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 Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time, 18th – 24th November 2018
November - The Month of the Holy Souls

Saturday 17th November, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                        
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Thomas & Kathleen McLoughlin RIP

Sunday 18th November, The Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 6th remaining after Epiphany (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Don Blay RIP
            Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish
            Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form)            November Lists
Monday 19th November, Feria    
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Deceased O’Loughlin family

Tuesday 20th November, Feria    
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         November Lists
Wednesday 21st November, The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Zezu, Mary and RenĂ©e Ranton RIP
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)               Holy Souls (Montligeon)

Thursday 22nd November, St Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr  
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Peter McDonald RIP
            Exposition 3 - 5.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m. Benediction, 5.00 p.m.
Friday 23rd November, St Clement I, Pope & Martyr
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         John RIP (AC)
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)              Father Jerome
Saturday 24th November, St Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, & Companions, Martyrs
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Winifred Gavin RIP
            Holy Hour and Confessions, 10.00 -11.00 a.m, Benediction 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 24th November, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                        
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Elizabeth Jennings RIP

Sunday 25th November, The Solemnity of Christ the King (OF) – Last Sunday after Pentecost (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       The People of the Parish                                 
            Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                     Benedict & St Aloysius children Confirmations  

Father John writes:

This Thursday: Adult Catechesis - Towards the Fullness of Life in Christ
This Thursday we shall have the sixth of an autumn series of catecheses for adults. The meeting will begin in the hall at 7.30 p.m..

This Saturday: The Newman Colloquium
The Newman Colloquium is a new monthly initiative in which prominent Catholics discuss interesting areas of the Faith with one another. It is open to all Catholics who might be interested.  The next session will be from 3.45 to 5.45 p.m. this Saturday, 24th November, in the parish hall.  Under the title My Life - His Work, Fr Jeremy Davies will talk, in conversation with Dr Joseph Shaw, about his life and work as a medical doctor, priest, and exorcist for the Archdiocese of Westminster. The meeting will be followed by refreshments.  For more details, and to register, please

Next Sunday: Second Collection for the Youth Service

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 9th December, and for Christmas Flowers on 16th December.

Recent Collections
4th November: 1st: - £570.50; 2nd - £507.53 (Aid to the Church in Need)
11th November: 1st - £364.39; 2nd - £249.69 (Johnson Association) – Thank you!

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.

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Maureen Dalton, Eileen Healy, Emily Long, 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 Graham Weston and Peter McDonald, who died recently, and for Donald William Blay, Kathleen Shirley Bourke-Cockran, Riaza d’Mello; George William Drewe, Nellie Farrow, Anthony Grant Finn, Ann Henderson, Mary Frances Miles, Raffaella Proch, Gladys Mary Rust, Marjorie Elizabeth Saward, and Nora Taylor who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but are still imperfectly purified,
are indeed assured of their eternal salvation;
but after death they undergo purification,
so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of Heaven.
The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect,
which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned.
The Church formulated her doctrine of faith on Purgatory
especially at the Councils of Florence and Trent.
The Tradition of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture,
speaks of a cleansing fire.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (n. 1030)



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.