SUNDAY 24TH NOVEMBER IS YOUTH SUNDAY

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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PLANNING FOR OUR CHRISTMAS MASSES

PLANNING FOR OUR CHRISTMAS MASSES

This week an email has been sent to all involved with ministries at our weekend Masses, asking for help at our four Christmas Masses. This included an invitation to our: CHRISTMAS PLANNING MEETING ON THU 5th DEC IN ST JAMES 7.30pm All those who take a lead role as...

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TODAY – NATIONAL YOUTH SUNDAY 2019

TODAY – NATIONAL YOUTH SUNDAY 2019

Today, the Church invites young people to be at the heart of our celebration of our Sunday Mass. We celebrate the young people in our parish community and all the gifts and talents they share with us.At our 11am Mass our young people will sing, play an instrument,...

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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.

8th December 2019

Second Sunday of Advent

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

Second candle lit in the Advent Wreath.

SANTA RUN 9.00am till 11.30am. 

FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses

TAMIL MASS Cancelled.

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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.

8th December 2019

Second Sunday of Advent

MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM

FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses

PLANNING FOR CHRISTMAS meeting for St Williams 9am Christmas Day Mass, after 9am Mass today in the annex. Please come and offer to help.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Child & parent session at 3pm at St Williams.

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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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