United Kingdom and Ireland
May 25, 2024

Sunday 26 May 2024 Bulletin

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

26 May – 1 June 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: malleray@fssp.org

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

Secretary: Mrs Rita Carroll: bedford@fssp.org

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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 Northampton Safeguarding officer William Currie.

Tel: 07825 089 336. Email: safeguardingfssp@pm.me

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

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.

Well done our 16 children who made their First Confession with Fr de Malleray on 25 May.
Please pray for their last week of preparation until First Holy Communions on Sunday 2 June at the Bedford 8:30am Mass, followed by short Eucharistic procession and benediction.

Easter Duty: All Catholics (who have already made First Communion) have the grave obligation to confess serious sin and receive Holy Communion during the paschal season, which ends on Trinity Sunday (26 May).

The feast is on Thursday 30 May, with holy Mass at 8:00am at Christ the King Church. It is not of obligation but attending holy Mass on the day is highly commendable.
In addition, we will solemnise Corpus Christi on the Sunday following, 2 June. It will be a low Mass with hymns, followed by a procession of the blessed Sacrament around the church grounds, ending with short Benediction. Our First Communicants will receive the Lord Jesus in holy Communion at that Mass, and will walk in the procession as a group after. Photos can be taken at the end. 

To honour Our Lord carried outdoors, and as a pious consideration in this warmer weather, all adults, teenagers and children are kindly requested to wear their Sunday best (chest, back, legs and shoulders covered; dresses and mantillas welcome for ladies; suit and ties welcome for gentlemen; no sport shoes or casual attire; avoid clothes displaying worldly or commercial signs or brands).

Our cubs and wolvets and all scouts and guides will process (to be confirmed)  wearing their uniforms.
It is permitted to carry a banner of the Blessed Sacrament: if anyone has such a banner, please contact the chaplain beforehand.
Bearers of the (light) canopy will also be called for (men wearing suits and ties).

May Crowning Processions: See our lovely pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/with/72177720316931629

11 new FSSP priests in America ordained this Wednesday: 
On May 29: Priestly ordinations in Denton by His Exc. Terrence Prendergast, Archbishop Emeritus of Ottawa of the Reverend
Jeremy Chua
Joseph Duffy
Christopher Eichman
Benjamin Feuerborn
Anthony Fill
Samuel Florance
Matthew Kane
Jacob Kasak
Brian Myers
Charles Ohotnicky 
Stephen Wetzel

Livestream Link
On May 29th, we will be celebrating the solemn ordination of 11 of our seminarians to the sacred priesthood.  
We invite you to join us on the livestream, which will be broadcast on the following YouTube link:
Livestream Link

Discussions have started about a family day for all at Buckden Towers, probably in September.
Please send us suggestions of activities and format! Email bedford@fssp.org.

  • Saturday or Sunday?
  • Overnight or day event?
  • Children activities: music practice, chant, games?
  • Parents: talks on education; marriage life; theology of the sacrament of matrimony?

After visiting the Ibabu, the Jones, the Carey, and the Hallam families, Our Lady of Walsingham will this Sunday accompany the Baron family home. We thank them for including the intentions of our two congregations in their daily recitation of the litany of Loreto before the statue. Book your week on the sign-up sheet after holy Mass this Sunday.

About 120 attended the Juventutem 20th anniversary on Friday 24 May

at the Oratory of St Mary Magdalene in Wandsworth, London, with Fr de Malleray, FSSP, Canon Martin Edwards, KM, Fr Henry Whisenant, Fr Neil Brett and many lay and clerical friends. Refreshments followed.
See pics here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/josephshaw/albums/72177720317288796/with/53745296705/

Read the commemorative article on Juventutem in CRISIS MAGAZINE here: https://crisismagazine.com/opinion/traditional-youth-movement-juventutem-turns-twenty

Juventutem Summer Weekend on 2-4 August at Ampleforth Abbey for 18-35s: Book before the Ascension to secure a great discount: £125 including all accommodation, food, and a space on the coach to / from York Station if required. Simply complete the form at bit.ly/juventutem2024 or email juventutemldn@gmail.com if you have any queries!

Fr Coelho is helping out Fr O’Donohue in Ireland (Waterford) while awaiting his UK visa. We look forward to his return here in early June, please God.

MORE BOOKS at Sunday repository:
Baronius hand missals: 
discounted price of £45.
Vermeer’s Angel novel, by Fr de Malleray (£15.00)
The Sacred Liturgy as a Secret Garden, short essay by Fr de Malleray (£5.00)

Next Men’s group: Thursday 20 June, 7:30pm for 8:00pm.
Next Ladies’ Group : Friday 21 June, 7:30pm for 8:00pm.

