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Michaelmas Term Masses at the Chaplaincy:
Sundays 11am (followed by refreshments), 5.45pm and 9pm (followed by hot chocolate)
Student Mass and (free!) breakfast on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8am
1st-8th week: Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri-Sat 12.15pm (public Mass)
College Masses: see schedule

 

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Academic Mass 2021 – Fr John O’Connor’s homily

Academic Mass 2021 – Fr John O’Connor’s homily

Here in a Catholic Chaplaincy, it’s not only a matter of sharing ideas and perspectives with others. It is also a matter of supporting one another as you journey together in faith.
Your knowledge and understanding does not need to be perfect to play a valuable part in the conversation. Your every statement and claim do not need to be understood as the last word on the matter, your definitive judgment for all time. Inevitably, some of your views will alter and grow; some might grow stronger, some might quietly disappear, whilst others will shift a bit. And, believe me, this applies whether you are in your teens or in your nineties.

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What is Pope Francis asking us to do and why?

What is Pope Francis asking us to do and why?

What is special about the latest convocation is that it comes with an invitation to us all to reflect on our experience of the Church as a community of people who are journeying in faith through life.
Pope Francis has said that the process of consultation in the Church should be a characterised by ‘a dynamism of mutual listening, carried out at all levels of the Church’. He has also said that people shouldn’t be afraid of saying what they think – there needs to be bold, and respectful, speaking.

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Synod 2021 – 2023: Bishop John Arnold’s address to Oxford and Cambridge Chaplaincies

Synod 2021 – 2023: Bishop John Arnold’s address to Oxford and Cambridge Chaplaincies

The Universal Synod begins in our families, parishes, schools, chaplaincies and communities. Pope Francis is providing a series of questions from which we may select any to which we may want to reply. Discernment is founded on prayer and is an offering of our thoughts as a contribution to a universal conversation. There is no question of winning an argument but of recognising God’s will.

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