News sheet – Holy Family Jesus, Mary, Joseph

13th January 2019

ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE MASS
Please note that in this form of the Mass, the Church asks us to receive Holy Communion on the tongue and – if physically able – kneeling. Confessions are available before and after Mass. Refreshments are available in the church hall after Mass – please come and join us, especially if this is your first visit to Christ the King.

STANDING ORDERS
All but £50 of our Latin Mass collection money goes to support Christ the King Parish. If you would like to help to ensure the continuing presence of the FSSP at Bedford, please consider setting up a standing order to them. These need to be set up by you through your bank: account name: FSSP England (Reading); sort code 30-93-04; account number 02027330. Gift Aid forms are also available by request. Thank you.

MARC NORFOLK’S BAPTISM
After Mass today, we welcome Chris and Lucy Norfolk’s first child, Marc Anthony, who will receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. All are welcome to stay for this.

EPIPHANY HOUSE BLESSINGS
Epiphanytide house blessings for the Bedford Latin Mass faithful are being bestowed this weekend. It is possible to have this blessing up to the Feast of the Purification on 2nd February. Please speak to Fr O’Donohue if you would like this.

MUSIC CORNER FOR 20TH JANUARY – 2ND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
Next Sunday, we sing Missa VIII, commonly called ‘de Angelis’ (‘of the Angels’). It has been written that “its antiquity is […] great enough to have obliterated all trace of its history, and even of the origin of the name by which it is now generally designated”. At one time, particularly just before the liturgical changes in the late 1960s, it was more frequently sung than any other Gregorian Mass, even in Protestant churches; the revivification of the traditional Mass, with its commensurate increase in a variety of celebrations, has seen a wider exploration of the other riches of the Kyriale. The ‘optimism’ of its melodies suits the season of Christmas. Matthew Schellhorn – Director of Music

PARISH QUIZ NIGHT 2019
Our Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper is on Friday 25th January 2019 at 7.30pm. Tickets are now available at £7.50 per person; please see Barbara. Other options are available for non-fish eaters.

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