A holyday of obligation. Reminder : “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.
Four Holy Masses at St Mary's Shrine, Buttermarket Street, WA1 2NS Warrington (access Church car park via Smith Street, off Mersey Street)
12:10pm (stay on if you can for children's dressing up as their favourite saints; and information meeting about reviving St Mary's School)
7:30pm (Sung: 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)
Thur 2 Nov: All Souls
(not a holyday of obligation, but most fitting to attend Mass and pray for the deceased)
Six Holy Masses at St Mary's Shrine, Buttermarket Street, WA1 2NS Warrington (access Church car park via Smith Street, off Mersey Street)
(If you wish to receive Holy Communion at one of the six Masses, please do come and kneel at the Communion Rail during the Celebrant’s own communion, so that he may know early enough whether he needs to take the ciborium out.)
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.