Days of Recollection

Twice a year, on the first Saturday of Advent and the first Saturday of Lent, the Oratory offers a Day of Recollection at Holy Family Church. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a sung Mass (Confession will be available from 9:30 a.m) and ending at 3:00 p.m. with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, each Day offers morning and afternoon conferences, running concurrently, aimed at adults, teenagers, and primary school children. Each Day has its own theme, the Rosary and Litany of Our Lady are prayed in common (replaced by the Stations of the Cross in Lent), there are ample opportunities for confession, and a chance to meet other Catholics during lunch. Baby-sitting for children under seven years old is provided, as is lunch. There is no cost for the day, but people who intend to stay for lunch are asked to make a donation to cover the cost of food.

The Lenten Day of Recollection 2024 will take place on Saturday, February 17. The theme is “Cleanse the Inside and Outside of the Cup” (Matthew 23:25-6), and the talks will be on “Mortification of the Passions” and “Interior Mortification”. Recordings of the homily and talks will be made available below.