News Archive

Monday 17 April 2017

The Fathers and Brothers of the Oratory wish you a Blessed Easter

This year's Paschal Candle, beautifully painted by Mrs Freddie Quartley:

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Saturday 15 April 2017

Some photographs of the Liturgy on Maundy Thursday

The Washing of Feet:

The Washing of Feet

 

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The Mandatum

 

The Procession to the Altar of Repose:

The Blessed Sacrament is incensed

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The Procession to the Altar of Repose

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The Altar of Repose

Keeping watch with Our Lord in His Agony

The Blessed Sacrament is placed in the Tabernacle at the Altar of Repose

The Stripping of the Altars:

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The Stripping of the Altars

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Keeping Watch with Our Lord in His Agony:

Keeping watch with our Lord in His Agony

The Altar of Repose

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The Altar of Repose

Thursday 13 April 2017

Times for the Triduum, Easter Week and Divine Mercy Sunday

MAUNDY THURSDAY (13th April)
MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER: 8pm

Watching at the Altar of Repose;

Compline: 11:45pm

Confessions: 11am until 12noon, and before Mass
GOOD FRIDAY (14th April)
Tenebræ: 9am
Children’s Stations of the Cross: 11am

SOLEMN LITURGY OF THE LORD’S PASSION: 3pm

Stations of the Cross: 7pm

Confessions: 10am-12 noon, 1:45-2:45pm, and after the Liturgy
HOLY SATURDAY (15th April) Tenebræ: 9am
THE EASTER VIGIL at 9pm

Confessions: 10am–6pm
EASTER SUNDAY (16th April)
EF Latin Mass: 8am
Sung English Mass: 9:30am

SOLEMN MASS: 11am
Choral Vespers & Benediction: 5:15pm

Evening Mass: 6:30pm

EASTER MONDAY (17th April)

Mass at 10 o'clock only

EASTER TUESDAY-SATURDAY

Masses and confessions at the usual times

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY (23rd April)

The usual Sunday Mass times PLUS Divine Mercy Devotions from 2.30pm, to include the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the blessing of religious items, the Three o'clock prayer, Holy Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, confessions throughout the afternoon, and tea.

 

Saturday 1 April 2017

Lent Talk — The Still Small Voice that Speaks in Lent

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We finish our Lenten talks on prayer with the religious orders this Saturday, 8 April. Fr Kevin Alban, O.Carm., the Prior Provincial of the British Province of Carmelite Friars will speak on The Still Small Voice that Speaks in Lent: The Prophet Elijah in Carmelite Spirituality.

Scripture presents the prophet Elijah as a true man of God, living in God’s presence and fiercely defending the worship of the One True God. He stood firm for God in his famous contest with the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel and later was favoured with a close experience of the Living Lord in the form of a ‘still small voice’. Carmelites look to Elijah as their model, and in the 12th century, hermits who had congregated on Mount Carmel instituted a new order in honour of our Lady, with a strong tradition of contemplative prayer.

Talks take place on Saturdays at 11:00 in the Oratory parish centre and are open to the public. Tea and coffee available before from 10:30.

Fr Richard Finn, O.P., gave an outstanding talk about prayer in the tradition of St Dominic:

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Full details of all the talks are available in the Lent, Holy Week and Easter booklet. Printed copies are available at the back of church.

Friday 31 March 2017

A new Oratory in Cincinnati

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Father Procurator has published the news that the Holy Father has established a new Congregation of the Oratory at Cincinnati in Ohio, the decree being signed on St Joseph's Day.

It is a great joy to have a new English-speaking Oratory, especially as some of the members of the new house came to visit us in Oxford before they began to form their community in 2008.

The Cincinnati Oratory is based at Old St Mary's Church, originally built by German immigrants in 1840. They also have ministries at Sacred Heart Church, Christ Hospital and the Hamilton County Justice Centre.

We pray that they will flourish, after the heart of St Philip.

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