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 Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time, 16th – 22nd September 2018
September – The Month of the Holy Angels

Saturday 15th September, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Celebrant’s intention

Sunday 16th September, The Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 17th after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    Celebrant’s intention

Monday 17th September, St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Celebrant’s intention

Tuesday 18th September, Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Arthur RIP, deceased Healy family
Wednesday 19th September, St Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Celebrant’s intention
NB: Extraordinary Form Mass cancelled this week only

Thursday 20th September, St Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, &Companions, Martyrs
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Jeremiah RIP, deceased O’Sullivan family
            NB: Exposition & Confessions cancelled this week only
            Holy Mass for Handicapped Pilgrims, 8.00 p.m.

Friday 21st September, The Feast of St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist  
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Paul Kilcoyne RIP
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)       Denis O’Riordan RIP           
Saturday 22nd September, Saturday of Our Lady
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Fr Harry RIP, deceased Butters family
            Holy Hour and Confessions, 10.00 -11.00 a.m, Benediction 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 22nd September, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Dominique Barrett RIP

Sunday 23rd September, The Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 18th after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Celebrant’s intention
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    The People of the Parish      

Father John writes:

Next Sunday: Second Collection
On 22nd-23rd September the second collection will be for Father Hudson’s Care. Father Hudson’s mission is to provide Catholic social care in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, reaching out to support vulnerable people young and old.  At this time of funding cuts, the needs are greater than ever.  Please give generously to this worthy cause.

Third-Sunday Masses in the Extraordinary Form
Because of holidays, there will be no third-Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary Form this month.  The next one will be on Sunday 21st October.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will second collections for Family Fast Day on 7th October, World Mission Day on 21st October, the Johnson Association on 4th November, the Youth Service on 25th November, the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 9th December, and Christmas Flowers on 16th December.

Advance Notice: Oxford Half Marathon
On Sunday 7th October the Oxford Half Marathon will be taking place.  The road closures will be in the centre of town and along the Banbury Road.

Advance Notice: Catholic Medical Association (CMA) Youth Conference
All young (18-25 years) Catholics in healthcare (doctors, nurses, medical and nursing students, pharmacists etc) are invited to the Third Annual CMA Youth Conference, entitled ‘Building a Culture of Life’.  This will take place on Saturday 29th September from 1.30 to 5.30 p.m. at St Aloysius Catholic Church, Euston, London.  Entry will be by donation (suggested £5, payable on the day).  Register at or

Decriminalizing Abortion: Write to Protest
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is waging a courageous campaign to oppose moves in Parliament to decriminalize abortion.  At present abortions are a criminal offence if performed outside the terms of the Abortion Act 1967.  Decriminalizing abortion will remove the unborn child’s last legal protection.  Please write to Layla Moran MP, expressing your opposition to decriminalization, at The House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA.

Mass Intentions
Please let me know if you would like the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for your own intentions, or for a loved one, living or deceased.  Having Mass offered for someone is a powerful act of faith, hope, and charity.  You can use one of the brown envelopes on the sideboard in the narthex.  Write down the details of the intention, the date requested (if any), enclose any offering you would like to make, and pass on to me by means of the collection bags or through the letter box of the Presbytery.

Last Week’s Collection: First: £368.24; Second: £132.91 (Catholic Education Service) – Thank you.

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Peter de Bono, Eileen Healy, Emily Long, Anne Morris, and Joy Smith.

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Austin Edgar Andrews, John Lynch Sr., Arnaud Matta, Patrick Noel Myles, William Simpson, Margaret Scott Sloss, Paul Tachon, Breeda Valadini, and Kathleen White, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

As two pieces of wax fused together make one,
so he who receives Holy Communion is so united with Christ
that Christ is in him and he is in Christ.

St Cyril of Jerusalem



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.