We will be delighted to welcome Bishop Philip to our parish community. The Bishop will preside and preach at all of our weekend Masses, then meet and greet people as they leave Mass. We will have tea and coffee after all weekend Masses where the Bishop will join people for a quick cuppa. On Saturday evening he will meet with members of our Leadership, Strategy and Alpha Teams. On arrival the Bishop will make a short visit to the Reading Abbey Ruins, the ruins on the St James site and visit the Shrine of St James. Before he leaves he will visit the place where Blessed Dominic Barberi died and see the blue plaque. I am sure you will make him welcome to our parish community.

PROGRAMME FOR VISIT OF BISHOP PHILIP

Saturday 15th February:
3.00pm: Visit to the Abbey Ruins and Shrine of St James
5.00pm: Bishop to hear confessions at St James
6.00pm: Vigil Mass Bishop to preside and preach and afterwards meet with Parishioners with refreshments in the Barberi room
8.00pm: Bishop to meet Parish Leadership, Strategy and Alpha Teams

Sunday 16th February:
9.00am: Mass at St Williams, Bishop to preside and preach and Afterwards meet with parishioners with refreshments
11.00am: Mass at St James, Bishop to preside and preach and afterwards meet with parishioners with refreshments
12.30pm: Bishop to meet with youth of the parish
1.00pm: 30 Minutes of Adoration and prayer for vocations

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