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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.
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.
The Library and Strange Room will be available for use when not used by the summer school (estimated end date: 13 Aug)
The Chaplains - Fr Matthew, Alvea and Fr William
The Chancellor’s message on the occasion of the Academic Mass and Centenary of the Oxford University Catholic Chaplainy at the Old Palace
Catholics today play an important role in every aspect of our national life. There is a special responsibility on all of us who benefit from all that this great academy has to offer, to return to the community a little of what we ourselves have received.
Bishop John Arnold’s homily on the occasion of the Academic Mass and Centenary of the Oxford University Catholic Chaplainy at the Old Palace
Anniversaries are important in recognising and remembering the history of a place – and the people and events associated with it. And, for The Old Palace, it has been a story of success both in witnessing to the faith and in the mission of evangelisation.
We know that if we do not remain a safe environment then not only will some of you stay away, but there is a strong likelihood that we will have to close for in-person events, either at our own initiative or at the request of the University or Public Health England.
In order to keep open across the term we need everyone to:
The fruits of the five days we spent together are certainly a far better organised library and an array of pretty flower tubs on the terrace, but we would hope also a community that is praying together and working together to make the Chaplaincy the place of welcome and support that you will be enjoy and appreciate.
John Henry Newman was always eminently pastoral, attentive to the needs of human beings; and that is why the poor lined the streets for his funeral and that was why the Oxford undergraduates could not be prevented from attending his sermons. He was, above all, a man of the Spirit, and is an example to us of how to preach the gospel.
We have a capacity for about 60 to 70 people in the Newman Room with an ‘overflow’ in the Chapel for 15.
It’s been wonderful to be able to welcome students back to the Chaplaincy as we head towards the beginning of Michaelmas Term.
We will have our first public Mass since lockdown on Sunday, the 5th of July, at 11am, in the Newman Room. The Mass will also be live-streamed. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for updates on future public Masses.
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On Monday 15th June the Chapel of St Thomas More at the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy will be once again open for private prayer.