Faith Journeys

EVC Uganda Variety Performance 2017EVC Uganda Variety Performance 2017

EVC Uganda Variety Performance 2017

A fundraising Variety Performance will be held in St Joseph’s Church on Saturday 23rd September at 7.30pm in aid of the charity Empowering Vulnerable Children in Uganda. This charity was set up to aid Fr Boniface in his work in Uganda with vulnerable children. Fr Boniface will be the principal guest at the concert as he hopes to be with us again by 9th September.

The Variety Performance was a huge success last year, where over £1,000 was raised for the poor and orphaned children of Southern Uganda. Please come along and support this event, and make Fr Boniface welcome once more to our parish.

Holy Week & Easter 2017Holy Week & Easter 2017

Holy Week & Easter 2017

St Joseph’s, Bedford:

Palm Sunday
8.15am    Mass
9.30am    Mass
11.00am   Mass
4.00pm    Stations of the Cross
6.30pm    Mass

Holy Thursday
8.00pm   Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday
3.00pm    Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
7.30pm    Stations of the Cross & Veneration

Christmas 2016 Mass TimesChristmas 2016 Mass Times

Christmas 2016 Mass Times

St Joseph’s, Bedford:

Christmas Eve
6.30pm Children’s Mass
11.30pm Carols followed by Midnight Mass
Christmas Day

Our Lady’s, Kempston:

Christmas Eve
6.30pm Children’s Mass
Christmas Day

The Art of Dying WellThe Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying Well is a new website that offers a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death and dying. Based in the Catholic tradition but open to all, it features real-life stories about dealing with the journey through death to eternal life.

The website was launched in this month of November, the traditional month of remembering and praying for the dead.

A Visit To The National Shrine Of St. Jude, Faversham, KentA Visit To The National Shrine Of St. Jude, Faversham, Kent

A Visit To The National Shrine Of St. Jude, Faversham, Kent

by Marguerite Cook

A loyal group of parishioners in my church of St. Joseph’s Bedford pray the rosary before daily Mass. At the end of the rosary prayers, a single voice calls out, “St. Jude, pray for us”. The voice belongs to a lady called Bernadette, and she is not alone in her love of St. Jude, the apostle and martyr; Patron of Hopeless Cases. St. Jude has devout followers in every corner of the world and thousands of people visit St. Jude’s Shrine in Faversham, Kent.