WELCOME TO THE CATHOLIC PARISH IN WINDSOR
I hope that this website might extend a welcome and assurance that here is a place that you will be given a dignity and a hospitality. Perhaps you are looking for a time of Mass or the possibility of booking a baptism or a wedding. You may be new to the area and thinking of joining this community of faith. Whatever the reason I hope and pray that your needs are met and that we will be able to help you in your search.
Canon David Hopgood
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
August is nearly half way over and before long September will be upon us. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the Pope has asked the world to make the month of October a special month of mission. When we think of mission work, we might well think of overseas mission – yes this is an important outreach of the church. Here in this parish I am pleased to say that we are generous in our prayers and giving for the ‘Red Box’ for Missio collections for the missions and of course our twin diocese of Bamenda.
But there is also mission work to be done here in this country, especially in our home town of Windsor! How do we reach our in mission to those in this town? Possibly in a variety of ways; our outreach to the homeless and those in need. Through our Visiting Team – making present the presence of the church in people’s homes. The Alpha which is soon to start up – this is for us to deepen our faith and draw others into knowing Jesus Christ. Perhaps you might know of somebody who just needs an invitation to come to Alpha or who wants to become a catholic.
Be bold, be brave and play your part in the mission of the Church.
Canon David Hopgood
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
What is Alpha?
The Alpha Programme is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.
Each session includes food, a short talk and discussion where you can share your thoughts.
There’s no pressure, no follow up and no charge.
What have you got to lose?
We will be meeting on Thursdays at 7pm starting on 26th September at
St Edward’s Parish Church 44 Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HJ
All are welcome.
Link to Alpha Programme in PARISH GROUPS section for more information, or e-mail Kim on Alphawindsor316@gmail.com.
Book of Remembrance
The Bereavement Group have suggested that we have a dignified book of Remembrance that we can write in names of people who have had their Funeral Mass here. This book would be on display in St Edward’s opened each day so that it commemorates the day that the person died. If anybody would like to contribute for this please speak to Fr David.
Normal Mass Times and Reconciliation
Weekend Masses are always on Saturday at 6pm at St Edward’s, and on Sunday at St Marks at 9.30am and St Edward’s at 11am.
Daily Masses are normally celebrated at St Edwards at 10.00am on Monday and Wednesday and 12noon on Friday, and at St Marks at 10.00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however these times and venues may vary from week to week due to Funerals, Holy Days, etc., particularly during Lent.
Please check this week’s newsletter for week to week variations (see NEWSLETTERS above).
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday at St Edward’s from 10am – 8pm.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Saturday at St Edwards between 11.00am and 12.00noon and again after the Saturday 6.00pm evening Mass
Welcome to any new parishioners. Please make yourself known to Canon David after Mass or contact the Parish Office. Also please complete the forms that are normally available at the back of church.
These forms ask for your name and address and phone/email, as well as names and ages of children under 16. This information is kept confidential to the parish.
How to find us
44 Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HJ
Dedworth Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4JS
Get in Touch
For information about Weddings bookings, Baptism booking, and 1st communion bookings please refer to the appropriate section in “Sacramental Services” (see section headings above) or phone on 01753 865163.