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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PHOTO GALLERIES

1st HOLY COMMUNION 2019

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

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday 9th 2019 gallerySt James Church

Easter 2019

Easter 2019 gallerySt James Easter SundayEaster VigilGood FridayHoly Thursday

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SEA SUNDAY

Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at Sea. There will be a second collection for Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church.

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THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

Today's Gospel goes to the very heart of being a Christian—love of God and love of neighbour. One of the questions in this story is: Who offers correct worship to God? The emphasis is on action and compassion. The hero in the story is The Samaritan, seen to be an...

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50th ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION

My thanks to you all for your good wishes, prayers, support, gifts and love on the 50th Anniversary of my Ordination to the Priesthood. I am pleased to celebrate with you this Mass of Thanksgiving and look forward to the Reception at St Joseph’s College. I feel very...

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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 9th  June
Pentecost and International Mass

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

FOODS OF THE WORLD after Mass. Bring along a dish of national food to share—all welcome.

WELCOME RITE at 11am Mass.

LAUDATO SI GROUP distribution of the 8th leaflet on ‘Climate change’ and short talk after Masses.

TAMIL MASS 5pm.

NEXT Sun 16th June

TRINITY SUNDAY AND FATHERS’ DAY

WELCOME to Fr Peter Glas who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass.
SECOND COLLECTION for ‘Day for Life’
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION at our 9am Mass at St Williams.
SION COMMUNITY to speak after Masses.
50 HOURS OF PRAYER presentation after Masses by Diana and Jo.
BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James. / GOAN 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 Sunday 9th  June
Pentecost and International Mass

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

FOODS OF THE WORLD after Mass. Bring along a dish of national food to share—all welcome.

WELCOME RITE at 11am Mass.

LAUDATO SI GROUP distribution of the 8th leaflet on ‘Climate change’ and short talk after Masses.

TAMIL MASS 5pm.

NEXT Sun 16th June

TRINITY SUNDAY AND FATHERS’ DAY

WELCOME to Fr Peter Glas who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass.
SECOND COLLECTION for ‘Day for Life’
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION at our 9am Mass at St Williams.
SION COMMUNITY to speak after Masses.
50 HOURS OF PRAYER presentation after Masses by Diana and Jo.
BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James. / GOAN MASS at 4.30pm

latest news

 

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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INTERNATIONAL MASS FOR THE PARISH

Today we celebrate our different traditions, languages, customs, music etc but most of all our common faith in Jesus Christ. We are blessed to be part of a largest multi-cultural community not only in Reading but in the diocese. We begin with a procession of flags. At...

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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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