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May 12, 2023
8.30 am Violetta Baderko Birthday
12.30 pm Private intentionThursday 18th May 7.30 pm Priestly and Religious vocations
CONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm
Tomorrow, Saturday 13th May, in the Patrick Donegan room at Christ the King at 7pm, with Fr. Phipps
GOODBYE, FR NICHOLAS!Please keep in your prayers Fr Nicholas Nwanzi who moves to his new post as full–time prison chaplain at HMPGrendon tomorrow, and Fr Dariusz Bialowas who arrives on Tuesday to oversee the parish until Fr RichardAladics’ arrival in the summer.
April 14, 2023
MASS INTENTIONSSunday 16th April
8.30 am Holy Souls12.30 pm Private intention
CONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm
NEXT SUNG MASSSunday 30th April at 8.30 am. There will be a practice led by Fr Gwilym Evans on Saturday 29th April from 3pm—5 pm. New singers are most welcome.PARISH CORONATION CELEBRATIONSunday 7th May from 12.15—5 pm in the hall and church grounds. Live music, children’s entertainer, facepainting, crown and cake competitions. Bring a picnic or food to share, free tea and coffee available. Allwelcome. Please note, […]
April 6, 2023
MASS INTENTIONSSunday 9th April 8.30 am: Paul & Pauline Vooght’s intentions12.30 pm Private intention
No confession this Holy Saturday
EASTER COLLECTION FOR THE BEDFORD APOSTOLATEBy Fr Nicholas’s kind agreement, the collection money from the Latin Masses at 8.30 am and 12.30 pm on Easter Sundaywill go to support the work of the FSSP Bedford Apostolate. If you want to make a personal gift to the FSSPpriests, then please do so outside of the collections, making it clear that it is for their […]
February 10, 2023
MASS INTENTIONSSunday 12th February 8.30 am For conversion of husband and daughter12.30 pm Private intention
CONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pmThis Sunday is Sexagesima Sunday, where we continue to prepare for Lent. It is a good time to start thinking aboutwhat Lenten practices we will adopt, and coming up with a realistic, sustainable, and fruitful plan. Remember,the three elements of a good Lent should be prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. There will be some practical ideasto help with this on the back of […]
January 21, 2023
22nd January 2023—3rd Sunday after EpiphanyMASS INTENTIONS
8.30 am Ignacio Abad RIP12.30 pm Private intention
SPUC WHITE FLOWER APPEAL 2023The parish appeal last weekend raised a total of £494.84. Many thanks to all who contributed.
PARISH QUIZ NIGHT AND FISH AND CHIP SUPPERSaturday 28th January at 7.30 pm in the hall. £10 per person including fish and chips.Tickets from Rachel Kirkham, 01234 314093NEXT SUNG MASSSunday 5th February at 8.30 am. Please come to the practice with Fr Gwilym Evans in church on Saturday […]
May 10, 2018
Today is a Holyday of Obligation! Mass tonight will be at 7:30.
Bi þon se witga song:
“He wæs upp hafen engla fæðmumin his þa miclan meahta spede,heah ond halig, ofer heofona þrym.
Of this the prophet sang:
“He was lifted up in the arms of angelsin the great abundance of his powers,high and holy, above the glory of the heavens
More beautiful poetry here:
October 22, 2017
Today was the first Mass in Bedford of Father Patrick O’Donohue, a young priest who has recently joined the FSSP in Reading to test his vocation. 75 people were at Christ the King; a record for a Sunday morning. We thank God for such a wonderful blessing and pray that it may continue. Many of us had the pleasure of meeting Fr. O’Donohue in the church hall afterwards and learning more about his background. We look forward to seeing […]
October 1, 2017
Latin Masses at Bedford will, from next week (8th October), be celebrated by priests from the international Catholic order the Fraternity of St. Peter from their base in Reading. They also anticipate celebrating Mass on most Holydays of Obligation at 7:30pm.
Fr. Matthew Goddard FSSP, the Superior in Reading, will celebrate the first Mass of the regular FSSP apostolate next week, at 8:30am. All are welcome and he would love to meet you afterwards over tea and coffee in the hall.
We are […]
August 4, 2017
This Sunday’s Mass coincides with the Feast of the Transfiguration, one of the Luminous Mysteries. Here is a sermon of St Leo the Great, from the excellent New Advent website http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/360351.htm :
I. Peter’s confession shown to lead up to the Transfiguration
The Gospel lesson, dearly-beloved, which has reached the inner hearing of our minds through our bodily ears, calls us to the understanding of a great mystery, to which we shall by the help of God’s grace the better attain, if we […]
April 2, 2017
We are very fortunate to have Fr. Crean not just for Easter Sunday Mass but also for Tenebrae on Maundy Thursday and Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. Please spread the word and invite people to come along!
The Latin Easter Schedule at Christ the King is as follows:
Maundy Thursday: 6pm, Traditional Tenebrae, followed immediately by Mass in the Ordinary Form
Good Friday: Stations of the Cross at Midday. Liturgy of the Passion in the Ordinary form is at 3pm
Easter Sunday: Mass […]