United Kingdom and Ireland
February 24, 2024

Sunday Bulletin 25 February 2024

  • at the 12noon LADIES’ Group in Bedford (Christ the King Church, Donovan Room: shared picnic 12noon and Talk 1pm);
  • and at the 7pm Adult Catechism in Chesham Bois.

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

25 February – 2 March 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

NEW PayPal button on our webpage in support of the Chaplaincy: https://fssp.org.uk/donate/


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. Reminder: Children must be accompanied to the loo by a parent.

In general Lent should be a time of penance, almsgiving, and prayer. Please be generous with your sacrifices and mortifications for Our Lord. We recommend this Lent to donate to the Good Counsel Network, a deserving charity assisting mothers under pressure to abort: https://www.goodcounselnet.co.uk/donate

Well done 13 men (out of 15 expected) who spent last weekend discerning on their calling, at Buckden Towers. The participants came from all over the UK, and even from Europe. They listened to conferences on vocation in general, Holy Matrimony, religious life, the Sacred Priesthood, Holy Mass, and liturgical traditions. We are grateful to the Claretian Fathers for their hospitality at their retreat centre, to the generous benefactors who helped is various ways such as advertising the weekend ahead of the event, sponsoring unwaged participants, giving lifts to those coming by train, taking care of the meals – and praying for vocations.

Make your prayer for vocations even more efficacious via our 10,000-strong international prayer network: visit https://fssp.org.uk/about-the-confraternity/.

Chaplaincy Pilgrimage to Walsingham next Spring: With the national Marian Shrine only two hours from Bedford, there is interest for as many as possible to travel there in Eastertide. Please let Rita Carroll know whether you prefer: Day trip; Stay overnight, one/two nights; coach/car.

Traditional Pilgrimage of Pentecost Paris-Chartres in France 18-20 May: join the Brits among 16,000 pilgrims. Email chartres@duc-in-altum.co.uk

42nd Pentecost Pilgrimage Paris-Chartres Registrations now open for British pilgrims via this online form Fri 17 May, 8am: departure by coach from Westminster Cathedral, London
Pilgrimage begins in Paris, Sat 18 May, early morning
(independent travel possible, but registration still necessary)
Closing Mass at Chartres Cathedral, Mon 20 May, mid-afternoon
Tue 21 May, ca 8pm: arrival of coach back in London
Cost: £325 (including accommodation) [½-price for under-12s]
More information here — or by contacting the national co-ordinators here —
or by speaking to Michael Hall at St Mary’s

In the Footsteps of the Great Saintly Priests

Reflections on St John Fisher, St John Vianney and St Padre Pio

Details and bookings on https://christianheritagecentre.com/events/in-the-footsteps-of-the-great-saintly-priests/

Ordained in 2001 and first assigned in the Southwark Archdiocese, Fr de Malleray regularly preaches retreats for clergy, and is the author of books

The latest MEN’s GROUP took place on Thu 22 February, with a talk by Fr de Malleray on Personhood: what a person is, what it is not, its abilities and rights.

Stations of the Cross led by a priest after the 8am Friday Mass.


For: single Catholic ladies 18+ (if under 18 years of age, contact us)

Register interest: malleray@fssp.org

Picture Unsplash/Mateus Campos Felipe

Good news from the pro-life frontlines!

  Dear Supporter   We bring you some good news today – the Nupas abortion centre in Stockport where they are holding a 40 Days for Life Campaign has CLOSED! Volunteers praying there this week received the news from an excited neighbour who himself seemed delighted at the thought of losing the abortuary from his street. Volunteers then went to check the news for themselves by going to the front door and speaking to the office manager. She confirmed the story and said the last abortion had been carried out there on January 25th.They assured her they would pray for her to find work elsewhere for which she thanked them. In 2020 the local authorities brought in a PSPO (Public Space Protection Order) around MSI abortion centre in Manchester in an attempt to prevent 40 Days for Life pro-lifers offering help and praying there but volunteers simply moved to another centre in Stockport, the Nupas Centre and offered help there instead. John Marechal who lead the 40 Days for Life campaign in Manchester for almost 10 years died last year aged 89. Around 100 babies were saved from abortion in that time thanks to the grace of God and the amazing volunteers who persisted in these challenging circumstances. John was a big supporter of March for Life UK and would buy group bookings of train tickets to help those around him attend the event in London. He would have been delighted at this incredible news. We unite with pro-lifers in Stockport, Manchester, especially those who continued the legacy of John in working to end abortion – despite it being Lent we hope you celebrate seeing what you have been praying would happen for so long!   Get involved in 40 Days for Life here Keep spreading the pro-life love
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Pray for young pro-lifers attending the SPUC weekend 23-25 Feb at Stone ST15 0NL, with Mass by FSSP priest.

Update on Bedford relocation of Chaplaincy congregation

Please note that the Chaplaincy’s Offertory collection is still entirely retained by the parish until further notice. Please refrain from commenting on this situation on social media but, in addition to praying, feel welcome to send any comments, questions or suggestions to the Chaplaincy Secretary Mrs Rita Carroll at bedford@fssp.org. We will keep you updated as soon as we are able to.


Please kindly email Chaplaincy Secretary Mrs Rita Carroll (bedford@fssp.org) the full details of candidates (includes date of birth) for

  • First Holy Communion (Sunday 2nd June 2024) and/or
  • Confirmation (Sat 27th July 2024) .

Also for Holy Matrimony (if any), and


Schedules for preparation will be communicated soon.

The Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst sent us the following:

Recruiting students in year 12 (16-17) for the 2024 Christian Leadership Formation programme.

2024 Christian Leadership Formation programme

For students currently in Year 12, this is an exciting and unique opportunity to engage with the Catholic vision for the human person and society, to meet Catholic academics and politicians, and to equip themselves with the tools to bring their Catholic or Christian faith to bear in the public forum.

The programme is made up of 3 residential modules, delivered in the summer holidays after year 12 (at Stonyhurst), and in the October and February half-terms (in NW London). Together, the modules offer:

  • A grounding in the philosophy and theology underpinning key themes related to the common good
  • a strong, liturgical framework of Mass, divine office, Eucharistic adoration, rosary, and a 12-hour silent retreat
  • Workshops in public speaking, personal and political virtues, and in changing culture
  • Team-building activities and socials

Students receive a certificate validated by St Mary’s University, Twickenham on completion, presented in Westminster Hall.

Grants are available to offer any level of subsidy, as required.

Further information and application form can be found at: www.christianleadershipformation.com

CHAPLAINCY 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: Tom and Inma Jones, Patsy Crocker, Vincent Jones, Joseph Osborn, Rod Henry. R.I.P. Carl Roberts.  Please email to sick list.


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