It has been suggested that the weekly news sheet distributed at Christ the King, Bedford appears on the blog and thereby on Facebook. Here is the first one from yesterday. Future editions will be published during the preceding week so that any information relating to the Sunday Mass is available beforehand.
Spotted on FSSP England Facebook dated 1 October:
Congratulations to Fr Patrick O’Donohue, to whom the FSSP General Council granted first incorporation into our Fraternity last month.
Fr O’Donohue has just completed his year of postulancy at Reading and we at Bedford wish him well in this next stage. We look forward to getting to know him better as he celebrates the Mass and leads Catechism Days with us.
In these troubled times for the Church, let us uphold our priests with the following beautiful prayer:
O Almighty Eternal God, look upon the face of Thy Christ, and for the love of Him who is the Eternal High Priest, have pity on Thy priests. Remember, O most compassionate God, that they are but weak and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation which is in them by the imposition of the bishop’s hands. Keep them close to Thee, lest the Enemy prevail against them, so that they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation.
O Jesus, I pray Thee for Thy faithful and fervent priests; for Thy unfaithful and tepid priests; for Thy priests labouring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for Thy tempted priests; for Thy lonely and desolate priests; for Thy young priests; for Thy aged priests; for Thy sick priests, for Thy dying priests; for the souls of Thy priests in Purgatory.
But above all I commend to Thee the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me; the priests who absolved me from my sins; the priests at whose Masses I assisted, and who gave me Thy Body and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught and instructed me, or helped and encouraged me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way, particularly N. O Jesus, keep them all close to Thy Heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.
If you haven’t bought your ticket, no worries, you can get one on the door! It’a a lovely sunny evening, the dancing will be great fun and there is a prize for the best outfit, a bar and a raffle with fantastic prizes! It’s at Christ the King Church Hall tonight (Friday 6 July) at 7.30 pm. And a bonus – half the proceeds will go to support the FSSP! See you there!