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

Services for the Fifth Week of Easter 19th – 25th May 2019
Eastertide & Mary’s Month of May

Saturday 18h May, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.          
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                 Thomas & Kathleen McLoughlin RIP
Sunday 19th May, The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                 The People of the Parish
Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                               Jack Eyston RIP
Sung Mass, 12 noon (Extraord. Form)                    Barbara Murphy
Monday 20th May, Easter Feria – St Bernadine of Siena, Priest
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Joseph Nolan

Tuesday 21st May, Easter Feria – SS. Christopher Magallanes, Priest, & Companions, Martyrs
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Neil Farrow
Wednesday 22nd May, Easter Feria – St Rita of Cascia, Religious
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Fr Harry & Deceased Butters Family
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                     Thanksgiving (Erin Grace)
Thursday 23rd May, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Chadley & Anne
Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions, 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.
Friday 24th May, Easter Feria
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                                  Kathleen Doherty RIP
Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)                     Margaret Soden RIP

Saturday 25th May, Saturday of Our Lady in Eastertide – St Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor
            Holy Mass, 10.30 a.m. (Extraord. Form)                    The Pro-Life Movement
            Holy Hour & Confessions cancelled this week only.

Saturday 25th May, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.          
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                                 The People of the Parish
Sunday 26th May, The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                                 Rex Baker RIP
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m.                                              Elsie Underwood RIP

Father John writes:

This Sunday: Second Collection for the Clergy Training Fund

This Saturday: Mass for Life
Holy Mass will be offered for the intentions of the pro-life movement, especially our local pro-life Witness, at 10.30 a.m. this Saturday, 25th May.  Holy Hour and Confessions are cancelled this week only.

Advance Notice: Second Collections
There will be second collections for the Catholic Communications Network on 2nd June, Peter’s Pence on 30th June, and the Apostleship of the Sea on 14th July.

Advance Notice: First Holy Communions
Two children of our parish will be making their First Holy Communions on Sundays 26th May and 2nd June.  Please pray for them, and for their families, as they prepare for this most glorious day in their lives.  Pray, too, for the children who yesterday received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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

The May Procession: Thank you!
Thank you for all those who worked so hard to make the May Procession so beautiful.  During her month of May please honour Our Lady each day with a special prayer, or perhaps a decade or more of her Rosary.  Blessed Rosary beads are available as a gift in the basket in the narthex.

A Message from Deacon Kevin Chalifoux
I can never tell you enough just how deeply grateful I am for all of your support and love over the years. I wouldn't be here without your faithful witness and encouragement! The weeks sure are flying now and ordination will be here in the blink of an eye; I am trying to prepare diligently and thoroughly as well as enjoy these final weeks with friends in bella Roma. Thank you so much for your prayers during this important time as well as for your generous ordination gift! I so look forward to putting it to good use for many years to come. Please do pass along my greetings and prayers to every friend you meet. I hope it will not be too long before the happy day when we can be together again! Until then, please be assured of my prayers for you and the entire parish, which shines like a bright star in the darkened sky.
Deacon Kevin will be ordained priest for the Diocese of Burlington, Vermont, on Saturday 15th June.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Last Week’s Collection: £376.82 – Thank you!

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Fr Jerome Bertram CO, Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Maureen Dalton, Eileen Healy, Derek Henderson, Emily Long, John Marsh, Elsia Maria Michaud, 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 Giovanna Maria Checchia, Pamela Clarke, Albert Conway, Patrick Doyle, Clifford Bernard Guiste, Betty Johnson, Margaret Elizabeth Kenny, Jane Mary Sholl, Margaret Agnes Soden, and Fernando Valencia, who have anniversaries at this time. 
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

The confession that Mary is Deipara, or the Mother of God, is that safeguard
wherewith we seal up and secure the doctrine of the Apostle from all evasion,
and that test whereby we detect all the pretences of those bad spirits of ‘Antichrist,
which have gone out into the world’.
It declares that He is God; it implies that He is man;
it suggests to us that He is God still, though He has become man,
and that He is true man, though He is God …
If Mary is the Mother of God, Christ must be literally Emmanuel, God with us.

Blessed John Henry Newman