SERVICE

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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ย The Chaplains - Fr Damian, Alvea and Fr William

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โ€˜Can we not do more to make [a] revolution of love and justice a realityโ€ฆโ€™ Pope Francis, Do Cat, p.11

Hopefully youโ€™re going to enjoy the experience of University! But life in Oxford is stretching, and the stretch wonโ€™t just be academic.โ€‹

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

Like in academic life, or in sport, or music etc., so in our life of love of neighbour โ€“ we need to exercise ourselves, to discover how to come alive in the service of others, and how to communicate Christโ€™s own love for the poor and the marginalised.โ€‹

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 โ€˜common homeโ€™.