ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST JAMES AND ST WILLIAM OF YORK

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“Making disciples of Jesus Christ and building a vibrant community of joyful missionaries…”

 

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SOLIDARITY WITH THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY

All of us were deeply shocked at the news of the terrible attack against the 2 Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Please pray for the victims, the wounded, the families and the people of Christchurch who have been severely affected by this act of terrorism. On...

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12 HOURS OF PRAYER—SAT 6TH APRIL

Today, we invite you to sign up for one hour of Eucharistic Adoration anytime between 6am and 6pm on Sat 6th April at St James church. Please do consider giving an hour of your time in prayer and Adoration. We have prepared a booklet with prayers, reflection, reading...

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A CALL TO PRAY FOR THE RENEWAL OF OUR PARISH

Today, I appeal for your prayers for our parish. Our hope and our dream is to change the parish from ‘maintenance’ to becoming a more missionary, outreaching and welcoming community. Our aim is to bring people into a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ....

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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.

Sunday 24th March 2019
3rd Sunday in Lent

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

12 HOURS OF PRAYER Sign-up. To be held Saturday 6th April 6am-6pm at St James.

PLANNING MEETING for leaders of Children’s Liturgy after 11am Mass.

CONFIRMATION at 12.30pm at St James.

UNIVERSITY CHAPLAINCY MASS at 6pm at St Williams.

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.

Sunday 24th March 2019
3rd Sunday in Lent

MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM

12 HOURS OF PRAYER Sign-up. To be held Saturday 6th April 6am-6pm at St James Church.

PLANNING MEETING for leaders of Children’s Liturgy after 11am Mass.

CONFIRMATION at 12.30pm at St James.

UNIVERSITY CHAPLAINCY MASS at 6pm 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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ONLINE PARISH REGISTRATION

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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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