The Birmingham Oratory.
Our School has strong links with the Birmingham Oratory.
The Birmingham Oratory is a Catholic religious community of priests and brothers of the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, the community was founded in 1849 by Blessed John Henry Newman, their first house in England.
Part of the complex of the Oratory is the Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception, commonly referred to as the Oratory Church. It now also serves as the national shrine to Blessed John Henry Newman following his beatification by Pope Benedict XVI at Cofton Park and subsequent visit to the Birmingham Oratory on 19 September 2010.
To find out more please visit the Birmingham Oratory website
- 8.30am - Mass (English)
- 10.30am - High Mass (Latin, E.F)
- 12.00 noon - Mass (English)
- 4,30pm - Sung Vespers (Latin, E.F) and Benediction
- 5.30pm - Mass (English)
- 7.30am - Mass (English)
- 12.30pm - Mass (English)
- 5.45pm - Mass (Latin)
- 9.00am - Mass (Latin) followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration with Benediction at 10.45am
- 11.00am - Mass (English) followed by prayers in the Newman Shrine for the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman
- 5.30pm - Mass (English) first Mass of Sunday
- Before all public Masses.
Archbishop Longley celebrating Mass.
Current Birmingham Oratory Community.
Father Anton celebrating Mass with Year 6 boys.
Annual Corpus Christi Procession.
Annual Marian Consecration.
Archdiocese of Birmingham
On the Archdiocese website you will be able to find out more about various aspects of life in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. You will be able to check the list of clergy and parishes, find out Mass times and other services. You can access the pages of Archbishop Bernard Longley and his auxiliary bishops, read some of their homilies and learn more about them.
To find out more please visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website
Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on December 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He felt the call of God and was ordained a Jesuit on December 13, 1969. A Jesuit means that he belongs to the order known as the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Jesuits are known for traveling the world to spread the word of God and being missionaries who serve the poor and fight injustice.
In Rome, Pope Francis, or Francisco, is known as il Papa, which means Father. The pope is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. He lives in Vatican City, which is a municipality inside the city of Rome. In his time as pope, Francis has shared a vision of Church that emphasizes hope, mercy, and care for each other. Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope.
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