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June 22, 2024

Sunday Bulletin 23 June 2024

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin, 23 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.


Congratulations to Fr Miklos Homolya, FSSP, ordained a priest at our seminary last weekend. A former member of Juventutem London, our new priest will be assigned in Warrington to succeed Fr Evans sent abroad for further studies. Members of our congregation attended the ceremony. See pictures of the ordination here https://photos.app.goo.gl/27dU1Vzs5nDH6Tmz8.

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.

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The major feast of Sts Peter & Paul Apostles is this Saturday, 29th June.

Do your utmost to attend Holy Mass and pray for the Church and for the return of England to the Roman fold. Please note that the obligation to attend Mass on that day does NOT apply this year.

It is also the patronal feast of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter whose priests serve this chaplaincy.

Plenary indulgence for members of the Confraternity of St Peter on the usual conditions.


Having been asked to depart from Christ the King Church on 22nd 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. Please email bedford@fssp.org your preferred weekdays and times to attend.

Congratulations to James Leonard and Tanith Pearce who have completed their one-year preparation and will be received into the Church on Sat 29 June, 9:00am, at Christ the King, on the feast of Sts Peter and Paul. (In the absence of Fr Coelho, confessions may not take place then.)

Congratulations to Joshua and Kym Knight (both standing to the right on the picture) on the baptism of their second child Celine last Sat 15 June.

Last Sunday adult staff made their scout promise after holy Mass, and some children will do the same this Sunday. Pray for our cubs, wolvets, scout and guides.

Our Lady of Walsingham will this Sunday be welcome in the home of Katherine Peddie. We thank her for including the intentions of our two congregations in their daily recitation of the litany of Loreto before the statue.

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, Fr Thomas Crean, OP, LMS Chairman Dr Joseph Shaw, 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!

Dr Teresa Clayton is a Catholic Clinical Psychologist Contact: drteresaclayton@outlook.com  ;

Website: https://www.icatc-world.com/?lang=en

While awaiting his visa Fr Coelho is helping out Fr O’Donohue in Ireland (Waterford). We look forward to his return here later this month.

Last 20th June Fr de Malleray attended with fellow-clergy from the diocese the quarterly deanery meeting in Flitwick, where our congregation attended Sunday Mass for several years (2008-2010), served by the FSSP.

Well done 12 men and 16 ladies who attended our two monthly groups last week in Bedford. The meetings will resume in September after the summer recess.

Altar servers’ simple black cassocks are needed for next month when we begin in our new church. Before we spend money buying some, does anyone have some in good condition to donate or lend, or has anyone ever made such cassocks? The same for simple servers’ white cottas (surplices).

Summer Ceilidh Sat 6 July 7:30pm-Midnight, St Albans, Al1 5 AX. Contact Emma John sizimizi@yahoo.co.uk.

MORE BOOKS at Sunday repository:
Just arrived: Know Your Mass comic book: £10.00/copy. FSSP colouring books on the Gospels at the heavily discounted price of £5.00/copy.

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: Michael Baron, 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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