What’s on this week: Sung Mass / Ukraine / FSSP Camps

MASS INTENTIONS

Sunday 6th March

8.30 am Kennedy family intentions

12.30 pm Private intention

CONFESSIONS

Tomorrow 3 pm—5 pm.

SUNG MASS
Sunday 6th March at 8.30 am is a sung Mass, with a practice tomorrow from 3 pm—5 pm. Please contact Katherine if interested: 07985 214854 / katie DOT peddie AT gmail.com.

FSSP SUMMER CAMPS

After two years of absence, these will take place at Savio House, in Bollington (near Macclesfield, Cheshire).  St Peter’s Summer Camp for Boys runs 1-6 August; St Petronilla Summer Camp for Girls runs 8-13 August.  Booking forms will be made available very soon.  Please contact Fr Phipps for more information. 

UKRAINE

There’s an event on 19th/20th March at which people will be collecting various items to send in a lorry down to Ukraine. If anyone would like to donate clothes / toiletries / baby products etc and hasn’t had a chance to drop something off at a local pickup point, do please feel free to bring them to Mass and someone can take them

What’s on this week: Sexagesima, Singers, and Ashes

20th February 2022—Sexagesima
MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday 20th February 8.30 am Nicholas and Ruth Dyson 20th Wedding Anniversary
12.30 pm Private intention
CONFESSIONS
Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm.
 
ASH WEDNESDAY
There will be a Low Mass and imposition of ashes on Wednesday 2nd March at 7.30 pm.
 
NEXT SUNG MASS
Sunday 6th March at 8.30 am with a practice on Saturday 5th March 3 pm—5 pm led by Dominic Bevan, who is a professional singer and choir trainer sponsored by the Latin Mass Society. Please contact Katherine Smith if interested: 07985 214854/katie.peddie AT gmail.com. New singers welcome, experience not required!
 
MASS OF AGES
The Spring edition is available free of charge on the table by the door as you leave today.
 

What’s on this week: Holy Water, Puppet Show and Mass of Ages!

MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday 13th February 8.30 am Ondine Marie reversion and confirmation
12.30 pm Private intention

CONFESSIONS
Today 3 pm—5 pm.

Holy Water Stoups back!

You will notice that the holy water stoups have been filled once again for your use. Please make good use of
this beautiful sacramental which we have not had for many months.

Puppet Show

There will be a puppet show in the Patrick Donegan Room next to the hall after the 8.30 am Mass today.
Children of all ages are welcome, as are parents of the younger ones.

Mass of Ages

The Spring edition is available on the table by the door as you leave today.

What’s on this week: Choir Practise and Puppet Show!

MASS INTENTIONS

Sunday 6th February 8.30 am (sung) FSSP Seminarians 

12.30 pm FSSP and Traditional Mass

Choir practise was a great success, with tomorrow’s Mass being the first Sunday, it will be a sung Mass

PUPPET SHOW!

There will be a puppet show in the Patrick Donegan Room next to the hall after the 8.30 am Mass  next week.  Subject to space, children of all ages are welcome, as are parents of the younger ones.

SACRAMENTS

If there is the need for sacraments — baptism, confirmation, sick calls etc — please contact Fr Goddard as the priest in charge of the Chaplaincy Masses at Christ the King on telephone number 0118 966 5284 or by email:  goddard AT fssp.org. 

Solemn Consecration of the FSSP to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 11 February

To seek Our Lady’s increased protection, there will be a worldwide consecration of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter and all those entrusted to our care, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

In these times of trial within the Church and the world, we are impelled to make this solemn act. Let us strive to prepare ourselves and our apostolates to make this consecration with a generous and trusting heart, praying that this step will obtain for us the graces that we need so much, and that Our Heavenly Mother will look upon us with kindness and gentleness.

Every day, 2-10 of February, we will pray a novena for the FSSP in preparation for this consecration. Please can we ask all members of the Confraternity of St Peter and all our faithful to join in this novena, which we will also be saying at the end of Masses. It will comprise:

  • One decade of the Rosary
  • The Memorare:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

On 11th February, the following prayer should be said:

Act of Consecration of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11, 2022

This consecration must be recited on Friday, February 11, 2022 by all the members of the Fraternity; the faithful who wish to do so may join in (same remarks as above for the novena).

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Help of Christians, behold this day before thy feet, the priests and seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, together with all those who, united with us as a spiritual family, place their hope and trust in thee.

O Queen and Mother of all priests, it was by thee that Jesus, the High Priest and Victim, was given unto the world, and He in turn has given thee as Mother to us.

Intercede, therefore, we implore thee, for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and accept at the foot of the Cross. Look with favor upon the work we seek to do for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. Obtain for us by thy prayers the graces we need as members of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, to be instructed and enlightened by her Magisterium, to be devoutly zealous for the graces of her Sacraments, and to be unfailingly loyal in our unity with the Vicar of thy Son.

The rest of the text is recited only by priests and seminarians of the Fraternity:
Conscious of our own frailty, and of the hatred of the world for the works of light, we offer this day to thy Immaculate Heart our Priestly Fraternity and beg thee to take it under thy patronage. We chose thee, this day and evermore, as our advocate and Queen, and devote ourselves and all those souls who seek our priestly care, together with all our works and all we have and are, to thy loving protection.

