30th Sunday of the Year / 22nd after Pentecost

 

APPEAL AND SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR ST RAPHAEL’S FUND

The will be an appeal and a special collection at all Masses this Sunday by the Oratory Fathers on behalf of St Raphael’s Fund, which is the fund for the Oratory’s own students for the priesthood.

 

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

The collection for the Pontifical Mission Societies last week raised £3,032. May God bless your generosity.

 

OCTOBER ROSARY

In the month of October the Rosary will be said every day 20 minutes before the evening Mass at the Lady Altar. The Rosary will be offered for persecuted Christians.

 

OCTOBER ORGAN RECITALS

Mondays in October in the Oratory Church at 7.30pm. All welcome. Retiring Collection. The recital on 26th October will be by our Director of Music, Patrick Russill. For the full programme see the posters in the church porch porch and here. All welcome. Retiring Collection.

 

FR PATRICK DOYLE’S GROUPS HAVE RECOMMENCED

The following groups have started to meet again: St Philip Neri Circle for Women on Tuesdays at 10.30am, Catechism for Catholics on Wednesdays at 8pm, and the Mothers’ & Infants’ Catechism on Fridays at 11.00am (to enroll for this group please contact Fr Patrick Doyle at the Oratory House).

 

CRY ROOM NOW AVAILABLE

A cry room is now available in the Oratory Church during Sunday morning Masses (10am, 11am, 12.30pm). Changes have been made to St Gregory’s Library in the church porch to make room for infants and toddlers. The entrance is through the Sacred Heart Chapel (first chapel on the left in the church). A supervisor will be present, but parents need to accompany and take responsbility for their children.

 

ORATORY YOUNG ADULTS' GROUP

The next event will be on Thursday 29th October in St Wilfrid’s Hall: Luke de Pulford will speak on “The Bill is dead, long live the Bill: How to prepare for the next attack on human life”. This talk will look at the issues around the defeated Euthanasia bill. Luke de Pulford has worked in and around Parliament for 8 years, and now coordinates a global anti-human trafficking network. Hot snacks and drinks from 7.30pm, talk at 8pm. All those aged 18-35 welcome to attend.

 

FRIENDS OF THE ORATORY

The Friends of the Oratory have just launched their new website www.oratoryfriends.org, which introduces various projects, like visiting the elderly and the homeless. They are also building a network of volunteers ready to give support to the more vulnerable.

 

PLENARY INDULGENCE FOR THE JUBILEE YEAR OF ST PHILIP NERI

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of our Holy Father St Philip Neri (21st July 1515), Pope Francis has granted a Jubilee Year with an attached Plenary Indulgence, subject to the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Holy Communion, and prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff). During the Jubilee Year, which runs from 25th May 2015 to 26th May 2016, the indulgence can be gained every day in our church (and in any other church of a canonically established Congregation of the Oratory). To gain the indulgence, a pilgrimage must be made, or one should take part in a service or devotion in honour of St Philip, concluding by saying the Our Father and Creed and prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Philip. The indulgence may be applied to the faithful departed.

 

STILL PLACES AVAILABLE FOR ORATORY PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LISBON AND FATIMA

Fr Michael Lang will lead an Oratory Parish Pilgrimage to Lisbon and Fatima from Friday 15th to Thursday 21st April 2016. The pilgrimage will include an excursion to the shrine of Our Lady of Nazareth in the seaside town of Nazaré and to the magnificent Convent of Christ in Tomar. The total cost, including the return flight from Heathrow to Lisbon with British Airways, transfers, hotels in the Lisbon and Fatima & dinners, will be £699 (this price was guaranteed until 31st July 2015 – any bookings received after this date may be subject to a flight surcharge). More information and booking forms from Fr Michael Lang at the Oratory House or on michaellang@rcdow.org.uk.

 

PRIEST REFERENCE FOR SCHOOL APPLICATIONS

Parents who wish one of the Oratory Fathers to give their child a school reference must register with the “Mass Attendance” scheme. Registration forms are available from the Oratory House.

 

GIFT AID – HELPING THE ORATORY

If you are a UK taxpayer, the Oratory can claim back from the Inland Revenue 25p of every £1 you give, at no cost or inconvenience to you. Setting up a Gift Aid arrangement helps the Oratory to increase its income, which is much needed for the upkeep of the church and for the many pastoral activities in the parish. For further information contact the Oratory House.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU HAVE TO GO INTO HOSPITAL?

In light of strict data protection rules it is essential that on entering hospital you indicate that your details or those of your relative are to be passed to the Roman Catholic Chaplain. Also state that you or your relative would like the Roman Catholic Chaplain to visit you. Chaplains visit the wards during the week and provide an on-call service in case of emergency.

 

VARIA

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Female personal care assistant needed for help with everyday tasks in and around the house, including help organising paperwork, food shopping, accompanying to doctor appointments. The ideal candidate would be someone polite, respectful and trustworthy, living locally and flexible. Full UK driving licence preferable. Earl’s Court Square (SW5), 5 hours per week to start with (Monday to Friday), £10/hour. Please contact Laetitia on 0772 645 7484.

FROM THE DIOCESE

For diocesan job vacancies visit the website http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ where you can view all current vacancies. New jobs are regularly added to the site as they arise.

Scripture from Scratch series of talks: Biblical Models of Discipleship. Location: Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN. Time: 7.00-8.30pm. Dates: 20th Oct 2015, 9th Nov 2015, 2nd Dec 2015, 18th Jan, 2016, 25th Feb 2016, 14th Mar 2016, 12th Apr, 2016, 9th May 2016, 11th Jun 2016. Facilitators: Brian Purfield and Fr John Hemer. Please book your place at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk. If you do not have an access to the internet, please call at 0207 931 6078 and leave your name, contact phone and the date(s). Suggested donation £4. All talks are audio recorded and uploaded on the rcdow.org.uk website on the later date.