Catechism Day – this Sunday!

After a very successful Catechism Day at the beginning of September, Fr. O’Donohue will be celebrating Mass and then giving catechism to children, young adults and over-16s this Sunday.

8:30am Holy Mass, preceded and followed by Confessions

9:30am Coffee, Tea and biscuits in the hall

10:30am Catechism for under-8s

11am Catechism for under-16s

11:30am Presentation for adults (16+)

12:15pm Close




News sheet goes live!

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.


New ‘FSSP’ Priest in England

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.

Rosary Sunday – another sung Mass!

Matthew Schellhorn will be singing Mass for the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, set on October 7th in commemoration of the battle of Lepanto:

Scarlet running over on the silvers and the golds,

Breaking of the hatches up and bursting of the holds,

Thronging of the thousands up that labour under sea

White for bliss and blind for sun and stunned for liberty.

NB the Catechism day is next Sunday, 14th October, when Fr. O’Donohue is back.

FSSP supporting Regina Caeli Academy in Bedford

Some great news for the forthcoming Regina Caeli academy in Bedfordshire. Fr. Patrick O’Donohue of the FSSP will be joining the board of directors as we prepare for launch in September 2019. Please pray for the success of the academy!

From the FSSP’s site:

After another positive meeting with prospective parents, we are pleased to report that plans for the forthcoming Regina Caeli affiliate academy in Bedfordshire are moving forward expeditiously, for opening in September 2019. Fr. O’Donohue will be joining the Board of Directors of this exciting and much-needed educational initiative.

The FSSP will have a key pastoral role in the life of the academy and we look forward to this addition to our thriving Bedford apostolate.