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Making Preston Great Again!

Preston witnessed a glorious procession from the Shrine Church of St Walburge to the Shrine Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs in honour of the martyrs of England and Wales.

Solemn High Mass was then celebrated at the Shrine Church of the English Martyrs followed by veneration of the martyrs relics.

This wonderful event was a collaborative effort between the Canon’s of the Institute and the Latin Mass Society.

The Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest, now resident in St Augustine’s Presbytery, Preston, were in attendance along with other visiting clergy.

It was a beautiful day, the sun shone, and a good number of the faithful turned out for the pilgrimage.

 

St Walburga: Introduction and Litany

St Walburga by an Eichstätt Sister

St Walburga (c.710 – 779), a daughter of St. Richard, a Wessex noble, was most probably educated in Wimborne Minster, Dorset.  Her two brothers supported their relative St. Boniface, ‘The Apostle of Germany’ in the conversion of Bravaria, St Willibald being the bishop of Eichstätt and St Wunibald the abbot of Heidenheim.  After the latter’s death in 761 she became the abbess ruling over monks and nuns.  Drawing strength from prayer she proved to be an outstanding missionary abbess, renowned for her deep faith and her loving kindness.  Devotion to her extends throughout the globe and her powerful intercession has helped especially the sick, the distressed and the dying.  Each year countless pilgrims pray at her shrine in Eichstätt.

Litany of St Walburga

Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.  Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.  Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.  Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, conceived without sin, Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, Pray for us.

Holy virgin of virgins.   Pray for us.

Saint Walburga, Pray for us.

St Walburga, model of humility, Pray for us.

St Walburga, model of obedience, Pray for us.

St Walburga, perfect model of monastic discipline and modesty, Pray for us.

St Walburga, ornament of virgins consecrated to God, Pray for us.

St Walburga, model of mortification, Pray for us.

St Walburga, conqueror of all temptations, Pray for us.

St Walburga, perpetual sacrifice of Divine love, Pray for us.

St Walburga, glorious example of perseverance in the service of God, Pray for us.

St Walburga, zealous servant of Jesus and Mary, Pray for us.

St Walburga, light and ornament of thy order, Pray for us.

St Walburga, miraculous help in time of need, Pray for us.

St Walburga, refuge of the afflicted, Pray for us.

St Walburga, solace of the sick and sorrowful, Pray for us.

St Walburga, solace of the sick and sorrowful, Pray for us.

St Walburga, powerful advocate of all who venerate thee, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who through love of Jesus didst despise the pomps and vanities of the world, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who through love for Jesus didst forsake thy home and country, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who didst bring from afar the light of faith to heathen nations, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who as a wise and prudent virgin didst make an entire offering of thyself to thy heavenly spouse, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who didst teach the true Faith both by thy word and example, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who through works of charity poured out the oil of tender compassion, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who through thy holy example didst gain many virgins to follow Jesus Christ, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who, strong in faith, didst conquer the world, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who didst at all times confide in the Lord, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who didst faithfully serve God in perfect love, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who didst restore sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who didst restore speech to the dumb and reanimate the paralyzed limbs of the lame, Pray for us.

St Walburga, who through thy example and intercession didst convert so many sinners, Pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Lord. 

Pray for us, O holy Saint Walburga. 

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

Let us Pray:  O God, Who art full of mercy and compassion toward all who call upon Thee, and Who dost not cast away anyone who approaches Thee with confidence and humility, grant that through the intercession of Thy holy virgin, Saint Walburga, we may partake of the plenitude of Thy mercies; help us, that as by Thy special grace we have known and praised Thee, through the holy virgin Walburga, as a God rich in miracles, we may also love and adore Thee as a merciful Father, through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

Rosary on the Coast

Sunday, 29th April 2018, Blackpool

All Catholics across the United Kingdom are urged to gather on the coastline to pray the Rosary together.  As a show of unity and for a national renewal of our Christian Faith.

This is a national event, similar to those held in Poland and Ireland… It is hoped that Catholics will attend in large numbers.  A coach will be travelling from St. Walburge’s  if you wish to travel with us, or, you can meet us at 3pm in Blackpool.

Meet at 3:00 pm at Comedy Carpet, Blackpool.
Transport Available from St. Walburge’s at 1:30 pm returning at 4 pm.  Adult £10, Children £5.
£5 Deposit required by Sunday 13th April.
For more information please contact:
Sanam Ogden on 07470 533 556

Holy Week 2018

Holy Week

 Spy Wednesday, 28th March:

7pm Tenebrae

Maundy Thursday, 29th March:

2-5pm Confessions

6pm Solemn High Mass, Procession & Adoration until Midnight

Good Friday, 30th March:

9am Tenebrae

3pm Mass of the Pre-Sanctified

5-7pm Confessions (at English Martyrs’)

6pm Stations of the Cross (at English Martyrs’)

Holy Saturday, 31st March:

9am Tenebrae

2-5pm Confessions

7pm Easter Vigil & Solemn High Mass

Easter Sunday, 1st April

10.30am Mass followed by an Easter Egg Hunt!

(Tickets available now for the Easter Raffle)

 

NB:  All services at St Walburge’s unless otherwise stated