13th Sunday after Pentecost, 8/19/2018
It has been seven years since the last pictorial directory was completed for the Oratory. Given the growth of our community, it is time again for another directory. Pictures are scheduled to be taken on the Sundays in September beginning 9 September and finishing on 23 September. The location for pictures is the 3rd floor of the school. For those who are not able to access the school, a different date, time and place will be made available so that everyone may have their picture included in the directory.
In the back of Church are sign-up sheets to reserve a day and time for your picture.
EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.
COFFEE HOUR AFTER 11:30 AM MASS
- This Sunday, Coffee Hour will end promptly at 1:30pm.
- Next Sunday, 26 August, Coffee Hour is cancelled.
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 & ON-GOING PROJECTS
We have received a donation for the communion rail pads assisting us with the completion of one of the on-going projects. There are other projects that need your assistance:
- We need to repair and replace the cassocks and surplices for the servers;
- The purchasing of liturgical books to assist us in celebrating the other sacraments in addition to Holy Mass.
If you are willing and able to assist financially with either of these projects, please contact Msgr. Morris directly: email@example.com or 314/606-2461.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
A number of people have expressed interest in some form of Adult Formation. Please continue to consult the bulletin for updated information on programs for both this fall/winter and formation opportunities in the spring. 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, below is the schedule for the months of August and September.
- 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
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.
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.
Feast Day Masses:
- Exaltation of the Cross – September 14 at 7:00 pm
- Solemnity of All Saints – 1 November at 7:00 pm
- Commemoration of All Souls – 2 November at 7:00 pm
- Immaculate Conception – 8 December at 8:00 am
First Friday and First Saturday Schedule:
- (Friday) Sept. 7th: 6:00 – 6:45 pm Confessions; 6:30 Rosary; 7:00 pm Mass
- (Saturday) Sept. 1st: 7:00 – 7:45 am Confessions; 7:30 Rosary; 8:00 am Mass
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 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 – Dames Family
September 9th: 8:00 am – Pro Populo 11:30 am – Korte Family
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.
September 9th: 8:00 am – Coltons 11:30 am – Greg. G., Sebastian F.
To receive email updates every week, please contact us!
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