PRO-LIFE MEETING: any ideas or suggestions to share about pro-life activities: come and discuss it at St Mary’s at 7pm on Wednesday 15th June. No need to be a trained activist: as a start, your prayer is essential. All welcome, regardless of their religious convictions.
“DIVINE MERCY IN THE MASS” CONFERENCE: Wednesday 22nd June, 7pm-8pm, St Mary’s Church, by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP. St Faustina attended daily the... traditional Latin Mass – the universal Latin rite in her time. Unsurprisingly, the prayers of that Missal speak a lot about Divine Mercy. No doubt it inspired her prayer and helped her understand better Jesus' message to her. Come and discover this essential aspect of the Divine Mercy devotion. Bring friends along. All welcome. Free entrance.
Next Young Adults’ gathering on Saturday 18th June, 1pm: Lunch at St Mary’s Priory; followed at 2pm by a talk by Fr de Malleray on "Why pray and how: meditation, contemplation, Rosary, Holy Mass, Bible reading?" – followed by questions and answers. Ends at 3pm. (Forthcoming meeting:16th July). Any young adult 18-35 welcome.
See NEWLY PRINTED FLYERS to pray for vocations at the back of the church. 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 Vocations webpage on: www.fssp.co.uk
Mass Intentions: Requesting a Mass to be offered for a particular intention is a longstanding tradition in the Church and we are grateful for the many intentions of the faithful here at St Mary’s. Demand however is high and it is not always possible to meet a request at short notice, as there are currently several months’ worth of unsaid masses on the books. This will alleviate when Deacon James returns in July as a newly Ordained FSSP Priest, as we will both be able to take intentions (though not all masses will be said ‘publicly’). Until then, please be patient, and think ahead, especially if a particular date is preferred. Thank you.
Bookstall: we have one volunteer for after Sunday Mass. Would you like to be involved as well 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.
Calling all ladies of St Mary’s Shrine and Warrington Choral Society! St Rocco’s Starlight Walk 2016, 17th June. “Some of us girls from the choir of St Mary’s Shrine and Warrington Choral Society are signing up for this year’s Starlight Walk for St Rocco’s, our local Warrington hospice supporting those with life-limiting illnesses. In addition to raising essentially funds for this local charity, we’re aiming to get as many St Mary’s ladies and girls together, so we can also boost the profile of Music at St Mary’s. Will you join us?” Contact Kirsty MacDonald in the choir on 07885 403847, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest issue of Dowry Magazine for sale in the Narthex: £3.50 per copy.
Concert at St Mary’s, by the Warrington Choral Society on Saturday 16th July, 7:30pm. Michael Wynne will conduct music by Claudio Monteverdi, Beatus Vir, Gloria a 7 voci and music by Cavalli, Durante, and Gabrielli. Bookings: www.warrchoral.com