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March 30, 2024

Easter Sunday 1 April 2024 Bulletin

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

Served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter by appointment from the RC Diocese of Northampton

Residence: St Alban House, 18 Brett Drive, Bromham, Bedford MK43 8RF

Landline: 01234 954 316

Worship: Christ the King Church, Harrowden Road, Bedford MK42 0SP; and on Sundays and major feasts at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Chesham Bois, 30 Amersham Road, HP6 5PE

fssp.org.uk/bedford or fssp.org.uk/chesham     



Chaplain: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP:


Visiting Priest: Fr Miguel Coelho:


Secretary: Mrs Rita Carroll: bedford@fssp.org

Receive this newsletter by email https://fssp.org.uk/manageprofile/index.php

Watch daily Mass by the FSSP on www.livemass.net/locations/warrington.html

Daily Holy Mass readings: www.divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/missa/missa.pl


BEDFORD: Sunday: 8:30am; Mon 10:00am; Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8:00am; Sat 10:00am

CHESHAM BOIS: Sunday: 12noon

Holy Days: (check website before travelling)


Sat 9:00am-9:55am. And during or around Holy Mass when possible, including in Chesham Bois.

Safeguarding: If you have concerns about children or vulnerable adults, please contact the FSSP England Safeguarding Lead, Fr Matthew Goddard: Tel: 07825 089 336; Email: safeguardingfssp@pm.me.

Pictures above: Maundy Thursday: after Solemn High Mass and procession, about thirty people watched at the altar of repose, some twenty of them staying until midnight.

More pictures to come…

On Maundy Thursday morning, Fr de Malleray and Fr Coelho attended in choir the Chrism Mass at Northampton Cathedral, celebrated by Bishop David Oakley of Northampton, who welcomed permanently in the diocese the FSSP Gregorian Chaplaincy last autumn. The “Roman canon” was used, while kyriale and final Marian antiphon were sung in Latin. Bishop Peter Doyle (emeritus of Northampton) who first established the FSSP Gregorian Chaplaincy in the diocese in 2015, also took part. The pontifical MC was Fr Gerard Byrne. Refreshments followed at Bishop’s House for the many priests present, including a number of religious serving parishes.

May be an image of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and crowd

Dowry magazine, Spring issue now online:

In this issue:

Editorial: FSSP Superior meets Pope

Following on his private audience two years earlier, Pope Francis met again with FSSP superiors last 29 February. No particular decision was made but benevolence was shown, a comforting gesture for those attached to the Roman traditions of the Church, comments Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP.

A Fresh Look at Courtship

Since most marriages nowadays end up in divorce, and whereas young Catholics have fewer opportunities to meet like-minded souls, a young Catholic layman (attending Juventutem events and recently married) finds wisdom in the traditional way of courtship.

Two Young Women Love Sacred Art

Young convert Rachel Moberly paints sacred pictures to evangelise, and one-of-twelve cradle Catholic Francesca Stevens seeks traditional artistic formation abroad after failed attempts in the UK. Their artistic involvement can inspire other Catholics young and old.

Evangelising Britain in the Digital Age

Webmaster Robert Sławik introduces the website dowry.org.uk. This new tool for evangelisation provides easy access to a wealth of articles about faith, spirituality, family matters and education, liturgy, vocations, history, sacred art and literature published in the magazine Dowry since 2008.

The Spiritual Meaning of Making Altar Bread

A nun in formation at the Cistercian monastery of Valley of Our Lady in America reflects on the process of baking hosts for holy Mass, one of the manual tasks performed by her community. She sees in it a spiritual comparison illustrating her life hidden with Christ.

Picasso’s Guernica or, This Is Not A Corrida

Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP suggests a different title for Pablo Picasso’s famous war painting. Started months before the Basque town was bombed, the picture was subsequently given a title that changed its meaning without substantially altering its composition, though.

Priory Campaign Appeal Update

Rector of Warrington Shrine Fr Matthew Goddard, FSSP explains how the long-awaited completion of the conversion work will provide a versatile hall next to the beautiful Pugin church. Costs rise lead to a final appeal to the generosity of anyone wishing to support this growing traditional apostolate.

Annunciation of Our Lady This feast, transferred from 25 March, is celebrated on Monday 8 April (Low Mass) at 10.00am in Bedford.

Pro Life Chain Sat 27th April, 11am-1pm
SPUC Northampton is holding a Pro-Life Chain on St Peters Way Northampton. This act of silent witness is to remember the millions of lives lost to abortion since the Abortion Act 1967. Please consider joining us at this important event. We will stand together to proclaim the pro-life message. Abortion is a tragedy for babies, mothers, fathers, and society as a whole. We have a moral duty to speak out against the horror of abortion. If you can join us or want more information, then please contact William on 0739 396 5643 (text is fine) or wpcurrie@btinternet.com. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

Next Juventutem London evening for young adults 18-35: Fri 12 Apr 7pm, Wandsworth, St Mary Magdalene Church, London

Congratulations to George and Heather Tyldesley whose newborn son Giles will be baptised in Chesham Bois on Sat 13th April, 3pm.

Watch the third and last episode of Guardians of Tradition, a remarkable film explaining the aspirations of traditional Catholics. Access it via the supportive article of the Catholic Herald here:

We are pleased to recommend Episode 3 of the wonderful Mass of Ages Trilogy! Some of our UK parishioners were heavily involved in making this film, and some of our UK clergy appear in it.

Thank you for your warm support and kind wishes to Fr Coelho on his fiftieth birthday, in Bedford and in Chesham Bois. Father was touched, and grateful to all of you for your prayers, cards, refreshments and memorable cake!

Chaplaincy Council is being set up to offer advice and assistance to the Chaplain. It includes for the time being the Chaplaincy Secretary and several fathers of family in our congregations in Bedford and Chesham Bois.

SAVE THE DATE: Sat 20th April. Chaplaincy day-Pilgrimage to Walsingham.
Tell Rita Carroll (bedford@fssp.org) how many people you bring.

Tyburn Convent, 8 Hyde Park Place, London, W2 2LJ. Includes: Holy Mass and shared lunch, conferences on holy matrimony, religious life, the three vows; Rosary at nearby Tyburn Tree, presentation by an enclosed nun, etc. By exception, participants aged 13-17 can apply provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult. Compulsory booking with Fr de Malleray: malleray@fssp.org

Catholic Community Spring Dance near Tring
Saturday 27th April 1-8pm. BOOKINGS: georgetyldesley@gmail.com for tickets.

Sunday Bulletin 4 Feb 2024 - FSSP UK

Summer Camps 2024: This year’s summer camps will once again take place at Savio House in Bollington, near Macclesfield. Boys 5-10 Aug. Girls 12-17 Aug. Booking forms will be available soon.

FINANCES: online donations and standing orders are still gratefully received, being also much quicker and easier to process than cash. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Sort code: 30-80-27   Account number: 44025960 Thank you in advance.

GIFT AID: Increase your donation to the FSSP Chaplaincy by 25% at no further expense to you. Ask Rita for a Gift Aid form, fill it in and hand it back to her. That will help us a lot.

Pray  for  the sick in our congregations: Tom and Inma Jones, Patsy Crocker, Vincent Jones, Joseph Osborn, Rod Henry. R.I.P. Carl Roberts. Please email to sick list.

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