22nd Sunday after Pentecost, 10/21/2018
GOOD SAMARITAN MEAL MINISTRY
Derek and Erin Flannigan are excited to announce the birth of their new little boy. Please welcome Simon Fulton Flannigan into our community. He was born on 10 September 2018 weighing in at 6 lbs., 1 oz.
We are going to make some fresh and frozen meals to be brought on Sundays for Erin. Please note you are making meals for 2 adults and 2 children. There are no food allergies and no food aversions. Feel free to hand off the meals directly to the Flannigans or store in the Oratory freezer/refrigerator in the St. Joseph room. Many thanks!!! Please follow the link in order to sig-up: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0e4cabae2fab9-flannigan
ALL SAINTS DAY
On the eve of All Saints, St. Luke the Evangelist will celebrate an evening Mass at 5:00 pm. Confessions for the Oratory will still be heard at 5:30. Please be aware of the celebration of Holy Mass as you enter the Church for Confessions. Holy Mass will be celebrated at the usual time of 6:30 pm on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.
On All Saints, the Oratory will celebrate the normal 7 am Low Mass on All Saints Day in addition to the evening celebration of Solemn High Mass at 7:00 pm
The Oratory will celebrate its normal 7:00 am Holy Mass on Thanksgiving Day which is the Feast of Saint Cecilia. Please come for Holy Mass and offer the most fitting act of thanksgiving, the sacrifice of the Mass.
DONATIONS & MATCHING GIFTS
We have received another matching gift donation. A donor has provided $2,000 for a matching gift fund for the Oratory. Please donate to this effort by including, "Oratory matching gift fund " in your check memo and your donation will be matched up to a grand total of $2,000. I remain extremely grateful for the generosity of the whole community especially as there have been unanticipated expenses related to our move here to St. Luke the Evangelist. In October there will be published an explanation of both what has been raised thus far for our on-going projects and a list of the expenses related to the first several months of our presence here at St. Luke’s.
The Oratory would like to properly thank and acknowledge the work of Mary Ellen Voss and the Msgr. Witt. We will gather after the 11:30 am celebration of Holy Mass on the 25th of November 2018 to express our gratitude to both of them for their dedication to the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine. Please plan to attend if your schedule permits
POSTURE FOR HOLY MASS
I was recently asked about proper postures for the faithful during the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To my knowledge, there are no particular rules governing the postures of the lay faithful; however, it is suggested for a point of reference, that the lay faithful follow the postures of the servers – standing, kneeling and sitting when they do. There are three times in the Holy Mass where the nature of what is happening will dictate the posture: At the proclamation of the Holy Gospel, we stand. During the praying of the Canon we kneel. For the reception of Holy Communion, we kneel and receive the Lord on the tongue. If we encounter differences, let us be patience with and respectful of the fact that people have received different instructions regarding postures at Holy Mass.
MARCH FOR LIFE 2019 – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
MISSOURI LIFE CARAVAN is now accepting registrations for our bus trip to the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Thursday- Saturday, Jan. 17- 19, 2019. Join us and thousands of others from across the U.S. for this huge pro-life gathering in our nation’s capital. This trip is open to anyone ages 7 and up (chaperones not provided). We depart from several locations in the St. Louis area and we do not stay in hotels as we sleep on the buses. The cost if received by Dec. 21 is $205. The cost after Dec. 21 is $220. Registration deadline is Jan. 2, 2019. For registration and bus information contact us at: 314-434-4900 or email@example.com. You can also download our registration form at www.easternregionmrl.org.
STEWARDSHIP AND GIVING
07/01/2018 – 09/30/2018
Actual Budgeted Difference
Regular Offertory $36,504 $35,950 $554
Extraordinary Gifts* $18,976 $24,000 -$5,024
*Matching gifts and gifts for one-time expenses
Sunday, 21 October – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 am – Pro Populo
11:30 am – Amy Cabana
Tuesday, 23 October – St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop & Confessor
7:00 am – Pro Populo
Wednesday, 24 October – St. Raphael the Archangel
6:30 pm – John P. Doyle
Thursday, 25 October – Feria
7:00 am – Deceased of the Oratory
Sunday, 28 – Christ the King
8:00 am – Pro Populo
11:30 am – John & Dan Sydow
October 21st: 8:00 am – Dixons 11:30 am – Cameron A., Ben A.
October 28th: 8:00 am – Anthony J., Eli C. 11:30 am – Nick W., Philip Petrick
November 4th : 8:00 am – Dixons 11:30 am – Greg. G., Sebastian F.
November 11th: 8:00 am – Caleb & John C. 11:30 am –John A., Philip P.
Feast Day Masses:
- Solemnity of All Saints – Thursday, 1 November at 7:00 pm
- Commemoration of All Souls – Friday, 2 November at 7:00 pm
- Immaculate Conception – Saturday, 8 December at 8:00 am
Coffee Hour is CANCELLED on 28 October 2018 to allow for an event scheduled for St. Luke the Evangelist.
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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 C. Eugene Morris, Rector