322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS
Tel. 01865 515138
Priest in charge: Father John Saward
Deacon: Rev. James Forde-Johnston
SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:
Registered charity: No. 234216

Services for the Seventh Week per annum – The Week of Sexagesima
24th February- 2nd March 2019

Saturday 23rd February, The Vigil of Sunday 
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                 The People of the Parish

Sunday 24th February, The Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) – Sexagesima (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                 Margaret Barry RIP
            Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                               Joy’s godchildren

Monday 25th February, Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Tomás O’Riordáin
Tuesday 26th February, Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Joyann Green
Wednesday 27th February, Feria  
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Walter Hooper
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                      Luca

Thursday 28th February, St Oswald, Bishop
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Derek Henderson
            Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.
Friday 1st March, The Feast of St David, Bishop & Patron of Wales
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                 Oxford Carmel Sisters RIP
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                   Gabriel Dover RIP
Saturday 2nd March, The Feast of St Chad, Bishop & Patron of the Archdiocese
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                 Erin Grace
Holy Hour, Confessions & Rosary for the Unborn, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 2nd March, The Vigil of Sunday  
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                 The People of the Parish

Sunday 3rd March, The Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) - Quinquagesima (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                 Holy Souls (JS)
            Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                               John Michael Nicholson RIP

Father John writes:

This Sunday: Second Collection for Bishop Robert
This Sunday we shall be taking a collection for our dear friend Bishop Robert Byrne, who will be installed as the new Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Monday 25th March.  Please pray for him as he prepares to become a diocesan bishop.

Advance Notice: The Rosary for the Unborn
At the suggestion of SPUC, from 2nd March we shall be praying the Rosary for the unborn before the Blessed Sacrament exposed every first Saturday of the month between 10 and 11 a.m.

Advance Notice: Further Second Collections
There will be second collections for Cathedral Maintenance on 3rd March, Family Fast Day on 17th March, and the Second Century Fund on 28th April.

Women’s World Day of Prayer
The Women’s World Day of Prayer service will take place at St Columba’s, Alfred Street, between 12.30 and 1.30 p.m. on Friday 1st March.

The Fatima Altar
The new altar reredos and canopy for the Fatima chapel has arrived, and very soon will be put in place. The work has been done by Granda of Madrid, and has been paid for by a friend of our parish.  We offer this addition to the beauty of our church to the glory of God and to the honour and love of His Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Fatima.  Breaking news: Bishop Robert will bless the reredos and canopy at the 6 p.m. Mass on Saturday 16th March, just before he leaves for his new diocese.

Protect Parents’ Rights
In the narthex you will find postcards (provided by SPUC) that we are being asked to send to the Secretary of State for Education.  The message for the Secretary of State is simple: Teaching children about relationships is first and foremost the role of parents. Compulsory ‘relationships education’ in all primary and secondary schools in England is state interference in family life and undermines parents.  Please give parents the legal right to withdraw their children from ‘relationships education’.

Last Week’s Collection: £492.87 – Thank you.

Please Pray for the Pope and the Bishops Meeting in Rome
This weekend Cardinal Nichols is representing the bishops of England and Wales at a meeting in Rome called by Pope Francis to address the protection of minors within the Catholic Church.  The Cardinal is asking us to unite ourselves by prayer with the Pope and the bishops, ‘so that together we may ask the Lord’s pardon for our failings’.

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Fr Jerome Bertram CO, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Maureen Dalton, Eileen Healy, Emily Long, John Marsh, 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 for Marie Victorina Andrews, Anne Best, Peter Church, Gerald William Duley, Jose Luis Grau, Carol Martin, Hugh McDonald, Mary O’Sullivan, and Michael Tolkien, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


O Mary, Mother of Mercy, watch over us all,
so that the Cross of Christ may not be emptied of its power,
and that we may not stray from the path of the good, or become blind to sin,
but may put our hope ever more fully in God, who is rich in mercy.

Pope St John Paul II



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.