SS. GREGORY & AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS
Tel. 01865 515138
Priest in charge: Father John Saward
Deacon: Rev. Philip Prince
SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:
Registered charity: No. 234216
Services for the Thirty-Fourth & Final Week in Ordinary Time
26th November – 2nd December 2017
November – The Month of the Holy Souls/ The Beginning of Advent
Saturday 25th November, Vigil of Sunday
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. Thomas and Kathleen McLoughlin RIP
Sunday 26th November, The Solemnity of Christ the King – Youth Sunday
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m. Leonard White RIP
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m. The People of the Parish
Monday 27th November, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Salum Baptista and family
Tuesday 28th November, Feria
Requiem Mass for George Kruszewski, 9.30 a.m.
Wednesday 29th November, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Antonio (Birthday Thanksgiving & Conversion)
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form) November lists
Thursday 30th November, The Feast of St Andrew, Apostle
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Tom Hennessey
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m
Reception of the body of Dr Joseph Gleeson & Vigil Service, 6.00 p.m.
Friday 1st December, St Edmund Campion, Priest & Martyr
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Anthony Fahy RIP
Requiem Mass for Dr Joseph Gleeson, 11.30 a.m.
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form) Wendy Doyle
Saturday 2nd December, Saturday of Our Lady
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Patrick Petit RIP
Confessions, 10.00 – 10.30 a.m.
Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 2nd December, Vigil of Sunday
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. Vincent Cardinal Nichols
Sunday 3rd December, First Sunday of Advent
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m. The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m. The Lind Family
Father John writes:
This Sunday: Second Collection
Today, the Solemnity of Christ the King, which is also Youth Sunday, there will be a second collection for Catholic Youth Services.
This Tuesday & Friday: The Funerals of George Kruszewski and Dr Joseph Gleeson
The Funeral Mass for George Kruszewski will be at 9.30 a.m. this Tuesday, 28th November, and the Mass for Dr Joseph Gleeson at 11.30 a.m. this Friday, 1st December. Dr Gleeson’s body will be received into church at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
This Tuesday: Parish Council
There will be a meeting of the Parish Council in the Presbytery this Tuesday, 28th November, at 7.30 p.m. The main item on the agenda will be the Archbishop’s visitation at the end of January.
Advance Notice: Further Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Second Century Fund on 3rd December, the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 10th December, Christmas flowers on 17th December, and the Oxford Winter Night Shelter on 24th December.
Advance Notice: The Immaculate Conception
There will be a High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6 p.m. on Friday 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. Afterwards there will be mulled wine and mince pies in the parish hall. This will be the main celebration of my 14th anniversary of ordination (13th December).
Please take care as you descend the steps from the WCs in the hall, particularly at night. We intend to add a light on the Presbytery wall in the near future.
Last Week’s Collection: £382.09
Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Deacon Philip, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, John Hamilton, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, 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 Dr Joseph Gleeson and George Kruszewski, who died recently, and for Michael Spencer Best, Sabina Faustina Fernandes, Christopher Francis, Elfriede Leitner, Michael Anthony Piggot, Stewart Basil Tarratt, and Edith Tolkien, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Blessed John Henry Newman teaches me: Yes, I can do God’s work,
without intending to do so, without even knowing what it is,
if I do but keep His commandments, and serve Him in my calling …
I am starting to accept, and you may see some value in this as well,
that if I just go forward honestly, faithfully, humbly, and with love,
I will be helping to grow the Kingdom of God.
Deacon Philip Prince, Sermon for the Resumed 6th Sunday after Epiphany (EF)