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June 13, 2024

Sunday Bulletin 16 June 2024

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin, 16 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:


Visiting Priest: Fr Miguel Coelho:


Secretary: Mrs Rita Carroll: bedford@fssp.org

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.

Fr de Malleray endeavours to be in the confessional for anyone on Sunday morning from 8:00am to 8:25am.


Walk Chesham Bois community, with a pub lunch on Saturday 15 June. Start point: Amersham Station 11am; Lunch venue: The Red Lion. https://www1.camra.org.uk/pubs/red-lion-little-missenden-165417. Destination: Chesham.

Info: 07790 047442 or graham.k.powell@gmail.com

Pray for 11 new FSSP priests ordained in America last 29 May, and another 7 ordained last 15 June in Bavaria, including one of our vocations from the UK, Rev Miklos Homolya, FSSP. Please pray for these 18 new priests and see pictures here: https://fsspolgs.org/fssp-priestly-ordinations-may-29th-2024/

Keep abreast of news and offers liturgical, spiritual, doctrinal, educational, and recreational at our vibrant twin communities of Bedford and Chesham Bois numbering nearly 300, mostly young couples and families with children.

Just scan the QR code with the camera on your phone to be directed straight to our newsletter form. You will receive it weekly. (Your name and email address will not show.) Our digital newsletter provides much more information than our paper one, with links, pictures and further news.

Please share it with friends! God bless you.

Having been asked to depart from Christ the King Church on 21st July, will relocate next month to Our Lady of Ransom, 307 Bedford Rd, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8QB for daily Mass (Mon to Sat) and devotions. Because that church is used only for a Sat evening English Mass, we will have more opportunities to adjust our times for Mass and devotions to your needs. Please email bedford@fssp.org your preferred weekdays and times to attend.

The church sits up to 100, and its car park fits up to 20 cars. It has a kitchenette and meeting room for our monthly groups.

We thank Canon Seamus Keenan, PP of St Joseph & Holy Child and his parishioners for welcoming our congregation at Our Lady of Ransom.

The use of a larger Bedford church to fit our Sunday congregation is being explored and we hope to announce it soon. Please keep praying for a happy and fruitful move.

Congratulations to Joshua and Kym Knight on the birth of their second child Celine Grace on 13 June and her holy Baptism on Sat 15 June.

Reflections on St John Fisher, St John Vianney and St Padre Pio
Clergy Retreat 14-18 Oct 24, in Stonyhurst:
Web: https://christianheritagecentre.com/events/in-the-footsteps-of-the-great-saintly-priests/

Preached by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP

In the Footsteps of the Great Saintly Priests - The Christian Heritage  Centre
“The priest is not a priest for himself; he does not give himself absolution; he does not administer the Sacraments to himself. He is not for himself, he is for you… where there is no longer any priest there is no sacrifice, and where there is no longer any sacrifice there is no religion.” (Saint John Vianney) 

The saints offer models and examplars of holiness for every walk of life: a particularly worthy focus during this Year of Prayer.

This retreat will pick out some of the great priest saints of Europe – St John Fisher, St John Vianney and St Pio of Pietrelcina – to offer a reflection on the character and ministry of the priestly life.St John Fisher stands as a reformation-era St John the Baptist, most recognised for his objection to King Henry VIII’s divorce of Catherine of Aragon and for his subsequent refusal to acknowledge Anne Boleyn’s daughter as heir to the throne. A cameo ring depicting Aristotle, which belonged to John Fisher, is held at Stonyhurst, having been presented to the College by relatives of Fisher in the 19th century. 

John Fisher ring

The ring will be loaned for the retreat by the College to the CHC, in order to accompany the clergy during this time of prayer.

St John Vianney also experienced the turmoil and upheaval of religious life brought about in his own country, by the French Revolution. Known for his tirelessness in reconciling people to God, he is rightly upheld as a model of a curator of souls.

St Pio of Pietrelcina is widely known for the gifts he received of the stigmata and of spiritual insight, and his profound piety and charity.

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 from mi-December to mid-January 2025.

With at least five members of our congregation originating from Latin America, FSSP Northampton would like to organise a stay for some of those students. Please contact Fr de Malleray.

FSSP Colombia Students of St. Dominic Savio School visit

After visiting the Ibabu, the Jones, the Carey, the Hallam, the Baron, the Moxham, and the Dugdale, families, Our Lady of Walsingham will this Sunday accompany the Bregu 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.

Juventutem Summer Weekend on 2-4 August at Ampleforth Abbey for 18-35s: £165/person including all accommodation, food, and a space on the coach to/from York Station if required.

Liturgies and talks by

  • Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP, chaplain
  • Fr Thomas Crean, OP, theologian
  • LMS Chairman Dr Joseph Shaw and ethicist
  • Benedictine Nuns of Gower, on vocation,
  • William Carry of SPUC Scotland, on pro-life,
  • Mother-of-ten and convert Alison Cotton, on Catholic upbringing.

Simply complete the form at bit.ly/juventutem2024 or email juventutemldn@gmail.com if you have any queries!

Or scan this QR code:

(Some of the Benedictines at their abbey in America)

As announced the sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by Bishop Oakley on Sat 27 July, 3pm, at Christ the King Church. Please pray for our candidates. Confirmation classes start on Sat 22 June, 11:00am, at Christ the King Church, Donegan Room. Contact Rita Carroll for any information.

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)

Just arrived: FSSP colouring books on the life of the Lord at the heavily discounted price of £5.00/copy.



The Two Shrines Pilgrimage for the reconversion of Scotland 27th-29th July. Full details including registration (by 30th June) on cosn.president@gmail.com.

4th Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Christendom – Spain from Oviedo to Covadonga
Thu 27 – Sat 29 Jul 2024
95km by foot to the statue of “La Santina”
More information here — or by speaking to Michael Hall at St Mary’s    
5th Cologne-Kevelaer Pilgrimage Sat 7 – Sun 8 Sep 2024 60km by foot to Germany’s 2nd-largest Marian shrine More information here — or by speaking to Michael Hall at St Mary’s      

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/

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.

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