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March 2, 2024

Sunday Bulletin 3 March 2024

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

3-9 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

 Official communiqué of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter – Fribourg, March 1st, 2024.

Following a request from the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter, Pope Francis invited Fr Andrzej Komorowski, Superior General of the FSSP, to meet with him. He received him in private audience at the Vatican on Thursday, February 29, 2024, accompanied by Fr Benoît Paul-Joseph, Superior of the District of France, and Fr Vincent Ribeton, Rector of St Peter’s Seminary in Wigratzbad.

The meeting was an opportunity for them to express their deep gratitude to the Holy Father for the decree of February 11, 2022, by which the Pope confirmed the liturgical specificity of the Fraternity of St Peter, but also to share with him the difficulties encountered in its application. The Pope was very understanding and invited the Fraternity of St Peter to continue to build up ecclesial communion ever more fully through its own proper charism. Fr Komorowski informed the Holy Father that the decree of February 11, 2022 had been given on the very day of the Fraternity of St. Peter’s consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Holy Father hailed this coincidence as a providential sign.

Tell your priest, seminarian or friar friends:

CLERGY RETREAT by Fr de Malleray at STONYHURST 14-18 Oct 2024

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/

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

Update on Bedford relocation of Chaplaincy congregation:  Fr Aladics met with lay representatives from our congregation, and will meet this week with Fr de Malleray and the Vicar General at the latter’s invitation to specify the smooth running of parish and chaplaincy activities until the summer.

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.

Stations of the Cross after 8am Mass on FRIDAY.


On Saturday 13 April, Tyburn Convent, 8 Hyde Park Place, London, W2 2LJ. Includes: Holy Mass and shared lunch, conferences on holy matrimony, religious life, the three vows; Rosary at nearby Tyburn Tree, presentation by an enclosed nun. etc Bookings/info: malleray@fssp.org

TUTORS WANTED: Regina Caeli UK are employing part-time tutors at their Bedfordshire centre. Please contact them for further information and to apply: info@rcahybrid.co.uk

The Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst sent us the following: Recruiting students in year 12 (16-17) for the 2024 Christian Leadership Formation programme. www.christianleadershipformation.com

Lent with Our Lady: a timely reading, short book written by Fr de Malleray: www.ctsbooks.org/product/meditations-on-the-stabat-mater/


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 soon.

First Holy Communions: Sunday 2nd June 2024

Confirmations: Sat 27th July 2024

Next Altar servers training: Saturdays 23, 30 March. Book with 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).

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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