WANTED:  VOLUNTEERS TO BE STEWARDS

WANTED: VOLUNTEERS TO BE STEWARDS

We urgently need a team of two or three welcomers for each session. The role is simple, to meet and greet, and to help people keep safe throughout. Please read the attached request for volunteers, and give me a call or send an email to the Parish Office if you can...
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

This coming week we plan to have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during opening times in both churches. Many have come to pray again in our two churches, St James and St Williams. The following are some of the comments from those who came to pray: ‘We are pleased...
DO NOT BE AFRAID

DO NOT BE AFRAID

During the lockdown many people risked their lives to meet the challenges posed by the coronavirus. The NHS, healthcare workers and key workers all responded with extraordinary generosity and courage: we owe all these good people a debt of gratitude. Today Jesus...
YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOU

YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOU

Are you on furlough or currently not working? Can you spare a couple of hours a week/month for your Parish? When you are asked ‘What did you do in the Covid-19 crisis?’ why not answer ‘helped to reopen our church doors and welcome everyone home’? Please read the Your...
COME, O HOLY SPIRIT, AND RENEW THE FACE OF THE EARTH

COME, O HOLY SPIRIT, AND RENEW THE FACE OF THE EARTH

Pentecost, seen as the birthday of the Church, is the end of the fifty days of Eastertime.  Today we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.  They were given the courage to go out into the world to proclaim that Jesus was the Messiah. Following...
INTERNATIONAL MASS FOR THE PARISH

INTERNATIONAL MASS FOR THE PARISH

Today we celebrate our different traditions, languages, customs, music and culture.  We also celebrate our common Faith in Jesus Christ.  As a Parish we are blessed to be a very large multicultural community here in Reading.  Normally today we would have begun with a...
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