sunday in Passiontide) for the Re-Dedication of England
12noon The actual moment for the Re-dedication will coincide with Eucharistic Consecration
12.30pm Thanksgiving and packed lunch in new Parish Room (please bring your own)
2.00pm Holy Rosary and Act of Consecration to Our Lady (with Confessions)
2.30pm Eucharistic Adoration in intercession for England
3.00pm Sung Vespers
The following is part of the Shrine’s normal Sunday schedule:
6.00pm Low Mass (1st Sunday in Passiontide)
7.15pm Sung Compline
Please do not bring and display devotional literature, magazines or flyers for any events at St Mary’s without the clergy’s permission. Thank you.
St Mary’s Library: On the contrary, you are welcome to show the priests sound Catholics books on lives of the saints, Catholic history and spirituality for them to check if they would fit in our soon-to-be opened St Mary’s Library. Please do not drop bags of books for this purpose, but kindly take back what the priests cannot retain.
EDUCATION MEETING WARRINGTON
Sunday 26 April 2020, 12:30pm-3:30pm
St Mary’s Church, Buttermarket Street, Warrington WA1 2NS
FREE church car parks accessed via Smith Street and Buttermarket Street
A number of families meet weekly at St Mary’s Shrine in Warrington for half a day of educational activities (about 25 children). In addition to this, we have been observing with interest the formation of the Regina Caeli Academy (RCA) in Bedfordshire over the past 18 months and have invited them to present their educational model in Warrington. With a spacious building just acquired next to our church, we now actively welcome educational initiatives and we pray God that we may answer them very soon.
Anyone with interest in education is welcome to attend. This includes not only parents wishing to support such an academy in Warrington, but also home educators eager to compare their methods with the RCA ones, parents whose children are in full time school education and are curious to hear what RCA can bring, as well as benefactors open to funding reliable Catholic education.
The innocence of our children is in danger. Next autumn, even Catholic schools will have young children subjected to lessons on sexuality delivered in a way which is very likely to harm their innocent souls and twist their understanding of natural law, while depriving their parents of their inalienable rights as their primary educators.
Even if this concern did not exist, the fact that most teenagers educated in Catholic schools lapse demonstrates enough that more must be done to teach and form the next generations of Catholics.
Many parents agree with this assessment, but feel they can’t home educate, though. They don’t have the training, the time, the resources. They fear that home education might hinder socialising their children. They doubt whether home education would enable their children to enter the universities and get good jobs.
Regina Caeli [https://www.rcahybrid.org.uk/] is a private, independent tutoring centre operating in the Catholic tradition. It offers two full days of taught lessons in school (Mondays and Thursdays) and lesson plans for three days of lessons taught at home, for boys and girls aged 4-18. The two taught days comprise the majority of academic work and there is significant support for the homeschooling element. The organisation has grown rapidly since its launch in 2003, now operating in 16 locations in the United States (with 8 more in planning) and, of course, now also in Bedfordshire in the UK.
Regina Caeli is a response to the need for affordable, authentic, classical education taught in light of the Catholic tradition. Its primary goal is to aid the students in knowing, loving, and serving God by providing them with a “classical style” of education so they learn how to think critically and become life-long learners. The mission is both educational and apostolic combining high educational standards with faithful adherence to the Magisterium of the Church.
Leaders of Regina Caeli UK will give a presentation about the hybrid academy and answer any questions families may have.
12:30pm Teas and coffees / lunch (please bring your own packed lunches)
1:30pm Brief introduction, followed by a talk by Regina Caeli Academy UK representative
2:30pm Coffee and cake
2:45pm Talk by the Trustees of the Bedfordshire RCA on how it works in practice
3:00pm Q&A’s, and next steps for interested parents
If you can, arrive earlier and attend our 11:00am Solemn High Mass (confessions from 10:30am). There is an other 6:00pm Sunday Mass.
There is a separate room to occupy the children. We’re aiming to get some help to entertain the children (tbc).
Free for all parents and children
Video on Regina Caeli: https://www.facebook.com/reginacaeliuk/videos/203633894156383/
INTERCESSORESS: The Servant of God Elizabeth Prout, Foundress of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion (the female branch of Bl. Dominic Barberi’s Passionists in England), chose and founded St Mary’s school in Warrington. Our current building stands on the very footprint of the one she knew and where her order taught children from 1899 until 1967. Her order asks us to inform them of any favour received through her intercession. Let us ardently ask her for success for this initiative as we prepare for the bicentenary of her birth on 2nd September 2020.
CONCLUSION: The great step of the re-dedication of England to Our Lady of Walshingham on 29th March calls for renewed creativeness in Catholic education. Now is the time; 26 April is the date and St Mary’s the place. Please come, tell your friends, and pray. We look forward to meeting you soon.
CONTACT Shrine Rector: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next trek with Juventutem Young Adults (18-35): 18th April; 16th May. Contact email@example.com. Also, Juventutem Summer Weekend near London 3-5 July 2020. Also, CHARTRES Pilgrimage: 30th May-1st June 2020 with Frs de Malleray and Whisenant. Contact Pippa: firstname.lastname@example.org.
40 Days for Life, MANCHESTER: Help save lives this Lent by praying for an end to abortion in our community. Web www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/manchester-2/ Tel 07810 791032.
(Other intentions were applied over the past 2 weeks at
private Masses. Please ask Fr Whisenant for details.)
|Sun 15||3rd Sunday of Lent||11:00am |
|Brenda Smith RIP Marjorie Fox RIP|
|Mon 16||Feria • Stations for Priests 1pm||12:10pm||Fr Withoos|
|Tue 17||Feria • St Patrick’s Party 6pm (shared dinner & film)||12:10pm||Oliver Connell|
|Wed 18||Feria • Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm Men’s group: Mass, Talk, Q’s & A’s, Compline||12:10pm |
|Geska Lima Anthony Crutch|
|Thu 19||St Joseph||7:50am|
|Celebrant’s intention |
|Fri 20||Feria • Stations for Priests 1pm||12:10pm||James Lincoln RIP|
|Sat 21||Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Feria||10:00am |
|Those preparing for the sacraments Antonio Rambaldo|
|Sun 22||4th Sunday of Lent||11:00am |
|Maureen Fraser RIP Evelin Rambaldo|
|Mon 23||Feria • Stations for Priests 1pm||12:10pm||Baby Parkinson|
|Tue 24||Feria||12:10pm||The Jones Family|
|Wed 25||Annunciation to Our Lady • Mothers’ Prayer Group 1pm • Men’s group: Mass [any one welcome on this feast day], Talk, Q’s & A’s, Compline||8:00am|
|Celebrant’s intention |
The King Family David Hall RIP
|Thu 26||Feria||12:10pm||Isabella Sunderland|
|Fri 27||Feria • Stations for Priests 1pm||12:10pm||Baby Reynard|
|Sat 28||Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Feria||10:00am |
|Restoration of Our Lady’s Dowry Maureen Fraser RIP|
|Sun 29|| Passion Sunday |
National Consecration to Our Lady.
Clocks move 1 hour forward.
|Restoration of Our Lady’s Dowry David & Sue Lungs|