On May 14th, we expect the newly ordained Canon Liam Dodd here in Shrewsbury.
Canon Dodd was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on Saturday, April 1st, by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, at the Church of Saints Michael and Gaetano, Florence.
Canon Dodd will celebrate a First Mass in Shrewsbury at St. Winefride’s church following which he will offer the blessing of a newly ordained priest to all who present themselves after Mass at the communion rail.
Those faithful in attendance at Mass gain a plenary indulgence (under the usual conditions) and an additional grace may be gained from receiving thefirst blessing of a newly ordained priest
Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi. Quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum
Each Friday in Lent at 9.00am Stations of the Cross with veneration of the relic of the Holy Cross each Friday in Lent at 9:00 am before the 10:00 am Mass. First Stations of the Cross on Friday, February 24th, at 9:00 am
This year, Divine Providence has placed the feast of our great patron saint, St. Francis de Sales, on a Sunday. This will allow a greater number of faithful to attend the Mass which has the rank of a first class feast in the Institute. (The 4th Sunday after Epiphany will be commemorated.)
On December 28th, 2022, the feast of the Holy Innocents, the Church remembered the fourth centenary of the death of our holy patron which occurred at the Visitandine monastery in Lyon in the year 1622. In preparation of this year’s celebration it is recommended to (re-)read the wonderful Encyclical Rerum omnium perturbationem by Pope Pius XI. (January 26th, 1923). Since next Sunday is the last Sunday of the month, we will be able to ask for St. Francis’ powerful intercession and gentle guidance while kneeling before the Exposed Blessed Sacrament.
All present for Holy Mass on this feast day in any church of the Institute are able to receive a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions (Sacramental confession; Eucharistic Communion; prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff. It is further required that all attachment to sin, even venial sin, be absent. If the latter disposition is in any way less than perfect or if the prescribed three conditions are not fulfilled, the indulgence will be partial only).
Many of us appreciate very much the reception in the hall after the 12:30 pm Mass. It gives our families a chance to get together, to meet and greet and to forge or renew friendships. Most of our faithful drive a long way to and from Mass, and the reception with refreshments is therefore a welcome occasion, especially for those families with little children.
I want to express my sincere gratefulness toward those ladies who have prepared the coffee hour over the recent years faithfully by providing sandwiches and other foods, tea and coffee, who overlooked the event itself and then cleaned the hall carefully afterwards.
However, for the relatively small number of team members, the hospitality on all Sundays has become too difficult to organise. I am kindly asking you therefore for more help and support. If you feel able and would enjoy to help with the reception, please contact Adeline Rayment at 07530-521-568 or at you very much!
With the assurance of my prayers and blessings for all of you and your families,