SUNDAY, APRIL 22:
- 7:30 AM mass is cancelled. Please continue to keep Msgr. Witt in your prayers as he heals from his surgery. He continues to make good progress and is grateful for your prayers and good wishes.
- 11:00 AM confessions and 11:30 AM mass will continue as normally scheduled.
- Coffee hour is cancelled due to Ryan Hall use by All Saints parish for the symphony. We are cordially invited to attend the symphony at 3:00 pm.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAYWARD FAMILY ON THE BIRTH OF ROSE ON MARCH 29:
If you are interested in preparing a fresh or bringing a frozen meal for them to pick up on a Sunday, please use this link.
Thanks ahead of time for your continued support to our parishioners!
If you would like to bring a meal to the Hayward's on a different day, contact Julie directly and make arrangements. Her email: email@example.com.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Carla Filla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents of Confirmandi, please remember to submit your Confirmation materials to the Catalano’s if you would like your child to make their Confirmation. The deadline is Sunday, April 22.
ADULT THEOLOGICAl FORUM IN THE RECTORY AT 10:30 AM:
- Sunday, April 22: Encyclicals of Pope Pius XII - William Hannegan
- Sunday, April 22: Parent/Student Confirmation meeting from 10:30-11:15 AM in the lower level of Ryan Hall.
- Sunday, April 29 - FIRST CONfESSiON is rescheduled to Sunday, April 29.
- Sunday, May 6: Last CCD class and May Crowning.
SAVE THE DATE Sunday, April 29:
The Oratory will have a parish-wide State of the parish meeting after the 11:30 AM mass on Sunday, April 29. Plan to attend this important meeting with Oratory updates from Msgr. Witt and our committee chairs.
Saturday, May 19, PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS IN STARKENBURG, MO:
Meet us at the beautiful Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine in Starkenburg, Missouri. Fr. Aidan McDermott OSB will offer the Traditional Latin Mass, followed by a picnic lunch and rosary. Pilgrims may arrive early or stay late for their own devotional time. Please plan to bring your own lunch and chairs, blanket, and/or folding table for the picnic. The event should end around 1:30 PM.
The Shrine is located at 197 Hwy P, Starkenburg, MO 65069. If rain is forecasted for the pilgrimage day, check this website for a cancellation notice. In case of cancellation, a notice will also be sent out to the Oratory email list. For more information: contact Sarah Armstrong or Heather Stein.
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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