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!
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.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES:
- Palm Sunday: 7:30 am (Msgr. Morris) and 11:30 am (Msgr. Morris)
- Holy Thursday: 6 pm (Msgr. Morris)
- Good Friday: 7 pm (Msgr. Morris)
- no Easter Vigil
- Easter Sunday: 7:30 am (Msgr. Witt) and 11:30 am (Msgr. Morris) sung - Hot Cross buns follow during coffee hour
- There will be NO CCD classes through April 1.
- Sunday, April 8 - FIRST CONFESSION PRACTICE occurs during regular CCD hours.
- Sunday, April 15 - FIRST CONfESSiON occurs during our regular confession hour. Kindly allow our three students receiving their First Confession to be first in line.
- Sunday, April 22: Parent/student Confirmation meeting from 10:30-11:15 AM in CCD classroo
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.
Our website has a new look thanks to Joel Stein. More updates are coming during our transition. Hits on our old url address are automatically redirected to our new url address.
SAVE THE DATE:
The Oratory will have a parish-wide State of the Parish meeting after the 11:30 AM mass on Sunday, April 29.
If your family would like to assist bringing casseroles for our coffee hour after the 11:30 AM mass, please contact Heather Stein (573-535-0507) or Samantha Podesta. Thank you in advance for your kindness.
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