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 Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time, 11th – 17th November 2018
November - The Month of the Holy Souls

Saturday 10th November, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                        
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Theresa Gussow RIP

Sunday 11th November, The Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 5th remaining after Epiphany (EF)
            Remembrance Sunday – The Centenary of the Armistice
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       The People of the Parish
Sung Requiem Mass, 10.30 a.m                        The Dead of the World Wars
Monday 12th November, St Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr  
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Archbishop Bernard & Cardinal Nichols 

Tuesday 13th November, Feria   
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Arthur Healy RIP & deceased Healy family
Wednesday 14th November, Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Holy Souls (EH)
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)               Ann Henderson RIP

Thursday 15th November, St Albert the Great, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Jeremiah O’Sullivan RIP & deceased O’Sullivan family          
            Exposition 3 - 5.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m. Benediction, 5.00 p.m.
Friday 16th November, St Edmund of Abingdon, Bishop
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Faith Tolkien RIP
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)              Cordelia Pinnock
Saturday 17th November, St Hugh of Lincoln, Bishop – Saturday of Our Lady
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                         Marion Maloret RIP
            Holy Hour and Confessions, 10.00 -11.00 a.m, Benediction 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 17th November, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                        
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                       Thomas & Kathleen McLoughlin RIP            

Sunday 18th November, The Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 6th remaining after Epiphany (EF)
            Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                       Don Blay RIP
            Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish
            Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form)            November Lists

Father John writes:

Today: Second Collection for the Johnson Association (Aged and Infirm Priests of the Archdiocese)

This Thursday: Adult Catechesis - Towards the Fullness of Life in Christ
This Thursday we shall have the fifth of an autumn series of catecheses for adults. The meeting will begin in the hall at 7.30 p.m..

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Youth Service on 25th November, the Poor Parishes of the Archdiocese on 9th December, and Christmas Flowers on 16th December.

Advance Notice: The Newman Colloquium
The Newman Colloquium is a new monthly initiative in which prominent Catholics discuss interesting areas of the Faith with one another. It is open to all Catholics who might be interested.  The next session will be from 3.45 to 5.45 p.m. on Saturday 24th November in the parish hall.  Under the title My Life - His Work, Fr Jeremy Davies will talk, in conversation with Dr Joseph Shaw, about his life and work as a medical doctor, priest, and exorcist for the Archdiocese of Westminster. The meeting will be followed by refreshments.  For more details and to register please

Film Screening
At Blackfriars on 17th November, starting at 7 p.m., there will be a film screening of “The Sexual Revolution”, a documentary on the Church and natural family planning, and a panel discussion.  Tickets will be £5 and must be booked in advance at, or see the event on the Oxford Newman Society’s Facebook page (

November – The Month of the Holy Souls
During November we remember in a special way the Holy Souls in Purgatory.  The prayers we say for them, the sacrifices and pains we offer up for them, the indulgences we obtain for them, and the Masses we ask to be said for them, help them pass more quickly through the purification that prepares them for the happiness of Heaven. Please take one of the ‘November lists’ sheets from the table in the narthex, write in the names of the departed you wish to have remembered at the special Masses in November, place the list in the special Month of the Holy Souls envelopes, and return it to the Presbytery.  The lists will be kept on Our Lady’s altar.

Please Pray for His Grace and His Eminence
The Archdiocese of Birmingham will be participating in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) at a hearing this week in London.  Please pray for Archbishop Bernard, and for Cardinal Vincent, his predecessor, who will be giving evidence to the inquiry.

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Maureen Dalton, 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 for Asta Simpson, who died recently, and for Margaret Kathleen Mary Austin-Delaney, John Piggot, and Liongina Vengeliauskiene, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

The Church encourages everyone
to consider receiving Holy Communion on the tongue,
according to the normal practice of the Church for centuries.
This custom ensures that no particles of the Host
(even the smallest of which is still the Blessed Sacrament)
are lost or profaned.

Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Seward, Cong. Orat.