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

 Sesquincentenary Anniversary

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.

CLICK HERE to download the full program of events

 THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

Day for Life – 17 June

This year the Day of Life will focus on all those who are suffering or have survived human trafficking and modern slavery. It provides an opportunity to pray, reflect, and to choose the ways in which action, as well as practical and emotional support can ensure the dignity of human life is upheld at every stage of a person’s life.
As Pope Francis has said, “The trade in human beings violates the God given dignity of our brothers and sisters, and constitutes a true crime against humanity.” Jesus also tells us, “I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10 NJB).
Many people do not have life to the full because they are traded as objects and not recognised as persons.  They have fallen victim to the scourge of human trafficking and modern slavery which are an assault on a person’s innate human dignity.
Further information is to be found on Santa Marta website (www.santamartagroup.com)
Please pray for Day for Life.  Your prayers will make a vital difference.

With every Blessing,
+ John Sherrington
Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster
Bishop for Day for Life
There will be a Special Collection at each Mass this weekend for Day for Life.

SHARE THE JOURNEYA WALK IN SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES

As part of Refugee Week (16-24 June) and CAFOD/Caritas’ international Share the Journey campaign, focusing on migrants and refugees, you are warmly invited to join us for a prayer walk in Braywick Park (starting in the car park) on Saturday 23 June at 11am, followed by a meal at Toby Carvery for those who are able to stay. Schools, parishes, and local communities across England and Wales are aiming to walk 24,900 miles – the distance around the whole world, in solidarity with people on the move.
CAFOD will use this shared journey to deliver a powerful message to world leaders, who meet in September 2018 to agree two global agreements on refugees and migration.  Everyone welcome. For more information or to let us know you are coming please email Laura Bigoni at laura.bigoni@gmail.com.

RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS

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.