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.
1st January 2018 - New Years Day. Feast of Mary, Mother of God. World Day of Prayer for Peace. See the Pope's message here
3rd January - Back to school in Beds, Northants and Slough. 4th Jan in Bucks (after a training day)
7th January (Sunday). Feast of the Epiphany (transferred from the Saturday)
8th January. Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
21st January - (Sunday) - there will be a Pastoral letter on Ecumenism. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is 18th-25th January