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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EASTER 2019

THANK YOU

to everyone who helped make our Holy Week and Easter Services so special.

To each & every person who gave their time & talents it is much appreciated.

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CHRIST HAS RISEN – ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA!

‘Alleluia’ (Praise the Lord) is our song. The tomb is empty of death. We celebrate the central mystery of our faith – GOD RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD TO NEW LIFE. YES, HE IS RISEN! HE LIVES AMONG US NOW, the Risen Lord is here and is active now in our community. We are...

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SACRAMENT OF INITIATION AT EASTER VIGIL

BAPTISMS: Candidates: Sahra Omar, Simon Still and Tilochan Sunar CONFIRMATIONS: Candidates: Paul Obanor, Liesel Goveas, Josuer Lum, Rosa Di Costanzo,Carlos Olivet Garnico and Anna Staackmann Mejia Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30pm on Staurday 20th April 2019.

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ALPHA FINAL CALL – Taster Session

Monday 29th April at St James Church at 7—9.00pm Have you ever thought of joining the Alpha course ?  Today, may I ask you to consider joining us for the Taster Session.  People who have completed the Alpha course say “it is an amazing experience - exciting, uplifting...

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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 21st April
EASTER SUNDAY

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL PROMISES: at all our Masses, as we hold our lighted candles and renew our faith.

BAPTISM POOL: Please go and bless yourself with newly blessed Easter Water.

NEW PASCHAL CANDLE: symbolises the light of Christ and is a centre piece through out Eastertime at Mass.

EASTER OFFERING ENVELOPES to be distributed today. The collection at all Masses at Easter is for the support of our priest, Fr John. In our diocese it forms the most substantial part of a priest’s yearly income. Please be generous and consider Gift Aid’ing if you are a UK taxpayer – thank you.

WELCOME to all who are here to celebrate Easter with us.  May the joy of our Easter celebrations be an inspiration to your faith. Join us for tea, coffee and homemade cakes after 11am Mass. All most welcome.

BAPTISMS: we welcome into our parish community Ester De Dousa daughter of Xavier & Viola and Ravinandan Singh son of Tarunark & Anna at 2pm 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 21st April
EASTER SUNDAY

MASS TIMES: 09:00 AM

 

RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL PROMISES: at all our Masses, as we hold our lighted candles and renew our faith.

NEW PASCHAL CANDLE: symbolises the light of Christ and is a centre piece through out Eastertime at Mass.

EASTER OFFERING ENVELOPES to be distributed today. The collection at all Masses at Easter is for the support of our priest, Fr John. In our diocese it forms the most substantial part of a priest’s yearly income. Please be generous and consider Gift Aid’ing if you are a UK taxpayer – thank you.

WELCOME to all who are here to celebrate Easter with us.  May the joy of our Easter celebrations be an inspiration to your faith. Join us for tea, coffee and homemade cakes after 11am Mass. All most welcome.

 

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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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Get In Touch

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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