The book of Oratorian propers for the Extraordinary Form Mass and Office has long been difficult to obtain — it has not been reprinted since 1962!
It has now been newly typeset, and is available to buy from Lulu.
It contains the prayers, texts and music required to sing all of the Divine Office on the feast of St Philip Neri, and the Matins readings for Blessed Anthony Grassi, Blessed Sebastian Valfrè and Blessed John Juvenal Ancina.
It also has an appendix containing the longer Matins readings for the three Beati dating from before 1962, which are also difficult to obtain.
Our other books can be seen in the Publications section of the website.
A very happy and holy Easter to you all, from all the Fathers and Brothers.
The wood carver in Germany who is producing a new St Anthony, to replace that burnt on 2nd October, has sent the following pictures of the statue emerging from the wood:
The completed statue should be ready and will be blessed on the feast of St Anthony of Padua, 13th June.
Last weekend we had an appeal at all Masses by Mr Robin Aitken on behalf of our Lent Project, the Oxford Food Bank. From the Second Collection and other donations we have thus far raised £2197.41 (inc. Gift Aid).
The Oxford Food Bank collects good quality fresh food from the local supermarkets and wholesalers, and delivers it for free to numerous local registered charities. For every £1 the Food Bank receives in donations, it delivers at least £25 worth of fruit, vegetables, bread, and dairy products. Whilst the Food Bank is a very efficient operation, it does need funds to keep going. For more information, take a look at the website at http://www.oxfordfoodbank.co.uk
There is still more time to make donations. They should be sent to the Parish Priest, Fr Anton, before Low Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday), 27th April.