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February 2, 2024

Sunday Bulletin 4 Feb 2024

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin,

4-10 February 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.

We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to set up and serve one Sunday a month at the after-mass coffee gatherings at CHESHAM BOIS and BEDFORD.  Young People and Senior volunteers are welcome. Thank you in advance. Contact Rita, or in Chesham Bois Helen Lodge helenlodge7@gmail.com.

In February 2022 the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) undertook a Novena of Preparation for its Worldwide Solemn Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The consecration took place on 11 February, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The same day, Pope Francis signed a decree confirming the liturgical charism of the FSSP, following his meeting with FSSP superiors on 4 February previous.

The FSSP worldwide will renew this consecration after the Masses on Sunday 11 February 2024. Your local FSSP Chaplain Fr Armand de Malleray invites you and your family to join the novena in preparation for this, starting this Friday 2 February.

The prayers are simply 1) one decade of the rosary and 2) the Memorare, as follows:

Please pray especially for the intentions of the FSSP Chaplaincy in Bedford and Chesham Bois.

Next MEN’s GROUP: Thu 22 February, 7:30pm for 8pm talk.

Next LADIES’ Group: Sat 24 Feb 12noon for 1pm talk.

Last Saturday 20 ladies attended the latest talk, and 30 parishioners attended Fr de Malleray’s talk in Chesham Bois.

Kneel down at the altar rail just as for Holy Communion. Wait for the priest to lay the cross-shaped (unlit) candles against your throat while he invokes St Blaise’s blessing upon you, saying in Latin: “Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God set you free from every disease of the throat, and from every other disease. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” 

Stations of the Cross will take place in Lent. The best time seems to be after the 8am Friday Mass, around 8:40am, ending around 9:15am. Suggest other times if you wish.

Lost property: A Father Lasance missal was found in church. Contact us.

Catholic Community Spring Dance near Tring

Saturday 27th April 1-8pm


Email georgetyldesley@gmail.com for tickets.

BOOKINGS TAKEN until 9 February

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.       

Ten men booked already. MORE SPACES.

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/

SPUC Youth Conference FSSP Reading is pleased to promote the SPUC Youth Conference. Standard Ticket: £160. Holy Mass Sat and Sunday by FSSP priest.

  • 6pm Confessions;
  • 7pm Sung Mass,
  • 8pm Social.

Bedford PARKING: 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.

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 on Sat 27 July at 3pm.

Well done four boys who attended the latest practice.

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).

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

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


Sunday04/02 8.30amSexagesima Sunday (II) BedfordIreneusz Oledzki RIPOledzka
Sunday04/02 12pmSexagesima Sunday (II) CheshamAndrew Madden RIPMadden
Monday05/02 10amSt Agatha V M (III)John & Nuala Sheehan and Kath BuddColquhoun
Tuesday06/02 8amSt Titus B C ((III)Private IntentionHarding
Wednesday07/02 8amSt Romuald Ab (III)Stephen MoxhamMoxham
Thursday08/02 8amSt John of Matha C (III)Holy SoulsMadden
Friday09/02 8amSt Cyril of Alexandria B C D (III)Bridget & Serenity Smith RIPSmith
Saturday10/0211amSt Scholastica V (III)Holy SoulsMadden

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