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January 26, 2024

Sunday 28 Jan 24 Chaplaincy Bulletin

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

28 January-3 February 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


BEDFORD: Sunday: 8:30am; Mon 10:00am; Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8:00am; Sat 11:00am

CHESHAM BOIS: Sunday: 12noon

Holy Days: 11:30am (check website before travelling)


Sat 10:00am-10:55am. 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.

Join us for coffee after Sunday Mass, both in Bedford and Chesham Bois. Follow the crowd into nearby parish halls.

We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to set up and serve one Sunday a month at the after-mass coffee gatherings at CHESHAM BOIS and BEDFORD.  Young People and Senior volunteers are welcome. Thank you in advance. Contact Rita, or in Chesham Bois Helen Lodge helenlodge7@gmail.com.

BEDFORD: Thank you to those who responded to the call for volunteers needed for CHURCH CLEANING. A few more would help, making it lighter for all as part of a rota. Contact Rita.

Next Ladies’ group: Sat 27th January 12noon shared lunch, 1pm talk and Q&As – in the Patrick Donegan Room, after 11:00am Holy Mass. Topic: Mental Prayer: meditation, contemplation, centering prayer, relaxation, yoga – discover which prayer suits your soul (and which practice suits no soul at all). And that SAME DAY SAME TALK for all in Chesham Bois in private venue near church 7pm.

Congratulations to John and Chantelle Vooght on the forthcoming Baptism of their daughter Stella scheduled on Friday 26 Jan 3pm, at Christ the King Church. We assure all the family of our prayers.

Bring extra candles to be blessed on Candlemass – Friday 2nd February. Display them on sanctuary steps before Holy Mass begins at 8:00am.

St Blaise Blessing of throats on Sat 3rd February at 11am, followed by Holy Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary as First Saturday devotion. Confessions 10am-10:55am.

Stations of the Cross will take place in Lent. The best time seems to be after the 8am Friday Mass, around 8:40am, ending around 9:15am. Suggest other times if you wish.

Lost property: A Father Lasance missal was found in church. Contact us.

Friar Veronico Joseph Mary of the Holy Wounds of Jesus (formerly Shervin Bhadresa) whose family attends Chesham Bois and Reading, is making his Simple Profession with the Marian Franciscans at St Mary’s Friary in Dundee on Friday 2nd February at 10am. Please pray for him.

Share with friends: VOCATION DISCERNMENT WEEKEND near BEDFORD 16-18 Feb: at Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, St. Neots, Cambs PE19 5TA, from Fri 16 Feb 5pm, to Sun 18 Feb 2pm. For single Catholic men 18-30. Led by Fr de Malleray, FSSP.       

Ten men booked already. MORE SPACES.

COST: £95.00 per person in total (bed + full board). FREE for unwaged and students – give whatever amount you can.

BOOKINGS & CONTACT: [not via Facebook] malleray@fssp.org (read by Fr de Malleray only).

ACCESS: Direct train from London St Pancras to St Neots, every half hour, duration 56 minutes. Share the link: https://fssp.org.uk/vocation-weekend-near-bedford-16-18-feb-2024/

Bedford PARKING: from 27th Jan the Novus Ordo Mass will starts at 10:30am instead of 11am, so that there is less time for cars to park and/or depart. Please park on the outskirts of the car park to avoid being blocked by incoming cars. One can also park on the grass outside the car park, or at the Bunyan Centre across the roundabout.

Dr Teresa Clayton (whose father is part of our FSSP chaplaincy congregation) is a Catholic psychologist available for therapy via video call. Contact : drteresaclayton@outlook.com

The Bedford scouts of Europe wolfcub and scout branch is growing. Contact Robert on robert543@gmail.com or 07947698195. Visit the website: gseuk.org.


Please kindly email Chaplaincy Secretary Mrs Rita Carroll (bedford@fssp.org) the full details of candidates for First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation (includes date of birth). Also for Holy Matrimony (if any), and Baptism. Schedules for preparation will be communicated in January. A date is about to be announced for Confirmations by Bishop David Oakley in Bedford on Sat 27 July at 3pm.

Next Altar servers training: Saturdays 20th and 27th January, 9:50am to 10:50am. Contact 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).

Pre-Lent begins soon: farewell Alleluia, hello purple from Saturday Vespers 27 Jan. Enjoy your Christmas decorations for the last week.

Parish fundraising Quiz night on Sat 27 January: a Latin Mass team could take part if anyone were available. Contact 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

Christmas collections go to the apostolate, not to individual priests. 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: Patsy Crocker, Vincent Jones, Joseph Osborn, Carl Roberts, Rod Henry.  Please email to sick list.


Sun28/018.30amSeptuagesima Sunday (II)R & R Clayton and A & E Grimer (Bedford)Moxham
Sun28/0112pmSeptuagesima Sunday (II)Andrew Madden RIP (Chesham)Madden
Mon29/0110amSt Francis de Sales (III)Domingos CoelhoCoelho
Tue30/018amSt Martina V M (III)FSSP IntentionsChakrabarti
Wed31/018amST John Bosco C (III)Mr & Mrs JonesDyson
Thu01/028amSt Ignatius of Antioch (III)Holy SoulsDyson
Fri02/028amPurification of Our Lady (II)Andrew Madden RIPMadden
Sat03/0211amSaturday of Our Lady (IV)Private Intention (M Wooldridge RIP)Wooldridge

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