To thee and to thy Immaculate Heart, we entrust and consecrate ourselves. Assist us in our endeavors to spread the Kingdom of thy Son, so that those who have strayed from the truth may once more attend to the teaching of the Church; those separated from her unity may return to the one true fold; those in sin may be restored to a state of grace; and those who have abandoned the Sacraments may return with fervor to receive them.

O Virgin Most Pure, do thou, together with Saint Peter, and all the angels and saints, pray for us all in these times of trial. May thy love and protection be ever upon our Fraternity, so that we may faithfully proclaim the Holy Gospel and bring the Sacraments to ever more souls. Obtain for us by thy prayers that we may persevere in grace until death, when we may be united with thee, our loving Mother, in the house of the Father. Amen.

What’s on this week: Chant, Ancestors and Sacraments

MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday 30th January 8.30 am For a shrine to be established at
Ampleforth Abbey in honour of St Philomena
12.30 pm Private intention
Sunday 6th February 8.30 am FSSP Seminarians
12.30 pm Private intention

CONFESSIONS
Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm.

SUNG MASS AND GREGORIAN CHANT TRAINING
There will be a Sung Mass next Sunday, 8.30 am with a practice from 3 pm—5 pm on
Saturday 5th February. We are delighted to welcome to the practice Dominic Bevan, a
professional musician, who is being sponsored by the Latin Mass Society to provide training in Gregorian chant. Contact Katherine Smith on 07985 214854 if interested.

DIG UP YOUR ANCESTORS!
Ever wondered about your family tree? Mary Wooldridge, a member of this congregation who runs the sales table in the hall, can trace it for you and she kindly donates her fees to the FSSP. Speak to her or contact her on wooldridge_mary AT btinternet.com

ACCESS TO THE SACRAMENTS
If there is the need for sacraments — baptism, confirmation, sick calls etc — please contact Fr Goddard on 0118 966 5284 or by email: goddard AT fssp.org.

What’s on this week – 9th-16th January 2022

9th January 2022—Holy Family

VISITOR OR NEWCOMER?
A very warm welcome to Christ the King. If you are new or visiting, please take a copy of our Visitors and
Newcomers leaflet available at the entrance. Please join us in the hall for refreshments after the 8.30 am
Mass. These are provided free of charge, but any donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to the
FSSP.
 
MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday 9th January 8.30 am Carole Wardell RIP
12.30 pm FSSP and the Traditional Mass

Sunday 16th January 8.30 am Sheila Henson RIP
12.30 pm Private intention

 
CONFESSIONS
Confessions Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm.
 
EPIPHANY HOUSE BLESSINGS
Unfortunately the priests are unable to do the Epiphany blessings in person. Epiphany
water, blessed chalk and leaflets for your own use are available, please see Rita Carroll.
 
REGINA CAELI INFORMATION SESSION
Find out more about our hybrid homeschooling academy on Saturday 29th January—please book through this
link: https://www.rcahybrid.org.uk/info and tell your friends!
 
PRAYER PARTNERS FOR PARISH FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN
We still need a few more Prayer Partners for our parish First Holy Communion children, please contact Barbara
Kay on mbky3@outlook.com if you would like to be one, or would be willing to pray for a second child. Thank
you to those who have already agreed to help.
 
PARKING
Please be aware that parking on the verges may result in a parking ticket. If the car park is full, please use the
layby opposite the church or the nearby Bunyan Centre in Mile Road.
 
ACCESS TO THE SACRAMENTS
If there is the need for sacraments— baptism, confirmation, sick calls etc— please contact Fr Goddard as the
priest in charge of the Chaplaincy Masses at Christ the King on telephone number 0118 966 5284 or by email:
goddard@fssp.org.

Mass of Reparation for Abortion – livestreamed!

Great news! The High Mass of Reparation for Abortion scheduled for next Saturday 14 November at 12 noon is going ahead. Because of current circumstances, it has to be held behind closed doors and will be live-streamed: see the Latin Mass Society website events section: https://lms.org.uk/events.

The celebrant will be Fr Seth Phipps FSSP, with Fr Gabriel Diaz as Deacon and Fr Michael Cullinan as Subdeacon.  Matthew Schellhorn will be playing and singing.

Please join us via live-streaming and pray for an end to abortion and the loss of those millions of innocent lives whose deaths do not reach the news headlines.

ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS

The beginning of November sees two important days in the life of the Church.

All Saints Day, 1st November, falls on a Sunday this year and so we have our usual two Masses at 8.30 am and at the earlier time of 12.30 pm. If you would like to come to either of these Masses, please contact bedfordlatinmass@gmail.com as soon as posssible.

All Souls Day, 2nd November, falls on a Monday this year and we will be having trinated (back-to-back) Masses at 10.00 am, 10.35 am and 11.10 am. Many people come at the beginning and stay for all three Masses. The Church allows us on this day to receive Holy Communion at two of the Masses. There is no need to book.

Looking forward to seeing you on these special days!