Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman

The Holy See has announced that Cardinal John Henry Newman, founder of the English Oratory, will be proclaimed a Saint in Rome by Pope Francis on Sunday 13th October 2019. The Birmingham Oratory and the Archdiocese will be celebrating this historic event.

At Our Lady of the Wayside, a portrait of Cardinal Newman will be blessed in the church on Sunday 13th October at the 11:00 am Mass. There will be a celebration of Vespers (Evening Prayer) here in the parish to commemorate the canonisation on Sunday 20th October at 6pm. Everyone welcome.

The following events will be taking place at the Birmingham Oratory.

Sunday 13th October: Afternoon viewing of the canonisation in the Upper Cloister Hall.

Friday 18th October 7:30pm: Pontifical High Mass (Latin) with this Grace the Archbishop.

Sunday 20th October 12pm Mass (English) with the Archbishop followed by parish celebration. 4:30pm Solemn Vespers, Benediction and Te Deum.

Everyone welcome.