26th November - Feast of Christ the King - Last Sunday of the Church's year. Designated as Youth Sunday. NORES says "It coincides with Bishop Peter’s launch of the Year of Prayer and Vocation. The image of serving Christ as our King lends itself to this Year. Perhaps we can find ways of helping our young people understand that their baptism is their call to serve Christ in whatever way they can in their daily living."
26th November - CAFOD Memorial Mass - to pay tribute to our loved ones who are no longer with us. This will be at St Francis of Assisi, 25 High Street, Shefford, SG17 5DD at 9am followed by refreshments Please let us know if you would like anyone’s name included in the book of remembrance
3rd December - First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the new Church year (Cycle B). The Bishop is hoping to produce a DVD to launch a Year of Prayer and Vocation, to be shown in churches.
8th December - (Friday) - Feast of the Immaculate Conception. A Patronal Solemnity in our Diocese.
12th December - Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Mass. Come and celebrate at the Shrine, Holy Child and St Joseph's, Bedford, at 7.30 pm. The celebrant is Fr Jeremy Davies, Spiritual and Faith Advisor to the Guardians of the Shrine and keen pro-life supporter. Refreshments afterwards.
16th December (Sat) - Advent Day of Reflection at Turvey Abbey - more here.
19th December - End of term in Bucks and Beds (Northants is 20th Dec).
24th December - Christmas Eve. NB this is a Sunday (4th of Advent) so we are all obliged (with gratitude and joy) to attend Mass two days running.
25th December (Monday) - Feast of the Nativity (Christmas Day)
26th December - Feast of St Stephen (Boxing Day - Bank Holiday)
28th December (Thurs.) - Feast of the Holy Innocents
29th December (Fri) - Feast of St Thomas Becket - Patronal feast of the Diocese
31st December (Sunday) - Feast of the Holy Family. New Year's Eve.