SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:
Registered charity: No. 234216

Services for the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time
25th June – 1st July2017

Saturday 24th June, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Rocco

Sunday 25th June, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Sylvia Parkes
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish

Monday 26th June, Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Fr Ante Cindric

Tuesday 27th June, St Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Friars Joseph, Paul Francis and Colin Mary

Wednesday 28th June, St Irenaeus, Bishop & Martyr      
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Catherine & William Finneran & Michael Haddican RIP

Wednesday 28th June, Vigil of SS. Peter & Paul
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.(Extraord. Form)               Muriel Ivy Thomas RIP

Thursday 29th June, Solemnity of SS. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Holy Day of Obligation
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       Private Intention (K)              
Nuptial Mass, 12.30 p.m.        
Exposition, 4.00 p.m. (NB: Later start), Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.
Holy Mass, 6p.m. (Extraord. Form)                 Penelope Renold RIP

Friday 30th June, First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Holy Souls
Sung Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)               Mr & Mrs Gabriel Gillick and Family

Saturday 1st July, Saturday of Our Lady – First Saturday (Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
            Votive Mass of the Precious Blood, 9.30 a.m.  Bournemouth Oratory
Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 1st July, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                    
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m                                        Clare

Sunday 2nd July, Thirteenth Sunday in OrdinaryTime
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       David Hoyle RIP
            Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                     People of the Parish    

Father John writes:

This Sunday: Second Collection
There will be a second collection this Sunday for Peter’s Pence (for the support of the Holy See).

This Thursday: Holyday of Obligation
The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, which is a holyday of obligation, will be celebrated on Thursday this week.  Masses will be offered at 9.30 a.m. and a 6 p.m.  The Vigil Mass on Wednesday evening at 6 also fulfils the obligation.

Advance Notice: Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary Form
The next third-Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be Sunday 16th July at 1 noon.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Apostleship of the Sea on 9th July, Fr Thomas’s hospices for the dying poor in India on 23rd July, Home Missions on 17th September, Father Hudson’s Society on 24th September, and the Second Century Fund on 1st October.

June & July: Months of Special Devotion
The month of June is traditionally devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Find time each day, before the end of this week (and month), to say the prayer that Our Lord taught St Margaret Mary: ‘O Heart of Love, I place all my trust in you, for, though I fear all things in my weakness, I hope for all things from your mercy’.  July is the month of the Precious Blood of Jesus.  You might like to say this prayer: ‘We pray you, Lord, help your servants, whom you have redeemed with your Precious Blood.’

Last Week’s Collection: 1st - £369.62; 2nd - £165.07 (Day for Life)

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Deacon Philip, Fr John Baggley, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Dorothy Croucher, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, John Hamilton, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, Christopher and Patricia Long, Anne Morris, Salume Odoi, Sylvia Parkes, Ludek Rychetnik, 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 Ludek Rychetnik, who died recently, and for Andrea Chiri, Kathleen Ellis, James Coffin Harle, Hilary Kemp, Andrew Gerard McDonnell, Penelope Renold, Alessandro Riccordi Mary Kay Roberts, and Muriel Ivy Thomas, who have anniversaries at this time.

+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


The Heart of the Incarnate Word is … the chief sign and symbol of that threefold love
with which the divine Redeemer unceasingly loves His eternal Father and all mankind.
It is a symbol of that divine love which He has in common with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
but which He, the Word made flesh, alone manifests through a weak and frail human body …
It is, secondly, the symbol of that burning charity which, infused into His soul,
enriches the human will of Christ;
the exercise of this charity
is enlightened and guided by a twofold perfect knowledge,
namely, the Beatific Vision,
and infuse knowledge.
Finally [the Heart of Jesus]… it is the symbol also of emotional affection,
since the body of Jesus Christ,
formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary,
enjoys the most perfect powers of feelings and perception,
in fact, more so than any other human body.

The Venerable Pope Pius XII



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.