From 3rd January 2016, confessions will be heard every Sunday before Mass (from 8:15) and for another 15 minutes after Mass. That’s half an hour each Sunday! Fr. Patrick has been extremely generous to agree to adding this to his usual Sunday commitments, and it will be a great help to many.
From Pope Francis’s Year of Mercy letter
The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented, especially when that person approaches the Sacrament of Confession with a sincere heart
You can find out more about what’s going on in Northampton Diocese for the Year of Mercy here. It’s also worth reading this post from Fr. Finegan about plenary indulgences, and this one about the Souls in Purgatory, who need our prayers!
Fr. Alldrit kindly came down from Northampton to celebrate the Old Rite Mass in Bedford on Sunday 20th December. A very encouraging 61 people were at Mass – a record – including many new faces.
A reminder – Christmas Mass is at 830am on Christmas Day. Venite Adoremus!
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:
Mass takes place every Sunday at 830am. Tea, coffee (and cakes) are in the hall next door to the church afterwards. All are welcome!
– There is ample car parking space, and it’s easily reachable both from the north and the south (MK42 0SP for sat nav devices)
– Christ the King is a brisk half hour walk from Bedford Mainline station, or else a short taxi. If you need a lift, please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will always be able to give you a lift back to the station.
30th November was the first Sunday in Advent, and Fr. Alldrit kindly came down from Northampton to say Mass. The beautiful Advent vestments were very kindly donated to the church by Fr.Horgan.