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Parish donates new toys to the Salvation Army Appeal
A wonderful collection of carefully chosen gifts has gone from our parish to the Salvation Army appeal, ready to be distributed to local families where the children will have little or nothing for Christmas.
Click here for full story

 

Alumni of Venerable English College celebrate Martyrs’ Day in Exeter College
Canon Mervyn and alumni of the Venerable English College gathered in Exeter College Chapel for an historic commemoration of the 44 students of the VEC martyred in the 16th and 17th Centuries.
Click here for full story; click Martyrs Mass for text and music.

Parishioners say that Live Simply Campaign has made them more aware
As we move from campaigning to embedding Live Simply principles into daily life, read parishioners’ reactions.
Click Responses to the questions for full results.
Click What difference has Live Simply Made for parishioners’ free responses. 

Justice and Peace Group suggests questions to election candidates
There is still time to ask questions of election candidates.
Click here for link to questions on CAFOD website
Click here for link to Democratic Dashboard for list of candidates in your constituency

Parish supports Salvation Army collection of new toys
For the second year running, parishioners are invited to bring new toys and gifts for children who might not otherwise receive a Christmas present.
Click here for list of suggested gifts.

 

Bishop John Arnold launches Live Simply Book of Recipes and Tips
In another initiative in support of the Parish’s Live Simply Campaign, parishioners have collected a set of recipes and tips in support of CAFOD.  The Chairman of CAFOD, Bishop John Arnold launched it at the weekend.
Click here for full story

Parish Collects Trash for Cash to Care for the Planet
As part of the Live Simply Campaign, parishioners are gathering mobile phones, cameras and other items of value so that precious metals can be recovered and the proceeds donated to CAFOD.  
Click here for full story. Click Universe page for page from Universe.

Charity presents £400 to Parish
A new charity, Grace Charity UK, set up by parishioners and friends, has made a major donation to the Parish funds.  They also made a similar donation to the John Radcliffe Hospital.
Click here for full story. 


Update on Parish CAFOD Projects
We have been working on a number of projects over recent years.  The people of Sebeya have thanked us for the contribution we made to enable a new irrigation project to be completed, bringing them water all the year round.
Click here for brief update, here for letter from Sebeya.

Parish Masses to celebrate Ceation
This weekend, the Parish celebrated the gift of Creation, recognising the need for us all to take responsibility for the care of our planet and the gifts of creation, as part of the Live Simply Campaign.
Click here for full story.

Parish celebrates Pentecost with International lunch
Parishioners gathered in the Parish Hall after the 11 am Mass for a Bring and Share Lunch to celebrate the diversity of our community, reflecting the global nature of the Catholic Church.
Click here for full story.

Live Simply Book of Recipes and Tips
The Parish is producing a new book of Parishioners’ recipes and tips on how to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with those in poverty.
Send your recipes and tips to livesimplyrecipe@gmail.com.
Click here for further information.

 

Advance notice Curry Night
Saturday 22 June 2019, 5pm
To raise money for Corpus Christi and Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Heart Centre (CTCCU).  Tickets £10.
Click here Curry Night Information for full details – then click on the image to enlarge it.

Friday 1 March 2019
Parish launches Lent Plastic Challenge
In response to a film evening showing  Global Healing, on behalf of the Bishops of England and Wales on Pope Francis’s  Encyclical Laudato Si’, the Parish has launched a new Lenten Challenge.
Click here of full story

Monday 18 February
Parish to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight
Towards the end of 2018, Corpus Christi and Our Lady of Lourdes received recognised status as Fairtrade Churches by the Fairtrade Foundation.  The Parish has committed to using Fairtrade products where possible for refreshments and to promote Fairtrade Fortnight, which this year runs from 25 February to 10 March.

Click here for full story.  Click here for Fairtrade Foundation.

 

Wednesday 23 January
Parish thanked for Night Shelter Donations

Over the Christmas period, parishioners donated warm clothes, under clothes and toiletries to the homeless in Oxford through the Oxford Winter Night Shelter.  These have been gratefully received and further collections are needed.
Click here for full story.

Sunday 20 January
Parish celebrates the Feast of Santo Niño of Cebu.

On the third Sunday in January, the Church in the Philippines celebrates the Feast of Santo Niño, the statue of the boy Jesus believed to have miraculously survived in Cebu following conflicts in the 16th Century.  It represents the introduction of Catholicism to the Philippines.
Click here for full story.  Click
Santo-Nino-Video2 for video.

Thursday 20 December
Thursday Lunch Club Christmas Lunch
On Thursday 20 December, the Parish Hall was the venue for the Annual Christmas Lunch.
Click here for full story

 

Thursday 20 December
Parish collection for the homeless continues through the winter months
 “While they were there the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to a son, her first born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them at the inn.” St Luke’s Gospel
Click here for full story and list of items needed
Click here for link to Oxford City Council, What we do to tackle homelessness

Sunday 16 December
Corpus Christi Children’s Choir CD sells out!

The wonderful CD of Christmas music by the parish’s Children’s Choir sold out on the first weekend of sales.

Click here for full story
Click here for sound extracts from the CD (you may have to adjust volume)

 

Sunday 9 December
Parish donates toys to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal – collection now closed
As part of the Live Simply Christmas Project, the toys collected by parishioners have been taken to the Salvation Army for distribution to local children in need.
Click here for full story

 

 Sunday 18 November
Parish Celebrates 50 years of work and ministry by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart (Saint Aubin)
It is 50 years since the Sisters moved into the Priory within the Parish – the Parish showed their love and gratitude with a celebratory lunch.
Click here for full story.

Click here for Sr Marie Ann’s Remembering 50 Years

Friday 28 September
Results of Parishioners’ response to the Live Simply Survey

For a chart showing results of the Live Simply Prompt sheet and parishioners’ suggestions of further ideas for the Live Simply campaign, click here: Prompt Sheet results

Friday 7 September
Fr Mervyn’s Address at Adoremus

Fr Mervyn’s opening address to the Eucharistic Conference in Liverpool.
Click here to watch video (NB 23 sec intro before talk)
Text of Presentation.

 

Wednesday 22 August
Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

46 parishioners from Corpus Christi Parish are in the Holy Land, on a pilgrimage led by Fr Mervyn.

Click here for full story

 

Tuesday 21 August 2018
Parishioner Louise McCarthy raises money for Children’s Charity
Louise McCarthy is planning a 50 km Trek to raise £200 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Click here for full story

 

Tuesday 31 July 2018
Blue Plaque commemorates first Catholic Parish in Oxford
Bishop William Kenney, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, unveiled a blue plaque on the former St Ignatius Chapel – the site of the first Catholic Church in Oxford after the Reformation. 
Click here for full story

 

Sunday 22 July 2018
91 Parishioners Shared the Journey
As part of the CAFOD Live Simply Campaign, parishioners walked to express solidarity with migrants and refugees.  
Click here for full story