United Kingdom and Ireland
March 9, 2024

Sunday 10 March 2024

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

10-16 March 2024

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

Vespers: https://www.divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/horas/officium.pl

NEW PayPal button on our webpage in support of the Chaplaincy: https://fssp.org.uk/donate/


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: goddard@fssp.org. Reminder: Children must be accompanied to the loo by a parent.

LAETARE SUNDAY & Mothers’ Day. To honour all ladies in our two congregations who carried life (grandmothers welcome!), we invite them to line up at the Communion rail right after Mass to receive a rose from the priest on behalf of all.

Congratulations to George and Heather Tyldesley on the happy birth of their fourth child Giles on Monday 4th March.

LENTEN EFFORT: DESERT SOCIAL MEDIA! A healthy diet and a meritorious mortification: cut down or even cancel your daily hours on so many blogs, platforms and official Church gossips. Make history on your knees this Lent: why not at weekday Masses?

We recommend this Lent to donate to the Good Counsel Network, a deserving charity assisting mothers under pressure to abort: https://www.goodcounselnet.co.uk/donate

  • First Holy Communion: from Sat 27th April to Sat 1st June, with ceremony on Sunday 2nd June, 8:30am.
  • Confirmations: from Sat 15th June to Sat 20th July, with ceremony on Sat 27th July 2024, 3pm.

Monthly groups in the Donegan Room on the theme: How the Passion of Christ saves us.

Men’s : Thu 14 March at 7:30pm tea/biscuits, 8pm talk, Q&As follows.  

Ladies’: Sat 23 March, 11am coffee/biscuits; 11:30am talk. Q&As, ending before 1pm.

The Chesham Bois talk last month was attended by about 40:

Update on Bedford relocation of Chaplaincy congregation:  the meeting with Fr Aladics, Fr de Malleray and the Vicar General at the latter’s invitation will take place next Thursday. Our ministry and Masses carry on as usual for the time being (check newsletter for any schedule variation.)

The EASTER TRIDUUM SCHEDULE will be announced next week. Feel welcome to send any comments, questions or suggestions to the Chaplaincy Secretary Mrs Rita Carroll at bedford@fssp.org. We will keep you updated as soon as we are able to.

SAVE THE DATE: Sat 20th April. Chaplaincy day-Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Detailed schedule communicated soon (from about 10am to about 5pm). Includes Holy Mass, holy Mile walk, convivial picnic, devotions, and conferences by Fr de Malleray. Let Rita Carroll know if you need a lift, or can offer one (no coach hired this time).

Stations of the Cross after 8am Mass on FRIDAY.


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

Great news: the very episcopal ring of St John Fisher will be displayed for veneration during the retreat. Tell your priest, seminarian or friar friends:

CLERGY RETREAT by Fr de Malleray at STONYHURST 14-18 Oct 2024

In the Footsteps of the Great Saintly Priests

Reflections on St John Fisher, St John Vianney and St Padre Pio. Details and bookings on https://christianheritagecentre.com/events/in-the-footsteps-of-the-great-saintly-priests/

Traditional Pilgrimage of Pentecost Paris-Chartres in France 18-20 May: join the Brits among 16,000 pilgrims. Email chartres@duc-in-altum.co.uk

TUTORS WANTED: Regina Caeli UK are employing part-time tutors at their Bedfordshire centre. Please contact them for further information and to apply: info@rcahybrid.co.uk

The Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst sent us the following: Recruiting students in year 12 (16-17) for the 2024 Christian Leadership Formation programme. www.christianleadershipformation.com

Lent with Our Lady: a timely reading, short book written by Fr de Malleray: www.ctsbooks.org/product/meditations-on-the-stabat-mater/

Next Altar servers training: Saturdays 23, 30 March. Book with Francis Ibabu, our Servers’ Coordinator on: ibabu10@proton.me. Serving is an honour and brings many graces. One can start with just a Low Mass with one server. Everyone under 18 must have a signed parental consent form (ask Rita Carroll).

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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