11th December 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete)
8.30 am Holy Souls
12.30 pm Private intention
Bishop David Oakley will be coming to Christ the King next weekend (17/18 December) to celebrate Fr. Nicholas’s 15th anniversary of ordination. He will be saying the 11am English Mass and then staying afterwards for a social in the hall, from around 1145-midday. Please do try to be there for him
ST NICHOLAS PARTY IN THE HALL AND BOOKS FOR SALE
Today from 9.30 am—usual teas and coffees plus bring and share brunch. Also Madeleine Carroll, children’s
author and home-schooling mother, will be selling her books.
Please note that there will be no confessions on 24th or 31st December.
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR MASSES
Christmas Day: Masses at 12 midnight and 8.30 am, no 12.30 pm Mass.
New Year’s Day: Mass at 8.30 am, no 12.30 pm Mass.
FR NICHOLAS NWANZI’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION
This was on 9th December. A card was sent from our community. Ad Multos Annos Father!
REFRESHMENTS LAST SUNDAY
Our use of the Faraday Community Centre last Sunday was a great success, with about 50 people there and a
children’s playground to enjoy. Watch this space for future visits!
CHRISTMAS COLLECTION FOR THE BEDFORD APOSTOLATE
By Fr Nicholas’s kind agreement, the collection money from the Latin Masses at midnight and at 8.30 am on
Christmas Day will go to support the work of the FSSP Bedford Apostolate. If you want to make a personal gift
to the FSSP priests, then please do so outside of the collections, making it clear that it is for their personal use.
ACCESS TO THE SACRAMENTS
If there is the need for sacraments — baptism, confirmation, sick calls etc — please contact Fr Goddard on
telephone number 0118 966 5284 or by email.