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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JOSEPH THE DREAMER

JOSEPH THE DREAMER

Today the Gospel presents to us the great figure of St Joseph—the one chosen by God to be the foster father of the incarnate Son of God, and to protect, care and love the Blessed Virgin Mary and the child Jesus. What an incredible mission! He discovers that Mary is...

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CELEBRATING GOD’S FORGIVENESS

CELEBRATING GOD’S FORGIVENESS

MONDAY, 16th DECEMBER 2018, at 7.30pm at ST JAMES Please come and join us at our parish Advent Reconciliation Service at St James on Monday at 7.30pm. Eight priests or more will be available, ‘to unbind and let us go free’. Don’t miss it. The procedure is very simple,...

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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 12th Jan

The Baptism of the Lord

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses
SECOND COLLECTION for PAX CHRISTI

BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James
TAMIL MASS ay 5pm(Rosary 4.30pm)
Next Sunday 19th Jan
2nd Sunday Ordinary Time
PEACE SUNDAY
SECOND COLLECTION for PAX CHRISTI
GOAN MASS at 4.30pm
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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.

12th January 2020

The Baptism of the Lord

MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses
SECOND COLLECTION for PAX CHRISTI
BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James
TAMIL MASS ay 5pm(Rosary 4.30pm)
Next Sunday 19th Jan
2nd Sunday Ordinary Time
PEACE SUNDAY
SECOND COLLECTION for PAX CHRISTI
GOAN MASS at 4.30pm
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latest news

 
ENGAGED COUPLES TO BE MARRIED

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

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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CONFIRMATION 2019

CONFIRMATION 2019

Confirmation is offered to all young baptised Catholics who will be in Year 8 or above in September 2018. Reading Pastoral Area is to celebrate Confirmation at the Cathedral in Portsmouth with Bishop Philip on Saturdays & Sundays Eastertime (21st April—9th June)...

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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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