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

Services for the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time, 17th – 23rd June 2018
The Month of the Sacred Heart

Saturday 16th June, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Thanksgiving (MK)                

Sunday 17th June, The Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – Fourth after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Fr John
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form)         The Shiffman Family

Monday 18th June, The Dedication of St Chad’s Cathedral
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Priscilla
Tuesday 19th June, St Romuald, Abbot                       
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Mary’s grandchildren
Wednesday 20th June, St Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Tony Boodell RIP                 
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)        The Brothers of Bournemouth Oratory                           

Thursday 21st June, St Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Alan Cahill RIP
            Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.           
Friday 22nd June, The Feast of SS. John Fisher, Bishop, & Thomas More, Martyrs
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Kathleen and Patrick O’Doherty RIP
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)        Rosario LoForte
Saturday 23rd June, Saturday of Our Lady
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Dom Damien Sturdy RIP
            Sung Mass of St Josemaria                              Celebrant’s intention
            Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m, Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 23rd June, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Winifred Gavin RIP                           

Sunday 24th June, The Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    First Holy Communicants

Father John writes:

This Sunday: Second Collection for the Day for Life

This Friday: Welcome, Curtis!
This Friday Curtis Weisenburger, a seminarian of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, at present studying at the North American College in Rome, will be arriving for a month’s pastoral placement in the parish.  Please give him a warm welcome if he visits you or you meet him in the street.

Advance Notice: Other Second Collections
There will be second collections for Peter’s Pence on 24th June and the Dominican nuns in Iraq on 1st July.

Advance Notice: First Holy Communion
Three of the children of our parish, pupils at St Aloysius’ School, will be making their First Holy Communion at the Oratory on Saturday 23rd June.  On Sunday 24th the 10.30 a.m. Mass will be the occasion for the children to make their joyful Second Communion.  Please pray for them and their families as they prepare for the great day when they will first receive the Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Advance Notice: Young Adults - The Evangelium Conference
May I encourage those of you who are between 18 and 35 years of age, and who long for a more abundant Catholic life, to sign up for the Evangelium conference at the Oratory School, near Reading, from 17th to 19th August.  The conference will be led by our own Fr Andrew and our good friend Fr Marcus Holden of Ramsgate.  Flyers are available in the narthex.

The Month of the Sacred Heart
The month of June is traditionally devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as is every First Friday of the month.  During June please say each day, ‘Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us’, or ‘O Heart of Love, I place all my trust in you, for while I fear all things from my weakness, I hope for all things from your mercy.’

Last Week’s Collection: 1st - £392.39; 2nd £682.09 (Second Century Fund)

Please Pray for our Ordinands
Please pray for Br Oliver (priesthood, 29th June), Dr Michael Ward (priesthood, 30th June), and James Forde-Johnston (diaconate, 1st July).

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, Rose Grimm, Eileen Healy, John Henry, Monica Kaye, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, Catherine McKeown, Anne Morris, Salume Odoi, Heather Oliver, Sylvia Parkes, Angela Prendergast, Joy Smith, Paula Stainer, Viktor Thaller, Joan Ward, Becky White, 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 Ann Chance, Mary Frances Clark, Francis Bernard Palmer, Ludek Rychetnik, Jack Simmons, and Gérard Tachon, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

God, infinitely perfect and blessed in Himself,
in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in His own blessed life.
For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man.
He calls man to seek Him, to know Him, to love Him with all his strength.
He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of His family,the Church.
To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come,
God sent His Son as Redeemer and Saviour.
In His Son and through Him,
He invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, His adopted children,
and thus heirs of His blessed life.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church



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.