Epiphany House Blessings

It is a traditional practice and an act of piety to have your home blessed between Epiphany and before the feast of the Presentation, the true end of the Christmastide period.

Chalk previously blessed is used to inscribe the formula:

20 + C + M + B + 19

The 20 and 19 at either end clearly relate to the year in question with the C, M and B referring to Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar – the three Magi.

To arrange for your house to be blessed, be contact a priest at the Shrine.

Volunteer Tour Guides

We need a team of people who can welcome amd engage visitors in the rich heritage of the Dome of Home.

During January 2019, there will be two sessions of training we would be delighted to welcome you to one of those sessions.

The sessions will be on

Tuesday 15th January 2019 10am-12noon or Thursday 17th January 2019 7pm-9pm

If you haven’t already got a copy of our Guide Book, Anne Archer can deliver one for you to read BEFORE the training. Just let her know by return email if you need a free Guide book and which session you wish to attend in order to book your place.

contactus(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)domeofhome.org or call Rachel 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.

 

The Dome of Home Community Consultation

Help us win new, substantial new Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF) funding in a Heritage Grant to restore the Dome and main Sanctuary of Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena Church by completing our new survey to prove to HLF that we have local support.

Chasing funding to restore Wirral’s landmark buildings and heritage is arduous at best of times. So far, we’ve achieved much after three successful HLF projects. There is much more to do – our work is not done!

For funding to complete the roof restoration, we need to consult YOU about the proposed activities. This next project focusses remedial works on the Dome itself, in a project worth over £500,000.

Encourage 5 other friends/family/acquaintances who don’t attend Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena to do likewise. Survey closes 31st December 2018.

We’d love to hear what you think!

By HLF standards, successful projects don’t just mean good quality restoration work but outstanding activities to engage the Community. In 2018, the Dome won the Marsh Award for Innovative Church Projects, for its World War II Audio Tour for schools.

Free of charge HLF Activities might include:

• extending successful primary visits to secondary schools;
• producing a photographic ‘Reflection Book’ helping housebound and isolated reconnect with personal heritage;
• making an Interactive Photo Album to record heritage for future generations;
• developing an accessible Community Peace Garden.

Do you live near New Brighton or Wirral? Would these Activities engage you?

We have produced a community survey to help us make a good Second Round Application to win a substantial HLF Heritage Grant.

As a BIG THANK YOU, you will be entered for our free prize draw to win £50 which will be drawn on Epiphany, Sunday 6th January 2019 at the social following Mass.

 

If you are a younger person, we would also like to hear your views!

A special version of the survey  can be completed by clicking the link below. (N.B. you will not be asked for any personal details).

 

 

 

HLF 4 Presentation booklet

In September 2018, we won HLF funding for Development to prepare a second round Application by November/December 2019

This second round pass is highly competitive, but funding would restore the Dome, drum and Sanctuary roofs, to improve New Brighton. Local councils and museums have large teams of people working on Heritage Grant applications. We will not succeed in getting this funding without your help!

Please find here a presentation of the grant and a sign up form, if you want to help us for this development phase.

November List for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

November is the specific time of the year when we remember our loved ones who have died in recent times and over the years. If you would like your relative or friend to be remembered at Holy Mass, please provide the names of your deceased loved ones that you wish to be remembered and place them in an envelope (at the back of the church) with a discretionary offering and hand the envelope to one of the Priests.

Family Fatima Day

On Saturday 17th Novermber we will hold another Family Fatima Day at the Shrine, on this occasion themed on belated All Saints Day!
 
If possible come dressed as a saint and know a little something about your chosen Saint.
  • Mass at noon in the Day Chapel
  • Shared lunch
  • Party games
  • Rosary
New families welcome!

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

Autumn 2018

Dear friends of the Shrine,

During the General Chapter of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, we received our new appointments for the year 2018-2019: Canon Parant has been appointed by Msgr Wach to Béziers and as a chaplain of our School in Montpellier, whilst Father Gribbin will join our community at Ss PPP soon.

We are all very grateful to Canon Parant for his excellent work for our family of Ss PPP and we assure him of all our prayers for his new mission. We are also very grateful to God’s Providence, since our church was again granted £72,000 for preparation works and surveys, in order to restore the last part of the building, i.e. the dome and the sanctuary, which are both in great need of reparation.

This year, three men from the United Kingdom will join our Seminary of Gricigliano (Italy), and begin their formation to the priesthood: in these days of darkness, these vocations are both an answer to our daily prayers, our sacrifices, and a sign of hope. Please keep praying for Lee, Gary and Joseph! More candidates will join our house of discernment in Preston in November, where they will learn French, community life and spirituality of the Institute of Christ the King.

Finally, we have the great joy to announce the foundation of a new Apostolate of the ICKSP in Shrewsbury Diocese: Bishop Mark Davies has invited a Canon of the Institute to reside permanently in his episcopal city (Shrewsbury), where our priest (and a seminarian) will live the canonical life (according to the Constitution of the ICKSP) and celebrate daily Mass. The mission will resume in October, more details to come. Thank you again for your prayers to support this new foundation!