Weekly Newsletter

Sixth Week of Trinity Term 2018

Hello, I hope you enjoyed the sun this weekend! We were blessed with glorious weather for the Corpus Christi procession, which saw over 300 people walk with the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of Oxford, ending at the Chaplaincy for Benediction, followed by tea and cakes. A huge thank you must go to everyone who made this event such a success - marshals, banner bearers, and most especially the amazing team of volunteers here who coordinated such mammoth refreshment! It's hard to believe that term is going so quickly! All [...]

2018-06-06T20:08:41+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Becky's Newsletter, Weekly Newsletter|

Fifth Week of Trinity Term 2018

Hello! Happy 5th Week (already!). We had a very busy and blessed weekend at the Chaplaincy, with Nightfever, Finalists' Brunch, a BBQ for residents current and new, and the great feast of Pentecost during which we had the joy of celebrating the Baptism and Confirmation of six of our students. Thank you to everyone who pitched in to make the Mass and reception a great success, especially the altar servers and sacristans who welcomed Bishop Kenney in such a warm, dignified way. As we mark the halfway point of Trinity, we’ve [...]

2018-05-21T15:23:29+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Becky's Newsletter, Weekly Newsletter|

Eighth Week Newsletter

Hello everyone! Spring has finally returned, and 8th Week is upon us; it’s hard to believe that the term is coming to an end already! We’re keeping up pace here, and have a busy week ahead… We will finish the term in prayer together, with Stations of the Cross on Friday at 6pm. This beautiful Lenten devotion is part of a rich Church tradition in which we meditate on Christ’s journey to Calvary. You are all very welcome to come and share this time of reflection with us. This weekend, [...]

2018-04-11T14:28:11+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Weekly Newsletter|

Becky’s newsletter for 7th week

Good afternoon! I hope you are all having a good start to the week and are keeping warm. Calm reigns once more in the Chaplaincy after a busy weekend. Bishop John Arnold was delighted to meet so many of you after Mass on Sunday. A huge ‘thank you’ must go to everyone who helped prepare the liturgy, especially the servers, musicians and the dedicated team of silver polishers! I’m sure he left very encouraged by his visit. This week, there are a couple of changes to our regular schedule. Witnesses to Hope: [...]

2018-05-15T16:06:33+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Weekly Newsletter|

Becky’s Newsletter for Sixth week – 19 February 2018

Hello everyone! Well done on getting through Fifth Week! You are all in our prayers as we get to this busy stage in term. If you need some peace and quiet away from it all, you know where we are! We’ve lots of opportunities for prayer and reflection in the coming week. On Friday, we will be holding our termly Nightfever event at Blackfriars. From 7:30pm, the candlelit church will be open for all to come and spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament, accompanied by beautiful choral music. Teams of two will [...]

2018-02-19T22:39:39+00:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: Weekly Newsletter|

Becky’s Newsletter for fifth week – 12 February 2018

Hello everyone!We’re halfway through term already! Can you believe it? I hope the Fifth Week blues aren’t too heavy. If you are feeling under pressure don’t hesitate to get in touch! The Chaplains are always on hand for a cup of tea and a chat.This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, and we will have Masses and distribution of ashes at 8am, 12:15pm, and 6pm in the Chapel – you are all very welcome. Throughout Lent, we seek to deepen our relationship with the Lord in various ways; one of these [...]

2018-02-12T19:14:56+00:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Weekly Newsletter|

Becky’s Weekly Newsletter 5th February 2018

Hello everyone!I hope you are well and are enjoying this glorious sunshine. It’s been nice to see so many of you around this past week. A special thanks must go to everyone who came and contributed to our Chaplaincy Brunch on Saturday, making it a sumptuous feast… I have never seen such a mountain of pastries be demolished so rapidly! We’re hoping to make it a more regular occasion, so watch this space…We’re now at the heart of Hilary term, and are thinking slightly ahead to Lent, which begins on Wednesday [...]

2018-02-06T15:29:23+00:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Weekly Newsletter|

Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy Weekly Newsletter

AMDG To the greater glory of God Welcome to Oxford! A message from Fr Matthew: It’s wonderful to have seen so many of you at the Sunday Masses yesterday. A special thank you to the Cathsoc Freshers’ Fair teams and College Reps for having spread the word, and to all who helped with the liturgies and with the after-Mass socialising.  I am sure we are all grateful too to James Stephenson, the chef who provided such a tasty lunch! Next Sunday we will be saying goodbye to Fr Dushan after [...]

2017-10-11T12:58:50+00:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: Weekly Newsletter|