SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:

Registered charity: No. 234216


Services for the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time, 23rd – 29th October 2016

The Year of Mercy

The Month of the Holy Rosary



Saturday 22nd October, Vigil of Sunday

            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.

            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                   Barry Grieveson RIP


Sunday 23rd October, The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                   Cliff Guiste RIP

Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                 The People of the Parish

Rosary & Benediction, 5.00 p.m. (+ Blessing of Brown Scapulars)


Monday 24th October, St Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Fr Jacques Hamel RIP


Tuesday 25th October, Feria

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Thomas RIP & deceased Kanza family


Wednesday 26th October, St Cedd, Bishop

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Beatrice & Clifford Jordan RIP

NB: 6.00 p.m. Extraordinary Form Mass cancelled this week


Thursday 27th October, Feria

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Arthur Assunção

            NB: Exposition and Confessions cancelled this week


Friday 28th October, The Feast of SS. Simon & Jude, Apostles

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                   Nenad RIP

Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                       Missionaries of Charity in Yemen


Saturday 29th October, Saturday of Our Lady

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Thanksgiving (MW)

Holy Hour, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Confessions, 10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.


Saturday 29th October, Vigil of Sunday

            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.

            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                   Nabeel Qureshi


Sunday 30th October, The Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                   Private intentions (AC)

Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                 The People of the Parish

Father John writes:


This Sunday: World Mission Day Collection

There will be a collection this weekend for World Mission Day.


This Sunday: Rosary Service

At 5 p.m. today we shall have a Rosary Service and Benediction.  After the Rosary and before Benediction, I shall bless Brown Scapulars for anyone who would like one.


This Wednesday: Evening Extraordinary Form Mass Cancelled


Advance Notice: Other Second Collections

There will be second collections for Catholic Education Services on 30th October, the Johnson Association on 6th November, Catholic Youth Services on 20th November, the Second Century Fund on 27th November, and the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 4th December.  Donations to the Second Century Fund for the refurbishment of the Hall are welcome at any time.  Cheques should be made out to ‘SS. Gregory & Augustine Church’.  If you are a UK tax-payer, please use one of the Gift-Aid envelopes, filling in your details on the back.


October - The Month of the Holy Rosary

  • Please sign up for membership of the Confraternity of the Rosary.
  • Try to pray the Rosary, at least one decade, every day as a family, or for the family on your own, remembering the words of Fr Patrick Peyton CSC: The family that prays together stays together.
  • Blessed Rosary beads are available as a gift in a basket in the narthex.
    Advance Notice: 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 works of penance we offer up for them, the indulgences we obtain for them, and above all 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.  On All Souls’ Day, in addition to the 9.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Masses in church, there will be a Sung Requiem Mass in Wolvercote Cemetery Chapel at 11 a.m., followed by the annual Blessing of Graves.  Special sheets of paper will be available (the ‘November Lists’) on which you can write the names of your loved ones departed this life.  A series of Masses will be offered throughout the month for those on these lists.  The lists themselves will be kept on Our Lady’s altar.
    Last week’s collections: £351.35 (parish); £215.29 (Walsingham)
    Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound

Deacon Philip, David Armstrong, Fr John Baggley, Peter de Bono, Matthew Cotton, Dorothy Croucher, Pam Dennett, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, John Hamilton, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Christopher and Patricia Long, John Lynch, Anne Morris, Alan O’Day, Salume Odoi, Aylsa Prior, and Katherine Smith.


Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed

Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially for Bohdan Ryhajlo, Robert Butters, Elizabeth Jennings, Joan Lambert, and Thomas Nsenga, who have anniversaries at this time.


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




The Rosary is a contemplative and Christ-centred prayer,

inseparable from meditation on Holy Scripture.

It is the prayer of the Christian who advances on his pilgrimage of faith,

following Jesus and preceded by Mary.


Pope Benedict XVI




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 


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.