Last Saturday saw an historic event in the life of te Diocese of Shrewsbury and for the Church in England and Wales - the Opening of a Shrine Church dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and the celebration of the Sacrament in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
Over 1,000 people gathered in the church of St Peter, Paul and Philomena for Solemn High Mass celebrated by Mgr Gilles Wach, the Founder and Superior of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in the presence of the Rt Rev Mark Davies, Bushop of Shrewsbury.
It was a truly memorable day and enjoyed by all who participated.
There is a much fuller report of the days events on Fr. Simon Henry's blog, Offerimus Tibi Domine http://www.offerimustibidomine.blogspot.com/ Do have a read. As i didnt take my camera to this event I am grateful to the photos on Father Henry's blog that I post here.
|Bishop Davies in prayer with his deacons: |
Canon Olivier Meney, Rector of the Shrine
and Fr. Moore Parish Priest of the Parish of English Martyrs
in which the new shrine is located
|Mgr Gilles Wach at the Ecce Angnus Dei|
|The Deacon preapres for the Chanting of the Gospel|
|At the Gloria in Excelsis|
|The Bishop of the Diocese: Rt Rev Mark Davies|
(former Vicar General of Salford Diocese)
|The Sisters who accompanied the Mass with their singing|
|A joyful Canon Meney processes put of the church|