Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blessed John Henry Newman's First Feast in Oxford

On his blog, Once I Was a Clever Boy, John Whitehead provides this detail about the celebration of Blessed John Henry Newman's first feast day in Oxford:

Friday October 8th
~7.45 pm, starting at The Oxford Oratory, the annual Night Walk to Littlemore, stopping at places associated with Newman and following Bl. Dominic Barberi's route to Littlemore in 1845.
~9.30 pm Candlelit procession from Rose Hill to Littlemore Church.
~10 pm Holy Hour and Benediction in the church of Bl. Dominic Barberi.
~10.45 pm Procession to the College for thanksgiving prayers.

Saturday October 9th
~12 noon Mass at Littlemore - Celebrant and Preacher Very Rev Fr Robert Byrne CO, Provost of the Oxford Oratory.
~The College at Littlemore, Newman's church of SS Mary and Nicholas there, St Mary the Virgin in The High, Trinity and Oriel will all be open in the afternoon.
~5 pm A Newman Sermon read from the pulpit of St Mary the Virgin by RSC actor Nigel Cooke.

Sunday October 10th
~Feast observed at The Oratory, veneration of the relic of Bl. John Henry Newman after all Masses.

Wish I could be there!

He also has a post about a brochure Oriel College has produced about Newman.

No comments:

Post a Comment