Friday, June 09, 2017

FSSP Ordinations in Warringon

Mass for the installation of the FSSP in the church, which was previously owned by the
Benedictines of Ampleforth. Abbot Cuthbert of Ampleforth, as well as
Archbishop McMahon of Liverpool, were present.
Next weekend two seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) will be ordained to the priesthood in their impressive church of St Mary's, Warrington by Archbishop McMahon. Everyone is welcome to this historic events: the first ordinations in England using the traditional rites since the liturgical reform.

The Fraternity are putting on a full programme for thos who can stay the night in the area. The church can be found on a map here.

The Ordinations Weekend at St Mary’s Warrington (Smith Street, Cheshire, WA1 2NS) will include:

Saturday 17 June:

·         11am Priestly ordination of Deacons Alex Stewart, FSSP and Krzysztof Sanetra, FSSP by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool (no booking needed)
·         1:30pm Refreshments in Priory Garden – while First Blessings are given by the new priests
·         2pm Buffet Lunch at nearby venue (no booking needed)
·         5pm Solemn Vespers

Sunday 18 June:

·         11am First Solemn High Mass of then-Father Alex Stewart, FSSP on the Feast of Corpus Christi, with First Holy Communions of children
·         12:30pm First Blessing by Fr Stewart and Picnic lunch (bring & share) in Priory Gardens
·         3pm: Corpus Christi Procession led by Fr Alex Stewart, FSSP with wider parish: with 30 FSSP clerics, diocesan clergy, First Communicants and families

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  1. This article is inaccurate. Two priests were ordained for the Transalpine Redemptorists on the Isle of Sheppey in 2000, and Father Gary Holden was ordained for the SSPX in Preston in 2004. Unlike these upcoming FSSP ordinations, the sacraments in question were conferred by validly consecrated Catholic bishops.

  2. Rofl, somehow I knew by intuition that the sole comment on this article would be a sede casting aspersions on the validity of these ordinations.