ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST JAMES AND ST WILLIAM OF YORK

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PHOTO GALLERIES

2nd Holy Communion July 2019

2nd Holy CommunionSt James Church

Father John 50th Anniversary

Fr John 50th Anniversary  Sunday 14th July 2019 GallerySt James Church

1st HOLY COMMUNION 2019

1st holy communion Sunday 23rd June 2019 gallerySt James Church

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday 9th 2019 gallerySt James Church

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MASS WITH ANOINTING OF THE SICK AND ELDERLY

MASS WITH ANOINTING OF THE SICK AND ELDERLY

We wish to invite all those who are elderly, sick, infirm, struggling with life issues to a special Mass in St James on Saturday 19th October at 11am. Each term we now offer a Mass with anointing. The Rite of Anointing consists of a litany of prayers, laying on of...

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THE HEALING OF THE TEN LEPERS

THE HEALING OF THE TEN LEPERS

In the Gospel ten lepers asked Jesus to take pity on them and he heals them. Only the Samaritan, ’the foreigner’ leper returns to Jesus to give thanks. His physical healing lead to his conversion and belief in Jesus as his saviour. As faith grows our relationship with...

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CANONISATION OF JOHN HENRY NEWMAN

CANONISATION OF JOHN HENRY NEWMAN

Today we celebrate the canonisation of John Henry Newman by Pope Francis in Rome, along with the canonisation of four women from India, Brazil & Europe. Thousands of Catholics from the UK have travelled to Rome for the event, the first English Saint in modern...

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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 Sun 29th  September
26th Sunday Ordinary Times
World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

MASS COUNT at all Masses
WELCOME RITE at all Masses for families of children to be baptised next Sunday
CAFOD Distribution of envelopes and talk at the end of Masses.
NOVENA WITH NEWMAN leaflet available. Please take one.
GHANAIAN COMMUNITY MASS OF THANKSGIVING on Sun 29th Sep at Christ the King Church at 2:00pm.

Next Sunday 6th  October
26th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS COUNT at all Masses
NAME BADGE SUNDAY please put a name badge on as you arrive at Mass.
SECOND COLLECTION CAFOD autumn family Fast Day.
VOCATIONS WEEKEND Fr John Cooke, Priestly Vocations Promoter, for the Diocese will speak at all Masses. He would like to talk with anyone interested in exploring the possibility of serving as a priest in our Diocese. He will be available after Mass to talk further about this.
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 Sun 29th  September
26th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS TIMES: 09:00 AM

World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees
MASS COUNT at all Masses
WELCOME RITE at all Masses for families of children to be baptised next Sunday
CAFOD Distribution of envelopes and talk at the end of Masses.
NOVENA WITH NEWMAN leaflet available. Please take one.
GHANAIAN COMMUNITY MASS OF THANKSGIVING on Sun 29th Sep at Christ the King Church at 2:00pm.

 

 

Next Sunday 6th October
27th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS COUNT at all Masses
NAME BADGE SUNDAY please put a name badge on as you arrive at Mass.
SECOND COLLECTION CAFOD autumn family Fast Day.
VOCATIONS WEEKEND Fr John Cooke, Priestly Vocations Promoter, for the Diocese will speak at all Masses. He would like to talk with anyone interested in exploring the possibility of serving as a priest in our Diocese. He will be available after Mass to talk further about this.
BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James

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SAFEGUARDING TRAINING

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING for those who have been accepted. At St William of York church, RG1 5JT Child Protection Training Sat 28th Sept 10.00am – 12.30 pm Vulnerable Adult Training Sat 28th Sept 1.30pm – 4.00pm. We would like to encourage all our catechists, group...

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INSTALLATION OF SCREENS

INSTALLATION OF SCREENS

INSTALLATION OF SCREENS IN ST JAMES CHURCH, our application to the Historic Churches Committee has now been submitted. In The Nave we are planning to install two screens, just outside the stone arch of the Sanctuary screwed into the mortar and hung on positional arms...

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Fr. JOHN’s 50th – PRIESTS CON-CELEBRATE

Fr. JOHN’s 50th – PRIESTS CON-CELEBRATE

Fr John celebrated his 50th priestly anniversary mass alongside celebrant priests from various other dioceses and parishes. The memorable and gracious event that occurred on June 6th at the historic St James Catholic church in Reading, saw many well wishers amongst...

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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

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