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 Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time, 24th – 30th June 2018
The Month of the Sacred Heart

Saturday 23rd June, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Winifred Gavin RIP                           

Sunday 24th June, The Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    First Holy Communicants (St Aloysius)

Monday 25th June,  Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      The Pinnock Family
Tuesday 26th June, Feria                    
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Rosario LoForte                     
Wednesday 27th June, St Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Dorothy Croucher RIP                                    
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)           Holy Souls (EK)                        

Thursday 28th June, St Irenaeus, Bishop & Martyr
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Gretta Guy RIP
            Requiem Mass for Dr Dan Nolan, 12 noon 
            NB: Exposition & Confessions cancelled this week only
Friday 29th June, The Solemnity of SS. Peter & Paul, Apostles
                                                 Holyday of Obligation
Holy Mass, 7.00 a.m.                                     Penelope Renold RIP
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish
Holy Mass 12.00 noon (Extraord. Form)    Rev. Dr. Michael Ward
Saturday 30th June, First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church - Saturday of Our Lady
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Fr Giles Pinnock
            Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m, Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 30th June, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     The People of the Parish

Sunday 1st July, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Henry FitzGibbon RIP
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    James, Carol, & Clodagh 

Father John writes:

This Sunday: Second Collection for Peter’s Pence (for the support of the Holy See).

This Friday: Welcome, Curtis!
Curtis Weisenburger, a seminarian of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, at present studying at the North American College in Rome, has arrived for his month’s pastoral placement in the parish.  Please give him a warm welcome if he visits you or you meet him in the street.

Advance Notice: Other Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Dominican nuns in Iraq on 1st July and the Second Century Fund on 2nd September (St Gregory’s weekend).

Congratulations, Amani, Clodagh, and Mary!
Congratulations to Amani, Clodagh, and Mary, who made their First Holy Communion yesterday at the Oratory.  Please pray for them and their families, that they may grow in faith and in love of the Lord Jesus really present, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Blessed Sacrament.

Advance Notice: Young Adults - The Evangelium Conference
May I encourage those of you who are between 18 and 35 years of age, and who long for a more abundant Catholic life, to sign up for the Evangelium Conference at the Oratory School, near Reading, from 17th to 19th August.  The conference will be led by our own Fr Andrew and our good friend Fr Marcus Holden of Ramsgate.  Flyers are available in the narthex.

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.’

Last Week’s Collection: 1st - £274.24; 2nd - £350.02 (Day for Life)

Please Pray for our Ordinands
Please pray for those to be ordained at this time: Br Oliver (priesthood), Dr Michael Ward (priesthood), and our own James Forde-Johnston (diaconate).  We’re looking forward greatly to the first occasion on which James will assist at the altar as a deacon.  Some of us will be attending his Ordination in St Chad’s Cathedral next Sunday, 1st.  Please also remember our friend Kevin Chalifoux, who will soon be ordained deacon in Rome.

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, Rose Grimm, Eileen Healy, John Henry, Monica Kaye, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, Catherine McKeown, Anne Morris, Salume Odoi, Heather Oliver, Sylvia Parkes, Angela Prendergast, Joy Smith, Paula Stainer, Joan Ward, Becky White, 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 Dan Nolan and Viktor Thaller, who died recently, and for Andrea Chiri, Kathleen Ellis, James Coffin Harle, Hilary Eva Kemp, Andrew Gerard McDonnell, Penelope Renold, Mary Kay Roberts, George John Saward, and Muriel Ivy Thomas, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


Look today to St John the Baptist, an enduring example of fidelity to God and his Law.
John prepared the way for Christ by the testimony of his word and his life.
Imitate him with docile and trusting generosity.
St John Paul II



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.