Mass at St Joseph's at 9.15am
All Masses will have the blessing and imposition of ashes.
Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fasting and Abstinence.
On Fridays in Lent there are Stations of the Cross in St Wilfrid's at 11.30am and a soup lunch for Aid to the Church in Need in the Upper Room after the 12.10pm Mass.
Friday, 2 February is the Feast of Candlemas and a special day for the Oratory in England as it it our birthday. It is also the anniversary of the installation of the new Statue of Our Lady of York. In addition to the 12.10pm Mass There will be a Mass at St Wilfrid’s for St Wilfrid’s School (to which all are welcome) at 10am with Blessing of Candles and Procession. There will be a sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6pm also with Blessing of Candles and Procession.
The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has launched a national consultation - “Abortion Clinic Protest Review” - seeking the views of those “who have experience of protest activity outside abortion clinics”.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is appealing to anyone who takes part in pro-life vigils to respond to this consultation.
If you would like to respond please read these Briefing Notes. There is a link from the notes to the survey itself.
It is important that as many people as possible respond, not only to protect the rights of the unborn and those who speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, but also to defend the right of freedom to bear public witness in our society.
After last year's successful joint Oxford/York Pilgrimage to Fatima, we are planning another this year to Rome, Assisi and the Holy House of Loreto. The dates will be from 17-24 September and the cost between £745 and £792 per person (depending on the numbers booking). Flights for the York pilgrims will be from Manchester. Further details are available by clicking here.
We welcome Fr Joel Warden from the Oratory in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn Oratory has the care of two parishes in New York as we have the care of two parishes in Old York. Fr Joel lived for three years with our community in Oxford while he completed an Oxford University theology degree as part of his priestly studies.