Monday 28 September 2015

Silver Jubilee Celebrations

On Sunday 27th September we were delighted to welcome His Grace the Archbishop, Bishop William Kenney, C.P., Bishop Robert Byrne, Cong. Orat., and many friends to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the arrival of the Oratorians in Oxford.

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The Archbishop is received at the door of the church with a crucifix and holy water:

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He processes to the Sacred Heart Chapel, where he prays before the Blessed Sacrament:

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A Solemn Pontifical Mass, in honour of Our Lady, Queen of the Oratory, was celebrated:

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Bishop Robert preached, and we hope that his sermon will be available soon on this website:

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After Mass, there was a fine party in the Parish Centre:

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A beautiful cake was cut by the Archbishop:

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Photographs by Hannah Chegwyn.