Wednesday 30 October 2013

Freshers' Fair and First Mass of the year


 We were off to a flying start with Mass on Saturday and on Sunday of 1st Week. First, the very impressive High Mass in the Dominican Rite at Blackfriars,


followed by a procession through Oxford, with lots of Gregorian Chant, which even gained the attention of the Oxford Student newspaper: 'Catholics erect gibbet on Holywell Street'.


 Then, the next day, High Mass in SS Gregory and Augustine's in the Woodstock Road.


Michaelmas 2013 Term Card

1st Week
Saturday 19th Oct: Oxford Pilgrimage, Mass in Blackfriars 11am
Sunday 20th: 12 noon Mass in SS Gregory & Augustine's, Woodstock Rd

3rd Week
 Saturday 2nd Nov, 11am: All Souls,
Milton Manor House, near Abingdon

4th Week
Saturday 9th Nov: Training Day, Exeter College,
with Vespers and Compline

6th Week
Sunday 17th Nov, 12noon, SS Gregory & Augustine

Saturday 23rd Nov, Requiem, St Benet's Hall Chapel (tbc)

Christmas Vacation

Friday 13th Dec, St Lucy, 6pm Solemn Mass SS Gregory & Augustine's

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Masses in Hillary Term 2013

It has been a busy term, with the Schola singing in a number of venues. We accompanied the opening and closing Masses of the 40 Hours devotion organised by Fr John Saward at SS Gregory & Augustine's, and his Ash Wednesday Mass. IMG_1923 IMG_1930
And a number of Sunday Masses. We also went to Caversham, on the outskirts of Reading, to accompany the Annual Latin Mass Society Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Caversham, whose shrine is in the church of Our Lady and St Anne. This took place on the Ember Saturday of Lent, and included the full set of readings for that Mass - which means 5 Prophecies (readings from the Old Testament) as well as an Epistle and Gospel.
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Mass was celebrated by Fr Daniel Lloyd, and as well as the chant (including a Gradual after each reading) the Ordinary of the Mass was sung to a polyphonic setting by the Newman Consort.