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
During 2018 we will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the opening of St Edward’s Church and the 50th Anniversary of the opening of St Mark’s Church.
A full program of events has been arranged, and the whole Parish is invited to take an active role in these celebrations.
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
I grew up in the country and so the image of sheep and shepherds speak clearly to me. Sheep really do tend to wander off and go astray, so the role of a shepherd is essential. Jeremiah insists that those charged with being shepherds keep the well-being of their charges as their focus – and that the Lord himself will be the shepherd – this is something which comes alive in the Gospel when Jesus ‘took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd’. The underlying message is that sheep are incapable by themselves of thriving – they need a shepherd – they need to be led to green pastures and guided along the right way as the psalm reminds us.
Our faith recognizes that we as human beings are incapable of right action and flourishing without the assistance of God’s grace in some form.
Like sheep, we are inclined to stray and lose our way, that is why Jesus sets himself to teach the crowd at some length.
I think this reading is a challenge to those of us who are seen as Shepherds of the Lord’s flock – but is also a challenge to all who are his sheep. Like the crowd in the Gospel it is only by coming to the Lord and drinking in his message that we can flourish and be led to green pastures in Heaven.
Canon David Hopgood
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
Join us on an engaging journey to grasp the ‘big picture’ of the Bible, to understand how Christ fulfilled the promises of the Old Testament, to engage with God’s word as it relates to your everyday life. The First session will start in late September 2018.
If you are interested then please sign up by completing the enrolment form with you contact details. The enrolment forms can be found in the entrances to both St Mark’s and St Edward’s.
For more information, visit “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible” in “Parish Groups” at top of page
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.
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
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 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)
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 click here or ring us on 01753 865163.