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
Parish Priest

 THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

Our reading from Isaiah today was written at time of great suffering of the Jewish people during their exile in Babylon – the temple was destroyed and they had been deported from the promised land.  It would have been easy to lose hope, not knowing how long they would be without a home. In many ways it would have been tempting to have written a lament and moan! But instead a message of hope was written – often called the book of consolation. Isaiah gave strength to the faithful and gave them the hope that redemption would one day come. In a different way St Peter writes in his letter today of hope – hope that Christ will come again! Christians were beginning to realise that this second coming was not going to come as quickly as they had once thought.  Some of the Christians used this as an excuse to give up! Peter makes the observation that God’s perception of time is different to ours.  So one day could be a thousand years! Then he attributes this delay to God’s patience so that we might be given more time to prepare and get ready.

That’s what John the Baptist was inviting  the people and us to do – to repent, which  is to get ready for the  second coming. Advent reminds us that the first coming which was prophesied by Isaiah did come. Which means that the second coming of Christ at the end of time will also come – let us be people of hope.

May that hope be seen in our lives.

Canon David Hopgood

RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS

Parish Pastoral Council 

The Minutes of the last Parish Pastoral Council are now available. Click Here for latest Parish Pastoral Council Minutes

Link to Papal Visit Video

A link is provided here to a group of videos showing various papal visits
(Click here)

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 (click here)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday at St Edward’s from 10am – 8pm.  PLEASE NOTE Exposition will finish on Friday 28 July and recommence on Friday 1 September at 10am.

Reconciliation
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

New Parishioners

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 or online (see below).

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.
For Parish Registration Form (Click here)

Parish Handbook Download the parish handbook below.

To read the handbook you need the Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded from here.

 

How to find us

St Edwards
44 Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HJ
St Marks
Dedworth Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4JS

Get in Touch

For information about Weddings bookings, Baptism booking, and 1st communion bookings please click here or ring us on 01753 865163.