Saturday


SS. GREGORY & AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS
Tel. 01865 515138
Priest in charge: Father John Saward (01865 764650) - 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 Pentecost and the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 
31st May – 6th June 2020
The Octave of Pentecost - The Month of the Sacred Heart

THE CHURCH IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
ALL MASSES WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED AT THE SCHEDULED TIMES AT CHURCHSERVICES.TV/OXFORD

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Monday to Saturday, 7.30 p.m., Benediction, 9 p.m.
Devotions to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: The Litany of the Sacred Heart after each Mass

Saturday 30th May, The Vigil of Pentecost
            Holy Mass, 6 p.m.                                          Special intention (AC)           
                                     
Sunday 31st May, The Solemnity of Pentecost - Whitsunday
            Holy Mass, 8 a.m.                                           Carl
            Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                    The People of the Parish

Monday 1st June, Our Lady, Mother of the Church (OF) – Whit Monday (EF)
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       Holy Souls (EK)
            Holy Mass, 6 p.m. (Extraord. Form)             Celebrant’s intention

Tuesday 2nd June, SS. Marcellinus & Peter, Martyrs - Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Holy Souls (SD)
            Holy Mass, 6 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                 Celebrant’s intention

Wednesday 3rd June, SS. Charles Lwanga & Companions, Martyrs
             Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Holy Souls (SD)
Holy Mass, 6 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                  Paula RIP

Thursday 4th June, The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest
                                 Thursday in the Octave of Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                        Holy Souls (SD)
Holy Mass, 6 p.m. (Extraord. Form)              Pasqualina Mercaldo RIP

Friday 5th June, St Boniface, Bishop & Martyr – First Friday - Friday in the Octave of Pentecost (EF)
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                          Holy Souls (SD)
            Holy Mass, 6 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                  Damiaan Wee (Birthday)

Saturday 6th June, Our Lady on Saturday - Saturday in the Octave of Pentecost (EF)
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. (Extraord. Form)              Holy Souls (SD)
            Holy Hour, 10 - 11 a.m., Benediction, 11 a.m.    

Saturday 7th June, Vigil of Sunday
            Holy Mass, 6 p.m.                                              Rev. Peter McShurley           
                                     
Sunday 8th June, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
            Holy Mass, 8 a.m.                                             The People of the Parish
            Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                       Carmelite intentions
Father John writes:

This Week: Daily Mass (EF) for the Octave of Pentecost

An Act of Spiritual Communion
O Jesus living in Mary, come and live in thy servant: in the Spirit of thy holiness, in the fullness of thy might, in the truth of thy virtues, in the perfection of thy ways, in the communion of thy mysteries. Subdue every hostile power in thy Spirit, for the glory of the Father. Amen.

An Act of Contrition
I love thee, Jesus, my love above all things. I repent with my whole heart for having offended thee.  Never permit me to separate myself from thee again. Grant that I may love thee always; then do with me what thou wilt. Amen.

Financial Support for the Parish
·         We know that many parishioners are struggling financially at this difficult time, and pray they are getting the support they need.  At the same time our own parish income has inevitably fallen substantially during the lockdown, as there are no weekly collections.  A number of parishioners and friends have enquired about continuing to contribute to the running of the parish while the church is closed. This would, of course, be very helpful.  Here are the two ways this can be done electronically:
·         You can make a single donation or set up or increase a standing order. Our Treasurer, Captain Mike Sauvage (mike.sauvage@wadham.ox.ac.uk and 07711578803) can provide details of the parish bank account.
·         The diocese has now set up a system so that donations can be made through its website at https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/. Click the ‘donate’ icon. Our parish is listed as Oxford – St Gregory.  These donations can be gift-aided.

Please pray for the sick and housebound
Anne-Marie, Jackie Ball, Peter de Bono, Christopher Browne, Clifford Browne, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, 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 our doctors and nurses, for everyone working in the NHS, and for those in hospital suffering from the virus.

Please pray for the souls of the faithful departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Barrie Anthony Brownlee, Monica Cunningham, Anthony Laurence del Nevo, Patrick Doherty, Thomas John Fitzgerald, Louis Benson Frewer, Terence Henderson, Edward Kelly, Jane G. Lauchlan, Joan Leather, Agnes W. Mackeen, Joseph McMonagle, Malcolm Nisbet, and Yvonne N’Tombo, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

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Come, Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of thy faithful,
and enkindle in them the fire of thy love.
Send forth thy Spirit, and they shall be created,
and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.
O God,
who hast taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit,
grant that by the gift of the same Spirit
we may be always truly wise,
and ever rejoice in His consolation.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.


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.