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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 Sixth Week per annum – Sixth Week after Epiphany
17th – 23rd February 2019
The Month of the Holy Family


Saturday 16th February, The Vigil of Sunday 
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                 Martina Dooley RIP

Sunday 17th February, The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) – Septuagesima (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)                    Nancy Congreve

Monday 18th February, Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Jill Pinnock
                                                 
Tuesday 19th February, Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Robert Parker
             
Wednesday 20th February, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Special intention RIP (AC)
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                      Private intention (C)

Thursday 21st February, St Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Joy & Mick
            Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.
           
Friday 22nd February, The Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Apostle
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                 Flavien Bernard RIP
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                   Clive, Paula, & Ian
           
Saturday 23rd February, St Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Margaret Hutton RIP
Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 23rd February, The Vigil of Sunday  
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                 The People of the Parish

Sunday 24th February, The Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) – Sexagesima (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                 Margaret Barry RIP
            Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                               Joy’s godchildren

           
Father John writes:

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.

Advance Notice: Further Second Collections
There will be second collections for Cathedral Maintenance on 3rd March, Family Fast Day on 17th March, and the Second Century Fund on 28th April.

The Fatima Altar
Very soon you will see the newly restored Fatima altar.  The work has been done by Granda of Madrid, and has been paid for by a friend of our parish.  We offer this addition to the beauty of our church to the glory of God and to the honour and love of His Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Fatima.

The Work of Beautification Continues
It would be good to have a new temporary tabernacle for the Fatima altar when it is used as the Altar of Repose on Maundy Thursday.  Granda can supply us with one of appropriate size and beauty for about £5000.  We also need a new holy water vat and sprinkler (approx. £265), and a container for holy water (£420).  Please let me know if you would like to sponsor the purchase of one of these items, perhaps in memory of a departed relative or friend.

Breaking News: A Second Miracle of Blessed John Henry Newman
The Holy See has recognized the authenticity of a second miracle worked through the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman.  The canonization may take place later this year.

Please Pray for Bishop Robert
We congratulate Bishop Robert on his appointment as the new Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, and assure him of our prayers as he prepares for his installation in St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle, on Lady Day, Monday 25th March.

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 Maura Burden, John Francis O’Neill, Jack Scarr, and Richard Scicluna,, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

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It is the task of pastors to guide those entrusted to them on the path of salvation.
This can only succeed if they know this way and follow it themselves.
The words of the Apostle here apply:
‘For above all I have delivered unto you what I have received’ (1 Cor. 15:3).
Today many Catholics are no longer even aware of the basic teachings of the faith,
so there is a growing danger of missing the path to eternal life.
However, it remains the very purpose of the Church
to lead humanity to Jesus Christ,
the light of the peoples …
According to John Paul II,
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a ‘safe standard
for the doctrine of the faith’.
It was written with the aim of strengthening the faith of the brothers and sisters
whose belief has been massively questioned by the ‘dictatorship of relativism’.

Gerhard Cardinal Müller

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.