Friday


SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:

Registered charity: No. 234216

 

Services for the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time, 25th September-1st October 2016

The Year of Mercy

 

 

Saturday 24th September, Vigil of Sunday

            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.

            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                   The People of the Parish

 

Sunday 25th September, The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                   Private intentions (AC)

Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                 Thanksgiving (MW)

 

Monday 26th September, SS. Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     A holy soul (TM)

 

Tuesday 27th September, St Vincent de Paul, Religious, & Saturday of Our Lady

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Jeremiah O’Sullivan & deceased O’Sullivan family

 

Wednesday 28th September, St Wenceslaus, King & Martyr

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Stefania, Simona, Rosella

Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                           Emma Cardoso

 

Thursday 29th September, The Feast of the Archangels, SS. Michael, Raphael, & Gabriel

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                   Helena & Michael

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

 

Friday 30th September, St Jerome, Priest & Doctor of the Church

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Nabeel Qureshi

Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                           Anna & Andrew

 

Saturday 1st October, St Thérèse of the Holy Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor of the Church

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                   Our Lady of Summertown’s intentions

Holy Hour, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Confessions, 10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

 

Saturday 1st October, Vigil of Sunday

            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.

            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                   Private intentions (AC)

 

Sunday 2nd October, The Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                   Thomas Collins RIP

Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                 The People of the parish

 

 


Father John writes:

 

This Weekend: Second Collection

There will be a second collection for Father Hudson’s Society at each of the Masses this weekend.

 

Holidays

I am holiday till Tuesday 27th September.  I am grateful to Monsignor Vaughan Morgan, Fr Andrew Pinsent, Fr Richard Biggerstaff, and Fr Andrew Byrne for saying the Masses while I am away. For sick calls and in emergencies please call the Fathers of the Oratory on 01865 315800.

 

A Reminder about ‘the Facilities’

While the building work continues, the only WC that can be used during services is the one on the ground floor of the Presbytery.  It can be reached by going through the garden on the right-hand side of the house and entering by the back door. Tea and coffee after the 10.30 Mass is being served in the Presbytery kitchen. 

 

Advance Notice: Other Second Collections

There will be second collections for World Mission Day on 23rd October, the Johnson Association on 6th November, Catholic Youth Services on 20th November, the Second Century Fund on 27th November, and the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 4th December.

 

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound

Deacon Philip, David Armstrong, Fr John Baggley, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse, Matthew Cotton, Dorothy Croucher, Pam Dennett, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, John Hamilton, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Christopher and Patricia Long, John Lynch, Anne Morris, Alan O’Day, Salume Odoi, Aylsa Prior, Sheenagh Reynolds, and Katherine Smith.

 

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed

Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially for Henry Nicholson, Queenie Scicluna, and Pascuala Victor who have anniversaries at this time.

 

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

 

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O, my God, I will put myself without reserve into Thy hands.

Wealth or woe, joy or sorrow, friends or bereavement, honour or humiliation,

good report or ill report, comfort or discomfort,

Thy presence or the hiding of Thy countenance, all is good if it comes from Thee.

Thou art wisdom and Thou art love - what can I desire more?

Thou hast led me in Thy counsel, and with glory hast Thou received me.

What have I in Heaven, and apart from Thee what want I upon earth?

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the God of my heart, and my portion for ever.

 

Blessed John Henry Newman

 

SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:

Registered charity: No. 234216

 

Services for the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time, 18th – 24th September 2016

The Year of Mercy

 

 

Saturday 17th September, Vigil of Sunday

            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.

            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                   Helen Coyte RIP

 

Sunday 18th September, The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                   The People of the Parish

Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                 Susan Deignan RIP

NB: Extraordinary Form Mass cancelled

 

Monday 19th September, St Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Mary O’Neill RIP

 

Tuesday 20th September, St Andrew Kim Taegon & Companions, Martyrs

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     The Kelly family

 

Wednesday 21st September, The Feast of St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                   Fr Jacques Hamel RIP

NB: Extraordinary Form Mass cancelled.

