AMDG To the greater glory of God

Welcome to Oxford!

A message from Fr Matthew:

It’s wonderful to have seen so many of you at the Sunday Masses yesterday. A special thank you to the Cathsoc Freshers’ Fair teams and College Reps for having spread the word, and to all who helped with the liturgies and with the after-Mass socialising.  I am sure we are all grateful too to James Stephenson, the chef who provided such a tasty lunch!

Next Sunday we will be saying goodbye to Fr Dushan after 6 years of generous service. Please do join us, if you can, for the 11am Mass, at which Fr Dushan will preside, and for the Free Lunch afterwards.

9th October

The feast of Bl John Henry Newman. For a little spiritual reading you might like to read Pope Benedict XVI’s Newman Beatification homily.
Have a Happy Feast, and a blessed week!

Prayer at the Chaplaincy this week

Our chapel is always open for prayer and quiet reflection. We’d love you to join us at any of our communal prayer times:

Monday – Saturday – 12:15pm and
Tuesday and Thursday – 8am followed by breakfast

Monday – Friday – 7:30am

Morning Prayer
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 8am

Saturday – 11:15am-12noon
Sunday – 10:15am – 11:45am
And on request.

Upcoming events

The Newman Catholic Society will be holding their first talk of the year this coming Thursday – ‘Dominicans Dispute Doctrine: Can we prove God exists?’

Come share dinner with us at 7pm, and stay for the talk at 7:45pm which will be followed by prayer at 9:30pm. It’s going to be an interesting and engaging discussion, so invite your friends!

On Friday, we’ll celebrate the centenary of miracles in Fatima with a ceilidh! Join us from 8pm for joy and dancing. Admission: £5

Both events take place in the Catholic Chaplaincy, Rose Place, St Aldates, OX1 1RD

Other events in Oxford

‘Whose Life is Worth Living?’ Oxford Students for Life will host their first event of term this Wednesday evening at 7.30 pm in Trinity College.
Ryan Day, from Alliance Defending Freedom, will be speaking about quality of life, dignity and suffering with particular reference to the ‘Charlie Gard case.’
Please do come along!

Anscombe Memorial Lecture 4pm, Monday, 16 Oct 2017

Prof Luke Gormally will be speaking on Chastity, Human Dignity and the Common Good: Anscombe and Aquinas in the Aula of Blackfriars, St Giles, Oxford (OX1 3LY). Lecture followed by a reception, and Mass at 6.15. This annual lecture is given in honour of the Catholic philsopher Elizabeth Anscombe, and is co-sponsored by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and Blackfriars Hall. Registration is free, to sign up please click here.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Fr Matthew, Becky, Fr Keith, Fr Ian, Fr Nick, and Fr Dushan

LDS Praise be God forever