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 Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time, 15th – 21st July 2018
The Month of the Precious Blood of Jesus

Saturday 14th July, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Dan Nolan RIP                         

Sunday 15th July, The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 8th after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Susan Prince             
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    The People of the Parish
Sung Mass 12 noon (Extraord. Form) Mr & Mrs Charles Pinsent

Monday 16th July, The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Jeremiah RIP & deceased O’Sullivan family

Tuesday 17th July, Feria                    
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Roby Marie Wynn RIP                                                
Wednesday 18th July, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Brigid Allen                            
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)          Gerald Fitzgibbon & Renata

Thursday 19th July, Feria  
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      The Brothers of the Bournemouth Oratory   
            Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.           
Friday 20th July, St Apollinaris, Bishop & Martyr
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Alan Cahill RIP                      
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)           Penelope Renold RIP  
Saturday 21st July, St Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest & Doctor of the Church - Our Lady on Saturday  
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Rev. Francis Murphy
            Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m, Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 21st July, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Deceased of Long, Standbridge & Ryan Families  

Sunday 22nd July, The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 9th after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Jessica Wordsworth & the children              
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    The People of the Parish

Father John writes:

This Sunday: Renewal of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
After the 12 noon Extraordinary Form Mass this Sunday we shall be renewing the consecration of the parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which will be celebrated the next day, is the 70th anniversary of the original consecration of England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart made by Cardinal Griffin at Walsingham.  Our Lady of Mount Carmel is kept as a feast in this parish because of the presence of the monastery of the Discalced Carmelite nuns in our parish till the 1980s.

This Thursday: Mass for the Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust
The next Mass for the HCPT will be at 8 p.m. this Thursday, 19th.

Advance Notice: Finance Committee
The Finance Committee will meet in the Presbytery on Thursday 26th July at 7 p.m.

Advance Notice: Thanksgiving for Humanae vitae
Wednesday 25th July, the Feast of St James, is the fiftieth anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul’s great encyclical Humanae vitae.  A Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered in thanksgiving at 6 p.m.

Advance Notice: Visit of Fr Michael Ward
Fr Michael Ward of the Ordinariate, who was received into the Church here six years ago and ordained priest on Saturday 30th June at the Birmingham Oratory, will be celebrating the 10.30 Mass for us on Sunday 29th July.

Advance Notice: Second Collection for the Second Century Fund
There will be a second collection for the Second Century Fund on 2nd September (St Gregory’s weekend).

Accommodation Offered
One-bedroom flat to let on Banbury Road.  Available for 6 months, possibly longer, from 1st August.  Suit single person or married couple.  £880 per month.  Call Robert on 07979159757 for details.

Data Protection: GDPR
Most parishioners will be aware by now that Data Protection regulations have changed this year and all organizations that hold personal information have to comply with the revised regulations (GDPR).  The parish holds information that parishioners have provided.  Some of it is general information, such as addresses of parishioners; other information is required to be retained by law, e.g. Gift Aid records.  Personal information that the parish holds is handled in accordance with the privacy policy of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:  However, any parishioner has the right to request that personal information held by us, other than that required by law, be removed.

Last Week’s Collection: £393.76

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 Kathleen Conway, Félix Konka, and Mgr Rino Stellardi, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


Humanae vitae clearly expresses the mind and will of God about marriage.
It reminds us of the beauty of married love in God’s plan as an expression of total self-giving,
and helps us to accept the child as the fruit of that love …
Contraception cannot be an expression of total self-giving …
Contraception is Yes to selfishness and No to true love …
The same selfishness that wants to prevent the child by contraception
will grow until it wants to kill the child already conceived.

St Teresa of Calcutta on the 25th anniversary of Humanae vitae



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.