Becoming a Catholic

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|

RCIA Programme 2010 – 2011

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults The Chaplaincy RCIA programme for all those seeking Baptism, Confirmation or Reception in the Roman Catholic Church begins the first of this term's meetings on Thursday of 4th Week (2nd November). Beside the shared meetings candidates will be given a personal guide with whom to talk through more specific questions. The programme runs until May 15th, when Bishop Kenney will come to administer the sacraments at the 11:00 Mass. If you are interested in joining the programme, please get in touch with Fr. John on [...]

2013-07-17T12:38:45+00:00 January 12th, 2011|Categories: Archive, Becoming a Catholic|

Seminary Experience

14-17 Seminary Experience Next month, March 13-14, there will be a young persons discernment weekend here at Oscott College for any boys 14-17 years of age who are thinking of the priesthood or who are at least open to finding out more.This will be an opportunity for them to meet with and be of encouragement to each other, to share in the life of the seminary and to learn more about the priesthood. It is vital that the young people who wish to attend are referred by yourself and I would [...]

2010-02-26T18:30:14+00:00 February 26th, 2010|Categories: Becoming a Catholic|

Lent 2010 at the Chaplaincy

Looking for things to do for Lent? Weeks of Guided Prayer begin Thursday, 18th February at 6:00 pm All day confessions on Ash Wednesday, 9:00 - 5:45, Masses at 7:30, 9:00, 1:15 and 6:00. Open door at the Chaplaincy 9—6, 5th - 8th weeks. Sunday 2nd collections for the Tanzania Project Home coin Collections for CAFOD CAFOD Ash Wednesday Soup lunch and Friday Soup lunches, Making  Catholicism heard Today (Thursdays at 6), Lent Reading Group (contact Alex), Join the Catholic Worker and Fellowship of Reconciliation Centre's Tuesday Lenten Reflections on Binding [...]

2010-02-12T22:40:41+00:00 February 12th, 2010|Categories: Becoming a Catholic|

CrunchTime: Oxford Chaplains Week 2010

Oxford Chaplains 2010 Christianity, in and around Oxford University, is thriving and diverse.  Almost all the spiritual, liturgical and theological traditions of Christian history are represented: Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant; Evangelical, Conservative, Charismatic, Liberal, Radical.  From Anglican Choral Evensong to a Charismatic Worship Service, whatever you might be attracted to in Christianity, you have a good chance of finding it in Oxford.  And helping you think through the relationship between these various traditions and choices are the Chaplains who serve in Oxford.  Most colleges have a chaplain: and most denominational churches [...]

2010-02-04T10:29:33+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Categories: Becoming a Catholic|

Beyond the Catechism: Texts

Texts are now available for the first five talks of the BTC lectures last term Lecture One Faith and Reason Lecture Two Resurrection and the End of the World 100 BC latest Possible strands of influence and confluence of thought in the Hellenistic Period lecture 2 Names and dates Lecture three A History of the Word A History of the Word - supporting texts Lecture four A History of Being and Other Big Words Lecture Five A History of the Soul It is hoped that this series of talks will lead [...]

2009-12-20T19:46:24+00:00 December 20th, 2009|Categories: Becoming a Catholic|

The Journey To Bethlehem

Reflections on the Sunday Readings for Advent and the Christmas Season by Fr. Nicholas King SJ Reprinted by kindness of 'The Southern Star' 1st Sunday of Advent 2nd Sunday of Advent 3rd Sunday of Advent 4th Sunday of Advent Feast of the Holy Family The Epiphany of the Lord

2009-12-20T18:57:04+00:00 December 20th, 2009|Categories: Becoming a Catholic, Gospel Reflections|

Catholic Parliamentary Internships

Now in its seventh year, this scheme will provide seven recently graduated Catholics with an intensive experience of political and social action in a spiritual context. Three interns will be placed with Christian MPs and there are two further public affairs internships – at Archbishops House, Westminster and the Catholic Education Service. We will also be recruiting two further interns for work with Christian MEPs in Brussels in a new parallel scheme to be run by the office of the European Catholic Bishops’ Conferences based in Brussels (COMECE). London-based interns join [...]

2009-12-20T18:32:02+00:00 December 20th, 2009|Categories: Becoming a Catholic, This Week events|