What’s On This Week: Rosary Bouquet, Summer Camps, M4L, YCA weekend

31st July 2022 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost

MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday 31st July 8.30 am Marek Oledzki
12.30 pm Private intention

CONFESSIONS 3 pm—5 pm Saturdays

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
Monday 15th August, Holyday of Obligation, Mass 7.30  pm.h

ROSARY BOUQUET

When Fr Gwilym Evans joins Fr Goddard and Fr Phipps at Reading on 14 August, this will mark the last day the Warrington priests will be saying Mass at Bedford; they have been coming since December 2020.  In thanksgiving for their ministry with us, we would like to offer them a Rosary Bouquet.  Katherine is kindly organising this – we are aiming for 100 Rosaries!   Please get in touch giving your name and the number of Rosaries you would like to offer.  There is also a sign-up sheet available on the ‘sales table’ in the hall over coffee.

FSSP SUMMER CAMPS
Please pray for the priests, seminarians, lay people and the children themselves as they take part in the Boys’ Camp (1st—6th August) and the Girls’ Camp (8th—13th August), both  
being held in the Peak District in Derbyshire.

MARCH FOR LIFE—SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER
See https://www.marchforlife.co.uk/2022-annual-event-page/ for ways to be involved.

YOUNG CATHOLIC ADULT WEEKEND Douai Abbey, Berkshire 7th—9th October 2022
Are you 18—40?  YCA are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire where you’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialise and have fun.  Book soon as places are limited!  Prices start from £12 (come for the day) and £55 per person per night (residential).  All Masses are Old Rite.  To book go to:-
https://bookwhen.com/youngcatholicadults-douai2022.

ACCESS TO THE SACRAMENTS
If there is the need for sacraments — baptism, confirmation, sick calls etc — please contact Fr Goddard as the priest in charge of the Chaplaincy Masses at Christ the King on telephone number 0118 966 5284 or by email:  goddard AT fssp.org.


What’s on this week – Fr. Evans, Chesterton Pilgrimage and much more!

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 3-5pm

NEXT HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION
Mass for the Feast of the Assumption, Monday 15th August, 7.30 pm.

FR GWILYM EVANS
Fr Evans was ordained to the sacred priesthood in Bavaria on 18th June. We are delighted to announce that he has been assigned to St John Fisher Parish in Reading, to assist in our apostolates in the Portsmouth and Northampton Dioceses. 
Fr Evans begins his mission in this country as chaplain to our boys’ camp in August. He
commences his assignment in Reading with Solemn Mass on 14th August.
We are hoping to see him sometime in Bedford to give First Blessings!

REPOSITORY
Rosie, who runs the parish repository, has kindly agreed to open it after the 8.30 am Mass once a month. The first such opening is today and the next one will be in September. You will find cards, rosaries etc for sale at reasonable prices, cash only please.

12TH ANNUAL G K CHESTERTON PILGRIMAGE SATURDAY 30TH JULY
2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Chesterton’s conversion to Catholicism at the age of 48. See
https://ww.catholicgkchestertonsociety.co.uk/ for how to get involved through walking, prayer or sponsorship. The whole walk is 27 miles or you can join for part of it.

YOUNG CATHOLIC ADULT WEEKEND Douai Abbey, Berkshire 7th—9th October 2022
Are you 18—40? YCA are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire where you’ll be able to hear
catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialise and have fun. Book soon as
places are limited! Prices start from £12 (come for the day) and £55 per person per night (residential). All
Masses are Old Rite. To book go to:-
https://bookwhen.com/youngcatholicadults-douai2022.

RENTAL PROPERTY REQUEST
A Spanish family is looking to move to Britain. Alfonso Chicarro is looking for a standard rental property for his wife and 5 children, within a 30 minute drive of Meppershall, for any ideas or suggestions please get in touch.

ACCESS TO THE SACRAMENTS
If there is the need for sacraments — baptism, confirmation, sick calls etc — please contact Fr Goddard as the
priest in charge of the Chaplaincy Masses at Christ the King
goddard AT fssp.org.

What’s on this week – SS Peter and Paul, First Saturday, and Confraternity

Sunday 26th June 

8.30 am Karen Martin RIP
12.30 pm Private intention

Wednesday 29th June 

7.30 pm Lubbock family

Confessions 3-5pm Saturday

FIRST SATURDAY ARTWORK
Therese Withers will be bringing her beautiful Catholic cards, prints etc, after the 8.30 am Mass to the hall
today. Please support her beautiful and unique artistic endeavours.

HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION
Wednesday 29th June SS Peter and Paul—Mass at 7.30 pm. Plenary indulgence for
Confraternity of St Peter members this day.

CONFRATERNITY OF ST PETER
Please consider supporting our priests and vocations to the priesthood through joining the Confraternity. The
commitment is to say a daily Decade of the Rosary and the Confraternity prayer, and to have a Mass offered
once a year. Please see https://www.fssp.org/en/help-us/confraternity-of-saint-peter/ for more information.

PRAYERS PLEASE!
Please continue to pray for our recent First Holy Communion children, Confirmation candidates and Fr Gwilym
Evans, newly ordained to the Sacred Priesthood.

What’s on this week: Confirmations, Ordinations, and Coffee!

MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday 19th June 8.30 pm Grarzyna Kurek RIP
12.30 pm Private intention

CONFESSIONS 3 pm—5 pm Saturdays

HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION:
Wednesday 29th June SS Peter and Paul 7.30 pm

CONFIRMATION
Please pray for the confirmandi from our community (Georgina, Tristan, Cecilia, Alwin,
Teresa, Christian, Helena, Jerome, Ethan, Robert, Abiel, John and Raphael) and those from Chesham Bois
(Raphael, Florence, Robert and Juliana) who will be confirmed by Bishop David Oakley at Christ the King at 4
pm today. All are welcome at the Confirmation, which will be followed by Benediction; please note that there
is no Mass on this occasion.

DEACON GWILYM EVANS FSSP
Please continue to pray for Deacon Evans who will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in Bavaria tomorrow.
He hopes to be able to offer a First Mass in Bedford during the summer and we look forward to meeting him.

COFFEE ROTA
The rota for July will be compiled this week. New volunteers would be welcome and would be paired with one
of the ‘old hands’. Please contact Barbara on mbky3 AT outlook DOT com.

What’s on this week – Holidays of Obligation, Help a Deacon, and Health and Safety

MASS INTENTIONS

8.30 am Chris Cowell RIP

12.30 pm Private intention

CONFESSIONS 3 pm-5 pm Saturday

FORTHCOMING HOLYDAYS OF OBLIGATION:

Thursday 16th June Corpus Christi 7.30 pm

Wednesday 29th June SS Peter and Paul 7.30 pm

DEACON GWYLIM EVANS FSSP

Deacon Evans (who was a parishioner at the Latin Mass in Bedford some years back) is being ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in Bavaria on Saturday 18th June.  He has asked for a novena from 9th June, copies of which are available. 

PARISH HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER
If anyone would be willing to help the parish with this role, please speak initially
with Fr Nicholas (I can give his contact details).  The key qualities needed are an attention to detail and an ability to put
Diocesan policies into practice in the parish, for which good computer skills are needed.
Help, support and online training will be given  

VOLUNTEERS
We need volunteers throughout the year to help with money counting, singing in the choir, church cleaning, gardening and driving the minibus.  Please consider if you can help in any of these areas and contact Nigel Anstead on 07780 617057 or speak to Father Nicholas. 

ACCESS TO THE SACRAMENTS 

If there is the need for sacraments — baptism, confirmation, sick calls etc — please contact Fr Goddard on telephone number 0118 966 5284 or by email:  goddard AT fssp.org. 

What’s on this week – NACF and Jubilee!

MASS INTENTIONS

8.30 am Eamonn Clifford and family

12.30 pm Private intention

CONFESSIONS

Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC FAMILIES PILGRIMAGE

Saturday 28th—Sunday 29th May at Walsingham.   Holy Mass, walking the Holy Mile, 

children’s activities, barn dance and family concert.  Pilgrimage fee £60 per family for the weekend plus camping fees.  Contact nacf.membership AT gmail.com for more details.  

QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

Thursday 2nd June from 2 pm to 5 pm in the church car park and parish hall.  BBQ, children’s entertainer, cake and crown competitions and much more!  We are looking for help with raffle/tombola prizes, offers of entertainment or help with setting up, cooking and clearing up on the day.  Please contact Sue on 07977 56905. 

ACCESS TO THE SACRAMENTS 

If there is the need for sacraments — baptism, confirmation, sick calls etc — please contact Fr Goddard on 0118 966 5284 or by email: goddard AT fssp.org  

What’s on this week – Pro Life Coffee Morning, RCA Jobs!

PRO-LIFE COFFEE MORNING – THIS SUNDAY!
There will be a Pro-Life Coffee Morning this Sunda following the 8.30 am Mass. Come and enjoy a morning of tea,
coffee and cakes with the opportunity to find out more about the life changing work of March for Life UK. Cake donations welcome!

