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Saturday 15 September 2018

Adoration for Schools

As a way for the schools of the Archdiocese of Birmingham to participate in Adoremus, His Grace the Archbishop asked that all the schools throughout the diocese have a time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament last Tuesday, at the same time as His Grace was doing the same in his own chapel. Here are the children of St Aloysius' School taking part in this moment of adoration, united with our Archbishop:


Monday 10 September 2018


Somewhere on the picture below are the pilgrims who went up from Oxford with Fr Daniel to the Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool yesterday:43871151674_52a8d5cd1c_z (1)

After Solemn Mass in the Cathedral, celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, the Blessed Sacrament was carried out for the Procession through the streets of Liverpool, over a magnificent carpet of flowers, provided by the diocese of Arundel and Brighton:




The procession was somewhat wet. See here Bishop Robert Byrne, Cong. Orat. (the chief organizer of Adoremus), Archbishop Bernard Longley (Archbishop of Birmingham), and Archbishop Edward Adams (Apostolic Nuncio) all enjoying the rain of Merseyside:


Singing in the Rain:


The Blessed Sacrament passes through the streets under cover of a canopy:

The crowds at Benediction on the steps of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral:


Monday 10 September 2018

Another Acolyte

On Saturday 8th September, Our Lady's Birthday, Br Benedict was made an acolyte.


The acolyte is one of the two ministries which prepare a man for the sacrament of Holy Orders. By it Br Benedict is given a special service of the altar. The new acolyte is given a ciborium containing the bread for the Eucharist as a sign of his service. 32

Friday 7 September 2018

"Behold, a ladder was set on the earth"

The St Aloysius' School PTA has been working very hard to raise money for our new climbing frame, and during the summer it was installed in the playground.

This afternoon, the climbing frame was officially inaugurated, and Fr Oliver blessed it.


Quality control of the monkey bars:


"He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it." Genesis 28.12

Sunday 26 August 2018

Young Oratory Summer Programme Photos

Last week, we ran our first ever Young Oratory Summer Programme. Over three days, we looked at what makes music, art and architecture sacred. Each day we had time for reading, discussion and prayer. There was a daily sung Mass, with the proper antiphons for each feast sung to Gregorian Chant learnt by the young people on the first day. On day two, we focused on sacred art, which included looking at works in the Ashmolean Museum, and painting our own icons. Our third day, on sacred architecture, included visits to the chapel in Campion Hall and Blackfriars Church, as well as exploring some of the details of our own church.

We plan to run another Summer Programme next year for a full week. In the meantime, weekly Young Oratory meetings begin again on Tuesday 11 September from 5pm.

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