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May 12, 2023

What’s on this week – Adult catechism tomorrow, Ascension this Thursday, Job opportunity

MASS INTENTIONS 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 ADULT CATECHISM 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 […]

April 14, 2023

What’s on this week – Singing practice, Coronation Celebration, FSSP summer camps

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 […]

April 6, 2023

What’s on this week: Adult Catechism, Easter Collection and FSSP Summer Camps

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 […]

February 10, 2023

What’s On This Week: Adult Catechism, Ash Wednesday, and Mass of Ages

MASS INTENTIONSSunday 12th February 8.30 am For conversion of husband and daughter12.30 pm Private intention CONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm This 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 […]

January 21, 2023

What’s on this week – Sung Mass 5 Feb, Ash Wednesday, and FHC prayer partners

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 314093 NEXT SUNG MASSSunday 5th February at 8.30 am. Please come to the practice with Fr Gwilym Evans […]

May 10, 2018

Happy Feast of the Ascension 

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: https://aclerkofoxford.blogspot.com/2014/06/christ-bird-and-play-of-hope-anglo.html

October 22, 2017

22 October – new FSSP priest and record attendance!

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 him […]

October 1, 2017

Fantastic news for the Latin Mass in Bedford!

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 […]

August 4, 2017

Transfiguration Mass this Sunday

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, […]

April 2, 2017

Easter 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 […]