Thursday, 16 November 2017

Amendments to English Martyrs schedule this week

As Canon Cristofoli is on retreat this week there are some changes to the English Martyrs Mass schedule.

Please see the newsletter here to check the times.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Make Holy Souls November also Reparation November

Fifty years of uninhibited slaughter of the innocents is today passed over largely in silence: micro-aggression accusations are made against anyone who remembers publicly those murdered babies or tries to speak the truth.

We need to grasp that in this country a population greater than London has been done away with, and this will have included many potential geniuses of politics, arts, science, medicine, priests and religious, to say nothing of saints. This slaughtered number does not include those discarded embryos from IVF and embryo research, the latter endorsed by a "catholic" minister. 

How many so-called "catholics" endorse, or practice, abortion especially through contraception? Indeed how often are people publicly reminded that some contraception is abortifacient? How many women have been unknowingly rendered sterile by products marketed by Big Pharm?

Yet the fog of silence continues and invades everywhere, including the Church, and is especially dense around the pulpit.

We traditional Catholics must not and cannot duck the issue of Culture of Death,  and should not only remember during this month our loved ones who have departed this life, but also make acts of reparation for those who were not given the "free choice" of life. 

One last thought: why should God give us vocations when we are not producing children?

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Arrival of the Sisters Adorers in Preston

The Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priestthe female branch of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, will take up residence at St Augustine’s Presbytery, Avenham, Preston on Sunday 12th November. 

Bishop Michael Campbell will celebrate Benediction at 3.00 pm - all are welcome. 

Tea & coffee with the Sisters afterwards.

Faure's Requiem at English Martyrs Preston

Church of St Thomas and the English Martyrs 
18 Garstang Road, Preston PR1 1NA

Saturday 18th November at 11.30am

Mass setting: Fauré's Requiem
Organist: Mr David Scott-Thomas
The Octavius Choir

Celebrant: Fr Simon Henry

With the kind permission and support of the Canons of the Institute, the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem is celebrating its annual Mass for deceased members, friends and benefactors in this beautiful Pugin church with its fine organ.

Light refreshments after the Mass. Tea, coffee and sandwiches.

Friday, 3 November 2017

November EF Masses in Lancaster Diocese

Regular Masses:

Christ the King, Harraby, Carlisle
First Sundays at 6.00 pm

St John Vianney, Marton, Blackpool
Mondays: 12.00 noon
Fridays: 6.00 pm

Shrine Church of St Walburge, Preston
Sundays: 10.30 am Sung Mass
Mondays – Fridays: 8.30 am Low Mass
Saturdays:10.30 am Low Mass

Shrine Church of the English Martyrs, Preston:
Sundays: 9.00 am Low Mass
Mondays – Fridays: 12.00 noon Low Mass
Saturdays: 10.00 am Low Mass


Sunday 26th November at 3.00 pm
Twenty Fourth & Last Sunday after Pentecost
St Mary's Hornby

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Opening of St Benedict's School in Preston

On 21st November St Benedict's - a new school run by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest - will open in Preston. 

This is another wonderful initiative by the Institute and they need our wholehearted support, firstly with our prayers and secondly, if you can, with financial help. To read all about it and to find out how to support them click here

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Amended Schedule for St Walburge & English Martyrs

Please note the amended schedule for Masses in Preston:

Shrine Church of St Walburge, Preston

10.00 am Confessions
10.30 am Sung or High Mass
5.30 pm Vespers, Rosary & Benediction

Monday – Friday: 
7.30 am Lauds Meditation
8.30 am Angelus followed by Low Mass (except First Fridays)
2.30 pm Rosary (except October)
5.30 pm Vespers
6.00 pm Benediction (October, Rosary during)
7.00 pm Compline (except on First Fridays when there is Low Mass and Adoration until 9.00pm)

10.00 am Rosary (Confessions during)
10.30 am Low Mass & Devotions
5.00 pm Holy Hour & Benediction

Shrine Church of the English Martyrs, Preston:

9.00 am Low Mass with organ

Monday – Thursday: 
11.30 am Rosary
12 noon Angelus followed by Low Mass

11.30 am Rosary
12 noon Angelus followed by Low Mass
12.45 pm Devotions to the English Martyrs

10.00 am Low Mass
10.45 am Holy Hour with Confessions available