18th Sunday after Pentecost, 9/23/2018
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
This is the last week for pictures for the new directory. If you have been unable to have your picture taken, please let the Rector know so arrangements can be made for the picture to be taken. We are hoping for participation from as many families as possible.
Also, if you were unable to have your picture taken because of the challenge of going to the 3rd floor of the school, contact the Rector and again arrangements will be made for the taking of the picture at a time and place convenient for you physically.
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.
Today in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis is Stewardship Awareness Sunday where all the faithful are encouraged to consider the donation of time, talent and treasure to the work of the parish. The generosity of the faithful of the Oratory in all three of these areas is abundantly manifest. I encourage you to continue to prayerfully consider in what ways you can continue to be a vital part the Oratory and our work of edification and sanctification.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
In order to be able to continue to provide quality Adult Faith Formation, this semester will be used to coordinate our best efforts for next semester. Those who have expressed interest in assisting will be contacted for a meeting to discuss the options/opportunities available to us for faith formation. Thank you in advance not only for your assistance but also for your patience and interest as we move forward.
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.
- Classes begin on 7 October 2018
JUVENTUTEM HOLY MASS
The Oratory will host Juventutem and the celebration of the Holy Mass on Saturday, 29 September 2018 at 10:00 am. We will be celebrating the Dedication of Saint Michael the Archangel. All are welcome to attend this Holy Mass and are encouraged to extend this invitation to others as well.
CONFESSION – ANOINTING OF THE SICK – HOSPITAL VISITS
If you are unable to physically take advantage of the sacrament of confessions, please contact the Rector to arrange a time and place convenient for you.
Also, if you are aware of someone who is ill in our parish family or you yourself are struggling with illness and would like to be anointed, please contact the Rector. Anointing of the Sick should not be postponed until the very end and those with chronic, serious illness may be anointed more than once.
Finally, if you are in the hospital and/or know of a member of the community in the hospital, please inform the Rector so that he can visit them at the earliest possible convenience.
Sunday, 23 September – 18th Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 am – Pro Populo
11:30 am – Rafael Beltran
Tuesday, 25 September – Feria
7:00 am – Pro Populo
Wednesday, 26 September – SS. Jean Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues/Companions
6:30 pm – Karla Morris-Holmes
Thursday, 27 September – SS. Cosmas & Damian
7:00 am – Deceased of the Oratory
Sunday, 30 September – 19th Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 am – Pro Populo
11:30 am – William Lee Swock
Feast Day Masses:
- Dedication of St. Michael – Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 am
- 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
First Friday and First Saturday Schedule:
- October 5th: 6:00 – 6:45 pm Confessions; 6:30 Rosary; 7:00 pm Mass
- October 6th: 7:00 – 7:45 am Confessions; 7:30 Rosary; 8:00 am Mass
- September 23rd: 8:00 am – Anthony J., Eli C. 11:30 am – Lavery
- September 30th: 8:00 am – Coltons 11:30 am – Greg. G, John A.
- October 7th: 8:00 am – Dixons 11:30 am – Peter A., John A.,
- October 14th: 8:00 am – Caleb & John Colton 11:30 am – Greg G., Giambattista C.
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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