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 of the Week

As I drove the other day just outside Holyport, I passed a field with wheat growing.  Right along the edge of the field was an area of weeds and wild flowers growing together. I think it was no doubt deliberately sowed that way.  It looked stunning and the beauty of weeds alongside the flowers took my mind straight away to the Gospel this Sunday!  Do you think God plants good and bad together!  I do not think I could answer that question – but what I do know is that we have been created by God and within all of us is good and bad – somehow we have to learn to live with ourselves and our oddities (well I have oddities as perhaps, you do!).

We need to be gentle with ourselves as we are fragile and need to be patient with ourselves – sometimes we need to acknowledge the dark side of ourselves – without conceding victory to it!  We need to struggle on despite of the weeds, confident that with God’s help, the good will eventually triumph.

Of course this also means that we need then to be lenient with others. Even though we often only see a small part of another’s life, we can rush in and make judgement!  It is all too easy to classify others into good and bad.  The wonderful thing about the Church is that it’s big enough for saints and sinners and most of us wander between both extremes!  As Pope Frances said – who is he to judge!  It is while we journey together as wheat and weed that we can try to draw closer to what Christ asks of us. Remember be patient of ourselves and tolerant of others.

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.