United Kingdom and Ireland
April 27, 2024

Sunday 28 April

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

28 April- 4 May 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

IN TWO CLICKS receive this newsletter by email.


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 Safeguarding officer. Tel: 07825 089 336 Email: safeguardingfssp@pm.me Reminder: Children must be accompanied to the loo by a parent.

New FSSP Chaplaincy Safeguarding officer.

On behalf of our two congregations in Bedford and Chesham Bois, let William Currie be thanked for having accepted this important position. William is a married man and a father who has served for decades in the police and is also a pro-life representative.


See great pics of the pilgrimage here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720316449634

Last Sat 20 April, 62 pilgrims from Bedford and Chesham Bois travelled to the national shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham to ask for the protection of the Mother of God upon our congregations, families and friends. The weather was cold but no rain fell. After Holy Mass and a conference on Our Lady and the Incarnation, the pilgrims visited the Slipper Chapel and walked back the Holy Mile praying the Holy Rosary. Picnic followed the village. They later visited the ruins of Walsingham Priory. There, a statue of Our Lady of Walsingham was blessed by the chaplain and all prayed the litany of Loreto in front of the statue positioned right under the remaining arch of the church, before being blessed by the chaplain holding the statue. The pilgrims later visited the beautiful Anglican shrine where they also prayed for the conversion of England, before travelling back home. Our Lady of Walsingham will become a pilgrim in her turn as her statue will be entrusted to one household in our congregation at a time, for veneration during a week, until passed on by the chaplain to another household. Book your week on the sign-up sheet after holy Mass this Sunday.

Well done 23 Catholic single ladies who travelled to Tyburn Convent in London on 13 April to attend a day of vocational discernment led by Fr de Malleray.

SEE PICS HERE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720316227716/

The day consisted of three conferences, on holy Matrimony, on religious life and on the difference between contemplative and apostolic vocations; plus holy Mass, picnic in Hyde Park and litany of Our Lady prayed at the Tyburn Tree where many Catholic martyrs had died for the faith; and also a testimony by one of the Tyburn nuns. Please pray for a strong revival of religious life across these Isles, and for the young ladies and young men who have recently answered the call, or prepare to do so.

Our Easter Triduum:

Maundy Thursday: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720315922652

Good Friday: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720315928902

Holy Saturday: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720316159152

Easter Sunday: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720316171878/with/53648817358/


Learn to find your way through thin pages to locate the Ordinary of the Mass, the Propers, the Common, and the various devotions, or how to attend a Baptism, a funeral, a wedding etc. How to prepare for Confession. Many of you have asked for a simple explanation, book in hand. Bring your missal!

Next meetings – please book the dates now in your diaries:  Friday 10th May, Ladies Group in the PD Room, 7.30pm Thursday 23rd May, Men’s Group in the PD Room, 7.30pm   Thursday 20th June, Men’s Group in the PD Room, 7.30pm Friday 21st June, Ladies Group in the PD Room 7.30pm

Please book now in your diary:
  1. Thu 9 May, Ascension, Holy Day of OBLIGATION: 8am Bedford & 7pm Chesham Bois.
  2. Sun 12, May Procession & Crowning of Our Lady’s statue: 9:30am B & 1pm Chesham B.

A busy Sat 27 April: Well done to our 16 First Communion candidates who attended their first session with Frs Coelho and de Malleray. After that, families travelled to Tring for our community barn dance (photos to follow), while others went to Northampton for the Pro-Life Chain.

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 form: https://form.jotform.com/240713420509347. See pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720310480630/

Pentecost pilgrims to Chartres with Fr de Malleray?

Book swiftly: https://www.nd-chretiente.com/en/accueil-2-ndc-english-2/

Pray for our 16 young candidates who started First Holy Communion Preparation last Saturday, 27 April.
9780882712406: Remembrance of My First Holy Communion-Traditions-Boy: Marian Children's Mass Book


Dowry magazine, Spring issue now online:


Editorial: FSSP Superior meets Pope

A Fresh Look at Courtship

Two Young Women Love Sacred Art

Evangelising Britain in the Digital Age

The Spiritual Meaning of Making Altar Bread

Picasso’s Guernica or, This Is Not A Corrida

Priory Campaign Appeal Update

About 70 young adults attended the Juventutem London evening last 12 Apr.

XX Juventutem Anniversary of Foundation on 24.V.24

Any young adults 18-35 are heartily invited to attend the next one on Friday 24 May, 7pm, which will be the 20th anniversary of the foundation of Juventutem. A solemn high Mass will be offered in thanksgiving. Location: Oratory of St Mary Magdalene, 96 North Side Wandsworth Common SW18 2QU London.

Summer Juventutem Weekend at Ampleforth Abbey for 18-35s: Exciting news! Juventutem is now taking bookings. Following last year’s amazing weekend at Ampleforth, we’re

very pleased to announce that we will be going back for again this year, 2-4th August. 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.

With: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP, Fr Thomas Crean OP, and more clerical and lay speakers, for traditional liturgies, doctrinal and spiritual talks, – and summer fun!

Price after the Ascension £165

Simply complete the form at bit.ly/juventutem2024

or drop us an email at juventutemldn@gmail.com if you have any queries!


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:

https://catholicherald.co.uk/the-new-mass-of-the-ages-film-is-a-moving-must-watch-for-catholics/https://catholicherald.co.uk/the-new-mass-of-the-ages-film-is-a-moving-must-watch-for-catholics/ .


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.

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

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