12th Sunday after Pentecost, 8/12/2018
Oratory of Ss. Gregory & Augustine
2018-2019 Homeschool Co-op
We are beginning a new homeschool co-op at the Oratory with the goal of praying together and educating our children in wisdom and virtue. Co-op will be held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month to be held on the 3rd floor of the St. Luke's school building. Classes will be divided up into three age groups; there also will be a room for babies and toddlers.
- 9:00 am Traditional Latin Mass
- 10:00 am Classes: Classical Art & Music; Literature
- 11:45 am Prayer in Church
- 12:00 pm End
Registration for the year is $75 per family, plus a $15 per child supply fee, which is due by August 12. After this date, a $25 late fee is required. Families need not be members of the Oratory in order to enroll.
Please contact Heather Stein at email@example.com or call/text 573-535-0507 with questions or to register.
I have been made aware that my emails have not been reaching their intended recipient. My apologies to anyone who has been waiting on an email from me that didn’t arrive. I assure you that I read all emails related to the life of the Oratory and strive to respond in a timely manner. I am working with the Archdiocese to fix the problems. I have also gotten a new email which I encourage everyone to please use. New email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DONATIONS AND MATCHING GIFTS
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. Thank you for your generous support.
COFFEE HOUR AFTER 11:30 AM MASS
In order for our traditional coffee hour to continue we need assistance with picking up food, set up, and clean up. If you would like to volunteer for one of these responsibilities, please contact Samantha Podesta (email@example.com). In advance, thank you for your generosity.
Registration for the 2018-2019 CCD Religion classes for students in Grades 1 thru 12 has begun. Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:15AM, October-May. Registration forms are available in the back vestibule of church and can also be downloaded from the Oratory’s website: www.stlouislatinmass.com. Please refer to the registration form for instructions. All registration paperwork is due by 31 August 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Ken or Patti Catalano at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 275-8436.
PILGRIM VIRGIN STATUE
The Oratory has a Pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima that travels from house to house every week. If your family would like to welcome Mary into your home for a week, please contact Heather Stein at email@example.com. Also below is the schedule for the months of August and September.
- 8/12 - 8/19 Gelhot
- 8/19 - 8/26 Hayward
- 8/26 - 9/2 Raymond
- 9/2 - 9/9 Jones
- 9/9 - 9/16 Stein
- 9/16 - 9/23 Schuette
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
If you are interested in assisting with adult faith formation for the Oratory or you are interested in attending some form of adult faith formation, please contact the Rector directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 314/606-2461.
Ushers are needed for both the 8:00 am and 11:30 am Masses. The primary responsibility of the ushers is to assist the faithful during Holy Communion. This will involve assisting those unfamiliar with receiving Holy Communion at the communion rail. It will also entail helping those who need assistance getting up from the communion rail. Please contact Tom Gates (email@example.com) if you are interested and able to help.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Oratory will celebrate High Mass at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the BVM.
Beginning Tuesday, 4 September 2018: Mass will be celebrated at 7 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm with confessions heard before from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm. Join us for the weekly celebration of Holy Mass and encourage others as well.
With the return of Holy Mass during the week, the Oratory will increase the opportunities for Mass Intentions. If you have intentions that you would like celebrated for the deceased or the living, please mail them to the Oratory or drop them in the collection basket. Mass cards are available in the back of Church in the Black container on the radiator.
August 12th: 8:00 am – Pro Populo 11:30 am – Noreen Fallon
August 19th: 8:00 am – Pro Populo 11:30 am – Clara Hoeckelmann
August 26th: 8:00 am – Fr. Joseph Begue 11:30 am – Daniel Sullivan
September 2nd: 8:00 am – Pro Populo 11:30 am – Dawes Family
August 12th: 8:00 am – Anthony J, Dixon 11:30 am – Laverys
August 19th: 8:00 am – Coltons 11:30 am – Greg. G., Damian F.
August 26th: 8:00 am – Dixons 11:30 am – John A., Carlo C.
September 2nd: 8:00 am – Anthony J., Eli C. 11:30 am – Tommy L., Philip P.
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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