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

Services for Services for the Sixth Week of Easter, 21st – 27th May 2017
Mary’s Month of May

Saturday 20th May, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       The People of the Parish

Sunday 21st May, The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                        Gladys Chin
            Said Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                        Kate Trafford
            Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form)            Fr Harry RIP, deceased Butters family

Monday 22nd May, St Rita, Religious
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                          Kenneth Lee

Tuesday 23rd May, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Private intention (S)

Wednesday 24th May, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Private intention (K)
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)             Frances

Thursday 25th May, St Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor - Traditional Ascension Day
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       The Sisters of Littlemore
            Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.
Sung Mass of the Ascension, 6 p.m. (Extraord. Form) Monica Motta

Friday 26th May, St Philip Neri, Priest
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Sr Ingrid Swinner
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)             The English Oratories

Saturday 27th May, The Solemnity of St Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop & Secondary Patron of the Parish
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       Thanksgiving to God & Our Lady
            Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 27th May, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Anil Rodrigues RIP

Sunday 28th May, The Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord (transferred)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Fiona Francis
            Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                     Frieda Gorewitz

Father John writes:

This Thursday: Traditional Ascension Day
St Luke tells us that Our Lord ascended into Heaven forty days after His Resurrection from the dead (cf Acts 1: 3).  Our current liturgical discipline transfers the celebration of the Ascension from that glorious Thursday to the following Sunday.  For those who would like to attend a Mass of the Ascension on the traditional day, there will be a Sung Mass in the Latin Extraordinary Form this Thursday, 25th, at 6 p.m.  However, this Thursday is not a holyday of obligation.

Next Sunday: Second Collection
There will be a second collection for Catholic Communications next Sunday, 28th May.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Day for Life on 18th June, Peter’s Pence on 25th June, the Apostleship of the Sea on 9th July, and for Fr Thomas’s hospices for the dying poor in India on 23rd July.

Advance Notice: Confirmation
I am happy to announce that Bishop Robert will be with us for Confirmation at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday 10th June.

Advance Notice: Corpus Christi Procession
The deanery Corpus Christi procession will take place on Sunday 18th June, starting off from the Oratory at 2.30 p.m.

Advance Notice: Fellowship of St Martin de Porres
The next meeting of the Fellowship, which cares for the poor and needy in the parish, will be in the Presbytery at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 20th June.

Eastertide Blessing of Houses
Please let me know if you would like me to bless your home during Eastertide.

Last Week’s Collections: £448.17 (parish)

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Deacon Philip, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Dorothy Croucher, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, Anne Morris, Salume Odoi, Sylvia Parkes, 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 Jane Sholl, and Maud Healy, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


Mary’s Motherhood has its beginning in her motherly care for Christ.
In Christ, at the foot of the Cross, she accepted John,
and in John she accepted all of us totally.
Mary embraces us all with special solicitude in the Holy Spirit,
For, as we say in our Creed, He is ‘the Giver of Life’.
It is He who gives fullness of life, life open to eternity.
Mary’s spiritual motherhood is therefore a sharing in the power of the Holy Spirit,
of ‘the Giver of Life’.
It is the humble service of the one who says of herself:
Behold the Handmaid of the Lord.

Pope St John Paul, speaking at Fatima, 1982