United Kingdom and Ireland
January 13, 2024

Sunday Bulletin 14 Jan 24

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

14-20 January 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

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.

CHESHAM BOIS welcomes VOLUNTEERS to (WO)MAN THE HALL KITCHEN FOR SUNDAY COMMUNITY COFFEE. Can you give an hour after Mass one Sunday a month? Senior or teenage volunteers welcome as well. Thank you in advance.

Volunteers needed for CHURCH CLEANING ROTA at Bedford. Contact Rita.

Come and discover this growing educational venture providing sound Catholic education for 75 children already.

Book via rcahybrid.org.uk.

Holy Mass at RCA Bedford

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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.

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/

March for Life UK provides guidance to fill in the Government consultation on buffer zones. Visit https://www.marchforlife.co.uk/2024/01/12/have-your-say-on-buffer-zones/ .

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; web page: https://www.icatc-world.com/?lang=en .

Change of Saturday Mass time: it was suggested that changing from 10am to 11am would be more convenient. Thus, from Sat 13 January we begun with Confessions from 10am to 10:55am, followed by holy Mass at 11am.


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 next July.

LAST CHANCE: FSSP UK & Ireland wall 2024 CALENDARS have arrived! Receive your copy after Mass. Free (suggested donation £2).

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).

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

Offertory Collections in Bedford: up to now they were retained by the parish. Increased expenses for two priests in full-time ministry leads to retaining the Offertory collection, as per the Chaplaincy statutes. This will start in January (as has been the case in Chesham Bois for years). The Chaplaincy will of course continue to contribute its fair share to the upkeep of Christ the King Church. Volunteers needed to count the collection after Mass on Sunday. It should only take about 15 minutes. Two people will be needed each week. Please contact Rita Carroll if you can volunteer.

SPUC White Flower Appeal will take place on Sunday 14th January. There will be a second collection after Mass.

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. Email their names for insertions in next bulletins.


Sun14/018.30am2nd Sunday after Epiphany (II)Michal Romaniuk RIP (Bedford)Oledzka
Sun14/0112pm2nd Sunday after Epiphany (II)FSSP & Trad Latin Mass (Chesham)
Mon15/0110amSt Paul the First Hermit, C (III)Francis McKenna RIPMcKenna
Tue16/018amSt Fursey, Abbot (III)Private IntentionHarding
Wed17/018amSt Anthony, Abbot (III)Private IntentionHarding
Thu18/018amVot. Mass for Vocations FeriaWilfrid Doyle RIPMadden
Fri19/018amSt Wulstan, B (III)Ann Dowd RIPBryan
Sat20/0111amSts Fabian & Sebastian, M (III)The Moxham FamilyMoxham

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