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November 27, 2017

Calling all singers!

Due to popular demand, we plan to have a sung Latin Mass at Bedford once a month. Can you sing Gregorian Chant? Would you like to? If so, please get in touch: bedfordlatinmass@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you! The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services -The Second Vatican Council, Sacrosanctum Concilium #116, December 4th, 1963  

November 23, 2017

A Talk for the Ladies

Further to the talk to the Latin Mass Men’s Group given by Guardian Andrew Hinde at the Shrine recently, Guardian Barbara Kay will give a talk to the Ladies’ Group which has arisen from the Latin Mass at Christ the King about the Miraculous Relic Image, on the Feast Day of Our Lady, Tuesday 12 December. This meeting is open to all ladies and will take place at the group’s usual venue in Ampthill at 10.30 am. Tea and coffee […]

November 20, 2017

Keen as Mustard!

  Mustard was an essential accompaniment to beef. It became associated with vigour and enthusiasm because it added zest and flavour. By the early 20th century, the association was so strong that the word was used like this: 1925 E. Wallace, in King by Night: “That fellow is mustard.” Fr Ian Verrier was at Christ the King yesterday and took as the theme for his homily the Gospel passage of the day, St Matthew 13: 31-35 about the grain of […]

November 14, 2017

Men’s evening tomorrow 

Tomorrow, the monthly Men’s evening will be at 7:30 at the church of the Holy Child and St Joseph, Bedford MK40 1HU. We’ll hear a talk on the miraculous relic of our Lady of Guadeloupe which is kept there.  More details about the relic are here: http://www.relicourladyofguadalupe.co.uk/ There’ll be refreshments afterwards. All welcome!

November 13, 2017

Remembrance Sunday

The homily on Pride in the previous article was given during the Requiem Mass for Remembrance Sunday.  It was offered for the souls of the fallen in the First and Second World Wars.  Most families will know of someone in this category and indeed my husband and I remembered his uncle, who died in France right at the end of World War 2 aged only 22.  As at the Mass for All Souls, a cataflaque had once again been set […]

The Seven Deadly Sins, part 1

St Thomas Aquinas wrote:  “inordinate self-love is the cause of every sin  … the root of pride is found to consist in man not being, in some way, subject to God and His rule.” Taking up these words was Fr Patrick O’Donohue, our Mass celebrant yesterday.  He  is currently a postulant with the FSSP in Reading and was visiting Bedford for the second time. He gave an inspiring homily on the sin of Pride, saying that pride in our gifts […]

November 10, 2017

FSSP Retreat in Wales

This looks a wonderful event. More details below and here  Preached by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP on the theme: THE GLORIOUS SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY Regardless of your marital status, come to learn about this beautiful sacrament, so misunderstood in modern society. Even though you may have been married for decades, or may not wish to get married, this retreat could help you deepen your appreciation of matrimony and support through your advice and prayer families, couples in difficulty or […]

November 3, 2017

Two contrasting Masses

We celebrated Mass in the Extraordinary Form on the evening of All Saints with a congregation of some 60 people. In his homily Fr Goddard said that the Saints listened to God and obeyed Him, and we must do the same, even though it may bring trials to us as it did to them. The Gospel was part of the Beatitudes in St Matthew’s Gospel and we were told that Jesus Himself perfectly fulfilled the ‘Blessed’ statements that He made […]

November 2, 2017

Gain Plenary Indulgences for the Souls in Purgatory This Week

You may already know this (announced at Mass last Sunday, 29th Nov) , but just in case you don’t, here is the info on indulgences you can obtain for the Poor Souls in Purgatory (each day this week) and also for yourself (today)! Courtesy of Bridegroom Press: (and re-posted from One Peter Five) (here) Grant #29.1.1 For the Souls in Purgatory Plenary Indulgence A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted each and every day from […]