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RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The Chaplaincy RCIA programme for all those members of the University seeking Baptism, Confirmation or Reception in the Roman Catholic Church begins in the Michaelmas term. Beside the shared meetings and the opportunity to reflect and pray with the 'retreat in daily life', candidates will be given a personal guide with whom to talk through more specific questions. The programme runs until early in the Trinity term, when Bishop Kenney CP comes to administer the sacraments at the 11:00 Mass. If you are interested in joining the programme, or you have [...]

2017-10-11T10:32:57+00:00 July 16th, 2013|Categories: Becoming a Catholic|

World Youth Day and Magis

The Chaplaincy World Youth Day team is up and running, led by Roland Scarlett (Oriel), Christine Hobden (St Antony's), Florian Ploeckl (Nuffield), if you are interested in participating, please get in touch with any one of the above. Please note also the opportunity to go on the Ignatian network 'Magis' programme in the days before the WYD itself. See details below. Maryanne and Lotte are hoping to visit the Chaplaincy during the Open Week. Dear Magis people, Happy New Year to you all, and thank you for expressing an interest in [...]

2011-08-23T09:52:04+00:00 August 14th, 2011|Categories: Prayer, Past Events|

The Philosopher’s Friend and Tales of Detection

The Philosopher's Friend and Tales of Detection by Moff Thanks to all who handed over their hard-earned for a copy of this dubious work.  Collectively you have thereby  raised about £200 for our Tanzania partner school.  A thousand thanks!  I hope you also found it helped with the dodgy table. For those who in spite of the Preface's health warning would still like a copy (though this will no longer be in support of the Tanzania project) the button below will give you a link to the Lulu website.

2011-09-03T09:57:47+00:00 June 28th, 2011|Categories: Past Events|

Aldermaston Three

Our own Susan Clarkson, my brother-in-law Chris Cole and Fr Martin Newell CP (a Newman Society guest-speaker in 2008) have just been appearing at Newbury Magistrates court... Christian Peace Activists Convicted for Nuclear Protest at AWE Aldermaston Three Christian peace protesters were today convicted at Newbury Magistrates Court of Criminal Trespass under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (SOCPA), and Criminal Damage. The convictions follows a protest at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in September 2010 organised by the Catholic Worker. The three, Susan Clarkson (64), Chris Cole (47) both from [...]

2011-06-27T10:25:31+00:00 June 22nd, 2011|Categories: Past Events|

Fr Moffatt’s WUB

Welcome to the second edition of Fr. Moffatt's Widely Unread Book.  You are joining a very select band of readers.... This is the latest unedited version (January 2011) of my revision of Beyond the Catechism that will eventually be superseded by a Way Books publication due out in January 2012, probably titled as above.  The contents will not be helpful for everyone, but if you do find it helpful and you know others who might do so as well, then please feel free to pass on the link. The picture depicts [...]

2011-07-06T14:25:23+00:00 June 20th, 2011|Categories: Fr Moffatt's WUB, Past Events|

Cathsoc Committee 2011

President: Lorna Forrester (Mansfield) Vice-President: Markus Plewa (St. Hilda's) Secretary: Claire Mitchell (New College) Treasurer: Marystella Ramirez-Guerra (St. Anne's) Charities' Officer: Hana Tsuruhara (Lincoln) Ecumenical Secretary: Thomas Reilly (Blackfriars) Social Secretary: Matthew Robinson (Hertford) Publicity Officer: Bryan Beom Sohn (St. Edmund Hall)

2012-11-07T11:05:20+00:00 February 28th, 2011|Categories: Student Groups & Service Projects, CathSoc/Newman Society|

Catholic Parliamentary Internships

Each year there are places for 8 recently graduated Catholics to experience political and social action with spiritual accompaniment. The deadline for applications is February the 28th. See poster below for details and pick up a card from the Narthex. The web link is:

2011-03-02T13:28:16+00:00 February 25th, 2011|Categories: Life After Oxford, Past Events|

Fortnight of Guided Prayer Sunday 20th February – Sunday 6th March

In the coming weeks the chaplaincy is offering the second retreat in daily life of the year, accompanied by individual prayer guides.  The fortnight of Guided Prayer begins with a preparation meeting at 7:30 on Sunday of 6th week (20th February) and ends on Sunday of 8th week (6th of March) with a reflection and evaluation. What is it? It is an opportunity to explore different ways of praying in the middle of a busy life.  The prayer exercises offered are in many cases drawn from St. Ignatius’ of Loyola’s ‘Spiritual [...]

2012-11-07T11:06:36+00:00 February 14th, 2011|Categories: Student Groups & Service Projects, Prayer, This Week events|

Prayers for Peace-worker

Note from Fr. Moffatt - I'd ask your prayers please for my brother-in-law Chris Cole who lives in East Oxford and works in the tradition of Dorothy Day of non-violent protest against war. The attached photograph shows him in action with Martin Newell and our own Susan Clarkson of the Catholic Worker movement (also recently imprisoned). He has just been jailed for 30 days (Wandsworth Prison) for a peaceful protest at last year's London arms fair (see press release below). For CCTV footage of what he is actually in prison for [...]

2011-01-20T09:30:02+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Categories: This Week events|