17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023


Welcome to the celebration of Holy Mass. If you are visiting our parish you are most welcome, do feel free to introduce yourself and join us for coffee/tea in the church hall after mass. 

Please pray for the sick, housebound and those in the armed forces suffering mentally and physically from the effects of war: Deacon Bernard Curtin, Justin Family members & Jessica, Maureen McDonnell. 

Recently Dead Lorraine Smales RIP Funeral Service South Oxfordshire Crematorium 11am Wednesday 9th August. 

Confessions are available during exposition at St Joseph’s on Friday mornings, before weekday masses at Burford, at Bampton in the Lady Chapel 4.30-4.50, and of course on request 

Church Choir Rehearsals 7-8pm on Tuesday evenings. 

Sacrament of Confirmation We finished the preparation for this Sacrament this week. The date we have been given by Canon Paul is Thursday October 12th at 7pm. Please remember our younger parishioners who are preparing to take this important step in their lives of faith. 

Devotion for August Traditionally August is devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The physical heart of Mary is venerated and not adored as is the Sacred Heart of Jesus, because it is united to her person and is the seat of her love, especially for her Divine Son, virtue, and inner life. 

Altar Servers and All Youngsters I was reminded via a Facebook Memory of a very happy afternoon spent at Codsall one of my former parishes with the parish youth group as it was there playing rounders! It was great fun. I wondered if the servers or indeed any of our younger parishioners (or the not so young we aren’t ageist!) fancied a game of rounders on the Rec one Sunday during the summer?! There’s a sign up sheet in the porch if you think you’d be around and interested. Perhaps next Sunday 6th August?! 3pm?! Or 12.30 as in straight after mass etc?! Let me know!

Comments are closed