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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CELEBRATING REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

CELEBRATING REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Today in every city, town and village in this country, people will gather at their local Cenotaph to pay tribute to those who died in the two Great Wars and all the subsequent wars. At the Remembrance Service they will pray for whose who died, stand in silence and...

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THE BOOK OF THE NAMES OF THE DECEASED

THE BOOK OF THE NAMES OF THE DECEASED

Please inscribe the names of your deceased family and friends in this special book. We will carry them in prayer at every Mass during November. At Mass the Paschal Candle will be lit as a sign of our living belief in ‘the resurrection of the dead’.

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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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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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