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May 3, 2024

Sunday Bulletin 5 May 2024

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin, 5-11 May 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 Safeguarding officer. Tel: 07825 089 336 ; Email: safeguardingfssp@pm.me. Reminder: Children must be accompanied to the loo by a parent.

New FSSP Chaplaincy Safeguarding officer. On behalf of our two congregations in Bedford and Chesham Bois, let William Currie be thanked for having accepted this important position. William is a married man and a father who has served for decades in the police and is also a pro-life representative.

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.

Our Lady of Walsingham has become a pilgrim in her turn as her statue is now entrusted to one household in our congregation at a time, for veneration during a week, until passed on by the chaplain to another household. Book your week on the sign-up sheet after holy Mass this Sunday.

It is one of the few days of obligation. This means that every able Catholic must attend holy Mass on that day, just as if it were a Sunday. Due to shortage of clergy, we will only be able to have holy Mass in Bedford at 8:00am, and in Chesham Bois at 7:00pm. Please take your dispositions to attend one or the other, or some other Mass more convenient for you and your family to travel to. If you or members of your household are genuinely prevented from attending holy Mass on Thursday 5 May, then you are dispensed from the obligation and you incur no sin; but you must take extra time at home to pray on that day, preferably through reading the prayers of the Mass from your missal for the feast of the Ascension.


We are looking for more female and male adult volunteers for the Scouts of Europe: if you are interested please contact Robert on 07947698195 and robert543@gmail.com.

About one hundred adults and children took part in the successful Spring Barn Dance 2024 organised by George and Heather Tyldesley on 27 April. Participants travelled from far and wide, including Reading, Bedford and Chesham Bois. Traditional English country dances were taught by an expert dance master, and ably performed by all (after some practice). In preparation, some children had helped cut out and colour beautiful flowers used later on to decorate the hall. It was a very enjoyable occasion and a valued opportunity for members of the FSSP Northampton congregations to spend time together in an extra-liturgical setting. We look forward to next year’s edition.

See pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720316687829/

Ask your MP to support the abortion time limit reduction amendment and oppose abortion up to birth. Take action: Email your MP by visiting righttolife.org.uk/littlefighters and righttolife.org.uk/uptobirth before the debate on Wednesday 15 May.

.Juventutem Summer Weekend on 2-4 August at Ampleforth Abbey for 18-35s: Exciting news!

[Ampleforth Abbey – picture by Malleray]
Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem | juventutem.org

With: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP, Fr Thomas Crean OP, and more clerical and lay speakers, for traditional liturgies, doctrinal and spiritual talks, – and summer fun! Price after the Ascension £165.

Simply complete the form at bit.ly/juventutem2024

or email juventutemldn@gmail.com

if you have any queries!

Any young adults 18-35 are heartily invited to attend the next Juventutem gathering in London on Friday 24 May, 7pm, which will be the 20th anniversary of the foundation of Juventutem. A solemn high Mass will be offered in thanksgiving. Location: Oratory of St Mary Magdalene, 96 North Side Wandsworth Common SW18 2QU London.

Please book now in your diary:

  1. Talk for all Sat 4 May 7pm in Ch. B. by Fr de Malleray on How to use a traditional hand missal.
  2. Next Men’s Group: 23 May & 20 June
  3. Next Ladies’ Group: 10 May & 21 June
  4. Thu 9 May, Ascension, Holy Day of OBLIGATION: 8am Bedford & 7pm Chesham Bois.
  5. Sun 12, May Procession & Crowning of Our Lady’s statue: 9:30am B & 1pm Chesham B.

Great news: the very episcopal ring of St John Fisher will be displayed for veneration during the retreat. Tell your priest, seminarian or friar friends:

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/

Dowry magazine, Spring issue now online:


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/

Pentecost pilgrims to Chartres with Fr de Malleray?

Book swiftly: https://www.nd-chretiente.com/en/accueil-2-ndc-english-2/

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: 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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