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June 11, 2023

What’s on this week – First Holy Communion, Adult Catechism, SS Peter and Paul

Sunday 11th June 2023—External Solemnity of Corpus Christi  MASS INTENTIONSSunday 11th June 8.30 am Fr Seth Phipps12.30 pm Private intention  CONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONPlease pray for the children who will be making their First Holy Communion today both here in Bedford and atChesham Bois. HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATIONThursday 29th June St Peter and St Paul—Mass 7.30 pmADULT CATECHISMNext Saturday 17th June at 7 pm in the Patrick Donegan room — a further talk by Fr Phipps on the SevenCapital […]

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 […]

March 3, 2023

What’s on this week – Adult Catechism, Singing, and Raffle!

MASS INTENTIONSSunday 5th March  8.30 am Sebastian di Falco RIP12.30 pm Private intention CONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm SUNG MASS Sung Mass at 8.30 am, practice tomorrow 4th March 3 pm—5 pm. New singers welcome.Please contact Fr Evans for more information: evans@fssp.org. ADULT CATECHISMSaturday 11th March in the Patrick Donegan room at 7 pm. Talk by Fr Phipps in a series on the Seven CapitalVices. Please let him know if you are planning to come so that we can cater accordingly: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

May 3, 2017

30 April

Over 70 people came to Mass on Sunday, which was close to a record for an 830am Mass. Some photos below. Do join us if you can!

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 […]

January 25, 2016

24th January – Septuagesima

While the secular world talks about “dry January”, Catholics attending the Old Rite were reminded that an altogether more fulfilling period of fasting and abstinence is shortly upon us. Septuagesima Sunday called for violet vestments and no Gloria – as Fr.Alldrit reminded us, the Gloria will now not be heard until the Easter vigil. A very good blog about is is here; my photos of the 49 people at the 830 Mass are somewhat less good, but hopefully they give […]

December 2, 2015

Christmas Old Rite Mass

Fr. Gabriel Diaz will be celebtrating Christmas Mass in Bedford, at 8:30am on Christmas morning. Fr. Diaz was recently in Rome with FIUV and the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage: http://www.lmschairman.org/2015/11/photos-of-liturgies-for-fiuv-in-rome.html   Mass takes place every Sunday at 830am. Tea, coffee (and cakes) are in the hall next door to the church afterwards. All are welcome! Some directions: – There is ample car parking space, and it’s easily reachable both from the north and the south (MK42 0SP for sat nav devices) […]