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

2nd Holy Communion July 2019

2nd Holy CommunionSt James Church

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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Save Reading Gaol

Save Reading Gaol

On 13th October we want to surround Reading Gaol in a "mass hug" as a demonstration of the wish to have Reading Gaol as an arts hub and museum accessible to all. Reading Gaol is an important heritage site. Oscar Wilde was incarcerated there and wrote “The Ballad of...

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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 29th  September
26th Sunday Ordinary Times
World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

MASS COUNT at all Masses
WELCOME RITE at all Masses for families of children to be baptised next Sunday
CAFOD Distribution of envelopes and talk at the end of Masses.
NOVENA WITH NEWMAN leaflet available. Please take one.
GHANAIAN COMMUNITY MASS OF THANKSGIVING on Sun 29th Sep at Christ the King Church at 2:00pm.

Next Sunday 6th  October
26th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS COUNT at all Masses
NAME BADGE SUNDAY please put a name badge on as you arrive at Mass.
SECOND COLLECTION CAFOD autumn family Fast Day.
VOCATIONS WEEKEND Fr John Cooke, Priestly Vocations Promoter, for the Diocese will speak at all Masses. He would like to talk with anyone interested in exploring the possibility of serving as a priest in our Diocese. He will be available after Mass to talk further about this.
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 Sun 29th  September
26th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS TIMES: 09:00 AM

World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees
MASS COUNT at all Masses
WELCOME RITE at all Masses for families of children to be baptised next Sunday
CAFOD Distribution of envelopes and talk at the end of Masses.
NOVENA WITH NEWMAN leaflet available. Please take one.
GHANAIAN COMMUNITY MASS OF THANKSGIVING on Sun 29th Sep at Christ the King Church at 2:00pm.

 

 

Next Sunday 6th October
27th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS COUNT at all Masses
NAME BADGE SUNDAY please put a name badge on as you arrive at Mass.
SECOND COLLECTION CAFOD autumn family Fast Day.
VOCATIONS WEEKEND Fr John Cooke, Priestly Vocations Promoter, for the Diocese will speak at all Masses. He would like to talk with anyone interested in exploring the possibility of serving as a priest in our Diocese. He will be available after Mass to talk further about this.
BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James

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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...

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FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD

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

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