Dowry magazine, Spring issue online:


Summer Camps 2024: This year’s summer camps will once again take place at Savio House in Bollington, near Macclesfield. Boys 5-10 Aug.
An online booking form is available to sign up for our summer camps in August!
The camps are for children aged 10 -17 (no exceptions possible). The boys’ camp is 5-10 August, and the girls’ camp 12-17 August. They take place at Savio House Retreat Centre, in Bollington, in the beautiful surrounds of the Peak District.
See pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720310480630/
Booking form: https://form.jotform.com/240713420509347.
Deadline for bookings: 1 July.

Deo gratias for 18,000 walking the great Pentecost pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres 18-20 May, including about 20 members of our two congregations.

See our great pics here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720317268853/.

The largest ever Pilgrimage of Christendom took place on the weekend of Pentecost 2024 from Paris to Chartres: 18,000 pilgrims, including 440 clerics (of whom 140 FSSP priests and seminarians). 
Plus 1,000 volunteers for the logistics only. 
Final Mass and homily inside Chartres Cathedral by Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. 
Over 200 pilgrims from the UK, including nearly 20 from the FSSP Chaplaincy in Bedford & Chesham Bois, with Fr Armand de Malleray (arriving after offering our two Sunday Masses in England). 
Well done all pilgrims! Our Lady of Chartres, pray for us!
“Chartres sonne, Chartres t’appelle, gloire, honneur au Christ Roi!”

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: Mrs Courtney, Claire Barret, Baby Vincent Jones, Tom and Inma Jones, Patsy Crocker, Baby Joseph Osborn. R.I.P. Carl Roberts. Please email to sick list.


Did  you know that the FSSP runs a successful mission in rural Colombia? Visit https://missiontradition.us/colombia/
FSSP Colombian lay students (minors) are looking for UK hosts and teachers for 4 weeks learning of English language and culture in Advent/New Year 2025.
FSSP Colombia Students of St. Dominic Savio School visit

Latest issue of the magazine of the traditional Dominicans of the Fraternity of St Vincent Ferrer here:


GK Chesterton was born 150 years ago, on the 29th May 1874 on Campden Hill, Kensington. He went on to become a renowned journalist and author of more than 100 books. He is perhaps best remembered today for his crime fiction stories about Father Brown. On the 30th July 1922 he was received into the Catholic Church and over the following years became one of the most prolific and eloquent defenders of the faith, attracting many converts in his lifetime and many more after his death in 1936. 
Cardinal Pacelli, the Vatican Secretary of state and the future Pope Pius the XII, sent a telegram on behalf of Pope Pius the XI, to the Archbishop of Westminster on the occasion of Chesterton’s death, which described Chesterton as a gifted Defender of the Catholic Faith.
Chesterton was a strong opponent of eugenics, as shown in his ‘Eugenics and Other Evils’ before the Nazi’s rose to power but when ‘respectable’ politicians all over Europe were still publicly supporting the eugenics movement.
Some of his major works are ‘Orthodoxy’ and ‘The Everlasting Man’ as well as biographies of St Francis of Assisi and St Thomas Aquinas.
There is an Annual GK Chesterton Walking Pilgrimage from Notting Hill to Beaconsfield. It takes place on the nearest Saturday to the anniversary of GKC’s Conversion. Email us for details, CatholicGKCSociety@yahoo.co.uk
Chesterton’s Apologetics and Novels, Biographies and Essays, Poetry and Plays and etc. Many can be found online for free see our website for details: www.catholicgkchestertonsociety.co.uk
Singing his Hymn, ‘O God of Earth and Altar’, would no doubt be a very good idea as well.
God bless
Stuart McCullough
God Our Father, Thou didst fill the life of Thy servant Gilbert Keith Chesterton with a sense of wonder and joy, and gave him a faith which was the foundation of his ceaseless work, a charity towards all men, particularly his opponents, and a hope which sprang from his lifelong gratitude for the gift of human life. May his innocence and his laughter, his constancy in fighting for the Christian faith in a world losing belief, his lifelong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and his love for all men, especially for the poor, bring cheerfulness to those in despair, conviction and warmth to lukewarm believers and the knowledge of God to those without faith. We beg Thee to grant the favours we ask through his intercession, the end of abortion in this Country [and especially for……] so that his holiness may be recognized by all and the Church may proclaim him Blessed. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen. Catholicgkchestertonsociety.co.uk 

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