Christmas Schedule

Christmas Schedule 2020
Thursday 24th December
Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
8.15am Divine Office of Prime with Chant of the Martyrology for Christmas
9am Low Mass of the Vigil
4.30pm First Vespers of the Nativity
6pm Matins of the Nativity
9pm Procession to the Crib and ‘Midnight’ Sung Mass
10.30pm Procession to the Crib and ‘Midnight’ Sung Mass
To balance social distancing and anticipated demand, there will be two Midnight Masses.
The first at 9pm is now fully booked, the second is at 10.30pm.
Pre-bookings are required.
Maximum capacity is 80 seats at each Mass
Friday 25th December
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
8.30am Low Mass (Missa secunda or the Dawn Mass)
10.30am Sung Mass (Missa tertia or Mass during the Day)
5.30pm Vespers and Benediction
Saturday 26th December
St Stephen’s Day
10am Low Mass
Sunday 27th December
Sunday within the Octave
8.30am Low Mass
10.30am Sung Mass and blessing of wine in honour of St. John
Thursday 31 December
9pm Adoration and & singing of the Te Deum
in thanksgiving for the past year (Plenary Indulgence attached).
Friday 1st January
10am Singing of the Veni Creator Followed by Low Mass
(Plenary Indulgence attached).

Scaffolding Tours

Please find here all details to book your scaffolding tour!

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