SS. GREGORY & AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS
Tel. 01865 515138
Priest in charge: Father John Saward
Deacon: Rev. Philip Prince
SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:
Registered charity: No. 234216
Services for the 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
21st – 27th January 2018
Saturday 20th January, Vigil of Sunday
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. The People of the Parish
Sunday 21st January, The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) – Third Sunday after Epiphany (EF)
The Octave of Christian Unity
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m. Maria Pughe
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m. Anne Dorgan RIP
Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form) Holy Souls (Montligeon)
Monday 22nd January, St Vincent, Deacon & Martyr - The Octave of Christian Unity
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Holy Souls (JS)
Tuesday 23rd January, St Nicholas Owen, Martyr - The Octave of Christian Unity
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. The Bournemouth Oratory
Wednesday 24th January, St Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor of the Church - The Octave of Christian Unity
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Mary Boak RIP
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form) John O’Riordan RIP
Thursday 25th January, The Feast of the Conversion of St Paul - The Octave of Christian Unity
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Clive, Paula, Ian (special intention)
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m
Friday 26th January, SS. Timothy & Titus, Bishops
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. Melanie Campbell RIP
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form) Justin Shaw
Saturday 27th January, Saturday of Our Lady
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m. De Souza and Underwood family
Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 27th January, Vigil of Sunday
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. Bertram Massey & parents RIP
Sunday 28th January, The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) – Septuagesima (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m. The People of the Parish
Solemn Pontifical Mass, 10.30 a.m. Filemon & Rosaria and family RIP
Father John writes:
This Thursday: Lecture on Russian Culture
At 7.30 p.m. this Thursday, 25th, and on the next three Thursdays, in the parish hall, Dr Gerald Seaman will be giving a series of lectures on Russian culture. Admission is £15 per person. For more information, please ring 515114 or email email@example.com
Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for LIFE on 4th February, for the Second Century Fund on 11th February, and for Cathedral Maintenance on 4th March.
Next Weekend: The Archbishop’s Visitation
His Grace the Archbishop will be with us on visitation next weekend, 27th/28th. As well as making a tour of the parish and visiting the sick, he will be preaching at all the Sunday Masses and celebrating the 10.30 a.m. Solemn Mass. There will be bubbly drinks and nibbles after the Mass to which all are warmly invited. Please make sure you’re there!
This year our Crib offerings are being donated to Father Hudson’s Society, which is the social care agency of the Archdiocese.
Please remember that traditionally Christmastide lasts all the way to Candlemas on 2nd February. As the carol says, ‘Make we mirth for Christ’s birth, and sing we Yule till Candlemas’. As they do in many places on the continent and in our own Westminster Cathedral, we shall keep the Crib up till then. So please remember to pray to the Divine Infant Jesus at the Crib throughout this holy season of forty days. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us!
Last Week’s Collection: £325.49
Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Deacon Philip, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, 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 Tommy Nicholls, Vladis Servas, James Tobert, and Father John Tolkien, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Now the name ‘God’ means the ruler and provider of all things.
Therefore, the man who believes in God believes that everything in this world
is governed and provided for by God.
The man who believes that all things come into being by chance does not believe that there is a God.
No one is so foolish as to deny that all nature, which operates with a certain definite time and order,
is subject to the rule and foresight and an orderly arrangement of someone.
We see how the sun, the moon, and the stars, and all natural things follow a determined course,
which would be impossible if they were merely products of chance.
Hence, as it says in the Psalm, he is indeed foolish who does not believe in God.
St Thomas Aquinas