LATEST NEWS

Catch up with all the news and events from the Oratory in Formation and the Sacred Heart Parish. Here you will find all of our latest news items together with pictures of our latest activities.

Christmas on the Street

Christmas on the Street

Richmond Hill has thousands of people going up and down each day, and even more now for Christmas shopping, and visiting the Christmas Market immediately below us in The Square - all of whom can view this tender Nativity Scene, nestled in an alcove of the Under-croft,...

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Feast Day – Blessed Antony Grassi, Priest of the Oratory

Feast Day – Blessed Antony Grassi, Priest of the Oratory

Painting by Brother Francisco, of the Bournemouth Oratory in Formation Introduction On December 15th, the Congregation of the Oratory remembers Blessed Antony Grassi of the  (now extinct) Oratory at Fermo in the Marche region of Italy. Born in 1592, Antony grew up in...

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A new Oratorian Bishop

A new Oratorian Bishop

On the 4th December, the Holy Father appointed Fr Mario Aviles, a member of the Pharr Oratory, auxiliary Bishop of Brownsville (Texas, USA). Fr Mario is currently Procurator General of the Confederation, and as such, has responsibility for all...

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A Roaring Trade after 10:30 Mass

A Roaring Trade after 10:30 Mass

Parishioners were invited to "Grab a Bargain" in the Hall after the 10.30 am Mass.  This is just what they did at the church shop £1 stall.   There were many religious and devotional items to choose from and at times it resembled a Harrods sale !! We...

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A Message from the Oratory Fathers

A Message from the Oratory Fathers

Shown from Left to Right:  Fr Peter Edwards & Fr Dominic Jacob Welcome to the Bournemouth Oratory website, where you will find up-to-date news and information about both the Congregation of the Oratory and the Sacred Heart Parish. When Bishop Philip Egan invited the...

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Bournemouth Oratory’s new Emblem

Bournemouth Oratory’s new Emblem

Our Oratory's new emblem consists of 3 eight-pointed stars, a flaming heart and 2 crossed lilies. Why? When St Philip left his home in Florence in 1534, at the age of eighteen, his father gave him a genealogical chart of his ancestry. Philip tore this up, keeping only...

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New Shrine for Our Lady of Fatima

New Shrine for Our Lady of Fatima

This year has marked the Centenary of the apparitions of the Mother of God at Fatima in 1917 and there have been great celebrations of these important events and the vital message of repentance and conversion all over the Catholic world. To commemorate the...

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Our Church Shop Opening Times

Our Church Shop Opening Times

Hidden away at the back of the Church small Hall is our Catholic Church Shop.  It will surprise you with the number of evangelization items which can be found therein. Our recent opening after the 8 am, 10.30 am and 4pm Masses proved incredibly popular, proving that...

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1909 Eucharistic Devotion in our Church

1909 Eucharistic Devotion in our Church

Fr Dominic recently discovered this interesting photograph on a postcard, showing some religious sisters praying before the Blessed Sacrament in our church, during the Quarant'Ore or Forty Hours Devotion held in Lent 1909. This Forty Hours Devotion was first devised...

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Bishop Philip visits the Bournemouth Oratory in Formation

Bishop Philip visits the Bournemouth Oratory in Formation

The Bournemouth Oratory-in-Formation received its first visit, on Tuesday, from Bishop Philip (accompanied by Fr JP), who was delighted and encouraged by all that is happening. In the two months since the Oratorians’ arrival at Sacred Heart, the Community has already grown from four to five, with last week’s arrival of a third Brother.

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