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 Advent Walk With Me booklet is now available for £1 (or whatever you can afford), with daily and Sunday reflections. There are also copies of the Advent Day by Day booklets (also £1) which have the Mass readings for each day of Advent.
Homes for Ukraine Matching Service. Caritas Social Action Network have launched a service to bring together Ukrainian people displaced by the war with people in the Catholic community willing to host them in their homes for six months. Please visit https://sjoq-homesforukraine.uk/ for more information.
Diocesan Directories. Do you want to know where any priest of the Diocese is now? Or perhaps you need to know where to find a Catholic Church in Wolverhampton (or anywhere else in the Birmingham Diocese). If so, you want a Diocesan Directory. The new directories have just arrived and are available from the piety stall. (Spiral bound: £4.50, plain bound: £3.50).
First Holy Communion Lessons. Parents, if your children are aged 8 or over and you wish them to receive their First Holy Communion next June, please register them with me, using the form at the back of the church.
Young Adult Group for 18-35’s at Holy Rood Church on Abingdon Road, Monday, 5th December, 7.30 pm, with Fr Alex, OCD. He will be talking on 1 Timothy 4:18-16 – Values for Godly living (Part 2). It will end with prayer at 9.00 pm. For further information contact Kate on 07933 765367. All are welcome.Pope’s Prayer Intention for December: For volunteer not-for-profit organisations. We pray that volunteer non-profit organisations committed to human development may find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation.
Social Outreach. Veronica has sent a great message: “How about opening our Hall one morning a week and providing a welcome and friendship and tea and cakes to whoever would like to drop in? The old? The lonely? Longlands residents? Asylum seekers? Refugees? I am very happy to organise this if 3 or 4 other people would form a team with me. If you are interested, contact me please. Veronica Robbins 07796916786. Veronica70@ live.co.uk”
Job Vacancy. The Archdiocese is seeking a visionary Director of Education Services to serve its 237 schools. Catholic Education is vital to the Archdiocese, which has placed young people and families at the heart of its vision. The schools will play a significant role in building even closer relationships and co-responsibility between parish, school and home. Applications end on Monday, 28th November. Visit www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/jobs to find out more.
- On Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December, there will be a Crib Service at 4.00 pm, followed by the first Mass of Christmas at 4.30 pm.
- At 11.30 pm there will be Carols and Readings, followed by the Christmas Midnight Mass.
- On Christmas Day there will be Mass at 9.00 am.
For all of these we need singers and musicians. Please have a think which services you will be attending and if you could help with the music.
Advent Penance Service. To help us prepare for Christmas there will be a short penance service before the evening Mass at 5.30 pm on Thursday evening, 15th December, followed by the opportunity for Confessions. All welcome.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who put so much hard work and time into our Bazaar yesterday,
and thank you to everyone who came along to support it.
May God bless you and all those whom you love.
For more details please see the Newsletter for the week.