SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:
Registered charity: No. 234216

Services for the Fourth Week of Lent, 26th March – 1st April 2017

Saturday 25th March, Vigil of Sunday
Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m                                         The People of the Parish

Sunday 26th March, The Fourth Sunday of Lent - Laetare SundayMothers’ Day
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Mary & Alan Foster
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                     Luca Rossi
Stations of the Cross & Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Monday 27th March, Lenten Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Patricia Hodgson

Tuesday 28th March, Lenten Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                        Gus Pinnock
Confessions, 8.00 p.m. (visiting priest)

Wednesday 29th March, Lenten Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Derek Henderson
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)             Eamon O’Brien

Thursday 30th March, Lenten Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Elizabeth McBeth
Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Friday 31st March, Lenten Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Holy Souls
Stations of the Cross following Mass
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)            June Gammon RIP

Saturday 1st April, Lenten Feria - First Saturday (Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Sr. Dominga MC, Atlanta
            Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 1st April, Vigil of Sunday
Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m                                        Elizabeth Magan RIP & family

Sunday 2nd April, The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       His Grace the Archbishop
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m., then Confessions      The People of the Parish
Stations of the Cross & Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Father John writes:

This Week & Next Sunday: Confessions
Please make sure that you go to Confession in preparation for Easter.  This week there are four opportunities: Tuesday at 8 p.m. (with a visiting priest), Thursday at 4.30 p.m., and Saturday between 10 and 11 a.m. and at 5.15 p.m.  There will also be Confessions next Sunday after the 10.30 Mass.

Lenten Alms: Aid to the Church in Need
Our Lenten alms will once again be given to Aid to the Church in Need, which supports the persecuted Church throughout the world, especially in the Middle East.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Clergy Training Fund on 9th April, and the Second Century Fund on 23rd April.

Advance Notice: American Visitors in Holy Week
In Holy Week we shall once again be welcoming to the parish two American priests currently studying in Rome as well as two seminarians from the North American College.

Last week’s collections: £466.72 (parish); £313.08 (Sobell House)

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Deacon Philip, Fr John Baggley, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Dorothy Croucher, Barbara Elgar, L├ízaro Garcia de Souza, John Hamilton, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Christopher and Patricia Long, Anne Morris, Edward Mullan, Alan O’Day, Salume Odoi, and Sylvia Parkes.

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Thomas Glover, Mgr. Antoine Maloumby, Thomas Morris, Bridget O’Sullivan, Nora O’Sullivan, Santa Maria Peake, Marie Riccordi, and Brenda Steele, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


This is the truly urgent thing: to rediscover the sense of God.
Now the Father allows Himself to be approached only in silence.
What the Church needs most today is not administrative reform,
another pastoral programme, a structural change.
The programme already exists: it is the one we have always had,
drawn from the Gospel and from living Tradition.
It is centred on Christ Himself, whom we must know, love, and imitate,
in order to live in Him and through Him,
to transform our world,
which is being degraded because human beings live as though God did not exist.
God alone can satisfy the human heart.
We are the victims of the superficiality, selfishness, and worldly spirit
spread by our media-driven society.
We get lost in struggles for influence, in conflicts between persons, in a narcissistic, vain activism.
We swell with pride and pretension, prisoners of the will to power.
We accept vile compromises.
But all that passes away like smoke.
The only reality that deserves our attention is God Himself, and God is silent.
He waits for our silence to reveal Himself.
Regaining the sense of silence is therefore a priority, an urgent necessity.

Robert Cardinal Sarah



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.