SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:

Registered charity: No. 234216


Services for the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time, 21st – 27th August 2016

The Year of Mercy



Saturday 20th August, Vigil of Sunday

            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.

            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                   The People of the Parish


Sunday 21st August, The Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                   Private intentions (AC)

Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                 John Wayne Connor

            Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form)                      Deceased Hedgecock family


Monday 22nd August, The Queenship of Our Lady

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                   Fr Harry, deceased Butters family


Tuesday 23rd August, The Feast of St John Wall, Priest

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                   Private intentions (AC)


Wednesday 24th August, The Feast of St Bartholomew, Apostle

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                   The family

Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)         Our Lady of Summertown’s intentions


Thursday 25th August, St Louis, King of France

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Thomas Gallagher

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 3.00 - 5.00 p.m

Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.


Friday 26th August, The Feast of Blessed Dominic Barberi, Priest & Religious

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                   Missionaries of Charity in Yemen

Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                    St Barnabas Society


Saturday 27th August, St Monica, Widow - Saturday of Our Lady

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       Our Lady of Summertown’s intentions

Holy Hour, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Confessions, 10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.


Saturday 27th August, Vigil of Sunday

            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.

            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                   Honora Gallagher


Sunday 28th August, The Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                   Private intentions (AC)

Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                The People of the Parish



Father John writes:


Advance Notice: Second Collection for the Second Century Fund

There will be a second collection for the Second Century Fund on Sunday 4th September, which is the transferred Solemnity of Pope St Gregory the Great, our principal patron.  Donations to the Second Century Fund for the refurbishment of the hall are welcome at any time.  Cheques should be made out to ‘SS. Gregory & Augustine Church’.  If you are a UK tax-payer, please use one of the Gift-Aid envelopes, filling in your details on the back.


Advance Notice: Classes with Deacon Philip

Deacon Philip will start classes for candidates for First Holy Communion and Confirmation on Sunday 11th September.  The classes, which are principally intended for children who do not attend Catholic schools, will take place after the 10.30 Mass.  If you would like your children to be prepared for these Sacraments, please call Deacon Philip on 01865 557552 or email him at


Advance Notice: Other Second Collections

There will be second collections for Home Mission Day on 18th September, for Father Hudson’s Society on 25th September, and for World Mission Day on 23rd October.


Book of Remembrance

Please take a look at the black diary in the narthex, which has the names and dates of death of our loved ones.  I suspect that many of the details are incorrect.  Please correct any mistakes with the red pen. Eventually I hope to have the names properly inscribed in a parish Book of Remembrance.


Last week’s collection: £431.97


Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound

Deacon Philip, David Armstrong, Fr John Baggley, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse, Matthew Cotton, Dorothy Croucher, Pam Dennett, Barbara Elgar, L├ízaro Garcia de Souza, John Hamilton, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Christopher and Patricia Long, John Lynch, Anne Morris, Alan O’Day, Salume Odoi, Aylsa Prior, Sheenagh Reynolds, and Katherine Smith.


Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed

Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Patricia Chue-Sang, who died recently, and for Anthony Patrick Gallagher, Ronald Ernest Hancock, Mary Hill, Edward Murray, Mary Brigid Taylor, and all who have anniversaries at this time.


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



Prayer for a Happy Death


O my Lord and Saviour,

support me in that hour in the strong arms of Thy Sacraments,

and by the fresh fragrance of Thy consolations.

Let the absolving words be said over me,

and the holy oil sign and seal me,

and Thy own Body be my food, and Thy Blood my sprinkling;

and let my sweet Mother, Mary, breathe on me,

and my Angel whisper peace to me,

and my glorious Saints ... smile upon me;

that in them all, and through them all,

I may receive the gift of perseverance, and die, as I desire to live,

in Thy faith, in Thy Church, in Thy service, and in Thy love. Amen.


Blessed John Henry Newman



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 


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.