Canon Gribbin’s Farewell to Shrewsbury!

Canon Gribbin, as announced here, will leave St Winefride’s for Ardee, Co. Louth to be chaplain to the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus. He will celebrate a farewell Mass here on the 26th September at 12.30pm

Christmas Masses

There will be two Christmas Masses celebrated by the Shrewsbury Apostolate.

Sung Midnight Mass at St Winefride’s, Crowmere Road. Monkmoor. Shrewsbury. SY2 5RA at Midnight

Sung Mass of the Day at Shrewsbury Cathedral, Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE at 9.30am

In order to meet the requirements around social distancing but at the same time provide sufficient capacity, it will be necessary to reserve seats for each Mass.

For this, we are utilising a ticketed system via online booking portal TicketTailor. This can be done via the appropriate links below (you will be taken to the TicketTailor website – all bookings are without charge). Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

A Day with Our Lady – Saturday 7th March

From 10.45am to 5.00pm, all are welcome to join us for a day of prayer, catechism and community at St Winefride’s church. There will be catechesis for adults and children, a bring and share lunch, children’s activities and a community activity. Come for all or part of the day. Contact Adeline Rayment for more info on 07530521568 or by email.

Ideal preparation for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

A Novena of Sermons in Preparation for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
From November 30th until December 7th, we will have a Novena of Sermons concluding with Benediction in the evenings at 7pm. On the Tuesday and Friday the sermon at 7pm will be followed by Holy Mass.

Guest preachers will include Fr. Montgomery, Fr. McGuiness and Canon Jason Apple from the Seminary of the Institute. After the Friday Mass, there will be a reception in the Hall to welcome Canon Apple to England.

On the Feast itself we will have a High Mass with Canon Apple as celebrant.

On December 7th, because of the evening Novena, we will not have the First Saturday Day of Prayer and Catechesis which will resume on January 4th.

Forthcoming events in November

All Saints – Friday 1st November 2019
There will be an extra Mass at St Winefride’s in the morning with Holy Mass at St. Winefride’s at 11.15am and 7pm.
There will be a Mass at Shrewsbury Cathedral at 7.30am.

All Souls Saturday 2nd November 2019
Will be celebrated together with a Day of Prayer and Catechesis. The theme will be on the 4 Last Things and the Eschatological Role of Our Lady. Further details of the day will follow.

Retreat for Mothers 9th November 2019
A Retreat for Mothers will take place which will include Holy Mass and will conclude with a 3pm Holy Hour. Open to all mothers.

Novena for the Faithful Departed
This will commence on the 3rd November and until the 11th November. Anyone from outside our area who does not have easy regular access to traditional liturgy may wish to contact Canon Smith or Father Gribbin to make use of this. Contact details can be found here.

Silent Clergy Retreat: 7th – 11th October 2019

A retreat on the configuration of the priestly heart after the Heart of Jesus Christ

Preached by the Canons of the ICKSP
Secular and religious clergy welcome
Individual spiritual direction available
Comfortable, en-suite single accommodation
Full board included
Set in the peaceful & beautiful Stonyhurst Estate

Cost: £320 per person
23 places only – booking closes 30th September

Goodbye Abbé

We bid a fond farewell to seminarian Abbé Ritchie on Sunday. He has left us to return to the seminary to continue his formation. We presented Abbé with a statue of St Winefride as a token of our gratitude for his help in the fledgling months of the apostolate in Shrewsbury. Abbé, be assured of our prayers!