 

Thursday 22nd September, Feria

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Fr Harry RIP, deceased Butters family

NB: Exposition and Confessions cancelled.

 

Friday 23rd September, St Pio of Pietrelcina, Priest (Padre Pio)

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                     Our Lady of Summertown’s intentions

Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                           Denis O’Riordan RIP

 

Saturday 24th September, Our Lady of Walsingham

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                   Geoffrey Pinnock RIP

Confessions, 10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

NB: Holy Hour cancelled

 

Saturday 24th September, Vigil of Sunday

            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.

            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                   The People of the Parish

 

Sunday 25th September, The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                   Private intentions (AC)

Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                 Thanksgiving (MW)

 

 


Father John writes:

 

This Weekend: Second Collection

There will be a second collection for Home Mission Day at each of the Masses this weekend.

 

Holidays

I am holiday till Tuesday 27th September.  I am grateful to Monsignor Vaughan Morgan, Fr Andrew Pinsent, Fr Richard Biggerstaff, and Fr Andrew Byrne for saying the Masses while I am away. For sick calls and in emergencies please call the Fathers of the Oratory on 01865 315800.

 

A Reminder about ‘the Facilities’

While the building work continues, the only WC that can be used during services is the one on the ground floor of the Presbytery.  It can be reached by going through the garden on the right-hand side of the house and entering by the back door. Tea and coffee after the 10.30 Mass is being served in the Presbytery kitchen. 

 

Advance Notice: Other Second Collections

There will be second collections for Father Hudson’s Society on 25th September, World Mission Day on 23rd October, the Johnson Association on 6th November, Catholic Youth Services on 20th November, the Second Century Fund on 27th November, and the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 4th December.

 

Mass for the Handicapped Pilgrims

This month’s scheduled Mass for the handicapped pilgrims to Lourdes is cancelled.

 

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound

Deacon Philip, David Armstrong, Fr John Baggley, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse, Matthew Cotton, Dorothy Croucher, Pam Dennett, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, John Hamilton, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Christopher and Patricia Long, John Lynch, Anne Morris, Alan O’Day, Salume Odoi, Aylsa Prior, Sheenagh Reynolds, and Katherine Smith.

 

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed

Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially for Austin Andrews, Geoffrey Pinnock, Margaret Reiss, William Simpson, Margaret Sloss, Paul Tachon, Maria Valenzuela, Elizabeth Vincente, and Kathleen White who have anniversaries at this time.

 

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

 

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

 

O my God, what doth it profit, though we gain the whole world and lose our own souls?

or what exchange shall we give for our souls?

Wilt Thou forget, O Lord, what by Thy grace we once were, before we turned from Thee?

Wilt Thou not listen to all our Saints and Martyrs who are now reigning with Thee

and are ever interceding for us?

O, look not upon our haughtiness and pride; look not upon our contempt of truths invisible;

look not upon our impurity; but look upon Thy own merits;

look upon the wounds in Thy hands; look upon Thy past mercies towards us;

and, in spite of our wilfulness, subdue our hearts to Thee, O Saviour of men,

and renew Thy work in the midst of the years, in the amidst of the years re-establish Thou it.

 

Blessed John Henry Newman

 

SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:

Registered charity: No. 234216

 

Services for the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, 11th – 17th September 2016

The Year of Mercy

 

 

Saturday 10th September, Vigil of Sunday

            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.

            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                  Fr Jacques Hamel RIP

 

Sunday 11th September, The Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                  Private intentions (AC)

Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                               The People of the Parish

 

Monday 12th September, The Most Holy Name of Mary

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Arthur RIP deceased Healy family

 

Tuesday 13th September, St John Chrysostom, Bishop & Doctor

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                    Private intention (AC)

 

Wednesday 14th September, The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                   Fr Jacques Hamel RIP

Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                    Joyce Khoo RIP

 

Thursday 15th September, Our Lady of Sorrows

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                   Our Lady of Summertown’s intentions

NB: No Exposition and Confessions cancelled.

