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March 14, 2018

Great Servers’ Weekend

FSSP Servers’ Training a Great Success See article in The Universe below. By Józef Łopuszyński A very successful Altar Servers Training Weekend was held at St Mary’s Shrine Church, Warrington from March 2nd to March 4th. The course was attended by people from across the country wishing to learn to serve the Traditional Roman Mass, especially the Low Mass. The weekend was packed with information as students worked hard practising how to assist the Priest at the Altar during Holy […]

March 10, 2018

Young Adults Group, 5pm, Saturday 17 March

Catholic young adults, aged 18 – 35, are invited to a social evening this Saturday 17 March in Bedford. Please arrive for 5pm at the parish room at the eastern end of Christ the King Church, Harrowden Road, Bedford, MK42 0SP. There is parking available in the church car park. After introductions, we will likely go to a nearby place to eat in Bedford town centre. This is the FSSP’s second such social evening in Bedford. Do contact Fr Mawdsley […]

March 8, 2018

Join us for 36th Chartres Pilgrimage!

Plans are afoot for a delegation from the FSSP communities in Reading and Warrington to participate in the Chartres pilgrimage on Pentecost weekend. The theme of this year’s pilgrimage is “St Joseph, Pilgrim and Servant”. We will be going with the Latin Mass Society. Departure is from London on Friday, 18 May 2018 at 7:30am. Arrival back in London about 8pm on the following Tuesday, 22 May 2018. The pilgrimage consists of a walk from Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, to Notre-Dame […]

March 2, 2018

Bishop Peter Doyle preaching at Christ the King Church this Sunday

UPDATE Saturday 3 March: Sadly Bishop Doyle will not be able to come to Bedford tomorrow morning for the Sunday Masses. God willing he will be with us on 12-13 May.

Bishop Peter Doyle will give the homily at the 8:30am Sung Mass this Sunday 4th March here at Christ the King Church.

This will follow the Family Catechism Day with Fatima devotions on Saturday 3rd March on the theme of the Incarnation. The programme can be found here.

Dowry Mag Online!

thumbnail of 2018-02-22 Dowry 37 Online

Dowry 37 now online! Click here to open the 24-page pdf, or on the picture below. (Dowry is the quarterly magazine of the FSSP in the UK & Ireland) Forward the link to your acquaintances and post it on your own media. This is a simple way to help us spread the Good News! In this issue: Editorial: Overlooked Migrants Let This Not Be Your Last Dowry! Should Priests Marry To Be Merry? Thirsting for Truth The Veil of Saint […]

February 26, 2018

“I will not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18) — Family Catechism Days

Those brining little ones to the Family Catechism Day either on 3rd March (in Bedford) or 24th March (in Chesham Bois) are asked if possible to prepare your children by giving them a prayer card with an image of Jesus’ Holy Face on the Shroud of Turin and one of Our Lady of Guadalupe as miraculously produced and preserved on St Juan Diego’s tilma. If prayer cards cannot be found, then a few minutes studying the result of a Google search is another option.

How much God desires to be close to us, to give us everything we need, so that He has arranged most tenderly that we have to this day an image of His incarnate Face, and a true image too of His Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary!

February 20, 2018

Chair of St Peter–1st Class Feast

By concession of the Holy See, the Chair of St Peter (22 Feb) is a Feast of the First Class in FSSP apostolates. And by decree of the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, dated June 7, 2008, a plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions to the members of the Confraternity of St Peter on this feast (22 Feb). The conditions are: – to have the intention of gaining the indulgence – to make a Sacramental Confession (within several days before […]

February 19, 2018

Who Makes Children Happy? Jesus Christ.

The chaplains for this year’s Summer Camps will be the by then newly ordained Fr Phipps, FSSP (Summer Camp St Peter) and Fr Verrier, FSSP (Summer Camp St Petronilla). The venue for the camps is a Salesian house, whose founder St John Bosco, shortly after his ordination in 1841, wrote of his convictions in rescuing street children: “The young, who form the most cherished and attractive portion of human society, and in whom are centred all our hopes for a […]

February 14, 2018

Welcoming a 7th Priest in the FSSP’s UK Apostolate

Deo gratias for a 7th priest joining the FSSP’s UK apostolate. Fr Konrad zu Löwenstein is returning today to St Mary’s Warrington. Father was born in England in 1958, of Bavarian descent. After A-levels, he studied at Oxford (Christ Church) and later taught in the USA. He joined the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter in 1997, studying at our motherhouse in Wigratzbad. After his priestly ordination in 2002, he taught at our seminary and later on started our apostolate in Venice, Italy, where he served for a decade…