Red Wednesday: 7:30pm Holy Mass for Persecuted Catholic and fellow Christians, in connection with Aid to the Church in Need (cf https://acnuk.org/campaign/redwednesday/).
This Wednesday at 7:30pm, come and pray for our persecuted brethren. All across the Warrington Deanery, the Liverpool clergy will offer Holy Mass at 7:30pm this Wednesday to this intention.
This Sunday: ACN Christmas cards sale
in Narthex after 11am & 6pm Masses.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Friday 8th December: Low Mass 12:10pm & Polyphonic Sung Mass 6:00pm
We will prepare for the great feast of our heavenly Mother with a novena. Starting on Thursday 30 November (until Friday 8th December included), we will add at the end of each Holy Mass the triple invocation: ‘O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.’ Those who wish to receive the medal of the Immaculate Conception on 8th December should let the priest know before the novena begins.
Pro-life monthly meeting this Saturday (25th Nov) at St Mary’s (Cloister). ALL welcome.
Every last Saturday, 10:15am. Coordinator: Peter Boyle: p.boyle400btinternet.com
We survived the Cheshire wolves!
Click here to see our feat (sensitive souls, perhaps better abstain)
Well done to our young adults & professionals who took part in a trek across the Delamere Forest last week.
Purity and Chastity: how relevant and practical in the modern world?
Suggest a Saint’s name for the new amalgamated parish: see form in church Porch.
Suggestions heard in the wider parish:
Bl. Oscar Romero; Bl. James Bell (local martyred priest in Warrington).
N.B. St Mary’s Shrine will retain its name, whatever happens.
Yesterday, November 18: Priestly Ordinations of Nicolas Télisson and Hilaire Vernier by His Grace Wolfgang Haas, Archbishop of Vaduz, in Heimenkirch. Please pray for the new priests. Altogether, 19 new priests will have been ordained for our Fraternity in 2017.
November 25: Minor Orders conferred in Denton, Nebraska, by His Exc. Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of Lincoln.
Make your prayer for vocations even more efficacious via www.fssp.org/en/confraternite.htm.
7 young men booked for our Vocation Discernment Weekend this weekend. Please pray for them as they listen to God’s possible calling to the priesthood or religious life.
Booking forms in church for Advent Weekend on Matrimony (8-10 December) in Pantasaph.
Cost: £95/person, single room, full board.
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 give support through your advice and prayer to families, couples in difficulty or simply engaged. There are 40 spaces. For your information, Pantasaph will be shut down after our retreat, sadly.
Thank you to all for the warm send-off for Fr James Mawdsley two weeks ago – in particular the tasty cake!
Family Catechism Day on Thursday 21st December, with carols singing. Bring packed lunch, taken in common in the Priory, followed by activities for children and catechism sessions by Frs de Malleray and Loewenstein. Over thirty people attended the day last Thursday. All families welcome.
Music this morning (19 November)
Missa Brevis in F I F J Haydn
Ave Maris A Bruckner
Ave verum A Corelli
Sortie H Mulet
Music next Sunday (26 November)
Krönungsmesse W A Mozart
Ubi Caritas M Lauridsen
Ave verum corpus C Mawby
Organ: Marche Pontificale C M Widor
Music on the ImmaculateConception (Fri 8th December)
Spatzenmesse W A Mozart
Ne timeas, Maria T L da Victoria
Ave Maria M Cousins
Organ: Fugue in C J S Bach
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 at least one hour.
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 very much in advance.
Please use the entire width of the Communion rail, from one wall of the church all the way to the opposite wall, avoiding any gaps. This will make distribution quicker. Thank you.
☞ Did you know? St Mary’s Shrine costs £1,444 a week to run and maintain. Please give generously!
This Advent: weekly spiritual conferences for all
(dates and times to be announced next week)
16 December 2017 6.00pm Benjamin Britten St Nicolas and carols for Christmas by the Warrington Choral Society, conducted by Michael Wynne
The Mass of the day can be watched for 24hrs and that of the Sunday for the entire week – including the daily homily (apart from Wednesdays when there is no sermon). Click on ‘HD’ in the bottom right corner of the screen to enhance the definition.
Over twenty adults and more children attended our first