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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NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR MINISTRY AT SUNDAY MASS

For the past few weeks our Ex. Ministers of Holy Communion and Readers have been arriving 15 minutes early for Mass, so that they can meet, review arrangements and pray together. This means that those in ministry are better prepared for their lead role at Mass. We now...

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GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY

On this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, let us join in prayer and ask the Lord to help us discover His plan of love for our lives, and to grant us the courage to walk the path that, from the beginning, he has chosen for each of us. Every vocation is a summons not...

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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 19th May
5th in EASTER

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

RITE FOR BLESSING & SPRINKLING OF HOLY  WATER as a memorial of our Baptism to replace the Penitential Act at the beginning of all Masses in Easter Time.

WELCOME to Fr. Lazarus Annyereh from Ghana on holidays in Reading. He will be celebrating our 6pm Vigil, 9am & 11am Masses.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SESSION for parent & child at 3pm at St Williams.

GOAN MASS at 4.30pm.

NEXT Sun 26th May
6th in Easter

PASTORAL LETTER from Bishop Philip to be broadcast at all Masses.

BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James

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 12th May
4th in EASTER (Good Shepherd Sunday)

MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM

RITE FOR BLESSING & SPRINKLING OF HOLY  WATER as a memorial of our Baptism to replace the Penitential Act at the beginning of all Masses in Easter Time.

FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses.

 LAUDATO SI distribute their next leaflet on ‘Recycling”.

NEXT Sun 19th May
5th in Easter

WELCOME to Fr. Lazarus Annyereh from Ghana on holidays in Reading. He will be celebrating our 6pm Vigil, 9am & 11am Masses.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SESSION for parent & child at 3pm at St Williams.

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VACANCIES

St Anne’s and St Martin’s Catholic Primary Schools in Caversham Park, are seeking a new Executive Headteacher and a new Head of School. For more information please contact Jacqueline Campbell on bursar@st-annes.reading.sch.uk or by phoning 0118 937 5597.

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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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