News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
by Józef Łopuszyński
On the Feast of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, at St Mary’s Shrine Church, Warrington Archbishop Malcolm McMahon ordained Rev Seth Reuben Phipps to the Sacred Priesthood in front of a full congregation.
The celebration was special because it was only the second time that there has been an ordination in the traditional rite in England in the last fifty years or so.
The previous time was last year, when at the same church Archbishop McMahon ordained two priests using the same traditional rite. All three priests and the Shrine belong to the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) which will celebrate its 30th anniversary on 18th July next year.
After his ordination, Father Phipps gave a first blessing to those who wished to receive one, and for whom it was possible (if in a state of grace) for the recipient to help a soul out of Purgatory.