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May 1, 2024

Confirmations in Reading – Photos

On 20 April, Bishop Philip Egan conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 20 young people in our parish in Reading. Please see here for the brilliant photos by Marco Eastwood of this joyful occasion.

November 8, 2023

St Mary’s Shrine Bulletin, 5-18 Nov 2023

Read the latest fortnightly bulletin here. THANK YOU! Fr Goddard (the new Shrine Rector) and Fr Evans (Assistant Priest) would like to express their sincere thanks for the warm and generous welcome that they have received, since moving to Warrington a week last Wednesday. Thank you, in particular, for those who organized the (unexpected!) party after the 11am Sunday Mass last week. Frs Goddard and Evans are very much looking forward to ministering to this committed vibrant community and to meeting you all in due […]

May 5, 2023

What’s on this week: No 12:30 Mass, Adult Catechism, Coronation Celebration

MASS INTENTIONSSunday 7th May 8.30 am Holy Souls No 12:30 Mass this Sunday only, because of the Parish coronation celebration. Back to normal service next week and beyond, but for this week, set your alarm clocks early! CONFESSION Saturdays 3-5pm PARISH CORONATION CELEBRATION Today Sunday 7th May from 12.15—5 pm in the hall and church grounds. All welcome. ADULT CATECHISMFr Phipps continues his series on the Seven Capital Sins next Saturday 13th May at 7 pm in the Patrick Doneganroom. FSSP […]

April 28, 2023

What’s on this week: New Parish Priest, Singing Practice, FSSP Summer Camps

MASS INTENTIONSSunday 30th April  8.30 am Conversion of husband and daughter – SUNG MASS12.30 pm Private intention CONFESSIONS  Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm SINGING PRACTICE There will be a practice led by Fr Gwilym Evans on Saturday 29th April from 3pm—5 pm.  NEW PARISH PRIEST AT CHRIST THE KINGPlease keep in your prayers Fr Richard Aladics as he prepares to take up his ministry as Parish Priest at Christthe King, and Fr Nicholas Nwzani, who has been appointed full–time prison chaplain […]

February 18, 2023

What’s on this week – Ash Wednesday, FSSP Fundraising, and Lenten Tips

19th February 2023—Quinquagesima MASS INTENTIONSSunday 19th February  8.30 am Stephen Carroll RIP12.30 pm Private intention CONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm ASH WEDNESDAY AND LENTLow Mass and Imposition of Ashes on Wednesday 22nd February at 7.30 pm. There are some hints forkeeping a good Lent below. FEAST OF THE CHAIR OF ST PETER AND CONFRATERNITYOur prayers are with all our FSSP priests and seminarians on Thursday 23rd February, the transferred Feast ofthe Chair of St Peter, which is celebrated as a […]

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 […]

November 24, 2015

FSSP Mass in Warrington

This falls slightly outside the remit of a “Bedford Latin Mass” blog, but we were lucky enough to have Fr de Malleray and Marcus Williams here in Bedford a few weeks ago – they are now opening the latest frontier of the FSSP, in Warrington. More details of the inaugural Mass are here, along with some beautiful photos: http://www.lmschairman.org/2015/11/fraternity-of-st-peter-are-installed-in.html