Matthew Schellhorn will be returning to Bedford this Sunday for a Missa Cantata. Look forward to seeing you there!
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.
Catechism days are starting up again this Sunday! Young or old, regular parishioner, occasional visitor or complete newbie, you are all welcome to as much or as little as you would like. We are extremely blessed to have such holy priests offering instruction to us and our families. Let us take advantage of such instruction!
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+)
Please see: https://fssp.co.uk/bedford/bedford-activities/ for full details, a summary is below:
Dates (usually first Sundays)–All welcome
2 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec 2018
6 Jan, 3 Feb, 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June 2019
|Programme||(timings may vary)|
|8:30am||Holy Mass followed by Confessions|
|10:30am||Catechism (for under-8s)|
|11am||Catechism (for under-16s)|
|11:30am||Presentation for adults (16+)|
Families are invited to stay for as much of the above programme as they wish. Tea & coffee available after Mass.
Choir practice, Altar Server training and First Communion preparation also available; please see https://fssp.co.uk/bedford/bedford-activities/ for more details
If anyone would like to go to this, please get in touch as one of our congregation is attending.
2.30pm Old Rite Mass, at The Bridgettine Convent, Fulmer Common Road, Iver, SL0 0NR–with pilgrimage walk before and after for those who wish. Chesterton has influenced the conversion of many.
For details see www.CatholicGKChestertonSociety.co.uk