United Kingdom and Ireland
November 21, 2020

Sunday Bulletin 22 Nov 2020

St Mary’s Shrine Church Bulletin

22 Nov-6 Dec 2020 (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 – warrington@fssp.org 

https://fssp.co.uk/warrington/ – facebook.com/fssp.england

Rector: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP

Assistant: Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP (also Choir & Organ)

Assistant: Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP

Visiting Priest: Fr Andrew Jolly

Shrine Secretary: Mrs Jane Wright

Safeguarding: If you have concerns about children or vulnerable adults, 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.

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.

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.

Happy New liturgical Year! Starting on Saturday 28th Nov with First Vespers of Advent. Let us prepare for the coming of the Saviour Child! O come, o come Emmanuel!

Nov 2020 Lockdown: All are welcome to watch Holy Mass with homily live on LiveMass.net at the usual times: 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.

Opening Times for Private Prayer:

Sunday: Church OPENS 9:00am – Church CLOSES 10:30am – Church OPENS 5:30pm – Church CLOSES 7:00pm

Mon-Fri: Church OPENS 11:00am – Church CLOSES 12noon

Sat: Church OPENS 10:00am (the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for private adoration from 11am) – Church CLOSES 11:45am

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.

A priest is available at those times for Confession and for private distribution of Holy Communion on request.

As during the previous lockdown, St Mary’s clergy remains available for pastoral support.

Please do make good use of the provision granted you to visit St Mary’s, in accordance with our own Archbishop’s encouragements: “At this difficult moment, we ask that, as a Catholic community, we make full use of our churches as places of individual prayer and sources of solace and help. We must sustain each other in our patterns of prayer.” Read here the full response released by Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, and here the Bishops Conference’s statement.

Contact us for material and financial support if you struggle during lockdown. Speak confidentially to any of the priests on your visit at our church and we will help.

End of lockdown on Wed 2nd December?

Most of our usual activities are suspended due to Covid regulations. Check our website for updates around 2nd Dec.:  https://fssp.co.uk/warrington/ .

No access: The gates currently standing at the entrance of the Priory Court car park on Buttermarket Street will be automated for safety and privacy. Please note that there will be no access to Priory Court car park on 25th and 26th Nov. while the work is taking place. Our other car park remains accessible via Smith Street.

A good opportunity to support fellow Catholics in these difficult times: join our Shrine Directory: Email Fr Stewart (astewart@olgseminary.org) your profession, trade or skills with the contact details you would like to be included on a printed booklet to be shared with parishioners. This document will not be shared electronically.

No more OFFERTORY COLLECTION. Kindly bring your collection in an envelope and put it through the letter slot on the front door of St Mary’s Presbytery (where we clergy live). It is even better for us if you can send your donation to St Mary’s Shrine via our Donate page: https://fssp.co.uk/donate/.

Ask us for a Gift Aid form to increase your donation by 20% 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


Feel welcome to email us if you can recommend a firm that would print the logo on suitable surfaces such as mugs, tea towels, postcards, t-shirts, stickers, etc. Ideally, the same firm would also take online orders and send directly the items to customers on our behalf. In additions, some items could be purchased directly at St Mary’s. It is a good way of promoting St Mary’s Shrine while raising money for the ongoing needs of this beautiful church.

Children Education Meeting at St Mary’s. As you know, families meet every Wednesday afternoon at Priory Court for educational activities. The purchase of the new building and the growing needs of families lead us to envisage more. Please look at the successful Regina Caeli Academy model as an option.

Reminder: many videos of homilies and conferences on permanent access on our https://vimeo.com/livemass channel.

Due to the latest Covid restrictions, the conference for all originally planned for Sunday 22nd Nov to discuss education at St Mary’s is cancelled. Anyone interested in making alternative arrangements, please contact Alison Kahn on 01925 727759 before then, to agree details.

 LMS booklets for sale: £3.00 per copy or £5 for two copies.


Sun 22 XXIV and Last Sunday after Pentecost 5pm Vespers & Benediction 11:00am [Private] Kath Benson (RIP) Keith Scott (RIP)
Mon 23 St Clement, Pope and Martyr [Private] 12:10pm Fr M Katherine Benson
Tue 24 St. John of the Cross, Confessor [Private] 12:10pm Thanksgiving for exam success Conor Jones
Wed 25 St. Catherine, Virgin [Private] 12:10pm [Private] Leslie Ord Mass of Thanksgiving All men of St Mary’s
Thu 26 St. Silvester, Abbot [Private] 12:10pm Intentions of donor Ronald Hannah
Fri 27 Feria Votive Mass for the Forgiveness of Sins [Private] 12:10pm Michelle Bradburn All Penitents of the week
Sat 28 Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12noon  Saturday of the Blessed Virgin [Private]  12:10pm Joseph King Richard Doherty
Sun 29  I Sunday of Advent 11:00am [Private] All St Mary’s Faithful Donor’s intention
Mon 30 St. Andrew, Apostle Immaculate Conception Novena begins: 1-8 Dec. [Private]  12:10pm Holy Souls/Stephen Parkinson Andrew and Colin Jones
Tue 1 Feria Votive Mass for Vocations [Private ] 12:10pm Olwen Silvester Haig For Vocations
Wed 2 St. Bibiana, Virgin Martyr [Private ] 12:10pm [Private] Holy Souls/Samuel Parkinson Eileen Pattillau All men of St Mary’s
Thu 3 St. Francis Xavier, Confessor [Private ] 12:10pm Holy Souls/Enda Cribbon Colin Jones
Fri 4 St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor Mass of the Sacred Heart [Private ] 12:10pm Ryan Fraser All Penitents of the week
Sat 5 Adoration & Confessions 10:00am-12noon  Feria Immaculate Heart of Mary [Private ] 12:10pm Fr Gilbride Donald Trump
Sun 6 II Sunday of Advent 5pm Vespers & Benediction 11:00am [Private] All St Mary’s Faithful Grace King

Church Cleaning Team:  Thank you to all of you who kindly came forward join this discreet but so necessary team, coordinated by Maria Haynes.

St Mary’s clergy attended an online Safeguarding session with over 50 fellow priests from the Liverpool Archdiocese, on Wed 18th Nov.

Our quarterly magazine Dowry, Autumn issue, with many suggestions of good books to read, will be released online this week, and soon in print. The current issue is available in print and online here.

Christmas cards, Advent Calendars, etc available from Aid to the Church in Need website www.acnuk.org or by ringing 0345 241 6068 and asking for a Catalogue.

 Prayer intentions for our sick: Frances Fawcett, John Marechal, Hilda Creagan, John Sunderland, Steve Humphrey.

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