ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST JAMES AND ST WILLIAM OF YORK

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RESTORATION OF ABBEY RUINS AT ST JAMES

I am pleased to confirm that Historic England have made a very generous grant towards the cost of the preservation of the four Abbey Ruins, the largest and most significant is in the Presbytery garden. The application for works is in the final stage of approval by the...

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BLESSING OF ENGAGED COUPLES AT 11AM MASS

Last Sunday we welcomed our Engaged Couples for a special Blessing at 11am Mass. We are blessed to be able to support 35+ couples preparing for marriage this year, mostly abroad. The Blessing completed two evenings with our team of Married Couple Mentors. I would like...

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READING PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

Greetings from the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jericho, where we will be celebrating our Sunday Mass. Today, this ancient biblical city is largely Arab Muslim, however two Franciscan priests care for the small catholic community. We will view the Tree of Zaccheus...

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OUR VISION

St James Catholic church

St James Church is built within the ruins of the great Benedictine Abbey. Today we continue the practice of the monks to celebrate the Sacred Liturgy in Word and Sacrament. The church was built between 1837 and 1840, the architect was A W Pugin. On 14th December 2012 the community celebrated a Mass of Thanks giving on the 175th Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone and completion of the recent restoration work in the church.

This Sunday 19th May
5th in EASTER

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

RITE FOR BLESSING & SPRINKLING OF HOLY  WATER as a memorial of our Baptism to replace the Penitential Act at the beginning of all Masses in Easter Time.

WELCOME to Fr. Lazarus Annyereh from Ghana on holidays in Reading. He will be celebrating our 6pm Vigil, 9am & 11am Masses.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SESSION for parent & child at 3pm at St Williams.

GOAN MASS at 4.30pm.

NEXT Sun 26th May
6th in Easter

PASTORAL LETTER from Bishop Philip to be broadcast at all Masses.

BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James

St william of york catholic church

Welcome to St. William of York Church, Reading. We hope you feel as blessed in your visit to our place of worship as we are to have you come to see us. Acquaint yourself with our Church and all that makes it our place of worship and reflection.

The church was built in 1906 by Father William le Grave, a retired Army chaplain who had volunteered to do missionary work.

This Sunday 12th May
4th in EASTER (Good Shepherd Sunday)

MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM

RITE FOR BLESSING & SPRINKLING OF HOLY  WATER as a memorial of our Baptism to replace the Penitential Act at the beginning of all Masses in Easter Time.

FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses.

 LAUDATO SI distribute their next leaflet on ‘Recycling”.

NEXT Sun 19th May
5th in Easter

WELCOME to Fr. Lazarus Annyereh from Ghana on holidays in Reading. He will be celebrating our 6pm Vigil, 9am & 11am Masses.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SESSION for parent & child at 3pm at St Williams.

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FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD

On Sat 2nd Feb—also called Candlemas Day which commemorates the time Mary & Joseph presented Jesus in the Temple to consecrate him to God. They meet Simeon & Anna who are inspired to recognise Jesus “as a light for revelation to the gentiles and glory for your...

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PLANNING A BAPTISM

PLANNING A BAPTISM ? To book and register please make an appointment to see Fr John 957 4171. Baptism Preparation on Saturdays at 10am-11.15am on 19th Jan & 2nd Feb (must attend both).

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PLANNING A WEDDING HERE OR ABROAD

If you live here & are planning a marriage elsewhere in the UK or abroad, you must do the marriage paperwork and marriage preparation course here with Fr John.If you are planning a marriage this year here in the parish please contact Fr John to begin the marriage...

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St James Reading Church

Abbot's Walk,
Reading, RG1 3HW,
ENGLAND
Tel: (44) 01189 574171

St William of York Church

46 Upper Redlands Road,
Reading, RG1 5JP,
ENGLAND
Tel: (44) 01189 574171

St James and St William of York, Reading Parish is part of the Diocese of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust Registered charity 246871

email: stjames@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

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