1 March 2009

Programme for Cardinal Pell's visit to the Newman Society 2009

Monday 2 March
  • His Eminence met at airport
  • Private engagements

Tuesday 3 March
  • Private Mass
  • Visit to Stonor Park accompanied by Newman Society officers, tour, tea with Lord and Lady Camoys

Wednesday 4 March
  • Private Mass
  • Private engagements
  • Dinner with Chaplains and officers of Oxford University's catholic societies, Catholic Chaplaincy

Thursday 5 March
  • Visit to Birmingham Oratory accompanied by Newman Society officers, meeting with Provost, Mass in Newman's Chapel, tour, lunch
  • Solemn Vespers for Newman Society (Extraordinary Form), Merton College
  • Reception, Merton College
  • Newman Society dinner in honour of His Eminence, speech by His Eminence, Keble College

Friday 6 March
  • Press Conference, Exeter College
  • Newman Society inaugural Thomas More Lecture 2009, Divinity School
  • Reception, speech by His Eminence to launch Newman Society's Faith in Oxford appeal, Divinity School
  • Newman Society Solemn Pontifical Mass in intercession for the Beatification of Cardinal Newman, Oxford Oratory
  • Dinner, Oxford Oratory

Saturday 7 March
  • Mass, consecration of Newman Society to Our Lady of Oxford, Our Lady of Oxford's Chapel, Oxford Oratory
  • Private tour of Oxford
  • Lunch with Heads of the Catholic Halls, Campion Hall
  • Tour of Trinity College, including exhibit of Newman-related items, with Sir Ivor Roberts (President of Trinity) and invited guests, followed by tea
  • Recital of music and readings inspired by Cardinal newman, Trinity College Chapel

Sundya 8 March
  • Breakfast with University students preparing for Receition into the Church, Old Parsonage Hotel
  • Mass, St Benet's Hall
  • Lunch, St Benet's Hall
  • Anglican 'Passiontide Service, homily by His Eminence, Merton College
  • Dinner, Merton College

Monday 9 March
  • Mass and meeting with Bishop William Kenny (Episcopal Vicar for Oxfordshire), Newman's 'College', Littlemore
  • Tour and meeting with The Sisters of the Work, Newman's 'College', Littlemore
  • Depart airport

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