COMMUNITY

OXFORD UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY
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Hello!

As we begin the summer vac, we want to ensure that we can continue to stay in touch. If you are leaving Oxford University, please don't forget to send us your non-university email address. We even have a mailing list for alumni! (Note: you can sign up for this even if it's been more than a few years since you graduated!) Contact Alvea to update your details.

If you have any surplus non-perishable food items that you would like to donate to the Chaplaincy before you leave, please contact Alvea.

If you will be moving to a different college, let us know when you have a new email address so that we can update our records.

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด... ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜!
If you have any small or medium-sized practical items that you would like to donate to the Chaplaincy that can be used by other students (or that we may donate on to a charity like JRS if needed), please contact Alvea. In the last couple of years, we have received items like a neck warmer, kettle, suitcase, saucepans, duvets and pillows, among other things.
Over the summer, we hope to inventory our stock so the sooner we know what we have, the easier it will be to find something when requested.

Students - let us know if you are in Oxford over the summer. We can add you to the ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜.

๐™ˆ๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™จ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐™ง๐™™ ๐™…๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿญ๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™…๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฎ
Sun: 11am and 5.45pm
Mon-Sat: 12.15pm
Wed: 8am Student Mass and breakfast

๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™˜๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™‡๐™ž๐™—๐™ง๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ, ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ข ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ก ๐™™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ซ๐™–๐™˜
Over the vac, the Library and Strange Room will be in use at various times for external bookings including summer schools. Please join the vac chat (see above) to be notified of changes.
If you have books to return, please do so ASAP and email library@cathchap.ox.ac.uk.
The Strange Room may not be available to Chaplaincy members in July and August. There may be more flexibility over the weekend. Please contact a Chaplain with queries.
If you left any personal items in those spaces, please contact Alvea as soon as possible.
The Chapel will be open as usual, from 7am to 11pm, until further notice.

The โ€˜๐™‚๐™ค๐™™๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ / ๐™‚๐™ค๐™™๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃโ€™ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™ข๐™š for the next academic year is now live! This is the Chaplaincy's version of College Parents.
Current students, youโ€™d be welcome to sign up as a โ€˜godparentโ€™ - even if you have been one before. Donโ€™t worry if you donโ€™t have a โ€˜co-parentโ€™; we can sort that out. Complete the form here: https://forms.office.com/e/kxVakaUvgf
If you are coming up to Oxford next academic year, or know someone who is, sign up as a โ€˜godchild'. Complete the form here: https://forms.office.com/e/EDe07780TD
Contact a Chaplain for more information!

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A special welcome to any new and visiting students, and university members!


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Newman Society

The Newman Society was founded in 1878 as a society for Catholic student members of the University. Working closely with the Chaplaincy, they seek to encourage and support Catholic students in their vocation as witnesses to the Faith.

Chaplaincy Residents

The resident community is at the heart of Chaplaincy life and gives the opportunity for students to live in a Catholic environment during their time at University. For details and how to apply, visit this page.

Becoming a Catholic

Every year, the Chaplaincy runs an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) programme for those seeking to join the Church. Entitled ‘Catholicism – the basics’ the programme will begin in 6th week of Michaelmas Term. Find all the details here.

Catholic Oxford

There is a lot of Catholic life in Oxford. You’ll find things of interest being held at the Catholic Private Permanent Halls (PPHs) of the University, Blackfriars, Campion Hall and St Benet’s, and at St Aloysius, the Oratory Church. Click here for more info.

The Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy is a vibrant community, thanks to the many students who contribute to the shared life here.

Each year, a number of study groups, prayer groups, and social groups are formed and maintained in the Chaplaincy by students who invest their time into making our space a welcoming place for all.

Our two most distinct groups are the Chaplaincy Residents, and the Newman Catholic Society. Though each different in nature, these two communities form the backbone of Chaplaincy life.

Every Thursday, the Newman Catholic Society cooks and serves a hot meal open to all students, and hosts a talk in the Blue Room. The evening closes with a time of Benediction and Compline in the Chapel. The Society also organises social events throughout the term. Make sure to visit their website for more information.

Our resident community is formed of 12 students, a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate, who choose to live at the Chaplaincy for at least one academic year. Oxford life can be hectic, and filled with pressures both academic and social. For many, the chance to experience life at University in a Catholic context is strengthening. With the Chapel always available, and a more Christ-centred and person-centred way of life than you might find in College, the Chaplaincy is certainly a different experience, and one which is filled with many blessings.