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
ParisPriest

 

WORK ON THE PARISH CENTRE

 The refurbishment on the Parish Centre started on Monday 7th January. Access to the RE Centre will not be possible from this date. The car park behind the Church will be open as usual, but we may experience some teething problems as the work begins. Thank you for your cooperation.

 THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

Just like the Epiphany last weekend the Baptism of the Lord offers a very dramatic and public revelation of who Jesus is. ‘ You are my Son the beloved’, Christ’s Baptism is not for the forgiveness of sin, as the churches baptism is, it is rather a proclamation of the identity of Christ. But all Christian baptism shares that – for it is a public revelation that a newly baptised person is now a ‘beloved child’, and that is the identity that really matters! It is for this reason that a baptism is not a private affair. It should be visible to the community. Here in Windsor the baptisms often take place after Mass on a Sunday – but always the week before the child is presented to the community and signed with the cross during the beginning of Mass. For this is a revelation that of the true identity; a beloved daughter or Son on whom God’s favour rests – and that indemnity does not depend on anything other than God’s choosing. This of course carries with it the commissioning that Isaiah makes explicit – to open eyes and free those who are captive. That work, which is the work of Christ the beloved Son, is carried out through the many beloved sons and daughters who make up the body of the baptised.

I see this work being carried out in this community – for we are the beloved!

Canon David Hopgood

RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS

Windsor Winter Homeless Night Shelter Project 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please sign up for this important ministry!

Volunteers are urgently required for the Windsor Homeless Night Shelter Pilot Project. Caritas, Churches Together in Windsor, Windsor Homeless Project and Foodshare are working together to provide night shelter during the coldest months of the year for the Homeless in Windsor:- 21 January to 03 March 2019 – 7pm to 8am The Churches in Windsor will come together and take responsibility to open a building one or more nights a week to accommodate the homeless. There are a few range of activities to include:

• helping with the shelter shifts (evening, overnight and morning shifts)

• helping with the preparation of evening meals and breakfasts

• helping with general administration tasks

• minibus drivers and driver assistant

No previous experience is required as training will be provided. All volunteers will be required to attend a mandatory training course for, first aid and volunteer training.

If you are interested, then please contact The Team at wwhnspp@outlook.com Thank you!
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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.

Parish Centre

Following on from our parish meeting about the redevelopment of our Parish Centre, it was suggested that we form a fund raising group – which will not only raise money for the Centre, but also create activities that will build our community together.
Mary Reynolds will lead the group. If you would like to be a part of this development in our parish then please speak either to Mary, Fr David, or contact the parish office.

Parish Pastoral Council 

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

Parish Finance Report for 2016/2017

Click here for Parish Finance Report

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.

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.