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Service Times

'Be assiduous in prayer at the appointed hours and times...When you pray to God in psalms and hymns let the words you utter be pondered in your hearts' (St Augustine, Rule, 2.1 and 3).

All are welcome to join the Dominican community for Mass and the Divine Office, which are celebrated publicly every day. A Sunday morning Mass is also celebrated at which families with young children are especially welcomed.

Times of regular WEEKEND MASSES AND CONFESSIONS and WEEKDAY MASSES can also be found below.


 

Regular Service Times

(NB New timetable, effective 4th September, found below)

Sunday

08:00 Mass

09:30 Family Mass

18:15 Mass and Vespers (combined)

The 8am Sunday Mass is a quiet Mass, without music. The 9.30am Family Mass has music and also has Children’s Liturgy groups for 0-5 years, 5-7 years and 7-11 years, which take place during the sermon. The 6.15pm Sunday Mass normally has Mass and Vespers combined, with the congregation joining the Dominican Community in the singing of the Mass and Office. 

 

Monday-Friday

18:15 Mass

18:45 Vespers

17:30-18:00 Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament (Mondays)

On major feasts Mass is celebrated with greater solemnity and is combined with Vespers.

 

Saturday

18:15 Mass (not a Vigil Mass)

18:45 Vespers

 

New Timetable from Monday 4th September 2017

The Chapter of the Dominican Community of Blackfriars Oxford has voted to adopt a new horary (timetable) from 4th September 2017:

 

Monday to Friday 

7:05am Lauds

7:30am Conventual Mass

1:05pm Office of Readings and Midday Prayer

6:15pm Mass

6:45pm Vespers

Saturday

8:05am Lauds

8:30am Conventual Mass

1:05pm Office of Readings and Midday Prayer

6:15pm Mass

6:45pm First Vespers of Sunday

Sunday

8:00am Mass

8:45 Lauds

9:30am Family Mass

1:05pm Office of Readings and Midday Prayer

6:15pm Conventual Mass with sung Vespers

 


Times of Confessions

Confessions are available in the church on Saturdays 12.30-1pm and 5.30-6.10pm. Confessions are also available throughout the week by asking in the lodge ( Monday - Friday: 9am-1pm and 2-5pm (4pm on Fridays)).

 

Times of Masses and Confessions: St Aloysius' (Oxford Oratory) and the Catholic Chaplaincy

The nearby Parish Church of St Aloysius Gonzaga is served by the Fathers of the Oratory and the University of Oxford Catholic Chaplaincy is served by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and is also close by. Times of Masses and Confessions at St Aloysius' can be found here and times of Masses at the Catholic Chaplaincy can be found here

 

Polish Services

Sunday Mass in Polish now takes place at St Anthony's Parish, 115 Headley Way, OX3 7SS at 11.30am. For further information, please click here

Blackfriars

News & Events

3rd Aug
Congratulations to our new graduates!

Six students from six different countries graduated on Saturday 29th July.

3rd Aug
Ordinations a Blackfriars

Sunday 30 July saw three Dominicans and two Franciscans ordained deacons at Blackfriars, Oxford by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP.

28th Jun
Anscombe on Contraception

A Half-Day Symposium 22nd July 1pm - 4pm

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