Roman Catholic Parish of St James and St William of York Reading
Congratulations to the First Holy Communion children, their parents & families who celebrated their First Holy Communion in St James church Saturday 6th of May 2018. It was a very special Mass with many relatives and friends from far and near joining the children and their families.
On Sunday the 7th of May, we welcomed the children as they joined us at “THE TABLE OF THE LORD” and now fully share in the Sunday Mass.
On this day we celebrated our different traditions, languages, customs, music etc but most of all our common faith in Jesus Christ. We are blessed to be part of one of the largest multi-cultural community not only in Reading but in the diocese. The day began with a procession of flags. During the homily Fr. John named the different nations represented during mass. After mass a buffet of the FOODS OF THE WORLD was served on a day basking in glorious sunshine.
ENGAGED COUPLES PRESENTED AT MASS 29TH APRIL 2018
SERVICE FOR REOPENING OF READING ABBEY RUINS
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 6TH MAY 2018
On this Sunday, we extended a warm welcome to our Engaged Couples who are due to be married this year. We celebrated a special blessing for Engaged couples and also a blessing of their engagement rings. Many brought family members with them - it was a great celebration !
PENTECOST SUNDAY 2018 - INTERNATIONAL MASS
Our thanks to all those who helped and attended the Ecumenical Service to celebrate the Reopening of Reading Abbey ruins Sunday 8th July. Despite being a very hot day we had a good turn out.
In the photo is the Mayor of Reading, the Bishop of Reading, Abbot Geoffrey Scott from Douai and Fr John. Special thanks to our Folk Group and Julia the organist.ere.