Saturday 8 December 2012

Tota Pulchra es Maria


Bishop Paul Hendricks of the Archdiocese of Southwark came to preach and celebrate the Solemn Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.


Our Lady conceived without sin is the patroness both of the Congregation of the Oratory and of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

Bishop Hendricks used the chalice presented to the parish by Blessed Pope Pius IX, who defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in 1854.