Pastoral Letter Fifth Sunday Of Lent 21 March 2021 – On The Paschal Mystery

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Today we hear Jesus say these words, ‘Now the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified’. Our Lord is not stumbling towards the events of Holy Week, but resolutely responding to his heavenly Father’s will. He knows that ‘unless a wheat grain falls on […]

Pastoral Letter: On the Feast of the Holy Family, 2020

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, In today’s Gospel scene, we hear how the Holy Family journey to Jerusalem, the hearts of Mary and Joseph filled with the joy which comes from fulfilment of the Lord’s will. The poverty of their sacrifice, ‘a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons’ is matched by the […]

Letter from Bishop David, October 9th, 2020

9 October 2020 My dear friends in Christ, Greetings to you in the name of our Servant Lord! I want to write to you, to express my personal gratitude for your service as a steward in your parish community. It is through your personal generosity and dedication, that we have been able to reopen our […]

7th June, 2020

Today I wanted to share with you the very good and joyful news that Bishop David Oakley visited me last Wednesday. It was my first meeting and conversation with our new Bishop, which took place in a very nice, friendly and fraternal atmosphere. The Bishop saw our church and together with me and Jithu prayed […]

Sacramental Programmes – Messages From Bishop David

Bishop David is very conscious that there are a considerable number of people around the Diocese who are due to be baptised or received into full communion with the Church, to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and to receive their First Holy Communion. All these celebrations are currently delayed through the coronavirus crisis. Bishop David […]

Congratulations to Bishop David on His Ordination

Congratulations to Bishop David,  the new Thirteenth Bishop of Northampton David James Oakley was born on 28th November, 1955 in Stourbridge, the eldest of five children. David entered Oscott in September 1974. He was ordained on 5th July 1980 and has served in several parishes within the Archdiocese of Birmingham. He studied for a MEd degree in catechetics […]