However due to failed MOTs and other unforeseen circumstances – the families on the coffee rota can’t make it this week! Can anyone help?

RCA JOBS

There are part time teaching opportunities at Regina Caeli Bedford from September – see here for more details, please do spread the word!


TRADFEST IN KENT!
Social weekend 9th—10th July in the beautiful Kent countryside for young Catholics aged 18—26 organised by
Greg Grimer. Inexpensive and fun! Includes Sunday Latin Mass with
Fr Gabriel Diaz. Please see Instagram link https://www.instagram.com/greggrimer/.

Whats’s on this week – Pro Life Coffee Morning, Tradfest, and Teas!

MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday 1st May : 8.30 am Johanna O’Brien RIP, 12.30 pm Private intention

CONFESSIONS
Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm
 
PRO-LIFE COFFEE MORNING
There will be a Pro-Life Coffee Morning on Sunday 8th May following the 8.30 am Mass. Cake donations
welcome! Come and enjoy a morning of tea, coffee and cakes with the opportunity to find out more about the life changing work of March for Life UK.
 
COFFEE ROTA
We now have a good number of people who are willing to make the tea and coffee on a regular basis—thank you! It is currently working out about one turn per month. There’s always room for more. It would also be helpful to have a list of those who would prefer not to commit each month, but who could stand in occasionally, perhaps at short notice (there’s a vacancy next Sunday!) Please contact Barbara on
mbky3 AT outlook.com.
 
TRADFEST IN KENT!
Social weekend 9th—10th July in the beautiful Kent countryside for young Catholics aged 18—26 organised by Greg Grimer. Inexpensive and fun! Includes Sunday Latin Mass. Please see Instagram link https://www.instagram.com/greggrimer/.

What’s on this week: Summer Camps, Sung Mass, and much more!

MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday 24th April 

8.30 am Irina Bulbuc and Gheorghe Stefut

12.30 pm Private intention

 CONFESSIONS
Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm

SUNG MASS NEXT SUNDAY

Next Sunday, 1st May, we celebrate the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and
the 8.30 am Mass will be sung. There will be a choir practice in church on Saturday afternoon from 3
pm—5pm. New singers always welcome!

SUMMER CAMPS
St Peter Summer Camp for Boys runs 1st—6th August, St Petronilla Summer Camp for Girls runs 8th—13th
August, both at Bollington in the Peak District. Age range 10—17. Please contact Fr Phipps
(sphipps AT fssp.org) if you are interested—places are going fast!

ST. ANTHONY’S COMMUNICATIONS

There will be brochures for this Catholic Apostolate after the 8:30am Mass for people to take a look at. They have had a rough time over the last two years so please consider supporting them, they have a fantastic offering. 

STANDING ORDERS
The FSSP is reliant on regular supplementary financial giving in order to maintain their apostolate in Bedford.
Please consider setting up a standing order to them. These need to be set up by you through your own bank
using the following details: account name: FSSP England (Reading); sort code 30-93-04; account number
02027330. Gift Aid forms are also available by request. Thank you!

What’s on this week – St. Anthony Communications, Easter Collections and Standing Orders

3rd April 2022—Passion Sunday
 
MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday 3rd April 8.30 am Katarzyna Onisk RIP
12.30 pm Private intention
Sunday 10th April 8.30 am Sheila Yowell RIP
12.30 pm Private intention

 
CONFESSIONS
Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm. There will be two FSSP priests hearing Confessions on 9th April, but no Confessions on Holy Saturday.
 
EASTER COLLECTIONS
By Fr Nicholas’s kind agreement, the collection money from the Latin Masses at 8.30 am and 12.30 pm on
Easter Sunday will go to support the work of the FSSP Bedford Apostolate.  If you want to make a personal gift to the FSSP priests, then please do so outside of the collections, making it clear that it is for their personal use.  Thank you!
 
STANDING ORDERS
The FSSP is reliant on regular supplementary financial giving in order to maintain their
apostolate in Bedford. Please consider setting up a standing order to them. These need to be set up by you
through your own bank using the following details: account name: FSSP England (Reading); sort code 30-93-
04; account number 02027330. Gift Aid forms are also available by request. Thank you.
 
ST ANTHONY COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
Saturday 4th June 9.45 am—5 pm, St Mary’s Church, West Croydon. Speakers include Rev Marcus Holden.
More information and required advance booking on http://www.saintant.com.
 
ACCESS TO THE SACRAMENTS
If there is the need for sacraments — baptism, confirmation, sick calls etc — please contact Fr Goddard on 0118 966 5284 or goddard AT fssp.org.