322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS
Tel. 01865 515138
Priest in charge: Father John Saward
Deacon: Rev. James Forde-Johnston
SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:
Registered charity: No. 234216

Services for the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time (OF), the 222nd after Pentecost (EF)
10th – 16th November 2019
 November – The Month of the Holy Souls

Saturday 9th November, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       November lists

Sunday 10th November, The 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 22nd after Pentecost (EF)
                                     Remembrance Sunday
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       The People of the Parish
Sung Requiem Mass, 10.30 a.m.                      Captain Basil Brooks &
                                                                        all the dead of the two World Wars and later conflicts

Monday 11th November, St Martin of Tours, Bishop
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                        Ellen Quirke RIP

Tuesday 12th November, St Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Arthur RIP & Deceased Healy Family

Wednesday 13th November, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Gina Szulc RIP
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)              Laurent Waelkens

Thursday 14th November, Feria  
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         November lists
Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Friday 15th November, St Albert the Great, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Jeremiah RIP & deceased O’Sullivan family
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)               Fr Antony Conlon

Saturday 16th November, St Edmund of Abingdon, Bishop – Saturday of Our Lady  
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         November lists
Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 16th November, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Thanksgiving (JP)

Sunday 17th November, The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 23rd after Pentecost (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       The People of the Parish
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                      Joan Lambert RIP
Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form)             Nick and Kerrie

Father John writes:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: Vespers
Deacon James recites Vespers (Evening Prayer) from The Divine Office (English translation of the Liturgia horarum) at 5.45 p.m. in church every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  You are welcome to join him.

 Advance Notice: Day of Prayer for Vocations
There will be a day of Eucharistic Adoration to pray for vocations to the Sacred Priesthood on Thursday 21st November.

Advance Notice: Further Second Collections
There will be second collections for Catholic Youth Services on 24th November, Christmas flowers on 1st December, the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 8th December, and the homeless on 15th December.

November – The Month of the Holy Souls
During November we remember in a special way the Holy Souls in Purgatory.  The prayers we say for them, the sacrifices and pains we offer up for them, the indulgences we obtain for them, and the Masses we ask to be said for them, help them pass more quickly through the purification that prepares them for the happiness of Heaven. Please take one of the ‘November lists’ sheets from the table in the narthex, write in the names of the departed you wish to have remembered at the special Masses in November, place the list in the special Month of the Holy Souls envelopes, and return it to the Presbytery.  The lists will be kept on Our Lady’s altar.

Live-Stream TV Now Installed
The live-stream TV system is now installed and active.  It will be an aid to security, and enable house-bound parishioners to attend Mass ‘virtually’ on their computers.  You can access it 24/7 at

Winton Club for Girls, 8 – 12 Years
Learn new skills (cookery, crafts etc), and make new friends.  Each session will include a short talk on Christian life.  The venue is Winton, 114 Banbury Road, OX2 6JU (01865 513410).  The time is 4.15 – 5.45 p.m. every Wednesday during school term.  The pastoral care of the club is entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church.

Last Week’s Collections: 1st - £503.74; 2nd - £206.14 (Johnson Association) – Thank You!

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Anne-Marie, Jackie Ball, Peter de Bono, Christopher Browne, Clifford Browne, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Fr Antony Conlon, Maureen Dalton, Eileen Healy, Jill Kelly, Mike Lees, Emily Long, John Marsh, AElsie Maria Michaud, Anne Morris, Joy Smith, Clare Wagstaff, and Monica Wagstaff.

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Fr Jerome and Ann Marshall, who died recently, and Margaret Kathleen Mary Austin-Delaney, John Piggot and Liongina Vengeliauskiene,, who have anniversaries at this time.

+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


Still they sigh and long for the happiness of their eternal home,
for the company of the blessed saints, for Jesus whom at last they know.
To be separated from Him is now their most grievous pain,
exceeding far the torture of the cleansing fires.

Fr William Doyle SJ on the Holy Souls in Purgatory
Fr Doyle was chaplain to the 16th Irish Division,
and was killed at the Battle of Ypres on 16th August 1917,
having run ‘all day hither and thither over the battlefield like an angel of mercy’.



High Mass on Easter Sunday 2015: the first High Mass according to the older liturgical books
celebrated in Oxford since the 1960s.

Welcome to the Church of SS Gregory & Augustine,
322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS 

Find us on the map here.

Priest in Charge: Fr. John Saward 


Weekend Masses & Confessions

Saturdays: Vigil Mass at 6 p.m.
Sundays: Masses at 8 a.m., 10.30 a.m., &, on Third Sundays, 12 noon (Extraordinary Form)
Confessions: Thursday 4.30 to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 - 11 a.m., 5.15 - 6 p.m.

For the restoration of the church, including the our newly painted reredos, showing Pope St Gregory the Great and St Augustine of Canterbury, see here for pictures and an interview with Fr Saward.