Saturday, 14 May 2022

Fifth Sunday of Easter



Masses at St Catherine's this week

Sunday 15th May. Fifth Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am


Monday  No public Mass today
Tuesday No public Mass today
Wednesday No public Mass today
Thursday - 7pm Novena & Benediction
Friday - 930am Mass
Saturday - 11.30 - 11.50 Confessions
                  12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Sunday 22nd May. Sixth Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Sunday Supply cover

 

I'm reaching out to see if anyone might be able to offer supply for me here one Sunday in the summer. All the usual candidates whom I rely on are not available when I will accompany some of our parishioners on a parish trip to France. I thought I wouldn't have a problem this far in advance but have had no luck. Perhaps someone might know someone who could help our in what is deemed to be our quirky parish but always friendly and welcoming.

The Masses are at 8.30am

and

10am

on 

Sunday 24th July.

You can contact me privately at

simonphenry@hotmail.co.uk

Monday, 9 May 2022

St Peter's International College. A Catholic School for boys.

 

St Peter's International College is a school for boys that wants to be truly Catholic and create a truly faithful environment for boys to learn and grow in a healthy way.

"I came that they might have life and have it to the full!"

We are recruiting for this September and are looking for faithful Catholic families to join our small school family. Opening during the Covid pandemic has turned what was always going to be a challenging adventure into a real test of our belief that the the Lord is calling us to create this school in a time when a properly Catholic education is often not always easy to find. We are proud to have come so far in such a short time in turning an abandoned ancient convent into a modern and functioning home for education and formation for Catholic young men from all over Europe. We've a strong motivation to create an academically excellent environment with a family atmosphere where the Lord is part of everyday life.

This post is part of our recruiting drive for new families this year but reflects particularly on that family atmosphere and all the good and ordinary things our boys have enjoyed. The Faith never limits our lives but always enhances them. Catholic boys must grow up in the modern world and be an active part of it - the real vocation of the laity. But that doesn't mean they live some strange monastic life of bygone times. Far from it!

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You can examine our school curriculum and facilities at the website:

Saint Peter's International College, France (stpetersfr.com)

and find updates on our Facebook page:

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and also on Instagram at:

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Here some of the boys are getting ready to go caving. It was a tight fit down there for them - and even more so for our Principal who went with them, seeing he's a little larger than they are! 
There was a lot of bravado beforehand and a little apprehension as they realized what they were in for. But a real sense of achievement to have done it.

Let's face it, boys enjoy food! 
We may fast from meat on Fridays 
but the home baked pastries for breakfast each morning 
from our chef, Philippe, go down a treat.

Tea being served in the refectory.
Very English here in France.
Teaching the boys to cook 
(hopefully with well-washed hands)

The boys are encouraged to read -
yes, actual books instead of from a computer screen.

The riches of classic literature broaden horizons.

The Chaplain is a great devotee of G. K. Chesterton,
so his books are always being quoted in his homilies.
Clever boys can read up to catch him out!

An exotic assortment of evening activities 
go on in the clubs.
Here, excavating fossils... 
followed by an inevitable dinosaur fight!


A way of learning about the Mass- 
make your own priest 
along with all he needs to start his own parish...
or his own school chapel!

We've had no serious accidents 
but learning some first aid is always useful.

Chess and hot chocolate.
Seems like a good evening to me.

We have been very fortunate since our arrival in being welcomed by the local village and supported by the Mairie. Although the village is small it is an active community and the school takes part in many of it's activities.

Chaplin and boys at one of the many village socail activities.

We are fortunate in having access to a local 9 hole golf course, which the older boys always enjoy.

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I think the historical accuracy may be a little off...


Anyone for tennis? 
Football pitch and basketball court provide the other mainstays of our sports.

The village of Saint-Pierre-de-MaillĂ© sits on the 
River Gartempe,
so kayaking is always a popular afternoon out.

Daily Mass is accompanied by the Church's wealth of beautiful chant, in which the boys are encouraged to take part.


Go-Karting is a favorite 
but thank goodness they're not on the real roads yet!


Putting up a crib at the school gates last year.
And another Crib inside.

The games room features pool, table-top football and table tennis.
The boys have a common room to relax in as well.


We have a number of musical talents among the students.
Just a few pictured here.

In fact, there is a music school in the village that facilitates extra lessons.



All the boys are encouraged to learn how to serve at God's altar.

The Mass.
The heart of our day!
Every day!

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Come and pray for Vocations!

 

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY 

WHEN WE PRAY FOR VOCATIONS 

TO THE PRIESTHOOD 

AND TO THE RELIGIOUS LIFE.

What could be more important?


