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 Third Week of Easter 15th – 22nd April 2018
Saturday 14th April, Vigil of Sunday
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     The People of the Parish
Sunday 15th April, The Third Sunday of Easter (OF), Second Sunday after Easter (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Alan Cahill
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    Jeremiah RIP, deceased O’Sullivan family
Sung Mass, 12 noon                                       Deacon Philip Prince RIP

Monday 16th April,
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Daisy Spedding
Tuesday 17th April, Easter Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Catherine Brown
Wednesday 18th April, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      The Brothers of the Bournemouth Oratory
Requiem Mass for Victor Lloyd, 2 p.m.
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)           A young man and woman soon to be married
Thursday 19th April, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Carol
NB: Eucharistic Adoration & Confessions cancelled this week only
Friday 20th April, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Joseph & Dermot Ross RIP
NB: Extraordinary Form evening Mass cancelled this week only

Saturday 21st April, St Anselm, Bishop & Doctor
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      The Prince-Wordsworth family
Confessions, 10.00 – 10.30 a.m
NB: Holy Hour & Benediction cancelled this week only

Saturday 21st April, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.          
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     The People of the Parish                  
Sunday 22nd April, The Fourth Sunday of Easter (OF), Third Sunday after Easter (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Fr Harry RIP, deceased Butters family
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    Charles Lambert RIP

Father John writes:

This Sunday: Second Collection for the Second Century Fund
This Sunday the second collection will be taken for our own parish Second Century Fund.  Cheques should be made out to SS. Gregory & Augustine Church.

Advance Notice: Further Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Clergy Training Fund on 22nd April, the Catholic Communications Network on 13th May, the Day for Life on 17th June, Peter’s Pence on 24th June, and the Second Century Fund on 1st July.

The Paschal Candle
This year’s Paschal Candle has been beautifully painted for us by Mrs Freddie Quartley.  The image reproduces the fresco of the Resurrection painted in Rome in the 1490s by Pinturicchio.

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

Accommodation Needed
Newly-married Catholic doctors seeking accommodation in central/south Oxford: annexe, etc.  Please email

Mass Intentions
You will notice that several days this week the intention of the Mass is given as ‘Celebrant’s intention’.  This means that no one has asked for a Mass to be said.  Most of the time we have an abundance of Mass intentions, but recently there has been a dropping off.  This concerns me greatly because asking for a Mass to be offered is a beautiful act of faith in the power of the Sacrifice of the Mass, of hope in the faithfulness and goodness of God, and of charity towards others.  If you would like Mass to be offered, whether for your own intentions or someone else, living or dead, then write the details on one of the small brown envelopes available in the narthex, include any offering you would like to make, and pass on the envelope to me through the Presbytery letter-box or in the collection plate.

Farewell, Kate!
Kate Yanisch is returning to her native USA after over sixty years of residence in this country.  I know that she goes with the love and prayers of her many friends in the parish.

Last Week’s Collections: £606.85; £293.65 (Holy Places)

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Angela Prendergast, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, Eileen Healy, Rose Grimm, John Henry, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, Catherine McKeown, Anne Morris, Salume Odoi, Heather Oliver, Sylvia Parkes, Paula Stainer, Viktor Thaller, Joan Ward, 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 for Gabby Dover, Victor Lloyd, and Sheila Neill, and for Edward Donovan, Edward Elgar, Andrew Gregan, Charles Henderson, and Anne Frances Kaicker, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

The tomb is empty.
It is a silent witness to the central event of human history: the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For almost two thousand years the Empty Tomb has borne witness to the victory of Life over death.
With the Apostles and Evangelists, with the Church of every time and place,
we too bear witness and proclaim:
‘Christ is risen! Raised from the dead, He will never die again; death no longer has power over Him” (cf. Rom. 6:9).

St John Paul II