ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST JAMES AND ST WILLIAM OF YORK

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‘COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS’ CAMPAIGN

‘COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS’ is our effort to offer a seasonal welcome to Catholics who for different reasons no longer or rarely attend Mass. Invitation cards and a poster were given to each of us. Please pass them on to someone and encourage them to join us at...

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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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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.

16TH SUNDAY DECEMBER

3rd SUNDAY of ADVENT.

ADVENT WREATH: We light the pink candle.
CHRISTMAS OFFERING: Envelopes to be distributed.
SECOND COLLECTION: Christmas flowers.
GOAN MASS: Cancelled

 MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

MASS INTENTIONS The 2019 Mass intention book is available to book Masses for next year. The diocesan suggested stipend is £10 per Mass. Please fill in the request envelope in the porch, see Fr John after Mass or call in to the parish office to book.

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.

16TH SUNDAY DECEMBER

3rd SUNDAY of ADVENT.

ADVENT WREATH: We light the pink candle.
CHRISTMAS OFFERING: Envelopes to be distributed.
SECOND COLLECTION: Christmas flowers.
GOAN MASS: Cancelled

 MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM

MASS INTENTIONS The 2019 Mass intention book is available to book Masses for next year. The diocesan suggested stipend is £10 per Mass. Please fill in the request envelope in the porch, see Fr John after Mass or call in to the parish office to book.

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INTER-FAITH NEWS

INTERFAITH NEWS – Chanukah 22-30 Dec: The Jewish Festival of Lights which celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after it was recaptured from the Syrian Greeks in about 162 BCE. For the eight evenings of the festival, candles are lit each evening....

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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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