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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.

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 […]

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 […]

March 17, 2023

What’s on this week – Laetare Sunday! Plus Dances, Raffles, and Houses

19th March 2023—4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) MASS INTENTIONSSunday 19th March8.30 am Private intention12.30 pm Private intention CONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm SPRING DANCEFor all the family, Saturday 29th April, 1 pm—7 pm, St Leonard’s Church Hall near Tring. Ceilidh, food,children’s playground nearby. Tickets £35 per family, £15 adults, £10 concessions, profits to Aid to the Churchin Need. If anyone finds the cost prohibitive you may donate what you can afford. Tickets from George, whose family attends the Chesham […]

March 11, 2023

What’s on this week – Adult Catechism *tonight*, House, and Easter Raffle

MASS INTENTIONSSunday 12th March  8.30 am Private intention12.30 pm Private intention CONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm ADULTCATECHISM TONIGHTPatrick Donegan room at 7 pm. Talk by Fr Phipps in a series on the Seven CapitalVices.  LOOKING FOR A HOUSE NEAR BEDFORD?Matthew tells us that the 4-bedroom house nextdoor to him in Kimbolton (30 minutes north of Bedford) is coming up for sale/rent and would be ideal for a family. Do contact him if interested. RESERVED PARKING SPACES?We are trying to assess whether […]

February 25, 2023

What’s on this week – Lenten Tips, Almsgiving, and Singing Practice

MASS INTENTIONSSunday 26th February 8.30 am Conversion of Dyson & Jones Families 12.30 pm Private intentionCONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm HINTS FOR LENTIf you haven’t yet picked them up, there are some hints for keeping a good Lent available on the table as youleave. They are also available at our website, https://fssp.org.uk/bedford/. SUNG MASS NEXT SUNDAY 5TH MARCHSung Mass next Sunday at 8.30 am, practice next Saturday 4th March 3 pm—5 pm. New singers welcome.Please contact Fr Evans for more information: evans@fssp.org. FINANCIAL […]

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 […]