at St Mary’s Priory, Smith Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 2NS (Bring packed lunch; children are welcome to come dressed as their favourite saints.)
Reminder on All Saints: “On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass.” (cf Catholic Code of Canon Law, 1247). A grave cause is needed to excuse from the obligation. In case of doubt, consult your priest in advance. Missing Holy Mass on those days without a grave cause is a mortal sin.
All Souls: not a holyday of obligation, but most fitting to attend Mass to pray for our loved ones.
Christ the King Sunday: Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (p. 1872 in Baronius missals)
Plenary Indulgence for public recitation today.
Weekend of recollection on THE GLORIOUS SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Regardless of your marital status, come to learn about this beautiful sacrament, so misunderstood in modern society. Even though you may have been married for decades, or may not wish to get married, this retreat could help you deepen your appreciation of matrimony and support through your advice and prayer families, couples in difficulty or simply engaged.
Congratulations to Richard and Alison Cotton on the happy birth of their tenth child yesterday, a little boy soon to be baptised. We assure their family of our prayer.
Thank you very much to Fr Andrew Jolly, from Wigan, who generously covered at St Mary’s last week while Fr de Malleray attended a seminar.
Welcome to Fr Konrad Löwenstein, FSSP, who succeeds Fr Mawdsley as Shrine Assistant ad interim on 31 Oct. until the New Year, when Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP will begin his permanent assignment here.
Music this morning (Sunday 29 Oct):
Mass in F F Schubert
Tu rex gloriae C Gounod
Exsultabunt Sancti F Foggia
Organ: Sinfonia to Cantata 28 J S Bach
Music on All Saints (Wed 1st Nov 7:30pm): Missa “O Quam Gloriosum” T L da Victoria;
O Quam Gloriosum T L da Victoria;
Gaudent in coelis T L da Victoria;
Organ: Final A Guilmant
Music next Sunday (5 November - Farewell Mass of Fr James Mawdsley, FSSP):
Mass for 4 voices W Byrd
Ave Maria R Parsons
Ave verum W Byrd
Organ: Toccata E Gigout
Help 8 Poor Souls enter Paradise this week!
An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints". Indulgences can be applied either to oneself or to the souls of the deceased, but they cannot be applied to other persons living on earth.
How it works: On All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2nd ) a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to those who visit a Catholic church and there recite one Our Father and one Creed.
On all the days from November 1st through November 8th inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray even if only mentally for the departed. There must be one visit for each day one seeks to gain the indulgence; one visit will not apply for several days. Any public cemetery with Christian tombs will do. The nearest one is 5 minutes walk from St Mary’s: St Elphin’s, Church Street, WA1 2TL.
Conditions for both indulgences:
1. Only one plenary indulgence can be granted per day. 2. It is necessary to be in the state of grace, at least by completion of the work. 3. Freedom from attachment to sin, even venial sin, is necessary; otherwise the indulgence is only partial. (By this is meant attachment to a particular sin, not sin in general.) 4. Holy Communion must be received each time the indulgence is sought. 5. Prayers must be recited for the intentions of the Holy Father on each day the indulgence is sought. No particular prayers are prescribed. One Our Father and one Hail Mary suffice, or other suitable prayers. 6. One must be absolved in confession the fortnight before or following.
Young Adults’ Trek to Delamere Forest (30 mins south) on Sat 11th Nov: depart from St Mary’s at 10.15am. Any 18-35 welcome!