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June 1, 2024

St Mary’s Shrine Bulletin, 2-15 Jun 2024

Read the latest fortnightly bulletin here. PARISHES OF BLESSED JAMES BELL, AND SACRED HEART & ST ALBANCORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSIONthrough Warrington town centreSun 2 Jun, beginning at 2pm at St Mary’s,ending with Benediction at St Alban’s (Bewsey Street) The garden of the Priory will be available to use, for those who’d like to stay on after the 11am Mass to eat their own picnic lunches, prior to the Procession! Congratulations… …to Bronagh, Cecily, David and Jessica, who will receive their First Holy Communion at the 11am Mass on Sun 2 […]

May 5, 2024

St Mary’s Shrine Bulletin, 5-18 May 2024

Read the latest fortnightly bulletin here. Liturgical Calendar: 5-18 May 2024 ASCENSION DAY: Thu 9 May The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord is a holy day of obligation in the UK, when all Catholics are obliged to assist at Holy Mass, as well as “to abstain from those works and affairs which hinder the worship to be rendered to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s day, or the suitable relaxation of mind and body”, unless “family needs or important social service” so […]

April 6, 2024

St Mary’s Shrine Bulletin, 7-20 Apr 2024

Read the latest fortnightly bulletin here. Liturgical Calendar: 7-20 April 2024 GIFT AID ENVELOPES for the new tax year are now available to collect from the narthex. If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider increasing your regular donations by Gift Aid. You can increase the value of your donation by 25% at no extra cost or inconvenience to yourself. Either pick up a ‘one-off’ envelope from the church porch, or contact the office if you’d like to start using the numbered envelopes […]

March 24, 2024

St Mary’s Shrine Bulletin, 24 Mar – 6 Apr 2024

Read the latest fortnightly bulletin here. Liturgical Calendar: 24 March – 6 April 2024 N.B. Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. All Catholics aged 18-59 inclusive are obliged to fast (one meal & two small snacks permitted); and, as usual on Fridays, all Catholics aged 14+ must abstain from meat. PLENARY INDULGENCES DURING SACRED TRIDUUM (usual conditions apply) Thank you… …to the children from our shrine community, who raised £315.21 at their home-made cakes and crafts sale on Lætare Sunday!The proceeds will be split between the Life charity and […]

March 23, 2024

Dowry No61 now online

In this issue: Editorial: FSSP Superior meets Pope Following on his private audience two years earlier, Pope Francis met again with FSSP superiors last 29 February. No particular decision was made but benevolence was shown, a comforting gesture for those attached to the Roman traditions of the Church, comments Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP. A Fresh Look at Courtship Since most marriages nowadays end up in divorce, and whereas young Catholics have fewer opportunities to meet like-minded souls, a young […]

March 13, 2024

Summer Camps 2024

This year’s summer camps will once again take place at Savio House in Bollington, near Macclesfield. The St Peter’s Summer Camp for Boys will be 5-10 August. The St Petronilla’s Summer Camp for Girls will be 12-17 August. Booking forms will be available soon.