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

1st HOLY COMMUNION 2019

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

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday 9th 2019 gallerySt James Church

Easter 2019

Easter 2019 gallerySt James Easter SundayEaster VigilGood FridayHoly Thursday

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NAME BADGE SUNDAY

Today, 30 June 2019 we are invited to write our name on a badge and display it. During the Mass we will be asked to stand and find someone we don’t know and Introduce ourselves, have a brief word, exchange name badges and promise to pray for them during the...

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FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI

Today we recall how Jesus took bread and gave it to his disciples, saying “This is my Body.” He gave his own body over to suffering and death for us. We give thanks for the Eucharist, the Mass, a celebration that has been happening in communities across the world...

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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 9th  June
Pentecost and International Mass

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

FOODS OF THE WORLD after Mass. Bring along a dish of national food to share—all welcome.

WELCOME RITE at 11am Mass.

LAUDATO SI GROUP distribution of the 8th leaflet on ‘Climate change’ and short talk after Masses.

TAMIL MASS 5pm.

NEXT Sun 16th June

TRINITY SUNDAY AND FATHERS’ DAY

WELCOME to Fr Peter Glas who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass.
SECOND COLLECTION for ‘Day for Life’
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION at our 9am Mass at St Williams.
SION COMMUNITY to speak after Masses.
50 HOURS OF PRAYER presentation after Masses by Diana and Jo.
BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James. / GOAN MASS at 4.30pm

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 9th  June
Pentecost and International Mass

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

FOODS OF THE WORLD after Mass. Bring along a dish of national food to share—all welcome.

WELCOME RITE at 11am Mass.

LAUDATO SI GROUP distribution of the 8th leaflet on ‘Climate change’ and short talk after Masses.

TAMIL MASS 5pm.

NEXT Sun 16th June

TRINITY SUNDAY AND FATHERS’ DAY

WELCOME to Fr Peter Glas who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass.
SECOND COLLECTION for ‘Day for Life’
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION at our 9am Mass at St Williams.
SION COMMUNITY to speak after Masses.
50 HOURS OF PRAYER presentation after Masses by Diana and Jo.
BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James. / GOAN MASS at 4.30pm

latest news

 

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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PLANNING A BAPTISM

PLANNING A BAPTISM ? To book and register please make an appointment to see Fr John 957 4171. Baptism Preparation on Saturdays at 10am-11.15am on 19th Jan & 2nd Feb (must attend both).

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PLANNING A WEDDING HERE OR ABROAD

If you live here & are planning a marriage elsewhere in the UK or abroad, you must do the marriage paperwork and marriage preparation course here with Fr John.If you are planning a marriage this year here in the parish please contact Fr John to begin the marriage...

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Get In Touch

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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