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 Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time, 21st – 27th October 2018
October – The Month of Our Lady of the Rosary

Saturday 20th October, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Alan  Ridgway                         

Sunday 21st October, The Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 23rd after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Tony & Bertha Torregiani RIP                   
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    The People of the Parish
            Sung Mass 12 noon (Extraord. Form)          Nick & Kerrie
Monday 22nd October, St John Paul II
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Fr Harry Butters RIP & deceased Butters family

Tuesday 23rd October, St John of Capestrano, Priest
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      William Paul Burridge RIP
Wednesday 24th October, St Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Marcel Drozd RIP
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)           Fr Richard Finn OP

Thursday 25th October, Feria                                    
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Thomas RIP & deceased Kanza family
            Exposition 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Friday 26th October, St Cedd, Bishop
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Michael Kennedy RIP (CB)
High Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)       Liz Beaton
Saturday 27th October, Saturday of Our Lady
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Rosemary Ridd RIP
            Holy Hour and Confessions, 10.00 -11.00 a.m, Benediction 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 27th October, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Louisa & Peter Rogers RIP

Sunday 28th October, The Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – Christ the King (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    Joan Lambert RIP

Father John writes:

Today: Second Collection for World Mission Day

This Thursday: Adult Catechesis - Towards the Fullness of Life in Christ
This Thursday we shall have the second of an autumn series of catecheses for adults.  This term we shall study the third part of The Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Please God, the Catechism’s rich teaching will help us all, whether we are cradle Catholics or converts, to understand our faith better, and to make progress towards the fullness of life in Christ.  Refreshments will be served at 7.15 in the parish hall. The meeting will begin in the hall at 7.30.

This Friday: Visit of Dr Peter Kwasniewski
The American conductor, composer, philosopher, and theologian, Dr Peter Kwasniewski, will be visiting our parish on Friday 26th October for the launching of his new book, Postmodern Pilgrims to the Haven of Tradition: Conversations Real and Imaginary on the Catholic Faith.  Dr Kwasniewski will lead the Gregorian schola at a Votive High Mass of St Gregory at 6 p.m., followed by a lecture and the signing of his book.  Refreshments will be provided.  Dr Kwasniewski is an old friend and former colleague of mine.

This Saturday: Newman Colloquium
Dr Joseph Shaw, Senior Research Fellow, St Benet’s Hall, and Mr Michael Wee of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre will discuss “Humanae Vitae at 50” in our parish hall this Saturday, 27th October, at 3.45 p.m.  For more details and to register, please visit:  Registration essential, as places are limited.

Next Sunday: Cake Sale
St Aloysius’ School supports Mary’s Meals (, and for this very good cause a young member of the school will be selling cakes and some toys and books that he’s outgrown after the 10.30 Mass next Sunday.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Johnson Association on 4th November, the Youth Service on 25th November, the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 9th December, and Christmas Flowers on 16th December.

Last Week’s Collections: £364.80 - Thank You

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Eileen Healy, Emily Long, 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 David George Cotter, Fr Harry Butters, Henry E. Butters, Robert Butters, Elizabeth Jennings, Thomas Kanza, Bohdan Ryhajlo and  Gladys Lilian Tinnion, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


We often need the grace of the way when it is hard to walk.
We need hope of life and virtue when our hope fails in the maze of this world.
In the Rosary we rejoice, sorrow, and triumph with Our Lady
as she walks the same path we have to walk.
But now she has reached the end,
and we can think of her, too, restfully, as a ‘fair flower by the water brooks’,
giving to us the Water of Life.
‘Mary reigning in our homeland, pray for us still on the way.’

Maisie Ward



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.