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 Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time, 23rd – 29th September 2018
September – The Month of the Holy Angels

Saturday 22nd September, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Dominique Barrett RIP

Sunday 23rd September, The Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 18th after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Celebrant’s intention
            Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    The People of the Parish

Monday 24th September, Our Lady of Walsingham
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Arthur RIP, deceased Healy family

Tuesday 25th September, Feria
            Votive Mass of the Holy Angels, 9.30 a.m.     Mr & Mrs Justin Groth
Wednesday 26th September, SS. Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Celebrant’s intention
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)          Celebrant’s intention

Thursday 27th September, St Vincent de Paul, Priest
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Celebrant’s intention
            Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Friday 28th September, SS. Lawrence Ruiz & Companions, Martyrs
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Jeremiah RIP, deceased O’Sullivan family
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)          Joy
Saturday 29th September, The Feast of SS. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Celebrant’s intention
            Holy Hour and Confessions, 10.00 -11.00 a.m, Benediction 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 29th September, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     The People of the Parish      

Sunday 30th September, The Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 19th after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Arthur RIP, deceased Healy family
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    Deacon Philip RIP

Father John writes:

This Sunday: Second Collection
This weekend the second collection will be for Father Hudson’s Care. Father Hudson’s mission is to provide Catholic social care in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, reaching out to support vulnerable people, young and old.  At this time of funding cuts, the needs are greater than ever.  Please give generously to this worthy cause.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will second collections for Family Fast Day on 7th October, World Mission Day on 21st October, the Johnson Association on 4th November, the Youth Service on 25th November, the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 9th December, and Christmas Flowers on 16th December.

Advance Notice: Oxford Half Marathon
On Sunday 7th October the Oxford Half Marathon will be taking place.  The road closures will be in the centre of town and along the Banbury Road.

Advance Notice: Catholic Medical Association (CMA) Youth Conference
All young (18-25 years) Catholics in healthcare (doctors, nurses, medical and nursing students, pharmacists etc) are invited to the Third Annual CMA Youth Conference, entitled ‘Building a Culture of Life’.  This will take place on Saturday 29th September from 1.30 to 5.30 p.m. at St Aloysius Catholic Church, Euston, London.  Entry will be by donation (suggested £5, payable on the day).  Register at or

St Gregory’s Garden: Ready for Planting
The newly dug garden beds are ready for planting.  They have been dug over and designed by Holly Siddle.  If you would like to purchase a plant for us, or donate a plant from your own garden, please put your name on the list at the back of the church.  The plants have been chosen with a view to using them in vases in church on feast days, so eventually you will see your flowers in the sanctuary.  If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, this can be put into the designated slot on the money box under the back window.

Mass Intentions
Please let me know if you would like the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for your own intentions, or for a loved one, living or deceased.  Having Mass offered for someone is a powerful act of faith, hope, and charity.  You can use one of the brown envelopes on the sideboard in the narthex.  Write down the details of the intention, the date requested (if any), enclose any offering you would like to make, and pass on to me by means of the collection bags or through the letter box of the Presbytery.

Last Week’s Collections: 1st - £259.21; 2nd – 172.36 (Catholic Evangelization)

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Peter de Bono, Eileen Healy, Emily Long, Anne Morris, and Joy Smith.

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Henry Nicholson, Leopold Odoi, Geoffrey Pinnock, Margaret Reiss, Maria Yolanda Valenzuela, and Elizabeth Vincenti, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


The most beautiful act of faith is the one made in darkness,
in sacrifice, and with extreme effort.

Padre Pio (St Pio of Pietrelcina, who died 23rd September 1968)



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.