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

Services for the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
13th – 19th August 2017

Saturday 12th August, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       The People of the Parish

Sunday 13th August,  The Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10th Sunday after Pentecost (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       The Clare and Scicluna family
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                     The Beglin and Coffey family

Monday 14th August,  St Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest & Martyr
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       The Bournemouth Oratory

Tuesday 15th August, The Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady – Holy Day of Obligation
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                       Chantal Witchalls
Sung Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)           Derrick Gibbons RIP

Wednesday 16th August, St Stephen of Hungary, King – St Joachim, Father of Our Lady (EF)
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Andrew Moran RIP
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)              Luca Rossi

Thursday 17th August, Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Dorothy Croucher RIP
Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.

Friday 18th August, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Mary Boak RIP
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)               Joseph and Lucy Shaw

Saturday 19th August, St John Eudes, Priest - Our Lady’s Saturday
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Sandra McMeekin (Health)
Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m., Benediction, 11.00 a.m.

Saturday 19th August, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Fr Raglan (Special Intention)

Sunday 20th August, The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 11th Sunday after Pentecost (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Arthur Healy and Deceased Healy Family
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form)             Anna Kovak

Father John writes:

This Sunday: Special Collection

This Tuesday: The Assumption
This Tuesday, the Assumption of Our Lady, is a holy day of obligation.  There will be two Masses: a Mass said in English at 9.30 a.m., and at 6 p.m. a Sung Mass in the Latin Extraordinary Form, at which Dominic Bevan and his colleagues will sing Palestrina’s Mass Assumpta es Maria, Parsons’ Ave Maria, and Victoria’s Salve Regina.

Next Sunday: Noon Mass in the Extraordinary Form
The next Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be at 12 noon next Sunday, 20th August. 

Advance Notice: St Gregory’s Day
Our former parish priest, Fr Richard Duffield CO, now leading the new Oratory in York, will be visiting preacher at the 10.30 Mass on Sunday 3rd September, the Solemnity of our patron, St Gregory.  Afterwards he will bless the refurbished hall.  Drinks and nibbles to follow.  This will also be our opportunity to congratulate Fr Richard on the Silver Jubilee of his ordination.  Please put the date in your diary now.

Advance Notice: Ride & Stride 2017
Saturday 9th September is Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust annual Ride and Stride.  This cycle ride (or horse ride or walk) raises money for repairs to help protect the county’s churches, including our own Grade II listed church.  This year I intend to take part myself on my faithful velocipede, so why don’t you join me?  (I’m confining my ride to the city of Oxford.  Not targeting Banbury this year!)  If you’d like to sponsor me, please sign the sponsorship form in the narthex.  50% of the money raised will come directly to St Gregory’s.  We need sponsors, of course, but also helpers with refreshments to greet weary riders and striders from other parts of the county when they visit St Gregory’s. 

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for Home Missions on 17th September, Father Hudson’s Society on 24th September, and the Second Century Fund on 1st October.

Last Week’s Collection: £489.68

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Deacon Philip, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, John Hamilton, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, John Lynch, Anne Morris, Salume Odoi, Sylvia Parkes, Viktor Thaller, 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 Dorothy Croucher and George Kruszewsky, who died recently, and for Mary Brogan, Joseph De Bono, Claude Laurent, Mary O’Hara, Edward O’Sullivan, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, and Ruth Peyton, who have anniversaries at this time.

+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

It was fitting that she, who had kept her virginity intact in childbirth,
should keep her own body free from all corruption even after death.
It was fitting that she, who had carried the Creator as a child at her breast,
should dwell in the divine tabernacles.
It was fitting that the spouse, whom the Father had taken to Himself,
should live in the divine mansions.
It was fitting that she, who had seen her Son upon the Cross,
and who had thereby received into her heart the sword of sorrow
that she had escaped in the act of giving birth to Him, should look upon him as He sits with the Father.
It was fitting that God’s Mother should possess what belongs to her Son,
and that she should be honoured by every creature as the Mother and as Handmaid of God.

St John Damascene on the Assumption of Our Lady