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

Services for Services for the Second Week of Easter (Low Week), 23rd – 29th April 2017

Saturday 22nd April, Vigil of Sunday
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Winnie Coyne RIP

Sunday 23rd April, The Second Sunday of Easter - Low Sunday – The Feast of Divine Mercy
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish
            Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                   Charles Lambert RIP
            Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Devotions, Confessions, 3 p.m.

Monday 24th April, Solemnity of St George, Martyr & Patron of England
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Barbara Joyce

Tuesday 25th April, The Feast of St Mark, Evangelist
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Anna
Requiem Mass for Edward Mullen, 11.30 a.m.

Wednesday 26th April, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Monica Motta
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)          Thanksgiving

Thursday 27th April, Easter Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Dario Rossi
Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Friday 28th Easter St Peter Chanel, Priest & Martyr
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Joe Carroll RIP
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)          Marjorie Elizabeth Saward RIP

Saturday 29th April, The Feast of St Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor, Patron of Europe
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m                                      Barbara Tanzer RIP
            Confessions, 10.00 – 10.30 a.m., NB: Holy Hour cancelled
            Benediction & prayers for the defence of life, 4.15 p.m.

Saturday 29th April, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     The People of the Parish

Sunday 30th April, The Third Sunday of Easter
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Teresa McMenamin
            Said Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                    Private intention (K)
Sung Mass, (Extraord. Form) 12.00 noon    Private intention

Father John writes:

This Sunday: Second Collection for the Second Century Fund
This Sunday the second collection will be taken for our own parish Second Century Fund, which exists for two purposes, short-term and long-term: in the short term, to pay for the refurbishment of the parish hall and other projects of immediate urgency; and in the long term, to secure the parish’s financial position for the future.  Cheques should be made out to SS. Gregory & Augustine Church.

Advance Notice: Fatima Centenary & May Procession
The centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima will be celebrated with High Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Saturday 13th May.  The May Procession will take place the next day, Sunday 14th, at 3 p.m.  A Novena will begin on Thursday 4th May.

Advance Notice: Mass for the Oxford Catholic Handicapped Fellowship
There will be Mass for the Oxford Catholic Handicapped Fellowship (Lourdes pilgrimage) at 8 p.m. on Thursday 18th May.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for Catholic Communications on 28th May, and for the Day for Life on 18th June.

Eastertide Blessing of Houses
Please let me know if you would like me to bless your home during Eastertide.

Living in a Bluebell Wood: Accommodation Offered
How would you like to live in a bluebell wood?  Cecilia and Jasper Scovil are looking for one or two Catholic people to share their seventeenth-century house near Cuddesdon.  Rent would be quite low, but you would need a car, as it’s quite remote.  Why not come to the Bluebell Mass on 29th April and check it out for yourself?  The address is Coombe Wood, Wheatley Road, Cuddesdon OX44 9ES (01865; 873458;

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Deacon Philip, Fr John Baggley, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Dorothy Croucher, Barbara Elgar, L├ízaro Garcia de Souza, John Hamilton, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Christopher and Patricia Long, Anne Morris, Alan O’Day, Salume Odoi, and Sylvia Parkes.

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Edward Mullen, who died recently, and for Richard Austin, David de Bono, Susannah Caldwell, Theodora Dare, Rosa Houser, Priscilla Leonard, Michael Miles, and Isabelle Mory, whose anniversaries fall at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


He ‘showed them His hands and His side’, that is, the signs of the painful Passion,
with which His Body was indelibly stamped, even after the Resurrection.
Those glorious wounds, which He allowed doubting Thomas to touch eight days later,
reveal the Mercy of God, who ‘so loved the world that He gave His only Son’.

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.