Thank you to Canon Francis Altiere, ICKSP who celebrated a Solemn High Mass at St Mary's Shrine this Sunday. Canon Altiere is the resident priest at the magnificent St Walburge's Church in Preston. FSSP Deacon Alex ministered as deacon in the Mass and preached on the necessity of mortification as a foundation of the spiritual life. FSSP Seminarians Emmanuel and Gwilym chanted with local faithful in the schola.
We benefited too from the presence of Fr David Marsden of the Sacred Heart Fathers, who has recently been posted to Stockport. Fr Marsden heard Confessions before Holy Mass and as it began, and joined us afterwards with Canon Altiere and other friends for lunch and coffee.
And following a visit by five American seminarians with an English Dominican on Saturday, yesterday we were also visited by Roslyn Thomas, the Youth Officer of SPUC with two of her interns. They were able to join us for Solemn Sunday Vespers, the photos below being taken just as the candles were being extinguished afterwards.
Rhoslyn let us know details of the forthcoming SPUC National Conference. It will take place from 23 - 25 September. Fr de Malleray, FSSP will be attending, and we hope a group of faithful from Warrington will attend too. Please see the flyers at the back of church (and our future bulletins) for more details.