United Kingdom and Ireland
March 25, 2024

Sunday 24 March 2024

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

24-31 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


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. Reminder: Children must be accompanied to the loo by a parent.

Traditional Roman Rite (1962)
(Attention: not at Christ the King Church, but at Saints Philip & James Church, 2 Severn Way, Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7BX):

Maundy Thursday 28 March: 8:00pm Holy Mass, followed by adoration at Altar of Repose until midnight.
Extra confession times: Thur 28th March 9:30pm-11:30pm, during adoration.
Please sign up for 30mins of adoration: 9:30pm/10pm/10:30pm

Good Friday 29 March: 3:00pm Solemn Liturgy (ends by 5pm). Compulsory fast & abstinence.
N.B. Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. All Catholics aged 18-59 inclusive are obliged to fast (one meal & two small snacks permitted); and, as usual on Fridays, all Catholics aged 14+ must abstain from meat.

Holy Saturday 30 March: 7:00pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday 31 March: 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.)

•Maundy Thursday: at the singing of Tantum ergo after the Procession;
•Good Friday: by adoring and kissing the Cross at the Solemn Liturgy;
•Holy Saturday: by joining with renewal of baptismal promises at the Vigil.

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 FSSP 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.
Welcoming visitors this Holy Week: you may live at a distance, even outside the Northampton Diocese, and plan to attend our Holy Week ceremonies. You are very welcome as those are open to all and approved by Bishop David Oakley within the provision of the FSSP Chaplaincy in the Northampton Diocese. Have you served or sung any Holy Week liturgies before? Please contact us URGENTLY to make sure your talents are put to good use with us.

Dowry magazine, Spring issue now online:

In this issue:

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:

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.

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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