Future Catechism classes in Bedford

We are launching a survey to find out the interest in catechism classes in Bedford as from September.  Here is the link if you would like to complete this survey on line:

Alternatively, paper copies will be available in the church hall after Mass.  Please take a few minutes to let the priests know what you would like to see in future.

Sung Mass for the Nativity of St John the Baptist

Matthew Schellhorn is with us for the second Sunday running, this time to sing the Mass for the Nativity of St John the Baptist. We had a large congregation last Sunday and hope for even more people on the 24th.

Matthew encourages us to sing the congregational parts of the Mass and you can obtain copies of the music from the table at the back of church. Also there you will find a sheet giving the congregation’s postures for Sung Mass, which are slightly different from a Low Mass.

At a Sung Mass, time does not allow for the translation of the readings; here is a link where they can be found, along with much other useful information, kindly given to us by one of our congregation:  http://www.divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/missa/missa.pl


Our Lady of Guadalupe talk – Today!

A last minute reminder that there will be a talk for all ladies at the Shrine of Our Lady, Church of Holy Child and St Joseph, Midland Road, Bedford, at 11.30 am today. It will include an Angelus in Latin, a talk and a chance to write a petition and to venerate the Miraculous Relic Image. Ladies, do join us! English Mass is celebrated before the talk at 10.45 am.

First Saturday tomorrow!

Tomorrow is a First Saturday, and so there will be Confession from 930am, Mass at 1030am, and Catechism for children, young adults and older adults afterwards! NB timings are half an hour earlier than usual.

Pope Francis uses incense as he venerates a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during the canonization Mass of Sts. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the three Fatima seers, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, May 13. The Mass marked the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Marian apparitions, which began on May 13, 1917. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)