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

Services for the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time, 19th – 25th August 2018
August - The Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sunday 19th August, The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 13th after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    The Brothers of the Bournemouth Oratory
Sung Mass 12 noon (Extraord. Form) Ruth Peyton RIP

Monday 20h August, St Bernard, Abbot & Doctor of the Church
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Sam and Mark

Tuesday 21st August, St Pius X, Pope
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Mary’s grandchildren
Wednesday 22nd August, The Queenship of Our Lady
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Fr Harry Butters & deceased Butters Family
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)       Nick & Kerry Ross

Thursday 23rd August, St John Wall, Priest & Martyr
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Charles Lambert RIP
            Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions (visiting priest), 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.
Friday 24th August, The Feast of St Bartholomew, Apostle
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Tim Arden-Close RIP
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)        Patricia Wilkes (health)  
Saturday 25th August, Saturday of Our Lady
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Bridie Murphy RIP
            Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m, Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 25th August, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Donal Feeney RIP

Sunday 26th August, The Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 14th after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Tom Pettit RIP
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    The People of the Parish

Father John writes:

Advance Notice: Second Collection
There will be a second collection for our own Second Century Fund on the weekend 1st/2nd September (St Gregory’s weekend).

Advance Notice: Ride and Stride 2018
Saturday 8th September is Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust annual Ride and Stride.  This cycle ride (or horse ride or walk) raises money for repairs to help protect the county’s churches, including our own Grade II listed church.  Once again I intend to take part myself on my faithful velocipede, so why don’t you join me?  Last year (my first) I managed to visit 25 churches.  50% of the money raised will come directly to St Gregory’s.  We need sponsors, of course, but also Welcomers to greet weary riders and striders when they arrive at our church, to sign their forms, and to offer them refreshments (juice and biscuits) in the hall.  Please let me know if you would like to take part, whether as a Rider/Strider or as a Welcomer.

Data Protection: The Sick List
The new Data Protection legislation means we must ensure that all names that appear on our parish sick list have the consent of the people concerned.  This is because the weekly newsletter is a public document and is also available on our website.  Therefore if your name or the name of a friend or relative of yours is on our parish list of prayers for the sick, and you would like that name to remain on the list, please contact Fr John to confirm that you agree to it being there. As you will have noticed, the list has been restarted with the names of those for whom the parish has explicit consent.  This is necessary to ensure that the church takes proper care of your information and complies with current data protection law.

Prayers after Low Mass
Ever since the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel by Islamist terrorists two years ago, we have recited the Prayer to St Michael at every Mass.  Since last Wednesday, the Feast of the Assumption, we have been adding the Salve Regina (with its collect) to the Prayer to St Michael, as is done in the prayers instituted by Pope Leo XIII in view of the turmoil of the world and the troubles of the Church.  These prayers will now be recited in their traditional place, i.e. at the end of Mass.

Last Week’s Collection: £277.12

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Peter de Bono, Eileen Healy, Emily Long, 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 Anthony Patrick Gallagher, Ronald Ernest Hancock, and Edward Murray, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward Heaven;
it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy …
Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be …
Do you realize that Jesus is there in the Tabernacle
expressly for you, for you alone?
He burns with the desire to come into
your heart …
Don’t listen to the devil, laugh at him,
and go without fear to receive the Jesus of peace and love…

St Thérèse of Lisieux



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.