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

Services for the Fifth Week of Lent - Passiontide
18th – 24th March 2018

Saturday 17th March, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15p.m.                                     
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       The Bournemouth Oratory
Sunday 18th March,  The Fifth Sunday of Lent Passion Sunday (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       The People of the Parish
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m                                      Fr Cormac Rigby RIP
Sung Mass,12 noon (Extraord. Form)              Mr del Nevo RIP
Stations of the Cross & Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Monday 19th March,  The Solemnity of St Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       Barbara

Tuesday 20th March, Lenten Feria                                 
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Deacon Philip Prince RIP
Wednesday 21st March, Lenten Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Bridget, Margaret & Nora O’Sullivan RIP
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)               Holy Souls (Montligeon)

Thursday 22nd March, Lenten Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         The McKeown family
            Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 3.00 – 5.00 p.m.
            Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Friday 23rd March, Lenten Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m., then Stations                   Fr Harry & deceased Butters family
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)               Friar Colin Mary OFMConv

Saturday 24th March, Lenten Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Barbara Joyce RIP
            Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00- 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 24th March, Vigil of Palm Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15p.m.                                     
Holy Mass & Blessing of Palms, 6.00 p.m.       The People of the Parish
Sunday 25th March,  Palm Sunday
Holy Mass & Blessing of Palms, 8.00 a.m.       Deacon Philip RIP & the Prince-Wordsworth family
Sung Mass, Blessing of Palms & Procession, 10.30 a.m.          Fr Vincent Lucas RIP
NB: No Stations & Benediction today
Father John writes:

Deacon Philip’s Funeral Mass
Deacon Philip’s Funeral Mass will take place at the Oratory on the Monday of Holy Week, 26th March, at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Wolvercote.  The body will be received into St Gregory’s the previous evening at 5 p.m.  The family and I had very much hoped that the Funeral Mass would be offered here, but our church is just too small to accommodate all of our parishioners as well as Philip’s many friends from the Oratory and all over the Archdiocese.  Please continue to pray for the repose of his soul, and for Susan, Jessica, and the children.

This Weekend: Second Collection for Easter Flowers

This Weekend: Supporting Christians in the Holy Land
This weekend, 17th/18th, there will be a stall in the narthex for Good Shepherd Holy Land Products.  These are rosary beads and other devotional items made by Christians, Catholic and Orthodox, in the Holy Land.

Accommodation Available
Two rooms + kitchen, shared bathroom and garden, £750 per month, no bills.  Please call Anne on 01865 514787.

Accommodation Needed
-        Newly married doctors in need of accommodation: annex etc.  Please contact Fr John.
-        Female in her 40s looking for a room in this area, either short or long term, asap.  Please call 07449825161 

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Second Century Fund on 15th April, and for the Clergy Training Fund on 22nd April.

Advance Notice: The Liturgies of the Easter Triduum
  • Maundy Thursday (29th March): Sung Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 8 p.m., watching at the Altar of Repose to Midnight (Compline at 11.45 p.m.).
  • Good Friday (30th March): The Solemn Liturgy of the Passion, 3 p.m..
  • Holy Saturday (31st March): The Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday (1st April): Holy Mass, 8 a.m.; Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.

There will be Confessions every day of Holy Week, from Monday to Holy Saturday inclusive.

Last Week’s Collection: £399.82

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Angela Prendergast, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, Rose Grimm, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, Catherine McKeown, Anne Morris, Salume Odoi, Heather Oliver, Sylvia Parkes, Paula Stainer, Viktor Thaller, Joan Ward, 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 for Deacon Philip, and for Martin Graham, Eileen Hutchings, and Anthony Meade, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

A hand was lifted up against the face of Christ.
Whose hand was that? My conscience tells me: ‘Thou art the man.’
I trust it is not so with me now. But, O my soul, contemplate the awful fact.
Fancy Christ before thee, and fancy thyself lifting up thy hand and striking Him!
Thou wilt say, ‘It is impossible: I could not do so’
Yes, thou hast done so.
When thou didst sin wilfully, then thou hast done so.
He is beyond pain now: still thou hast struck Him,
and had it been in the days of His flesh, He would have felt pain.
Turn back in memory, and recollect the time, the day, the hour,
when by wilful mortal sin, by scoffing at sacred things, or by profaneness,
or by dark hatred of this thy Brother, or by acts of impurity,
or by deliberate rejection of God’s voice, or in any other devilish way known to thee,
thou hast struck the All-holy One.

Blessed John Henry Newman



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.