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October 30, 2017

All Saints and All Souls

Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated at Christ the King, Bedford as follows: All Saints, Wednesday 1 November – Low Mass 7.30 pm (Holy Day of Obligation) All Souls, Thursday 2 November – Low Mass 10 am Our celebrant for both these Masses will be Fr Matthew Goddard FSSP,  who will also be our celebrant next Sunday, 5 November, 22nd Sunday after Pentecost. We look forward to seeing you again, or perhaps for the first time, in our […]

October 29, 2017

Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ

“Be Thou our King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger” Today in the General Roman Calendar of 1960 is the Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This Feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI relatively recently in his encyclical letter, Quas Primas, in 1925. Our […]

October 22, 2017

22 October – new FSSP priest and record attendance!

Today was the first Mass in Bedford of Father Patrick O’Donohue, a young priest who has recently joined the FSSP in Reading to test his vocation. 75 people were at Christ the King; a record for a Sunday morning. We thank God for such a wonderful blessing and pray that it may continue. Many of us had the pleasure of meeting Fr. O’Donohue in the church hall afterwards and learning more about his background. We look forward to seeing him […]

October 8, 2017

First Sunday of the new FSSP apostolate

Fr. Goddard said the first Mass of the new FSSP apostolate in Bedford this morning, with almost 60 people there. He delivered a wonderful sermon on confession and how to improve on our faults, and spent a long time chatting to parishioners in the hall afterwards and hearing what they wanted – a monthly Sung Mass was mooted, if we can get a choir. A great start to the new apostolate!  Fr Verrier will be saying Mass next week; he […]

October 1, 2017

Fantastic news for the Latin Mass in Bedford!

Latin Masses at Bedford will, from next week (8th October), be celebrated by priests from the international Catholic order the Fraternity of St. Peter from their base in Reading. They also anticipate celebrating Mass on most Holydays of Obligation at 7:30pm. Fr. Matthew Goddard FSSP, the Superior in Reading, will celebrate the first Mass of the regular FSSP apostolate next week, at 8:30am. All are welcome and he would love to meet you afterwards over tea and coffee in the hall. We […]