 

Friday 16th September, St Cornelius, Pope & Martyr, & St Cyprian, Bishop & Martyr

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                    Fr Tom Rock RIP

NB: Extraordinary Form Mass cancelled.

 

Saturday 17th September, St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor – Saturday of Our Lady

Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                    Thanksgiving (MW)

Holy Hour, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Confessions, 10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

NB: Holy Hour cancelled

 

Saturday 17th September, Vigil of Sunday

            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.

            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                   Helen Coyte RIP

 

Sunday 18th September, The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                  The People of the Parish

Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                Susan Deignan RIP

NB: Extraordinary Form Mass cancelled.

 

 


Father John writes:

 

This Sunday: Classes with Deacon Philip

Deacon Philip’s classes for candidates for First Holy Communion and Confirmation start this Sunday after the 10.30 Mass.  If you would like your children to be prepared for these Sacraments, please call Deacon Philip on 01865 557552 or email him at philip.prince@gmail.com

 

Holidays

I am holiday for the next two weeks.  I am grateful to Monsignor Vaughan Morgan, Fr Andrew Pinsent, Fr Richard Biggerstaff, and Fr Andrew Byrne for saying the Masses while I am away.  For sick calls and in emergencies please call the Fathers of the Oratory on 01865 315800.

 

A Reminder about ‘the Facilities’

While the building work continues, the only WC that can be used during services is the one on the ground floor of the Presbytery.  It can be reached by going through the garden on the right-hand side of the house and entering by the back door. Tea and coffee after the 10.30 Mass is being served in the Presbytery kitchen. 

 

Thank you!

Thank you for your generous donations to last weekend’s second collection for the Second Century Fund (2CF).  Donations to the 2CF for the refurbishment of the Hall are welcome at any time.  Cheques should be made out to ‘SS. Gregory & Augustine Church’.  If you are a UK tax-payer, please use one of the Gift-Aid envelopes, filling in your details on the back.  As you know, work on the Hall continues apace. The total cost is now likely to be in the region of £185, 000 (some adjustments are being made as the work proceeds), and the first stage payment of some £41, 000 has just been made. The 2CF is earmarked as the main source of funding, and, thanks to your generous donations over the last four years, that now stands at just over £70,000.

 

Advance Notice: Other Second Collections

There will be second collections for Home Mission Day on 18th September, Father Hudson’s Society on 25th September, World Mission Day on 23rd October, the Johnson Association on 6th November, Catholic Youth Services on 20th November, the Second Century Fund on 27th November, and the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 4th December.

 

Mass for the Handicapped Pilgrims

This month’s scheduled Mass for the handicapped pilgrims to Lourdes is cancelled.

 

Last week’s collection: £407.95 (parish); £4,876.73 (Second Century Fund)

 

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound

Deacon Philip, David Armstrong, Fr John Baggley, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse, Matthew Cotton, Dorothy Croucher, Pam Dennett, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, John Hamilton, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Christopher and Patricia Long, John Lynch, Anne Morris, Alan O’Day, Salume Odoi, Aylsa Prior, Sheenagh Reynolds, and Katherine Smith.

 

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed

Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially for Helen Brennan, Gianfranco Chiri, Augustine Healy, Arnaud Matat, Patrick Myles, Phyllis Sheerin, and Elfrida Talbot, who have anniversaries at this time.

 

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

 

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O Lion of the Tribe of Judah …

give the grace of wisdom to those in high station, that they may neither yield to fear,

nor be seduced by flattery.

Make them prudent as serpents, and simple as doves.

Give Thy blessing to all preachers and teachers,

that they may speak Thy words and persuade their hearers to love Thee.

Be with all faithful servants of Thine, whether in low station or in high, who mix in the world;

instruct them how to speak and how to act every hour of the day,

so as to preserve their own souls from evil and to do good to their companions and associates.

Teach us, one and all, to live in thy presence and to see Thee, our Great Leader and Thy Cross ,

and thus to fight valiantly and to overcome,

that at the last we may sit down with Thee in Thy Throne,

as Thou also hast overcome and art set down with Thy Father in His Throne.

 

Blessed John Henry Newman