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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upcoming events

PHOTO GALLERIES

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday 9th 2019 gallerySt James Church

Easter 2019

Easter 2019 gallerySt James Easter SundayEaster VigilGood FridayHoly Thursday

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CALLING YOU TO 50 HOURS OF PRAYER

50 years ago Fr John said ‘yes’ to God’s call to enter into a lasting relationship of love through service as a priest. We too are called into relationship with God and for this we need prayer; prayer enables a personal relationship with God to develop and will help...

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PENTECOST / INTERNATIONAL MASS

I wish to invite you to celebrate Pentecost Sunday with us at our International Mass on Sunday 9th June at 11am St James. Readings in different languages, international music, flags & national dress or please wear red. FOODS OF THE WORLD after Mass. Please bring a...

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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION

Time stands still for no man and here I am about to mark my fiftieth anniversary of ordination on Friday 7th June. Aware that the parish celebration is fixed for Sunday 14th July, I intended to keep this as a low key event. However, it has now developed into a much...

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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

 

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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ENGAGED COUPLES TO BE MARRIED

Today, we extend a warm welcome to our Engaged Couples who are due to be married this year. I have had the privileged of meeting with these couples - 6 of whom are to be married at St James and 22 who are to be married outside of the parish. On Tuesday we had a great...

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018/2019

The Reading parishes are engaged in a review of First Holy Communion preparation. We are concerned about the high numbers of families who apply for First Holy Communion, attend the sessions, celebrate First Holy Communion and then stop attending Sunday Mass. In...

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ONLINE PARISH REGISTRATION

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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

email: stjames@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

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