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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LAST CHANCE TO BOOK

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARTION PROGRAMME Parents enquiring about First Holy Communion for their child are invited to make an appointment to see Fr John to discuss the way forward for them and their child. Children should be baptised, in school YR3 or above and...

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THE RICH MAN – DIVES AND LAZARUS

THE RICH MAN – DIVES AND LAZARUS

Today we are again challenged with the stark language of the dangers of being rich and comfortable while indifferent to the needs of the poor. Those of us living in the first world live at a time of great luxury. However, many families struggle to pay their bills and...

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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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PLANNING A BAPTISM

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

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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VACANCIES

VACANCIES

St Anne’s and St Martin’s Catholic Primary Schools in Caversham Park, are seeking a new Executive Headteacher and a new Head of School. For more information please contact Jacqueline Campbell on bursar@st-annes.reading.sch.uk or by phoning 0118 937 5597.

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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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