Masses at St Catherine's this week

Sunday 8th May. Fourth Sunday of Easter  
(Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am


Monday  9.30am Mass
Tuesday 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass
Wednesday 9.30am Mass
Thursday - 7pm Novena & Benediction
Friday - 930am Mass
Saturday - 11.30 - 11.50 Confessions
                  12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

 Sunday 8th May. Fifth Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Third Sunday of Eastertide


 
This Wednesday 4th May is the Feast of the English Martyrs. A great feast we should celebrate with pride to inspire us to work, and indeed sacrifice, for our holy Faith in our own age.

O Jesus convert England, O God have mercy on our country! 

We will also be crowning the statue of Our Blessed Lady at the 10am Mass this Sunday - 1st May, the start of our Lady's special month. A far better reason to celebrate as a holiday than just that the banks are closed!

Masses at St Catherine's this week

Sunday 1st May. Third Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am.



Monday  9.30am Mass
Tuesday 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass
Wednesday 9.30am Mass
Thursday - No Public Mass
Friday - No Public Mass
Saturday - No public Mass

 
Sunday 8th May. Fourth Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Sunday, 24 April 2022

Divine Mercy Sunday


Masses at St Catherine's this week

Sunday 24th April. 
Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am



Monday  - Friday:  no public Masses.

Saturday 30th April 11.30am Confessions
                                 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

 
Sunday 1st May. Third Sunday of Easter  (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Saturday, 16 April 2022

Easter Week at St Catherine's, Farington

 

Masses at St Catherine's this week

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter at 8pm

This is our main celebration of Easter and very splendid we hope it will be. A glass of wine & light refreshments will be served in the Pope John Paul Room afterwards.

Music in the form of:  
Mass in  C - ‘Spatzenmesse’ 
Regina Caeli - Mozart
Jubilate Deo - Lassus
Vidi Aquam - Esland
Sicut Cervus - Palestrina
Now the Green BladeRiseth - Lindle

Easter Sunday 8.30am


Monday  - Saturday: there are no public Masses this week.

 
Sunday 24th April. Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Saturday, 9 April 2022

Holy Week

 

Come and join us this Holy Week.
Raise your heart and mind in prayer 
inspired with the sacred music of 
Palestrina, Mozart, Casali, Victoria, Schubert, 
Bach and Byrd.


Masses at St Catherine's for Holy Week
Please note: 
 Easter Mass is at 8pm on Holy Saturday 
and only an 8.30am Mass on Easter day.

Palm Sunday 10th April. (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am


Monday  9.30am Mass

Tuesday 12 noon TLM Mass

Wednesday 9.30am Mass    

Maundy Thursday  
7.30pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
             Followed by watching at the Altar of Repose
             concluding at 
             9.50pm with sung Compline

Good Friday 
3pm The Passion of the Lord

Holy Saturday 
8pm The Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter

Easter Sunday 
17th April. (Year C) 
Mass at 8.30am

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Palm Sunday at St Catherine's

 

Click on image to read music details.


Looking forward to Palm Sunday 

and some lovely music with our Schola.

Mass at 8.30am.

Procession and main Mass at 10am.

Come and join us to start the Great Week!






Saturday, 2 April 2022

Fifth Sunday of Lent

 
As we move nearer to Holy Week, the statues and crucifixes in church are veiled from today.

Next week is Palm Sunday, we will have a Schola for the 10am Mass, providing some wonderful music. It would be lovely for us to have a full church to appreciate it!


Masses at St Catherine's this week

Sunday 3rd April. Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am


Monday  9.30am Mass

Tuesday No public Mass today 

Wednesday No public Mass today 
                    Scripture Group at 2pm         

Thursday  6.30pm Confessions
                  7pm Stations of the Cross 
             
Friday 9.30am Mass


Saturday 11.30am Confessions
                12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

 

Sunday 10th April. Palm Sunday (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am



Saturday, 26 March 2022

Laetare Sunday


Masses at St Catherine's this week

Sunday 27th March. Fourth Sunday of Lent Laetare (Year C)

Children bring flowers for Our Lady at the 10am Mass

Mass at 8.30am & 10am



Monday  No public Mass today 

Tuesday No public Mass today 

Wednesday 9.30am Mass 

                    Scripture Group at 2pm         

Thursday  6.30pm Confessions
                  7pm Stations of the Cross 
             
Friday 9.30am Mass


Saturday 11.30am Confessions
                12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

 

Sunday 3rd April. Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Saturday, 26 February 2022

Masses this week for Ash Wednesday

 

Masses at St Catherine's this week

Sunday 27th February. 8th Sunday of the Year (Year C)
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Monday  Mass at 9.30am

Tuesday TLM Mass at 12 noon for the feast of teh Holy Face of Jesus

Ash Wednesday Mass with the distribution of Ashes at 7pm   
                                     Confessions after Mass   

Thursday  
    Confessions  6.30pm - 6.50pm
    Stations of the Cross at 7pm (St Alphonsus)
             
Friday Mass at 9.30am 

Saturday 
    Confessions 11.30 - 11.50am
    TLM Mass at 12 noon

 
Sunday 6th March. First Sunday of Lent
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Sunday, 20 February 2022

Catholic Education


Having been involved in starting a school from scratch, I know just what an immense task it is to take on such a project. St Peter's International School in France is now in it's second year and actively seeking boys to start in September of this year. You can go to our website to ask for a prospectus: 

Enquiry Form — Saint Peter's International College, France (stpetersfr.com)


Closer to home in the UK the Fathers of the FSSP have also  also been taking up the challenge of a fully Catholic education. This time for the juniors - both boys and girls.


