Candlemas

Last Sunday, we celebrated the Feast of the Purification of Our Lady as an external solemnity having already observed the feast on the proper feast day on the 2nd February.

Besides commemorating the presentation of Christ in the Temple, this feast has another meaning, for it is called Candlemas Day. The candle is one of the most widely used sacramentals in the Church; one blessed in a special Mass.

We use candles at Baptism, at Mass and other church services, at the ordination of a priest, the consecration of a bishop, at Easter, at Christmas to signify the coming of Christ. Blessed candles should be in every home, to use in times of sickness, death, storms and calamities!

In the blessing of candles the Church reminds us that the candles signify light; they are blessed for the service of men, for health of body and soul, for those who desire to carry them in their hands with honour. Christ, the true Light and Fire of Charity, is asked to bless these candles; to dispel the darkness of night, to free us from the blindness of vice and to discern what is pleasing to Him and profitable for our salvation.

Join us for our first Community Chat

Our first Community Chat is about to begin!

If you would like to share a morning of memories and nostalgia with some cake and coffee come and join us on Wednesday 13th February at 10.30am at the Presbytery of the Dome of Home, 7 Atherton Street, New Brighton CH45 9LT

Each month we will have a speaker and a different theme

We would be delighted to see you! and don’t forget to bring along any photos or memories you can share with us!

Your presence will help us gain the Heritage Lottery funding we need to improve our beautiful Shrine church.

Everyone is very welcome!

For further details contact Rachel on rachelbuckleydoh(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com or by telephone on 07770266679

Christmas and New Year at the Shrine

24th December: Vigil of Christmas
5.30pm: First Vespers of the Nativity
7pm: Matins of the Nativity (Gregorian chant)
10.30pm: Traditional Christmas Carols (Organ & Trumpet)
11pm: Procession to the Crib and ‘Midnight’ High Mass

25th December: The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
8.30am: ‘Dawn’ Low Mass
10.30am: Sung ‘Mass of the Day’
5.30pm: Vespers & Benediction

26th December: Feast of St. Stephen
10am: Low Mass

27th December: Feast of St. John the Evangelist
9am Mass (blessing of wine in honour of St. John after Mass)

31st December: New Year’s Eve
9pm: Adoration & Te Deum in thanksgiving for the past year (Plenary Indulgence)
French onion soup afterwards!

1st January: New Year’s Day
10am: Veni Creator (Plenary Indulgence) followed by Sung Mass

Novena for the Immaculate Conception

The Novena in preparation for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception will begin at 6pm on Friday 30th November and will continue each evening at 6pm through to Saturday 8th December.

Daily there will be a decade of the Rosary, followed by a sermon, Benediction,  the Novena Prayer and Tota pulchra es.

 

All Saints and All Souls

Thursday 1st November: All Saints’ Day (a day of obligation in England & Wales)

Mass at:

7.45am at The Carmelite Monastery of the Annunciation, – 12 Grosvenor Place. Prenton. Birkenhead
9am, 12 noon – Low Mass at Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena
12 noon – Low Mass at St. Anthony’s, Scotland Road, Liverpool
7pm – Sung Mass at at Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena

 

Friday 2nd November: All Souls’ Day

Mass at:

12 noon – Low Requiem Mass at Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena
7pm – Sung Requiem Mass and Absolutions at the Catafalque at Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena
12 noon – Low Mass at St. Anthony’s, Liverpool