4th Resumed Sunday after Epiphany, 11/4/2018
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.
THE ADVENT SEASON
Beginning on the First Sunday of Advent the Oratory will have the assistance of Michael Kramer as cantor at the 11:30 Mass. With his assistance each 11:30 Mass will now be High Mass. The 3rd Sunday of each month the Oratory will still enjoy the assistance of our excellent choir and will involve the use of incense. The other Sundays of the month will be chanted with the cantor assisted by Elisabeth Kenney on the organ. The opportunity to provide High Mass each Sunday is a great blessing for the Oratory. Please continue to pray for the good work that is being accomplished.
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.
PILGRIM VIRGIN STATUE SCHEDULE
- 10/28 - 11/4 Taormina
- 11/4 - 11/11 Flannigan
- 11/11 - 11/18 Armstrong
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, 4 November – 4th Resumed Sunday after Epiphany
8:00 am – Pro Populo
11:30 am – William Lee Smock
Tuesday, 6 November – Daily Mass for the Dead
7:00 am – Deceased of the Oratory
Wednesday, 7 November– Daily Mass for the Dead
6:30 pm – Don Karrer
Thursday, 8 November – Daily Mass for the Dead
7:00 am – Matthew J. Archer
Sunday, 11 November – 5th Resumed Sunday after Epiphany
8:00 am – Pro Populo
11:30 am – Dawes Family
- 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.
- November 18th: 8:00 am – Dixons 11:30 am – Cameron A., Damien F.
- November 25th: 8:00 am – Anthony J., Eli C. 11:30 am – N. Werner, Carlo Carapella
Feast Day Masses:
- Immaculate Conception – Saturday, 8 December at 8:00 am
First Friday and First Saturday Schedule:
- Friday, Dec. 7th: 6:00 – 6:45 pm Confessions; 6:30 Rosary; 7:00 pm Mass
- Saturday, Dec. 2nd: 7:00 – 7:45 am Confessions; 7:30 Rosary; 8:00 am Mass
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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