United Kingdom and Ireland
September 24, 2022

Sunday Bulletin 25 Sept 2022


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.

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.


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!

A young woman formerly a member of our congregation at St Mary’s Shrine is to make her first Temporary Profession as a religious sister on 11th October in America as ‘Sister Mari Caritas’ (Welsh spelling). Her mother Alison Cotton will leave a large card on the table in the entrance to the Church for people to sign as a spiritual bouquet to be given to Sister.

Sr Mari Caritas

From Minneapolis in the USA where she has been for over two years, Sr Mari Caritas writes that she is “missing the country terribly”, but is happy to be offering her life in God’s service. She is praying for all of us at St Mary’s. Let us remember her in our own prayers and ask God that she may be sent back some day with her fellow sisters here in Our Lady’s Dowry where women religious are urgently needed.

Please also pray for Estefania, another young woman who travelled in the opposite direction. She left her native Colombia and settled in London where she became part of Juventutem London, our traditional youth group.

Juventutem Weekend at Douai Abbey, 2019.
Now-Carmelite Nun, Estefania is first from left, second row (long hair). In fact, 4 young women on this picture are now religious nuns in traditional communities – other young adults got married, and some tried religious life or at at seminaries.

For over a year now she has been leading a cloistered life very close to St Mary’s, at Birkenhead Carmel, 45 minutes’ drive from us. She is soon to be clothed with the Carmelite habit as Sr Mary Magdalen of the Holy Face. Please pray for her, who on occasions attended Holy Mass at St Mary’s and who includes us all in her prayer and her life of joyful immolation.

Visit http://www.carmelitesbirkenhead.org.uk/

Birkenhead Carmel

A mother in another part of England requests our prayers for her daughter who has been caught in the ‘transgender’ trend and who is scheduled to have her body mutilated irreversibly in a fortnight. Please pray that this young lady might listen to Christ and Our Lady, assuring her that her God-given identity and integrity are to be treasured, not denied.

Bookbinding and book repair, by a member of St Mary’s Shrine congregation:

If you want a beloved book restored to former glory, or need a special and useful gift for Catholic kids, contact bookbinder Mark Chatwood. He uses traditional skills to repair old books, and to publish a personalised children’s TLM hand missals. Contact: mark.chatwood@gmail.com ; Mob: 07493 292 039

Find out more online here:

And here: https://youtube.com/channel/UCE_eDtRofWYnsQ5ronVkktg

Save babies! Join the 40 Days for Life Campaign, starting near us now:

May be an image of 1 person, child and text that says "DAYS FOR LIFE Speaker Rachel Mackenzie from Rachel's Vineyard St Charles Borremeo Church Hall, Aigburth Q&A Launch Event 25/9/22 1pm L179PG LIVERPOOL STOCKPORT Everyone is welcome bring your friends."

Or visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/local-campaigns/liverpool/.


Gabrielle Stanley

07895 128073



Family Academy: https://voiceofthefamily.com/enrol-now-in-the-family-and-life-academy/


Join the annual Rosary Crusade in London, from Westminster Cathedral to the Brompton Oratory.

Let us ask Our Lady’s protection for Church and country.

New video illustrating Fr de Malleray’s homily on Death of Queen Elizabeth II:



By our parishioner Sam Barry:

This course lays the foundation for reading and understanding simple Latin prose enabling the student to participate more fully in the Church’s liturgies.  This course utilizes the natural method for learning Latin like any other modern language.

There will be two classes: 1 for beginners and one for intermediates(i.e. those who I taught last term).

The cost is £10 per class for one hour and the time is from 3 p.m. to 5.p.m. on Saturdays.

Phone number is 073755 14860 ; and email sambarry92@gmail.com .

Wednesdays at St Mary’s:

TODDLERS’s Group; ACADEMY; HOME ED group; Benediction; Games; and more!

Contact us to know more!

Dowry 54, Summer issue, now online

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.

Clergy Retreat Stonyhurst 3-7 Oct: https://christianheritagecentre.com/events/clergy-retreat-oct22/ Already 12 priests booked: more spaces!

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 717 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 back to seminary for another year.

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

Pray for: Anne Drury, 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.


Sun2516th Sunday after PentecostII9:00amJohn Finan RIP
  5pm Vespers and Benediction of the 11:00amAll St. Mary’s Faithful
  Blessed Sacrament 6:00pmMartin Wakefield
Mon26Feria, Votive Mass of Holy TrinityIV12:10pmDeceased of Cecilia Chu
Tue27Sts. Cosmas & Damian, MartyrsIII12:10pmFr Michael Corbett RIP
Wed28St. Wenceslaus,  MartyrIII12:10pmAndrew Irving RIP
Thur29Dedication of St. Michael, ArchangelI12:10pmThanksgiving for job
Fri30St. Jerome, Confessor, DoctorIII12:10pmThanksgiving for Baby Felix
Sat1Saturday of the Blessed Virgin MaryIV12:10pmThanksgiving for Mehtap
  Adoration & Confessions 10am-12noon Vespers 6pm   
Sun217th Sunday after PentecostII9:00amThanksgiving for Liliana
  5pm Vespers and Benediction of the 11:00amAll St. Mary’s Faithful
  Blessed Sacrament 6:00pmDoreen McCaleer
Mon3St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, VirginIII12:10pmDr Gordon Bryden RIP
Tue4St. Francis of Assisi, ConfessorIII12:10pmDaniel Bowen
Wed5Feria, Votive Mass of St. JosephIV12.10pmMary Ashley RIP
Thur6St. Bruno, ConfessorIII12:10pmPatrick Quinn RIP
Fri7Our Lady of the RosaryII12:10pmSt. Mary’s Pro Life intentions
Sat8St. Bridget, WidowIII12:10pmJohn Ord
  Adoration & Confessions 10am-12noon Vespers 6pm   
Sun918th Sunday after PentecostII9:00amGerard Matthews
  5pm Vespers and Benediction of the 11:00amPreservation  Latin Mass,FSSP
  Blessed Sacrament 6:00pmMignonne Urdlein

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