Notices 28 February – 7 March

Mass times 28 February – 7 March 2015

Saturday 28, 5.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions
–6pm, Sung Mass in the Ordinariate Use (Lent II) Josquin, Missa D’ung aultre amer; Byrd, Ne irascaris

Sunday  1 11.15am, Parish Mass

Monday 2, Lent Feria, 9am Mass

Tuesday 3, Lent Feria, 9am Mass

Wednesday 4, St Casimir, 10am Mass (at the Oxford Oratory); Evensong and Benediction at Blackfriars, 7.30pm

Thursday 5 St Piran, 4.30pm Instruction;* 6pm Evensong (said); 6.30pm Mass (Ordinariate Use)

Friday 6 Lent Feria, 12.30pm Mass (Latin, 1962)

Saturday 7, 5.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions
–6pm, Sung Mass in the Ordinariate Use (Lent III) Byrd, Mass for Four Voices; Palestrina, Ad te levavi

*Anyone wishing to receive instruction for reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church is invited to contact one of the clergy. Details here.


Lent Fridays We have for the last couple of years offered Mass in Latin on Fridays at 12.30pm. From the first Friday of Lent (20 February) the Form will change, but not the language: Mass will be celebrated according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (also known as the Tridentine Mass or the Old Rite). This affords us an opportunity to be ‘deep in history’, as Bl John Henry Newman recommended, as well as the chance (from an Ordinariate perspective) to experience some of the patrimony into which we have entered, as well as that which we have brought. Other masses at Holy Rood remain in the Ordinary Form/Novus Ordo in English (or Portuguese!), or the Ordinariate Use on Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Solemn Evensong & Benediction Wednesday, 4 March at Blackfriars Priory Church, St Giles’, 7.30pm. Lenten Music sung by the Newman Consort.

All services and events take place (unless otherwise advertised) at Holy Rood Catholic Church, Abingdon Road, Oxford, by kind permission of the Parish Priest.

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