Friday 30 November 2012

Training day

With Chris Hodkinson. We looked at the Graduale Triplex, we talked about conducting, and we sang for the regular Benediction at SS Gregory & Augustine, and a special Solemn Mass for the simultaneous Server Training Day taking place. A good day.

We have a training day with a chant expert once a year; we also attend the weekend Chant Training Course run by the Gregorian Chant Network at the Oratory School in the Easter Vacation.

Friday 28 September 2012

Term Card for Michaelmas

Michaelmas Term & Christmas Vacation 2012

1st Week
Thursday 11th Oct, 6pm, SS Gregory & Augustine
Feast of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary

2nd Week
 Saturday 20th Oct, 11am Blackfriars, Oxford
Latin Mass Society Pilgrimage

3rd Week
 Sunday 21st Oct, 12 noon, SS Gregory & Augustine

4th Week
 Friday 2nd Nov, 6pm, SS Gregory & Augustine 
All Souls

5th Week
Saturday 10th Nov, 11.30am, Milton Manor
Votive Mass of Our Lady

7th Week
Sunday 18th Nov SS Gregory & Augustine

Saturday 24th Nov SS Gregory & Augustine
Training Day with Christopher Hodkinson

Christmas Vacation

Saturday 8th Dec, 6pm, SS Gregory & Augustine
Immaculate Conception
Sunday 16th Dec, 12 noon, SS Gregory & Augustine

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Mass and Vespers for Bl J.H. Newman

Last Saturday we sang for the Latin Mass Society Pilgrimage to Littlemore, where Bl. John Henry Newman was received into the Church. It was the feast of St Pius V, so we sang the Mass of Confessor Popes, Si diligis me.

The pilgrimage started with Mass in Greyfriars, Ifley Road; this was folllowed by a walk to Littlemore, where we assisted at Vespers in Newman's chapel. There is more about the Pilgrimage here.
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Tuesday 10 April 2012

Trinity Term 2012 Term Card

The term card is shaping up; there are more events to be added

2nd Week: Pilgrimage to Littlemore
Saturday 5th May
Mass 2.30pm Greyfriars, Ifley Road
Vespers 5pm at The College, Littlemore

4th Week: Ascension
Thursday 17th May
Mass 6pm SS Gregory & Augugstine's, Woodstock Road

7th Week: Corpus Christi
Thursday 7th June
Mass 6pm SS Gregory & Augugstine's, Woodstock Road

8th Week: Sacred Heart
Friday 15th June
Mass 6pm SS Gregory & Augugstine's, Woodstock Road

9th Week:
Sunday 17th June
Mass 12noon SS Gregory & Augugstine's, Woodstock Road

10th Week: SS Peter and Paul
Friday 29th June
Mass 6pm SS Gregory & Augugstine's, Woodstock Road

Long Vacation

Latin Mass Society Annual Mass in Stonor chapel
Sunday 12th August, 6.30pm

Saturday 11 February 2012

Milton Manor

IMG_0002 The annual Latin Mass Society Mass in Milton Manor is one of three annual Masses we have in the historic homes of the Catholic gentry whose private chapels served as the centres of Catholic life for centuries after the Reformation. Milton Manor's chapel is particularly lovely.

The snow reduced the size of the congregation, as we took the opportunity to sing from the back of the chapel, instead of the little loft they have.
Afterwards we had a very agreeable lunch in an Italian restaurant in nearby Abingdon, Limoncello.

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Masses in Reading and Oxford

I've not been processing videos recently, since I need new processing software and anyway I've not had the time. But we have had some splendid Masses already this term.

We sang in SS Gregory and Augustine three Masses in succession: Sunday 15th January, Epiphany, and Candlemas. We had a very large schola for 15th Jan, including polyphonists. IMG_8695

Epiphany was a beautiful candlelit Mass, with the blessing of candles. IMG_8663

Candlemas also included the procession, at which there are a number of special chants.

Last Sunday we were in Reading.

We had polyphony there too and had a very jolly lunch afterwards. This Saturday we are singing at Milton Manor, in the private chapel of the Barret (now Mockler-Barret) family, an opportunity to see this lovely house and the chapel dedicated by the saintly Bishop Richard Challoner. Mass is at 11.30am, and will be celebrated by Fr Anthony Conlon.