SS. GREGORY & AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH
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 per annum – Sixth Week after Epiphany
17th – 23rd February 2019
The Month of the Holy Family
Saturday 16th February, The Vigil of Sunday
Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. Martina Dooley RIP
Sunday 17th February, The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) – Septuagesima (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m. Celebrant’s intention
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m. The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form) Nancy Congreve
Monday 18th February, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Jill Pinnock
Tuesday 19th February, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Robert Parker
Wednesday 20th February, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Special intention RIP (AC)
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form) Private intention (C)
Thursday 21st February, St Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Joy & Mick
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.
Friday 22nd February, The Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Apostle
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Flavien Bernard RIP
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form) Clive, Paula, & Ian
Saturday 23rd February, St Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Margaret Hutton RIP
Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 23rd February, The Vigil of Sunday
Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. The People of the Parish
Sunday 24th February, The Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) – Sexagesima (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m. Margaret Barry RIP
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m. Joy’s godchildren
Father John writes:
Advance Notice: The Rosary for the Unborn
At the suggestion of SPUC, from 2nd March we shall be praying the Rosary for the unborn before the Blessed Sacrament exposed every first Saturday of the month between 10 and 11 a.m.
Advance Notice: Further Second Collections
There will be second collections for Cathedral Maintenance on 3rd March, Family Fast Day on 17th March, and the Second Century Fund on 28th April.
The Fatima Altar
Very soon you will see the newly restored Fatima altar. The work has been done by Granda of Madrid, and has been paid for by a friend of our parish. We offer this addition to the beauty of our church to the glory of God and to the honour and love of His Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Fatima.
The Work of Beautification Continues
It would be good to have a new temporary tabernacle for the Fatima altar when it is used as the Altar of Repose on Maundy Thursday. Granda can supply us with one of appropriate size and beauty for about £5000. We also need a new holy water vat and sprinkler (approx. £265), and a container for holy water (£420). Please let me know if you would like to sponsor the purchase of one of these items, perhaps in memory of a departed relative or friend.
Breaking News: A Second Miracle of Blessed John Henry Newman
The Holy See has recognized the authenticity of a second miracle worked through the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman. The canonization may take place later this year.
Please Pray for Bishop Robert
We congratulate Bishop Robert on his appointment as the new Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, and assure him of our prayers as he prepares for his installation in St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle, on Lady Day, Monday 25th March.
Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Fr Jerome Bertram CO, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Maureen Dalton, Eileen Healy, Emily Long, John Marsh, 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 Maura Burden, John Francis O’Neill, Jack Scarr, and Richard Scicluna,, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
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It is the task of pastors to guide those entrusted to them on the path of salvation.
This can only succeed if they know this way and follow it themselves.
The words of the Apostle here apply:
‘For above all I have delivered unto you what I have received’ (1 Cor. 15:3).
Today many Catholics are no longer even aware of the basic teachings of the faith,
so there is a growing danger of missing the path to eternal life.
However, it remains the very purpose of the Church
to lead humanity to Jesus Christ,
the light of the peoples …
According to John Paul II,
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a ‘safe standard
for the doctrine of the faith’.
It was written with the aim of strengthening the faith of the brothers and sisters
whose belief has been massively questioned by the ‘dictatorship of relativism’.
Gerhard Cardinal Müller