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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PHOTO GALLERIES

Father John 50th Anniversary

Fr John 50th Anniversary  Sunday 14th July 2019 GallerySt James Church

1st HOLY COMMUNION 2019

1st holy communion Sunday 23rd June 2019 gallerySt James Church

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday 9th 2019 gallerySt James Church

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WE DO NOT KNOW THE DAY OR THE HOUR

The opening verses of this Gospel reading invite us to ask ourselves what we see as our purpose in life. What are our prioritise? Is our heart set on material progress and advance or do we have other prioritise ? What has helped you to appreciate that there is more to...

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THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY – 15TH AUGUST

Masses will be at 12.15pm and again at 7.30pm. On Thursday we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, defined by Pope Pius XII in 1950. In the east it was referred to as the Dormition of Mary. For most of us one of our favourite hymns is “Hail Queen of Heaven”....

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CALLING YOU TO VOLUNTEER

We are looking for volunteers to help with Welcoming, Liturgy of the Word for Children, Baptism Preparation, First Holy Communion Preparation, and the next ALPHA course. Most of us think we have “little to offer”, however all of us have been blessed by God with gifts...

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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 Sun 18th August
20th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

WELCOME to Fr Jeremy Corley who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass, and Fr David Elliott who will celebrate our 11am Mass this weekend.

GOAN YOUTH MASS at 3.00pm at Christ the King, Whitley 

Next Sunday 25th  August
21st Sunday Ordinary Times

WELCOME to Fr who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass, Fr JP who will celebrate our 9am Mass and 11am Mass this week-end.

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 Sun 18th August
20th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS TIMES: 09:00 AM

WELCOME to Fr Jack Creagh who will celebrate our 9am Mass.

GOAN YOUTH MASS at 3.00pm at Christ the King, Whitley.

Next Sunday 25th  August
21st Sunday Ordinary Times

WELCOME to Fr who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass, Fr JP who will celebrate our 9am Mass and 11am Mass this week-end.

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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...

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FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD

On Sat 2nd Feb—also called Candlemas Day which commemorates the time Mary & Joseph presented Jesus in the Temple to consecrate him to God. They meet Simeon & Anna who are inspired to recognise Jesus “as a light for revelation to the gentiles and glory for your...

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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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