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 Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, 27th May - 9th June 2018

Saturday 26th May, Vigil of Sunday  
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     The People of the Parish
Sunday 27th May, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Gabby Dover RIP
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    Dominique Barrett RIP

Monday 28th May, Feria in Ordinary Time
            Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                    Rosario LoForte
            NB: Later time for Mass (because of bank holiday)
Tuesday 29th May, Feria in Ordinary Time
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Anil Rodrigues RIP
Wednesday 30th May, Feria in Ordinary Time
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Gabby Dover RIP                   
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)           Gretta Guy RIP

Thursday 31st May, The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
                                  Traditional Date of Corpus Christi
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     The Brothers of Bournemouth Oratory
            Exposition, 10.00 a.m. - 12 noon, Benediction, 12 noon
            NB: Earlier time for Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions cancelled this week only
            Sung Mass & Procession, 6.00 p.m.              Charles Innes RIP
Friday 1st June, St Justin, Martyr - First Friday (Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                        Sylvia James
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)             Rex Baker RIP
Saturday 2nd June, Our Lady on Saturday – First Saturday (Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Mr & Mrs Shea Gilliland and Family
            Holy Hour and Confessions, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m, Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 2nd June, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Mama Kama RIP

Sunday 3rd June, The Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish                  
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    Filomeno Cota
Deanery Corpus Christi Procession, 2.30 p.m. (starting from the Oratory)

Father John writes:

This Thursday: Traditional Date for Corpus Christi
Once again Corpus Christi has been transferred from the Thursday after Trinity Sunday to the following Sunday.  However, if you would like to attend a Corpus Christi Mass on the traditional day, Thursday 31st, you can come to the Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6 p.m.  The Mass will be followed by the Procession and Benediction.

Next Sunday: Deanery Corpus Christi Procession
The Oxford North Deanery Corpus Christi procession will take place next Sunday, 3rd June.  We start off from the Oratory at 2.30 p.m., stop at Blackfriars for a sermon preached by a Dominican, wind our way through the busy streets of central Oxford, and end at the Chaplaincy for Benediction, followed by tea.

Advance Notice: Seminar on Abortion Decriminalization
Since 1967 nearly nine million unborn babies have been killed through abortion. Every year many thousands of women suffer, physically and psychologically, following abortion. A concerted effort is being made to decriminalize abortion, which would make it available up to birth for any reason, putting vast numbers of unborn children and vulnerable women at risk of exploitation by the abortion industry.  On Thursday 7th June at 8 p.m., there will be a meeting in the Parish Centre at the Oratory, organized by SPUC, to inform people about the threat posed by decriminalization, and explain what can be done to prevent it.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Second Century Fund on 10th June, the Day for Life on 17th June, Peter’s Pence on 24th June, and the Dominican nuns in Iraq on 1st July.

Please Pray for James & family
Our MC and acolyte, James Forde-Johnston, will be ordained as a permanent deacon on Sunday 1st July in St Chad’s Cathedral.  Please let me know if you would like to attend the ceremony, and do please pray for James, Carol, and Clodagh as they prepare for the great day.

Last Week’s Collection: £602.78

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, Rose Grimm, Eileen Healy, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, Catherine McKeown, Anne Morris, Salume Odoi, Heather Oliver, Sylvia Parkes, Angela Prendergast, Joy Smith, Paula Stainer, Viktor Thaller, Joan Ward, and Barbara Whitehead.

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially for Rex Baker, Barrie Anthony Brownlee, Doris Mary Collar, Josephine de Bono, Anthony Laurence del Nevo, Patrick Doherty, Terence Henderson, Jane G. Lauchlan, and Agnes W. MacKeen, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


Whoever wishes to be saved must, firsts of all, hold the Catholic faith,
for, unless he keeps it whole and inviolate,
he will undoubtedly perish for ever.
Now this is the Catholic faith:
We worship one God in the Trinity and the Trinity in unity,
without either confusing the persons or dividing the substance;
for the person of the Father is one, the Son’s is another, and the Holy Spirit’s another,
but the Godhead of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is one,
Their glory equal, Their majesty equally eternal.

The Athanasian Creed



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.