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4 04, 2020

Letter from the Parish Priest

2020-04-04T11:11:07+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

2020-04-03T19:34:26+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, increase [...]

2 04, 2020

Coronavirus measures (last updated 2nd April)

2020-04-02T11:40:48+00:00April 2nd, 2020|

The measures outlined below are being taken in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The government has issued new guidance as of 23rd March, which requires all places of worship to close temporarily. Church Closure The Oratory Church is closed in compliance with the government's new instructions. The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days [...]

28 03, 2020

Prayers for Spiritual Communion

2020-04-01T16:31:27+00:00March 28th, 2020|

When we are unable to receive Holy Communion sacramentally, we may still make an act of Spiritual Communion. Saint Thomas describes this as 'an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Holy Sacrament, and a loving embrace as though we had already received Him.' The prayers given below are one way of expressing this desire. The Confiteor I [...]

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 [...]

13 02, 2019

Second Newman Miracle

2019-10-16T14:00:00+00:00February 13th, 2019|

With great joy we have learned that Pope Francis has authorized the promulgation of a decree confirming a miracle through the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the founder of the English Oratory. The miracle occurred in May 2013 in the USA. An expectant mother was suffering from unstoppable internal bleeding which threatened the life of her child in [...]