Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

EF Masses in Oxford in May

Regular Masses:

Sunday 8am (Low Mass) Oxford Oratory

Wednesday 6pm (Low Mass) SS Gregory & Augustine, Woodstock Road

Thursday 9am (Low Mass: readings in the vernacular) St Anthony of Padua, Headley Way

Saturday 9.30am (Low Mass) St Birinus, Dorchester onThames

Other celebrations in May:

Friday May 7th St Stanislaus (First Friday).
6 Sung Mass, SS Gregory and Augustine

Thursday May 13th Ascension of Our Lord.
12.15 Sung Mass, Oxford Oratory
7.30 Sung Mass - polyphony- St Birinus, Dorchster-on-Thames

Saturday May 29th Whit Saturday (Ember Day).
3.30 Sung Mass, St Birinus, Dorchester-on-Thames

On Saturday 15th May there will be a server training session in the Extraordinary Form at Blackfriars in Oxford.

It starts at 11.30am, and there will be a session before lunch and a session after. Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP, Br Lawrence Lew,O.P. Mr David Forster and Mr Richard Hawker will be helping with the training, which is intended for anyone who knows how to serve Low Mass, to bring them up to speed with the more demanding roles in Sung and Solemn Mass.This will be the occasion for the launch of a new sodality for altar servers who serve the Traditional Mass, the Society of St Tarcisius. You can see more information about that here: http://bit.ly/aEvFXq

If you are interested in attending
please contact Dr Joseph Shaw, the LMs Chairman and Oxford Representitive. His blog has splendid pictures of the recent training conference for priests ands laity at Ushaw.

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