ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST JAMES AND ST WILLIAM OF YORK

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CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

MONDAY 24th DECEMBER CHRISTMAS EVE 6.00pm  Christmas Family Mass  St James 11.30pm Christmas Night Mass    St James TUESDAY  25th  DECEMBER CHRISTMAS DAY  9.00am  Christmas Day Mass      St Williams 11.00am  Christmas Day Mass    St...

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CATHOLIC BIBLE SUNDAY

All of us should have access to a good quality Bible.  The Word of God is central to our life as followers of Jesus. Our ‘Connect Groups’, which have been such a success this term, all focus on praying and reflecting on the Scriptures. At Mass  actively listen to...

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HOW DO WE COMBAT FOOD WASTE ?

Food waste is the single largest material sent to landfills: · Could you waste less food, water or paper, use less  plastic, reuse more, recycle more, compost more? · Do you sometimes abstain from un-necessary food or eat  fewer animal products? · Can you buy less...

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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 Thanksgiving on the 175th Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone and completion of the recent restoration work in the church.

This Sunday  2nd December 1st Sunday in Advent

ADVENT WREATH with 4 candles is a significant symbol of the journey we make as we remember the prophets in the Old Testament and the journey of Mary & Joseph to Bethlehem. Today we light the first candle.

NEW CHRISTIAN YEAR – Sunday Readings Year of Luke, Year C.

BAPTISMS – We welcome into our church community Raphael Texeira son of Paul & Joanna, George Fernandes son of Wendy, Thania Wareesaengtip daughter of Thana & Graziel and Saoirse Aquilina-Forde daughter of Keith and Wendy all to be baptised at 1.00pm at St James.

SANTA RUN 9.00am till 11.30am. Note access to St James’ car park may be difficult. Parking at the Forbury Retail park is not affected.

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Next Sun 9th Dec 2nd Sunday of  Advent. CATHOLIC BIBLE SUNDAY NAME. BADGE SUNDAY
FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses
CONFIRMATION SESSION 12.30-2pm at St James.
DIVINE MERCY HOLY HOUR at Our Lady of Peace at 2.30pm.
TAMIL MASS at 4.30pm

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 Sun 2nd December 1st Sunday in Advent

ADVENT WREATH with 4 candles is a significant symbol of the journey we make as we remember the prophets in the Old Testament and the journey of Mary & Joseph to Bethlehem. Today we light the first candle.
NEW CHRISTIAN YEAR
Sunday Readings Year of Luke, Year C
UNIVERSITY MASS 6pm at St Williams this is a Christmas Mass.

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Next Sun 9th Dec 2nd Sunday of Advent.
CATHOLIC BIBLE SUNDAY
NAME BADGE SUNDAY
FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses
CONFIRMATION SESSION 12.30-2pm at St James.
DIVINE MERCY HOLY HOUR at Our Lady of Peace at 2.30pm.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION parent & child session at 3.00-4.15pm at St Williams.
UNIVERSITY MASS 6pm at St Williams (Last Mass of term)

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CONFIRMATION & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION HELPERS

CONFIRMATION & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION HELPERS: Confirmation sessions on Sundays 12.30-2pm. First Holy Communion sessions on Sundays at 3-4.15pm. We desperately need more adult helpers. If you can help please speak to Fr John, email or phone the parish...

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HENRY II NEW PLAY

HENRY II NEW PLAY by ‘Reading Between the Lines'. At Reading Minster, 8th — 27 Oct. Fr John recommends that you see this play about the opening of Reading Abbey. To book please go to...

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ADMIN JOB AT COMMUNICARE

Communicare - a Christian charity offering free and confidential information, advice and support for people in Reading, irrespective of their religious beliefs - is recruiting for a paid 24 hours-per-week Administrator to ensure the smooth running of its busy and...

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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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