Congratulations to our five adult converts who were received into the Church last Friday and made their First Holy communion last weekend, and to our 19 candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Archbishop McMahon last Saturday. So many graces! Thank you to all those who helped make this possible: His Grace who came from Liverpool again this year; Fr Whisenant for the very hard work put in preparing the many candidates; Fr Verrier who drove back a long […]
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NB: While the booking system is the preferred option, it is not an absolute requirement to book seats in order to come to Mass. However, those who do not book stand the very real risk of disappointment if the church building has reached its capacity, especially as priority should be given to those who have booked.
On Saturday 1st August from 3pm to 6pm, adoration will take place at the church of Christ the King in Bedford.
On Saturday 25th July from 12pm to 4pm, adoration will take place at the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Chesham Bois.
in a Field Hospital Newly released book by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP https://aroucapress.com/x-ray-of-the-priest Since no priest wishes to be mediocre, why do many think priestly holiness too ambitious a goal? This book identifies sinful hindrances and spiritual resources for a fruitful and rewarding priestly life in the twenty-first century. These reflections are drawn from the author’s traditional priestly formation and from his twenty years of experience as retreat master for clergy and laity, and as vocations promoter. Praise for […]
Today, an on-line conference for all. Details here: https://voiceofthefamily.com/events/love-and-reverence-to-our-lord-lets-always-receive-holy-communion-on-the-tongue/ LOVE AND REVERENCE DUE TO OUR LORD: LET’S ALWAYS RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION ON THE TONGUE An online conference “Love and reverence due to Our Lord: Let’s always receive Holy Communion on the tongue” will be held on Thursday, 16 July 2020 from 12:00pm EST until 2:30pm. This event is being held online for free and can be viewed on LifeSite’s YouTube channel and on the LifeSiteNews Catholic Facebook page. To bookmark the LifeSite YouTube channel, click here. The event will feature the following guests: […]
Welcome back to all after 4 months! From Monday morning 13th July the opening times are: Weekdays 11:00am – 1:30pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm includes 12:10pm Holy Mass after Confessions 11:40am-12:05pm (and most evenings Sung Vespers at 6pm) Saturdays: 10:00am-1:30pm (no opening in the afternoon) With Confessions & Adoration 10am-12noon before 12:10pm Holy Mass Sundays 10:am– 1:00pm & 5:00pm-7:00pm (includes Sung Vespers & Benediction 5pm-6pm open to all present in church, and via LiveMass.net) If you are new to St Mary’s […]
It was wonderful to see so many of our parishioners last Sunday in Reading, Chesham Bois and Bedford and we are pleased that the new, hopefully temporary, arrangements for our Masses all went smoothly. Our sincere thanks to those who are involved in our booking procedures and stewarding. Our arrangements are liable to be tweaked, due to a steady stream of updated guidelines from both civil and ecclesiastical authorities and in order to enable things to work more efficiently. The first tweak we are making regards our booking system for Sunday Masses.
Public Masses resume on MONDAY 6th JULY 2020! Deo gratias! No one can imagine greater blessing than participating into the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass again, albeit with limited numbers due to safety regulations. Please note that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still suspended. We are not taking bookings for attending the Masses. St Mary’s is larger than most churches in the Archdiocese and our usual EF congregation should fit in our two Sunday Masses while observing the […]