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 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.

For our Lenten Days of Recollection 2022, we will again use our more recent format which consists of Mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church on March 5, 12 and 19, with a homily during Mass and a spiritual talk after Mass. There is no need for registration, but the Mass and subsequent talks will also be live-streamed, and links will be provided below.


Saturday March 5 – True Repentance


Saturday March 12 – Called to Holiness (400th Anniversary of Canonizations)


Saturday March 19 – Quiet Conformity to God’s Will (Solemnity of St Joseph)