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First High Mass of a Newly Ordained Priest

On Sunday 26th July at 10.30am, the First Solemn High Mass celebrated Canon Stephen Sharpe followed by first blessings of a newly ordained priest will take place at St Peter & Paul and St Philomena.

A plenary indulgence is available under usual conditions: Confession, Holy Communion & Prayer for the Sovereign Pontiff for those receiving the first blessing.

We intend to provide a gift for the new Canon. If you would like to participate please contact Canon Poucin.

Holy Saturday and Easter Day Schedule

The schedule for Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday is as follows:

Saturday 11th April – Sabbato Sancto

7pm Easter Vigil and Sung Mass

Sunday 12th April – Dominica Resurrectionis

9.30am Sung Mass and Sermon
11.30am Rosary
5.30pm Second Vespers of Easter Sunday
6pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7pm Compline

You can view all these events via our Live Stream service here.

Holy Week at the Dome

All Offices will be live streamed from the main church. 
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Sunday 5th April: Palm Sunday
9.30am: Sung Mass

Thursday 9th April: Maundy Thursday
9am: Gregorian Matins – ‘Tenebrae’
7pm: Sung Mass 
Adoration until Midnight

Friday 10th April: Good Friday
9am: Gregorian Matins – ‘Tenebrae’
2pm: Stations of the Cross
3pm: Mass of the Presanctified

Saturday 11th April: Holy Saturday
9am: Gregorian Matins – ‘Tenebrae’
7pm: Easter Vigil & Sung Mass

Sunday 12st April: Easter Sunday
9.30am: Sung Mass
5.30pm: Vespers & Benediction

Successful Recital at The Williamson

A very well attended recital took place at The Williamson Gallery in Birkenhead yesterday afternoon

The concert featured a wide repertoire of music and poetry with classical piano, Gregorian chant and sacred music being amonst the feast that entertained a packed crowd in excess of 100 people.

The Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus together with Helen Neilsen Scott performed pieces that made up a varied programme.

Below are a selection of photography capturing the event.

Male Voices from the Shores of the Volga


Nikolsky Ensemble Russia
A Concert of Russian Sacred Music will take place at Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena on Tuesday 8th October at 7pm

Tickets at £10 each and are available from Ronnie: nan01(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)live.co.uk phone: 07821 054044 or Atie: atie.doesburg(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)hotmail.com phone: 07738 370827

A taste of what you can expect can be viewed below:

Care Home Visit

On Tuesday afternoon, 10 residents from Nazareth House visited Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena with their carers.

We had 11 volunteers from the Dome plus Fr. Gribbin. Time was spent in the church itself where volunteers spoke to our visitors about aspects of the church and showed them the side altars and our statues of Our Lady and the Sacred Heart.

Then into the presbytery where a beautiful Afternoon Tea lay waiting….

Jane Scott was in fine voice and found a willing singing companion in Muriel!

Books of old photographs of New Brighton and scenes from the past were passed around and brought smiles to our guests faces and indeed all of us.

Please pray for the residents of Nazareth House and indeed all those in Care Homes and their carers and families

11th August: New Brighton Camino Walk

Sunday 11th August 2-5pm (on St Philomena’s feast day)
Starts behind Bubbles on the prom at Marine Point, New Brighton.

This is a sponsored walk organised by Ss Peter Paul and Saint Philomena Shrine Church to raise funds for the church and for St John’s Hospice, Wirral.
It will take place on The Feast Day of Saint Philomena, on Sunday the 11th August, at 2 o’clock.
The emblem of the Walk is a golden cockle shell to echo the scallop shell emblem of the famous  pilgrim route of The Camino Way.

Route:
The Walk will start on the prom behind Bubbles and will continue along the prom to Vale Park gates and back again, a total of three miles. You can repeat this route to increase your mileage.

Sponsor Forms:
These are available at Ss Peter Paul and Saint Philomena Shrine Church in Atherton St and at St John’s Hospice Charity Shop in Victoria Rd, New Brighton, and online here

Shell Mural:
At Vale Park walkers will have the opportunity to write the name of a loved one inside a cockle shell which will be included in shell murals to be made in the gardens of the church and the hospice.

Dress: 
We are asking all walkers to wear blue as it is the colour associated with Our Lady and also with St John’s Hospice. All walkers will be given a golden cockle shell pendant bearing the anchor emblem of Saint Philomena to wear during the walk.
Don’t forget your sun hat and sun cream or your umbrella and raincoat!

Parking:
All day parking is available in Morrison’s car park at Marine Point and also along the prom. Do Not Park in Bubbles car park, it’s for patrons only and you could be fined.

Toilet facilities:
These are available in Morrison’s at Marine Point, also at Vale Park Cafe

Everyone is welcome:
This is a traffic free, wheelchair friendly route.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
Dogs on leads are welcome to join us.