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May 17, 2024

Sunday bulletin 19 May 2024


FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

19-25 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:


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.

Pray for First Communion preparation. Well done our 16 children who attended their fourth class with Fr de Malleray, preparing for First Confession. Please pray for them.

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).

Sunday Coffee under threat… We need more volunteers to help with tea and coffee after the Bedford 8:30am Sunday Mass, or this may not be able to continue. Help to tidy the hall at the end of tea and coffee would also be welcome.

Kindly volunteer now: bedford@fssp.org

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

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.

After visiting the Ibabu, the Jones and the Carey families, Our Lady of Walsingham will this Sunday accompany the Hallam 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 20th anniversary next Friday!

24.V.24, 7pm


(Confessions from 6pm) at the Oratory of St Mary Magdalene, 96 North Side Wandsworth Common SW18 2QU London, UK.

With Fr de Malleray, FSSP, Canon Martin Edwards, KM, Fr Henry Whisenant, Fr Neil Brett and many lay and clerical friends. Refreshments will follow.

Any 18-35 young people welcome!

See Facebook page for this event here: www.facebook.com/events/377258975295750/

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). We look forward to his return here in early June please God.

15 Baronius hand missals have arrived, to be purchased at the discounted price of £45.

MEN’S GROUP THIS THURSDAY 23 May! Come to the Donegan Room at Christ the King, and bring friends. Refreshments 7:00pm (bring wine and beer, First Class…) followed by 7:30pm talk by Fr de Malleray on: Why what we wear influences our soul, for worse or better. Q&As at the end. Next month: 20 June. Next Ladies’ Group: 21 June

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. Girls 12-17 Aug. Booking form: https://form.jotform.com/240713420509347.

See pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/


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

Visit: https://www.nd-chretiente.com/en/accueil-2-ndc-english-2/. Fr de Malleray will attend the last day of the pilgrimage.

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.


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



Dear Pro-Life supporter

On Tuesday 21st May, the Vigil of Saint Rita, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this country. Please especially pray and fast that abortion up to birth will not become legal in the UK. Facebook has put a limit on the number of people we can Invite to join the day, so please use the INVITE option on Facebook to let others know about this day, https://www.facebook.com/events/1590210478486255/

Fast from all food except bread and water for the day
Fast from a particular food or luxury, e.g. chocolate, alcohol, cigarettes, TV.
Fast from whatever you can given your state of health etc, but make sure it is something that involves a sacrifice to yourself.

We are asking people to say a Rosary (or an extra Rosary if you say it daily already).

You could also offer an extra effort such as going to Mass (or an extra Mass) on the day, or going to Adoration. You can even pray before a closed tabernacle if Adoration is not available near you.

God bless

Stuart McCullough

    Dear Supporter   Hundreds gathered in Parliament Square on May 15th as the Criminal Justice Bill went to the report stage in Parliament. Pro-life organisations from across the country united under one banner of ‘No, to abortion up to birth!’ and were joined throughout the rally by various MPs including Carla Lockhart, Ian Paisley and Daniel Kawczynski
Four amendments tabled to the bill could dramatically affect the abortion law in the UK. Amendments from MPs Stella Creasy and Diane Johnson could see the introduction of abortions up to birth as well as sex-selective abortions happening at a great risk to the physical and mental health of women and of course with complete disregard to preborn children.
Two of the amendments could potentially limit abortions, with MP Liam Fox asking for babies with down syndrome not to be allowed to be aborted after 24 weeks (in keeping with the rest of the abortion law) and MP Caroline Ansell asking for a reduction in law for abortions generally from 24 weeks to 22 weeks in keeping with improvements for the survival rate of premature babies.
The prolife movement presented a united front. Representatives from these organisations were present in Parliament Square and spoke to the crowd: Abortion Resistance, ADFUK CBRUK, Christian Concern, Citizen Go, The Good Counsel Network, 40 Days for Life, Rachel’s Vineyard, Right to Life, SPUC, Voice for Justice and of course, March for Life UK.
The statement from March for Life UK read as follows:
“The fact that abortions are largely illegal after 24 weeks is something that not only saves the lives of preborn children in later gestation but also helps protect the health, both physically and mentally, of women. We need to take a serious and honest look at the root causes of later term illegal abortions – how are they being enabled? It’s time to remove the smokescreen of counterfeit compassion and look at what really constitutes healthcare.
Abortion providers themselves are dishing out abortion pills through the post, something which is impossible to do in a manner in keeping with the wellbeing of women.
Rather than further liberalising our abortion laws we need to ensure there’s sufficient support for women and couples who are facing challenging pregnancies or who are feeling overwhelmed by parenthood. For those who do break the law, justice doesn’t have to be handed out like a tonne of bricks, it can be administered sensitively and appropriately but no woman should be going through the ordeal of a late term abortion and dealing with the aftermath, particularly in the isolation of her own home which is what will end up happening more frequently if so called ‘decriminalisation’ is enacted. We stand united, We stand firm in saying ‘No, to abortion up to birth!’”
Watch the speeches here:   DONATE TODAY                               Please keep praying for this, thank you for all your support.

God bless
Ben, Sarah and Isabel   DONATE TODAY  

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