A prayer to St John Henry Newman of the Oratory
Remember us in heaven, Saint John Henry.
Obtain for us the gifts you sought for your friends here below: the grace to follow the kindly light of faith; belief that is firm and true; a heart to speak to the heart of God; and a voice to give praise to the Holiest.
Obtain for us the courage to follow your teaching and example: in loyalty to Christ and the Church; in love for the Immaculate Mother of God and in compassion for the perplexed.
Obtain for us support all the day long of this troubled life till the shades lengthen and the evening comes and the busy world is hushed and the fever of life is over and our work is done. So that the Lord in His mercy may grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last; and that we may pass, with you, from shadows and images into the fullness of truth and love. We make this prayer through the same Christ, our Lord.
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This new book by a Father of the Oratory gives brief biographies of all the Martyrs of York from the 1530s to the 1670s. It can be found in the St Wilfrid's Repository or ordered on line by clicking here.
Have you ever wondered about the heads surrounding the altar at St Wilfrid's? They are all figures from Genesis. This autumn there will be a series of Bible studies dealing with each head in turn. The sessions will be on Tuesdays after the 12.10pm Mass or Wednesdays at 7.30pm, in the Upper Room. Fr Daniel will give a short talk and explanation of each figure, followed by questions and discussion. The first Tuesday session will be on 10 September. (Please bring a sandwich). The first Wednesday session is on 11 September at 7.30pm. The first subject will be “Adam – Paradise Lost”.
It has been a weekend of events for St Margaret Clitherow. We welcomed the Catholic Women's League with their Chaplain, Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton for their Pilgrimage in honour of their Patron, St Margaret Clitherow.We have also had the Pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret Clitherow and the opening Mass for the St Margaret Clitherow Multi Academy Trust to which all our schools now belong.
Thursday, 22 August is the Feast of Our Lady of York. There will be Novena Prayers after the 12.10pm Mass each day from 15 August (the Solemnity of the Assumption) and at Benediction on Sunday. There will be Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 8am on Thursday 22 at her altar in St Wilfrid's and a Mass with Hymns at 12.10pm that day.