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June 29, 2024

Sunday Bulletin 30 June 2024

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FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin, 30 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: malleray@fssp.org

Visiting Priest: Fr Miguel Coelho: pe.miguelcoelho@protonmail.com

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.

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.

  • workshops for children,
  • Holy Mass,
  • conference by chaplain on Fidelity, Joy, and Merit in Marriage (the mansion is the last-but-one place of internment of Queen Catherine of Aragon),
  • and picnic.

Last Sunday nine of our young girls made their investiture as wolvets. It is a beautiful and formal commitment made by our children to grow in virtue as part of a strongly Catholic movement. Many adults wish they had had that opportunity.

Thank you to the parents who dedicate themselves so generously to coordinate the events. Let us pray for all our cubs, wolvets, scouts and guides.

Our Lady of Walsingham will this Sunday stay at the home of Rita Carroll and her son Declan. We thank them 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!

Well done 20 parishioners who attended our monthly meeting for all in Chesham Bois last 22 June. The topic on How what we wear hinders or fosters our sanctification and that of other people provided food for thought. For further reading we recommend Colleen Hammond’s book Dressing with Dignity.

The meetings will resume in September after the summer recess.

Further to the talks about the way we dress, may all be thanked for their help in gradual improving of our dress standards especially at Sunday Mass. In particular, let us commit together not to wear sport items in church (sport shoes, t-shirts, sport trousers or shorts).

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 soon.

Sun 30 Jun The annual collection (traditionally called Peter’s Pence) for the Pope’s apostolic and charitable ministry takes place on the Sunday nearest to the feast of Ss Peter and Paul. There will be a second collection at our Masses. In accordance with the Fifth Commandment of the Church (“to contribute to the support of the Church”), the offering is a tangible gesture of loyalty to the Successor of St Peter, given for the various needs of the universal Church and for the relief of those most in need.


FSSP SUMMER CAMPS 2024 for children aged 10-17 Boys’ Camp: 5-10 Aug
Girls’ Camp: 12-17 Aug
Savio House, Bollington, near Macclesfield
Book here!
Worried about the cost?
Speak to one of the priests about bursaries…

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales has prepared some information and guidance to help inform Catholics how to vote in the election. Please take some time to read it. The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Nichols, asks us particularly to consider how we can “construct a society in which families can flourish”. In light of that, there are some useful tools on the website of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), including a pro-life analysis of the manifestos of all the main political parties.
Find out where your candidates stand on abortion and assisted suicide here.
THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT 2239 It is the duty of citizens to contribute along with the civil authorities to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom. The love and service of one’s country follow from the duty of gratitude and belong to the order of charity. Submission to legitimate authorities and service of the common good require citizens to fulfil their roles in the life of the political community.
2240 Submission to authority and co-responsibility for the common good make it morally obligatory to pay taxes, to exercise the right to voteCatechism of the Catholic Church (1997)
[emphasis added]

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.



preached by Fr Armand de Malleray FSSP

Mon 14 – Fri 18 Oct 2024

Theodore House, Stonyhurst

“In the Footsteps of the Great Saintly Priests”
Reflections on St John Fisher, St John Vianney and St Padre Pio
Book here
Please tell your priest friends, religious, seminarians!
Cost: £375 (includes single, en-suite room and full board)

Online family event:

Saints’ Club on Sunday 7th July, 4.30 – 5.00 pm UK Time (17.30 – 18.00 h Swiss/Austrian/French/German Time). Please see the details on the attached flyer. We are looking forward to celebrating the Parents of Our Lady, St Anne and St Joachim, together as well as the Parents of St Therese of Lisieux, Sts Zelie and Louis Martin. All their Feast Days are coming up in July!


Meeting ID: 833 8487 0719 ; Email ilonaharrison19@gmail.com for passcode.

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