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
Over the next few weeks we will have an account of our Bishop’s visit to Rome.
“As we end our visit, ‘ad limina Apostolorum’, we offer these reflections on our days together in Rome.
We have been given a warm welcome in our visits to all the departments of the Roman Curia. We were asked to speak freely about our endeavours and problems. In the officials of the Holy See we have found a spirit of true co-operation. Everywhere we have been encouraged and given helpful advice. We have seen clear evidence that the life of the Catholic communities of England and Wales is generally well respected and even admired here in Rome. Our reports of the Eucharistic Congress ‘Adoremus’ have been well received, as has the strength of our compassionate outreach to those in need. Indeed, the leaders of our Diocesan charitable works were present in Rome at this same time, at the instigation of the Catholic Social Action Network (CSAN) and we were able to spend time and pray together. In encouraging this work of outreach, Pope Francis urged us always to walk with those engaged in its projects, so as to draw them nearer to the Lord who is the source of compassion and mercy. We know so well that it is from our prayer, especially before the Blessed Sacrament, that the mission of each of the baptised truly springs.
The Bishops of England and Wales
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
Windsor Winter Homeless Night Shelter Project
Volunteers are urgently required for the Windsor Winter Homeless Night Shelter Project.
Caritas, Churches Together in Windsor, Windsor Homeless Project and Foodshare are all working together to provide night shelter during the coldest months of the year for the Homeless in Windsor.
From 21 January to 02 March 2019, 7pm to 8am, the Churches in Windsor will come together and take responsibility to open a building for 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.
No previous experience is required as training will be provided. All volunteers will be required to complete a DBS check and attend a mandatory training course for safeguarding, first aid and volunteer training.
If you are interested in volunteering for this very important ministry and would like to find out more, then please attend our next meeting on Thursday 29 November 2018 at 7.30pm at St Edward’s RE Centre. If you are not able to attend the meeting, please contact The Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or look out for the volunteer signup sheets at the back of the church.
Please sign up for this important ministry! Thank you!
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.