"Such is the wonder of his love: he gathers to this feast those who are far apart, and brings together in unity of faith those who may be physically separated from each other."
Father Stephen Dye, Rev Deacon Raymond Keogh and our parish community welcome you to our parish website of the Roman Catholic Parish of Rutland.
Our parish covers the county of Rutland which includes the two market towns of Oakham and Uppingham and the many villages of Rutland.
Holy Mass is celebrated everyday in the parish church of St Joseph's in Oakham with Latin Mass on a Friday evening. Holy Mass is also celebrated each Sunday in the 19th century private chapel at Exton Hall and once a month on Sunday in the Chapel at Uppingham School.
We are a thriving Parish with many activities and prayer groups that meet both at the church and in private homes.
To all the Clergy of the Diocese of Nottingham
Celebration of the Sacraments and sacramentals of the Church During the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Dear brothers in Christ,
Please note that this advice will be reviewed and developed as necessary weekly.
The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, having consulted the Ordinaries of the Dioceses, have agreed that the cessation of public liturgies should begin from this Friday evening, 20th March 2020. Because of the situation the Church finds herself in, the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation is removed, until further notice. Please do all you can let your parishioners know this as soon as possible, especially those who are elderly or in a vulnerable group, so that they do not feel anxious or worried about not attending Mass.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith. It is very clear that, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches. This will begin from Friday evening, 20th March 2020, until further notice.
Call to Holiness in Today’s World
Our Parish mission week will be from October 7th until October 10th.
Each day will start with morning Mass at 9.30 with sermon by Fr John Farrell, Prior Provincial of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers, followed by Exposition for 30 minutes and a short Benediction followed each evening with a series of talks and meditations using Scripture and Pope Francis’ Exhortation On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, “Gaudete et Exsultate”.
Kairos is a Christian Mission which goes into prisons to show the transforming love of Jesus Christ to inmates. The mission is a five day programme which explains and demonstrates the Christian faith in action. Through the Bible, personal testimony and unconditional love, inmates come to understand that they can be forgiven, accepted and transformed through encountering Jesus.
Letter to the Editor of the Tablet 20th Jan 1883. SIR,—Allow me to call the attention of your readers to my appeal in your columns. It is my last appeal. It is indeed most urgently needed that I should build next March at Oakham. Souls are perishing.