What a great and hopeful endeavor in these days. Please read below for more details.


Caeli Academy St Mary’s Warrington


Visit www.rcahybrid.org.uk


Whether or not you have children to send now, we would be very glad to meet you at our RCA Warrington Open Day on Saturday 5th March next. We welcome new children, parents, staff and benefactors. Come and meet our staff, parents, children and chaplain.

  • 11am: Presentation;
  • 12:10pm: Holy Mass with homily on education by Academy Chaplain Fr de Malleray;
  • 1pm: Shared lunch and further Q&As.

Please register at www.rcahybrid.org.uk/info.


Even though you might not be present here on 5th March, please sponsor Academy children, making a donation to our St Mary’s Warrington Education Fund – email st.m.ed.trust@gmail.com.



Presentation


The Academy is an essential part of our educational mission. Some of our families have children in ordinary schools. Others are home educators.


Our new picture album is here. (All pictures belong to St Mary’s Warrington Regina Caeli Academy.)


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A growing number of parents nationwide are realising that the Catholic faith is not successfully passed on to their children at school. In no few cases, relativism and even immorality are inculcated to the little ones. Unsurprisingly, only a tiny minority of children still practice their Catholic faith in teenage and after.


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How then can parents better fulfil their duties as primary educators of their children, they wonder? In conscience, most find that they should no longer send their children in such schools. For various reasons however, many parents rule out homeschooling as beyond their capabilities.


The Academy offers a viable solution: two full days taught by qualified teachers in the classroom, and another two days taught by parents at home following the RCA curriculum and material all laid out for them in advance. This leaves time to the mother for work or other activities, while children benefit from learning as part of a social group two days a week (Mondays and Thursdays). Extracurricular activities are being envisaged at St Mary’s if we have enough children interested, such as dance and football. In addition, parents who so wish can attend our Wednesday Home Education Group. The latter includes shared lunch after our daily 12:10pm Holy Mass, classes taught by a priest and by parents, junior Choir, recreations and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Some mums also enjoy our Monday morning Toddlers’ Group. 



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Educating the Saints of Tomorrow


Justin Bozzino, trustee of Regina Caeli Academy UK, presents the Regina Caeli Academies


Solution for Catholic education?


Regina Caeli UK is a centre for home educators enjoying pastoral support from the Fraternity of St. Peter. We meet on Mondays and Thursdays to offer a Classical curriculum to children, delivered by professional teachers in a classroom setting. On the other days of the week, parents receive lesson plans, supply lists and help from the tutors so all the children complete the same curriculum. In that way, we offer a hybrid solution to parents who are attracted to the flexibility of homeschooling but appreciate the community, support and accountability that comes from the academy days. 


Regina Caeli UK is an affiliate of Regina Caeli in the USA, which has grown rapidly since its launch in the United States in 2003, and is now operating in 23 locations across the country, with thousands of children educated. The management of Regina Caeli have been extremely generous with their time and resources, and we are able to draw on a great deal of experience, which continues to prove invaluable. In particular, their curriculum, which is designed for the hybrid model, is excellent, and covers not just arts but the sciences too. Thanks to local expertise, we have been able to make the relevant parts more UK focused (think Thomas More rather than Thomas Jefferson).  


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RCA in the U.K.


A group of parents opened a centre in Bedfordshire in September 2019 and, thanks to the efforts of local laypeople and the FSSP, we opened another in Warrington in September 2021. By the grace of God, both centres are growing and thriving, attracting interest from potential families and tutors alike. In addition many families have moved to both Warrington and Bedfordshire because of the communities building up there, often basing themselves around the FSSP chaplaincies. That provides an ideal “ecosystem” for children, and also their parents, to grow and develop in the Faith. 


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Catholic chaplaincy


The FSSP provide chaplaincy to both the Bedford and Warrington centres. In Bedford, that means parent formation days, and monthly centre Mass, with altar server training and confessions for children and parents. In Warrington, being located at St. Mary’s shrine, the opportunity for daily prayer is open to RCA pupils, staff and prayer as well as daily Mass once the children are old enough. More generally, the Catholic ethos of the curriculum and all staff mean that children are given an ideal environment in which to flourish.