Note: As of May 1, 2017, The Oratory of Ss. Gregory & Augustine moved to a new location at All Saints Catholic Church, 6403 Clemens Ave, University City, MO (just north of Delmar Loop). Come visit us!
PASSIONTIDE DAY OF RECOLLECTION FOR WOMEN ~ Saturday, March 17, 2018:
Fr. Aidan McDermott, OSB will give a Day of Recollection for women as the Church enters into Passiontide at the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine. The day will begin with the Office of Lauds followed by Holy Mass. There will be a morning and afternoon conference and time for both personal and liturgical prayer throughout the day along with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and confession. Retreat day costs $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. Non-parishioners are welcome. Please register by Sunday, March 11.
ST. JOSEPH ALTAR ~ SUNDAY, MARCH 18:
We will once again have a St. Joseph Altar in Ryan Hall after the 11:30 AM Mass onSunday, March 18. Msgr. Witt will bless our St. Joseph altar, Ryan Hall and our new CCD classrooms. Delicious bakery items will be on hand. Plan to join us!
CARE PACKAGES FOR THE NEEDY:
Oratory members and friends are invited to assist the needy at coffee hour on Sunday, March 25. Children can assemble “care packages” with non-perishable snacks, holy cards and kind notes. All supplies will be provided. The bags can be taken home by children and adults for a free-will donation. Care packages can be kept in the car and given to needy people on street corners. Contact Heather or Lucia Stein: heather.r.stein@gmail.
ADULT THEOLOGICAL FORUM IN THE RECTORY AT 10:30 AM:
Sunday, March 11: Encyclicals of Pope Leo XIII -William Hannegan
There will be NO CCD classes from March 18 through April 1.
If you child is making his/her Confirmation on May 21, please pick up your Confirmation packet from Ken and Patti Catalano this weekend. The deadline for submitting the paperwork is April 22. A parent Confirmation meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 22 during CCD classes.
First Confession practice is Sunday, April 8; First Confession is Sunday, April 15.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES:
- Holy Thursday: 6 pm
- Good Friday: 7 pm
- no Easter Vigil
- Easter Sunday: 7:30 am and 11:30 am (sung)
KENRICK SEMINARY SPRING “COME AND SEE” WEEKEND MARCH 23-25:
All high school young me are invited to learn more about the seminary and their programs. The “Come and See” weekend begins on Friday at 4:30 pm and concludes with 9:00 am Sunday mass. Parents and families are welcome to attend the Sunday mass. Contact: Office of Vocations at the seminary.
CREDO EVENT: JUVENTUTEN MASS, CONFESSION, THREE SPEAKERS AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
...with Msgr. Morris, Fr. Harrison, Fr. Ambrose Bennett and Mark Sarafino. Saturday, March 24 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish from 8 am to 3 pm. For more info, pricing and to register online: CREDOStLouis.org or call 314-322-0337.
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Welcome to the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine! We offer you this website as a guide to help you explore the life of the newest parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The recent widening of the “Extraordinary Use of the Mass” (according to the 1962 liturgical books) by Pope Benedict XVI has given birth to a remarkable renaissance of what most of us call simply “the Latin Mass”. In it are to be found a remarkable depth of spirituality and wisdom that so many people are searching for in today’s complex and confusing world.
In the I Book of his Confessions, the other great St. Augustine wrote “Thou hast made us for Thyself and our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee.” Whether you are curious about the traditional Latin Mass and interested in exploring its beauty, or you are searching for parish community where you and your family will feel at home, or you are seeking simply rest for your heart, we hope this website will be of some help for you.
My prayer for you is that through these pages you will be able to get a glimpse of our liturgies and connect with some of the faces of the many people who make up our parish. In it you will find sermons, learn about our education programs and our social life, and be able to catch up on our most recent activities. I hope this will give you some sense of the grace of God, the love of Jesus Christ, and work of the Holy Spirit in our midst. I am delighted that God has brought you here! Oremus pro invicem!
—The Very Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Witt, Rector