2022/23 Programme



Typical Week

The times and seasons of the Church year offers a foundation for learning to inculcate the disciplines of prayer, work and recreation in-community. Our interns will be given that regular pattern of communal worship and engagement with our wider community through service to enable them to experience Catholic parochial ministry in all of its dimensions. Interns will be able to develop their interpersonal skills by hosting events, leading a fundraising project and gaining experience of working in a diverse community.
The shape of a typical week would be:

Sunday

MORNING: Morning Prayer, Sung Mass

EVENING: Evening Prayer

Monday

Designated Rest Day


Tuesday

MORNING: Office of Readings, Morning Prayer,
Team Breakfast, Mass

AFTERNOON: Food parcel deliveries

EVENING: Evening Prayer

Wednesday

MORNING: Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, Mass, Parish or Community coffee morning

AFTERNOON: Study Time / Seminars

EVENING: Evening Prayer

Thursday

MORNING: Office of Readings, Morning Prayer

AFTERNOON: Supervision & Recreation

EVENING: Evening Prayer, Eucharistic Exposition, Mass

Friday

MORNING: Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, School Assembly, Mass

AFTERNOON: Study Time

EVENING: Evening Prayer

Saturday

MORNING: Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, Mass, Sunday setup, young adults gathering

AFTERNOON: Recreation

EVENING: Evening Prayer

Other regular events:

  • Host a monthly meal

  • Support university chaplaincy work

  • Volunteer at community larder

  • Weekly pastoral visiting

  • Time for discernment & recreation

An important part of the internship is undertaking a dedicated course of study, which we have devised to give interns an opportunity to study, and discuss, a wide range of theological topics, the history of the English Church and practical discernment for those considering a call to the priesthood. Sessions would usually be for an afternoon, and delivered by a range of tutors.


Study & Formation

September

Seminar - The Catholic Priesthood

Led by Fr Paul Noble

October

Seminar - Pastoral Care according to Edward King led by local clergy


November

Practical Preparation - Discernment & Selection led by The Rev. Sonia Barron 
(Lincoln DDOV)

December

Advent Seminar - Gospel accounts of the Incarnation led by Fr Paul Noble

January

Seminar - In-Context: Urban Ministry led by local clergy

February

Seminar - Christian Ethics led by Fr Peter Green


Book Discussion - Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer led by Fr Ross Copley

March

Quiet Day & Seminar - Christian Spirituality led by local clergy

May

Day Walking Tour (Oxford) - The Origins of the Catholic Revival in the Church of England led by Fr Ross Copley

June

Seminar - In-Context: Rural Ministry led by local clergy