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 2023 will take place on Saturday, February 25. The topic will be “Christ: the Guest of Sinners.” Recordings of the homily and talks are available below. The handout from the final talk is available here.
A recording of the homily and talks from the Advent Day of Recollection 2022 are available below.