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 Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
15th – 21st October 2017
The Month of Our Lady of the Rosary

Saturday 14th October, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15p.m.                                     
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Private intention

Sunday 15th October, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th Sunday after Pentecost (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Jeremiah RIP, deceased O’Sullivan family
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraordinary Form)      Erin Grace (special intention)

Monday 16th October, St Margaret Mary, Virgin
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Clive Smith
Tuesday 17th October, St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         A son’s conversion

Wednesday 18th October, The Feast of St Luke, Evangelist
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       Martin Bentley RIP
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)        Rex Baker RIP
Thursday 19th October, The Feast of St Frideswide, Abbess, Patron of Oxford
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       Dominique Barrett RIP
Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m             
Friday 20th October, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                        Kathleen White RIP
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)            Catherine Joyce RIP

Saturday 21st October, Our Lady’s Saturday  
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Fr Andrew’s uncle and aunt
Confessions, 10.00 – 10.30 a.m.
Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 21st October, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15p.m.                                     
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Derrick Gibbons RIP

Sunday 22nd October, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 20th Sunday after Pentecost (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Fr Harry RIP, deceased Butters family  
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                   The People of the Parish                     
Father John writes:

Today: Second Collection for Harvest Fast Day (Cafod).
For Gift Aid, please use the special Cafod envelopes.  Our own parish white-and-blue envelopes are not valid for Gift-Aid donations to other organizations.

Advance Notice: Further Second Collections
There will be second collections for World Mission Sunday on 22nd October, the Johnson Association (infirm and retired priests of the Archdiocese) on 5th November, Catholic Youth Services on 26th November, Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 10th December, and the homeless of North Oxford on 17th December.  

Advance Notice: The Fellowship of St Martin de Porres (for the Poor and Needy of the Parish)
There will be a meeting of the Fellowship in the Presbytery at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 25th October.

Advance Notice: All Souls’ Day
St Gregory’s and the Oratory will be having our annual Requiem Mass in Wolvercote cemetery chapel at 11 a.m. on All Souls’ Day, Thursday 2nd November.  The Blessing of the Graves will follow.  On Remembrance Sunday, 12th November, the preacher at the 10.30 a.m. Sung Requiem Mass will be Deacon Michael Ward.

October - The Month of the Holy Rosary
·        Please sign up for membership of the Confraternity of the Rosary.
·        Try to pray the Rosary, at least one decade, every day as a family, or for the family on your own, remembering the words of Fr Patrick Peyton: The family that prays together stays together.
·        Blessed Rosary beads are available as a gift in a basket in the narthex.
·        There will be a service of Rosary and Benediction on Sunday 29th October at 5 p.m.

Welcome to the Parish, Fr Paul!
The new director of the St Barnabas Society in First Turn, in succession to Fr Richard Biggerstaff, is Fr Paul Martin, a priest of this Archdiocese and an old friend of mine. I am hoping he will be with us to preach before too long.

Last Week’s Collections: 1st- £363.61; 2nd - £542.58 (Second Century Fund)

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Deacon Philip, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, John Hamilton, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, Anne Morris, Salume Odoi, Heather Oliver, Sylvia Parkes, Viktor Thaller, 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 Eileen Austin, Bernard Butters, Gerard Butters, David George Cotter, José Fernandes, Derrick Gibbons, James Kelly, Murtha Morris, and Gertrud Oliver, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

In the Rosary, the chief mysteries of our religion follow one another,
as they are brought before our minds for contemplation.
First, there are the mysteries in which the Word was made flesh,
and Mary, Virgin Mother undefiled, with holy joy carried out her motherly duties for Him.
Then come then the sorrows, the agony, and Death of the suffering Christ,
the price at which the salvation of our race was accomplished.
Finally, there are the mysteries full of His glory:
His triumph over death, His Ascension into Heaven, His sending of the Holy Spirit,
the resplendent brightness of Mary received among the stars,
and the everlasting glory of all the saints in Heaven
united with the glory of the Mother and her Son.

Pope Leo XIII



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.