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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PEACE SUNDAY

PEACE SUNDAY

The work of Pax Christi is based on the Gospel and inspired by faith. Their vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all its forms. Rooted in Catholic Christianity, they work with all people who share their values to abolish war...

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BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD

In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist is inviting us to look at Jesus. He calls Jesus “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World”. John wishes to acclaim the identity of Jesus. He is in no doubt that Jesus is the one they have been waiting for. In Jesus’ time...

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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 26th Jan

3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM
SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD

SECOND COLLECTION The Cathedral –
to support the Cathedral our mother
church.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
CHILDREN to have a special part
in the 9am & 11am Masses.
ALTAR SERVERS PRACTICE after 11am
Mass.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION parent
& child Session at 3pm at St
Williams.

 

Next Sunday 2nd Feb
PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
NAME BADGE SUNDAY
BLESSING OF CANDLES before all Masses.
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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 26th Jan

3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM
SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD

SECOND COLLECTION The Cathedral –
to support the Cathedral our mother
church.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
CHILDREN to have a special part
in the 9am & 11am Masses.
ALTAR SERVERS PRACTICE after 11am
Mass.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION parent
& child Session at 3pm at St
Williams.

Next Sunday 2nd Feb
PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
NAME BADGE SUNDAY
BLESSING OF CANDLES before all Masses.
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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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