SS. GREGORY & AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH
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 Fourth Week of Easter 22nd – 28th April 2018
Saturday 21st April, Vigil of Sunday
Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. The People of the Parish
Sunday 22nd April, The Fourth Sunday of Easter (OF), Third Sunday after Easter (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m. Fr Harry RIP, deceased Butters family
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m Charles Lambert RIP
Monday 23rd April, The Solemnity of St George, Martyr & Patron of England
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. David Charles-Edwards RIP
Tuesday 24th April, St Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Martyr
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Brothers of Bournemouth Oratory
Wednesday 25th April, The Feast of St Mark, Evangelist
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. George & Mary Caldwell RIP
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form) Anna
Thursday 26th April, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Joy Smith
Exposition 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.
Friday 27th April, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Dario Rossi
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form) Ronald Quenby RIP
Saturday 28th April, St Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Priest - Saturday of Our Lady in Eastertide
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Marjorie Elizabeth Saward RIP
Holy Hour and Confessions, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m, Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 28th April, Vigil of Sunday
Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. Gabby Dover RIP
Sunday 29th April, The Fifth Sunday of Easter (OF), Fourth Sunday after Easter (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m. The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m Edward Mullen RIP
Father John writes:
This Sunday: Second Collection for the Clergy Training Fund
Next Sunday: The Rosary on the Coast
The Rosary on the Coast initiative, scheduled for next Sunday, 29th April, will extend from Guernsey to St Ninian’s Isle in Shetland. Now we in Oxford can also join in! As many people won't be able to travel to the seaside on 29th April, we shall pray the Rosary in the Oratory Church at 3 p.m. on that day in union with all those who take part in this prayer for faith, life, and peace in the British Isles. The preparatory prayers will begin at 2.45 p.m. More information may be found here: http://www.oxfordoratory.org.uk/blog/post/6398-rosary-on-the-isis/
Advance Notice: The May Procession
The May Procession in honour of Our Lady, with the Crowning of Our Lady of Fatima and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, will take place on Sunday 13th May at 3 p.m.
Advance Notice: Confirmation
Bishop Kenney will be administering the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 19th May at 10.30 a.m.
Advance Notice: Further Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Catholic Communications Network on 13th May, the Day for Life on 17th June, Peter’s Pence on 24th June, and the Second Century Fund on 1st July.
Eastertide Blessing of Houses
Please let me know if you would like me to bless your home during Eastertide.
Last Week’s Collections: 1st - £350.86; 2nd - £449.86 (Second Century Fund)
Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Angela Prendergast, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, Eileen Healy, Rose Grimm, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, Catherine McKeown, Anne Morris, Salume Odoi, Heather Oliver, Sylvia Parkes, 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 Gabby Dover, who died recently, and for Richard Austin, Susannah Marion Caldwell, Theodora Iris Dare, David de Bono, Rosa Bertha Houser, Catherine Joyce, Priscilla Leonard, Michael Kevin Miles, Isabelle Viviene Catherine Mory, and Edward Joseph Mullen, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
I will give you shepherds after my own heart (Jer. 3:15).
In these words of the prophet Jeremiah,
God promises His people that He will never leave them without shepherds
to gather them together and guide them:
I will set shepherds over them [my sheep] who will care for them,
and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed (Jer. 23.4).
The Church, the People of God, constantly experiences the reality of this prophetic message,
and continues joyfully to thank God for it.
She knows that Jesus Christ Himself is the living, supreme,
and definitive fulfilment of God’s promise:
I am the good shepherd (Jn. 10:11).
He, the great shepherd of the sheep (Heb. 13:20), entrusted to the apostles and their successors
the ministry of shepherding God’s flock (cf. Jn. 21:15ff.; 1 Pt. 5:2).
Without priests the Church would not be able to live that fundamental obedience
which is at the very heart of her existence and her mission in history,
an obedience in response to the command of Christ:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:19),
and Do this in remembrance of me (Lk. 22:19; cf. 1 Cor. 11.24),
i.e., an obedience to the command to announce the Gospel,
and to renew daily the sacrifice of the giving of His Body
and the shedding of His Blood for the life of the world.
Pope St John Paul II