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 Sixth Week of Easter 26th May – 1st June 2019
Eastertide & Mary’s Month of May

Saturday 25th May, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.          
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                 The People of the Parish
Sunday 26th May, The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                 Rex Baker RIP
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                               Elsie Underwood RIP
Monday 27th May, The Solemnity of St Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop & Patron of the Parish
            Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                               Mary Redmond
            NB: Later time for Mass (because of bank holiday)

Tuesday 28th May, Easter Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Private intention (M & A)
Wednesday 29th May, Easter Feria – The Vigil of the Ascension
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                 Jemima
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                   Mr & Mrs Keogler & family
Thursday 30th May, The Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord – Holyday of Obligation
Holy Mass, 7.30 a.m.                                                 Francesca Gibbons RIP
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                 The People of the Parish
Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.
Sung Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                   Magdalena Kelly
Friday 31st May, The Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady
                             First Day of Novena before Pentcost
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                 Nobbie Clarke RIP
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                   Laurent Waelkens

Saturday 1st June, Memorial of St Justin, Martyr – First Saturday – Second Day of Novena
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Peter McShurley
            Holy Hour, Confessions & Rosary for the Unborn, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 1st June, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.          
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                 Thanksgiving (J & F)
Sunday 2nd June, The Seventh Sunday of Easter – Third Day of Novena
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                 Michael Kennedy RIP
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                               The People of the Parish
Father John writes:

This Sunday & Next: First Holy Communions
Two children of our parish will be making their First Holy Communions today and next Sunday.  Please pray for them, as they prepare for this most glorious day of their lives.  Pray, too, for the children preparing at St Aloysius’ School.

This Thursday: Ascension Day – Holyday of Obligation
Thanks be to God!  The Bishops have restored the celebration of Our Lord’s Ascension to its proper day, the Thursday of the sixth week of Easter, forty days after the Resurrection of Our Lord (cf Acts 1: 3).  There will be three Masses: at 7.30 a.m., 9.30 a.m., and 6 p.m.  The last of these will be sung in the Latin Extraordinary Form.  The Novena of prayer to the Holy Spirit before Pentecost begins today.

Next Sunday: Second Collection for the Catholic Communications Network

Advance Notice: Mass of St Josemaria
Our good friends from Opus Dei will be coming here for a Sung Mass celebrated in honour of St Josemaria on Saturday 22nd June at 1.30 p.m.

Advance Notice: Deanery Corpus Christi Procession
The Deanery Corpus Christi Procession will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd June.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for Peter’s Pence on 30th June, the Apostleship of the Sea on 14th July, and for the Second Century Fund on 21st July.

Eastertide Blessing of Houses
Please let me know if you would like me to bless your home during Eastertide.

Last Week’s Collection: 1st - £643.43; 2nd - £242.09 (Clergy Training Fund) – Thank you!

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Fr Jerome Bertram CO, Peter de Bono, Christopher Browne, Clifford Browne, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Maureen Dalton, Eileen Healy, Derek Henderson, Emily Long, John Marsh, Elsia Maria Michaud, Anne Morris, and Joy Smith.

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially for Rex Baker, Josephine de Bono, Barrie Anthony Brownlee, Doris Mary Collar, Anthony Laurence del Nevo, Patrick Doherty, Thomas John Fitzgerald, and Maud Healy, who have anniversaries at this time. 
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Dear children, Jesus is coming to you in a new way today, in a special way.
He wants to live in you.
He wants to speak to you in your heart.
He wants to be with you all through your day.
Jesus comes to you in the Eucharist, so that you will live for ever.
Holy Communion is not ordinary food.
It is the bread of eternal life.
It is something more precious than gold or silver.
It is worth more than anything you can imagine.
For this sacred bread is the Body and Blood of Jesus.
And Jesus promises that if you eat His flesh and drink His blood,
you will have life in you, and you will live for ever.
You come to the altar today with faith and prayer.
Promise me that you will try to stay close to Jesus always,
and never turn your back on Him.
As you grow older, go on learning about Jesus by listening to His word,
and by talking to Him in prayer.
If you stay close to Him, you will always be happy.

Pope St John Paul II



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.