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
SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:
Registered charity: No. 234216
Services for the First Week of Ordinary Time
13th – 19th January 2019
Saturday 12th January, The Vigil of Sunday
Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. Katie Smith
Sunday 13th January, The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m. Charles & Nora Robertson RIP
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m. The People of the Parish
Monday 14th January, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Jeremiah RIP, deceased O’Sullivan Family
Tuesday 15th January, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Alan Cahill RIP
Wednesday 16th January, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Celebrant’s intention
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form) John O’Riordan RIP
Thursday 17th January, St Antony, Abbot
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Kate Yanisch
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m
Friday 18th January, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Fr Jerome
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form) Philip Trower RIP
Saturday 19th January, St Wulstan, Bishop – Saturday of Our Lady
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. The Dupuis family
Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 19th January, The Vigil of Sunday
Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. Fr Jerome
Sunday 20th January, The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) – Second Sunday after Epiphany (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m. Celebrant’s intention
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m. The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form) Nick & Kerrie
Father John writes:
Today: Second Collection for SPUC (the White Flower Appeal)
This Tuesday: Finance Committee
There will be a meeting of the Finance Committee this Tuesday, 15tth, at 7 p.m. in the Presbytery.
Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Second Century Fund on 20th January, for the Good Counsel Network on 27th January, and for LIFE on 3rd February.
Advance Notice: The Rosary for the Unborn
At the suggestion of SPUC, from 2nd March we shall be praying the Rosary for the unborn before the Blessed Sacrament exposed every first Saturday of the month between 10 and 11 a.m.
Please remember that Christmastide lasts not just for twelve days, up to the Epiphany and Baptism of Our Lord, but traditionally all the way to Candlemas on 2nd February. As the carol says, ‘Make we mirth for Christ’s birth, and sing we Yule till Candlemas’. We shall keep the Crib up, as they do in Rome, till then. So please remember to pray to the Divine Infant Jesus at the Crib throughout this holy season of forty days. We are blessed to have a relic of the Manger, which will be exposed for veneration as part of the Crib. A more complete relic of the Manger is preserved at the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.
Christmas Crib Offerings
The Christmas Crib offerings will be donated to Aid to the Church in Need, which supports persecuted Christians throughout the world, especially in the Middle East.
Last Week’s Collection: £421.38 - Thank You!
Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Fr Jerome Bertram CO, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Maureen Dalton, Eileen Healy, Emily Long, John Marsh, 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 Agostinho Freitas and Philip Trower, who died recently, and for George Wilfrid Caldwell and Terence Headd, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
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In that extraordinary event [of our Lord’s Baptism],
John saw realized what had been said about the Messiah
who had been born in Bethlehem,
and adored by the shepherds and the Magi.
He was the very One foretold by the prophets, the beloved Son of the Father.
We must seek Him while He can be found and call upon Him while He is at hand.
In Baptism every Christian personally meets Him;
he is inserted into the mystery of Christ’s Death and Resurrection,
and receives a new life, which is the life of God.
What a great gift and what a great responsibility!
Pope St John Paul II