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January 19, 2024

Sunday Bulletin 21 Jan 2024

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

21-27 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:


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.

CHESHAM BOIS and BEDFORD welcome more 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. Contact Rita.

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.

Men’s group doubled in size! Well done 13 men (against 6 last month) who came to our monthly event despite the cold last Thursday evening. They were rewarded with beer and hot drinks, plus a great social and a talk. Next date soon to be announced.

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

Walking to weekday Mass? Five Gentlemen, Christ the King Parishioners attended Mass at Christ the King on Friday morning at 8am, walking from Haynes. The pilgrimage was 2 hours, and just under 10k. The conversation was a great combination of faith and family, and we said the Rosary together as we walked through the farms and bridle paths. It was a great day to start the day! Chris Hallam will be arranging two more walks soon, one on a Saturday when children (aged 7 or older who are capable of walking 10k) are welcome, and another walk,  just for Men. 

Six men booked already. MORE SPACES. 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.

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/

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.

In your charity please pray for repose of the soul of former parishioner Mary Carey who died in Reading on 11 January surrounded by her family and consoled by the Sacraments. Her funeral will be on Thurs. 25th January at 1pm at St William of York Church, Reading, with the burial at Mays Lane Cemetery at 3pm.

Mary had been for years a member of our community in Reading, but before that, she used to attend Mass in Chesham Bois with her family under Fr Davenport. Fr de Malleray remembers her well and her late husband as stalwart pilgrims on the Chartres pilgrimage for years – indeed the Careys were instrumental in starting the first British Pilgrimage to Chartres, and their son Francis took over this important mission. Please also pray for all her grieving family, especially for her son Francis Carey and his family, our fellow-parishioners in Chesham Bois and Bedford.

Juventutem London monthly event on Friday 26 Jan, 7pm sung Mass (after 6pm-6:55pm Confessions) followed by social until 10pm, at St Mary Magdalen’s Wandsworth, SW18 2QU. Meet the vibrant 70-strong youth group (age 18-35).

May be a graphic of text that says "Regular format 6pm. Confessions 7pm. Sung Mass 8.15pm. Social in Church Hall Dates for 2024 Friday 26 January Friday 9 February Friday 5 March Friday 12 April Friday 24 May 20th Anniversary of the first Juventutem meeting Friday June Friday 12 July August Friday Sunday Ampleforth weekend"

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 next July.

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.

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.


Sun21/018.30am3 Sunday after Epiphany (II)All at RCA (Bedford)Moxham
Sun21/0112pm3 Sunday after Epiphany (II)M. Chakrabarti’s Intentions (Ches.)Chak.
Mon22/0110amSs Vincent & AnastasiusLiam O’ Donnell RIPChak.
Tue23/018amSt Raymund of PenafortLynne & Roger BiggMoxham
Wed24/018amSt Timothy B MIvan & Laura GrimerMoxham
Thu25/018amConversion St Paul ApMargaret Smith RIPMoxham
Fr26/018amSt Polycarp B MElizabeth Wales RIP
Sat27/0111amSt John Chrysostom B C DVera, John & Gregory Archer RIP

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