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...
INTERNATIONAL MASS FOR THE PARISH

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...
PENTECOST SUNDAY

PENTECOST SUNDAY

Today we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the apostles. We mark the birthday of the Church, when a small group of fishermen and tax collectors were so transformed that they turned the Roman Empire upside down. That’s quite an accomplishment, it may be...
CALLING YOU TO 50 HOURS OF PRAYER

CALLING YOU TO 50 HOURS OF PRAYER

50 years ago Fr John said ‘yes’ to God’s call to enter into a lasting relationship of love through service as a priest. We too are called into relationship with God and for this we need prayer; prayer enables a personal relationship with God to develop and will help...
PENTECOST / INTERNATIONAL MASS

PENTECOST / INTERNATIONAL MASS

I wish to invite you to celebrate Pentecost Sunday with us at our International Mass on Sunday 9th June at 11am St James. Readings in different languages, international music, flags & national dress or please wear red. FOODS OF THE WORLD after Mass. Please bring a...
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