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 Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
17th – 23rd September 2017

Saturday 16th September, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15p.m.
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       The People of the Parish

Sunday 17th September, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 15th Sunday after Pentecost (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Nora RIP        
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                    Barbara Tanzer RIP    
NB: Extraordinary Form Mass cancelled today

Monday 18th September, Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Holy Souls (JS)
Tuesday 19th September, St Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Angela Prendergast

Wednesday 20th September, St Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, & Companions, Martyrs
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Persecuted Christians
            NB: Evening Extraordinary Form Mass cancelled today

Thursday 21st September, The Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Celebrant’s Intention
            NB: Exposition, Confessions, & Benediction cancelled today

Friday 22nd September, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Fr Harry Butters and deceased Butters Family
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)              Patrick Warwick RIP

Saturday 23rd September, St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Celebrant’s Intention
Confessions, 10.00 – 10.30 a.m                         
NB: Holy Hour & Benediction cancelled today

Saturday 23rd September, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15p.m.                                     
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Joyce Family RIP

Sunday 24th September, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th Sunday after Pentecost (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       The People of the Parish
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                    Celebrant’s Intention
Father John writes:

Today: Second Collection for Home Missions

Ride and Stride
I succeeded in visiting 25 of Oxford’s churches on the annual Ride and Stride.  Thank you so much for your support.  If anyone has not yet paid their sponsorship money, please put it through the presbytery letterbox in an envelope marked with your name.  (Envelopes are available in the narthex.)

Second Collection Today: Home Missions
Advance notice that there will be second collections for Father Hudson’s Society next Sunday, 24th September, the Holy Ghost Fathers on 1st October, and the Second Century Fund on 8th October.

Advance Notice: Parish Council Meeting
There will be a meeting of the Parish Council in the Presbytery at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 10th October.

Advance Notice: The Fellowship of St Martin
There will be a meeting of the Fellowship in the Presbytery at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 25th October.

Advance Notice: Catholics in Healthcare
The Catholic Medical Association has organized a one-day conference for juniors and students in the healthcare professions (doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, medical students, nursing students etc) on Saturday 4th November at St Aloysius Church, Euston, in London.  For more information please email

Join our choir!
The choir would like to recruit new members.  In addition to the four parts of the regular choir, we are hoping to develop a group of girl singers.  We also need more men to sing tenor and bass.  So, if you regularly attend the 10.30 Mass on Sundays, and would like to find out more, please give your name to Fr John.

Last Week’s Collection: £317.44

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 Austin Edgar Andrews, Patrick Noel Myles, William Simpson, Margaret Scott Sloss, Paul Tachon, Elizabeth Vincenti and Kathleen Elizabeth White, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


Everyone who breathes, high and low, educated and ignorant, young and old, man and woman,
has a mission, has a work.
We are not sent into this world for nothing; we are not born at random;
we are not here, that we may go to bed at night, and get up in the morning, toil for our bread,
eat and drink, laugh and joke, sin when we have a mind, and reform when we are tired of sinning, rear a family and die.
God sees every one of us; He creates every soul;
He lodges it in the body, one by one, for a purpose.
He needs, He deigns to need, every one of us.
He has an end for each of us; we are all equal in His sight,
and we are placed in our different ranks and stations,
not to get what we can out of them for ourselves, but to labour in them for Him.
As Christ has His work, we too have ours;
as He rejoiced to do His work, we must rejoice in ours also.

Blessed John Henry Newman