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March 16, 2024

Sunday 17 March 2024

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin, 17-23 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     

facebook.com/bedfordlatinmass; facebook.com/fssp.england

Chaplain: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP: malleray@fssp.org

Visiting Priest: Fr Miguel Coelho: pe.miguelcoelho@protonmail.com

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

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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

Traditional Roman Rite (1962)

  • Maundy Thursday 28 March 2024: 8:00pm Holy Mass, followed by adoration at Altar of Repose until midnight.
  • Good Friday 29 March 2024: 3:00pm Solemn Liturgy (ends by 5pm). Compulsory fast & abstinence.
  • Holy Saturday 30 March 2024: 7:00pm Easter Vigil
  • Easter Sunday 31 March 2024: 8:30:am Holy Mass (not at Sts Philip and James, but back at Christ the King Church for our usual 8:30am Mass there.) Usual 12noon Sunday Mass time for Easter Mass in Chesham Bois. (Beware of waking up 1hr earlier, as British Summer Time begins in the night of the Resurrection.)

Extra confession times to be announced – but please make use now of the usual times advertised.

We are grateful to the parish priest at Sts Philip & James Fr. Alexander Ibe, SMMM and to his parishioners for welcoming our congregation; and also to seminarian Benjamin with us during this Triduum, as well as to Fr Thomas Crean OP who will act as sacred minister.

Volunteers are invited to contact Rita Carroll to discuss practicalities such as setting up the altar of repose on Maundy Thursday and lighting the New Easter Fire on Holy Saturday. Anyone able to serve the liturgy, please contact Francis Ibo for practice, and anyone able to sing, please contact Katherine Peddie.

First Holy Communions & Confirmations: Preparation begins after Easter,


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.

Please kindly email Chaplaincy Secretary Mrs Rita Carroll (bedford@fssp.org) the full details of candidates for First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation (including date of birth).

Last week the Men’s group was attended by 13.

Last Friday about 70 attended the Juventutem Mass in London, and about 20 young adults attended the pro-life vigil outside the Brixton abortuary (Fr de Malleray took part in both events as chaplain.)

SCOUTS: On Saturday 9 March, Fr de Malleray attended the outdoor gathering of the Scouts. All three groups met after separate treks. Songs and games followed while sausages were roasting on the camp fire. Fr de Malleray later led the recitation of the Holy Rosary. The children were very pleased with their day, even though muddy and tired.

Update on Bedford relocation of Chaplaincy congregation:  the meeting with Fr Aladics, Fr de Malleray and the Vicar General at the latter’s invitation took place last Thursday. Our ministry and Masses carry on as usual for the time being (check newsletter for any schedule variation) until a suitable venue is found for the Chaplaincy to relocate in Bedford, hopefully by August 2024.

A 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.

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

Summer Camps 2024

This year’s summer camps will once again take place at Savio House in Bollington, near Macclesfield.

The St Peter’s Summer Camp for Boys will be 5-10 August. The St Petronilla’s Summer Camp for Girls will be 12-17 August.

Booking forms will be available soon.

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

Our Lady of Seven Sorrows this Friday, 22 March: 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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