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June 8, 2024

Sunday Bulletin 9 June 2024

FSSP Chaplaincy Bulletin, 9 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:


Visiting Priest: Fr Miguel Coelho:


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 11 new FSSP priests ordained in America last 29 May, and another 7 ordained next 15 June in Bavaria, including one of our vocations from the UK, Rev Miklos Homolya, FSSP. Please pray for these 18 new priests and see pictures here: https://fsspolgs.org/fssp-priestly-ordinations-may-29th-2024/

First Holy Communions: well done our 16 children who received the Lord Jesus for the first time last Sunday in Bedford and in Chesham Bois, before walking in Eucharistic procession outdoors. Our cubs and wolvets and all scouts and guides processed wearing their uniforms. Four dads of First Communicants carried the canopy in Bedford.

See pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720317712730/; and here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138056205@N08/albums/72177720317712575.

June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Well done all those who attended holy Mass on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart last Friday and gained a plenary indulgence for the holy souls in Purgatory though the public recitation of the Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart (Baronius p. 1871).

After visiting the Ibabu, the Jones, the Carey, the Hallam, the Baron and the Moxham families, Our Lady of Walsingham will this Sunday accompany the Dugdale family home. We thank them for including the intentions of our two congregations in their daily recitation of the litany of Loreto before the statue. Book your week on the sign-up sheet after holy Mass this Sunday.

What is youth? Watch the video of the solemn high Mass for the twentieth anniversary of Juventutem in London last 24.V.24 here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYEJMm86M7g (with homily 27:53-49:46). See pics here:


Read the commemorative article on Juventutem in CRISIS MAGAZINE here: https://crisismagazine.com/opinion/traditional-youth-movement-juventutem-turns-twenty.

  • Liturgies and talks by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP,
  • Fr Thomas Crean, OP,
  • LMS Chairman Dr Joseph Shaw, and more.

While awaiting his visa Fr Coelho is helping out Fr O’Donohue in Ireland (Waterford). We look forward to his return here later this month.

MORE BOOKS at Sunday repository:
CORPUS CHRISTI essential: Ego Eimi, book on the Holy Eucharist by Fr de Malleray, with foreword by Bishop Athanasius Schneider;

Baronius hand missals: discounted price of £45.
Vermeer’s Angel novel, by Fr de Malleray (£15.00)
The Sacred Liturgy as a Secret Garden, short essay by Fr de Malleray (£5.00)

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Walk Chesham Bois community, with a pub lunch on Saturday 15 June. Start point: Amersham Station 11am; Lunch venue: The Red Lion. https://www1.camra.org.uk/pubs/red-lion-little-missenden-165417. Destination: Chesham.

Info: 07790 047442 or graham.k.powell@gmail.com

The Two Shrines Pilgrimage is a three-day walking pilgrimage for the reconversion of Scotland. 27th-29th July and full details including registration (deadline 30th June) are available on the website of its organisers, The Confraternity of St Ninian. Info: cosn.president@gmail.com.

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/

Reflections on St John Fisher, St John Vianney and St Padre Pio
Clergy Retreat 14-18 Oct 24, in Stonyhurst:
Web: https://christianheritagecentre.com/events/in-the-footsteps-of-the-great-saintly-priests/

Preached by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP

In the Footsteps of the Great Saintly Priests - The Christian Heritage  Centre
“The priest is not a priest for himself; he does not give himself absolution; he does not administer the Sacraments to himself. He is not for himself, he is for you… where there is no longer any priest there is no sacrifice, and where there is no longer any sacrifice there is no religion.” (Saint John Vianney) 

The saints offer models and examplars of holiness for every walk of life: a particularly worthy focus during this Year of Prayer.

This retreat will pick out some of the great priest saints of Europe – St John Fisher, St John Vianney and St Pio of Pietrelcina – to offer a reflection on the character and ministry of the priestly life.St John Fisher stands as a reformation-era St John the Baptist, most recognised for his objection to King Henry VIII’s divorce of Catherine of Aragon and for his subsequent refusal to acknowledge Anne Boleyn’s daughter as heir to the throne. A cameo ring depicting Aristotle, which belonged to John Fisher, is held at Stonyhurst, having been presented to the College by relatives of Fisher in the 19th century. 

John Fisher ring

The ring will be loaned for the retreat by the College to the CHC, in order to accompany the clergy during this time of prayer.

St John Vianney also experienced the turmoil and upheaval of religious life brought about in his own country, by the French Revolution. Known for his tirelessness in reconciling people to God, he is rightly upheld as a model of a curator of souls.

St Pio of Pietrelcina is widely known for the gifts he received of the stigmata and of spiritual insight, and his profound piety and charity.

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: 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.


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