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 Trinity Sunday & the 11th Week in Ordinary Time (OF), 1st after Pentecost (EF)
16th-22nd June 2019
The Month of the Sacred Heart

Saturday 15th June, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                   Halinka Konarzewska RIP

Sunday 16th June, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                   The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                 Derek Henderson RIP
Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form)                      Don Silvano Canta
Monday 17th June, Feria in Ordinary Time
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Monica Cunningham RIP

Tuesday 18th June, The Feast of the Dedication of St Chad’s Cathedral
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Priscilla

Wednesday 19th June, St Romuald, Abbot
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Kathleen Mahoney RIP
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                         Don Silvano Canta

Thursday 20th June, St Alban, Martyr - Traditional Date of Corpus Christi
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Danuta Padley
Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction at end of Procession
Sung Mass, Procession, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)     Jill Kelly

Friday 21st June, St Aloysius Gonzaga
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     The Oxford Oratory
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                         Laurent Waelkins

Saturday 22nd June, The Feast of SS. John Fisher, Bishop, & Thomas More, Martyrs
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                               Derek Henderson RIP
            Holy Hour, Confessions, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
            Votive Mass of St Josemaria, 1.30 p.m.                      Celebrant’s intention

Saturday 22nd June, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                   The People of the Parish

Sunday 23rd June, The Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                   Celebrant’s intention
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                 Dominic, Freya, other First Communicants
Deanery Corpus Christi Procession, 2.30 p.m. (starting from the Oratory)

Father John writes:

This Saturday: Mass of St Josemaria
Our good friends from Opus Dei will be coming here for a Sung Mass, celebrated in honour of St Josemaria, this coming Saturday, 22nd June, at 1.30 p.m.

Next Weekend: First Holy Communion
Three of the children of our parish, pupils at St Aloysius’ School, will be making their First Holy Communion at the Oratory next weekend.  Next Sunday, 23rd, the 10.30 a.m. Mass will be the occasion for two of the children to make their Second Communion.

Next Sunday: Deanery Corpus Christi Procession
The Deanery Corpus Christi Procession will take place next Sunday afternoon, 23rd.  The Procession sets off from the Oratory at 2.30, makes a stop at Blackfriars for a sermon, and then passes through the busy streets of central Oxford, ending up at the Chaplaincy for Benediction and tea.

This Monday: Talk on Land Rights in the Amazon
This Monday, 24th, at 11 a.m. in Queen Elizabeth House, all are warmly invited to a talk given by Mr José Batista Afonso, who is a land rights lawyer working with Cafod in the Brazilian Amazon.  Mr Afonso has worked on high profile cases of human rights abuses and killings linked to land rights conflicts. His talk will address the new waves of threats to the Brazilian Amazon, its forests and forest defenders, as a result of new policies.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for Peter’s Pence on 30th June, the Apostleship of the Sea on 14th July, and the Second Century Fund on 21st July.

The Month of the Sacred Heart
The month of June is traditionally devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as is every First Friday of the month.  During June please say each day, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us, or O Heart of Love, I place all my trust in you, for while I fear all things from my weakness, I hope for all things from your mercy.

Welcome, Joe and Mario!
Our link with the North American College in Rome continues with the arrival this week of Seminarians Joe Ferme of the Archdiocese of Boston and Mario Torres of Tyler, Texas. Please give them a warm welcome when you see them about the parish.

Mass Intentions
Having a Mass offered for a loved one, living or dead, or for oneself, is a beautiful act of faith, hope, and charity.  If you would like a Mass said, please use one of the small envelopes in the narthex.

Last Week’s Collection: £412.94 – Thank you!

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Fr Jerome Bertram CO, Peter de Bono, Christopher Browne, Clifford Browne, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Maureen Dalton, Eileen Healy, Jill Kelly, Emily Long, John Marsh, Elsia Maria Michaud, 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 Keith Ballard, Derek Henderson, and Halinka Konarczewska, who died recently, and for Lore Ann Chance, Mary Frances Clark, Alfred Dennis Horgan, Francis Bernard Palmer, Ludek Rychetnik, John (Jack) Simmons, Gérard Tachon, and Viktor Nikola Thaller, who have anniversaries at this time. 
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


Whoever wishes to be saved must, first of all, hold the Catholic faith ..
Now this is the Catholic faith:
We worship one God in the Trinity and the Trinity in Unity,
Without either confusing the persons or dividing the substance.

The Athanasian Creed



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 


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.