24 07, 2021

Brothers’ Annual Picnic

2021-07-24T16:19:11+00:00July 24th, 2021|

Last week, the Brothers of the Little Oratory had their annual Rednal day, with Holy Mass followed by a picnic on the lawn. All men over 18 are welcome to join the Brothers in church on Sundays at 3.15pm for the spiritual exercises of our Holy Father S. Philip. [...]

11 06, 2021

Cardinal’s Library Update

2021-06-11T19:48:08+00:00June 11th, 2021|

Dear Friends, As you can see from the photographs, the restoration work on the roof of the Cardinal’s Library and adjacent roofing is going at a fine pace. The lantern roof, which was in danger of collapsing, has been reconstructed using whatever elements of the old structure [...]

14 02, 2021

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during Lent

2021-12-02T13:10:01+00:00February 14th, 2021|

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed daily in church from the First Sunday of Lent until Holy Week: On weekdays, from 4.30pm to 5.15pm (followed by the Rosary and the evening Mass). On Thursdays, as above, with Benediction following immediately after Mass. On Fridays, as usual from 2pm to 5pm. On Saturdays, from 9.30am to 10.40am, concluding with Benediction. On [...]

5 10, 2020

Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius original score digitised

2020-10-05T15:40:12+00:00October 5th, 2020|

The original score of Edward Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, a setting of the poem by Cardinal Newman, is now available to view online after a digitisation project completed at the Oratory earlier this year. The project was carried out in partnership with Dr Joanna Bullivant of Oxford University, the National Institute for Newman Studies, the British Library and the [...]

27 04, 2020

Catechism for Children

2020-09-05T16:39:54+00:00April 27th, 2020|

This series of instructional videos is based on lessons in the Light of the World books. We hope that pupils at our primary school, the Junior Oratory and our many Catholic families will find them useful in helping them to learn more about our holy Catholic Faith. Videos 1. God 2. Our Lady 3. The Blessed Trinity 4. [...]

4 04, 2020

Letter from the Parish Priest

2021-12-02T13:07:40+00:00April 4th, 2020|

Dear Parishioners and Friends, We hope that you are all in good health and virus-free! It pains us that, for the first time since the foundation of the Oratory here in Birmingham, we are not able to celebrate the ceremonies of Holy Week together. As we all know, participating in the Sacred Triduum is a great source of spiritual renewal [...]

3 04, 2020

Holy Week live streams

2021-12-02T13:04:34+00:00April 3rd, 2020|

The Fathers and Brothers of the Oratory are praying for all parishioners and worshippers at the Oratory, especially this Holy Week. Let us not forget those who are suffering the most at this time, those who have lost loved ones, and those who work in frontline positions. Whilst on 'lockdown', let us take the opportunity to sanctify our homes, [...]

22 03, 2020

Public Mass Suspended

2021-12-02T13:07:51+00:00March 22nd, 2020|

Read our full Coronavirus measures Watch Mass live With the public celebration of Mass tragically suspended, we feel that a darkness has come over the Church. We know that it is a temporary darkness. It will pass. Nevertheless, we also know how bereft God's people are feeling. For reasons which at the moment seem beyond our control, the Lord [...]

1 09, 2019

Newman’s Canonisation

2021-12-02T13:03:32+00:00September 1st, 2019|

None of us has any doubt that the canonization of John Henry Newman is going to bring manifold graces to the universal Church. Once he is declared a saint he no longer belongs exclusively to the Oratories he founded in England. Saints belong to the whole Church. Saints are canonized for the good of the whole Church. I am certain [...]

22 07, 2019

Brothers’ Rednal Day

2019-10-16T14:00:00+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Last Saturday the Brothers of the Little Oratory visited the Oratory House at Rednal for our annual picnic. We began with the spiritual exercises in the chapel built by Cardinal Newman, followed by lunch and recreation. The Brothers of the Little Oratory welcomes all men over 18. We meet for prayers on Sundays at 3.15 (resuming in September), followed by [...]

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