Saturday


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.

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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


Friday


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 Third Week of Easter 15th – 22nd April 2018
                                                               
Saturday 14th April, Vigil of Sunday
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     The People of the Parish
                         
Sunday 15th April, The Third Sunday of Easter (OF), Second Sunday after Easter (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Alan Cahill
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    Jeremiah RIP, deceased O’Sullivan family
Sung Mass, 12 noon                                       Deacon Philip Prince RIP

Monday 16th April,
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Daisy Spedding
             
Tuesday 17th April, Easter Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Catherine Brown
                         
Wednesday 18th April, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      The Brothers of the Bournemouth Oratory
Requiem Mass for Victor Lloyd, 2 p.m.
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)           A young man and woman soon to be married
                         
Thursday 19th April, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Carol
NB: Eucharistic Adoration & Confessions cancelled this week only
             
Friday 20th April, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Joseph & Dermot Ross RIP
NB: Extraordinary Form evening Mass cancelled this week only

Saturday 21st April, St Anselm, Bishop & Doctor
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      The Prince-Wordsworth family
Confessions, 10.00 – 10.30 a.m
NB: Holy Hour & Benediction cancelled this week only

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
                                                                         

                                   
Father John writes:

This Sunday: Second Collection for the Second Century Fund
This Sunday the second collection will be taken for our own parish Second Century Fund.  Cheques should be made out to SS. Gregory & Augustine Church.

Advance Notice: Further Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Clergy Training Fund on 22nd April, 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.

The Paschal Candle
This year’s Paschal Candle has been beautifully painted for us by Mrs Freddie Quartley.  The image reproduces the fresco of the Resurrection painted in Rome in the 1490s by Pinturicchio.

Eastertide Blessing of Houses
Please let me know if you would like me to bless your home during Eastertide.

Accommodation Needed
Newly-married Catholic doctors seeking accommodation in central/south Oxford: annexe, etc.  Please email graceavemaria414@gmail.com.

Mass Intentions
You will notice that several days this week the intention of the Mass is given as ‘Celebrant’s intention’.  This means that no one has asked for a Mass to be said.  Most of the time we have an abundance of Mass intentions, but recently there has been a dropping off.  This concerns me greatly because asking for a Mass to be offered is a beautiful act of faith in the power of the Sacrifice of the Mass, of hope in the faithfulness and goodness of God, and of charity towards others.  If you would like Mass to be offered, whether for your own intentions or someone else, living or dead, then write the details on one of the small brown envelopes available in the narthex, include any offering you would like to make, and pass on the envelope to me through the Presbytery letter-box or in the collection plate.

Farewell, Kate!
Kate Yanisch is returning to her native USA after over sixty years of residence in this country.  I know that she goes with the love and prayers of her many friends in the parish.

Last Week’s Collections: £606.85; £293.65 (Holy Places)

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 for Gabby Dover, Victor Lloyd, and Sheila Neill, and for Edward Donovan, Edward Elgar, Andrew Gregan, Charles Henderson, and Anne Frances Kaicker, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

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The tomb is empty.
It is a silent witness to the central event of human history: the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For almost two thousand years the Empty Tomb has borne witness to the victory of Life over death.
With the Apostles and Evangelists, with the Church of every time and place,
we too bear witness and proclaim:
‘Christ is risen! Raised from the dead, He will never die again; death no longer has power over Him” (cf. Rom. 6:9).

St John Paul II

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.