Welcome to the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Oxford
Sacred Heart Church in Blackbird Leys, Oxford is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. We hope that you will find our website useful and enjoy searching through the various aspects of life in the parish. Here you will be able to check our weekly newsletter, news and forthcoming parish events, read about how to go about with Sacramental preparation and find out Mass times and other services.
Whatever your reason for visiting us we pray that God will bless your search and grant you many blessings
Welcome to Sacred Heart Church.
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have not yet reimposed the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays, but if you have not been attending Mass since the pandemic began they ask you strongly to reflect on your Sunday practices and, if you can, to return to Mass on Sundays. The full statement is available at the back of the church.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The phrase “Immaculate Conception” does not refer to the conception of Jesus, as some people think, but rather to the conception of Mary. It means that through the merits of her Son, she was totally free from sin from the first moment of her life, her conception. Because the Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of the Archdiocese, this Feast, which falls on Wednesday, is a big day for us. There will be Mass here in Our Lady’s church at 12.00 noon that day. There will also be Mass at Sacred Heart at 6.00 in the evening.
Grand Christmas Draw. Yes, Christmas is coming!!
The DRAW will be made NEXT SUNDAY, 12th DECEMBER. If you can and would like to donate a prize for the raffle it will be gratefully received. Thank you.
The latest edition of the Diocesan magazine, The Sower, is available (free) as you leave church today.
Poor Parishes Fund
There will be a second collection at Masses this weekend for the Poor Parishes of the Diocese. The Fund is to help those smaller parishes where they have difficulty in paying their day-to-day bills.
The Advent Walk With Me booklet
is now available for £1, with daily and Sunday reflections. Walk With Me can be a wonderful resource to give to relatives, friends and work colleagues who are interested in discovering the true meaning of Christmas. There are also copies of the Advent Day by Day booklets (also £1) which have the readings used at Mass for each day of Advent.
Commemorative Sanctuary Candles
For £5 you can buy a candle that will be blessed at the Christmas Midnight Mass and then will burn by Our Lord in the tabernacle or by the statues of the Sacred Heart or Our Lady, for any week of your choice during the coming year. It can be for any reason you want: to remember a loved one; for a special intention; or why not give one as a Christmas present?
After Christmas we shall be starting the lessons to prepare children for Reconciliation, Holy Communion, and Confirmation. But we need people who are willing to help them. If you would like to try this ministry, please talk to me about it. Training will be provided.
May God bless you and all those you love.
Updated on Sunday, 05 December 2021; For more details please see the Newsletter for the week.