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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
Live-Stream TV is accessible 24/7 at https://www.churchservices.tv/oxford

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

Services for the First Week in Advent
1st – 7th December 2019
December – The Month of Advent, the Immaculate Conception, and Christmas

Saturday 7th December, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       The People of the Parish

Sunday 8th December,  The Second Sunday of Advent
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Carol Siddle
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                    William Oddie RIP

Monday 9th December,  The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       Anne-Marie

Tuesday 10th December, Our Lady of Loreto
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       John Chegwyn
            Confessions, 8.00 p.m. (visiting priest)
             
Wednesday 11th December, St Damasus I, Pope
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Gina Szulc RIP
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)              Joy

Thursday 12th December, Our Lady of Guadalupe
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       Arthur RIP & Deceased Healy Family
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 3.00 p.m.
Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Friday 13th December, St Lucy, Virgin & Martyr
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Anne-Marie
            Sung Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)             Mrs Dorothy Xantaki RIP

Saturday 14th December, St John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor of the Church
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Fr John
Holy Hour, Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 14th December, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Dr Hellmuth Stasser RIP                    

Sunday 15th December,  The Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete Sunday
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Jeremiah RIP & Deceased O’Sullivan Family       
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                   The People of the Parish


Father John writes:

Today: Second Collection for the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese

Advance Notice: Further Second Collections
There will be second collections for the homeless on 15th December, SPUC (White Flower Appeal) on 12th January, the Second Century Fund on 19th January, LIFE on 16th February, and the Good Counsel Network on 23rd February.

This Thursday: The General Election
Please cast your vote after prayer, having formed your conscience by the truth of the teaching of the Catholic Church.  No Catholic can in good conscience vote for a party that defends abortion and seeks to decriminalize it.  The Catholic bishops of Northern Ireland have recently made this statement: Abortion is a brutal violation of the precious gift of life … The right to life is not given to us by any law or government. Any human law that removes the right to life is an unjust law and must be resisted by every person, every voter, every political representative.

This Friday: St Lucy’s Day
This Friday, 13th, the Feast of St Lucy, I shall be celebrating my Ordination anniversary with a Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6 p.m.  Afterwards there will be an Advent party with mince pies and mulled wine.  Please join us!

Advance Notice: Sunday Noon Mass
The next Sung Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be on Sunday 22nd at 12 noon.  There will be no Sung E.F. Mass on Sunday 15th.

Advance Notice: Christmas Masses
At the centre of our celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord will be the traditional three Masses of Christmas: Midnight Mass at midnight (carols at 11.30 p.m.), Mass of the Dawn at 8.00 a.m., and Mass of the Day at 10.30 a.m.. In addition, there will be a Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Getting Ready for Christmas: Confessions
Make sure that between now and Christmas you prepare to welcome the new-born Jesus in your Christmas Communion by making your Confession.  Throughout Advent there will be additional opportunities for Confession with visiting priests.  This week, on Tuesday 10th, there will be Confessions with a visiting priest at 8 p.m.

Last Week’s Collection: 1st - £358.44; 2nd – £103.97 (Christmas Flowers).  Thank you!

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Anne-Marie, Jackie Ball, Peter de Bono, Christopher Browne, Clifford Browne, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Fr Antony Conlon, Maureen Dalton, Eileen Healy, Jill Kelly, Mike Lees, Emily Long, John Marsh, Elsie Maria Michaud, Anne Morris, Joy Smith, Clare Wagstaff, and Monica Wagstaff.

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Andrew Joseph Cooke, George England, Rose Gray Haeffner, Brian Gimson, William Hall, Michael Henderson, Peter Edward Hodgson, Warlito Lapidez, and Fr Vincent Lucas, who have anniversaries at this time.

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

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The Virgin Mother of God is the branch,
her Son the flower,
and on the flower rests the Holy Spirit.

Fulbert of Chartres (+ 1028)

Monday

Welcome


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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 

Email: sanctusgregorius@btinternet.com 



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.