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

Services for the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time, 19th – 25th February 2017

Saturday 18th February, Vigil of Sunday
Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m                                      Carrie

Sunday 19th February, The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sexagesima
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                      Neiva
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                    The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form)           Kari

Monday 20th February, Blessed Francisco & Blessed Jacinta Marto of Fatima
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Healy, Foster, & Carpenter families

Tuesday 21st February, St Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Luca Mazzocco
Wednesday 22nd February, The Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Apostle
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Fr Harry RIP, deceased Butters family
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)         Pope Francis

Thursday 23rd February, St Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       Rex Baker RIP
Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Friday 24th February, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       The Holy Souls
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)             Margaret Soden RIP

Saturday 25th February, Saturday of Our Lady
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       The Kelly family
            Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 25th February, Vigil of Sunday
Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m                                      Marceline

Sunday 26th February, The Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Quinquagesima
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                      Kathleen White RIP
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                    The People of the Parish

Father John writes:

This Thursday: Finance Committee
The re-scheduled meeting of the Finance Committee will be at 6.15 p.m. (NB: slightly later time) on Thursday 23rd February.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for Cathedral Maintenance on 5th March, Family Fast on 12th March, and the Clergy Training Fund on 7th April.

Advance Notice: Mass for the Handicapped
The next Mass for the handicapped pilgrims' fellowship will be at 8 p.m. on Thursday 16th March.

Parish Hall Update
The refurbishment of the hall and sacristy is nearing completion.  The final work, including the installation of a stair-lift and new equipment for the kitchen, will be done – I hope – within the next two months.  The upper hall is already being used by the ballet school, and the disabled WC is accessible for use by all during the times of Mass.  Please continue to support this exciting project with your generous donations.  Cheques should be made out to ‘SS. Gregory & Augustine Church’.

Leaving a Lasting Gift to the Church
Please take one of the leaflets that explain how to make a legacy in a will to the Archdiocese of Birmingham, specifying a particular parish (e.g. our own) or special purpose (e.g. the training of our clergy).

Student Cross
Student Cross is a cross-carrying Easter walking pilgrimage from various towns and cities to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. It takes place over Holy Week each year, with each leg having a different flavour.  For more information check out

Last week’s collection: £279.39; £271.30 (Second Century Fund)

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

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Marie Andrews, Maura Burden, Peter Church, Jack Scarr, and Richard Scicluna, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


With a mother’s care, and under the guiding inspiration of her divine Founder,
the Catholic Church’s love has always gone out in a special way to the sick and infirm,
seeking to relieve their sufferings as far as human means permit.
Did not power go out from Jesus to heal them?
The Apostles, too, went through the villages,
preaching the Gospel, and healing the sick.
Are not the medical schools of Padua, Bologna, and Paris
proof of the Church’s interest in the progress of medical science?
Was it not her loving care that inspired the building of hospitals throughout Europe?
You in England will think of your own St Thomas’s and St Bartholomew’s hospitals in London,
with their magnificent dedication to the sick, and to the advancement of science.

The Venerable Pope Pius XII, speaking to British surgeons in 1958



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.