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SS. GREGORY & AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS
Tel. 01865 515138
Priest in charge: Father John Saward
Deacon: Rev. James Forde-Johnston
Live-Stream TV is accessible 24/7 at https://www.churchservices.tv/oxford

SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:
Registered charity: No. 234216

Services for the Second Week of Ordinary Time, 19th - 25th January 2020
Epiphanytide

Saturday 18th January, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       The People of the Parish

Sunday 19th January, The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) – Second after Epiphany (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Edward & Bridget Harte & deceased family
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                     Anna Ransome
Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form)          Sanasio
  
Monday 20th January, St Fabian, Pope & Martyr
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Thanksgiving (Solange) 

Tuesday 21st January, St Agnes, Virgin & Martyr
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Holy souls
             
Wednesday 22nd January, St Vincent, Deacon & Martyr
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         The Cassidy family
            Holy Mass, 6 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                  Imalolada Salafador
             
Thursday 23rd January, St Nicholas Owen, Martyr
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Private intention
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m

Friday 24th January, St Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Private intention
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)            The Rossi family
           
Saturday 25th January, The Feast of the Conversion of St Paul
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       The Cassidy family
Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 25th January, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Fr John Ellis RIP

Sunday 26th January, The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) - Third after Epiphany (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                    Jack Cloran
  
Father John writes:

This Sunday: Second Collection for the Second Century Fund

Advance Notice: Further Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Zimbabwe and Zambia food crisis on 26th January, LIFE on 16th February, and the Good Counsel Network on 23rd February.

Advance Notice: Holocaust Memorial Day
This year sees the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.  We shall remember Holocaust Memorial Day in our prayers on Sunday 26th January.

Advance Notice: Consecration to Our Lady
On the solemnity of the Annunciation, Wednesday 25th March, there will be an opportunity to make or renew the consecration of ourselves to Our Lady, God’s Mother and ours, as explained and preached by St Louis de Montfort.  The preparation for the Consecration will begin on Friday 21st February.  More information will be given in the next few weeks.

Christmas Continues!
Please remember that Christmastide lasts not just for twelve days, up to the Epiphany and Baptism of Our Lord, but traditionally 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’. We shall keep the Crib up, as they do in Rome, till then.  So please remember to pray to the Divine Infant Jesus at the Crib throughout this holy season of forty days.  We are blessed to have a relic of the Manger, which is exposed for veneration as part of the Crib.  A more complete relic is preserved in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

Epiphanytide Blessings
I shall be happy to bless your homes during Epiphanytide, i.e. from now to 2nd February.  Every Catholic home should have a crucifix and image of Our Lady.  If you don’t have either of these, let me know, and I’ll give you one and bless it for you.

Christmas Crib Offerings
The Christmas Crib offerings will be given to Aid to the Church in Need for the support of persecuted Christians.

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Anne-Marie, Jackie Ball, Peter de Bono, Christopher Browne, Clifford Browne, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Fr Antony Conlon, Maureen Dalton, Eileen Healy, Jill Kelly, Mike Lees, Emily Long, John Marsh, Elsie Maria Michaud, Anne Morris, Joy Smith, Clare Wagstaff, and Monica Wagstaff.

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Ferdinand John Alfred Alexander, Tommy Nicholls, Vladis Servas, Alistair Terry, James Tobert, and Fr John Tolkien, who have anniversaries at this time.

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

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The Church, as the Bride of Christ, wishes to be loved by the priest
in the total and exclusive manner
in which Jesus Christ, her Head and Bridegroom, loved her.
Priestly celibacy, then, is the gift of self in and with Christ to His Church,
and expresses the priest’s service of the Church
in and with our Lord.

St John Paul II

Monday

Welcome


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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 

Email: sanctusgregorius@btinternet.com 



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.