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.
Confessions are available during exposition at St Joseph’s on Friday mornings in the sacristy, At Bampton in the Lady Chapel 4.30-4.50, and of course on request
Forthcoming Talks by Canon Noakes Emperor Constantine Patron of Christianity? 22nd June 7.30pm
Church Choir There is still a sign up sheet in the porch for anyone interested in helping to form a church choir. Ability to read music not essential. I was thinking perhaps of rehearsing on Tuesday evenings?! Those who have expressed interest is this suitable?! Please let me know.
Friday Mass a couple of people have asked for the possibility of an evening Mass. My initial thought was that there are evening Masses available at Witney, but I could move the Friday Mass to Friday evening IF people who come would prefer it?! Friday is the least busy of our masses, and so I am willing to explore this as a possibility. PLEASE do let me know which you would prefer. If the feeling is a Friday evening Mass say 6.30pm would be a popular move then we can explore this. I guess it might be good for people who work and for families who would like to come to Mass together. PLEASE let me know! This could be a ‘summer thing’ going back to morning for winter?!
Ascension Day As a Holyday of Obligation and Celebration, there will be the usual 10am Mass at Burford. There will be a Mass in School at 2.30, and an evening Mass at St Joseph’s at 7pm.
|Reflection – the King’s Coronation|
|This weekend, our country will celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. We know that this event brings a range of reactions from people of faith, as in the general population. For some, it will be a joyful reason to celebrate, for others it can evoke some quite negative reactions. Probably for the greater number, it will not be such a life-changing event. One of the more interesting aspects of the Coronation ceremony is the Anointing with the Oil of Chrism of the new Monarch. This is a moment of great symbolism which, at the very least, can remind each baptised person that this anointing at Christian baptism is a sharing in the life of Christ. The word Christ means ‘anointed one’. We pray for King Charles as he assumes this role. Let us take the opportunity to pray for our country and to recognise that in this Coronation ceremony, the Christian heritage of our country will be evident, as well as rightly acknowledging the many cultures and faiths that now form part of our country and whose dignity and place we recognise.|