News Archive

Saturday 23 January 2021

DIY abortion - make your voice heard...

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 15.06.10A number of pro-life groups are hosting two live online briefing events, which will inform and equip us to speak out to protect the many lives at stake after recent government policy changes on abortion as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. [I am posting this too late for the Saturday briefing but there is another on Wednesday, 27th January from 9-10pm. Please click here to find further details. Fr Richard]

Saturday 23 January 2021

Mass Intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 24th January

s-l640Please click here for the list of Mass Intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 24th January.

Monday 18 January 2021

Remember that you were slaves in Egypt

Watch this week's Talking Heads here. It covers Chapter 15 of Deuteronomy, dealing with such vexed questions as lending, poverty and slavery.

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Thursday 14 January 2021

Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 17th January

s-l640Please click here for the list of Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 17th January

Monday 11 January 2021

2021 Talking Heads begins

The first episode of Talking Heads for this year is available here. It covers chapter 14 of Deuteronomy, including the prohibition on eating rock badgers. Here is a picture of a rock badger, in case you don't know what one looks like.

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Saturday 9 January 2021

Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 10th January

ERu_aj9XYAEvJQFPlease click here for the list of Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 10th January.

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Epiphany Celebrations...

The Kings have arrived in the crib and it is starting to look busy....

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The traditional French Epiphany cake - the Galette des Rois - has been made....

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and whoever gets the "bean" in the cake gets to wear the crown.

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This year it was Br Gabriel, so in a nod to the old Twelfth Night traditions he got to sit in the Father's chair and preside at dinner. We have a number of different "beans". There is a 1936 sixpence (year of three kings), an 1848 Maundy tuppence (the year of the English Oratory's foundation), an 1890 sixpence and an enamel Yorkshire Rose. We just have to be careful no teeth are broken!

 

Monday 4 January 2021

Public Worship Continues

During the lockdown, public worship is still permitted. The rules for the national lockdown state,

"You can leave home to attend or visit a place of worship for communal worship."

There will be sung first Vespers for the Epiphany on Tuesday at 6pm

Epiphany Masses: 8.15am (EF Latin), 9.15am at St Joseph's, 12.10pm English Mass, 6pm EF Sung Latin Mass.

Our church will be open for Masses and services only as follows:

Sunday: Mass at 8.30am, 10.30am & 12 noon; Vespers & Benediction at 4pm.

(St Joseph's Saturday evening Mass at 5pm and Sunday morning at 9.30am)

Monday-Friday: EF Latin Mass at 8.15am; Exposition and Confession from 11.30am-12 noon; Mass at 12.10pm.

Saturday: EF Latin Mass at 9.15am; Exposition and Confession from 11.30am-12 noon; Mass at 12.10pm.

Holy Communion is given after Mass.

Saturday 2 January 2021

Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 3rd January

ERu_aj9XYAEvJQFPlease click here for the list of Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 3rd January.

Thursday 24 December 2020

Christ is born for us!

The Fathers and Brothers of the Oratory

wish you a happy and holy Christmas

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