The Shrine Church of Saints Peter, Paul and Philomena will be holding Forty Hours of Adoration in preparation for Lent.
The programme is:
Sunday 15th February: 10.30am Mass of Exposition
12 noon – 6.30pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday 16th February: 10am – 7pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday 17th February (Shrove Tuesday) 10am – 8pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Procession Benediction followed by Pancakes Social in the Presbytery.
The address is 7, Atherton St., New Brighton, Wirral, CH45 9LT.
Please use the interactive maps below to help you find the Dome of Home. Clicking on the "pin" on the photo of the church (just to the right of "Atherton St") will open a full Google Map page from which you can get precise directions to the venue.
Warning: At the time of writing, searching for "Dome of Home" on Google Maps will send you to the church of Sts Peter & Paul in Liverpool. This is an error.
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"The number of our days of Lent is, then, a holy mystery: let us, now, learn from the Liturgy, in what light the Church views her Children during these Forty Days. She considers them as an immense army, fighting, day and night, against their Spiritual enemies. We remember how, on Ash Wednesday, she calls Lent a Christian Warefare. Yes, - in order that we may have that newness of life, which will make us worthy to sing once more our Alleluia, - we must conquer our three enemies the devil, the flesh, and the world. We are fellow combatants with our Jesus, for He, too, submits to the triple temptation, suggested to him by Satan in person. Therefore, we must have on our armour, and watch unceasingly (…).
The Church there tells us to rely on the protection, wherewith our Heavenly Father covers us, as with a shield; to hope under the shelter of his wings; to have confidence in him, for that he will deliver us from the snare of the hunter, who had robbed us of the holy liberty of the children of God; to rely upon the succour of the Holy Angels, who are our Brothers, to whom our Lord hath given charge that they keep us in all our ways.”
Excerpt from “L’Annee liturgique” by Dom Gueranger as in the Dome of Home Bulletin for Quinquagesima Sunday