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SS. GREGORY & AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS
Tel. 01865 515138
Priest in charge: Father John Saward (01865 764650) - Deacon: Rev. James Forde-Johnston
Live-Stream TV is accessible 24/7 at https://www.churchservices.tv/oxford
SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:
Registered charity: No. 234216

Services for the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time –Fifth Week after Pentecost
5th – 11th July 2020
July – The Month of the Precious Blood

PUBLIC MASSES BEGIN AGAIN THIS SUNDAY!

BELOW ALL MASSES ARE LIVE-STREAMED AT THE SCHEDULED TIMES
AT CHURCHSERVICES.TV/OXFORD

MASS TIMES HAVE CHANGED FOR THE TIME BEING – SEE SCHEDULE BELOW

Devotions to the Precious Blood of Jesus: The Litany of the Precious Blood after each weekday Mass


Saturday 4th July, Vigil of Sunday
            Holy Mass, 6 p.m.                                           Mrs Moss RIP

Sunday 5th July, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 5th Sunday after Pentecost (EF)
            NB: No 8 a.m. Mass today
            Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                The People of the Parish
            Church open from 10.00 - 11.30 a.m.
             
Monday 6th July, St Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr
             Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Ursula Hiney RIP
            Church open from 5.00 - 7.00 p.m.

Tuesday 7th July, Feria
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                      Thanksgiving (SD)
            Church open from 5.00 - 7.00 p.m.

Wednesday 8th July, Feria
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                       The Wee family
Church open from 5.00 - 7.00 p.m.

Thursday 9th July, Ss. Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest, & Companions, Martyrs
             Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                            Ethan & Niall Coyne
Church open from 5.00 - 7.00 p.m.

Friday 10th July, Feria
             Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                      Paula RIP (JS)
            Church open from 5.00 - 7.00 p.m.

Saturday 11th July, The Feast of St Benedict, Abbot & Patron of Europe
            NB: No 9.30 a.m. Mass today
           
Saturday 11th July, Vigil of Sunday
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                      The People of the Parish
            Church open from 5.30-7.00 p.m.

Sunday 12th July, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 6th Sunday after Pentecost (EF)
            NB: No 8 a.m. Mass today
            Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                                The Green family
            Church open from 10.00-11.30 a.m.


Father John writes:

This Sunday: Public Masses Begin Again
Gratias agamus Domino Deo nostro!  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God!  The public celebration of Mass resumes from this Sunday, 5th July, at 10.30 a.m.  Holy Mass is Our Lord’s supreme gift to us, because it is the gift of Himself and His Sacrifice.

Practical Guidelines from the Archdiocese
·         The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended, so you might like to consider attending a weekday Mass for a time.
·         Those with health worries should continue to stay home.
·         As we shall continue to observe 2 metres (6 feet) social distancing, you will not be required to wear a mask or face covering, but please do so if you prefer.
·         The numbers attending each Mass initially will be limited to 12.  However:
            Couples will count as one person.
            Families will count as one person.
If you arrive to find there is no room in church, you might like to assist at Mass outside the church at the narthex window, or return for Mass on another day.
·         There will be one celebration of Mass each day, and for the time being weekday Masses will all be at 6.00 p.m.
·         Initially there will be no Communion of the people. This arrangement will be continually reviewed.
·         The church will be open for a period of time before each Mass, and will close shortly after Mass.  Please see the Mass schedule on the first page for times.
·         Please sanitize your hands, and follow the one-way system, as you enter and leave.  Stewards will be on hand to assist you.
·         There will be no bathroom facilities.

Confessions
We have a safe, socially distanced way of hearing Confessions out of doors.  Please let me know if you would like to make use of this possibility.

Financial Support for the Parish
·         We know that many parishioners are struggling financially at this difficult time, and pray they are getting the support they need.  At the same time our own parish income has inevitably fallen substantially during the lockdown, as there are no weekly collections.  A number of parishioners and friends have enquired about continuing to contribute to the running of the parish while the church is closed. This would, of course, be very helpful.  Here are the two ways this can be done electronically:
·         You can make a single donation or set up or increase a standing order. Our Treasurer, Captain Mike Sauvage (mike.sauvage@wadham.ox.ac.uk and 07711578803) can provide details of the parish bank account.
·         The diocese has now set up a system so that donations can be made through its website at https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/. Click the ‘donate’ icon. Our parish is listed as Oxford – St Gregory.  These donations can be gift-aided.

Please pray for the sick and housebound
Anne-Marie, Jackie Ball, Peter de Bono, Christopher Browne, Clifford Browne, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Maureen Dalton, Eileen Healy, Jill Kelly, Mike Lees, Emily Long, John Marsh, Elsie Maria Michaud, Anne Morris, Nuala O’Riordan, Jill Pinnock, Joy Smith, Clare Wagstaff, Monica Wagstaff, and Pauline Watt-Smith.

Please pray for the souls of the faithful departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Florence Attridge, Adelaide Britain, James Brogan, Malcolm Farrow, James Patrick Hannon, Theresa (Tess) Jerrett, Olive Joy Louisa Kelly, George Anthony Taylor, and Marie Robyn Wynn, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

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Monday

Welcome


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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 

Email: sanctusgregorius@btinternet.com 



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.