Monday, October 8, 2012

Oxford and Cambridge Events

Once I Was Clever Boy has some great details about Newmanian and Year of Faith activities in Oxford and Cambridge this week:

Blessed John Henry Newman's Feast

The Oxford Oratory will begin its celebrations of the feast of Bl. John Henry Newman with a Triduum of prayers on Saturday October 6th and Sunday October 7th at 6, and on Monday October 8th at 6.30.

Following that on the evening of Monday October 8th there will be the annual Night Walk to Littlemore to commemorate the journey of Bl.Dominic Barberi to receive Bl. John Henry Newman into the Church.

The pilgrimage begins at the Oxford Oratory at 7.45, pausing for readings and prayers at places associated with Newman. At 9.30 there will be a candlelit procession from 89 Rose Hill to the church of Bl. Dominic Barberi in Littlemore for a Holy Hour with Exposition beginning at 10, during which Confessions will be available. Following Benediction, at 10.45 the pilgrims will process to the College at Littlemore to conclude in Newman's Chapel there. Refreshments are available afterwards at the College. . . .

On the evening of Tuesday October 9th there will be a Solemn Mass at the Oxford Oratory to mark the feast day of Bl. John Henry at 6.

The beginning of the Year of Faith in Oxford:

There will be a High Mass at SS Gregory and Augustine in Woodstock Road in Oxford on the feast of the Motherhood of Our Lady, Thursday 11th October at 6 p.m., to celebrate the opening of the Year of Faith. The preacher will be Fr Aidan Nichols OP. Palestrina's Missa brevis in F will be sung by the Newman Consort. There will be drinks and light refreshments afterwards in the parish hall. The intention of the Mass will be for the Holy Father.

The beginning of the Year of Faith in Cambridge:

On Wednesday October 10th at 7 pm Mgr Andrew Burnham from the Ordinariate will preach at Solemn Evensong and Benediction for the beginning of the Year of Faith in the marvellous Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Cambridge. Not only will this be a service worth attending in itself but it is an opportunity or excuse to go to the church, which was built in 1885-90. If you have visited OLEM before you will know what to expect. If you have not, then visiting this spectacular church is a treat in store.

How I wish I could be there for these events!

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