SERVICE

OXFORD UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY
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'Godparents/Godchildren' programme
We have launched the ‘Godparents/Godchildren’ programme for the next academic year! The Chaplaincy's version of College Parents. Contact a Chaplain for more information!
Current students, you can sign up as a ‘godparent’ - even if you have been one before. Don’t worry if you don’t have a ‘co-parent’; we'll sort it out. Complete the form here.
If you are coming up to Oxford next academic year, sign up as a ‘godchild’ here.
If you are leaving (or have left!) Oxford, we wish you all the best! Do stay in touch. Don't forget to send us your non-University email address!
And let us know if you are changing college / continuing your studies after graduating, so that we can update our databases and mailing lists.
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The Chaplaincy will be closed from Monday, 8th August to Saturday, 27th August.
The last Mass before closure will be at 5.45pm on Sunday the 7th. The first Mass after reopening will be at 11am on Sunday the 28th.

The next and last Student Mass and breakfast before the break will be on Wednesday, 3rd August at 8am.

12.15pm Public Mass Mon-Sat

Sunday Masses at 11am and 5.45pm (9pm Mass resumes in Michaelmas)

Confessions on Saturday 11.30am-12pm and Sunday 10.15am-10.45am. Please contact Fr Matthew or Fr William directly if you would like an appointment outside of those times.

The Narthex door code will be changed at the end of next week. If you would like the vac code to use the Chapel, Library or Strange Room, please contact a Chaplain or the Chaplaincy manager so that we can keep a list of those with access while the Chaplaincy is closed.
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Library and Strange Room will be available for use when not used by the summer school (estimated end date: 13 Aug)

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The Chaplains - Fr Matthew, Alvea and Fr William

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‘Can we not do more to make [a] revolution of love and justice a reality…’ Pope Francis, Do Cat, p.11

Hopefully you’re going to enjoy the experience of University! But life in Oxford is stretching, and the stretch won’t just be academic.

Pope Francis reminds us that our world needs young people of generosity to engage with the difficult realities of our times.

Like in academic life, or in sport, or music etc., so in our life of love of neighbour – we need to exercise ourselves, to discover how to come alive in the service of others, and how to communicate Christ’s own love for the poor and the marginalised.

So here are a few concrete ways you might engage in the service of others during your time in Oxford:

Volunteer with the Order of Malta

This Catholic charity provides volunteering opportunities for students in Oxford, particularly at the service of the homeless and the elderly

Support Oxford Students for Life

A secular, student-run society which seeks to promote a culture of life at the university and in the wider community, advocating the protection of human life from conception to natural death.

Engage through the Oxford Hub

Based on Little Clarendon Street, the Hub helps students find volunteering placements around the city, with refugee children, the disabled, the elderly and others in need.

Please contact one of the Chaplains if you have your own ideas as to how we can respond to the Gospel call to serve our neighbour and safeguard our ‘common home’.