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WELCOME TO ST MARY’S SHRINE!
If you are new to this beautiful place of worship, make sure you take the printed Sunday booklet with all the translations in English (you can take it home as well as this announcement sheet).
You may also borrow a copy of the small Mass books available in the Vestibule. You are welcome to meet with the clergy and community after Mass in the “Cloister” (corridor to your left before the confessional).
Confessions take place in the Confessional (door half way down the left side of the Nave) 30 minutes before our two Sunday Masses and before EVERY Mass, EVERY day.
Holy Communion Reminder:
To receive Holy Communion, one must be 1) a Roman Catholic 2) in state of grace (no grave sin unabsolved on one’s conscience) and 3) have fasted for one hour at least.
In the traditional Latin rite used at St Mary’s, Holy Communion is received kneeling (if one can), and in any case on the tongue: thank you in advance.
Lastly, would you please use the entire width of the Communion rail, that is, from one wall of the church all the way to the opposite wall, avoiding gaps? This will make distribution quicker. Thank you.
"Truths, opinions, illusions and lies: what is worth my Yes?" Saturday 23rd April, for any young adult and young professional men and women (18-35). After a convivial lunch at 1:00pm at St Mary’s Priory, talk by Fr de Malleray with Questions & Answers. Ends circa 3pm. If you can, arrive earlier for our usual Saturday activities at St Mary’s Shrine next door: 10am-11:45am Confessions; 10am-12noon Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction; 12:10pm Holy Mass.
This event is open to all, Catholics or not. Please share this among your friends and bring them along. Only let us know how many people you bring! : firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking Day: On Friday 1st July we are invited as a church community to take part in Warrington’s annual Walking Day. For those of you new to the Shrine, this is a long-standing tradition in the town, which St Mary’s has been a part of for much of its history. Walking Day is an ecumenical event and is essentially a walk of Christian witness, and all local churches, associated schools and their communities are invited to participate. The churches process into town in the morning, congregating on the Town Hall Field for a short service before the main Walk begins, taking in the main town centre streets. It is a joyous occasion whatever the weather and you are invited to join the Shrine community in taking part. Although Fr de Malleray will be away as it is Deacon James’ Ordination that weekend, Marcus will be able to walk with the Shrine.
In order to comply with the Council’s requirements for the safety of the event, we urgently need someone to volunteer as Lead Steward for our group. If you are able to help, please speak with Jane or Tim Wright after Mass, who can brief you on the role. We also need strong volunteers for carrying St Mary’s banner, which we will bring out for display in coming weeks.
Nigeria Lenten Campaign now ended. To date, we have received £383.45 in donations to our mission in Nigeria, some from a collection during Lent and some as sponsorship money since Conor finished his walk to Santiago. If there are any outstanding sponsorship amounts, please can you send them in as soon as possible so we can finalise the amount to send. If you indicated on the sponsorship form that you could Gift Aid your donation, please put this in a completed FSSP GA envelope, available in the entrance porch.
Many thanks for your generosity, and support for Conor and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine in Nigeria. You will be updated on this once we send the money to them.
Blessed James Bell's Feast this Wednesday! The anniversary of the martyrdom of Warrington-born Fr James Bell on 20th April 1584 falls this Wednesday. I invite you all to attend the usual 12:10pm Mass which will be offered in memory of him and to ask for his intercession on every soul in Warrington. Prayer cards have been printed to commemorate our local martyr. Take a look at his stained-glass window, the first on your right as you walk into the church.
Explanation of the Prayers of the Mass: The series of talks by Fr de Malleray resumes next Wednesday, 20th April 7:00pm-8:00pm, in the Music Room. All welcome.
Holy Water is available in the large clay container on the floor behind the screen in the Memorial Chapel. Feel welcome to fill empty bottles and take them home for private use. According to the traditional Ritual, that water is not only blessed but actually exorcised and mingled with exorcised salt, so that its power as a sacramental is stronger.
At long last, after four attempts by a joiner, we seem to have an adequate step-ladder allowing your clergy and sacristan to climb more securely unto the gradines (the marbles steps on either side of the tabernacle) to light the candles, to clean and even to put the monstrance above the tabernacle, as for the first time yesterday during the weekly Saturday Eucharistic Adoration (10am-12noon). Thank you to the benefactress who sponsored the item.
JOIN the GIFT AID SCHEME: Add 25% to your offering at no extra cost to you. Any amount you put in the collection here in a pre-printed Gift Aid envelope allows us to claim an added 25% from the Government. For example: if you give £10, we receive £12.25; if you give £20, we receive £25.This a very effective way to make your contribution greater at no extra cost to you. On the contrary, if you are a taxpayer and if you give outside the Gift Aid Scheme, you are throwing out of the window 25% of the money we could claim to run St Mary’! Please ask us for any information. Soon a full presentation by Chris Gehrke, our new coordinator for Financial Stewardship at St Mary’s Shrine.
Make your prayer for Vocations even more powerful via our 5,000-strong international Vocations Prayer Network, the Confraternity of St Peter: www.fssp.org/en/confraternite.htm (see Fact Sheet at the back of the church). Please visit our new webpage on: www.fssp.co.uk
Corpus Christi Procession: On Sunday 29th May, we plan an outdoor procession with the Blessed Sacrament, possibly after a shared picnic in the Priory gardens, after the 11:00am Sung Mass. Fr Dave Heywood supports the idea. More people from other parishes are likely to attend if the procession begins at 3pm, or not earlier than 2pm. Tell us your preferred time and if you would stay on for a picnic between the Mass and the procession.
Bookstall: would you like to be involved in running this? It could begin small with cards, rosary beads and a few pamphlets. But there is scope for much more, including good books and DVDs, missals, good religious art. Please give your suggestions and offers.